A person may not sight God beyond their own family, or they may only sight God within their village or tribe, or their nation, their continent, their skin color, their race, or their religion, etc.
Most Africans are not Ethiopians (Ethiopians meaning the nation of Ethiopia that Haile Selassie I rules) it can be said that they originated from there, but that can also be said about all people in earth, because that is where man's life originated. People left out of Ethiopia a long time ago and spread throughout Africa and throughout the world. Most other African countries have their own religion, culture and concept of God that has differences when compared to Ethiopia, whether I and I look at Ethiopia before or during Christianity. Even so, Africans from all over sight Selassie I as God.
I don't sight a white man as any more I brother than a black man. All humans are I brothers and sisters, that is why it makes no difference to I if God comes as white, black or any color of man, or any nationality or race. When I Learned about Haile Selassie, I didn't have internet because it was just starting in those days(even if I had it in those times, I doubt there would have been information about Haile Selassie I) and I didn't know any RasTafarI people, so I had very little information about Haile Selassie I. Even so, I recognized Haile Selassie I as God and knew I was RasTafarI, it wasn't a thought process, where I thought about I ancestry or color of skin, or Christianity, or anything else, I just recognized Haile Selassie I and knew I was RasTafarI.
Haile Selassie I Taught I and I to Iverstand Inity and Brotherhood amongst all people, and I don't say that because of the war speech, Haile Selassie I makes reference to race in many speeches.
A person who is RasTafarI but not African must Iverstand that there are differences between an African and non-African RasTafarI. One significant difference that many don't Iverstand is that non-African RasTafarI speak of repatriation of Africans to Africa, not for themselves. Even if a non-African had some justification to go to Africa, they should not call it repatriation. Another mistake many non-African and also some African people make, is disregarding their ancestry and history when they come into RasTafarI. I have Reasoned before that being RasTafarI caused I to research the history of I people to know where I came from both before and during Christianity. When I Learned more about RasTafarI, especially when I started reasoning with other RasTafarI people, this was the Iverstanding that I saw. The Iverstanding of I and I roots, not discarding it.