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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: Feelings of inadequacy Reply with quote

I am the oly black our class full of white people and three Asians. I often feel inadequate when it comes to doing exercises especially when it involves working with white people in a group. I don't mean that they have said any racist comments or they have behaved that way subtly.

I feel my performs is not what it should be. I remember when I was in a college with only black people, i did not feel that way.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Feelings of inadequacy Reply with quote

lalaphansi wrote:
I am the oly black our class full of white people and three Asians. I often feel inadequate when it comes to doing exercises especially when it involves working with white people in a group. I don't mean that they have said any racist comments or they have behaved that way subtly.

I feel my performs is not what it should be. I remember when I was in a college with only black people, i did not feel that way.

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I will move your posts to the correct forum so that someone can answer your questions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: Feelings of inadequacy Reply with quote

lalaphansi wrote:
I am the oly black our class full of white people and three Asians. I often feel inadequate when it comes to doing exercises especially when it involves working with white people in a group. I don't mean that they have said any racist comments or they have behaved that way subtly.

I feel my performs is not what it should be. I remember when I was in a college with only black people, i did not feel that way.

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It appears you got the same niggerized training I got...meaning the training we get to function as people who are subject to racism (white supremacy). How you feel is a product of what you think. A non-white person goes through a process of niggerization. The process of niggerization is a process where white people deny people they classify as non-white the things they should have as people. Things such as justice and be able to have justice no matter where they go in the entire universe. Things such as food, clothing, shelter, the ability to help the people who need help the most without mistreating anyone, etc. Every person in the known universe should have these things and also be able to help the people who need help the most get these things if they don't have them. But the white person who denies people who they classify as non-white (black, brown, red, yellow, beige, tan, etc.) from having these basic things is niggerizing that person. That white person is practicing racism (white supremacy) against that non-white person and any white person that doesn't stop that white person from doing what they are doing is also practicing racism (white supremacy) if they are able to stop them. This is the process of niggerization.

The process of de-niggerization is the process each individual non-white person has to decide to go through to work against what the white people who practice racism (white supremacy) are doing against them. If a non-white person doesn't want to de-niggerize then other non-white people shouldn't try to make them de-niggerize and also shouldn't criticize and ridicule them for not de-niggerizing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: Edward Williams Reply with quote

Yes I have heard you, but what I can't understand is that the whites I attend class with have done nothing racist. they have not stopped me from achieving my goal of learning, they have even offered to help me if I needed help and when ever I ask questions they always tell me or help.

With all this said why do I still feel inadequate. I want to see an exact picture, if you can give an example.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Edward Williams Reply with quote

lalaphansi wrote:
Yes I have heard you, but what I can't understand is that the whites I attend class with have done nothing racist. they have not stopped me from achieving my goal of learning, they have even offered to help me if I needed help and when ever I ask questions they always tell me or help.

With all this said why do I still feel inadequate. I want to see an exact picture, if you can give an example.

Why would a prisoner feel inadequate in the presence of the warden of the prison even when the warden offers to help the prisoner be a better prisoner?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Feelings of inadequacy Reply with quote

Maybe it is because his subconcious still triggers those feelings since he has been taught to behave that way from a young age. In primary school we had a dove we had put in a cage for months and after we opened the cage door to free the dove, it did not go anyway.

I think it relates to me and a whole lot of blacks, to some degree we have access to resources even though limited which we could put to use to improve ourselves, but because we have been locked for so long and still locked this time in a less direct way we still feel helpless to do anything, just like the caged bird. The bird had no clue were to start, it felt safe in its comfort zone.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: Feelings of inadequacy Reply with quote

lalaphansi wrote:
Maybe it is because his subconcious still triggers those feelings since he has been taught to behave that way from a young age. In primary school we had a dove we had put in a cage for months and after we opened the cage door to free the dove, it did not go anyway.

I think it relates to me and a whole lot of blacks, to some degree we have access to resources even though limited which we could put to use to improve ourselves, but because we have been locked for so long and still locked this time in a less direct way we still feel helpless to do anything, just like the caged bird. The bird had no clue were to start, it felt safe in its comfort zone.

That is it exactly I suspect. So if you're going to change anything at all you have to start with changing you because you have received all of the wrong training from birth...you have to suspect that based on the condition you're in. This means you should run a test on everything you think you know to be true and go about the business of re-training yourself so that everything you say and everything you do results in YOU not mistreating anyone and also results in YOU helping the person who needs help the most get the most help. This means when non-white people need information about how the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) works and what to do to produce justice you help them by talking to them like we are doing right now or face-to-face or by whatever means you can when they want you to help them. And when non-white people don't want your help in understanding how the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) works you help them by not giving them help in understanding how the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) works. This way you're helping non-white people all the time. Under the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) the people who need help the most are non-white people.
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