Pass to Power: What is Race and Passing?

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zobop republic:

I wonder if this is the beginning of the ‘extinction’ of Black people. It could happen.

Originally posted on smntks:

Busted: Rachel Dolezal, Howard Graduate, Head of the NAACP in Spokane, and outspoken black community activist is white.  Outed by a local reporter and mercilessly–and hilariously–taken down on twitter Rachel has sparked lots of chatter about what is race and who can be which one.  Passing points to the essential function of race–that it structures power, not color.  People who pass are not trying to look different, they are trying to change their status.

Race is not in our DNA, it’s a social construct.  That means, despite what your eyes see, there are not different races of people.  In fact, there is no gene for race in the human genome.  Biologically, humans are all part of one family.

So, if race isn’t real, then we can just say racism is dead, yell, “Black President!” and get on with it right?  Wrong.  I mean, have you read this blog before?  Since the birth…

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Why Can’t Rachel Dolezal be Black?

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zobop republic:

Why in this ‘white privilege’ world does a white person try this hard to claim being Black?

Originally posted on Old Pair of Genes:

The news of Rachel Dolezal as someone who has “pretended” to be black came to light at an interesting time. A few weeks ago, former decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, came out as a trans-woman, henceforth identifying as Caitlyn Jenner. It is broadly accepted among academics that gender and sex are not the same thing; sex is a biological reality, and gender is a social role that someone fills in society. While biological sex tends to be binary (male/female, with the exception of things such hermaphroditism), gender can be seen as more of a spectrum. So how does this relate to race, or does it?

As a preface, I am not suggesting that gender is culturally equivalent to race, though both are cultural constructs and neither are biological realities. Race is a manner in which people are classified by phenotypic characteristics (often skin color), while gender, though often defined by…

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The psychopathic leaders of America

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zobop republic:

I don’t think SHEEP know they’re SHEEP!

Originally posted on The Fabius Maximus website:

Summary: Slowly we begin to hear the warnings about our leaders. America is not a meritocracy, and our system promotes people with the traits of psychopaths. A cold hard insight that can help us choose better leaders for our future. {1st of 2 posts today.}

“First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.”
Speech by union leader Nicholas Klein (1918).

Snakes in SuitsAvailable at Amazon.

This is a good step for America: “Why It Pays to Be a Jerk” by Jerry Useem, The Atlantic, June 2015 — “New research confirms what they say about nice guys.” Useem shows us harsh facts about America through a soft filter, as the author sells this to us as a good thing.

But it’s a start at progress to see the reality behind the…

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One Minute Of Volunteering – May 2015

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OneMillionKids

1 Million Kids – CheerfulGivers

Hello fellow world zobopians!  It’s been almost a year and a half since I became a virtual volunteer for the charitable organization Cheerful Givers.  [I haven’t forgotten.]  It only takes but a minute to think about giving a minute of your time.

So, will you join in helping Cheerful Givers to give a Happy Birthday to One Million less fortunate kids?  Every $10 brings us one child closer to reaching this goal by the end of May. www.cheerfulgivers.org/give

Need your help to reach Cheerful Givers  goal of giving birthday gifts to One Million less fortunate kids since the organization began.  Any donation helps at www.cheerfulgivers.org/give

More at : https://www.facebook.com/cheerfulgivers or https://twitter.com/cheerfulgivers – @cheerfulgivers

Until neXt time…

America: Communist Little Helper

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Back again today for another thought stream.  Wake up world zobopians!

America is [and have always been] helping Communist around the world.  [Soviet Russia, Vietnam, China, plus most other Marxist regimes.]  The American government have been moving heaven and earth to bring more trade [and trade secrets] to Communist China.  [It won’t end with IBM selling off its computer division to become Lenovo in China.]  Remember when Yahoo and Cisco tried to sell technology to prop-up the communist status quo?  Rupert Murdoch [FOX Corp] has been doing that for years so he could sell TV to Chinese viewers.  But to do that you have to give in to the communist rules.  What?

Even merchants like Wal-Mart are helping too.  They out-source manufacturing jobs and other forms of loss-of-jobs only to help keep these communist regimes in power.  Russian communist revolutionaries long ago gladly took Capitalist money.  That means the Cold War was a joke.

Just resently Lenovo was caught and accused of putting adware on their laptop computers.  My opinion is, China will succeed where V.I. Lenin’s Soviet Russia failed.

A link for you check out about the Cold War pretense.

War On Poverty Is Phony Pretense

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Hello fellow world zobopians!  I haven’t posted in a while because I didn’t think I had anything important to say…until now.

The War on Poverty is a War on Poor People

The war on poverty never intended to be a war at all.  It was mostly a painfully timid and overly self-conscious assault on the consequences of human misery.  The war on poverty was [and probably still is] a vehicle for the perpetuation of the view that poverty was traceable to individual shortcomings on the part of poor people.  People are poor because they have no money or power to negotiate with.

When the poor eat the rich, what will rich people taste like?

Until neXt time…

White people banned from attending anti-racism event – right or wrong?

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zobop republic:

Are we trying to bring people together or not? “Non-factional, truly international!”

