Saturday, December 26, 2009

TO BE OR NOT TO BE -

TO BE OR NOT TO BE -

What - a literary snob? Honestly, I can be as compassionate as the next person, but something wrenches my gut when I'm watching some otherwise credible person speaking earnestly on TV and suddenly out of her/his mouth pops what I call a slimy 'word gripe!'

The latest one - on the show "The Doctors," she's explaining how one relaxes: "...so you just lay down..." AWK! - as soon as she uttered that 'lay-lie' twistup I felt my stomach lurch - I kid you not! Then, in a rare moment of self-analysis, I pondered over why such a mistake would elicit such a response - but it does.

I actually groan aloud when they yelled "CONGRADULATIONS!" - there's no 'd' in 'Congratulations!' (But even Obama with all of his couth and charisma and education, unfortunately, puts a 'd' in that word!) AWK! and don't forget TV's GawkShow Hosts Jerry Springer and Maury Povich with their "Congradulations." DOUBLE AWK

Then, the pseudo-fastidious primly prate - "...the book's entitled ...anthropomorphically granting the inanimate pages some weird level of huemanity - like it's owed something! No, Fool, the book is titled."

And when some primetime prig comes out with "...they left my wife and I..." NO! They left "...my wife and me...!"

I'm in a good mood, so I'll forgive WBAI's Hugh Hamilton, who usually speaks pristine English, his "dezisions" for now.

But what about those sappy faces blithely spouting off about "this documenary?" - totally obliterating the 't!' I can't stand it! Then, a few days ago some popsie blathered on with "...definilly..."! I do believe she meant
"definitely." What the deuce are they teaching in those schools?

Well, if I hear one more person talking about a famous individual as 'a renown' person, I will hit somebody until they learn the correct "renowned!"

What about those TV ads using "less" instead of 'fewer?' "Less commercials, less dollars!" OWITCH! And one which actually gives me a fierce headache - "a free gift!" PLEASE!

Some of the most unfavorites! - TV's Marvel Scott's "A sad tragedy;" No bumble, not both - a tragedy is sad! - those verbose politicians; "...well, I will, in the future...I have, in the past...I am, currently" What's wrong with the past/future/present tenses? - or will relying on accuracy force them to keep their patter down?!!!

And how does this one grab you - "...a man was fatally killed..." eh? Perhaps after he was "verbally speaking"... or "seeing visually...?" This insanity is truly escalating though ( not "excalating!") -
escapades" - NOT "excapades" and February's coming up - (NOT "Febuary" thank you) and please, it's 'library,' NOT "liberry!"

And WBAI Radio, Ayo Harrington, it's not "documenary," it's 'documentary!' (I should think that's 'elementary,' not "elemenary")

It's not "chu" it's 'you,' - not "govenor" but 'governor' not "electorial" or "mayorial" but 'electoral' and 'mayoral!' It's not "hopefully" it's 'I hope!'

Finally (but, believe it - the list goes on) we'll end with one of the most offensive-'cause-it's-so-wrong - "irregardless" instead of 'regardless!'

Oh, and one apparently not wrong but too long, unnecessary and pretentious: "disenfranchisement" instead of 'disfranchisement!'

Now let me go work off the irritation I've dredged up listing so many of my 'word gripes!' More later - and there are more!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

AFFIRMING THY BLACK AFRICAN ANCESTORS

AFFIRMING THY BLACK AFRICAN ANCESTORS
"Teach The Youth The Truth"

Far be it from me to say, "You really missed it!" - but if you and your family weren't basking in the vivid ancestral atmosphere at the Brownsville Heritage House recently at the Warrioress Jean Wilkins Dember MHS 19th Annual "AFRICANS UNITED FOR SANITY NOW!" Commemoration ceremony - you really did miss it!

One walks in to the Brownsville Heritage House, is cordially and with true African hospitality and warmth, greeted by Sister Queen Patricia Deans, Director/Curator, and is immediately positively overwhelmed by the sheer number of variegated displays, paintings, photographs, crests, drawings and artifacts reflecting the glorious activists, notaries, martyrs, diplomats, politicians, writers, historians, philosophers, warriors and Black African ancestors, among too many others to herein awesomely describe.

As we sat, almost stupefied amidst such ancestral splendor, listening to Sister Jean Dember's soul-stirring presentation on Black Panthers activism, it was as if someone had opened up the tops of our heads as the atmosphere and information about our Black African selves flooded in - creating new synapses in our Blackness-starved brains. I was fervently grateful that my own son (and accompanying invited-by-me guests) was aslo breathing in the soul/psyche-enriching experience: you can't buy such vital encounters!

And, as if being flooded with the thought-provoking regalia of the museum and the enriching information by Mrs. Dember were not stimulating enough, when she presented and described the incredibly delicious completely vegetarian delicacies for us (to first taste and ) then to devour, we could hardly express our delight and gratitude for her obvious care and preparation (she and her supportive husband Clarence had driven in to Brooklyn's Mother Gaston Boulevard all the way from West Babylon, Long Island!) for this project.

One is struck not only by the number of interesting artifacts but also by the prose describing them and especially the evocative messages emitted by various 'Oh-so-conscious' artists: for instance, the stark hand-drawing of an obviously-anguished Black man's muscled back, with a loaded slave ship as his spine! (My entire psyche shuddered in the shock of sudden recognition as I saw it!) (Talk about on-the-spot much-needed psychological/psychiatric counseling for us Blackfolk!) Dr. Joy deGruy's description of Post Slavery Traumatic Disorder immediately was called to mind - along with the admonitions of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing about Black male jeopardy in this hostile-to-color country.

Can I also share with you the consciousness-smacking start I got when I beheld the Michael Jackson "Afro-ed Michael" montage of multi-photo-ed headshots of him before he straightened his hair? (What creative-thinking brain could dream up something like that?)

Another amazing display of Black African creativity was the painstakingly-laid out church scene where the artist used specially-treated ordinary brown cardboard material (which most people discard) to fashion singers, spires, seats and statuary, all somehow commanding onlookers to stare continuously wondering how he did it. I found myself returning and returning to 'see what I hadn't seen before' - not wanting to miss any part of it.

So, if you've ever longed for the opportunity to invest in providing your children/family/relatives/loved ones the experience of 'a quintessential showering in a Black African milieu,' - a kind of healing 'steeping in BlackAfricanness' - do not hesitate to take them to the Brownsville Heritage House (even though you did miss the AFRICANS UNITED FOR SANITY NOW! unique event, you can still enjoy memorable times at the Brownsville museum - well-named "Heritage" House!) (718) 385 1111

[Teachers, take your students here!]

This article comes in the spirit of: www.racismtest.org [posted on www.Discussrace.com]

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Just How Hurtful Is This 'Color' Thing

Just How Hurtful Is This 'Color' Thing?

Well, guest testimony on the recent "Tyra Show" revealed that people in Chatanooga, Tennessee tried to run down two young Black girls "...because of their color..." Another guest, saying he was 'Black and Mexican' (illustrating the colorism involved in calling some folk by national origin but calling people of color - a color) and that he doesn't like Mexicans (himself). How truly hurtful are both incidents!

Further injury, of course, is Tyra's use of glaringly counterproductive rhetoric (probably stemming from her middle-white-American producers' usage): non-meaning phrases like "bi-racial," "interracial," "race," "raceS,"** "mixed-multi-racial," - all muddying an otherwise educative program on color - not 'race' Tyra! (**There is only one hueman race)

It's obviously way past time for a national debate on racist/colorist language usage; the sooner the better, so that influential folk like Tyra and others don't continue to perpetuate the untreated racism/colorism which so pitifully still rends the fabric of our society.

It is obvious also, despite admitted progress in some areas, that this country remains a 'hostile-to-color' place; examples of this abound and no more illustrative of this ignorance were the statements of many of Tyra's studio guests - like the white mother of two brown children who said, incredibly, that "I don't see color" - and I'm sure she had not a clue that she was therein denying the hueman worth of her own offspring!

Again, like the white mother of a dear friend of mine who told her beautiful Black son, "I hate you!" I can hardly think of a more hurtful situation than a mother actually forswearing the issue from her own body.

I can personally attest to the unfortunate and preventable hurtfulness which is, apparently, inescapably, unavoidably attached to people of color, worldwide, by the way. As the daughter of a Black father and a white mother who has had 'color-buffeting treatment' by multi-colored, miseducated people all my life, when I heard Tyra introduce the misled and obviously - U.S.A.-miseducated filmmaker of "Bi-Racial - Not Black, Dammit!" - I nearly had a blue cat! Give me a freakin' break!

Because of the monstrous miseducation systems - in the entire world, Victoria, not just in the U.S.A.! - which evidently refuses to teach its multi-colored hapless students about themselves - every single one of 'em descendants of the originating Black Afriicans - there still exists, again, worldwide, crass ignorance of self, viciousness (including color-based murders - especially by those suburdd-dwelling cops) toward 'others,' and everyday delivery of color-bigoted hurt.

Isn't it time to acknowledge, address and heal this hurt?

Sure! REMEDY: Start by administering to everyone, the www.racismtest.org* - and when dysfunctional responses to differences in color and culture are revealed, let that individual be referred to Ethnotherapy Counseling until she or he can THINK STRAIGHT about color and culture!

This remedy should be adopted by schools, universities, seminaries, business places, the military, government offices, political campaign organizations, medical institutions, courts systems, prisons - anywhere where hueman beings are making decisions about others.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bumps,Lumps & Clumps:

Bumps,Lumps & Clumps:

Watch Yer Moles!

For years I've wondered about the purpose of moles. (Everything's on the Internet: wait a minute, lemme' go 'google' "moles" - be right back)

Okay, I got "Molesafe," explaining about clusters of melanin-producing cells and scary items about melanoma. Some of the other 'google' sites were about furry little borers. (Is this why they call spies "moles?")

As a nurse, I've notice that liness of moles on lots of people's bodies (including mine) run down what's called "the milk lines," down the sides of the face, neck, down the trunk, and into the groin.

