Africa’s Golden Age

As a whole, Black Africa, in the 15th century, before slave trading, was superior to Europe.  

Timbuktu ranked with Alexandria, Fez, Seville, Cordova and Constantinople as a great centre of learning.  Economically, the textiles of Congo and Guinea were as high quality as those of Europe.  Metal works, of copper in particular, of Katanga and Zambia, and iron works of Sierra Leone, were much superior to those they were made to import by force later from Europe.  In Zimbabwe, Rhodes mercenaries and traffickers found huge constructions, and mines well exploited. Bronze metal in Benin was better quality than the Portuguese. European superiority was only in terms of gun fire .

Dawn of a New Era

Shortly after the adoption of Islam, Kanem rose to be a state of considerable importance and extended its sway over the tribes of the Eastern Sudan to the borders of Egypt and Nubia; the first Muslim king of Kanem is said to have reigned either towards the close of the 11th or the first half of the 12th century (8).

Ibn Battuta gives a good description of the people of Mali under Islam:
‘The Black people possess some admirable qualities. they are seldom unjust, and have greater abhorrence of injustice than any other people. their sultan shows no mercy to anyone who is guilty of the least act of it. There is complete security in their country. Neither traveller nor inhabitant in it has anything to fear from robbers or men of violence.

They are careful to observe the hours of prayer, and assiduous in attending them in congregations, and in bringing up their children to them. On Fridays, if a man does not go early to the mosque, he cannot find a corner to pray in, on account of the crowd. It is a custom of theirs to send each man his boy [to the mosque] with his prayer-mat; the boy spreads it out for his master in a place befitting him [and remains on it] until he comes to the mosque. Their prayer-mats are made of the leaves of a tree resembling a date-palm, but without fruit (9).


Another of their good qualities is their habit of wearing clean white garments on Fridays. Even if a man has nothing but an old worn shirt, he washes it and cleans it, and wears it to the Friday service. yet another is their zeal for learning the Qur’an by heart (10).’

The positive impact Islam had on African society was observed by later Western writers and travellers. Smith notes how:
‘We hear of whole tribes laying aside their devil worship, or immemorial fetish, and springing at a bound, as it were, from the very lowest to one of the highest forms of religious belief. Christian travellers, with every wish to think otherwise, have remarked that the Black person who accepts Islam acquires at once a sense of the dignity of human nature not commonly found even among those who have been brought to accept Christianity (11).’
Smith adds:
‘Nor as to the effects of Islam when first embraced by a Black tribe, can there, when viewed as a whole, be any reasonable doubt. Polytheism disappears almost instantaneously; sorcery, with it attendant evils, gradually dies away; human sacrifice becomes a thing of the past. The general moral elevations is most marked; the natives begin for the first time in their history to dress, and that neatly. Squalid filth is replaced by some approach to personal cleanliness; hospitality becomes a religious duty; drunkenness, instead of the rule becomes a comparatively rare exception. Though polygamy is allowed by the Koran, it is not common in practice…; chastity is looked upon as one of the highest, and becomes, in fact, on of the commoner virtues. It is idleness henceforth that degrades, and industry that elevates, instead of the reverse. Offences are henceforth measured by a written code instead of the arbitrary caprice of a chieftain-a step, as every one will admit, of vast importance in the progress of a tribe (12).’

The Islamic impact is also on the economic and cultural levels. Muslims proved to be excellent traders and came to dominate the commercial world, helping to foster progress in sciences, philosophy and technology wherever they settled. Merchants from Arabia and the Gulf opened up the eastern coasts of Africa, from the Horn to Madagascar, to international trade (13). The rich trading settlements of Sofala, Kilwa and Mogadishu became Africa’s outlets to the Indian Ocean. Along the coast, from the Horn to Madagascar, the original Muslim civilisation developed around the Muslim trading settlements: the Swahili civilisation (14).
Browne, and Englishman, who undertook extensive travels in Central African in the years 1799 and 1806 (15), remarks that, among the idolaters of Sheibon and other places, the only persons he saw wearing decent clothes, or indeed clothing at all, were Muslims; that it was to the introduction of Islam a century and a half before his time that Darfur owed its settled government and the cultivation of its soil; and that the people of Bergoo were remarkable for their zealous attachment to their religion, and read the Qur’an daily. In this summary we hear of the use of decent clothing, and the arts of reading and agriculture, attributed to Islam (16).

