Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by river, Jan 31, 2007.
I just read this essay by Bobby E. Wright. It is not for the squeamish.
This sounds like a very interesting read beloved Sistah.
I'll look it up.
Thanks for sharing
…they are the institution and we are the people, as long as you control the institutions you control the minds of the people…
Ancestor Dr. Bobby Wright is a genius. I love his mind and the way he breaks things down with a good sense of humour.
Bobby E. Wright – Reach One Teach One (Pt 1):
(The following video was apparently in 13 parts but only 2 parts could be found on youtube)
Haki Madhubuti describes esteemed ancestor Dr. Bobby Wright as one of the few Black people who dared to ask the penetrating questions and demand answers and corrective actions to the racial situation in the United States and the world." In these essays, psychologist Dr. Bobby Wright coins the term "mentacide" which he defines as the "deliberate and systematic destruction of a group’s minds with the ultimate objective being the extirpation of the group." "Mentacide," says Dr. Wright, is a worldwide phenomena being implemented against the entire Black race. "Therefore," he says, "Blacks in Africa will begin to manifest the behavior of Blacks in the United States. Dr. Wright "was a thorn in the brain of Black men and women posing as leaders." And his last words were a warning to his friends and associates, "Watch the leadership, especially those proclaiming their God-given answer to the problems of Black people." "Dr. Bobby E. Wright was a "Black" psychologist, so labeled not just because he was both Black and a psychologist, but because he used his education, training, intellectual knowledge and skills always in the best interest of Black people all over the world." Just as Brother Haki considered it an honor to publish Dr. Wright, it was an honor for me to read and review this thought provoking work.
Dr. Wright poignantly begins the title essay, The Psychopathic Racial Personality, with the following narrative;
"In a bullfight, after being brutalized while making innumerable charges at the movement of a cape, there comes a time when the bull finally turns and faces his adversary with the only movement being his heaving bloody sides. It is believed that for the first time he really sees the matador. This final confrontation is known as "the moment of truth." For the bull, this moment comes too late."
According to Dr. Wright, the experience of Black people all over the world presents an analogous situation. For hundreds of years, our European (white) matadors have been holding up the capes of democracy, capitalism, Marxism, religion and education and for hundreds of years we have been charging at the movement of these "capes." Like the bull, we too are suffering from near fatal wounds and "indeed have arrived at our "moment of truth." Sisters and brothers, it is time for us to look at the matador and Dr. Wright tries to sharpen our vision.
Read rest here: http://www.cultural-expressions.com/diaspora/wright.htm
His works and understanding is as relevant today as it was when he did it, in fact, more so! We have access to much information and for the majority of our people it is just that...INFORMATION and INFORMATION alone. The information we have access to "ONLY BECOMES KNOWLEDGE FOR US WHEN WE INTERNALIZE IT". We already know when the transition from something just "being information" internalizes into knowledge because a new person comes into being. A new person with a new talk, a new direction and a new mission...because you will surely be on one as it regards our people.
External things merely transform the ego as someone once termed as “out-formation”. In-formation causes inner transformation (when internalised as you said).
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