And as I get older, the durn mole numbers increase. I got brown ones, (light, medium and dark) red ones (gazillions of the lil' buggers!), flat ones (usually grey!), bumpy ones, round ones, clustered ones - and they're all pesky!

I'm told if they're itchy, hie off to yer Dermatologist: Hey! Millions of folk in the U.S.A. don't have medical coverage! Quick, Mr. President: - give those people medical coverage!

Anyhow, since I've attained he privilege of being 'an Elder,' I've consulted my Dermatologist and had several of the 'in-an-uncomfy-place' pesky protuberances surgically-removed - no biggie; the devilish things are sent to a lab to determine if they're malignant; I'm only on tenterhooks for a week or so - until I get the good news that they're 'benign.'

I have observed others with all sortsa' moles - and I know we Blacks (and other people of color) get black, red & brown moles and I've even grown a coupla' what look like white moles...but do white people grow white moles? (I know they grow brown/black/red ones - does his mean they have 'Black' in 'em? Oh, Yeah, of course they do! ALL huemans are 'of Black African ancestry! Nearly forgot that.)

So, Holy Mole-y! I guess all a' we huemans gotta' WATCH our moles! What a thing! Worldwide mole-estation (pardon). I don't mean to make a mountain (of woe) outta' a mole hill! But I can't stop thinking that it's possible/probable that the pollution we huemans are sifting through the air, water, foodstuff (and cell phone and other EMF waves!) contributes to our steadily-escalating personal production of those little pesky pop-ups. UGH!

We're manufacturing moles up da' wazoo! I wonder if folk who live in (nearly) unspoiled pristine areas of the world (any left?) find fewer moles?

In the meanwhile, every time I have an itch, I'm poring over my body saying, "Oh, Lord! Is that another one of those "out-damn-spot!" multiple, multidimensional,multifarious, multitudinous, myriad melanin lumps?

Talk about lifes 'vicissitudes!' HALP!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WHO ARE YOU?

WHO ARE YOU?
"Man is indigenous to Africa"
_____Professor Ali Mazrui

One of life's bitterest pills to swallow indeed is the widespread confusion which plagues the everday lives of people of color. (not to mention the same confusion of others who think they're experts about their id!)

Vicious untreated racism/colorism, infusing societies worldwide, remains a sure symptom of post slavery traumatic syndrome, strongly-perpetuated by institutions of 'education' obdurately refusing to acknowledge and teach the truth about the Black African origin of all huemans.

Cruel Britannia: the immeasurable damage that the repercussions of British Empire colonizing has done to nations and people of color continues even to this very moment. In what other arena do the formerly-colonized openly brag about "the great education system" of the Brits? Yeah, 'great,' if one is talking about perpetuation of color (and class) artificial barriers to positive hueman interaction.

Especially onerous are individuals who resemble former slave owners arrogantly assuming the right to gratuitously dictate self-serving appellations to people they deem 'lesser' huemans ('lesser' because of the levels of observable skin melanin)

In other words, such 'color striation' infesting every nation on this planet - some to a greater degree than others (depending on the percentage of people of color in their population) is the unhealthy, counterproductive heritage which must be acknowledged and forthrightly dealt with if there is to be any security whatsoever for the citizens of this planet.

Take a look at the predation which has occurred (and still goes on) as a result of the actions of the D.C. war dawgs over at least the past 150 years: the U.S.A. has invaded hundreds of countries of color! The truth of the matter is that U.S.A. 'foreign' policy, like its domestic policy, operates on a de facto racist/colorist basis. (and just because the world's population is three-quarters of color is certainly no justification for those invasions)

However, as Malcom X so aptly observed, now it's a matter of "...the chickens coming home to roost..." - what we have today are increasingly alarming anti-social events caused by untreated racism/colorism against people of color who are no longer willing to 'take' such oppression and who 'act out' their frustration in unexpected-to-some vengeful ways; like the recently-executed D.C. sniper, John Malveau, and the Fort Hood military Psychiatrist Nadal Malik Hasan.

And, because they refuse to acknowledge what part that untreated racism/colorism has played in Hasan's case, the white male-owned-and-run U.S.A. media in its know-it-all-mode has begun blathering about his 'Muslim connections,' and possible 'terrorism involvement.' Predictable...

The depressingly-naive will cry, "Oh, but he killed Black people too!" DUH! Why do they continue to look for sanity in the actions of the obviously driven-insane? (anything other than putting the blame where it belongs: on pandemic untreated racism/colorism)

Finally, part of the required healing is for hueman beings to learn and acknowledge exactly who they are: what their identity really is. This means not only people 'of color,' but also the more 'rinsed out' generally- dominant people described (in their unearned skin-privilege) as 'white.'*

The basic usually-hidden truth is that there is only one hueman 'race,' which truth once and for all should scuttle the historic hegemonic hierarchical theory and practice of white supremacy.

As the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. Motto goes: "Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned - Many colors - One race."

Only when one's identity is known (and acknowledged) then the oh-so-necessary healing of the world's societies can begin. 'Alla' we is one.

This article should be clearly posted in every institution of learning in the world

*For starters, read the works of Cheik Anta Diop, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima and Dr. Walter Rodney; acquire the starling video of National Geographic's Dr. Spencer Wells: "Journey of Man"
1 800 PLAY PBS

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"THEY CAN EVEN USE MY BATHROOM!"

"THEY CAN EVEN USE MY BATHROOM!"
(Where The Wild Things Really Are)

Well well well - here at the end of 2009 (already a year of ripe boners) comes the definitive test of whether someone's a racist (colorist) or not:

A white Louisiana Justice of the Peace, Keith Bardwell (ref. Digital Journal October 16, 2009 - Chris Dale), about his obdurate refusal to marry what CNN inaccurately labels an "interracial" couple (and we know there's no such animal 'cause there's only one hueman race):

"I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in
mixing the races that way. I have piles
and piles of Black friends...they even use my bathroom!..."

Oh my! His bathroom - maybe he should receive a Nobel Peace Prize for such largesse.

(This is what I get for watching CNN - Yo!)

See, in this 'post-racial' (they're kidding - right?) era, that cop Barnett, in Massachussetts, calls Blackfolk "banana-eating monkeys," and claims he's not racist (colorist); talkRat Rush Limbaugh's nutsy defenders say because he was prevented from purchasing the NFLeague's St. Louis Rams, it was a "high-tech lynching" (which arrogant 'rhetorical borrowing' egregiously trivializes the horrid lynching of Blacks in this hostile-to-color country and is extremely offensive); First lady Michelle Obama is labelled "a bitch;" white, male (mostly Catholic) cops nationwide slaughter Black males with impunity. Oh Yeah!

"We" have really 'come a long way' with color-relations in the U.S. of A. - NOT!

For all of the bozos who keep prating that because there's a Black Family in the White House, 'things' (meaning colorism) are 'better' - lemme' count some of the negative ways color matters:

  • In Phoenix, Arizona, although a Black man sitting in a car with a white woman were earlier taunted with "What are you doing with that white woman?" - Phoenix Police Commissioner is flatly refusing to label the Kelley Joeger slaying 'a hate crime,' stating only that "...there were racial overtones..." - Yeah, right!
  • "We" still have a milk-white mostly male Congress in this country;
  • The nation's cops are still stopping, frisking, beating and shooting Black males in the back (cops of any color don't shoot white males in the back) - go figure;
  • The white-owned restaurant "Greenhouse" is fighting a whopping one BILLION dollar lawsuit by best-selling author Teri Woods because they wouldn't allow over 160 of her Black guests into her book party at the restaurant;
  • Idiot Talk Show Host Glenn Beck calls President Barack Obama a racist (colorist);
  • The two white male racist (colorist) Homer, Louisiana cops who shot Black Elder Bernard Monroe Sr. dead, are still walking free, but recently resigned their police jobs.
    (These are but a few of the instances of untreated racism/colorism)

Wake Up Amerikkka! - it's gonna' take a massive ongoing overhaul of this hostile-to-color society to prevent the above-mentioned color infractions from continuing to erode progress in the nation. Indeed, without www.racismtest.org -ing and treating all decision-makers in the fields of economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war - those infractions will certainly escalate - right in yer face!

But there are far too many people around who hide their heads in the sands of denial, like WBAI Pacifica Radio station's Janet Coleman who said once, when I called in to broach the www.racismtest.org [posted on www.Discussrace.com] as a topic for discussion, "I don't wanna' talk about that Test!"

NO, Janet, don't just talk about it - TAKE it and reveal your score to your listeners, then hie off to Ethnotherapeutic counseling until you can THINK STRAIGHT about differences in color and culture: perhaps that could help pave the way toward ending the current racism/colorism-based WBAI impasse!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

TEST SHOWS HIDDEN BIAS ASPECT

TEST SHOWS HIDDEN BIAS ASPECT
From NY Newsday, Sunday November 20, 1994 - City Diary p A85
(And Even More Valid Today Than It Was Then!)

It is one of society's last negative frontiers, says Carol Taylor, but it's being swept under the rug. So she wants to get people talking about what she calls "untreated racism(colorism)."

"The fact that we're not dealing with it in this multiethnic country is causing people to lose their lives," says Taylor, a registered nurse and writer living in East Flatbush. "I witness daily the outrageous slings and arrows of untreated racism(colorism) in this country."

Taylor view racism as "a form of social sickness," and the most effective way to rid society of it, she says, is to acknowledge that it exists.

She has found a way to stimulate the discourse that she believes will help build a healthier society. Ten years ago, Taylor founded the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc., a nonprofit organization that conducts workshops in Downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan at which participants are asked to take a Racism Quotient Test, then join a general discussion of their scores.

Today, Taylor and Mari Saunders, a psychologist who develped the 20 questions in the test based on racist remarks Saunders said she overheard, will administer it and other tests to a group to see if they might have qualified to be jurors for the O.J. Simpson trial.

One of the questions test-takers will be asked to answer: "At a social gathering with about 30 people, you enter a room where you appear to be the only member of your ethnic group. You would be most likely to: (a) leave the room in search of members of your own ethnic group; (b) stand around and hope someone would talk with you: (c) open a conversation with whoever looks interesting: (d) feel bored or uncomfortable, and wish you hadn't come."

