No, but for real?
You may have recently seen video snippets of a recorded conversation between writer, poet, educator & activist; Nikki Giovanni. & the belated, & extra-legendary writer; James Baldwin.
Your favorite conscious celebrities posted it on their perspective social media platforms;
Your black news platforms;
We have basically shown & proven to you, that you do in fact live under a rock.
If rumblings of this conversation wasn’t in your ethos.
…on a more serious note.
Thanks Amanda Seales!
During this dialogue Nikki Giovanni & James Baldwin discussed valid issues still plaguing the human beings that inhabit the black skin.
Topics from diaspora relationships; or the lack thereof, at the time.
The continued hardships of the negro in America. The plight of the negro with self-love & worth, while living in a world trying to convince us for some arbitrary –& very stupid– reason, we are undeserving.
To the interrelated dynamics between the negro man & woman in romantic relationships.
The latter received the most publicity on social media. An important conservation telling black men to also do the work. However, what peaked today’s interest starts at: [11.44].
One Human Race
If white is just a state of mind. Why does it seem like everyone hates all things dark?
You probably learnt in Biology class, at Secondary or high school; depending on your geographic location, that the original humans on earth came from Africa. Kenya to be exact. & yes, she/he was black.
So why does everyone act like black people are from Mars?
Even more humorous ?
Negros in Africa actually believe they’re better. Sold the illusion that they somehow matter more that their “lazy” negro brothers from across the pond.
Sure, we are suddenly aware. Privy to our blackness when a Trap song comes on. Thirsty to proudly say “nigga” & catch a vibe in camaraderie with our diaspora skin folk. We look to our negro American peers for direction in general pop culture & all things swaggy.
Because …let’s be real guys.
They are the coolest black people.
So when it’s time to stand in unison with all our negro issues, that’s not our African problem.
…. Right ?
The biggest downfall of the negro would not only be the “white man” but also our own egos. Our ego is our defensive mechanism. Shielding us from all the hurt the world tries to constantly inflict. However, there’s also a downside; it separates us. Helping us somehow buy into the foolishness that the negro in America, is separate from the one in the West indies, & the one in Uganda. All Negros came from Africa.
& it’s all a classic game of;
Divide & Conquer
The media is a huge tool in pushing these dangerous ideologies & propaganda. Does the caucasian man in Russian, America or Spain not still consider him or herself “white”?
Down below is a video of everyday Korean people in Korean explain their preconceived notions regarding black people.
Majority of them have never actually seen or had direct contact with a black person.
Guess where all their data is from?
If you guessed “the media”, it’s your lucky day because…
Some African Americans give personal accounts of imagining Africa to be a fly-infested-jungle-filled country.
Guess what implanted those sentiments?
We wish! The prejudice was only contained to Negros.
Okay, we don’t.
However this strategy of painting & perpetuating a certain violent face about a group, race, or religion, in the media, is a time old tale. It then in turn normalizes the maltreatment of a said group or race.
A strategy that is repeatedly used & so cleverly perfected that only members of the group know they are being targeted.
& everyone on the outside simply thinks you’re whining.
Take for example the genocide of the Mumirimina people.
This included the “Oyster Bay” ethnic group, the largest “tribe” in Tasmania & the original inhibitors of Kutalayn. Now know to the West at the “Jordan River”. These people nomadic people roamed their lands freely, collecting reeds, making stone tools & eating shellfish of the coast.
Until their fertile land was too good, for the white man to pass up.
1804, was the first recorded massacre. It took place in Mumirimina at “Ridson” –we wonder if that was an eerie play on words– Cove. Soldiers fired at a large groups of Tasmanian people hunting Kangaroos; including women & children.
This was when the first Tasmanian orphan boy was kidnapped & taken in by the European invaders; colonizers.
In 1816 the people were ousted out of their native lands in order to create “Settled Districts” for the growing European population.
