Black People : "12 Things Whites Must Stop Doing" - Nannie H. Burroughs

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    "12 Things White People Must Stop Doing To The Negro"
    by Nannie H. Burroughs

    - STOP penalizing Negroes for not being white. Color is not character.
    It is only a badge of distinction.

    - STOP making social excursions into the Negro race, depositing white
    offspring and then crying out against social equality.

    -STOP fighting integration in public education in the daytime, and
    practicing social equality anytime they want to.

    - STOP teaching basic untruths about race.

    - STOP trying to disprove the biblical and scientific fact that “God hath
    made of one blood all races of men to dwell on the face of the earth”.

    The New Testament re‐affirms this fact when Jesus declared, “One is
    your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren”. All scientists are agreed that
    biologically, sociologically, physiologically, ethnologically, all races are the same.
    Why this difference of color? This superficial difference was made by time, climate,
    soil, food, and environment. Men scattered and lived in different parts of the earth,
    and the five factors listed above accomplished incidental, pigmentary, difference on races.

    - STOP misinterpreting Genesis 9:19‐27. The Bible does not say that God
    cursed Ham. It says that “Noah cursed his son, Ham”. God did not even
    appear on the scene while Noah was drunk. Noah did the same kind of
    “running off at the mouth” that drunks usually do. Noah’s cursing and
    assigning his son to everlasting servitude was about as effective as would be
    the cursing and assignment to servitude, of any son by any father, today. God
    has never cursed any race. Man must STOP cursing and destroying any race
    under the pretext that he is only helping God carry out His plan and purpose.

    On this point God speaks in Galatians 6:7 without equivocation – “Be not
    deceived … whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap”. Races and nations
    always reap, in various ways, the ungodly things that they sow.

    -STOP making unjust discriminatory laws, molding social sentiment against
    respect for human personality, building up customs, continuing outmoded
    attitudes in an effort to prove that the Negro is inferior. In any race, only
    those are inferior who do inferior things.

    - STOP putting all kinds of barriers in the way of the progress of the Negro
    race, and then declaring that America’s high purpose is to build “one nation
    indivisible, with LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL”.

    - STOP making laws to protect the legal and civil rights of all citizens and when
    the rights of the Negro are involved, allow white citizens to put themselves
    above the law and not only deny Negroes their legal rights but persecute and
    lynch them. Such acts express vicious race prejudice. Out of such acts and
    attitudes America can never build a Christian democracy.

    - STOP using Negroes as political mud sills and stepping stones, to get whites
    in power, politically, and then deny Negroes full citizenship rights and equal
    opportunities, through education and employment, to secure their own
    rightful place in the labor world and enjoy full citizenship rights,
    responsibilities, rewards and privileges.

    -STOP teaching race prejudice to children in order to perpetuate contempt for
    people who are not white and thus make segregation a permanent institution
    in a democracy.

    - STOP calling this land “Christian” and the government thereof a democracy.
    The fact is brotherhood and fellowship are not the practice in many
    American churches. In the majority of them, Negroes are only welcome or
    tolerated on specially arranged occasions, and this arrangement is not for
    long nor frequent. Most white Christian churches and organizations export
    their religion through missionaries. They do keep a spurious brand for home
    consumption. Americanism and the attitudes of most whites are intended to
    “keep the Negro in his place” – give him an inferior complex and do injury to
    his mind, spirit and soul, and thus make him a second class citizen.

    The only hope and the redeeming factor in race relations in America is that
    there is and always has been an appreciable number of whites – and thank God, the number is increasing, in the North and in the South, who have been just, kind and generous. Many white people are embarrassed, hurt and often articulate in
    expressing themselves and are active against injustice. But compared with the total population that is active and articulate against justice to the Negro, this fair minded number is small.

    America could practice the teachings of Jesus Christ in human relations and
    rotherhood; justice and goodwill could be applied in education, labor, civil rights
    and religion without making the white race any blacker or the black race any
    whiter.

    It is not at all necessary to further MIX UP and MESS UP the two races in
    order to clean up the results of the kind of ungodly social mixing and grave injustice that have been going on for over three hundred years.

    America should decide, once and for all, to give the Negro his full citizenship
    rights. Those whites, who make social excursions into the Negro race, should stop it and “shinny on their own side” forever.

    Booker T. Washington, the wisest man of his generation would put it this
    way, “the races can be one as the hand, and as separate as the fingers thereon”.
    Write this one fact on the fly leaf of your Bible, ‐‐ this private mixing and then
    a public protest against mixing, is a stench in the nostrils of a just God.

    With a political and social justice, as the eternal basis, two races working
    together, could cooperate in building the greatest Christian Democracy the world
    has ever seen.


    By
    Miss Nannie H. Burroughs
    Lincoln Heights
    Washington 19, D.C.

    http://www.nburroughsinfo.org/files/47096865.pdf
     
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    Published on Jun 13, 2012 by Mary Alice Dorsett
    Written by Miss Nannie Helen Burroughs in the early 1900s. Read by Mrs. Mary Alice Dorsett, her protege.
     
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    Very wise advice. If we could also broaden the title in this day and age from "12 Things White People Must Stop Doing To The Negro' to '12 Things Humanity Must Stop Doing To Each Other"very wise advice indeed.
     
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    Indeed, Sister noor.... Within and without our respective races.
     
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    Nannie didn't bite her tongue! :toast:
     
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    Tampa activist works to fulfill King's dream


    by MICHELLE BEARDEN | The Tampa Tribune
    Published: January 17, 2012
    TAMPA - If Mary Alice Dorsett could have just five minutes with the late Martin Luther King Jr., she knows just what she would say:
    "Dr. King, we are so proud of you. You laid the foundation, and we are indebted to you," she says. "But Lord, I know the work isn't done. We are not giving up."
    Next month, Dorsett turns 86. She's certainly earned the right to step down and let others be a mentor and activist, as she has been for 60 years in this community. But Dorsett has no intentions of doing any such thing.
    "Why, I've just begun," she says with a wink.
    On Monday, Dorsett was honored with the Robert W. Saunders Award at the annual Hillsborough County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Memorial Service, now in its 26th year. Some 200 people attended the 2 1/2-hour event at Mount Calvary Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tampa for prayers and music by local choirs. Jewish, Muslim and Christian clergy joined in with remarks on peace and social action.
    But clearly, the highlight was the chance to honor a woman who has dedicated her life to service and typically ends her conversations with an "I love you!" and a hug.
    "I wish all of you could see my heart right now," a beaming Dorsett told the audience. The award is named for one of her heroes, longtime Florida civil rights activist Robert Saunders, who died in 2003.
    A native of Dade City, Dorsett attended Paine College in Augusta, Ga., and the Bowes' School, a national training and professional school for women and girls in Washington, D.C. She moved here in 1950 and became the first women to establish a bail bonds and income tax business in Hillsborough County.
    Her trailblazing work as a female business owner was unparalleled. She did it in an era when women had few opportunities – and even less so for minorities. While running her companies, she also raised two children and delved into community service. In 1962, she founded Faith Mission to provide shelter, food, clothing and employment for the needy.
    Through it all, Dorsett never stopped believing in King's dream, that people of all faiths and races could work together for the common good. She devoted herself to civil rights, and wrote a book called "Wings," which deals with solutions to problems....

    ..."I don't even go to the doctor," she says. "I feel real good. So as long as I'm blessed with that, I will keep on working to make Dr. King's dream a reality."

    http://m2.tbo.com/content/2012/jan/17/dorsett-working-to-fulfill-mlks-dream/life/
     
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