The Village Voice ran the test in 1992. One third of the 4000 people who took it "were found to be dysfunctionally racist," Taylor said. She tells people whose scores reveal racist attitudes that it is "merely an indicator that you may have some work to do on yourself."

Taylor got the idea for the Racism Quotient Test while examining an IQ test. She said she thought if people could be tested for their intelligence they could be tested for their racism.

She set up the first workshops believing "One person could make a difference." Her organization wanted to prevent "further corrosion of hueman rights caused by racial disharmony," she said. "We're trying to attack something nobody wants to face."

"The objective is to improve communication between ethnic groups," add Taylor. "It is hoped that this will help bring about, however graduallly, a reprogramming of attitudes and an atmosphere in which...the worth of a hueman bing is not predicated upon the color of one's skin or one's ethnic background. You're allowed to think and feel any way you want about anybody, but not to rob someone else of their hueman rights.

Taylor feels recent events make it "more important than ever to deal with the untreated racism(colorism) in this country."

She cites Gov.-elect George Pataki making the death penalty a priority; passage of Proposition 187, the California measure that would end government services to undocumented immigrants; Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who killed her children and accursed a Black man, and The Bell Curve, a controversial new book that many believe perpetuates ethnic stereotypes.

These examples, she said, "are illustrative of the deep sickness within the social body of America."

But Taylor believes, "everyone is racist(colorist)," and does not believe people of color are immune to that characterization. To those who say Blacks can't be racist(colorist) because they are not empowered, she responds, "I don't believe it is possible to live in this racist(colorist) society without some of it rubbing off on ourselves. People say Black people can't be racist(colorist) or color-prejudiced but they can be both."

America's first African-American flight attendant - Taylor - who says she has Cherokee, white and Black blood - is a long-time activist. In 1985, after her son was mugged "and the police treated him more like the perpetrator than the victim," she wrote and published The Little Black Book, which advises young Black males how to behave to avoid confrontations when they are stopped by police.

Taylor's organization is reaching out to people all across the country. Saunders said anti-racism(colorism) laws alone aren't the answer.

"Prejudice won't be cured by legislation. It's an individual thing," she said. "Until each of us is willing to take personal responsibility for the way we feel about and treat others based on race, religion, nationality, sexual preference, lifestyle or culture, we are not probing the essence of the problem."

Supporters recognize the value of the workshops as a catalyst for discussion.

People won't talk about racism(colorism)," agreed Jean Dember MHS, founder and president of 'Africans United For Sanity Now,' an organization trying to make racism(colorism) a mental-health issue.

Dember thanked Taylor and Saunders for "venturing into an area where angels fear to tread."


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Capitali$m's Dirty Messenger Boys:Big Business

Capitali$m's Dirty Messenger Boys:
Big Business

I'm convinced they're out to screw us consumers every day in every way - and make us love 'em for the consumer abuse with slogans about 'the Customer's always right' - wrong.

Big Business - no conscience; Big Pharma - no Karma!

Squatting on the lower rungs of society's power ladder, the poorest, unorganized consumers can only sit, wince and watch as greedy merchants double-stamp-raise prices of basic goods already on shelves right in front of their needy faces.

One irate but powerless - except for not purchasing stuff at that store again! - consumer recently went to downtown BLYN to 'Perlandra' (yes! I've named 'em!-so sue me!) to purchase her regular bottle of Barlean's Flaxseed Oil - (usually $15.75) and when she reached the cashier, was shocked to be told, "That'll be $19.95, Ma'am!"

In the 30 days 'between bottles,' how in God's Good Name did the price go from $15.75 to $19.95 - a $4.20 unconscionable increase?

As a former Co-Founder and past President of the Barbados, West Indies 'Bajan consumer League' (I even named it), returning to live in the U.S.A. after 14 delightful years in the sun, and watching the merchants in my Black neighborhood doing their dirty double-stamping and compliant consumers standing for it - I'm, almost, tempted to damage my health at this Elder age by either joining with an already-established consumer group , or starting another one myself! Oi!

And one of the first most irritating dictatorial issues I'd tackle is the 'we-know-y'all-can't-do-anything-about-it' obvious dirty-boy conspiracy Big Business operates with the TV stations: turning up the volume of and showing all of the TV ads at the same damn time!

Oh! That really bugs me - and I'm sure it bugs most consumer-viewers too! Just try to escape the sudden volume upturn ear-assault in the bedroom/livingroom or the urgent 'call-right-now-or-lose-out' continuous cadging for your consumer cash!

And their 'get-something-for-nothing' specious claims of "free gifts!" (the most oxymoronic phrase ever used) - should be an ominous warning for beleagured viewers, but evidently the present generation of shoppers haven't been taught the apt Latin phrase: "CAVEAT EMPTOR!"

It's certainly time for a "CONSUMER-UNITE REVOLUTION: No more 'money's tight' excuses as they greedily, and, it seems, forever, beat us over the heads and pockets with precipitous deouble-stamping soaring prices for food and items already on the shelves!

DOWN WITH THE DICTATORIAL SAME-TIME TV ADS!

Signed: A Burned-Out Consumer

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford African American Studies Center
The online authority on the A/dean American experience
Citation:
Shear, Marie. "Taylor, Carol." African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates
Jr .. , edited by Evelyn BrooksHigginbotham. Oxford African American Studies Center,
http://www.oxfordaasc.com/article/opr/t0001/e4651 (accessed Sun Jun 14 14: 11 :57 EDT 2009).
Taylor, Carol
By: Shear, Marie
(27 Dec. 1931- ),

the first black flight attendant of either sex for a U.S. airline and an activist, was born Ruth Carol Taylor in Boston, Massachusetts, the older of two children of Ruth Irene Powell, a registered nurse, and William Edison Taylor, a barber and farmer, who lived in nearby Cambridge.

After several years in New York City, the family moved to a farm in Trumansburg, in upstate New York, where Taylor grew up. She attended Elmira College for Women in Elmira, New York, and New York University in New York City, became"a registered nurse in 1955 upon graduation from the Bellevue Schools of Nursing at New York University, and practiced nursing for the next three years.

With the nation's airlines under pressure to break the color line, Taylor became one of about eight hundred ''Negro girls" interviewed by Mohawk Airlines, a regional carrier based in Ithaca, New York, which she said wanted worldwide publicity. Being, as she later explained, "near-white enough with aquiline features, so-called" and having deliberately given safe answers to airline interviewers' questions, she made her initial flight as the "first Negro airline hostess" on 11 February 1958. The landmark was reported in The New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, and Time magazine and on the cover of Jet. Bored by the job, she quit after six months, never having been invited to eat with the other crew members. Nonetheless, once Taylor broke the color barrier other airlines gradually began adding black people to their flight crews. Fifty years later in 2008, Taylor's accomplishment was memorialized by the New York State Assembly.

In 1960 she married Rex Norman Legall and gave birth to a daughter, Cindy Legall. In 1969 she had a son, Laurence Legall Taylor, whose father was a colonel in the Barbados military, Laurence G. Quintyne, M.B.E. Her grandson, Tyler Legall, was born to her daughter in 1997. Taylor's husband died in 2008. "

After spending about five years in Trinidad, London, and New York City during which she covered the 1963 March on Washington for Flamingo, a British magazine with an Afro-Caribbean readership, Taylor settled in Barbados and lived there from 1964 to 1977. She was a community activist on consumer affairs and women's rights, among other issues.
\ Wanting a less insular life for her children, Taylor brought them to Brooklyn in 1977, where she remained for more than thirty years. As a widely known grassroots activist, she spoke, wrote commentaries for local black-owned newspapers, and attended innumerable demonstrations against police brutality and other injustices, even shaving her head once to emphasize her protest.

Calling herself a " blacktivist," she deployed neologisms and nontraditional spellings in articles, riffs, and jeremiads; on handmade signs; and during media interviews and speeches in order to raise public awareness that all people on earth are part of a single "hueman" race descended from "beautiful blueblack" Africans-although, she said dryly, some people "are more rinsed-out than others." She firmIy rejected "African American" as exclusionary and identified herself as "a black African." Varying her diction and enunciation from cultivated to rowdy, scatological, gleeful, or satiric at will, she advocated the word "colorism" as more accurate and incisive than "racism." She considered "race" a bogus concept and words like "biracial," "transracial," and "interracial" meaningless. Yet she said, "If you're not playing the race card, you're not playing with a full deck." In order "to agitate," she said that God is a black woman.

Taylor saw "untreated racismlcolorism" as a rampant disease in the United States. In 1982 she
decided that a racism quotient test, analogous to an IQ test, was needed. Collaborating with a
psychologist, Mari P. Saunders, she developed what came to be called the racism/colorism Quotient Test (RQ). Its twenty multiple-choice questions were designed to reveal the extent of the test-taker's bias regarding workplace, neighborhood, and social situations. Then education and healing- "remedial ethnotherapy"--could follow in a nonthreatening, nonjudgmental vein.

In the same year Taylor and Saunders founded the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, inserting the quotation marks later, to administer the test and offer diversity training in the public and private sectors. The Institute's motto was "Prejudice is learned. It can be unlearned." The RQ test could be taken, free of charge, at the Institute's website, http://www.racismtest.org. Test-takers received their scores and evaluations immediately, online.

When the RQ test was published in 1992 by The Village Voice, a local weekly newspaper, four
thousand of its predominantly white, liberal readers submitted responses. A third of them, Taylor said, were "dysfunctional in their responses to color and cultural differences." She often wrote to journalists and to political, civic, educational, and religious leaders, urging that the RQ test be given to all police, judges, jurors, teachers, doctors, and others before they were allowed to make decisions affecting black people's lives.

After her teenaged son was mugged twice and then treated like a criminal when he sought help from the police, Taylor self-published The Little Black Book: Black African Male Survival in America or Staying Alive and Well in an Institutionally Racist Society (1985). The pocket-sized pamphlet contained about thirty rules and recommendations to protect young black men, whom Taylor considered an endangered group. By 2008 she said that more than two hundred thousand copies of The Little Black Book had been sold, often in bulk, at two dollars each. Taylor carried copies with her everywhere she went, wearing a sign on her clothing identifying herself as its author and selling single copies on sidewalks and buses. The pamphlet was also available from bookstores, schools, unions, libraries, and religious organizations and from littleblackbook@juno.com.

