Racism: Power and Confusion

tale of two hoods
This image is a clear representation of what most people THINK racism is. This piece is called, "A Tale Of Two Hoodies (Racism)" beautifully painted by Michael Dantouno.

I stated that racism was about power and that you cannot mention racism without mentioning white supremacy—they go hand-in-hand. White Supremacy is the idea that white people are superior to non-white people while having the power to express this bigoted, arrogant mindset in destructive ways on a global scale.

Many white folks don’t understand the concept of racism being about power. So I want to further expound on that statement with the help of Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary. She is an internationally renowned researcher, educator and author who shines the light on the critical issues affecting society, and addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African descendants in the Americas.

Please watch this 3 minute segment in which she tests a polarized audience on their understanding of racism. It really helps you to understand what racism really is. Please save the video for later. I encourage everyone to watch it in its entirety.

If you can’t watch now, let me paraphrase what was stated. Racism is bigger than not liking someone based on their culture or skin color. Racism has the power to deny housing, job opportunities, political advancements, healthcare, and group economics. Racism has a true impact on all non-white people especially black people. Racism creates slavery, segregated schools, restaurants, communities, and churches.

Therefore, there is only one form of racism: white racism. A black person can’t be a racist, and there can’t be any red, yellow, brown or black supremacists. “Reverse racism” doesn’t exist either—so these terms have to cease. Only white people can practice racism because they are the only group with the power.

Spider-man’s uncle Ben said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” White people: Will you use your power for evil or for good?

Hiding the truth about racism

I mentioned that racism’s true understanding is purposely confused by a world under white supremacy. If you can accept that racism is about power over non-white people, you also have to accept that it’s not an individual and isolated occurrence.

Most people think of racism as bigotry and prejudice—this is taught by design. With those two words used synonymously with “racism” it effectively hides the global system. Here’s how:

A bigot is a PERSON who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, their ideas, etc. Or a PERSON who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group).

The keyword in the definitions above is “PERSON.” With the idea planted in our minds that racism is just bigotry based on color, we tend to erroneously think of racism as individual or small group based, instead of connecting it all to one global phenomenon. So instead of pointing to the root, we tend to point at the leaves and the branches. This is no way to deal with any problem.

Overt and covert racism

The Aryan Nations (Divine Truth Ministries), the Ku Klux Klan, and other “Christian”, or non-Christian “hate” groups are all branches of a big white poisonous tree. You could eliminate these groups tomorrow and white supremacy would still exist. These groups are just local, overt expressions of the global system and they’re allowed to operate by the system of white supremacy as a scapegoat.

With overt racist groups like the KKK making trouble and occasionally being convicted, we’re tricked into believing that they, and people like them, are what racism is all about. We can isolate them and point our fingers at them, and from time to time, rejoice at justice being served for their crimes. This is what the system of white supremacy wants. You’re not pointing at the root, you’re pointing at the branches. All the while covert racism continues to operate—nothing has really changed—and their control of the world remains in tact.

Covert racism is a form of racial discrimination that is disguised and subtle, rather than public or obvious. Often unnoticeable or seemingly passive, it causes the most devastating effects which we’ll talk more about in the following articles.

While bigotry does exist in the world, if you believe racism is the same thing, then the system of white supremacy has deceived you.

The actions of deceived black people

Many honest black men believe that if they get an education and work hard enough, they can have a piece of the American Pie. The black man goes to school and gets more degrees than a thermometer, yet he can’t seem to land his dream career. He’s totally qualified and experienced, but he keeps being told, “we found a better fit.” Then he finally gets it. His excitement doesn’t last too long as he now works twice as hard for half the pay.

He’s frustrated with his work because he doesn’t get the proper tools or support to perform his duties. He’s marginalized and unrecognized for his efforts. On top of all that, his white coworkers make stereotypical comments about his race, ask him demeaning questions, and imply that he only got the job because of Affirmative Action. Overall, he doesn’t get any respect.

Unbeknownst to him, black men, especially in corporate America, are usually the last to be hired and the first to be fired. If he protests about the treatment on the job, he may be fired because he’s not really a core asset and so it’s either shut-up and take it, or leave.

He suffers in silence, then he quits with the idea that things will be better elsewhere. He moves from one job to another expecting better treatment and pay from white folks—but he doesn’t get what he’s striving for. Perhaps if he moves the family to another state, or another country, things would be better? Most likely, not. Ask the non-white people in other countries how the white people are treating them.

There are exceptions, but that is the story of many hard-working, but deceived black men—I was one of them.

Ask non-white people in Israel, Britain, South Africa, North Africa, France, Australia, the Americas and all parts of the world where whites rule and you’ll get the same stories: discrimination, inadequate resources, poverty, segregation and genocide.

If the majority of black people in America today understood that racism was a global system, they’d ban together, start their own businesses and support their own. Black people thought like this at one time—perhaps we didn’t understand that we were under a global system—but we knew to stick together. Those ideas were later removed from our minds through the racist system of Integration.

Therefore we need to accept that racism is not bigotry, arrogance, and prejudice—it’s a powerful, global system that affects everyone. Now, let’s see how average white people are duped into participating in the system.

White people have been brainwashed by the system

In this 5 minute video entitled a “World Without Black People,” a man is asked, “Do you feel like you have racist thoughts?” One guy responded the way a lot of white people would respond if they were being honest. Watch it at the exact segment below:

When I heard his answer, it illustrated the power of the system. Basically, most white people have negative thoughts about non-white people that were not originally their own. They were placed there by the system itself.

In the video, the man seemed to express guilt, as if these negative ideas were his own. Now you say to me, “Who am I to say what’s in this man’s heart. Maybe he truly feels that way.” And there are white people who truly feel that way. But I know the devil’s tactics, and viewing the video, I can tell, none of these people have “black friends”, therefore their racist thoughts aren’t coming from personal experience. They’re coming from prejudice.

Prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

So the next question should be, if these ideas aren’t coming from actual experience with black people, where did they come from? There are only two sources: other people and the media. Unfortunately, most whites tend to accept these deceptions as truth and act on them—thus participating in the system of racism. At these moments they are truly guilty.

Overall, the video and the movement to end racism is a noble one, but if the root of the matter isn’t recognized, the problem will continue.


So we’ve uncovered racism as being about power to control and dominate non-white people and we’ve uncovered how it hides itself behind individuals and small groups.

Fear not, God is still in control

The revelation that racism is a global system should not put fear or discouragement in the followers of God. Racism doesn’t trump God. As I mentioned before, the Most High has Satan in the palm of his hand. You can overcome racism at any moment.

God can, and will, open doors according to his will for you and racism can do nothing about it. Remember, God is in control. (Job 1:6-12; 2 Chr 18:18-22).

Written by Neal Chester (Nealreal) and published January 1, 2016. If this was helpful, share it using the buttons below. If you'd like to redistribute this article in other ways, visit our terms for more information. For other inquiries, please contact us.