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Defining One’s Self

Posted in Awareness, CULTURE with tags , , , , on March 10, 2010 by Mijiza Zeyzey

Commentary –

Who are we? Says who? There have been several movements that aimed to define African Americans. From the Pan-African movement that called for pride in our heritage and encouraged us to return to our roots, to the Black Nationalist Movement that said to reverse what was intended as an insult (being called black) into a statement of pride, we have searched for our identity.

In the Jeremiah 2:21, the bible says, “Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into degenerated plant of a strange vine unto me?”

We are of a noble vine; we have a noble seed, a noble God. So why are we so lost? Why have we turned our backs on our own identity? Why are we still searching for what to call ourselves? Why have we taken up new religions? I came across this video and it made me think of this. It is just another example of us not knowing who we are and just another stop on the search for our identity.