Who is an African/Black person?- Black Genetics(Part 1 of 4)

Who is black?  What is an African?  This is a question I have been thinking about the last few years.  Mainly because I have seen many debates on YouTube,Twitter and Facebook on who is a black person.  It’s  a hot topic that just wont seem to go away.  I think the fact that people are debating it must mean many of us are still very confused.  Why is that?  Why is the black collective so confused about our own identity?  The video(above) is really good.  I know for some it might seem offensive.  But you can tell that the speaker has really analyzed this issue.  It’s a very touchy subject that most black people want to run away from.

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This picture(above) shows different African women around the world. And of course there are people of African descent in America,Canada and the United Kingdom.  Some people say many of us are mixed raced people.  Some say we come in different shades because of years of race mixing.  I will address race mixing in part two of this series.  I personally don’t think race mixing is good for the black collective.  It seems to cause more confusion more than anything else. But I guess the real question is how is a black person defined? What do Africans look like?  How are Africans classified?

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Fellow blogger C.C. Saunders stated this about blackness:

“Blackness is not limited to a skin color, but it is a state of being, an incomparable experience prompted by skin color, facial features, body type and hair texture. Omitting any identifying attribute allots a significant privilege absent from the lifetime of any black person possessing these attributes in entirety. However, melanin, while a chief component of blackness, does not encompass the totality of blackness. To distinguish between black and melanated is essential to understanding blackness as a collective identity.”

Blogger Amos Magazine said this about African people:

“Prior to the enslavement of West and Central Africans, Africans had certain traits and certain biological markers that made them a separate distinct group. Africans prior to 1500 and prior to the infamous fictitious Willie Lynch Letter had traitsAfricans prior to the invasion of Arabs, Berbers and other West Asian people had skin color from brown to dark brown. This is an African trait. Africans had one common hair texture. Yes, Europeans upon arriving  in what today is called Rwanda did notice that many Africans were a lighter shade of Brown from other Africans. But they were not yellow or near white. They were simply a pecan brown color as compared to the dark chocolate color of the other group. They used these slight differences in order to pit one group against on another. Today, DNA* test (* because there are holes in this science) show that the Hutu and Tutsi were actually the same people and that Hutu and Tutsi were actually social status. Now Negros will use to in order to say mulattoes are Africans. ***(3star concepts mean this is something to pay special attention to) ***The Tutsi who were divided into people of a lighter hue of brown were not products of mixed raced sexual relationships. My opponents will purposely leave this out in order to compare a mulatto vs. an authentic African or an authentic disasporic Africans.”

Blogger Bhekizitha breaks it down from a biological standpoint:

“An African / Black person is clearly visually a “close” descendant of people from East Africa, a region comprised of countries now known as Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Their color variation ranges from bronze, dark reddish-brown, dark or nut brown, dark-chocolate color plus “peppercorn” hair.”

This video(above) is very interesting.  I first saw this video about four years ago.  It’s the author Supreme Understanding. He has authored books such as How to Hustle and Win,Knowledge of Self and Black God.  I’ve read a few of his books.  I must admit that he knows quite a bit about black history and African culture.  But he’s not African…he’s an Indian man.  Years ago I remember seeing him in a picture with his black wife.  In this video he says that being black is color,culture and consciousness. So he’s saying it’s not just physical traits that make you black.  So if a Mexican,Indian or Asian man listens to rap music,studies African culture and has a black wife…..that makes him black? So it’s just about having a black consciousness? This can create a problem in the long run.

What is Black....

