Islam and Race – An American Perspective – UF Islam Awareness Month 2011
Channel: Sherman Jackson
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Of course, the French might have been able to dispense with explicit documents as to race, because unlike the early Americans, they could assume the Race Club their bath jars. Be that as it may, America's Founding Fathers explicit naming of whiteness, as a legal prerequisite, would have a far reaching social, cultural, political, and even psychological effects. On the one hand, as mapping projects and points out, America will embrace and I quote here, the distinctly racial understanding of difference, and
at the same time, as much as dire would observe the very existence of a racialized criteria, leading not only with the legal, whatever the powerful social, cultural, and economic advantages would engender in every new coming to this country. This is land of immigrants, and inexorable, positive taxes toward American whiteness. To quote Dyer, he says the power because whiteness carries such rewards and privileges, the sense that a border that might be crossed and the hierarchy that might require us to reduce the dynamic that analysis is wrong people who haven't had any chance to fall or participate in now, as mentioned, by 1870, blacks or African descent, would also be identified as a
qualifying characteristic for United States citizenship. But blackness five as time went forth, could be recognized as tearing few of the fringe benefits of whiteness, as a result between 1878 and 1952. When raised with powers consideration for citizenship, virtually none of you ever get asked by American citizenship basic kind of eligibility wondering that is African descent, although one could have become a citizen by proving them.
Rather, all was one of the 52 applicants whose case for murder the American courts argued, and so to prove that they weren't. Even those have already succeeded in gaining recognition as why fear the possibility of losing. That's the response to the course the initial refusal to recognize Syrians is mine. A prominent Jewish leader extracts this fear that the Japanese and the Syrians will definitively plan Asians vote, they will not be forced to declare the Jews he had a separate office, Gary demonstrates a more important story, a study of 20th, early 20th century series Against All world conceptions of difference had been proved that have included in religion will quickly American
us and gateway for new racial awareness and became increasingly invested in whiteness.
being invested in whiteness was and is not the same as being invested in race. For as Richard dire points out, and I quote here, to say that was interested in race in America has come to me that one is interested in any racial imagery. Other than that, it's like people. In other words,
it's only non whites who are understood to be racist. Why earnestness that concept constitute the invisible race. This has a number of serious implications. First, race is largely a non white category and a non by concern. Second, whiteness is the invisible American race, to be white is to be no to be the product, none of history, but rather of nature.
This has been ours, white people to speak for humanity as a whole. And by the way, I've been doing some reading lately,
critique of human rights construct, and one of the main critiques on human human rights is that essentially identifies that you are
in it, because you're opinions to speak with humanity as a whole, and what they understand to be rights must be accepted as a universal context for all these race people, on the other hand, can only speak for their particular group. Thirdly, and this is one of the implications of all of this, to pursue, therefore, and accept induction into American greatness is not to engage in any political act,
nor to assume any role in any political contest. One is not taking part in the middle of the contestation between whites and non whites, rather, what one is simply doing is assuming one natural role in the social order of America
This is the trajectory of five Americans Muslims following some world, and that none of them in fact, has defended Muslims who immigrated to America from the Western world where there were unique and unanticipated charge suddenly stated, Muslim immigrants to the United States are not only socially, non by social legally like social, non white, because
not only are they socially non white, there are also legally and socially non black. On this reality, one might say that there are in fact, socially unrest. For many Muslims. This is not only problematic, it is actually normative. For for that race is a peculiar on a thoroughly understanding obsession of bigoted American rednecks, and hypersensitive blacks. However,
it takes in almost all of our rights, and America and America operates on the basis of a distinctively racial understanding of judgments than races must, at least as a matter of fact, be recognized as an operator, the pastor of American reality. Muslim immigrants, the other race, in the sense that they've been indifferent towards or close to an explicitly racial by a non by commitments. But this does not mean that Americans as a whole will have a social media ritualized, and
and to the extent that the social racialization is inevitable, Muslims there may be missed, and remaining racially agnostic, and refusing to explore the implications, liabilities, and opportunities that attempt is predicted. Yet an exploration that demonstrates after the role of our American whiteness is bound to fall short, given the myopic vision of race and whiteness, and
the actual argument that one has to look beyond whiteness, to the role and impact of American blacks and American social political history and identity formation.
