"When an African from Africa tells an African in the Diaspora as the result of enslavement that he or she is not an African it is like your mother saying that you are not her child. It is the worst thing that you could ever say."
Runoko Rashidi (via rasdivine)
I experienced this first hand from my cousin. (My entire family minus myself and two cousins were born in Africa) It is the most hurtful thing to hear. Especially when you go to Africa on a regular basis to stay in touch with your family and to stay true to your roots. My mother is African and my father is American. Nevertheless, I am African.
"I don’t want a lukewarm love. I want it to burn my lips and engulf my soul."
"If you teach a boy, you educate an individual. But if you teach a girl, you educate a whole nation."
(Source: The Economist, When education dries up, 11-2-2013)