This picture(above) is from Supreme Understanding’s website.  It’s titled What is Black? Looking at the pictures you can see all these dark skinned people from India,China,Pacific Islands,Malaysia and Australia. But are these people really Africans? Or do they have racial admixture? Were the original inhabitants of Australia or India really Africans? And if so,what does it mean for black people today?  I think black people really like to be all inclusive.  We like hearing that our ancestors were all over the world and created civilizations.  That’s very true to a large extent.  And to many of us we have a dream of creating some type of racial utopia.  A world in which all people who have some melanin are brothers and sisters.  But this is not reality.  There will always be racial and cultural divisions.   Just because you have dark skinned people in India and Malaysia doesn’t mean they can relate to a black person in America.  The culture of a dark skinned Aborigine in Australia is totally different than a black person living in Jamaica.  I always promote black unity,black love and black power on this blog.  But you can’t have any type of unity if you can’t even decide who is black and who is not black.  How can you have any type of cohesiveness when there are no clear cut definitions on your identity? And this is why the video by Supreme is problematic.  He believes that all “people of color” are fighting against a white power structure. Therefore we are all in this fight together.  But my thinking is that why can’t we fight a racist society and still maintain our own unique racial identity. Why does everyone with a little bit of color have to be considered black?  By making everyone black…no one is really black.  Our unique blackness gets lost in the process.  Chinese people don’t have this problem.  They don’t accept just anyone who might have their physical traits.  I’ve seen Hispanics with a yellowish skin tone but they are not seen as Chinese.  I’ve seen people that were biracial(Black/Chinese) with slanted eyes.  But just because they had slanted eyes,Chinese people still don’t see them as one of them. By doing this it helps them stay homogeneous.  They are able to maintain their racial identity.  And this is something black/African people must keep in mind when want to distinguish ourselves from other groups.  By letting anyone claim “blackness” it devalues those that are black in the process.

Breaking the Woman like a Horse:Plantation Tales

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The urban legend of Willie Lynch according to some, was and is a fake. However, fake or not, whomever it was that first put that information out into the public realm did touch a raw nerve amongst members of the African family. In the Willie Lynch letter, we gleam the essence of how the devil in tight leggings used criminality and terrorism to manufacture the Knee-grow out of an African. Numerous documentations, slave narratives, first hand accounts by none slaves (which gives them more authenticity I guess) and films have described the various methods used to commit or attempt to commit genocide on African peoples in America Inc.

 

Amongst the issues African people have had to contend with, is the division between the Male and female.  Since people are the base of any cultural imperative, creating a dysfunctional relationship amongst the people has to start with breaking the accord between the African male and female, who together enforces and re-enforces the concept of culture, community, and our story of our existence.

Breaking the horse and the hue-man

 

The various ways to “break” a horse can all be effective, but some ways have unwelcome side-effects, such as influencing the disposition, much like rearing a child with dominance instead of positive communication can make for a violent or submissive adult.

 

“You can buck ’em out, snub ’em up, sack ’em out, throw ’em down, desensitize them, dominate them into submission, use tack-less training, or any of the other systems offered by professional trainers. However, any method that might lead to injury or pain or discomfort can be costly in time or money as well as physical and emotional well-being for horse and/or rider. Other methods also require timing and knowledge that inexperienced people simply do not have. The bottom line should be safety for horse and rider, and maximum comfortableness for both.”

 

This is the essence of what the Willie Lynch letter described as the most ideal for manufacturing a knee-grow. This link details further, the Willie Lynch design for handling a knee-grow and is the basis for how the African male and female act and relate to each other today, and how the female specifically acts and reacts to the world around her. This link is very important because in it one can see where the separation begins. Reading further should bring clarity to our over standing of the methods and means of designing and manufacturing the knee-grow.

African people trying to access the “new” media is the latest path we’ve used for self expression that unfortunately ends up making us look like parodies of our selves. African woman yearn so much to fit into the Anglo-Saxons ideals of beauty and success that they manifest, as a form of “liberation expressions” for African woman, the same neurotic behavior we accuse Anglo-Saxon females of indulging in. The differences are the Anglo-Saxon female’s neurosis is codified within their cultural and social expressions and worldview, while the African woman codifies her neurosis from a foreign cultural platform. This foreign platform with no African foundation, denies the African female the necessary cushion to fall back on when her neurosis is in need of treatment.

 

Sex and the female images

Sarah Baartman

 For the longest time National Geography’s pictorials of indigenous women, bare breasted or naked, except for a strip of cloth over the pubis, has been the average Western (primarily Anglo-Saxon) male’s introduction to non western peoples. Anglo-Saxon women, in seeking to wrestle back their femininity from their paternalist sexual oppressors, misunderstand the “naturalness” of these indigenous women and mislabel it as sexual freedom.  In their eyes, they should be allowed to express their freedom to be scantily clad or naked will these Neanderthal brutes can admire her feminine sexuality without touching her uninvitingly, accept her without wanting to clutch at her and respect her without conditions.

 

This is where the neurosis of the Anglo-Saxon women plays its most dangerous role. On one hand there is a brutish, paternalistic system, based on millennium long belief that the woman is a tool for sexual gratification or breeding. She is then easily cast aside when his interest in her wanes, primarily has she gets older, or another young female comes along.  On the other hand, we have the female, desirous, of being wanted by her companion, wanting to be respected by him as much more than a breeder or a sex object, who uses her body FIRST, to entice and compel her man to respect her and treasure her.  She gladly spreads her legs and shows her ass in literary magazines like Playboy, Hustler and the appropriately named swine.  She exposes her neediness in many forms, primarily as willing sexual objects, yet decries the lack of respect she receives as a thinking intellectual human being.

