Thursday Morning Musings
Manning Marable's "Mastery Historical Theory" is quite simply a tremendously powerful as well as provoked thought. Dr. Manning ascertains that in order for white supremacy to maintain control and power, it must always elevate "whiteness". While at the same time it must eradicate all signs of "blackness". In addition is has to totally mask any indication of harm inflicted to those people of color that could put the mastery theory in a negative light. Hence, any act of oppression or physical oppressive act directed at those of color is hidden from the historical narrative while acts of patriotic heroism in history are highlighted and contributed almost exclusively to white people. So that both whites and blacks are both conditioned to see value in white contributions to history. While at the same time value is minimized when attributed to people of color related to historical contributions. In addition, all acts of violence directed at people is ignored, or erased as if they never occurred in the historical narrative. WOW.