Whites Shackled Themselves to Race and Blacks Have Yet to Free Ourselves
by Leonce Gaiter
Publication Date: Nov 14, 2017
List Price: $8.97
Format: Paperback, 206 pages
Imprint: Legba Books
Publisher: Legba Books
Parent Company: Legba Books
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It’s culture, not color that defines us.
It’s culture, not color that will move us forward.
White supremacy is an inescapable nutrient lurking in American soil. Inclusion does not inevitably grow there. Our black skin will always mark us as the people whites evolved their very identity—their pseudo-ethnic “white” identity—to enslave. And the people adopting this hate-fed identity did so while proclaiming themselves the divinely anointed keepers of fairness and justice.
This book describes the first steps to free ourselves from the “race” shackles that white Americans clamped on us all those centuries ago—their definition of the black race being negative stereotypes tied to skin color. It discusses how to redefine ourselves as the vital American cultural force that we have become. It insists that we use that elevated self-image to teach ourselves to live and thrive in the foundationally racist America we have, as opposed to the inclusive fantasy to which some pay lip service. Only then can we move beyond politics and its inevitable focus on redeeming the majority, and focus instead on ourselves—our history and the culture it’s bred—to provide our young the sense of cultural primacy that is the birthright of every child, and on which every viable culture propagates itself.
- Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
- Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies