| PurrPoZe wrote:|
| Jewelsnyc wrote:|
If you're asking me Bunny....tbh that has nothing to do with the original premise, which is slavery has long lasting detriment to black society. Although I am a first generation American (mom is from JA) I still feel the effects of slavery and the society constructed for us to succeed "despite of" the pitfalls. I can dawn the same attitude and say because of my heritage or our strict Jamaican culture prevented me from going down the wrong path, but in essence that would only make my point (& RT) even stronger. Generations and generations (and future generations) have suffered the mental trappings of slavery, which manifest in self-destructive behavior, and what better way to destroy than to pit the black man against their women? Destroy the nucleus of family, devalue of community & devalue of self?
I don't think your Jamaican culture is what prevented you from doing the wrong things...kinda like saying that black Americans are less.....certainly all of Jamaica isn't doing the right thing...not even the majority..I n both cultures you have some who reach enlightenment and some who don't...both cultures have lingering effects of slavery....just with different accents...which are ironically a result of slavery
You couldn't have read the entire exchange between myself/RT & Bunny...moreover, you obviously didn't read what I wrote...I stated that Although
I had a strict Jamaican upbringing, it didn't remove
the effects nor prevented the pitfalls...I never made any presumption that one culture was better than the other (because I am both)...my point (which was missed) was that because many Jamaicans (and other immigrants) do have some deep rooted & easily traced culture/tradition/heritage they have a stronger cultural identity which quite possibly prevents the deviant-
(sociological term)...however because Black people enslaved in this country were stripped of there culture, lost generations of tradition/heritage and forced to adapt to their circumstances the long lasting effects are still seen in the behaviors of many who are currently systematically enslaved.