Racism is far from being dead.
‘The oppressor’s approach is aggressive mainly because he is the most fearful. Yes, he fears the black man because it is, he who dominates the earth.’
The white man has castrated you enough because of your hunger for glamour and prestige, nowadays children of the soil talk black, they live white and think green. We have been conditioned to self-destruct. ‘To colonize a peoples’ mind you must first demonize their culture, followed by their traditions.’
The thing with imperialism is, Imperialism uses religion to condition our way of thinking and living as children of the soil. Religion is a cultural understanding of religion. In order for us to reconstruct our way of thinking and to rid ourselves of the false image painted in our heads, a cultural revolution would be key- for if there is no cultural revolution then we must forget the idea of a political revolution.
One of our biggest weaknesses in Africa is in fact ‘Tribalism’, what we forget is the fact that imperialism does not attack based on your tribe but because of the resources on the land (your land). So tribalism must be kicked off the top of our buckets.
Secondly the sooner we accept the reality and identify with our true selves the better for all of us and future generations. As Assata Shakur would say: ‘No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history if they know that knowledge will help set you free’ Stop teaching your young to be like the white man so they too can succeed and start teaching them about their own capabilities and about the importance of embracing their true selves and not alienating themselves from their roots. It is the history they aren’t taught that needs to be told to them- sit your children down and school them about the system itself and who it is meant to benefit, the sooner the better. Rather have children of the soil who learn but question than to have a child of the soil mimicking the white man and forgetting their own thus throwing their fellow brothers and sisters under the bus for their own selfish desires and hunger for a false freedom promised to them by the system and its handlers.
It is time we stopped viewing our own through the lens of the racist white man. The time has come for children of the soil to stop criticising and judging one another according to the criteria drafted for us by the oppressor- we all have our faults. It is time we viewed our fellow brothers and sisters of the soil beyond the image painted by the pain inflictors and slave makers.
Thirdly let me pump more fuel into the fire mainly by making this clear: ‘There is nothing wrong with removing the white man from your mind, we need to re-Africanise our mind, body and soul. We have failed to realize that white supremacy and racism remained and have advanced over the years’ and the ugly truth which is that slavery itself hasn’t ended but continues to be practiced and we are still victims of slavery.
Those of you who continue to sing the praises of the white man and continue to feast at the same table your own people are forced to set are no different from the inflictors of pain- you continue to parade as the heroes and ‘peace-makers’ whilst in actual fact you are also a part of the problem and it is because of you that we are where we are today, yes those who point fingers and shift the blame to fellow children of the soil for being hard headed and stubborn, how many more years do you think this your luxurious life will continue or have you forgotten that Racism may have started a long time ago but it never ended? Or is your head too full of false hopes and altered stories about your history to where you accept everything that is given to you and never question its accuracy?
Ever since the beginning of democracy how many white ‘south Africans’ came forward and said they wanted to be a part of those who bring about a positive change in South Africa? Come to think of it, the white man in south Africa never went through punishment, you were never made to be held accountable for the atrocities committed by your people and your leaders instead we were rather too forgiving – stuff that akho lonto apha, the TRC may have worked in your favour but it sure as hell made no difference in the lives of those who were demonised by the apartheid government. Truth be told, white people have the incapacity to understand racism, because they enjoy the fruits of white privilege.
In case you were wondering what racism is:
Racism is the exclusion of one group from the other, with the racist oppressing the other. It is about historical redress.
White people need to be more thoughtful in the way they address children of the soil, about the racial oppression we experience-be mindful of those racist white people who disguise their racist slurs under the banner of ‘freedom of speech’. White supremist have mastered the art of manipulating our cries as children of the soil to fit their narrative-they would rather shift the blame onto us than to acknowledge their faults this disgusts me, truly speaking.
Just to clear the air on something really quick- it is highly impossible for a fellow child of the soil to be racist towards a white person in this day and age, racism is based on a system of oppression. Though you can be discriminatory, rude or inconsiderate against white people.
The new form of racism is to deny the fact that it exists:
-Tolerating racism is racism!
-Stop pretending as if your racism is patriotism!
The pressure on children of the soil to stop talking about ‘racism’ continues to grow and rapidly so- meanwhile those who continue to practice racism are left alone. That alone is confirmation and proof that the system wants children of colour to keep quiet because they don’t want it to end.
You that claims to be tired of hearing the word ‘racism’ ring in your ears, have you ever imagined how tired we are as children of the soil from experiencing it?!
One thought on “It never ended, it only evolved.”
Camagu Nkosazana. You made me come to realise that nyani white people have never faced consequences for their atrocious actions, rather we have pledged with our lives to maintain their ways at the expense of ours. We have subdued our lives to the white man and congratulated him for handing over basic human dignity, which he still hasn’t. We are still dealing with a second case of a Stellenbosch student intentionally urinating on a black child’s belongings and so many other dehumanising acts that do not receive media coverage.
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