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Inappropriate Behaviour Patterns_IBP

Inappropriate Behaviour Patterns_IBP

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Inappropriate BehaviorPatterns (IBP)
Inappropriate Behavior Patterns
Dallas, TX 75215 469.583.3275 spearmangroup@yahoo.com
Inappropriate Behavior Patterns
Dallas, TX 75215 469.583.3275 spearmangroup@yahoo.com
3Inappropriate Behavior Patterns (IBP) is a term coined by Dr. Claud Anderson. Itrefers to actions that result in African Americans participating in their ownsubordination or exploitation. IBP stems from
Slavery Conditioning 
. Hold up. Let‟s
back up for a minute and explain
Slavery Conditioning 
Slavery Conditioning 
is the process slave masters used to psychologically make abetter slave. Author Kenneth Stampp, in his book
The Peculiar Institution 
,describes the four pillars of conditioning a slave. Included were fear, loyalty,inferiority, and hatred. When making a slave the first thing you do is to instill fear.Second, you teach the slave to have loyalty only to his master. Thirdly, you teachthem to feel inferior by always showing Whites in a position of authority. Lastly, you teach them to hate anything connected to Africa.The methods used to socially condition Blacks were horrific and showed the viciousnature of the enslavement process. One example, cited from the
Cardinal Principles for Making a Negro 
, the writer says:
“Take the meanest and most restless nigger, strip him of his clothes in front of the 
. . . [slaves], tar and feather him, tie each leg to a different horse faced in opposite directions, set him afire and beat both horses to pull him apart in front of the remaining nigger(s). The next step is to take a bull whip and beat the remaining nigger 
to the point of death in front of the female and infant. Don‟t kill him but put the fear of God in him, for he can be useful in future breeding.” ( 
Lets Make a Slave,
Robert L. Brock)Norman Coombs, in
The Black Experience in America 
, p. 40 wrote:
The social conditioning process instilled strict discipline in Blacks, a sense of 
inferiority, belief in the slave owners‟ superior power, acceptance of the slave owners‟ standards and a deep sense of a slave helplessness and dependence.
The slave owners cut Blacks off from their history, culture, language and 
community, and implanted White society’s value system.
C. Clark in a 1972 monumental article for 
Black Psychology
Black Studies orthe Study of Black People in R. Jones
, states: 
In order to fully grasp the magnitude of our current problems, we must reopen thebooks on the events of slavery. Our objective should not be to cry stale tears forthe past, or to rekindle old hatreds for past injustices. Instead, we should seek to

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