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I man would like to share some books that have helped I education over the years and can possibly help others. For many of InI these topics will be review.
This list is by no means exhaustive and would be great if InI could add to it in time, as we find more current or relevant information.
This post is not meant to include any sources supporting babylon’s false narrative that racism or white privilege does not exist.
“The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality” by Cheikh Anta Diop
This book is mostly about Ancient Egypt, but also highlights some very important contrasts of African vs. European world views, both how they originated and the continued impact on today’s world. Explaining how Ancient Egypt was formed on the basis of cooperation because of an overabundance of resources, while European mindset of competition was because of limited resources and a harsh environment. Also explaining the African concept of a genderless Almighty, and reasons for why women had more rights and power in African societies.
“The Anti-Social Contract” by Y. N. Kly
The main focus of this book is to explain the injustice that has been perpetuated from the creation of the amerikkka constitution. It brings into question the legitimacy of a racist document that its creation was not even voted on by the majority of people. It explains in great detail and easy to read language how the creation of the constitution had dual intentions to both solidify white nationalism and harm people of color in this country.
“Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery” by Na’im Akbar
A continuation of the 1976 book from the same author, “Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery”, this more recent book contains sections to help oneself actually take action. From the introduction written by the author: “We are still very much convinced that it is absolutely important to acknowledge the realities of slavery and to confront the impact of this historical trauma on our collective minds as African-Americans. We also believe that the objective of this recognition should not be a process of simply casting blame. It is clear that there were masters and there were slaves; there were captors and captives and the facts speak for themselves. It is not sufficient for the healing of the slaves/captives to simply blame the master/captors. We believe that they and their descendants will require a collective healing as well, but this is an issue which the captives cannot accomplish for their former captors. We are convinced that recognizing the origin and the continued manifestation of this psychological bondage is the start of a self-healing process which we as a people must engage in both individually and collectively.”
“Race and Resistance, African Americans in the 21st Century” by Editor Herb Boyd
This is a collection of writings from “leading African American scholars and activists” which covers many important subjects that are relevant to people of color and white people who live in this country. To name a few topics included, “Still at the Periphery: The Economic Status of African Americans” by Ron Daniels, “Blacks in the Labor Movement” by Julianne Malvaeux, “Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex” by Charles Simmons, “Mixed Messages: Race and the Media” by Yvonne Bynoe, “The Modern Struggle for Reparations” by Manning Marable, “George Bush’s Global Agenda: Bad News for Africa” by Phil Wilson.
“Precolonial Black Africa” by Cheikh Anta Diop
This book delves further into ideas proposed in “The African Origins of Civilization: Myth or Reality”. The author calls it “A comparative study of the political and social systems of Europe and Black Africa, from antiquity to the formation of modern states.” It reflects on political organization, economic organization, ideological structure, intellectual systems like teaching and education, technical subjects like architecture and metallurgy, medicine, agriculture, nautical experience, and other topics.
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