Skip to comments.How to raise anti-racist kids (Barf)
Posted on 06/20/2020 6:39:09 AM PDT by Stravinsky
It'd be great if racism didn't exist. If you didn't have to give your kid an explanation for why a person clutched a bag as a black man walked by. If black families didn't have to hold multiple versions of "the talk" in hopes that their child doesn't become the next Michael Brown or George Floyd. But that's not our current reality, nor has it been across our nation's entire history.
As psychologist Beverly Tatum puts it, anti-blackness is a smog, one we're breathing in everywhere, knowingly or not.
"Cultural racismthe cultural images and messages that affirm the assumed superiority of Whites and the assumed inferiority of people of color is like a smog in the air," writes Tatum in her book "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race."
"Sometimes, it is so thick it is visible, other times it is less apparent, but always, day in and day out, we are breathing it in."
How do you raise a child to become anti-racist in a country entrenched in systemic racism?
For starters, begin now. Don't let uncomfortableness or fear of not having all the answers stop you from diving into the education process, even if it means learning alongside your kid, say experts.
"Start where you can. It's not a checklist of things that you and your kids do, and then you can say you're done and you're not racist," says Beatriz Beckford, black mom of two and senior campaign director of MomsRising, a grassroots organization cohosting a nationwide family virtual protest for Black Lives Matter. "It's a constant practice we have 400 years of racial injustice to unlearn."
(Excerpt) Read more at yoursun.com ...
Nobody is forcing black kids to sit together in the cafeteria.
That ended long ago.
They do it because they want to.
Speak for yourself.
>>”Cultural racismthe cultural images and messages that affirm the assumed superiority of Whites and the assumed inferiority of people of color is like a smog in the air,” writes Tatum in her book
Tell that to President Obama’s racist friend Jay-Z who wore a black supremacist “5% nation” medallion to an NBA game courtside.
The Five-Percent Nation, sometimes referred to as the Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE/NOGE) or the Five Percenters, is a movement founded in 1964 in the Harlem section of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, by Allah the Father, who was previously known as Clarence 13X and, before that, Clarence Edward Smith.
...As a member of the Nation of Islam, Clarence 13X was an avid student of Malcolm X and NOI literature and lessons. He also became a member of the Fruit of Islam. In 1963, Clarence 13X began teaching his NOI students that the Black man (collectively) was the “Original Man” and “God,” and he “rejected” the Nation of Islam’s doctrine that its light-skinned founder, Wallace Fard Muhammad, was Allah. Between 19631964 Clarence 13X left the Nation of Islam, renamed himself Allah, and founded what is known as the Five-Percent Nation or Nation of Gods and Earths. Five Percenters called him “The Father” because “many of them were the products of broken homes and this was the only father they knew.” Thus, Clarence 13 also became known as Allah the Father or Father Allah.
Members of the group call themselves Allah’s Five Percenters, which reflects the concept that ten percent of the people in the world know the truth of existence, and those elites and their agents opt to keep eighty-five percent of the world in ignorance and under their controlling thumb; the remaining five percent are those who know the truth and are determined to enlighten the eighty-five percent.
The Nation of Gods and Earths teaches that Black people are the original people of the planet Earth, and therefore they are the fathers (”Gods”) and mothers (”Earths”) of civilization. The Nation teaches that Supreme Mathematics and Supreme Alphabet, a set of principles created by Allah the Father, is the key to understanding humankind’s relationship to the universe. The Nation does not believe in a god but instead teaches a form of Apotheosis, that the Asiatic Blackman is God and his proper name is “Allah”, the Arabic word for “God”.
Five Percenters have culture-specific names for certain cities. The New York City areas of Harlem (”Mecca”) and Brooklyn (”Medina”) were named after notable Islamic cities by members of the organization. Other areas include Detroit (”D-Mecca”), New Jersey (”New Jerusalem”), Chicago (”C-Medina”), Queens (”the Desert”), Connecticut (”New Heaven”), St. Louis (”Saudi”), Seattle (”Morocco”), New Rochelle (”Now Rule”), Dallas (”Sudan”), Baltimore (”Born Mecca”), Atlanta (”Allah’s Garden”), and Milwaukee (”Cream City”).
