OF RACE SCABS, ASS-KISSERS OF ‘WHITENESS’, AND WHEN WILL BLACK PEOPLE SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL?

It is a fine thing to face machine guns for immortality and a medal, but, isn’t it a fine thing, too, to face calumny, injustice and loneliness for the truth which makes men free?”
Henry Louis Mencken
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In the year 2042, when the figures are all tallied and presented, overwhelmingly, Latinos (from Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America) will be the dominant (minority racial/ethnic) group in this country. Demographics project that the states that will have the largest Latino populations will be Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona:
 
“Latinos Will Be Majority In California by 2042”:  http://www.mcclatchydc.com/200/v-print/story/17740.html
 
U.S. Census Bureau: Population Projections:  http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/usinterimproj/
 
 
Into an already ever-shrinking pie, pour in the mix of inter-ethnic racial tensions, for the scarce and meager dwindling resources in this country, then you have an explosive and volatile situation that will only escalate as the decades go by.
 
 That the numbers of Latinos are increasing due to legal and illegal immigration, foreshadows the writing on the wall. Yes, the hiring of illegal immigrants by so-called businessmen depresses wages in the construction industry and many other skilled, and semi-skilled fields, and yes, much of the country is catering to hiring Spanish-speakers (of course, this was never done as far as Black/African peoples were concerned, during slavery, and after; then, again, the white man was too busy destroying our original African languages as fast as he could, as well as destroying us genetically, and every other way he could.  That what little we were able to hold onto, what little we could salvage through all our sojourn in this hellish country, speaks of our tenacity and fortitude, is a miracle in and of itself)——-that white-run America makes a big to-do about their hatred of illegals and the immigration issue is just a smokescreen.
Yes, white-run America fears a “Browning of America”, but, it fears doing right by its black citizens even more.
 
Because it is not Latinos, not Asians, not Native Americans, not Arab Americans, that America hates.
 
Its is black Americans that America hates the most.
 
And by “America” I mean any and all who are not black Americans.
 
If push came to shove, and non-black Americans had to choose brown over black, red over black, yellow over black…..anyone over black…you would be assured that many non-black Americans will choose non-black over black anytime, any day, any year.
 
Of course many Americans are in a frenzy about Latinos overwhelming the already shaky social and economic infrastructure in health, housing, education, etc.,  as well as the change that will occur in electoral politics, entertainment, law, religion, labor, economics, education, sex…and war, but, that so many greedy selfish money-hungry businesses would rather hire an illegal to save a penny not only put many blacks out of a job, it also put many whites, as well as native-born Latinos, out of a job as well.
 
And with the selling of this country out to to the highest bidder, we all have the rich soul-less white male CEOs of corporations to thank for that.
 
But, getting back to the Latinos of the future.
 
Many blacks of today think that everything is all hunky-dory with Latinos, that everything is on the okey-doke. That many Latinos acknowledge the humanity of black people.
 
Many do not.
 
Many Latinos could care less about what happens to black Americans in this country, and so, too, do many Asians, Arabs, and other non-blacks, who could give a rat’s ass whether black people were all slaughtered off by this country or all rounded-up and put into concentration camps.
 
Oh, sure, a few will care enough to speak up and act, but, millions will not.
 
That is what happened with the Jews during the reign of Nazi Germany’s Reich Stag. And there is not much to keep such a thing happening right here in America.
 
Did not many Americans stand by while the Japanese Americans were rounded up and herded into concentration camps during WWII?
 
The same that happened to the Japanese American citizens on the West Coast, is happening to black people, but, with the law to back it up.
 
Many black people are in prisons now who do not have to be there.
 
Yes, there are black criminals who have broken the law, but, the bulk of black inmates in America’s prisons are there for minor crimes that could have been disposed of via time served, fines/court costs/restitution paid, or community service. That so many black males, as well as black females, are likely to be imprisoned for either the same crime (that many a white has received either less time for, or received community service/or fine paid), speaks to how this country seeks to lock up all black citizens that it can.
 
Slavery may have been abolished with the 13TH Amendment, but, in many ways, slavery is still with us.
 
Think it isn’t?
 
Then re-read the 13TH Amendment:
 
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Amendment 13 – Slavery Abolished. Ratified 12/6/1865. History
1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
 
 
 
 
That so many people stand by and do not raise their voices against this travesty of so many black people being herded into prisons, herded into what are legal convict leasing mills, is unfathomable. that so many do not care lends credence to the fact that as long as it is those awful black people who are being locked up, who cares?
 
America still has her concentration camps—–and they are called prisons.
 
As long as the people who are being herded into prison are overwhelmingly black, many non-blacks do not care, and never will.
 
Did not many people stand by while black people suffered and languished in slavery?
 
Did not many people stand by while black men, women and children were tortured, torn apart, immolated and annihilated during the Nadir?
 
Did not many people stand by while vicious white mobs destroyed and obliterated entire black communities and all-black towns?
 
Much of what has been done occurred when many people stood by and cared less.
 
But, much of the wrongs done in this country were done when entire groups of people sought to curry favor with Massa and if they could not become white, then at least they would align themselves with whites and whiteness to show that they would do anything to acquire favor in the eyes of whites.
 
Such things happened after Reconstruction.
 
The groups that worked their way towards whiteness the most were the Irish, the Italians, and many Eastern European ethnic/racial groups. Here are examples of how those who were not white when they came to this country, eventually became white, once they showed white-run America that they could roll with the best of them in their hatred and violence against their fellow black citizens:
 
 
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“The Irish in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, a savage massacre that grew out of tensions on the Southside, where Irish descendants and black Americans competed for jobs at the stockyards, and where both were crowded into substandard housing.
 
“If the grand jury investigating the white-on-black violence during the 1919 race riot  in Chicago is to be believed, Irish American gangs played a central role in attempting to extend the bloodshed. Members of Ragen’s Colts, one of the leading gangs, disguised themselves in blackface in order to set fire to Polish and Lithuanian neighborhoods in the Back of the Yards area. Their hope was to draw the immigrant population into bloody reprisals against African Americans. Two years later, Ragen’s Colts again mounted the barricades, hanging in effigy a Ku Klux Klansman in the opening salvo of a successful campaign to isolate and drive from Chicago an organization known for violence against southern African Americans, but now focused on Roman Catholics and Jews as threats to American culture and society. In that incarnation, the Colts battled the forces of intolerance. Thus Ragen’s Colts symbolized the bizarre extremes of racial intolerance and terror in early-twentieth-century Chicago.
 
“The two faces of Ragen’s Colts will almost inevitably strike contemporary readers as contradictory: at one moment deceptive, vile, and exclusionary and at the next campaigning against icons of hatred. However, such contradictions go to the heart of Chicago’s history as well. In the city’s past and present, two images contend. One emphasizes the astonishing cultural variety and vibrant cultural exchanges nourished in an atmosphere of tolerance. The other stresses how quickly and ruthlessly racial lines have been or can be drawn in the city sometimes called the nation’s “most segregated,” one that helped to teach Martin Luther King about a racism he had not encountered in the South.
 
“To move beyond explaining away such contradictions as simply “paradoxes” requires coming to grips with the chilling extent to which processes of racial exclusion were part and parcel of building increasingly inclusive unities among European immigrants as white Americans. During the 1919 race riot, the blackface arson came in response to the lack of interest among Eastern European immigrants in brutalizing blacks. Some Poles argued that the riot was a conflict between blacks and whites, with Poles abstaining because they belonged to neither group. Indeed the Poles and Lithuanians might well have hated each other more than either group hated African Americans. Thus the racially disguised terror committed by the Irish American gang members was not only an act of racism. It was, perversely, also an act of inclusion, reaching out to newer Roman Catholic immigrants who did not have a secure place in U.S. systems of racial privilege and who did not sufficiently identify and act as whites. In that sense the arson served as a fit prelude to militant, but not interracial, protest against the Klan’s attempts to restrict the white race to Protestant Anglo-Saxondom.
 
