One of the things I detest most about the self hating black toms is their unwavering support for white people regardless of the condition or situation when there is conflict with black people. Actually it isn’t just the unwavering support of white people that’s their major character flaw but their inability to support their black brothers and sisters under any circumstance.
A self hating tom would watch a video tape of a white police officer beating a black man within an inch of his life and then say something dumb like the brother probably deserved it for having an attitude that the officer found disrespectful. The premise that the white officer might be racist, such as a Mark Fuhrman or Stacey Koon (what a name), is such a preposterous impossibility that it never enters this particular tom’s mind. A self hating tom would hear a white man call a black woman a racial slur and say something dumb like the girl shouldn’t have been listening to all that rap music.
The problem with the self hater is that they have surrendered their every conscious and subconscious thought to the distorted perspectives dictated by stereotypes rooted in racially insensitive white culture. Before blacks can ever hope to win the support of the self hater, they have to prove that the stereotypes that the toms have taken to heart do not apply to their particular situation. Before the black woman can obtain some form of support from the self hating black tom, she has to prove that she doesn’t listen to rap. If ever young white girls are ever found in the same predicament chances are good that the same questions regarding the white girls’ legitimacy and/or worth need not automatically be applied without any merit.
The phenomenon of self hate appears to be an attractive characteristic among the corporate entities and other interest sensitive to white culture that seek to identify and define the African American community to white Americans, to black Americans, and to the world. Global corporate entities would never consider a black for employment in a position of high profile if that man or woman is highly sensitive to African American culture as defined by African Americans. White interest has an inherited need to promote and project an image that in order to be financially successful black people must embrace the philosophy that the white culture is the only culture of any significance. It is acceptable for a black person to identify with their African heritage but not at the expense of white culture or white culture’s definition or perception of black people in general. Therefore, white corporate culture promotes the African American who knows and accepts their place.
Consequently, it stands to reason that a black person who is strong in their self awareness and puts their compassion for the black community before their need to appear sympathetic to white culture more often than not will find themselves largely ignored and passed over for opportunities. The very though of a black community that can define itself in its own terms, operate independently of white culture, and operate contrary to white culture’s interpretation of what it is to be a black American is a frightening one to the white establishment and to their self hating black representatives.
The white culture mindset would like for everyone to believe that black people are the main contributors of the social and economic problems of the black community. Any white involvement in the corruption of the black community is minimized to a status of insignificant if not whitewashed away entirety. A black self hating tom would be more than happy to stand in front of a room of white community leaders and say something dumb like the black community hasn’t done its fair share to reverse the educational, economic, legal, medical, housing, and other areas of historical discrimination inflicted upon it by white dominated corporate and governmental entities.
Many people with little experience with the black community buy into white propaganda that it is truly rare for anything or anyone good to come out of the black community. Black entertainers, athletes, business people, medical personnel, public officials, and way too many others who engage in a lifestyle of African American assimilation are quick to promote programs designed to assimilate others into the mindset of white domination. The number of high profile programs designed to promote the African American mindset that is a true product of a proud and healthy black community is virtually nonexistent.
The black community is not in a struggle for domination. The black community is in a struggle for its very survival. Too often black people are ready to jump ship and abandon the black community to the plight imposed on it by white culture. What’s even worse is when members of the black community are more then ready to adopts the white message that says people everywhere should hate the black community. Too many black people are too willing to take this message to heart and repeat it as their very own.