Peace, no war.
I just want to get it clear.
We all know that mankind are one. This teaching of difference is saying that we can classify men according to race, so that although we are all one, we are in different racial categories. And Ark say that the better word might be culture...... I get the idea.
So now, a mixed race person would be someone who has parents from two or more of these racial groups.
He would learn the culture of his parents and he would have physical characteristics from both of those groups. So he would not belong fully to either group, but he would belong partially to both groups. So the question arises of where do we classify such a person. This is what I understand Rock to be getting at.
Now, what is the rasta culture then? Rasta is the root tradition of truth, therefore it should be something that all people have in them, even if they don't recognize or acknowledge it. And what about the Rasta race, is there such a thing?
Originally man is from Africa, all men. And man's true nature is as a African and as a rasta. Any culture or race that exist should just be a classification of African, rasta culture and race. For example we should be talking about caucasian Africans and American Africans, and Afro-American Africans and Chino-American Africans etc. But all should be Africans. And we should talk about christian rastas and Buddhist rastas and republican federalist Africans etc. Since all other classifications of culture are based on the unity that we all share, which is rasta.
Is this what they I them is saying?
And if this is the case then it is no problem about mixed races, because all people are rasta, African. A man mixed with white and black culture or race can identify himslef as African/ rasta. That way he is part of both of the races at the same time. So we can have races without division, but only when we remember that all races are nothing more than classifications of Africans/rastas.
I think we can all agree on this, right? If not then we still have some more to talk about..... One.