Friday, July 21, 2017

Abolish Racism The Semantics of Black and White

The discussion of race is still a black and white issue. A recent CNN.com report about young children's attitudes on race became one of the most discussed stories on their website. In the Clark Study of 1947, Caucasian and Indigo children had an overwhelming bias toward Caucasian or lighter skinned dolls, than darker complected dolls of Afrikan descendant. These youth displayed a bias in favor of Caucasian images, but it was not nearly as strong as the bias shown by Caucasian children.

We must remember that the children in this film, grew up to be Parents, Business Owners, Corporation members, CEOs, Senators, Lawyers, Bankers, Supervisors, Cops, Judges, Jurors, and Teachers etc...


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.
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/6/28/stamped_from_the_beginning_ibram_x
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"!


*The majority of the world population casually, and formally uses the word "white" to define people with light colored hair and complexion, of Aryan, Caucasian European background. This is tends to be a given term that many use without thinking, yet it is the most racially charged word in the European lexicon. I contend that EVERY TIME the term "white" is used to define a person,  or a people, this automatically places them in association, of an elitist status in a race supremacy system. Ergo, the use of the word "black" as a title to describe Indigo people, dehumanizes and classifies them into a colorizing, objectifying and polarizing definition in race supremacy. NO! YOU ARE NOT WHITE!

RACE IS A SOCIAL/POLITICAL CONSTRUCT


What does it mean to suggest that race is a social construct?
"A social construct refers to something that does not have a basis in the natural world but is an artificial distinction created by people. Some researchers now conceptualize and analyze human variation in terms of populations, dismissing racial classifications altogether."

THERE IS NO RACE! 


* Every time someone chooses to identify as a race, they are invoking the white/race supremacy pseudo theory of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) "who divided the human species into five races in 1779, later founded on crania research (description of human skulls), and called them (1793/1795):
 . "White, black, and brown are abridged, abstracted versions of colonizer, slave, and colonized."
* 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.

Some point around the late 1600s and early 1700s, whiteness began to be a very interesting topic. Whiteness was invented as part of a race supremacy system. Like mercantilism, capitalism, communism, Feudal serfdom etc. Whiteness is part of a broader white supremacist system built by elitists. 

When people with skin color of pink and peach, from northern Europe started Invading/ Immigrating America, NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM DEFINED THEMSELVES AS WHITE! NONE.

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.


When some caucasians in the early U.S. started to gain wealth from their exploitation of people, land and resources, their abuse of power (as rich people continue to do today in every country) and expansion and export of trade and control, promoted the terminology, and legal contracts, that created a system to protect their own interest. This system was called white supremacy. White supremacy used "Manifest Destiny." This meant that Caucasians "believed" that they had a God given right to send their poor caucasians to go and fight and destroy the plains Native Americans in wars, to take more land from native peoples, even though the government constitution outlawed the stealing land. Of course the poor Europeans did all the fighting and dying while the rich Europeans made all the money.

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!


YES! I want Caucasians to stop calling me "black," as i have STOPPED calling them "white."
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?


(Yes, I prefer to be called Indigo.) I and my melanin rich people have a natural heritage to the land and resources of the entire planet, not only the continent of Afrika. Our Ancient Ancestors are the OLDEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET. Our Ancestral existence began in Central/East Afrika as the Twa/ Khoisan, Sudanese, Ethiopian and Tutsi Nations, who traveled and migrated all over the planet. Our Ancestral DNA, can be traced back to more than 200,000 years. We brought plants, animals, and knowledge of civilization, to establish nations all over the planet. Our Ancestors represented the Ausarian resurrection... So, you can find my people in our beadwork, totems, mounds, burial cites, paintings, and pyramids, not only in Africa, but ALL OVER THE PLANET! When the Asians crossed the Baring straits into the Americas, THEY MET US! We are the snake headed people, the Le-Pr-Ra-Khans, and Druids that St. Pat drove out of Ireland, and the Zwarte Piet Elves, in Germany's Black forest, The First Buddha and Krishna were Indigos, and we were the Moors in Spain. etc.

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.

INDIGO ORIGINAL


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


Margaret Beale Spencer, a leading researcher in the field of child development, designed the pilot study for CNN's "AC360." Beale Spencer used a team of three psychologists to implement it: two testers to execute the study and a statistician to help analyze the results. https://humdev.uchicago.edu/directory/margaret-beale-spencer

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.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/13/doll.study/index.html 

Please watch the full experiment below, comment your thoughts and opinion on the matter in the commenting section below the clip and, don't forget to share this article with your friends on social networks like facebook to see what they have to say!

What's more striking than this Doll test results, are all who remain in denial of the severe effects of racism and Caucasian Privilege in society. Racism is alive and the Doll test is a perfect example, right in your face and cognitive dissonance disallows you to grab it by the horns and ask the more important questions which is, "what in my society is causing this phenomenon and what can we do to eradicate it?" Racism isn't simply hating other people, it's consenting and allowing a system of cultural, political, economic and educational superiority of one race to the derogation of another to flourish, and the fear and hatred of seeing that system exposed and dismantled.


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.


