Racism Is a System, Not Interpersonal Interactions

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Hello Eye Wall Comrades

I hope this day is treating you well.  You all know my saying: If there is anything going on in your life causing you to feel depressed or making you feel less worthy and you need someone to talk about it with or someone with access to different professionals who can help you work through those issues, always feel free to reach out to me.  I am all ears, and I will make the time to listen to you.  We all need to vent, and I’m more than happy to listen.

Now that my standard introduction is out of the way, I wanted to, very briefly, dive into a topic that keeps popping up whenever I speak out against the system of white supremacy.  This happens when I’m out interacting with people in public, but this topic most frequently pops up when I’m posting things on social media that challenges the racist power structure.

The typical rebuttal I hear from white people–and in some cases other black people–when I say that white supremacy is, by far, the most important social issue we need to be focusing on as Americans is “Well, we all have biases we need to work on” or “I’ve had black people mistreat and harm me, too, so there can racism from all sides.”

Like, all I say is that racism is the biggest problem this country faces and the biggest threat to democracy there is, and those are the type of responses I get.  And, it really doesn’t surprise me that much.  I understand, for whoever sees my message, it’s me going up against a lifetime of social engineering, so I know how people have been programmed to talk about racism in a specific way.  

Be that as it may, this type of knee-jerk reaction to me simply calling out racism for what it is, as a system, is a testament as to why, every single day, it is all Americans job to beat the drum of the counter-narrative to the “anti-black/pro-white” messages we’re bombarded with every single day.

And, that brings me to why I wanted to compose this brief e-mail on this Monday–as me making my daily contribution to that counter message.  I wanted to clear something up that keeps getting misunderstood and ill-taught about how racism really works.  Something must get definitively clarified up if we’re ever going to solve the demonic white supremacy problem in America.

I heard a radio segment on KERA radio about racial bias and about how we all have a bias to some degree. And, have you ever noticed, whenever racism is being talked about in whatever space, the “racial bias” discussion is always the PC go-to if you don’t want to make the audience too too uncomfortable?  “We all have biases” is the go-to rhetoric if you want to make white people feel like they’re not being singled out.  

You see, the thing is, though, black people can have all the racial bias they want.  Hell, they can even mistreat a white person on the job or harm a white person in public because they’re white.  However, what kind of “racism against white people” do black people possess that affects white people as a group in large numbers?   

Can black people determine where large groups of white people can and cannot live?

Can black freely murder large groups of white people (like how law enforcement officers murder black people) with impunity? 

Do black people have the power to incarcerate white males at astronomical rates, like the world has never seen before

Do black people have the power to economically deprive million of white people over the span of hundreds of years to a point where there’s literally no wealth for their families to pass down through lineage?

Let’s understand something, first, folks.  Black people attacking white people because they’re white is far and in between, and if a black person does, you best believe they will not only be punished to the fullest extent of the law and beyond, but whoever committed that crime will be magnified and propagated as the model for “how all black people are.”  

It’s far and in between because black people are socially groomed into constantly seeking white approval, so harming white folks based on their ethnicity is hardly on any black person’s mind.  If anything, black people desperately want white people to like them, and, in many cases, are breaking their backs to earn some type of white validation.  

Secondly, black people have been taught to hate themselves and anyone who looks likes them.  We’re more concerned with harming each other than we are with doing any kind of wrong to white people, believe you me.  And, if a black person is thinking of harming a white person because they’re white (I’m not condoning it in any way), 10 times out of 10 it’s a response of frustration from having to live in a society where those classified as white can openly harm or kill you at will and where the success of “whiteness” is built off of black failure.  So, blame the system, not black people.  

The conversation isn’t about who has racial bias nor why they have it.  That whole “the brain likes to conserve energy so it makes snap judgments about people based off blah blah blah” is a crock of bull, and I’m tired of hearing it.  It’s about who has the power to dominate a group of people based on those biases, and it’s about knowing why those biases were created in the first place.  

If we’re going to start having a constructive conversation that leads to the action of replacing the system of racism with a system of fairness, justice, and equality, we have to view white supremacy for what it is–a vicious and satanic power structure machine with anti-blackness as its engine.  

If you took something of value away from this e-mail, please feel free to reply with anything you would like to add.  I’m always open to having a constructive dialogue. 

Sincerely,

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3 thoughts on “Racism Is a System, Not Interpersonal Interactions

  1. Great read!! That’s for sharing!! Getting people to understand that racism in America was a social construct to keep us all marginalized is tough work, but this piece gives dinner great insight!

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