The RBG Blueprint for Black Power Study Cell Guidebook-May 2013 Update
Page 1The HonorableDr. Amos N. WilsonFormer Social Caseworker, Psychological Counselor,Supervising Probation Officer, Training Administrator in theNew York City Department of Juvenile Justice, AssistantProfessor of Psychology at the City University of New York,Master Teacher, Organizer, and AuthorDr. Amos Wilson - ConsciousnessThe late, Honorable Dr. Wilson was born in Hattiesburg,Mississippi in 1941. Familiarly referred to as Brother Amos,he provided the average person with an acute analysis ofwhere we are and the things that affect us. He served as acouncil to energize our race and those in positions ofinfluence as to how to carry out their leadershipresponsibilities. Dr. Wilsons activities transcended academiainto the fields of business, owning and operating variousenterprises in the greater New York area.RBG-The ABCS of Oppression and GenocideOne of Two RBG BlakademicsRequired TextbooksThe RBG Blueprint Study CellIce Breaker mp3s for DownloadsPlay Dr. Amos Wilson- Histroy as anInstrument of PowerPlay Dr. Amos Wilson-On The Fallicies Multi-CulturalismOTHER REQUIRED TEXTBOOKProfessor Marimba Ani andYurugu TutorialThe Blueprint for Black PowerStudy Cell Guidebook-2013 Update
Page 2Blueprint is our schools required textbook. Please visit and join our study cell at RBGCommuniversity FB There you will find our discussions. In this group we study in detail one ofRBGz required textbooks (Dr. Amos Wilsons Blueprint for Black Power) in both print and videoform. We comment on and discuss chapters/clips: then plan, develop and implement.Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political, and EconomicImperative for the Twenty-First CenturyBlueprint for Black Power details a master plan for the powerrevolution necessary for Black survival in the 21st century.Blueprints posit that an African American/Caribbean/Pan-Africanbloc would be most potent for the generation and delivery of Blackpower in the United States and the World to counter White andAsian power networks. Wilson frames this imperative bydeconstructing the U.S. elite power structure of government,political parties, think tanks, corporations, foundations, media,interest groups, banking and foreign investment particulars. Potentially strong Black institutionsas the church, media and think tanks; industry; collectives such as investment clubs and creditunions; rotating credit associations such as Afrikan-originated esusu, tontine and partner areanalyzed. Pan-Afrikanism, Black Nationalism, ethnocentrism and reparation are assessed, oftenmisused and underused financial institutions as securities, mutual funds, stocks, bonds,underwriting, and incubators advocated, thus elucidating oft-negated opportunities for economicempowerment.Play Video Lecture| Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political,and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century
Page 3Extracts from Chapter 1|WHAT IS POWER"The oppressed and downtrodden, having beentraumatized by the abuse of power by their powerfuloppressors, often comes to perceive power itself asinherently evil, as by nature corrupting and therefore assomething to be eschewed, denied and renounced.The pursuit of power is viewed as unworthy of virtuouspersons, and the desire to possess it as sinful. Therefore,many among the powerless and poor feel compelled to findin their powerlessness and poverty the emblematic signs oftheir Godliness and redemptive salvation.How convenient a precept for rationalizing and maintainingthe power of the haves over the have-nots! As the result of their ideologicalmanipulation by the powerful and their own reactionary misperception of reality, thepoor and powerless have been made to perceive the pursuit, possession andapplication of power in their own behalf as unbecoming to themselves.This is even more the case when through their naïve acceptance of the self-servingdeceptive propaganda perpetrated by the powers-that-be, their own reactionary self-negation, and their nursing of their internalized inferiority complexes, the poor huddledmasses perceive the possession and exercise of power as the inherent and exclusiveprerogative of the ruling classes or races.""To a significant degree Afrikan Americans accept and obey predominant WhiteAmerican power and its authorities (at least from social-psychological standpoint)because they agree with the rules of their establishment and expression as defined byWhite Americans; share with White Americans the moral, legal, and other values andperspectives which justify them; and to some extent (limited and of recent origin)because they, i.e., Blacks, have been permitted by White Americans to participate inpolitical and social processes by which White power is given legitimacy.To a limited degree, Afrikan Americans have been permitted access to certain positionsof competent and legitimate authority. These factors contribute mightily to theiracceptance of White American power (domination) and the White American monopolyof positions of authority as legitimate.These forms of giving consent to the social power status quo on the part of Blacks helpto obscure as well as deny the fact that they are in fact a dominated and severelyexploited group (regardless of class); and helps to obscure the fact that their uncriticalacceptance of the rules, moral beliefs, perspectives, and their customary-traditionalparticipation in the American (White) political-economic process and system is
Page 4tantamount to the legitimating of their own oppression and to the consensual ensuranceof their own powerlessness.Rules, beliefs and consent are manufactured by those in power to justify, legitimate andserve their interests. In its origins White American power was not legitimated (i.e.,voluntarily or contractually consented to, morally justified or politically-socially ratified)by Afrikan Americans who at the time of its origination were held in captivity (slavery)and to this point in time have been largely excluded from significantly participating inAmerican legitimating processes.From the historical point of view of Native and Afrikan Americans, White power, inwhatever form, is illegitimate. This is because such power rests essentially on the nearphysical and genocidal decimation of Native Americans, the theft of their properties, onthe exploitation or forced labor (enslavement) of Afrikans, and on the systematicexclusion by Whites of both Black and Native Americans from the influential exercise ofpractically all forms of legitimate power and authority in the United States.The rules and beliefs which provide the means for legitimating White power were in factpre-established, preordained and imposed on Blacks against their will by Whites fromthe beginning. The illegitimacy of White American power is founded on the illegitimacyof its original sins--genocide, theft of property, and enslavement.""For social power to be exercised effectively the power holder must possess or controlsome important or valued material and/or social resource(s) which is the basis of hispower. By strategically rewarding or depriving others of these resources, he may usethem to influence behavior in ways compatible with his interests.Resources when used for such ends are referred to as power bases or resources.Power bases or resources may include physical safety, health and well-being, wealthand material possessions; jobs and means to a livelihood; knowledge and social skills;social recognition, status and prestige; love, affection, social acceptability; a satisfactoryself-image and self-respect…We have no intentions to review the quite sizable number of possible power bases here.We shall constrain ourselves to brief, but pertinent, discussions of those powerresources which are of important relevance to Afrikan Americans and the powerrelations between them and European Americans. These power resources includeproperty, organization, race consciousness and ideology.We do not include state politics in our discussion at this juncture because in the contextof contemporary Afrikan American social, political and economic culture and the morebasic issues it must resolve, state politics is of secondary importance to the Blackcommunity. Black politics and activism without the Black ownership of and control overprimary forms and bases of power such as property, wealth, organization, etc., is therecipe for Black political and non-political powerlessness.
