Toxic Relationships

The Human family as we know it is only about 900 years old. Before human families were created we lived in tribes.

The tribe was a lot like a herd. We sort of just ran around all inclusive, without a lot of drama since there was enough death for all of us.

But then we evolved. Are still evolving. Since the family is such a new institution, it’s still imperfect.

Contrary to traditional belief, the concept of a family is not ‘natural’. Nuclear Families are a sub category to bloodlines. In ancient society property was held by the clan, group or bloodline. Tools and resources belonged to everyone.

This all changed when clans began to survive longer and grow bigger and eventually settle into farming and agriculture.

The family has flaws as an institution. Families build boxes and constructs to mold us before we even have the motor skills to escape. Expectations are placed on us before we even have language to decipher them. From a very early age our society reinforces that our gender should determine our interests. Balking the family is akin to murder. There is no way to protest when family relationships depend on this balance of power. Children have the least agency in our society but the most responsibility to overcome obstacles and be successful. This sets the stage for toxic relationships in work and life.

We’ve replicated this system for years now. Even modern schools are a testament to our disgust with youth. Schools are designed to tech rote mechanics needed for factory work. The rows of desks, uniforms, bells and whistles? All chosen for the purpose of control.

Nuclear families were intended to conserve and consolidate resources. The transition from collective to personal ownership began the battle of bloodlines. Control became a part of the human nervous system. Because family grew to be so important to social life, its toxicity seeped into our way of being with other people and institutions.

Clans are today replaced by nations, states, and nationalities. We are more closely related in geography than self interest. But our self interest still rules our intentions.

 

Write the World Free at PowerShift SE LIVE 

This Saturday 8/10/16

 

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Eleadah R. Clack will be taking The World Without Racism to the South.

If you are in the Orlando/Daytona area come down to the WYNDAM Orlando resort for PowerShift and join the discussion.

I am particularly pleased to be meeting at the intersection of climate justice and anti-racism. The climate justice movement has a long history beginning with First Nations people and continuing with us.

We have a lot of work to do. Together we can defeat our greatest enemies.

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-Eleadah R. Clack

 

Anti-Racism Vs. “I’m Not Racist”

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What’s the difference between asking someone for a favor and asking someone for a loan?

In one instance your request can be professionally declined based on self-interest. Loans require the loaner to benefit either in interest or return on investment.

A favor has nothing to do with self-interest. A favor is a kindness done to you.

“I’m Not Racist”

You claim, as racism stares at you blankly.

“I’m Not Racist”

You say as racism slips out into the world from behind your back.

“I’m Not Racist”

You say while racism feeds on your flesh.

Racism, like all problems, can be solved with the right tools.

Anti- racism is that tool. Anti-racism says:

“I’m on the lookout for racism today”

“Nothing will stop me from defeating this monster”

“I can be a cause for anti-racist good in the world”.

Anti-racism is show and prove.

Anti-racism is a reinvestment of privilege. It is actionable and active. “I’m not Racist” is the belief in the value of belief alone.

You believe you can’t be racist. You believe racism doesn’t have as big of an effect as it does. You just want racism to be gone. 

You haven’t paid any interest.

Anti-Racism is action. It uses white privilege and social capital to pay for the demolition of racism in everyday interactions.

“I’m Not Racist” is passive wanting to be handed favors for doing the bare minimum. “I’m not racist is a favor to Racism”.

Anyone who thinks they aren’t racist is truly a victim of racism. When you can’t even see the ugly beast it uses you indiscriminately.

It’s in your best self-interest to be Anti-racist. Anti-racism requires the discipline, the vigor and the vision that are key factors to gaining success and achieving goals. Anti-racism allows the wearer to sidestep petty appearances and connect to people on a human level; boosting their results in every facet of life.

Anti-racism is the means to an end goal of The World Without Racism.

 

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The World Without an Editing Team 

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- Nathalie Chara

Chapter Three- Chriss Sneed, Dean Kritikos

Chapter Four- Chasite Palmer

Chapter Five- Princess Ikatekit

Chapter Six- Sugi Salazar

Chapter Seven- Eli Schmitt

Special thanks to Nadia Bourne for providing feedback and editing of all seven chapters of #TWWOR!
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!
Sign up for updates to The World Without Racism

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 the 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 2016 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 2017! I’m executing a book tour and strategy workshops as well!

Building Community With TWWOR

We here at Write The World Free 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 Guides’, at info [at] writetheworldfree [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!

Sign up for updates to The World Without Racism

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.

Tap into your powers with The World Without Racism | Sign up for updates.
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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.

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”

Bonus) PURCHASE The World Without Racism on Amazon!

 

 

 

“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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