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It was no surprise to learn that European mapmakers — as far back as the 16th century — DELIBERATELY reduced the size of the African continent, but I had no idea by how much until I compared the maps below.

Map A (updated in 2013?) shows Europe and Africa as roughly the same size while North America is larger than both. This is FALSE.

world-continent-mapMAP A:  THE WHITE SUPREMACIST VIEW OF AFRICA  (the version taught in school)

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The composite map below (Map B) is not 100% accurate — for example, all of China does not fit inside Africa —  but it is more accurate when comparing the size of the African continent to Europe and the United States.

True_Size_Of_AfricaMAP B: AFRICA  (and the countries/continents that could fit inside it!)

This is just ONE more piece of evidence that:

1) we live under a system of white supremacy/black inferiority — even when it comes to making maps.

2) the system of white supremacy relies on LIES, DISTORTIONS, AND DECEPTION to minimize, marginalize, and inferiorize African people, even to the extent of making it appear that the African continent is much smaller than it actually is.

3) referring to Africa as the “Third World” is another method used to minimize, marginalize, and inferiorize African people (which is why I refuse to use the term to describe people of color)

4) black people should NEVER, EVER rely on Hollywood films, for example, the Butler, 12 Years a Slave, Red Tails, Django Unchained, 42 (movie about Jackie Robinson) — regardless of how many black names are attached to it — to teach us about our past history OR our present, lest we be as DECEIVED as we have been about the TRUE SIZE of the African continent.

There is TOO MUCH EVIDENCE for us to blindly support these films as fact OR to assume that a “Hollywood” production is the intellectual equivalent of sitting in a legitimate classroom or reading a book on black history.

I wrote a post about whether “The Butler” is a “black” film and after researching it, I concluded it WAS NOT. (click here to read it).

We are FAR TOO TRUSTING as a people to allow the same people who have distorted and whitewashed our TRUE AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY  to teach it to us — AND our children — as we sit inside a movie theater.

Since Map A is probably the one most likely to be shown in black grammar and high schools, please share this information with as many black children, youth and adults as possible. This map provides another opportunity to talk to black children about racism/white supremacy. E SUPREMACY = FALSEHOOD

“Map dishonesty” — featured in the TV show, ‘The West Wing’ – season 2-episode 16

SOURCES:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2445615/True-size-Africa-continent-big-China-India-US-Europe-together.html

http://www.upworthy.com/we-have-been-mislead-by-an-erroneous-map-of-the-world-for-500-years

In my first book, Trojan Horse: Death of a Dark Nation, I wrote a commentary called, “Our Children Are Watching,” and the lessons that could be learned from segregated proms, which are STILL occurring in the 21st century. I decided it might be constructive to post it here:

Two Proms:  One Black, One White

600x330_laub_blackprom_2009_0313Students from Montgomery County High School in Mount Vernon, Ga., before the prom.

In May 2009, in Montgomery County, Georgia, an “integrated” high school continued a 38-year tradition of hosting two racially segregated proms. The black prom was open to all students. The white prom had strict “rules” that excluded all the black students.

Despite claims from black and white students that interracial friendships are common at their high school, the blatant racism of the white students, school administrators, and parents tells the real story.

A Surprising (and Disappointing) Turn of Events

650x433_laub_whiteprom_2009_0227The white students’ prom was held on May 1 at a community center; the black students had theirs at the same place the following night.

On the evening of the white prom (held the night before the black prom), a small group of black male and female students stood among a crowd of white parents and onlookers outside the community center.

The black students snapped photos and cheered as their white classmates strutted into the building in their high-school finery.  One of black students admitted they got some stares, but claimed it “wasn’t too bad.”

(Their white friends didn’t return the favor by cheering their black friends at the black prom).  Afterwards, over a bucket of KFC, the black students joked about how “lame” the white prom was but their hurt (and confusion) over being excluded was obvious.

One girl, who stated her “best friend” was white, didn’t understand why they couldn’t attend the same prom with their white friends. One black girl predicted that, “half of those (white) girls, when they get home, they’re gonna text a black boy.”

Another girl seemed disappointed that she hadn’t received a single text message from her white friends as they partied at their whites-only prom.

It’s Not About Race (Or Racism), It’s About “Tradition”

In contrast, the reaction of (many) white students ranged from awkwardness to justification to pride. One white male senior — who claimed he had as many black friends as white friends — didn’t see his whites-only senior prom as racist. “It’s how it’s always been. It’s just a tradition,” he said.

