On 4th August 2021, several thousand protesters marched in Ghana’s capital Accra under the slogan “Fix The Country”. Dressed in red and black, they chanted patriotic songs and waved placards declaring several statements.
During these periods I asked myself, “who are they referring to fix the country? Was the country already a fixed one that demands restoration?” After careful thought, I decided to write this book to expound on what needs to be fixed first.
Ghana is great, and Africa is great. We have an even still have all it takes to be the greatest continent in this world. From our culture and traditions, natural resources, great talents, and historical background, we can see that nature blessed us freely. We were endowed with innate greatness. But sadly, there was a great thing absent, a great thing. Something was not right with the people and so upon all that we were gifted with, we couldn’t make anything worthwhile from them. Something was absent: the right mentality, the right mind, the white mind.
As an African, I strongly believe it’s about time we have to realize and understand certain things; they might not sound good or sweet to our ears, but if we all can testify within us that what has been said is very true of us, then, I believe we are a step closer to making ourselves a better people. We need to pause, find the things in us that draws us back, and get rid of them other than trying to justify ourselves as better or perfect people.
This book is meant to make us conscious of what it means to have a black mind and how it, in the long run, affects national development and our own progress. As a weak student in mathematics, if you are able to realize you are weak in mathematics, you will think of finding out who is better than you in mathematics; then you will definitely want to know why it is so. Accepting that you are weak and not good like the other good student is the first step to being better. You then have to find out what makes him better than you: is it because he spends more hours studying and solving more questions in mathematics? Is it because he makes a lot of notes in class? Or is it because he pays abrupt attention during mathematics class? After knowing what makes the difference, you are then just a step away to being like him!!!
We have to realize we are a setback as compared to those highly developed nations. We have to realize they are far better than us in terms of technological advancement, national development, a mature and sophisticated economy, GDP, diverse industrial and service sectors, and many others. This is a fact we all know. If then, we need to find out why it is so. And that is all the purpose of this book: to make us realize and accept that we have to work on ourselves as individuals, as a family, as a society, as a nation and as a continent.
This book is not meant to criticize or discriminate against Blacks, but to talk about what it means to have a ‘black’ mentality, NOT a Black skin. Having a black mindset is not only associated with Black people or Africans, no! You can be a person with a White skin but having black mentality and vice versa. The tone of the writer might sound aggressive but not for that purpose. The main purpose of this book is to expound on how some people think and how it in the long run affects them in terms of everything they do. This book is never meant to instigate racism; I personally don’t assent to racism; each person is equally important. Every human being is important and should be treated equally and fairly, irrespective of color, race, religion, beliefs, and roots. There isn’t any form of racism in sport and see how beautiful it is. Racism is never a good thing.
After reading you will get to know what it means to have a black mentality or how a black minded person thinks and live their life. The Black Mind is yet to be unfold.