On Being White and other Lies by James Baldwin

THE CRISIS OF LEADERSHIP in the white community is remarkable-and-terrifying-because there is, in fact, no white community. This may seem an enormous statement-and it is. I’m willing to be challenged. I’m also willing to attempt to spell it out. My frame of reference is, of course, America, or that portion of the North American continent … More On Being White and other Lies by James Baldwin

The Melanin Challenged (So-called “White”) Delusion

In an article published in the West African Pilot of Accra, Ghana under the title “Has The African A God?” will be found the following: Personally, I believe the European has a god in whom he believes and whom he is representing in his churches all over Africa. He believes in the god whose name … More The Melanin Challenged (So-called “White”) Delusion

What is being white?

Racism Alive And Well It’s become customary to suppose that a measure of discrimination is built into whiteness itself, a racial category that has often functioned as a purely negative designation: to be white in America is to be not nonwhite, which is why it was possible, in 1961, for a white woman from Kansas … More What is being white?

From the Welsing Institute

“We now are in the 21st century. Recently, there has been an unraveling and an analysis of the core issue of the first global power system of mass oppression– the power system of racism (white supremacy). Once the collective victim (non-white population) understands this fundamental issue, the ultimate organizing of all of the appropriate behaviors … More From the Welsing Institute

HAS THE AFRICAN A GOD?

The editorial in The African Morning Post issue of May 7, under the heading: “Do The Europeans Believe In god?” has been read by me with great interest. I fail however to agree with the conclusion in the last but one paragraph that, “judging by the European’s attitude towards the Africans, there is no indication … More HAS THE AFRICAN A GOD?

Toni Morrison: “People who practice racism are bereft.”

Toni Morrison Takes the Melanin Challenged Inferiority Complex (So-called “White” so-called “Supremacy”) To Task The transcript below is from a YouTube video of Charlie Rose interviewing Toni Morrison (in 1998 based on all the clues we have found so far.) Apparently, he asked her about the Melanin Challenged Inferiority Complex (which some people still call … More Toni Morrison: “People who practice racism are bereft.”

The Truth of American Society

If Black people are not what White people said we were, then white America is not what it claims to be. What we have to deal with here therefore is a contradiction at the level of reality. We are engaged in a struggle over meaning, a struggle over truth. And it is my argument here … More The Truth of American Society

THE UNIVERSAL ETHIOPIAN ANTHEM AND HOW IT CAME TO BE WRITTEN

By W.A.S. Each time I attend at Liberty Hall I come away with the music of the Universal Ethiopian Anthem Ringing in my ears. The melody is a stirring one possessing the power and the grip of La Marseillaise. The last time I heard it rendered it roused me even more than on the previous … More THE UNIVERSAL ETHIOPIAN ANTHEM AND HOW IT CAME TO BE WRITTEN

Then there would have been the added disadvantage of the white complexion

It is not an unbearably unpleasant complexion when it keeps to itself, but when it comes into competition with masses of brown and black the fact is betrayed that it is endurable only because we are used to it. Nearly all black and brown skins are beautiful, but a beautiful white skin is rare. How … More Then there would have been the added disadvantage of the white complexion