Me and my mother were having a conversation the other day about “black unity” and she expressed to me how it makes her sick at how much we as a people hate each other and how she doesn’t know why we treat each other so hateful.
As an activist for black empowerment, I agreed wholeheartedly with her distaste for the way we treat each other as a people. But what really bothered me about her expressions was the fact that she didn’t know why we treat each other this way.
Prior to this conversation, I thought every conscious black person knew what the root cause of black-self hatred was, but after talking with my mom I realized I was wrong.
This bothered me because it brought to my attention that if someone as intelligent as my mom is, doesn’t know what the root cause of the self-hatred amongst black people is, then there are many other black people who don’t either.
And that is a huge problem. Why? Because you can’t find a solution to black self-hate until you know why the black self-hate exists.
So that is what the remainder of this article is about — explaining the three main reasons why we as black people hate each other so much.
The Mis-Education About God
One of the main reasons as to why black people hate other black people so much today stems from the horrible mis-education that we have all received about ourselves from schools and religions since were youths about who God is. For instance, most black people who are my age (29) or older have been brought up as Christians and taught that a white man with blond hair and blue eyes by the name of Jesus is God. This ideology is false for 3 reasons.
- The Jesus that read about in the English bibles today is NOT God and never once claimed to be Him (Matthew 19:16-17). He is only the son of God, which he only claimed to be.
- The letter “J” does not exist in Hebrew and didn’t come into the English language until about 500 years ago. Therefore there was never a man to walk this earth claiming to be the Messiah by the name of Jesus. The true name of the biblical Messiah was YAHUSHA, not Jesus.
- Yahusha, who the world calls Jesus, was born in Northeast Africa, had wooly hair full of dread locks, and was a Nazarite from birth. In other words, He was Black.
This ideology that Yahusha (Jesus) was God came from the pagan Roman Catholic Church during the 3rd and 4th centuries, who incorporated the trinity belief system (3 God’s in one person) of the Ancient Greeks and the Egyptians. Just like today, the original Roman Catholics were pagans and worshiped the false gods of other nations. So when they formed the religion of Christianity in the year 325 A.D., they included the pagan customs and worship practices of the other nations, and replaced their Gods with Yahusha (Jesus). This is why we think He is God.
The myth that Yahusha (Jesus) was a white man came about during the 15th century, when Pope Julius Caesar 2nd hired the painter Michelangelo to paint white images of the main biblical characters on the ceiling of the famous Sistine Chapel of the Vatican City in Italy. Among these paintings were the images of Jesus The Christ, who was falsely painted in the image of the Pope’s son, Cesare Borgia. Prior to that, all of the images of Yahusha (Jesus) and the rest of our biblical ancestors were black.
Now that we have exposed the myth of God being white, let’s take a look at how these lies have made us hate ourselves. In his book, The Valley of The Dry Bones, Dr. Windsor wrote: “The Afro-Israelites, during slavery served the slavemasters physically and mentally; they learned the psychology and the values of white supremacy… the proponents of white supremacy in America endeavored to justify slavery by saying that the blacks were uncivilized and not Christians; they used the same rationale to justify white supremacy… in the process of time, the black man began to believe in the superiority of the white man’ system. He bowed to the white man, served him in every aspect of his life, and worshipped him as God. Moreover, the master’s painted a white Jesus and gave it to the black man to serve as God. As a result, it was easy for the black man to obey and believe the white man without question.”
Anyone who knows black history knows that Dr. Windsor’s account of how a white God was presented to our enslaved ancestor’s is an established fact. Therefore, by the slavemasters forcing their images of a white God upon black slaves, it subconsciously made our ancestors associate whiteness with superiority and blackness with inferiority. This made black people start viewing themselves as second class race of people, which made it easier for the slave master to control his slaves. And after slavery was ended, the majority of black people still carried the image of God being white and that white people are better than them in their minds; and pass that teaching on down to their children.
This is why today, although we are over 150 years removed from slavery, many of our people still have a picture of a white Jesus hanging up in our homes. Therefore, since the majority of Black America has subscribed to the white man’s religion of Christianity, the majority of Black America internally views themselves as inferior to whites; which makes them look at their own people as inferior. To sum this section up, I will leave you with the words of the late Carter G. Woodson from his classic book, The Mis-Education of the Negro…
“If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself.”
The Stockholm Syndrome
Another major reason why black people hate each other so much today is because the majority of us are suffering from a mental illness called the Stockholm Syndrome. In case you’re not familiar with this illness, the Stockholm syndrome is a psychological perception in which slaves express extreme sympathy and positive feelings toward their enslavers, to the point of defending and identifying with them, rather than their fellow hostages.
