There several theories on the effects of the phscyology dealing with identity. What I have discovered is that when a certain group begins to identitfy with a state of being that is totally contrary to their current social identity then other groups must then adjust their social identity which will cause them to reject or accept that groups choice of identity. In a sense you are upsetting the apple cart.
What we know about race in an American sense is not how race is known biblically.
It stands to reason that in order to properly address and combat the satanic principality of racism we must first understand what “race” is. Race as we understand it in post colonised countries is from an Anglo Saxon and Darwin based paradigm.
The Origin of Species -OR- the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.
Race as was taught and accepted in the academic world was from the perspective of evolution thus the darker races were less evolved than the lighter races. The most respected and accredited scientists wrote and taught that the Negro was less intelligent and closer related to the beast of the field than to the human and therefore inferior to the caucasian man. This is the premise in which the imperialist powers approached RACE no doubt to justify the barbaric treatment of non Caucasian people groups for the benefit of colonialism and slavery.
When learning and than operating in what is learned becomes something that is feared than you realize the power of history. The power of who you -were- is so potent that self preservation will convince you that “it doesn’t matter”, because you know the great length that those in power went through to -control- YOUR history. You fear the dangerous POWER of operating in the truth of -your- HISTORY.
If you take a peoples: 1.Language 2. Culture 3. Values 4. Interest 5. Principals and replace them with “your” language, culture, values, interests, and principals these people will always come to a conclusion that best suits their oppressor. Now that we as “Black” (a label given to us by a people who imposed their paradigm on us) people are motivated to operate in our INDIGENOUS language, culture, values, interest, and principals as Israelites there is PUSH back from those still operating with a paradigm imposed on them or the dominant society is threatened by the powerful implications of a people taking back their history.
YOU ARE AFRAID OF WHO YOU ARE