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Following an overwhelming majority vote by the South Carolina Senate on Monday to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Statehouse, mixed opinions persist on what the flag stands for. Loretta Winters, president of the Gloucester County NAACP, said the Confederate flag is more than symbol of Southern heritage — as many defenders of… Read more
Today is a day that many will be out celebrating via cookouts and outside social events. The Day of Independence for a country that has so much to atone for. Taking nothing away at all from all the brave men and women who gave their lives fighting for the freedoms that this country is supposed to stand for. We recognize and never forget their ultimate sacrifice nor the sacrifices made by the families of our veterans. They paid the ultimate price. All gave some, Some gave all. So in thinking about the birthday of the United States from the perspective of a person of color or a minority, especially in the wake of a resurgence of racism and hate crimes against people of color. It is hard to find much to celebrate on this day. We are far from the freedoms that the founding fathers tried to convey and conceptualize in the documents that created this United States of America. One person has conveyed what many felt back when he first made this speech, and what many are feeling today. The words spoken over a hundred years ago could have been written and spoken today not much has changed.
Frederick Douglas’s speech What To The Slave is The 4th of July asks questions that to this day still go unanswered. Thanks to DemocracyNow for putting this together.
Dear Racist Americans
I hope that this letter finds you comfortable and well in your racism. I would like to commend you on the vicious lies, beliefs that you hold most dear and then pass along to the next generation. I know the 4th of July is a special day for you.
A day that is wonderful for people who are of white decent, but those of us that are not, it is a day of the biggest liars, and lies ever to be documented. All men are created equal…bullshit
We would like to show our appreciation to you for the generosity that you have shown us.
We love you for the following:
We love how you trick the Native people of this land into believing you were their friend and then attempting to kill them all to get their land and engaging in systematic genocide based on the premise of “manifest destiny”.
We love how you provided them with such wonderful blankets for their long journey to their new lands
We love your good-hearted intentions to bring us to this country against our will because you cared about our economic well-being. The Middle- Passage will forever be in recorded history as one of the most entertaining cruises one could ever undertake, especially if you lived through it.
We also love your excellent care used to transport us over with the wonderful food and luxurious accommodations on those wonderful boats.
We love your raping us by removing our cultural identify, and renaming us with foreign names so we can fit into this society.
We love that you spent so much money making sure our living quarters are top of the line.
We love how you care for our souls by forcing us to believe in your white skinned, blue eye god.
We love you deep concerns for making sure our families spread throughout the land by taking our children away from us and placing them in new living quarters.
We love that you split from your own laws and formed your own country just for to keep us working
We love how you tricked us into believing if we fought for this country that we would get a fair chance in this society by being self-sustaining.
We love how you changed the laws so that we cannot compete with you economically
We love how your keep us in our own areas with your white knights with hoods
We love how you burn our churches to show us that we are worshiping incorrectly
We love how you find it appropriate to reward us for good work decades after the service has been provided or even at all.
We also would like to thank you for the following:
We thank you for erasing us from history
We thank you for creating the most wonderful justice system in the world.
We thank you for providing such just laws for everyone
We thank you for having friends of another race and not allowing them in your home.
We thank you for portraying us as crazy people on television
We thank you for showing your true colors on race on the world wide stage.
We thank you for robbing our culture of its men
We thank you for allowing us to raise your next generation of fools
We thank you for eliminating our right to vote
We thank you for pushing inferior leadership upon us
We thank you for excellently trained police force that kills with the first shot and a justice system to ensure they are not convicted of murder
We thank you for creating an atmosphere of fear and distrust when a person of color walks by you or ask innocently for help
We thank you for Displaying and support a symbol of racism, hate, ignorance, and inferior white supremacy.
In closing, the 4th of July is not a day of celebration, but a curse to those who have been stolen, raped, lied to, killed, and demoralized to this very day. So Racist White America, please enjoy it while you still can a hurricane is coming that your house of cards cannot withstand.
Signed, the New Majority aka Everyone ELSE
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, in a most historic moment, provides the Eulogy for the Honorable, Rev Clementa Pinkney. Pastor of The historic Mother Emanuel AME Church who was assassinated after Wednesday night bible study at the church with 8 of his church members by Dylan Roof, an avowed racist who in his own words “wanted to start a race war”. His words and his speech as he eulogized Rev Pinkney have been a long time in coming and so needed to be said.
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If you have ever in your life resided in the state of South Carolina for any length of time, the comments made by Mr. Chumley, who is a Republican representative in to the State of South Carolina will not be all that shocking or surprising. His comments are representative of his constituents. All too often in that state the mindset which he gave voice to during his interview holds sway and is woven into the way of life for all to many people.
In the case of Mr. Chumley, he is not as Mr. Roof (the murderer of 9 blacks in a church this past week), a high school drop out and ne’er do well or loner as the main stream media have put out. Mr. Chumley is a teacher, a farmer and landscaper as well as a Deacon in his church. A fine upstanding gentleman who is also a member of the Sons of The Confederate Veterans. A positive member of society yes? Representing the 35th District in South Carolina which includes parts of Spartanburg and Greenville.
With thoughts so utterly heinous and hey he doesn’t look like a crazed, deranged race-hater….
Let his words speak for him…..
Offended yet? Feel free to call his office and let him know how you feel about what he said.
