• Donald V. Watkins

The State of Black America: Moving from Physical to Psychological Castration

Updated: Oct 11

By Donald V. Watkins ©Copyrighted and Published (via Facebook) on March 12, 2017; Updated and Republished on October 6, 2022


George Washington Carver was a famous America scientist, botanist, educator and inventor whose 47 years of work at Tuskegee Institute turned the University into a mecca for black intellectual growth from 1896 until his death in 1943. Born in slavery in 1864, Carver was physically castrated by his former master, Moses Carver, when he was seven years old.


The castration occurred because Moses and his wife Susan decided after the Civil War ended to raise Carver and his brother James with their own children. It was common practice for white plantation owners to castrate young black males who had a physical presence in the mansion so that they would not have the ability to engage in sexual relations with the wives and daughters of their masters.


Scores of black men were turned into eunuchs through physical castration. They were castrated for one of two reasons:


1. Whites in positions of power did not want them to have sex with any white women, so they made it physically impossible for them to have intercourse; and

2. They did not want them to have sex with other blacks. Many slave owners fell in love with the idea of having the "perfect slave" so they would castrate the male slaves that were not quite the ideal workers. Because they wanted slaves that could work from sunrise to sun down, the slave owners would only allow the most fit of their slaves to have sex.


Castration sometimes served as punishment, but most of the time it was performed to "breed" and control blacks.


Fast-forward to March 6, 2017: Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, described African slaves as “immigrants” who came to America “to pursue prosperity” during his first speech to hundreds of assembled Department employees. This remark was met with disbelief and swift outrage from blacks and whites alike. Dr. Carson was former President Donald J. Trump’s only black cabinet member.


Dr. Carson was the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore when my brother, Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr., introduced me to him in 1984. At the time, Levi was a Hopkins physician and the first surgeon in America to successfully implant an automatic heart defibrillator in a human patient. He was also a civil rights pioneer who helped to open Hopkins’ doors to hundreds of black medical students.


Dr. Carson was a brilliant surgeon, but he had already been psychologically castrated as a black man by the time I met him. He had completely disassociated himself from any and every activity that focused on the advancement of black physicians and staff members at the Medical Center. Dr. Carson’s castration was so extreme that it caused him to regularly shun participation in the Medical Center’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday ceremony hosted by my brother. The only time Carson attended the event was when he received an award from my brother.


In 1987, Dr. Carson performed the pioneering surgical separation of seven-month old conjoined twins, Patrick and Benjamin Binder. They were joined at the head.


Johns Hopkins refused to renew Dr. Carson’s employment contract after this phenomenal achievement in medicine. Dr. Carson did not fight for his job because he did not want to make waves at Hopkins. Levi, who was livid over this mistreatment of Dr. Carson, fought for him in a heated private meeting with the president of the Medical Center and won Carson’s reappointment.


From that day forward, our family knew that Dr. Carson was a castrated eunuch. Our father, Dr. Levi Watkins, Sr., had always told us that a man who will not fight for himself will not fight for others.


Dr. Carson’s words and deeds evidence a growing form of psychological castration in the modern era that began with the 1991 appointment of Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court. Remember, Thomas was the lone Supreme Court Justice who voted in May of 2016 in favor of executing Timothy T. Foster. The Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors in Georgia violated the U.S. Constitution by striking every black prospective juror in the murder case against Foster, who is black. The victim in the case was an elderly white woman. An all-white jury convicted Foster of murder. He was sentenced to death.


The aspect of Foster’s case that stands out is the vote of the eight Supreme Court Justices who decided the case. The six white justices and one Hispanic justice, who came from conservative, moderate and liberal political backgrounds, united to condemn the racial discrimination in Foster’s case in the strongest terms possible. Clarence Thomas, America's premier "Uncle Tom," had absolutely no issue with the flagrant racial discrimination in Foster's jury selection process.


Like Dr. Carson, Justice Clarence Thomas is a psychologically castrated eunuch.

On February 27, 2017, I watched dozens of black college presidents meet with President Trump at the White House. These college presidents were gathered up from around the country on short notice and were paraded into the Oval Office where they chatted for a couple of minutes with President Trump, who posed for photographs with him. Each one of these college presidents left the meeting empty-handed. Not one of them demanded a substantive conversation with the President about the desperate financial plight of America's HBCUs.


In contrast, rapper Kanye West had a longer meeting with President-elect Trump just one week after he was released from a psychiatric hold at a Los Angeles medical center.


Likewise, comedian Steve Harvey, boxing promoter Don King, and former football great Jim Brown had longer and more substantive meetings with Trump than the black college presidents. All of these meetings were orchestrated as made-for-TV showcase events.


Today, a growing number of black political figures like U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S. Carolina), Georgia GOP Senatorial candidate Herschel Walker, and John Gibbs, Michigan GOP candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, appear to be handpicked, groomed, funded, mass-marketed as caricatures of themselves, psychologically castrated, elevated to public prominence, and completely controlled by white America.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., predicted this phenomenon in his 1967 book "Where Do We Go From Here?" King warned black America to stay away from psychologically castrated "Negroes" because they will always undermine the advancement and protection of equal rights in America.


Psychological castration is more damaging to the psyche of black America than physical castration. While George Washington Carver suffered physical castration, he never subordinated his respect for black Americans and their collective body of achievements to this nation for a pat on the head by the ruling oligarchy of his day. Today’s eunuchs are more than willing to subordinate themselves and other blacks for far less than a pat on the head.

IMAGE: Ben Carson

IMAGE: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

IMAGE: Kanye West

IMAGE: Herschel Walker

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