The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.
I just read this on one of my favourite blogs The Educated Field Negro and to be honest it blew my mind, becuase it explained what I have been thinking for years
“If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.”
— James Baldwin
The Odu Ifa teaches that the point of life is to become God; we only become God through sharing.
(below is a medieval bronze plaque from the Benin Empire in modern Nigeria. The Benin Empire (who referred to themselves as Edo) was a sister civilization to the Yoruba. This plaque depicts the Oba (king) and citizens sharing food brought back by the hunters. While the Oba holds on to the dangerous horns, the citizens hold on to various parts of the animal)