 
 
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A white gang looking for black citizens during the Chicago race riots of 1919.
 
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The Irish in the East St.Louis Race Riot of 1917, a rioting slaughter which killed hundreds of black residents of East St. Louis, many of whom were women and children.  
“The Italians in the 1890 Spring Valley Race Riots (or the “Spring Valley Massacre” as it is known of among some black citizens). This historical account of how Italians brutally slaughtered defenseless black citizens occurred on August 4, 1895, when a mob of more than 800 Italian American miners marched from Spring Valley to the settlement of black American miners 2 miles west of town, led by an Italian American marching band as a sort of disguise. “The residents, therefore, remained in their homes and did not react to the oncoming mob,” writes historian, Felix Armfield, who then quotes the account in the New York Times:
 
 
“Italians fell upon them like a lot of Apache Indians. Men were dragged from their homes, clubbed, trampeled upon, and made targets for the shotguns, rifles, and small arms that the mob had brought with them. The women were insulted, slapped, and two of them, while begging for mercy, were shot down and fatally injured. No one was safe from the mob. Men, women, and children, infants, the elderly, and even invalids were attacked.”
 
 
“The rioting continued, and on the second day the Italian miners announced, “The Black Men Must Go.” Writing in 1945, historians Arna Bontemps and Jack Conroy summarized,  “Nobody knows exactly how many Negroes died before the tumult subsided, but as the years went by colored folks, at least, referred to the incident as the ‘Spring Valley Massacre’. “
 
“Even in the creation of sundown towns, ethnic whites eventually allowed themselves to be pitted against their fellow black citizens.
 
In multi-ethnic towns, black citizens increasingly served as the main function of America’s primary out-group, anti-neighbor…anti-citizen.
 
“Black citizens very presence—or, even better, their mandated absence—by definition grouped all European ethnics as white. White ethnic groups more and more distanced themselves from black Americans during the Nadir, and even some multi-ethnic towns went sundown. The history of Granite City, Illinois, across the Mississippi from St. Louis, illustrates this sordid process. Between 1900 and 1910, hundreds of new immigrants, mostly from Macedonia and Bulgaria, poured into Granite City:
 
 
“Poorly paid, they lived in pathetic squalor, ignorant of American institutions”
according to a book published in 1971, Granite City’s 75th birthday. Nevertheless, Granite City at least tolerated and sometimes welcomed these white ethnic group members. They were non-black, which was more important than being  non-American. Precisely at this time, Granite City expelled its black Americans. The white ethnics had started at the bottom, in competition with black people, but driving the black people from Granite City erased that memory over the decades.
 
“Moreover, when WASP, Irish, Polish, Greek, Italian, and now Macedonian and Bulgarian Americans joined to expel or keep out black Americans around 1903, the whites were now united. No longer could Poles be used against Germans, or Italians against Poles. And no longer could black Americans even live in the community.
 
“By 1971, Macedonian American and Bulgarian American children were fully accepted, while black Americans whose ancestors had been in this country for seven generations, were still totally excluded.”
 
 
 
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It took almost a century before the “in-between” whites became white, but, after much bloodshed (black people’s) and much destruction of their fellow black Americans, after much bathing in the blood of so many black people—–Irish, Italians, Poles and many others who only a few decades earlier were considered sub-human—–finally became white.
 
Now, they are honorary members of “The White Club”.
 
The property of whiteness will do that to you.
 
The wages of whiteness will do that to you.
 
It has done it to the Irish.
 
Italians.
 
Poles.
 
Armenians.
 
Lithuanians.
 
And many, many other racial/ethnic groups.
 
White-run America has always shown her racist favouritism of so many groups, eventually, against her black citizens, and that so many are so quick to run to, side with, kiss up to , and sell their souls on the altar of whiteness is pathetic and sordid.
 
That so many non-black groups were willing to sell their souls for a mess of pottage, alignment with whites, and whiteness, at any cost, was the nail in the coffin for any kind of decent solidarity, and brotherhood/sisterhood, that could have been between blacks and ethnic whites.
 
Don’t think that what was done by ethnic whites to blacks can’t happen today? In 21ST Century America?
 
Think again.
 
It is already happening:
 
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“A 6-year-old black boy was critically wounded Tuesday when he was shot in the head by suspected Latino gang members as the victim’s family drove through the Harbor Gateway neighborhood on their way to an auto auction, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton said.

“Two Latino males flashed gang signs before opening fire on the red GMC Yukon with six people inside, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, Bratton said. The rear window of the SUV was shattered by the gunfire, and one of the rounds hit the boy in the head, he said.

“The victim was rushed by paramedics to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after the shooting, which occurred about 12:40 p.m. on 227th Street between Halldale and Denker avenues, police said. The boy was listed in critical condition.
 
“Police said the family of the victim in Tuesday’s shooting was not from the Harbor Gateway neighborhood, which is known for racial tensions between Latino gangs and black residents. Other passengers inside the vehicle were a man and a woman and two other children, ages 3 and 1 1/2 .
 
 
“Bratton did not say whether the suspects had ties to a specific gang, but he noted that the neighborhood is home to the East Side Torrance gang. “This is an area that is under the influence of a Latino gang,” Bratton said. “You may recall that about a year or so ago, the mayor and I were engaged in a major initiative up the street at 204th Street, where there had been the shooting death of a young black woman.”

“Bratton was referring to the killing of 14-year-old Cheryl Green in December 2006. Two members of the 204th Street gang allegedly shot Green as she stood talking with friends.

“The suspects were later caught and charged with murder, along with a special hate crime allegation. They are still awaiting trial.

 
 
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“What’s been particularly disturbing is the sensational nature of some of these incidents,” Villaraigosa said. “It was people minding their own business. . . . That’s what causes even more concern. This wasn’t a gang battle.”
 
“The East Side Torrance and 204th Street gangs are longtime rivals. But they also are known for preying on black residents.
 
 
“Every black person, but in particular black males, is a potential victim of EST violence and intimidation,” wrote Robbins, the LAPD’s expert on the two gangs.”
 
LINK: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-1oldhatecrime,0,5238380.story
 
 
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“Amanda F. Susskind, Pacific Southwest regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in Los Angeles, said hate rhetoric is rising online and is particularly targeting youth, perpetuated in part by as many as 110 white supremacist organizations nationwide.
 
“The rhetoric appears to be influencing other groups, Toma said. He cited law enforcement reports that some Latino gang members who targeted blacks in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles were found with neo-Nazi material and some Latino gangs were forming alliances with white supremacists in prisons to prey on blacks.”
 
 
LINK:  
https://kathmanduk2.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/latino-vs-black-violence-drives-hate-crimes-in-los-angeles/
 
 
“Second Latino Gang Member Arrested In Murder of 14-Year-Old Black Girl”:
 
 

    cheryl green
    Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope holds a photo of Cheryl Green
    after her funeral Wednesday at Faithful Central Bible Church in
    Inglewood. Both men have now been caught.
Second suspect arrested in hate crime
Monterey Herald
Janurary 7, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A second reputed Latino gang member was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old black girl that police have described as a hate crime.
 
Jonathan Fajardo, 18, was believed to be the gunman who opened fire on a group of black youngsters on Dec. 15 as they stood on a narrow street in the Harbor Gateway area, police said.
 
