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The Legacy of Slavery and the Aftermath of Racism

by Credo (writer), I practice living in the Spirit, December 17, 2007

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It’s generally difficult to explain the most controversial topic of our times, with so little time it is impossible to tell it all.

I don’t know how to start this story because it is a powerful and emotional one, and it is so close to home it touches me personally, this issue I’m sure will also invade your private (touching you vigorously inundated among the recesses of your mind) space (comfort zone) as well. Within all of the problems that exist in and around the world, and among all of the people who have to deal with those problems I am unequivocally convinced that Black Americans have the most unique set of problems in the history of the world. You might not have guessed it but there is a war going on, in fact there are several wars going on and most of them are between the Black man and the Black Women. It’s a strange kind of war, a war that is unheard of, an undeclared civil war that no one will talk about and one in which few can discern. No one has officially declared this war and no one has officially pointed it out, nevertheless there is a grueling battle taking place and it was initiated 400 years ago as a measure to enslave black people. The roots of this war comes from the enemies of black people, (who ever they may be, the government or the white supremacist) it is not something that blacks as a race had the inclination or a propensity to declare. This battle has taken many forms over the decades some calling it the Women’s Liberation Movement others calling it the war of the sexes, no mater what we called it, it started as a war which was waged (started a long time ago) to destroy the black family. But today we see the conclusions of these struggles between male and female as 80% of black women find themselves alone and without a so called good black man, many of them see the white man as the replacement or stand in for their lack of black men, while 85% of black men find themselves behind bars with no hopes of a reprieve, the outcome of the family structure appears dismal. So there you have it black women looking for white men and black men feeling so neglected and socially defunct play to their own slave mentalities by searching out the white women as well.
This by appearance alone does not seem strange, because if you truly love someone no matter what race or color they are I am decidedly for it, but when you find millions of black women working in concert to undermine the family you must question why.

While most of the black men today are in prisons, the rest either can’t find jobs, are gay or on the DL (Down Low- bisexual tendencies which I believe was acquired from long prison sentences) and there is very few men left to go around (The bible said that men would be as rare and precious as gold). The cry of black women is not however how to save the black man who is being imprisoned and killed in the most egregious and at epidemic proportions, and the movements that she encircles herself with has never been to save the black family, but it has always been a movement of gender a movement to improve herself and one which would further empower herself. If you notice men who do live with their women they appear as just shadows of manhood, little known remnants of their former selves lost without the testicular fortitude to be real men. These former inmates are men who have no jobs or work at menial ones, they own nothing, and they have no prospects and no inner disciplines as men to be able to recover from this nightmare, so when salesmen come over or any person of business or substance they (the visiting white business men) recognize (their ability to disrespect the so called man of the house) that it is the women who makes the decisions and determines the fate of the black family. In fact none of the major decisions are made by black men as the black woman has begun to encircle every affair concerning the black man from the way he drives a car to when he should cut his hair, she makes sure that he never recaptures his lost manhood by submerging his ability to lead. Willie lynch said that the white slave owners did not have to watch the behavior of the black man any longer, they didn’t have to chain him up any longer because the black women would do it for them.

The root causes as I stated earlier happened long ago and the vehicle that instigated this condition you will find in the heart and soul of the slave industry. Slavery had left its legacy on the posture of black people and marked every black person with an invisible brand, a brand that I like to call “the divided and the conquered”, and this mental brand ensured that blacks would continue to isolate themselves from each other and to dissolve their own strength as a people. The division among black people takes place among every aspect of black life, it is a separation that is conducted in black churches where you will find more black women then black men (you will also see a million religious denominations in the black communities who's job was to desolve black unity), in college, in prominent careers and in black homes the black American standard of operating procedures is consistent as you find black men in far fewer numbers among any field in American life than you will discover Black women. Black division is extensive as it is displayed in the many different political parties, the various religious ideologies that are at war with each other, also this division can be seen within the race itself as blacks fight over the skin tone (a fight between the light skin vs. the dark skin, the man against the women the young against the old and so on) and so you will certainly find the battle being waged in those arenas. Isn’t it eccentric to note that black women take all the credit for raising a black family by herself but take no credit for the young thugs and young teenage mothers that roam the streets looking for something to get into or to believe in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4869S0pL28&feature=related
Watch part 1&2