“It’s not about being racist,” added the white mother of a senior girl attending the whites-only high school prom. “It’s what we’ve always done.”

“It’s not really about being racist, or having all white friends, or black friends,” insisted one white female student. “We all hang out together, we’re all in the same classes, we all eat lunch together at the same tables. It’s not about what color you are, it’s not about if you’re black or white…”

Voices From a Divided Prom  (Harley Boone is a white female/Kera Nobles, the second voice, is a black female. Notice that none of the white students refer to the black students as their “best friends.”)

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Yes, yes, we know, it’s all about “tradition,” like the fine traditions of America’s Jim Crow past, with its “Colored Waiting Rooms,” separate water fountains, separate schools, and separate black and white restaurant entrances…

segregated water fountainSegregated Water Fountains

Segregated entrancesSeparate Black and White Entrances

“This community and this school system is fine like it is,” the white parent of a senior student agreed. “Why change something that works? It’s not broken. The kids are perfectly fine with it.”

She’s only half-right. The white half may be perfectly fine with segregated proms, but, apparently, the black kids are not:

“I want to have my senior prom with the people I’m graduating with.”

“I don’t understand. If they can be in there, why can’t everybody else?”

“If my best friend is white, why can’t we attend the same prom?”

A Different Kind Of Educational Genocide

Do not misunderstand our point. The tragedy of this story is NOT a segregated prom. It is the LACK of self-respect (and self-esteem) that would drive those bright, caring black students to DEMEAN themselves by showing up, armed with cameras and smiles, to cheer the racist participants of a “whites only” high school prom.

The real tragedy is young black people who want to be accepted so badly by their white peers that they are willing to disrespect themselves, without understanding that surrendering their dignity gains them NOTHING.

The real tragedy is black boys who think it’s a “compliment” to be the sexual playthings and “negro pets” of the same white girls who can’t be seen with them in public, or even at the same prom.

One can only imagine that race relations at any high school that insists on segregated proms is far from rosy or ideal. One would rather NOT imagine what other indignities, insults, slights, and self-esteem damage these black students are experiencing on a daily basis.

This is not a condemnation of those black students from Montgomery County. On the contrary, they appear to be sensitive, loving, (and forgiving) young people. It is NOT their fault they do not understand. They are simply playing the roles taught them from birth in a white superiority/black inferiority system.

Our children are also imitating what black adults do every day. They SEE us smile and pretend not to notice when we are being disrespected.

They are WATCHING as we grovel for crumbs from the economic table, and beg for acceptance from whites even while we are being rejected.

They are LISTENING as we praise whites for the smallest things, and elevate those blacks who are the closest in appearance to whites, while degrading our own black features, hair, skin color, and humanity.

chicago_schools_closing_protest 8NO WONDER SO MANY OF OUR CHILDREN FEEL SO INFERIOR

It is undeniable that WE — black adults and parents — have dropped the collective ball when it comes to our black children. We have NOT taught them about the system of white supremacy because we have NOT educated ourselves.

We have NOT built up their self-esteem so they WON’T NEED TO BE VALIDATED BY SOMEONE JUST BECAUSE THAT SOMEONE IS WHITE. Most of all, we have NOT taught our children what a true “friend” is NOT.

1. Anyone who condones your mistreatment is NOT your friend.
2. Anyone who condones your mistreatment should NEVER be your friend.
3. Anyone who condones your mistreatment CANNOT be trusted.
4. By accepting their bad behavior, you are TEACHING others to mistreat you.

Those who insist, “it’s not the kids’, it’s the parents’ fault,” or who (falsely) believe that the next (white) generation will be “different” (less racist) than their parents, should heed the words of the mother of the 2009 black prom queen, who attended her own segregated prom three decades ago:

650x433_laub_blackprom_2009_0674Niesha Bell, a senior, was voted queen of the black prom.

Niesha’s mother, Angela Bell, graduated from Montgomery County High School in 1978 and also attended a racially segregated prom. “I don’t see how things will ever change around here,”  says Angela, a cashier.  “It’s hard to see my girl in the same situation I was in 30 years ago.

The More Things Change; The More They Stay The Same

The odds are (great) that the 2009 white graduates of Montgomery High School — who claim their racist traditions are their “parents’ fault” — will pass along the same “traditions” to their children 20 years from now.

