Tuesday, December 23, 2008



It is the devious, insane, hegemonic intention of 'wasichu' (Indigenous for "whitey" - males) to achieve and maintain total direct-control over Black males (and people of color generally) because, in their deepest and most mal-educated psyches dwells the irrational fear of genetic 'annihilation.' (Ref: The Isis Papers by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing) (Didn't you hear 'Boobus Americanus' white male on TV the other day shouting: "...what would you do if your race wuz dyin' out?")

After all, they were by and large never taught (and still aren't) that their true most distant ancestors were the Black African originators of civilization, so there they are practicing attempted genocide on their own relatives. If this isn't arrant psychopathology - tell me what is.

Lest anyone harbor any doubt about those nefarious white male intentions, let them learn about/study the depressive, oppressive, repressive and suppressive continuing manic behavior of those eurocentric Bilderbergers, Rothchilds, Trilateral Commission-folk, Center for Foreign Relations-people, Rockefellers, Skulls & Boners and Freemasons, et al. among too many others to herein list, and their vicious interrelations with the governing entities (including the military forces) of this world.

Their tentacled involvement in every arena of people activity - economics, entertainment, education, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war - is invasive and controlling. Especially is this so in their oppressive investment in the erecting and maintaining of prisons aptly called 'the prison industrial complex,' 'industrial' - the incarceration-for-profit of two million plus hueman (my 'e') beings is a major part - ugly as it is - of this capitalist society - this "Capitalocracy," surely no "Democracy" ever. A Jamaican Brother said to me years ago on a subway train, "...it's a 'Dey-mock-us-you-see! It's not a Democracy!" And I'll add, "It's a Demonocracy!"- making their dirty monies on Black bodies as surely as they did during 'legal'-slavery days.

Over half of those in jail-bondage in the good ol' U.S.A. are people of color, mostly Black males carrying out slave duties for slave -or no- wages, and too many of them have been railroaded into those jail cells primarily because they didn't have the necessary finances to hire competent Black attorneys who really know what it means to be Black and male in the hells of North, South, East and West America.

But, surely, once one can be made to understand the insanity of wasichu - never mind for a moment the wide ranging complicity of those calling themselves "white males," one can and should decide, like incarcerated for twenty-six years on Death Row - Brother Mumia Abu-Jamal has done, "They may be able to confine my Black body, but never my Black mind!" - not to allow wasichu to entrap her/himself with the usual 'entrappings:' - alcohol and other drugs or ignorance of wasichu's base intentions. It 'be's' heavy eluding 'The Man's' octopus clutches, yeah, but if the brain's not in chains, BlackFolk can study, learn and ORGANIZE to LIBERATE our people!

The first step is to learn what the Beast has and is doing to try to keep his hegemonic control of us. (Brother Malcom X read and re-read the dictionary - we BlackFolk have to put an end to eschewing reading and dicounting the importance of the written word) as we still retain our 'griot' communicating by word of 'grapevine' mouth!

Suggested readings: (The Isis Papers) already mentioned Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
Blueprint for Black Power Dr. Amos N. Wilson
Rule By Secrecy Jim Marrs
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa Walter Rodney
There Is A River Dr. Vincent Harding (MLKJr.'s Speechwriter)
The Little Black Book Carol Taylor
(These are a good beginning - call me for other titles as you finish 'em and SHARE!(718) 856 1271

Sunday, December 21, 2008



You wish! Well, wishing instead of walking never got anything. Perhaps you should read (and re-read) what the late Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney said:

"Black* Power is a doctrine about Black people, for Black people, preached by Black people. I'm putting it to my Black brothers and sisters that the color of our skins is the most fundamental thing about us. I could have chosen to talk about people of the same island, or the same religion, or the same class - but instead I have chosen skin color as essentially the most binding factor in our world. In so doing, I am not saying that is the way things ought to be. I am simply recognizing the real world - that is the way things are. Under different circumstances, it would have been nice to be color blind, to choose my friends solely because their social interests coincided with mine - but no conscious Black man can allow himself such luxuries in the contemporary world."
(Quoted from "Saving Our Sons" the book by Paul Ifayomi Grant)

So while my intrepid community activist colleague Jean Wilkins Dember MHS puts "Stop White Supremist Violence" on all of her posted envelopes, the horrid truth of the matter is that violence against people of color in this 'Post-Obama-Win' atmosphere has escalated alarmingly. (Log on to www.refdesk.com /"Hate Crimes")

Now, if doesn't bring reality to your thinking, recognize what's occuring on the streets of this country; four (and God only knows how many more that I haven't heard of) males of color who've lost their lives were: Billey Joe Johnson, 17 year old high school athletic scholarship winner - said by cops to've 'shotgunned himself to death' after being stopped for an alleged traffic violation in Mississippi; Alex Figueroa, a father in the Bronx, N.Y. shot to death for allegedly wielding a baseball bat (which his wife tearfully denied he had on a local TV newscast); the Black male in Jasper, Texas, (the second one) dragged to his death by a truck (rarely reported by the white male-dominated 'mainstream media') and Gilbert Blanco, a man of color, shot to death in Coney Island, N.Y. by a trigger-happy NYPD cop for waving a chair at her.

One of the officers of the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc, in New York City, recently commented that the color-bigots are so irate at even the thought of a Black man in the White House that their disease of untreated racism/colorism spurs them to illegal acts of violence against unsuspecting Blackfolk.

Where are the psychiatrists and psychologists in this country who should be issuing public statements condemning such anti-social colorist acts? Where are the 'always-ready-at-the-mouth' politicians and preachers who should be issuing collective public statements about this burgeoning critical example of the society's rotten 'achilles heel?'

Perhaps they're waiting for widespread rioting - a la France's recent upheavals.

Hey there: it's 'tinderbox time!'

*My capitalization of the word 'Black;' we people of color need every bit of psychological boosting we can get under these dangerous circumstances!

Monday, December 8, 2008



Those motivated-millions of people cheering Barack Obama on as he so winningly spoke of 'change' do want 'something to do!' Their fervor and willingness-to-action didn't end with his 'vote-victory.'

So - what could those motivated-millions do? Here it is:

Each one of those motivated-millions should
be made to understand that the Black man
Barack Obama whose campaigning stirred
them so beautifully has received more death
threats than any other Presidential Candidate
in history and that the main motivation for
this outrage is the untreated racism/colorism
which has been allowed to infest this society!

So those motivated-millions want 'something-to-do?' -
those motivated-millions need to adopt & post their thoughts
on the healing www.DiscussRace.com; those motivated-millions
need to take the www.Racismtest.org; those motivated-millions
need to share these with their families & friends & co-workers &

Those motivated-millions need to not waste precious time
Those motivated-millions need to act ASAP!
This is what those motivated-millions need to do:



( From NY Amsterdam News February 4, 1994 Page12)

"By Carol Taylor
No people in the world other than us people of color have been called so many names - none! Check it out. We've been called: niggahs, night-fighters, niggroes, niggers, negroes, nigras, octoroons, maroons, quadroons, spooks, cottonpickers, tar-babies, darkies, blackies, cafe- olays, ink spots, coons, spades, spicks, (that's for those of us who speak Spanish but refuse to acknowledge our Black heritage), jungle-bunnies, chocolate drops, blacks, coloreds, colored people, kaffirs, monkeys, gorillas, apes, (which it is more likely white* people came closer to: have you ever seen a monkey with thick lips or kinky hair?), bucks, pickaninnies, Afro-Americans, African-Americans, dinges, wogs, forgive me if I've forgotten any - I'm only human (yeah!). Of course, the most ridiculous name is "minorities," which evidently encompasses anyone who is not white! I say 'ridiculous' because everyone who is not white really belongs to the "majority!"

Ever since I was sensible as a youngster, I have had great difficulty with identity. White (so-called) people don't have that particular difficulty, until recently, that is. Now there are some white males running around the country yelping about "reverse racism." Of course there's no such animal: racism is racism.

Anyhow, I also went through that pathological stage of calling myself "bi-racial," - there's also no such thing because there's only one race, the human one. Denunciation also goes for those idiot terms "interracial," "mixed race," "intra-racial," and any other term which sows divisiveness within the human family.

The ultimate divisiveness is murder, and what I am dealing with here and now is an issue which might seem almost frivolous at first, until one realizes that the start of friction amongst us is name-calling! Sticks and stones do break bones and names can indeed hurt us when followed up by violence!

I have decided - after all these painful years of misidentification and confusion, not to mention Eurocentric miseducation - I have decided to call myself "Black African," and you cannot imagine how much controversy this has caused among others, no matter what they call themselves! I'm going to explain what the historical basis for my fairly new appellation is. Follow me closely now: the first people on this planet were Black - you know, most melaninized, no question, as dark as human beings can be, black, Black, blue Black, lovely charcoal Black!

If you cannot admit this because your education has, on purpose, been limited to Eurocentric experience and you haven't read Lucy: The Beginnings of Mankind by Donald Johnson and Maitland Edey, The African Origin of Civilization by Cheik Anta Diop, writings by Dr. Henrik Clarke, Dr. Ben Jochanan and Dr. Leonard Jeffries and especially The Isis Papers by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. If you cannot accept that the first human beings on earth were crystal Black, then the extent of your denial is complete and you will continue to live in abject fear.

Dr. Leonard Jeffries, in The African Americans: Search for Truth and Knowledge, states, "The search for truth and the pursuit of knowledge should be broad-based and not limited to white European-American ethnic group experience."

So the first step in understanding why I call myself a Black African is to understand that all humanity began as Black. Then, as Dr. Welsing makes clear, the Black people somehow began at certain intervals to give birth to individuals who had no pigment - albinos as Dr. Booker T. Coleman (now Professor Kaba Hiawatha Kamene) the renowned Historian puts it: "...they can teach about the lack of carbon in animals and plants but not acknowledge that the same thing happens with humans. When the lack of carbon-melanin occurs in humans, it's called European!"