Mungo Park, educated as he was for the Scotch Church, and cruelly persecuted as he was throughout his travels by the ‘Moorish banditi’, Smith notes would not be likely to be a friend of Islam, and many of his remarks show a strong bias against it: his testimony, therefore is all the more valuable. His travels lay almost exclusively among Muslims or semi-Muslim tribes, and he found that the Black people were everywhere summoned to prayer by blasts blown through elephants’ tusks. On reahing the Niger, the main object of his wanderings, he found, to his surprise, that Sego, the capital of Bamharra, was a walled town, containing some 30,000 inhabitants, that the houses were square and very often white-washed, and that there were Muslim mosques in every quarter. ‘The view of this extensive city,’ he writes, ‘the numerous canoes upon the river, the crowded population, and the cultivated state of the surrounding country, formed altogether a prospect of civilisation and magnificence which I little expected to find in the bosom of Africa’ (17).
His impression of the women was most favourable. ‘I do not recollect,’ he says, ‘a single instance of hard-heartedness towards me among the women. In all my wandering and wretchedness I found them uniformly kind and compassionate.’ One of the first lessons in which the Mandingo women instructed their children was the practice of truth. (18)

Mungo Park adds: ‘the beverages of the pagan Negroes are beer and mead, of which they frequently drink to excess. The Muslims amongst them drink nothing but water’ (19).
As to education, Mungo Park found schools and active teachers everywhere (20). In Africa, we are assured, at all hands, that the Muslim population has an almost passionate desire for education. Wherever Muslims are numerous, they establish schools themselves; and there are not a few who travel extraordinary distances to secure the best possible education (21).

The Reverend Edward Blyden, a native Black African and Christian missionary, counters those who attack Islam, and says:
‘If those Christians who are so unmeasured in their denunciations of ‘Mohammedanism’ could travel, as I have travelled, through those countries in the interior of West Africa, and witness, as I have witnessed, the vast contrast between the pagan and ‘Mohammedan’ communities- the habitual listlessness of the one, and the activity and growth, physical and mental, of the other; the capricious and unsettled administration of law, or rather the absence of law, in the one, and the tendency to order and regularity in the other; the increasing prevalence of ardent spririts in the one, and the rigid sobriety and conservative abstemiousness of the other- they would cease to regard the ‘Mussulman’ system as an unmitigated evil in the interior of Africa’ (22).

Western Efforts to Block the Progress of African Civilization

The Western slave trade, which reached its peak in the 18th century, shattered not just Muslim communities, but the whole of African society and economy, and permanently. Garaudy and Howitt explain how this disastrous impact in great detail (23). It is not that African society, as generally held in Western writing, was initially backward, thus clearing the conscience of the slave traders from their responsibility in its backwardness, but rather, as a whole, Black Africa, in the 15th century, before slave trading, Garaudy explains was not inferior to Europe (24). Coming from Goa or Egypt, Islam penetrated as far as Chad, and met in Nigeria and old black civilisation, which was remarkable for its art, possibly tributary to Mediterranean classical influences, which it soon adopted (25). The African states of Ghana, Mali and songhay shared in the great age of Islamic civilisation from the 9th to 16th centuries (26). On his return from his pilgrimage to Makkah in 1324, Mansa Musa brought back with him the Muslim poet and architect Es Saheli, who built the famous mosques and learning academies of Timbuktu and Gao (27). Timbuktu ranked with Alexandria, Fez, Seville, Cordova and Constantinople as a great centre of learning (28). Blyden speaks of the story of the Hejazi jurist who sought employment in Timbuktu, but who, finding too many scholars went on to Fez where he found employment more easily. He quotes with relish many honourable appearances of a black skin in Islamic literature, as an encouragement to African learning (29).

Economically, the textiles of Congo and Guinea were as high quality as those of Europe; Nigerian decorated hides and leather were appreciated in Europe, getting to it via North Africa; and metal works, of copper in particular, of Katanga and Zambia, and iron works of Sierra Leone, were much superior to those they were made to import by force later from Europe (30). The Empire of Ghana was a thriving commercial centre, and its large capital, Kumbi Saleh, was an important centre of trade and scholarship, where Islamic theology and history were studied (31). In Zimbabwe, Rhodes mercenaries and traffickers found huge constructions, and mines well exploited. Bronze metal in Benin was better quality than the Portuguese. European superiority was only in terms of gun fire (32).
It was Western Christendom, and above all the slave trade it inflicted on Africa, which destroyed these progresses of the African continent, and made the prosperity of the slave-trading nations (33). In 1540, only 400 Africans were deported, a figure which rose to nearly 300,000 every year in the 18th century (34). Due to losses during capture, transportation, deaths at the plantations, etc., 100 million Africans perished as a result of the slave trade (65).

This article was an excerpt of al-Djazairi, S.E., A Short History of Islam, The Institute of Islamic History, Manchester: 2006
(1) J.S. Trimingham: the Influence of Islam; op cit; p. 53
(2) Ibid; pp. 62-3
(3) Ibid; p. 67
(4) Ibid; p. 68
(5) Ibid; pp. 68-9
(6) on the day of Judgement each person will be held responsible for his deeds. ‘The fate of every man have We bound upon his neck…, neither shall any laden soul be charged with the burden of another’; sura xvii.13, 15, vi 34 [Qur-aan 17.13, 15; 6.34]
(7) J.S. Trimingham: The Influence of Islam; op cit; p. 57
(8) C. H. Becker: Geschichte des ostlichen Sudan; Der Islam; vol 1; Strassburg; 1910; pp. 162-3
(9) Ibn Battuta: Voyages d’Ibn Battuta, Arabic text accompanied by Fr tr by C. Defremery and B.R. Sanguinetti, preface and notes by Vincent Monteil, I-IV, Paris, 1968, repring of the 1854 ed; vol 4; pp. 421-2
(10) Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa; tr and selected by H.A.R. Gibb; George Routledge and Sons Ltd; London, 1929; pp. 329-31
(11) R.B. Smith: Mohammed; op cit; p.38
(12) Ibid; pp. 42-3
(13) D.T. Niane: General History of Africa; op cit; p.2
(14) Ibid; p. 3
(15) See Pinkerton: Voyages; vol xv and xvi
(16) In R.B. Smith; Mohammed; op cit; p. 44
(17) Mungo Park’s Traves; Cap I. Nd fin; in R.B. Smith: Mohammed; op cit; p. 45
(18) In R.B. Smith; Mohammed; op cit; p. 46
(19) Mungo Park; Cap VII; in R.B. Smith: Mohammed; op cit; p. 46
(20) In R.B. Smith: Mohammed; p. 47
(21) Ibid; p. 41
(22) Ibid; pp. 50-1
(23) R. Garaudy: Comment l’Homme; op cit. W Howitt: Colonisation an dChristianity. op cit.
(24) R Garaudy; Comment l’Homme; op cit; p. 271
(25) E Perroy: Le Moyen Age, Presses Universitaires de France, 1956; p. 525
(26) D. M. Traboulay: Columbus and Las Casas; University Press of America, New York, London, 1994. p. 69
(27) Ibid; p. 70
(28) G.O. Cox: African Empires and Civilisations; New York; 1974; p. 161
(39) Blyden in N. Daniel: Islam, Europe and Empire; Edinburgh University Press; 1966; p. 314
(30) R. Garaudy: Comment l’Homme; op. cit; p. 271
(31) D.M. Traboulay: Columbus and Las Casas; op cit; p. 69
(32) R. Garaud: Comment l’Homme; op cit; p. 271
(33) E. Williams: Capitalism and Slavery; North Carolina; 1944. Catherine C. Vidrotitch: Villes Africaines; op cit; at p. 1390. M. Craton: Sinews of Empire: A short history of British slavery; Garden City; NY; Doubleday; 1974
(34) R. Garaudy; Comment l’Homme; op cit; p. 275
(35) Ibid.

