August Updates

 

First 1)  Check out the awesome cover art for The World Without Racism!

-Designed by B.R.

The Back Cover Reads:

Racism is winning. In fact, racism has beaten us in every battle waged since this war began. And now the tides are turning. Global warming is taking a heavy toll on the environment. If we ever want to survive we’ll have to chop down our greatest enemy.

“If you’re sick and tired of inequality you might have the makings of an Anti-Racist Superhero.”

You can learn how to defeat racism in this how-to-guide. In The World Without Racism we attempt to solve at least one of society’s biggest problems.

  • Unlearn racist thought
  • Practice Anti-Racism
  • Raise your Awareness

This is how we smash racism step by step. This is how we save the world from destruction. This is how the Anti-Racist superhero is born.

Now is our time to attack. Reading The World Without Racism will give you the tools to identify and annihilate racism in your everyday life. Author and Sociologist Eleadah R. Clack overturns racism’s stronghold on the subconscious mind in this how-to-guide. The World Without Racism unites the people who fight for good with epic Anti-Racist powers. Join the action- purchase your copy today.

Second 2) If you’re in Washington, DC this month come to my book release discussion on August 25th. Here’s the event flier and Facebook Event.

Third 3) Finally, get a FREE peek at the Prologue to The World Without Racism, ‘Origins’

That’s all folks! Stay tuned for more exciting updates.

Eleadah R.
& “The Guide”

 

 

 

 

The World Without Racism NOW Available for Purchase

Welcome to The World Without Racism! Thanks for reading.

Learn how to defeat Racism in this how-to-guide. In The World Without Racism we attempt to solve one of society’s biggest problems. Using targeted unlearning, practice and awareness we work step by step to smash Racism. If you’re sick and tired of inequality you might have the makings of an anti-Racist hero.

The Guide, delivers readers to a space of freedom and justice. By the end of The World Without Racism readers will have a new awareness of Racism in their everyday lives. You’ll have tools for undoing the racism around us. By implementing these tactics you join the movement of anti-Racism and the winning team.

Purchase the book on Amazon here.

I would like to take this space to thank my Editors! They’ve done a great job making sure this project was bigger than life! We spent the entire months of June and July working together:

Chapter One- Farrah Evita
Chapter Two- Chriss Sneed
Chapter Three- Chriss Sneed, Dean Kritikos
Chapter Four- Chasite Palmer, Nathalie Chara
Chapter Five- Princess Ikatekit
Chapter Six- Sugi Salazar
Chapter Seven- Eli Schmitt

Special thanks to Nadia Bourne for providing overall feedback for all chapters!

Next Up

Look forward to print versions of the book in November or early 2016! I’m planning a book tour and strategies workshop as well!

Building Community With TWWOR

We here at WriteTheWorldFree want to build a community of anti-Racist heroes! Join the conversation and grow the community by submitting Comments, Following on Facebook and Twitter, and passing the book along to your friends and family!

You can also contact ‘The Guide’, at TWWOR7 [at] gmail [dot] com

We welcome your questions, comments and page views!

Please share TWWOR with your friends and family! Sharing is the best way to get the word out and defeat our enemy even quicker!

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The Anatomy of a Super Hero

Every super hero has an origin story.

Your origins help you develop your personal power into super powers. Super strength, super speed, the ability to fly- you can gain all these and more in The World Without Racism.

Every super hero has a unique character with a background, powers and a personal motivation for destroying racism.

An anti-Racist super hero is made of character, doubt, belief, pain, struggle and joy. Your special powers are made up of the experiences, hobbies, talents and backbone that you gain throughout life.

The Anti-Racist Hero
Every super hero has a reason to exist.

For most of your life you’ve probably been struggling. For most of your life you’ve probably been quite directionless. This happens to the best of us. That’s part of the reason you picked up this book.

TWWOR will give you the kind of direction that helps defeat racism. TWWOR will help you develop a passion for justice with which you can join the movement for destroying racism.

Equality and justice will motivate you when you feel you can’t go on any further.

Your humanness will remain. You’ll still make some mistakes. You won’t be beamed away to another planet, but we will end our war with Racism.

