Let not let racial issues divide us. Last week someone posted “white power” in chat.
One of our editors raised concern that a statement like that may turn people away from the movement.
I just want everyone to know that this site is not black empowerment or white empowerment or whatever.
I see racial empowerment a crucial element of our diverse and unique nation.
Like the Creed song “One” says “Why hold down one race to raise another”?
That Creed song is a beautiful illustration of how diversity works and why it should work for everyone, not just some.
But to balance the ‘white power” statement. I am going to play an artist that I was introduced to via the NORML daily audio stash last year. Marlon Asher, who like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff and others sing about this topic, Marlon Asher also mentions how fond he is of his own culture. So much that his production studio is called ‘Black Vibes Supremacy”.
We respect ALL cultures here! I mean ALL of them, including white folks! =)
We need to work together, because united we stand, and divided we fall!
I made this video about this topic awhile back; Racial Diversity featuring Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey.
And this video that I made that further defines my opinion on this Marlon Ascher song.