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Black Woman Sets Ice-T ‘Straight’ on African Sexuality

In an article “Ice T Explains Why He Cherishes White Women Over Other Races”, the rapper-turned-actor offered his reasons for preferring white women.  Among them was this one, #4:

White girls have WAY less restrictions in the bedroom than other races. You can basically do whatever, wherever with them. And they’ll smile through it all.

To this one commenter, “Darlene” clapped back, and damn near outed him:

And in the bedroom, well we prefer a classy persona but do not underestimate the intimacy we display under the sheets. If we do not want to be dogged out or allow your latent homosexual moves to destroy our anus that is our choice.

There you have it, Terry:  “We don’t do that…”

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Advice to a Single Mother, from Her Son

Overview

This isn’t a criticism of single mothers- it’s a criticism of what some single mothers do wrong with their sons.  Not all situations are the same.  Sometimes both parents are “to blame”.  Sometimes no one is.  Everyone loses at the blame game.  It’s time to take an honest, non-judgmental look at emotional abuse and the cycle of broken lives it perpetuates.  )I want this to be a balanced posts of do’s and don’ts, but I don’t know any single mothers well, so put positives in the comments and I’ll insert them into the article!)

Summary

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

According to the author Shawn James*, “contrary to the belief of most feminists and liberals, a woman CANNOT be a mother and a father to a boy. Nor can she raise a boy to become a man.  Only a man can teach a man how to be a Real Man.”  Here is a summary of his analyses and observations.  (Some points assume the father can, would, and should be in his son’s life, which isn’t always the case.  Read the full article here.)

  1. Speaking negatively about their father.  The boy grows up doubting himself. They think that there’s something wrong with them.
  2. Saying negative things about men.  This makes little boys afraid of embracing their masculinity and their male identity.
  3. Teaching their sons to disrespect their fathers’ authority.  Boys growing up to disrespect of their fathers have no respect for all other men in society.
  4. Teaching their sons to disrespect male authority and male authority figures.  This is why many boys who come from single parent homes have a hard time adjusting to the real world.
  5. Projecting anger at the father onto the son.  These emotionally abusive blows knock boys down for the count emotionally before they even get up to become men.
  6. Not allowing their father to see them.  Boys need that relationship with their father to gain a sense of themselves and to understand their masculinity and male identity.
  7. Bringing in substitutes for a father.  Oftentimes he winds up just as overwhelmed and frustrated as the single mother is because he has no understanding of the family’s history or the previous history of the child.
  8. Coddling their sons.  Their sons never grow up learning they have to take responsibility for their actions.
  9. Inconsistent discipline.   Boys never learn that for every action there will be the same reaction every time.
  10. Teaching boys to be emotional.  This loss of self-control can cause him to be seen as weak by other men and make him a target for the abuses of both predatory men and women.
  11. Not teaching their sons what boundaries are.  They don’t know when they’ve gone TOO FAR. They violate people’s personal space. And they can’t take NO for an answer.
  12. Not teaching their sons coping skills.  When things like rejection, failure and loss come into their lives they don’t grieve, hurt for a while and move on like Real Men do.
  13. Establishing a co-dependent relationship.   They use their sons to get their emotional and other needs met it literally sucks the life out of these boys, preventing them from growing up to become healthy, functional men who can have a relationship with women his own age.
  14. Smothering.   All it leads to is him growing up dependent on women for his existence.
  15. Bullying.  Single mothers often use threats, intimidation and verbal abuse to control their sons because they become frustrated when they act in masculine ways they don’t understand.
  16. Trying to run his life.  Boys have grow up and learn how to do things for themselves if they’re going to survive out there.
  17. Thinking she can raise a man be a man on her terms.  There are only some lessons a man can teach a boy about life, and women need to understand this.
  18. Trying to turn their sons into “Perfect” people.  Boys who grow up to become men who are afraid of taking risks. Men who are always playing it safe. Men who are nothing more than cowards.
  19. Not encouraging them or supporting them in their quest to become independent men.  without that boy to maintain that co-dependent relationship with them, they’ll wither away and die pathetic lonely women. Or worse, they fear that their sons will find out the TRUTH regarding the relationship between her and his father.
  20. Not encouraging boys to embrace their masculinity.  By emasculating him and destroying his masculinity and male identity, she hopes to get back at that man who she thinks did her wrong.
  21. Not encouraging boys to embrace their sexuality. there was nothing wrong with sex. There was just something wrong with the way she had relationships with men that led to her having bad experiences.
  22. Misleading boys about Male/female relationships.  The Single mother may want a man who is their friend after her failed relationships with men. But younger women who are functional and want a good relationship DO NOT want their man to be their best friend.
  23. Telling boys that all women are whores.  The goal of this shaming language is to make the boy back away from a possibly healthy relationship with a woman outside of her and continue maintaining a co-dependent relationship they have with each other.
  24. Sabotaging his relationships with women.  Single mothers hate their sons having girlfriends because they fear that as he gets closer to this woman, he’ll start establishing healthy boundaries that will sever the emotional hose they have hooked up to them.

