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Obsaa I get what ur describing, and thats colorism! Systemic racism is not what u r describing! It's a whole other ball game!
Magionta just to clarify, groups that traditionally identify non-Islamic or non-Christian faiths were regularly called Galla and shankula. In the past this has been used to enslave whole populations and sell them into chattle slavery. The first empress of modern Ethiopia died having 70,000 slaves to her name. Even in Ethiopia poverty today, there are poorer and richer ethnic groups because of this. Most (almost all) languages of Ethiopia were forbidden from public use, and any attempt to write these languages was seen as anti-Ethiopian act... Thus why we are having identity crises in 2020, with people still perpetuating past racism saying all Ethiopians are habesha, as if their native communities are too inferior to identify with. Among these ethnic groups there are darker and lighter ethnic groups, with lighter and more affluent Ethiopians being richer and looking down on the remainder as somewhat lesser. This eurocentric sense is prevalent throughout Africa but adding to our sense of alienation for what it means to be Ethiopian 2020.
Obsaa wow very deep. It’s good see someone with an open mind. Just for my own personal knowledge you said you were not habesha. I thought Ethiopians identify themselves as habesha. Can you elaborate more?
Also corrupt leaders, government and ideology has plagued Africa for many many years. We are the ones hurting ourselves. We cannot put all the blame on the Europeans anymore. What can we do
Nate most urban Ethiopians identify as habesha. Rural and less urban communities [due to marginalization] rarely do identify as habesha. People who identify as habesha make up 1/3 of the country. So a majority of people who write their native language in the ''[Geez] Ethiopian script' mainly Tigrenya language and Amharic identify positively with being habesha, so a majority of Ethiopians aren't habesha. Also you can be habesha and Eritrean but not all Eritreans habesha (namely Nara, Kunama communities), though a majority write their language in the Geez alphabet.