There is controversy about reasons why, but albinos (unmelaninized) eventually moved to cold climes, I suppose partially because they couldn't withstand the sun (kinky hair and melanin protect us against the sun's rays, kiddies!). There they continued to interbreed, produce blue eyes and straight hair, proclaim themselves "superior" and run around the world telling people of color that whites were the world's masters. So it was because of geographically varying climates that people with differing physical traits came to be - but the critical issue to understand is that these differing traits do not prevent people from being human! All a' we is one! All'a we is African!

Indeed, there are Red Africans, Yellow Africans, Brown Africans, white Africans, and since I admit to being political and have adopted the 60's ideology of Black Power, I am a Black African!

Carol Taylor R.N. Author of The Little Black Book: Black Male Survival in America: Staying Alive & Well in an Institutionally Racist Society"

*Addendum: Someone asked me why I don't capitalize 'white;' I replied that generally whites've been so steeped in their untreated racist/colorist behavior that they deserve to be taken down a peg or two! We all - no matter what our 'hue,' need www.Discussrace.com and www.Raciscmtest.org to undo our massive eurocentric mis-education and be able to enter into positive interaction with those who wear skins of differing colors!



If not now - when? If not with Obama - with whom?

"This is Elder Educator Carol Taylor, America's First Black Flight Attendant, Mother, Grand Mother, calling on all people of good will and good conscience to help us erase racism/colorism. Now's the best time we ever had to: back up bigotry, kick out the KKK, reverse racism/colorism, destroy discrimination!

Barack Obama's appointed Barbadian Eric Holder as the top law enforcer - now's the time for us to organize like Stokely Kame Ture repeatedly told us - do diligence, stop the cops from killing our kids, join with our journey 4 justice, drop in on www.Discussrace.com - experience the excitement of taking the test - www.racismtest.org, share the sureness that we'll get there together.



We the people will prevail


Let's talk: Call me, Carol, at 856 1271 - right here in the Republic of Brooklyn!"

Sunday, November 30, 2008



Lemme share with you what it really means to be Brown-in-America. You 'get it' from at least two directions - first from sicko whites who were egregiously mis-educated by a eurocentric intransigeant 'education' (read 'conditioning') sysdumb which purposefully and stubbornly refuses to teach their multi-colored students the truth about their hueman origins (Black in Black Africa).

Second, we 'Brownies' 'get it' from other people of color too: those lighter-skinned ones adopt whitey's sick anti-color attitudes and behavior toward people of color. The darker-skinned individuals automatically feel that "them Brown & high-yallers think they're better'n' me!"

Then we have to put up with the racist/colorists who speak of color discrimination only in terms of 'Black and white,' throughly relegating millions of Red, Yellow, Tan, Olive and us Browns to society's dung heap by such routine exclusions.

As a result of my own life-long pursuit of a soul-comforting identification made difficult as a result of this double-digit degradation, I've coined an accurate definition of the disease people usually and mistakenly call racism: it is the word "colorism." Because, the actual divisive, contentious, thorny and pandemic issue in societies has been and still is color.

However, almost every hueman being on this color-riven planet, no matter what country they're in, is rendered acutely uncomfortable whenever the subject of racism/colorism is raised. Some of them are quick to retort, "Oh, that's a terrible thing but I'm not racist!" (too few folk actually use the accurate term 'colorist') - some even have 'Black' friends, wives,/husbands, teachers, school/workmates and WOW! -parents!

However, these relatedness situations don't insure against their harboring colorist stereotypical thoughts, what could be called crooked/illogical thinking, because the negative discriminatory eurocentric societal conditioning has done its dirty mental/emotional damage usually by the beginning of the teenage years - horrors - even before then.

When one faces such worldwide retrograde colorist child abuse - yes, that's exactly what racist/colorist mis-education is - pandemic epidemic child abuse. And even the most courageous folk feel overwhelmed by the enormity of of the problem. They ask, what possibly can be done by people of good will to re-educate the misled masses and turn back the seeming tide of subsequently escalating colorist violence against 'Brownies' (Muslims, Hispanics, people of color) especially in these 'Post-Obama-Win" times?

Well, concerned folk must, ASAP, deal with the retrogressive colorist language usage with which announcers, anchorfolk, academics from all walks of life swamp an already mostly-soporific listenership. It's 'race' this and 'races' that up the wazoo and mistakenly meant to refer to issues and people of color; this is inaccurate and downright plain dirty-wrong.

The above issues, of course, are only some of the burdens BrownFolk have to bear. It'll be so refreshing to finally get an answer to the plaintive question:


I suppose it'll be when we have worldwide involvement with www.Discussrace.com and www.racismtest.org and where pathological reponses to differences in color and culture are determined, refer the dysfunctional victims to Ethnotherapeutic Psychological/Psychiatric Counseling until they can think straight. And the testing should be mandatory, like testing for any other addiction.

Let the talking about colorism roll on! (718) 856

Saturday, November 22, 2008


for Saving Our Sons

Most white women in the United States of America thinking about bearing a child might hope for and look forward to having baby boys:
most Black women, at the thought of having a male child, pause and wonder whether they should bring a Black male into sure jeopardy.

Black males in America (North, South, East and West) merely by being Black and male, incredibly, face daily extinction: I'm talking physical extinction (never mind the heavy psychological stresses of breathing-while-Black) by police individuals who don't even know - haven't been taught(on purpose) - formally or informally - who they-themselves are and/or to whom they are related by blood (Black Africans in Black Africa).

The distinctly disproportionate and escalating number of cop-killed Black males 'dying-by-cop' is utterly appalling, but almost as appalling is the apathetic reaction of the public, too many of which, upon hearing of another Black male killed by cops, ignorantly pose the question - "What did he (the Black male) do? indicating an odious, slavish thinking that says, 'there must have been a good reason;' for the cops to've shot/killed the Black male. (What 'reason' did the cop in Coney Island, N.Y. have for shooting to death a man of color as he waved a chair around?) [Perhaps she'd been reading the 'Federal Violence Inititative,' which contains, says Dr. Peter Breggin of the Center for the Study of Psychiatry, Inc. - "Explicit racism is embodied in the #1 key research questions raised in the study: Do males or Black persons have a higher potential for violence than others and, if so, why?"] ('Black' includes Spanish-speaking Black males - cops don't ask about ethnicity before they shoot - they see only Black skin - as the cop-murderer of young Black Randy Evans had the nerve to utter: "I only saw the color of his skin!")

Again and again, as the inexorable slaughter of Black males by uniformed 'servants of the public' continues, the servile acceptance of such colorist bloody carnage seems to rise exponentially, especially in these 'Post-Obama-Win-times.' When I heard, some years ago, a young Black woman say, "I don't want to have a son in this country," I was awe struck, not only that she would say this aloud, but that she said it to a complete stranger. And I wondered at that time, if this was a common sentiment among Black women in the U.S.A.

To my utter dismay, as I've asked other Black women's opinions about Black male jeopardy, I've discovered a commonly-held abject fear on the part of Black females about the ever-present potential of their 'losing-a-Black-male-child-by-cop!'

That fear, for Black mothers (and Fathers and guardians) is a palpable one and it is a life-long heavy stress in and of itself, although it's coupled with other myriad stresses born by folk wearing skins of observable melanin. A sort of 'Color-Sword of Damocles.' It is one that most people do not like to talk about even though it is uppermost in their minds the moment their Black sons step onto the mean streets.. wondering whether their son (s) will be returning that day alive and well; wondering whether he'll be able to 'get through' a confrontation with any police; wondering whether he'll be able to withstand the too-numerous baiting-by-cops and keep his temper; wondering whether he'll remember your warning to "Lose the battle but win the war;" wondering whether you adequately-described the 'Prison Industrial Complex' booming-business of Black body-snatching built on stopping, frisking, beating, arresting and incarcerating Black males (neo-slavery- see 13th Amendment to the U.SA. Constitution).

And when he's told- at a pitifully young age - that a Black male walking along the street is dangerously 'running the gauntlet' of a racist/colorist society, is this unnecessary fear-mongering on the part of overly-protective parents - or is it just 'a basic protective mode?' And why should black mothers (fathers, guardians) have to scare the sh--(scatology) out of their Black sons to try to keep them alive in a country which has just elected a Black male President?

But we do. We do. Somebody(ies) out there should build a strong organization of
"Black African Mothers-4-Saving-Our-Sons." - 'BAM-4-SOS' - somebody(ies) fairly young, with mucho energy and compassion for the millions of Black parents in valid fear for the lives of their Black sons in this color-riven country!

No, don't say, "Well why don't you start it?" I am up to my ears with over-twenty-years of anti-racism/colorism work with our 'Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inccorporated, www.racismtest.org - www.discussrace.com and the decades of effort with The Little Black Book:Black Male Survival in America: Staying Alive & Well in an Institutionally RACIST Society. Gimme' a break!