Conclusion

It takes two to make a woman a single mother.  Fathers have a role to play.  I’m not judging anybody.  I will say, though, that every parent who wishes the best for their children will do everything, looking past their pride, their past, their needs and their pain, to give them the best chance in life by avoiding obvious mistakes.

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* Freelance Writer.  Here’s his explanation of his post, in the comments to the original article:

I’m not implying anything. I’m just stating the facts.
Let’s look at the statistics in the Black community which is 70 percent single mothers and 70 percent of all births are out of wedlock:

  • 70 Percent of all Black males born to single mothers wind up dropping out of school before they finish High School (Some even quit Junior High schoo,)
  • 70 Percent of all Black males born to single mothers usually wind up in some type of trouble with the criminal justice system before they turn 18,
  • 70 percent of all Black males Born to single mothers wind up incarcerated,
  • 70 Percent of all Black males born to single mothers usually wind up unemployable.

When boys are born to a single mother they’re usually put on a road to destruction.

One of my family members is a NYC school teacher and sees the dysfunction and chaos caused in the lives of boys due to living in these single parent female headed homes. These boys are insecure and act out because there is no man there to meet his emotional needs.

Why are boys today softer and more effeminate than in previous generations? Why do they attach themselves to images of males on TV? Because THERE IS NO FATHER IN THE HOME TO MODEL MANHOOD FOR THEM.

You do need a father to raise a son. Only a man can teach another man to be a man. Now I’m sorry if things with the man you chose to be with didn’t work out, but without a positive male in a boy’s life he is not getting what he needs emotionally and mentally to grow up to become a functional adult.

A woman CANNOT teach a boy to become a man because she DOES NOT KNOW what it is to BE A MAN or what a MAN will face in the world.

I grew up with a part-time Dad and now I’m just realizing what I missed out on because I didn’t have a man in my life full-time to teach me about manhood. This piece was to let know women know the numerous ways they harm their sons by depriving them of a father.

West-Asian (“European”)-Americans “Superhumanize” African-American Males

Several studies have shown that whites attribute supernatural, extrasensory and magical mental and physical qualities to blacks.  Black children are often seen as years older than their actual age.

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Darren Wilson’s testimony describing Michael Brown’s almost superhuman strength reflects common, subconscious perceptions about black people in America. [1]  Watch the video here:  Superhumanization Bias on MSNBC

Nietzsche's Supermen?
Nietzsche’s Supermen?

According to a new study by the American Psychological Association, Black children from the ages of 10 are seen as older and less innocent than their White peers.

‘With the average age overestimation for black boys exceeding four-and-a-half years, in some cases, black children may be viewed as adults when they are just 13 years old.’

What does this mean?

It means that Black children are often perceived to be guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime.

Superboy
Superboy

NewsOne reports:

“‘The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, sought to examine the extent to which the racial bias exists and how significant the consequences are. Speaking on the report, Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, explained, ‘Children in most societies are considered to be in a distinct group with characteristics, such as innocence and the need for protection. Our research found that Black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when White boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent.’” [2]

[1] http://newsone.com/2962437/american-psychological-association-black-boys/

[2] Arceneaux, Michael.  “Study: Both Public, Police View Black Kids As Older, Less Innocent Than Whites”.  NewsOne.  11.3.2014.  Retrieved 7.12.2014 from http://newsone.com/2962437/american-psychological-association-black-boys/

VIDEO: Prison Pipeline- African-American PRE-SCHOOLERS Suspended 3x More than European-Americans

Often, these suspensions are for “willful defiance”, i.e. not getting along with predominantly European-American middle-class females.