Some of you young’ns won’t recognize the name Thurmond in the context of South Carolina. Those who know their history and have a political bent will know Exactly where that name hails from. Strom Thurmond served as senator from South Carolina until he was 100 years old. He was an avowed segregationist and pulled no punches on what he believed in with regards to race in this country. Noted for being one of the more famous “”Dixiecrats” known for his marathon filibuster against the Civil Rights Act in 1957 which lasted more than 24 hours. Listen to the man at work:
After the speech made by his son which was arguably a form of karma made manifest. You have to realize listening to the responses to the concept of removing the flag is not the true problem that this country at this time is beset with. It is the RACISM it always has been that is what is behind the functioning of this country. Now how to fix it…..that is the question.Keep this in mind…
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.
<em><strong>Abraham Lincoln </strong></em>
Megyn Kelly trotted out racist Mark Fuhrman and pretended he was just a regular retired detective commenting on the riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. And surprise! The two of them used the segment to smear African Americans in general. Kelly frequently turns to Fuhrman in racially sensitive matters. She… Read more
Michelle Bachmann is correct…
As with regards to the backward assed direction a certain party of this nation has taken, she fits right in with the Palins, Romneys, and another morons that are related.
Relative to her saying that the apocalypse is being caused by Obama, I agree. I agree with it 100% because not only is it accurate but factual also.
Now let’s look at the term apocalypse and how it’s used.
Firstly: In Greek, apocalypse means “a disclosure of knowledge” and in other texts it means “an event involving complete destruction or damage on an awe-inspiring or devastating scale”.
- Held individuals liable due to their behind the scene activities
- Opened and implemented a way for millions to have the rights here in this country
- Disclosed the deeply rooted racist attitudes of the brand new minority leadership throughout the nation
- Opened a new manner of conducting and thinking of oneself
- Released the embedded stupidity and racism in this government
Second – an occasion entailing damage or complete destruction on an awe-inspiring or devastating scale:
- Destroyed the notion that America has to do it alone
- As it relates to international relations and thoughts destroyed the aged mindset of the newest minority
- Ruined the perception of the brand new bulk by the minority that was brand new by revealing the capacity to go around a difficulty vs standing and waiting for it to go away
- Ruined a single minded brains of the government as to “we’re a post racial society”
A person of her limited intellect and her use of institutionalizing fear to reach and stir up her target audience and those that share those goals unintentionally for one moment possessed a glimmer of deep profundity although I am sure she didn’t comprehend doing so. I also doubt her spell checker goes up that high
I’m not the best at debate. In fact, I’m not good at debating at all. I don’t use a lot of college-level words in my articles. I base my entries on events that are going on and use my own judgment based on a little research that doesn’t take a lot to do. To be honest, I don’t have the time to do extensive research like I want to, nor do I have a scholarly mind. And lets be real, there are more important places for such writings to be than on a simple blog such as mine.
So, where am I going with this? Well, this is in response to certain commenters who, in literally so many words, have taken the time to express how wrong I am whenever an issue dealing that reflects who I am as a black person takes center stage and I write about it. I express my thoughts and emotions, but there are those who will not approve and will find something wrong with that. And I strongly believe that it’s because I’m a person of color who dares to talk about racism.
I don’t mind being told I’m wrong, but it gets on my nerves when the reasons why are mundane and weightless. And when I explain myself, it’s like talking to a broken record that repeats the same responses over and over. It’s like being told that my thoughts are worthless compared to the other person’s and that is the core of these isms and phobias against certain people that we have to deal with all the time.
I’ve dealt with people, some claiming to be people of color, who told me that my focus is on a subject they felt was not important enough to mention. I was told that racism wasn’t a big deal in this country, at least today. I was told that black-on-black crime was the real issue. I was told that black people were “out of control”. I was told this and that from those who seemed to can’t stand the subject of racism enough to want to virtually troll around and even derail topics.
Being told how wrong you are when you are a person of color discussing racism helps to kill the topic for seemingly personal and immoral reasons. Racism is a realistic subject that is just as important today as it was 40 years ago. When you have unarmed black people getting killed left and right by (mostly) white police, for instance, racism becomes a possibility when it’s happening by the hundreds each year. I’ve yet to hear about unarmed white citizens murdered by black cops at the exact same frequency. Until that happens, it’s quite understandable, like it or not, that racism is a factor.
The subject of racism is so heavy and complex that it tires a soul out, a soul who’s aware that it exists. But it’s even more exhausting trying to convince naysayers that it’s still going on, and they don’t believe you no matter how hard to try to prove it. The truth is you can’t ‘prove’ racism to them, because they are stuck in denial. It’s as if they are willingly blind and ignorant to the obvious. Nothing can make them consider otherwise.
However, the other truth is that there is no argument when it’s open and plain for anyone to see. There is no “other side” to consider when certain groups of people are being demonized and dehumanized daily. But they exhaust themselves trying to convince me and others that the issue of racism is a minor topic compared to whatever they think is considered more important.
That is why I end up banning them from my den. In the end, they’re trying to tell me that my thoughts don’t matter, and that my feelings are insignificant. In other words, I’m not supposed to get upset or scared whenever another black person is killed by a crazed cop. I’m not supposed to get angry that more and more young black folks are streaming to prison in record numbers for the most minor offenses. I’m supposed to keep quiet when my people are constantly misrepresented in the media 24 hours a day. And I’m supposed to shut up when people bring up stupid reasons why people shouldn’t stand up against that and other forms of racism.
We can not agree on the same thing. But when people start seeing that racism is not only real but terrible, maybe, just maybe there will be some progress. Then again, not everyone is down with progress, and that is part of the problem.
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