Cheryl Green was killed and two other girls and a boy were wounded.
Green was not a gang member. Family members said she wanted to be a doctor.
 
Fajardo was arrested Thursday at his home in neighboring Carson, and police found a gun that will be tested to determine if it was the murder weapon, police Deputy Chief Charlie Beck said.
 
”Over the course of the last two weeks, we committed every resource to solving this crime,” Beck said Friday. ”I hope the community will feel safer now.”
 
Another reputed gangster, Ernesto Alcarez, 20, was arrested on Dec. 21. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on murder, attempted murder and hate crime charges.
 
Both could face the death penalty if convicted.
 
”By no means is this case over,” Beck said. ”The family will never recover, and the neighborhood has some serious wounds because of this.”
 
Beck said the Latino gang is ”notorious” for racism. Blacks in the area have said gang members have drawn an invisible line and warned that those crossing south of 206th Street face violence.
 
Last month, about two dozen activists and residents marched to the site of the killing and called for peace.
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Flight from gang violence proved to be futile
LA Times
December 30, 2006
Residents of a mostly black Harbor Gateway area say they live in fear of a Latino gang. A girl was slain Dec. 15 in an apparent hate crime.
When Charlene Lovett moved her family to Harbor Gateway six years ago, she thought it would be a respite from the gang violence she had known in South Los Angeles. Her new neighborhood bordered Torrance, a city she associated with a more tranquil life.
 
So she was startled when neighbors came by her apartment and cautioned her about the 204th Street gang, a Latino gang known for preying on residents of the mostly black neighborhood. They specifically told her not to go north of 206th Street, a block away.
 
People “warned me to beware, stay away from that side,” Lovett said.
And then it happened. Two weeks ago, Lovett’s 14-year-old daughter, Cheryl Green, was standing with a group of friends on Harvard Boulevard, just south of 206th Street, when two men approached them in broad daylight. Without saying a word, one suspect pulled a gun and opened fire, killing Green and wounding three others, witnesses and police said.
 
 
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“This reminds me of a really bad time in the history of this country,” Hahn said. Yet “here we are in Los Angeles, in 2006.”
 
Residents say the Latino gang has terrorized their neighborhood for years and in some instances has forced them to change where they shop, how they commute, even how and when they step outside their homes. They say they feel confined to a three-street area, stretching south from 207th to 209th streets, between Western and Denker avenues.
 
Keith Smith and his 16-year-old grandson, Antoine Johnson, who live in an apartment above Lovett’s family, said they knew the gang was racist when they moved into the neighborhood three years ago, but never imagined that it would be so predatory. Concerned for their safety, they described how they often peek outside their door, looking for Latino youths, every time they leave their home.
 
“They circle the block and see if anybody’s out and if there is, they come back and start shooting,” Johnson said. “They’re always looking around for somebody.”…..
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Latino and Black Hate Crimes: The New Face of Hate

The Huffington Post
Janurary 11, 2007
The arrest of Jonathan Fajardo brought a momentary breath of relief to Charlene Lovett. Fajardo is one of two purported Latino gang members charged with the murder of Lovett’s daughter, 14- year-old black teen Cheryl Green last December and the wounding of three others in the mixed ethnic Harbor Gateway community in Los Angeles.
 
Prosecutors have slapped an added hate crime enhancement on the two men. Pedro Baez, a noted Los Angeles Latino leader, and editor of the nationally distributed Voice of the People, quickly denounced the shooting, and passionately insisted that the hate crime attack was way out of the ethnic pale, and in no way reflected hostile feelings of Latinos toward blacks.
 
Baez is right and wrong. His denunciation was welcome. So was that of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A.’s popular Latino mayor, who vowed that the city would crack down on hate crimes. But Baez and Villaraigosa were the lone Latino voices in publicly denouncing the Green shooting.
 
 At a press conference and walk against hate at the spot where the shooting occurred, Baez wondered out loud why he was the only Latino that took part in the protest action.
 
He challenged other Latino activists and leaders to aggressively oppose hate crime violence between Latinos and blacks.
 
There have been few takers.
 
 
Villaraigosa for his part badly dodged the issue by failing to name names. These aren’t just garden variety white on black hate crimes. Blacks and Latinos are committing many of these crimes, and they are victimizing each other. This represents two tormenting new trends.
 
One is that blacks and Latinos now commit the majority of hate crimes in L.A. The other is that hate crimes are increasingly being committed in urban areas. Since the summer, 2006, there have been nearly a dozen murder attempts in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles on blacks by alleged Latino gang members. There were more attacks in other parts of the city by blacks on Latinos. The attacks have happened in mixed ethnic neighborhoods such as Harbor Gateway.
 
Blacks and Latinos nationally commit about one in five hate crimes, and many of their victims, as in L.A., are other blacks or Latinos……

 

 

 

 

 

 “L.A. LEADERS CONCEDE THAT RACE MIGHT BE AN ISSUE IN RECENT SHOOTINGS:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/03/la-leaders-conc.html

 

 

RELATED LINK:  https://kathmanduk2.wordpress.com/2007/12/30/los-angeles-gang-f13-accused-of-targeting-black-people/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
“Fear Still Lingers For Many in Harbor Gateway”:  http://articles.latimes.com/2007/dec/30/local/me-gateway30
 
 
 
 
VIDEO:  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2007/01/13/rowland.race.cnn
 
 
Last year, this racial/ethnic-cleansing genocide of Latinos against Black citizens here in this article, by the Southern Poverty Law Center:
“L.A. BLACKOUT: ACTING ON ORDERS FROM MEXICAN MAFIA, LATINO GANG MEMBERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE TERRORIZING AND KILLING BLACKS”
 
 
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Anthony Prudhomme’s stepfather, Lavalle, had no idea the young man was murdered for racial reasons until his killers went on trial. (Todd Bigelow)
By Brentin Mock – Intelligence Report
Winter of 2006
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Ascending the steep steps that lead from the street to the scene of her son’s murder, 47-year-old Louisa Prudhomme is charged by a Doberman Pinscher.
Prudhomme reaches over a gate and gives the guard dog a rough pat on the head.
“Sam doesn’t seem to remember me,” she says.
 
What Prudhomme will never forget is that just past the snarling Doberman is the apartment on a hill where six years ago her 21-year-old son Anthony was shot in the face with a .25-caliber semi-automatic while lying on a futon she had purchased for him from IKEA. He died wearing a shirt that read, “Keep the Peace.”
 
Anthony Prudhomme was slain by members of the Avenues, a Latino street gang. But he was not a rival gang member, or a police informant, or a drug dealer. The Avenues did not target him for the content of his character, or even the contents of his apartment.
 
They targeted him for the color of his skin.
 
Prudhomme was murdered because he identified himself as black (he was in fact mixed-race) in a neighborhood occupied by one of the many Latino street gangs in Los Angeles County. Incredibly, even though these gangs are fundamentally criminal enterprises interested mainly in money, gang experts inside and outside the government say that they are now engaged in a campaign of “ethnic cleansing” — racial terror that is directed solely at African Americans.
 
“The way I hear these knuckleheads tell it, they don’t want their neighborhoods infested with blacks, as if it’s an infestation,” says respected Los Angeles gang expert Tony Rafael, who interviewed several Latino street gang leaders for an upcoming book on the Mexican Mafia, the dominant Latino gang in Southern California. “It’s pure racial animosity that manifests itself in a policy of a major criminal organization.”
 
“There’s absolutely no motive absent the color of their skin,” adds former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Michael Camacho. Before he became a judge, in 2003, Camacho successfully prosecuted a Latino gang member for the random shootings of three black men in Pomona, Calif.
 