But, if you agree with this article's points and you're not already 'doing' an organization yourself - sure, let's talk! (718) 856 1271
Carol Taylor R.N. First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant

Friday, November 21, 2008


by Carol Taylor

Let's, for the sake of veracity, end the deplorable euphemism rampant in this society in which public figures and mainstream media folk continuously wallow. If they mean "Black," why not say "Black?" Instead, it's "African American" this and "African American" that, ad nauseam and nauseam.
Question: What would one call a Black U.S.A. resident who as born in England? It's just not good enough to put all Blacks into a 'catch-all' category of "African American." ('These people all look alike') Not only is this blatantly arrogant in the extreme but pejorative and insulting in its neglect of respecting the beautiful variety of people of color.
Sticks and stones and batons and guns routinely hurt and kill people of color (Eamon Morales, Long Island, N.Y.) and names based on racist/colorist inaccurate delineations and ignorance also hurt people of color.
Take serious note of the wholly mistaken, senseless name-calling by the U.S.A. Census Board as it attempts to divide the one hueman race into 117 'races!' This is surely one dire consequence of a racist/colorist miseducation system in a society which obdurately and dangerously refuses to teach the truth about the Black African origin of huemanity. Hence the sad state of its students when it comes to their mental health as it relates not only to their knowledge of self but also to their understanding of and behavior toward people who wear skins of observable melanin.
Suggested Solution: would be for everyone to learn and acknowledge in public forums who has the sovereign right to name themselves; however, the critical issues of identity and ethnicity in this country are arrogantly and arbitrarily based on observations of skin color by folk who've been purposefully mis-educated about even their own origins, the 'namers' (usually white-privileged supremacist males) stubbornly ignore those national origins and 'clamp on' their own signifying nomenclature based on their self-serving observations of skin pigmentation.
And "African" to them is supposedly always a pejorative "Black."
Finally, using "African American" and "Black" interchangeably as too many people do (especially academicians of all colors), is obfuscatory and in no way mitigates the inaccurate use of the phrase "African American." This practice merely illustrates the confusion brought about by colorist conditioning and undergirds the severity of the need for a major overhauling of colorist language usage. "Truth crushed to earth will rise again; noose appearances (and actual deaths of people of color in these 'post-Obama-
Win' days) are on the rise, unfortunately, despite the fact that all huemans are "of Black African ancestry."
Question: Does everyone in the U.S.A. have to be struck blind before we as a nation begin to treat individuals by the content of their character rather than the color of their skins?
Suggestion: www.discussrace.com and www.racismtest.org - EVERYone! (With Follow-up Ethnotherapeutic Psychological Counseling when pathological dysfunctional responses to differences in color and/or culture are uncovered - especially in those 'killers-of-Black-males-cops! (In Coney Island, N.Y. recently, an 'of-color' man only waving a chair was shot and killed by a trigger-happy NYPD cop!)
You say you want racism/colorism to end?: THEN CHANGE YOUR LANGUAGE USAGE! (Leave off the "African American" - use 'Black' and get away completely from 'race' 'races' biracial' 'transracial' 'interracial' different races' 'out of her/his race' 'multi racial' 'white race' 'Black race' (or any other colors), 'racial' - etc., etc. etc.!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


by BlAcktivist Elder Carol Taylor
(First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant)

Don't you just love the idea of 'a sleeping giant?' I do. Maybe such appeal comes from remembrances of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Gulliver's Travels."

Anyway, the emerging and escalating belief in Black communities that Blackfolk - woefully unorganized - are collectively 'a sleeping giant,' has been, ironically, fueled by the white male-dominated media coverage of Barack Obama's energetic and well-run campaigning for the Presidency of the United States of America.

(I also love the concept of 'Karma;' 'What goes around comes around' and 'Nature abhors a vacuum')

Psychologists have long utilized certain words to measure association capabilities of their patients: "Yin-yang," "big-small," "sad-happy," "rich-poor," "tall-short" and "Black-white." (Of course huemans do come in other colors)

However, as this country, from slavery days, has evolved into a majority-white 'us' and a minority Black (and others of color) 'them,' anyone studying social movements must take into serious consideration the nature of jusxtapositional ideaologies; if there is a generalized conept of "whiteness," then there is a consequent corollary of "Blackness" in people's minds. Hence the idea of judging a person by the color of her/his skin; the fact that this practice is unhealthy, illogical and unfair doesn't alter its reality.

One of the eminent anti-colorist Tim Wise's favorite juxtapositions is 'privileged underprivileged.' And more and more public speakers in the U.S.A. are parotting the phrase "white privilege," so it isn't a great leap of consciousness to envision "Black underprivilege." Consquently, if there is a 'philosophy of 'whiteness (the sum of the ideas and convictions of an individual or group), there is evidently a contrapuntal (associational) 'philosophy of Blackness.' (Not that I believe that 'whiteness' should be the 'norm' for every comparison either!) (Possibly 'philosophies of Red, Yellow, Brown, Olive and Tan' will follow)

But what does it mean to be Black in America? (U.S.A.) And if one subscribes to the nomenclature "Black," does one automatically pursue a 'Black philosophy?' And how does such a follower resolve the emotional/psychological dichotomy-of-identification about which W.E. du Bois and Frederick Douglass and many others talked so many years ago? (WABC TV "Nightline's Ted Koppel to Jesse Jackson: "Are you a Black man or an American?"

Additionally, a major contribution to the widespread concept of 'Blackness' as an entity is the usage of the word 'race,' to indicate color, or more usually, 'Black.' And isn't this usage based on a bogus unscientific construct of 'different races' (instead of the accurate one hueman race) along with the mistaken notion that Black,' 'Yellow,' 'Red,' 'Brown' and 'Olive' people are separate and inferior 'races?' Unfortunately academicians in the U.S.A. stubbornly perpetuate untreated racism/colorism by doggedly repeating - 'follow-fashion' - the inaccurate word 'races,' ad infinitum and nauseam, when there is no 's' on the word 'race' when it comes to hueman beings!

White and Black pollsters traditionally looking at Blacks as an economic entity, say that Black consumers spend over $600 Billion a year and that Blacks and other people of color are about to put Black Barack Obama into the White House as President of the United States of America; isn't it way past time for Blacks (and others) to admit that 'the sleeping giant' is waking and that there is such an entity as 'A Black Philosophy?' And shouldn't that admission involve fast-track adoption of utilizing www.discussrace.com and www.racismtest.org programs to flush away heretofore untreated racism/colorism from a society pretending to be progressive? How long are people of color prepared to be treated as second-class huemans, stopped, frisked, beaten, disrespected, jailed and killed merely because we wear skins of observable melanin? (Log on to www.refdesk.com - "Hate Crimes")


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


How Sick is America?

In the Ocean Way area in Jacksonville, Florida, thousands of children were kept from attending their schools on and about Nov. 4th (Elections) because the parents feared that the 'authorities' couldn't or wouldn't give the children adequate protection form colorist harassment.
Other school children in the South just wanted to share in their parents' celebrations of President-Elect Barack Obama's victory, but the bus driver told them that if they even said his name, she'd write them up and take them to the Principal's office. In another equally incredible outrageous colorist situation, students were threatened with suspension if they uttered Obama's name or dared to wear their Obama t-shirts (interestingly enough, no such ban was in force against students wearing McCain t-shirts!

One school Administrator was heard saying, "This is the way it is; this is the South; they'll have to put up with it." Oh, Yeah?

Aside from obvious First Amendment Freedom of Speech outright violations, these events were sure to stifle the very psyches of these youngsters; on the one hand they're taught to revere what their teachers describe as the 'United States of America democratic process,' the 'liberating spirit of the Founding Fathers' and perform flag-waving pledges of allegiance, but in diametric opposition, they're being faced with blatant repression of their individual rights. I sure hope the ACLU steps in and teaches those denizens perpetrating such outrages a severe lesson.

Unfortunately, these youngsters are not alone in their 2008 colorist deprivation, 'up South,' here in the 'liberal' North, in racist/colorist Long Island, seven young green-behind-the-ears miseducated-by-an-institutionally-racist/colorist-society- males, acting out that sick societal colorist conditioning, actually murdered a male hueman being because he was - they mistakenly thought, a Mexican! There are equally ignorant and bigoted individuals who, upon seeing one obviously-Black youngster in the line-up of wilding alleged killers, will predictably say that the attack couldn't be racist(colorist) because "one of them was Black!" (as though Blackfolk aren't hueman enough to be similarly negatively conditioned by a racist/colorist society!) They are every single one of them in need of: www.racismtest.org/www.discussrace.com involvement to determine and help heal their dysfunctional levels of pathological responses to differences in color and culture!

For the uninformed, facing the abysmal fact that, here in the year 2008, huemans (my 'e') can lose their lives because of what they look like, has to be explained as the wake up call it is - a wake up call for this entire society - and the rest of the (majority people of color) world, to honestly deal with untreated racism/colorism in a forthright manner.

What is direly needed is another World Conference on Racism (Colorism), this time, the U.S.A. should not be allowed to refrain from active participation.

It is no wonder - or mistake - that escalating reports of colorist violence, escalating frenzied discussion of racism/colorism, escalating public awareness of the issues of untreated colorism are popping up like virulent outbreaks of poison ivy. Such tensions will continue to plague societies which neglect the untreated colorism that has been simmering for decades. The truth will out.

As more and more victims - our grossly miseducated masses - begin to realize that all huemans are 'of Black African ancestry,' their society-instilled colorism will cause them fear, frustration and anger and to 'act out, psychologists say, against those individuals who wear skins of observable melanin. (Members of the nation's police forces have been and are similarly 'acting out' their colorist aggression daily as they continue in racist/colorist orgiastic fervor, frisking, beating, sodomizing and slaughtering Black male inhabitants with relative impunity)

NEEDED ASAP: Reputable, knowledgeable Ethnotherapists, to heal a color-sick America before it's too late:




Post Obama Election-Fear of 'Genetic Annihilation?'

Even before Barback Obama won the presidential election, public chatchat about 'race' has certainly escalated. (that inaccurate word 'race' erroneously bruited about ad nauseam) . But the reality of a world 'color' order is not new.

At one time Blackfolk did rule; 'civilization' was started and ruled by Blacks in Africa, the cradle of civilization. However, eurocentric purposeful miseducation systems prefer to perpetuate the Great White Male Lie that 'civilization' began only in Europe; repercussions of that monumental and current fabrication continue to victimize the masses of earth's inhabitants.

The resulting untreated racism/colorism has and is costing not only billions of dollars which should be used instead to enhance hueman lives but is, sadly, causing thousands of folk of all colors to lose their lives.

