RACE IS NOT A COLOUR, AND COLOURS ARE NOT RACES!
EARTH OCEANS is committed to racial and social and gender justice…in fact we are committed to justice period. Because there is only justice and it is blind. It doesn’t see a color or a gender or a status…or a race. It is unbiased and true.
By standing up for what is true, we stand up for what is right. We believe our lives matter. Our lives count. If we can fight racism to its core… then we can make this world a better place. And what better time than now… so here goes.
Its time to reclaim words of truth and heal divisions of the past. For too long we have stood by in silent complicity to what is obviously incorrect and wrong. People talk about black and white races and black and white realities when in truth…they don’t exist.
How do you stop racism was a question once asked of Morgan Freeman an African American actor. He responded quite dramatically by saying… “ you stop talking about it. “
The debate now has shifted into history and this is where we need to shift away from racist identity politics. We are not colours because colours are not races. Races are races. Ethnicity is based on where you originate from ,not the hue of your skin colour . In fact in Africa we have albinos who have a melanin deficiency that makes them look white . But that person still belongs to the African race because all of his ancestors were dark skinned Africans. His DNA is African. His skin pigmentation doesn’t make him black or white… The slave masters and colonialists saw a colour not a race. And they labeled their slaves…”black”… not African…it is a word of derogation like telling someone because he has a big nose…he is a thief… and in this case black was regarded as evil.
Then lets look at colours of skin… White people are not white because their skins are not white… they are light brown or pinkish. Black people …even from the deepest jungles of Africa may look black but their skin is actually a dark brown in colour… so its time to reclaim words because words have power and invoke emotions and false narratives. Nobody from the so called black American population called their fellow African American “black”… it was so called white people..white slavemasters that called Africans “ black” In apartheid South Africa this racist ideology was used to label people “non white “ . This was applied to all races that werent of European descent.
It is so important to reclaim the words that will EMPOWER not DISEMPOWER. So people were taken from African shores particularly from West Africa to the Americas. And what happened? Those very same people lost their language…they lost their culture…they lost their identity and they joined the melting pot …but still retained a racist label given to them by racists… they were brainwashed into believing … they were bad and less than a European and inferior and that they were a colour. Not a tribe. Not a nationality. Not a clan. Not a culture. Not a language… not an ethnicity… they were told they were Black… and who called them Negro? Who ? It was white or European slavemasters. Those African slaves did not know they were a colour until somebody told them they were a colour… and because they assimilated the dominant culture they also assimilated the racist identity or labels… based on false premises…
Its time then to bring restoration of who brown Americans truly are… because they don’t know . They mixed with Europeans to form a new race… like in Jamaica. They mixed with Irish as an early form of eugenics. They were treated like animals because the Europeans of the day believed they were superior in every way to the African man… like Hitler believed his Aryan race was superior to the Jewish race.
Thats why Germany paid reparations to the Jewish people… it was because of RACISM. A racism that lead to genocide. The Germans didnt look at their colour ,they looked at their physical appearance. And heritage.And history… And Religion…. and culture…But essentially , it was RACE. They believed Jews had big noses and other racial characteristics that made them different to the so called “ pure blooded German” Hitler wanted a pure German race. That was racism. He murdered 6 million Jews because of their race..not their religion. Lets get it straight. IT WAS RACISM THAT CREATED THE HOLOCAUST..NOT A COLOR.
Slave masters used slaves because of their physical strength and because they believed like Hitler they were superior… than Africans…and they did not acknowledge their history, their culture, their heritage…their language… their right to exist… and they labelled them a color to OBLITERATE their culture completely. And the sad thing about it is … this racist label they gave to the former slaves is being perpetuated and marinated today by the very people who were the victims of slavery. They are still slaves…
As Bob Marley once said in his redemption song……
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!”
Marley was a Jamaican and of mixed race… but he wanted to RECLAIM his heritage… his AFRICAN heritage… That is what resonated with all of us… his message was all about reclaiming and restoring and reconciling..it was all about love..one love..AFRICA UNITE…
If we get sucked into identity politics… we ALL lose…and that’s why I say white lives don’t matter because it doesn’t exist…black lives don’t matter because black doesn’t exist … in a HUMAN BEING… race is not a colour and even if you agree that it is a colour or a part of your race… white and black doesnt exist as a colour in a human being…its a RACIST IDEOLOGY..AND A RACIST terminology. If we continue to racially profile by a fake colour…we are perpetuating racism…
Do African Americans see themselves as Nigerians or Senegalese or Ghanaian… no… but they sure look like them..why? Because their ancestors are from that region of Africa. They were stolen from Africa on ships and treated like cattle… and the worst part of it all… they were BRAINWASHED by slave masters racists until when they were finally freed in 1865 … they didnt know what to do. They were lost… stripped of their African identities and given fake names and fake identities… labelled blacks… until this very day… that’s why this is an ongoing problem…its IDENTITY POLITICS.
HEALING THE PAST BY RECLAIMING IT.
They had lost their history and heritage and assimilated the very terminologies that slavers had bestowed upon them… even their names were changed… they could NOT call themselves by THEIR African names… they were given the surname OR LAST of their slave master- they adopted everything that was european… and lost everything that was african…… told they were black… told they were INFERIOR… and that’s how they developed … believing it still to this very day…still in the slavery because their MINDS were STILL enslaved by the RACIST terminologies given to them by racists…by their SLAVEMASTERS!
