A Letter From Ime Yamaster to the negroes of America

{Note: While taking a morning walk today in Harlem, I found a diary on a park bench. After sitting there for almost 30 minutes with no one in sight, I picked it up and flipped through it. Inside, I found the name “Ime Ya’master,” along with a number of backwards, ignorant, and blatantly racist diary entries. One very long entry, entitled “Letter to the negroes of America,” really caught my eye. Insulting but very revealing, this letter I decided, must be shared. So upon returning to my apartment, I tore the pages out, and  began the process of transcribing it. This blog article features that letter.}

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Dear negroes, coloreds, africans, african-americans, nubians, moors, kemites, niggas, etc.:

On behalf of fellow white supremacists, I, Ime Yamaster, write this open letter to address a few points you might find relevant, and to detail some successful initiatives myself and my people believe are best suited for you and your kind.

In light of recent violent “uprisings” among your people, which have led to millions of dollars in property damages, and quite a few injured police officers, I need to inform you of the following. Your inclination to burn businesses, destroy automobiles, loot malls/stores, and initiate acts of violence against good police officers, only underscores your violent, criminal, and confrontational nature. Once again, you make messes all over this fine nation, and white people have to clean it up. Your ungrateful attitudes and actions are intolerable and shameful. If in fact, you find this beautiful country of the United States of America so unacceptable, feel free to self-deport your black asses back to Africa, the Caribbean, South, or Central America!

Certainly you remember that my ancestors (great explorers, inventors, philosophers, and statesmen) brought you here to assume your rightful place as our servants. Certainly you also recognize that we, the descendants of those great white pioneers, continue their noble tradition! How any of you can expect us to do you any more favors than we already have, is beyond any reasonable person’s comprehension! We freed you from slavery, allowed you to receive some access to college and employment. Hell, we even allowed some of your kind to become elected officials, professional athletes,  entertainers, and professionals in all arenas. Some of you are even multimillionaires! What more do you want, considering that we will never allow you to wield power equal to that we rightly hold?

Like spoiled children, many of you bite the superior white hand that provides the lazy and indigent among you with  food stamps, cash assistance, medical care, and even discounted housing. We opened the doors of our great universities and allowed some of you to teach, write books, earn good salaries, and still you’re not satisfied!

You have some nerve to criticize the richest, most powerful nation in the history of the world! Your so-called poverty, broken homes, and academic issues are no fault of ours! Look at notable and accomplished people like Barack Obama, Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, and all the other blacks who’ve made it in this fine country. If you’re poor, hungry, homeless, or ignorant it has nothing to do with me or other upstanding white people. Your laziness and love of complaining and whining rather than working hard and sacrificing are your undoing! Reasonable black people we respect, like Larry Elders and Ben Carson try to communicate this point to you, but to no avail. Stop playing the race card and blaming your social ills on us. If you weren’t selling narcotics, shooting up neighborhoods,  joining gangs, and making “music” filled with so much profanity and crime, police officers would have no reason to stop and frisk you, arrest you, or restrain you in the first place! Learn how to dress, speak and act, and our police won’t have a need to “brutalize” you (By the way, even the more liberal members of my race agree with this, they just won’t admit it to your face because they’re scared you might attack them).

Since you’ve proven yourselves lazy, violent, ungrateful, and immature, and since you refuse to accept your place in the social order, my organization helped to create and support several initiatives. I’ll just list 4 for now. We’ve been doing this for years, and most of you still don’t have a clue:

1. Negro Disarmament Program: You people are angry and resentful. You probably dream about getting retribution against whites for all the “oppression” you feel we’ve given you. We intelligent whites know it’s just a matter of time before you people begin exercise your 2nd Amendment rights. To prevent you from gaining access to guns, and waging some form of violent revolution or retaliation against whites, we’ve already begun a three-part strategy: 1. Gun buyback programs all over the country in which police precincts pay you money or give you coupons for toys or fast food restaurants in exchange for your guns. We promise you that we will not hold anyone accountable for the guns you bring in, even if some were used for crimes. In truth, we are keeping a record of names and the guns brought in, to use for future raids. 2. Using RICO laws, and “War on Drugs” laws, our police departments launch drug raids against known inner-city drug syndicates in this country. When we have a successful raid, we hold press conferences bragging about all the drugs we confiscated. But we don’t give a damn about you selling or using drugs, we really want the money and the automatic weapons you have! We use the money to better arm our police, sell the drugs back to your drug dealers, and distribute the confiscated guns to police, race-loyal vigilante groups, and negro street gangs to aid you in killing each other.  3. In coordination with one of our top race-loyal organizations (the NRA), we pass gun control laws that make it nearly impossible for almost anyone other than white men, white law enforcement officers, white women, and property/business owners to legally apply for and receive a gun permit.

