How do we fight racism when most people don’t seem to know the difference between a racist and a racialist or race and culture? And forget the sentient human or the human race.
It appears that racism is driving the human bus and winning because many Blacks and most Whites are ignorant of the facts and that many from both sides have experienced throughout history. This multi-racial complicity allows inequality to thrive and the origin of disease racism to remain intact. The modern origin, of course, is debatable, but the suspects are legion.
Ironically, in the United States, those free Blacks during slavery who were missing in action in the struggle to fight racism were given a sound thrashing by David Walker, a Black abolitionist, for being “submissive.” Henry Highland Garnet (for whom my high school in Charleston, W. Va. was named), a Black antislavery activist told Black slaves that it was their duty to rebel against enslavement. I believe him to be my inner voice.
The revised history of the United States is typically used today as a means of seamlessly passing the opinions and attitudes from the slavery and apartheid era of America’s past to the next generation. Therefore, each new generation of young people is indoctrinated into the American culture with opinions and attitudes that do not include the authentic history of Black Americans (that’s why it’s missing), but does include the residual ideas of overt racists of the past. A sterling example is Dr. Samuel George Morton, a noted Philadelphia “race scientist” who, circa 1854, convinced the nation through respected publications that his skull research proved that Blacks were mentally inferior to Whites. His theories appeared subsequently in the persona of Dr. William Shockley in the 1960s.
For example, TonyBrownsJournal.com offers a Black geneticist, Dr. Joseph Graves, who refutes Morton and other racist race scientists of the past. Dr. Graves is among the hundreds of missing Black pages of history that prove that there is only one race – the human race. Legitimate history is a work in progress because history always catches up with you. That is why we are in need of a constant retreading of the past with objective rational evidence.
Instead, we often use unfiltered racist ideas from dubious sources in the past that predispose generation after generation to psychologically acceptable racist themes as natural to our sentient human nature.
Visit www.TonyBrownsJournal.com and click the links below to view excerpts from various Tony Brown’s Journal programs dealing with race and racism:
- #2510 – “IS THE HUMAN RACE OUR BEST KEPT SECRET?” Joseph Graves, Jr., formerly a professor of evolutionary biology and African American studies at Arizona State University, believes that humans cannot be separated by genetics into races. Author of The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race At The Millennium, Graves says that there are too many shared genes between people of European and African descent in the U.S. to allow for racial delineation.
- #2523 - "HOW DID RACE AND RACISM GET STARTED?" The evolution of Eugenics, Social Darwinism and theories about racial inferiority are examined by Dr. Joseph Graves, Jr. Dr. Graves' views are compared to the theories of Dr. William Shockley, the late physicist who argued that Blacks are intellectually inferior to Whites.
- #2802 – “WHEN WE SAY RACE DO WE MEAN DECEPTION?” There is no topic in American society that ignites more public—and private—debate than race. Now comes along an author who says that race does not exist as a scientific fact; rather it is a social construct with no scientific basis. Joseph Graves, author of The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists In America, suggests that race is more a psychological, sociological and political device than a scientific reality--and explains why.
- #3001 – “CIVILIZATION’S FIRSTBORN” The discovery of the 3.3 million-year-old fossil of a Dikika infant is a major development in the study of human evolution. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Joseph Graves provides intriguing insight into the evolution of the human race.