* "I do believe that parents must take an active role [regardless of race] to inform their children that they are no better or no worse than anyone because of race. Once this happens, then there will be less misconceptions and negative perceptions regarding race."

* "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 commenter said that where they live, there is a big Native American population. The children chose a brown figure as the one most likely to have a drinking problem, the Caucasian figure as the one that was gay and the Afrikan doll was picked for the sports questions.

* 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.
* Which doll is a pathological serial killer? Which doll steals millions of dollars and gets away with it? Which doll burns crosses in black people's yards? Which doll blows up Churches with little girls inside on Sunday? Which doll sits in bible study, then kills 9 people and then gets escorted to Burger King cause he's hungry? Which doll Steals millions of people's retirement money? Which doll locks people up because of the color of their skin? Which doll raped your ancestors? Which doll is more likely to reject your homeowner loans with the same credit score as others who have been approved? Which doll is more likely to use drugs but not go to jail for it? Which doll voted for Trump? Which doll kills people and get away with it. Which doll can get a job with a record for child molestation while The other can't find a job with a masters degree or PhD? Which doll is more likely to walk into a church and kill people based on the color of their skin? Which doll hates the affordable care act and tried to take away affordable healthcare for all Americans?

* "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.' 

A commenter from Pemberton, New Jersey states,
* "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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Nuta Beqsu, is a Kandaki Ma of many Suns, Daughters, Grand Princesses and Princes, living in the urban Kansas City Area. With a Mission to provide solutions to the cycles of violence, health disparities, poverty, and inequalities in wealth, she opened the Amen Par Ankh, a Natural Life Center, and Amen Ankh Academy and Homeschool network of Industrial arts. This is a green space for Home Scholars, an Independent Library and Home Blessings and Notions. She presently available for Consultations, Workshops Edutainment and lectures. currently working with grief counseling making Dolls for mothers who have suffered loss of their children. A Teacher, Priestess, Minister, Life coach, blogger and respected public speaker and educator who has conducted several workshops at various organizations, served as a panelist and as keynote speaker at regional meetings. She has a monthly call-in or listen online- Radio show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/amencommunications Nuta Beqsu means (heaven gives me balance) This is an ancient KMT language that is still in practice today. Nu, Nut, and Ta are Elemental powers of the Heavens: Nu is Moisture, and Water. Nut is the Celestial Sky goddess. She represents the cosmos and the universe. The Universe is always giving birth to new solar systems and stars. Ta is the original word for land and Queendoms of our ancient Matriarchal societies. Our land is our home, and the place for the empirical existence where we learn form our experiences. She seeks to live in balance between the planetary and heavenly existences. We are all connected to the land, trees, microcosm and macrocosm, Inner verse and universe. Nuta Beqsu (heaven gives me balance) will be programmed into conscious spirit, to produce thought sequences to direct a course of action as way to achieve successfulness in life. Visualization is thought converted into a pleasurable visual image(s) to achieve a goal and/or purpose. We connect with Divine Power to guide and direct our pathways. As a divine name is spoken the receiver has unity of direction in life. Her name reflects her Destiny. So, the sight Sound, vision, smells and colors associated with a divine name will give guidance in her pathway. As a Minister and Director at Amen Par Ankh and Ankh Amen Ankh Akademy, we offer Ancestor Libation Ceremony, Consultations and Life Coaching for Destiny, Name, Health, Career and Relationships. Afrikan Wedding planning and officiate services, Home and Business Blessings, Naming, Birth Blessings, Domestic Engineering, Home going Ascension services, Lectures, and edutainment- Storytelling, Music, Dance, Youth Outreach and economic Literacy, Travel agency, Insurance Referrals and STEAM(science technology engineering Industrial Arts, mathematics) Career introduction called You GROWW Girls- Teach a Girl, Heal a Nation GROWW means (Gaining, Resilience, Opportunity, Wellness and Wealth) Call for your appointment: 816-839-7945 Feel free to Contact the Amen Ankh Urban Farm... amen.ankh@live.com or amen.parankh@gmail.com Please like our facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Green.Griot https://www.facebook.com/PARANKH , https://www.facebook.com/Amen.Ankh.Farm , https://www.facebook.com/Adenike.Art , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ankh-The-Way-of-Life-Communities/140162689375565

Monday, June 19, 2017

Open Letter To The ACE Urban Grower Community

Open Letter To The Afrikan Conscious Education and 

Urban Grower Community

Greetings!

Amen Ankh Ausar Heru Auset!

Ausar Ra Heru Summer Solstice Address and Video Presentation:

Hapi Ausar-Ra-Heru! Summer Solstice Sunday, June 20th, The longest Sunday of the year!

 I Salute our genuine Indigo people who take the time out to understand their differences, and don't stop, until they find Nguzo Saba together. I truly respect people who take responsibility for their actions. Love is Love, no matter who shares it or receives it. Yet, Hate is hate, no matter who perpetrates it. I understand the need to feel like you have to defend yourself, or those you care for, but the moment you respond to some folks in a hateful spirit manner, you become no better than your misconceptions. Hate is most toxic to the individual who employs it.

