Hate and the American Dilemma – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Hate and the American Dilemma

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

“In church! My, God, we’re not even safe in church,” said a worshipper.

These words of anguish were said in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama and they could apply to Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. The black churches have provided warmth, sustenance and comfort to their members.
But their sacred spaces have also been violated by hate, abuse and violence. The fact is that African-Americans and other minorities cannot be guaranteed safety in their houses of worship.

On Sunday September 15, 1963 four young girls died when a bomb tore down the basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Later that day two black teenagers were shot dead in questionable circumstances. The cover-up by the authorities, including the FBI, ensured that it took years before the accused could be brought to justice. 

The bombings in Birmingham prompted Dr. Martin Luther King to write from his jail cell that, “injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. I am grateful to God that, through the influence of the Negro church, the way of nonviolence became an integral part of our struggle.”

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On July 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    As always, an excellent article from Dr. Narine.
    Division between peoples within a nation serves those in power. Nothing else. When we are able to perceive the truth, we – peoples of all races – will all be set free.

  • Gigi  On July 5, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Yes, there are more hate groups in northern and democratic states than they are in the south. The north also consistently likes to paint the south as the slave holding states in order to cover up its history that the northern states were the first slave states. Also, New York was the second largest slave colony. Free blacks in the north were not only segregated but were also placed under strict curfew laws. A 2014 report found NYC schools to be the most segregated in the US. Contrary to the northern teaching, Lincoln did not go to war to free the slaves and was not interested in doing so. In fact, Lincoln was in favour of returning black slaves to Africa after slavery was abolished. The country of Liberia was carved out for that specific purpose, equipped with a govt of black Americans trained for that purpose. Now the entire continent of Africa and its Caribbean slave colonies are made up of trained African puppets put in place to watch over America’s self interest – led by Obama, the black savior. How does this jive with democrats? How does this jive with blacks loyal to and supportive of Obama?


    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/03/dumping-on-dixie-again/

    “It was under the American flag, the flag to which Americans pledge allegiance, that the North American side of the Atlantic slave trade took place. Many prominent New England and mid-Atlantic merchant families enriched themselves egregiously by buying and selling slaves.

    This was how more than a few of our great “philanthropists” acquired the fortunes with which they established and supported many of America’s most esteemed cultural and educational institutions.

    It was not the Confederacy but the United States that organized genocidal campaigns against the indigenous peoples of North America.

    And the Confederacy had no empire; it never spread murder and mayhem around the world.

    Moreover, with no working class to speak of and hardly any financial sector, the Confederacy was comparatively blameless in sustaining and spreading the evils of capitalism itself.

    In the final reckoning, the stars and bars are almost blameless in comparison with the stars and stripes.

    So come off it, prissy liberals with “beautiful souls” and refined sensitivities.

    Stop getting so worked up over pieces of cloth – especially when the one to which you don’t mind pledging allegiance is associated with much worse than the one you would excoriate.”

  • Victor T. B. Layne  On July 10, 2015 at 12:31 am

    When are we going to acknowledge that CHRISTIANITY was never intended for the black man and come to accept our role as ISRAELITES…………….the descendants of the TWELVE sons of JACOB whose name was changed to ISRAEL and to put it more bluntly the Christian Buildings cannot has not and will never give us any kind of protection and as we rapidly approach the end of the
    FOUR HUNDRED years. There is more so let us get things together and examine
    the different Roles of ABRAM and ABRAHAM then research Deuteronomy 28:68
    which is the transportation of millions of my PEOPLE because of our disobedience to the God of ABRAHAM………….ISAAC…………..JACOB as we were never CHRISTIANS neither was JESUS and to add a little more to the tragedy think on this as I quote HISLOP from his book titled the TWO BABYLONS
    You may be surprised to learn that many traditions of Roman Catholicism in fact don’t come from Christ’s teachings but from an ancient Babylonian Mystery religion that was centered on Nimrod his wife SEMIRAMIS and a child TAMMUZ.
    This book shows how this ancient religion transformed itself as it incorporated Christ into it’s teachings.You may be surprised that certain practices like confessions and crossing oneself,and even the position of the POPE COME FROM TRADITIONS OF THIS MYSTERY CULT………….end of quote.

  • Thinker  On July 10, 2015 at 9:40 am

    When are we going to acknowledge that Man created God in all parts of the world. While we recognise that religion is a significant part of culture and should be respected, let’s not get too carried away with Biblical history or any myths about the creation of the world and divine intervention. What the education system all over the world needs to focus on is a proper understanding of Science.

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