COUNTER-RACIST BOOK REVIEW: Black Love is a Revolutionary Act

399 pages,  Trojan Horse Press,  2011

When a man ignores a woman’s femininity, it’s taking away  their ‘rights’ or ‘powers’ as a woman which means they can’t function as a female and may doubt their femininity…most white females are less likely to ask ‘why do you not treat me like a lady?,’  consequently they will be puzzled that a male,  especially a black male is de-feminizing them if they even guess that it’s occurring.  This means that the black male has the power in that situation because the white female will always thirst for an answer to why you treat her like she has a penis instead of a vagina and two breasts.  All of this equals power and actually empowers black females when they are made aware of what you are doing.  They love it which means I love it”—  excerpt of a black male’s  conduct code toward white females (pp. 390)

And, that’s not even the full passage citing the black male calling himself Black Mergatroid.   His explanation of his sexual conduct code as well as a look at the parallel code used by white males in relation to black females are,  by themselves,  worth the $19.95 price of this phenomenal book.   Black Love is a Revolutionary Act was penned by an anonymous group of black authors writing under the pseudonym, Umoja (Swahili for Unity).   On the very first page of the preface, these authors give a five-paragraph explanation for their anonymity that is so principled that I was almost hooked before I read the first page of the text.   The five paragraphs are headed: “There is nothing original about the ideas presented here.  The authors are not seeking fame.  The authors reserve the right NOT to be a distraction to the message. Every word in this book was designed to inform.  You may not agree with everything or anything written here.”    Who wouldn’t want to at least skim a book that the authors think is so important that they do not take credit for it? 

This is the most ambitious book about black male-black female relations on which you’ll likely ever set eyes.   Its scope is so large that it would have more naturally fit and been organized into three or four volumes instead of the one.   I can only conclude that Umoja was compelled  by the urgent need to provide this information.   Black Love is a Revolutionary Act {BLRA( rhymes with “Laura”)} aims to change the minds and behavior around a subject about which most black people who still have a sex drive are passionate but majorly dazed and confused.  It’s what most of the yelling on black talk radio is about:  Why it is so difficult for black males and black females to get together,  stay together,  and have peace between us?

Umoja gives early notice that the reader should not expect to find within BLRA any advice on flirting, dating, or bedroom technique.   And,  I’ll warn the church and mosque sisters and brothers that they won’t find in the book any tips on how to slap a mouthy black female or on how a black female can dutifully but happily “submit” to her husband.   BLRA  lets (black)  readers know that the problem is not us.   No.   The problem is white people.

@#%*!

I know, I know.   How, exactly,  do you say to Generation X,  Y and Next,  “Wake up! It’s the doings of Racist Man and Racist Woman!”  and  keep them reading your book?   If you’ve ever tried to make such an announcement during one of their gender bashing “discussions,” you know you’ll be shouted down before you can finish two sentences.   FaceBook compliments pile up on comments that pronounce the exact opposite.   You can start taking bows when you say that the personal behavior of black people “is not the white man’s fault.”   But, if you tell that same audience that Racist Man and Racist Woman are white and white only—that there are no black racists—you almost certainly will land in an exhausting debate on that point alone.  See, you can’t assume that Generation X, Y, and Next have any knowledge of a global system running so smoothly by the time they were born that they have no idea they are in it. 

So, yeah, how do you get people who just want some pointers on how to hook up with the honey with the light eyes to read about slavery,  Jim Crow,  and counter-racist codification?   Well,  as Morpheus said to Neo,  they have to be shaken,  given a crash course,  and told they don’t have much time.   This is the ambitious work that Umoja  took on.   And, these authors seem to have given it everything they’ve got like Patti Labell doing the last stanza of her last encore.   I cannot recall ever reading a non-fiction book that makes such wide use of poetry,  short stories, parables,  reporting,  photos,  news clippings,  historical narrative,  and quotes by notables such a s Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and Sun Tzu.

