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A Word to the Wise. Tim Wise, that is.

Posted in Counter-racism with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2010 by CREE-EIGHT

Mr. Timothy Wise

When the renowned “anti-racist” speaker and writer was on the C.O.W.S. (Context of White Supremacy) radio show last Sunday, I got a chance to ask him a few questions. One of them was the following: Are you willing to share your speaking fees with one or more persons who are not white who are attempting counter-racist work so that your family’s standard of living is comparable to that of the average black “family?” I asked him to simply answer “yes” or “no.”

He said “no.” Of course, he ignored my request not to append additional words. Mr. Wise unzipped his file entitled “Buckets o’ Words” and began downloading them on me. The essence of his explanation for declining to share his family’s income with a black survival unit was that it would make his own children into “victims” without having any effect on the system of racism /white supremacy. He said that, until large numbers of white people are willing to share in a reasonable manner or forced by the”government” to do so, he’d just continue doling out a little charity here and there.

By that reasoning, wouldn’t it have been correct for a plantation owner to decline to release his slaves—and their offspring— until a whole lot of other owners were forced to do so by a group of white people pointing guns and cannons? And, anyway, the white people doing the forcing would have to voluntarily engage in such a show of force so that other white people comply. Why isn’t Mr. Wise motivated to —voluntarily—give up his unjust advantage r i g h t— n o w?

Tim Wise is building upon the original work of Neely Fuller, Jr, a black male, who has been speaking and writing on this subject for more than 40 years with much greater clarity and precision than Wise. Mr. Fuller does not reside in a style anywhere close to the Wise family. It is not plausible that Wise does not know this. So, Mr. Wise, please start sending Mr. Fuller his cut.



Posted in Counter-racism with tags , , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by CREE-EIGHT

Is she black?

Are all people white who are not “black?” As always, questions and answers depend upon definitions.

Commonly used definitions of white, black, Asian, Arab, Latino, etc, today are l o o s e l y based upon appearances. There are so many exceptions to classifications using this scheme that it does not provide for precise definitions. (See PBS Brazil in Black and White on YouTube in 9 parts)

This problem is simply solved by adopting the following definition:

Black person = victim of racism; i.e., any person who is not white.
*Term is contemporary with what a person is doing at the time he/she is doing it. Example: A “diner” is person who is dining at the time of interest.

People often are unaware that definitions are catalogs of the way words are used; and that, as such, a definition can be changed simply by using a word differently. When considering the definition above for “black person,” assess its truth. Ask yourself if a specific person who would commonly be called “Asian,” “Latino,” “Jewish, ”etc., can, at times, do all the things a white person can do— including determining who is a black person.

Definitions should be engineered to help reveal truth in order to replace white supremacy with justice. There are commonly used definitions of many important terms that are not designed to produce justice. For example, the commonly used definition for “Racism” is “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.” etc. As a counter-racism practitioner, I prefer:

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.

Counter-racism is built upon the re-engineering of definitions of words. The aim of redefining is to better reveal truth for the purpose of promoting justice. When using the re-engineered terms, one should expect resistance; usually on the grounds that the new definition is not the definition that is commonly accepted. However, for white supremacy to be replaced with justice, many things must change.

That some victims of racism get treated better than other victims has no bearing on the correct definition of a “black person.” That most lighter-skinned “buffer” victims despise darker skinned people has no bearing on the correct definition.

Generally, the buffer is leveraged from the 8th area of people activity; sex. Instead of singlemindedly focusing on eliminating white supremacy, many darker-skinned people have aspired to lessen the mistreatment by engaging in sexual arrangements with white people directly or with the less mistreated, lighter-skinned, straighter-haired buffers. It is even relatively common for people to use toxic substances on their skin and hair in the attempt to change their appearance to some version of a “buffer-person.” Distinctions between groups of victims of racism are a nutrient for the system of racism/white supremacy. A single-minded focus on the problem of racism/white supremacy is a poison to it.

The writer is a black person at the time that you read this. She suffers from the stress that comes from chronic, involuntary financial insecurity that would not exist if she were a white person with identical credentials.

Basic Counter-racist Math: Not Black = White

Posted in Counter-racism with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2009 by CREE-EIGHT

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. insisted that he was black.

Some people’s color classification is not stable. At any given time, however, since the global SYSTEM of white supremacy exists, these people are always either white or they are not. For the same reason, they are never both white and not white at the same time. Both propositions are as impossible as being inside the prison and outside the prison simultaneously. When these temps are white, they likely practice racism/white supremacy. A “Japanese” person who was officially classified as white when traveling on business to “South Africa” before 1990 was likely practicing racism/white supremacy during such travel. When returning to Japan, the person might acknowledge that he/she was not white but would likely insist that he/she was not black! If a person insists that he/she is not black, then as a matter of logic, I must suspect that, at times, he/she is white. And, since a white person who is mentally capable of practicing racism should be suspected as one who does practice it, I suspect that most persons who insist that they are not black are, at times, racists/white supremacists….. Which times? I don’t know. So, I must suspect most such persons all of the time.

