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SAT., SEPTESER 19, 1331
THE CA8GUNATlS 1
The evaluation made of an individual that is bas
i ed solely upon the color of the person's skin is, at its
base, illogical. Such a judgment arises out of a per
son s need to perceive of another individual as in
ferior rather than out of a logical evaluation of that '
This illogic and emotionalism that whites apply
to their judgment of blacks is more representative
of their social insecurity than it is of their in
telligence and stability. A clear case can be made for
this when one realizes that whites judge each other
by far different standards than they do blacks.
There is a need for whites to make the negative
judgment that they do about blacks.
i: Perhaps the most profoundly distasteful effect of
these prejudgments is that many blacks actually
believe themselves to be inferior.. This judgment
become a self-fulfilling prophecy in that blacks ac
tually believe themselves to be inferior to whites
after having been told all of their lives that they are
; When a person begins to believe that he or she is
inferior, the behavior is modified to match the
judgment. It is as if a frustrated black person says
Coping , ' ' . -
Racism: Black Psychological Destruction
By Dr; Chariest Faulkner'
"Since I am inferior there is no point in going to'
school and trying to learn anything." Thus the per
son who thinks that he is inferior actually becomes
inferior. , - r '.'.
Many blacks reason thusly: r , ' , 1 ' . r-
(1) All blacks are inferior. v v '
(2) I am black, my friend is black; so are my
teacher, minister, coach, mother and her friends.
(3) Therefore, all black people are inferior, v
Although few blacks ever reason out the racial
issue in this ; conscious syllogistic - manner, thei
behavior represents the internalization , of 'this
belief. It becomes an automatic response to others:
Black people are often treated with contempt and
disrespect by blacks as well as whites, and blacks
. feel a sense pf stress and inferiority in the company ,
of whites. .
' Racial discrimination has caused, in many black
Americans, the circle of psychological self
destruction which begins an emotional trip fori
which there is no return. ; ? i ' ' ' '
t ' When whites are present blacks immediately
' become conscious of their presence. Whites can
'' never melt into the scenery or are blacks ever
oblivious to them. It is as if the black subconscious
mind asks, "Is the white" person judging me? I
wonder what there is about me that he doesn't like?
"Are my clothes dirty, Is my hair combed, do I
sound intelligent? I know that he is evaluating me
and silently calling me dirty names because I know
that he. thinks he is better than I, Boy do I dislike
Blacks who see the illogic of white supremacy
often feet a need to strike back at the unfairness of
discrimination. The initial approach is to utilize the
regal system as a means of redressing grievances.
However, it is the logical-thinking, law-abiding
black who becomes militant and a violent activist
when no other logical approach to racism is effec
Your suggestions are welcomed. Suggestions for
, future articles will be appreciated. Cassette tapes of
this and other articles are available for individual
use, discussion groups and classroom use. All let
ters and inquiries should be sent to: Dr. Charles W.
Faulkner, P.O. Box 50016, Washington, DC 20004.
WILPF Opposes Production
of Neutron Bomb
The Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom vehemently opposes the Reagan Ad
ministration decision to begin assembling the lethal
neutron bomb. We add our voices to the growing
opposition world-wide of those who realize that
production of this tactical nuclear weapon brings us
all closer to a full-scale nuclear war.
The neutron bomb, with its enhanced radiation
warheads, kills people while inflicting minimum
damage on property; it is the most grotesque of
weapons. It is designed as a first-strike nuclear
weapon for use against conventional forces, osten
sibly giving the U.S. power to wage a "limited"
nuclear war. Yet it is clear, with the already over
whelming balance of nuclear terror, there can be no
"limited" nuclear war.To introduce such weapons
into a conflict will certainly lead to retaliation and a
full-scale nuclear exchange, in which the U.S.
would be the aggressor and, with the rest of the
world, the loser.
Far from making the U.S. more secure, this deci
sion weakens our security and our position among
nations. It jeopardizes our relations with our
NATO allies who flatly refused the neutron bomb
when Jimmy Carter attempted to produce it for
Europe. Especially now, as thousands of people
abroad are protesting the decision to U.S. Pershing
II and Cruise missiles in Europe, it adds weight to
the fear that the U.S. plans to use Europe as its bat-
cat ifta most
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A check stamped with the bold letters "NSF" (for
non-sufficient funds) is a painful reminder that
something has gone awry with your checking ac
count, that your check has "bounced."
Perhaps you simply forgot to
record one of your checks after
you wrote it. Or, you added when
you should have subtracted, or
you used the automated teller ma
chine one night and didn't record
the transaction. Whatever hap
pened, you have a returned check
on your hands, and because many
banks and businesses add charges
for handling worthless checks, that Randall Johnson
check has also cost you money.
Once you've learned, either from the bank or the
payee, that a check is worthless, you can avoid addi
tional charges if you immediately make a deposit to -cover
it. Some businesses automatically send a bad
check to your bank a second time to try to collect on
it If the money is still not there to cover the check,
the bank, and possibly the business, will charge you
Some banks haye a certain time of the day 2
p.m., for example before which most transactions
will be recorded for that day. If, for instance, you
must write a check which your balance can't cover, it
would save you money and aggravation to make a
deposit before 2 p.m. rolls around again.
The best policy is never to write a check for more
than you have in your account. Worthless checks are
as embarrassing as they are costly. Here are some
other suggestions for avoiding them:
Keep enough money in your account to cover
Use only one checkbook for each account.
