~ The aim of RCT is to provide people a process for changing their colonized thinking and behavior which fosters classism, sexism, and racism. America’s patriarchal culture socializes us to think and behave like white people are superior and people of color are inferior. To correct this thinking, RCT is rooted in Africa’s matriarchal culture which fosters social equity. It is critical that humane thinking and behavior replace colonized thinking and behavior as soon as possible therefore, it’s important to know that the 12 Step process, if followed, has been proved to begin to change how one thinks and behaves in 90 days. To promote permanent change, THIS 12 step program includes New Way of Thinking (NWT) classes to teach pre-colonial history. The 12-18 month classes include 1) Understanding the two primary global cultures, matriarchy and patriarchy, 2) Understanding the system of racism/white supremacy, and 3) Pre-Columbus-colonial History.
On…The Predictable Behavior of Mulattoes Unless They’re Raised To Be Black
The Haitian revolution as the greatest in history and certainly the greatest in the second millennium BCE. Never before had any nation based on slavery experienced a permanent seizure of power leading to independence by the slaves. Spartacus’ revolt against Rome in legendary, but his saves army failed to seize power, even though they only had to contend with Rome. The Haitian revolutionaries did not just defeat their colonial master; they defeated the armies of the three greatest colonial powers of the then known world, Spain, England, and France, both politically and militarily, in an extraordinary campaign spanning two decades.
Though Dessalines completed the revolution, Boukman, an African priest from Jamaica started the revolution and died in the initial revolt which is when Toussaint, who was not part of the initial revolt, joined the revolution and became its chief architect. Toussaint was eventually captured by the French and died in prison having been done in by mulattos.
Toussaint was thoroughly assimilated to French civilization. Despite his extraordinary skill as a general and a soldier, his superb intellectual and diplomatic powers, and his exceptional statesmanship, his faith in French culture, along with the vacillation of the mulattos, was his undoing. The mulattos had joined the revolution but their racial attitudes led to repeated betrayals and ultimately Dessalines’ assassination after the completion of the revolution.
Their behavior was predictable. They were in solidarity with the Blacks only when in open revolt. The Mulattoes hated the black slaves because they were slaves and because they were Black. But when they actually saw the slaves taking action on such a grand scale, numbers of young Mullatoes from LeCap and round about rushed to join the hitherto despised Black and fight against a common enemy. (Allen Lomax)
Haiti was a successful revolution. The Africans achieved victory by driving their adversaries off the island in a campaign wherein the mulattos and Blacks fought together against a common enemy. After the victory, Dessalines was perhaps the first in history to try to moderate the division between mulattos and Blacks in an official manner.
The Haitian revolution was very nearly betrayed by internal factionalism related to the presence of two social categories present in all such societies; mulattos and Blacks. This problem was addressed by Chancellor Williams in his analysis of ancient Kemet, but during the colonial period it was a major factor in social dynamics in the African communities the world over, and remains so to this day. In the mulatto case, the problem was two-fold. They were very proud of their European ancestry and their position was intermediate in society. This meant that the ruling power would feign acceptance when it suited their purpose and abandon it when it no longer did. In periods of open revolt, the Blacks and mulattos fought together, but then real problems most often surfaced when there was no open revolt and social interaction was based on cultural identity.
The mulattos in Haiti wanted to be French and felt that they were superior to the Blacks and equal to the Whites, howsoever inconsistent that sounds. Assimilated Blacks often had the same identity problem and could never feel superior on a genetic basis to the slaves. At best they could feel culturally superior, and even then they frequently were made to remember that they were not white or partially white, even though they often betrayed their brothers to gain the favor of whites…. In Haiti even the mulatto slaves felt superior to the free Blacks (like poor whites feel superior per their white skin), which illustrates [the] point.
In a racist context this made for a multitude of neuroses…intrinsic problems related to the presence of a half-caste group in a racist context with an African majority.
Wobogo, Vulindlela, Cold Wind From The North: The Prehistoric European Origin of Racism Explained By Diop’s Two Cradle Theory, 2011, pg. 230 – 231.
JUSTICE OR ELSE! WHY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WILL BE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON 10.10.15
Native Youth on Justice Or Else.
Native Youth on Justice Or Else: 20th Anniversary Million Man March Unity Conference
“This is no Million Man March (this is the ‘20th Anniversary’ of). But we are going back to Washington, going back with The Family: Going back with our Mexican family (that is your own Brown brother), going back with our Native American family! We want justice from this government—or else!”
These words from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoken in Atlanta on April 10, 2015 set the tone for the gathering to take place on October 10, 2015. The theme of “Justice Or Else!” is one that resonates with the masses of Black, Latino, Indigenous and poor people as we weather the ever increasing onslaught of disrespect and injustices hurled at us by the dominant White supremacist culture of this country.
When the Million Man March was convened, I was blessed to attend. I saw only a few Latino and Native Brothers there and none spoke from the rostrum that day. I remember walking through the peaceful throng of men hoping to see more people that looked like me present. It was the only thing I wish was different about that day, I wish more of my people would have been present to feed from that spirit and share in the joy and the beauty of that day.
Twenty years later we are going back at the call of Minister Farrakhan and this time it will be different. It’s different because time, circumstances and the nature of the call being made is different. The Latino and Indigenous people have been crying out for justice for too long and the call of Minister Farrakhan to unite the Black, Brown, and Red to get justice for all of our people is being welcomed by many.