IN TRUTH… TODAY’S AFRICAN AMERICANS are not BLACK… THEY ARE AFRICAN! And sometimes it takes a European descendant who has seen the evils of slavery and colonisation to say it… because it needs to be said…
-ALL people of African descent need to reclaim their identity once and for all…ITS TIME!
BEING AFRICAN aint a color… if you still living in a color…you living in slavery…thats the truth.. as God is my witness.
so black lives DONT matter because they dont exist- NOT ONE BIT… …. I’m not black because I don’t identify myself as a colour that doesn’t exist in human beings… we are all different shades of the same skin… some of us are light and some dark… that’s the truth.
I’M AN AFRICAN IF IM DARK SKINNED … and if I am light skinned… I’m a EUROPEAN… or better still if I l LIVE or was born in Africa like Africans were born in America… I’m a EUR- AFRICAN or more accurately ANGLO AFRICAN … But an AFRICAN none the less..if not in blood ..in spirit and in culture… and in heritage.and in history!!!
If I am of African descent living in Europe I’m not a racist label of black…
I’m an AFRO EUROPEAN. In any case there is no such thing as black skinned person It doesn’t exist.
Its dark brown skin… and its beautiful. You only demean your past by forgetting it.
Dark skin is a human skin color that is rich in melanin pigments, especially eumelanin. People with very dark skin are often referred to as “black people” although this usage can be ambiguous in some countries where it is also used to specifically refer to different ethnic groups or populations.
Its time to reclaim these labels and FREE our minds from mental slavery. In FACT what we are seeing in many countries is colorism… in some cases your skin is too white and that’s bead, but in Kenya..its good. In some communities the darker the better… so we need to clarify and distinguish who and what we are … not by the label someone else has given us… but how we perceive ourselves…
If we want to END RACISM NOW we need to END COLOR IDENTITY POLITICS and colorism… whether you are light skinned or dark skinned… it doesnt matter… you are only a victim if you accept victimhood… look at yourself as a survivor … you survived all that pain and suffering..not to become a label or a colour… but so that the dreams of your ancestors who were enslaved on the boats and taken as cattle to America … could LIVE…!!!! You’re an AFRICAN. An AFRO AMERICAN. YOURS NOT BLACK. RECLAIM YOUR HISTORY NOT YOUR COLOUR!!! COLORS ARE FOR SLAVEMASTERS AND RACISTS..NOT YOU.
RECLAIM YOUR IDENTITY , NOT YOUR INJUSTICE!!
IF YOU SAY…LET MY PEOPLE GO… THEN LET GO. YOU’RE FREE NOW! Right now.
NOBODY CAN PUT YOURSELF IN ANY KIND OF PRISON EXCEPT YOU. IF WE LIVE IN MENTAL PRISONS HOW CAN WE PROSPER? HOW CAN WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN? WE MUST NOT FORGET WHO WE ARE …BUT RELEASE WHO WE TRULY ARE!
THAT’S A PERSONAL CHOICE. FREE YOUR MIND AND YOU FREE YOUR HEART. AND WITH FREEDOM IN YOUR HEART YOU CAN FLY ANYWHERE AND BECOME ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE. AND SO CAN YOUR CHILDREN. THE CURSE IS BROKEN.
Nobody called you black but a white racist who owned you… and he STILL owns you if he owns your mind… YOU ARE STILL A SLAVE…
So youre not a colour … you are a race. Its called AFRICAN. Now if we want to go into ethnicity ..that’s another ballgame… again… its not a colour… in Africa there are many different races…like in EUROPE… theres niholitic… there is San… Yoruba..Ibo…there is Arabic… but overall if you descend from Africa YOU ARE of the African race! But you have a 200 year history in a country that you have made your own. Youve called yourself a generic word to bring strength to your broken society… you’ve put this generic word (black) into your music, your art , your politics and your culture… but it was based on an unjust situation that robbed you of your true identity and your true heritage. You belong to Africa and Africa belongs to you.
Therefore being an Afro American belongs not only to the United States of America…it belongs to all the Americas… but that’s another story in itself…its time to free your mind and by freeing it becoming everything you are meant to be. There are no limits .
Races are not colors. If you believe you are a color, you are still a slave and not a free man or woman. Still owned by the slavemasters. But reclaiming your true identity means you have freed your mind of the evils of racism.
BLACK LIVES DON’T MATTER BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST. NEITHER DO WHITE LIVES. Its a racist ideology. A race isnt a color and especially one that doesn’t exist. Being black was a re programming technique used by European slave owners to subdue and subjugate in every way..their property… in case you didn’t know..slavery is over. Its time to reclaim your African ness.
A RACE IS NOT A COLOR
At the end of the day… we are all human beings. Lets cure this racism disease by reclaiming racist words. Lets work for unity not division… because that’s what racism is all about… division.
It is only when we are all free in our minds of labels given to us by hateful people… that we will truly be free. I refuse to be bullied into submission by racism and so should you.
A race is not a color and a color is not a race. Race is race. And racism is racism.
SO LETS END RACISM TOGETHER!
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