Confusion is the most valuable tool of the white supremacists/racists. The more “racial” labels they persuade their victims to use, the more likely we are to be unsure of the most basic truth about their system: The people who are responsible for mistreatment based upon color are white persons.

Many people who are attempting to be counter-racist scientists say/think that all people belong to one of three categories: white supremacists; white people, and; non-white people. I formerly used that code to identify people in my counter-racist efforts. Until by logic , violence, or the threat of violence I am persuaded otherwise, I will discontinue the use of the use of the term “non-white.” When referring generally to people who are not white, I will attempt to, henceforth, consistently use the term” black” instead of “non-white.” [I know this will cause a lot of anger and I will be doing a lot of explaining] Some so-called “Indians” who reside in England label themselves as “black” in recognition of their political status. The great number of computer software geniuses coming out of India is evidence of their general talent at logic. Some of the greatest mathematicians of the last century were also “Indians.”…

Non-white persons, logically, are black persons. This is just simple math. The color of people in the system of racism/white supremacy is not optics physics. I have never met a person whose skin is optically white or black. The color is political. When a person is “white,” he or she is eligible to practice racism and to receive the benefits thereof. When a person is “black”, he or she is the functional opposite of a white person because he/she is subject to the white people who practice racism. Since, racism = white supreme-acy, every person is, at any given time, either white or black. Sure, black is not white. But, to say that yellow, red, tan, brown people are also “non-white” allows room for confusion because most of these people will insist, “I am not black!” And, under the global SYSTEM of white supreme-acy, if a person is not black, he/she is white—at least some of the time. Which times? I don’t know. So, I will suspect most such persons all of the time.

To say that a person is white is saying that he/she is not “a person of color.” That means that a non-white person is not not a person of color. Why say that?? Why not just say that he/she IS “a person of color?” But, then, what color would that be? Yellow? Brown? Red? If yellow, red and brown are political shades of black (subject to the racists/white supremacists), why not just say black?

In elementary school most of us learn how important it is to simplify terms and expressions so that we don’t get confused and make errors in our conclusions/solutions.

  • Why say 5/10 when we can say 1/2?
  • Why say x – x when we can say 0?
  • Why say, “He is not not dead” when we can say “He is dead”?
  • Why say “She is not not black.” when we can say “She is black”? (Notice how your word processor will identify an error when you type in the double-negative “not not”??).
  • I suspect that most persons who insist that they are neither black nor white are, at times, white persons who, I must suspect are, at times, racist/white supremacists. Which times? I don’t know. So, I will suspect such persons (*on a case-by-case basis) all of the time.

    At a local access cable TV station taping, I recently met a man named Jose. Jose has blue eyes, salt & pepper-colored straight hair, very light tan skin, and speaks English with a very heavy Spanish accent. He told me that about three years ago he came to southern California from Venezuela and that he is living out of his car while learning how to make and market documentary films. I asked Jose what he thought about Hugo Chavez (the first person who is clearly not white to ever be elected President of Venezuela). Jose told me that Chavez’ election was his reason for fleeing Venezuela. Well, I began to suspect that Jose might be white. So, I asked Jose if he was a white person. He said that in Venezuela he is considered to be white. He said that in this part of the world (“San Diego, California, United States”), he is assumed to be white until he begins speaking. I asked him how he knew this. He told me that he is not bothered by anyone when he is sleeping in his car in locations where mostly white people shop and play— until his speech is overheard by a white person. He does filming on college campuses and malls and is not questioned or told to stop—- until, for some reason, some white person hears him speaking.

    I asked Jose if light skinned, straight-haired people are now fleeing Venezuela for the same kinds of reasons that such persons left Cuba after Fidel Castro took a similar title there. Jose said “yes.” He said that the opportunity for such persons was being drastically reduced and that it was “awful.” Of course, he said, he had nothing against Chavez because of his skin color or his attempt to help the persons there who are not white. In fact, he said, he liked the variety now seen in government in Venezuela…..blah, blah, blah….Later that evening, he asked me to be his “assistant.” He wanted me to use his camcorder to film him controlling one of the big cameras in the TV studio. I agreed to do it because I wanted his help with a counter-racist video project I was planning. Even later that evening, when he learned that the 6’5” black, helix-haired male was my companion, he stopped being friendly and no longer wanted my “assistance.” I suspect Jose is a white person at times who, I must suspect at times, is a racist/white supremacist. Which times? I don’t know. So, I will suspect Jose is a white supremacist/racist all of the time. Jose insists that he is not black.

    Some people’s color classification is not stable. But, that could change if it became customary for everyone who, at any time, is not white to insist that they are black—all of the time.

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    The New York Times says “Sotomayor’s focus on race may be hurdle”

    Posted in Counter-racism with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2009 by CREE-EIGHT

    The New York Times headline is a true statement.

    Evidence of the supreme power of the White Supremacists can be seen in the publicized speech regarding this nomination and similar topics. For about the last twenty-five years, as racism (White supremacy) has become more refined, there have been far more broadcasts of non-white persons being charged with being racist or “reverse-racists” than broadcasts in which white persons are charged with acts of participation in real (functional) racism (white supremacy).

