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diaryofanegress

Observations of an Invisible Woman

Unamification

Look at this word:

“Unamification”.

What does it mean?

Unamification is the process of unifying certain species of fowl to make one new fowl. Here it is in a sentence:

Through unamification, I created my new fowl, Chickster.

Now, I know what you are thinking. Truthbetold has lost her mind!

If I were a white supremacist and I decided the word” Unamifiaction” would be a “real” word, not only would it be included in our vernacular, it would be included in the dictionary. That my family is power.

The next time you see a word, write or speak a word, please ask yourself where that word came from. Ask yourself who put it there. Ask yourself why you are using it and why it means what it means.

Then you will begin to understand the power of whiteness.

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17 thoughts on “Unamification

  1. @diaryofanegress, I am a black girl living in Europe and I have been sporting a really low buzz cut (like Solange Knowles when she shaved her hair recently). I decided to do this for several reasons, one of them being that I was tired of regualrly sitting for hours on end (about eight hours per session) while getting extensions. I was also tired of the excruciating pain I felt after using these extensions ( at one point the pain was so bad that I couldn´t even sleep).

    When I decided to sport the buzz cut, I was totally aware of the fact that doing so would definitely attract attention, since I was a female living in Europe, where extremely short haircuts are usually reserved for men.
    However, I did not expect what happened later. When I arrived at school, I was taunted by several of my peers, but I brushed it off as the immature behaviour of children.
    Over the following months, I noticed that everywhere I went (bus, subway, airport), people would laugh out at loud and taunt me, and many made no effort to hide it. It happened so many times that there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I was the object of derision.
    When I moved to a different country to attend college (also in Europe) the same thing continued. I eventually decided to get a wig because I couldn´t deal with it anymore. I complained to my stepmother who is biracial, and she said I was probably imagining it because people on the street have better things to do with their time. I also complained to a black friend of mine who said that if it happened so many times, then I obviously didn´t imagine it, and that it probably happened because I´ve always lived in predominantly white neighbourhoods. I think she was right because it was always white people who laughed. The most I got from black folks was stares of hate.
    I realize that there are more important problems in this world, but as a girl with really low self esteem, these episodes really affected me, and my question to you is, to what extent was the teasing racially motivated? It has been on my mind for a long time. I´ve seen several other black girls with buzz cuts, and I asked myself, do they all go through the same thing? I realize that everyone has a right to an opinion, but I also wondered why would someone go as far as humiliating a complete stranger who is just as human as they are, and also has fears and insecurities?
    Thanks for your time

  2. Dear Larissa

    Thanks for taking the time to write to me. Sorry for the confusion and the treatment.

    Non-conformity is the biggest threat to white supremacy. It needs cooperation from everyone in order to be effective. Your simple act of sporting a buzz cut threatens everyone who abides by “the rules.”

    You cannot change who you are to please others.

    That makes for a miserable life. Today it’s a wig, Tomorrow it’s your clothes, then your food, then your culture, then your lifestyle. When does it stop? Only you can decide.

    That feeling in the pit of your stomach that “tells” you the truth will never lie to you. People lie. Instincts don’t.

    If safety is a concern, perhaps alerting school officials may be the way to go. And do not go anywhere by yourself after dark. And please stick to crowds…

    As for the stares and hateful behaviour? Sorry, luv…that’s the world we live in today. A confident black woman is quite terrifying. I can’t tell you to wear your wig or wear your natural hair…only you get to decide.

    But know that if you give in now to something so trivial, it will never stop.
    I hope I helped you…

    Take care and good luck.

  3. @diary of a negress Thanks that helped a lot, and I understand what you mean about non conformity. However, why do you think white people had the need to make it so obvious that they were making fun of me? Is this part of ´The Plan´´.?Is the public shaming of an African an indirect way of maintaing the status quo and keeping blacks in their place?
    Furthermore, how did my hairstyle challenge white supremacy?

  4. “However, why do you think white people had the need to make it so obvious that they were making fun of me?”

    To answer your question as simply as I can:

    Because they can.

    Your hair is your heritage. Your heritage is different from theirs. Different=Bad.
    Bad=Unequal. Unequal=Inferior.

  5. @diaryofanegress once again thanks for a great reply.
    The blogger Abagond once did a post on the beauty of white females and whether the value ascribed to this beauty is significantly coloured by racism. How do you feel about this issue? Do you think it is worthy of a post or two?

  6. @ Larissa

    Sorry…I don’t know if I read that..it sounds familiar. And yes racism does colour all aspects of life.

  7. Exactly. To White people, Africans and their diaspora have bizarre alien hair.

  8. mary burrell on said:

    @Larissa A sister rocking her own natural hair is threatening to whites. A true nubian sister walking confidently in her natural Africaness scares whites.

  9. mary burrell on said:

    Sister Truth this post is food for thought. Just like the words we bring into our lexicon, When young people decide to wear certain fashion trends maybe they should find out where they originate from.

  10. @ Miss Mary

    That’s what I tried to do with this post. Whites make up words all the time!

  11. i have enough trouble trying to figure out what words already in more than one language …. 😉

  12. FUNNILY enough I recently got some darkies hysterical when I coined the terms “paedophobia” “incestaphobia” “bestialphobia” and finally, “transphobia”

    White power all day

  13. “If I were a white supremacist and I decided the word” Unamifiaction” would be a “real” word, not only would it be included in our vernacular, it would be included in the dictionary. That my family is power.”

    “The next time you see a word, write or speak a word, please ask yourself where that word came from. Ask yourself who put it there. Ask yourself why you are using it and why it means what it means.”

    *******

    Truth, is this a nugget from your conversation w/Mr. Fuller? I ask because I know that he’s big on breaking down ENGLISH words to their roots/origin and true purpose/meaning.

    Whites often employ WORDS to confuse – and – for enhancing/refining/maintaining WHITE-supremacy-racism.

    example:

    Niggard –

    Niggardly –

  14. @ Matari

    Yes…I’m doing a full post on Mr. Fuller. I just need to gather my thoughts.

  15. Mr Fuller is a very remarkably insightful man. I look forward to your post!!

    He met and interviewed Joshua Solomon, a young white (and Jewish) man from Maryland after he turned himself “black” to find out for himself if blacks were exaggerating their oppressed/marginalized experiences… The young experienced more than he bargained for!

    http://prince.org/msg/105/199023

    Both Neely Fuller and Dr. Frances Cress Welsing share some interesting views and observations about whiteness, unconscious white behaviors and white supremacy.

  16. Thanks for that link. I’ll read it and get back to you. Mr. Fuller ever-so-patiently explained things to me In such a way that I was speechless.

    Matari, white people are very different from you and I.

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