Monday, July 30, 2007

Majority-'Minority?' - (Insanity Reigns)


(Insanity Reigns)

(This article appeared in the Daily Challenge newspaper - under 'Guest Editorial,' Wednesday, September 5, 2001 - but the import is so current, so 'on point,' I couldn't help re-'playing ' it!)

We are here in New York City - right? Where the Census shows tht the numbers of people of color are far greater than the numbers of whites - just like the numbers of people of color the world over are far greater than the world's numbers of whites.

So, how come in New York City, politicians, pundits, professionals including anchor people and journalists, keep calling us "minorities?" Can't they count? (Or pay attention to the Census figures?)

Insanity is defined as the inability (unwillingness?) to deal with reality. We can understand society's unwillingness to deal with change; we might even be able to understand plain laziness and inertia, but when the evidence that the majority of people in this city is in-your-face mucho melanin, what is the excuse for not admitting the truth of the numbers?

One of the starkest illustrations of either colorblindness or perhaps they're sending "us" a message, is the article (front page, Monday August 27, 2001) by Erica Goode, writer for The New York Times. Would you believe her article had the word "minority" fifteen times? My college professor (English composition) at Elmira College, Dr. Kharl, taught us that one, if possible, does not usually use the same word in an article more than once or twice! Is there a not-so-subtle message we people of color are supposed to get from such redundancy?

Another illustration of color dissonance occurs regularly on WABC Channel 7 newscasts. One evening, on the five o'clock news, I counted seven "minorities" in the newscast! Are 'these people' trying to send us subliminal messages? What about the woman who used the term "majority-minority" (mimicking the former NYPD Police Commissioner, Bratton, who also used that phrase) on WBAI Radio Pacifica last week? DUH! Insanity reigns!

We, the Majority folk in New York City (And the world -especially at this week's United Nations World Conference Against Racism) need to stand up and loudly proclaim, "We Are The Majority!"

And every time we hear or see those recalcitrant folk using that "M" word to describe us - we should send them the following admonition:

"You are invited to join the 21st Century!

STOP calling us People of Color - The world's Majority - 'minority!'

(Check out the population figures for New York City & the world!)"

___Carol Taylor

First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant

Author: The Little Black Book: Black Male Survival in America: Staying Alive & Well in an Institutionally Racist Society Tel: (718) 856 1271

Saturday, July 21, 2007


The Illegal Martyring of BlackAfrikan Attorney Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

When one learns that, Mr. Maddox, Jr. - with more researched legal knowledge than all of his predators put together - is the only lawyer in American jurisprudence who has been given consecutive sentences for an alleged offense - suspended from the practice of law without a hearing since 1990 - disbarred without notice and without a hearing, valid questions must be asked and strong actions must be taken!

His Civil Rights appeal in the U.S.A. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit'll be heard " earlier than the week of 9/24/07."

Where are the other Black attorneys' actions in righteous concern for the due process and fair treatment of their Brother Black Attorney? Where are their public statements and publications in support of Mr. Maddox, Jr. - even in the consideration of their own self-interest : there but for the Grace of God THEY go!

You should be aware that other attorneys - white of course, have been indicted for various offenses, sentenced, fined and jailed and have emerged to subsequently re-enter their law practices - not Black Activist Attorney Maddox; even the disgraced attorney/Judge Sol Wachtler, punished - serving a sentence for criminal offense against a 14 year old daughter of his ex-paramour - out and practicing law! Not Black Attorney Activist Alton H. Maddox, Jr.!

What is the difference between these 'loosed' criminal attorneys and Attorney Alton H. Maddox? What could it be? With only a few exceptions (mostly Black mediaFolk) the 'mainstream' (read-'white') mediapeople have consistently refused to cover this extraordinary situation of one of America's foremost, talented, principled, capable, remarkable, much-admired-by-his-legal-counterparts Black Afrikan Warrior Attorney! WHY?

What is the reason for this exceptional, conspiratorial, persistent, predatory, condemnatory, targetting, racist/colorist, colorphobic treatment of a singularly outspoken, brave, talented Black man? And he is Black - as heard only in Barbados, West Indies one day - "dark" Black! Could that be the reason for such protracted and obvious enmity?

Could the fact that Attorney Alton H. Maddox, Jr. wears the gloriously deep color of Blackness - coupled with his oft-stated unwillingness to go down on bended knee to those who feel that because of their 'rinsed out' melanin skins, they deserve submissive behavior from darker folk? Is the untreated racism/colorism so epidemic within the so-called 'justice system' so embedded, so irrational and so entrenched in individuals that to even mention the possibility of such pathology is an untenable matter that white mediapeople who call themselves fearless and progressive absolutely fear to raise?

That this outrageous treatment of a Black professional person is of prime interest to thousands of citizens (and non-citizens) is not to be gainsaid. What is singularly remarkable is the 'white media silence' surrounding Mr. Maddox and his singularly repressive treatment by those sworn to uphold American laws.

And just exactly what is the operative issue here with the OVER SEVENTEEN YEAR 'LEGAL' EXILE OF ATTORNEY ALTON H. MADDOX, JR?!!! People of conscience, of good will, of belief in equitable treatment for hueman beings and TRUTHCENTRICITY want to know!

Too many folk within the boundaries of the United States of America believe that the Jim Crow labeling and subsequent lynch-treatment of "uppity negroes" is over. Evidently this 'ain't necessarily so!'

