If your long and distant objective is worthy of a long road, don’t try getting there by short cuts that transgress the rights of others …’ – Whitney Houston
I gave vivid accounts so those who don’t see it can see it now ..’ – Aremuorin
The subliminal seeds of discord sown by western influence on African soils socio-politically; psychologically and subliminally; still makes it pandemic-ally possible to stunt the continent’s growth economically like witchcraft. Even, within the diaspora.
You then wonder why Africans don’t clock the game and unite. This is a mental war game etching away the very weaving fabric of humanity.
As long as white privilege is perceived and championed as the status quo, racism is going no where. Otherwise, white supremacists, would have fessed up their evil systemic lies by now to the whole world and to their own putting an end to the fasad.
Africans are getting no reparations soon unlike the Jews until they learn self love, unity and put God first.
Like I said multiple times – ‘I don’t need the Pope to find God’. White Jesus can leave me alone now. I thrashed that in 2017 with 2017.
Christianity was in Africa before White Jesus showed up. So what the hell. Explain to me the demonics of slavery; it’s ebonics, and of the mind again? Anything that does not look like White Jesus is a threat to White Jesus.
I feel bad and awful for White folks who aren’t racist who just want to get on; and along, with everyone. It reminds me when I am running for the bus, upset-tingly getting stopped, or racially profiled as a drug dealer by White Jesus, and the police.
On boxing day I was a victim of a hit and run by a white male in a car with no break lights who ran off. On arrival of the Police (White Jesus) they declined to record the incident saying they don’t believe there was a collision.
Really? ‘I have a witness to it who is the reason why I am alive’ – I explained. I would have been crushed. My witness is the one who pulled me quickly out of the way. I got hit by the thigh and suffered, thankfully only minor injuries but ended in hospital – still.
Police (White Jesus) said the culprits friend controls the cctv and there is no footage; that nothing is going to happen so I should stop wasting my time. He added that the crime is over. I am pretty sure when he runs someone over who looks like White Jesus or the Police the crime will be recorded, and believed.
Even the culprit came out of the car to admit he had no break lights that’s why he hit me before he ran off when I took his car plate registration no.
If I as a black man hit a white person (White Jesus) with a car with no break lights, and ran off, I’d be the one in jail and the there would be a cctv footage.
So when the new H&M ad campaign; with a black kid called the coolest monkey in the jungle; backlash erupted again with denials of racial innuendos of prejudice by H&M: propagated with the help of main stream media: I’m like – ‘Yea, yea – I believe Hitler is Mexican and he built the Eifle tower, too’.
But here is the thing we blacks will still potentially buy from H&M again; cuz we don’t listen, watch and learn like the Jews. It’s not the first time to experience this systemic below the belt racial jibes.
Some blacks are still going to buy designers and brag about them when some of those brands don’t even give a rats about them but their money. Taking from them the very tools they possess to build their own brands only to be used against them psychologically; buttressed with social stigmatization, and economic oppression.
Whether you are black or white you should be outraged enough to feel empathy for humanity enough to warrant change for where peace, love and harmony reigns.
May the love of God sooth again. Amen ..’
Here is H&M’s Apology:
“We would like to put on record our position in relation to the image and promotion of a children’s sweater, and the ensuing response and criticism.
Our position is simple and unequivocal – we have got this wrong and we are deeply sorry.
H&M is fully committed to playing its part in addressing society’s issues and problems, whether it’s diversity, working conditions or environmental protection – and many others. Our standards are high and we feel that we have made real progress over the years in playing our part in promoting diversity and inclusion. But we clearly haven’t come far enough.
We agree with all the criticism that this has generated – we have got this wrong and we agree that, even if unintentional, passive or casual racism needs to be eradicated wherever it exists. We appreciate the support of those who have seen that our product and promotion were not intended to cause offense but, as a global brand, we have a responsibility to be aware of and attuned to all racial and cultural sensitivities – and we have not lived up to this responsibility this time.
We have taken down the image and we have removed the garment in question from sale. It will be recycled.