While objecting to nationwide suppression of black voting, she herself refused to vote after the early 1980s, regarding the system as corrupt She dismissed voting as "a major soporific for the control of the masses." Holding dual U.S. and Barbadian citizenship, she said, "I am a world citizen." She continued advancing her views on current affairs online at http://www.caroltaylorword.blogspot.com.

Her work was covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, the New York Amsterdam News, The Boston Globe, New York Newsday, Library Journal, the Gannett newspaper group, and other news organizations.

Taylor's impassioned blactivism, visible in her raised, clenched fist or one-finger salute at
demonstrations, was coupled with receptivity to strangers of all colors in her daily life. She welcomed conversations with them. When people recognized her and greeted her warmly, asking "How are you?" her usual reply was succinct. "At war," she said.

Further Reading
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added 400 more entries from Paul Finkelman's remarkable Encyclopedia of
African American History. 1896 to the Present (published in print February 2009).
In a starred review of this work, Library Journal declared, "No similar
encyclopedia rivals the wealth and confirmation of African American history
found here." The 400 new articles in the range of H-P include entries on Jazz,
Kwanzaa, the Montgomery Buss Boycott, the NAACP and more!

The latest update also offers 50 exclusive, online-only biographies from the
African American National Biography project These brand new entries - only
available through the Oxford African American Studies Center - include Darlene
Clark Hine's biography of First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as entries for social
worker and educator Henrietta W ells and the first black flight attendant, Carol Taylor.

A group of 21 new primary documents have also been posted to the site -
historically significant slave narratives with accompanying commentary. These
remarkable documents are the object of the latest Focus On feature, providing a
unique perspective on the history of African Americans, directly from those who
personally experienced it.

In another new development for June, At a Glance pages have now been made
publicly available for increased discoverability of the site. At a Glance pages
provide users with an overview of the multiple entries available for a particular
topic or biographical subject. This will guide researchers to the Oxford African
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Finally, Oxford African American Studies Center Editor in Chief Henry Louis Gates

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sovereign Evolution:

Sovereign Evolution:
Manifest Destiny from "Civil Rights" to "Sovereign Rights"
by Ezrah Aharone
301 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4389-3858-5 (sc)
Author House 2008
Reviewed by Carol Taylor

(Keep this in mind as you read this book: what equity can be expected from a country which spends gazillions on bombing the moon rather than feeding the hungry on earth?)

A dictionary definition of 'sovereignty' is 'power to govern without external control.'

First, let me applaud Ezrah Aharone for highlighting the dependent plight of us Blacks in America so deftly: his descriptions of historical events should be gratefully accepted.

However, his use of the too popular exclusive phrase 'African American" and 'race' instead of 'color,' unfortunately lends itself to misleading the unwary reader.

While, on the one hand, Sovereign Evolution aims to promote worldwide consciousness of sovereign rights, surely a lofty and monumental task in and of itself; on the other hand, in a very worthwhile way, it gives serious readers surprising revelations not usually presented to the public - for instance - the incredible chart on page 214 showing that Britain is not the only country led by incestuous ruling family members. Not only is George Bush cousin to forty other Presidents and Vice Presidents, the current President Barack Obama is a distant cousin to Bush and five other Presidents! OUCH!

This, of course, promotes much heavy pondering about the very relevance of 'the vote' in a so-called democracy and underscores the low-level potential of ending such an inherited hegemonic hierarchy. (But certainly give thanks to Aharone for bravely raising the question)

While independence and 'do-for-self' libertarian ideas are appealing to many hopeful folk, we are left to wonder, when most huemans are but an admixture of colors anyway, how any theory of ascendancy for Blacks to positions of 'governing without external control' actually holds water! What's the definition of 'external' when it comes to color? We know what 'control' means, especially these days.

But unless Blacks ('African Americans' to the exclusionists) are prepared to incorporate an Israeli 'control' - (guns & bombs & land grabs) God-Knows-Where, and/or a U.S.A. Bunker-bombs & Stealth Bombing Bullying, dreams (and I'm afraid they are that) of 'sovereignty' for Blacks in America will remain just that - lofty dreams.

Surely, this, in spite of Aharone's appeals to folk to 'sovereign-think' is is a heavy reality to face: unless and until Blacks in America can somehow morph into the monolith they're so often called, and relinquish dichotomous emotions - ("am I Black or an American?"), much as we might otherwise want, 'sovereignty' for Blackfolk will remain just wishful thinking.

Perhaps the basic questions Sovereign Evolution does pose for folk are: "Who Are We?" - and "How can 'we' rebuild a world recognizing the worth of each individual?" This book is a 'should-read.' Well done Ezrah Aharone!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

'THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER:'

'THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER:'

True Grit in The Community

The place to be recently was certainly at the people's landmark Brooklyn Antioch Baptist Church at the historic Racism Quotient Test Forum for '100 Blacks In Education Who Care,' held - open and Free Admission - by the Institute For "Interracial" Harmony, Inc.

In the spirit of Margaret Mead's ever-current observation: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has," a group of multi-colored concerned committed citizens from near and far gathered together for the express purpose of determining how each of them had been the unwitting recipients of a subliminal pervasively racist/colorist conditioning by an institutionally color-biased education system, and, as the attractive Flyer for the event stated, "...be a part of what is being called a major solution to police killings of Black males - including a needed healing of epicemic & untreated racism/colorism in the wider society."

As the worthy goals of the conference were laid out to the rapt audience, it became increasingly clear that this was no watered-down coming together of folk from disparate walks of life. It was an extraordinary exchange of thoughtfully-crafted, insightful ideas and experiences, based on valid concerns for a society which is riven and divided, unfortunately, by the artificial barriers of color bias.

What emerged early into the too-short one and a half hours was an intense, caring jewel of an event, highlighted by unexpected 'Aha!' interjections by the excited participants.

The sheer number of responses to the 20 questions in the Racism Quotient Test (Concept by Carol Taylor R.N.; questions composed by Ethnotherapy Psychologist Dr. Mari Saunders, Ph.D.) nearly encroached on the time allocated, by the neat Forum Agenda, for enjoying the delicious cuisine catered by Venes, (assisted by Rev. Bert Whitney) wife of the I"I"H Forum Convener, Vice President Laurence William Legall.

As the tripoded camera, manned by the professional Videographer - all the way up from Washington, D.C. - faithfully-recorded questions from ministers, educators, concerned parents and published authors, it became patently obvious that the individuals who'd taken the Racism /Colorism Quotient Test had been mentally-stimulated into examining their thoughts, ideas and possibly preconceived mistaken notions about themselves and others, thereby delightfully fulfilling the role that Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier proposed: (paraphrased) "...to put the issue of racism (colorism) on the front burner so as to be able to deal with it in a non-threatening public arena in a forthright manner."

Antioch's ministers including Pastor of Antioch, Rev. Waterman, the author of "Pawned Sovereignty, Ezrah Aharone (from New Jersey), peripatetic Videographer Glynn Behmen (from D.C.), Poetess/Author Jewell Allison, Radio Pacifica WBAI Radio Talk Show Host, Blactivist Ian Forest, '100 Blacks In Education Who Care' President, Dr. Jackie Cody, boss Photographer Stephen Kelly (whose late Father was killed by an NYPD cop; coincidentally the Dad's name is in The Little Black Book's list of Black males murdered by cops in the U.S.A.), Editor/Publisher/Journalist Marie Shear, Rev. Minister Bert Whitney, Liberation Photographer Rose Maldonado, Forum Able-Aids Brother & Sister Cochran and ten year old 'Honesty,' among too many others to herein list, took the www.racismtest.org [posted on www.discussrace.com] bought bias-bustin' T-Shirts("If You're Not Playin' The Race Card - You're Not Playin' With A Full Deck - Racism/Colorism Must Be Dealt With") and 'The Little Black Book: Black Male Survival in America.'

The success of the Forum was reflected by the reluctance of the participants to stop talking with each other about the vital issue of racism/colorism - its effects and solutions; - 'True Grit' indeed!
(Informative anti-Prejudice Packets from the I"I"H Forum can be obtained by calling 718-856-1271)

(Photo Credit: Stephen Kelly)
Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. President Carol Taylor,
Vice President Laurence Legall
Rose Maldonado, Marie Shear, George Washington
and Rev. 'Minister' at the recent Racism Quotient Test Forum for
the '100 Blacks In Education Who Care'

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

WHISTLEBLOWIN' THE U.S.A. -

WHISTLEBLOWIN' THE U.S.A. -
Not a 'Democracy'- A "Dey-Mock-Us-You-See!"

YOO-HOO! Picture 'The Ultimate Whistleblower' as a strong Black Brother pulling the 'In-Denial' covers off every state in the Union in every arena of people activity, as being infested with untreated racism/colorism; in other words in: Economics, Education, Entertainment, Labor, Law, Politics, Religion, Sex and War.

What we have here is a giant 'conspiracy-by-coincidence,' a social situation which, if the dangerous denial, of untreated racism/colorism, were not so stuborn and pervasive, the costly, degrading, counterproductive misery it causes would not be continuously eroding the fabric of life for so many in these United States of America. It's an epidemic, Stupid!

But see, literally no one in public life (except Attorney General Eric Holder and former President Jimmy Carter - singularly honest and brave men that they are -) wants to admit to the thorny truth about America's hoary heritage of rancid racism/colorism.

Interestingly enough, the recent CNN-reported Face Book Poll - "Should President Obama Be Killed?" - absolutely opprobrious as it is, is nevertheless reflective of the awesome high level of willingness of the white majority public to tolerate such outrageous slings and arrows of intolerance against people of color no matter what positions they hold.