The US has race in general, and Hubbard was listening very carefully to you. I'm opposed to another explanatory note,
my appointment tonight and the function of American blackness, radically not to elevate black Americans about any other people, certainly not in terms of any inherent quality that black Americans might be presumed to possess as a biological race. In fact, my notes here is not on
the biological side, but rather as in this world. And again, instinctively American social political experience as an American phenomenon. Blackness has been a part of their students of both blacks, and wise, and it's not more than any other noun like this, it has to attribute it to the meaning and the function of why
it has this capacity.
This capacity, American life is not only conforms to American self understanding, it underwrites a number of immovable American realities, sensitivities, tendencies, norms, and possibilities, all of which are summarily blocked from you, a box from you by single minded focus on American whiteness, give them a little taste of space, I will
repeat an integration of five implications of America.
First, American blackness represents not simply the possibility of the actual fact of multiple American racial authenticity. Here is that the utility was one thing on earth, together with Europe, as collectively the West reaches its point of diminishing return.
For work or whiteness, maybe made the primary primary leisure politician of America. It is not the only racial identity that
Martin Luther King Jr, Snoop Dogg, Kamala Lee, and countless others are eaten up in America. In fact, not only do these personalities to know that America, they can not only America, not the West, and not even Africa, at first blush is the what is your mind here of the powerful insight of James Paul, and I quote here, negros, back in the 60s, do not exist in other countries. All of this is another way of saying that, unlike their presence in Europe, blacks in America thoroughly frustrated the attempt to limit America to a single ratio, authenticity and the labor
I resent the fact that there are at least two racially offensive Americans. And this is for an offline and is primarily white people. And white people who are not routinely asked the question. Where are you or your parents from? Say, American blacks represent the possibility of inalienable American loneliness, tied to a social, legally recognized right, and expectation to dissent. Simply stated, black Americans have both the Republican and recognized identity and difference, let's find out the centuries long experience in America. While Americans have been the Pakistanis also have hyphenated American identities in difference, the perception is that this fourth element, and these
identities were launched and brought to America from about one well, this perception, the more battery pack or Pakistani Americans and those that have made a portfolio of securities, for example, speaking,
anybody down whatever, the less American they are likely to be, to be perceived to be part of the course. By contrast, the more black Americans speak, he buys, like, ah, the fried chicken, whatever.
The more American as opposed to African, they are received to me in some ways, whereas American belongingness of authenticity for black Americans is easily reconciled with a degree with a degree of divergence from the American culture alone. It is precisely that reckoning at conforming to that norm that confer belongingness and authenticity upon hours in a new type of status. Third.
Even as it represents the reality of non automatic authenticity, American blindness provides an entree into the lives of possibility of non by Westerners.
This is a controversial issue, and many black Americans remain resistant to this thesis. Much of the space overall, the recognition that black routes is the routes that one takes to black American as far as informative of my characters, as are my rules I cannot. Equally vindicating, is the recognition that as Western black Americans are not consumers of some prefabricated Western civilization, but rather co-producers of advice and civilization, after the masses around the world have come to know. In the case of the US, in particular, American pop culture, for example, in the view of many Americans,
many around the world, America's most prized export, this type of torture would be unimaginable absolute contributions of black America because I know for example, once referred to black Americans as Afro Saxons, and American Robert Jones, was speaking the transformation of white Africans into a rescue people. None of this is to argue, of course, but my question is, is identical with white students. But this is precisely the one black American western this constitutes an alternative modality of Western it's ultimately a different way of understanding of being, feeling and thinking Western.
