Rastafarianism: How Did It Emerge and Survive?
The Caribbean faith of Rastafarianism emerged in the early 20th century and follows the teachings of the Jamaican black liberalist, Marcus Garvey. In the 1930s, he established a "Back to Africa" movement and preached to his followers around the world about black empowerment and black pride. This movement has come under scrutiny by various societies because of its beliefs, customs and teachings. It has been claimed that Rastafarianism is a violent cult and its beliefs are nothing short of fanaticism. However, this is not the case and this particular Caribbean faith is no different from the other religions of the world today.
In his "Back to Africa" teachings, Marcus Garvey claimed that black people rightfully belonged in Africa, not in the Western world. …
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