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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But for the comment regarding "professed sexual proclivity", this letter could easily have been addressed to Charles Barron and Viola Plummer.