No sooner does one horrific story of terrorism against unarmed, innocent Black/African-Americans emerge, it is quickly eclipsed by yet another. How many more human beings will be massacred before people realize these related incidents of un-justifiable homicide, genocide and “ethnic cleansing” all stem from the same culprit, white supremacy? But rather than keeping focused on the real problem we are trained to suspect “race,” tolerate racism, and ideally deny its existence all together. Stay calm.
Dialogues of “race,” guns, flags and “equality” are mere distraction attractions designed to disguise and deny the real problem, white supremacy/racism. No one has ever been harmed by another person’s DNA (so-called race). A cache of guns amongst a room full of humane monks pose no threat because guns are not the problem. Just as de-hooding the KKK and its multitude of offshoots and terrorist cells, has done nothing to eliminate Black Codes (municipal codes legalizing overzealous incarcerations and killings of Blacks/Africans, est. 1865), perfunctory removal of America’s beloved confederate flag does not eliminate racism or terrorism under white supremacy. This reality is clearly depicted in the classic 1988 motion picture, BETRAYED, staring Tom Berenger and Debra Winger. Meanwhile, the word “equality” is offered to immediately suggest the pre-ordained idea of pre-determined inequality. The resulting chaos is designed to eclipse the ultimate objective – the elimination of white supremacy/racism, not fallacious equality.
Let’s NOT get it twisted. The problem is white supremacy, NOT Whites/Caucasians. White supremacy’s indoctrination process begins from birth. This message is pragmatically injected into our brains, to eventually manifest across every era and area of society (economics, education, entertainment, family, labor, law politics, religion, science and war). Within Webster’s as well as Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionaries, the word “white” is defined as “pure, innocent, lacking color, clean.” We are consistently taught God is white; Jesus is white; heaven is white; angels are white … so “Jesus wash me white as snow.” Angel-food cake is white; good guys wear white; white-collar crimes are good crimes; and intelligent people are not dark, but bright. We are taught the ugly duckling must transform from black to white in order to become a beautiful swan; and the Beauty can only love the [brown] beast after it transforms into a white prince. Mirror, mirror on the wall, Snow WHITE is the FAIR-est of them all. How’s that for subliminal programming?
White supremacy/racism consciously and consistently manufactures a positive image for Whites/Caucasians while establishing a completely negative image for Blacks/Africans. Within Webster’s as well as Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionaries, the word “black” is defined in the following manner: “evil, criminal, dirty, wicked, dismal, sinister, horrible, atrocious, and liable to punishment.” American culture programs people to believe black cats are evil, black magic is wicked, the black market is criminal, and Black/African culture is primitive. The implications are that “Blacks are evil, wicked, criminal, and primitive.” We avoid being “black balled, blacked listed, black mailed;” and no one wants to be “the black sheep of the family.” We are trained to fear “black clouds, black marks, black ops, dark memories, dark days, dark secrets” and “the dark side” at the “darkest hour.” Constant exposure to this classic conditioning process (Pavlo, 1889) is designed to program thoughts of white superiority & black inferiority; white desirability & black disdain; white entitlement & black disenfranchisement. The pedagogy of white supremacy allows Caucasians to perceive themselves as “masters” of the human race rather than “members” of the human race.
White supremacy is firmly rooted into the psyche as early as age three. These perceptions, learned during childhood, become second nature by adulthood. It’s no wonder Blacks/Africans are viewed with such prejudice, fear, suspicion and disrespect. Although it’s politically incorrect to display ignorance and disrespect with the phrases “that’s so GAY,” or “you throw like a GIRL,” BLACKS and DARK folks remain FAIR game under attack from a deluge of little-WHITE-lies” that have morphed into the historic record and cultural norm.
However, according to some of the world’s greatest historians (Dr. Chiek Anta Diop, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, Herodotus, Homer, etc.), Africans/Blacks were considered the most ingenious and most humane of human beings. All other peoples and cultures learned from and/or attempted to copy Black/African culture, especially Kemet (ancient Egypt). Although Africans/Blacks invented civilization, religion, the sciences and the arts more than 11, 000 years before the birth of Europe, 9,000 years before the existence of Rome; 3000 years before the establishment of Greece, and more than 11,500 years before the USA began as a colony of European foreigners in the western hemisphere, white supremacy relegates Blacks/Africans to MINOR status in some fictitious 3rd world.
Ironically, no matter how much white supremacy denies the truth of Black/African excellence, its stellar reputation remains evident: the highest level/symbol of perfection in Martial Arts is a BLACK belt; elegance is denoted with a BLACK dress/tuxedo and a BLACK limousine at BLACK-tie-affairs; judges wear BLACK robes to symbolize power; graduates wear BLACK gowns to symbolize genius; the most desirable men are considered to be tall DARK and handsome; DARK chocolate is luxurious chocolate; the finest beer is DARK beer; the greatest joy is pure DE-light (NOT light, but DARK); and the world’s most iconic deities: Jesus, Moses, Aset, Heru, Horus, Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, Venus, Queen of the Pyrenees, Gautama Siddhartha/the Buddha, Krishna (which means “the black one”), as well as the African God Amen/Amon … are all BLACK.
Like it or not there is only one “race,” the human race … which evolved from Blacks/Africans in southern Africa (Human Genome Project, 1990). It’s not rocket science. Some members of the human race are simply evil individuals – irrespective of their DNA (complexion, eye color, hair texture, height, weight, etc.), nationality, age, job title, career path, hobbies, political affiliation, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or economic status. Likewise, some members of the human race are humane individuals – irrespective of their DNA (complexion, eye color, hair texture, height, weight, etc.), nationality, age, job title, career path, hobbies, political affiliation, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or economic status. White supremacy/racism denies this human reality. As psychiatrist, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing so aptly stated, “Until you understand white supremacy, everything else will only confuse you.” So don’t be distracted by racist flags, political parties, guns, or appeals for tolerance, patience and forgiveness. Stay focused! The real enemy is neither a person, nor a thing (flag, gun, hoodie, etc.); the real enemy is the psychopathy of white supremacy/racism. Change the mind, change the world. (Excerpts from Recognizing & Resolving the Roots of Racism, Kujichagulia, Phavia, ISBN 978-1-4507-4050-0)