For what America blackness fundamentally informs the National Transit of America in this capacity, it contributes in a major way it's denying the kind of innocence require to create an exploiter problem, people's problem people for those who have been possessed of incontrovertibly, medical qualities that are those who criticize and demand change for them enjoy the luxury of seeing themselves for the time, being motivated, neither I practice interest nor vigilance. But by Unsworth alone, on this perspective, all of the labor costs are on the quality that has to change what it's all about that while the critics are called upon to do nothing but the efforts of their resume and
fears. To be sure, America has produced drama peoples of the past and in his blackness more than anything else that reminds her of this level of the fact to deny race on the other hand that does blackness is to afford America the luxury of innocence. Born of historical amnesia, just assume has facilitated the enterprise of creating yet another problem, in fact, should remind you of why
because it will likely be easier to shift the blame on me moving upstream to the new cloud compete for us every negative stereotype curl, Nico, for the return on a modicum of effort and into an environment of what America has somehow created. No such thing but it's vital to attached to warning Americans about terrorists, violent experiences as traveled fashion and threats to national security. Finally
American last December, inexorable American festival redemption, as the liberal Enlightenment principles that have come to define a whole universe of autonomy
over our passions, a path to American mythology that was supposed to be enlightened from the beginning. This must be understood.
parlor trick previously mentioned.
Its whiteness is invisible, as essentially a non race. Blackness is the quintessential American race. racism in America is thus, quintessentially an anti black offense, for first and foremost, as far as your American passport knows, is essentially a desire to be right into his past. And there are two competing approaches to doing this. First, this one was favorable by conservatives, is to deny the basic fact of the past by shifting responsibility for Latin America almost entirely to Latin America. This is partly achieved by holding up the other sociated non white groups who have excelled in America of being under entirely different circumstances. The second approach this is
paid for by liberals is just trying to undo the effects of that by more effectively integrating them into black Americans into into positions of power well, and then,
from both approaches, however, it is ultimately blindness that hospitals fix our concepts of a mindset that even when she's most sure of herself, promise and all sides, five of our team is most certain about our mind to the right to the top of our house, she remains capable of great evil, and that's the moral judgment for what she may ultimately need to redeem herself. Miko point and what I have said so far,
is not to encourage me to reposition themselves on flights, nor to apply for jobs that they can actually do so. My point is that understanding America through the prism of race, most distinctively American blackness provides useful and meaningful insights and holds out possibilities and alternatives hitherto overlooked or blocks of consideration. I would like now to turn to our Muslim immigrant communities might relate to some of these insights. And these possibilities,
beginning with the possibility of multiple American authenticity sees.
Clearly, this should be of interest to us Americans, on the one hand, want to be included as part of America. But what Muslims want to be free to send from America without being presented as racial or so little classes. Here, in fact, we go face to face with one of the more problematic aspects of Muslim inclusion in America whites. In some ways, this provides both limited inclusion and an even more limited range.
And the fact that during the crack of exclusion, can serve as like a major incentive for compromising or compromising the integrity of one's family. In other words, one may find myself as a position of being able to move on loyalty and commitment to a right worldview, and cultural orthodoxy to which one is supposed to be on only by relaxing the most prominent amendments to the slab, or forfeited one's right to the center, by Dr. Dr. Blackness not only to gain exclusive authority of bicultural orthodoxy, it isn't just the possibility of reconciling dissent with the belongingness and the theoretical possibility of generating American authenticity that lie beyond
both blackness and whiteness.
On a man of American national conference, one of the only consider the demise of vitriol that can be skewed about Muslims with the maturity and this was what can be said about wives, or any other race or race. Again, my point here is that not all black was fun to point out, but to point to what is forfeited by the race it now has embraced by many Muslims in America by allowing America to thank
Your mind wants to allow allowance or the advantage of assuming innocence as departure from here it is only the slab and the Muslims and Shania, etc, etc. That need to adjust and apologize, while anti Muslim bigotry is effectively placed beyond TGT even though the whole
argument that the Muslim American hears about Islam and Muslims, but not the rational, but by some. By contrast, when House Majority Leader Trent Lott remarked as early as 2002, less than a decade ago, that we would have avoided many problems have been listened to the Genesis to the suggestion of the fan segregationist prop firm. A lot was relieved of this poster Senator George.
Imagine what would have happened by accident we stated that we would have avoided many of the problems that we are now facing has to listen to those Global's we sedate the national origin that that allow for the immigration of Muslims into America, or America in
2002, peacemakers John Adams, and an equally powerful, all of whom were black. Imagine what would happen if they turned out to be Arab. indo Pak said, clearly, inclusion in American whiteness does not provide us with this kind of insulation. The question is, where do American Muslims go from here? And how can American Muslims be most effectively brought face to face with the fact of that anti Muslim bigotry?
