By Khalil Hakim
The Black Church needs to say something because Dr. King echoed these powerful words in his letter from the Birmingham jail:
“Wherever the early Christians entered a town the power structure got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being ‘disturbers of the peace’ and ‘outside agitators.’ But they went on with the conviction that they were a ‘colony of heaven’ and had to obey God rather than man. They were small in number but big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be ‘astronomically intimidated.’ They brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contest. Things are different now. The contemporary Church is so often a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. It is so often the arch-supporter of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the Church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the Church’s silent and often vocal sanction of things as they are.”
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They are being manipulated, playing right into an ancient game instituted a long time ago. The elites pit us against them like dog fighters. The wealthy elite class market patriotism and love of country to get poor-whites to buy into the illusion that they are part of something but in actuality they are no more than just pawns in the game that are nothing more than collateral damage. While Multi-national Corporations, Wall Street Bankers, Big Pharma, the Fossil Fuel industry and the modern-day oligarchs are laughing all the way to the bank.
By Atlas Agbaara “Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy, we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.” Stokely Carmichael. Since the beginning of American […]
Dear, Sheriff Scott Walton, of Roger’s County Oklahoma,
Am I sure you have heard of Robert Edward Lee? I am for certain!
And it is self-evident, Oklahomans believe Lee is such a great and esteemed personage that they dedicated a school to honor his life, right, in the heart of the city of Tulsa on September 16, 1918.
I am confident that you are well aware that Lee wasn’t a patriot of the United States of America but was, in fact, a traitor, a Benedict Arnold. He was a self-proclaimed rebel who committed the worst crime against his, own, nation and who now represents a shameful and disgraceful past to the very breath of the soul for what our living U.S. Constitution is founded upon – Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for all.
You see, Lee was born one-hundred years before Oklahoma’s territory became a state. At this time, our country was young and filled with immoral, immature, and inconsistent ideologies. During this era, racism and white supremacy pervaded and reverberated in the very heartbeat of our democracy.
Then, when God’s enlightenment began to resonate out of the voices of abolitionist, echoes of reason and logic became the light and liberty of this Union.
However, rejecting the light as Satan did himself, Robert and his white, predominately male, demon-ridden thugs decided to remain in the darkness.
America’s inability to honestly confront its past and present atrocities inflicted on Black folks are as obvious as the ignorance and bigotry of our current president.
I became aware that race is a factor in a lot of issues America faces today. I started to understand. My heart was willing to accept that the normality I’ve grown accustomed to as a white person, is not the same reality POC experience. When I see some white people discuss race, they never have an open mind or heart about the subject. White America has been drinking the same sweet tea for almost 200 years; sure America offers POC sweet tea, but white people get pure sugar in theirs, while POC are stuck with “Sweet’ n ’Low” or some other cheap imitation of sweet America.