When the scientist, Watson, declared in London in the recent past that Blacks do not reason as much as Whites, that is that our faculties cannot measure up to those of the Whites, many Blacks rose in unison to condemn and attack the man who voiced out what many White supremacists feel and think without having the courage to say it out openly. It is only the notorious Ku Klux Klan, KKK, in the free world and the ‘Red heads’ in
I am not holding any brief for any White man neither should I be accused of writing from the circumstance of inferiority complex. None of the above bears any true representation of my inner conscience. Nevertheless when one analyses what the white man said about blacks from objective discerning point of view it is impossible not to see some reason with him.
It was Professor Ali Mazrui who declared that the white man rules wherever he goes, at home and abroad! If he is your host he dominates and if you are his host he goes about with an aura of superiority that is somewhat natural. The famous Tanzanian professor professed that the problem does not lie in the colour ‘black’ but in the way we reason and behave.
Take our leaders for example. Though it can safely be argued that the West or the White world in general has produced villains like Hitler, Pol Pot, Suharto, Mussolini, Stalin, Pinochet, Marcos there is no way we can justify the political bestiality of an Idi Amin or the kleptocracy of a Sani Abacha; the personality cult/stone-age god-playing of a Mobutu or the alleged incest of an Obasanjo. Or other political barbarism which in the 21st century still find enough space in our continental leadership space.
Are we genetically doomed? Well the answer to the question may never be supplied in good measure. Gloom and doom may be our present portion in politico-economic spheres but there is a scarce hope that maybe in the next century we should have overcome our current woes. But that hope, no matter its scarcity or the audacity, must be ignited now!
Another interesting issue of genetics between blacks and whites could be found in the half-cast mixed marriage phenomenon. Inter-racial relationships cum marriages are nothing new or extra-ordinary. They happened before and still happen now in all conjugal happiness and understanding of both parties. But what is striking is the fruit of the womb that they produce.
When a black man marries a white girl and they procreate there’s every possibility that the offspring would most definitely be more white than black in every physical attribute — pigmentation, facial characteristics and hair feature. And when a white man marries a black woman it is even worse — these natural human features are more pronounced. Examples abound to back up this point: Colin Powell, Barak Obama and Jerry Rawlings to mention just three.
Colin Powell is a popular Black American who served Uncle Sam meritoriously under President Bill Clinton. He was once quoted as saying that he felt more white than black. And Senator Barak Obama who is giving Senator Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the
Jerry Rawlings is credited with the revolution in
Though Black Americans do not deny their ancestral heritage they feel better belonging to the first world and benefitting from the American dream. If Obama, for instance, were to be bred in Kenya perhaps his political ambition would have been killed or frustrated by our sheer wickedness and lack of free and fair enterprise.
If the authorities back home in
Is it not safe therefore, gentlemen and ladies, for one to consciously conclude that the whites are indeed more superior than blacks in terms of reasoning power and general comportment? They saw light ahead of us and sought beneficially (even manipulatively) to show us the light and way even when our forebears were living in caves, mud houses with palm-leave roofs, travelling long distances on foot and worshipping idols!
History bears me witness on this score.