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  • phillymom35
    Subject: The Problem With Gregory Howard Williams: Poster Child For The One-Drop myth Of White Racial Purity ... It is no accident that Gregory Howard
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      The Problem With Gregory Howard Williams:
      Poster Child For The "One-Drop"
      myth Of White Racial Purity

      --- by A.D. Powell

      It is no accident that Gregory Howard
      Williams, a very white man who proclaims
      himself to be "black," has received far
      more television and newspaper publicity
      that all the people in the ‘Multi’-Racial
      ”Identity” Movement put together.

      Williams, Dean and Professor of Law at
      the Ohio State University College of Law,
      is being lionized by [“racial” ] ‘elites’ who
      are presenting his autobiography, Life on the
      Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy
      Who Discovered He Was Black, as the
      ultimate statement on "race" and “racial”
      intermixture in the United States.

      Williams has appeared on national television
      programs such as "Larry King Live,"
      "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Dateline
      NBC" and ABC's "Nightline. "

      His book has even been made into a motion
      picture for Fox-TV and will soon enter the
      homes of millions of Americans to preach the
      gospel of Hypo-descent and the "One Drop of
      black blood" Myth of White “racial-purity”.

      No one who challenges the Hypo-descent
      mythology comes close to gaining
      this kind of extensive publicity.

      No books that seriously explore the variety
      of the ‘Multi’-Racial experience, such
      as the anthologies of Maria Root and
      Naomi Zack, have been promoted by national
      bookstore chains and reviewed in
      almost every newspaper in the country.

      Williams is a polished orator with
      an emotional, dramatic delivery.

      Every guilt-ridden liberal in the audience
      is moved to tears as he vividly describes:

      1- His idyllic "white" childhood in Virginia
      and the day his "light mulatto" father
      took Williams and his brother on a bus to
      Muncie, Indiana and told them that they
      were really "Colored” [i.e. Mixed-Race]

      2- How his [‘mono’-racially] "White"
      grandmother called him "n***er".

      3- How Williams and his brother were beaten
      and rejected [by others] ... after they
      dutifully followed their father's instructions
      to identify themselves as "Negroes”

      4- How his father never made more than a
      thousand dollars a year after returning
      to Muncie [allegedly] because he was "black”

      5- How Williams swore he would become an
      attorney and "make something of himself"
      to prove that ‘Blacks’ are not "inferior.

      6- How society “forced” him to be ‘Black’ and
      he "had no choice" once his [full lineage –
      which included] ‘Black’ blood was revealed.

      But ... here's what Williams and
      his supporters won't mention:

      1- Latinos and other partially-African
      descended minorities and how they openly
      "get away" with refusing a ‘Black’
      [categorization] in a nation where
      most "whites" are supposedly obsessed
      with [the myth of] white racial "purity.

      Williams also describes his
      "white-[complexioned] Mulatto"
      father, Tony Williams, as
      "passing for" Italian or Greek
      because of the darkness of
      these "white" Wthnicities.

      But why are these "white"
      Ethnic groups so dark?

      Could it be because of their geographical
      closeness to Africa and their ancestors'
      intermixture with Africans?

      These are questions that Williams
      and his supporters don't want
      anyone to bring before the public.

      2- His father's self-destruction.

      Why did Tony Williams choose to return
      to Muncie (the only city where he had
      left a "colored" reputation) when he had
      the entire United States to choose from?

      Wasn't Williams' father typical of
      "black-identified" non-Blacks in that
      he policed himself and his family to
      enforce the "One Drop" myth when no
      outside force or person could have done it?

      Williams loves to tell his audiences
      that his father was wealthy in Virginia
      because he was "white" there but never
      made more than a thousand dollars a
      year in Muncie [allegedly] because
      he was [viewed as] "black".

      Bull!

      Tony Williams was a drunk, a wife beater
      (which is why Williams' "white" mother
      took the two younger children and left),
      a poor businessman (who didn't know what
      to do when a nearby military base closed
      and his tavern began to lose money), a
      child abuser who took his sons from their
      home and deposited them in a slum with his
      alcoholic mother, and a lazy bum who
      just decided to stop working
      and wallow in self-pity.

      The senior Williams was a "white" man in
      the 50s when there were plenty of jobs.

      [Even] coal-Black men were making
      good money in the auto factories
      and other unionized industries.

      Tony Williams was not [a] "black"
      [man] - he was [simply] a sick SOB.

      3- Williams ignores the role of “social
      identification” as opposed to ‘genetics’.

      He called his mother a racist for abandoning
      him and his elder brother, but doesn't explain
      why this "racist" married Tony Williams with
      full awareness of his Mixed[-race] ancestry
      and produced four children with him.

      Williams doesn't explain why his mother
      raised his two younger siblings as
      "white" even though they had the same
      paternity and … [so-called] "black blood”

      Williams delights in telling of the
      privileged summers he spent with his
      maternal grandparents in Muncie,
      describing to a tearful audience h
      ow his grandparents later rejected
      him when he “became Colored”…

      If the problem had been Greg's "black blood,"
      he wouldn't have been acceptable before.

      By promoting the "One Drop" Myth of "no
      choice," Williams has done far more than
      any self-described racist to oppress people
      of Mixed Racial ancestry who have
      ... traceable black ancestry
      but [are not] Latinos.

      It is extremely hard to point out the racist
      nature of the Hypo-Descent myth when people
      who paint themselves as opponents of racism
      are the biggest supporters of the myth...

      Williams has a right to tell his story or
      call himself what he pleases, but he has
      a moral obligation to cease using his
      story to [force others to be categorized
      as “black”] when they don't want to
      be there and don't HAVE to be there.

      Williams has a moral obligation to
      make the following points in all his
      interviews and personal appearances:

      1- No [Multi-Racial person] is legally or
      socially required to call themselves [by a
      ‘Mono’-Racial terminology or categorization].

      The presence of Latinos in this nation is
      proof that ‘Black blood’ does not preclude
      identification with other racial labels
      including ‘Multi’-Racial, Indian, Asian,
      mestizo or even ... "white"...

      2- Williams should cease ...referring to
      his Mulatto or ‘Multi’-Racial father as a
      "light-skinned black" (that [term] is an oxymoron).

      Williams is not simply
      selling his autobiography.

      He is promoting the "One Drop" Myth and that
      is why he has received so much publicity.

      If Williams had lived the same tragic
      childhood but ended up calling himself
      "white," "‘Multi’-Racial," or any label other
      than ‘Black’, do you believe for a moment that
      he would have received even a tiny fraction of
      the publicity with which he has been showered?...
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