The word SLAVE as related to African American is a misnomer. It is a word that carries a picture of worthlessness, non-feeling or thinking people who are Black. To correct this problem we must first stop saying slavery, slavery time, slave, etc. In its place use the words SLAVE SYSTEM. When you use slave system you begin to make everyone think about what is the system. It was the SLAVE SYSTEM that was responsible for keeping our ancestors from thinking, feeling, dreaming etc. The dictionary states that a system is a set of interrelated ideas, principles, rules, procedures, laws or the like. So when you use the word slave you are only helping to reinforce the slave system. Today the system is mental and not physical.
So join me in spreading Knowledge, Ideas and Positive Speak (KIPS). Don’t say slave, say slave system when you or anyone speak of that period of time. Get your Kakakiki KombBrush to help keep these positive thoughts in your mind. Go to http://www.kakakiki.com/ . Pass this knowledge on to others, each one teach one. OAKLAND IS MOVING FORWARD.
"Copyright" 2006 Edward Howard