Black women can no longer take credit for raising good men while blaming the absent fathers for the bad ones which are hatched and produced from the same nest. Black children are the casualties of the black gender war and black boys are treated in the family structure as if they were foreign enemies of an invading army (because black men are traditionally hated by black women hugs go all around the family but no such hug is afforded the sons of black men). “Black women don’t realize that the black family is in a matriarchy with in a patriarchy”! Slavery created this matriarchal family structure which leaves no room for the black man. According to African history our ancestors embraced a patriarchical system which meant that men where the head of women. Slavery reversed our roles and now women are against male (black men) leadership except at the same time they are for white males (leadership) or corporate executives who pay their salaries. It appears that Black Women have given new meanings to titles such as “Queen making it equal in power and authority as King”, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”. Back in the day when black men sang songs of love, generally whinning songs which expressed his need of the black women the black women who had the womem’s liberation bite marks on them expressed just the opposite, themes like “I am women hear me roar”, “What’s love got to do with it”, What have you done for me lately”, “You got to have a J.O.B if you want to be with me”. This attitude took root in black female culture, while it sprouted destructive wings in the nature of black relationships.

“Nurture is nothing more than a social construct” says Beyonca age 21, it is sad that many women have this same attitude. When women are no longer a source of comfort to children in our society the streets become war zones and battle frontiers, young boys become men who will commit domestic violence, angry men who will frequently rebel against society and young girls will become teenage mothers, bashers of black men and self oriented women. During all of the battle cries and collateral damage done to the family we have forgotten our children, forgotten that babies that are hugged kissed and often talk to are statistically healthier mentally and physically. These babies also score higher on exams in later years. Black people in America endured the worst type of social engineering and psychological damage of any people anywhere in the history of the world!” Not only was the ability to relate between a man and a woman damaged, but the ability to relate to black children suffered as well, and because there are those among us who disagree with this assessment I must remind you that blacks were also conditioned to ignore their own suffering and to be in denial about everything. For hundreds of years Black men were no more than sperm donors and they were not allowed to be responsible for their children, the children were quickly taken away from them sold off by their slave masters. Today many black men are refused visitation rights, concurrently the white system hunts down black men like dogs for babies that he isn’t being responsible for; history is hidden in order to make everyone hate the men that the system had conditioned! Black fatherhood was dismantled and destroyed during slavery. Do we see yet how few black fathers even feel the need to be a part of their children’s lives? And yet we absolved white men of any wrong doing! Although it is not widely recognized black girls today have no criteria for choosing a Black man, perhaps it’s because white men have kept himself exclusively in the national spotlight while casting black man as degenerates within that same light. Shaniqua says “How can you tell the good guys from the bad?” Therefore we see most young girls choosing gangsters and criminals because most of these girls have no father or example of what they should be looking for in the first place.
When Black women frequently say “all men are dogs!” they further confuse black girls, if all men are dogs it (choosing the right man) doesn’t make much difference anyway. I’m I right?

The Virgin Mary or the white Jesus is still being presented as saviors to African American people; along with other things and symbols like white dolls this has ruined the psyche of black people. For example in an experimental observation there were two petite black girls that was playing with their dolls it was noticed that the two girls played contently with the white doll, although there wasn’t anything unusual about this episode until they were seen stomping on the black doll while the mother just watched. (This came to be known as the doll test which is used as a psychological examination). Some Black women still argue in favor of giving white dolls to black children!

To further express the debts of damage and social engineerings that was done to black people let me ask an important question here, out of all the different jobs and slave duties that the slave master could have given black people during slavery why did he chose picking cotton? A considerable number of Black individuals use to conk and burn their scalps (straighten their hair) in order to get straight hair like white people and today women are still pressing their hair to achieve this quality, they even go so far as to dye their hair blonde. This destructive self analysis was carefully crafted as white slave owners forced black people to pick cotton night and day under the worse treatment (people were beaten and killed to impress and inprint on the minds of black people this self hatred and the slave mentality, not for production sake and not because he needed the money from that cotton but to brainwash black people to hate themselves and their own hair. Today blacks value white people and the many white images (continuing to base the black concept of beauty on white socialism) of the same people who caused this psychological damage; we also know that the future success of the black race can only be achieved through the reversal of that damage.