Regarding the issue of possibility of alternative modalities of Westerners?
This is huge metaphor, it's based on how they will treat three quick points, however, they begin to live the way first, without the possibility of non price price with authenticity, the alienation that continues to haunt so many Muslim community will continue unabated, such kind of a nation being first of all the proceeds of radical extremism and violence. Second, without the possibility of genuine knowledge by the rest of this, there can be no real credit for the fact that eternal Muslim critique of Western thought and institutions, external critique will continue to be shown.
But given the imbalance, and cultural and intellectual authority between the Muslim world and the West, this is not likely to go very far.
Without the possibility of modified questions, one can only wonder about the possibility of genuine, organic alliances between Muslims and non Muslims in America, black Americans already including Dr. American Muslims, that natural ally in the form of the black American community,
who have played this role from real Muslims who immigrated to this country from Townsville. Finally, on the question of American intention, we choose a Direct X rays allows us to conduct themselves in essentially racist ways, while being able to deny racism has lost the writing of any redress. In other words, there is nothing in their treatment of a style of Muslims for which the standard of living Americans leave believe themselves. Part of the the key to all of this is the effective curation of blackness and risks from the national discourse. This is why all arguments routinely induce to deny that phobia has anything to do with racism is to insist that a slanted race once race
was far removed from consideration. So to is the detour, vigilant discipline or redemption. And most of the victims or something able to relocate the problem in the despised Muslims themselves, given their daily status, as socially neither black nor white, and given that they are
taken to be the representatives of the standard errors are particularly vulnerable to the kinds of stereotyping, embedded demagoguery. vilification that follows from this. In fact, as a result of growing up, I'm often at this late stage. Let me just stand here with a brief example that will hopefully demonstrate
on September 22 2018, less than two months before the presidential election, conservative plan was delivered a message designed to turn rivals away from presidential candidate Morocco. Nepal noted that many particularly white, blue collar workers could not bring themselves to work on Obama because he was black. He also has
Lower that the number of buyers who were inundated by the last five minutes might not be enough to ensure that McCain picture. So he sent out the plan a more secure basics for turning white voters away from the law. During the course of his reading of the broadcast, he declared a follow up. And I'm quoting you,
in the best personal
blue collar white Democrats won't vote for Obama because he's black. What is that? Right? Do you know he has
African blood? He doesn't have any African. That's why I was offended when
he's out. You know, he's from. He's from other parts of Africa. He's not.
He's not African American. The last thing he is, is African American. And
is a shrewd propagandist, who knows his audience and is gratified
in order to honor the number of whites who would not go to a bar, he needed it necessary to negate Obama's blackness and to confirm that Obama was,
of course, minimal, knew that he was misrepresented.
In an earlier broadcast, on August 9, a key to that state, he complained that no Democrat voting here had the guts to stand up and say no, to avoid that. So he knew that.
By late September, however, he realized that America was serious about seizing this historical opportunity for redemption. You also recognize the wonder that the redemption vote could be undermined, and he could find a way to negate the very basis of enemies were judged by the system that Obama was not black. In other words, this ball was implying that what that there will be no retention. And
then, in order to reinforce this division, you set up a political moment, and I had already been less likely to elicit any American
from here, that only the most ridiculous thing is that as we said, we need
this to be executed with code and
To race remain an explicit constituent of the definition of an America, the national origins act of 1924, was basically an implicit extension of this class. That's an effect race continued to play an official role up until 1965. In this life, and I find that race is integral to American reality, will override half the pie that can be known as effective or responsible thinking about Mid America, including the possibility of altering the Islamophobic President without coming to terms with the reality of race, engaging, and assessing the nature and utility of recognizing this basic fact. Of course, this is not like the single Ghostbusters hold that as a universal religion for all peoples
all times in all places that surrounds them and does not and cannot do risk. In response to these people. I would simply submit that beyond the fundamentals, beyond its fundamentals, and the concrete consensus is reached by Muslims in real space and time. Islam as a totally undifferentiated and uniform identity is nothing but an
obstruction. In America. His plan was to engage race, just as Justice Islam in many parts of the Muslim world must be engaged and advocates to the reality trial. And here I must admit, I do not see any functional difference between the two, especially if we separate race from racism, in the same way that we separate and try and drive the monuments from various negative forms of drivers. But even beyond the significance of race for Muslims in America, I believe that race is important for America as a whole as the most likely and efficient system and talented for keeping America honest, humble fire recommend to honestly unnecessarily committed to any negotiating over a supercritical
national identity. Just as try, it
could be channel
In the conflict in the Prophet Muhammad Arabia of the seventh Senator Suleiman raised in modern America, we some challenge, in fact, on this understanding race, as I suggested earlier, may ultimately prove to be America unwilling to give to herself. And I'm thinking especially within the battlefields, between America, Europe right now.
