While every racist is a fool, not every fool is racist.
We must learn to differentiate between actual acts of racism and otherwise acts of ignorance. They are not the same. Otherwise, cries for justice like this can be successfully undermined by racists as race baiting.
If you back track some 60 years into American history, it would be fair to say that most white folks were at the very least, racially prejudiced, if not outright racist. As the decades rolled by, their ignorance waned as all their collective consciousnesses were raised. As a result, the average white adult today does not think the same way. But because the hurt has penetrated several generations of American minorities, it has created a hypersensitive society that has forgotten what racism really is, spawning an endless generation of boys crying wolf.
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The history of Africa is the story of God’s most cruel joke on mankind.
Workers on a diamond field in Africa. These diamonds will go onto the fingers and around the necks of rich white Caucasians. So how exactly did the home of black people become the treasure vault of white people?
Racism affects everyone. However, there is probably no group that knows the sting of racism better than black Africans and their descendants living in the first world diaspora. Why does it seem that black people are targeted by other races? They have been enslaved at least five times in world history (more than any other human phenotype) and have been victims of the longest running human violation in history. Why is this the case? I discuss the answer to this rather tantalizing question in this post. It seems that nature is far more cruel than we know.
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While every act of racism is an act of prejudice, not every act of prejudice is necessarily racist.
February was considered black history month. However, I have since noticed a particularly disturbing trend lately and it appears to be more of a remnant of black history that still infects the present attitudes of blacks, particularly those living in many North American and European states. It appears there is still a portion of the black populace that largely hates other races and some of them have been drawn to this space — and probably for all the wrong reasons.
There’s no point describing a person as being of African descent — that’s describing the entire human race.
Y Chromosome Migration map of the last 70,000 years. © 2008; Scientific American
Every time I hear people refer to black folk as “people of African descent”, I chuckle a little bit inside. What’s even more amusing is the common practice of referring to white folk as people of North Eastern European descent. Both expressions are largely incorrect. The research of the Human Genome project over the last 20 years has proven in fact that we are all Africans.
If survival is only for the fittest then all men weren’t created equal.
Survival is only for the fittest. No exceptions.
Life is all about survival. Survival is all about competition. There would be no point to there being a competition if we all were made exactly identical to each other. We may all be of the same general design, but where the environment is concerned, some of us are much better implemented than others. That’s why only the fittest will survive while even the fit, will perish.
“Election Campaigns are nothing more than glorified popularity contests.“
arack Obama is probably the most glorified political candidate since Bill Clinton. Not since John F. Kennedy inspired America with magical and profound rhetoric, has any politician captured the minds and imaginations of the American public as he. Barack Obama reminds me of the most spirit churning black preachers, like Bishop T.D. Jakes, who could rouse any congregation with powerful words and awe inspiring rhetoric that would make your spine tingle – whether or not you believed in God. Barack Obama iconifies all the reasons people love super stars and super heroes and Jesus Christ. Wait… now I’m comparing a politician to Jesus Christ? Clearly I’ve gone too far! (Or have I?) I see Barack Obama as a trendsetter and a profound spokesman – and little more. However, most black people (not just black Americans) like him for a wholly different reason. While I love this guy, I fear that their expectations of a relatively young African-American senator from Illinois are too high. He’s become something of a Black Messiah – the iconification of all the hopes of Black America brought to bear on one man. I’m afraid of this expectation because of what happened to the last Messiah. If you’re an Obama supporter and you’re not worried, you should be.
“The colour of a man’s skin should not determine the colour of his mind.”
hy is it so common for black people to be associated with negativity? I bet most people looking at the photo above will automatically think that it’s a depiction of black men in a prison. You wouldn’t be too far off if that’s the first interpretation you had – but you’d still be wrong. It goes to show that your mind is automatically trained to think of black people in a negative way. But that aside, even within the race itself, there seems to be a destructive propensity that drives the collective. It’s not limited to blacks in America, but blacks everywhere. Because of this and the civil rights upheavals which have occurred over the decades, almost everywhere you go in non black cultures, people walk on eggshells whenever a black man walks in through the door. Those who don’t are immediately labelled as being “racist” or “bigots”, whether or not it’s true. In fact, black people have made so many people of other ethinicities, races and cultures so uncomfortable around them, that it has made many people who were not even racist to begin with, start to develop a strong dislike for people of African descent. For some people, it’s easier to just be racist, simply because they don’t have the patience to put up with the hypocritical B.S. But it’s not just non blacks who’ve become frustrated with their culture being hijacked by this hypocrisy. Even people within this ethnic demarcation have expressed such misgivings. This post is dedicated exposing the fallacy of the ignorant mindset that people of African descent like to call “black culture”. Black people, pay attention. This is going to hurt, but it will challenge you to think about the way you think and how you perceive yourselves.