Out-of-school suspensions have a strong correlation for imprisonment later in life.  So these are effectively prison sentences.

 

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Why Gay is the New Black 1: White & Gay Supremacy

Analysis, not accusations…

Definition

What is supremacy?  Let us look at two examples:

1) A person hurts another person.

2) A person cheats another person.

In both examples, supremacists ascertain how to react in a sense that serves their groups interests.  The responses fit this objective.

-If the offender is a member and the victim is not, no ‘crime’ is committed.

-If the offender is not a member and the victim is, an extreme form of ‘justice’ will be served.

-If both the offender and victim are members, arbitration will ensue.

-If neither the offender nor the victim is a member, arbitration may or may not ensue.

This is all regardless of any written policy.  These are acts of “Supremacy.”  (definition adapted from “Occidentals”- African Blood Siblings)

Observation

Let us look at the NFL through this prism:

Case A:  An NFL player tweeted “OMG” and “Horrible” about a man kissing his male partner to celebrate being drafted into the NFL.

Case B:  A white NFL player was caught sending racist, threatening text messages to a black teammate.  Investigations showed the behavior had persisted for several years.

Case C:  A black NFL player was convicted of beating his black fiancee unconscious, after being caught on tape dragging her from an elevator.

(Read all 3 stories here.)

All 3 players were punished according to their crime.  In Case A, the offending player was lightly warned after it was judged that his tweets were as much a response to PDA (public display of affection) being unusual at a draft, as they were an expression of his distaste for homosexuality.  He was reminded to be respectful of all players’ lifestyle choices.  In Case B, the player was hit with heavy fines and a lengthy suspension.  He was advised to participate in African-American charity and community events to repair his and the league’s image.  In case C, the player was slapped with a lifetime ban from the NFL.  A statement was issued in defense of women’s rights.

Sounds about fair, do you want the real stories now?

Case A:  Player hit with indefinite suspension (may never play again) and a heavy fine.

Case B:  Light fine and suspension after lengthy, contentious investigation.

Case C:  No punishment or official response.

Analysis

What’s the logic?  (There definitely is one.)

Case A Logic:  Gay Supremacy.

Homosexuality was publicly denounced, so swift, heavy retribution had to ensue to re-assert gay tribalism.

Case B Logic:  White Supremacy.  The offender is white, and the victim black, however, this is another rule of supremacy- don’t draw exposure.  The victim’s case caused a media whirlwind, and there was a written record of the crimes.  Punishment was necessary for the sake of masking white supremacist objectives.

Case C Logic:  Irrelevant to Supremacists.

Both the victim and perpetrator were black.

The offender and victim were both black heterosexuals.  As the crime stayed below media radar, the case drew no interest.

Commentary

Football is just a sport, but it is America’s biggest sport.  And the NFL is one of America’s most profitable organizations.  The NFL (clothing, posters, games, sports radio, sports websites, etc.) is a part of nearly every American household.  It is the fabric of American society, and American society, in turn, is the world’s most influential culture.

The NFL is run by and for some of the wealthiest men in America, most of whom are white.  Their decisions reflect the knowledge and agenda of America’s elites.

Case A had a black man speaking about against another black man, but the interests of gay supremacy were affected, despite the situation having no relevancy to white supremacy.

In Case B, the perpetrator was white and the victim black, but like the NBA’s Donald Sterling, measures had to be taken because of the risk of the white supremacist agenda being exposed.  Donald Sterling and the NBA have practiced systematic white supremacy for decades, with discriminatory housing and ticketing prices, intentionally ‘whitening’ the league by importing west Asian (“European”) players, and the like.  (Read Here.)  None of these caught the world’s attention, because the team-owner elites have brothers in media-owning elites who share their interests.  However, in the case of a leak, Freudian slip, or off-the-cuff tirade, damage control has to be done.  Occasionally, a member has to take it for the team.

