RACIST WHITE AMERICA. WHY DIDN'T THE WHITE TEACHER WRITE A LETTER STATING HOW WHITES ENSLAVED BLACKS, USING VIOLENCE AS A DISCIPLINE MEASURE, AND HOW WHITE AMERICA WORKED AFRICANS FOR FREE. THE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN HOLOCAUST CALLED SLAVERY WHICH CREATED AMERICAN CAPITALISM.
A majority white Mississippi school faces heat after a teacher handed out a “slave letter writing” assignment asking students to imagine what their family life would entail if they were slaves.
According to The Daily Beast, eighth-graders at Purvis Middle School were asked to “pretend like you are a slave working on a Mississippi plantation,” in order to write a letter addressed to family members in Africa, describing their life.
“You may discuss the journey to America, as well as the day-to-day tasks you perform,” it reads.
A screenshot capturing a slide of the bulleted assignment list went viral, prompting rightful, passionate criticism. Frank Bunnell, the school’s principal, sent a letter to parents this week that was obtained by The Daily Beast. Bunnell apologized and attempted to explain that while severely disturbing, the letter was taken out of context.
“A person could read just the assignment and draw a very unrealistic view of the true tragedies that occurred. That was not intended,” he wrote. “However, intent does not excuse anything. There is no excuse to downplay a practice that (even after abolished) spurs unjust laws, unfair economic practices, inhumane treatment, and suppression of a people.”
Lamar County School District Superintendent Dr. Steven Hampton voiced Bunnell’s claims in a separate statement and wrote that the goal of the assignment “was to show our students just how horrible slavery was and to gain empathy for what it was like to be a slave.” Yeah, uh huh.
DO WHITE FOLKS STAY AWAKE AT NIGHT DECIDING WHAT IS BEST FOR THEM, TO MAKE IT EASIER, WHEN THEY TALK WITH BLACKS ABOUT THEIR RACISM?
The Struggle Continues!
FROM THE "TOUGH! YOU SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES EARLIER, ASSHOLE" FILE...
trump TERRORIST WHINES THAT COCKROACHES ARE KEEPING HIM AWAKE IN JAIL. YOU WORKED FOR A COCKROACH. YOU SHOULD RIGHT BE AT HOME.
Federico Klein, who worked in the Trump State Department and is charged with six crimes for his participation in the Capitol attack wants a new jail cell due to cockroaches keeping him awake.
NBC News reported: A hearing was set for Tuesday, March 9, on whether he must be detained pending trial. When told he would remain in custody until next week’s hearing, he said, “I’m wondering if there’s a place that I could stay in detention where I don’t have cockroaches crawling everywhere while I attempt to sleep. I haven’t slept very much. “ WHITE PRIVILEGE MUCH?
Klein should have thought about the conditions in prison before he assaulted a police officer. ALL trump terrorists who all pretend to be tough guys have revealed themselves to be quite a whiny wimpish group. The terrorist who sat in Pelosi’s chair and stole government property complained that it was unfair that he was still in jail.
The trump terrorists are learning that actions have consequences, and if one tries to overthrow the government, they should expect to have to sleep with roaches.
YOU GET A FEEL FOR THE PATHOLOGICAL NATURE OF WHITE AMERICAN RACISM AND WHITE AMERICAN PRIVILEGE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF WHITE RIOTING INSURRECTIONISTS ON JANUARY 6 WHO ARE STILL WALKING AROUND because law enforcement “claim” they cannot identify or find them...or when they were arrested ...they were later released. This is on top of trump and his vile band of Racists not approving military protection in this time of national crisis.
Had WE -Black folks, that is-stormed the Capitol-even though WE would not have stormed the Capitol-but hypothetically had WE stormed the Capitol, when the smoke settled, there would not have been much of US left to arrest after the police and whomever else had splattered our bodies with the high-powered bullets from their high-powered guns and their high-powered rifles. (They would have found some.)
They would still be scraping up, what remained of us, off the floor, and the walls, and the ceilings, to this day. Yet now, the FBI cannot "find" some of trump’s Racist White marauding thugs and insurrectionists and rioters and murderers whose images you can clearly see on video and on camera. Can this be the same FBI, who can find you just by someone telling them the color of brick in your house? But I guess White Privilege still works even in times of sedition and treason. And remember, this is ALL because of Black voters and Black votes.
After all, South Sympathizer and Slaver supporter President Andrew Johnson did ABSOLVE Jefferson Davis and ALL of his Treasonous Confederate cabinet...Robert E. Lee, and ALL of his Treasonous generals and soldiers. He issued an executive amnesty –Pardon, if you will--for all of the enemy government Confederates who sought to overthrow the United States of America to maintain their lifestyle of enslaving Blacks to make them obscenely wealthy, and their other Racist prurient interests.
No big deal for law enforcement when the perpetrators are White...even when it comes to invading, vandalizing, and seeking to find elected officials to assassinate, you know, insurrection. It is just child's play, that is, White child’s play. That White Racist and That White Privilege Thing Still Works.
The Struggle Continues!
Thank you Stetson Kennedy Foundation. It is an honor. Thank you Sandy Arpen, Tracey Arpen, and the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, as the Hosts of my presentation last night February 18, 2021.
