This Black marginalizing /white exemplifying psychological conditioning is also being deliberately done during the educational development of Black students. The reason is because for a ruling class to maintain its social dominance over its suppressed group, it must condition its suppressed group from a very early age, before they have an opportunity to question the propriety of the matter. To do so, the quality of education given to the lower class from the time that they are youths must be the most non-beneficial and detrimental sort to their psyche. In doing so even the brightest among the suppressed class of individuals may have little, if any, hope of extracting themselves from their assigned low, dominated position in life. This practice is an essential factor in maintaining the current social dominance of the ruling class because equality cannot be obtained in a society where a segment of its population is denied a racially and culturally affirming and inspirational education. This is precisely what is being done to African Americans in the American educational system. Generations of African Americans have been educated to respect every culture except their own and rendered totally ignorant of past achievements, contributions, and history of Blacks, in the process. One of the most disheartening experiences is to visit public schools named for honored, Black civil rights leaders and discover that routinely and consistently, Black students from kindergarten through twelfth grade are taught to admire almost exclusively the history, contributions, and achievements of Whites only. Conversely, gravely needed information about Black history and culture, needed to affirm and nurture these students’ self-esteem and aspirations is deliberately withheld from their educational curriculum. Under such circumstances, Black students must not only deal with common peer pressure and personality consolidation but also deal with the negativity associated with being Black. This failure to provide African American students with racially affirming information in their educational settings discourages their motivation and aspirations from kindergarten to school to high school.
The Black Matrix :
The white controlled media's distorted racially devaluing treatment of its Black population that amplifies the negative to the point that it distorts reality is a deliberately designed massive psychological warfare program. This program is deplored like a domestic marketing campaign that marginalizes the Black brand while exemplifying the white brand. Its constant relentless bombardment of deplorably negative images of African Americans-- that subjects them to seeing only the fraudulent worst in themselves-- is deliberately designed to corrupts their sense of racial unity and cohesion, mold the character of self-hatred, engender self-doubt, self-loathing, and distrust among their group. It also insinuates that Black people should admire, respect, and trust only Whites. It is a covert method of defending and maintaining white dominance and control. This literary work is not about peddling
Black victim-hood. Nor is it a frivolous attempt to misplace blame in order to absolve ourselves of our own responsibilities. It instead demonstrates within a constructive manner, rather than an accusatory one that presently Black people are targets of the largest ideological subversion program in history. It contends that when the past blatant methods used for maintaining white social dominance became morally and socially unacceptable the ruling white societal elites secretly modified their efforts of meeting this objective into a system more socially acceptable with the changing times. Their unrelenting commitment to maintain their white dominance is now being met through the implementation of social engineering perception management programs. This covert system is unlike the blatant overt types used in the past that resulted in Black people unifying themselves against it. This racist system is not easily recognized nor comprehended by most of its Black victims. It is the most fiercest racist system ever to confront Black America. It is so well disguised that although many of its Black victims may instinctively feel that there is something wrong, they are however unable to sufficiently conceptualize it so that they can unify and defend themselves against it. .
When groups in power want to suppress or to exploit its minority group they do so by portraying that group as a fearsome enemy or a major problem of the society through lies and manufactured news items. They utilize propaganda to turn harmless targeted groups into a fearsome enemy through lies and manufactured news items. They then use the fraudulent information to justify attacking and or mistreating the group. This propaganda practice is referred to as manufactured consent or"engineering consent". This unspoken practice continues in the case of African Americans. The white media’s nightly negative newscast depictions of its Black population is deliberately designed to reinforce seemingly preconditioned response of resentment and prejudicial images of Black people in the majority population, thereby creating a false impression of wanton Black criminality and violence. This engenders prejudiced distorted perceptions and acrimonious beliefs about its Black populous that are designed to make the nation and the entire world insensitive to their plight, tranquilizes efforts on their behalf, and lessens pressure for social change on behalf of Blacks. It also makes any serious criticism of White racism almost impossible today. The “Mainstreaming” of negative images of Black people also facilitates a national consensual setting that allows Black mistreatment. Its negative depictions creates a false justification for the white controlled legal system’s mistreatment of Blacks. A setting wherein which Blacks are disproportionately incarcerated, given stiffer sentences, and are more likely than other racial groups to be treated brutally, beaten, and fired upon by police officers while they are unarmed. These injustices now goes ignored because the perception has subconsciously become that it’s all now justified.
by Franklin Jones (c) 2006, revised 2008
"The Oppress Will Always Believe The Worse About Themselves" - Franz Fanon
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