Fallacy of Racism and its effect upon African American Homes

Holocaust: When one people target the destruction of another

"On July 30, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the institution of slavery, and the subsequent Jim Crows laws that for years discriminated against blacks as second-class citizens.
"On July 30, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the institution of slavery, and the subsequent Jim Crows laws that for years discriminated against blacks as second-class citizens. | Source
The flag hung in Harlem -- from the offices of the NAACP during the 1930s -- whenever news of a lynching was received.
The flag hung in Harlem -- from the offices of the NAACP during the 1930s -- whenever news of a lynching was received. | Source

Holocausts hinders progress

What people believe about you is 49% true and 51% false. The truth (about your essence) remains a mystery to outsiders looking in, at your life. The fictitious 51% percent is a perception of how others view you. Nevertheless, this carnal knowledge of what others think of you is very important. Because a person's ascension in life revolves around interactions with others. Notwithstanding, society places labels upon you from a perception that is disassociated and hidden from genetic prowess (located in the 49% domain).

Your genetic nature is acquired from birth but is over shadowed by social casting, (race, religion or occupation: i.e., a father’s occupation determines the sons’ occupation and a mother's a daughter). Exceptions occur but are not usually the rule.

Gifts are not illusions

Like diamonds in the rough, these gifts are immature, intangible and have no respect for race, religion or occupational boundaries. Gifts are provided by God to the individual for the fulfillment of a particular task within a community; so that no lack shall be measured in that place or in whatever community that person abides. Therefore, discovery of your gift must be followed by its nurture in an environment that is conducive for that gift to grow. This phenomenon is antithetical to the disenfranchised in society or those demonized/labeled at birth; yet, there shall be a way of escape made for those who have faith in God. Great societies encourage free-will and practice equality for all. Sadly for many, they don't break out of the perception of what others believe of them. They fall between the cracks and become socially void. This negative momentum creates an altitude expectancy that counters God given abilities that seek to emerge from a sea of darkness.

A couple who’d moved into an all-white neighborhood looks at graffiti scrawled in front of their home, Chicago, 1957 by Francis Miller
A couple who’d moved into an all-white neighborhood looks at graffiti scrawled in front of their home, Chicago, 1957 by Francis Miller | Source
In 1973, the State of Illinois became the first state to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a state holiday.
In 1973, the State of Illinois became the first state to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a state holiday. | Source

Fear of Extinction

The denial of a group of people through the systematic devaluation of others is the chief aim of institutional racism. Since complete annihilation/holocaust would cause an economic disaster in oppressive regimes, racism must be upheld to perpetuate the supremacy of the oppressor. In a technological driven society the continuation of this system of racism and the neglect of human rights against others, for no just reason is a crime against God. Oppression smothers the gift of God that He gave the world to succor mankind. Therefore, racism is a high crime against God because it replaces God's mind with man's flesh exalting theories proven to be feeble in an attempt to dominate others.

Racism is motivated by fear.

It is also motivated by the uneasiness of losing one's place in the world. Proponents of racism create illusionary pressure and apply it unto the hearts and minds of the oppressed. This pressure is a device created in a vacuum of faithlessness but shall not prosper against believers in God. The fear of extinction has no place in the faith realm. When man is motivated by fear, wars are made and people extinguish souls in hope of appeasing one's own fears. Even greater, since a soul can not be extinguished by man there is no real threat to man, only carnal threats that consist of pain and the threat to harm loved ones. 99% of pressure applied by people upon others is an illusion. .05% of that consists of the physical pain applied and .05% is toward the threat of harm to others associated with the threatened.

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth. He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

— Solomon: Wise King of Biblical Israel
The financial strength of what was known as the "Black Wall Street" generated a wealthy empire in segregated America.
The financial strength of what was known as the "Black Wall Street" generated a wealthy empire in segregated America. | Source

Little Africa

"The Tulsa Riot of 1921 was one of the worst riots in American history. 15,000 Blacks were left homeless, between 300 and 3000 were killed, wounded and/or missing, 1500 homes were burned to the ground and over 600 Black owned businesses in a 35 square block area were bombed in the all Black Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was the first American city to be bombed by airplanes. More people died this day than in any single event since the Civil War." Blacks in Tulsa OK in 1921 were very prosperous during the end of the war. Whites who were mostly from the south populated the Oklahoma territory much by land grabs grew resentful of the prosperity of Blacks. The area was the most wealthy per capita than any other in America. This wealth was in the area rich in oil deposits."

Tulsa experienced the worst race riot in US history.  Planes used for Crop dusting where use to incinerate the very prosperous black business community.
Tulsa experienced the worst race riot in US history. Planes used for Crop dusting where use to incinerate the very prosperous black business community. | Source
Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per
Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per | Source

Tulsa, Oklahoma 1921

Ruins of Tulsa:

The local paper, the Tulsa World read "Ruins in Tulsa." This lead to the hopeful beginnings for many whites who were able to usurp African American owned lands in a systematical attack designed for the permanent destruction of this African American Community. In the aftermath of the destruction and waste: bodies lay piled and burned buildings crumbling; yet, no imprisonment or justice was ever served upon the perpetrators. Mount Zion Baptist Church was just completed 60 days and was reduced to rubble. It was destroyed having a $50,000 mortgage. Yet the character of the people of God averted the ever present bankruptcy option and the congregants paid off the mortgage in 1937 as New Hope Baptist Church.