“They generally don’t like African Americans,” Pomona gang unit officer Marcus Perez testified in that case. “If an African American enters their neighborhood, they’re likely to be injured or killed.”
 
A comprehensive study of hate crimes in Los Angeles County released by the University of Hawaii in 2000 concluded that while the vast majority of hate crimes nationwide are not committed by members of organized groups, Los Angeles County is a different story. Researchers found that in areas with high concentrations, or “clusters,” of hate crimes, the perpetrators were typically members of Latino street gangs who were purposely targeting blacks.
 
Furthermore, the study found, “There is strong evidence of race-bias hate crimes among gangs in which the major motive is not the defense of territorial boundaries against other gangs, but hatred toward a group defined by racial identification, regardless of any gang-related territorial threat.”
 
Six years later, the racist terror campaign continues.
 
 
And who can forget the savage gangland-style murders of three innocent black college students by the illegal immigrant gang members:
Published: August 10, 2007
 
 
In a day of dramatic turns that included the surrender of one suspect to the mayor himself, the authorities announced on Thursday that a 15-year-old youth and a 28-year-old construction worker had been arrested in the murder of three young people and the wounding of a fourth in an episode that has unsettled this crime-hardened city.
 
 
 
August 9, 2007    
Mike Derer/Associated Press

Jose Carranza was arrested in connection with the murder of three college students in Newark.

 
At least three other suspects — two of whom were described as also being juveniles — were still being sought, the authorities said, including one juvenile who is possibly a relative of the 15-year-old suspect.
 
The four victims, two of them college students and two who were scheduled to begin in the fall, were shot on Saturday night in the playground of the Mount Vernon elementary school,where they had been listening to music. The authorities say robbery appeared to be the motive.
 
Mayor Cory A. Booker, who announced the arrests in news conferences barely an hour apart, described the 28-year-old, Jose Carranza, as ”the principal suspect,” although officials said they had not yet worked out the relationship between the suspects.
 
At first glance, the two men held in the killings would seem to be odd collaborators. One was described as a fragile teenager who played basketball and once attended the very school where the shooting took place, and the other, by many accounts, was a troubled man with a steadily lengthening criminal record.
 
Mr. Booker said the 15-year-old, from Newark, was arrested late on Wednesday night.
 
Mr. Carranza, of nearby Orange, surrendered early Thursday afternoon, but only after his lawyer called a mayoral aide — while Mr. Booker and others were holding a news conference about the 15-year-old’s arrest — to alert them that Mr. Carranza wanted to give himself up to the mayor at a police station. The news conference was quickly ended, and, without telling reporters, Mr. Booker rushed to the police station on Franklin Street and waited for Mr. Carranza and his lawyer.
 
When the two walked into the station, the mayor put his hand on the suspect and, with the help of a detective, turned him around before he was handcuffed.
 
When Mr. Carranza, wearing a black ”Hulkamania” T-shirt, surrendered, Mr. Booker said, ”He said no words whatsoever.” He added dryly, ”I had absolutely nothing to say to this individual.”
 
Mr. Carranza, being held on $1 million bail, faces three murder charges, one charge of attempted murder and robbery.
 
The Essex County prosecutor, Paula T. Dow, said she would seek to try the juvenile, who faces the same charges, as an adult.
 
Mr. Carranza, with previous arrests on charges of aggravated assault and rape, was scheduled to be arraigned this morning. ”Our work is only just starting,” said Garry F. McCarthy, the city’s police director. ”We only got 40 percent of them.”
 
Investigators said that the surviving victim, Natasha Aeriel, answering questions in between periods of sedation at University Hospital, identified Mr. Carranza from mug shots.
 
Mr. Booker praised Ms. Aeriel, 19, who was shot in the head, for her ”incredible courage.”
 
She was the first to be shot. The three others — Terrance Aeriel, Natasha’s 18-year-old brother; Dashon Harvey, 20; and Iofemi Hightower, 20, were forced to kneel in the weed-strewn playground and were killed with bullets to the back of the head.
 
Although the authorities have discounted speculation that the slayings were gang-related, a friend of the 15-year-old suspect’s family, Noe Palacios, said that the boy had been enticed by the gang culture in the neighborhood, and that a 16-year-old cousin who he spends a lot of time with was in a local gang.
 
Another friend of the young suspect , a 13-year-old girl, who said she attended the Mount Vernon School with him, said: ”He was a cool guy, but he was in a gang. He used to fight a lot.”
 
 
These sadistic murders occurred in the Ivy Hill schoolyard where Jose Carranzas and his accomplices, lined up four students who were friends, made them kneel against a wall, and and execution-style, shot them point-blank at close range, in the head.

All four victims were lifelong friends and The four friends all attended Delaware State University together. None of the murdered students had a criminal record.

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Iofemi Hightower, shot in the head, murdered.
-Dashon Harvey, 20, shot in the head, murdered.
-Terrence Ariel, 18, shot in the head, murdered.
-His sister, Natasha, 19, survived a gunshot to the face.
Terry Anderson, a black radio host, of KRLA-AM, on his show, “The Terry Anderson Show”, broadcast from Los Angeles, California, speaks of the racial pogroms committed by browns against blacks:
“THE RAINBOW COALITION EVAPORATES”
“Terry Anderson is angry.
 
 
“From his KRLA-AM radio perch in Los Angeles, the black talk-show host thunders, “I have gone on the streets and talked to people at random here in the black community, and they all ask me the same question: ‘Why are our politicians and leaders letting this happen?’ ” What’s got Anderson—motto: “If You Ain’t Mad, You Ain’t Payin’ Attention”—so worked up isn’t the Jena Six or nooses on Columbia University doorknobs; it’s the illegal immigrants who allegedly murdered three Newark college students last August.
 
“And when he excoriates politicians for “letting this happen,” he’s directing his fire at Congressional Black Caucus members who support open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. “Massive illegal immigration has been devastating to my community,” Anderson, a former auto mechanic and longtime South Central Los Angeles resident, tells listeners. “Black Americans are hit the hardest.”
 
 
“Though blacks have long worried that the country’s growing foreign-born population, especially its swelling rolls of illegal immigrants, harmed their economic prospects, they have also followed their political leadership in backing liberal immigration policies.
 
“Now, however, as new waves of immigration inundate historically African-American neighborhoods, black opinion is hardening against the influx. “We will not lay down and take this any longer,” says Anderson. If he’s right, it could upend the political calculus on immigration.
 
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“The Terry Anderson Show”:  http://www.theterryandersonshow.com/
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You think that Latinos, and other non-blacks, do not see the lack of value placed on black lives? You think that Latinos and many others have not learned their lessons well from the Master himself, that to value black life, puts you (Latinos, Asians, Arabs, Native Americans, etc.), outside the pale of white acceptance?
 
Many non-blacks would choose an illiterate, uneducated white over  a highly educated black, if push came to shove. Many non-blacks would choose a white (knowing the history, past and present, of how whites have, and continue to, mistreat them, and blacks), over a black person,  but, since so many would rather worship and kowtow to whiteness, and hate on blackness, it is not surprising that so many non-blacks consider whites, no matter what their station in life, as better than any  black person.
That many non-blacks refuse to take that glass-dick of whiteness out of their mouths and rid their minds of the pollution of whiteness and its depraved perversions?
 
Whiteness and its worship is endemic in America, and the psyches of millions of people who have lived in this country for generations, as well as those who arrive upon its shores already loving, and lauding whiteness, while hating and vilifying blackness.
 