We will now be doing everything we possibly can to prevent this from happening again in future.
Racism and bias in any shape or form, conscious or unconscious, deliberate or accidental, are simply unacceptable and need to be eradicated from society. In this instance we have not been sensitive enough to this agenda.
Please accept our humble apologies”.
After conversation’s with varied opinions and having a feel for the complexities within multiculturalism and race relations; in my personal view. I have learned that the collective acts of subtle, passive and subliminal racism left people of color to be passive themselves, and / or playing games to survive. A dangerous blurry line to thread. As for those who insist it does not exist. Hear this:
When the script is flipped watch how ‘White Jesus and her tribe(s)’ switch their narratives. However, when it’s an expression of people of color’s, lived chorused challenges; experience-wise, it’s always argued, or implied to be an over reaction by White Jesus and her tribe(s). Question is Why? Could it be guilt, denial or irrational fear?
Don’t come for me with it if you know you don’t want it. Keep it where the sun won’t shine. Too done with for that ..’ –
When black artistes stop rapping about ‘Gucci and Bitches’ on their records maybe the system will stop killing us!
When life weaves it’s webs of deceit into our lives through, trepidation, insecurities and faithless out turns, its always a no surprise that some hide it well than others. Have been through many journeys but one thing reminds me constantly – Love is Always the key. Keep it moving.
No matter how far they fall from grace. This is the ace you keep up your sleeve. Human beings are fickle more than lightning. One minute they light up the sky – the next they stab you like a knife in the back so deep you could sleep for ever – never wanting to wake up to see day light again. My grandmother always says “If you close your eyes to every bad person walking by you would miss the good ones when they walk by ”. So true.
You will eventually find out that – some people are only our lives for seasons, to take what they need, rightly or not. However, I have a revelation – those who have will always have – those who take will always take, cuz that’s all they can do. Spiritually, it’s a great blessing indeed to be able to give and give and give again – without need for want. In spite these desires to give or take, we have so much to be thankful and grateful for – behind every smile. Keep it moving ..’
But until, you know what it is to flash a genuine smile – you are at the mercy of taking and needing always. I holistically believe creativity through art truly creates a sense of well being and a portal for great art to flourish. This holistic approach gives its users and creators a sense of freedom of self expression and interpretation :: giving rise to a new meaning to life. Thus, everyone benefits innately, deeply, greatly beyond any medical jargon, farse or labels – on end!
To be able to capture the human essence through music, photography, painting, writing and etc – can be very literal to some, but to a many few who understand the, vibrations, sensations and feelings derived; on a closer look, with a different view – this can be very rewarding and life saving in many cases. Music has saved me from falling over the edge many times. Especially – the inspirational ones – that have come out of me from, deep, dark, turbulent places I once felt trapped in. Even when I feel – indescribable pain and sickness in my body – this is my amour!
Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest is a Jazz, Soul-R&B Award Winning Indie Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer & 7X multi award nominee :: No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts ::
MercyfulGrace Blog Diaries with ‘Justin Bieber’ – RACIST CITATIONS, WHY? :: www.MercyfulGrace.com ::Posted: June 12, 2014
:: There is nothing above love …’ Ditto* ::
Very offensive and drawing the black race back another 200 years. A genius mastermind by his handlers, for great publicity or total victim of society. However, he is a terribly naive little white boy from canada – if none of this makes sense …’
Can someone explain why this is allowed?
So would black entrepreneurs be too scared to admit to this for the sake of the backlash on their businesses. I mean. Come on.
Bieber is minded by black folks commercially. If someone not influential as Bieber did this sadistic video, would they too get away with it? Or would this be okay now, if a kid on the street, or on a play ground made such video? Would they say ‘Oh Bieber said this, and his minders said he didn’t mean it – so, let’s follow in his foot steps’ ::
There is a need for dialogue on this one. Why this is allowed, cuz it’s not okay! Where do we draw the line. Pure Naivety or Just down right insensitivity. Or are we watching something really sinister here to a greater degree?