Michael Brown on Racism Cannot Drive Out Racism

It is one thing to oppose racism and injustice. It is another thing to replace one form of racism with another form of racism. That’s why I tweeted on July 7, “Racism cannot drive out racism. Replacing one form of hate with another solves nothing. Only racial reconciliation and biblical justice will work. As. Dr. King said, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’”

Zuby, the British rapper and podcast host, expressed it well, saying, “To whom it may concern, It is possible to uplift a group of people without denigrating another.”

Unfortunately, that’s not what we are seeing today.

We are seeing the replacing of the demonizing of blacks with the demonizing of whites. (And, of course, whenever hatred arises, there will be the demonizing of Jews.)

Centuries ago, when racial demonization began, blacks were likened to brute beasts, the result of living in hot climates or the result of a millennia-old curse. They were inferior by nature.

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

Now it is whites who are inferior by nature because of lack of melanin or because of an inherently savage nature.

To be sure, the demonizing of whites is nothing new, as detailed in a 1993 article in the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology titled, “Melanin, Afrocentricity, and Pseudoscience.”

The article, by Bernard R. Ortiz de Montellano, notes that, “A component of the Afrocentric movement has incorporated a theory that black people, including ancient Egyptians, have superior mental, physical, and paranormal powers because they have more melanin both in their skin and in their brains. By extension, it is also claimed that black people have more melatonin and P-MSH in their systems and that these compounds also contribute to the superiority of people of color over whites.”

In similar fashion, the Daily Mail reports that Nick Cannon claimed in a recent podcast that “white people of the past were ‘savages’ and ‘barbaric’ because they lacked the ‘compassion’ that comes with melanin or skin pigmentation.

“‘And I’m going to say this carefully…,’ he said before claiming that people who do not have melanin are a ‘little less’.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown