The long history of White American domination of Black Americans - which has been enforced and reinforced by the use of physical force and violence, psychic violence and coercive power - has in effect convinced the majority of Blacks that Whites are invincible. Moreover, this history has undermined the self-confidence of most Blacks, narrowed their vision of their possibilities and power, restricted their aspirations to the narrow confines of racial accomodation and assimilation, to being the paternalistic recipients of White sympathy rather than expanding their aspirations to include the overcoming of White power and achieving full, unfettered self-liberation. The unending maintenance of this self-defeating state of mind in Blacks is the fundamental objective of White power and the keystone upon which the infrastructure facade of White power rests.
We are not arguing here that White power is purely delusional or does not contain truly lethal actualities. However, we are arguing that if Black Americans and Afrikans the world-over do not permit themselves to be “psyched out” by White racist propaganda; if they both recognize and actualize their potential to neutralize White power in either its imagined or actual forms, they can by these means neutralize it.
Dr. Amos Wilson on recognizing that White power can be smashed, it is not invincible, and that we can win. It is the White racists who are doing all they can to discourage us because the sooner we get our feet on the ground, the sooner their done.
Taken from “Blueprint for Black Power,” by Dr. Amos Wilson (page 13).(via disciplesofmalcolm)