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Blueprint is our school's required textbook. Please visit and join our study cell at RBG Worldwide 1 Nation: There you will find our discussions. In this group we study in detail one of RBGz required textbooks (Dr. Amos Wilson's Blueprint for Black Power) in both print and video form. We comment on and discuss chapters/clips: then plan, develop and implement. Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political, and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century Price: $40.00 - Paperback Description Blueprint for Black Power details a master plan for the power revolution necessary for Black survival in the 21st century. Blueprints posits that an African American/Caribbean/PanAfrican bloc would be most potent for the generation and delivery of Black power in the United States and the World to counter White and Asian power networks. Wilson frames this imperative by deconstructing the U.S. elite power structure of government, political parties, think tanks, corporations, foundations, media, interest groups, banking and foreign investment particulars. Potentially strong Black institutions as the church, media and think tanks; industry; collectives such as investment clubs and credit unions; rotating credit associations such as Afrikan-originated esusu, tontine and partner are analyzed. Pan-Afrikanism, Black Nationalism, ethnocentrism and reparation are assessed, often misused and underused financial institutions as securities, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, underwriting, and incubators advocated, thus elucidating oftnegated opportunities for economic empowerment.

Extracts from Textbook:

"The oppressed and downtrodden, having been traumatized by the abuse of power by their powerful oppressors, often comes to perceive power itself as inherently evil, as by nature corrupting and therefore as something to be eschewed, denied and renounced. The pursuit of power is viewed as unworthy of virtuous persons, and the desire to possess it as sinful. Therefore, many among the powerless and poor feel compelled to find in their powerlessness and poverty the emblematic signs of their Godliness and redemptive salvation. How convenient a precept for rationalizing and maintaining the power of the haves over the have-nots! As the result of their ideological manipulation by the powerful and their own reactionary misperception of reality, the

