The vile barbarism of racism is the principal psychosis of the modern world. The idea of races, as in referential to racism is the fabric of that psychosis. A fabric so engrained in European culture that people seldom notice it’s there. Small example, the subtle assertion of superiority on a census form where white appears at the top of a seemingly natural hierarchy. It is in these veiled structures that racism plays out, in abstractions that keep the population in perennial obedience to its rule.
The other psychosis, from a Pan-African view, is the tragedy of fractured identities in people of African descent. This internalised self-hatred and inferiority that mares the African psyche. As an African, the irony is that to challenge racism is also to challenge how one self has been racialised as a colour. It is to search how deep these colonial vestiges have taken root in the African soul, not just in our societies.
Over two evenings of ground-breaking lectures, dynamic historian and author Onyeka Nubia helps us to meet that challenge. In four powerful lectures he will lay out an untold history of the pseudoscience that created classifications around colour. Helping us understand how they became erroneous sociological constructions and built into the modern world. If we are to overcome the ideological myth of white superiority and black inferiority that’s deeply embedded in our society and consciousness, then we must start with and understand its history. If you think live untainted or free from the doctrine of colourism and racism? This series will make you think again, this is the silver bullet.
Timetable: April 17th
Lecture 1: 7pm -8pm
What is Scientific Racism?
The false antithesis of human divisions (genotypes & phenotypes)
Lecture 2: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Race as a Science
Social Darwinism to The Bell Curve and UNESCO 1950
Timetable: April 24th
Lecture 3: 7pm -8pm
Conditioning of the African psyche, definitions of hate, self hate and the etymology of black
Lecture 4: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
The Osmosis of Hate
Classifications, social reinforcements and denouncing inferiority
20 Bloomsbury Way
'African history does not begin with slavery'
The esteemed African scholar Cheikh Anta Diop claimed that the Moors were not Africans. Was Diop right? It is certain the Moors played a fundamental part in Europe's renaissance. Do we have a problem believing that Africans were pivotal in developing civilisations? Do we think that Africans were only slaves? Unfortunately, a lot of modern rhetoric denigrates the contribution of Africans, to support an idea that Africans are not human. By denying their history you deny their humanity. Come with as at … as together with Onyeka and Narrative Eye as we reclaim history and reclaim humanity.
'Study the past if you intend to have a future.'
Venue: The Library at Willesden Green
95 High Road
Tickets: £2, pre-booking is essential
Narrative Eye host a range of lectures, workshops and courses throughout the year.
Our previous events have taken place at venues including the National Portrait Gallery, the House of Commons and Nottingham University.
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