Umoja’s hook for Generation X,Y,Next is a little bit of  street light lit, I think.   It’s a wrenching fictional short story appearing as the first chapter that is only about two pages long.  This beginning story  serves as a metaphor for the the way that black females and males have generally come to view each other.   It is about a black couple whose “perfect marriage” was shattered by the gunpoint rape of the wife in the bedroom of their residence while her husband watched helplessly.   The husband blames his wife as a way of avoiding his sense of shame for not being able to protect her.  The wife blames the husband for his  unfaithfulness and inattentiveness to her after the event and,  secretly,  for not even trying to fight the attacker.   At the end of the story, Umoja,  asks the reader to imagine  “Your son, daughter, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather,  wife,  or husband being beaten, tortured,  stripped naked, fondled, raped, or murdered right in front of your eyes—and there was nothing you could do to stop it from happening” and, then Umoja says “to understand GENDER WARS between the black male and female, we must start where it all began.”   Having hooked the reader enough to turn to the next page, Umoja  makes the following statement in bold typeface covering that entire page:  

After racism/ white supremacy, the biggest problem in Black America is NOT crime, drugs, poverty, or inferior schools;  it’s the BLACK GENDER WAR between the black male and black female.

The authors  go on to define “gender wars” as the pitting of each gender against the other by people more powerful than us and to give 25 characteristic misbehaviors in which you’re likely to find one or more of your pet peeves.   I know I found mine (I’m not telling which they are).   To be sure,  that’s one thing that black people are not short on—things we dislike about other black people.   It’s standard in  the victim software that’s loaded onto every one our brain-computers by Racist Man and Racist Woman.    After all,  there’s really nothing charming about being a victim.   Here are six of those 25 examples:

 •  Black males uplifting white females above black females

•  Black females uplifting white males above black males

•  Black fathers abusing,  abandoning,  or competing with their sons.

•  Black mothers  abusing,  abandoning,  or competing with their daughters.

•  Black females who condone  “sexism”  against other black females

•  Black males who refuse to support or encourage other black males.

Being validated in our righteous indignation at the actions of other black folk, we are eager to read on in order to to find more about how we’ve been wronged and just how wrongheaded those wrongs were.    Mmm-hmmm.   Y’all acting like some slaves ’round  here!  Speak on Umoja!  Tell ’em about slavery!

They do.  (Along the way,  Umoja takes the time to dispel the myth that black people are responsible for these horrors through our participation in the selling of other black people in the part  of the world called Africa or that our ancestors are responsible for this unprecedented abuse because of their  passive acceptance of it.   So,  if you were whetting your appetite for some of that kind of bashing,  you’re motivated to read further for other opportunities. You’ll be handed no such chances though.)   I don’t suggest that you try to eat your lunch while you’re reading this part.  When you’ve finished the first eight chapters,  you’ll understand the awe-full talent that white people have for turning out horror films.   They let this “talent” rip on us— literally— during the explicit slavery stage of white supremacy (racism).   If  you combined all the Oscar-nominated horror films and then added several scenes  with public hole-splitting penetration and some more with fetus extraction by a dull ax,  the result would still not come close to the  imaginative genius of white people for their cruelty toward black people  that was put on display during 400 years of explicit slavery.   Umoja makes a persuasive, science-based case that the effects of all this cruelty are probably in our genes.  I say it it has to be.   Though, it also seems obvious to me that sadism toward black people is in the genes of white folk.   As nightmarish as these galaxies-beyond-cruel practices were,  the greatest damage was inflicted by something else exposed by BLRA:   It’s a prohibition  that extended from explicit slavery through Jim Crow etiquette and exists to this day:

Black males and black females are not permitted to show affection to each other [without severe, albeit now informal, penalty. ] (Pp. 45).

It is the horror that this sight causes in white people that drives all of their horrifying acts toward us in this war they have been waging on us for at least hundreds of years.   On that, Umoja and I agree.  I say the horror derives from their intense sense of sexual inadequacy while Umoja thinks it’s their fear of white genetic survival.  I’ll comment further on our few points of disagreement later in this review.

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Even after making the case for Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome in chapters 16-19,  I can still hear Gen X, Y,  and Next talking to the book sarcastically asking,  “What’s stopping black males/females from acting like they got good sense with each other today?   Weren’t Slavery and Jim Crow gone well before our parents were born?”   This is Umoja’s  only window to explain what white supremacy is.  How it works.  How it damages black people.   While they’re at it, Umoja tells another engaging story to demonstrate why all white people should,  at the very least, be suspected of practicing racism by all black people.   ALL white people, even nice  Becky and Seth.  Umoja says all of this in just ten pages.   Only time will tell how effective these ten pages are.  My sense is that the importance of these pages will only be comprehended after several re-readings.   Each time these pages are revisited,  the initiate will be reminded of Neely Fuller’s most famous maxim,  “If you don’t understand white supremacy (racism), what it is and how it works,  everything else that you understand will only confuse you.

