COLUMN: Why Does This Keep Happening To Us?
From First Americans To Trayvon Martin
By Dr. David Imhotep
Nationwide (July 26, 2013) -- What would the first Americans think of this whole Trayvon Martin case? What Black people don't know is killing them. America's ugly secret is the big Black lie! Why does this keep happening to us? This is what every Black person in America must be asking themselves... while they are feeling really unsafe from racially inspired attackers. They are feeling unsafe especially from attackers - who during the attack - would kill you if you try to defend yourself. Then to add insult to injury, even if the attacker is arrested, they get off scott free. Now, we even hear our beloved African American President Barack Obama calling it justice, but it is not justice. Today we are sitting ducks! The world has gone mad again. These people are playing games with our lives.
Something is terribly wrong in America.
Just when many of us were ready to move on beyond the struggles of the past, hoping to embrace a new enlightened humanity, we are hunted down and murdered like run-away-slaves... again! The past has never left us and will continue if we don't take massive action... now! Racism is here and more robust and savvy than ever. But why won't it die? Why won't it stop?
Racism has not died because we never had the courage to reset history and tell the truth. We need to teach true history to our children and let them know that young black children are not safe anywhere in America. Here in America they are not free they are targets.
They are only free by avoiding the George Zimmermans of this world. Why? It's because America has lied to its Black citizens and has to protect that lie even at the cost of young innocent lives. We continue to propagate that lie ourselves every day. Now, in order to protect our children, we must rob them of their childhood innocence and tell them the truth about how Black people in America are viewed. Better we who love them, rather than: the teacher, neighborhood watchman, police officer, prosecutor, or prison guard that does not. Ignorance can be excused, but not the will to remain ignorant!
America's ugly secrets begin with the untold histories and lies like Columbus discovering America -- not only did he not discover America, according to the latest research, Africans were in the Americas some 50,000 years before the so called "Indians" were here. It's ironic; the first Americans have been treated more like aliens by people who have been here, for the most part, only a few hundred years.
The fad today is "not to see race," which implies they have won't have racist attitudes towards you if they can somehow deny your appearance. The real dark secret is that we as Blacks were in the Americas for thousands of years before anyone else, and our children need to understand that. We are the first Americans and yet someone has stolen that birthright, and replaced it with the mythology of a navigator finding a new world that everyone except Europeans already knew was here. This is why our children are not safe, because they are a reminder of what the true American looks like. In the 1990's, Public Enemy called it Fear of a Black Planet.
If youngsters like Trayvon Martin knew this, they would be more conscientious of the way others see them; as a threat, as a problem, as The Problem. He would see from a mile away that Zimmerman was going to kill him, in cold blood, like thousands before him. If we learn the lessons of history we won't have to bear the pain of repeating it. Africans... Black people were the first Americans, how dare anybody try to make us less than human!
Dr. David Imhotep is America's First PhD in Ancient African History and author of the book "Africans Were The First Americans: Documented Evidence". For more information or to schedule him for an interview, please contact Marcus Malcolm at (786) 508-2032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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