Monday, 15 July 2013

J. Edgar Hoover - House Negro

Check the 'fro, yo.

When it's nappy, Edgar's unhappy...

Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrinealso commonly known as Shriners and abbreviated A.A.O.N.M.S., established in 1870, is an appendant body to Freemasonry. 

In 2010, the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, as well as Shriners North America, changed its name to Shriners International, now covering nearly 200 temples (chapters) across North America, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

The organization is best known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children it administers, and the red fezzes that members wear. 

The organization is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Shriners International describes itself as a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 340,000 members from 195 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Europe and Australia.

Despite its theme, the Shrine is not connected to Islam. It is a men's fraternity rather than a religion or religious group. 

Its only religious requirement is indirect: all Shriners must be Masons, and petitioners to Freemasonry must profess a belief in a Supreme Being. 

To further minimize confusion with religion, the use of the word "Temple" to describe Shriners' buildings has been replaced by "Shrine Center", although individual local chapters are still called "Temples".

Until 2000, before being eligible for membership in the Shrine, a person had to complete either the Scottish Rite or York Rite degrees of Masonry,[9] but now any Master Mason can join.

Shriners count among their ranks presidents, senators, local business leaders, professional golfers, country music stars, astronauts and racecar drivers.


  1. It seems to me that Mr. Hoover may have been a Black man trying to pass as white. Mulatto or even Quadroon trying to pass as white. Wouldnt that be a bomb? There is only one tiny pic with his fam I found while googling, father is White indeed, but mom looks Black/Mulatta/Quadroon....

    1. You're absolutely correct - my information is that Hoover's maternal grandfather was indeed black enough to live in a segregated black community.

      It's semantics after that point - of the technical terms you are using, Quadraloon is probably the one you would apply, but again, that's just semantics; mulatto, I am familiar with as a generic term for mixed race, but I suspect that those other terms are just arbitrary technical distinctions required by virtue of the nature of a racially segregated legal code.

      No doubt that was as from the only white blood on his mother's side, at any rate.

      I'm content just to conclude that he's mixed race.

      Not only that, but once you know to look for it, it's OBVIOUS - the texture of the hair and the obvious use of relaxer is plain as day.

      In this context, his hatred of black people and 50 year pathological oppression of them makes perfect sense - he knew he was one, everyone was saying he was one and his way of dealing with it was to come down as hard as can be on black issues just so no-one would ever think that he was one.

      And spend a lot of time in Texas and California, so everyone would just think he was tan.