On the one hand, power, wealth and go towards shoulder crunches, naturally, disaster for many edge, race. Meanwhile, and most especially in America, whiteness is a major preservative of Americans to have a memory and in a reliable enemy of American national conscience. On the other hand, the natural order of our society is in fact diversity, how much when and why, and how long the recipe must yield by unity is among the defining features of the challenge.
In America, the native mystic and all intermittently homogenizing ambitions of the majority, along with the promises a false conclusion will always add up against and maybe try it by the nagging nemesis of American blacks. Surely, it must be move American Muslims, and America overall, who think was seriously about whether and how to invest anyways, or continue to diverse from race.
Race as an inextricable part of the American reality, thank you very much.
I'm told, I suppose it's been very familiar. So we have tomatoes.
There are two mics on either side, for those who might have questions, which I hope they
My name is Edie, and I'm asking you a question that I've been resonating, so suddenly wanting to do Muslims of America or the need to do and I wrote down to line by speaking, that the recognition that black Americans have received are due to their unique positive, more than negative cultural contributions to America. And then, then we can use it, dance score, and today's things Tuesday and rock, and o'clock, we all know that America, what Muslims are eating is unfortunately, more negative than positive
contributions, nearly 10, terrorism, Canada, New
Zealand suddenly and invite American culture
peculiar, just for
risk, isolate them and
prevent them from making a unified concern and acceptance in this community. And their subjugation of the female, or segregation of the females in common gathers unlikely to see if I'm right or wrong with that.
You mentioned a lot there. And a lot of times we retain one time, hours, weeks time based on precedent
from your from your statement. The first thing I want to say is that
I think it's unfair to say that Muslims have contributed nothing possible
the White House in the middle of
the day, I was reminded of something
you know, you know, in America, if you were to have a
Muslim strike, they're
their whole lives and
you will probably have to shut down afterwards
because that is amazing. I think that's awesome. To continue to do positive America. I personally don't agree with that. Now, that setting
I think that
we are totally in America. And I'm not going to revert to the pieces that I laid out this time. And
I think that there are cultural dislocation a little community. And part of the reason for that is that Muslim communities we want to emigrate to America from across the world have imagined possible Islamic culture, to be one blackbox manifestation. And that is Islamic culture has existed in whatever country they happen to come from. And it's been very, it's a very difficult transition,
to let go of something, when that you're supposed to be trying to attach yourself is itself not fully formed yet. So I think that Americans
are actually in a transitionary stage. They are they are trying to find avenues to healthy joyful expressions of the staff in America, that resonate in an American context. But then all over, you've got a third values and sensibilities as Muslims. And I don't think that we should forget the fact that it is critical mass and also do not begin to celebrate America until the 1965. All right, Muslims have been here less than half a century. So what's also tentative, that's going to be the require for this to come about now. None of that is to make excuses in the Bible that just are not valid. We are here saying some of the better the dangerous things that I've that I've said, I think
that some of the issues that you point out the laziness in terms of how we think about it, in the context of America, the unwillingness or the inability to take on America as seriously as our homeland. Right, as we get out of this world, we have to remember that it's
Valentine's Day, God had Owen, so the moment
that will awaken and not already that that
is that economical, all of these different countries, all right, and process, these countries, has no religious sensibilities. And when you get this beautiful collage of what became Muslim cultures and societies, I see no reason why that process should stop at the shores of the Atlantic. That process has to have to continue here in America. And one of the things that reminds that process is that, again, America is very unique among Western democracy. This is the only democracy that has a major segment of the muscles coming from an indigenous population.
