Monthly Archives: January 2016

the “racial” version of standpoint theory

Marcus I. Washington v. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (formerly the William Morris Agency, Endeavor Talent Agency, IMG, etc.), Jeff Meade & Sarah Van Hoven

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In Charles W. Mill’s The Racial Contract, he states on pages 109-110:

The term ” standpoint theory” is now routinely used to signify the notion that in understanding the workings of a system of oppression, a perspective from the bottom up is more likely to be accurate than one from the top down. What is involved here, then, is a “racial” version of standpoint theory, a perspectival cognitive advantage that is grounded in the phenomenological experience of the disjuncture between official (white) reality and actual (nonwhite) experience, the “double-consciousness” of which W. E. B. Du Bois spoke. This differential racial experience generates an alternative moral and political perception of social reality which is encapsulated in the insight from the black American folk tradition I have used as the epigraph of this book: the central realization, summing up the Racial Contract, that “when white people say ‘Justice,’ they mean ‘Just Us.'”

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“History is a people’s memory, and without a memory man is demoted to the level of the lower animals. When you have no knowledge of your history, you’re just another animal; in fact, you’re a Negro; something that’s nothing . The only black man on earth who is called a Negro is one who has no knowledge of his history. The only black man on earth who is called a Negro is one who doesn’t know where he came from. That’s the one in America. They don’t call Africans Negroes.” — Malcolm X

Marcus I. Washington v. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (formerly the William Morris Agency, Endeavor Talent Agency, IMG, etc.), Jeff Meade & Sarah Van Hoven

Source: Malcolm X. By Any Means Necessary. pg. 55-56. Stated during the founding rally of the Organization of Afro American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in New York on June 28, 1964.

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White Genetic Annihilation: The Roots of White Supremacy

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Frances Cress Welsing helps us to understand the “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation” in her groundbreaking book The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors. She explains racism (white supremacy) and its roots.

Definition of racism (white supremacy). White supremacy is a “global power system of mass oppression”: A war against people of color in general, Blacks in particular. There is no individual who is the head racist, or leader of all white supremacists thus making it difficult to nail down its locus of power (one of its greatest strengths). Racism (white supremacy) functions on an elite level and on a mass level. Like a massive bureaucracy, white power is wielded by a network of powerful and influential individuals and institutions linked together by the common goal of dominating the world’s people of color, especially Blacks, in order to ensure white genetic survival. This elite, which comes from the government, the military, big business…

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Taoism and Sufism – The Open Path is a non-sectarian approach to spiritual realization

Quotations Treasury - a sub-blog of Soul Needs - 'One Garden'

“Look, and it can’t be seen.
Listen, and it can’t be heard.
Reach, and it can’t be grasped.

Approach it, and there is no beginning;
Follow it, and there is no end.
You can’t know it,
but you can be it,
at ease in your own life.”

— Lao Tzu – from a Sufi source – http://sufiway.org/ – (a) home of The Open Path

The Open Path is a non-sectarian approach to spiritual realization offered by
the Sufi Way — a lineage of universal Sufism first introduced in the West in 1910 by the Indian mystic Inayat Khan.

Open Path trainings and retreats are held frequently in Europe and the United States. These programs are dedicated to the direct experience of our natural state — a state known as pure awareness, selflessness, nonduality, oneness, and by many other names. The Open Path is a process of natural enlightenment that belongs…

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