Hispanics & Black Americans Are What? Allies?

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Hispanics & Black Americans Are What? Allies?

October 5, 2018 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) Frantz Fanon, the brilliant psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer from Martinique titled one of his most influential books The Wretched of the Earth for a good reason. Via the above title, Fanon was issuing a compelling statement that persons of African descent are the most despised population on Earth.

If one can assert that persons of African descent are the most reviled group on Earth, it is reasonable to argue that African-Americans, meaning those who are the descendants of stolen Africans forcibly transported to the North American continent are the most hated among persons of African descent. Sadly, continental Africans and displaced blacks throughout the Caribbean hurl unconscionable insults on black Americans. There is little room to dispute that blacks are considered the lowest of the low.

It appears that the message that blacks occupy the lowest rung of the racial totem pole has reached every population, including Hispanics; a group that many blacks assert could be a potential ally in the fight against white tyranny. Many black political leaders reason that both blacks and Hispanics have a common enemy. This simple observation has led many to view the browning of America as a good thing for blacks as they believe the simple mantra that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Others are not so quick to anoint Hispanics potential allies in blacks new millennium fight against racial bigotry, political chicanery, and institutionalized racism.

One can only imagine that blacks who resist every insinuation that a modern-day black and brown alliance that reminds one of the partnerships forged between the Black Panther Party of Self-Defense and the Brown Berets during the highly volatile sixties are feeling validated by a recent incident at Escondido High School.

According to local news station KGTV, school administrators allowed seniors to wear white shirts with letters on them to spell pre-approved words during the photo session. The alluded to idea eventually devolved into several students at the overwhelmingly Hispanic High School deciding to arrange themselves to spell the word “Nigger.”

Predictably, school administrators and alumni have taken significant issue with the incident.

To her credit, Escondido High School Principal Adriana Lepe-Ramirez issued the following statement designed to calm rising tensions.

“We are a campus that prides itself on inclusion and embraces diversity. We will not tolerate actions that send messages of racism and promote divisiveness. We will work with students, as well as staff, to ensure a respectful and safe environment is maintained throughout our campus.”

I am confident that Principal Adriana Lepe-Ramirez understands the volatility of this situation. More importantly, I hope that this community realizes that they have a problem that extends further than most are comfortable acknowledging.

The problem that this community needs to address is how their children picked up the ugly virus of racial bigotry. As we well know racial bigotry provides a broad avenue for Hispanics suffering from the affliction to mimic the thoughts, behaviors, and intentions of those who have tied their citizenship to efforts to fight against the browning of America. Unfortunately for many “white patriots,” their understanding and articulation of patriotism have become indiscernible from verbal and physical expressions of racial bigotry.

If nothing else, the poor decisions made by the students of Escondido High School does prove that they have discovered one of the central pillars to American thought; that being, blacks are to be vilified, mocked and disrespected at every turn. The above actions and thought patterns serve as a crucial piece of how new immigrants shed their ethnic identity, political priorities, and history to gain a seat at a table previously reserved for “whites” that were repulsed by their presence. Malcolm X spoke about the formative steps in this transference from Irish to “white”, Polish to “white”, Russian to “white”, and Italian to “white” when he remarked that the first word that the poor, huddled masses of Europe learned prior to exiting Ellis Island was the word “Nigger!”

One can only muse about what it means to see Hispanic students who have been assaulted in a host of ways by the white bigots whose viewpoints they have unfortunately adopted in regards to Black America.

If nothing else, one could argue that at least they are learning that the way to rally your population for efforts at politico-economic uplift is to use blacks as a hated “other.” After all, the hatred that all American groups, including continental Africans, have heaped on blacks has provided an avenue for them to mobilize enough politico-economic currency to rise above a still politically disorganized and economically foolish Black America.

Staff Writer; Dr. James Thomas Jones III

Official website; http://www.ManhoodRaceCulture.com

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5 Responses to “Hispanics & Black Americans Are What? Allies?”
  1. SamuelTheLion says:

    This argument is irrelevant. Enough with the Macro-thesis on these blatant racial generics.

    Focus on individual people..not a group-think theory

    Is the Black Community even whole?

    Liberals, Light-Skinned, etc.

    We are NOT one uniform group educated the same way or even face racism the same way.

    “All skin folk isn’t kin-folk”

    There is no “hispanic “community””.. they simply work well together on an individual basis and we DONT.

    Very simple to understand.

  2. Trevo Craw says:

    To The Author Again,

    I can’t believe I am saying this, but I have to agree with the assessment in this case made by Pelvo White. He should do equal research and state equal facts when he tries to take down my articles on this site.

  3. Trevo Craw says:

    To The Author,

    Not really allies. Just because some go through the same things, that does not create automatic allies, though I wish it did. They have different beliefs, different goals and different approaches from African Americans. They also have identity and self worth as a people. Too many of our people like you are still saying we are “black”. Look at th3e color of your hand next to your car tires. They are NOT the same and that is a FACT.

    I have to ask how much time you have spent with Hispanic people. I have spent quite a bit. Friends. Counseling. Dating senoritas in the past even. I am very familiar with Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban culture etc.

    I also have to ask are you aware how each group sees African Americans? Or how they see their own struggle? Or what their overall plan is? Or what their basis of unity is?

    Racial bigotry stems from prejudice which we all have. I also see reverse racism and racism justified in the African American community. Add to that the fact that people tend to gravitate towards their own king sociologically and you can overstand much more about behavior. Then there are those who feed the stereotypes and profiles. Like Black Lives Matter or MLK Jr’s kids or opportunists like Jesse Jackson and fakes like Umar Johnson. And by the way, where are all the so-called leaders like Farrakhan, Jesse, Sharpton, John Lewis and even Obama when it comes to stopping the “black on black crime” in Chicago? All I hear is crickets.

  4. Pelvo White, Jr. says:

    Frantz Fanon was a black, French psychiatrist labelled revolutionary by the white skinned French people who was married to a French white woman.His book titled The Wretched of the Earth ” shares his professional insights into the psychiatric dynamics of the French colonizer and the chiefly non-white colonized. I don’t know of any other black psychiatrist in the world to date who had the courage and the nerve to psychoanalyze the white skinned colonizers, mainly from Europe, throughout the world.Fanon was not resolved to believe that dark-skinned people should be at the bottom of any given society ruled by white skinned people. Fanon was a revolutionary who sought to resist western European colonialism by offering a clear understanding of the mind of the white-skinned colonizers. His struggle was against the spreading colonization of non-white skinned people. Fanon resisted what was to become global white supremacy. Hispanics haven’t played any significant role in the establishment and evolution of civil rights laws for African Americans. Hispanics have never been chattel slaves in America. Many Hispanics list themselves statistically as being white, and do not identify with the African American historical experience.Hispanics fed into the overall colonization of America identifying mainly with those advocating white supremacy.

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