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BLMs and the Color of Your Skin.

October 27, 2021 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) There is a pervasive sickness in America, and it is called white supremacy and systemic racism. These ideologies are invisible, and many Americans now believe that success has nothing to do with the color of an individual’s skin. Discrimination no longer exists, and everyone has the same opportunities.

It is very easy to get caught in this frame of mind, because you can look at the millions of people of color who are a success in one generation. Instead of challenging and fighting racism, they put the blame on the person.

On many different levels, people of color are advancing, and there is much to be proud of. There are now more children of color being born than white children each year, and white people are concerned with their existence.

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“White supremacy or White supremacism is the belief that White people are superior to those of other races and thus should dominate them,” states Wikipedia. “The belief favors the maintenance and defense of White power and privilege. White supremacy has roots in the now discredited doctrine of scientific racism, and was a key justification for colonialism.”

The Democrats would want Americans to think that in 2021, only Republicans are the only party that is racist, but racism is systemic and institutionalized. When white folks get together, there are always the Black jokes, and the jokes about how fast Black men can run.

Many would think that Black jokes are harmless, and they would never say them in front of their Black friends, but sometimes other words slip out. There is something fundamentally different about being born white, and more doors are opened, from the start.

Some call it “white privilege” and it is a benefit that is enjoyed by all white folks, and it does not matter if you are a Democrat or Republican. There is a cultural thread that runs through the society, and whites take advantage of all these benefits. White privilege is an aspect of white power, and all white people have the ability to pull out their white power card.

History in America has demonstrated that white citizens will make war, and justifying horrific atrocities against Black people, including lynching. Even after slavery was abolished, there was still lynching, and many today believe police brutality is still connected to the history of lynching. There were 3436 people lynched from 1889 to 1932, and the majority were Black people, according to publisher Ida B. Wells.

As Black Americans look to the past for answers, Ida Wells was always very vocal in her campaigns to stop lynching and racial violence against her community. When her newspaper was published, she risked being lynched, and her office was burned to the ground.

She was determined to make a change, and in 2021, Black Americans must agree on a Black Agenda to make significant change. When white supremacy and racism shows its ugly face, it is important that the community is prepared to fight.

In 16 states, white supremacy is fighting to disenfranchise Blacks and people of color. Everyone, and it does not matter your color, should be fighting to uphold voting rights. All these organizations should take a page from Ida Wells, and become the loudest voice in the room. We must be more vocal, and racial justice and change must be a part of every conversation.

Intimidation never stopped Ida Wells from getting up in the morning to do what is right, and it cannot stop us from winning in 2021. Our ancestors have shown us the way, and it is time to come together and start a Black and people-of-color movement for change.

The color of your skin makes you Black, and All Black Lives Matter, and we must change America, and next the world.

Written by Roger Caldwell

Official websitehttp://rogerpoliticalblogs.wordpress.com


One Response to “BLMs and the Color of Your Skin.”
  1. Pelvo White, Jr. says:

    America must continue to remake itself in regards to it’s racial relationships. In its present state America suffers from the eclectic collecting of faulty cultural habits and beliefs which have tended to cause the continual demonizing of some of its citizens. We gleaned certain political and legal ideas from the ancient western world that weren’t necessarily helpful to the racial cohesion of a pluralistic multiracial democratic republic with a capitalist economic base. For all intents and purposes America is nothing more than a deviated model of Europe. It is a well-constructed model that is designed for the continued missionary conquest of the known world. Most Americans exist within the cultural sum total of European norms, folkways and mores that have been codified into law complete with dominant language (English), but one must realize that nations rise and fall over the centuries. In a” melting pot ” It is only natural for some American citizens to think that they are losing their cultural identities and to feel at times very alienated especially if they cannot interpret western world signs and symbolisms which allude to a foreign culture.

    The American brand of racial discrimination has its origin deep within the culture of the white race. An example of this is the play Othello by Shakespeare. This play is often taught in high schools, colleges and universities as a classic tragedy. There are those who would argue that the noun “Othello “was a complete invention by Shakespeare. It was a complete invention, but a clever racial one. The word “Othello “is a noun comprised of two Latin words which in Shakespeare’s time automatically identified who he was talking about because that person looked so differently from his white skinned society. Othello was portrayed as a black Muslim. The Latin rooted English noun ” Othello ” translate out to mean “of the it ” “Oth ” means ” of the “, and ” ello ” is a pronoun which means ” it .” The continued dehumanization of the black male passes on to the white skinned wife of Othello. Her name is “Desdemona.” The Latin word “Des” means descendant of, and the Latin word Demona “which means female demon. So the condemnation of the interracial couple within its own culture is complete with an ending caveat which is to stay away from such a love affair that can only have a tragic end.

    The singer, James Brown, has a phrase in one of his songs which says ” a two faced woman, and a jealous man have been the trouble in the world since the world began.” But Brown did not remind us that the accused two faced woman was white skinned, and that the jealous man was black skinned as Shakespeare suggests. We can also see and understand the ancient strains of racial discrimination against the black male in the Greek writings of Homer. The Iliad and the Odyssey identifies the king Odysseus, who through bad relations with the gods, sailed a confused route home to Ithaca.

    Much of Odysseus’ route was along and near the northern coast of Africa where he encountered dope addicts (lotus eaters), and witches, and monsters. The white skin race’s habit of demonizing the black skinned race is very old and has passed on from ancient times up to the present through stories like these. Even Aristotle was ran out of his home, and Socrates was executed for trying to introduce ideas which had their origins in the black race. We cannot continue to believe that the black male is noxious to America. These fears were born in the culture of the ancient white race that had a world conquest mission and have no relevance in today’s America. Our teachers and scholars must continue to study, interpret and reinterpret our own racial discrimination and bigotries embedded in our treasured ancient stories.

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