From here on,  Umoja asks more from Gen XYNext than their attention.  They ask for self-reflection. 

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“Once you convince someone to hate the reflection in their mirror, you can convince them of anything.”—Umoja (Pp. 162)

It has always been a mystery to me how any black person could openly make comments like “He got good hair,”   “She’s fine.   She looks part Mexican.”  Or,  “Their blessed.   They are dark but they had two yellow,  butter-colored kids.”   I can’t understand that kind of talk any more than I can understand people who cut themselves for pleasure.   So,  I don’t know how to talk to people who don’t have enough self-protective instinct to use maximum effort to toss such trash out of their minds.   I bow to Umoja for laying that out.

For sure,  the biggest part of sexual attraction is visual,  especially for males.  So,  it would be difficult to dedicate too many pages to the discussion of the vicious brain-trashing (a term I coined) perpetrated by Racist Man and Racist Woman against black people’s judgment of black females’ appearance.   BLRA does not make that mistake.   About 50 pages are devoted to that topic with chapter or paragraph headings such as:

“Black Inferiority Complexes Are Rooted in Our Mirrors”

“White Beauty Standards Are Contemptuous of All Women”

“Straight Talk About Nappy Hair”

“Baby, Let You Hair Hang Down”

“The Joy Of Nappy Humor”

“Black Male Invalidation of Black Females”

“How the Language of White Supremacy Penalizes Black Females”

“An Unconscious Black Celebration of Self-Hatred”

“Why Black Female Entertainers Must Wear Weaves That Look Like Weaves”

“The Defective ,  Undesirable Black Female Theme (on TeeVee)”

In the remaining chapters, BLRA builds on the sober acknowledgment that the bullets fired at us by the Racist Man and Racist Woman never stop flying past our heads and into them especially when we are engaging the opposite gender in an affectionate way.   Umoja makes it clear that the sexual organ feared most by white people is not to be found in Tyrone’s and LaShae’s Hanes.  It’s  their brains.   The authors help the reader refocus on common phenomena with counter-racist glasses and to modify our behavior accordingly.   They examine phenomena like:

 •  the adoption of  black infants by white starlets

•  the growing choice of black females to date other black females

•  the propaganda in politics and entertainment that pushes homosexuality and cross-dressing in black males ( including sagging pants, feminine jewelry, and tight clothing)

•  the coercion of black males to be nothing other than a clown, satisfied boy, or pretend female

•  the school failure of black males

•  the locking up of black males

•  the  terrorism by white enforcement officials against black males

•  Tryone dating Becky and LaShae dating Seth (One of Tyrone’s cousins was Omar Thornton, the Connecticut gunman, and LaShae once phoned white radio host Laura Schlessinger to complain that her white husband often used or condoned racist speech)

•  The black talking heads that are paid to spin around but never pin horns on the racists (white supremacists)

BLRA makes it clear why many of us  have become so disoriented by our opponents that  we are shooting back at each other.  Previous attempts to neutralize the artillery designed for our male-female formations have usually been too soft— too timid or polite— to be an effective helmet.  We’ve needed more protection than standard issue applause generators like  “We need to embrace the beauty in all of our beautiful sistas, light and dark.”  or “There are a lot of good brothas out here who get a bad rap because of bitter sistas who can’t appreciate a hard-working brotha.”   That ain’t gonna get the job done.  Darker-skinned females know this is just a technique to keep black males from having to administer some self-help for their addiction to milk in their honey that is  fed to them in the IV called the TV.   And,  many a black male has to front like he’s one of those hard-working brothas even though most of the time white people see to it that he has NO job at which to work so hard.   But,   Black Love is a Revolutionary Act  (BLRA) delivers solid head-wear.    This book opens the door to this unsanitized,  thoroughly unsexy, poorly equipped emergency department filled with relationships brutally aborted or amputated by the system of white supremacy (racism).   The summary on the back of this volume describes it as  “the most dangerous book in America.”   And,  if you’ve heard my partner, Sonny, and I discourse on my blogtalkradio program about the subject of hostility towards black male-female coupling,  it should come as no surprise that I am inclined to agree that it,  indeed,  has the potential to be as dangerous as it is billed.    That is not to say,  though,  that I agree with all of the conclusions reached in this work.   Or,  that my differences with it are all minor.  I am reassured, however, that the authors explicitly acknowledge that such disagreement is possible if not probable.

