In The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson, it states, "If you can control a man's thinking, you don't have to worry about his actions. If you can determine what a man thinks, you do not have to worry about what he will do. If you can make a man believe that he is inferior, you don't have to compel him to seek an inferior status, he will do so without being told and if you can make a man believe that he is justly an outcast, you don't have to order him to the back door, he will go to the back door on his own and if there is no back door, the very nature of the man will demand that you build one."
These words written nearly eighty years ago not only still rings true, but are also the core philosophic foundation behind a modern racist perception management program; of wherein which the perceptions of black people are being covertly negatively shaped as a means of defending and maintaining white dominance and control.
Today the U.S. Government, as with many other white governed nations, now uses media driven perception management programs to defend and maintain their position of white dominance and control. The U.S. media’s racially devaluing depictions and distorted portrayal of its Black population that amplifies the negative to the point that it distorts reality is a deliberate government deplored perception management program. It is purposefully designed to imply the superiority of its whites populous over its Black; therefore creating internalized -self-contemptuous- responses within its Black population that hinders their Black unity, upward mobility and manipulate them to accept white dominance over their lives. It also reinforces seemingly pre-conditioned response of resentment and prejudicial images of Black people in the majority population, thereby creating a false impression of wanton Black criminality and violence. This creates conditioned responses in its population for eventualities to unfold against its targeted Black populous without opposition or resentment.
Dr. Edward Bernays, a mass manipulation and propaganda specialist hired by several U.S. presidents describes this process by saying that: “If we understand the mechanism and motives of a group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it."
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) describes "perception management" as a type of psychological operation intended to provoke the behavior you want out of a given individual or targeted group collectively. Perception management through propaganda is the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, and direct behavior of a population to achieve responses that furthers the desired intent of the Government.” It is supposed to be directed at foreign audiences, and involves providing or discarding information to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning in a way that is favorable to the originator of the information. The main goal is to influence friends and enemies, provoking them to engage in the behavior that you want.
[A study published in the most recent issue of the journal Sociological Inquiry, ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2009) —sociologists from four major research institutions supports the hypothesis that large populations can be manipulated in this way.]
Perception Management programs uses propaganda as a form of communication to purposefully persuade and/or influence the emotions, attitudes, opinions, and actions of a community, population, or specified target audiences for ideological, and/or political purposes through the controlled transmission of one-sided messages (which may or may not be factual) via mass and direct media channels. It combines truth projection, operations security, cover and deception, and psychological operations. Although perception management programs are specifically defined as being limited to foreign audiences, critics of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) charge that it also engages in domestic perception management.
Today what are often deemed as being credible news sources are often totally made up stories made to push a government agenda. This practice of perception management has been used for several decades as a propaganda strategy for controlling how people view political events. Perception management includes all actions used to influence the attitudes and objective reasoning of foreign audiences and consists of Public Diplomacy, Psychological Operations (PSYOPS), Public Information, Deception and Covert Action. It was refined by US intelligence services as they tried to manipulate foreign populations, but it eventually made its way into domestic US politics as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Beginning in the 1950s, more than 800 news and public information organizations and individuals carried out assignments to manage the public's perception of the CIA, according to the New York Times. By the mid-80s, CIA Director William Casey had taken the practice to the next level: an organized, covert "public diplomacy" apparatus designed to sell a governmental objective.
As a means of meeting the U.S. Government’s unrelenting objective of maintaining its white dominance, the self-perceptions of black people are being covertly negatively shaped. This “Mainstreaming” of negative propaganda devaluing Black people within the United States has been an on-going for more than 40 years.
Through this perception management program Black people are being made to see themselves through mortifyingly lens secretly assigned to them by white elites. This present system uses the national media's proven ability to mass manipulate and socially engineer society through the usage mass media propaganda techniques. Its constant deplorably negative depictions of African Americans- that subjects them to seeing only the fraudulent worst in themselves- is designed to corrupts their sense of racial black unity and cohesion, mold the character of self-hatred, engender self-doubt, self-loathing, and distrust among their group; and insinuate that Blacks admire, respect, and trust only Whites. It also drills the message that Blacks are powerless, of lesser moral, and intelligence and that they need whites to govern over their lives. This “Mainstreaming” of negative propaganda devaluing Black people within the United States has been an on-going for more than 40 years. Its unrelenting daily assault on the Black psyche is designed to adversely manipulate and shape the minds and collective consciousness of America’s Black population. The main motto of this mass manipulation program is to divide and conquer and it works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception. This program not only manipulates Blacks to accept white dominance over their lives, it conditions them to prefer it.