What Attorney Alton H. Maddox, Jr. has been and is still going through - just doesn't pass the 'smell Test!'

When 'they' do it to him - they're doing it to Blackyou and Blackme - don't fool yourself: white male supremacist colonialism reigns!

Monday, July 16, 2007


Dear Christine:

Re:City Council ColorPhobia

I am prompted to write this missive by my sincere compassion for you in the midst of the unsavory colorist stew into which you've - I'm sure inadvertently - placed yourself.

I hasten to assure you that this has nothing directly to do with the attempt by BlackFolk to name Gates Avenue in their community for 'Sonny Carson,' Viola Plummer, NYC Councilmen Leroy Comrie, or Charles Barron.

The central, important issue, and the one with which I am primarily concerned, is the vicious level of untreated racism/colorism within you, which caused you not only to publicly expose yourself as deeply infected/fettered by this society's racist/colorist conditioning, but to, consequently, cause long term and divisive harm to the Council of which you are an administrative part.

Because, in my more than twenty years of studying, researching and counteracting such untreated racism/colorism with the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Incorporated, "Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned," "Many colors - One race," I have well-learned that destructive, pathological racism/colorism cuts right across an individual's intellect. A person, such as yourself, otherwise very bright, and although having gone through certain persecution, can and often does, engage in truly counterproductive and negative thinking and behavior despite having borne the brunt of such personal persecution on the basis of professed sexual proclivity.

You, along with the folk you've unfairly targetted because of their color, are also victimized by your own behavior toward them - and perhaps you weren't even aware of it, which makes me pity you even past my immediate and distinct opprobrium to your actions.

Your obvious colorphobic behavior is a stark public example of the dire need for the widespread, continuous anti-colorist, formal utilization in this society's institutions like yours of our with Follow-Up psychiatric/psychological Counseling until the necessary healing is achieved.

We at the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. stand ready to be of immediate assistance, in such recovery, to you and your New York City Council colleagues.

A Sister-in-THE-Struggle,

Carol Taylor R.N.

President: The Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc.

First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant

Author: The Little Black Book: Black Male Survival in America: Staying Alive & Well in an Institutionally RACIST Society

cc: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomburg

NYC Councilman Charles Barron

NYC Councilman John Liu

NYC Councilwoman Helen Foster, et al.

NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly

NYC Board of Education Chancellor Joseph Klein

Sunday, July 1, 2007


(Just Make Sure They Get Their Due Share of The Education 'Pie!' -Finally.)

Well, there they go again - racist/colorist white-skin-privileged males in the 'Supreme' Court (along with wannabe-white only Black Clarence Thomas) have reinforced segregation in the schools! (in their brainwhitewashed minds and in those minds of similarly coloristically-conditioned U.S.A. residents, that is) Big deal.

Echoes abound of "...turned back the clock on Brown vs Board of Education!..." "...destroyed diversity!..." "...done a great disservice to education in the United States!..." Total poppycock.

In their pitiful discourse, they utilize mistaken inaccurate terms like 'racial,' 'color-blindness,' etc. AWK! (refer to my Blog 'Many colors - One race)

Then you got the totally-misguided discussion Saturday June 30, 2007, on Channel 13 -PBS's "To The Contrary," by a bunch of multi-ethnic females, parrotting expressions of 'race neutral,' (what the hell's that?) 'racial neutrality, (eh?) 'race' and also "color-blindness." Needless to say, they, in discussing the 'Supreme' Court decision, came up with no solution for what they alluded to as 'a setback' for U.S.A. school 'diversity.' (Another euphemism/obfuscation)

Of course they didn't! We in the U.S.A.'ve been so thoroughly conditioned to consider all Black anything as 'inferior,' or 'not as good as' or 'counterproductive' or not 'diverse enough,' that we can't see the forest for the trees. The 'forest' is the monumental (and tiresome) effort afoot to maintain white male supremacy in every area of people activity - listed here as tribute to Black female Psychiatrist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing: education, economics, entertainment, labor, law, politics religion, sex and war. This psychopathic effort at maintaining white male supremacy, she says, is reflective of a recognized, and sometimes subliminal at other times, fervid, frenzied, frantic fear of genetic annihilation.

This fear is fueled by a genuine and not-so-genuine feeling/belief that there's 'something wrong,' 'inferior' with a skin showing observable melanin! That deep-seated epidemic/pandemic pathology pervades societies in spite of numerous scientific revelations establishing findings which show - irrefutably - that huemanity began Black - in Africa - and that not only are all huemans, irrespective of superficial differences, inter-related, but belong to one, repeat, one 'race.'

Yet, time after backward-leaning time, professors, preachers, politicians, pundits - reveal their gross ignorance of themselves, their ancestors, their respective societies and, in fact, of this entire world's origins.

This ignorance is certainly not 'Bliss;' it perpetuates racist/colorist thinking and behavior, continuous unravelling of societal progress, corrosive conflicts and even international wars.

Every hueman being on earth (especially those colorist 'Supreme' Court Judges) needs to take the and engage in protracted, Facilitator-controlled discussions about untreated racism/colorism and its ongoing negative effects on society.

Call me at (718) 856 1271 when you're interested in counteracting society's conditioning by starting healing anti-colorist assemblies in your family/school/university/church/area.