By Jueseppi B.
Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The Afrikan American Family in Transition.
Here is the seminal and critical work that helped solidify Haki Madhubuti as an informed, passionate, and caring commentator on Black life, culture, relationships, and the development and stability of the Black community.
In Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The Afrikan American Family in Transition, an integral text for anyone with vested interest in building healthy, thriving Black families and communities, Madhubuti takes aim at some of the critical issues facing the African American family. He offers useful, pointed, practical solutions for overcoming these obstacles and challenges.
The pain is in the eyes. Young Black men in their twenties or early thirties living in urban America, lost and abandoned, aimlessly walking and hawking the streets with nothing behind their eyes but anger, confusion, disappointment and pain. These men, running the streets, occupying corners, often are beaten beyond recognition, with scar both visible and internal.
These men, Black men – son of Afrika, once strong and full of the hope that America lied about – are now knee-less, voice-broken, homeless, forgotten and terrorize into becoming beggars, thieves or ultra-dependents on a system that considers them less than human and treats them with less dignity and respect than dead dogs. I am among these men. I will neverforgive white people for what they have done to Afrikan-American men, women and children. This is our story, and this time we are not asking for or waiting on apologies and handouts. –Haki R. Madhubuti, 1990
Praise for Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?
“Rightly dividing the word of truth, Haki strips away foggy thought, takes deadly aim at hypocrisy and fear, and leads the mental liberation charge one more time in this series of timely essays and poems. This generation of African people does not a lack a prophet.” –Dr. Asa Hillard
“There are those who eloquently define the problems of Black men and stop at the solutions. And there are those who hint at the solutions, but lack the courage and vision to tell us what to do. And then there is Haki Madhubuti who is Black man enough, bold enough, courageous enough, and visionary enough to map out a course to our liberation. Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? is a liberating “how to be a Black man” manual that should have been entitled The Joy of Black Manhood.” –Dr. Morris F. X. Jeff, Jr., President, National Association of Black Social Workers
“The plight of Black Men in America has historically posed many perplexing questions. Haki Madhubuti aptly responds to these inquires in a scholarly and insightful work that should rank on the essential reading list for those who are genuinely concerned about the future of African-Americans.” –Useni Eugene Perkins, Director, Portland Urban League
Dr. Patricia Dixon, presents, Black Manhood by Haki Madhubuti
Uploaded on Feb 23, 2012
Haki Madhubuti in his book, Black Men, Single Obsolete and Dangerous? expands the definition of Manhood for African American men. Much needed as an alternative of the limited definition of provider and protector. Edited and music by by Wendell Weithers at http://www.peerlessprod.com. Please use for male training programs, rites of passage, male retreats, etc.
The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors
Frances Cress Welsing (born March 18, 1935, Chicago), is an African American psychiatrist practicing in Washington, D.C.. She is noted for “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation”, which explores the practice of white supremacy. She is the author of The Isis Papers; The Keys to the Colors (1991).
Welsing states that a system is practiced by the global white minority, on both conscious and unconscious levels, to ensure their genetic survival by any means necessary. According to Welsing, this system attacks people of color, particularly people of African descent, in the nine major areas of people’s activity: economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war. Welsing believes that it is imperative that people of color, especially people of African descent, understand how the system of white supremacy works in order to, according to her, dismantle it and bring true justice to planet Earth.