You don't have an emphasis, you don't have an offense, you don't have an agenda. You don't have that name. They're all immigrants. Here why Americans born raised American opinions and centuries of American institute about the American Muslim community. Why has the cultural genius I mean, I use the word
neutral, on this is
a minute, no evidence was dressed. I think that what we need to understand is that part of the future of America,
in America, but outside
will be determined not simply by Muslims to come up with the terms of this formula that really is kind of law. But whether or not consoles can actually produce a middle social and cultural or
that more than anything else will determine the future of this community. And I don't want to answer this.
My question is for most of Americans to invest in blackness, how much that process will require them to internalize the historical realities of black America who are suffering in the Depression? And how much of that in that process? We're going to potential for Wisconsin's the black Muslims in our lives? Well, I don't propose that this whole enterprise is a problem free, easy enterprise to undertake. I think that by the way, I'm glad you asked that question. I'm not a politician.
Because I do want to make clear, it's not as important to me that that that
muscles, internalize that as a word of black experience, to the board important for them to understand and life experience, but to understand the life experience, not the life experience, pleasant American experience.
If this happened in America, this is our history. This is who we are, right now how we position ourselves as Muslims to recognize that that and to make sure that our contributions are such that we go in a positive direction, notwithstanding, as opposed to
if you ask any number of my
colleagues, and colleagues
all over, and the number of points that
daily basis databases, who see click straight to the races underpinnings of
that this is not something new. All right. It's just a movement.
All right. Muslims, okay, in this country and in North America, alright, did not understand that's been a factor. All right, at this time,
tendency existed in our society, and that we don't collect the data ourselves as a way to minimize the effects of that he will read your text again. All right. That's what I
understand. I also think that, you know, Muslims come to
enjoy untold advantages.
And I've learned that it was the world for years. So I know, I can tell you like, all right, you can take my shoes, you can take my money, don't take people
on the boots.
Don't, don't mess with that pastor, because I'm going home.
So Muslims have your cultural advantages. Muslims have to recognize how complicated when he went from Mecca to Medina, that in the same way that I found my take on the maps of America, I have called Paul responsible, alright.
And I'm also involved therefore, in that quest to make right what you do right on the server, it's not something it's to take take, take take take. All right, and not contribute to the cumulative record of America's attempt to live up to our own ideals. That's what I think is important about Western studies standing to black experience. Right? A white American person told me this, you remember the part that you one thing was going on?
When was the last?
Oh, that's right. That was overshadowed by your lovely victory.
you said to me that, you know, Muslims, somehow don't seem to quite understand. They think that it's not a phobia is something new? All right. The reality is, is that there has always been a bit of
a lot of medicine in America, the Civil Rights Movement said that big industry.
Now he's back out, it is all about again.
And I think
what we have to understand is that this exists. And collectively, we have to make our contribution to make sure that the biggest candidates don't get out of rehab and rehab on society. It might not be new.
Somebody guys, it is still there's still a lot of building for what's called. Alright, and I'll say something here that, you know, it's not often popular in certain circles. You know, there's people like Abraham Joshua Heschel, the Jewish rabbi, who,
I'm often extremely active, and
I admire the fact that he's a man who came to America
after the tragic Jews have succeeded in gaining admission into America, whiteness, could have suddenly
Let me go
Ghana, the Tibetans have never known that they don't like me. And on the other side, this man watched the minority.
And that is the moral
caliber of Muslims that we need to be particularly not just about us. Right? But about anybody who's, who's a victim of that because that has been running around in our country, where to till the beginning
identifying with that previous black screen will aid you some in the, you know, the minimization of how big that was compared to what this is, you know, comparing what Muslims experienced today is not the same as what, you know, black Americans, for what extent will not quarrel
doesn't make a mistake by just focusing on the suffering or the for the for the, for the discrimination that certain people are suffering. That's important. Yes. But I think we have to focus on where that comes from. We have to focus on, you know, the American dollar. All right. What about the restaurants all burning? Nobody? Asked the Chinese. That's the Catholic attitude, actually, I mean, ask them all.
You are kind of appointed, like a lot, but you got to pay a lot. That's right. All right. Thank you for your time, I appreciate what you have to say.