 
 
Blacks are not on the bottom by ourselves.
 
We share it with many non-blacks.
 
There as it was over a century ago, is the same racial/ethnic tension between two groups who are suffering from the same dire circumstances.
But, what are they going to do about it?
Work together?
Or war against each other…..until no blacks are left?
That is America’s ultimate aim.
 
But, that so many of them would rather choose working against black people, instead of working with black people says  very much.
 
That a Quannell X can and will speak up for a Latino in Houston, Texas, but, you can count on one hand the number of Latinos who can, or will, speak up for a black person (the one or two Latinos who do speak up), says very much how little regard is given to black people by brown people.
 
That so many non-blacks do not form coalitions of solidarity between black people harms not only black people, this lack of support harms non-black people as well.
 
By helping black people realize their agendas, brown people can realize their agendas as well.
 
By doing right by black people, Latinos can in the end do right by themselves.
 
But, many choose not to see it that way.
 
Over a century ago, nativist whites drew a line in the sand, and told Italians, Greeks, Irish:
 
“Choose sides. Either be with us, and have all the perks of white racist supremacy…or….choose to side with blacks…and face the dire consequences.”
 
Many did choose to step over the line and side with whites against blacks:
 
-Irish
-Italian
-Greeks
-Asians
 
Soon, it will be Latinos.
 
Eventually many who hail from a non-black race/ethnic group will sign up to poison themselves at the well of whiteness.
 
There is much solidarity that could, and should occur between blacks and non-blacks.
 
Many times blacks are overwhelmingly the only ones who reach out across the vast chasm and seek support and coalition-building with non-blacks.
 
Many times the offer is rebuffed.
 
Such is the strong desire to seek acceptance in the eyes of whites that eventually Latinos will too step across this bridge called our backs, that so many before them have crossed over on into the waiting arms of white-run America, to only turn around and realized so much they have given up, cast off, and destroyed just to gain favor in the eyes of the dominant group who still to this day, continue to reap the gains of white supremacy, and divide and conquer.
 
 
Oh, back to my post’s title.
 
Race scabs.
 
Yes, a phrase coined by me.
 
That is what so many, many non-black racial/ethnic groups have been towards black people in this country. So many non-black groups who have allowed their humanity to be crushed in their rush towards white acceptance, even if it meant so at the expense of black people.
 
Race scabs.
They have been found in every non-black race in America through the generations.
 
Is that what so many Latinos wish to become as well, like so many Irish, Italians, and others who gave up their humanity for a little house in the suburbs, who cut out their humanity for a little better living wage because so many unions were closed to black Americans, many who gave up their humanity just to become white, or at least as close to white as they could get, as long as it meant not having to live next to those….black people…who have contributed more to this country than any other group of people?
 
 
Will Latinos ultimately bow down to and kiss the ass of whiteness the way so many who came before them did?
 
And will black people finally wake up and read the writing on the wall, and realize that this country still hates and despises us and desires that we be removed from it?
 
Will black people realize that we have only each other to really count on in this country, and that in the end, we never could count on many people caring whether we lived or died.
Unless they could get something out of it for their own benefit.
 
That a few did stand firm in their resolve with us, is in and of itself a testament to the fortitude that there will always be a few who do give a damn.
 
But, facts have to be faced, that many, many millions will not care.
 
Black people need to stop taking each other for granted and start to learn that we are very much on our own in this hypocrisy of a country.
 
The Republicans are courting the Latino vote, and could give a damn less about black people.
 
The Democrats even less, and therefore, take the black vote for granted.
Obama will be just another linchpin in the racist cogs of Massa’s White Supremacy Wheel.
 
While you still can black America, get your head out of the sand and work with each other, instead of tearing each other down.
 
Black people through the decades have worked in coalitions with brown, red and yellow people on many levels, but, so many non-blacks have chosen to forget that history that once existed between blacks and other POC.
 
So many non-black communities—-black Americans have worked with:
 
-Asians
-Latinos
-Native Americans
 
So many groups that black people have spoken up for.
 
But, who speaks for us, other than a few non-blacks?
 
Who gives a damn other than a few?
 
Is it possible that Latinos in the future will do right by black people, or, will they do like the gang bangers who shoot innocent little black boys and young black girls in the head to curry favor with racist white/Aryan Nation prison gangs? To curry favor with white-run America?
 
Will Latinos study and learn of the history they had in coalitions with black people, or will they succumb to the lies and myths against black people that white-run America perpetuates to continue the old divide and conquer?
 
Blacks are not the only ones on the bottom.
 
Many non-blacks are there with us.
 
Will Latinos rise up and join in solidarity to work with their fellow black citizens to eradicate the unjust disparity of draconian prison sentences, continued segregation in housing, racial profiling, sub-standard education, unequal and dismal quality in health care?
 
Or will they instead seek to become white?
 
Will Latinos come to seek whiteness so bad, that they too will sell their souls for a mess of racist pottage against their fellow black citizens?
 
It is in their hands that such questions can be ultimately answered.
 
 
It is in their hands.

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  1. deborah williams

    dear friend, I’am an african american woman who does not live in Calfornia. But I was going through some things on the enternet,and I was caught up reading everything you said about how latinos are doing racial enthnic cleansing against blacks. I read that some time ago,and I want to say something has to be done immediately. For the life of me, I wonder why no one is crying out loud to bring this mess to an end. congresswoman Maxine Waters,and other well known and respected politicans live in that state,and you would have thought that they would do something to bring an end to the atrocity blacks are going through with those illegals. First of all, they don’t have no reason to be living or staying in this country. I fault the united states government for letting them be here and staying as well. A lot of those gangs come from El salvadore,and other countries,bringing their no good selves here, trying to take over. African Americans should file charges against the government for this. The law and its government should protect its citizens. I know that is part of the constitution. All those lame ass politicans are only worried about a vote,power,and money,and they don’t give a shit how they get it. I’am so sadden by all this. I don’t know what other state that is happening in,but I don’t see that happening here in Baltimore City. And when it,or if it comes, we will be ready for their sorry fucked up asses. It just keeps me guessing how blacks are quick to kill their own kind,but they won’t do a damn thing to the ones who are trying to kill off our race of people. So help me, I can’t stand a stupid person. I’am going to see what I can do to bring this matter to the forefront with Obama and other politicans,and of those who always need our votes. My mother always told me,a lot of lip service ain’t hittin’ on shit. I’am going to send everyone an email,and I will be looking forward to be talking on the phone with them as well. I’am not a big time person,or anything,but I do have the right in this country to be heard by those in office. Blacks people of California,and everywhere else should protest in the streets and city hall,and in Washinton D.C.,until they get some results. They should protest against anyone who is an elected official of that state,and this country too. That way we of other states can and will support them and protest with them too. They are so racist,but they don’t want others to be racist against them. Then they lie and say,the American people are racist against them. We don’t have that problem with them in my city. These black fools here are crazy than a junebug. Our people here don’t like spanish illegals,and they know it,but I guess they feel the same way,but I haven’t seen anything as of yet. They stay out our way,and we stay out their way too. Oh! One more thing, many spanish men like black pussy. whites don’t like those illegals in this country too. I know that for a fact because I hear them talk about all the time on tv,the radio,and the buses too.