Page 5The rather obtuse pursuit of political office and the ballot box as primary sources ofpower by the Black community and its politicians without its concomitant ownership ofand control over important resources has actually hindered the development of realBlack power in America. More ominously, there appears to be a paradoxical andpositive correlation between the number of Blacks elected and appointed to high officeand retrogressions in the civil and human rights extended to Black Americans during thepast twenty years.Increases in homelessness, poverty, unemployment, criminality and violence in theBlack community; disorganization of the traditional Black family, inadequacies ineducation, increases in health problems of all types, and a host of other social andpolitical ills have all attended increases in the number of Black elected and appointedofficials. That is, the more elected and appointed Black politicians, the more social-economic problems the Black community has suffered.While we are not implying a causal relationship between the increase of the number ofBlack appointed and elected officials and the increased misery indices of the Blackcommunity, we are implying or asserting that their increase obscures those things whichare responsible for and do little to ameliorate or uproot the increasing prevalence ofsocial and economic problems in the Black community.The communitys concern with the election and appointment of Black political figureshelps it to maintain false hopes that their attainment of office will significantly resolve itsproblems. The activities of Black politicians, given the current inadequacy of socialorganization and economic resources, harmfully distract the Black communitysattention from recognizing and eradicating the true causes of its problems and theremediation of its powerlessness.""The responsibility of the Afrikan American community [is to ensure] Afrikas economicdevelopment. The ignoring of Afrika by the Western nations provide windows ofopportunity open to native Afrikans to drastically reduce the massive outflow or flight ofcapital, which has been estimated to exceed 80 percent of the Gross Domestic Product,and to reinvest it in their own countries.Afrikan peoples and nations across the Diaspora must apprise themselves of a full,ongoing knowledge of the social, economic and cultural history of Afrikan nations aswell as their contemporary status and reorganize their sociocultural and economicstructures so as to initiate and fuel continental Afrikas growth and development.The Afrikan American community, especially, should vastly overhaul and reconstruct itseducational orientation toward knowledge of the Motherland. It must realize that its owneconomic salvation is coterminous with or tied to that of Afrikas. It must invest moneyand human resources in Afrikas development and perceive its economic prosperity asits special responsibility and mission…
Page 6The Afrikan American community must become vigilantly and jealously interested inU.S. and European policies toward Afrika and seek to influence those policies in both itsown and Afrikas favor."Other Books by Dr. Amos WilsonThe Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and thePolitics of White SupremacyPrice: $18.00 - PaperbackDescriptionThis book presents two ground-breaking lectures by Amos Wilson. The first, EuropeanHistoriography and Oppression Exposed: An Afrikan Perspective and Analysis, was among thefirst contemporary analyses which delineated the role Eurocentric history-writing plays inrationalizing European oppression of Afrikan consciousness. It explicates why we should studyhistory, how history-writing shapes the psychology of peoples and individuals, how Eurocentrichistory as mythology creates historical amnesia in Afrikans in order to rob them of the material,mental, social and spiritual wherewithal for overcoming poverty and oppression. Moreover, thisengrossing lectures the relationship between the rediscovery and rewriting of Afrikan history andachievement of liberation and prosperity by Afrikan peoples. The second lecture, EurocentricPolitical Dogmatism: Its Relationship to the Mental Health Diagnosis of Afrikan People,advances the contention that the alleged mental and behavioral maladaptiveness of oppressedAfrikan peoples is a political-economic necessity for the maintenance of White domination andimperialism. Furthermore, it indicts the Eurocentric mental health establishment for entering intocollusion with the Eurocentric political establishment to oppress and exploit Afrikan peoples byofficially sanctioning these egregious practices through its misdiagnosing, mislabeling, andmistreating of Afrikan peoples’ behavioral reactions to their oppression and their efforts to wintheir freedom and independence.VISIT RBG Honorable Dr. Amos N. Wilson Studies CollectionFREE READS AND DOWNLOADS
