“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
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:
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:
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:
“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.
Political cartoon about the East St. Louis massacre of 1917. The caption reads, “Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?”
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.
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?
It is already happening:
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
“Second Latino Gang Member Arrested In Murder of 14-Year-Old Black Girl”:
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.
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.
Flight from gang violence proved to be futile
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.
“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.”…..
Latino and Black Hate Crimes: The New Face of Hate
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/
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”
||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:
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.
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.
–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.
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?
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.