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The Myth of the White Majority

The white “race” has structured and manipulated their own thought processes and conceptual patterns, as well as those of the entire non-white world majority, so that the real numerical minority (whites) illusionally feels and represents itself as the world’s majority, while the true numerical majority (non-whites) illusionally feels and views itself as the minority.
Salem Mattaniah

Racist’s Fear

HERE ARE 10 WARNINGS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. GAVE BLACK PEOPLE ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE

  

After Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, he was immediately homogenized by people seeking to co-opt his legacy. King was, however, an icon who thought deeply about the issues that plagued the black community and the role white America had played to bring about those circumstances. Listed below are some of the criticisms King made of white America, may of which still feel relevant today.

1.) White People Never Truly Sought an End to Discrimination
With Selma and the Voting Rights Act one phase of development in the civil rights revolution came to an end. A new phase opened, but few observers realized it or were prepared for its implications. Forthe vast majority of white Americans, the past decade—the first phase—had been a struggle to treat the Negro with a degree of decency, not of equality. White America was ready to demand that the Negro should be spared the lash of brutality and coarse degradation, but it had never been truly committed to helping him out of poverty, exploitation or all forms of discrimination.
2.) White People Will Abandon You

When Negroes looked for the second phase, the realization of equality, they found that many of their white allies had quietly disappeared.
3.) Never Take White People at Their Word

The Negroes of America had taken the President, the press and the pulpit at their word when they spoke in broad terms of freedom and justice. But the absence of brutality and unregenerate evil is not the presence of justice. To stay murder is not the same thing as to ordain brotherhood. The word was broken, and the free-running expectations of the Negro crashed into the stone walls of white resistance.

4.) White People Believe in a Fantasy World

The majority of white Americans sincerely committed to justice for the Negro. They believe that American society is essentially hospitable to fair play and to steady growth toward a middle-class Utopia embodying racial harmony. But unfortunately this is a fantasy of self-deception and comfortable vanity. Overwhelmingly Americais still struggling with irresolution and contradictions.
5.) White People Are Bonded to the Status Quo

As the nation passes from opposing ex-tremist behavior to the deeper and more pervasive elements of equality, white America rearms its bonds to the statusquo. It had contemplated comfortably hugging the shorelinebut now fears that the winds of change are blowing it outto sea.

6.) White People Want Equality for Blacks, So Long as It Doesn’t Cost Them Anything

The practical cost of change for the nation up to this point has been cheap. The limited reforms have been obtained at bargain rates. There are no expenses, and no taxes are required, for Negroes to share lunch counters, libraries, parks, hotels and other facilities with whites.
7.) White People Don’t Even Understand What Equality Means

But most whites in America in 1967, including many persons of goodwill, proceed from a premise that equality is a loose expression for improvement.
8.) White America Really Only Seeks to Hide Inequality, Not Fix It

White America is not even psychologically organized to close the gap—essentially it seeks only to make it less painful and less obvious but in most respects to retain it.
9.) White People Don’t Believe They Have Anything to Learn

Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn.
10.) Whites Believe Blacks Have Come Far Enough

He remembers that with each modest advance the white population promptly raises the argument that the Negro has come far enough. Each step forward accents an ever-present tendency to backlash.
Sources

All of Martin Luther King’s quotes were taken from Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (King Legacy)

http://blacklistory.com/2014/06/here-are-10-warnings-martin-luther-king-jr-gives-black-people-about-white-people/

Student activist flags down inequality with help from the NAACP

Rachel E. Anderson The Oxford Eagle Most people are hesitant to challenge tradition. Tysianna “Ty” Marino is not one of those people. Marino, a public policy leadership student from Pascagoula, Mississippi, has always considered herself an activist. From sporting her “I Can’t Breathe” sweatshirt (a reference to the final words Eric Garner said before he […]

http://oxfordstories.net/2015/10/10/student-activist-flags-down-inequality-with-help-from-the-naacp/

Black Lives Matter: Brazilian Police Kill Citizens 6 Times More Than U.S.

  

By Chelcee Johns | August 31, 2015

One protestor holds a sign reading “I support the 3rd international march against the genocide of Black people.” Facebook.com/ReajaOuSeraMorto

Last Monday, over 5,000 Brazilians took to the streets of Salvador da Bahia to protest the deaths of unarmed Black people by police officers. Salvador da Bahi, the center of Afro-Brazilian culture, is feeling many of the pains endured by Blacks in America as Brazilian police have killed an average of six people per day between 2009 and 2013. Much like the U.S., these victims are disproportionately Black.

