More Blacks than non-Blacks expressed discomfort in my devotion to review a component of Black History each day this current Black History Month…Why?
Each day of Black History Month, I shared some component of Black History. Early on, I shared inventions and recently have moved to focus on various persons who made an impact on Civil Rights.
The responses I received from non-Black readers include such comments as: “thank you for sharing that, I never knew” or “I remember when that happened, it was a very sad time…”
In contrast from Black readers I received comments such as:
“…how do you know ______invented that”,
“…so you saying a Black woman invented central heating, if that’s the case then my momma invented kool-aid”,
“ no one is oppressed unless they let they’ self be oppressed, we always blaming White people for our problems…”
or the most disturbing of all the comments,
“ …it just makes us look bad when you keep trying to point out the few good things we know how to do…”
On behalf of all, I respond as follows:
Black History Month is a vital component to World progress. In Black History Month, we reflect on progress and ill treatment of Blacks historically to celebrate progress and to highlight the great achievements.
Black History is the history of all in essence of, “the One.” We are all one; we are all brothers and sisters. In reflecting, we witness how ill we can treat other human beings. In reflecting, we witness how amazing the zeal to succeed and the will to live can change even the most detrimental circumstances.
In the world today, there is still an imbalance in distribution of vital resources such as food, water and other elements that the Earth provides but governed by countries, where this country hoards more than 50% of all world resources, and that is a problem.
Historically, resources and knowledge of how to produce them have been the exploitation and burden of Blacks. In ancient history, we know and have learned that Ancient African’s surpassed our current day technological invention and/or usage; Most World historians know and understand the role that African’s played in and of their knowledge in technology and building.
African’s brought to America were forced to reproduce variant forms of technology in food and many other components.
In my article Daily thought: the binary code and true or false the video imbedded is that of a non-Black man who realized that binary codes, which are the primary codes used to program computers the 0,1,0,1 traces back to African methods of counting.
I’m not saying all these things to be “better” but I am highlighting these things to show and support equilibrium amongst all races. No one is better than anyone else. But for extreme temperatures, we may all be the same color but we are too far removed from times when the Earth would get 170 degrees or ice age times. During either time zone is when all of us would have been Black or all of us would have been White…languages and culture would differentiate us in locations but not separate our understanding as human beings.
Brothers and sisters who are Black, you should not be afraid to be of greatness. Yes, many of us are scientist, scholars, doctors, explorers amongst other great things. Be willing to acknowledge strength in our ability to overcome disgusting times of hardship and let it be merely a reason that you understand how some people think of other people and what those thoughts can do.
Some people believe that other people should be governed, monitored, watched and controlled and that/this is oppression. Racism is usually what lies within oppression.
Some people think that all the riches of the Earth should be only at their access and disposal and such thoughts lead to racism.
Many establish groups to govern whole communities by such as religions or other groups that promote or reject certain ideologies and all of these things lead to disequilibrium and an imbalance.
Most American’s are good at looking at other countries and pointing out how ridiculous they are for following certain leaders etc. but we close our mind to human rights like choice and/or marriage and allow for church leaders to influence our morale believing that we should determine how others live when even God himself/itself/herself promotes free will-go figure.
When we reflect on Black history, we instill a sense of growth and the capacity for change in each individual.
Picture the Earth as it is, a place abundant in absolutely all you need; food for energy/fuel, trees for oxygen but also for structure and whatever other usage, metals for energy exchange/transference and much more…
The Earth has all things and it is only other humans who govern such things and distribute as they see fit.
Some work hard and make enough money to forget about the unequal distribution while others work just as hard, if not harder, only to never understand why access to the riches of the world are still not at their access.
If society moved to a unity in mind and connection as human beings, all new technologies would be used for and at the disposal of us all and we could all wake up and say, “I’m going to…Jamaica tomorrow and I think I will go hang out and Greece for about a month, when I come back, I’m going to get that Lamborghini I been dreaming about…”
If that all sounds like a joke to you then you need to read more articles regarding Black History Month or daily thoughts as a whole because change is all what you can vision.
Change is the only thing any of us are waiting for and change takes a vision and a mindset.
I encourage all to read the following War on poverty: how to change and win. As I propose solutions on how we can all enjoy Earth’s resources.
Black History Month is a reflection on the human capacity to change and how it is done, through thoughts, dreams, declarations and vision.
In the words of Harriet Tubman, “I saved thousands of slaves and I would have saved a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves…”
If only all of us could look at the world for what it is and that is a resource for every single one of us.
Many “governors” like religious leaders etc. convince us to relinquish all of our power and simply wait on God to make a change but if you haven’t learned that a Creator/God will not intervene then just look again at Black History.
If you can continue to look at happenings such as the holocaust, slavery, genocide of Native American’s, manipulation and robbery of Mexican land, the current state of oppression in Cuba, famine, war etc. and believe that anything higher than ourselves with the capacity to put a cease to such discourse but refuses to…you insult that higher being and yourself.
Every great book urges all to look within. “The kingdom of heaven is in you”… “I Am”…yes, I AM and so are you. Now that you understand who YOU ARE and I know who I AM, let each and every one of us be the change we wish to see in this world, not the one we blindly believe someone or something will create for us, WE ARE the creators.
In Black History Month, realize the capacity of human strength of mind and body, understand that none of us is better than any one of us and let us all move to change.