Teachings on race
As in the Nation of Islam, Five Percenters believe that the original inhabitants of the world were Black (which they refer to as the “Asiatic Blackman” and believe had inhabited the earth for “66 trillion years”.) who ultimately descended from the Tribe of Shabazz, while the White race are evil “devils” who were created 6,000 years ago on what is today the Greek island of Patmos by a rogue ‘bigheaded scientist’ named Yakub (the Biblical and Qur’anic Jacob) who was of the Meccan branch of the tribe. After the Whites attempted to rise up against their creators, they were exiled to the caves of “West Asia” - what would later be known as Europe. All other races are looked upon as mere non-god mutations of the Blackman. The Yakub origin story is the basis for all Five Percenter racial understanding.
In its article on Five Percenter Jay Electronica, Vice Magazine stated in regard to the Five Percent Nation: “It’s a movement that’s been affiliated with hip-hop from the very beginning, coining terms like ‘ciphers’ and ‘dropping science’ and influencing everyone, World’s Famous Supreme Team, Big Daddy Kane, Jay-Z, Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan, Brand Nubian, Nas, Common, Poor Righteous Teachers, and AZ. With these artists, and any others associated with the Five Percenters, music was more than just a message.”
i don’t understand where they get the “400” years. The USA is not that old.
If they are complaining about world wide slavery- it is still going on.
So it’s in my DNA?
How does one unlearn their DNA?
I see blacks sit together all the time at work. Are they asking others to join them??
Tell that to Louis Farrakhan who for decades has preached that white people are white devils created to be the embodiment of all evil in the world by a wise African scientist over a thousand years’ time.
In the beliefs of the Nation of Islam (NOI), Yakub (sometimes spelled Yacub or Yaqub) was a black scientist who lived “6,600 years ago” and began the creation of the white race. He is said to have done this through a form of selective breeding referred to as “grafting”, while living on the island of Patmos. The Nation of Islam theology states that Yakub is the biblical Jacob. All other branches of Islam, as well as Christianity and Judaism, reject these assertions. The story has caused disputes within the NOI during its history. Under its current leader Louis Farrakhan, the NOI continues to assert that the story of Yakub is true, claiming that modern science is consistent with it.
Most self segregate, which is fine by me.
I try to avoid Blacks, fags, and women at work.
They harass their peers for “acting white” if they study and sit with the other kids.
Slavery existed in the US for 89 years. July 4, 1776 to December 6, 1865.
It is in your DNA because white people are white devils who were born to be that way. So say a significant portion of the black community who are never denounced by other members of the black community.
Ah yes, African scientists. That’s why they’re so far head of Whitey.
Just look at all the advances in technology from the Congo’s space program.
And don’t even get me started on the fusion tech out of the Central African Republic...
head = ahead
I had some white on black crime in my house this morning. My new white puppy had my new black kitty pinned on the floor (in a playful manner). I guess I’ll wait to see it on the tv PROGRAMMING, before I decide what punishment to mete out.
I call them gangster kitties. They run around and tear things up. Next you know they’ll be burning the house down or stealing much car...
F I C T I O N
i’m aware! again, where do they get the 400 yr. # from?
But people were trying to book flights there, so it must be real.
I plan on going to Pandora.
“It’d be great if racism didn’t exist.”
Yeah and it would be great if nobody ever wanted to be THE BOSS of everybody else. Guess what. Ain’t gonna happen. Good example currently going on would be the power struggle in chaz/chop/twsh in Seattle. Guess somebody isn’t/wasn’t happy with the way raz simone is running things and wants to be in charge instead. As to the ‘occupieholes’ squatting there, IT’S NOT YOURS TO TAKE CONTROL OF! What do supporters across the country NOT understand about that? I would ask them if they leave their homes unlocked at all times, cars unlocked with keys in? No? Why not? Hey America haters———fah Q!
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