40 years ago, blacks believed that the Civil Rights movement, integration, interracial marriages, and the anti-establishment white hippies who preached “flower power” and “peace and love” in the 1960s, would lead to the elimination of racism, because these young whites would be “different” than their racially intolerant parents.

Our own experiences as blacks in America — if we are honest — has proven this was NOT the case. By the time these white 17 and 18-year-old 2009 graduates from Montgomery High School have to compete for a coveted seat at a university, a college scholarship, a job, a promotion, or a spouse, it’s a sure bet that the vast majority of their interracial “friendships” will have already bitten the dust.

The segregated proms in Montgomery County, Georgia are stark reminders of the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott of 1955, and the kinds of conversations that could have taken place between black domestics and their white employers,
whose houses they cleaned, dinners they cooked, and children they raised:

“Now, Mabel, you know you’re just like one of the family, but I just don’t understand for the life of me, why it’s so important for you coloreds to sit in the front of the bus when the back seat rides just fine.”

It is time to tell our children the TRUTH for sanity’s sake

To read the New York Times article on this segregated prom click here.

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THIS IS A FILM EVERY BLACK PARENT NEEDS TO SEE

(available on-line for FREE until March 5, 2014)

LBM, a regular commenter on my blog posted this response on a previous post – “Talking to Black Children About Racism/White Supremacy – Part 1”

“Recently went to a viewing of American Promise (PBS, Sundance), a film that followed two black boys from K-12 who attended an “elite” prep school in NYC. Had a very lively discussion with parent’s and “educators” who were debating the perceived opportunities VS the emotional price of putting the boys in an environment that provided absolutely no support of their culture or ethnic selves.

I told the group I considered it to be child abuse to put a black child in an environment in which he/she was the only – or one of very few – black children , especially when the teaching staff was all white. There was some respectful debate but the nastiest pushbacks came from a couple of folk who were adamant that it didn’t matter the race of a child’s teachers. I told them that Black folk are the only people that say that.

I think the documentary can still be seen on-line. It raises many, many questions about many things but the fact that we adults refuse to envision a better world (fight white domination) and send these young people into the snake pit so pitifully unprepared — then have the nerve to expect positive results from them is…abusive to say the least.”

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I agree wholeheartedly.  This was  the response I posted to her comment:

@ LBM

I have seen so many black parents over the years who seem absolutely BEWILDERED that the black boy or girl they sent into an all-white environment doesn’t have any black friends, only wants to date white people, dislikes other black people and views them as “aliens,” and in fact, sometimes winds up having little respect even for that black parent.

I understand why some black parents believe a white school offers a better education but they fail to understand that “education” is more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. An educational system also PROGRAMS your value system  AND  teaches you WHO is valuable and WHO is NOT.

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Which reminds me of something Adam Clayton Powell, the first black Congressman from New York State, once said:  “Harvard has ruined more Negroes than bad whisky.”

And why so many black people who have attended predominantly white schools and universities, often wind up DATING and MARRYING WHITE. And why, out of that number, they often wind up using their education and acquired skills to WORK AGAINST the interests of other black people – both in the U.S. AND abroad.

A friend of mine (a black male), who was offered a full scholarship all the way through medical school, told me that “they” (meaning, powerful white people) search for gifted black boys and young black males who show unusual academic promise so they could INDOCTRINATE (brainwash) them by offering scholarships to white universities and encouraging them to engage in homosexuality and/or sex/marriage with white females.

That, in effect, by placing our brightest children in the hands of those powerful white institutions — we are creating a BRAIN DRAIN in the black community that guarantees we will not have the numbers that have the education or the skill levels required to LIBERATE OURSELVES from oppression and total DEPENDENCY.

WE HAVE TO BE MORE LOGICAL

Why would the SAME SYSTEM that created INFERIOR BLACK SCHOOLS all over the nation — want to educate ANY black child UNLESS that child will be used — as an ADULT — to help maintain the WHITE SUPREMACY SYSTEM?

AND why would we expect OUR BLACK CHILDREN to fare any better in a predominantly white environment when WE as BLACK ADULTS — aren’t doing all that well OURSELVES?

In fact, one of the black parents in the documentary said, “I’ve been the only black child in the classroom,” says Tony. “Wasn’t a pleasant thing back then.” But, he hopes “times have changed.”