Last night, before the Third Thursday Lecture (which was amazing!), we were honored to have the Stetson Kennedy Foundation present their annual award to our speaker, Rodney Hurst. The mission of the SKF is:
“to do all that we can to help carry forward mankind's unending struggle for human rights in a free, peaceful, harmonious, democratic, just, humane, bounteous and joyful world, to nurture our cultural heritages, and to faithfully discharge our commitment of stewardship over Mother Earth and all her progeny.”
Tracey Arpen presented the award on behalf of Sandra Parks and the Board of Directors of the organization. It is a prestigious award and we congratulate Mr. Hurst. The presentation follows:
“In case some of you aren’t familiar with Stetson Kennedy, he was a fascinating character who spent his entire adult life fighting for human rights, including infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s. He worked with Zora Neale Hurston and others in the Federal Writers Project to gather and preserve Florida’s history, culture and folklore.
He lived in the Fruit Cove area at a place named Beluthahatchee, where his friend Woody Guthrie was a visitor. He died in 2011.
Since 2007 the Stetson Kennedy Foundation has presented the Fellow Man and Mother Earth Award to recognize an individual's outstanding achievement in promoting environmental kinship, human rights or the preservation of traditional culture.
The Foundation recognizes and honors Rodney Hurst for his outstanding achievement as a civil rights activist, award winning author, community leader and black historian! If courage and leadership were also criteria for the award, Rodney would be even more deserving.
In 1960, at just 16 years old, Rodney was President of the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP. He and others led the sit-in demonstrations in downtown Jacksonville just months after the sit-ins in Greensboro and Nashville. He was there on Ax Handle Saturday on August 27, 1960. Because of the local “blackout” of news of the demonstration and attacks, Rodney’s book “It was never about a hot dog and a Coke,” detailing his eyewitness account is the only historically accurate description of the 1960 Jacksonville sit-ins and Ax Handle Saturday.
For over 60 years now, Rodney has been a fighter for equal rights and a chronicler of the struggle to achieve them. Stetson Kennedy knew Rodney and always appreciated the risk and courage that he and other activists took in the 60s. Stetson also appreciated that he wrote about it! Stetson appreciated Rodney's leadership role as a young member of the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP and his leadership role as it continues in the Jacksonville community today.
Colorado police and paramedics who stopped Elijah McClain made a series of crucial errors that ended in the young man's 2019 death, findings of an independent probe revealed on Monday.
Aurora police had no justification to stop or use force to detain McClain, and responding paramedics sedated him with ketamine "without conducting anything more than a brief visual observation" of the 23-year-old Black man, according to a panel of medical and legal experts appointed by the City Council, which commissioned the report.
The initial stop of McClain was questionable, as "none of the officers articulated a crime that they thought Mr. McClain had committed, was committing or was about to commit," the report found. McClain was stopped on Aug. 24, 2019 in Aurora by officers answering a call reporting a suspicious person in the area.
"This decision had ramifications for the rest of the encounter," according to findings.
A chokehold was used during the confrontation and he was injected with ketamine, with authorities believing he was in a state of excited delirium and posing a threat to officers, authorities have said.Colorado police and paramedics who stopped Elijah McClain made a series of crucial errors that ended in the young man's 2019 death, findings of an independent probe revealed on Monday.
Responding to a scathing report that alleged numerous mistakes by police officers in the death of Elijah McClain, the Aurora, Colorado, police chief said Tuesday she will welcome an independent monitor of her department and apologized to McClain's mother, family and friends.
"The bottom line is Elijah McClain should still be here today," Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said during a news conference. "Nothing I can say here today or changes that I’ve made or changes I will continue to make will bring him back and for that, I’m extremely sorry."
I know this is a new circumstance for you, but now that you are in the middle of this unfortunate human life and death tragedy, where your money and your Privilege cannot purchase running water or food or electricity or heat or a flushable toilet, maybe you will understand --- maybe not---but just maybe, you will understand this is what many poor Black and Brown folks have to deal with on a daily basis. They just catch hell. They cannot fly away to Mexico. It is called trying to "make ends meet" ...or...DIE TRYING!
AFTER LOSING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE SENATE DUE TO BLACK VOTES, Racist Republicants are resorting to their "tried and true" Racist Southern political strategy---Stop Blacks from voting altogether...and any way they can. White AmeriKKKan Racism does not change. White AmeriKKKan Racism simply-pun intended- mutates to another virulent Racism strain. Still Racism, just more infectious. Sound familiar?
Charlie Cobb, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Co-founder, Elaine Brown, former Chair of the Black Panther Party, and Me at a reception in the home of Chevara Orrin. Quite an evening of conversations.
JUST A REMINDER...
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has confirmed he will order that flags be flown at half-staff at public buildings in honor of conservative (aka Racist)- firebrand (aka Racist)- Rush Limbaugh (REAL DEAD RACIST).
The Racism of the Racist trump Republicant party and ALL of its fellow travelers. Thanks Ed Hall.
Joe Biden has been president for 32 days and has spent 0 taxpayer dollars going to golf, but he does go to church every weekend.
Joe Biden spends his presidential weekends with his family and going to church.
There have been no million-dollar trips on Air Force One to a golf club that he owns in Florida. There have been no bills to the taxpayers for golf cart rentals and hotel rooms.
President Biden did manage to secure enough COVID vaccine for every American to be vaccinated by July.
The Secret Service spent $5.2 million on Trump’s first four golf trips in 2017, which was just for security costs.
Trump spent 296 years of presidential salary on golf by 2019, so far Biden has spent zero.
The grift has ended as Joe Biden would rather be his family than line his pockets with taxpayer money.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.