“One is immediately reminded of the bitter maxim voice my many black Africans today: the [white, European Christian] missionaries came for our goods, not for our good. Indeed, the missionaries turned the Africans’ eyes toward heaven, and then robbed them blind in the process. The colonies were sources from which raw materials were taken and markets to which finished products were sold. Manufacture and production were prohibited if this meant — as it usually did — competition with the ‘mother country.’ Rich in natural resources, Africa did not reap the benefit of these resources herself. In the Gold Coast (now Ghana), were the cocoa crop was the largest in the world, there was not one chocolate factory.”

Source: Kwame Ture (formerly known as Stokley Carmichael) and Charles Hamilton. Black Power. pg. 17. 1967. 


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