What is Racism?

A lot of people throw this word around so often but have very little idea what it is and what it means. For example, recently I was reading a reddit thread and some black dude started going on about the typical negro rhetoric about racism is bad and we need to eliminate it.

I replied with

You will live and die in a racist world no use crying. Learn to live with it and use it to your advantage, negro.

His response

RACISM is a systematic socioeconomic condition of oppression from one race onto another. You tell me how a black man can use racism on a white man?

 

Smh.

Racism is not directly related to oppression. It has historically been used to oppress but that does not mean oppression and racism are mutually coexistent at all times.

Racism is simply, the categorization and discrimination of human beings. Firstly they are categorized into a group (race, ethnicity, tribe, etc…) and then they are discriminated against. The discrimination aspect is what throws a lot of people off. The reason being is we have been thought that discrimination is a bad word, but in actually it’s not, if you look at its definition you will see that all it means is to discern and selectively choose.

For example, a white man may be favored for a position or be treated above other ethnic groups simply because of his implied status. Is the white man being oppressed? Is racism not occurring?

Once again, racism is discrimination and categorization. The white man was categorized as a person of superior status and discriminately chosen for the position over others. Just like the black man was categorized as a person of inferior status and discriminately denied the position. In both cases racism was in play.

This means then that racism can not only hurt one group or individual (Africans are very familiar with this kind of racism) but it can also benefit one group or individual.

To put a nail in the coffin. The negro I was arguing with thought that he was proving a point by linking me to the wikipedia definition of racism. This is where I got him.

Lets look at the wikipedia definition of racism.

Racism is discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity.

At first glance, it may seem very different from my definition but it really is the same thing.

It says, discrimination, which is a word I’ve used and it also says prejudice which is a form of discrimination. But the quote also goes on to say that it is aimed towards people based on their race or ethnicity.

  1. Did it associate racism with something always negative? Why is it that the negro thinks that racism is always a negative sum thing? The reality is that racism is a zero sum game. One group obvious takes the negative side of it but it is balanced out with another group (europeans generally) benefiting from it.
    1. SO YES THIS MEANS THAT WHEN WHITE PEOPLE ARE GIVEN PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT BY OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS, RACISM IS OCCURING EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT PHYSICALLY OR EMOTIONALLY IMPAIRED DURING ITS PROCESS.
  2. What is race or ethnicity? Categorization of human beings. So to rephrase the wiki quote

Racism is discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their categorization

That sounds a whole lot similar to “categorization and discrimination” that I initially stated at the beginning.

So now that we have a clear definition of racism, what do I mean when  I say to that negro that we should use it to our advantage.

Well, since we all categorize human beings naturally (that’s an whole other article) it is then imperative that we discriminate the right way.

One of the major problems we have as Africans is that we have the same discriminatory practices as our enemy and a lot of it is subconscious because it has been molded by those who control our mind, control the narrative.

What does that mean? The way in which we discriminate is cultural. Discrimination is instinctual (that’s also another article) but how we do so is culturally molded.

A temporary fix to this is to let the conscious self override the sub-conscious thoughts. That way we can catch ourselves when we may subconsciously act against our interest. And this can be done to a degree but it is not sufficient.

The most powerful and permanent fixture to this problem is to control the narrative and definitions that our future generation will live under. If we can control how they think we can then control to a large degree how they act. This means we’re going to need to build institutions like schools and day cares to mold the minds of these kids because if we don’t control their mind we should not be surprised when consistently they act against our interest as a people.

The Extinction of the Negro

As the roller coaster of emotions fade for everyone after the election of a brand new president a very serious question must be asked, how will the negro fare?

President trump has made it very clear with his preliminary 2018 budget that he does not only does he not care about Negroes but he intends to stifle their very existence.

The largest cut has been to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a whopping 31%. This is a drastic cut especially considering that the EPA currently has an 8 billion dollar budget, so a 1/3 cut to the would cut it down to approximately 5 billion and some change.

To be clear, I don’t think Trump is directly targeting Negroes with his budget cuts, the more obvious answer is that he is looking out for his big oil and gas friends and simultaneously will have the accolade of “creating” more jobs, albeit temporary ones but jobs none the less. While trump is trying to lessen environmental restrictions set on big businesses, the unintended (or intended as I happen to believe) is that poorer, less influential and particularly African-American communities will suffer tremendously from the environmental strain that:

A) A reduction in EPA will have

B) The environmental impact these companies will have on poorer communities.

 

According to the EPA website, their “purpose” is to make sure that:

  • all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work;
  • national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information;
  • federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively;
  • environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
  • all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
  • environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and
  • the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

This is the same EPA, that flint residents sued for mismanagement before the budget cuts. This is the same EPA that acknowledges that there are millions exposed to lead in their drinking water every day. So even at it’s 8 billion dollar budget, the EPA has not been effective at tackling the environmental problems that are  disproportionately targeting African-Americans. Just imagine the many more national disasters like flint that can and will occur with these EPA cuts.

The severity of this matter can not go understated. And despite this real obstacle there are so many more. Other real problems that African-Americans are facing:

  • Miscegination (genetic eradication)
  • Poverty
  • Violent Crime
  • Incarceration
  • High Abortion
  • Many MORE

Looking at these problems is particularly why the questioning of the negro’s survival in America is a very real one.

Not only is the negro weak, (s)he is vulnerable. The negro is a fighter but highly susceptible to deceitful strategy.

 

From enslavement to the first mix-race president, the one theme remains and it’s one theme the negro has seldom touched. Power or the lack thereof.

 

Is the negro finished? Will the negro just dissolve into a mix-race and eventually phenotypically indiscernable to their white counter-parts. Is this what the negro wanted all along? These are challenging times, will the negro survive?