A color-unbiased observer might well ask, "Where was/is the valid outcry against such rabble-rousing colorist actions?" Sadly, as more and more incidents of unremitting bias ooze out of the woodwork, the toleration levels of the public seem to rise commensurately, for sure encouraging violence against those wearing skins of melanin. There is a price to pay for all of this negativity and it's going to be paid not only by the escalating number of victims of color bias.

This entire society already pays, and pays through the nose; just add up the millions of taxpayer dollars assessed as penalties for widespread (but mostly under-intercepted) 'racial'-color-targeting of Black males by the nation's police departments, trying as they may be, to stem such color bias, without you notice, before they're let loose in Black neighborhoods, first determining what cops are dysfunctional, by racism/colorism testing (with the www.racismtest.org [posted on www.discussrace.com] ) their individual cops with referrals to Ethnotherapeutic counseling where indicated. (Don't fail to read ex-cop Charles Castro's "NYPD BLUE LIES" for irrefutable evidence documenting such untreated racism/colorism!)

Unfortunately, untreated racism/colorism does not only hamstring the police departments; it permeates, as aforementioned, all of the people arenas of activity and must be acknowledged and firmly and formally extirpated for the good of the society.

But, it seems like "They can't handle the truth!" - 'they' being - most folk admit - the usual 'movers and shakers' who run things - dominant white males who seem to wince, shuck and jive whenever the issue of racism(colorism) is raised, but, as the recently-released bias'bustin' T-Shirt (available from (718) 856 1271 states; "If you're not playin' the race card, you're not playin' with a full deck - Racism/Colorism Must Be Dealt With- www.racismtest.org - www.discussrace.com "

Will that 'Ultimate WhistleBlower' please stand up, pull the wool off, and help heal the "You Lie!" "Banana-Eating Monkeys" "Post-Racial" "Should President Obama Be Killed"- sick shouters ( along with all of those closet colorists too afraid to air their secret but just as malevolent & unhealthy bigotries?)

Monday, September 21, 2009

REINFORCING RACISM/COLORISM;

REINFORCING RACISM/COLORISM;
While Decrying It

It never fails to bemuse me how otherwise intelligent folk can stubbornly persist in utilizing what seems to me to be racism/colorism-perpetuating words and phrases and still get up on platforms to decry the very same racism/colorism!

Take, for instance, the too-commonly-used inaccurate word 'races;' surely anyone claiming to be well-read has encountered, via substantiated scientific reports, anthropological material, authors such as Professor Ali Mazrui, Professor Ivan Van Sertima, Cheik Anta Diop, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Lerone Bennett, Professor Molefi asante, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Dr. Jeanie Baines,Drs. Leonard and Roslyn Jeffries, Dr. Ed Scobie, Dr. Charsie MacIntyre, among too many others to herein list, and the well-supported fact that not only is there but ONE hueman 'race,' but that it started Black in Black Africa.

If those semantic laggards haven't ever read the aforementioned authors, haven't they seen the famous Geneticist Dr. Spencer Wells videotape, "Journey Of Man?" - (available at 1-800 PLAY PBS) - which describes his amazing genetic work establishing forever the fact that "man" began in Africa, Black and beautiful and Progenitor of all of us 'earthlings,' irrespective of what color we are.

One the one hand, we, ad infinitum and nauseam, continue to hear and see TV and radio anchors and hosts and guests gabbing about 'people of all races.' On the other hand, even famous professors, popular politicians and zealous religious leaders and supposedly intelligent scholars, spout off about 'people of African descent,' meaning only Black folk (as though all huemans are not 'of African descent!) Talk about 'the blind leading the blind)

And don't get me wrong; I'm not posturing as someone who never also used such inanities! Before I began reprogramming myself from the gross, egregious miseducation in this hostile-to-color country that I received from the still-extant U.S.A (mis)education system rooted insularly in Europeanism, I used the same inaccurate phrases. (especially the nutsy meaningless word, 'interracial')

Now, every single time I hear or see these bias-perpetuating misnomers, I cringe, and whenever possible, pass on my blogged 'SEMANTICS CHART,' in an ongoing effort to resolve such untreated racism/colorism.

Even that expression, 'racism/colorism/ is an effort to persuade folk to see that the word 'race' - in its current use along with its derivatives - 'tri-bi-multi-racial' are grievously inaccurate and counterproductive in a society which prides itself as having progressive and equitable goals.

For those shortsighted individuals who think that untreated racism/colorism (and utilizing such colorist language/rhetoric) isn't 'all that important,' let me admonish them to remove their heads from the proverbial sand; there's no dignity in denial.

And for those who say 'Oh, I'm so tired of hearing about that race thing!" (there they go again) - let 'em go turn Black. Instant understanding!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"MOONWALKING' From Racism (Colorism): HEAL, America!

"MOONWALKING' From Racism (Colorism):
HEAL, America!

Saturday, 19th September, 2009, Cable news station CNN reported on the U.S.A. President Obama's response to the vital question: 'was South Carolina Republican Representative Joe Wilson's shout at him - "YOU LIE!" based on racism as former President Jimmy Carter stated?'

(You should know that several other media outlets are also covering allegedly racist/colorist issues raging around the country)

My question is: "How long will otherwise savvy people continue to try to avoid/evade the sorry fact that untreated racism/colorism actually infects every arena of people activity: economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war? (thereby avoiding doing something to heal/prevent it?")

President Obama's reticence about facing the stark reality of the colorism problem is dismaying; his literal watering down of the issue was only too obvious in his response to ex-President Carter's forthright charge of racism(colorism): "...there are some people who don't like me because of race...*" NO, President Obama, there is only ONE hueman 'race' - many (sick) people don't like you because of your COLOR! - and because they've been 'miseducated in America' about who they are - descended from Black Africans in Black Africa and consequently all part of the ONE hueman 'race.' *my emphasis

The educational entities in this hostile-to-color country are still failing their students abysmally by concentrating mostly on European countries and people, barely and rarely educating about that vast, rich, important continent of Africa from which all huemanity originated.

This egregious failure undergirds and perpetuates the counterproductive and escalating racism/colorism now epidemic in and roiling our society.

It does absolutely no good for anyone, including the Leader of the country, the President, to continue to engage in euphemism, side-stepping, moonwalking denial of the deleterious effects of unacknowledged and untreated racism/colorism. (He really needs to take a page from his brave Attorney General Eric Holder's statement about "cowards" in this society hiding from the reality of racism/colorism)

If any individual would like to begin to determine how institutional racism/colorism has affected their own thinking (and behavior) they, including President Obama and every other decision-maker, especially the police, the educators and the U.S.A. mediafolk) should take the www.racismtest.org [posted on www.Discussrace.com] and where dysfunctional responses to differences in color and culture are revealed, go into Ethnotherapeutic counseling until they can THINK STRAIGHT about color and culture. (without any blame attributed of course)

Taking the www.racismtest.org should be combined with, as soon as is huemanly possible, reading the following, FYI:

NYPD Blue Lies by Charles Castro
The Isis Papers by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
The Debt by Randall Robinson
The Little Black Book by Carol Taylor (from littleblackbook@juno.com
Civilization or Barbarism by Cheik Anta Diop

and repeatedly watching the PBS video by Dr. Spencer Wells, "Journey of Man," available from 1-800 PLAY PBS

Our sincerest THANKS go to former President Jimmy Carter for 'calling a spade a spade' - raising the thorny issue of racism/colorism to its rightful place in the public dialogue, and to Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier who so aptly stated: "(paraphrased) We must put the issue of racism on the front burner in a non-threatening arena so as to be able to deal with it in a forthright manner."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

BLACK RIGHTS IN A 'WHITE' NATION

BLACK RIGHTS IN A 'WHITE' NATION

1. The right to life: not to be killed because of color (GET THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK)
2. The right to be respected as a huEman being (not a banana-eating monkey)
3. The right not to be labeled solely by color.
4. The right to unfettered travel (GET THE BOOK: FLYING WHILE BLACK)
5. The right not to be arrested because of observable skin melanin.
6. The right in the courts to be presumed innocent until/unless proven guilty by "peers" (those who've been
tested by the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc.'s racismtest.org [posted on Discussrace.com]
7. The Right to Reparations (for enslavement and ensuing color discrimination) comprising of (but not
limited to) free food, shelter, alkalinity-based medical care.
8. The right to earn equal-to-white income.
9. The right not to be color-profiled, espcially by police and/or immigration or education ("special ed") depart-
ments.
10. The right (considering the institutional racism/colorism in society) not to be subjected to the death
penalty.
11. The right not to be forcibly segregated by color.
12. The right to reject military service.
13. The right not to be taxed.
14. The right to equal-to-whites sanitation-transportation-community services.
15. The right not to be subjected to environmental racism/colorism (incinerators & toxic dumping)
16. The right not to be used for medical (drug) experimentation (Tuskeegee syphilis experiments)
17. The right to be seen in every media representation of "public" life.
18. The right in legal cases to judgements based on results not "intentions."
19. The right to be adopted/raised only by individuals resembling the adoptee.
20. The right to bear arms.
21. The right to freedom of speech (Ref. to Congressional damnation of Brother Khallid Muhammad's words).
22. The right to proportional representation in government ("No Taxation Without Representation!").
23. The right not to be subjeced to decisions by others who have not proved publicly that they are free
of pathological responses to color & cultural differences (with the racismtest.org and Follow-up
Ethnotherapeutic Counseling where indicated)
24. The right to equal-to-white protection under the law.
25. The right to public education which publicly-acknowledges that the beginning (cradle) of huEmanity
was in Black Africa and that all huEmans have the same (Black) ancestors.
26. The right not to be called the pejorative expression "Minority."
27. The right to free assembly (including standing on street corners).
28. The right to self-determination (GET THE BOOK: SOVEREIGN EVOLUTION).

