Omowale Jabali : Horizontal Violence

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Who is "the enemy"?

  1. The "devil" i.e. white man

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  2. The Black Bourgeoisie

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  3. I am my own worst enemy

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  4. Lower class Blacks

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  1. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are you familiar with the term "horizontal violence"? If so, what are some of the ways that it maniifests in the Black communities and how can you in your daily life contribute to remedying this problem?
     
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    For me, CONFORMING to the WORLD ULTIMATELY now makes anyone the ENEMY.

    If you see WHITE people now and BELIEVE they will be there ALWAYS be RUNNING things when HISTORY shows OTHERWISE then YOU WILL DIE when WHITE PEOPLE DIE not just DIE PHYSICALLY but when their RULE DIE TOO.

    That is YOUR WORLD. That is CONFORMING TO THIS WORLD ULTIMATELY.

    If you believe that you follow a set of PRINCIPLES that your ancestors PRACTICE which made them SURVIVE and also PRSOPER during SLAVERY RECONSTRUCTION etc till today, I will CONFORM to those PRINCIPLES because IT IS A FIRM EXAMPLE of SURVIVING DIFFERENT TIMES AND WORLD VIEWS.

    REMEMBER its PRINICIPAL and it requires FREEWILL and DISCERNMENT to UNDERSTAND otherwise if your ALIVE today doesnt MEAN YOU WILL BE ALIVE TOMORROW because YOU DECIDED TO FOLLOW DIFFERENT PRINCIPALS NOW that YOUR ANCESTORS.
     
  3. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for your resoponse but you did not even come close to answering the questions raised for discussion in this thread.

    "That is YOUR WORLD."

    Not mine. I don't ascribe to the belief that "white people are running things".
     
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    I have never heard this term before,what does it mean?
     
  5. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is one of the major problems facing Black youth today. I will not define the nature of the problem. Again, this is one of those questions I ask to get an idea of how solutions to problems in the BLACK community are being addressed.
     
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    I've never heard this term either. Why not tell us Brother Omowale?

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    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I did some research and it seems that Horizontal violence is the phenomenon of people lashing out at each other while they are in the same 'line of work' and/or situation in life.
     
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    Yes Brother I-Khan, i did the same. Many links referenced nursing.

    Not sure if that's how Brother Omowale is trying to apply it to us.

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  9. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oftentimes when I raise a question or state an opinion I feel that I am attacked by those who have a difference of opinion. This is one form of horizontal violence. Blacks attacking other Blacks who have a difference of opinion. Many times these kinds of differences that lead to physical violence. This occurs in the home, in the workplace, in school and on the internet. It is a term that describes what Sister Bisabee has been trying to address for the past week or so.

    This problem is deeply rooted in african culture. It preceeds colonialism and "the white man" but oddly enough is related to HOW the "white man" was "created".

    I, for one, view the Hon. Elijah Muhammad's teaching on "Yacub's History" as one which illustrates how horizontal violence has been INBRED into our "culture"...literally our DNA. And this helps to explain why horizontal violence is prevalent in the nursing profession.

    This is something that does not begin in the home. It begins in the environment in which we are born tehn subsequently raised. And for the most part, Black people lack an "envirnmental fit" in relation to the envirnment and culture in which we are raised.

    So-called "Black on Black crime" is perhaps the description most of us are familiar with. This is an example of "horizontal violence".
     
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    This would be an accurate description.
     
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