I’ll state my differences for the record:

 A)  While Umoja asserts that the “bottom line” for Racist Man and Racist Woman is white genetic survival,  I think that the evidence better supports that it is white people’s fear of lack of sexual access—to each other and to black people—that drives their compensatory system.  Neither pale skin nor darker skin is genetically dominant.   And, white people seem to have far less difficulty claiming their “miscegenated”offspring of the opposite gender.   White males have never seemed scared about placing their seed in the womb of a black female.  But, they can’t run white supremacy by themselves.  And, Racist Woman ain’t havin it.  Nevertheless, Umoja and I agree that the single most important thing that black people must do to  counter the global SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) is stay very, very  far away from the genitals of all white people.   In May 2009,  I penned a post on my theory of the “bottom line” for Racist Man and Racist Woman and titled it as such.  I was job-hunting then.  So,  I locked it.   I may unlock it soon. ** My theoretical framework on this has evolved significantly in this. Genetic survival with emphasis on instincts not phenotype is now my posited causative agent for the behavior of “white supremacy.”: Oxyhominoids

 B)  Umoja states that the greater perceived beauty of white females compared to black females is not the greatest motivator for black males who date and “marry” white women.  This conclusion seems to be based on the fact that many of these white females are chosen over black females who have far more balanced facial features and far fitter, more shapely bodies. I have concluded that to these black males, the traits of pale skin and straight hair are, in themselves, so beautiful that they compensate for almost any other deficiencies in physical attractiveness.   A black male so afflicted is going to need to donate his television to the city dump and go on a de-trashing program for at least 1 year.   Otherwise, he’s going to end up in a bed with a black female who is going to have to be a superb mental gymnast to delude herself that she’s passionately desired by him.

 C)  I do not really believe that,  as Umoja states,  young black males have a higher regard for another black male who has been in greater confinement (prison) than for one that has graduated from college.  I’ve taught too many of them in “urban” high schools to believe that.  That’s just frontin’  or “playin it off” as they say.  The schooling process is now such a feminine one—requiring stillness  and passivity—that even many white males are now failing in the public schools.   These white males are the collateral damage in the strategy targeting black males who are generally more masculine.  Racists (white supremacists)  have so stacked the deck against success for black males that it’s only healthy for them to seek validation in what’s available for them.  But, really, if they had the choice, almost all black males would rather be walking across a stage being announced as suma cum laude—whether that’s a good or bad aspiration.  Further,  it’s been my experience that black males are no different than anyone else in that mastery;  that is, learning how to do a constructive thing well,  is a great motivator.

I should also say that I’m not crazy about the way the authors used the word “dark” to mean something sinister in one of their sub-headings.   And, they use a different definition for both “love” and “America” than I try to use.  If  I didn’t think I’d be in a conversation clarifying my stance on these definitions after this review is read,  I wouldn’t have mentioned it.   Consistently using codified vocabulary is a life-long project.  

Those differences being stated,  I want to make it clear that I would fight like Harriet Tubman to get this book included in the curriculum of any black “independent” high school or college.   There is nothing more important to black people than our male-female relations.   Black people have been enduring such severe abuse for so long that, a thousand years from now, the heroic effort it will take to triumph over this domination will likely be regarded  by our descendants as one of the great fables of high art.   In that event,  Umoja should certainly be one of the epic heroes.

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  2. CREE-EIGHT Says:

    A pleasure, Pam.

  3. Would you leave a review on Amazon if you have an Amazon.com account? It would be greatly appreciated.

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  7. Andrea Muhrrteyn, If you are a “white person” you need nothing explained to you by me, a black person, because you belong to the smartest group of hominids in the known universe. So, even if you do not understand something, you have access to many individuals who do understand it. As it seems that you are a person who classifies herself as “white,” I reply only to clear up any confusion your comments have caused for other “black persons” but with no intention of persuading you of anything.
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    This will reply to the questions in both of Andrea Muhrrteyn’s comments since I last replied.