  2. Isabelle

    I think that you are off your rocker. African Americans complain about not having freedom but you have an african american president. You have just as many rights as any white, latino, or asian. Your people have forgotten their history. They think that white people are soooo bad because they were slave owners, who wopped their slaves. There were white people who helped black people. You call each other the ‘N’ word all the time. You got your freedom now stop complaining about not having any. You have a month just to BLACK HISTORY, you have projects to teach you about the trials of Black people, you have black colleges and black parts of town. Its ENOUGH! STOP COMPLAINING! YOU’RE FREE! You need to remember what you were like when freed. You were still polite and eager to learn. Now, African Americans don’t care about their education anymore. They come to school to play and socialize. They just don’t care. There are no morals. There is no such thing as manners anymore and it’s because parents are afriad to beat their children. When you start teaching your children morals the maybe this world might be kind to you.

    • Ann

      “I think that you are off your rocker.”

      No.

      It is called telling the truth.

      “African Americans complain about not having freedom but you have an african american president.”

      -“You have an african american president.”

      No.

      This country has a president who happens to have a White American mother and a black Kenyan African father. therefore, Obama is not a Black American. But, since you obviously believe in the ODR I can only surmise that you consider Obama “Black”. I do not. Just because this country has elected a man who would be considered Black, does not mean that America is now a post-racial country. The hatred of Blackness still reigns supreme in the good ‘ol USA. Not much chance of WS going the way of the Brachiosauraus anytime soon.

      “You have just as many rights as any white, latino, or asian.”

      Oh, yeah…..rights.

      The right to live under the laws of the Bible, U.S. Constitution……until the cops/courts of law/legislative and judicial bodies realize that the person standing before them is a Black citizen.

      “Your people have forgotten their history.”

      Many Black Americans have not forgotten their history. Many still acknowledge and give respect to all the Black people who came before them.

      “They think that white people are soooo bad because they were slave owners, who wopped their slaves.”

      Not all Whites were slave owners….but….there were Whites who committed abominable acts of cruelty against Black enslaves: White overseers; White paddyrollers; White yeomen; White immigrants.

      One did not have to be a slave owner to commit atrocities against defenseless Blacks.

      “There were white people who helped black people.”

      True.

      John Brown.

      Lysander Spooner.

      Prudence Crandall.

      To name just a few.

      “You call each other the ‘N’ word all the time.”

      And which “you” of of whom do you speak? Not all Black citizens call each other “Nigger”. Those Blacks who do do not speak for all Black people.

      They certainly do not speak for me.

      “You got your freedom now stop complaining about not having any.”

      Freedom is a relative term.

      When Black women make the same amount of money as a White man for the same job, of the same comparable skills…..when unarmed Black women are not shot to death in their vehicles by trigger-happy cops….when Black citizens have just as much financial monies poured into their communities to build up the infrastructure (i.e.—schools, roads, no more hazardous waste sites [animal incineration plants for instance] in predominantly Black neighborhoods……when Black citizens ceased to be racially-profiled…stereotyped…vilified…denigrated and marginalized…..then…..you can talk about what freedoms Black citizens have.

      “You have a month just to BLACK HISTORY,”

      And such a pity, that.

      That Black citizens have to have a select month set-aside to acknowledge their history, instead of being able to obtain that history in elementary/junior/and senior high school textbooks…says alot about America’s continuous need to erase Black Americans from the nation’s conscious.

      “you have projects to teach you about the trials of Black people, you have black colleges and black parts of town.”

      “Black projects, well, you got me on that on. Black colleges continue to exist because of the anathema constantly shown to qualified Black students who seek admission to White colleges and universities. Until Black students are able to enter White colleges and obtain an education and not be looked upon as interlopers, then there will continue to be a need for Black colleges and universities.

      “Black parts of town”,eh?

      “Black parts of town” exist because of the long legacy of Jane Crow segregation, redlining, racial restrictive covenants, Sundown Towns (“Nigger, Don’t let the Sun go down on you, in this Town—-hence the term Sundown Towns), racial gerrymandering and many numerous wrongs done to the Black community has created the “Black parts of town” of which you speak.

      “Its ENOUGH! STOP COMPLAINING! YOU’RE FREE!
      You need to remember what you were like when freed.”

      What we were like when we were free?

      Hmm.

      Were we free when after slavery was abolished that Black women and girls still had no right to lay claim to their bodies during Reconstruction and Jane Crow segregation?

      Were we free when Black men could be tortured, burned and skinned alive, just for looking at a White woman?

      Were we free when so many of us lost countless lives just to live the most basic rights that were guaranteed us under the Bill of Rights and the Constitution?

      Depends on what your idea of freedom is.

      “You were still polite and eager to learn.”

      Of course many Black citizens were polite as you put it.

      They would have been torn apart and annihilated if they sought to tell White men and women the truth about themselves (White people, that is.) Black women and men had no choice but to be polite—-to do otherwise would have lost them not only their lives, but, their families’ lives, and the entire Black community’s life.

      “Now, African Americans don’t care about their education anymore.”

      Many do. You see them in your daily life every day.

      You just refuse to accept that there are many Blacks who put education first.

      “They come to school to play and socialize. They just don’t care.”

      So….. allBlack students have no regard for education. Then how do you explain the many Black students who commit themselves to preparing for an education, take the SAT, LSAT, ACT, etc., tests to enter colleges? I guess those young Black people are just phantoms and mirages, eh?

      “There are no morals”

      There are morals. Morals that are found in all races/ethnic groups.

      And some people have higher morals than others.

      No matter what race they come wrapped in.

      “There is no such thing as manners anymore and it’s because parents are afriad to beat their children.”

      Beating a child only reinforces a way of believing that only brute force can get you your way in this world. There are other alternatives to disciplining a child, and beating them is not the way to go.

      “When you start teaching your children morals the maybe this world might be kind to you.”

      And we are right back where we started.

      Black people have been teaching their children morals for over 450+ years, and the world (esp. the White world) was vicious and unkind to them.

      But, that did not stop millions of Black Americans from teaching their children morals and values, then.

      Nor has it stopped so many of them from teaching their children morals and values now.

      And as for “politeness”.

      Black citizens no longer have to be polite when speaking the truth.

      The days of Blacks having to swallow wrongs done to them are over.

    • Eve

      My dear Isabelle,

      I have made some realizations that I feel I must share with you.

