When human beings could speak of light and darkness it was decided that darkness would be associated with the colour black and light the colour white.
What happens when it’s dark? Most of the evil atrocities that take place on earth happen in darkness and as a result the colour black became associated with bad, scary, evil, no good.
Black is where evil resides and white is where heaven and angels sit.
In perhaps a cruel twist of fate human beings with dark brown to black pigment that occurred in their skin were labelled as black people, not brown or dark brown but black. Black like the night, black like darkness. Just black.
Subconsciously we are programmed to be affraid of black. We are ready to attack black. We are ready never to trust black and make sure where we can we knock black down to ensure it never threatens us in any way.
So here we have it, a particular portion of human beings full of melanin are labelled black the colour of evil and darkness, and we wonder why the world treats them/us so badly? We need to see and understand that the the predestined cruelty comes from a history chained to the colour and word black.
If people believed black was evil and white good then it explains why blacks are looked upon as no good, bad and evil.
It explains why black people are seen and regarded in a lesser light in comparison to white, heaven and angels.
It explains how millions of blacks were used as slaves around the world and everyone was okay with it.
It explains why in the face of humanity blacks didn’t and don’t count.
It doesn’t explain the cruelty.
It’s doesn’t explain the evil.
It doesn’t explain the continuous blatant disregard. Even in 2017!
But what if the colour black was not the villain, the evil or the bad.
What if it was the colour white instead?
What then would the world look like?
Would black be kinder to white?
Would white want to be like black?
What would the other primary colours think?
What if cowards did their dirty deeds when it’s light.
What if the predestined association with the colour black was love and light? Would darker people be treated so badly through out history?
Would humanity still continue to be cruel towards the colour black? I doubt it very much!!!
I never understood why melanin rich people were called black and I decided to think about it, make my own observation of what that colour means and how perhaps recognising it for what it is may help change racism in some way.
Racism towards melanin rich people will never stop until we can stop calling us and them black. Because as I pointed out at the beginning of this article the first subconscious association with the colour black is darkness.
Even white people are not white yet we insist on using wrong labels on humanity.
Let’s do more loving instead of color association.
Sarah Martin xoxo