    I gave the following definition of Justice:
    Justice = the condition in which no one is mistreated AND in which the persons who need the most help receive the most help if any help is given.

    Andrea Muhrrteyn then asked, “How do you define ‘mistreated’, because I am sure you would agree there are very different interpretations for ‘mistreated’. [?]

    The beauty of the math (logic) of this definition is that it does not require that any two persons agree on what, exactly, is “mistreatment.” While it is true that what one person might consider “mistreatment” of a person may be deemed as simply withholding help and that this dissenter may hold out that the proposed recipient of help does not need or “deserve” it. The equation/definition is valid no matter who is correct on that issue. To “make it plain,” if I rent an apartment and the owner charges me a monthly fee for simply occupying the unit each month and also for the utilities (water and power) that are supplied to the unit each month, it doesn’t matter if both the utilities and occupation fees are combined into one required “rent” payment or if I am required to make two separate payments. The total is the same.

    In simple algebraic terms, the definition of justice is as follows:
    If J = justice, M = mistreatment, and H = help, then
    J = H + (-M) or J = H – M

    The sum (adding) of H and (-M) does not change whether an item is categorized as H or as M. And, both H and M could be zero as long as no one else is helped to do what someone else is not helped to do. When giving help, if its “honorable” use is part of what one is being helped to do, then it is the person establishing that requirement, such as Andrea Muhrreteyn, who must precisely define and apply “honourable”—- that is, of course, if it is truly his/her intent to promote justice. The evidence is that this will never be done by “white persons.” Most especially, as anything relates to procreation, it is clear that the same definition of “honourable” will never be applied to “black people” as that applied to those individuals classified as “white people.”
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    Being a “white person” is a matter of behavior. Just as a uniform and badge does not make a person an enforcement official (police person), having very light skin, straight hair, etc., does not make an individual “white.” It is behavior that determines whether one is a white person. There are several posts on this blog that reference persons who “look white” but choose not to function as such. No person must be white simply because of how he/she looks. If genetics are causing that behavior, as I have concluded they are, that is a different matter.

  8. “Justice = the condition in which no one is mistreated AND in which the persons who need the most help receive the most help if any help is given.

    How do you define ‘mistreated’, because I am sure you would agree there are very different interpretations for ‘mistreated’.

    Those who need the most help, must receive the most help.

    Its also very vague. Lets imagine there are two women: twins; and one decides to spread her legs and pop out illegitimate babies to dozens of fathers, and is consequently poverty stricken; while the other one studies to get an education, keeps her legs together and makes a firm decision, she will only have children once she has gotten a degree, gotten married, and her husband and she have saved up enough money to place such funds into a savings account for the childs education.

    Lets say both these women come into your office for ‘help’. The one wants food stamps which she says she needs to feed her children; which she never intends to repay, and if she has any spare money, she will use that to get drunk and pop out another child, so she can get more welfare. The other sister wants a loan to help her to go to college, which she insists she wants to pay back, because she does not want charity, she only wants to be helped to help herself.

    If you can only help one of them; which one ‘needs’ the help most, and will use the help productively, honestly and honourably?

    Has the one who chose to breed children like rabbits on viagra, made a conscious decision to MISTREAT HERSELF; while the other one has chosen to treat herself as worthy of respect.

  9. “Race = Race-ism = White Supremacy = the dominant socio-material system of the known universe in which each individual/independent person who classifies HIMSELF/HERSELF and is accepted as “white” unjustly subjects to him/her all persons that HE/SHE classifies as not white. These individual/independent persons are united in this ultimate purpose. This system operates in all areas of people activity including economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war/health.”

    Your definition is very vague. By that I mean it uses allot of vague abstract terms, and no concrete terms. This means it is vulnerable to multiple interpretations, due to lack of clarity. The more clear you are, the less misinterpretations people have who sincerely try to understand what you are trying to say. (Concrete, Abstract, General & Specific Terms)

    I interpret it as follows (is this a correct interpretation of what you mean?).

    Any person who identifies as ‘white’ is a racist, simply cause they are born white, and because (in your opinion) the entire universe’s system is racist.

    If htat is a correct interpretation of what you are saying, then basically it appears that you are saying there is nothing you, or any white person can do to not be a ‘racist’, because simply cause they are born with a white skin, that makes them a racist. Hence both whites and blacks are born in this ‘white racist’ prison, and there is fuck all anyone can do to try to not be a ‘racist’, so we may as all just not even try.

