Blessed Love and ises
it is pleasant to see the i around Empress Ten
Here is i opinion
It is only right that you feel bad yunglyan
I am Rastafari.No more can i change that than i can change i black skin,seen?
You say they dont understand Rasta
It is upto you to make them overstand by your deeds and words
But if you hide who you are, yes, you might get that respect you seem to need
but do you know what you are doing?
What you are doing is making it hard for the next Rasta youth doing similiar work like you.
When instead you should be opening the door for the next ones that come after you
If you stand firm no matter what and, by example, show them who Rasta is and what Rasta is capable of,they will respect you regardless of their views, and the next youth that comes after you wont have to hide his/her identity because you have already set the ground for them
There is a Ras named Miguel Lorne for example, i do not know much about him still, but i do know he is a lawyer and he keeps his locks and everything, and so if nothing else he has already shown them that one could be Rasta and still do the work just like anyone else, so i can imagine that it will be much simpler for another Rastafari to go through the law schools and such that Lorne went through without ever having to hide who he is.
Like i said i cant change from Rastafari no more than i can change from being black
Look how many black people have been scorned and disrespected and yet still they did their work,unable to hide who they are,and they have set the stage for this generation.
many people get mad at Sammy Davis Jr,because he used to hang around white people who used to disrespect him to his face,for the sake of his work and art.
he opened the doors for everyone of color today who is in that business