Walter Rodney's How Europe (white) Underdeveloped Africa (Black) is certainly an apt description of the horrendous colonization (rape) of countries of color - indeed continents of color. South Africa, Zimbabwe, The Democratic Republic of Congo and others are illustrative of the continuing negative colonial influences extant right up to this very moment: indeed, between 1898 and 1934, the U.S.A. marines invaded Cuba four times, Nicaragua five times, Honduras seven times, the Dominican Republic four times, Haiti two times, Guatemala once, Panama two times, Mexico three times and Columbia four times. Washington, D.C. has intervened militarily in foreign countries more than two hundred times - and those countries are countries of color.

The nefarious, hegemonic predation of the U.S.A., color-biased as it is, reveals a racist/colorist foreign policy itself. The pandemic nature of what we call 'untreated racism/colorism' is nearly overwhelming, but regardless of the enormity of the 'color issue,' the fact remains that the longstanding struggle against colorism and for equity and liberation from skin color bias must be intensified - continually brought before the public - continually discussed and put into proper context, in spite of having a Black man in the White House.

The foundation for that valid contextualization must be the truthcentric challenging of the Great While Male Lie that "civilization began in Europe." If, as Psychiatrist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing says, wite males, upon perceiving 'Blackness,' automatically see what they feel are indications of their own genetic annihilation, then the necessity for their re-education and re-conditioning must take place as soon as possible. This is a very serious widespread situation which, of course, the election of a Black Obama seems to have exacerbated.

Especially do the multi-colored children of the world need to know the truth - need to know about their most distant ancestors/relatives/family members: Black Africans in Black Africa.*

"Mitakuye Oyasin!" (Indigenous for: "We are all related" )

"Wowacintanka!" (Indigenous for: "To persist in spite of differences")

*(And may we expect that a President Barack Obama would mandate that this truth be taught, in all the schools in the entire United States of America, by having the www.racismtest.org Program incorporated, with follow-up Ethnotherapeutic Psychological Counseling where pathological responses to differences in color and culture are revealed?)
Now that would really be 'change!'

Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant
590 Flatbush Avenue

Ste.11A BK NY 11225-493
Blog: www.caroltaylorword.blogspot.com
e-mail: littleblackbook@juno.com
Websites: www.racismtest.org www.discussrace.com



Dear Commissioner Kelly:
Re: Victims Piggott & Morales

We've heard compassion only for Lt. Piggott and his family - even from those who've been put upon by NYPD excesses. However, anyone with even a fleeting knowledge of psychology understands that the taser-caused death of the mentally-challenged Eamon Morales provided merely a 'straw that broke the camel's back' incentive for the Lt.'s suicide. There must have been an escalating series of untenable stresses in that officer's life, not the least of which were occupation-connected.
So that both of these hapless victims have not perished completely in vain, surely instead of wrongly focusing on supposed trouble with the public: 1. The NYPD can adopt an ongoing practice of giving annual psychological work-ups to its employees who have myriad work-related stresses with which they must deal and 2. The NYPD can include ongoing programming with follow-up psychological/psychiatric counseling wherever pathological officer responses to differences in color and/or culture are uncovered. This remediation should be provided for all NYPD employees including individuals in Administration.
As matters stand now, both NYPD folk - this means everyone - and the public, especially persons of color, are the victims of a society wherein the education systems have and are miseducating the masses by neglecting to teach the truth to their students about their most distant relatives - the Black African ancestors of all huemans. All huemans are 'of Black African descent.'
To far too many people, this truthcentricity may not seem important, but this omission leads to artificial barriers in the perceptions of police persons which, on the occasion of split-second life and death decisions, causes members of the public to unnecessarily lose their very lives. These artificial barriers also cause unnecessary stress for the police, who, as a result of such untreated colorism, are surely victims too.
As such heretofore neglected matters stand now, inhabitants in N..Y.C. live each day cringing under the colorist proverbial 'Sword of Damocles,' many understanding that police officers and members of the public, both victims - unless #1 and #2 items aforementioned are incorporated by the NYPD - will evolve into more 'Eamon Morales' and 'Lt. Piggott' tragedies.
For the NYPD to incorporate remedial treatment for the institutionally colorist conditioning to which we have all, repeat all, been subjected, would constitute no indication of weakness; to the contrary, it would reflect an admirable strength of character and would certainly reduce the unrelenting stress on your officers and also reduce the relentless and unnecessary deaths of so many of this city's inhabitants.
Finally, the fact that it's mostly Catholic cops who've been responsible for the killings of mostly Black males hereabouts (including Spanish-speaking ones) may not be welcome information or even attributable directly to their being Catholic, but these facts must be faced in a forthright manner if the NYPD is to be viewed as a truthcentric and credible interactive entity. The public's trust in the NYPD must be restored.
In fact, we'd like to see the NYPD restored to the time when the cop on the corner was looked upon as a friend - not as a foe -; but for that to happen the #1 and #2 suggestions have to be implemented - the sooner the better.
Who was it who said, "The saddest part of being hueman (my 'e') is the depth of our ignorance?" And it is killing ignorance not to know and be able to acknowledge who were all of huemanity's most distant ancestors!

R.I.P. Eamon Morales and Lt. Piggott.

P.S. Is it or is it not insanity for your officers to be running around so often killing the relatives of their own ancestors?

Most Sincerely,
Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Can we end it?

It’s now late 2008; I just heard a news blurb on radio WQXR in New York City: it said that Senator Barack Obama faces a major obstacle in his race for the presidency – a recent poll reveals that ‘40% of whites harbor negative views of Blacks.’

Aside from a pall settling over my mind which echoed “So what else is new?” – I felt a surge of irritation and frustration at this reminder of the country’s insane epidemic of untreated racism/colorism .

As the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. so poignantly described it, “…judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin…” should be our modus operandi but, time after time, in all of its malevolence, what do we people of color experience n every arena of people activity? – overt and covert untreated racism - (we at www.racismtest.org more accurately call it colorism).

Oh dear, where does all of this come from? Well, one analytic look at the (mis) Education system hereabouts reveals that they’re still teaching eurocentric history – ‘the cradle of civilization was in Europe – Greece,’ instead of Black Africa – and failing to teach its students who their true ancestors were: Black folk in Black Africa. (All huemans are ‘of Black African descent!) And yet the system disingenuously claims to be ‘truthcentric!’ (term coined by the eminent Black Guyanese Historian, Professor Ivan Van Sertima)

In the face of such mass (mis)education and its denigration- (hate that word)-of-Blackness-by-omission, I suppose that the resultant crass ignorance, of people having been thusly conditioned by the machinations and manipulations of the wider society whose perpetrators have also gone through the same (mis)education system, there is hardly a way for the victims - us all – to escape being thoroughly infected by that untreated racism/colorism disorder.

It actually cuts right through the intellect too; some of the mot otherwise intelligent individuals in the country show – often inadvertently – their color bias.

So the revelation that 40 per cent of whites harbor negative views of Blacks is most likely a gross understatement of the ‘color status quo in the good ole’ United States of America!’

Moreover, it is my glum opinion that if Senator Barack Obama , as ‘articulate,’ ‘clean,’ ‘brilliant,’ ‘talented’ and ‘savvy’ as he is, does somehow manage to win the presidency, it’ll be a complete surprise to me. But miracles do sometimes happen.

I truly believe that treating the disease of racism/colorism has already begun with our because we’ve got to deal with the epidemic denial first!

Sunday, August 3, 2008




Racism in the United States has had a profound impact on the Black African American community since the first generation of Black Africans was brought to the shores of America. Racism has been woven into the very essence of American society - the nation's dirty laundry not to be seen by the rest of the world. It has been - and is being - used as a determining factor in the policies of the American economy, government (legal and legislative), and social arenas which egregiously affects all areas of people activity in the United States.
The U.S. government has vehemently denied that racism has been one of the pillars of its policies. The U.S. has been, through its United Nations representatives, extremely evasive when confronted by the issue of racism and its impacts on people of color and Black African American citizens. The use of platitudes, "it's in the past," "let's move on" have been the agents of obfuscation put to use by the U.S. to avoid addressing the profound impact of racism on the Black Africn American community and people of color. Without the input of the general masses of the United States, and to rely on the United Nations representatives for the United States, would leave the United Nations with the illusion that comes with the internationally-propagated "American Dream:" that for a casual observer with an outside perspective, the American house is in good order.
We in the Black African American community, people of color, and others living in the house, see it differently when it comes to racism/colorism and its effects on all areas of people activity.
Some of us from progressive organizations that have been fighting domestically in the U.S. against those who believe that men should be judged by skin color and not by the content of their character, have been asked by the December 12th Movement International Secretariat to become a voice for the Black African American community and people of color at the World Conference Against Racism in 2001.
Some leaders in the Black African Ameican community have made similar attempts to have the impact of racism on human rights addressed before an international body such as the United Nations, but to no avail. The exclusion and the non-consideration of our experience in formulating and defining the impact of racism in the international arena - thereby seeking redress for the relentless denial of and assault on human rights and self-determination for the Black African American community and people of color worldwide - are a result of us in the community not being able to organize under the stifling hand of white racist oppression. This hand of opperssion has silenced, lamed, maimed, killed and discombobulated the leaders and organizations who have attempted to seek redress in the international arena for this relentless denial of human rights and self-determination.
Racism is a pathological response to skin color. Part of the concept found behind the word "racism," has its origins in the theory proffered by Blumenbach in 1775 that there are different races of human beings which are recognized by physical characteristics, such as bone structure, texture of hair, and, the most prominent and obvious, skin color. The theory, developed by Blumenbach, has since been proven useless and given the fact that we are here today extremely problematic to say the least.
However, the theory's residue that we recognize here today as racism/colorism still impacts on the minds of all of us in this society. Essentially the theory was used as an element to construct a sort of pecking order that was institutionalized by the political, social and economic systems that we live with today. The theory was used by those with observable white skin color to begin to entrench themselves behind a protective barrier of misconceptions. Those misconceptions began to be developed into extremely pejorative labels given to the then deemed dark "inferior race."
The misconceptions were then stabilized and elements were used to justify the western world's domination of the world's majority of people of color under the guise that the natives needed to be civilized.
The pejorative labels began to be built upon and published by social, religious, economic, political and educational institutions to the point where if an individual is observed with different bone structure, hair texture and/or skin color there is an automatic prejudgement which often is inaccurate at best and pejorative at worst. The prejudgement is based on the misconceptions to which the observer has been exposed by the institutions that still rely on Blumenbach's theory and similar theories of race and the pejorative stereotypes derived therefrom.
It is these misconceptions and stereotypes and the resulting pathological response and behavior that are recognized as racism/colorism.
Blumenbach's theory, used to support this system's political, religious, social and economic divisive construct called "racism" is the root from which the stereotypes spring; it is the problem that must be addressed by establishing a means to re-educate the masses. Blumenbach's race theory and its uses by the western world as a standard to delineate and categorize individuals by their observable characteristics set the stage for unprecedented institutionalization of pejorative misconceptions of the world's people of color.
This thought pattern and conditioning by all means available - especially in education - have permeated throughout all areas of people activity. The misconceptions have been relied upon and publicized so heavily they have affected our thought patterns on a dangerous and profound level. It has come to a critical point in the U.S. and the rest of the world where, if an individual who has been exposed to the conditioning observes another with different skin color (or other characteristics), the pejorative and inaccurate prejudgement is the automatic response. The response begins with a pathological disassociation from self based on the observation or consideration of what is falsely accepted as a different "type" of human being.
(to be continued)"


