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Hate is such a Strong Word

Posted in Race and race related entries on February 27, 2012 by admin

I was recently reading a book on body language when the author mentioned the “hate stare” that some Southern whites give to Blacks. I paused and began to wonder, what could be the reason for this hate?

It occurred to me that the reason  had to be because we are no longer slaves.  If a person is  a chattel slave, they represent valuable property. Therefore, economically, it makes no sense to maim or kill a slave, because you would  incur a financial loss. This does not imply there were ‘good masters’ all over the south, because a happy slave was a productive slave. One need only look to the sweat shops and coal mine operations during the industrial revolution to see that the reverse was true. That review would provide a mountain of evidence regarding the sub-human conditions western civilization would subject workers to, and you have yet to include the record of slave conditions documented in the south.

So it seems to me that the primary reason for the hate is that we are no longer slaves. They cannot stand the fact that we are no longer legally bound to obey them. The fact that we are free and when left to our own devices are able to generate economic stability for ourselves is infuriating. They must constantly enact laws and policies to keep us repressed because the very productivity they stole for so many years would (and has in many cases already) allow us to elevate socially and economically above many of them. I think this is the greatest source of hatred. They can’t stand the fact that a Black person could end up better off than them. It represents the turning upside down of their entire world view. Black success is a mirror that reflects their own insecurities and short-comings.

The bottom line is that this hate is their problem. If they didn’t subscribe to a way of looking at the world that requires them to be on top no matter what, they wouldn’t feel like losers when others work hard and advance. It is also our problem as Black people suffer more hate crimes than any other group on a consistent basis. Moreover, nearly three of every five hate criminals is white. This is why we have to deal with their problem, it manifests against us.

The first step with dealing with any problem is to admit it. This means we must neutralize those Blacks who seek to minimize and discount the existence of racism. These Blacks are those who argue against Blacks working together to build communities that will welcome Black agendas and address Black issues. They resist any effort to encourage Blacks to develop anything pro-Black. These people are often put in position by whites to disrupt and disparage anything that geared to advancing Black people  or creating Black socioeconomic power.

Money alone is not the solution, for as Stevie Wonder once said, ” You might have the cash but you Can…not cash in your face.” Many Blacks feel if they have enough money, they look more green than Black. That may be true for the few multimillionaire Blacks who are primarily found in some form of entertainment (where the majority of them are contracted employees), but for the great majority that’s not reality. How many Black multimillionaires do you live next to? How many do you know? No, for the majority of Blacks a self-centered, individualistic attitude will not lead to the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness we all want and deserve. Besides, Black people have build economically successful communities over and over again throughout the our history in America, only to see them destroyed because we didn’t have the political power and means to protect them. Only by working together, by teaching and practicing habits that value mutual respect, education and entrepreneurship can we build the political and socioeconomic power necessary to protect ourselves, and our posterity.


What Do Black People Want?

Posted in Race and race related entries on February 23, 2012 by admin

Why are Black People always complaining? Because a closed mouth doesn’t get fed! If silence is truly the voice of complicity, then for the sake of truth and justice, Black People must never be silent! To be silent would only mean that we agree with the unjust treatment and false characterizations of Black People by mainstream western civilization.

Some may ask, ‘What is it that Black People want?’ In my opinion, we want the freedom to fulfill the potential that we see in ourselves, not the potential assigned to us by mainstream western civilization. We want the freedom to create our own opportunity to become what we envision. The freedom to  fight and struggle against the natural obstacles that all people must face, not the artificial obstacles purposely created to keep us in a political and socioeconomic state of disenfranchisement. Disenfranchisement that exists only to justify the world view of white supremacy, and to maintain the advantages created for white supremacists and their supporters  by the theft and exploitation of Black People, Black creativity and Black labor during the last several centuries.

I feel Black People want freedom from the anxiety and stress experienced just by living in a world pervasive with anti-Black racism. We want to be able to walk the street without fear of attack by those who seek to harm us only because of the color of our skin.  We want to be able to walk the street without fear of attack by police and other political entities which seek to threaten and intimidate us into being silent participants in our own suppression. We want to be able to walk the street without fear of attack by Hollywood and marketing images that seek to marginalize and debase Black men, women, children and our relationships with each other.

It is well know that fear produces either  flight or fight as a response. Since disrespect will always lead to violence, our path is very clear. It is also very clear that there are cycles to political behavior. As the world is embarking upon a new wave of political backlash against injustice, it is only a matter of time before new, more vigorous political groups form to fight for justice and respect. All across the world, people are rising up to fight for justice, and mainstream western civilization needs to take heed because that unrest is manifesting in the United States, the crown of western civilization.  From the Civil War until the present, the issue of Blacks in america has been the spark that has caused drastic and dramatic change in western civilization. It seems that the cycle is returning to the powder keg position. Yet there is still time for western civilization to remove the fuse! Instead of a reactionary response, america  must embark on a new path towards justice and respect for Black People. As Black People are at the bottom of the paradigm of racism, all others will benefit when Black People benefit. Therefore, western civilization must treat Black People with a new-found sense of respect and a cessation of hostilities.  Otherwise, I suspect large numbers of whites and other non-Blacks will join the call to radically re-direct the writing of the next chapter of american history. Give Black People justice. Give Black People respect. Give Black People freedom. The future is watching.