Autonomy > Assimilation
Integration poisoned the minds of many Africans in America. By instilling the idea that if you could only get enough education, Christianity, money or White friends, then you could be accepted as an equal. This is fool's gold if there ever was. Sociologists call it assimilation. But the rage of a privileged class is fueled by the stark contradiction between the American dream and institutionalized White supremacism. Nobody wants you to be equal nor accepted because that would require a redistribution of wealth. Nobody is going to reduce their slice of the pie just because it's fair. Assimilation is a lie.
Fortunately, there is an even greater prospect than assimilation. It's called autonomy. Imagine making decisions without having to concern yourself with what White folk think. Imagine what it would be to ignore everything Plato, Jesus, Greenspan, Goldman & Sachs and Iggy have ever said because they are completely irrelevant to you. Autonomous African communities make decisions based upon the collective will of their people. When I say "Live the medicine" I am inviting you to practice at autonomy. I am urging you to think African, feel African, buy African, worship African, love African because you are African. African
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | www. ObafemiO.com
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Live the Medicine
Obafemi Origunwa, MA
Thought leader, Ifa priest and author of four definitive books, Obafemi Origunwa inspires metamorphosis through living the medicine that will heal your life and heal the lives of the people you're destined to serve.