by Fudia Muhammad
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan asked the question: Do you know how to end White racism? He answered by saying, “Black excellence destroys White racism.”For centuries, there has been a deliberate and concerted effort to maintain white supremacy by hiding, co-opting and destroying all signs of Black excellence. In Message to the Blackman in America, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad shared the words spoken by Henry Berry, while speaking in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1832 – “We have, as far as possible, closed every avenue by which light might enter their [slaves’] minds; we have only to go one step further – to extinguish the capacity to see the light, and our work would be completed; they would then be reduced to the level of the beasts of the field and we should be safe…” Safe from whom and what? The enemy clearly understands that the laws of physics transcend the laboratory and are applicable in all dimensions. One such law states…two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Contextual translation: Black people and white people cannot both be in power in America concurrently. Therefore, in order to remain “safe” or in power, the enemy’s 1832 proclamation must continue. However, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad emphatically declared to the enemy, “The avenue of the light of Allah (God) you are unable to shut out from coming to us.”
Everything in nature has a natural enemy, including God. Generations of our people have been unnecessarily sacrificed due to our insistence that our natural enemy will change his natural ways. We have beenfoolish to hopethat he can be reformed. Our steadfast pursuit to eliminate racism in this manner has proven utterly futile. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said that racism will cease when Black excellence becomes the norm. He said, “White racism and oppression should not be used as an excuse for lack of Black achievement, in fact, it should be used as fuel to bring out the greatness that lies within.” In other words, “White oppression should make Black genius.”
The standard in every Black home should be excellence. The expectation of excellence in everything that we do must be inculcated in our children from the womb. Weaved within every fiber of our way of life should be the highest level of excellence, mastery and distinction. We should never get comfortable with just being average. We should never settle for mediocrity or for that matter, second place. It is counterintuitive to be a direct descendant of God and at the same time believe yourself inferior to another people.
Black children should be taught from birth that they are the Righteous, the Best and the Powerful. We should train them to be the top students at school – whether it’s kindergarten penmanship or high school Calculus. C-students are average, B-students are good; but an A-student is excellent. Every A-student should then strive for 100% in all subjects which is considered complete mastery. Afterall, our children are gods! Not only should our children strive for excellence in academics, but also in their extracurricular activities: sports, drill, piano, stage performances, debate, martial arts, etc. Their commitment level to these disciplines should reflect a desire to achieve excellence. Even their assigned household chores should not be done haphazardly – they should be taught to pay attention to detail and not give their parents any reason to gripe. Parents must serve as examples for their children that the standard is no less than excellent with regards to our behavior, our manners and our language.
If the standard of excellence is firmly established, we will see it reflected in whatever field of endeavor our children choose because they will be the Best at it! However, Black parents have to encourage their children to pursue challenging fields of study – Nation building disciplines. Remember, they are gods! The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has visited countless college campuses and has always challenged students to declare majors in math, science, engineering, and agriculture. Liberal arts colleges and majors like psychology, sociology and African-American studies were intentionally designed to oppose Black intellectual focus towards mastering those disciplines which will allow us to build a Nation within a nation.
During the State of the Black World Conference in New Orleans (2008), The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan stated, “To see us always in a begging stance, to see us always in a dependent stance feeds the notion of white supremacy. It’s very difficult to feed that notion when Black excellence is on the scene. That’s what you represent, Black excellence. But those of us who represent Black excellence are too few to stem the mounting tide of what is moving against the rise of our people.”
Black excellence in every field of endeavor will be the death knell of white supremacy and racism – it simply cannot be sustained if Black excellence is everywhere because everyone would be constantly reminded at every turn that white people are not superior. The enemy will no longer be effective at stealing our songs, our inventions or appropriating our culture because he will be overwhelmed by the constant emergence of Black excellence coming out of every nook and cranny of society;not just in entertainment and sports – but from the sciences, medicine, education, law, agriculture, government, business, technology and media.
Every racist will be forced to bear witness that Black people are not now, nor were we ever three-fifths of a human being; butwe are direct descendants of God Himself. They will be forced to bear witness that their former slaves actually descend from the most intelligent and advanced scientists and builders on the continent of Africa and not from savages. They will be forced to denounce every so-called study that promotes the lie that Black people are less intelligent than white people. Jews will be forced to admit that the Hamitic curse is an outright intentionallie and declare that Black people are in fact the chosen people of God. All will be forced to submit to a new educational paradigm, a new leadership and a new reality, all bathed in Black excellence.
(Sister Fudia Muhammad is a member of Muhammad Mosque No. 64 in Austin, Texas. She is married to Student Minister Robert L. Muhammad and they have been blessed with four children. Sister Fudia holds a Master’s degree in Education – she is a writer, an educator and an advocate for God-centered child-rearing.)