To dominate a people requires the exercise of power over their consciousness and Europeans and Arabs who have sought to control African people have made the dominion over Black minds their major objective. It has been the successful path to prosperity and power for oppressive nations for several centuries, with no significant changes to date. The consequence has been the creative power of 1 billion people of African descent directed primarily toward advancing the interests of Caucasian people.
For the physical enslavement and domination of African people by Arabs and Europeans to last as long as it did, there had to be a correlating enslavement of the minds of Black people, according to the late Asa G. Hilliard III (August 22, 1933 – August 13, 2007), an African-American professor of educational psychology who worked on indigenous ancient African history (ancient Egyptian), culture, education and society.
Hilliard argued that to establish mental slavery, the oppressors used a six-step process that he called “the dynamics of domination.” These are the practices that Europeans and Arabs engaged to conquer the continent of Africa and enslave and colonize African people for several centuries.
Hilliard further argues that to liberate ourselves from foreign domination, Black people must recapture, re-institute and practice our native culture prior to the Arab and European invasion of Africa as the basis for creating a new reality.
The following are the six steps in the dynamics of domination.