THE THREE 'D's:

THE THREE 'D's:
To Free A Besieged People

(DENIAL: because untreated racism/colorism's still killing;
DEBT: owed for Slavery & Post Slavery Traumatic Disorder and
DEMAND: for Racism/Colorism Quotient Testing & Reparations - 'R&R')

'Leading from strength' is a survival advisory which, if I were sitting in on Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network Roundtable Planning session, I would strongly suggest:

"Because the NAN has established itself so firmly as an organization which is here to stay, and it is one to which Blackfolk automatically turn times of duress because of color-profiling, a natural corollary would be that, in leading by example, it could be a powerful voice for calling for the entire community of Blackfolk to stand together in THE DEMAND FOR NATIONAL RACISM QUOTIENT TESTING & COUNSELING! (Especially for all U.S.A. Police Departments)

In the blatant face of the Jenna nooses, Texas truck-dragging deaths, Pennsylvania swimming pool and separate drinking fountains, 'Skip' Gates JIMCROW stupid arrest, "Jungle-monkey-I'm-not-a-racist' denials, "niggardly"-Senator Sessions Judge Sotomayor Hearings, God knows how many thousands of 'Get-that-Black-Male' cop-stop&frisks, and the unremitting 'shoot-'em-dead-in-the-back' cop-killings of Black males, among too many other incidents of color-profiling, it is way past time for us as an unfairly-color-targeted mass of hueman beings to collectively state - and mean it:

'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, AMERICA!!! No more decisions about our Black lives/liveliehoods
without y'all publicly-Proving you're not pathologically-dsysfunctional by taking the Racism Quotient Test.org [Posted on Discussrace.com ]- and where it's indicated, referred to Ethnotherapeutic counseling until you all are able to THINK STRAIGHT about color & culture!!!'

Racism Quotient Testing must be mandatory, especially for those killing police departments (if Boston Police Officer Barrett could be so completely off the wall and blatant in his color-sickness and - up to now - allowed to go about his public servant duties so psychologically-hamstrung - and supported by the Police Union! - imagine how many other victims of society's colorist conditioning are lurking within police departments and walking our unsafe streets!)

And it is definitely no credit to the police unions to rubber-stamp Sgt. JimCrowley's colorist behavior toward 'Skip' Gates. (It is a grim fact that both Barrett and Crowley are Catholic and that most of the cops who've killed Black males in Massachussetts and New York have been white Catholic male cops! At least a public statement is due us Blackfolk from the Catholic hierarchy! (Investigate & Speak Out, Guys!)

If anyone says "Tests aren't reliable; they won't adopt that Test, tesing won't cure anything," all of this is irrelevant, racism-testing is a start, in the face of such national renegade treatment of huemans wearing skins of observable melanin and in the absence of anything else that's working. As Professor Lani Guinier so aptly said (paraphrasing) "Racism needs to be publicly discussed in a non-threatening arena so as to put the issue on the front burner."

Our DEMAND for wholesale Racism Quotient Testing is a righteous one - holding this entire country of America* accountable for the life-and-limb-threatening mess in which Blackfolk've been trying to exist ever since being kidnapped from the shores of Africa; it is that untenable mess which must be acknowledged and cleaned up, by ending the vicious denial and being honest and forthright. (*'America,' because there's rampant & epidemic color-profiling in all of the "Americas," - North and South!)

The police, in fact, the entire society, must stop breaking the law - colorist behavior is against the law!- but the law needs enforcement - following up. If the Racism Quotient Test DEMAND doesn't force organizations to incorporate mandatory continuous testing & counseling, racist/colorist conditions eventually will, but many lives could be saved by our collective action NOW!"

This is what I'd present at Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network Roundtable Planning Session.

In Fact: Racism Test AND Reparations (R&R) are in order
for this entire hostile-to-color hemisphere to redeem itself:

to HELL with platitudinous empty-action apologies for Slavery; they are only
gratuitous in-yer-face INSULTS in their triviality;

deal with the
HERE-AND-NOW!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A LETTER TO NAACP PRESIDENT BEN JEALOUS

A LETTER TO NAACP PRESIDENT BEN JEALOUS
(Y'all said WHAT in that TV Ad?)

"590 Flatbush Avenue
Ste.11A BK NY 11225-4935 12th August 2009

Hon. Ben Jealous
President NAACP
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

Dear & Valued Ben Jealous!
There you are a gorgeous hunk of a Blackman obviously well-spoken and intelligent as Hell - how in the name of sanity did that nasty NAACP ad I saw coupla' days ago on TV get past you?

You musta' read Cheik Anta Diop,Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Neely Fuller, Jr., Dr. John Henrik Clarke! How then do you allow such insanity as that ad with the inaccurate, misleading word, "multiracial" to imply that the NAACP shelters a whole bunch of miseducated dumb fs('f'' crossed out) clucks?

To utilize such terminology perpetuates racism/colorism! (Like the ignorant folk who put an 's' at the end of the word 'race' when it comes to to describing hueman beings. There is only one 'race,' it began, as you're aware, in Black Africa with Black Africans - from whom we all sprang). So "multiracial" is, I reiterate for clarity, inane, inaccurate and insane; use "multicultural" and "multicolored." AHA! - 'NAACP' is coming into its own, finally, since all huemans are also all colors - even albinos (pink and yellow).

So, my man, clean up the comments, join with us (Send a Rep. to our 9-26-09 10am to 1pm Racism Quotient Test Forum for the '100 Blacks In Education Who Care,' at the BKLYN Antioch Baptist Church, 828 Greene Avenue (between Stuyvesant & Lewis Avenues, BK NY - to 'perp-walk' the dimwitted bigots - aware & unaware - into knowledge of self and their relativity to everyone else on this color-riven planet!)

I'm suggesting that your organization's the perfect medium to adopt the www.racismtest.org wholesale, to help proactively to end the scourge of racism/colorism. Don't worry, the adopting won't put the NAACP outta' 'business,' there's enough work to last 3 lifetimes because the U.S.A (mis) 'education' sysdumb is still refusing to teach its students who their most distant ancestors are - not Europeans, but, as I've said, Blackfolk in Black Africa.

FYI - enclosed is the 'Skip' Gates Hrvard University/Oxford Press National 'African American' Biographical project 'write up' on me (altho' I call myself a 'Black African!) For accuracy-in-speaking, my Blogged article "Semantics Chart" is informative: www.caroltaylorword.blogspot.com

Still, Your Sister-in-THE-Struggle,

Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant
Author: The Little Black Book: Black Male Survival in America
Enclosures: CT's Harvard Thingy
Little Black Book
Pretty Racism Quotient Test Forum Flyer(Designed by my LoyalSonLaurence Legall)
NY State Assembly Tract on CT
'Pandering To Prejudice' CT Blogged article
'Jury Duress' Notarized Statement"

[Wonder why he hasn't answered this letter yet?]

Thursday, August 20, 2009

THE THREE 'D's:

THE THREE 'D's:
To Free A Besieged People

(DENIAL: because untreated racism/colorism's still killing;
DEBT: owed for Slavery & Post Slavery Traumatic Disorder and
DEMAND: for Racism/Colorism Quotient Testing & Reparations - 'R&R')

'Leading from strength' is a survival advisory which, if I were sitting in on Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network Roundtable Planning session, I would strongly suggest:

"Because the NAN has established itself so firmly as an organization which is here to stay, and it is one to which Blackfolk automatically turn times of duress because of color-profiling, a natural corollary would be that, in leading by example, it could be a powerful voice for calling for the entire community of Blackfolk to stand together in THE DEMAND FOR NATIONAL RACISM QUOTIENT TESTING & COUNSELING! (Especially for all U.S.A. Police Departments)

In the blatant face of the Jenna nooses, Texas truck-dragging deaths, Pennsylvania swimming pool and separate drinking fountains, 'Skip' Gates JIMCROW stupid arrest, "Jungle-monkey-I'm-not-a-racist' denials, "niggardly"-Senator Sessions Judge Sotomayor Hearings, God knows how many thousands of 'Get-that-Black-Male' cop-stop&frisks, and the unremitting 'shoot-'em-dead-in-the-back' cop-killings of Black males, among too many other incidents of color-profiling, it is way past time for us as an unfairly-color-targeted mass of hueman beings to collectively state - and mean it:

'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, AMERICA!!! No more decisions about our Black lives/liveliehoods
without y'all publicly-Proving you're not pathologically-dsysfunctional by taking the Racism Quotient Test.org [Posted on Discussrace.com ]- and where it's indicated, referred to Ethnotherapeutic counseling until you all are able to THINK STRAIGHT about color & culture!!!'

Racism Quotient Testing must be mandatory, especially for those killing police departments (if Boston Police Officer Barrett could be so completely off the wall and blatant in his color-sickness and - up to now - allowed to go about his public servant duties so psychologically-hamstrung - and supported by the Police Union! - imagine how many other victims of society's colorist conditioning are lurking within police departments and walking our unsafe streets!)

And it is definitely no credit to the police unions to rubber-stamp Sgt. JimCrowley's colorist behavior toward 'Skip' Gates. (It is a grim fact that both Barrett and Crowley are Catholic and that most of the cops who've killed Black males in Massachussetts and New York have been white Catholic male cops! At least a public statement is due us Blackfolk from the Catholic hierarchy! (Investigate & Speak Out, Guys!)

If anyone says "Tests aren't reliable; they won't adopt that Test, tesing won't cure anything," all of this is irrelevant, racism-testing is a start, in the face of such national renegade treatment of huemans wearing skins of observable melanin and in the absence of anything else that's working. As Professor Lani Guinier so aptly said (paraphrasing) "Racism needs to be publicly discussed in a non-threatening arena so as to put the issue on the front burner."

Our DEMAND for wholesale Racism Quotient Testing is a righteous one - holding this entire country of America* accountable for the life-and-limb-threatening mess in which Blackfolk've been trying to exist ever since being kidnapped from the shores of Africa; it is that untenable mess which must be acknowledged and cleaned up, by ending the vicious denial and being honest and forthright. (*'America,' because there's rampant & epidemic color-profiling in all of the "Americas," - North and South!)

The police, in fact, the entire society, must stop breaking the law - colorist behavior is against the law!- but the law needs enforcement - following up. If the Racism Quotient Test DEMAND doesn't force organizations to incorporate mandatory continuous testing & counseling, racist/colorist conditions eventually will, but many lives could be saved by our collective action NOW!"

This is what I'd present at Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network Roundtable Planning Session.