I do my best to help those around me in whatever way I can. I never want, or intend to hurt anyone. I have no control over how someone reacts to what I choose to do or say, and for that, I'm sorry.

Being socially ostracized, can season the wise to focus on higher reasoning. It has taken me a while to get to understand this. It takes patience, kindness, tolerance, compassion, and humility. The truth of the matter is that I'm not perfect. I'm capable of making mistakes too. Yet, I don't go out of my way to hurt people, but if I've learned anything it's that the choices we make will anger some people, even if our heart is in the right place. It's the price you pay for being unapologetically real sometimes.
I'm grateful for those who have reached out to me. While I can't control how you defend yourself, if you truly know my heart, my mission, and purpose on my life, you've noticed how I regard all people no matter HOW they choose to approach me, with Amen Ankh Ausar - The Sacred Life of their higher self.

Many of our people suffer from Ancestral or generational trauma. We commit black on black killing every time we ostracize or exile one another.  As we form our cliques, we cut-off cooperative economics, meaningful social interactions, and try to control the sharing of Ideas by others. In many cases, this is the result of generational anger for the centuries of oppression and hatred. So in many cases, when I am confronted, I know that this is bigger than me. Often times not even about me. Yet, living in this system makes it's bigger than all of us. But what I know undeniably to be my truth, is that someone's pain and frustration is always justified. I may not condone their behavior, no more than I condone the actions of those before me, my elders, my peers, and my outreach of young adults, but what I will say and what we all should admit, is that we understand this. 
Sometimes the people who look like us, will chose to treat each other worse than any outer oppressor.

When you stand on someones neck, you cannot move either.



So let's move forward. Let's Reset, and start fresh in a Jubilee of forgiveness! I am making this address on the eve of Ausar-Ra-Heru! Summer Solstice, June 20th, The longest Sunday of the year!

I am still open for one on one, or group dialogue. As Sistars and Kandaki, we must stand united. Our youth are depending on us.

At the heart of everything, what I am asking is for you to forgive our people, just as I hope to be forgiven for Any offence or mistakes that I have made, and am bound to make. I forgive immediately, and if I can do that- I think you could too.

I'll end with this...


"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate. Adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr







Nuta Beqsu, is a Kandaki Ma of many Suns, Daughters, Grand Princesses and Princes, living in the urban Kansas City Area. With a Mission to provide solutions to the cycles of violence, health disparities, poverty, and inequalities in wealth, she opened the Amen Par Ankh, a Natural Life Center, and Amen Ankh Academy and Homeschool network of Industrial arts. This is a green space for Home Scholars, an Independent Library and Home Blessings and Notions. She presently available for Consultations, Workshops Edutainment and lectures. currently working with grief counseling making Dolls for mothers who have suffered loss of their children. A Teacher, Priestess, Minister, Life coach, blogger and respected public speaker and educator who has conducted several workshops at various organizations, served as a panelist and as keynote speaker at regional meetings. She has a monthly call-in or listen online- Radio show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/amencommunications Nuta Beqsu means (heaven gives me balance) This is an ancient KMT language that is still in practice today. Nu, Nut, and Ta are Elemental powers of the Heavens: Nu is Moisture, and Water. Nut is the Celestial Sky goddess. She represents the cosmos and the universe. The Universe is always giving birth to new solar systems and stars. Ta is the original word for land and Queendoms of our ancient Matriarchal societies. Our land is our home, and the place for the empirical existence where we learn and form our experiences. She seeks to live in balance between the planetary and heavenly existences. We are all connected to the land, trees, microcosm and macrocosm, Inner verse and universe. Nuta Beqsu (heaven gives me balance) will be programmed into conscious spirit, to produce thought sequences to direct a course of action as way to achieve successfulness in life. Visualization is thought converted into a pleasurable visual image(s) to achieve a goal and/or purpose. We connect with Divine Power to guide and direct our pathways. As a divine name is spoken the receiver has unity of direction in life. Her name reflects her Destiny. So, the sight Sound, vision, smells and colors associated with a divine name will give guidance in her pathway. As a Minister and Director at Amen Par Ankh and Ankh Amen Ankh Akademy, we offer Ancestor Libation Ceremony, Consultations and Life Coaching for Destiny, Name, Health, Career and Relationships. Afrikan Wedding planning and officiate services, Home and Business Blessings, Naming, Birth Blessings, Domestic Engineering, Home going Ascension services, Lectures, and edutainment- Storytelling, Music, Dance, Youth Outreach and economic Literacy, Legal Support, Travel agency, Insurance Referrals and STEMM(science technology engineering mathematics medicine) Career introduction called You GROWW Girls- Teach a Girl, Heal a Nation GROWW means (Gaining, Resilience, Opportunity, Wellness and Wealth) Call for your appointment: 816-839-7945 Feel free to Contact the Amen Ankh Urban Farm... amen.ankh@live.com or amen.parankh@gmail.com Please like our facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Green.Griot https://www.facebook.com/PARANKH , https://www.facebook.com/Amen.Ankh.Farm , https://www.facebook.com/Adenike.Art , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ankh-The-Way-of-Life-Communities/140162689375565