This is article is based on one of the most difficult to accept conclusions that I have arrived at as first and foremost a Black/Afrikan person, but more specifically a so-called Afrikan American. But regardless of the difficulty in arriving at this conclusion that I strongly believe to be truth, it must be recognized nonetheless. This conclusion is that the world, not only our natural enemies, but sadly also some who share our racial phenotype, quite enjoys taunting us for the historic nightmare that we were victim to, our enslavement, via the Maafa. They enjoy celebrating the fact that diasporan descendants of enslaved Afrikans, and particularly so-called Afrikan Americans, are essentially a people who, due to the amount of tampering within our gene pool, as well as our brutally forced migration to Amerikkka at the behest of the white supremacists, where we were forced to build the worldwide capital for systematic racism/white supremacy for our natural, sworn enemies to enjoy and benefit from, while we are to be shut out, exploited, and eventual eliminated, are a people who collectively cannot claim a particular land as our own. They enjoy making a mockery of so-called Afrikan American people who attempt to make strides to reconnect with our heritage, our lineage and our right to reclaim our motherland, by denying us of that very lineage, heritage and right to reclaim the land (see the white supremacist driven meme WE WUZ KANGS AND SHEIT! for proof).
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Every so often, I will write a review or report on a book that I have read that that had a profound effect on me, that I think is highly impactful for Black people, and/or is a “must read” for Black people who are serious about the grand goal of Black liberation, and eliminating white supremacy. For this 21CRM Classic Book review, I choose Harriet A. Washington’s harrowing, thoroughly researched and extremely informative book, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Doctors and medical professionals hold a special place in the minds and hearts of many people. The fact that they appear to work so hard to achieve accreditation in a field that on the surface and in theory is perhaps the most noble of professions, and have acquired such knowledge in order to attain their status which is the field of caring for and healing bodies and minds, affords doctors a certain reverence that in the view of many is unquestioned and unquestionable. But as is the case for most things under the system of racism/white supremacy, the benefits that everyone else enjoys that come from the innovation in the medical and scientific fields often come at the expense of Black people, in brutal, troubling and disturbing ways. Harriet A. Washington’s Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present thoroughly and meticulously documents a vast array of medical atrocities that were perpetrated at the hands of the medical and scientific fields against Black people from the beginning of the chattel enslavement era of Amerikkka, all the way up to the current century.
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As evidenced by this blog, where there is only one subject that is discussed and that ever will be discussed, studying and understanding the system of racism/white supremacy in an effort to do whatever it is that I can do to eventually eliminate the system is one of the main concerns in my life, as I feel that it should be for all victims. A big part of learning and studying the system of white supremacy is talking and exchanging views on this topic, with both those who consider themselves “conscious” as well as those who many would refer to as confused (at best) about the system. In these conversations as well as in my writings, I try to use the term white supremacy as much as I possibly can in every conversation that involves racism, in an effort to try to get Black people in the habit of seeing, hearing and understanding a term that sparks much confusion within us. For some reason, there are very few terms and concepts that confuse Black people as much as the term white supremacy, and that confusion is expressed in multiple ways. Of course, with the confusion of its victims being one of the main components in the maintenance of white supremacy, this is deliberate. It is very important for Black people to have a clear, sharp understanding of the term white supremacy, what it means and why it is used in order to fight it more efficiently and more effectively.
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Sometimes the best and most immediately practical solutions are the simplest solutions. I believe that there is something to the idea that cultivating the best character possible as a Black person, and the best version of ourselves as Black people, can absolutely help to avoid some of the traps that are set for Black people under the system of racism/white supremacy, and may be constructive in terms of eliminating the system altogether. This, first and foremost, means un-confusing and detaching ourselves from this relatively recently promoted idea that we are “one world” and “there is only one race, the human race”, which is self-serving nonsense that refined white supremacists and confused victims like to promote. There are inherent differences between Black and white people, even if they are cultural and not so much physiological. Anyone who has spent considerable time around all-white environments, and all-Black environments (when we are at our best) can attest to this. This was especially true in the past, as unfortunately in today’s culture, many Black people have begun to take on and mimic the most negative white cultural traits. The fact is, we are not white people, and engaging in the things that whites have introduced into what has now been accepted as worldwide culture as normal (excessive consumption of alcohol, sexual perversion, and just general immoral debauchery) is dangerous, not only from it not being “good for us” literally in the physical sense, but it is also dangerous in the sense that acting like how a white person would act is a trap that could either land us in greater confinement (slavery), or worse yet, killed.
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