(Part of Reparations: No Sales Taxes for Blacks)

Just kidding; but wouldn't it be wonderful if the U.S.A. ever lived up to its claims of Constitutional equal rights?

Of course, part of that 'living up' would entail a forthright public acknowledgement that that very Constitution was written for people with white skins only, not for Red, Black, Yellow or Brown people.
So, if current political leaders and wannabe White House occupiers are to be considered credible in their calls for equal treatment for everyone they need to enact an Amendment to the Constitution stating that it applies to Red, Black, Yellow and Brown-skinned individuals. Without this action, people of color will continue to try to survive under the whimsical control of mal-educated whites - mal-educated as to who it is that all huemanity sprang from - Black Africans in Black Africa (all huemans, even white-skinned folk, are 'of Black African ancestry').

I would like to see the issue of the untreated racism/colorism firmly and continuously raised in the current campaigning for the presidency of the U.S.A. by all of the campaign contestants. (This of course would mean that Barack Obama would call for equity of all Blacks in this country, not just 'African Americans, that's if he doesn't wish to continue to exclude the thousands of Blacks who don't call themselves 'African Americans.' (See my Blog article titled "The Exclusivity of the Phrase African American") Moreover, he would speak in terms of 'color and culture' and not 'race and culture.')

It is way past time for this country, in its pretense of being 'the world's leader,' to come clean about its debilitating primary infectious disease - rampant untreated racism/colorism, the mis-jusdging and mal-treating of huemans who wear skins of observable melanin, in every arena of people activity - economics, education, entertainment, law, labor, politics, religion, sex and war (invasions).

It is also way past time for the U.S.A. to publicly acknowledge its regrettable history of institutional racism/colorism and to deal with that heritage which continues to pervade every facet of today's society.

How many people are aware that we actually export this racist/colorist thinking and behavior in our 'foreign' policy, to other parts of this majority-people-of-color world? (People of color comprise three-quarters of the world's population)

Blatant, institutional, negative color discrimination by the U.S.A. government is starkly evident in its Census Board's recent division of the one hueman race into 117 - one hundred seventeen'races!' The U.S.A. Immigration Department continues to play the dangerous 'Color Roulette' game with individuals wishing to enter the country, i.e. allwing white or light-skinned Cubans and similar others easily entering while darker-skinned 'others' are discouraged from entering.

The U.S.A. police departments still today, with wisespread impunity, murder Black and other 'people of color males' - as Brother Activist Fige Bornu puts it - "assemblyline murders of Black men by police."
And I have yet to see a white 5 year old child handcuffed by the racist/colorist cops. And on and on - so many horrific examples of untreated racism/colorism it's impossible to find space to list here.

It is obvious, considering all of the above, that this entire society, if its credibility as a 'progressive country' is not mired in primitive counterproductivity, must adopt methods of extirpating racist/colorist thinking and behavior, like the whoesale implementation of racismtest.org -ing along with follow-up continuous Ethnotherapy where dysfunction in responses to differences in color and culture are uncovered.

We would all benefit too from a major restructure of the language use - especially when it come to designating certain folk only as being 'of African ancestry,' - if you're hueman, you're 'of African ancestry,' whether you're Black, Red, Yellow, Brown or white.

This is absolutely necessary if the 'police state,' (busy beating, jailing and killing Blackfolk) which was predicted by the eminent Attorney William Kunstler, is not further embedded in the every day lives of U.S.A. inhabitants.

Actually, this country should follow the prescient brillaint lead of Brazil by setting up a similar entity such as its SEPIR - Special Secretariat for the Promotion of Racial Equality - although it should be titled 'color' equality instead of 'racial' equality. This entity should have time limits, plenty of enforcement teeth
and subpoena power. Anything is just 'whistling Dixie.'

As the next presidential election nears, with a Black contester nearing front-runner position, we can expect to see more and more racist/colorist behavior rearing its ugly head. It is incumbent upon all of us to do all we can to resolve the colorism we've all inherited through no fault of our own by taking the racismtest.org, and registering for follow-up ethnotherapy where its indicated, until we can think straight.

Dr. Martin Luther King said: "Racism is a sin unto death."

Thursday, July 3, 2008



[July 2, 2008 BKLYN Court's Dismissal of Case Against the Warrens]

OH! So you finally realized that the vengeful case you allowed to be brought against our Black Warrior Attorneys Evelyn & Michael Warren was bogus! Heh! We awareFolk in the Black communities damn well knew that from the get-go. http://www.justiceforwarrens.org

We also knew that those trumped-up charges were just that: trumped up and racist/colorist to the core.

New York's District Attorneys and their staffs, Sgt. Talvy, Police Commissioner Kelly, his entire staff and the rest of the NYPD police force are unquestionably products of our mal-educating Education System - racist/colorist to the core (in many instances entirely inadvertently, but in some cases also advertently). You all need urgently to take the www.racimtest.org and where indicated by low scores, be referred to our Ethnotherapist for counseling until you all can think straight.

Whether folk know/are aware that they are infected with the disease of racism/colorism - to the primary victims of their sickness makes no never mind ('primary' because unknown to most people, the perpetrators of color prejudice and other negative discriminations, are also victims).

Ans so now, because you, in your colorist sickness allowed the egregious travesty called a 'case' to be brought against two Officers of the Court, the Warrens, we, the already overburdened tax payers, will surely have to ante up MILLIONS of DOLLARS when the Warrens, justifiably, sue the a-- off your rotten colorist perpetrators of violent criminal assault against two people doing what they were supposed to do when observing crimes.

You boldfaced hypocrite! You have my unalloyed opprobrium: ever since the Michael Griffith scandal, you haven't deserved to be the District Attorney of the beautiful Borough of Brooklyn! (Don Imus has nothing on you)

In Utter Contempt,

Carol Taylor R.N.
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

Monday, June 30, 2008

Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned

Many Colors - One race
Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned

Thank you, thank you, WarriorActivist John, for the below 'Heads-up!'

If ourfolk really were aware of what an invasive tool BKLYN D.A. has concocted with this outrageous persecution (testing our Black levels of insult) the courthouse would be filled, surrounded and near-buried on Wednesday!
Your Sister-in-THE-Struggle,

Carol T.

From smithjohn@earthlink.net :
This month (June, 2008) I learned that a
Website exists covering the plight of attorneys
Michael Tarif Warren and Evelyn Warren, as a
result of their beating and arrest by members
of the New York Police Department (NYPD) when,
on June 21, 2007, they observed while at a
a traffic stop in Brooklyn a young, Black,
HANDCUFFED, male being beaten by members of the
NYPD, and attorney Michael Tarif Warren inquired
on behalf of the handcuffed, young man.

The Website gives an accounting of that horrendous
event that impacted the warrens' lives, and the lives
of the Black community, a bio on Michael Tarif Warren
and Evelyn Warren; an update of their ongoing court
appearances and struggles to remove their names from
the New York criminal records; information on their
next court appearance - July 2, 2008; and recommend
actions you can take on behalf on the Warrens,
in addition to attending the Warrens' Wednesday,
July 2nd, court appearance.

The Website is: http://www.justiceforwarrens.org

If you are not currently subscribed to receive updated
information on the Warrens, in addition to making their
Website one of your FAVORITES, I urge you to do so.
Go to the Website listed above. Their subscriptions
should be ten times greater than currently, and
supporters at the July 2nd court date should be
DOUBLE the number in attendance at their last court
appearance this month. This is a critical moment
in the court proceedings. Your attendance is needed.

These critical times require each of us to expend
our greatest energy and resources in this struggle
for justice, democracy, and first-class citizenship.

THIS IS THE MOMENT! Please pass on this message.