      1) Being free doesn’t mean that racism decides to call off the rest of the day. Cash strapped minority schools, police profiling and lack of jobs all in a black community doesn’t mean that you can blame racism on the people who experience it.
      2) The tone of your reply is condescending and familiar towards people of color. How would you like it if I suggested that Latinos always ask for cash when working for day’s work? Or that illegals park their cars on their lawn. Why is a black person more likely to have “no morals” when we live in a society where white men kill their wives and children when they lose their jobs and mainstream culture is considering gay marriage? Is it perhaps because you believe in a world where there are good, safe blacks who want to be as white as possible and blacks who are angry are dangerous, irresponsible and ultimately childlike people who should want to assimilate? Who should be beaten because they dare not follow the model of the good black?
      3) I do think that you believe that one black person is the model for all black people (and that there are no black Latinos or if there are, these people have a work ethic, desperately condemn their own blackness and are just happy when you say hello to them because in your country you’re a white person?) and that it is impossible to you to see that there are many different types of black people in the world today outside of 125 st in Harlem. I bet you’ve never read the prose of Jean Toomer or Zora Neale Hurston Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, Chinua Achebe or the poetry of Langston Hughes or Countee Culleen.
      4) I think you think that black blood should be denied and that brown skin is a liability that should be guarded against. Do you perceive all brown and black skin color as “darker” compared to yours? Would you’d rather die than admit that you have a morena in the family? Should we all aim to lighten up?
      5) Why on God’s green earth would I accept that having a black “part of town” (your words for segregation, no?) , black colleges, a simple month for remembrance of my wonderful, resilient black ancestors (who are probably related to some of yours, darling) and school projects tailored for a grade as real progress after my ancestors died to make things happen? After I wear my brown skin tone 365 days a year and have relatives and friends who are varying degrees of brown and black and ivory?
      Why would I accept your puny definition for the richness that is at the heart of being black? Why would I accept your opinion of my opinion as truth, accept your overwhelming hostility to black discussion? Where are your credentials? Why should I believe you when you say we “complain” but you speak?
      You lack compassion for black people. You think that we should somehow abbreviate our pain because it is less important or it is ugly or somehow disturbing, that we should feel it during Black history month or we should only complain in the quarters of our own neighborhoods where you cannot find it. It is imagination and perhaps we are speaking of a bogeyman? But darling, why are you looking for it? Why are you offended that black people should talk when you have take so little stock in their opinions?
      6) It’s funny- I always thought that freedom gave me the chance to do what I wanted, even if that was to complain (as you are doing in this very blog post)
      7) For many years, African Americans used to worry about the fact that other peoples thought that they did substandard school work. Many of use worried that we were not good enough and many brillant people stopped trying (like Malcom X).
      Please prove how you know that blacks don’t care about their education and that all Hispanic, Asian and whites do. Apparently, you feel that this is motivated by our blackness which informs our understanding or better, our lack of understanding. But mostly, I would venture that you believe this comment and unconsciously try to prove this with other black people.
      8)Blackness has nothing to with politeness or morals. Black people are human beings and no longer have to prove themselves to be safe for consumption.
      9) Being beaten by your parents and being beaten as a slave in the lowest rung of someone’s empire is not equatable. You are aligning paternalistic values with those of slavery. White men are no wiser than anyone; they were not more equipped to be leaders. If you think that the history of slavery can be best described as “They [black people] think that white people are soooo bad because they were slave owners, who wopped their slaves. There were white people who helped black people.” then you’ve forgotten your history. You’re forgetting rape which produced Hispanic and black people. You’re forgetting the psychological effects of slavery (which was not a system that was instituted by whites people [with the assistance of some African chiefs?], if I understand what you’re saying correctly?) You’re forgetting white privilege that whites think is a right. You are forgetting the terror of the KKK or the terrors of lynching black folks. I wish you would try to tell the family members of the disappeared or the tortured in Argentina, Guatemala, Congo, Brazil, the Biafrans in Nigeria , Uganda, Panama, Chile, Cambodia, Kenya that they “should get over it” or the Tutsi in Rwanda that it’s soo over now. Try telling a child chained to a loom in India that they are free because they breathe. Try telling the Jewish people and the Armenians that. Yeah, good luck. But black people and the international smear of racism-nah, we fabricate our pain? It matters less? We should forget about complaining because whites didn’t mean to enslave people? I would just rather you said nothing than to deny.
      10. What about Cheryl Green? Did she die because she was insolent, had no morals, did not respect her parents or her teachers had forgotten to be grateful for her little bit of freedom? Is it okay to kill unarmed teen-aged girls because they look like they might be trouble? How are we supposed to prevent innocent, young black people from dying? How did Latino gangs graduate to killing black people? What is your solution? Obviously, you think that we shouldn’t mention it because blacks are lazy, uncultivated whiners. Did Cheryl Green whine? Was that her fatal flaw? Did she ask for it?
      11. It seems to that you are lacking the history here. If you knew your history, you would never dare align yourself with white people in this country. For they have comprised their souls to be in power. Mainstream white society is not your friend. Instead it seeks to assuage the guilt over whites who labor under secret racist beliefs. You’re obviously of Hispanic origins- you’ve never noticed that Hispanic people suffer police brutality, that awful stereotypes abound (like the Latina maid, or the sexy Latino myth) that blacks would not tolerate?
      12.I’m sick of people like you yet I have to love you. If there wasn’t black people in this country, where would you be? Where would I be if you were not free? You think it was all kindly whites who “saved” black people? No. And many whites lived just as poorly as black slaves (many started off as indentured servants); they used race and ignorance to give them a better social standing. It was the sin of slavery which people want to push under the rug, that stain that stains our souls and the flag of America. It was the slaves who agitated. It was people who endured with dignity when the KKK rode into town. It was the abolitionists, freed and enslaved people who wrote (much like this blog) and protested about it. It was their faith in God and his tenet to love your neighbor. It was the abolition of slavery that gave all peoples of this country the legal definition of civil rights. Ever hear the terms- Pursuit of happiness?
      13. I’ll say- I’m proud of my African ancestors who lived and died to make this a better world for their children (who are probably your ancestors too). I will not forsake them because I am ashamed of them. They were people who tried to live the best they could and tried to give the world to their children. I rise in the morning because of them; I dream because of them.
      14. And you obviously don’t know that the ugly mark of slavery continues today. Are you aware (duh?) that apartheid continued until 1994? The last lynching was in 1997 in Texas? Are you still going to tell me that we blacks should be quiet?
      15. If we are quiet, how will racism ever be tackled? We African Americans are lucky in that we can at least call ourselves black. We have an identity (that is sullied by hip-hop and such). We have ancestors, agitators, truth-tellers, writers, poets who we can always look to for (do you think it’s easy to live with whites who still labor under racist assumption even in the time of Obama?). In direct contrast, there are places where many people cannot even call themselves black and where they are expected to assimilate the common culture while still being stigmatized by the color of their skin. Sometimes, the racism they encounter is heartbreaking and impoverishing. Marginalized peoples deserve to know that they are beautiful how God created them.
      16. We are the reason that America knows what freedom is.
      17. If you believe all of this, then you should avoid all black people. Stay away from them. But I sincerely hope that you do not. You do black people damage. You patronize them. You insult their ancestors. You do not understand that love is law and that you owe your freedom to those very same African slaves.
      18. The litmus test of freedom is how disenfranchised people are treated. Freedom does not just exist for the wealthy or whites or the subservient black person or people with two legs, two eyes, two ears or for adults. We are not here to excoriate the weak or tune out what painful observations of people of color. Pain lends itself to honesty (and I am sad after reading that Cheryl Green died such a thoughtless death and the painful history of black people matters so little to you who benefits so much from their labors).
      19. If you want to, you don’t have to listen to the honesty of black folk. There are many ways to tune out it out. African Americans are not perfect people; we have flaws and such that you can focus on. We don’t own the market on pain (the term we is such a diverse group, the term in itself can be a liability- many people of color and of different nationalities fought against slavery and the aftershocks of colonialism). Or you can try to assimilate in white culture but I’ll tell you that passing is stressful. But I suspect that you know what pain is or that you know the pains of racism. God is the color of water- open up your ears and your heart because really love (in God and in ourselves and our neighbors) is all we have.

  3. Eve

    My dear Isabelle,

    I have made some realizations that I feel I must share with you.