This mental illness first took root in the minds of black people during the 16th century, after slavery became legal here in the U.S., and was originally used as a tool by our ancestor’s slavemasters, to instill white supremacy in the minds of all the slaves throughout the plantation. By using physical punishment such as whippings, lynchings, rape, etc. to brainwash our ancestors into obeying, loving and trusting them and only them, overtime they began to identify more with the needs and wants of their slavemasters than their own people. This then produced an entire generation of not just physical slaves, but mental slaves.
After a few generations of the Stockholm syndrome being planted into the minds of our ancestors, you began to see two types of slaves: the field slave and the house slave.
The house slave usually lived in the same house as his master. He dressed like his master as well. He ate the same food as his master too. So whenever that house slave identified himself, he always identified himself in the same sense that his master identified himself. When his master said, “We have good food,” the house slave would say, “Yes, we have plenty of good food.” When the master said that “we have a fine home here,” the house slave said, “Yes, we have a fine home here.” When the master would be sick, the house slave identified himself so much with his master he’d say, “What’s the matter boss, we sick?” His master’s pain became his pain. And it hurt him more for his master to be sick than for him to be sick himself. When the house started burning down, the house slave would fight harder to put the master’s house out than the master himself would.
But then you had the field slave, the one who worked outside in fields underneath the hot sun all day long. He didn’t get the same treatment that the house negro got. Instead of sleeping in the nice house with the master, they slept bunched together in one single room with the rest of the field slaves. Instead of eating the fresh food from the master’s house, they eat the leftover food from the field. Needless to say, the field slaves hated the white man. Unlike the house slave, the field slave could not and did not identify with his slavemaster, and therefore remain mentally free. And by being mentally free, he desired to be physically free.
If someone came to the field slave and said, “Let’s go, let’s plot to run away,” he would naturally say, “Let’s do it, how soon can we plan?”. We see this in the case Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey, Charles Deslondes, and other slaves who planned mass slave revolts that lead to hundreds and thousands of slaves finding freedom. But if someone came to the house slave and asked him this same question, He’d naturally say, “Go where? What could I do without massa? Where would I live? How would I dress? Who would look out for me?”
The house slave was so brainwashed by his master that he couldn’t even relate to the struggles of the field slaves anymore. Instead of seeing them as his brothers, he saw them as his enemies. And since he didn’t want to lose his role as the house slave, he would sometimes snitch on the field slaves that weren’t doing any work in the fields or trying to plot running away, to gain favor with his master. As you can imagine, this brought about a serious hatred between the field slaves and the house slaves — a hatred that has been passed all the way down to us today.
The house slaves of today are people like Reverend Al Sharpton, John McWhorter, Steve Harvey, Herman Cain, Charles Barkley, Steven A. Smith, and Whoopi Goldberg, who are quick to point to the victim — they’re own people — as the source of the problem, rather than the victimizer — White America. Seeing the victimizer as the victim of those they are victimizing is a classic case of Stockholm syndrome, which is a modern day house slave. And we, the modern day field slaves who work all day for the white man have to put up with both White America’s hatred towards us, as well as our own people’s hatred towards us.
This is why black people as a whole can never seem to unite and build massive wealth together like other nations of people do, because the “house slaves” do all they can to keep the economical power in the hands of massa. Black people who are put in positions of power by White America don’t want to see conscious black people liberate from the white man’s system and succeed on their own because it takes away money from their massa, which takes away money from them. And they ain’t having that, so they do whatever they can to keep us dependent on our oppressors.
You can always spot one of these types of black people out because they want nothing to do with problems or issues facing the people of their skin color. These characteristics are clearly present in many of today’s Black celebrities, especially in the sports arena.
For instance, basketball news analyst Charles Barkley, once stated in a broadcast on TNT that when he played basketball, that was ‘the first time in my life where I didn’t feel Black.’ When he said it, you could see the euphoria in his face as he recalled the feelings he had from ‘escaping’ his blackness. Another example would be golf pro Tiger Woods, who when asked about what His race, went out of his way to construct his own racial group “Cablinasian” a mixture of Caucasian, Black, Indian, and Asian, all for the sake of saying “I am not black.” Then we have one of basketball’s greats, Kobe Bryant, who when asked what he thought about the Miami Heat’s effort to support Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down by (a white man) George Zimmerman, told the media that ‘it didn’t make sense’ to protest for Trayvon Martin, just ‘because I am an African American.’ And the list goes on and on.
