Don’t seek similarities in blacks

If successful blacks want to see more faces that look like theirs, then they should start encouraging blacks to stop doing so. Collectivism is one of the most horrific scars left upon black culture today by slavery.

You have probably heard of the supposed “Willie Lynch Seminar” where slave owners were told that in order to keep their slaves in check they should emphasize the differences among the slaves. Old vs. Young. Light-skinned vs. Dark skinned. Male vs. Female. Slaves who worked in the house vs. slaves who worked in the fields. The basic idea was to get your slaves to break up into many small continuously distrusting and conflicting groups that would be too busy fighting each other to revolt against their owners.

Today, many feel that if blacks wish to advance in the world then they must put aside such petty differences and pull together as a race. What such people do not acknowledge is that they are supporting the exact same principles as William Lynch.

What is the difference in a light-skinned person mistrusting a dark-skinned person, and a black person mistrusting a white person? How is the indignation a fine-haired female shows at seeing a fined-haired male with a coarse-haired female any more unreasonable then a black female’s indignation at seeing a black man with a white female? The idea takes many forms: “Just trying to keep money in the community.” “Not that many people that look like us there, if you know what I mean.” “I don’t date black girls.”

However it is phrased, it all goes back to the same principal – the idea of inherited worth.

The fact that your ancestors might have been Kings and Queens means about as much as the fact that Jessica Simpson’s ancestors were millionaires. It says nothing and has no bearing on your own personal character or talent. The ideology behind a black leader telling a child that because he shares the skin color of a great inventor, like George Washington Carver, that means he can be one too, is no different from the ideology behind a clansman telling a child that because he shares the same skin color as a thug and a rapist that he will grow up to be one. The black leader and the clansman may have different intentions, but they both instill the child with the same ideology and get the same results.

If a humans breaking up into groups based on arbitrary uncontrollable things like age, sex, “lightskinnedness”, “darkskinedness”, wide nose or thin nose is recognized to be unhealthy and to bring only pain, mistrust, a state of perpetual conflict and a lack of advancement on a small scale.

Why on earth would one believe the results would be different on a larger scale? Why is making distinctions between “lightskinnedness”, “darkskinedness”, coarse hair, or fine hair recognized to be unhealthy but making distinctions between White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, Arabic or Jewish encouraged?

A major step toward true freedom and achievement for blacks was realizing the damage done to them by the “William Lynch Complex” and working toward the elimination of arbitrary separations based on skin tone, hair texture or nose size.

To this very day such a goal is still something blacks strive for and are constantly urged to be mindful of. If breaking down arbitrary barriers within one race has had such a positive affect on blacks, how much greater a benefit to us will it be when we apply that concept to all races?

If we truly want to achieve and make progress then we must break down all types of arbitrary distinctions, separations or inclusions based on anything but a person’s own personal life choices and decisions.

Daniel Watkins is a senior computer information sciences student from Hephzibah, Ga. Contact him at