    *****

    Secession means for a group of people to secede from the dominant goverment. America was founded as America by secession. It is the foundational principle of your constitutional system of goverment.

    An ethno-cultural group isany group of people who share a common ethnicity or culture, or both ethnicity and culture.

    You may be surprised to find that there are many many different cultures within ‘white culture’. Simply because white people share the same skin colour, does not mean they belong to the same culture. Different white cultures may share similar cultural traits, but also have different cultural traits. Where sufficient differences occur, they belong to different cultures.

    There are many white cultures that are discriminated against by the dominant ‘white liberal multiculti’ corporate culture, which would like to exterminate their non-corporate white cultures.

    Surely if you really want to be free from white racism, you can do so by means of secession to establish your black nation, where there are no white people, thereby freeing you from white racism; you would wish to establish such a black nation where you can be free from white racism.

  10. CREE-EIGHT Says:

    Very interesting commentary, Ms. Muhrrteyn.

    My definition of “racism” appears in various posts on this blog and is follows:

    Race = Race-ism = White Supremacy = the dominant socio-material system of the known universe in which each individual/independent person who classifies HIMSELF/HERSELF and is accepted as “white” unjustly subjects to him/her all persons that HE/SHE classifies as not white. These individual/independent persons are united in this ultimate purpose. This system operates in all areas of people activity including economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war/health.

    My definition for “justice” also appears in various posts on this blog and as is follows:

    “Justice = the condition in which no one is mistreated AND in which the persons who need the most help receive the most help if any help is given.

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    in answer to this question: “Racial preference for your own is — in my opinion — totally natural. The multi-cultis may and will continue to attempt to force everyone to miscegenate, and to divide and conquer. Do you know of black folks who would like to support black secession and a black nation state, with black cultural values?

    Why not enter into discussions with white, native american and other secessionists; to create an international coalition of ethno-cultural groups who support secesion and self-determination for their ethno-cultural groups.

    In short, where all ethno-cultures stay very, very far away from the genitals of other ethno-cultural groups!”

    Here is the logic to me: The most powerful people on this planet under the global system of white supremacy, white people, do not need assistance from those they dominate to do what needs to be done.

    I am not sure what you mean when you say “ethno-cultural group” or “secession.”

  11. Hi Cree,

    Fascinating perspectives. Found your blogpost via my friend Timothy’s blog.

    I notice you use the term white supremacy/racism allot. I do not disagree that ‘racism’ exists, but from my experience very few provide their definition for the term. Racism being an abstract concept of course has many meanings, unlike concrete terms which are concrete.

    In order for me to better understand YOUR definition of racism, which may be totally different to mine, and many others, as may be your definition for ‘democracy’ or ‘feminism’ or ‘justice’ etc; all of which are abstract concepts.

    My personal definition for ‘racism’ is that of Dr. Gedaliah Braun, from his book: Racism, Guilt, Self-Hatred and Self-Deceit.

    Namely that facts which are true cannot be ‘racist’; only inaccurate opinions can in fact be racist. For example; it is true that Serena Williams is superior to me at tennis, and it may also be true that I am superior to Serena Williams at legal research.

    Cultures are superior to other cultures at specific tasks, from playing ping pong, to basketball, to inventions, etc. Stating a fact about one culture’s superiour skills at that particular task (of course that does not mean all the people in that culture are superior,only that a bell curve of individuals are) is not racist, if in fact it is a FACT; i.e. TRUE, based upon impartial evidence.

    Dr. Braun’s definition of racism in effect says, that racism exists in the mind of the individual who refuses to hear new information and evidence, which may prove his/her racial biased views on any particular matter to be incorrect.

    Racism is in effect, not what you believe, but how you hold those beliefs in your mind. How you refuse to engage people who may provide you with contrary evidence to your belief; becuase you refuse to consider all evidence to the contrary.

    ****

    Secondly, I was fascinated by many perspectives in this blog post, which I imagine you would agree the multiculti (we pretend we love black folk liberal white) media certainly are not sharing on thier airwaves.

    I found this statement particularly revealing: “Nevertheless, Umoja and I agree that the single most important thing that black people must do to counter the global SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) is stay very, very far away from the genitals of all white people.”