There is no other alternative left, we must raise responsible, empowered and mentally healthy sons along with their sisters, by doing this we ensure that women of the future will have men of the future who will love and honor each other. Blacks need to take hold of the understanding that there is nobody in the world that can save you from yourselves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxBhIdNM8wU&feature=related
Watch 1-4 on YouTude

The war of materialism is in the veins of black people and blacks must purge themselves of this menace in order to recover their spirituality and to finally understand that the true worth of life is life not consumption, there is nothing on this earth that is worth more than a human life, how much more is the life of your sons and daughters worth. You have to ask yourself are your children worth more than the struggle and the war that has taken over the lives of the black family, are your sons worth a normal and adjusted life, are your daughters worth a good man who will honor them in their latter years. How mush more is their future worth? The power to give life is not just as mother’s and father’s proclamations, but as providers, sustainers, or protectors, as models of worth or characters of understanding and faith.

Statistically speaking the genocide alarm clock is ringing loudly, it says that it is time to respond to our dying sons who have been killed by stray bullets in drive by shootings, our crying daughters who are prematurely pregnant and don’t know which way to turn, time for the nonsense to stop, let the rescue begin.
http://wbmt.wordpress.com/category/stat-101/


It (broken families) was established during the 1960s when the welfare policies were being formulated that discriminated and excluded fathers; which said a poor woman was ineligible to receive welfare if she had a man or "baby daddy" staying with her. As a result millions of black women had to put their men out of the families because the men were not able to maintain a job and the welfare was not willing to support the family together as a unit unless the man was removed from the home. In effect black men at that time was being discriminated against in the job market while cast out of his home by the system, clinically rejected in the privacy of his home.
And today the irritating question that is posed and processed a hundred and one times by black women which states “where have all the good men gone”

Overall black women have a tendency to look down on black men with distain and revile them as they were preconditioned to reject black men from early childhood, they watched the drama and the madness that took place between their parents and this notion took hold in them mentality in part for the rest of their lives. As black mothers told their sons in so many gestures that it was not ok to have women of a different race they inadvertently expressed to their daughters that a black man was no good and they further encouraged them to seek out white men. Young girls were raised to be feisty and young boys were emotionally deserted to become apprehensive, while black girls improved themselves and prospered in school, black boys declined themselves and regressed in everything. Although they lived in the same household with the same mother and the same social circumstances they came upon their adulthood in complete opposition to one another. Black women have grown and developed by the ideologies of the Women’s Liberation Movement, they have traded racial pride for gender pride.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjLuXwt3YU&feature=related

If the truth be told for a long time now everybody has determined that the primary causes for all the aliments of the Black race and society at large stems from the Black man. As a result everyone has traditionally told black men how they should be as men or what black men should do to correct their conditions, they all(everyone except black men) became instant authority figures and no one ever listens to black men. Black men in America particularly are the most examined, ridiculed, mistrusted, vilified, rejected, hated, scrutinized,clinically analyzed, incarcerated, murdered, unjustly imprisoned, defamed, tested, (plus many more with Emphasis added) people in the world yet black women continue to say that they have it harder than black men. In order to save the black race black men have instigated many movements within the United States yet all of those efforts were destroyed, and the black women stands today as the most destructive force against the black man’s freedom drive. Black women have always said that they want a good man and that they can’t find a good black man yet when black men try to uplift themselves the black women stands firm in her opposition to his upliftment. Could there be a conflict of interest in the black community, are black women afraid of losing their position as head of the house, as head honcho with the biggest cohune’s , or as head nigger in charge. As the whole nation points in the direction of black men as the cause of all our problems in our society no one actually examines the total facts, there is a lot of blame to go around, but the fact is most of these finger pointers point because they want to destroy the black man. How come black men are so criticized and typically judged even among black women, these men have become the most targeted scapegoat in world history, and everybody has blamed the black man for every tragic event that has happened in our communities and in our society. While the courts harass black men for child support, black women have traditionally bombarded black men from visitation rights and privileges because they (women) assume 99% ownership rights of the children within the black communities.



What ever the challenges are for the black race we find that black men and women stand in complete opposition to one another and the cultural perceptions of the solution has always been the correction of the black man while the black woman and the government that instituted the problems in the first place continue to excuse themselves for their part in this historical drama. Black people can no long allow people of other races the right to exclusively define them, especially when they have no clue who blacks really are and neither understand the real after effects of slavery that continues to beleaguer the black community. In the final analysis there are many symptoms and after effects of slavery which still continue to plague the black race but none is as devastating to the race as mental slavery or its lack of acknowledgement. Black men and women must examine themselves critically yet allow themselves to be constructively criticized in order to constructively conclude this stalemate that has apparently manifested from within such a dismal condition.

