Monday, 7 April 2014

Jay-Z Wears Jewellery From "Whites Are The Devils Group" ........

Here's the article.....


Recording artists Beyonce, centre left, and Jay-Z, attend an NBA basketball game between
Recording artists Beyonce, centre left, and Jay-Z, attend an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Source: AP
 

BLACK people are the fathers and mothers of civilisation, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world. 
 These are just some of the ­beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation ­medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.
Last week, all eyes at the Barclays Center weren’t on Jay Z’s better half, Beyoncé — but on the coaster-size golden pendant swinging from the rapper’s neck as the couple sat courtside. Asked once if the group’s symbol — an eight-point star with the number 7 in the middle — held any meaning to him, the rapper shrugged, “A little bit.”
So what exactly do Five Percenters believe?

“The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally,” says Michael Muhammad Knight, an author of two books on the radical group. 

Beyonce, Jay-Z
Jay Z attends an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets at the Barclays Center, in New York wearing the controversial jewellery piece. Source: AP
 
“Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”
The group was founded in 1964 in Harlem by Clarence Smith, who later changed his name to Allah, a former student of Malcolm X who disagreed with the Nation of Islam over the nature of God.
Smith rejected the notion of a supernatural deity and instead believed that all black men had God in them and that black women were “earths” who took on a complementary yet subordinate role to their gods.
The idea is empowering, Knight says.

“Anytime someone is saying you have to accept your conditions of oppression and slavery and pray to an unseen god — that kind of god is just being used to keep people down and to keep people from looking to themselves as a solution to their problems,” he notes. “If there is a problem, no one will fix it for you, except yourself.” 

Beyonce and her husband Jay Z in July last year.
Beyonce and her husband Jay Z in July last year. Source: Getty Images
 
Five Percenters don’t consider themselves Muslim, but their name comes from the Nation of Islam’s belief that 5 per cent of humanity are “poor righteous teachers” who exist to enlighten the masses about the truth of existence.
Members will sometimes refer to themselves as “scientists” to drive home the search for truth. And they face a tall task, because under their belief system, 10 per cent of the world’s population controls the other 85 per cent by spreading the belief in a “mystery God.”

To show followers the way, members must learn the Supreme Mathematics and Supreme Alphabet — powerful tools to decipher the meaning of the universe. In both, each letter and number represents a concept, for example, 1 is knowledge, 2 is wisdom, while A is Allah and B is be, or born. The number 7 on Jay Z’s pendant stands for God.

Jay Z says the necklace means “a little bit” to him.
Jay Z says the necklace means “a little bit” to him. Source: Getty Images
 
Caucasians, meanwhile, don’t enjoy an exalted status in the narrative of the Five Percenters.
“The first lesson I learned from the Five Percent was simple: F–k white people. Seriously. White people are devils,” Knight, 36, who is white and converted to ­Islam as a teenager, once wrote.
He insisted the movement has been welcoming and that he views the controversial sentiment as a statement about power rather than biology.

“For me, it is about who is marked as privileged in the power relations of this society,” he says.
Some followers take exception to those who transform their flag into a fashion accessory.
“Jay Z is not an active member — no one has vouched for him” Saladin Allah, a representative of the group’s upstate region, told The Post. “It was always understood that you don’t wear the ­regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.” 


Jay Z is reportedly not an active member of the group.

Jay Z is reportedly not an active member of the group. Source: Splash News Australia


Now I would like one of the many people of colour who read my blog to explain to me how this is even REMOTELY ok.  (Not that I would) but a white person wearing a swastika or white power symbol would be EVISCERATED - and yet AGAIN I don't see much in the way of outrage in this article.

Are we scared to call a black person out on racism?  Are we scared to call out anyone who isn't white on racism?

This is outrageous! Even if it's just a stunt on his part.  We are again giving someone a pass on this because we are worried about the historical references of racism being the big bad white man.
And here we have a "celebrity" - someone of apparent note - wearing a symbol that represents an extreme group who promotes racial hatred.

There is NO way to spin this.  So don't even try.

2CWDU is a racism free zone.

I don't care if the racism is coming from a white person, African-American, Latino, Asian etc - racism is racism.  It's abhorrent and if you don't call it out because you share the same skin colour as the perpetrator, then as far as I am concerned you are just as guilty of those that perpetrate it.

Jay-Z is a tosser for wearing this and having ANY association with this group.

"The White Man Did It Before Us" is no excuse.

Grow up.

Yours disgusted
D

PS I am very interested to see what readers say about this ............ if anything.
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3 comments:

Queer Heaven said...

Wow Damien, I never heard of this group and what they stand for.
Thanks for enlightening me this afternoon.
I agree with you..there is no Fucking way to justify what they are saying.

Damien said...

Thank you QH.

Shame you are the only commenter - but thank you.

Mike said...

JazZee and his whole posse are sick. That's all. I feel no need to pay any attention to a mental illness of that nature.