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poor and powerless have been made to perceive the pursuit, possession and application of power in their own behalf as unbecoming to themselves. This is even more the case when through their nave acceptance of the self-serving deceptive propaganda perpetrated by the powers-that-be, their own reactionary selfnegation, and their nursing of their internalized inferiority complexes, the poor huddled masses perceive the possession and exercise of power as the inherent and exclusive prerogative of the ruling classes or races." "To a significant degree Afrikan Americans accept and obey predominant White American power and its authorities (at least from social-psychological standpoint) because they agree with the rules of their establishment and expression as defined by White Americans; share with White Americans the moral, legal, and other values and perspectives which justify them; and to some extent (limited and of recent origin) because they, i.e., Blacks, have been permitted by White Americans to participate in political and social processes by which White power is given legitimacy. To a limited degree, Afrikan Americans have been permitted access to certain positions of competent and legitimate authority. These factors contribute mightily to their acceptance of White American power (domination) and the White American monopoly of positions of authority as legitimate. These forms of giving consent to the social power status quo on the part of Blacks help to obscure as well as deny the fact that they are in fact a dominated and severely exploited group (regardless of class); and helps to obscure the fact that their uncritical acceptance of the 'rules,' moral beliefs, perspectives, and their customary-traditional participation in the 'American (White) political-economic process and system is tantamount to the legitimating of their own oppression and to the consensual ensurance of their own powerlessness. Rules, beliefs and consent are manufactured by those in power to justify, legitimate and serve their interests. In its origins White American power was not legitimated (i.e., voluntarily or contractually consented to, morally justified or politically-socially ratified) by Afrikan Americans who at the time of its origination were held in captivity (slavery) and to this point in time have been largely excluded from significantly participating in American legitimating processes. From the historical point of view of Native and Afrikan Americans, White power, in whatever form, is illegitimate. This is because such power rests essentially on the near physical and genocidal decimation of Native Americans, the theft of their properties, on the exploitation or forced labor (enslavement) of Afrikans, and on the systematic exclusion by Whites of both Black and Native Americans from the influential exercise of practically all forms of 'legitimate' power and authority in the United States. The rules and beliefs which provide the means for legitimating White power were in fact pre-established, preordained and imposed on Blacks against their will by Whites from
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the beginning. The illegitimacy of White American power is founded on the illegitimacy of its original sins--genocide, theft of property, and enslavement." "For social power to be exercised effectively the power holder must possess or control some important or valued material and/or social resource(s) which is the basis of his power. By strategically rewarding or depriving others of these resources, he may use them to influence behavior in ways compatible with his interests. Resources when used for such ends are referred to as power bases or resources. Power bases or resources may include physical safety, health and well-being, wealth and material possessions; jobs and means to a livelihood; knowledge and social skills; social recognition, status and prestige; love, affection, social acceptability; a satisfactory self-image and self-respect We have no intentions to review the quite sizable number of possible power bases here. We shall constrain ourselves to brief, but pertinent, discussions of those power resources which are of important relevance to Afrikan Americans and the power relations between them and European Americans. These power resources include property, organization, race consciousness and ideology. We do not include state politics in our discussion at this juncture because in the context of contemporary Afrikan American social, political and economic culture and the more basic issues it must resolve, state politics is of secondary importance to the Black community. Black politics and activism without the Black ownership of and control over primary forms and bases of power such as property, wealth, organization, etc., is the recipe for Black political and non-political powerlessness. The rather obtuse pursuit of political office and the ballot box as primary sources of power by the Black community and its politicians without its concomitant ownership of and control over important resources has actually hindered the development of real Black power in America. More ominously, there appears to be a paradoxical and positive correlation between the number of Blacks elected and appointed to high office and retrogressions in the civil and human rights extended to Black Americans during the past twenty years. Increases in homelessness, poverty, unemployment, criminality and violence in the Black community; disorganization of the traditional Black family, inadequacies in education, increases in health problems of all types, and a host of other social and political ills have all attended increases in the number of Black elected and appointed officials. That is, the more elected and appointed Black politicians, the more socialeconomic problems the Black community has suffered. While we are not implying a causal relationship between the increase of the number of Black appointed and elected officials and the increased misery indices of the Black community, we are implying or asserting that their increase obscures those things which
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are responsible for and do little to ameliorate or uproot the increasing prevalence of social and economic problems in the Black community. The community's concern with the election and appointment of Black political figures helps it to maintain false hopes that their attainment of office will significantly resolve its problems. The activities of Black politicians, given the current inadequacy of social organization and economic resources, harmfully distract the Black community's attention from recognizing and eradicating the true causes of its problems and the remediation of its powerlessness." "The responsibility of the Afrikan American community [is to ensure] Afrika's economic development. The ignoring of Afrika by the Western nations provide windows of opportunity open to native Afrikans to drastically reduce the massive outflow or flight of capital, which has been estimated to exceed 80 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, and to reinvest it in their own countries. Afrikan peoples and nations across the Diaspora must apprise themselves of a full, ongoing knowledge of the social, economic and cultural history of Afrikan nations as well as their contemporary status and reorganize their sociocultural and economic structures so as to initiate and fuel continental Afrika's growth and development. The Afrikan American community, especially, should vastly overhaul and reconstruct its educational orientation toward knowledge of the Motherland. It must realize that its own economic salvation is coterminous with or tied to that of Afrika's. It must invest money and human resources in Afrika's development and perceive its economic prosperity as its special responsibility and mission The Afrikan American community must become vigilantly and jealously interested in U.S. and European policies toward Afrika and seek to influence those policies in both its own and Afrika's favor."

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Other Books by Dr. Amos Wilson

http://www.africawithin.com/wilson/wilson_books.htm

The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and the Politics of White Supremacy Price: $18.00 - Paperback Description

This book presents two ground-breaking lectures by Amos Wilson. The first, European Historiography and Oppression Exposed: An Afrikan Perspective and Analysis, was among the first contemporary analyses which delineated the role Eurocentric history-writing plays in rationalizing European oppression of Afrikan consciousness. It explicates why we should study history, how history-writing shapes the psychology of peoples and individuals, how Eurocentric history as mythology creates historical amnesia in Afrikans in order to rob them of the material, mental, social and spiritual wherewithal for overcoming poverty and oppression. Moreover, this engrossing lectures the relationship between the rediscovery and rewriting of Afrikan history and achievement of liberation and prosperity by Afrikan peoples. The second lecture, Eurocentric Political Dogmatism: Its Relationship to the Mental Health Diagnosis of Afrikan People, advances the contention that the alleged mental and behavioral maladaptiveness of oppressed Afrikan peoples is a political-economic necessity for the maintenance of White domination and imperialism. Furthermore, it indicts the Eurocentric mental health establishment for entering into collusion with the Eurocentric political establishment to oppress and exploit Afrikan peoples by officially sanctioning these egregious practices through its misdiagnosing, mislabeling, and mistreating of Afrikan peoples behavioral reactions to their oppression and their efforts to win their freedom and independence.

