Richard Sherman and Being a Super Black

Being black often means being Super black person. And when Kryptonite gets you — making you not so super, the power structure of white supremacy wins. This is true among those who contribute to white supremacy unsuspectingly. I think back to W.E.B Du Bois, in which he noted that: It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife — this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He does not wish to Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He wouldn’t bleach his Negro blood in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of opportunity closed roughly in his face.”

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“White supremacist culture dictates who and who does not get to be human. In order for people of color to receive a Human Card, they must assimilate: they must not use slang. They must be quiet. They must not wear hoodies. They must not curse. They must be gracious at all times. They must enunciate. They must not talk about racism. They must not listen to rap music. They must not sag. They must not brag. They must not laugh in public. They must not take up more than one seat on the bus. They must not ever ask for more. In short, you must be perfect. Robotic. Even if you are a professional athlete who performs for millions of Americans, playing a game in which aggression, testosterone, and energy are rewarded (demanded)…you must be quiet, gracious, calm, unassuming. Unscary. To be black and also be regarded as human, you must never make a mistake in your entire life, ever—ever—or you are a thug. Ghetto. Other. Your Human Card is denied.”

Excerpt from, “Richard Sherman, Thugs, and Black Humanity”, Olivia A. Cole Blog

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3 thoughts on “Richard Sherman and Being a Super Black

  1. I get this. Sad, but so true. I face it everyday it seems. People do not seem to understand why. I get Sherman. Great post Superman.

  2. I am and haved tryed to convey something not eveybody is willing to actually talk about, and racism is one aspect.

    What is I tould you, black man, that I as a Pure white, as far back I know of and its 700 years back in time, and I am stil in scandinavia, and I am of Finno Ugric people.
    The truth is, by all the issues yoy talk about as racism, I have expiriencd exactly the same, all thoe I am white, how is it possible, you may think.
    Social Neo darwinian science.
    If you dont fully UNDERSTAND this so then read your self up on it, my people was and had been subjugated and was treated in the same manners as the Nazis/Comunists did in their insaen policys, and this Social darwinism was and stil IS the main teama in debates on issues as Peoples in scandinavia where WE where catogorised as Sub Humans, not fully developed since we where “indiginious/barbarians”, and this lead to ethnic cleansing and a wide range of govermental abuses as forced sterisiations, childern taken away and sould.
    Exactly the same stoy as the Native americans have and I am FULLBLOW white, black man.
    I am 100% shure that NON of you havent considered this for a f….. moment.

    Its not religion, science, whatever that Kills people, its Gred, shortsighte gains, criminals that uses goverments, banks/finnasial industrial complexes, anyone with a certain dgree in historical knowledge know fully of what I am talking about so I dont bother to further deal with it, other to say that this is the truth:
    Atheitsts kills Christians, christians kills muslims, muslims kills christians, jews kills muslims, muslims kills jews, buddistis kills muslims, and so on.
    The conscution of this litle rant must be f… clear, isnt it.

    Dont race drivel me, but I understand the Blackmans anger, in the bottom of my soul I do.
    No children is racistic in birth, they are thaugth that.
    The rod, in your own eyes must be removed simultaniusly, otherwise you havent credibility.
    WE both fight against the same force, the so caled Anglo american finnasial hegmony.
    Racism is only a tool for shortsighted political gains, whats needed is unity, cooperation and crossrace guidance and teachings of history.

    Because History isnt always what You think it is.
    I have and people where I am from, is stil awaiting for a return Home, waited for over 70 years, we are slowly dying, suforcated by the present policy of greed and corruption.

    peace

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