Because of the illegal justice system and the cultural disparity in the judiciary process as it relates to black people (black men in general) I find that all black men in America to be political prisoners and slaves of the state.

http://www.issues-views.com/index.php/sect/2002/article/2032


Where have all the good men gone, why they’ve all gone to prison………


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By Rose Mountain on December 18, 2007 at 01:18 am
Credo thanks for writing this article. These issues have always brought me pain and outrage. And I've heard these issues discussed in the black community and within the local & national black leadership. But I didn't realize that the schism was so directly male vs female. I'm most familiar with the causes and affects due to the intentional "system" as you mentioned, like the years in prison for a black man stealing a pack of cigarettes; the 20 year prison sentences for crack cocaine VS the white man's probation or couple years for powder cocaine (which may be heard soon in the Supreme Court); the underfunding of schools in black communities; the voting machines heavily sabatoged in black communities because of their high-demographic votes for Democrats,etc etc etc But I keep watching things change and heal, especially over the decades, then it seems to come back up again. It seems to me it gets worse with certain national leaders, it felt to me when Carter & Clinton were President there was a different feeling in the nation, a unifying factor of we're all in this together, whereas Republican leaders usually do the conquer and divide either directly or indirectly. And under Bush with Katrina, the whole world was watching. But I saw some eye-opening documentaries explain how after slavery when black people began to own their own land, start their own communities and businesses, could vote and elected more than a dozen black men to Congress, it was at this time when blacks were doing so well that the South frieked-out, and changed the laws to stop their advancement. So there are many historical white man's brainwash about these issues of the black man and black people. So we need be looking more closely at how unevolved the white man is.
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By Credo on December 18, 2007 at 01:39 pm
Frankly speaking the psycho schisms that I have referenced in my article are one among many of the sir named Afro Americans have yet to discover about themselves. Slavery has left people of color scattered all over the entire earth and you can’t imagine the broad spectrum of problems as a result of just that one fact, problems that have created in the accumulated divisions that are inherent in the black race. For instance you could be sleeping with your sister or cousin due to second or third generations of slave trade auctions which have sold families off to other parts of the country and in other parts of the world. Perhaps the break down of the family structure has lead to many children not knowing who their father was and not understanding that their father could have sired many children. And so it goes a lot deeper than any of us could possibly imagine; it is more, than not knowing who your ancestral family name was or way of life pre-slavery, but it is many psychological leeches and mind viruses that continue to plague the black race generation after generation. Even black children that we see today are strangers to their own parents, and strangers to the world. However the rappers that society complains about are still hoisted to the top levels of the music industry charts because they command the entertainment industry, and as long as they are making money for the real corruptors and benefactors of society the rappers will continue to say damaging words about themselves, about black women and about black life. Although many complaints are lodged by mainstream society and many attacks are referenced directly against the rappers no one is fighting the corporations that produce, fund and promote rap music. It is because of these schisms that music like this is being expressed as a result of the internal pain that is felt by the youth in black communities, big corporations longing for corporate gains and the government’s desire to eliminate the troublesome black race. Therefore it is most apparent that we face a social cataclysm that may never heal itself without some form of penance, there stands to reason that the future as I see it is bleak and dismal as race will become the leading issues in the near future. Allow me to exalt you for your extensive examination of our societal anarchism’s, and to thank you for your eloquent observations... Credo
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By Credo on February 16, 2008 at 11:25 pm

You have presented a picture canvas of information, it leaves much to consider in the wake of this article. I am firmly aware of this piece (why the caged bird sings by Maya’) I gathered several impressions about her work as well. There are several points I’d like you to consider or survey in your analysis as it were of the black and white condition, the cultural differences which never seem to see eye to eye. Unfortunately I see things a little differently from some of your comments and I suppose that is natural especially if we are standing on different sides of the fence. The construct of culture as you present it is sort of abstract in its interpretation, to perceive the difference in culture as a vehicle for miscommunication between black and white has some viable points here but it however doesn’t change the climate in which these two cultures came into being. The history of these two cultures must also be considered when ever we decide to calculate the causes and reactions of the two nations as a dysfunctional result of such a dilemma.  Notwithstanding it is also note worthy to consider that while whites have held onto their historical culture dating way back to their motherland, blacks had to invent one which was partially molded by the slave master. I regress to disagree but,  “Concurrent with all of this is that what you see, is what you get.  With the caveat that what you look for is what you see”.  I search for the truth does that mean that I have emphatically found it, it is the proof that what they say is real is, and if not so nothing else in philosophy exists. While white America analytically base their perceptions about black America it is usually done out of propaganda and ignorance, or should I have said misinformation. There is a hugh difference in perception when it comes to issues of black and white as you put it the myth of the innocent eye sees all and interprets through various cultural mediums. The continuing adverse conditions that remain in the black social construct has very little to do with anyone's perceptions and more to do with the overall social realities of the power structures that control many of the social elements within black communities.  The caged bird sings not of impressions, or cultural perceptions, it neither sings to be understood or accepted, it sings loud and proudly and it merely sings to be free, songs of oppression, tyranny and hopes of a savior.

