You are not Black: Keep Racism Out of Your Identity

If you identify yourself as White, it literally means you are racist. Because white is not a skin color, but an ideology invented in Europe and used to indoctrinate Europeans to believe in a theory of human races classification which ends up with white supremacy or the superiority of population designated as white over other populations in the world.

There was no white person in Europe before the Renaissance, and the white people which had being created afterward had being successfully indoctrinated into their new identify.

If you identify yourself as Black, it means you’ve been in contact with white people and their supremacy ideology. Because, Not a single African called himself or herself Black before contact with non-Africans. Calling Africans Black is an invention of Europeans to create a subclass of humanity.

Similarly, no European goes around to proclaim himself or herself White, until the development of the racial superiority theories in the eighteen century in Europe.

Contrary to Africans, it’s the European elite itself which created and identified themselves as White. You can be born “white” but you can also become white as well as you can lose your white identity, depend on the interests of the supremacist interests. Ask the Jews, the Irish, the Italians, the Spanish, the Greeks who had been incorporated into the white brand only recently.

If an African identifies himself as Black, he or she had either become conscious of the inferior position assigned to him in the european racial division and pity himself over that position, or intends to use the word as tool to mobilize his fellows to fight injustice.

If a European identifies himself as White, he or she had either become conscious of the personal and group benefits of the racial system invented by their ancestors, and is willing to fight to prolong it, or intends to use the word as a tool to mobilize his fellows to preserve white supremacy, or more nobly to correct the injustices due to racial divisions.

If someone says “I’m White” it means “I’m superior”
If someone says “I’m Black”, it means “I’m inferior”

Do you know why?

Because no one in this world wake up in the morning to call himself self white or black. These words had meaning only inside the European racial system.

Remember, Europeans have tried to make Asian self identify as “Yellow” but Asians have rightly refused. No Asian now identify himself or herself as “Yellow” and is “proud of being Yellow”

These words are not neutral. You can’t take them out of their sinful origins. These words affect your way of thinking and being beyond your personal conscienceness.

From now on, Don’t say anymore, “I’m black”, “Black people”. Instead identify yourself with your Nation, a territory, a culture.

Your identity defines your focus, and your focus determines your success. Don’t let your enemy defines your identity.

As For me, I’m Adja from Togo. I’m African. I’m human, a world citizen.


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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

13 Responses to “You are not Black: Keep Racism Out of Your Identity”

  1. Dee Bee

    I Disagree my brother from a Black American perspective, we were caller niggers, coloured , negro in the USA, until we created the black identity movement in the 1960's to reclaim our pride in our African roots as humans. Say it Loud ,"I'm Black and Proud" the Afro hair style, the Black Panthers, SNCC,were songs , statements and organizations created to counter White Supremacy Terrorism institutions in the United States. We also know that the CIA and FBI later murder Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr, Patrice Lumumba of Congo and other black/African leaders around the world. These government actions impeded the black pride and freedom movement yet most Blacks in America use the word Black to identify the pride of being a Black African in opposition to White supremacy. So in summary this word came out of the US Black pride movement and represents our pride of African culture( Blackness) not inferiority to Whites!

  2. Kathy Brown

    Well said…teach the teacher…Is this the beginning of the pink people telling us yet again who we are and what we should think?

  3. Ken T

    A name, has to have three components:
    1) Land association
    2) History
    3) Culture
    If a name does not have any of the three you are no less than an object, a thing!

  4. SiliconAfrica

    You didn't create the Black identity for African Americans? Folks have appropriated it and tried to improve it like the "negritude" movement in the Francophone countries.
    It's just a self alienation process!
    being bravely stupid is a choice.
    Do you know why people have fought to replace black by African american?

    You can be successful creating that identity, but it's like working hard to climb a ladder only to find out later, once on the top, that the ladder was on the wrong wall.

    Remember the world of KIng "We fought to enter into a burning house".

    History is your friend, study to hard, before making your choices!
    Ignorance can't be an excuse.

  5. Sky Skipper

    I totally agree with Mr Koutonin, but for the African American folks who differ on these points to the startling fact how their psychology has been so bastardized and almost irreparably destroyed hence it’s refusing to accept or acknowledge any liberating TRUTHS…. Why should we define and pride ourselves based on the blackness of our skin color but these form of ideology is never or rarely entertained by the Asians…. The African American people here in America might need another 400 years of damage control…. Privileged yet the most pathetic of all Africans.

  6. Vilma J. Stasko

    When asked Race? Put HUMAN or leave it blank sooner or later they will get tired of asking it.

  7. Nasser Ugoji

    Black and white is a reduction of the complexities of society in order to control the human resources and use them to reconstruct a new world order. However it is too simple a concept and leads to confusion when progress has developed to mature communities, cultures or civilisations. This is the challenge of Independence and I think the next step is for institutions to form where new standards can be developed and there is space and opportunity for distributed growth and integration of the varied spectrum of groups in society.

  8. Lokoel David

    'black' tells you what you look like but it doesn't tell you who you are. the proper name of a people must relate to land, history and culture. #dr. h. clarke

  9. Rachel P

    Franz Fanon-Black skin white masks. This book explained everything I had been feeling we were not black until confronted with whiteness.


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