Love the reasonings Ark I!
I have never liked the term "color blindness" either. Jah creation is beautifully varied. It is far from being colorless. Each color carries it's own vibration, as do musical notes.
Afrikan people have never been xenophobic (fear of one who doesn't look like them). That is not in our nature. We are the mothers and father's of humanity. And we have historically always welcomed strangers with love and hospitality, as taught by our elders. In fact, we have been the most forgiving people on the face of this earth. This has proven to be a blessing, and a curse.
When it comes to RasTafari, it is important that while we chant "One Love", our foundation is Afrikan. Our movement coming out of Jamaica was born out of RESISTANCE to white supremacy.
Since then, our movement crossed the color lines through reggae music, stretching forth it's afrikan message to all "four corners" of the earth.
That being said, we will not allow it to become "blacked out through whitewash" as has been the history of black movements that have opened their doors to non Afrikans. We will not allow it to become colorless or diluted in the name if "one love" or to appease "white guilt" syndrome.
We are a BLACK movement. Born out of resistance to white supremacy. We praise a BLACK God. We are the children of the Organization of AFRICAN UNITY, founded by Haile Selassie, father of pan - africanism.
If this movement appeals to white people, so be it. We simply ask (demand) that it remain fundementally Afrikan. Not watered down. Not made comfortable for non Africans.
Understand that black love does not mean white hate. It simply means that our priority is the freedom of African People worldwide. No justice, no peace. Once we have equal rights and justice, then...and only then, can we truly entertain the concept of One Love.
"...And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war.”