Black People : How Do We See "Black" In The 21st Century?

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  1. UBNaturally

    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Under the veil of W.S. and superiority complexes, how does color and complexion dictate daily interactions and movements?

    With the term "Black" being used, and many presenting the offering of "We" as a pronoun in its place at times (me included), can we determine who is "Black" and who isn't?

    With the trans-racial flux that crept up in the last few years, I decided to put together a collage of images to see how we interpret this label of "Black".

    Look over these images, and list whether one would label each "black, white, or other":

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    Feel free to interpret each in ones' own view.

    Wanting to create a discussion on how "we" (there that we is again) see ourselves, and what that means.
     
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    Here are a few more images to consider when discussing this

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    From "negro" to "colored" to "black" to "African American" to "new black", with different interpretations of this mental illness of racism, what does the acceptance of terms and labels created by others, say about those accepting them?

    Where did this term "black" come from?

    The Black is Beautiful movement in the 60s sought to spin the negative imagery painted by the oppression and its oppressors.

    • Similar to the idea that the youth have about using the "N" word do identify with something to be proud about. It's understandable, but is it creating the desired effect?

    "I'm Black and I'm Proud" would be a theme that continued, even though it was a reactionary response to the denigration of select groups of people based on their skin complexion (anything other than white presented by Aryan-minded elitists; Hitler didn't just kill so called "Jews", think about it).

    I viewed a video recently, and the poster made a comment in describing a dark brown complexion man.

    He referred to them as "the dark guy".

    This really got to me, wasn't sure why until I realized this was a comparative scope of "white socialism", or what some call "White Supremacy", in regards to classifying or describing "others".

    But then the thought went further and the question came "How is using black different from using dark"?

    If dark had irked me, why hasn't black?

    Black is a comparative scope against the "white lens".

    Anytime the term "black" is used, it is in contrast to "white", or stems from a "white socialist" mind.

    There is No Justice in History
    http://erenow.com/common/sapiensbriefhistory/33.html

    The old signs of these offer some insight to what is being stated:

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    Colored is another one of those subliminal "white separatist/superiority" terms.

    This was the "white and others" system of separation.
    I pondered, did Mexicans get classed into this "colored" section as well, and were they later separated further with the usage of terms that would also be used:

    Blackie, darkie, negro, negroid, dusky, colored, etc.
    Then japs, chinks, and other derogatory labels to suggest condescension, and "white" socialistic thinking.

    These all seem to be along the same lines of "white colorism", and created a system that still exists.
    White scientists and eugenics theorists were full throttle when trying to claim genetic superiority, and in doing so established a climate for the acceptance of "subordinate" or inferior classes of people.

    When applications for jobs still ask for racial identity (while claiming it is not obligated for consideration), this is the same as Martin Luther King Day not being officially recognized like Thanksgiving or Memorial Day. It brings about a voluntary system that suggests one does not have to participate, but if one does or doesn't, it could be noted for further reference (even if it states it would not).

    In 100 years (can we even imagine?), what will appear on these applications for ethnic identity?
    Will we still be having the same construct of the human species under the subtle and subliminal guise of "white separation and supplication"?

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    When and if we (blacks, browns, melinated people, whatever we desire to label ourselves) eradicate the system of racism, and take it from the hands of those that desire the elimination of others based on their mental illness of racist castings, will we be able remedy the failures of humanity, and do better than them... before the human species eradicates itself?

    And we can discuss what is a human and what isn't in another thread, as I know there are many thoughts on that as well.
     
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