Foreword

America The Black Point of View: An Investigation and Study of The White People of America and Western Europe & The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy – The 1950’s and 1960’s – From the Projects to NAACP Image Award Winner, Volume One (Amber Books) by Tony Rose

THE BLACK RACE AND THE WHITE RACE

The words ‘black race’ and ‘white race’, have no meaning as do the words ‘white and black people’.

The words ‘black race’ and ‘white race’ were words first used by Western European upper class scientists and noblemen during the 16th and 17th century to explain the differences between them and the Africans they were beginning to, with the use of guns and cannons, exploit and subjugate through force into chattel slavery

Thus, to differentiate themselves from these ‘Africans’ they came up with the language of race. The African being savage, inferior and sub-human and themselves superior, civilized and human.  The African and the African American were sold to Europe and eventually to America as another race, the black race, sub-human and uncivilized; and the white race became in America civilized and human.  The African had to be another species, another race, surely not related to Europeans and European Americans.

To further define my point you do not hear newscasters or politicians or the people of today say, “The yellow race did that or the red race did that or the brown race did this. It’s only used in context, still today, for the black race and the white race.

My recommendation is that the language of ‘white race and black race’ in the United States of America be changed to the African American Culture and the European American Culture, because as everyone knows there is only one race, the ‘Human Race’… everything else is culture.  The African Culture, The European Culture, The Asiatic Culture, The Hispanic Culture and so on.  And then you bring it down to specific countries and groupings of people.  The Kenyan Culture, The English Culture, The Gambian Culture, The French Culture, The Irish Culture and so on, and then to people; The African American Culture, The European American Culture. And that brings us to ‘white and black people’…there is no such thing. 

Before the enslavement of Africans in Western Europe and America began, there was no such thing as the white people of France, or the white people of England. There were only Frenchmen and Englishmen.  Only in early America, after a time, did every person who was of European ancestry become known as a White man or woman, not Englishman, Frenchman or Dutchman; to again differentiate themselves, gain numbers and unify against the Africans and Native Americans.  In America every person who was of African ancestry became known as negro, colored, black or worse.  One superior, the other inferior.

African Americans are not the minority in America.  The word minority is used by the White people of America to make Black people and other American ethnic cultures feel inferior and powerless.  When a white person calls us a minority then that White person is saying that he is the majority and thus more powerful than you.  African Americans should stop parroting the word minority and realize that we are 60-75 million strong in America. Something President Barack Obama and his campaign knew and why he was elected to the presidency twice.  White people need to understand that we all are neither minority nor majority just the people of America.

I have often thought that the relationship between Blacks and Whites in America is similar to H. G. Wells book ‘The Time Machine’ and the characters, The Eloi and the Morlocks.

America is still a place where Black people have no real power, economic or otherwise and White people know that they have the power to control Black people, by laying siege to the African American Communities with their police, National Guard and Army. White subjugation destroy’s any dissension, up-rising or anti-American rhetoric that usually begins over the death, plight and suffering of poor African American’s.    

White America has done this many times over the last two hundred and fifty years. Most people will remember the riots and unsettledness of African American Communities during the Civil Rights Eras of the 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s and now finally the 2010’s.

By the beginning of the 1970’s and the 1980’s the White government and system had infiltrated our Black communities with heroin and crack. In order to pacify, keep down and destroy any meaningful Black dissension, by addicting tens and tens of thousands of African Americans to drugs. Well, it worked, and until the murders of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Michael Brown, and the recent protests, a great majority of young people in the ghetto were too busy going to jail, smoking crack, shooting heroin and committing felonies. Too busy to dissent, unify and care about the overwhelming force of a racist white police force killing and jailing our young black men, women and children by the millions. 

The following plot excerpt from H.G. Wells ‘The Time Machine’ somewhat describes the African American community of the recent 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s (The Eloi) and the White system that preys and feeds on the Black community and literally takes the food out of our mouths. While at the same time devouring and destroying us and our children devoid of any enlightenment, soul or conscience. (The Morlocks)

PLOT EXCERPT OF H.G.WELLS ‘THE TIME MACHINE’ TAKEN FROM WIKIPEDIA.

“In the new narrative, the Time Traveler tests his device with a journey that takes him to A.D. 802,701, where he meets the Eloi, a society of small, elegant, childlike adults. They live in small communities within large and futuristic yet slowly deteriorating buildings, doing no work and having a frugivorous diet. His efforts to communicate with them are hampered by their lack of curiosity or discipline, and he speculates that they are a peaceful, common society, the result of humanity conquering nature with technology, and subsequently evolving to adapt to an environment in which strength and intellect are no longer advantageous to survival.”

“Later in the dark, he is approached menacingly by the Morlocks, ape-like troglodytes who live in darkness underground and surface only at night. Within their dwellings he discovers the machinery and industry that makes the above-ground paradise possible. He alters his theory, speculating that the human race has evolved into two species: the leisured classes have become the ineffectual Eloi, and the downtrodden working classes have become the brutish light-fearing Morlocks. Deducing that the Morlocks have taken his time machine, he explores the Morlock tunnels, learning that they feed on the Eloi. His revised analysis is that their relationship is not one of lords and servants but of livestock and ranchers. The Time Traveler theorizes that intelligence is the result of and response to danger; with no real challenges facing the Eloi, they have lost the spirit, intelligence, and physical fitness of humanity at its peak.  Meanwhile, he saves an Eloi named Weena from drowning as none of the other Eloi take any notice of her plight”.

  1. G. Wells was an enlightened man who believed fervently in the power of the White man to overcome its basic need to destroy itself through racial purity. 

“Wells’ 1906 book The Future in America, contains a chapter, The Tragedy of Color, which discusses the problems facing black Americans. While writing the book, Wells met with Booker T. Washington, who provided him with much of his information for The Tragedy of Color. Wells praised the ‘heroic’ resolve of black Americans, stating “he doubted if the United States could show any thing finer than the quality of the resolve, the steadfast effort hundreds of Black and colored men are making to-day to live blamelessly, honorably, and patiently, getting for themselves what scraps of refinement, learning, and beauty they may, keeping their hold on a civilization they are grudged and denied”.

In this book America the Black Point of View, I have kept the words ‘white’ and ‘black’ to describe the people of America so that I can easily define who we are in the everyday language that most Americans use.

It is my hope and dream that one day we can all call one another who we all truly are, ‘Americans’.

– Tony Rose – March 15, 2015