Over the past five years, Brazilian police have killed close to as many citizens as U.S. police have in the past 30 years. Last week’s protest is part of a larger movement in Brazil, “Reaja ou SeráMorto,” which translates to “React or Die,” and has many of the same concerns as America’s Black Lives Matter movement.
“This country loves our Black culture, our music, our bodies, but hates the fact we still exist as the majority,” one 26-year-old woman participating in the protest told Refinery29. “Salvador is the front line of the war against African people in Brazil. My people built this city — this country — through slavery. We will not be silent. Black lives have value; Africans all over the diaspora want to live.”

The New York Times reported at least 2,212 Brazilians were killed by the police in 2013. This number could be greater, but unfortunately not all states within the country record just how many deaths occur at the hands of police.

“Of course, the sense of outrage would be different if these victims were boys with blond hair and blue eyes who lived in rich areas, but they were not,” Antônio Carlos Costa told the Times after a 10-year-old was killed by police and his mother threatened at gunpoint. Costa is a Presbyterian pastor and works to keep track of how many children under 14 are killed by the police.

One human rights attorney who volunteers with the movement said Brazil has it far worse than America and the numbers attest to this. The Reaja ou Será Morto movement has existed for the past 10 years, but only recently have they taken to the streets to create large protests.

“When the police invade your community, your home, bash in your door, and slaughter a young family member before your eyes, it sets terror and a river of tears, and endless pain, a pain that lives after the dead are buried… We are calling this a genocide,” said one 24-year-old Afro-Brazilian woman at Monday’s protest.
Blacks in Brazil are no longer keeping quiet as police terrorize their communities, even in the face of possible death. A protest of last week’s magnitude isn’t widespread in Brazil due to the fact police often threaten the lives of organizers. Reaja ou Será Morto organizers have received death threats on their phones and social media pages and even unwarranted home visits from police.
But Reaja ou Será Morto is saying the time is now for justice in their country.
“We are not celebrating the dead; people are here celebrating life. The life of our children, to guarantee they will wake up every day and not worry about dying,” another protestor contended.

Source: Madamenoire.com

Civil Rights Warriors

 I want to take a moment to say thank you to ALL of the people across the country who are taking it upon themselves to record and document police brutality. We are seeing a new story everyday in which officers are assaulting and even killing citizens. Black citizens. Do civil rights even exist anymore? When a boy can be beaten for jaywalking, a woman can be brutalized on a bus for petty theft, I’d say no.

  
We are sending a VERY CLEAR MESSAGE that we will not just sit by. We will document and we will make sure they are held accountable.

To all the Civil Rights Warriors who are everyday people saying “NO MORE!”, I thank you!!!!

  

Workshop: Unite Against Racism

  
Unite Against Racism

Breaking Down Walls and Building Community

It Begins and Ends With Us!!

Join me for the first in a 3 part documentary/discussion series examining and dismantling Racism. Whites and People of Color see race from radically different perspectives. We will explore our individual biases and how they impact our choices and impact our community. Through individual, group and interactive exercises we will increase understanding transforming fear into knowledge and that knowledge into the power we need to eradicate racism and oppression. It’s imperative that all People of Color come together as ONE community to challenge the system of racism and oppression that this country has been built upon. It’s also crucial that our white allies join in this movement. These seminars are meant for everyone, regardless of your racial, socio/economic, religious or political background. You don’t even have to agree with the movement. What’s essential is that we dialogue face to face in a respectful environment where we can build understanding.

Saturday, Nov. 7th, 2:30-5:30pm

2930 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 300 Berkeley

AGENDA

  • Welcome
  • Documentary: The Conversation 
  • White People on Race
  • My Black Son
  • Growing up Black
  • Individual and Group Exercises
  • Discussion: We will analyze the polarization between blacks and whites in the U.S., with an in depth look at the raw realities on both sides. 

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Trump’s White America

  
By Sevgi Fernandez

Donald, Donald, Donald…..

Where shall I begin. 

Just when I think you can’t get any more offensive, you prove me wrong. The only thing I like about you is that you’ve for all intents and purposes turned the republican presidential race into a circus show. So for that, I thank you. It’s been entertaining to watch Jeb squirm.