It doesn’t look like “times” haven’t changed very much for one of the black boys, Seun, who says he is no longer thrilled about attending Dalton (the private white school): “I hate school,”  he said. “It’s bad, it’s hard and I’m in the sixth grade.”

As the film progressed, the other black boy, Idris, asks a devastating question: “I bet if I were white, I’d be better off. Isn’t that true?”

Putting a black child in a white environment where black is assumed to be inferior will DEVASTATE that child’s self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect — and increase their ANTI-BLACKNESS and WHITE IDENTIFICATION.

As one black parent said, “I’ve been the only black child in the classroom. Wasn’t a pleasant thing back then.”

WE HAVE TO STOP AVOIDING THE TRUTH AND START TEACHING OUR BLACK CHILDREN ABOUT RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY SO THEY WILL HAVE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ARMOR TO UNDERSTAND AND DEAL WITH IT.

The “American Promise” Documentary

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Two families are featured in American Promise: Tony and Stacey Summers (left) stand next to their son, Seun. Filmmakers Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster are with sons Idris and Miles (right).

Seun Summers (left) and Idris Brewster have been best friends since before they were kindergartners. They're both college sophomores today, and their parents say each is thriving in his respective school. (Seun is at York College, part of The City University of New York; Idris is at Occidental College in Los Angeles.)

Seun Summers (left) and Idris Brewster

Here’s the link to the video for those who want to watch it  (available on-line for FREE until March 5, 2014)

http://www.pbs.org/pov/americanpromise/full.php#.UwbOSIVhuSo

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“Talking to Black Children About Racism/White Supremacy – Part 1”

Unfortunately, in the short time that passed since I posted this story, I have come across some new information–which I cannot verify–which that states that a court has already ruled against Ms Stewart and in favor of the defendants:

Matrix and Terminator copyright rulings

Regardless of any court rulings, I believe her story could be true for the following reason:

1.  She is a non-white person in a white supremacy system. The COURT SYSTEMS are used to maintain this system for the same reason Zimmerman “won” his case and for the same reason Dunn (the white male who murdered a black boy over “loud music”) was NOT convicted of first degree murder, and all the hundreds of thousands of black people denied justice in American courtrooms.

I don’t know what the truth is BUT based on the preponderance of evidence of how the white supremacy system functions, especially when it comes to the court systems — this court ruling does not prove Ms Stewart was lying.

 In fact, I EXPECTED her to lose, regardless of any facts or proof she presented.

 And, as usual, I was not surprised.

But, in the interests of being as accurate as possible — AND I cannot verify the accuracy of the Matrix and Terminator copyright rulings at the above link–I had to share this information with you.

The remainder of my post regarding WHITE THEFT of BLACK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY is accurate and still stands.

 

The Original Writer of The Matrix and Terminator & Laurence Fishburne2Laurence Fishburne and Sophia Stewart

It looks like ANOTHER example in a long, long history of WHITE THEFT of black intellectual property, which includes inventions, music, dance, and, yes, novels that are turned into screenplays and mega-franchises.

I heard about this story several years ago and fully expected it to be swept under the rug–FOREVER. I’m pleased to see Ms. Sophia Stewart is STILL bravely fighting such a powerful industry (and enemy) and that she is still alive AND breathing.

(CORRECTION: I sent out an email earlier today that reported Ms Stewart won a 2.5 billion-dollar settlement but that was false. The court battle is still ongoing).

A recap of her journey (excerpted from poptopictvonline)

“Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt had been based on her manuscript, ‘The Third Eye,’ copyrighted in 1981. In the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works.

According to court documentation, an FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation also stated that ‘credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers.’

These witnesses claimed to have seen Stewart’s original work and that it had been ‘often used during preparation of the motion pictures.’ The defendants tried, on several occasions, to have Stewart’s case dismissed, without success.

Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which comes from Matrix fans, who are strangely loyal to the Wachowski Brothers (and their counterfeit — my words) Matrix & Terminator franchises.”

The_Matrix_PosterThe Matrix movie — screenplay stolen from a novel

To echo her 2004 press release:

“The Matrix & Terminator movie franchises have made world history and have ultimately changed the way people view movies and how Hollywood does business, yet the real truth about the creator and creation of these films continue to elude the masses because the hidden secret of the matter is that these films were created and written by a Black woman… a Black woman named Sophia Stewart. But Hollywood does not want you to know this fact simply because it would change history.”

