Africa’s Excuses (Mind Liberation #17)

We should stop blaming others for our situation. We should quit the self-pity syndrome, the “they-did-this-to-me” or “I-have-suffered-this” excuses….We must stop throwing pity parties everywhere. Africans are not the only race that has been exploited, but it seems we are the only race that refuses to get over it and move on. (A universal Black problem: racism this and racism that!) We seem to be so caught up in the past that we stagnate and vegetate there. The new African can only emerge fully when …we stop blaming colonization and slavery for everything and start taking full responsibility for our actions today. —S.K. Pipim, The Transformed Mind, pp. 223, 224.

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