As we can see, our most prominent and influential Black athletes of today, who our kids look up to and idolize, have no desire to be or take up for black people. As a result, our youth who desire to be like them end up taking on their characteristics and hating black people too. To sum this section up, I will leave you with the words of W.E.B. Du Bois…
“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”
The Media’s Excessive Promotion of White Supremacy
One of today’s biggest reasons as to why black people hate black people is stems from media’s promotion of white skin and white features as superior and beautiful and black skin and black features and inferior and ugly, especially among females.
For instance, the standard of beauty in all forms of mainstream media today, is european; meaning white or fair-skinned people with blonde, straight hair. Whether it be in films, TV shows, or any form of in-person entertainment, the dominant portrayal of beauty is european, white!
What this means for black people — women in particular — is that the lighter your skin is, the more you are commercialized as being beautiful or good looking in the media. This white or light-skinned standard of beauty defaults brown and darker skinned women to be less beautiful or ugly in the media. And since the media dictates the culture, in regards to what’s in and what’s not; many black women who are dark in complexion now think of themselves as ugly. As a result, many black women have set out to lighten their skin color and alter their physical features to look european so they can be perceived as beautiful in the eyes of society.
The evidence of this is clearly seen in today’s most popular black celebrities, who have bleached their skin and straightened their hair to be beautiful for our oppressors. Beyonce, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Thelma O’ Kaz, and Tami Roman just to name a few, have all bleached their skin and straighten their hair to look like white people. From a common sense standpoint, any woman who would bleach their skin and alter their hair to look identical to those who are oppressing their people, would be considered crazy, insecure, and in desperate need of psychotherapy. However, since the media promotes these women as being beautiful and successful, society by default agrees with the media, and sees nothing wrong with black women trying to look like white women.
Consequently, the media’s ideology of pale-skinned women with straight hair being the standard of beauty, plants roots inside the minds of Black America, to see white people as beautiful and our own people as being ugly. This is why black man date white women, because they’ve been socialized to think that white skin and blonde or straight hair looks better than black skin and kinks. As result, many black women wear blond or straight-haired wigs to look more european because they want to please their black men who think their natural hair looks ugly. Not being able to feel beautiful in her own skin, causes the black women to hate both herself and black men, which forces her to date outside her race as well. And this is why there are so many interracial relationships today, because black people have been systematically programmed to hate each other.
Interracial dating is not just a trend or a fad, its a sign that black people no longer see themselves as beautiful anymore. And when a people no longer think they are beautiful, they integrate with the people they think are beautiful. This is why the black family is rampantly decreasing and interracial marriage among blacks is rampantly increasing. When a black man or women looks in the mirror and doesn’t like their wooly hair, broad noses, and melanin skin; by default they don’t want to bring children in the world that look like them. Therefore, they make it their #1 goal to have children by someone of the race which society deems as the standard of beauty, because they don’t want to hate their children the same way they hate themselves.
To sum this section up, I will leave you with the famous words of Malcolm X…
“You can’t hate the roots of the tree without ending up hating the tree. You can’t hate your origin without ending up hating yourself. You can’t hate the land, your motherland, the place that you come from, and we can’t hate Africa without ending up hating ourselves. The Black man in the Western Hemisphere—North America, Central America, South America, and in the Caribbean—is the best example of how one can be made, skillfully, to hate himself that you can find anywhere on this earth.”
There are many more reasons as to why black people hate each other, but the three that I mentioned above seem to be the most prevalent to me. The self hating Negro is a byproduct of the man-made religion of Christianity, the inherited Stockholm Syndrome and the mainstream media’s excessive, promotion of white supremacy; which all derived from slavery.
In regards to a solution to fixing our self-hatred, I believe the answer is to do what The Most High told us to do in his Torah; to love our neighbors as ourselves (Leviticus 19:18). By neighbor, it means your fellow brothers and sisters; the so-called African Americans. But in order to love our neighbors, we must first learn to love ourselves. And the only way we will learn to love ourselves, is to STOP seeing each other through the eyes of our oppressors. As Marcus Garvey once stated, “we need to remove the kinks from our minds, not our hair.”
With that being said, I want all my black brothers and sisters (no matter how dark or how light) to know that you are the most beautiful people in the world. We are the only people on Earth who share the color of the creator — black. Therefore we are beautiful by nature because we resemble the almighty. So you should NEVER let organized religion, the public school system, or the racist mainstream media influence you to define our people’s beauty by their european standards. We are the original people and moral conduct and standards of beauty should be defined by us!