(Since the story was reported, it was stated that the information that she had already won was false. But the fact does remain it is an on-going case and she did win the right to proceed with her suit).

SOURCE:  http://www.poptopictvonline.com/1/post/2011/05/the-original-writer-of-the-matrix-and-terminator-wins-25-billion-dollar-lawsuit.html

UPDATE TO THIS POST: PLEASE READ FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION

Which reminds me of two recent news stories:

Top 5 songs on Billboard’s  R&B Songs  chart this week (October 19, 2013).

1. Drake: Hold On, We’re Going Home
2. Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines
3. Chris Brown: Love More
4. Robin Thicke: Give It To You
5. August Alsina: I luv This Sh*t

http://www.rnbplanet.com/billboards-top-5-rb-songs-october-19-2013/

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Robin Thicke’s label settles with Marvin Gaye’s family in ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit   (January 15, 2014)

Robin Thicke 1Robin Thicke

Marvin Gaye’s children, Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye, have settled claims against a music company owned by Sony over Robin Thicke’s Grammy-nominated hit song “Blurred Lines.”

The Gayes had accused EMI of not pursuing a copyright infringement case against Thicke because “Blurred Lines” has similarities to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”

A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye’s dismissal of their lawsuit against EMI, which is owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Documents say the Gayes and Sony have an agreement and claims against Sony can’t be brought again. A representative for the Gaye family said the terms of the settlement were confidential.  Dueling lawsuits between the Gaye family and Thicke remain active.

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A Little Background Info About Robin Thicke (the “Grammy” Award-winning songwriter who ripped off Marvin Gaye, a black male).

Thicke recorded his first demo as a teenager. According to Thicke, his father, wanting him to focus on his studies and graduate high school before pursuing music, would not pay for Thicke to record a four-song demo tape. The $1,000 demo ultimately was paid for by an uncle of one of the group members,  Al Jarreau (a black male). 

Thicke’s demo made its way to Brian McKnight  (another black male), who was impressed enough with the 14-year old Thicke to bring him into the studio and work with him. “Anyway”, a song co-written with Thicke, was featured on McKnight’s second album I Remember You.

Thicke’s peers jokingly nicknamed him “Brian McWhite.” It was Thicke’s association with McKnight, who Thicke counts as one of his first mentors, that helped him to land his first recording contract with Interscope Records at the age of 16.

Robin Thicke is the first Caucasian male artist to top that chart on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

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Let’s be CRYSTAL CLEAR. There is NO WAY in H, Robin Thicke OR Justin Timberlake (or the Osmond Brothers, or Elvis, for that matter). would have OR could have created, penned, or sung ONE LYRIC of ‘black-sounding’ music without the BLACK ORIGINATORS of black, soul, R&B, rock, or jazz.

At BEST, they are IMITATORS — and no amount of black or white fans, Grammys, or (manufactured) Billboard Music ratings changes ONE single fact — plus I strongly suspect the lack of new AND original black music talent getting exposure is due to the white-controlled music industry’s attempts to eventually REWRITE and control black music history.

Had TRUE black musical talents like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Curtis Mayfield been born 30 years later, I doubt we’d be listening to them on today’s radio stations.

There is a REASON we only hear and see the same handful of black entertainers and their industry-manufactured, mechanical-sounding, computer-synthesized “black” music on the radio, TV and in the AWARDS ceremonies.

THEY ARE LITERALLY REMOVING THE  ” SOUL”  FROM BLACK MUSIC AND MAKING IT WHITER

AND MORE SEXUALLY AND MORALLY DEVIANT

When black people praise and support these white imitators (get terminal amnesia) we are COMPLICIT in our own cultural white-washing and in its ultimate destruction.

The DOUBLE irony is Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake are MAKING MORE MONEY off black music than ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE WHO TAUGHT THEM how to sing, dance, and “move” like black folks — COMBINED.

By buying this (stolen) music and buying tickets to the recent rash of films about “black His-Story” produced by White Hollywood — while BLACK filmmakers like Spike Lee are denied funds to make a movie about Malcolm X

we are COMPLICIT in HELPING TO SET THE STAGE for something much more dangerous.

To paraphrase something a friend recently said (to me):

When an enemy is in a more powerful position, they take control of their targets’ HISTORY and IMAGES, and RE-WRITE and FALSIFY them (like all the “Black His-Story” films that black people are blindly flocking to)

and once they get their TARGETS to submit to those fraudulent images AND false history as TRUTH–

The next move is:

GENOCIDE.

