This is a very insightful video by Amos Wilson. He perfectly explains the importance of family in the black community. Black relationships are under attack from many different angles today. I believe that the powers that be don’t want black men and women to work things out between each other. I think that maybe the reason I see so many interracial couples on television and films today. I see it much more than I did as a kid. It’s pretty much everywhere now. I also see a lot more black homosexuals and lesbians in the media as well. I see more interracial and homosexual couples even more then black couples nowadays. And that’s a serious problem. I think this is a strategic move by the global elites(non blacks) in power. It is in their best interest that black men and women are at each other’s collective throat’s. If we can both get on the same page and work as a cohesive unit we can fight our oppression. This is a serious threat to the racist power structure. If you can show me evidence to the contrary I would love t see it. The real issue here is power. Power in the material and moral sense.
Racism(white supremacy), however, is more than an ideology, a belief system or a negative attitude towards others arising out of prejudice. If that alone were the case, then racism would be “reduced to something which takes place inside human heads, and the implicit presupposition here is that a change of attitude which will put an end to racial oppression can be brought about by dialogue, by an ethical appeal for a change of mentality.” But such an understanding ignores the real factor behind racism (as well as sexism) Power! Racism‹and sexism‹are not about color or gender; they are about Power! They can thus afflict anyone of any gender, color, community, culture, or country, who craves power above the need to respect the Other. At the heart of white supremacy (Jewish) lies the concept of group competition‹the quest for power.
What is power? Power in its essence is the capacity to act.. Sociologically, power comes in two forms, as coercive and as choice. In its coercive form it is the capacity to act in a manner that influences the behavior of others even against their wishes. This is material power, the most prevalent and destructive form of power in society today, and appeals to the baser qualities of human beings, because of competition over scarce resources. Power as choice, on the other hand, is the capacity to act in a manner that influences the behavior of others without violating free moral choice. This is moral power, which appeals to the higher faculties of humankind. This type of power gives rise to true power. “True power is knowing that you can, but you don¹t.” To practice this form of power is the height of self-control. Once one understands that racism at its core has to do with power, one will then recognize that at the root of racism lie two important elements‹the material and moral basis of oppression.
The Material Base of Oppression: White supremacy is more than just a meaning system, a reinterpretation of reality; it is also a material system, economically and politically structured, from which this meaning system emerges. In order to grasp the significance of this, one needs to understand a basic premise of sociology, that no single institution in society can be understood in isolation from the larger society of which it is a part. This is because institutions do not exist in a social vacuum, but are social-historical entities influencing and at the same time being influenced by their socio-cultural milieu. Individuals and institutions, in many ways, are products of the larger society of which they are a part. And the reciprocal influence of the one upon the other, often goes unnoticed to human observation, but it is there nonetheless. Therefore it is helpful to visualize the reciprocal relationship between the individual, roles, institution, society and its undergirding culture, for each one shapes the other.
Individuals are shaped and in turn shape the roles they play, which are formed by the institutions in which the roles are played out. Institutions in turn are shaped by the needs of society as well as give structure to that society, which shapes individuals as well as is influenced by those individuals that comprise society. This entire process of reciprocal exchange is largely influenced by the specific culture of a given society. Culture influences who we are as individuals and the different roles different individuals are permitted to play within which institutions, and in what way these shape society, which in turn shapes individuals and vice versa. It is in culture where both prejudice and racism reside. These forces and power arrangements shape peoples lives as well as the roles and institutions within society, resulting in exclusive structures and society. Culture is the key factor. For black people this is very important. As Amos Wilson says:
“CULTURAL CONTINUITY & CULTURALLY RELEVANT (SELF-DETERMINING) EDUCATION VS. ALIENATING (SELF-DEFEATING) EDUCATION: Cultural continuity is maintained by educating children in the ways of their culture. And they are educated in the ways of their culture to MAINTAIN their culture, to advance its interests, and ultimately to try to maintain its very survival. That is the fundamental reason people are educated. What does it matter if you learn physics and computer science and every…thing else and you cannot defend yourself against a military assault by Europeans or a germ warfare assault? A knowledge of computer science, a knowledge of law, a knowledge of all of these other things matters not at all if you are unable to use that knowledge for your self defense. If Bush (any “alien” or “alienated African” sitting on European or alien thrones) decided to wipe the face of this earth clean of African people there’s not an African nation that could defend us against these people.
And as long as we are not educated to defend ourselves against these people (or anyone else) then we are being incorrectly educated. Nothing else matters. Ultimately then, INTELLIGENCE MUST BE DEFINED IN TERMS OF THE DEGREE IN WHICH IT SOLVES YOUR PROBLEMS! The nature of education today prepares you to solve THEIR PROBLEMS and not your own. That’s why you study THEIR books, you go to THEIR schools, you learn THEIR information, THEIR language, THEIR styles, THEIR perceptions, so when you come out of school you can do a humdinger of a job solving Europeans’ problems, but you can’t solve your own. And then you DARE call yourself “intelligent?” C’MON! THAT’S THE HEIGHT OF STUPIDITY!”
Thus, culture impacts all aspects of this reciprocal process of social influence, which process is prevalent in all human societies.
Throughout human history racism has expressed itself in the socio-economic exploitation of God’s dark-skinned children, which exploitation has been justified by biological-cultural differences, when the real reasons were economic as a result of group competition. This material basis of exploitation is the principle reason behind the White domination of the darker races and the limitation of their access to power, which has resulted in an objective or visible, differential and unequal treatment.
This is what the media wants to throw at us at every chance they get. I think we’ve seen quite enough of it.
We need a little more of this. Peace. ❤