to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy
In Berkeley, California, Math Instructor Ramal Lamar
has started a Pan African Mental Health Peer Group with a group of
young men at a continuation high school. The following
are his notes from a session. Dr. M's book How to Recover
from the Addiction to White Supremacy, A Pan African/12 Step
Model is also in use in a Berkeley City College English class.
The book is available from Black Bird Press, 1222 Dwight Way,
Berkeley, CA 94702, $19.95.
From: ramal lamar
To: Marvin X Jackmon
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:17:10 AM
Subject: check in: peer group
Today's session with the young men went exceptionally well. Taking your
advice we reviewed the introduction, defining white supremacy and
detoxing from white supremacy. We all read the intro and defined white
supremacy. Each of us went around in a circle reading five sentences.
After that we answered 10 of the 19 questions generated from the
introduction. The brothers all agreed that white supremacy is the
number one addiction America falls victim to and each brother in his
own words explained the Afrikan proverb, "a white dog will not
bite another white dog'. One young brother, the chess master, said to
him this proverb meant the white people were evil. What really stood
out was how the brothers were trying to impress each other with their
ability to say all those big academic words that Dr. M. used in the
book. Also there was a general positive atmosphere when posing the
question to each other regarding the nature of wage slavery, Western
free markets, cultural imperialism, and the western ideal. As one
brother noted, "This was the best session ever!"
Soon I'll send you the questions we generated from the first
sections of the textbook. If you see or hear from Ptah before I do ,
tell him that we're gonna need him to read , explain and defend his
Afterword in How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy.
Negrologist in training