Dr. Maulana Karenga's Black On Black Crime And Violence

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Another pressing factor that Dr. Maulana Karenga calls attention to in his book is Black on Black crime and violence. Dr. Amos Wilson theory on Black on Black violence is that there are three factors that cause Black on Black crime to occur. The three factors are “White on Black violence , the deliberate creation of White American dominated racist society, and the unrelenting and collective ego defensive and political, economic, needs for White America to criminalize, denigrate, and degrade Black America” (Karenga, 2010). Booby Wright says, Blacks have Psychopathic Personality Disorder, which is defined as “the almost complete absence of ethical or moral development and an almost total disregard for appropriate patterns of behavior Whites have…show more content…
Karenga provides possible theories for Black on Black violence such as; Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome and Psychopathic Personality. Post-Traumatic Slave Disorder can be defined as “the legacy of hopelessness, self-hatred, despair, and self-destruction from the Holocaust of Enslavement” (Karenga, 2010). Psychotic Personality is defined as the “almost absence of ethical or moral development and an almost total disregard for appropriate patterns of behavior” (Karenga, 2010). These descriptions can be seen in the African American society. One of the Psychopathic Personality effects of living in a society rooted in White supremacy is that Blacks, throughout many scholars thesis are referred to as powerless, and hopeless, many talk about self-hatred, despair, and self-destruction (Karenga, 2010). Some of the effects are Black on Black violence is seen in crime in general. It’s seen in relationships between Blacks, and their environment in which they live. Psychopathic Personality effects can be seen in behavior types such as anger, oppression, and submission. Dr. Bobby Wright list a few keys ti understanding the Psychopathic Personality (Karenga, 2010). The first key to understanding the Psychopathic Personality to understand that Whites have created many distraction from reality that have effected Blacks consciousness. (Karenga, 2010). Dr. Wright also points out that Whites are psychopathic from the Black perspective (Karenga). Dr. Wright gives a definition to clarify the reason for Blacks seeing Whites as psychopaths; he says that psychopaths are “one who is constantly in conflict with others and unable to experience guilt, completely selfish and callous and has total disregard for the rights of others” (Karenga, 2010). From the Black perspective it is clear why Whites are seen as psychopaths due to history and current situations, whites are known for the enslavement of Africans, taking their rights and treating them like animals, and also by