Here’s an excerpt from an email I received yesterday from a reader, who I’ll call “Miss P.”  I thought she raised such an important question that it was worthy of an entire post. If anyone has any constructive suggestions, please share!

“Hi Pam,

I work in an elementary school part-time in an affluent predominantly white suburb.  The few black students that do attend the elementary school are either from the Caribbean and Latin America (places like Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

I decided to mentor the two black students in the class I work in;  one from Jamaica and the other boy is from the U.S. I’ve purchased books from hueman bookstore and am awaiting its arrival.  I bought graphic novels about Malcolm X, MLK Jr., and Reconstruction in celebration of Black History Month and hope to read it with them.

What would your advice be in terms of discussing racism? The U.S.-born black boy’s mother wears a blonde weave.  I don’t know if her son would even be exposed to being aware of racism. The mother of the boy from Jamaica thanked me for helping her son, but I don’t know if she understands America’s history since they are from Jamaica. 

Would I be overstepping my role if I discussed racism’s role in a historical context? I looked at your book Death of A Dark Nation and I interpreted that the Save the Children & the Black Family section as a call to the parents to provide for their children this kind of education, but if the parents are too damaged themselves or from a different country is it a teacher’s responsibility? 

Also would you say that many black parents don’t teach their children about racism? I apologize for asking these questions, but my mother is Chinese so I don’t really have much of a reference point on how I should be a model to teaching black youth about racism.

Thank you for your time and efforts.

Miss P

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My response:

Greetings Miss P,

I want to commend you for taking on the task of educating black children about racism/white supremacy. There are no easy answers when it comes to HOW we should do it, especially if their own parents aren’t discussing OR thinking about it.

From what you said, those students are probably being over exposed to white supremacy/non-white inferiority via television and movies — on top of receiving an inferior education that teaches that white is superior and black is inferiority, so keep that in mind.

 10 Suggestions on Talking To Black Children About Racism/White Supremacy

1.  Many young people (and adults for that matter) are not interested in reading about black history (although there are some exceptions) but they might be interested in watching a movie or video (and as an added incentive make it a TV/movie/pizza evening, where a discussion will take place before, during and/or after the movie.

 2.  Discussing recent news events and giving children more insight into what they’re looking at is a good way to discuss racism because then they can see it with their own eyes and are probably talking about it with their friends, anyway, like Trayvon Martin’s death and why he died and why Zimmerman didn’t go to jail.

When discussing racism with black children we should talk TO them, not AT them, and let them express how they feel and ask questions. We should do it in small doses at a time by using historical examples and references and counter-racism information to EXPLAIN current events and why they’re happening.

Also, it’s SUPER IMPORTANT not to go ballistic, or go on a wild rant by using profanity but let the FACTS speak for themselves so they will learn to CONTROL THEIR EMOTIONS, STAY CALM, and RELY ON LOGIC when confronted with racism. (I admit, that’s an area I have to work on, myself).

3. NEVER soften (or falsify) your discussions about racism/white supremacy with a lot of inane “color doesn’t matter” or “all people are the same” or “love is color-blind” or “some blacks are racists, too” — or any of the CONFUSING “politically correct” nonsense that means the speaker is NOT TELLING THE TRUTH. The evidence speaks for itself — that there would BE no system of white supremacy if ANY of the above were true.

Believe me, the racist/white supremacists are not going to “soften” their mistreatment when it comes to how they treat our black children. In fact, they are KILLING OUR CHILDREN every day, so the idea that talking about racism will “hurt black children” makes absolutely NO SENSE when you consider the consequences that come when they DON’T understand it.

When we avoid talking about racism to our children, we are NOT doing it to protect them, we are doing it to PROTECT  OURSELVES by avoiding things that make us uncomfortable.

4. Talk HONESTLY about the entertainment industry, like WHY black males are pressured to wear dresses in movies, and  why most successful black female entertainers MUST wear weaves and blonde hair and why black male actors are NOT shown loving or making love to black females in movies and TV commercials, and why black females must be light-skinned or have a white parent to be considered “pretty,”  and how blacks are encouraged to fuss and fight and disrespect and demean each other on TV (like Tyler Perry’s buffoonery sitcoms and Sanford and Sons, Martin, etc).