    1) Being free doesn’t mean that racism decides to call off the rest of the day. Cash strapped minority schools, police profiling and lack of jobs all in a black community doesn’t mean that you can blame racism on the people who experience it.
    2) The tone of your reply is condescending and familiar towards people of color. How would you like it if I suggested that Latinos always ask for cash when working for day’s work? Or that illegals park their cars on their lawn. Why is a black person more likely to have “no morals” when we live in a society where white men kill their wives and children when they lose their jobs and mainstream culture is considering gay marriage? Is it perhaps because you believe in a world where there are good, safe blacks who want to be as white as possible and blacks who are angry are dangerous, irresponsible and ultimately childlike people who should want to assimilate? Who should be beaten because they dare not follow the model of the good black?
    3) I do think that you believe that one black person is the model for all black people (and that there are no black Latinos or if there are, these people have a work ethic, desperately condemn their own blackness and are just happy when you say hello to them because in your country you’re a white person?) and that it is impossible to you to see that there are many different types of black people in the world today outside of 125 st in Harlem. I bet you’ve never read the prose of Jean Toomer or Zora Neale Hurston Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, Chinua Achebe or the poetry of Langston Hughes or Countee Culleen.
    4) I think you think that black blood should be denied and that brown skin is a liability that should be guarded against. Do you perceive all brown and black skin color as “darker” compared to yours? Would you’d rather die than admit that you have a morena in the family? Should we all aim to lighten up?
    5) Why on God’s green earth would I accept that having a black “part of town” (your words for segregation, no?) , black colleges, a simple month for remembrance of my wonderful, resilient black ancestors (who are probably related to some of yours, darling) and school projects tailored for a grade as real progress after my ancestors died to make things happen? After I wear my brown skin tone 365 days a year and have relatives and friends who are varying degrees of brown and black and ivory?
    Why would I accept your puny definition for the richness that is at the heart of being black? Why would I accept your opinion of my opinion as truth, accept your overwhelming hostility to black discussion? Where are your credentials? Why should I believe you when you say we “complain” but you speak?
    You lack compassion for black people. You think that we should somehow abbreviate our pain because it is less important or it is ugly or somehow disturbing, that we should feel it during Black history month or we should only complain in the quarters of our own neighborhoods where you cannot find it. It is imagination and perhaps we are speaking of a bogeyman? But darling, why are you looking for it? Why are you offended that black people should talk when you have take so little stock in their opinions?
    6) It’s funny- I always thought that freedom gave me the chance to do what I wanted, even if that was to complain (as you are doing in this very blog post)
    7) For many years, African Americans used to worry about the fact that other peoples thought that they did substandard school work. Many of use worried that we were not good enough and many brilliant people stopped trying (like Malcom X).
    Please prove how you know that blacks don’t care about their education and that all Hispanic, Asian and whites do. Apparently, you feel that this is motivated by our blackness which informs our understanding or better, our lack of understanding. But mostly, I would venture that you believe this comment and unconsciously try to prove this with other black people. You do not try this with Native Americans because you don’t see them but they suffer from the same assimilation value issues…
    8)Blackness has nothing to with politeness or morals. Black people are human beings and no longer have to prove themselves to be safe for consumption.
    9) Being beaten by your parents and being beaten as a slave in the lowest rung of someone’s empire is not equatable. You are aligning paternalistic values with those of slavery. White men are no wiser than anyone; they are not more equipped to be leaders. If you think that the history of slavery can be best described as “They [black people] think that white people are soooo bad because they were slave owners, who wopped their slaves. There were white people who helped black people.” then you’ve forgotten your history. You’re forgetting rape which produced Hispanic and black people. You’re forgetting the psychological effects of slavery (which was an archaic system instituted by white people [with the compliance of some African chiefs], if I understand what you’re saying correctly?) You’re forgetting white privilege that whites think is a right. You are forgetting the terror of the KKK or the terrors of lynching black folks. I wish you would try to tell the family members of the disappeared or the tortured in Argentina, Guatemala, Congo, Brazil, the Biafrans in Nigeria , Uganda, Panama, Chile, Cambodia, Kenya that they “should get over it” or the Tutsi in Rwanda that it’s soo over now. Try telling a child chained to a loom in India that they are free because they breathe. Try telling the Jewish people and the Armenians that. Yeah, good luck. But black people and the international smear of racism-nah, we fabricate our pain? It matters less? We should forget about complaining because whites didn’t mean to enslave people? I would just rather you said nothing than to deny.
    10. What about Cheryl Green? Did she die because she was insolent, had no morals, did not respect her parents or her teachers had forgotten to be grateful for her little bit of freedom? Is it okay to kill unarmed teen-aged girls because they look like they might be trouble? How are we supposed to prevent innocent, young black people from dying? How did Latino gangs graduate to killing black people? What is your solution? Obviously, you think that we shouldn’t mention it because blacks are lazy, uncultivated whiners. Did Cheryl Green whine? Was that her fatal flaw? Did she ask for it?
    11. It seems to that you are lacking the history here. If you knew your history, you would never dare align yourself with white people in this country. For they have comprised their souls to be in power. Mainstream white society is not your friend. Instead it seeks to assuage the guilt over whites who labor under secret racist beliefs. You’re obviously of Hispanic origins- you’ve never noticed that Hispanic people suffer police brutality, that awful stereotypes abound (like the Latina maid, or the sexy Latino myth) that blacks would not tolerate?
    12.I’m sick of people like you yet I have to love you. If there wasn’t black people in this country, where would you be? Where would I be if you were not free? You think it was all kindly whites who “saved” black people? No. And many whites lived just as poorly as black slaves (many started off as indentured servants); they used race and ignorance to give them a better social standing. It was the sin of slavery which people want to push under the rug, that stain that stains our souls and the flag of America. It was the slaves who agitated. It was people who endured with dignity when the KKK rode into town. It was the abolitionists, freed and enslaved people who wrote (much like this blog) and protested about it. It was their faith in God and his tenet to love your neighbor. It was the abolition of slavery that gave all peoples of this country the legal definition of civil rights. Ever hear the terms- Pursuit of happiness?
    13. I’ll say- I’m proud of my African ancestors who lived and died to make this a better world for their children (who are probably your ancestors too). I will not forsake them because I am ashamed of them. They were people who tried to live the best they could and tried to give the world to their children. I rise in the morning because of them; I dream because of them.
    14. And you obviously don’t know that the ugly mark of slavery continues today. Are you aware (duh?) that apartheid continued until 1994? The last lynching was in 1997 in Texas? Are you still going to tell me that we blacks should be quiet?
    15. If we are quiet, how will racism ever be tackled? We African Americans are lucky in that we can at least call ourselves black. We have an identity (that is sullied by hip-hop and such). We have ancestors, agitators, truth-tellers, writers, poets who we can always look to for (do you think it’s easy to live with whites who still labor under racist assumption even in the time of Obama?). In direct contrast, there are places where many people cannot even call themselves black and where they are expected to assimilate the common culture while still being stigmatized by the color of their skin. Sometimes, the racism they encounter is heartbreaking and impoverishing. Marginalized peoples deserve to know that they are beautiful how God created them.
    16. We are the reason that America knows what freedom is.
    17. If you believe all of this, then you should avoid all black people. Stay away from them. But I sincerely hope that you do not. You do black people damage. You patronize them. You insult their ancestors. You do not understand that love is law and that you owe your freedom to those very same African slaves.
    18. The litmus test of freedom is how disenfranchised people are treated. Freedom does not just exist for the wealthy or whites or the subservient black person or people with two legs, two eyes, two ears or for adults. We are not here to excoriate the weak or tune out what painful observations of people of color. Pain lends itself to honesty (and I am sad after reading that Cheryl Green died such a thoughtless death and the painful history of black people matters so little to you who benefits so much from their labors).
    19. If you want to, you don’t have to listen to the honesty of black folk. There are many ways to tune out it out. African Americans are not perfect people; we have flaws and such that you can focus on. We don’t own the market on pain (the term we is such a diverse group, the term in itself can be a liability- many people of color and of different nationalities fought against slavery and the aftershocks of colonialism). Or you can try to assimilate in white culture but I’ll tell you that passing is stressful. But I suspect that you know what pain is or that you know the pains of racism. God is the color of water- open up your ears and your heart because really love (in God and in ourselves and our neighbors) is all we have.

  4. Eve

    My dear Isabelle,

    Love is all we have and tolerance is the speediest way to recognize that.

    Eve

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