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“Save the African Family. Save the African race.” — Onitaset Kumat
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How you can save the African Family
By Onitaset Kumat
For African people, anywhere in the world, to churn out strong and determined communities, African people will need to strengthen their families. In the United States of America, African people have turned their backs on their communities. They are neither productive nor invested in their local economic centers. If a ten-year-old walks with his pants around his thighs, no one will raise an eyebrow. Few Africans so much as identify as Africans, let alone know basic history thereupon. No one knows how much money their communities are worth. The need to improve the African family and by extension the African community is self-evident. And it’s incredibly easy.
The biggest downfall of the African family relates to the single parent household. In 1939, E. Franklin Frazier attempted to convince us that poverty and urbanization was to blame. In 1965, the U.S. Government attempted to convince us that unemployment was to blame. In 1974, the film Claudine attempted to convince us that welfare was to blame. In 2012, I’ll convince you that if you know any broken families next month you are to blame.
Because a single parent household is where young men do not have male socialization and young women do not have female socialization; instead, in a single parent household, a mother just keeps a family alive. This is why the stated life purpose of Africans in America is “Survival,” not development. Hence why Communities of Africans are bent on “Survival” not development. Socialization is gendered, but can further be divided into the Trinity of Liberation. Therefore Male Socialization teaches a man how to manage himself, his family, his fraternities and his community; how to produce for himself, his family, his fraternity and his community; and how to procreate for himself and his community (politics, economics and culture respectively): this socialization would make strong African men who are both inwardly and outwardly respectable. Female Socialization is parallel. So rather than individualized and unfashionable adults wandering carelessly half-naked in the streets; socialization would produce communal and regal sisterhoods and brotherhoods whom commuted with prideful purpose toward bettering self and community.
Yet those individualized and unfashionable adults wandering carelessly half-naked in the streets are already parents. So like Claudine, some women already have seven children from five men, and like Claudine’s counterpart, some men already have six children with four women. And these prolific men won’t have anything to do with their children. So socialization seems difficult. But it’s not. It’s time to remember your traditions.
An Elder can tell you, the Maternal Uncle, the Mother’s Brother, had an important role in African families in the South. More relevantly, throughout traditional Africa, the Maternal Uncle plays an important role in the families of African people. In other words, if you are a man, socialize your nephews. And if you are a woman, tell your brothers to socialize your sons and sisters your daughters; erstwhile, socialize your daughters and nieces. Problem solved. This is the essence of Sankofa and why we are geniuses.
In this arrangement, the necessary socialization occurs. It’s also traditional: both matriarchal and matrilineal. Here, through socialization, men and women are taught about dowries (the women receive dowry before entering a relationship); and no matter the involvement of the father, the Maternal Uncle can socialize his mother’s male descendents into strong men for the family. No longer will Africans be self-destructive, but self-productive.
With this in mind, single parent households (households without male or female socialization) hereafter will be blamed on you. You know better and should teach better. Make it your responsibility to learn this article back and forth. Then share and promote the ideas. African people need you to promote the African Blood Siblings‘ remedies. Save the African Family. Save the African race.