Blackmystory on Race and Racism: etching it in stone


Racism is:

1.            A belief or doctrine that any inherent differences among the various human ethnic groups will determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own ethnic group is superior and has the right to rule others. 

2.            A policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; ie, discrimination, discririminating, hating. 

3.            Hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. 

 Since the invention of the term race by the more aggressive and imperialist of cultures from Europe, racism has his-storically been defined as the belief that “race” is the primary determinant of human capacities and that  certain races are inherently superior or inferior to others, and/or that individuals should be treated differently according to their “racial” designation. Rationally, we are not born being haters of other cultures or ethnicities. We are not born knowing right from wrong, knowing religion or having political affiliation.  This insipid kind of hate is taught and learned.  Children are born, with a certain spiritual purity, a blank slate if you will, with no predetermined hate of others, except for the child’s inherent ability to pick up on some ones positive or  “toxic” energy. Therefore, one can conclude that children learn hatred, racism, and stereotyping from their care givers, the environment they grow up in and further reinforced through their peers, social networks, politicians and the media, including “popular (pop) culture”.  

The expansionist movement of Europe, whose enlightenment period after their “dark age” was build on stolen knowledge from older cultures in African, Asia and the South of America, created an environment where they falsely blew up their cultural ego and promoted the belief that the invented bible stories allotted them the right of superiority over other cultures. This faux superiority have been passed on from generation to generation and still remains a major basis and catalyst for the cultural and ethnic hatred we call today racism.  In psychology which is a codified discipline created and studied by the victors in Europe’s imperialism, self fulfilling stereotype become ingrained beliefs inculcated through reinforcement via media images, political and military wars of attrition or social conditioning and designs. 

Thus the East Asian is conditioned to believe that his native academic intelligence is greater than anyone else and rides that cycle of belief–action-reinforcement- belief. Likewise the South Asian and his mercantile nature; the European and his intelligence and creativity; and the Africans for his… ability to dance and sing, run and jump (each are examples of racial stereotypes), become the norm and expectation from others inside and outside the varied cultures. To ensure that things run as smooth as they “divinely” should, anti-ethnic hatred is colour codified as racism and systemised as White Supremacy, where the following structure becomes etched in stone. 

Caucasian=white = superiority, top of the food chain
East Asian= yellow = sneaky, hard worker, intelligent
South Asian=Brown =dirty, weird, entrepreneurial
Native People=Red= drunk, savage, side show
African People=Black =cursed, uncivilized, unintelligent

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