NEED PAPER TO SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING POSITION: The concept of black as a color is purely social order and colonization. It is used to control and create conflict between people. People from Africa never identify themselves as black or African; they consider themself either by tribe or nation (i.e., Kenyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Libyan, etc.). People of African descent can be traced everywhere on the globe as indigenous people (Europe, Asia, etc.).
Before colonization, there was no concept of skin color to identify persons from a particular racial group. The elite and wealthy are able to control the masses by diverting attention to color. It is real, but it is based on a strategy of control that is out of control. During colonial rule, and particularly, the transatlantic slave trade, color was used to create conflict and dehumanize blacks to justify slavery.
It is worth mentioning 3 metaphors in the paper:
(1) “the pimp game” a pimp often creates conflict among his prostitutes in order to control them, some even boast about being the pimps favorite (called a “bottom bitch”), but fails to recognize she is still a prostitute, but better than the others;
(2) the prison yard: on the prison yard hundreds or thousands of prisoners are on the prison yard separated by race (black prisoners, mexican, white, etc.) and they maintain social order by race), however, few prison guards are able to maintain order and control by polarizing and fueling racial differences and conflict among prisoners;
(3) pocket concept: President Lyndon B Johnson is quoted as saying that “as long as you can convince the lowest white man he is better than the highest black man you can keep your hand in his pocket all day long.”
This psuedo social construct of race has generated centuries of resentment and hate; and includes fear among some whites that they have power and may lose it if blacks come to power. This has been fueled by the current administration of Donald Trump and his “Make America Great Again” slogan.