The final key to creating your anti-racist Identity is a healthy dose of Belief.

Every super hero has powers

The only way to tap into your powers is to get help. You’ve never been down this path before so you’ll need some assistance. Your personal power is the key to winning this fight. The good news is there is nowhere to go but up. Racism has to end somehow.

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The World Without Non-Violence

We ore on the verge of major unrest in this country. Let us prepare our children and loved ones to speak truth to power, resolve conflict nonviolently and work toward what is fast becoming inevitable change in our criminal justice system.

There will be those that will kick up sand just to keep the status quo. There will be those that will not see the undeniable tension, uneasiness and quiet disgust of some of our men and women in blue–there will be those that see the corruption but are fearful of speaking out. There will be those that do not understand that nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could.

There will be those who do not understand the deep resentment of the African-Americans who long before cell phones have been saying we are targeted only to be told it’s all in our heads. There will be those that do not see the  the kid with a toy gun who is shot and killed as an equal with a Police Officer who puts his life on the line day in and day out.  There will be no half mast flags for that kid and the many others.

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Violence is the language of the ignorant.

There will be those that will mistakenly see vengeance as the answer to our criminal justice problems and in the process become criminals themselves while destroying the very argument they are trying to make. These things will remain true. But there are other truths we can bring to fruition IF we choose to.

We can find ways to support good officers who see the problem even when they don’t voice it. We can find ways to be clever, and get them to hear our support and get them to reach out– to pull out the humanity in them that has been held hostage by understandable fear. We can believe even the hardest looking young man when he says “I didn’t do anything”.

We can teach our young people nonviolent methods and tools and bring in officers we trust in our community to meet with them and form a relationship.  Even though the teens may not trust all of them. I’ve done this. It works.  We can value and love our children so much that we will be a force to be reckoned with when any one of them is shot dead in the streets. We can monitor our own communities. This is our job.

We can march when a police officer is shot in the line of duty and ask.for an end to violence against police as well. We have technology. Parents can create KIK accounts to remain anonymous to alert other parents when something is wrong in a community parent group formed on the cellphone app. This has the potential to bring back the old days in a new form when if you did something your neighbor would come out and bring you home.

We can have mass meetings and break.into small groups to convene dialogues on race and community in our neighborhoods. We can list the policies that are creating the mess in the first place on social media and other outlets and then demand justice in the policy through protest and boycotts and the brilliant minds of civil rights lawyers and those that put themselves on the line for the cause of peace.

Most of all, let us LISTEN to all sides and recognize that a look or style of dress no more makes u a criminal than wearing the blue uniform does.  Let us bare witness to the real pain and suffering that now exists and determine that we have the power to change it.

Let us demand the resignation or firing of any officer who uses unnecessary force and stop putting them on temporary administrative leave. Let us not tolerate racism of any kind and challenge our white friends to see their privilege and challenge their friends and family to see theirs.

Let’s challenge people of color to resist internalized prejudice against ourselves and prejudice against white people by painting a broad brush that every single issue is a race issue.  Let’s continue to make noise and beat the drum of truth even when it is dark and ugly.

Finally, let us see the humanity in each other, work from this place and create a force of love that will cast away hatred and intolerance to the nothingness from whence it came and usher in a new era of peace,  resilience and justice. Look within for what you can do not for what someone else should.


-Cedric Shaw
President/Founder
T.R.Y.B.E. Force Inc.

“Dear Black People, I’m Sorry”

A young poet recently went viral after his mother recorded his slam performance of the poem ‘White Boy Privilege‘.

We here at The Written Revolution applaud the young poet, Royce Mann– He chose to tackle racism head on! He confronted the elephant in the room, and pointed out white privilege as a seed of racism.


How did this kid get it!? He’s probably just awesome! But the truth is he must also have amazing parents who’ve taught him anti-racist values. Big ups Royce. You keep hope alive.

The Written Revolution would like to dedicate this special poem to Royce:

Dear Black people
We hear you
Your cries fall not on deaf ears
We hear you
We speak promise and forgiveness, and righetousness
for you

Dear Black people
We know 
That survival through it all is not enough
We know that to thrive, 
Is to let youth breathe
To exhale hate and oppression
To breathe in and trust
Dear Royce
We hear you 
Words that cross boundaries and borders
Like oxygen
Invisible privileges 
and life-changing perspective
Dear Royce
we thank you. 

