Educational Purposes is designed to assist the reader in understanding, "Who the Moors are today and who they were in the past." They are descents of Moroccans and born in America. But there is so much more to this historical and powerful legacy of people, so where do you begin? It also attempts to explore the importance of knowing one's Birth Rights, Ancestral Lineage or Heritage, and therefore one's civic orientation amongst the "Family of Nations"!
The Question of Race...
Those who claim their "race" as either black, Negro, colored, Ethiopian, African-American or other, have been programmed to think these "labels" are "races". A simple but factual historical reference will help to dispel these untruths, which is that none of these are a "race". The only true race is the "Human Race!"
People who use any of the above "labels" have no idea of their Social Status and therefore do not know they have a Nationality or Birthright. All other Nations of this Earth teach its People their true heritage and ensure an education in "civics" to its Nationals/Citizens.(Civics is defined as: "of or pertaining to citizenship.") They are taught to pass the knowledge of their familial lineage down to their children and their children's children. This mechanism of self-preservation is a right given by the Creator and a divine responsibility of every species of this Earth!
When a "People" lose their Nationality, they lose their birthright to the land of their ancestors (because they know not from where they came). Thus, they are unaware of their inheritance and true political and social status. This begs the questions, "How can an entire nation/race of people become lost to their cultural and ancestral history?" "Wasn't their information passed down from generation to generation to ensure its integrity?"
So..."What Shall We Call Him?" So often our various journalists find trouble in selecting the proper name for the Moorish American. Some say "Negro", another will brand him "Race Man", still another will call him "Afro-American", and then come "Colored", "Dark American", "Coon", "Shine", "The Brethen", and your "Folks". It is indeed a hard matter to find something suitable for the various occasions where a title needs to be used. Is it that these people have no proper name? Did they have a National Name when first brought to these shores in the early part of the Seventeenth Century? If so, what is it? Did not the land from which they were forced have a name? It now appears a good idea for those whose duty it is to write for the various journals to find out what the National Name of the forefathers of these people was.
"Also look into the history of the founders of civilization and see who they were and where they stood in the building of the present civilization. Probably two hours in an up-to-date library would serve to relieve the strain on our men of letters, when the occasion presents itself for a title for these people. The matter of the various names given to these twenty-two million people with all colors of every race of the globe was an act of European psychology. They gave him a name, then defined it as something inferior to theirs, "White", they defined as a color of purity; "Black", they say represents everything of evil. The "Negro", as they were called in this nation, have no nation to which they might look with pride. Their history starts with the close of the Civil war or more properly with his being forced to serve someone else. Thus he is separated from the illustrious history of his forefathers who were the founders of the first civilization of the Old World. This matter should be looked into with a hope of correcting it." -Noble Drew Ali (Al Hajj Sheik Sharif Abdul Shabazz Ali).