Figure the balance in your account each time
you write a check or make a deposit and make'
sure your arithmetic is correct
On the first day of the month deduct all the
automatic,paymenta which will be charged to
your account that month.
Immediately record all transactions made at au
tomated teller machines in your checkbook. If
you are too busy at the moment to record the
transaction, stick the machine-issued receipt in
your checkbook as a reminder to record the '
Consider applying for an automatic loan reserve
or similar overdraft protection to provide extra
funds when you need them, f
You can use your bank charge card to obtain a
- cash advance to prevent an overdraft if you
know you do not have enough money in your
account to cover checks you have written.
When you get your monthly statement, prompt
1 ly check it against your records.
If your bank statement and checkbook do not
agree, get help from your banker who should be
, able to find the error and assist you with your
If you foliow the simple precaution of always keep
ing your checkbook accurate and up-to-date you
should never see those three unwelcomed letters on
Randall Johnson, a banker for four year$,i$ branch manager of.
a Wachovia Bank and Trust Cornpany office in Charlatm.
tleground and first line of defense. As the Reagan
Administration continues to rebuff Soviet attempts
to negotiate arms reduction, it is another act of
belligerence which heightens dangerous tensions.
Instead of continually adding to our arsenal of
nuclear overkill, WILPF urges the Reagan Ad
ministration to heed the protests, from around the
world and implement our commitment to our allies
by making immediate plans to negotiate with" the
Soviet Union and to stop production of the neutron
bomb. .V' vv'; ;
(Mrs.) Sadie S. Hughley
Chapel Hill-Durham Branch
Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom
A View From Capitol
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Mobil, Standard Oil, Coca-Cola
Westinghouse, Union Carbide, Cater i
pillar, and International Harvester.
Remember this when buying their pro
ducts at home. Remember this, because,
International Harvester, for example,
pays into South African apartheid"but ob
jects to paying into pensions for its
former American employees of the
Wisconsin Steel Company in Chicago.
Remember what I have written in this
column this week and last week, because I
will continue reporting on what I learned
in South Africa next week in this
See you then, telling it like it is.
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Santos and Angola, adroitly said this in hjs con
cluding remarks before the Council:
". . '. .The nation or Angola, which daily suffers
. acts Of racist aggression of one kind or another,
takes strong exception to those views expressed here
by the representative 6f the United States of
America that sought to give an erroneous impres
sion of the military invasion and occupation of
southern Angola by the racist armed forces of
South Africa. There is an intimate connection
among oppression, racism and colonialism. But
there is only one response: resistance, and a war of
liberation by any and all means, and support for
such a war. In this, Angola is doing no more and no
less that what is enjoined on us by resolutions of the
United Nations, of our own regional organization,
the Organization of African Unity (QAU), and of
the Non-Aligned Movement. .
The racist regime is in illegal occupation of the
Territory of Namibia. That has been the issue
before the Security Council. ...
That veto can be seen by Africa and by the Third
World as nothing short of support for South
Africa's racism, South Africa's flouting of United
Nations resolutions, and South Africa's disregard
for human dignity and life. With that veto, the
Council's potential for action in southern Africa
has again received a blow. ...
At this point, I must warn the international com
munity that I am empowered by my President and
s my Government to state categorically that, in the
face of continued inaction and the increasing
destabilization of the situation in our region, the
Government' of the People's Republic of Angola
. may have no option but to invoke, however unwill
ingly, Article 51 of the Charter, to which President
Jose Eduardo dos Santos made reference in his let
ter of 25 August 1981 addressed to the Secretary
General." The explanation given by the United States in
defending its veto is no match for the reasoned
statements' of the. Africans and their friends, world
The invasions of Angola by South Africa are in
violation not only of this sovereign state's rights but
crosses the borders of Namibia which they illegally
hold in defiance of the U.N. Charter and interna
tional law. South Africa is trying to prevent
SWAPO from its destiny of leading the Namibian
The truth is the United States along with South
Africa and certain nations in the West feel the vast
natural resources of Namibia would be more ac
cessible to our major corporations if the Bothas and
their ilk control them forever. But if the Reagan
people could realize that access could be as equally
possible with President Sam Nujoma ffethey helped
him now. Angola is a rich nation in many things we
need. Friendship with President dos Santos could
be equally rewarding.
As the Special Session of the U.N. General
Assembly gets underway, our Secretary of State
Alexander Haig, claims he almost has a solution to
independence for Namibia. South Africa which has
just been barred from this session is Secretary
Haig's solution. Until he stops colluding with this
renegade government of South Africa, World War
III looms over all of us.
In that case, black America will side with its
Right now I am ashamed of my country.
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Than behind this hand is Michael Coleman.
The company behind this man is IBM .
There's a story behind both of them.
After the Marines and Vietnam, Coleman earned his MBA and
began selling computers for IBM. Promotion followed promotion, and
he now teaches our customers how to get the most out of their
His success doesn't surprise us. People with disabilities keep
proving that they are as capable as other workers. As reliable.
As ambitious. And just as Ukely to succeed.
At IBM the proof is every where ,in every part of our business.
, . The same is true at other companies.
Yet, some people just won't believe that the disabled can do the job.
It has to make you wonder who's handicapped;
-And who isn't. Fur free information about u-hat disabled persons can do
' ' 1 ' S i for vouretrnpan write: Industry-Labor Council.
- 5 ' National Center on Employment of the Handicapped.
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