Many enjoy appropriating the symbolism of the UNIA flag without having any corresponding commitment to the goal to which Marcus Garvey aspired. The goal was not reform, but sovereignty; not an appeal to European morality, but to African agency.
Reflections on life and living by Dr. Kamau Rashid
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Amen, brother. The misinformed and ill-formed always misappropriate the ideals, symbols and concepts of Afrikan agency for inappropriate and self-defeating ends. Darkness always seeks the light, because they have no light of their own. But, to transform oneself from darkness to light requires commitment and sacrifice.