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Ste.11A BK NY 11225-4935
"Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned"
August 14, 2007
Christine C. Quinn
The Council of The City of
Dear Ms. Quinn,
Thank you for the August 6, 2007 scattergun form letter you sent to me. I very
much appreciate (in the older sense of that word) appreciate being so facilely
relegated by you to the 'just-one-of-the-noisy-crowd' category. However,
I can't allow you to slither out from under the rock of accountability so easily;
your letter had not one whit to do with responding to the two salient points
in my first letter to you dated July 16, 2007. In that letter, I specifically stated that
I was not responding directly to your (illegal) treatment of Ms Viola Plummer
(a judge'll deal with that), yet in your letter to me you refer to "...litigation pending
involving Ms. Viola Plummer!
I reiterate herein, my allusion to "...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." And I repeat the offer to help heal that disease with the www.racismtest.com with Follow-Up psychiatric/psychological Counseling until the direly-needed healing is effected - for you and your City Council members.
In Expectation of receiving a direct response to the above remedial offer,
(There is only one race---the hueman race; there is no "s" at the end of the word "race." In fact and in truth, the concept of "race" is bogus; recent DNA studies have proven that we are all descended from the same, beautiful, blue-black, first-on-the-earth hueman beings in Africa - therefore, we hueman beings are all African; some of us may be a little less or more 'rinsed out' thatn others --we've evolved into varying colors--but we're all interrelated--one family--the hueman family. So, there is no meaning to such divisive terms as, "interracial," "bi-racial," "transracial," "multiracial," "races," or "out of your race!" (In fact, using these scientifically inaccurate terms renders one complicit in the continuation and pervasiveness of untreated racismcolorism)
There is no positive future for 'racial profiling' which we call "color profiling")
Carol Taylor R.N.
President/Founder: The Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc.
Inventor: The Racism/Colorism Quotient Test Program (Which every member of our society should be given to counteract the miseducation they've received from an institutionally racist/colorist system)
Author: The Little Black Book: Black Male Survival in
Friday, August 10, 2007
STUFF (THAT’S NOT ‘FIT TO PRINT!’)
The Hearts of Darkness
How White Writers Created the Racist Image of
By Milton G. Allimadi
Published by:Black Star Books, Co.
Reviewed by:Carol Taylor
This classic book had to be published – the truth had to be stated.
It has, con mucho gusto, by an African-born topnotch investigator, Ugandan veteran journalist Milton Allimadi, the incisive, clear thinking world affairs commentator, Publisher of New York City’s Black Star newspaper.
If words help to shape human behavior and deeds, and they do – then certainly, Allimadi’s well-chosen, descriptive quotes serve to reiterate the book’s important main focus on the racism (colorism) replete in white writers’ coverage. (Notice he doesn’t call them “journalists,” – many of whom contributed to the New York Times down through the years)
Quoting from his extensive ‘Sources’ list, he includes African Notebook by Albert Schweitzer, African Religions in Western Scholarship, by Ugandan Okot p ‘Bitek, Black Skins, White Masks, by Dr.Frantz Fanon, and Notes On The State of Virginia, by Thomas Jefferson, among others. These provide substantial grounding for Allimadi’s conclusion that, unlike news reports covering social unrest in Europe, (never, of course, “white-on-white crime”) similar unrest in Black Africa was always portrayed by white writers (and, unfortunately, by some low-self esteemed Black writers) as ‘tribal unrest’ and/or “Black-on-Black crime” – (an ultra-racist/colorist phrase).
One of the most harrowing aspects of Allimadi’s herculean and critical analysis of the misrepresentation of affairs in Africa is that those of us ‘Westerners’ who consider ourselves mightily literate and nicely well-read, have been arrogantly ignorant of how the white wool of color-biased reporting has been purposefully and continuously pulled over our eyes by writers who have been held up to us as “journalism’s finest.”
The Hearts of Darkness, thank veracity and goodness, has irretrievably snatched the wool off and illustrated, with vivid prose, that it’s really the truth - that’s ‘fit to print.’
Reviewer’s Warning: Be prepared for some strongly-abhorrent quotations from quoted white writers.