 

African women, who grew up worshipping the many attributes and ways of the Anglo-Saxon female, see them doing little or no wrong as they embark on what Einstein says is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  The African female strives to emulate the Anglo-Saxon female in everything she does.  This includes using sex and the availability of sex to get attention, get a “good catch”, to give a head, to get ahead economically or socially. A part of the learned mainstream American culture is sexism and misogyny. Even though the Caucasian male is the most sexist and misogynistic of his kind, he is savvy enough to dress his anti-female hatred in art.  Whether it be visual, performing or literary, his control of the medium of expression, information and education, makes him the source of all that is, considered desirable.

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Due to our Maafa, creating a new breed of people called the knee-grow, we have a tempered plate on which Willie Lynches metaphorical sons have dragged the African women from her perch as roundly developed being, complementary to her opposite and more importantly …knowing herself from a African specific perspective.

 

A cursory view of images of beauty standards will show examples such as this. The African female after being conditioned by the Willie Lynch methodology, then becomes a scarred victim, emotionally wounded and susceptible to influences from outside herself. This includes the parody of manhood that the African male had become. The African woman is taught to bare her burden silently, to accept her inferior position, while expected to be the backbone of the family, taking care of the children, while her man is out in the cold world foraging for “bread”. The African woman had become that broken horse, unable to resist the influence of a tamed existence, and despite the odd “wild cards” such as Harriet, Mary McLeod Bethune, etc., by the time the late 20th century rolled around, she had become a pliable “material”, to be molded by a succession of outside influences and ready to be “mounted” by who ever wants to.

The numerous influences include the feminist movement, the black power movement, the civil rights movement, affirmative action, welfare, capitalism running amok and religion. The media was and still is the greatest purveyor of negative influence over the African community world wide, none more significant than the so called “standard of beauty” portrayed in this medium.  The standard of beauty is more than just an image per say, but an emotional roller coaster of cultural denial and self-rejection that continues the devastating effect of Willie Lynch’s fabled design.

Entertainment mediums show sex videos and mainstream movies, transmit, promote, and perpetuate negative images of African women as sex objects. Today’s music videos exhibit dancing women wearing bikinis, flashing their body parts to the cameras. These images are shown accompanied by vulgar lyrics that routinely suggest that women are not worth anything more than money. Hollyweird’s depiction of African women range from some of the most vile, cartoonish images of yesterday, to some of the nastiest, cartoonish images we see today. The African women is promoted as being only good for giving up sex, described as whores and good enough to be the consorts of a pimp, power brokers or broke down ghetto queens. The image of the African woman is now glorified as that of prostitutes, while violence is permitted against them. Halle Berry, a talented actress, recently won an Oscar for spreading her legs for the very same rapist Caucasian male, who murdered her husband, yet somebody like Angela Bassett couldn’t win one for her powerful performance as Tina Turner, one of many powerful performances in a brilliant career.

How many of you were aware that knee-grow men and women lobbied the porn industry to include them prominently in that industry?. Claiming that they are being discriminated against through exclusion.  Imagine that!  Porn was created by Caucasian males to satisfy their less than animal urges and we are pissed when we are not included. This is equity misguided.  Today the knee-grow woman proudly shows of her labia in medium such as the now tame sex magazine, to the more raunchy, internet porn. In fact a majority of pornography involving knee-grows, are that of Caucasian men performing all manner of sexual degrading acts on knee-grow women.  You even have this phenomona where groups of Caucasian males would travel around the country, stopping young females and offering them cash, to suck them or have sex with them on video. They have whole productions where different teams of knee-grow and caucasian males, separately pay knee-grow females to whore for cash.

The broken in woman grows at odds with her man, chastising him for a variety of real and imagined reasons, being lazy and good for nothing, all the while her sons and daughters are taking lessons on how a woman is “supposed” to act.

 

Many broken in African women seeking to pick up the pieces of their shattered femininity, becomes a target for the vultures in the feminism movement. They are trained to verbally or psychologically abuse men and call it being strong. When the knee-grow male and female hears “submit to your nature”, both hear a different thing. The male hears “act like a dog”, the female hears, “ submit physically and emotionally to a man”.

