Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Disarming ADOS

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Anonymous - Are race relations and self-segregation in America getting worse?

Muhammad Rasheed - Race relations are the same as they have always been, with the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) striving to attain full socio-economic and political citizenship freedoms while the white racist aristocracy — jealously guarding the obscenely lucrative anti-Black systemic racism that fuels their Whitopia — resent the effort.

In truth, a deliberate and planned self-segregation would actually help ADOS progress towards their empowerment goals.

Fred McManson - When you refer to “American Descendants of Slavery”, are you including Irish and Native American slaves?

Muhammad Rasheed - No. Both of those groups have their own national identification labels that serve them as both lineage and heritage. ADOS describes the Black American ethnic group alone who don't have any other national lineage/heritage identifier otherwise. It wouldn’t make sense—outside of appropriating greed along with race-based hatreds and resentments—for Irish people to attempt to add themselves to the group when "Irish-American" serves them 100% perfectly in every way.

Fred McManson - Is “Black American” not an ethnic group now? I wasn’t aware.

Muhammad Rasheed - The “Black” part doesn’t include lineage or heritage, just skin color/race alone, enabling it to be confused with the equally ambiguous “African-American” so that other non-ADOS Black immigrants can exploit us with semantic political games. The ADOS designation solves the issue and anchors us to the nation of our birth along with a specific lineage/heritage as a specific people.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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