Black nationalism (BN) advocates a racial definition (or redefinition) of national identity, as opposed to multiculturalism. There are different indigenous nationalist philosophies but the principles of all African nationalist ideologies are unity, and self-determination or independence from European society. Martin Delany is considered to be the grandfather of African nationalism.
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Some articles on black nationalism:
... maroon communities of runaway slaves, independent black church movement leaders, and more ... Walker suggested that blacks had more right to the nation than those who had oppressed them ... As historian Peter Hinks has explained, Walker argued that “hites gave nothing to blacks upon manumission except the right to exercise the liberty ...
... Critics charge that African nationalism is simply black supremacism in disguise, and some argue that the implication of inherent cultures or unity based ... director of Council for Secular Humanism, calls African nationalism a "strange mixture of profound thought and patent nonsense" ... Allen further criticizes black nationalists' strong "attraction for hardened prisoners and ex-cons", their encouragement of African American-on-African ...
... The Southern "black belt" alleged basis for a black nation is a statistical-geographical fiction cobbled together by the Stalinists ... blacks do not constitute a nation, because they do not possess either a separate language or culture ... Especially, despite the assertions of black nationalists that "white America" constitutes an oppressor nation, the alleged black "nation" lacks a separate or autonomous geographic territory on which there is or ...
... history that a bill drafted by a black organization was introduced into the United States Congress ... debate with Nobel-winning physicist William Shockley on the topic of black intelligence ...
Famous quotes containing the words nationalism and/or black:
“The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.”
—Sydney J. Harris (19171986)
“Chastity prays for me, piety sings,
Innocence sweetens my last black breath,
Modesty hides my thighs in her wings,
And all the deadly virtues plague my death!”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)