In my experience,
it's saying that America is displaced have.
I always thought that America is intelligent, that there isn't one race versus one for you that there's anything that that quantifies, America that is more
than the Statue of Liberty. And it was from stability, that has
been the one
and the right, over the course of American history? You know,
there have always been, it's really nice to the point of someone else to say, that's,
that's the bad. But it's my understanding, it's the ideal of Out of many, that we're all one people. And then
the, the best way to exalt the American ideal is to is to elevate the human brain, the human community. And that not not to focus just on one
identifying feature, but
And, yeah, we're always going
to be the big challenge the slogan
you know, I think that you know, the melting pot, but for the source of that, that is often passes without any kind of serious examination.
Of who controls
you know, who controls how fast we know,
what we melt into. And then once I've tried over the years, I think that
I tend to go with the whole idea of the metaphor of America itself.
Because I think no one has to be very careful when we say.
I mean, why not choose to change and not just to build up?
Why What was wrong with them?
Why did they have to change that need to become something else in order to be admitted into the corner?
When we didn't go to school? It was hard, harmless is not harmless. All right? And why are we so mindlessly emitting instances? And goes this notion of from the, from the many, one, how about from the many, many?
This is not just a drop off. I mean, a lot of that's a very deeply rooted American identity, but they're right America's very deeply rooted American authentic identity. And that's all right.
He's taught me and I'm not.
We don't have to be the same to be American.
We, you know,
every restaurant in the village has the same food.
So I think that part one, five, what I like to see us to do is to think beyond some of those traditional ideas that they have in mind.
I presume it was the purpose of preserving the stream. All right, because and I saw all this stuff I really well.
You know, we have to be careful about mistaking acquiescence for agreement. If you are powerful enough that that power does not have to be manifested in terms of brute force, all right, it can simply be the power that comes from your ability to withdraw validation from people who need Oct validation. All right, if you're powerful enough, you can coerce people into yeses. They will look like
but they have something
against us on the last us. That's what we'll see on the news right now.
So you have to be careful about getting stuck in American Century notions, early 20th century news.
Many Ways To deny us avenues to become a all as we've limited. All right, this is my this is my mom. Right? This is where I'm going to die to shut off my children.
Think that culturally speaking, that everybody wants to be an authentic American.
So I want us to entertain the notion from the many many Americans.
Thank you, Dr. Jackson, so much for your very informational lecture, coming in around lunchtime.
You off stage.
Before we commence the lecture, I have come up with I see.
our next event is next week today, we'll be spending a week or two loss. And for the young person who is in high school and wants to go to college we can afford it essentially. So he's considered a college application. And he gets it, but he has to find out for it. So it's an adventure of having a valid standard of life with fast.
It's a PDF directly from the to them. And of course wanted to drop into
our second lecture event will be on February 16. It's called a sample one. So basically have any questions about the stacks in Chicago two, there will be new features that are added to data. And it'll be at 7pm for the Grand Ballroom.
And to find out, this goes to www dot this time on campus.com
www dot nasa campus.com.
Also, if you are here for extra credit, please don't forget to sign in at the front desk downstairs. So that we can
also Dr. Jackson's books are wonderful books are on sale downstairs. So the bookstore will be providing us with a copy. Just make your way.
Oh, yeah, also, I don't know if you see this, but this is an awesome audit. Right? And it says this snap Awareness Month. So if you haven't already take a company, there are some that are going to take us
and that will not last second to last we'll be having our Isha prayer are climbing over here on the stage
trying to get on stage. But before we do that, I'd like to invite Sister Sister in law. She has something very legit tactically to see on stage and to explain in more detail. So that's an ancestor summary.
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This one because overall and that was the mosaic. So what we've done is after everything that we're holding throughout this month, where I have a piece that represents an event, this is a silhouette. I don't know if you guys can see from where you are physically has swirls of color that are playing. And there's tribes and different cultures, different races and different things just living together cohesively. We are really pretty graphic. So we're going to be adding this to our present as the event goes on as the month goes on. It will all come together to be wonderful sort of representative picture for everything we've talked about
company coming and if you come to our events on
15th and 16th. Your surgical team wants to hear the left side of US aid so be sure to keep up