John D. Smith

Sunday, June 29, 2008



Any-Black-one who believes that they are 'truthcentric,' (thanks to Professor Ivan Van Serima for the term) and who has not read Dr. Tony Martin's writings doesn't know why the term "African" is no longer synonymous with the term "Black."* The frightening reason is neo/re-colonization by europeans.
Read this and weep - and then get up off your intellectually-castrated butt and do something about it!
The first step is discovering (uncovering) who you really are: descended from the original hueman beings: Black, Black, Black Africans (Alkebulans) in Africa - the cradle of civilization.
Learn/live "truthcentricity!" (I call myself "Black African")
For Liberation - Required Reading - 1998 Dr. Martin's "The Progress of the African Race Since Emancipation and Prospects for the Future," and "The Jewish Onslaught." (Reviewed by me below)
*Actually since the first huemans on theis planet were Black and in Africa - it should be obvious to anyone thinking straight that all huemans are 'of Black African ancestry.' DUH!


The Jewish Onslaught:
Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront
by Tony Martin
145 pp
ISBN 0-912469-30-7 (paper) $9.95
Copyright 1993 by Tony Martin

Aha! In the midst of all of the obscenities going on in the Middle-East-of-Africa against the Palestinians - you thought this book review was about that hegemony! You're wrong. This brilliant, exceptionally timeless book, The Jewish Onslaught, meticulously and quite deliciously details the unfair, nasty, underhanded, feral, protracted and unrelenting campaign waged against Professor Tony Martin, B.Sc., Economics, M.A. and Ph.D. History, a Black, Trinidadian/Tobagonian, world-renowned and respected Historian at Wellesly College in Masachussetts. (Professor Martin also qualified as a Barrister-at-Law at London's presitigous Gray's Inn in 1965)

Professor Martin's erudition shines through information-laden prose as his witty use of The King's English thrusts into and parries against vulpine enemies on and off the Wellesley campus. Every mother's child should have to read this book at least four times: once, for the sheer story content, twice to learn how to most effectively utilize the english language, thrice for becoming acutely aware of the art of sustaining urban survival guerilla warfare and fourth for whetting the readers' literary appetite for as many of Professor Martin's other publications as they can feast their eyes and brains on. (So, am I looking forward to reading his newest work? - Amy Ashwood Garvey: Pan Africanist, Feminist and Mrs. Marcus Garvey No.1 or, (A Tale of Two Amies) Well yes!)

In other words, if you'd like your (children especially) relatives and friends to be fully equipped for surviving in a color-hostile society which purports to be a democracy, then make them a present of The Jewish Onslaught (to begin with) as soon as possible. It's a classic: and Oh! - the volatile, vorticose vocabulary! Word UP!

Professor Martin, a longtime, tenured-at-Wellesley-for-29+ years scholar, who, by 1993 had, incredibly, authored, compiled and edited eleven books, not only describes Black African history, but amply and skillfully melds the 'then and now' of what's going on, with critical allusions to well-known prominent players in the perilous survival struggles for Black liberation.

Wait just a moment! I apologize for ending this book review right now - I've got to go re-read Dr. Martin's thought-and-action-inspiring book. Sorry - as I was just reading through - his handwritten dedication (he signed my copy - "To My Sister"), the riveting Preface "Major Media," "Massa, We Sick?" - "Jewish Racism," "Black Solidarity," etc. etc.etc., and Documents of the Onslaught, (Letters and his 'quasi-lynching' Speech) and Broadside #1, - I had to drop everything, run to the 'phone and try to track down the other Broadsides! (I did find #'s 3 and 4! Whew!)

P.S. someone else (more talented than I) will have to finish this review: I'm too busy re-reading The Jewish Onslaught and Dr. Martin's other publications!
Reach Dr. Martin by e-mail at tmppromo@yahoo.com or Majority Press (and we are 'the majority!') email orders: ORDERS@pssc.com, Credit card orders: www.themajoritypress.com In Trinidad: Afrikan World Books, Independence Square & Chacon Street, Port of Spain

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Global Hierarchy of Race

(This article is so evocative, although it's not written by me - I had to reproduce it because of its clarity and relevance):
"The Global Hierarchy of Race

[Martin Jacques is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. The death of his wife, Harinder Veriah, in 2000 in a Hong Kong hospital triggered an outcry, which culminated in an announcement by the Hong Kong government that it would introduce anti-racist legislation for the first time. He can be reached at: martinjacques1@aol.com]

As the only racial group that never suffers systemic racism, whites are in denial about its impact. I always found race difficult to understand. It was never intuitive. And the reason was simple. Like every other white person, I had never experienced it myself: the meaning of colour was something I had to learn. The turning point was falling in love with my wife, an Indian-Maylasian and her coming to live in England. Then, over time, I came to see my own country in a completely different way, through her eyes, her background. Colour is something white people never have to think about because for them it is never a handicap, never a source of prejudice or discrimination but rather the opposite, a source of privilege. However liberal and enlightened I try to be, I still had a white outlook on the world. My wife was the beginning of my education.
But it was not until we went to live in Hong Kong that my view of the world and the place that race occupies within it, was to be utterly transformed. Rather than seeing race through the prism of my own society, I learned to see it globally.
When we left these shores, it felt as if we were moving closer to my wife's world: this was East Asia and she was Malaysian. And she, unlike me, had the benefit of speaking Cantonese. So my expectation was that she would feel more comfortable in this environment than I would. I was wrong.
As a white, I found myself treated with respect and deference; my wife notwithstanding her knowledge of the language and her intimacy with Chinese culture was the object of an in-your-face racism. In our 14 months in Hong Kong, I learned some brutal lessons about racism. First, it is not the preserve of whites. Every race displays racial prejucice, is capable of racism, carries assumptions about its own virtue and superiority. Racism, therefore, is subtly different, reflecting the specificity of its own culture and history. Second, there is a global racial hierarchy that helps to shape the power and prejudices of each race. At the top of this hierarchy are whites. The reasons are deep-rooted and profound. White societies have been the global top dogs for half a millenium, ever since the Chines civilization went into decline. With global hegemony, first with Europe and then the U.S., whites have long commanded respect, as well as arousing fear and resenment, among other races. Being white confers a privilege, a special kind of deference, throughout the world, be it Kingston, Hong Kong, Delhi, Lagos - or even despite the way it is portrayed in Britain, Harare.
Whites are the only race that never suffers any kind of systemic racism anywhere in the world. And the impact of white racism has been far more profound and baneful than any other: it remains the only racism with global reach.
Being top of the pile means that whites are peculiarly and uniquely insensitive to race and racism and the power relations this involves. We are invariably the beneficiaries, never the victims. Even when well meaning, we remain strangely ignorant. The clout enjoyed by whites does not reside simply in an abstraction - western societies - but in the skin of each and every one of us. Whether we like it or not, in every corner of the planet we enjoy an extraordinary personal power bestowed by our colour. It is something we are largely oblivious of and consequently take for granted, irrespective of whether we are liberal or reactionary, back-packers, tourists or expatriate businessmen.
The existence of a de facto global racial hierarchy helps to shape the nature of racial prejudice exhibited by other races. Whites are universally respected, even when that respect is combined with strong resentment. A race generally defers to those above it in the hierarchy and is contemptuous of those below it.
The Chinese - like the Japanese - widely consider themselves to be number two in the pecking order and look down upon all other races as inferior. Their respect for whites is also grudging - many Chinese believe that western hegemony is, in effect, held on no more than prolonged leasehold. Those below the Chinese and the Japanese in the hierarchy are invariably people of colour (both Chinese and Japanese often like to see themselves as white or nearly white).
At the bottom of the pile, virtually everywhere it would seem, are those of African descent, the only exception in certain cases being the indigenous peoples.
The highlights are centrality of colour to the global hierarchy. Other factors serve to define and reinforce a race's position in the hierarchy - levels of development, civilisational values, history, religion, physical characteristics and dress - but the most insistent and widespread is colour. The reason is that colour is instantly recognizable, it defines difference at the glance of an eye. It also happens to have anoher effect. It makes the gobal hierarchy seem like the natural order of things: you are born with your colour, it is something nobody can do anything about, it is neither cultural nor social but physical in origin.
In the era of globalization, with the mass migration and globalized cultural industries, colour has become the universal calling card of difference. In interwar Europe, the dominant forms of racism were anti-Semitism and racialised nationalism, today it is color: at a football match, it is blacks not Jews that get jeered even in Eastern Europe.
Liberals like to think that racism is a product of ignorance, a lack of contact and that as human mobility increases, so racism will decline. This might be described as the Bennetton view of the world. And it does contain a modicum of truth. Intermixing can foster greater understanding but not necessarily as Burnley, Sri Lanka and Israel, in their very different ways, all testify.
Hong Kong, compared with China, is an open society and has long been so, yet it has had little or no effect in mollifying Chinese prejudice towards people of darker skin. It is not that racism is immovable and intractable but that its roots are deep, its prejudices as old as humanity itself.
The origins of Chinese racism lie in the Middle Kingdom.: the belief that the Chinese are superior to other races - with the exception of whites - is centuries, if not thousands of years old.
The disparaging attitude among American whites towards blacks has its roots in slavery. Wishing it wasn't true, denying it's true, will never change the reality. We can only understnd - and tackle racism - if we are honest about it. And when it comes to race - more than any other issue - honesty is in desperately short supply. Race remains the great taboo. Take the case of Hong Kong. A conspiracy of silence surrounded race. As the British departed in 1997, amid much self-congratulation, they breathed not a word about racism. Yet the latter was integral to colonial rule, its leitmotif: colonialism, after all, is institutionalized racism at its crudest and most base.
The majority of Chinese, the object of it, meanwhile, harbored an equally racist mentality towards people of darker skin. Masters of their own home, they too are in denial of their own racism. But that, in varying degrees, is true of racism not only in Hong Kong but also in every country in the world.
You may remember that, after the riots in Burnley in the summer of 2001, Tony Blair declared that they were not a true reflection of the state of race relations in Britain: of course, they were, even if the picture is less discouraging in other aspects.
Racism everywhere remains largely invisible and hugely under-estimated, the issue that barely speaks its name. How can the Economist produce a 15,000-word survey on migration, as it did last year, and hardly mention the word racism? Why does virtually no one talk about the racism suffered by the Williams sisters on the tennis circuit even though the evidence is legion? Why are the deeply racist western attitudes towards Arabs barely mentioned in the context of the occupation of Iraq, carefully hidden behind talk of religion and civilizational values?
The dominant race in a society, whether white or otherwise, rarely admits to its own racism. Denial is near universal. The reasons are manifold. It has a huge vested interest in its own privilege. It will often be oblivious to its own prejudices. It will regard its racist attitudes as nothing more than common sense, having the force and justification of nature. Only when challenged by those on the receiving end is racism ousted and attitudes begin to change.
The reason why British sociey is less nakedly racist than it used to be is that whites have been forced by people of color to question age-old racist assumptions. Nations are never honest about themselves: they are all in varying degrees of denial.
This is clearly fundamental to understanding the way in which racism in underplayed as a national and global issue. But there is another reason, which is a specifically white problem. Because whites remain the overwhelmingly dominant race, perched in splendid isolation on top of the pile even though they only represent 17% of the world's population, they are overwhelmingly responsible for setting the global agenda, for determining what is discussed and what is not. And the fact that whites have no experience of racism except as perpetrators means that racism is constantly underplayed by western institutions - by governments, by the media, by corporations. Moreover, because whites have reigned globally supreme for half a millenium, they, more than any other race, have left their mark on the rest of humanity: they have a vested interest in denying the extent and baneful effects of racism.
It was only two years ago, you may remember, that the first-ever United Nations conference on racism was held - against the fierce resistance of the U.S. (and that in the Clinton era). Nothing more eloquently testifies to the unwillingness of western governments to engage in a global dialogue abou the problem of racism.
If racism isnow more widely recognized than it used to be, the situation is likely to be transformed over the next few decades. As migration increase, as the regime of denial is challenged, as subordinate races find the will and confidence to challenge the dominant race. As understanding of racism develops, as we become more aware of other racisms like that of the Han Chinese, then the global prominence of racism is surely set to increase dramatically.
It is rare to hear a political leader speaking the discourse of colour. Robert Mugabe is one but he is tainted and discredited. The Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamed, is articulate on the subject of white privilege and the global hierarchy. The most striking example by a huge margin, though, is Nelson Mandela. When it comes to colour, his sacrifice is beyond compare and his authority unimpeachable. And his message is always universal - not confined to the interests of one race. It is he who has suggested that western support for Israel has somethin to do with race. It is he who has hinted that it is no accident that the authority of the UN is under threat at a time when its secretary general is black. And yet his voice is almost alone in a world where race oozes from every pore of humanity.
In a world where racism is becoming increasingly important, we will need more such leaders. And invariably they will be people of colour: on this subject whites lack moral authority. I could only understand the racism suffered by my wife through her words and experience. I never felt it myself. The difference is utterly fundamental

