We now are nearing the final decade of the 20th century. The great African in America, the sociologist-historian W.E.B DuBois, identified the problem of this century as the "problem of the color-line" (Souls of Black Folk, 1903). Thus, it is fortunate that in the final decade of the 20th century a basis for the solution to the problem of the color-line has been produced. This basis rests in an adequate analysis of the nature of the color-line-the exact nature of local and global racism. Ultimately, the conscious decision by people of color worldwide (the overwhelming majority of the world's population) to base their behavior in relationships on an exact analysis and definition of racism as white supremacy will change its appearance and activity on planet Earth. Just as the problem of the color-line (racism) has controlled events in the 20th century (and prior centuries), the solution to the problem will regulate events in the 21st century and beyond as we enter the era of justice.
Recently, there has been an unraveling and an analysis of the core issue of the first global power system of mass oppression - the power system of racism (white supremacy). Once the collective victim understands this fundamental issue, the ultimate organizing of all of the appropriate behaviors necessary to neutralize the great injustice of the white supremacy power system will be only a matter of time. The length of time required to neutralize global white supremacy will be inversely proportional to 1) the level of understanding of the phenomenon; plus 2) the evolution ofself- and group-respect, the will, determination and discipline to practice the appropriate counter-racist behaviors- on the part of the non-white victims ofwhite supremacy.
Thus,the21st century,and indeed the end of the 20th century, will be a time perhaps of great devastation. But,undoubtedly,it will be a time of great change. And the most critical factor in that change of circumstances will be non-white people's ever-increasing understanding of the behavioral phenomenon of white supremacy as a global, terroristic power system.
However, it must be understood that high levels of self-respect, will and determination, without an adequate understanding, analysis and definition of racism as the oppressing power system, will not be sufficient to bring the long-sought goal o f neutralizing that injustice and establishing justice and peace for all people. Therefore, it is critical to have a comprehensive analysis and definitionthe opposing force. As a Black behavioral scientist and practicing general and child psychiatrist, my current functional definition of racism (white supremacy) is as follows: ,., the local and global power system struciiired and maintanined by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined; this system consists of patterns of perception, logic. symbol formation. thought, speech, action and emotional response. as conducted simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics. education, entertainment,labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war). The ultimate purpose ofthe system is to prevent white genetic annihilation on Earth - a planet in which the overwhelming majority ofpeople are classified as non-white (black, brown, red and yellow) by white-skinned people. All of the non-white people are genetically dominant (in terms o f skin coloration) compared to the genetically recessive white-skinned people.
When this definition of racism as a strategy for white genetic survival is mastered, one can understand precisely not only the present global power formations and realignments (i.e., U.S.A./U.S.S.R. linkage and European unification), but also all present urban (non-white) center epidemics. I am speaking of the concurrent urban crises of drug use,drug addiction, drug-related murder, teenage pregnancy, infant mortality, Black academic under-achievement, Black teenage unemployment, Black adult male unemployment, Black male incarceration, single parent (female-headed) households, chronic welfare dependency, poverty, AIDS and homelessness. (See Diagram 1.) These very disturbing individual- and group-destructive pathological forms of behavior are the direct and indirect by-products of a behavioral power system fundamentally structured for white genetic survival, locally and globally.
White supremacy domination and oppression of all non-white people is essential for global white genetic survival. The prevention of white genetic annihilation is pursued through all means, including chemical and biological warfare. Today, the white genetic survival imperative, instead of using chemicals in gas chambers, is using chemicals on the streets - crack, crank, cocaine, ecstasy, PCP, heroin and methadone (all"designer chemicals"). Ultimately, these chemicals are produced by whites and made available to urban Blacks, particularly Black males -upon whom the future of Black people is dependent. The core dynamic of white genetic survival eventually leads whites to a major act of genocide (destruction of the genes of non-white people), or toward genocidal imperatives. Such a genocide occurred in Nazi Germany (1933-1945}, wherein the Semite and gypsy populations were classified as non-white and therefore were destroyed.
The reason that the Black male (as recently symbolized by Willie Horton) is and always has been central to the issue of white supremacy is clarified by the definition of racism as white genetic survival. In the collective white pysche, Black males represent the greatest threat to white genetic survival because only males (of any color) can impose sexual intercourse, and Black males have the greatest genetic potential (of all non-white males) to cause white genetic annihilation. Thus, Black males must be attacked and destroyed in a power system designed to assure white genetic survival. In the white supremacy mind-set, consciously or subconsciously, Black males must be destroyed in significant numbers -just as they were in earlier days when there was widespread open lynching and castration o f Black males, or during the Tuskegee Syphilis Study from 1932 to 1972 when a large number of Black males were used and destroyed by whites.
Today we are witnessing a more subtle systemic approach to white genetic survival. The destruction of black males now is indirect, so that the Black male victims themselves can be led to participate in- and then be blamed for their own mass deaths. However, through close examination and an understanding of the ultimate objective of white supremacy as collective white genetic survival, the steps to massive Black male death can be charted.
The chain of events begins with the denial of full scale employment and advancement to Black males so that they cannot adequately support themselves, their wives and their children. In turn, large numbers of Black male children grow up without their fathers' guidance. This leads to frustration, depression and failure in school. Once this atmosphere is established, drugs are placed deliberately in the Black community. The drugs are then used to "street-treat" Black male frustration and depression. The high prices for which drugs are sold provide the Black male population with the illusion that finally they are beginning to make some money and to share in the "American dream." Guns are then placed at the disposal of the same Black male persons, supposedly to aid them in enforcing payment for drug sales. More important, the strategy is for Black males to kill and destroy one another and then carry the blame. (It must be realized that no Black males manufacture the chemicals for drug use, nor do any Black males manufacture guns.)