2. Gentrification and colored people’s displacement. By making rents more expensive, lowering wages for workers, busting worker unions, and modifying tenants’ rights laws, we create mass evictions. Then we lower rents in other sections of the city to force you people into what you might call modern-day reservations and open the door for more of us to live in your neighborhoods, where we begin to control the business, real estate and political structure. Because we turn formerly all-Black neighborhoods into mixed or predominantly white ones, we also make it almost impossible for your people to vote or organize along racial lines. In New York City for example, we’ve used these methods to force more of you into the Bronx. Check the statistics. Why do you think the Bronx has the highest drop out rates, levels of gang activity, AIDS patients drug addicts, infant mortality, unclean water, rodent problems, and unemployment rates of any borough in New York City? Not an accident!

3. Expansion of our prison initiative. You think the 13th Amendment freed your people? Wrong! Read it again and you’ll notice that we created a new form of slavery called “incarceration.” We’ll gladly pay $50-$70,000 a year to keep every inmate out of school, deprived of owning a business, unable to vote, and off the streets where you’ll continue to attack good white people! We also make you work nearly for free, making products which we then sell in the open market! Thanks largely to our “War on Drugs,” and “War on Terrorism,” we create all types of reasons to arrest, harass and imprison you. Our schools barely teach you enough to think, get a job, run a business or solve problems, so many of you will fall right into this trap. And once you do, we got you! A prison sentence for colored people is really a business contract detailing how many years you’ll give us (almost) free labor. For every prison we build and you enter, we create hundreds of jobs. Then we build these prisons in mostly white areas and then count your inmates as part of the population so these white towns can receive more money to educate our children and put our people to work.

4. Operation Pied Piper: It may surprise you to learn that we white folk study you people well. We know you better than you know yourselves! For example, we know how much you love music and comedy and how much these things influence you. Like the childhood story of the Pied Piper, we use music and sound to lead you to your own demise! We started a preliminary experiment in the 1970s. You people were angry and organized during the 60s and mid 70s, and were threatening to upset the balance of power. Our social scientists noted how your music helped to inspire pro-black feelings. Curtis Mayfield, James Brown and other artists created music that taught pride, solidarity and changing our system. We responded by creating a worry-free form of music called “Disco” and peppered it with messages supporting drug usage, apathy, pleasure-seeking, irresponsibility and having fun. This effort, along with our “Poppyfield Program” (introducing heroin, “pot” and cocaine to urban areas), and our Counterintelligence Program helped to kill that militant mood and the organizations and individuals that promoted it. When we saw this mood resurface in the 80s, we reinstituted “Operation Pied Piper” on a much larger scale. Our target was Rap music. By the mid-80s, we witnessed black militancy, references to Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party in a variety of music by rap artists. Rappers began talking about black solidarity and black power. On both coasts of the U.S. rappers united to begin stop the violence and gang truce records and concerts. By 1989, we introduced gangster rap on the West coast and hustler rap on the East. IN later years, we also infiltrated rap music in the South. Using your own artists, directed behind the scenes by our label-owners and corporations, we slowly defused political rap music and introduced messages of murder, crime, glorification of prison, disrespect of women, drug selling and drug usage, self-hate,and a rejection of education and political movements. Even now, this remains one of our most successful initiatives, despite attempts from som rappers to perform uplifting material. 

As you can see, these plans are working PERFECTLY. They destabilize you and empower and enrich us. Since we’ve compromised most of your leadership through bribes, good jobs, and threats, we have every reason to believe you will continue to do our bidding, stay confused and disorganized, and fight yourselves while we manipulate and exploit ALL of you…..

White power and White solidarity always,

Ime YaMaster

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 Agyei Tyehimba is an educator, activist and author from Harlem, N.Y. Agyei is a former NYC public schoolteacher, co-founder of KAPPA Middle School 215 in the Bronx, NY, and co-author of the Essence Bestselling book, Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler, published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster. In 2013, he wrote The Blueprint: A BSU Handbook, teaching Black student activists how to organize and protest. In April of 2014, he released Truth for our Youth: A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens. Agyei has appeared on C-SpanNY1 News, and most recently on the A&E documentary, The Mayor of Harlem: Alberto ‘Alpo’ Martinez.” 

Agyei earned his Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Syracuse University, his Master’s Degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University, and his Master’s Degree in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

If you are interested in bringing Agyei to speak or provide consultation for your organization, please contact him at truself143@gmail.com.

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