Thursday, November 13, 2008

NWSF Bullet: Dr. Sarah Palin on Africa

Last week the talking heads had a chuckle when reports circulated that Sarah Palin did not know that Africa is a continent...

Wow, what a news flash...

Let me let you in on a little secret. A lot of folks don't know that Africa is a continent. And quiet as it's kept, many black folks who spilled their Kool Aid laughing at homegirl couldn't name five countries in Africa, themselves.

Why? Because Africa is not really mentioned in this society and when it is, it is not shown in the best light. For most people, their vision of Africa comes straight from a Tarzan movie or one of those Sally Struthers "feed Ethiopia" commercials.

I can't remember learning too much about Africa in school, either. That is except for Black History Month when they taught about where slaves came from.

Not much talk about Ghana, Mali, Songhai, Egypt (Kemet), etc...

Do yourself a favor and pick up a book by Dr. Yosef ben Jochannan, Ivan Van Sertima or Basil Davidson about African history, this weekend.

Or until then, check out an article I wrote a few months back "Afrocentricty for Dummies (and other Conservatives)