Caused an Economic Depression in Black America

The rippling effects of this attack of Americans upon Americans was felt throughout the nation. Emerging out of the ashes of victory during War World I a black vet was gunned down in his yard after hearing the melee and putting on his uniform. A powerful economic movement was crushed in the most financial astute African American area in the nation. Blacks were preparing to rebound successfully upon the threshold of the Gilded Age aka the Roaring Twenties. Yet, a death blow was hurled that would reverberate throughout segregated communities in this fearful precedent. Oil magnates, supporters of the clan and Woodrow Wilson's White House (who was a lame duck in 1921) were on the same page. These citizen looter were well financed, organized and compensated.

Thurgood Marshall (7/2/08 – 1/24/93) was a Justice of the US Supreme Court (10/67 - 10/91)

A similar scenario took place in McGhee v. Sipes from Detroit, Michigan, where the McGhees purchased land subject to a similar restrictive covenant. The Supreme Court consolidated the two cases. Thurgood Marshall represented the McGhees.
A similar scenario took place in McGhee v. Sipes from Detroit, Michigan, where the McGhees purchased land subject to a similar restrictive covenant. The Supreme Court consolidated the two cases. Thurgood Marshall represented the McGhees. | Source

Home of the Brave

"May 3, 1948 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks & other minorities were legally not enforceable in Shelley v Kraemer. The Shelley's shown here in the photo purchased a home in a St. Louis area where 39 people owned 57 parcels of land. In February of 1911 30 of the owners signed an agreement or a restrictive covenant not to sell to African or Asian Americans. In August of 1945 the Shelley's purchased a home in the neighborhood. The Supreme Court noted that the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed individual rights, and equal protection of the law is not achieved with the imposition of inequalities."

Priorities

"To obey is better than sacrifice"

The Prophet Samuel (I Sam 15:22).

Never forget the principles that mother taught while growing up. 1) Treat people how you want to be treated.
Never forget the principles that mother taught while growing up. 1) Treat people how you want to be treated.
Bessie Smith, blues singer.  Once, when performing a tent show in a Southern town, Her tent was surrounded by KKK.  Smith stormed out and confronted them, shouting, “You had better pick up them sheets and run!”
Bessie Smith, blues singer. Once, when performing a tent show in a Southern town, Her tent was surrounded by KKK. Smith stormed out and confronted them, shouting, “You had better pick up them sheets and run!” | Source
First Massive African American Protest in American History - July 28, 1917 - Children in New York City Participating in the Silent Protest Parade against the East St. Louis Riots.
First Massive African American Protest in American History - July 28, 1917 - Children in New York City Participating in the Silent Protest Parade against the East St. Louis Riots. | Source

Don't Teach Hate!

Motherly Wisdom

I will never forget the principles that my mother taught me while growing up. 1) Treat people how you want to be treated. 2) If you don't have anything good to say about someone, don't say nothing at all. 3) Never quit your job, unless you have another one. 4) Always make up your bed in the morning. 5) Wash the dishes before you go to bed. 6) Don't hit your little brother because you don't know your own strength and 7) you never find anything in other people's homes, that's called stealing.

There is no rhyme nor reason to violent ignorance.

"Greed is good" (Wall Street) is not a new philosophy it was created by Satan and manifested by his children acting as agents for an agenda to wipe-out human life from earth, by using the ignorance of man. These seek to steal, kill and destroy for greedy purposes, then cover up their dastardly deed with benevolence. These are the children of Satan. These are Cowards! Satan is not a respecter of persons in the sense that he hates all mankind. He'll use a black person against a white, a white against a black, a black against a black, or a white against a white. All Satan wants is the constant sowing of hate in the atmosphere. This is done by ignorance and greed. Consequentially the plight of African American is to counter the disinvestment of wealth from their own communities. What is needed is a comprehensive study of the Black Wall Street so that the wealth acquired by commerce is recaptured and used for the sake of the our community.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

— Jesus Christ

Bad Moon over Oklahoma in 1921

Black Wall Street, Little Africa, Tulsa, Oklahoma (full version)

© 2014 Reginald Boswell

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Reginald Boswell 20 months ago from Alabama Author

Mel Carriere truth in history is shocking. The truth is that the masses can not handle the truth and the elite maintain control. Sad but true. I thank God for a strong educational background and utube,


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Mel Carriere 20 months ago from San Diego California

I really learned a lot here. I profess to be a student of history, but I never knew about the Tulsa riots. I also completely agree with your assertion that a racist system is used rather than a holocaust because a holocaust would be an economic disaster. We are looking now upon a new system of oppression in which the ruling class Wall Street nobility in this country needs us of the poor and middle classes to do the grunt work, so instead of eradicating us completely they invent a system on which we enthusiastically sign off on our own economic destruction, being hypnotized and brainwashed by the seductive lies of the Rush Limbaugh types. You expose some valuable truths here. Great hub!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Your words are powerful and I hope it makes a change in readers. Racism is an ugly word and I pray one day we see an end to it.


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bigj1969 2 years ago from glasgow

Thanks Reginald,true words spoken.


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Reginald Boswell 2 years ago from Alabama Author

Thanks, for your comment MsDora, Variety was the result of the process I used when writing this eclectic historical piece. Life is Good, but notsogood for some in the past God Bless!


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

You have quite a few side dishes on this menu for us to feast on--historical information, motherly wisdom, community responsibility and more. I learned plenty. Thanks!


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Reginald Boswell 2 years ago from Alabama Author

bigj1969: thank for comment. Being from Glasgow I believe that you are no stranger to the struggle for equality.


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bigj1969 2 years ago from glasgow

A truly insightful hub,enjoyed your writings.

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