I have joined with an Afrikan Conscious Study group called, Sankofa Study Group. We are presently reading the book; "Stamped From The Beginning," by Ibram X. Kendi. He cites many historical accounts of the origins of "whiteness" in the early beginnings of U.S. politics and economics, as well as contemporary effects of white supremacy system.
Dr. Kendi discusses the positions of segregationists, abolitionists, assimilationists, Anti-Racists, and modern white supremacists. In his introduction, he states; "My definition of a racist idea is a simple one: it is any concept that regards one racial group as inferior or superior to another racial group in any way. I define anti-Black racist ideas—the subject of this book—as any idea suggesting that Black people, or any group of Black people, are inferior in any way to another racial group."
THE CONSTRUCT OF WHITENESS
In my humble opinion, Whenever someone claims "whiteness" they are participating in racism/white supremacy systemic culture. Caucasians cannot speak for Indigo people. They can only disband racism among racists. The core/root of the social/political and Economics in Racism, is simply in the definition, and then the semantics of the use of the words "Black" and "White"!
RACE IS A SOCIAL/POLITICAL CONSTRUCT
THERE IS NO RACE!
- the Caucasian race
- the Mongoloid race
- the Malay race
- the Negroid race (which has no land or regional reference)
- the American race
* Every time someone uses the poly-genesis theory, -"The systematization of race concepts that brought with it the conflict between monogenism (a single origin for all human races) and polygenism (the hypothesis that races had separate origins). This debate was originally cast in creationist terms as a question of one versus many creations of humanity..." They are participating in white supremacy.
* Every time a parent, uses the term "white" around their children, to describe themselves, their people, or their relationships with others, they are participating in racism by aligning themselves with white supremacy, and to a contrived elitist status.
Immigrants to America originally defined themselves as Christians or other religious based associations. Or later, they used hyphens to associate their nationality in the United States. Well, Europe is comprised of many countries. While all who live in Europe are Europeans, they also have different nationalities - resulting in an European from France saying they're French or England, English, likewise, to the multitude of other nationalities present in Europe.
People in the U.S. may still identify themselves as ethnic - and say they're Jewish, Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans etc.. Any Nation in Europe you want to name, and the same for any nation in Asia, etc. as well. So the term "white" not only defines the color of a person, but a status and a collective nationality, legally. African-American, is exceptional, in that most African-Americans, are unable to tie themselves to any specific nation in Africa, because many were involuntarily abducted and stripped of their ethnic ties, through countless wars and invasions of Africa by earlier Imperialist, (during 1492 till World War II) and throughout the history of Imperialist- (UP TO NOW!) (Imperialist are still invading and committing genocide against all people of color on the planet!) Many Indigo Americans were taken as prisoners of war and stripped of their names as well.
It is true that the U.S. census forms, and other forms that require our social security numbers, ask us for our race and have been asking us to identify the names of the countries that our Ancestors came from, but all of that has been changing to "Other," if you don't want to check any of the given categories.
Perceptions of race and racial identity have played, and continue to play, a very different role in U.S. history, than in Europe's history.
White supremacy or Imperialism, is a system, designed to keep rich Europeans entrenched in their wealth. It is a highly competitive game. If the poor complain, they use propaganda to help remind them, that at least they are not Asians, Mexican, or "black." So, race supremacy works as a very effective bludgeoning tool. You get the poor caucasians to identify with elitist, as gatekeepers to fight other groups of people, by giving them tokens and artificial status, while the rich elitist laugh all the way to their banks, and of course no one ever stops to blame the Elite.
Another con game example of white supremacy, is how rich elites combined their corporations into international cartels and syndicates, to send their businesses, and poor caucasian american industrial jobs, to the prison industrial complex, convict leasing, and to overseas countries, like India, Pakistan, Japan and China, and then turn around and blame affirmative action for taking away all of the caucasian people's jobs.
WHITE AND BLACK PEOPLE DO NOT EXIST!
I know a lot of the political verbiage that has been, and is still used to describe Indigo Peoples. "Urban Core," "minorities," "liberals," "Thugs," the "Hood," "Inner City," "Ghetto," "Those People," "African-American," "people of color," and of course the all time favorite- N!@@s, etc.
SO WHAT IS INDIGO?
