This blog series responds to James Baldwin’s challenge: “What white people have to do is try to find out in their own hearts why it is necessary to have a nigger in the first place… And the future of the country depends on that.”
After a great deal of research, I have come to the conclusion that niggers were invented in America as a scam to tank the political hopes and economic dreams of most whites. Most whites are niggers too. They’re the white ones.
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Black lives have never mattered in America. Today, more and more whites are discovering that their lives don’t matter either. Read more... >
The concept of white privilege was created to hide white suffering. The story begins 400 years ago when jobs weren’t shipped abroad, people were. Read more... >
White people are killing themselves at a higher rising rate than members of any other racial group in America today. What’s going on? And for those of us who are not white, why should we give a damn? Read more... >
In the 19th century, at least three-quarters of the country’s northern industrial workers were immigrants or the children of immigrants. These workers got trashed. The message was clear: assimilate. Abandon ethnic identities and become lower-class whites. They got the message and black-faced their ethnic feelings, creating America’s first national cultural institution: the blackface minstrel show. Read more... >
The Framers of the U. S. Constitution diminished the voting power of non-slaveholding whites, but made it look like an attack against blacks. The voter suppression became a founding principle of the American system of governance. The narrative begins with greed. Read more... >
Today’s militarized white hate groups, with their pervasive sense of being threatened by the American government, are right but for the wrong reason. They sense that something is radically wrong with a governance system that allows the top one-tenth of 1% to own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Niggers of all colors unite. Read more... >
Religion, race, and God are tightly bound together in Tea Party political tactics. The religious power of The Tea Party movement is its attention to the aggrieved feelings of broken, angry, enraged, and despairing white hearts as a religious practice. Read more... >
Liberal clergy today by their own admission are not strong spiritual leaders. Could they create new congregations in underused mainline sanctuaries? Yes. But only if they avoid the “sin of anti-blackness” discourse, which self-perpetuates and reaffirms what it ostensibly proscribes: white racism against African Americans. Read more... >
America creates dark feelings in whites. These dark feelings can be transformed into a luminous darkness that can mend racially-ravaged hearts. The shining light of this luminous darkness is unconditional love. Read more... >
The demand for economic justice isn’t enough to unite America’s niggers for common cause. The broken, ravaged, and terrified parts of our souls must be healed. Spiritual practices can comfort and heal terrified souls. Read more... >
Reflection and Discussion. An exercise in practicing love beyond belief as the heart of compassion for ourselves, others, and the world. Read more... >