 

 

 

 

Using Your Race to Turn the Tables on Race

White People with PowerTM are doing pretty well in the world today. Because you’re white you have privilege. “White skin privilege is a transparent preference for whiteness that saturates our society” <Tolerance. Org>

Take it from another white person “It doesn’t mean that I, as a White person, don’t work hard (I do) or that I haven’t suffered (well, I have known struggle), but simply that I receive help, often unacknowledged assistance, because I am White.” – Jon Greenberg, Everyday Feminism.

#TWWOR will show you how to use that privilege to wipe out racism. Through practice, awareness and unlearning white people everywhere will forge the tools to conquer racism. Start with awareness. If you don’t know the patterns and behavior of white privilege you can never use it against racism.

Practice and unlearning go hand in hand. Question things that could be racist. Practice noticing things that could be racist and practice speaking out. Realize that your privilege means people will listen to you when they wouldn’t otherwise. Use those opportunities to fight racism.
Think about it; people automatically look up to you and see the good in you (see Dylan Roof)

Most people default to courteous to assist you. Most of the time people are kind and beneficial to you. You get the benefit of the doubt all the time. People assume you have money, education and power. People assume you mean them no harm.

People hear you more, give you more space and respect your space more. If you don’t believe me, all you have to do is observe the world around you. You may not notice it at first because you’re so used to it, but if you pay attention to how much listening happens to the people of color around you, then compare it to how much you’re listened to I’m sure you will see the difference.

But again, this just means when you speak out against Racism people will listen. You can win the battle against racism by observing and calling it out.

In most situations where you’re using your power you’ll even get credit for having a really good idea. The whole world benefits from one less racist thing happening. Racism loses a fight and gets weaker. Since it’s not able to reproduce in a situation you shut down, the next time that situation comes up, racism doesn’t replicate.

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Anti-Racism FAQs

1. What’s the difference between Race and Racism?

Race and Racism are different but defeating one is defeating the other.– Race and Racism are different though very closely related. We want a world without Racism, not a world without race. Race helps us categorize. Racism has no useful purpose. Race can be a source of meaning and culture. Racism is a political weapon. Race is a noun. Racism is a verb– not actually, but it is action. Racism is a deadly assassin creeping through our institutions and causing harm and lowered life-expectancy.

If we can defeat racialized thinking we can defeat racism. If we can defeat the idea that race is what divides us and come to agree that racism is actually the culprit we can win the war. Racialized thinking uses race as an excuse to not see racism. Racialized thinking separates people from their actions, excusing racist behavior–robbing us of individual accountability. This goes for white and black people– white people are never held responsible for their racist actions, intentions or thoughts; black people, instead of being seen as individuals with diverse interests, are coded as either black or non-black.

Categories are not the problem. Race categories help us to understand the world. Without race, we wouldn’t have a context for our history- black and white help us see the colors of a future world. Black and white help us see right and wrong. Slavery was clearly wrong. White people were clearly in the realm of moral evil. Without understanding race black and white become gray. If we understand that race is just another category of person, we see that people mistakes and that people all deserve the same opportunities to succeed in life.

Defeating racism means defeating a system that is stuck on unequal. Winning the war against racism doesn’t mean that we abolish race entirely– that we all become one shade of acceptably light brown– it means that all skin colors are valued equally.
2. What is The World Without Racism?

Short Answer: a book

Medium Answer: The World Without Racism is a self-help guide to anti-racism for white culture

Long Answer: The World Without Racism is an idea – Even if it’s just in my imagination, the world without racism exists at some level. Imagination is how we get our greatest inventions. Imagination is also a target of racism. I’m telling you, racism is a clever enemy- but not bright. Racism attacks our imagination because it’s an easy target. Imagination is all ideals and optimism. It’s easy to create shade where there’s sun.