The pseudo notion of the Neanderthal or caveman, evolving into homo-sapiens, only appeared 10,000 years ago. and Native Americans can only trace their ancestry across the Bering Straits, back 15,000 years, when the polar Ice Caps began to melt.
Being "Indigo" means that we recognize our heritage as the first Indigenous, Ab-Original people on planet Earth. Indigo is a color of deep blue effervescent energy and hue in the light and color spectrum in the heavens. Indigo is also the highest state of the anointing of our crown energy or chakra in our practice of spirituality. It is said that "The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice." Indigo also resonates with our Ancient Afrikan Ancestors. All true Humans come from the motherland Akabalon Aeons ago. Yes, during the breakup of "Pangaea"- (also known as Turtle Island). Our Ancient Ancestors established civilizations across the planet. They designated the royal hierarchy to wear the royal purple, from the plant know as Indigo.
The Indigo plant is one of our ancient Afrikan sacred plants, that was used exclusively for royalty and the Priesthood, yet now, it is common place, as it is used world wide. This beautiful plant creates an intense hue of deep ultraviolet. This color has often been referred to as "blue-black." Indigo represents the dark reflection of the rich heritage of our melanin rich skin, eyes and hair.
Historically, only the aristocrats and royalty were permitted to wear this color of purple in their clothing in Lenin and silk fabrics. Now, we see our sacred plant and it's beautiful color, commonly used along with cotton, in denim jeans and work clothes. The term Blue Collar, refers to the Indigo color and the humble working class masses of society. Indigo blue Denim in this U.S. society, was historically worn by farmers, railroad workers, heavy duty construction, and in penile institutions of mass incarceration.
THE BLACK DOLL WHITE DOLL REMIX
Spencer's test aimed to re-create the landmark doll test from the 1940s. Those tests, conducted by psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark, were designed to measure how segregation affected African-American children.
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Spencer's team tested 133 children from schools that met very specific economic and demographic requirements. In total, eight schools participated: four in the greater New York area and four in Georgia.
Many users of the site thought parenting was the issue behind the results, some thought the children were too naive and others thought the testing method was flawed. Children's test answers on race brought mothers to tears.
Many people who read the story commented that racism is a learned behavior.
* "The problem here is that if parents do not talk to their children about race and how to perceive people that are 'different from them', they would simply form their opinions based on whatever [right or wrong] they gather from society. To suggest that anyone is labeling these innocent children to be racist is merely unfortunate," the writer said.
* A few readers thought the study was flawed. Some thought more children should have been studied while others thought that 5-year-olds won't give answers that prove anything.
* "For one thing, 5-year-old children don't have a broad base of experience and are inclined to pick the familiar," "If the child doesn't have any brown or black friends, chances are he or she will gravitate toward white children because children of a different color are unknowns in his or her life."
The reader thought it would have been better if the children were observed interacting with each other in different groups, but acknowledged that might have been an issue, too, "because the children would realize something was expected of them and might behave accordingly."
Others said children -- and adults -- were conditioned to think of light objects as good and dark as bad. It's "something human beings have been doing for thousands of years."
But others said the study's results were the most important thing and the discussion over the methodology drew attention away from the revelations of the tests.
* "I think it's interesting how many people want to fight the results, rather than conclude, 'Hey, maybe it is a good idea to teach our kids when they are really young that we shouldn't judge people by the way they look.'
* "Wow!! This is very troubling to me. That's so sad. My babies would not react like that!!! Nor would I ever have!! My mother was blonde haired and blue eyed and my father was black. I had a very balanced life of all colors. However I seen my father as powerful.. and my mother as week.. It may have made me be a much stronger and tougher women towards man boys. But it had nothing to do with race. I am so grateful to not feel such separation from myself and or anyone else. I believe and in my honest opinion have found that when you don't fit into any particular category . You look a bit closer at all of them, hopefully taking the best of each. It opens you to all things!! God will never lead you astray and The map of your life is in our hearts. The broken and traumatized family foundations are the cause of this Identity crisis. Self awareness comes from observing a village of your people and how the interact. Grandmothers. Grandfathers.. cousins aunts. Etc. my mother was 1 of 11. I'm the youngest of 6 and I learned a lot by watching the way others treated each other and reading!"
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