I wonder why we’re caught in this trap. The White man is not you, and you are not a White man. So why do we see White people as so high on a sociological scale even after being freed in body? I see why mental transformation in Romans 12:2 is so important. Not conforming to this world is also a rebellion against White idolatry, as Whiteness is placed atop a scale where only you can sit even after African slavery concluded in North America.
God, I pray that African-North Americans will heal.
I also pray that White people will emancipate themselves from a system they created.
You’ve already shown me that the way to heal is not by wasting energy on dismantling Whiteness. I wonder why so many White people think that your Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, was inferior to the Whites. I don’t think my eyes could roll back any farther.
I can’t wait to be with you, but I won’t rush your timing. After all, there’s still so much more work to be done in achieving the freedom of my people.
In Jesus’ name,
A Chain Reaction to a Social Hierarchy that Swears to Maintain a Pure Religion:
“The Hero”: One who many, classified as ‘minorities’, mutter a silent thank you toward as they continue to unconsciously use man-made ideas of holiness for centuries more as a reason to justify a lack of participation in seeking the freedom of their people through justice and brotherhood— as if those things were not deemed vital in God’s word. This reaction exposes and expresses the effects of the pride and arrogance of the one who (being classified as ‘racially superior’) believes that a construct of race is the filter that allows their Whiteness to be dictated as synonymous with godliness. All this while a brainwashed people fight for freedom, emancipating themselves from everything but that filter, turning away from opportunities to help many that they profess to be too unholy to touch. Robbing themselves of healing, subconsciously consuming the delivery of a demonization of Blackness with a weaponizing of pain, and a promotion of ‘racial purity’ tied with a ribbon of God’s name used as a marketing strategy (because no one would dare argue with someone who uses the name of God in spite of their lack of discernment). Thus, allowing Whiteness to be a mammy that produces brainwashed, subconscious Black ignorance.
Even after professing to be free with their lips, many Black people continue to portray the mannerisms of the personified psychological Massa (who they see as “The Hero”) as if he was Jesus himself.
a mass departure of people, especially emigrants.
Synonyms: mass departure, withdrawal, evacuation, leaving, exit, migration
the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
noun: Exodus; plural noun: the Exodus
“How you gon’ be holier than God?”
Exodus was the most radical book of the Bible.
The story of God leading his people, the Isrealites, to freedom became one of the cornerstones that founded African North-American liberation. However, at the same time as the early African-American church sang about the Lord coming back to take them home, pride and greed wrapped in a Eurocentric paradigm of superiority caused the White man to believe, and thus act, as if he was the mediator between God and man. Under the institution of Black slavery, heavily preached scriptures fed into an obedience to earthly masters while a certain party’s ‘racial purity’ was perceived to be an antonym for humility (and a fake excuse for the lack thereof), so the White man suceeded at making himself a constitutional idol.
God loves to use water for his miracles. His Spirit moved upon the face of the waters. Jesus turned water into wine and God parted the Red Sea through Moses to lead his people to the promised land. Moses, as a baby, was sent down the river Nile to escape death.
He led our people through rivers to escape the shackles of physical slavery.
He continues to lead our people through rivers for the sake of mental decolonization.
Paraphrasing the analytical standpoint of American theologian, James H. Cone in his book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, the use of lynching as a form of illicit murder, a punishment to the ‘Black’ body, is synonymously linked to the use of Roman crucifixion from a human sociological perspective. The crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ on the cross is a confirmed historical point (stated by believing and unbelieving historians alike) that is the foundation of the Christian belief and the path to spiritual freedom. From this sociological perspective, the use of the cross and the path to the Roman crucifixion of Christ contained the torture of ridicule and bodily harm. In the same way, the lynching tree was used as a method of execution to hang Black Canadian men and women in 18th and 19th century Québec in historical accounts such as the story of Marie-Joseph Angélique. Thereafter, her actual execution on the lynching tree was a form of ridicule, as the pain and torture of the excecution was similarly a form of ridicule and bodily harm. As the lynching tree was used as a prime examplar of ridicule and Black opression, so was the crucifixtion of Christ in the form of the cross used by Roman officers to reinforce the idea of superiority and dominance. In both cases, these methods were used by the self-professed superior ethnic body as a warning to those in the oppressed community of what would and could happen if they followed in the footsteps of those lynched.
However, Christ’s conquering of death on the cross carries a hopeful truth.
A truth that allows African and Afro-Caribbean North Americans, alongside the rest of the world, to see the light of God’s kingdom where his Son prepared us a place to rest in spite of the blood and ashes under the lynching tree.
Jesus was killed out of a desire of religious leaders and in God’s name because he came to set the captives free. A heaven-sent advocate for the spiritual freedom of mankind. His crucifixion as a sacrifice, and his conquering of death gave many across the globe hope and spiritual freedom, including Africans and African-Americans under the institution of Black slavery.
However, the heavily colonial preaching tactic of submission was used to psychologically, spiritually and physically manipulate those under an oppressive legislative body and to reinforce bodily abuse. In times during and post-slavery, the entertainment industry featured several caricatures to compartmentalize Black men, women, and children, presenting themselves to early on-screen and stage audiences in the 19th and 20th century.
But, we oughta get free and stay free, and that’s also in the Bible.
If religious colonists (those who use the name of God and manipulate his Word to put the man-made indoctrination of Whiteness on a pedestal) were to come face to face with the Almighty, they would have a lot of explaining to do for enforcing submission to the construct of Whiteness as a form of idolatry that they commit.
Colonial religious theology is so deeply rooted in our national and societal conditioning that these psychological ideas are even communicated through the modern arts such as films in which White dominance paints the mental property of Black submission as a holy necessity. A distorted idea of submission is presented to our people through the use of Black caricatures in film to oppress us into believing that White edification is holy and convince us that God himself agrees, making Whiteness an idol for many.
Black people often swear that they’re not affected by this force feeding.
Yet Black people often blame White people for their lack of access to freedom instead of seeking a truth that is not embedded in the construct of “Whiteness”, because we were taught there was none. We still continue to agree as we keep begging White people to see us and to give us what only Christ can, and is entitled, to give.
Both Black and White people use religion as a reason to justify injustice and indifference in the face of injustice (White people toward Black people, then Black people toward other Black people), when Jesus did nothing of the sort.
Go down Moses
Way down in Egypt land
Tell all pharaohs
To let my people go!