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In the United States, a White person is almost six times more likely to be killed by another White person than by a Black person, according to FBI homicide data. In 2011, there were more cases of Whites killing Whites than there were Blacks killing Blacks.
According to statistics from the Justice Department, White men are more likely to kill more than any other racial group.
When the Bureau of Justice Statistics collected homicidal rates from 1980 to 2008, they found that compared to Blacks, Whites were more likely to kill children, the elderly, family members, and their significant others. They commit more sex-related crimes, gang related crimes, and are more likely to kill at their places of employment.
most crime is intra-racial. Statistics show that 84% of White victims are killed by Whites and 93% of Black victims are killed by Blacks.
Whites represent a majority of the American population and are responsible for 54% of murders involving an intimate partner, 59% of murders involving a family member, 55% of murders involving infants, 56% of murders involving elders, 54% of s*x related murders, 53% of gang related murders, 70% of workplace related murders, 55% of arson related murders, 80% of poison related murders, and 53% of murders involving multiple victims . Blacks comprise 13% of the population and are responsible for 59% of felony murders, 65% of drug murders, 50% of murders involving an argument, 56% of gun homicides, and 54% of murders with multiple offenders.
—–Awo Yaa Asantewaa Ankomah
The myth of Yurugu!
Like a drop of water plops to a surface, so Yurugu fell to Earth with such a thud, that the inhabitants, the complete spirit-filled beings, were scattered across the galaxy. Un-be-know-est to him, he created a variety of ethnic groups-some more closely related to him as he landed directly on their heads (trauma?), however, many of the original people remained and this is their story.
In his excitement to contribute to humankind; physical manifestation of the logic minded half of spirit; Yurugu just could not wait for his other half, heart, and anyway, he reasoned that he had sufficient knowledge to impress the other physical stars in the down below with his brightness of mind. Now here he stood, surrounded by greenery, sweet scents, gentle sounds, and a false sense of completeness. Remember, he has no heart, which is his female twin soul.
See description of the Kimit rituals explained in the beginning.
The earth was full of colors, green fruit/food, brown trees, yellow sun, red flowers, and blue water. Even the things flying about his head and darting about his feet, the source of the music he heard, were a combination of color. There was energy in Motion creating sound.
Suddenly, Yurugu heard movement in the water, just beneath the tree….there. He approached slowly searching for glimpses of the melodious sounds he heard. Finally, Yurugu was able to see her. Her ebony skin glistened in the water, which ran down her body in rainbow shaded trinkets. She must have sensed his presence as she was looking his way as he came into the clearing. For a split second, he saw a site which blinded him and he saw whiteness, as if stepping into the midst of brilliance…and…he saw the Light.
It was there on her face, just behind her smile (a look of pure disgust) then she turned swiftly and violently. Away from him she flew.
Confused, and stopping his own smile, Yurugu looked down at himself attempting to “know” why this beautiful creator would not look upon him. After all, today is his “arrival day”. Yurugu bowed his head to see himself and BAM !!! He realized he had no color.
This was terrible, what had he done, passing up his heart, as he realized the purpose of the heart, what shall he do now. He became terrified when he realized the beautiful creation he’d seen was now out of the water and swiftly moving away from him. Her body was gorgeous, the fullness engulfing her essence… oh and the magnificent color! She was the color of Amma, the great creator! She was the completion of life and the physical manifestation of his female counterpart – the heart. Knee-grows really should read this ten times and let it sink in. She was the manifestation of the one he ditched with his refusal to wait for a heart. And he thought “he had to have her” (Jungle fever? Plantation dreams?).
Suddenly, he heard loud sounds, and as he turned he fell to his knees. Standing before him was the most splendid sight he is sure he will ever behold, the seed carrier of Amma and other half, ammA (the male-female principle that is inherent in nature).
From his lowly position on the ground, Yurugu hung his head in shame as he realized it was the heart that would have given him his color and male principle as his eyes beheld. His own male principle, (seed carrier called a brain), appeared under-formed and limited in the face of ammA’s). Yurugu noted the strength in the form of ammA and when he turned, there “she” was again.
Yurugu, hiding his male principle (suppressing his intellectualization, something edumacated knee-grows can’t do), turned and ran spending many years alone, surveying the land, enjoying the fruits of it, trying to figure out how he could get a heart to complete his being. He had spent time watching her, Amma, and his brain would attempt to come forward. However, it could never reach the proportion of ammA’s and besides, it has no color. Yurugu noted it was during moments like this, (desiring Amma and watching his sickly principle attempt a response) that he had color. His principle seemed to show the life force within, the blood which carried the life force Asili. (Blush)
Because he had no heart, Yurugu became angry and bitter. He began to resent the animals of the earth and would destroy and eat them, seeking their blood and hoping his own would become transformed and color filled. You see, due to Yurugu’s limited brain, his thought process was defective. He did not know he could not recreate his life nor could he produce true life without a heart to empower his male principle.
Once he realized that he in fact did not have sufficient knowledge, and that ammA would not even acknowledge his presence and recommended he be banished to the “Northern Cradle”, Yurugu became filled with a rage so great, it sent him into a deep sleep. In his sleep, he dreamed he had all power. The land was populated with white people and he was ruler. He became their ruler because he found the secret of the two globes (left/right brain which carried wisdom) and which held his essence down. Without this globe, one’s essence, which resides in the heart, would float out of his body and go back to the great creator, Amma.
Because Yurugu had no heart, the information provided by his globe was devoid of feeling. (Dissociation) When he awoke, he believed the dream as reality and denied his whiteness. In so doing, he also denied responsibility for the part he played in his current existent, his choice to come to earth without a heart.
This the Dogon tale of Yurugu and the creation of the “white people”. Like all things this is a story filled with allegory and is used as teaching tool.
The story of Yurugu represents the original trauma experienced by man as he is transferred into mankind (a kind of man), the traumatic infestation of an incomplete Asili (blood which carries the life force). This kind of man had no color and no spirit. Dr. Marimba Ani author of the book Yurugu has stated that Africans as a result of Yurugu’s actions were now infected with a Cultural Aids virus…Yurugu and its asili.