Originally posted on The Unapologists:

Recently at Goldsmiths University, white people and men were banned from attending an anti-racism event entitled “Holding Senior Management to Account: Organising Meeting”, organised “to protest against inequality and celebrate racial unity” according to the Telegraph and Goldsmiths Tab. Naturally this spread like wildfire on social media, and the masses turned out to offer their opinions. Some ridiculed the decision, but there were also defenders of the organiser, Bahar Mustafa’s actions – cue heated Facebook debates. I felt the need to get involved in one particular thread, where this argument was made:

I can completely understand why she wants to avoid white people’s voices drowning out those of the people actually affected by racism… It’s hardly racial segregation.

Racial segregation generally refers to situations where a privileged group enforces the segregation with the other half being oppressed. There’s a danger for white people to bandwagon racism and because we still…

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Free Range Parenting?

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Hello there world zobopians! I was watching World News Tonight on the ABC TV network and they had a report on ‘free range parenting’. Why are we as a society equating parenting to the raising of chickens? Maybe it’s because we destroy our young, perhaps? Anyway…I had to compose a rant about it…here goes:

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Free Range Society

The state of Maryland, USA has a law that states a child cannot be left unattended outside the home and/or school areas. [That means the kids need to have their parents hold their hands or become extreme helicopter parents…GOOD GRIEF!]

[Race Card Spoiler ALERT!]

I commend white Maryland parents that allow their kids ‘free range’ in this country. At least white parents, in Maryland at least, don’t have to worry about gang-land drive-by shootings. But the other social monsters are out there: child abductions, child molesters, bullies. It’s a dangerous world out here!  When white kids go missing, they get media publicity; they get cash rewards offered when reported missing; they get their computer enhanced face on milk cartons.  [Do Black kids get that?]

I’m glad to see white people are so concerned about their kids walking around free as a bird.  Even the Maryland police pull over these kids, then (safely) detain them until their parents come to claim them.  [Do Black kids get that?]

I’m sure Black parents wish they had it this good.  Black people in general are not allowed “free range” of anything.  That’s why they keep getting shot by cops!  [END RANT]

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Until next time…

We Are Not One People

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We are not ONE people: the Present.
We were NEVER one people: the Past.

Africa Slave Trade

African slave trade

Greetings fellow zobopians! Finally got my thoughts together on another touchy subject. Yeah, you know me! I’ve been agonizing about the idea of unity with the African diaspora. You know, people of African descent. We truly are the Tower of Babel!  Reply…you know I’ll reply back on this.

{Setting: 400 years ago…give or take.}
According to some historical books and historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. slavery was a social custom on the continent of Africa. Slavery either existed in Africa or it was imported from the Roman world of the Arabic realm centuries earlier. My question is, why did African tribes and societies accept and allow slavery in the first place? If Africans knew then what we know now, I’m sure slavery would have been fought against [more] furiously and never would have been accepted so meekly. (Hindsight truly is twenty-twenty [20/20]). What was an Africans’ worth when tribes were selling off their own or capturing and selling others into slavery? What was an Africans’ worth when white Europeans came to Africa in ships to trade European goods, (junk by modern standards), for human beings? We were NEVER one people!

{Setting: Western hemisphere – [Slave era] USA, Caribbean and South America.}
After transporting African chattel slaves to their plantation destination the slavers originally grouped their slaves by their respective tribes. Not realizing that an African tribe/social group spoke a common language, the Africans were able to communicate to each other in order to form an insurrection or revolt. White slavers quickly became observant and noticed that Africans spoke many languages and dialects. So, upon realizing this, the slavers began to mix up their slaves from different tribes and ethnic groups. After this slave management technique the African slaves were unable to communicate to each other effectively to organize insurrections. Africa then, and probably now, have over 800 languages.  White slavers in other colonies recognized this in order to use this language difference against Africans. It’s Divide and Conquer. We were NEVER one people!

{Setting: Fast forward to present – 21st century world.}
Africa is still a continent comprised of many, many tribes and ethnic groups. [Conflict!] Still comprised of many, many languages and dialects. [Failure to communicate!] Plus many religions too! [More conflict!] In the Caribbean people of African descent, in their respective island country, speak their common language now; whether it be Spanish, French, English, etc. or whatever language their former slave masters spoke. In South America most of the people speak Spanish, except for Brazil which speak Portuguese…how unique is that? It just goes to show, even the white European slavers didn’t speak one common language. And yet they oppressed human beings based on one common aspect: “Color Prejudice”. [the color Black] (There is no such thing as RACE people!). In the diaspora known as Black America we also now speak one common language: English. There have been, and probably still now, Black American educators who insist that we as a people speak a different dialect of English; called Ebonics or ‘Black English’. (That episode caused a lot of head shaking in the Black community). Whatever language we do speak, we have a failure to communicate! Modern day people of African descent have evolved into a diverse diaspora outside the continent. (Africa was always diverse). But where is the UNITY? “UNITY in DIVERSITY” is a phrase that has to mean something but what do we have to show for it?

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Until next time…

Human Race Vs Alien Race

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Hello fellow zobopians! Long time no see? Well, I did re-blog some other posts to tie myself over until I gather my thoughts on things in life.

I was wondering since the issue of ‘race’ keeps rearing its ugly head. What if…an alien race or species came to Earth for any reason, good or evil; would we as humans come together or would we divide up into racial factions and make side deals with the aliens?

Something to think about huh?

Until next time…

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