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Breathing While Black and Male in America

[Carol Taylor is a well-traveled international journalist who has been published in magazines and newspapers in various countries. She, also the first Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant, writes mainly about social issues specifically targetting racism/colorism]

On a list answering the question: "Who would you rather be?" - Black males would be on the very bottom because - when forced to face stark reality in the U.S.A., most people, irrespective of gender or hue, would have to acknowldege what the late Judge Bruce McMarion Wright called 'Black male jeopardy,' and choose to be anyone but a Black male.

Professor Andrew Hacker, author of "Two Nations: Black and White: Separate, Hostile and Unequal," after conducting a study with his students some years ago where he asked if they would choose to be Black for a million dollars, found that even for a million dollars, not one student 'chose' to be Black (male or female). Where/when did these multi-colored young people arrive at this aversion?

One only need become aware of the viciously-stereotyping mass media in this country to find an alarming answer to this question. Broadcast media, especially the audio-visual outlets, harbor, in a negatively-classic fashion, racist/colorist individuals who routinely - albeit some of them inadvertently - 'put down,' invalidate, mock, belittle, ignore, undercount, stigmatize, disregard, denigrate, sideline, stereotype and insult Black males. It's almost a bloody art form!

Do we really have to name, as examples of the abject public villification/pillorying, by some of the more recognizable - but by no means the only - victimizers: Bob Grant, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Tilghman, Ted Koppel (who asked Jesse Jackson if he was a Black man or an American - as did a NYC Channel 7 wanna-be-big-anchorman ask Senator Barack Obama if he were Black first or an American first), Don Imus, Andy Rooney, Mike Taibi, Ann Coulter, Patrick J. Buchanan (of the "Zulu" name calling) - among too many other sickos tolerated by the unwashed masses and paid by mostly colorist capitalist white males. These 'media giants' must eventually be held responsible for perpetuating - for their own capital gains - the false notion of the Black male as one of the major threats to 'national security.'

Let anyone who remains obdurately ignorant of the unenvious plight of Black males in the United States of America look at "Stolen Lives," a project of the "October 22nd Coalition" - go to any page and see (in the Spanish-speaking ones - who were killed by the police. Doubters can also try to envision themselves as Black males; 'walk a mile in a Black male's shoes,' as it were - understanding what it means to know that they put themselves in dire danger if they forget who they are for a moment and run down a street; to have to endure being followed everywhere in retail stores; to see the disproportionate number of people looking like themselves in this nation's courts, jails and Death Rows; in the military, and the paucity of them in the colleges and in the country's jobs (50+% Black male unemployment in New York City)

What does it mean to the millions of Black males in the U.S.A. who, at one stage of their development or another, sooner or later begin to realize that they are targets for not only death-dealing cops of any color - (mostly racist/colorist white male Catholic ones, by the way) and other 'law enforcement' individuals, but also of other societally mal-educated, victimized, low self-esteemed Black males who (as they call each other "nigger") beat, rob and kill others looking like themselves - not realizing that they are carrying out the colorist hegemonic programming of dominant white males they'll never even meet? Heavy.

Involving the names of martyred Black males in this colorist society, because there are so many of them, unfortunately tends to irritate pople who can't seem to identify with oppressed Black people: names like Amadou Diallo, Brian Fillmore, Ed Perry, Anthony Baez, Timothy Thomas,Ernest Sayon, Hilton Vega, Malcom Ferguson, Sean Bell, Anthony Rosario, Nicholas Heyward, Jr., Patrick Dorismond, Randy Evans, Clifford Glover, Timothy Stansbury, Jr., Earl Faison, Idriss Stelley, Michael Stewart, Michael Phillips, Michael Donald, Michael Newkirk, Michael Carpernter, Michael Knight (Mother: don't name your Black son 'Michael' I guess!) - just to list a few of the cop-killed Black males.

Ask any Black male how many times he's been stopped and frisked ("He resembled a suspect we were looking for"); how many times he's been stopped while driving (espcecially in his new expensive car); ticketed, accused of something he didn't do; how many times (if he's lucky enough to even have a job) he's been required to train a lower echelon white who then is promoted above him; how many times he's tried to get a cab and failed; how many people either won't take the same elevator or clutch their purses as he enters one - and on and on - ad infinitum and nauseam.

An ongoing www.racismtest.org for the entire U.S.A. population -
(given the mal-education system which up to the currrent time stubornly refuses to teach
that all huemans are 'of Black African ancestry') and where individual responses
to differences in color and culture are dysfunctional, refer these people to Ethnotherapy
until they can think straight.

Then it won't be such a scary thing to be Black and male in America and those males can walk around breathing a little bit easier in their skins of observable melanin.

HEAL America: with the racismtest.org !!!



Huemans who have the same Mother are siblings

You and I, gentle reader, are sister and brother - siblings because we have one ancestral Mother whose name was "Lucy," the Mother, anthropologically speaking - of all huemanity. So, as the Dakota, Lakota, Nakota Native American - Indigenous "Indians" say, "Mitakuye Oyasin - We are all related."

DNA research supports all of this scientifically,* without challenge, so why are so many hueman beings engaged in suppressing/oppressing other hueman beings who are only superficially different from them in color and perhaps in culture? (We all bleed red) Answer: gross, on-purpose-miseducation-by-omission? * SLC24A5 - the 'one race gene'

In other words, is is safe to say that because individuals weren't taught - at any level - about their own true identity/ancestry, they are doomed to live out their lives maltreating people who are physically related to them but raised and conditioned by differenct cultures and who might wear skins of observable melanin?

What is the definition of 'insanity?' (It's the inability or unwillingness to recognize or acknowledge 'reality') According to this definition - in this country - (and actually world wide) - insanity reigns! Thus it should be a serious concern about all those folk who 'can't handle the truth' - whatever their color may be.

This is why a symptom of that insanity - the stubborn refusal of this country's 'education' system to teach the truth about the Black African heritage of all huemans and the deleterious effects of that studied, powerful, purposeful omission - has compelled me to take up 'verbal arms' to ensure that my siblings are continuously informed about and warned of the damaging-to-individuals theft of the knowledge of their true identity.

How cruel is it to continue to allow such heinous lying-by-omission to warp the thinking of millions of multi-hued students, causing such dysfunctional 'achilles-heel' behavior in so many huemans when it comes to their interactions with others who are different from them in culture and color?

How utterly hypocritical, disingenuous and counterproductive is it for the political, religious, educational and corporate institutional movers and shakers to continue to ignore, suppress or avoid - as they prate about building 'a progressive' society - the reality of such an egregiously-grave theft, acting as thought it's 'business as usual,' 'the status quo of (untreated) racism/colorism isn't so important - hardly deserves mentioning' at every opportunity,' and will eventually 'just go away' without the direct involvement of every single individual within not only this hostile-to-color country but in every society in the world!

How indescribably ludicrous are those 'liberal' pretenders to speak of 'including' (especially during that piteously gratuitous 'Black' History Month) their versions of 'Black' history into their 'white western-oriented' history. That's like having a child tell its parents, "I'm gonna' include you!"