    It is extremely rare for a non-white person to publicly charge a specific white person with being a Racist. Non-white people are terrorized into avoiding such speech. When such a rare instance does occur, other non-white people are terrorized into disassociating themselves from and/or condemning the remarks and/or the non-white person who made them. Further, the charge of racism will not “stick” against a white person unless it is validated by one or more other white persons. And, that validation is astronomically rarer. The non-white person will, as a result, suffer harsh consequences such as harassment on and/or loss of his/her job. Usually, there will be a counter-accusation by one or more white persons that it is actually the non-white person who is a racist. These white persons will make this counter-accusation with IMPUNITY. And, in most cases this charge of “racism” or “reverse-racism” will be made against a non-white person who has not made a charge of racism against any individual but has simply made clear statements or asked clear questions about the subject of racism (white supremacy).

    On the other hand, a white person is very rarely charged by anybody of actually being a Racist. What is said is that something was “racially charged,” or “had undertones of race,” etc. Whereas, Ms. Sotomayor and innumerable other non-white people are actually charged with being a “racist.” Even after Mississippi Senator Trent Lott said we’d all be a lot better off if Strom Thurmond had won his 1948 bid for the presidency, I do not recall any white person being quoted as saying that Lott is/was a Racist (White Supremacist). Many white people stepped forward to say that Sen. Lott’s statement was “unfortunate” and/or “insensitive” but that they knew he was not a Racist (White Supremacist).

    Persons with the power and intent to mistreat other people will do so and will make it a crime for any person to defend himself/herself from the mistreatment. This includes punishing any speech that brings attention to the mistreatment.

    The term “racist” can reveal truth and promote justice when used in the following three ways ONLY: 1) to describe the actions of those white persons who have helped establish, maintain, expand, and/or refine the SYSTEM of White Supremacy, and/or; 2) (If the person speaking is non-white or white) to describe such persons in general but not specifically, and/or 3) (If the person speaking is white), to describe one or more specific persons who are also white.



    • During the reigning system of White Supremacy, to avoid the kangaroo court that disposes of any charge of racism made by by a non-white person against a specific white person who admits no guilt, it is best to use the term “suspected racist.”
    • Non-white people are not members of The Race. The SYSTEM of White Supremacy (Racism) is the dominant socio-material system of the known universe. The only purpose of a “race” is to mistreat persons who are not members of it. When the Race-ists established their system, the tribal identifications of non-white people were functionally preempted. However, under the current refined stage of White Supremacy (Racism), non-white people are encouraged to take pride in their supposed “race” or “ethnic identity” in the same way that inmates are encouraged to take pride in their cell blocks and for the same reasons.
    • White Supremacists (Racists) have told non-white people that we are members of a race so that they can confuse us into believing that we can be “race-ists.” But, the true Racists know very well that they are the only people who have demonstrated that they are qualified to be a race because their power to mistreat people on the basis of not being white is supreme among people in the known universe. There are many shades of black: brown, beige, yellow, red, etc., but there are no shades of white. One either functions as white or one does not. White Supremacists (Racists) have the language working for them by setting up deceitful and/or shape-shifting definitions that serve the SYSTEM of Racism (White Supremacy).

    Remember the old “Native American”/red-people/Indian saying, “White man speaks with fork tongue?” The point made in that old saying is that a fork has one starting point with several different prongs to which it is attached. Without one clearly defined meaning, racists can use a word all day long to keep us running up & down those prongs with no end in sight. This is done with the word “race” itself, then “racist,” then terms like, “segregation”, “integration” “reverse-racism,” “social justice,” “liberal,” “conservative,” “moderate,” “communism,” “capitalism,” etc.

    That’s why victims of Racism (White Supremacy) have to redefine words to better reveal truth and promote justice.

    Has Racism Been Reversed?

    Posted in Counter-racism with tags , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2009 by CREE-EIGHT

    There is now a likely Latina U.S. Supreme Court member, a black Director of NASA, a black U.S. Attorney General, and a Black U.S. President. So, has White Supremacy (Racism) been reversed? Let’s avoid the emotional button and click the logic button:

    Justice = that condition in which NO ONE is being mistreated AND in which, if any help is given, it is given most to the persons who most need help.

    Race = Race-ism = White Supremacy = the dominant socio-material system of the known universe in which each individual/independent but united person who classifies himself/herself and is accepted as “white” unjustly subject to him/her all persons that he/she classifies as non-white. These individual/independent persons are united in this ultimate purpose.

    If racism is incorrectness, than reverse racism is correctness.

    So, is correctness the current socio-material system? That is contrary to the evidence.

    A few winners in a casino does not mean that the casino has the same odds as its patrons. The business of White Supremacy (Racism) is, like the casino, a business of percentages.

    Protected: The Bottom Line of Racism/ White Supremacy : Sex (Hiding in Plain Sight)

    Posted in Counter-racism with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2009 by CREE-EIGHT

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