By N Oji Mzilikazi
May 3, 2012
(Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 22, Number 08)
Racism and the failure of community to be empowered economically and politically have people of African descent forever fighting against perceptions of unworthiness and incompetence, as well as being devalued or under-valued.
That sense of “cheapness” to our being alongside the paralysis engendered by resignation to the “awesomeness” of institutional obstacles, and unwillingness to die fighting against said obstacles, have resulted in the frequent selling of our birthright for roti, rum, a bowl of porridge or opting to hustle…