Conditioning. : ThyBlackMan

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September 25, 2018 by  
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( Are you aware of the word and meaning of CONDITIONING?  Do you know what it means to be brainwashed and overpowered into submission?  Can you imagine being out smarted, outnumbered and intimidated into going along to get along and despising yourself for being so weak or gullible later?  Do you know what it feels like to want to speak up and out against injustice but because you are more terrified of the backlash, you keep your mouth shut?

Can you imagine being on a job and day in and day out you witness disparaging behavior and/or atrocities toward others while being expected to turn a blind eye and keep silent?   Why?  Because you are literally told to mind your business and that you should be happy to have a job!!!

That’s the trade off!  Being employed and able to pay for a roof over your head in exchange for your silence while being disrespected, humiliated, abused and oppressed!  Wow!  What about the women who work in such an environment and they are expected to put out to stay employed?  Yes, it does still happen even in this day and time!  And you wonder why women who have kept quiet for years suddenly come forth as if they are making it all up!  Perhaps they just regained their dignity and sense of self-respect or no longer have anything to lose by revealing the truth.

What do you mean, they no longer have anything to lose?  Think of the history and the mindset.  Do you remember the song, “Pappa was a  rolling stone.  Where ever he laid his hat was home?”  Men were allowed and encouraged to be promiscuous while women were put down for displaying the same behavior.

Unfortunately, there’s always that old double standard at play!  In many cases, women who were violated were led to believe that they controlled the outcome because they encouraged the rape or abuse brought against them.  It was an inappropriate outfit, a stare, an alluring look or a comment.  In a court of law, the tables were turned against women and they felt violated all over again.  In stead of being the supportive husband (or boyfriend), men have been known to dessert women who were violated by others as if it were their fault.

On Saturday or Sunday, I heard a very disturbing video that was posted on Facebook.  It used the Biblical history of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife to explain how women have lied about being sexually assaulted (raped).  To add insult to injury, the video report was narrated by a woman.  No, it shouldn’t matter if it were narrated by a man or  woman, but women have also been conditioned to despise being a woman that they passionately with such intensity attack other women.  And, although the fact about Joseph and Potiphar’s wife was true, no one knows more about being accused over the years of sexual assault than black men who were sentenced for a crime they didn’t commit.

Historically, they were hang just for looking at white women.  However, that still doesn’t negate the fact that statistically speaking more and more women are abused and taken advantaged of everyday on a larger scale than men and they feel helpless to do anything about it!  Let’s not forget about the countless number of women in the military who have been sexually assaulted and abused by their fellow officers!

For career and family, some women may lie about not being assaulted out of fear.  Some women are even paid off to keep quiet about lured affairs or encounters.  Some women simply keep quiet because they fear no one will believe them.  Each story or situation is different and each individual is different, so each case should be seriously handled and considered differently.

My heart goes out to ALL!

Staff Writer; Dr. Ann Gwen Mack 


One Response to “Conditioning.”
  1. Trevo Craw says:


    It amazes me how many of you are still brainwashed to call yourselves BLACK. Black is not an identity and scientifically black is not even a color. It is next to nothing. Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin. The white oppressive slave trader called you black and himself white to set up a contrast and to attach negative images and denotations to you based on a lie about color. Look up BLACK in the dictionary.

    Research even shows that blacks are perceived by other groups as very different from African Americans. But we still keep calling ourselves what someone else defined us as, what we are not and what has a negative dictionary denotation in society. WAKE UP. LOOK AT THE REAL COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. YOU ARE NOT BLACK. You are an African American. The lie of calling us black and defining us by color (the wrong color) has been in place so long that our people accept it as truth – but it’s not. Know your colors.

    Native Americans do not allow others to call them red men. Asians do not accept being called yellow men. Hispanics do not answer to “what’s up brown man”. And Caucasians are not white, notebook paper is white. Wake up and see the plan where white racist supremacists plotted to redefine our people from Africa. STOP CALLING YOURSELF SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE NOT!

    Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin author. Being called “black” is a lie and it should be offensive. Haitians, Jamaicans and even Africans do not accept being called “black”, Why do you think that is? They are identified by tribes, klans, geographic areas and their respective countries. By using the very term black to describe us, we are doing the following:
    1. Using a term white oppressors and slave masters gave us.
    2. Letting someone else define us other than our own people.
    3. Calling ourselves something we are not.
    4. Buying into thee lie and the negative denotation. Check the dictionary.
    5. Being set apart in a way that no other ethnic group allows. Native Americans are not called Red Man. Asians are not called Yellow Man. Hispanics are not called Brown Man. They do not and will not accept being defined by color and by some other race or ethnic group at that.
    6. Ignoring our actual color (brown) which means brainwashing has worked. Any time someone can get an entire race, ethnic group or culture to ignore what they are and call themselves what they factually are not, THEY HAVE BEEN INDOCTRINATED, ASSIMILATED AND BRAINWASHED.
    7. Playing right into the oppressor’s profiles and stereotypes. Did you know studies show there is a different perception of black people than there is of African Americans? Words create perceptions and perceptions create actions towards us.

    WAKE UP. You know your colors. And even though others around the world equated our ancestors with the color of the soil in Africa or the meaning of negro/negroid, that does not change the fact that WE ARE BROWN – NOT BLACK.
    Facts are facts and YOU ARE BROWN, NOT BLACK. When you receive the revelation of why they keep calling African Americans “black” and Caucasian people “white”, you may just wake up!

    STOP LETTING OTHER GROUPS DEFINE YOU WITH AN OBVIOUS LIE that we have heard and accepted so much that we believe it’s true and forget our colors. The de-programming has to take root or African Americans will forever be defined, limited and oppressed by those who get us to accept a lie.

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