The same power system of racism has so ingrained a negative image and connotation of Blackness in general (i.e., Black Monday, blackmail, black sheep, black day), and of the Black male in particular, that for Black males to slaughter one another in the streets daily means next to nothing; indeed, it is treated as desirable and acceptable. "Good riddance of bad rubbish." This is in stark contrast to the urgency, alarm and concern that is generated in the same society when only 25 young white males commit suicide in the course of a 24-month period.
Failing to comprehend the environmental context of the white supremacy system and its ultimate goal of white genetic survival, Black people also fail to grasp the deeper sense of what actually is occurring in front of our eyes. We do not realize that the massive deaths of Black males constitute the genocide of Black people (as it takes Black males to make Black babies and ensure future Black generations).
The destruction of Black males for the purpose of white genetic survival is the reason behind the ever increasing disparity between the number of Black females entering and graduating from high schools and institutions of higher education compared to the far lesser number of Black males. This becomes an additional facet of Black genocide. Furthermore, white genetic survival is the dynamic behind the high incarceration rate of Black males in the U.S., which is second only to that of South Africa. The high rate of Black male incarceration contributes in genocidal fashion to the prevention of Black births and the Black male-supported development of all Black children, particularly boys.
The genocide of non-whites must be understood as a necessary tactic of a people (white) that is a minority of the world's population and that, because it lacks the genetic capacity to produce significant levels of melanin, is genetically recessive in terms of skin coloration, compared to the black, brown, red and yellow world majority. Thus, the global white minority must act genocidally against people of color for the purpose of white genetic survival. This is the "kill or be killed" mentality. This is the reason that persons who classified themselves as "white" behaved genocidally towards Semites in the holocaust in Nazi Germany and Europe (1933-1945). (The word Semite is from the Latin prefix, semi meaning "half' - half Black and half white, and that means mulatto (non-white). This is also the reason that persons who classified themselves as "white" behaved (and still behave) genocidally towards the indigenous inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere who were classified as red (non-white).
Only the willingness of non-white peoples worldwide to recognize, analyze, understand and discuss openly the genocidal dynamic will bring this injustice to an end. Most important, Black males must help one another to understand that they are being led by the dynamic of white supremacy to inflict extreme damage upon themselves, one another and ultimately the Black race. Black males must understand that, contrary to what is said, the war being conducted in urban centers is not against drugs but against Black males-for the purpose of white genetic survival. Drugs are used simply as the means to achieve that end. That is why drugs are plentiful, while Black males are dying in ever-increasing numbers! (The recent proposal to treat drug addicts at military bases is only the ftrst stage towards a more formal concentration camp placement, more formal than the ghetto.)
Mastering the above definition of racism as a strategy for neutralizing white supremacy will permit one to decode accurately the symbolism in the new Madonna video "Like a Prayer," designed consciously and/or subconsciously by whites to massage, stimulate and enhance further the collective instinct for white genetic survival. The same could be said about the recent films Betrayal and Mississippi Burning. Furthermore, such an understanding will help clarify the persistent and even violent behaviors on the part of persons associated with the so-called "right to life movement," which seeks to prevent abortions, especially amongst whites. Recognizing racism as the struggle for white genetic survival helps one to understand what is happening in South Africa; what is euphemistically referred to as "apartheid" is only the tactics and strategies of the minority white population, numbering only four million persons, attempting to survive genetically while surrounded by a majority Black population of 26 to 30 million. This is a microcosm of what is happening on the entireplanet.
Finally, the time has come for unveiling the true nature of white supremacy (racism). For this reason, I have entitled this work, The Isis (YSSIS) Papers: The Keys to the Colors. Isis was the most important goddess of ancient Africa (specifically, Egypt). She was the sister/wife of the most important Egyptian god, Osiris ("Lord of the perfect Black"), and the mother of Horus. In the astral interpretation of the Egyptian gods, Isis was equated with the dog star Sirius (Sothis). According to the ancient African story, after the murder and dismemberment of Osiris by his evil brother Set (Seth), Isis discovered the crime, recovered the pieces of the body of Osiris, and put them together again, restoring his existence and his power. According to legend,Isis admired truth and justice and made justice stronger than gold and silver.
In the present era, truth and justice have been crushed by the global power system of white supremacy, making the existence of peace on the planet impossible under this reign of terror. The attempt in this workto reveal some aspects of the in-depth truth about the white supremacy power system for the ultimate purpose of establishing justice and peace in the world is in the tradition of the great African goddess, Isis.
I hope that with this knowledge the world's non-white people (black, brown, red and yellow) will work more effectively to neutralize this global and most monstrous form of injustice and chaos. Any person not interested in a definition, analysis and deeper understanding of worldwide white supremacy must have an interest (conscious or subconscious) in maintaining the same.
The subtitle of this work, The Keys to the Colors, came from a statement made to me by a patient in a Washington, D.C. public mental health clinic in the late 1960s. The patient was a tall, thin, middle-aged, Black-skinned man who, in a somewhat confused manner, talked earnestly to me about the problems he had experienced in his life. He said, "Doctor, if we could just find the keys to the colors!" And be repeated it slowly. It was a statement Inever have been able to forget. This work is a portion of my response.