In The Isis Papers she postulates the melanin theory, a hypothesis that has been called racist, pseudo scientific and black supremacist, that white people are the genetically defective descendants of albino mutants. She posits that because of this “defective” mutation, they may have been forcibly expelled from Africa, among other possibilities. Welsing proposes that, because it is so easy for pure whiteness to be genetically lost during interracial breeding, light-skinned peoples developed an aggressive colonial urge and their societies dominated others militarily in order to preserve this light-skinned purity. Welsing ascribes certain inherent and behavioral differences between black and white people to a “melanin deficiency” in white people. Welsing proposes what she calls a “functional definition of racism”:
Functional Definition Of Racism = White Supremacy = Apartheid: As a black behavioral scientist and practicing psychiatrist, my own functional definition of racism (white supremacy) is as follows: “Racism (white supremacy) is the local and global power system and dynamic, structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined; which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action, and emotional response, as conducted, simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war); for the ultimate purpose of white genetic survival and to prevent white genetic annihilation on planet Earth – a planet upon which the vast and overwhelming majority of people are classified as nonwhite (black, brown, red and yellow) by white skinned people, and all of the nonwhite people are genetically dominant (in terms of skin coloration) compared to the genetic recessive white skin people.”
Welsing discusses her “Unified Field Theory Psychiatry” as a broader framework, encompassing biology, psychology, and physics, as prerequisite to understanding the etiology of a unified field of energy phenomena, specifically the “behavior-energy” underlying racial conflict. She states that her position is more analogous to the “determinist” model of physicist Albert Einstein, than to the “indeterminacy” theories of Max Born and Werner Heisenberg. Furthermore, she asserts that both homosexuality and sexism are necessarily derived from this behavior-energy system.
As a psychiatrist, a large part of Welsing’s writings also pertain to Freudian theory, and particularly to analysis of the meaning of symbols. She presents an extensive interpretation of broad categories of symbolic objects: guns and weapons, Christ and the Holy Cross, ball games, boxing,smoking objects, paper money and gold.
Other supremacist essays concern the meaning and symbolism of rape and of justifiable homicide. Her analysis of mass-homicide, or genocide, concludes that the Holocaust and systematic destruction of European Jewry was caused by white fear of genetic annihilation by “non-Aryan” peoples. Therefore she believes that the function of Jews as a “Chosen People” is to illustrate to all non-white ethnicities that they are in peril of extermination:
No matter how much you may shrink the size of your nose, no matter how many doctors, lawyers, judges, professors, scholars you may produce, no matter how many Einsteins, Freuds, Marxes, or Rubensteins you produce, no matter how much money, diamonds, and gold you may obtain, if you are classified as “non-white” under the conditions of white supremacy domination, when the hammer of white supremacy falls, you will be under that hammer.
According to Welsing, various cultural practices express white people’s sense of their own inferiority:
On both St. Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, the white male gives gifts of chocolate candy with nuts…. If his sweetheart ingests “chocolate with nuts”, the white male can fantasize that he is genetically equal to the Black male…. Is it not also curious that when white males are young and vigorous, they attempt to master the large brown balls, but as they become older and wiser, they psychologically resign themselves to their inability to master the large brown balls? Their focus then shifts masochistically to hitting the tiny white golf balls in disgust and resignation — in full final realization of white genetic recessiveness.
Welsing further contends that chauvinism of white males is rooted in envy, “because Black is always genetically dominant to white”:
…I have said all of the above to state that, yes, there is envy in the white supremacy culture, but it began with the white male’s envy of the genetic power residing in the Black male’s testicles and phallus. Perhaps there was also envy of the comparatively longer length of the Black phallus. The sense of his relative genetic weakness and inferiority compared to Black males (because Black is always genetically dominant to white) caused the white male to attempt to project “inferiority” on white females as well.
Welsing has been criticized for stating that black male homosexuality was imposed on the black man by the white man in order to reduce the black population, that black homosexuality is a sign of weakness and that homosexual patterns of behavior are simply expressions of black male self-submission to other males in the area of sex, as well as in other areas such as economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, and war.
Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing • The Isis Papers (Full Lecture)
Published on May 3, 2013
Frances Cress Welsing (born March 18, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African American psychiatrist practicing in Washington, D.C.. She is noted for her “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation”, which explores the practice of White Supremacy. She is the author of The Isis Papers; The Keys to the Colors (1991)
Psychiatrist, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing lectures about the system of racism (white supremacy) and counters “the gigantic lies” which portray non-white people as being a genetically inferior minority on the planet.
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