Item description for Yakub & The Origins Of White Supremacy: Message To The White Man & Woman In America by Dorothy Blake Fardan, Ph.D....
For Black Students, most of whom had been denied access to their history through inadequate schooling still controlled by white Eurocentric thinking, the discovery of great black civilizations, beautiful traditions, ancient religion, honorable ancestors, and indeed, the very orings of life itself, as their own heritage was truly uplifting and inspiring for them.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2001
Publisher Lushena Books
ISBN 193009728X ISBN13 9781930097285
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Finally, they admit the truth Aug 29, 2008
Yes indeed, i hope the black man and the red man read this book and realize that white supremacy will be here as long as white people are here. The author of this book was overwhelmingly honest and she lets you see through the eyes of a woman whom could not ignore the evil of her own people's society. I know many black men who accept the wicked ways of the west as normal, nothing could be further from normal. Brothers must realize who their enemy is and act like it and if we dont we can no longer blame our situation on anyone but ourselves. This a white woman telling the world that white supremacy is as much engrained in white culture as tight jeans, warring with colored races and tacky suits. This is from the horses mouth and we would do well to take heed to her warnings. Free Aristide!!!
Others have done this better. Mar 24, 2008
I bought this book hoping to learn more about the Nation of Islam's idea of Yakub, the man Elijah Muhammad said created the white, blue-eyed devils. I was sorely disappointed. Blake Fardan barely touches on the story in this book. I read the whole book, but even though it's less than 150 pages, I somewhat regret wasting my valuable time.
What Blake Fardan does write is a treatise on how whites have abused blacks. Some of this material is true and worthy of consideration -- but has been dealt with much more adequately by other authors. The horrors of the slave trade, for example, is amply dealt with in most histories, and institutional racism does continue to be a problem. Her portrayal of whites stealing culture from black Egyptians and hiding it in the rituals of Freemasonry is ill supported by the facts available to a Ph.D. in anthropology, however, and one would have expected her to have buttressed this argument with more data than secondary sources which can be obtained from grocery store paperbacks. This is the doctrine of Elijah Muhammad -- but we can learn that from the man himself. Entities within the U.S. government may well have been involved in distributing narcotics within the United States, but she should cite more than one source to prove this.
Blake Fardan is incapable of understanding that social forces are impersonal as well as personal. The 5+ pages spent on how the white man has evilly planted the need for expensive car stereos into the black man's heart could be better understood with a reference to Rousseau -- society creates needs that did not exist in nature. I think black men should be able to decide for themselves whether they want subwoofers, though I understand that capitalism and capitalists generated this desire. Blake Fardan seems to think whites should be kind and not sell subwoofers.
Troubingly, Blake Fardan does pervert the teachings of the Nation for her own ideological gain. Blake Fardan is a white woman, one of those who joined the Nation during a brief window following Warith Deen Muhammad's restructuring of the organization. She portrays herself as somehow a Caucasian but not white. This runs counter to the whole idea of Yakub, which is that Yakub created whites such that they are biologically inferior and inclined towards evil. This largely is a tract about how Blake Fardan herself should be held blameless, while she wags her finger at the rest of Western civilization. One wishes Blake Fardan had done something more worthwhile to alleviate her white liberal guilt.
Perhaps the most irritating part of the book are its many typoes and Blake Fardan's poor writing style. It seems to have been poorly digitized via some scanning and OCR software and never proofread. This is in addition to the weak writing one expects in a blog but not in a published book that has gone through three editions.
In short, if you're thinking of buying this book, save your money. And if you're thinking of getting it out of some library that foolishly bought it, save your time. If you want to know about the teachings of the Nation of Islam, read Elijah Muhammad's Message to the Blackman in America (or, for the Yakub story specifically, Nasir Makr Hakim's compilation of his writings, Yakub: The Father of Mankind). If you want to read about how whites have oppressed other ethnic groups, that material abounds elsewhere. Fardan Blake's espoused purpose, galvanizing the white man and woman to action, could have been served much better with a more thoughtful and less inflammatory (and proofread!) book.
yeeeeeeeee duckoo.... Aug 19, 2006
dis be hella deep nome sayn? Word. I be gots my edgjamucatiums from de brubbas like dis here dat be ritin dis book. psickoligy- dat be de key to our problims. We need to get back to de Egyipt times when we was de masters and de jews be de slaves. I be whippin me a wite man to build me a peeramid and ridin around in a horse draun chariet wif spinnin rims an a dope sound systim if we cood git back to dat...word. We muslims still gots slaves in many part of de world as we speek like mawritania and pakistan and we need to git more of dem. Feel me? We was de first slave masters. Wich country was the first in histry to outlaw slavery? Denmark...as you may know, whitey run dat place. He tryin to keep us down cuz he know we gon put him back in ta work building peeramids like we was back in Eguipt.
THE UNTOLD TRUTH!!!! Jul 20, 2006
It takes real courage, wit, and divine intervention to produce a work such as this. I have been searching for this book for years, and I finally get to place this masterpiece in my libray collection. Some things are man-made, while the obvious is sent from "The Heavens"!!!
The most laughable garbage I have ever had the misfortune to read. Dec 6, 2005
Only a self hating white person or a mentally challenged Afro-centrist would take anything in this book seriously.
If you look at the barely understandable and grammatically incorrect reviews above you should be able to understand my point. This book is great for many things however, such as wrapping fish, birdcage lining and it makes a great campfire!