We will be present in D.C. on 10.10.15 because the U.S. government has deported nearly two million people since President Obama was elected into office. This after he promised to deal with the issue of the broken immigration laws, but instead the politicians continue to play with the lives and families of our people and use them as political pawns.
We come to D.C. on 10.10.15 because every day there are over 30,000 people imprisoned in the world’s largest immigration detention system here in the United States of America. The majority being people from Latin America who in many cases are here seeking political asylum and refuge, only to meet disrespect, broken dreams and separation of family.
We go to D.C. because we have not forgotten the Treaty de Guadalupe Hidalgo. We go to remind the world of the treaties and promises this government made and broke. We go because we cannot forget the lives that have fought to defend ancestral lands.
We go to D.C. because our abuelitas were not afraid to set out across the Rio Grande, our tios and tias had enough faith to trek across the desert, in hopes that tomorrow would be better for their family in el Norte.
Sixty percent of the people in prison are Black and Latino. We go to seek the release of Leonard Peltier and Oscar Lopez Rivera, and all political prisoners because they are our champions and fathers in our struggle for Freedom, Justice and Equality.
Too many of us are poor and even more are being under and miseducated. We’re profiled, harassed, villainized and mocked. We are called aliens and immigrants in the land of our fathers. Our women are subjected to disrespect—good enough to take care of White people’s homes and children—but not good enough to live next door. Our children are seen as threats. They are cute and cuddly, as a pet, when they are young, but called thugs and deviants when they grow up. They call them anchor babies, as if the blood of their fathers doesn’t soak every inch of this continent, giving them rightful claim and reason for being here.
So we go to D.C. to stand in unity, from Mexico and Central America; from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean; we come as Chicanos from California, Tejanos from Texas, all the tribes of the 4 corners area; all the Nations of the Midwest and South. We come because the time demands our unity. Our children and their future calls us to make a demand for Justice, in Unity.
We remember the struggles that inspired our movement in the past. Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez, Dr. King, Russell Means, Kwame Toure, Dr. Khallid Muhammad, Wauneta Lone Wolf and Reies Lopez Tijerina all remind us of our shared struggle and legacy. We are here because Marcus Garvey, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos, Emiliano Zapata, Sitting Bull, Jose Marti and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave us a vision of what kind of world we can build. And a better world won’t just be given to us, we will have to stand up together, and do what must be done to leave our young people that better world.
So we go to D.C.—Latino and Native Brothers and Sisters—not to support a “Black” event. We go to stand up and speak in one voice with our Black Brothers and Sisters, and demand that we get Justice for all the lies told, all the lives lost and every inch of territory taken. We go because we remember the unity that formed communities of resistance against colonialism and slavery in the past. We go to say in one voice, at the call of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, that we are together to bring change. We are united for one common cause, the tie that binds us is Justice. Our demand is singular and unified:
Justice … Or Else!
See you in Washington, D.C. 10.10.15.
Student Minister Abel Muhammad is the Latino representative of the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
While most Americans support the development of serious immigration policy solutions, GOP presidential candidates have offered ideas that are both ridiculous and even illegal – policies that would actually violate the dictates of the 14th Amendment.
But more sensible voices can be heard across the country and one elected official from Florida continues to speak on behalf of people of all colors who seek a better life on our American shores.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a member of the House of Representatives since 2011, represents the 24th Congressional District in South Florida. Her signature issue has always been education.
However, with a constituency that includes those from Cuba, the Caribbean, Africa and Haiti, and given her maternal parents being from the Bahamas, she also takes the challenges facing immigrants quite seriously.
“There are two issues that we’ve been working on and solved through policy changes and with the support of the State Department: temporary protective status and family reunification,” Wilson said. “Neither came without a battle and great patience. And we’re still trying to pass legislation that’s now pending in Congress that would help secure visas for innocent youth that include children in Haiti and young girls in Nigeria.”
“I have traveled to Africa and to Haiti and have come to know these immigrants as people. This is a life or death issue for them. And very few people running for president on the Republican ticket actually embrace immigrants. When they do, they look to people from Mexico or Central America. That’s the perception that the media tends to put forth to. In truth, immigrants are not just brown.
“In my district, we have a Caribbean basin of Blacks who have immigrated to the U.S. We have people from Haiti – many of whom came after the earthquake. We have a lot of people from Africa. But no one seems to be talking about black immigrants. There’s no catastrophic incident that’s forcing up to pay attention to their daily struggles.”
“But we should. For example, the government in the Dominican Republic has been deporting Haitians – forcing them to leave what has become their home and return to their native country that still has not fully rebounded from the earthquake that took place years ago. People are using fabric, paper, cardboard, whatever they can get their hands on to build makeshift homes. People are boarding rickety boats attempting to get to safer lands and are drowning at sea.”
“Immigration should be one of our major concerns – and it must include Blacks,” Wilson said.
One Miami resident, a Black Cuban and the president of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, recently appeared on a Miami-based news show to talk about immigration.
“The conversation tends to be about Mexicans or Venezuelans,” said Henry Crespo Sr. “You rarely see the discussion include those from Africa or Haiti – people who are Black. That’s just absurd. When was the last time you saw a black Mexican, a black Cuban like me or even a black Jew in Israel? We don’t see images of these kinds of people but they certainly do exist and in significant numbers.”
“The U.S. has a vested interest in immigrants from places like Venezuela because of the country’s resources. But because of the poverty that still has most Haitians locked in its grips, they ignore them. Sure, we offered our assistance after the earthquake but soon after we turned our backs on them once more. Immigration is not just about brown people.”