Existing in the future is still existing. This world and this universe are so much larger and more majestic than words could ever do justice to. If there is to be a future without racism then that means it already exists just because it will exist. It’s like a baby or a start up. An idea without a physical manifestation is still something, an idea is something, and if it’s something then it exists.

Existence is taken for granted in this world, but it won’t be in the world without racism. I think we’ll get so close to missing our boat that when we finally arrive in this much better, healthier, cleaner place– we’ll be eternally grateful to each other. That’s another catch– we have to get there together. There is no going alone. In order for racism to cease existing the world without racism must come into being and vice versa. In order to get to the world without racism we have to go through the world with racism. The world without racism doesn’t exist without the world today–the world with racism.

3. Where did racism come from?

Racism is an aberration- Whether by accident or on purpose racism was invented. Like an invention it had many versions before and will likely have many after–hopefully one of those being a non-existent version, a version where we can talk about racism in the past tense. A version that is just a distant memory, like dial-up and honeycomb cereal.

Many white people contributed to creating racism. Whiteness itself was also an original inventor of racism. Racism was created to protect white women from threatening black men–men who were in chains at the hands of white men. In order to make sense of this racism stepped in, there was no logic just pure emotional hatred.

The many mutations of racism are what make is sneaky, tricky, clever and not-so clever all in one. It is dynamic. Honestly we were never meant to stay within the boundaries of racism. Where people are concerned there will always be change. Where people are oppressed and degraded there will always be blowback. From the very beginning of it’s existence it was doomed to end this way.

4. Why is Racism so important?

Racism is the lynchpin of all other systems.

A lynchpin is what keeps the wheels on a bike or other machine. It prevents the wheel or other piece from sliding off of the axle. It holds the system together through its integration into our institutions. Racism doesn’t have an institution of its own (capitalism has the economy, imperialism has the government and military, patriarchy has the dichotomy of gender to rely on) Racism is just infused throughout all of the other systems. Racism “holds the various elements of a complicated structure together” (Dictionary.com).
Our complicated structure includes sexism, racism, imperialism, capitalism, homophobia and transphobia, global warming and climate change and patriarchy. This system is only able to move and be flexible because racism holds it up on ‘wheels’. Our systems of oppression are moveable and sometimes interchangeable because we have racism as a malleable piece of the puzzle. Racism flows while the other systems are meant to create walls, bars, cages- racism is meant to create poison.

It’s a perfect balancing act. Racism allows the system to circulate–because black people experience all of the other oppressions but only black people experience anti-black racism. It’s like having a control group for experiments. Black people are subjected to every oppression, including racism. To be clear we’re all affected by all of these systems but the most adverse affects reach black people first every time. Black trans women are the most vulnerable group in our society right now besides children, and technically any black child could grow up to be a black trans woman.
5. What’s Anti-Racism?

Anti-Racism depends on Action– THe only way to defeat racism is to move with it. Like sports you must go where your defendant is going. Move your feet. Keep an eye on it’s weak spots and target them like your life depends on it. The first step is becoming aware that this battle is happening– once you’re in you’re in.

Then you have to practice, learn your weapons, learn the controls and take a few test shots.

Anti-racist actions are when everyday people stop racism by pointing it out (aim), seeing its intentions and stopping it from directing the situation. Racism works by being an invisible hand that guides people towards the satus quo.

The good news is that we already have the momentum. Actually, the hardest part is already done. Once you get started everything else is about direction.

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The Real Identity of Racism

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As a sociology student one of the first things I got under my belt was the Standard Definition of Racism (SDR)TM

Racism “Is when social policies, procedures, decisions, habits and acts do in fact subjugate a race of people and permit another race to maintain control over them . .  Racism involves having the power to carry out systematic discriminatory practices through the major institutions of our society Any attitude, action or institutional structure which subordinates a person or group because of their color . . . Racism is not just a matter of attitudes; actions and institutional structures can also be a form of racism.”(source)

But the more I studied the more I was convinced that my professors had were just slightly off on the topic. Something about that definition above just doesn’t capture the pure evil inherent in racism as a social reality.

If racism were built, literally like an institution it would be pretty simple to either blow it up, like a building, or destroy it in one fell swoop. If it were just prejudice and individual preference, education alone could theoretically take care of the issue.