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Due to the damage done to her psyche, the knee-grow woman had developed a warped understanding of relationships and the type of relationships healthy enough to assist her in her personal goals. It is a woman’s nature to be attracted to the image of a strong powerful male. It is submitting to her nature to want to be taken care of protected by the male. It is her nature to want to nurture and support him. However the lack of cultural transition to adult as a child forces the young females to develop her own understanding of what strong and powerful should be. There’s an old joke , where the woman asked the man, why doesn’t he love her anymore? When he asked why she would say that? She would reply, “well you don’t beat me anymore”, is indicative of the sickness infecting our souls. When young women, fantasize about wanting a thug, looking for thug love and having a thug as her man, she has distorted that need to be protected by a strong powerful male.

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Allowing herself to be objectified is never a sign of a “strong” woman, neither is acting like the stereotypical “bitch”, man hater or substitute male. The latter two seems to be promoted in the homosexual or business community. From a purely psychological point of view, a man will feel justified in committing physical or psychological violence against women he has objectified. The fact that many of these women co-sign the prevailing attitude in, Hollywood and society in general, embolden these misogynistic louts to continue degrading women. Some of these women co-sign the prevailing attitude by willingly allow themselves to be used as video girls, silver screen ho’s and, as is more popular now, internet ho’s. Dance clubs, back stages of concerts and around the locker room, are flooded with women who express their willingness to do anything sexually with a man to get drinks, money, jewelry, or just to feel privileged and wanted by someone famous.

These types of behaviors have been past down to today’s generation after the breaking in process, during the MAAFA, when African woman were forced to spread their legs, willingly or unwillingly for slave masters and overseers for their animalistic pleasures, and the enslave male for breeding. African women were sometimes used as breeding instruments to produce more human property, and at other times forced to give sex to pay for food, the safety of her children, or to be treated less harshly on a day to day basis. They were “paying” with their bodies as a survival strategy.

Out of this emerged the stereotype of our women as promiscuous and oversexed, and this shaped our women’s sexual morality and the belief by other ethnic groups of our sexual morality. Some started to look at themselves as society viewed them, and some accepted that they had no control over their own bodies. When trying to fit into the Caucasian society, after the Maafa and take on ascribed Anglo-Saxon gender roles. Some knee-grow men wanted the knee-grow women to have a subordinate role in the home while some women wanted men to be the sole economic providers and use their sexual power to receive economic gain from men. They have been, for the most part, unable to meet each other’s expectations. This is why as a youth worker I see young men acting passive while learning to manipulate women by offering money and power to them.

I’ve heard of the metal girls syndrome, where many knee-grow males learning to value economic resources and used these resources as a way to manipulate and control women. In addition, some women learn to negotiate with their bodies for things that they wanted.  In order to gain access to these things and to get the love and attention from men that they want, some women felt they must cater to the exploitative images of what men want and think women should be.Many women define their own worth on what they can do for and get from a man. Some women were willing to take risks with their bodies, minds and hearts hoping to raise their socio-economic status and gain security for their children’s future, and they have learned to use their sexuality to do this. In the end this is the result of the “Willie Lynch” design for the African enslavement by creating the phenomona we call the knee-grow.

The original article can be found here: https://blackmystory.wordpress.com/

 

Kendrick Lamar and Rapsody- Complexion(A Zulu Love)

Rapsody

Dark as the midnight hour or bright as the mornin’ sun
Give a fuck about your complexion, I know what the Germans done

Sneak (dissin’)
Sneak me through the back window, I’m a good field nigga
I made a flower for you outta cotton just to chill with you

You know I’d go the distance, you know I’m ten toes down
Even if master listenin’, cover your ears, he ’bout to mention

[Hook]

[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
Dark as the midnight hour, I’m bright as the mornin’ sun
Brown skinned, but your blue eyes tell me your mama can’t run
Sneak (dissin’)
Sneak me through the back window, I’m a good field nigga
I made a flower for you outta cotton just to chill with you

You know I’d go the distance, you know I’m ten toes down
Even if master’s listenin’, I got the world’s attention

So I’mma say somethin’ that’s vital and critical for survival
Of mankind, if he lyin’, color should never rival
Beauty is what you make it, I used to be so mistaken
By different shades of faces

Then Whit told me, “A woman is woman, love the creation”
It all came from God then you was my confirmation
I came to where you reside
And looked around to see more sights for sore eyes

Let the Willie Lynch theory reverse a million times with…

[Hook]

[Interlude]
You like it, I love it (x8)
(Where the homegirl Rapsody at?
I need you to speak your mind real quick loved one!)

