Black as Evil
smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Wed Nov 29 08:51:19 EST 2000
Kendra Crossen Burroughs writes:
>the great mystery that color prejudice appears to be virtually universal.
> [...] And this is a time when the clash of opposites in
>duality--"black and white"--reach their height, prophesied in several
>traditions to culminate in a colossal war between good and evil.
This supposedly "universal" myth that opposites in duality
- Black and White that is easily mapped onto Evil and Good
respectively in a unidirectional way, is pure *fiction*.
Generated in fuzzy religious discourses by New Age tantrics.
And, as you know, Lord Krishna is black, see his name
kRSNa = black in Sanskrut. His Blueness is euphemism.
In ancient India, white is the color of mourning, and
worn by widows. OTOH, Black is worshipped: Dravidian
has nalla- meaning both "good" and "black".
Ven. Tantra writes:
> Re. Black as Evil
> <<. . .it is something almost archetypal that isn't
> going away any time soon, no matter how thoroughly it
> is explained.>>
> An archetypal disease. Like herpes then?
Clarification: This sentence on anti-semitism is not
written by me.
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