“The Chameleon of Racism” by Shakkit Talib Mujahid

In America, no one seems to honestly want to admit to their feelings about “Race”. There are all kinds of so-called laws passed to suppress and restrict the true thought of it in words and from view. While in the hearts of men, nothing but anger, spite and hatred brews. The question is “Are you pretending that “Race” doesn’t matter to you? It is my belief that as soon as we take off these mental and emotional camouflages and allow ourselves to release all our pinned-up racial, mental and emotional barrages, we will never honestly respect each other as human-beings or respect each others values and dignity.
Right now, we are existing amongst each other like “Emotional Chameleons.” Smiling in each other’s face, shaking each others hands. while in our heart we are blaming each other for everything in our lives that has gone wrong. Wake up people; can’t you see what’s going on? What do I need tor you to hear me. a 20 foot bullhorn? If we as a nation don’t honestly discuss this racial disease and poisonous thorn, we can never be truly mentally, emotionally and spiritually re-born.

I didn’t say it was going to be easy. You may hear something’s that may hurt. And there might be many emotional storms. but like any fever, or like any disease or rough storm, after it reaches its high point, then comes relief and calm.

Let’s be honest, some of you think its wrong to use “The Race Card”, but remember this wouldn’t exist, if someone didn’t decide that another race of people’s respect, dignity and lives should be totally disregarded. The “Race Card” is not meant for the poor black or the poor white. The “Race Card” is meant to be an inconvenience for the poor whites and an ”Ace in the Hole” for the elite white.

It’s not that I want to give you the total blame. we should all feel ashamed! We have allowed ourselves to be played like lames in this “Race Game.” As you read, you will come to see, the viciousness of this ·’Race Game·’ and disease. This nation has treated this “Little Dirty Secret” as something that should be swept under the rug, but everyone in the world but us can see what’s going on. That “The Disease of Racism” is America’s mental, emotional and spiritual “Chameleon.”

We all have been pawns in the games of this “Chameleon”, who uses our fears, weakness and insecurities to make divided and weak instead of strong. Ask yourself, “What did it do to make you feel superior over me?” “Did it make you believe black people deserve to be in slavery? Or did it make you fear me because of the laws you passed gave me justice, freedom and opportunity. Or maybe it made you believe to ensure you own “Safety” that black people must be locked up tight in a penitentiary.

Hey, despite what they tell you about me, I want you to know, I am a Man of Honor, Integrity and Dignity.  I love my family, responsibility and opportunity. I love freedom and Liberty and want to make my dreams a reality. Ask yourself, if you were subject to the same social and racial injustice as me. “Would you believe that America is “The Land and Home of the Brave and Free?”

Take a look around at the condition of our country and communities. This race disease has caused all of us mental emotional spiritual and economic fear and insecurity. It’s time to deal with our “Racial Reality.”

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