Am I saying that there is an intersection or connection between whiteness and homosexuality, to that white supremacy and gay supremacy should overlap?

Yes.  Homosexuality has been a pillar of nearly every white culture and society, in all parts of Asia, from time immemorial.  For brief support of this statement, see West Asian (“European”) Sexuality:  A Contemporary and Historical Survey.

For people of Sub-Saharan (“Black”) African descent, the first large-scale experience of homosexuality was with white people and/or in white-organized institutions (prison, vulnerability due to socio-economic disadvantages or slavery).  This includes slavery in the clandestine homosexual cultures of the Americas, proselytization of the Catholic church, slave trades in Turkic, Arab, and Persian nations, imprisonment, and sexual predation of socio-economically disadvantaged boys by wealthier, older white men.

Being that whiteness and homosexuality are intertwined, for blacks in a society with a white elite class, homosexuality is a way of gaining white acceptance.  He can’t adopt their appearance, but he can adopt their lifestyle.  Consciously or sub-consciously, this fills the void left by his lack of self-knowledge and ignorance of black history.  Without a past to draw an identity from, he can escape the pressures and hatred of his captors’ society by conforming to what it is, and what it wants of him.

He may now know why he does it, or even that he has but when he, the manliest of black men, the super-athlete, surrenders his blackness, he becomes cause celebre.  He, finally, has a place.  He is not a threat anymore.  His captivity, which he never even knew enough to see, only feel at some sub-conscious level, becomes an embrace.

Ving Rhames, big black man raped by white men on screen- cause celebre.  Darrick Jordan, black top athlete dating wealthy older white man- cause celebre.  Kerry Washington, plays black transsexual and performs fellatio on white man in film- cause celebre.  Barack Obama, calls gays and lesbians, not fellow blacks,  “brothers and sisters” (see clip), responds to racist murders of blacks with silence- cause celebre.

Gay is the new Black…

(Perhaps you protest that people are born homosexual.  From the congenital point of view, this is true.  It can even be controlled.  But homosexual desires and the gay lifestyle are two different things.  This article dealt with Black men who choose to promote and celebrate the gay identity, and the society that encourages them.)

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The Difference Between Challenging Racism and Challenging White Supremacy

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Have you ever thought carefully or learned the real story of Black Wall Street?  The atrocities are countless, and the state of Oklahoma has yet to pay reparations.  Scores of deaths, loss of businesses and even people of color being put in internment camps make up the story that is almost never told.

This community was doing better than the white community around it.   There were scores of black businesses destroyed during the massacre, which occurred after false charges were filed against a black man.  This led to lynch mobs, attacks by police, and even bombs being dropped by the national guard.  The military didn’t drop bombs on the white community that started the violence, but they readily bombed the African American community that had more to lose than the whites.

After finding their reason to attack, angry whites came and burned down this community that had millions of dollars in wealth.  Many proud doctors, lawyers and business owners were left homeless and were even unable to rebuild after the destruction was over.  The white community, after the massacre, created laws that made it nearly impossible for the black community to rebuild.  They actually required that all new buildings be built with a material that was inaccessible to the black people in town.

To this day, whites control Tulsa, Oklahoma and their grandchildren still control the assets that were stolen.  Maybe it’s time to revisit the idea of asking them to repay what was stolen from the black people in this community.  At least there should be an apology, do you think?

We should tell this story to our children out of respect for those who lost everything.  Oprah is going to tell the story soon, but we should also tell this story ourselves.

The “Tulsa Race Riot” of 1921. There was also another “Black Wall Street” that existed during an earlier period. The year was 1898 and the place was Wilmington, North Carolina. It too resulted in great tragedy for blacks. Here is the extraordinary story…Copied & pasted. The Wilmington Race Riot

Provided by North Carolina Freedom Monument Project.


In 1898, Wilmington was a thriving port city on the coast of North Carolina. About two-thirds of Wilmington’s population was African American. African Americans were business people who owned barbershops, restaurants, tailor shops, and drug stores. African Americans also held positions as firemen and policemen. Overall, the African American and white races existed peacefully but separately.