In Fact: Racism Test AND Reparations (R&R) are in order
for this entire hostile-to-color hemisphere to redeem itself:

to HELL with platitudinous empty-action apologies for Slavery; they are only
gratuitous in-yer-face INSULTS in their triviality;

deal with the
HERE-AND-NOW!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

PANDERING TO THE PREJUDICED:

PANDERING TO THE PREJUDICED:
(Can't We All Just Get Along?)

OH! OH! Who's really running this country?

You cannot imagine how irate I was when I heard that goodlooking illustrious Black man in the White House (with his 'color-transcendant ideology')* back down from his already-mild "stupidity" statement about the racist/colorist behavior of the Boston cop Crowley (arresting 'Skip' Gates in his own dwelling) and then invite them for beer & burlesque to the White House!

(I didn't hear President Barack Obama invite the mothers of Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Anthony Baez, Patrick Dorismond, Michael Stewart, Randy Evans, any of the thousands of cop-killed Black males or their killer cops to the White House, for green tea * genuflection!)

And when-oh-when have you heard of the police unions of the eastern seaboard demanding, in one yowling arrogant white-male voice, that a sitting President of the United States of America apologize for a Presidential statement? Tell me!

See, this hostile-to-color country, wracked by untested/untreated racism/colorism, can't acknowledge that a person of color (even an 'oreo cookie') could possibly be as effective (or even more so!) in the White House as some white dude; they, in their hamstringing bias, are too dam' busy judging a 'book by its cover,' which, if the truth were told, is one of the main things that the good ol' whiteboys running everything around here were counting on, when they allowed a Black male to "win" the Presidency of the U.S.A.

What?-you ask. What 'chu' talkin' 'bout? Alla' those millions of voters of all hues put that Black man in the White House! Sorry to burst yer balloon: if you do believe that - I've got a bridge in Brooklyn - etc., etc., etc.!

Those same folk who arranged for a Black male to be in the White House obviously slapped Obama's hands and instructed him ('if he knows what's good for 'im') to back down-quick, retract his mildly-valid "studpidity" statement and do penance by inviting Crowley & Gates - I gotta' repeat this - for "beer & burlesque" in the White (man's) House!

Excuse me - I gotta' go barf.

RX: www.racismtest.org [posted on www.Discussrace.com]- thePresident, the cops & EVERYone else in this hostile- to-color country (& where pathology in their responses to color & culture difference is revealed - ALL sickos referred to ethnotherapeutic counseling until they can THINK STRAIGHT about color & culture!)

* Thanx, Ishmael Reed!

WHY & HOW TO ORDER THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK

WHY & HOW TO ORDER THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Black Male Survival in America
Staying Alive & Well in an Institutionally RACIST Society

In the first place, 'Skip' Gates should've had his Little Black Book on him in his back pocket! (Could've even used it as ID)

In the second place, unless Blackfolk understand the nature of the epidemic, nasty, inherited disease of untreated racism/colorism in its awful entirety, as us color-targeted folk daily experience it, the confrontations will escalate - given the egregious miseducation of the masses as to who exactly they really are: the descendants of Black Africans who originated huemanity in Black Africa!

And as much as 'oppressed-by-white-notions-of-supremacy' oppressed folk don't like to be connected so closely with oppressors - 'All'a we is one!'

As a result of such mass ignorance of self and intolerance of others seemingly 'different,' 'Gates' occurrences - and worse, like dead Black males Sean Bell, Eamon Morales, Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dorismond, Paul Maxwell, Anthony Baez, Ron Hakmaat,Kiki Battle, Shem Walker and even Black cop Omar Edwards* - among too blasted many of cop-killed Black males listed on the mordant back pages-lists in The Little Black Book, we've gotta' see to it that this survival manual is in every Black male hand in this hostile-to-color country.
*Notice that the names reflect the fact that cops didn't ask what language they spoke what work they did, how much money they had in the bank or what country they were from before firing! ALL COPS SHOULD BE MANDANTED TO TAKE THE WWW.RACISMTEST.ORG [POSTED ON WWW.DISCUSSRACE.COM] BEFORE BEING GIVEN GUNS, MACE, TASERS, BILL CLUBS, FLASHLIGHTS AND SENT INTO NEIGBORHOODS OF COLOR! (where they're found pathological in their responses to differences in color and culture - immediately those sick individuals should be referred to Ethnotherapeutic Counseling until they can THINK STRAIGHT about color & culture differences!)

Get your Little Black Books from:

Carol Taylor R.N.
590 Flatbush Avenue
Ste.11a BK NY 11225-4935
$2.44each Money Order
Please, I don't have time from my
BlActivism to chase down checks which may bounce (or the $ those stink banks charge for 'em!)

Order the 5inch by 4inch life savers to give to those hangin'-pants mis-led Black youngsters who don't have a clue as to the danger they're in just being out of their homes (OR, in some stupid cases - IN their houses, like 'Skip' Gates! AWK! Is nothing sacred anymore?!)

I love the Thurmond statement: 'I'm sorry we didn't have the Little Black Book issued to us with our Birth Certificates at age 0!'

Your Sister-in-The-Struggle,

Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant
BlActivist
(Make copies of this Flyer and pass 'em out in the neighborhood - save a life!)

Congratulations, Judge Sonia Sotomayor!

Congratulations,

Judge Sonia Sotomayor!

VIVA

WISE

LATINAS!

Your Sister-in-THE-Struggle,

Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant
From: www.racismtest.org [posted on www.Discussrace.com ]

Friday, July 10, 2009

WHERE'S THE TRUTH ?

WHERE'S THE TRUTH ?
(There's no bloom on this 'burg!')

The same colorist way the New York City Police Department won't publicly-acknowledge that it's mostly white Catholic Long Island-living male cops who've been killing mostly Black male residents, it the same way the racist/colorist New York City Board of Education has been dismally-failing to teach all of its millions of multi-hued students who actually were their most distant relatives/ancestors: Black Africans in Black Africa.

And now, ad nauseam, we in New York City are treated to a whiney, white, greedy, money-grubbing billionnaire mayor singing paeans to himself (masturbating on the millions) in prime time TV ads bragging about what he's purportedly done for the Department of Mis-Mal-Education! (Who pays for this misleading intrusiveness?)

If Bloomburg wants honest encomiums, let him, as he resigns, turn over three-quarters of his billions to the Board of Education with the proviso that they revise the Curriculum so that it teaches its teachers and its students about themselves as being the descendants of the originating Black Africans in Black Africa (formerly called "Alkebulan" and "Gondwanaland").

But, let no one miss connecting the dots of such egregious omission: the main reasons for the wars we've witnessed, waged by the United States of America's domineering white males down through the agonizing years, are greed - a vicious addictive yearning to master 'materials' - and gross miseducation-by-omission of teaching about huemanity's Black origins.

The U.S.A. has, wih impunity, murderously invaded hundreds of countries - mostly 'of color' - spreading death and destruction on the inhabitants and then sending in 'clean-up' bevies of spies to maintain its ill-gotten empire-driven control. (If you think the 'Peace' Corps and 'U.S.A.-Aid' were set up because of philanthropic intentions, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you!)

So, we see the counterproductive, debilitating, corrosive continuation of a system of pandering to eurocentric fabrication - a mind-numbing proliferation of 'The Big White Lie,' perpetuating a long-established colonization of the residents of these United States of America., millions of unsuspecting students forced into an 'education' system which unabashedly conditions/brain-white-washes them itno non-thinking racist/colorist beliefs and behaviors. (We slaves, Boss?)

Notice, too, when scholars, commentators, pundits and other so-called intellectuals prate about "the dumbing-down" of the masses, they rarely, if ever, pinpoint the institutionalized untreated racism/colorism which continues to prevent the education systems from telling the truth: that there's no 's' on the word 'race' as it pertains to hueman beings - that there's only ONE 'race' and that we multi-colored individuals all belong to it! (Tell that to the idiot colorist U.S.A. Census Board with its "117 raceS!")

Suggestion: there oughta' be a People's Class Action Suit against the New York City Board of Education for not teaching the truth about the Black African origin of huemanity, concomitant with mandatory, continuing www.racismtest.org [posted on www.Discussrace.com] - Programming (with Follow-Up Ethnotherapeutic Counseling for those individuals displaying pathological responses to differences in color and culture - until they can THINK STRAIGHT about color and culture!)

Both the NYC Education Deaprtment and the NYC Police Department need healing of their color sickness!!

'Where's the truth, indeed!'

Thursday, July 9, 2009

AN OPEN LETTER TO NYC'S POLICE COMMISSIONER BRATTON

AN OPEN LETTER TO NYC'S POLICE COMMISSIONER BRATTON
(From the Daily Challenge Weekend Edition Noveember 10-12, 1995)
By Carol Taylor R.N.

"I write in the name of all of the Black African mothers of Black African sons in the city. How dare you, our public servant, send a message to our sons that their lives are less valuable than a damn dog's?

This is the obvious inference anyone with half a brain could draw when you fire two (Latino, non-white, I might note) cops for beating a damn dog to death, and squat in your seat at One Police Plaza, inactively, refusing to fire Nassu County-Westchester and Orange County-living rampaging racist/colorist cops who routinely beat and murder our Black African males!

How dare you continue to suppress 90 per cent of the substantiated cases of police brutality against our people, when the "Civilian" Complaint Review Board tries to deal with the corruption we call racist/colorist police brutality? ('Police Accountability Would Stop the Brutality' NY Times newspaper letter to the Editor: Rev. Reuben Diaz, 4/29/95). It is obvious that the Director of the Board, Hector Soto, is leaving because he, at least, has a conscience: he can't continue to be a part of a "buffer" Board which protects killer racist/colorist cops from criminal prosecution.

How dare you, our public servant, paid by our tax dollars (taxation without representation) desecrate, in my opinion, the office of the Commissioner of Police by making a mockery of just law in this city by overreacting to the death of a damn dog? I truly believe that you should resign and get the psychiatric care which such inappropriate behavior demands.

And where is your boss, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, in all of this tragic-comedy? Ominously silent.