    I am curious about how and why black folks who would like to ‘counter racism’ or ‘white supremacy’ don’t enter into coalitions with white folks, and native americans and others who are active in support of ethno-cultural seccession and self determination.

    Racial preference for your own is — in my opinion — totally natural. The multi-cultis may and will continue to attempt to force everyone to miscegenate, and to divide and conquer. Do you know of black folks who would like to support black secession and a black nation state, with black cultural values?

    Why not enter into discussions with white, native american and other secessionists; to create an international coalition of ethno-cultural groups who support secesion and self-determination for their ethno-cultural groups.

    In short, where all ethno-cultures stay very, very far away from the genitals of other ethno-cultural groups!

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  14. I ordered this book and Mr. Neely Fuller ‘s code book. I cannot wait to get them to think, and dissect my behavior, so I can heal and change. I’ve read many books on non-white studies, but sounds like this one will take the cake. My brothas and sistas who always said things like. “It’s our own problem etc,” we’re our worst enemies.” I couldn’t figure out WHY black people attacked, disliked and disrepected one another soooo much! The problem is white people and the non-whites who support em.

  15. CREE-EIGHT Says:

    Sad but true and insightful commentary, LBM. Staying clear of other black people eventually becomes a strategy for sanity. This system is relentless and effective.

  16. The fight to regenerate black-on-black love will be an ongoing and rather tedious one as long as racism/white domination exists. The book is excellent in terms of hopefully getting folk to see THAT and HOW racism/white domination informs how we deal with each other. But as long as black male and black female feel constantly threatened and unable to rely on each other for relief – we’ll have problems. As long as a black male is unemployed or underemployed it will be damn near impossible for him to love a black woman rather than “hustle” her. As long as a black female feels undeserving believing she can NEVER be a standard of beauty/female-ness, she will continue to accept, enable and perpetuate generational abuse. These are just two of our pathologies that will continue as long as white domination/racism continues. So the fight is against that not each other. I’m not through the book yet but I feel confidant that Pam and her co-authors makes it clear that indeed, the problem is white people.

    Note: Let’s be patient with one another as we embark on this arduous fight. I’ve been reeeeeealy employing Mr. Fuller’s suggested code to limit contact as to limit conflict because I’ve encountered several black folk who are cemented in the belief that their problem is other black folk – even while they are CLEARLY being mis-treated by racist male and female. I’ve said my “peace” and proceeded to limit contact. One out of six have come back to me saying he finally gets what I said. That he was taking out his fustration with the real oppressors on those more on “his level.” I’m not confident about the other five.

  17. CREE-EIGHT Says:

    Sure. Is there anything else I need to do? Your constructive work is appreciated, sir.

  18. Hello CREE, I need to start a new feedburner feed in order to add future episodes of the COWS to the iTunes store. May I add some episodes of your blogtalkradio show to the new feed as well in order to give the feed enough substance to be accepted by the iTunes store? The new feed will be called “The COWS Radio Show (08/01/11 to Present)” with the date being tentative. Either way, thanks for letting me know. If you want to respond privately, my facebook name is Brad Foster or feel free to email.

  19. CREE-EIGHT Says:

    You are most welcome. Thank you for the book, madam. I will respond to your Amazon request as soon as the racists (white supremacists) allow me less restricted internet access.

  20. CREE-EIGHT Says:

    Taterpie, I couldn’t hope for anything better in the exchange of views on how to solve The Problem. You’re making al ot more progress with your mother than I have made with mine. And, I’ve had a couple of decades more to do it. So, you must be doing something more effective in that regard than me. Your work has been very constructice for my thought as well. Thank you for taking the time to comment. RWSWJ!!!!!

  21. I’m glad to read your post. What I have taken from you, your program as well as The C.O.W.S. has helped me help my mother in dealing with Racism/White Supremacy. I don’t agree with everything but just the presenting of different ideas, theories, perspectives helps me crafts my own. We still have a long way to go but she’s open to what I have to say so that’s beautiful in itself,lol.

  22. Cree7’s blog post gave me a fantastic opportunity to see this book thru new and very discerning eyes — and provided much food for serious thought — especially the points where she disagreed with the authors.

    I have shared this link with others because reading such a thorough and detailed review adds a new and exciting dimension to the book.

    Thank you, Cree7!

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