CAN YOU REPRESENT BLACK POWER WEARING A DASHIKI WITH A CROSS
The Civil Writer Magazine
Black Power is a political slogan and a name for various associated ideologies aimed at achieving self-determination for people of African descent. It is in support of rights and political power for black people, especially prominent in the US in the 1960s and 1970s. Does a white Jesus constitute black superiority for Black people and their communities. In this cynical world that's concerned only with one's own interests how can a black power system use a white god that was forced upon the race 400 years ago. Why must we conform to a white god ignoring the blackness which is upheld as being unique. To wear together an African Dashiki and a cross representing a Caucasian god is like wearing relaxed hair and a doek headwear used for the traditional head covering used among most elderly African women in rural areas. Two cultures that have no relationship or relevance. You cannot use blackness for pride and the next minute use a white god for support when in other countries their divinity simulates their likeness. Why would you worship a white god but will not give your daughters a white doll. Is Jesus considered sacred and who determined that for you. Isn't there a conflict of interest to worship Jesus when he stood idly by and watched slaves suffer for 400 years even among the prayers of the righteous slave who did what Apostle Paul said, Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ.... was that to tie slave, master and Christ in the same sentence of obedience. Is this not going against Black power and Black people's pride to adopt a God far from Africa that looks nothing like them?