Binary Identity Constructs: Christianity in the White-Black Supremacist Discourse

  • Mwetu Lester Peter University of Kabianga
  • Munyao James Mutemi Kisii University
Keywords: Christianity, Identity, North, Otherization, Politics, South

Abstract

There exist supremacy perspectives fuelled by identity constructs that pit the North against the South. This identity construct is established through a set of differences that have progressively become accepted. The differences are requisite to its being that if this co-existence is not to be built on these differences, it would not exist in its distinctiveness and solidity. Entrenched in this relation is a set of tendencies, a confluence of interests; the North’s instigation of problems and her converse solver stance, and the South’s preference of the North’s assistance which the former views superior. Blacks have long been otherized by the whites. Black as a colour has been vilified. It has been connoted to signify negative aspects: Blackspot, blackmail, blackmarket, blacksheep, blackball, black cat while everything relating to colour white is celebrated so that the general perception for instance is that God and Jesus are White. Christianity is christened while African Traditions are barbaric. That historically there has never been a black pope is a White conspiracy propagated by the “white smoke” “black smoke” ideology to lock the black race out of global world leadership. This paper seeks to examine how Christianity has been employed as a regression tool for dominance by the North on the South, drawing legitimacy from religious hypnotism that glorifies the Master-Slave set-up, a concept responsible for the development continuum gap.

Published
2018-10-25
How to Cite
Lester Peter, M., & James Mutemi, M. (2018). Binary Identity Constructs: Christianity in the White-Black Supremacist Discourse. University of Kabianga Journal of Conference Proceedings, 1(1), 235-241. Retrieved from http://ojs.kabianga.ac.ke/index.php/uokocpj/article/view/22