This is all assuming that we as a society want racism to actually end and are taking steps towards that reality.

But since neither of those have happened , then racism must be something else entirely. The beast must be an actual beast. Something that requires cunning, guile and specific anti-racism tactics in order to destroy.

Racism is the most evil thing on this planet.

It has no other goal but to destroy humanity, and destroy it from within. It is even capable of change and deception to this end. So it occurred to me, racism must be a sentient being.

That’s right. I think racism is conscious.

Our definitions of racism place it in the limiting context of language. But racism is clearly something more forceful than it’s definition implies. Racism isn’t well-articulated because it’s single goal is to cause chaos and disruption in this human family.

It’s the foundation that our society is built upon, it’s the stalk that grows our economy, feeds our families and shapes our government. That racism is also the root of terror in our society is no coincidence.

But the thing that makes racism a living, maybe even breathing thing is that it has a purpose. Racism was created, discovered,  implemented and institutionalized with a goal in mind. It was programmed.

And then it learned. And then we lost control of it.

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The World Without an Anti-Racist Superhero

What makes an anti-racist superhero?

The ideal hero doesn’t quite know he’s a hero yet. His powers are still undeveloped though they may be showing through in other ways.

They may be an activist already, already politicized, passionate about a just cause.

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An anti- racist super hero may not be fully aware yet. They could be as young as 16 (that’s usually when superpowers present themselves). Anti-racism super heroes regain touch with their youth to fight racism in smarter and more fun ways.

Before TWWOR the anti-racist superhero might have been a teacher, or a developer, a political aide, a truck driver, a freelancer. They’re probably educated or have plans to get an education. He will be confident. They might be well dressed, but mostly they were normal.

Anti-Racist Merits:  They’re confident, smart, hard workers.

Anti-Racist Weaknesses: They’re alone, They’re new to this world, and they are unsure about their powers.

But with every action or decision they are consciously thinking about how to abolish racism for good. That’s their bottom line. They chose to read #TWWOR because it’s a resource for them to accomplish their goal.

Ultimately what makes an anti- racist superhero different is that they will be willing to pick up this book. #TWWOR is a beacon calling out to all would-be anti-racist heroes “Read me and save the world”. #twwor
After #TWWOR the anti racism superhero will be a shining beacon to all mankind. Most will settle for an alter ego. They will probably keep their day job, since they’re good at being undercover. A quick change in a telephone booth, a secret life, a hero’s suit and mask.

Without anti-racist heroes we can’t win.

In The World Without Racism anti-racist superheroes will learn how to unlock their powers and control them. They will learn the true nature of the enemy we are all up against. Then they’ll be given tools to help destroy it.

Ultimately each anti-racist hero will have their own story and I cannot wait to read them all.

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The World Without an Anti-Racist Superhero

The Darkest Timeline

Are we in the darkest timeline?

Let’s assume that multiverse theories exist and that there are numerous other parallel universes that may or may not resemble the one we’re in now.  Let’s assume that all those parallel universes are lined up best possible outcome to worst.

In some of those universes racism doesn’t exist. The two or three choices in our history that ended up as an ingrained racist system never happened, happened slightly differently or racism just never  caught on.

With all of our potential worlds and all their potential outcomes lined up against each other is our planet earth still something to be proud of? How far from center are we and how dark does our world get?

 

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PHIL SUSSMAN Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli presents the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sgt. Christopher B. Waiters Oct. 23, 2008 during a ceremony at Soldiers Field House.

The many millions of choices that have been made since the beginning of human life on any earth have all added up to create the potential future of any timeline.

Most potential futures still have a mathematical chance of happening.

Even TWWOR. That reality still has a chance. But the one factor that affects our decision making also affects our ability to have TWWOR: Racism

Of the many decisions we make in a day, racism is constantly lurking and aware. Even with small wins like simple disregard, it adds up.

Racism could be the cause of our darkest demise. It stops us from achieving our destiny as greatest timeline- by putting one group against each other, in terms of what’s not best for the rest of the world.

This is our darkest timeline. We’re in dire need of an  anti-racist hero. Likely he will need outside help.

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