After multiple massacres & clashes between the two groups. The Europeans & their foreign deadly diseases, an extremely despicable “game” termed “catching black”; where public & private patrol teams lead by the police & prisoners, would essentially hunt for any Tasmanian people in the “Settled Districts”. Killing, raping, brutalizing or selling the people as they saw fit. In 1876 the last Tasmanian person to remain on earth died.
As if that wasn’t enough, against her wishes her body was set on display in a British museum until 1947.
It seems frightfully similiar to the story of the Native Americans of the United States. Were they any luckier?
Now one of the new hate buzzwords in the media is Islam; the religion.
The fear of it’s feigned inevitable “cause for violence” in a religion whose name directly translates to peace.
Watch this video down below of Hilary Clinton; former First Lady & United States Secretary of State. Also 2016 Presidential candidate, literally admit the United States started their own “terrorism” problem but promptly placed the blame on islam.
Remember when Asians where the face of terrorism?
In 1942, February the 16th to be exact, an executive order was issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordering the internment of Japanese American citizens.
It was reported that up to 100,000 persons were displaced for reasons of “national security”.
Here’s the problem though; half of them were school-age children, infants & young adults that weren’t even of voting age. For 4 years, many Americans –albeit of Japanese descent- were locked up in remote camps that had high walls with barbed wires on them. Surrounded by armed guards & given little to no due process.
Many Americans were killed by military guards for allegedly resisting orders & some Americans died due to the lack of medical care in the camps.
Years later, it’s reminiscent of last years; 2018, unfortunate headlines.
Essentially, we are all getting screwed. For this toxic cycle of a society to actually continue, someone has to be sold –& take comfort in– the illusion that they’re somehow better.
Who we have to thank for perpetrating all these screwed up thoughts?
If you were in any western biology class, you’ve heard of this “great” British “hero”. But is his extremely problematic “science” the core of our problems today?
When an Australian Newspaper called “The Melbourne Review” used this
racist controversial biologist teachings on natural selection & evolution to justify genocide of the indigenous Australians; the Tasmania people.
Arguing; “the inexorable law of natural selection [justifies] exterminating the inferior Australian and Maori races”—that “the world is better for it” since failure to do so would be “promoting the non-survival of the fittest, protecting the propagation of the imprudent, the diseased, the defective, and the criminal”
Darwin curtly commented when asked;
“I do not know of a more striking instance of the comparative rate of increase of a civilized over a savage race.”
Charles Darwin is popularly known for his 1859 book titled On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. However, in his considerable less popular follow up The Descent of Man, he explicitly makes known of his racist ideologies;
The Western nations of Europe . . . now so immeasurably surpass their former savage progenitors [that they] stand at the summit of civilization. . . . The civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races through the world.
Some argue Darwin’s theory contributed to the devaluation of human-beings, forcing a division still being taught in classrooms today.
If we are privy to all a man’s achievements, do we not deserve to also know his shortcomings?
This Way We Prevent History From Repeating Itself
As for the African negro who swears she is untouched by the perils of “the play” & ugly evil snarls of racism. Ask her why her country has borders & if it is named her Native tongue.
A brief history lesson on the genocide in Rwanda can give you a little window on how & why she has been affected. Not to mention, the negros in the diaspora are her direct relatives; so she will always be affected.
While you’re at it, ask her if she knows right now, that as we read, 14 African countries, including Togo are obliged to put 85% of their foreign reserve in a French central bank under the French Minister of control.
The conclusion of this ponder is; what the heck is actually really going on in the world?
But meanwhile; Negro/Black/African(American)/N-word/Niggas!!!
We are all one in the same. No matter where your blackself is located on this planet.
We are essentially one human race, but that’s not the black man’s prerogative for now. In a world where we are always shoved with the shorter end of the stick.
How much success have you had fighting the big bad wolf from separate angles negros?
We have all been dealing with the same issues, fighting from different sides, with a lesser population size.
…because we have refused to unite.
We need another strategy.
Just remember, we told you.