Re: [Generation-Mixed] Link: Anti Racist Parent
- I Agree!Lynn you have over come allot of potential painthat could have swallowed your humanity, bydealing with your experiences and facing themhead on. Yes knowledge is a empowering toolthat can free you from the enslavement of yourmind): its the mind that can be controlled bymost traditional beliefs that only exist in the mind.Self hate feeds off its own victim like a flesh eatingdisease until the victim hates everything aboutits self. Sadly your family member who is mixedhas suffered a flesh eating disease manifested inthe mind! and being darker may also be a issuewith them? but this is how race and color operates,if you allow it to feed off you and become you.Sadly racism and race related problems are soentrenched into the mind of the believers, untilit may take generations of positive measures toremove this disease before it eventually eatsaway humanity as a whole. Even the word negrowas created by someone of another race, actuallynegro is Spanish for black, and blanco is white`but when people label each other they are reallyputting serial numbers on groups to classify themlike a caste system. Caste systems are a ancientmethod to limit certain groups while promotingothers. No matter how qualified the other may be?if he or she is born in a caste system they will haveto try twice as hard and still may only harvest farless than the chosen few. Millions of people mayhave great talent, but even in this market placeonly a few are allowed to rise to become famousStars or successful recipients in their chosen field.As a specie human beings like to block others andmake it difficult for those who have the potentialto escape the caste system, for it gives them a sinceof power to denie or grant people the right ofpassage into the world of the successful few whohave the power to enslaved majority.Pierre
wintyreeve@... wrote:Hello Friends,RE: Racism also thrives on poverty and failure,it feeds off fear and self hate as it slowly infects its victimover time.This is so true, Pierre!I want to share this story... I have a family member who is mixed, but has a much darker complexion and also is more heavyset than me. It never has been an issue to me. I always thought that we were close.Well the family member and I were talking to an elder on the phone asking questions about family history--it was a friendly conversation, a getting to know you conversation.The family member I mentioned says, out of the blue, "Lynn is white, if you can't tell."My first reaction was anger--I had to hold back from snapping. I think it's okay to be angry but I think too that sometimes you have to control your emotions--or know where you can vent. Some situations are not appropriate for showing out. And I didn't want to speak rude in front of a family elder, I wanted to give a good impression.Then I got to thinking...where is this remark coming from? This family member and I were so close. And I think Piere is right about the poverty and failure, the fear and self hate...the way attitutes slowly infect and seem so justified...I had been through all those things myself but I don't seek to blame others nor do I blame myself. What really helped me is that I read alot--from a young age I was exposed to different ideas, experiences and ways of life. I was able to put my experiences in context with other experiences, and gain insights from other experiences. I was able to look at history--and develop a sense of purpose. I think knowledge is very powerful in that it opens the mind and offers a connection to the human heart--at a universal level where differences become similarities or insights are formed from challenges/experien ces.Thanks again for sharing!I am so thankful for chatting with all of you & learning so much!Many Blessings, Lynn
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