It is Colorful-people who must lead'....

The opening line of this poem is signally the unity of humanity as a whole... ie that color is on a spectrum , while the binary system of 'white / black' labelling and then affording legal and civil rights and protections, or not, is the invention of the European invaders of Africa, Asia, the Americas etc.

Hence, rejecting 'white leadership', is rejecting the racial, political and psychological heritage of a system that denies the humanity of the majority of people on Earth.

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Where are the political analysts and commentators who are highlighting these facts? Instead we receive a constant barrage of negative aspersions about Chinas actions and intentions, all designed to create the impression that China is a threat and does nothing but copy others' inventions. This is a fine example of projection, but one would have to know the real history of theft by Europeans's and their spies across several centuries!

And this history is not taught in their schools.

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Aza Y. Alam

Exploring the entanglements of gender, race and class during this era of the Eurokleptocene. Let’s do better, one story, one learning, one comment at a time.