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Developmental Psychology of the Black Child From: $16.95 - Paperback Understanding Black Adolescent Are Black and White Children the Male Violence: Its Remediation same? Is the Black Child merely a and Prevention White Child who 'happens' to be 'painted' Black? Are there any significant Price: $37.95 - Paperback differences in the mental and physical growth Description and development of Black and White Children? In this ground-breaking volume, Amos Wilson What effects does race awareness have on the shows in brilliant detail how American society mental and personality development of Black creates and sustains Black-on-Black Children? Are such leisure time activities as adolescent criminality in its inner-cities across the playing of certain games, watching TV, the United States. He boldly asserts that going to the movies, listening to the radio, Black-on-Black adolescent violence is rooted hazardous to the mental health of Black in historical and contemporary White-on-Black Children? Is the use of Black English a sign of violence. He further argues that White-onmental inferiority? Why do Black Children Black violence induces in the Afrikan American generally score lower than White Children on community a pervasive false consciousness, I.Q. tests? Do Black parents socialize their one which interacts with the adolescent crises children to be inferior to White Children? Why of Black males and the socioeconomic have integrated schools and busing failed so conditions which typify inner-city communities many Black Children? If you have been looking to spawn criminality and violence. More than for a single source which deals with these and an explanatory analysis of Black male related controversial questions from a black adolescent criminality, Understanding Black perspective, then this book may be the book Adolescent Male Violence provides very for you. For between its covers, The practical and workable remedial and Developmental Psychology of the Black Child, preventative approaches to this problem which the first of a UBCS series of books dealing with threatens the vitality of the Afrikan American the growth, development, and education of the community. black child, in a scholarly but readily understandable way, forthrightly confronts these and other issues.

Black-On-Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination By Dr. Amos N. Wilson Price: $17.00 - Paperback - Afrikan World Infosystems (November 1991) Description The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination represents a distinct milestone in criminology and Afrikan Studies. Its explanatory perspectives on the sociopsychological and politicoeconomic causes of Black-on-Black Violence are exceptionally insightful, incisive and iconoclastic. The Psychodynamics of the Black-on-Black criminal are presented here with a depth and clarity rarely seen before.

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The main thesis of this book is that the operational existence of Black-on-Black in the United States is psychologically and economically mandated by the White American-dominated status quo. The criminalization of the Black American male is a psychopolitically engineered process designed to maintain the dependency and relative powerlessness of the Afrikan American and Pan-African communities. Black-on-Black Violence, however, moves far beyond blaming the victimizer. Its meticulous and painstaking exposure of the psycho-social and intrapsychical dynamics of Black-on-Black criminality is startlingly revealing. Its analyses of the collective psyches of both the White American and Black American communities are unsparingly and powerfully instructive. The reader will not be left unmoved. Although Professor Wilson argues that Black-on-Black Violence is orchestrated by White Americas need to maintain its oppressive domination of Black America, and of Western Europes need to continue-without end-its economic exploitation of Africa, he also contends that the ending of Black-on-Black violence is the primary, if not sole, responsibility of African people in America and abroad. This book, in revealing the anatomy of Black-on-Black violence, simultaneously lays the practical, intellectual and political foundations for its social eradication.

Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children By Dr. Amos N. Wilson Price: $15.00 - Paperback - Afrikan World Infosystems 1st edition (December 1992) Description Afrikan children are naturally precocious and gifted. They begin life with a 'natural head start.' However, their natural genius it too frequently underdeveloped and misdirected by (1) the fact that the racist and imperialist status quo politically mandates their intellectual underachievement and social mal-adaptiveness; (2) belief in the myth that intelligence is fixed at birth and that Afrikans are innately less intelligent than Europeans; (3) a lack of knowledge of their positively unique developmental psychology; (4) a lack of confidence in their ability to equal or surpass the intellectual performance of any other ethnic group; and (5) the general lack of infant and early childhood educational experiences which stimulate, sustain and actualize their abundant human potential. Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children provides effective means by which these political and social maladies may be fully remedies. Intelligence is not fixed at birth. The quality of childrens educational experiences during infancy and early childhood are substantially related to their measured intelligence, academic achievement and prosocial behavior. In this volume, Amos N. Wilson, author of the bestseller, The Developmental Psychology of the Black Child, surveys the daily routines, child-rearing practices, parent-child interactions, games and play materials, parent-training and pre-school programs which have made demonstrably outstanding and lasting differences in the intellectual, academic and social performance of Black children.