Saturday, June 16, 2007



What does it mean for an entire society when it is observed that:

"Cops - of any color - don't shoot white males in the back?"
(But they do routinely shoot males of color in their backs)
Carol Taylor R.N.

In the sacred names of cop-slain males of color within the boundaries of the United States of America - too many to herein list -(Ref. to THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK: Black Male Survival in America: Staying Alive & Well in an Institutionally RACIST Society Fermin Arzu - shot in his back by a cop in the Bronx): the significance of this fact cannot be over-emphasized: something macabre, sinister and deadly must be operating in the minds of the police persons who 1. decide at confrontation-times NOT to shoot white males in the back and 2. those who decide to shoot Black and other males of color in the back.

It cannot, therefore, be gainsaid that something orgiastically pathological in nature is exerting a grossly destructive effect on the thinking and behavior of police operatives in this country. (Systematic colorist conditioning - by both the society and the respective police departments?) This destruction affects not only the recipients of that colorist thinking and behavior, but just as surely also redounds upon the police perpetrators - and their families.

This deadly rotting-away of the fabric of society must be acknowledged, ferreted out and treated on a continuous basis, which is why, for over twenty years now, the Institute for "Interracial"* Harmony, Incorporated, (Motto: "Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned") has been petitioning the New York City Police Department - through successive NYPD Police Commissioners - you name 'em - Brown, Ward, Bratton, Kelly - to incorporate the as a tool to foment healthy dialogue in a non-threatening atmosphere, with follow-up psychological/psychiatric counseling specifically-aimed at helping their individual police officers to deal effectively with the racist/colorist societal and departmental conditioning which causes so many of them to act out negatively (and their police colleagues not to intervene!) when in on-duty confrontational situations with civilians (and, it should be noted - even with their own police associates - for instance- cop-shot Black Police Officer Desmond Robinson)

To date, aside from cursory public statements that they "...don't tolerate..." racism/colorism within the ranks and that they have a fully operative psychology department within the NYPD, the epidemic "us and them" and "blue-wall-of-silence" phenomena have prevented the NYPD Administrations from holding public (or even private) meetings to specifically address why it is and how to prevent/end the United States of America's National Crisis - of Black and other males of color - being beaten,
tasered, shot and

*Quotation marks are around this word because - during our years-long dealing with and learning about untreated racism/colorism, we at I"I"H Inc. discovered that there is no meaning to that word; 'many colors - one race.'


Book Review by Carol Taylor

The Muhammad Ali Handbook
by Dave Zirin
431 pages
ISBN 978-1-84072-684-8
Published by MQ Publications Ltd.
Text Copyright 2007 by Dave Zirin

This delightful, chunky, easily-handled prince of a book has to be one of the most satisfying publications I've ever experienced 'cause not only is it so pretty, it's also so well written.

Even if one isn't particularly a sports fan/buff, savoring the beautiful and historical photographs will impart a vitallly important education about the U.S.A. government which probably most folk've never had.

Having heard the author, Dave Zirin, often on WBAI Radio in New York City, with his witty and 'right on' social/sports commentary - often about the untreated colorism in sports - I had just accepted as fact that he was Black. Ha! Was I sharply shocked to see his photo in the back of the book - he's white! (Musta' grew up in the Black 'hood, Yo!) Reading and listening to his many 'taking-up-the-cudgels' for people of color in the sports fields, I could've sworn the man wore a skin of observable melanin!

Anyhow, the book describes, with attractive flair, the very political and controversial career of the World Boxing Champion, that gorgeous gladiator once known as Cassius Clay, Jr. For it to be called a 'handbook' is quite apt (according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it's "a concise reference book"), but the savvy quality of the writing and the frequency and clarity of the photographs place it in a category far beyond the run of the mill handbooks. It is a veritable classic and should be required reading and discussion in every formal education classroom.

The 'Muhammad Ali Timeline' decorating inside both front and back covers grab attention right away filling in any gaps in boxing memories of folk - interested in sports or not.

From the impressive photograph of a handsome beaming Ali opposite the list of seven chapters ("The Boy From Louisville," "I am The Greatest!," "Taking a Stand," "The Years in the Wilderness," "The Fights of a Century," "We All Grow Old" and "Icon and Legend") to the last charming photograph of a nattily-mustachioed Muhammad Ali, this at times humorous, captivating epic story of the Black African hero of millions the world over, puts us squarely and forever in the literary debt of social scientist Dave Zirin.

