So, this was on Post Secret on Sunday. It was just one of those things that made me think for a little while. It made me ask questions like:
Should African-Americans be more vocal about this issue? Are African-Americans obligated to care about this issue more than “white” Americans? Isn’t this more of a humanitarian issue than an African issue? What keeps African-Americans from being more vocal about issues affecting African people? If I were black, would I consider this person’s opinion racist or offensive? Last time I checked, wasn’t Don Cheadle black? Does this person have a point? Isn’t it a tad bit ignorant to assume the “majority of black America” should care about this issue because they have a similar skin tone as the Sudanese? (I mean, it’s not like they’re all from the Sudan region of Africa.) Did the person who posted this care about similar cases of genocide – or “ethnic cleansing” – in Eastern European countries like Bosnia? Did it bother him that most white Americans didn’t either? Does putting a link on your blog, joining a “cause” on Facebook, wearing a t-shirt or attending a rally make you an activist?