[Verse 3: Rapsody]
Let me talk my Stu Scott, ‘scuse me on my 2Pac
Keep your head up, when did you stop loving thy

Color of your skin, color of your eyes
That’s the real blues, baby, like you met Jay’s baby
You blew me away, you think more beauty in blue, green and grey

All my solemn men up north, 12 years a slave
12 years of age, thinkin’ my shade too dark
I love myself, I no longer need Cupid

Enforcin’ my dark side like a young George Lucas
Light don’t mean you smart, bein’ dark don’t make you stupid
And frame of mind for them bustas, ain’t talkin’ “Woohah!”

Need a paradox for the pair of daughters they tutored
Like two ties, L-L, you lose two times

If you don’t see you beautiful in your complexion
It ain’t complex to put it in context
Find the air beneath the kite, that’s the context
Yeah, baby, I’m conscious, ain’t no contest
If you like it, I love it, all your earth tones been blessed

Ain’t no stress, jigga boos wanna be
I ain’t talkin’ Jay, I ain’t talkin’ B
I’m talkin’ days we got school watchin’ movie screens
And spike your self esteem
The new James Bond gon’ be black as me

Black as brown, hazelnut, cinnamon, black tea
And it’s all beautiful to me

Call your brothers magnificent, call all the sisters queens
We all on the same team, blues and pirus, no colors ain’t a thing

[Outro: Kendrick Lamar]
Barefoot babies with no cares
Teenage gun toters that don’t play fair, should I get out the car?
I don’t see Compton, I see something much worse
The land of the landmines, the hell that’s on earth

 

Wu Tang Clan- A Better Tomorrow

A very powerful video with a great message from Wu Tang Clan.

Murder Madness

Wake up get a hold of your life,go get your cake up, The motto in the streets is you eat or you get ate up Straight up you tired of waiting, go get your weight up
My peoples tired of waiting for reparations to pay us
Screaming Jesus can save us, I, I get the Bentley if I save up
But that’s just another trick to enslave us
Push the minimum wages
Put, put our fathers up in them cages
Then watch out when mother struggled to raise us

But, but my ambition won’t let me live in this poor condition
That doesn’t care about color, creed, or your religion
Priests, politicians gotta listen to opposition
From my position, we still ain’t got a pot to piss in
From my position, we still ain’t got a pot to piss in

Allah said to save the babies from the cold
Pour wisdom in the cup so the truth overflows
Still, knowledge is that bread that keeps us well-fed
Old time religion will not bring us satisfaction
Without action now who can disagree with me?
God is not a mystery, there’s nowhere in history
That you could show and prove to me
But still you face east and nod your head to me religiously
I’m G-O-D, to infinity, for real

[Hook: sample]
The world won’t get no better
If we just let it be
The world won’t get no better
We gotta change it yeah, just you and me

Poor reparations, the Bush administration
Unequality, martial law, segregation
False hood, false teaching, false education
Now’s the time for us to come amongst this nation
They deceiving us, they don’t believe in us
They believe in that Cream like Julius Caesar
I’m like Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X with the heaters
Ripping the chains of the remains of all of the leaders
Never worship the image if we were swine eaters
I’m on the back of the bus with two fine divas
We in the jungle of life, but never jungle fever
I’m God-body all day long, spiritual life lessons
That I recite with song
Trying to wake up everybody, can’t we all get along?
For all my people that’s out there persevering through the storm
Black fist, Staten Island, stand up, stand strong
Penetrate through the gate and bring the Clan along

Wake up and realize the times
That we living in the world is getting more iller than ever
Thought we was chillin’, striving change for the better

But it was a dream like Martin Luther
He had a vision that could move a mountain

Protect one another, that’s world to my brother Malcolm
As-salamu alaykum, alaykum as-salam
We want justice, police supposed to protect and serve
And then they shoot us down like wild animals
The nerve of them cold-hearted killers
With blue suits slaying our black youth
The earth cries from all the blood that’s being spilled

We need a solution fast, get InshAllah bill
Let me educate them, translate it meaning God’s will

It goes all in together, together how we are
To stand with a plan, provided we down to fall
And that’s the Willie Lynch tactics that separated the masses
Taught us all to think backwards