Good relations continued until the election of 1896, when the white Democrats lost control of state politics. A group of predominately white Populists and African American Republicans won political control of the state. The white Democrats promised to avenge their defeat at the hands of white Populists and African American Republicans in the election of 1898. Daniel Schenck, a Democratic party leader, warned, “It will be the meanest, vilest, dirtiest campaign since 1876” (the election that ended reconstruction in the South).

The Democratic campaign focused on white women’s fears of African American males and the threat of African American men being lynched. Prior to the election, a white newspaper in Wilmington published a controversial speech given by a Georgia feminist. In her speech she supported the lynching of African American males for inappropriate relationships with white women. Alex Manly, an African American newspaper editor in Wilmington, was infuriated by the newspaper article. Mr. Manly wrote editorials in his newspaper arguing that white males were just as guilty of having inappropriate relationships with African American women.The exchange of words between the two newspapers increased racial tensions. Alfred Moore Waddell, a former Confederate officer and U.S. Congressman, called for the removal of the Republicans and Populists then in power in Wilmington. He proposed in a speech that the white citizens, if necessary, should “choke the Cape Fear with carcasses.”

African American voters turned out in large numbers for the election of 1898. However, the Democrats who favored white supremacy stuffed the ballot boxes and won the election. Two days after the election, violence erupted into the “Wilmington Race Riot.” About 500 white men had assembled at the armory, and Waddell lead them to the Daily Record office several blocks away. The crowd following Waddell grew to about 2,000 people as they moved across town.

During what is now called the Wilmington Race Riot, a mob set Alex Manly’s newspaper office on fire, and tensions between African Americans and whites exploded.The whites demanded that Manly and his newspaper cease to publish and that Manly be banned from the community. Manly escaped from Wilmington because he was mistakenly thought to be white. African Americans armed themselves and whites began to hunt and gun them down. The mob of whites included clergymen, lawyers, bankers, and merchants who all believed that they were asserting their rights as citizens. When the riot ended the next day, it was reported that twenty-five African Americans had been killed. However, it was strongly suspected that hundreds of African Americans had been killed and their bodies dumped into the river. In addition, hundreds of African Americans were banished from the city of Wilmington. This event, the Wilmington Race Riot, marked a turning point in North Carolina’s history because more restrictions were placed on African American voters.

http://blacklikemoi.com/2014/05/mass-graves-internment-camps-compensation-story-black-wall-street/

How Australia Continues to ‘Breed Out the Color’ of Its Aboriginal Population

The theft of Aboriginal children is more widespread than at any time during the last century.

As of June last year, almost 14,000 Aboriginal children had been “removed.” This is five times the number when “Bringing Them Home” was written. More than a third of all removed children are Aboriginal — from three percent of the population. At the present rate, this mass removal of Aboriginal children will result in a stolen generation of more than 3,300 children in the Northern Territory alone.

I met a group of Aboriginal grandmothers, all survivors of the first stolen generation, all now with stolen grandchildren. “We live in a state of fear, again,” they said. David Shoebridge, a State Greens MP told me, “The truth is, there is a market among whites for these kids, especially babies.”

The New South Wales parliament is soon to debate legislation that introduces forced adoption and “guardianship.” Children under two will be liable — without the mother’s consent — if “removed” for more than six months. For many Aboriginal mothers like Pat, it can take six months merely to make contact with their children. “It’s setting up Aboriginal families to fail,” said Shoebridge.

This happened to an Aboriginal family in outback New South Wales. It is happening across Australia in a scandalous and largely unrecognized abuse of human rights that evokes the infamous Stolen Generation of the last century. Up to the 1970s, thousands of mixed race children were stolen from their mothers by welfare officials. The children were given to institutions as cheap or slave labor; many were abused.

Described by a Chief Protector of Aborigines as “breeding out the color”, the policy was known as assimilation. It was influenced by the same eugenics movement that inspired the Nazis. In 1997, a landmark report, “Bringing Them Home”, disclosed that as many 50,000 children and their mothers had endured “the humiliation, the degradation and sheer brutality of the act of forced separation … the product of the deliberate, calculated policies of the state.” The report called this genocide.

Read more at http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/breeding-out-color-aboriginal-child-kidnapping-alive-and-well-australia?page=0%2C1&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark