Rapper Napoleon, Islam and the African-American Identities

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“The fact that blacks look like human beings and act like human beings do not necessarily make them sensible human beings. Hedgehogs are not porcupines and lizards are not crocodiles simply because they look alike. If God has wanted us to be equal to the blacks, he would have created us all of a uniform colour and intellect.” P. W. Botha, 15 August 1985. 

“I think racism is overrated,” my friend, then a nineteen-year-old just out of secondary school, concluded in dismissing what he considered our exaggerations of the evils against the Blackman overseas—in America, Europe, even Asia and the Middle East. The year was 2003 and the occasion was our insistence that he must stand up against any arrogant white man’s slur as he set out for undergraduate studies in the United States of America. Our friend had never travelled out of the country, had only “known” the Whites…

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