Let’s get back on track though shall we? So far you’ve managed to offend pretty much every group in the U.S. except white males. Let’s examine a few of your winning statements:

  • They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs.They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. (Mexicans)
  • And some, I assume, are good people!(Mexicans)
  • They’re sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably from the Middle East.
  • I have great respect for Mexico and love their people and their peoples’ great spirit. 
  • Anchor Baby

Stereotype much? Well, at least you assume some Mexicans are good people, and thank you for letting us know you have great respect  for Mexico; I think we may have missed that had you not cleared it up for us……

“Sadly the American dream is dead. But if I get elected president, I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again.”

Really Donald? You’ll bring it back bigger and better and stronger for who? The Mexican Americans, the African Americans, the Muslims, the Chinese Americans, women? I’m guessing NO. I do however think the right wing, KKK, gun toting, wealthy whites would absolutely see an America that’s better for them.

When reporter Jose Ramos attempts to press you for substantive answers regarding your mass deportation plan, you tell him to “go back to Univision” and have him escorted out.

When people start chanting “White Power” and executing hate crimes inspired by your rhetoric, you conveniently “aren’t aware” of it….

Pretty disturbing, that you avoid questions about deporting millions and turn your back when your racially biased platform rallies the support of radical white supremists. This is definitely not the type of person to be leading a meeting, much less a country in which the white majority will be gone in the next few decades!

We see and hear more and more white,right wingers shouting:

“Get out of my country!” 

“Go back to where you came from!”

I am here to offer you poorly educated, ignorant folks a bit of history. Unless, you are Native American, you and your family are the immigrants! Donald Trump’s family immigrated here from Germany and Scottland and two of his three wives are 1st generation immigrants. I suppose Donald Trump’s children could be deemed “anchor babies” if we are going by his rules…Oh, I forgot, those rules don’t apply to white Europeans….

Here is my suggestion, why don’t we give Trump a parcel of land similar to what was “given” to the Native Americans. We can go ahead and call it a reservation. All those who fall into the following categories can live there:

  • KKK
  • Racist Whites of a lesser degree, but who still hate people of color
  • Anyone who uses the phrase “go back where you came from”
  • Tea Party 
  • Ignorant bigoted rednecks 

Once there, they can elect Trump as their president and he is WELCOME  to build his wall around their land. In fact I’d dare say, many of us would help him build it.

So again, just so we are clear and I might spend a little less of each day moving forward attempting to educate the ignorant:

  • This is not your” country
  • You will soon be the minority
  • Please please read a history book!

One more thing, you already are the minority when it comes to state of mind. The love, acceptance and knowledge we share will always triumph over your hate and ignorance.

Sources:

  1. 1http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/55dce43ee4b08cd3359dc41a?
  2. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8052424
  3. Terry Krepel Founder and Editor, ConWebWatch.com; former senior editor, Media Matters
  4. http://genealogy.about.com/od/famous_family_trees/p/trump.htm
  5. http://www.commondreams.org/further/2015/08/25/donald-trump-will-make-country-great-again-going-full-racist-when-brown-skinned

The White Man’s Fear

This is dedicated to those that live and spread hate. 

  

 By Sevgi Fernandez 

Fear
Do u even see it?

That black cloud that is us creeping ever so slowly over the whiteness that is your palace of hate

Fear

It makes you close your eyes, cover your ears and shout “Animals!” as we wait at the gate, our truth in the words we shout at your deaf, dumb ears

Your self appointed pedestal of white domination is dripping red with the blood of our brothers and sisters

Your hatred weeps like blisters, the salve our tears, our pain

Who are the savage beasts?  The monsters with their trigger happy fingers pointed straight at our sons, our brothers, our fathers!

You reap what you sow….

Fear

Your fear of a multi hued world pressing in, taking over as your Tea Party, KKK club smolders

Your venom poisoning you from the inside

Go ahead and take that slippery ride of hate; far be it for me to berate 

You, massa, sir, whitey, cracker, human who bleeds just like me, don’t you see!

We meet your fear with strength 

Your hate with love

Your ignorance with knowledge 

We will march until the sound of our footsteps haunt every dream you dare to have

We will fight each day with every breath until our peace is had

Until Our justice is equal to your justice

Our pain equal to yours

Through the demise of your humanity we shall rise 

We meet your fear unabashed

With nothing to lose

And everything to gain


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