I did not hear that you had fired the out-of-control cops who fired 50 shots at Abe Richardson, a Black male slain a few weeks ago; I did not see you fire the out-of-cotrol cops who killed Anthony Baez, a Black Spanish-speaking male; I did not see you fire the cops who, just this year alone, killed Ernest Sayon, Shu'Aib Abdul Latif, Michael Clarke, Morris Duncan, Randy Brewer, Don Taylor, Eric Pitt, Shawn Bennett, Joseph Rickets, Raymond Murray, Kathurima Mwaria, Anibal Carrasquillo, Enee Moldovan, Bernard Gardner, Hilton Vega, Anthony Rosario, Julio Nunez, Joseph Orlando, Yung Xin Huang, among far too many others (most, if not all of them, non-white).

And you, this city's "Top Cop," are more worried about a damn dog than you are about the lives of the humans you're paid to protect! For sanity's sake, Commissioner, go to hell back to racist Boston!"

JEWS* AGAINST ISRAEL

JEWS* AGAINST ISRAEL
*(Just End War Stat)


Recently heard about another Israeli outrage; it's not enuff:

that the Israelis are practising the same pogromming, repression, murder, incarceration, segregation, disfranchisement on men, women and children of Palestine that they continuously claim (ad infinitum) was done to them by Germany's Adolph Hitler;
that their leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, should be jailed for crimes against huemanity;
that weapons of mass-Palestinian-destruction are used with apparent impunity;
how damn long can the illegal, repeat, illegal 'state' of Israel be allowed to contravene international laws just because it claims to have been Hitler's victim?

Is it really the scurrilous truth that 'our' political reps in the U.S.A. Congress are 'honorary' members of the Israeli Knesset? (I don't like that 'tail waggin' da' dawg' stuff!)

Is this why so many of our U.S.A. billions of tax dollars are siphoned off each year into the fat coffers of those Israeli childkillers (who used a murder-tank to crush the life out of Rachel
Corey?) And don't even talk about the hundreds of Palestinian homes razed to the ground by unfeeling 'dont-give-a-f--k' Israeli predators.

When I heard that our courageous Cynthia McKinney (and others) had been prevented from taking huemanitarian aid to Gaza, and indeed jailed by illegal, malodorous Israeli interception not in Israeli waters, but smack dab in international waters, my blood boiled, my gut twisted and my heart began to hurt.

It is way past time for the 'free' world to denounce, trounce, sanction and isolate Israeli intransigeance, arrogance and outright racism/colorism - the same way the U.S.A. and others've done against Cuba.

Pertinent Questions:

Why hasn't the U.S.A. condemned Israel's possession of nuclear armaments with the same ferocity and moral condemnation as they use against North Korea? ['What's good for da' goose...']

How does one spell H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y? [and the young Jamaican Brother said to me: "It ain't 'democracy,' it's "DEY-MOCK-US-YOU-SEE!"]

Curses forever on the U.S.A. and Britain for 'BIG-STICKING' Israel onto the incorrectly & arrogantly-named "Middle East!" - (Africa it was and Africa it still is, Children!)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

WHY MOSTFOLK DON'T KNOW WHO THEY REALLY ARE

WHY MOSTFOLK DON'T KNOW WHO THEY REALLY ARE


I guess that saying "Dumbing Down of America" - off-putting as it is - isn't so far off the mark; connecting the dots about the Officer Omar Edwards Slaying and the Von Brunn Holocaust Museum Shootings is essential if we are to produce a safer environment. If folk aren't taught who they are, they will continue to believe that they have the God-given right to take the lives of those they feel are 'different' from them.

We've got literally millions of victimized students emerging from 'education' institutions in this country, sadly without a clue as to who they really are, grossly miseducated, in some instances by similarly miseducated 'educators,' and, on the other hand, some purposely miseducated, by immoral defenders of the status-white-quo.

What do I mean and why am I so irate about the egregious omission-of-the-truth-in-teaching? Well, most of my life, I've been one of those 'dumbed-down' individuals, bereft of the knowledge of self, no thanks to an institutionally racist/colorist miseducating white-monopolized sysdumb which - dammit - to this day still spews out bilge about alleged white heroes (like lyin' George Washington, pedophile Thomas Jefferson, lost Christopher Columbus* amongst too many others to herein list). *Check out the late Professor Ivan Van Sertima's "They Came Before Columbus")

This hypocritical sociey urges everyone to 'get an education!' - without teaching its students who they really are - descendants all, of the earliest huemans, Black Africans in Black Africa. This society (and too many of the entire world's institutions) is still mal-teaching that European, white 'Plymouth Rockers' had the noble right to land on 'American' shores and take over the land of the of-color Indigenous residents.

Innocent youngsters are continuously brainwashed, conditioned to revere the Big white Lie of special white privilege - of special liberties-for-whites-only, forced to daily pledge allegiance and salute the flag of a country steeped in puerile fabrication (along with the one about a fat old white man dressed in red who climbed down chimneys with toys for 'good' children).

Indeed, most of the millions of U.S.A. students emerging from such miseducation wanting to claim ancestry in Europe - (even, incredibly, students of color). Well, what happened before Europe? The various DOE's (Departments of Education) must, to regain any credibility at all, make vast improvements in their curricula which illustrate the truth: they could start by www.racismtest.org [posted on www.discussrace.com] -ing their teachers and students and offering them all the works of esteemed scholars like:

Cheik Anta Diop
Frantz Fanon
Professor Ali Mazrui
Professor Molefi Asante
Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and
Dr. Ivan Van Sertima;

how difficult would that be: - (very, if their goal is still the maintenance of white male supremacy -in a three-quarters 'of color' world!).

I'm also angry for the thousands upon thousands of young Black (mostly male) students who are still being sold a pack of miseducating lies that they have the same 'rights' as this society's other victims, white and other students of color, ensuring that the resulting sense of 'patriotism' will lead them right into a Military Industrial system as fodder for the corrupt capitalist meat grinder or somehow even worse, into the Prison Industrial money-making system.

Those Black male 'emancipated' students who don't end up fighting/killing for a country which has so grossly miseducated 'em, walk the streets very likely to be summarily dispatched to the graveyard by racist/colorist blue-clad 'enforcers of the law,' who've been similarly miseducated as to who they are and conditioned to live in white neighborhoods and eschew Blacks.

What we have here is a vicious miseducating merry-go-round, perpetuated by an obdurately-entrenched system of purposeful ommission of the truth about exactly who are the planet's hueman beings and about from whom we all sprang! Wow. How do you spell 'm-a-s-s i-n-s-a-n-i-t-y?'

Friday, May 29, 2009

SILENCE OF THE DAMNED

SILENCE OF THE DAMNED

by Carol Taylor R.N.

NYPD BLUE LIES:
The Shocking True Story of
Racism, Corruption, Cover-Ups and Murder In The NYPD
Charles Castro
300 pages - ISBN#10:0-9800582-6-0
Copyright 2008 Charles Castro
Publisher: Arba Books, Inc.

Well, well, well. Will wonders never cease? After more than two decades of New York City community-based organizations' (herein remaining nameless to conserve space) fighting to get the NYPD to racismtest.org its officers for their levels of color-discrimination (which is corruption) (ref: quote #1)* - finally, there's documented proof of what their various Administrators have obdurately denied the existence of:

NYPD Blue Lies: The Shocking True Story of Racism, Corruption, Cover-Ups and Murder in the NYPD is a literary 'Sting Operation,' and if Police Commissioners Kelly, Bratton, Safir and others including former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani ( ref:quote #2) don't sue for slander and libel, this must-read book will certainly stand as stark testimony - along with that of ex-cop Frank Serpico and The Mollen Commission - to an absolutely untenable beehive of untreated racism/colorism at #1 Police Plaza NYC.

Moreover, the fact, that ex-Police Officer Castro was part of a successful $27 million Class Action against the NYPD substantiating beyond denial claims of color and ethnic discrimination by many of 'New York's Finest,' should firmly shut up any naysayers trying to let the NYPD off the hook.

The book's easy-reading pages cry out for holding NYPD perpetrators/perpetuators accountable and if the New York City Council is really worth their salt, they'll use NYPD BLUE LIES as documentation to cause legislation to be passed installing an Independent Investigator (ref: quote#3) to keep a continuous watch over the NYPD and
to force the NYC Police Force to have every single officer (including the Administration) tested for their responses to differences in color and culture with a continuing program: (Ref: www.racismtest.org - posted on www.Discussrace.com ) and where indicated, referred to Ethnotherapeutic Counseling until they can think straight about color!

Reading about NYPD vicious retaliation, one wonders where Charles Castro gets the guts to reveal the odious undersides of a 'law enforcement' organization which most citizens believe is there 'to protect' them and their families. But, how can there be such protection when NYPD untreated racism/colorism infects not only the interaction of the police officers inside but their actions outside? NYPD BLUE LIES effectively describes the killings-by-cops of unarmed Black males (ref: quote#4) like Patrick Dorismond, Anthony Baez, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo, among too many others to sadly list here.

NYPD BLUE LIES should be read by anyone living and visiting NYC - and definitely should be on the mandated Reading List for every student in New York's schools and universities.

Yes, NYPD BLUE LIES is terrifying, but even more terrifying would be if the Citizenry do not utilize Castro's vital information to deal effectively with the cancerous corruption extant and rotting the NYPD from within.

For this literary coup, Charles Castro should be named "MAN OF THE YEAR." He's laid out a huge tray of NYPD evil: untreated racism/colorism, thievery, thuggery, malignant mis-Administration, murder, corruption, cover-ups, sex, stress and retaliation: the TV Series and movie should be an effin' riot!

*Qunitessential Quotes:

#1. p293 "Sure they called us "niggers" and "spics;" sure they treated us like crap."

#2. p153 "...Rudy Giuliani and the NYPD spent most of their time and money working
on destroying the lives of Black and Hispanic police officers."

#3. p296 (not until we)"... push the lazy, fat, gutless, hypocritical politicians to get up off their asses will we succeed in getting a badly needed outside independ-
ent monitor to oversee the rotting NYPD."

#4. p296 "...the last 40 unarmed people killed at the hands of the NYPD have been
people of color."