How does one spell "G-R-A-T-E-F-U-L?" (Page 114 photo just blew me away!)


It Ain't Just For Oil!
(Book Review by Carol Taylor)

The Isis Papers:
The Keys To The Colors
Dr. Francis Cress Welsing
301 pages
3rd World Press Chicago 1991

One of the bench-marks of a classic piece of literature is its currency.

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, a Black Female Psychiatrist from Washington D.C. who propounded the Cress Theory of Color Confrontation and was literally hounded out of Howard University by pusillanimous pedants because of her critically important work, has written a classic book which is requisite reading for any person of color interested in survival.
Early in this explosive tome, Dr. Welsing quotes a friend, Neely Fuller, Jr., in his Compensatory Code/System/Concept, (1971)- "If you do not understand white supremacy/racism - what it it, and how it works - everything else that you understand will only confuse you."
Dr. Welsing says that in a time of great change in circumstances, the most critical factor is non-white people's increasing understanding of the behavioral phenomenon of white supremacy as a global, terroristic power system. (my emphasis) She states decisively that white supremacy domination and oppression of all non-white people is essential for global white genetic survival - "In the collective white psyche, Black males represent the greatest threat to white genetic survival because only males (of any color) can impose sexual intercourse, and Black males have the greatest genetic potential (of all non-white males) to cause white genetic annihilation. Thus, Black males must be attacked and destroyed in a power system designed to assure white genetic survival.
She further states, in such modern application, "In the present era, truth and justice have been crushed by the global power system of white supremacy, making the existence of peace on the planet impossible under this reign of terror." (my emphasis)

(And here you thought the 'Global War Against Terrorism' was about some 'Middle East'
boogeyman and Caspian Sea oil!)

The apparent reason for the brain-white-washing education system in America continuing to teach anywhere that the cradle of civilization was in Greece (instead of teaching the truth that the cradle of civilization was in Africa), is a most insane attempt to maintain white male supremacy by the white males in power. We are reminded that power does not give itself up:it must be wrested from those who hold it.
Dr. Welsing is clear that no persons who classify themselves as white living in the United States of America (for that matter, in any area of the world) should presume to tell any Black person (or other non-white) what racism is or is not until they have read Kenneth O'Reilly's Racial Matters:The FBI's Secret File on Black America:1960-1972.
As I read through The Isis Papers, all of the color-bias incidents, fights and other hings which had been puzzling me for years seemed to fall into place in my head. I had been "fighting the good fight" - battling prejudice and color discrimination for years and yet many of those agonizing issues confounded me because I had never dreamed that the basic reason for those outrages was the fact that when whites look at Black males (especially) they see what to them means genetic annihilation! As Dr. Welsing states, "We Black people do not see the war being waged against us because we don't want to, and because we are afraid. We are engaging in behavior designed specifically to block out any awareness of the war - our true reality. Our behavior thus forces us into the insanity of hoping and begging - as opposed to the sanity of analysis, specific behavioral pattern designed and specific conduct in all areas of people activity:economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war."
Dr. Welsing's book covers even her trip to Germany to discover exactly what Hitler's extermination of the Jews really was:an effort to destroy those whom he classified as non-white! So that our Holocaust, the TransAtlantic Slave Trade, which took over 100 million Black African lives, and the Jewish Holocaust, which took 6 million lives, are inextricably tied together, but not for the reason which whites would have the world believe It was precisely because, as usual, the people who cannot produce melanin were and are deathly afraid of those of us who can.
As one reads this mistresspiece, it becomes patently clear that the ever-present danger to our children and our other Black relatives is not confined to one country. When one studies the wars which America has waged, (the Philippines, Rwanda, Cuba, Japan, Okinawa, the Sudan, Iraq, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Grenada, et al.) -most of them in the name of a democracy not even enjoyed by BlackFolk in America - they have been wars against nations whose citizens are predominantly of color!
Now, with The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation,-The Isis Papers:The Keys To The Colors, not only does Dr. Welsing lay out for anyone to understand, the reasons for our slaughter and deprivation, but she, the good author, explains in great detail exactly what we must do to ensure that our own annihilation does not take place.
There will be, I truly believe, statues of this incredible person who has done such an inestimable and continuing service to people of color all over this color-torn world. I only hope that she is accorded her true place in the annals of history before she leaves us.
I have never read a more insightful absolutely necessary book in my life.