Tuesday, 28 January 2020

TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question) Manifesto 2020+

TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question) Manifesto 2020+

1. Describe people of African heritage as African or as of African heritage (not origin), instead of black.
2. The opportunity for study of African history or Africana be made more accessible, and either descriptor be used, instead of black history or black studies.
3. When itemising racial discriminations, then use 
Afriphobia (note the spelling with an “i”), which refers to the prejudice or discrimination against; fear, hatred, or bigotry towards people of African heritage and things African, instead or anti-black racism or lumping it under racism.
4. Use AAEM (African, Asian, Ethnic Minority) terminology, instead of BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic), which excludes the African identity.

Supplementary items:
5. Use the Global African quad flag in either colour combination, as the visual identifier of African-centred matters.

6. People of African heritage consider adopting African names, in order to assert their African identity.

Our abiding quotes:
"We are African people. Get comfortable with it. And learn to love your African self." Ronoko Rashidi, historian

"There is no greater fulfillment than knowing who you are and accepting who you are as an African." Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, originator of African (Black) History Month UK

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." Marcus Garvey, pan-Africanist icon

Our Twitter hashtags:
#JustSayAfrican #CallItByItsNameAfriphobia #TheAfricanCDay

The African Coalition Day 2020, Saturday Aug. 15 2020, 2-8pm in London, UK:

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