Many Americans see black people as Americans and therefore like you they see blacks as children of American ancestry, while many blacks see themselves as America’s political prisoners and slaves. You are under the impression that the country in which you were born in makes you who you are, this is another international lie, when in fact your nationality stems from your lineage and your historic parents, kindred and people. If I was born in a plane between two counties who then would I be, neither, because my nationality doesn’t depend on my place of birth but on the seed of my father’s nationality. Although Maya’s interpretation of black America seem to signify the “painfully obvious need for their country’s maternal welcome”, we first must establish where black people’s country was, or is. After slavery was Black America free to claim America as their country, or where they scientifically and systematically quartered off like cattle, herded into the 14th Amendment citizenship without the right to decent or leave these shores for their own homelands across the deep seas in which they were forced to sail? The watchful eye of America or big brother has no natural right to interrogate the lives of black people, to watch their growth under any means, and freedom is a more comfortable place than the land of oppression, racism and slavery wouldn’t you say.

If America is maternal towards blacks it is not a very good mother, history demonstrates the type of love that America has for its various children and motherly love doesn’t seem to fit in this case. And again I have to disagree with your assessment that “white America would be surprised to learn that Black Americans were no less annoyed with White Americans than White Americans were with Black Americans”, I think after 400 plus years in this country they both know where they stand in this mess. Until the government and the American society at large sees no color it will be the only way that anyone can claim blacks as American, but until then they remain political prisoners, slaves, and POWs who’s children happen to be born and sing in the American bird cage.

If you were born in a prison would you then accept that cage as your natural home? Furthermore if you are in need of the essentials of life while living in that cage would you feel obligated to your captors for supplying your needs? The perception of culture can’t in truth be conceived properly if the historic settings for such a conglomerate as our America’s evolution are currently presented incorrectly, deformed of actual cultural truth, yet nostalgically presented to the world as gospel. The American consequences that you referred to seems however ironic and superficial as any prisoner will tell you in any uncertain terms that there are no consequences greater than the cost of freedom, what more could America do or require of its slaves than what they have already taken. The country called America and the government that fashioned its laws neither has the authority to oversee black growth into adulthood as you say or the ability to understand what they have actually done to black people. There is no misunderstandings between cultures, there is only reality and denials.

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By Rose Mountain on December 18, 2007 at 01:18 amCredo thanks for writing this article. These issues have always brought me pain and outrage. And I've heard these issues discussed in the black community and within the local & national black leadership. But I didn't realize that the schism was so directly male vs female. I'm most familiar with the causes and affects due to the intentional "system" as you mentioned, like the years in prison for a black man stealing a pack of cigarettes; the 20 year prison sentences for crack cocaine VS the white man's probation or couple years for powder cocaine (which may be heard soon in the Supreme Court); the underfunding of schools in black communities; the voting machines heavily sabatoged in black communities because of their high-demographic votes for Democrats,etc etc etc But I keep watching things change and heal, especially over the decades, then it seems to come back up again. It seems to me it gets worse with certain national leaders, it felt to me when Carter & Clinton were President there was a different feeling in the nation, a unifying factor of we're all in this together, whereas Republican leaders usually do the conquer and divide either directly or indirectly. And under Bush with Katrina, the whole world was watching. But I saw some eye-opening documentaries explain how after slavery when black people began to own their own land, start their own communities and businesses, could vote and elected more than a dozen black men to Congress, it was at this time when blacks were doing so well that the South frieked-out, and changed the laws to stop their advancement. So there are many historical white man's brainwash about these issues of the black man and black people. So we need be looking more closely at how unevolved the white man is.

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