As with any aberrational thinking, such institutional, pandemic racism/colorism urgently requires detection and intervention; one can't change such ill health without first determining the levels of the infection within the individual: this can't be done merely by passing legisltion against colorist behavior and then sitting back wishing the problem away. It takes vigorous and continuous extirpation.

One of the tools necessary for involving indiviudals who would like to and deserve knowing how damaged they've been by being - unknown to themselves - maleducated about their own ancestry/identity - is the Racism /Colorism Quotient Program of the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. - Motto: "Prejudice is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned," including the www.racismtest.org used as the first step in raising the consciousness of the individual, in a non-threatening arena, as to her/his colorist thinking and possible consequently dysfunctional behavior.

My sisters and brothers, it is way past time to purposely end the 'Family' dysfunction in this racist/colorist world. We must determinedly put an end to allowing greedy wardogs to miseducate our progeny to make it easier to send them off to wars and invasions against their very own siblings.



Wednesday, June 4, 2008



S'Truth! I hadda' turn 'im off! - that ex-U.S.A. Justice Department Scott McClellan on WBAI Radio this am with Mimi Rosenberg, talking 'bout Barack Obama being - like him - "bi-racial!" Oi Vay!!! Neither he or Obama or any other hueman being is "bi-racial!"

When, oh when are supposedly-intelligent huemans gonna' stop with counterproductive, racist/colorist rhetoric and finally admit, acknowledge that there's no such animal as "bi-racial," ! "tri-racial" ! or "interracial?"

Plain old dog-type common sense'll inform anyone - who takes the effort and time to watch the video by Geneticist Dr. Spencer Wells - "The Journey of Man" - 1 800 PLAY PBS - that since Black Africans were the first people of planet earth (all of our ancestors that all of us huemans've evolved from, those first huemans) - there is, scientifically, paleontologically, anthropologically only ONE hueman race, hence there is no such entity as a 'bi-racial' hueman being. (we're spelling 'hueman' with an 'e' to indicate that all humans have some degree of melanin from those first ancestors )

We're all African!

Now because of euro-conditioned anti-melanin sentiment on the one hand and anti so-called white (and other colors) on the other - individuals - terribly emotionally/psychologically-scarred by untreated racism/colorism can't bring themselves to accept their siblings - (sister and brother hueman beings) as being integrally related to them - and persist in living color-striated-and- restricted communities, sporadic but epidemic upheavals continue to confront societies world wide.

This set of retrograde circumstances can be turned around into healthy behavior.

We huemans must confront the mal-education and ignorance, which has thus sprung from not teaching the truth about the Black African orgigin of huemanity, with the utilization of an effective tool - the www.racismtest.org - healing program of The Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc.

(note that the quotation marks around the word "interracial" indicate that, as even we researchers've learned, there's no such being as an "interracial" being - there's -


and we all belong to it together!

Let's start talking ourselves into good health!

Vital Reading:
"We Came Before Columbus"
"Civilization or Barbarism"
"The Isis Papers"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Many Colors - One race

Many Colors - One race
Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned

See, so many misled uninformed organizations, in their valid angst at the continuing slaughters of Black children by the NYPD and other cops' departments all over this racist/colorist country, don't understand that the NY "Civilian" CRB is staffed mainly by ex-cops! They are the ones who recently DUMPED EIGHT HUNDRED complaints of police misconduct IN ONE DAY!

AND, as if THAT were not enough 'spit-in-the-face-of-the-public' practice - The final decisions over whether the complaints are serious enough for further actions - are made by the head of the very NYPD which is responsible for the transgressing cops - MADE BY THE NYPD POLICE COMMISSIONER!

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house!

What the entire Black community should be organizing around is the demand that the entire NYPD be www.racismtest.org 'ed and where they're found dysfunctional with their responses to differences in color and culture - referred to Ethnotherapy until they can think straight! Like employees are tested for alcholism and other drug use - let 'em be tested for their racism/colorism BEFORE they're allowed into our Black communities with guns and tasers and mace and billy clubs and ignorance!

WE need to control who it is who polices our own communities!

We're not saying fire 'em - because on that basis, 99+% of 'em would have to be fired. Because the maleducation sysdumb in this country still stubbornly refuses to teach the truth about hueman Black African origins - what the hell can anyone expect from such maleducated masses BUT anti-color behavior????? They're not even TAUGHT WHO THEY REALLY ARE! - descendants of those Black Africans! YEESH!

Insanity reigns.

It is way past time for otherwise worthy institutions to stop holding out empty hope for the masses about erasing police brutality and deal with the ORIGINS of such brutality - colorism and genderism! (Those depraved cops who routinely beat and slaughter mostly Black males are - if the research/truth be told - usually the same ones who beat the s--t out of their female partners) Get real.

All of those who profess to really want an end to the police slaughters of the Sean Bells, Amadou Diallos, Timothy Stansburys, Michael Stewarts et al., had better join with the DEMAND that the police be tested with the www.racismtest.org and where indicated, referred to Ethnotherapy until they can think straight!

Anything less than including the demand for this tool in the arsenal of the fight for equity is just 'whistling dixie,' while the perpetrators laugh at us and, incredibly, continue to threaten the very families of their original victims!

Your Sister-in-THE-Struggle,

President/Founder: The Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. (For over twenty years battling untreated racism/colorism)
P.S. Then there is the absolute necessity - in order to prevent the disease of racism/colorism - to have African History mandatory in every U.S.A. education system.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Reproduced from NYStreet News Jan-Feb. 2004 p9

"If the government of the United States cannot/will not bring the murderers of Negroes (Blacks) to justice - then it is up to us to bring the murderers to justice" - Malcom X, "The Ballot or the Bullet"

Some 30+ years ago, the answer to continuing murders of our Black Folk was given to us by Brother El Haj Malik Shabazz, Malcom X . (Need we refer to the Florida elections to know what that choice should be?)
One of the Oxford Dictionary definitions of insanity is: to take leave of one's senses - dementedness, absurdness.
Unfortunately, all of the above definitions describe the acutely hostile behavior toward people of color of some of the police officers employed by the New York City Police Department who are paid by the taxpaying citizenry of New York City. Moreover that a large portion of that citizenry paying the salaries of those policer officers is of color is an unpleasant irony not to be overlooked.
For over twenty years now, the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. a 501(c)3 organization - motto: "Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned," has been requesting that the NYPD, in the face of its ever-rising rate of inflicting bodily harm and death on people of color (interestingly enough by mostly white male Catholic police officers) to test its officers with the R/CQ Test (see racismtest.org) with Follow-up psychological/psychiatric Ethnotherapeutic counseling where indicated.
In answer to these consistent requests, various NYPD staffers, including Chiefs of Police and other spokespersons have merely uttered, "Yes, we believe racism can't be condoned," and "Yes, we're concerned about it." And, in unbelievable ignorance from the Chief of Personnel of the NYPD, Markman, "We're only dealing with psychological concerns." DUH.
However, their statements, their denials, are constantly belied by the alarming rising numbers of police killings, mainly the killing of Black males. Another critical example of mental aberration, aside from the Keshawn Watson, Sean Bell on-the-street application of the 'death penalty,' is the color-profiling in the realms of vehicular ticketing and stops by the police. (I think the Sean Bell killers'll walk - judge-only verdict's on April 25, 2008)
A stark but telling illustration of that mental illness was the WOR UPN9 TV channel's cop-busting newscast, Nov.11, 2003. It clearly showed police in Nassau County color-profiling the TV station's Black male tester' and right afterwards, completely ignoring the station's white male 'tester' whose actions were exactly the same as those of the Black driver's actions.
The NYPD's standard tired reply that such instances are "isolated," cannot any longer be substantiated nor accepted when the Department is called into accountability by the public it is supposed to serve with 'CPR' (Courtesy, Politeness, Respect) and equity.
The fact that the ACLU, an organization quite separate from the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. has found it necessary amongst its many other pursuit to issue 'ARREST THE RACISM' notices and to promote a hotline (1 877-6-PROFILE) for 'race'-based traffic or pedestrian stops and, in justifiable reaction to NYPD predation on communities of color, has mounted an internet site, www.aclu.org/profiling is telling indictment of the pathology exising within the NYPD.
The specter of inordinate and rampant police abuse based on color-targeting raises its intimidating and mordant head, especially when viewed in the light of the white-male-dominated media reports merely echoing police reports of the NYPD's alleged 'derring-do.'
The insanity of NYPD color-profiles mars the good police work that the NYPD does and is a continuing embarassment to the concerned citizenry of this great City.
In addition, the fears that increased heavy NYPD 'security' activity will implode disproportionately on communities of color are well-founded and foreboding. (fears in consideration of NYPD activities in the recent past and fears which will surely accompany the arrival of the "Fathers" of the retrogressive 'Patriot Acts, the Replublican Party Convention members) This can only add to the increased friction between the NYPD and those they are paid to contain.
In conclusion and in distressing memory of the victims of NYPD inanities and insanities, the late Amadou Diallo, Malcom Ferguson, Patrick Dorismond among the many, many others (and certainly with reference to the luckily-alive Abner Louima - brutally sodomized by NYPD cop Justin Volpe and other 70th Pct. thugs-in-blue) may this RED PAPER 2003 on The Pathological Responses To Color and Culture of the New York City Police Department serve to alert concerned communities and activists everywhere to the impaired mental health and real threat of untreated racism/colorism which continue not only to affect their own safety but actually the efficacy of the very NYPD itself.
Originally presented to: Afrikans United For Sanity Now!, 12th Annual Mental Health meeting, Chaired by Sister Jean W. Dember MHS, Saturday Nov. 22, 2003, Brooklyn, N.Y. U.S.A.
cc: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, National Action Network President: Rev. Al Sharpton, NYS Menal Health Association, I"I"H Inc. Psychologist, Dr. Mari Saunders