Racism-What If Its All A Big Fat Stupid Lie?
by Lisa A. Romano
WHAT IF RACISM WAS JUST A BYPRODUCT OF UNENLIGHTENMENT?
What if racism was a big fat lie?
What if our own unconscious automatic associations have duped us?
What if our language and the metaphors we have been socialized to accept, were somehow infiltrating our perceptions of others, based on preconceived ideas about the meanings we attach to colors?
What if we as a human race have been programmed to view the word white with purity, while we have also been programmed to associate the word black with things that are not pure?
What if the way we have all been socialized to think of the colors black and white have seeped their way into our subconscious minds and have somehow interfaced with our perceptions of people who are either black or white?
What if we are prewired to think of white to mean good and black to mean bad or less than good?
What if we as a species are hardwired to associate morality with the color white and immorality with the color black?
What if as a society we all unconsciously and unknowingly behave and make decisions based off of preconceived perceptions we have associated with the colors black and white, and what if as a society we never questioned the idea that how we have been groomed to metaphorically understand the meanings we attach to the colors black and white, and instead continue to misunderstand basic cognitive and behavioral findings that suggest that human brains are prewired to associate white with good and black with bad?
What if we never considered or explored what kinds of global and societal ramifications these findings could create in terms of how human beings interacted with one another or how we interfaced with our own Selve’s?
What if human beings were intended to seek the ‘light’ in terms of enlightenment, and to avoid the ‘dark’ in terms of staying unconscious of mind?
What if man has misunderstood the concepts of light and of dark throughout ions?
What if man has mutilated the internal automatic impulse to perceive light as good to more ignorantly and unconsciously correlate those impulses to the colors of people’s skin?
What if man himself is so in the dark, that he has fooled himself, and led generations of civilizations to presume that the innate impulse to view light as pure has sadly been misappropriated and mutilated in the most repulsive form?
What if unconsciously those of us with dark skin misunderstand our own perceptions of dark and light?
What if unconsciously those of us with dark skin project our own misunderstandings and perceptions of dark and light onto others?
What if unconsciously those of us with dark skin on some innate level struggle with our own perceptions of black, and white?
What if unconsciously those of us with dark skin struggle with secret shame because we are unaware of the knotted neuro-associations our brain has absorbed surrounding the concepts of black and white?
What if unconsciously those of us with light skin misunderstand our own perceptions of dark and light?
What if unconsciously those of us with light skin project our own misunderstandings and perceptions of dark and light onto others?
What if unconsciously those of us with light skin on some innate level struggle with our own perceptions of black and white?
Imagine men in most unawaken states, either black or white, behaving in societies in ways that have them acting out of total unconsciousness and misperceptions of the colors black and white?
Imagine a man so intelligent and highly cognitive that he chose to separate the accepted metaphoric associations of the colors black and white from his perceptions of man as an individual being?
Imagine a species so cognitively evolved, that it rebuked any notion that implied metaphors applied to a man’s worth as a being in regards to the color of his skin?
Imagine a mind so advanced that it chose to be aware of its mind’s own reflex to associate purity with the color white and impurity with the color black, and also chose to willingly separate any moral label to any man based on the color of any man’s skin?
Imagine a round table of beings of all colors openly and authentically sharing their most unexplored associations and perceptions of the colors black and white, and in what and in how many ways those perceptions have impacted their thoughts, feelings, opinions, beliefs and behaviors over a lifetime?
Imagine a world full of light-minded people who were both black and white skinned? -
Imagine a world where all beings understood and accepted that black and white people were just figments of their unexplored delusions?
Lisa A. Romano
Life Coach and Author