Conspiracy Of The Heart
A conspiracy of the heart is when people, who have a common goal, act in concert, and behave in ways that are likely to accomplish their shared interest, in a similar outcome, without consultation.
Isaiah Washington represents a perfect example of an event where a Diasporan claims racism, and the chorus of denial proclaims in unison, "did all of those people get together and conspire against you . . ." That usually silences the victim who exits, wounded, and without justice. When the answer to that lame manipulation should be a resounding yes! Yes it was a conspiracy, but not of the mind. It was a conspiracy of the heart . . .
The heart reflects our deepest beliefs. Jesus said, "Out of the mouth pours the abundance of the heart . . ." If one believes, at their core, in the subordination of people of African descent, they will support a position that accomplishes it, and they won’t have to be asked to do it. Consider Martin Lee Anderson, a young boy enrolled in a boot camp program, who complained of breathing difficulties and collapsed while doing push-ups. The guards collectively attacked him, without any discussion. The nurse, who witnessed it, did not intervene, nor did she offer any assistance when he was in physical distress, without any discussion. Finally, a doctor conjured up a cause of death that exonerated everyone, without any discussion . . .
Copyright Hargrove Jones 2002