Page 7Understanding Black AdolescentMale Violence: Its Remediationand PreventionPrice: $37.95 - PaperbackDescriptionIn this ground-breaking volume, Amos Wilsonshows in brilliant detail how American societycreates and sustains Black-on-Blackadolescent criminality in its inner-cities acrossthe United States. He boldly asserts thatBlack-on-Black adolescent violence is rootedin historical and contemporary White-on-Blackviolence. He further argues that White-on-Black violence induces in the Afrikan Americancommunity a pervasive false consciousness,one which interacts with the adolescent crisesof Black males and the socioeconomicconditions which typify inner-city communitiesto spawn criminality and violence. More thanan explanatory analysis of Black maleadolescent criminality, Understanding BlackAdolescent Male Violence provides verypractical and workable remedial andpreventative approaches to this problem whichthreatens the vitality of the Afrikan Americancommunity.Developmental Psychology of theBlack ChildFrom: $16.95 - PaperbackAre Black and White Children thesame? Is the Black Child merely aWhite Child who happens to bepainted Black? Are there any significantdifferences in the mental and physical growthand development of Black and White Children?What effects does race awareness have on themental and personality development of BlackChildren? Are such leisure time activities asthe playing of certain games, watching TV,going to the movies, listening to the radio,hazardous to the mental health of BlackChildren? Is the use of Black English a sign ofmental inferiority? Why do Black Childrengenerally score lower than White Children onI.Q. tests? Do Black parents socialize theirchildren to be inferior to White Children? Whyhave integrated schools and busing failed somany Black Children? If you have been lookingfor a single source which deals with these andrelated controversial questions from a blackperspective, then this book may be the bookfor you. For between its covers, TheDevelopmental Psychology of the Black Child,the first of a UBCS series of books dealing withthe growth, development, and education of theblack child, in a scholarly but readilyunderstandable way, forthrightly confrontsthese and other issues.Black-On-Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation inService of White DominationBy Dr. Amos N. WilsonPrice: $17.00 - Paperback - Afrikan World Infosystems (November 1991)DescriptionThe Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination represents adistinct milestone in criminology and Afrikan Studies. Its explanatory perspectives on thesociopsychological and politicoeconomic causes of Black-on-Black Violence are exceptionallyinsightful, incisive and iconoclastic. The Psychodynamics of the Black-on-Black criminal arepresented here with a depth and clarity rarely seen before.
Page 8The main thesis of this book is that the operational existence of Black-on-Black in the UnitedStates is psychologically and economically mandated by the White American-dominated statusquo. The criminalization of the Black American male is a psychopolitically engineered processdesigned to maintain the dependency and relative powerlessness of the Afrikan American andPan-African communities.Black-on-Black Violence, however, moves far beyond blaming the victimizer. Its meticulous andpainstaking exposure of the psycho-social and intrapsychical dynamics of Black-on-Blackcriminality is startlingly revealing. Its analyses of the collective psyches of both the WhiteAmerican and Black American communities are unsparingly and powerfully instructive. Thereader will not be left unmoved.Although Professor Wilson argues that Black-on-Black Violence is orchestrated by WhiteAmerica’s need to maintain its oppressive domination of Black America, and of WesternEurope’s need to continue-without end-its economic exploitation of Africa, he also contends thatthe ending of Black-on-Black violence is the primary, if not sole, responsibility of African peoplein America and abroad. This book, in revealing the anatomy of Black-on-Black violence,simultaneously lays the practical, intellectual and political foundations for its social eradication.Awakening the Natural Genius of Black ChildrenBy Dr. Amos N. WilsonPrice: $15.00 - Paperback - Afrikan World Infosystems 1st edition (December 1992)DescriptionAfrikan children are naturally precocious and gifted. They begin life with a natural head start.However, their natural genius it too frequently underdeveloped and misdirected by (1) the factthat the racist and imperialist status quo politically mandates their intellectual under-achievement and social mal-adaptiveness; (2) belief in the myth that intelligence is fixed at birthand that Afrikans are innately less intelligent than Europeans; (3) a lack of knowledge of theirpositively unique developmental psychology; (4) a lack of confidence in their ability to equal orsurpass the intellectual performance of any other ethnic group; and (5) the general lack of infantand early childhood educational experiences which stimulate, sustain and actualize theirabundant human potential. Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children provides effectivemeans by which these political and social maladies may be fully remedies. Intelligence is notfixed at birth. The quality of children’s educational experiences during infancy and earlychildhood are substantially related to their measured intelligence, academic achievement andprosocial behavior. In this volume, Amos N. Wilson, author of the bestseller, The DevelopmentalPsychology of the Black Child, surveys the daily routines, child-rearing practices, parent-childinteractions, games and play materials, parent-training and pre-school programs which havemade demonstrably outstanding and lasting differences in the intellectual, academic and socialperformance of Black children.