In the second book, ‘Black Love Is A Revolutionary Act,’  there is a chapter called, “Why Black Female Entertainers Must Wear Weaves That Look Like Weaves.” This Chapter is also found in the third and fourth books.

5.  It would be ideal to greatly reduce or eliminate TV and movies in your home, but I believe this suggestion is unrealistic for the millions of black people who rely on it as BABY-SITTERS for their children and as escapist entertainment for themselves. What we can do at least is to monitor what children are watching and discuss the many ways that racism/white supremacy are being practiced.

For example, I watched a few episodes of a TV show called, “The Good Wife,” and found it was rife with white supremacy/non-white inferiority messages. The black male law partners were pitted against each other and neither of them were ever shown with any female companionship.

The only non-white female (an Indian) with a lead role portrayed a dysfunctional, violent, anti-social sexual freak who slept with both white males and white females. All in the same vein of shows like “Scandal” that show a successful black female as the sexual plaything of a married white male — aka “a white man’s whore” role.

If you do NOT understand why any of the above is a problem, you can educate yourself by reading the book, “Trojan Horse: Death of a Dark Nation,” in particular the chapter called “Weapon #7: Entertainment” — and by reading other books about the racism in entertainment.

6. DO NOT LIE TO YOUR CHILDREN about what is going on. They are smarter and more resilient than we give them credit for. Do NOT let their first taste of racism happen in the street. PREPARE them for the reality they will be facing by TELLING THEM THE TRUTH.

I have known many ADULT black people who resent (even hate) their parents for NOT preparing them for the racism they would encounter, and I believe this is a HUGE part of the reason that so many black youth do not respect OR trust their black elders.

7. Talk about your own experiences with racism. Do NOT let our false pride, bravado, or our EGOS get in the way of saving our children from emotional, psychological or physical harm while living under a system of racism/white supremacy. Tell them THE TRUTH about what you have experienced,  how it damaged you, how it hurt you, and let them SEE that you survived it — and share whatever strategies you used to try to solve your problems.

8. Take a page out of the Jewish parental handbook by talking about racism in a way that puts the BLAME on the racists, not on their victims. Jews do not apologize for what they call “anti-Semitism.”  Why should the victims apologize OR be ashamed when racism is practiced? Tell our children the TRUTH, that there are white people who will harm them simply because they are NOT white — regardless of their looks, money, or education.

Teach them that racism is NOT a reflection on black people OR on our humanity;  it’s a reflection on the INHUMANITY of the (white) people who PRACTICE IT.  And most of all, teach them the TRUE DEFINITION of racism provided here — so they will NOT BE CONFUSED about who is practicing it AND why they are practicing it

IN OTHER WORDS — STOP KEEPING WHITE PEOPLE’S SECRETS

9.  It is extremely helpful that the black adult or parent UNDERSTAND white supremacy and how it functions, but even those who lack the knowledge can still be observant and talk HONESTLY with their children about what is happening and WHY it is happening.

There are chapters in ‘Trojan Horse: Death of a Dark Nation’ that explains black poverty, educational racism, and police brutality in a way that is easy to understand. Use that info to explain current events. Again, we should avoid lecturing and have casual conversations about the racism that we hear and read about in the news.

10. Be mindful that some black parents may object once their children start asking them questions about racism and show a greater understanding of racism. It’s sad so many black parents are ducking and dodging the truth about racism and about their own experiences.

This is a suicidal move for a people who are STILL under extreme attack by the white supremacy system. Do not be discouraged but be aware so you do not jeopardize your employment.

Some links to posts based on the book excerpts which can be found in ‘Black Love Is A Revolutionary Act’

http://racismws.com/2013/07/14/after-the-trayvon-martin-verdict-what-can-black-people-do/

http://racismws.com/2013/07/15/after-the-trayvon-martin-verdict-what-can-black-people-do-part-two/

http://racismws.com/2013/07/16/after-the-trayvon-martin-verdict-what-can-black-people-do-part-three/

http://racismws.com/2013/07/17/after-the-trayvon-martin-verdict-what-can-black-people-do-part-four/

http://racismws.com/2013/10/13/after-the-trayvon-martin-verdict-what-can-black-people-do-part-five/

http://racismws.com/2013/11/25/new-archive-page-with-all-my-published-posts/

We have to talk to our children about racism/white supremacy —

Before it’s too late for them to hear us…

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