Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery
on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.
What is in a name?
A good name is worth more than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1
Min. Farrakhan said, “The true name of a thing is the nature and the function of that thing.”
We read in the Bible, that Adam was given the power to name everything in creation. This power to name a thing indicates ownership and power over the thing or person named. Just like a parent has authority over there children or an inventor has ownership over his or her invention, the slavermasta had power over his slave. He defined the nature and function of the slave by calling them Negro.
Negro means dead. Coming from the Latin word necro, meaning dead.
The slavemasta gave the enslaved African his last name, which signified that he owned the slave and has power over that slave. Anything the slave would accomplish the slavemasta would get the credit for it.
As long as Blacks remain in the slavemasta’s name, the slavemasta’s children, and not Blacks, will get credit for it.
Remaining in the slavemasta’s name also indicates an emotional tie to the slavemasta. In psychology it is called: Stockholm syndrome.
Stockholm syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness. The FBI's Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 8% of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome.
GET OUT OF THE SLAVEMASTA’S NAME, ACCEPT YOUR OWN AND BE YOURSELF!