President Andrew Jackson is responsible for more Native American Indian deaths than any other person in American history. In fact, American Indians call him a killer. The same slave-owning Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, for whom Jacksonville was named... the same Andrew Jackson whose statue, protesters are trying to topple in Washington DC...and the same Andrew Jackson, the current Racist in presidential clothing, calls one of his heroes.
DURING THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST CALLED SLAVERY, TWELVE OF AMERICA'S FIRST 18 PRESIDENTS "OWNED" ENSLAVED PERSONS, and 8 of those 12 "owned" enslaved persons while in the White House. They were not the only presidents in Racist clothing. The list is extensive. Add James Polk, Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt. And the list does not end there. Just like the Racist donald trump mirrors Racist America now, many presidents mirrored Racist America when they were elected. Yet White historians paint these Racist presidents as demi-gods.
Of particular note, the New York Museum of Natural History will remove the Theodore Roosevelt statue at its entrance because "it explicitly depicts Black and Indigenous people as subjugated and racially inferior" which is how Theodore Roosevelt personally and politically felt about Blacks and American Indians. After centuries, the cover is slowly being removed from an Incomplete, Dishonest, and Racist American history. Which is why you continue to fight and call out the Christian American Institution of Racism no matter how long it takes. The Struggle Continues!
NO MATTER HOW THEY TRY, if they try, White reporters simply do not have the insight and the understanding to report on Black protest demonstrations. They still do not understand "Black Lives Matter." They do not understand police brutality against Blacks. Somehow, it is always our fault. They will not report on White violence on Blacks. Constitutional Freedom of Assembly without restrictions only apply to Whites. Constitutional Freedom of Assembly for Blacks come with restrictions and conditions. Many newsrooms unfortunately do not have the Black reporters to "teach" their White colleagues what they do not know, and to give them a Black frame of reference.
This is not new. We saw the same thing during the Civil Rights Movement. In fact it is the height of White Privilege and White Arrogance, and that "White expert on me" thing, for White reporters to think they understand Black protest demonstrations, and can fairly report on those demonstrations. White reporters simply do not understand...at any level.
The Struggle Continues!
MEMO TO CONFEDERATE/CONFEDERACY/RACISM SUPPORTERS...LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, AGAIN.
“The Lost Cause” is THE MYTH that describes YOUR Confederate cause as a so-called heroic one against great odds despite YOUR defeat. YOU viewed the American Civil War as an honorable struggle for the Southern way of life while minimizing or denying the central role of slavery. When your ANCESTORS in the 19th century spoke of the "southern way of life," they referred to a way of life founded on white supremacy and supported by the White Christian Institution of Slavery. You can try to rewrite history as much as you like, but Lying today does not change the truth, and Lying does not make it so.
YOUR Lost Cause portrayed the South as more adherent to Christian values than the allegedly greedy North. It portrayed slavery as more benevolent than cruel, alleging that it taught Christianity and "civilization." YOU used the Christian church to justify NOT considering African and African Americans as humans, and the Christian church obliged you. You and the White Christian church considered enslaved Africans as property and not humans, solely based on the color of their skin. Stories of "happy slaves" were often used as propaganda to defend slavery. Many times, they also portrayed slave owners were kind to their slaves.
You argue that slavery was not the main cause of the Civil War. To reach this conclusion, you deny and minimize the wartime writings and speeches of Confederate leaders in favor of postwar views. Yet in the Secessionist Papers of EVERY state that seceded, they listed “SLAVERY’ as the reason for leaving the United States of America. It also means YOUR monuments to the Confederacy and to Confederate War Criminals are monuments to Slavery and monuments to YOUR LIES!
The Cornerstone Speech, also known as the Cornerstone Address, was an oration delivered by YOUR Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens at the Athenaeum in Savannah, Georgia, on March 21, 1861. Stephens' speech applauded white supremacy, defended the enslavement of Africans and African Americans, explained the fundamental differences between the constitutions of the Confederacy and that of the United States, enumerated contrasts between U.S. and Confederate ideologies and beliefs, and laid out the Confederacy's causes for declaring secession. It is remembered mainly as evidence then and now that the "cornerstone" or true foundation of the Confederacy was slavery.
YOUR terminology of Lost Cause is laughable. Bottom line...YOUR Confederacy was an enemy government which was formed to overthrow the United States of America to support Slavery. THE CIVIL WAR WAS FOUGHT TO SUPPORT SLAVERY...END OF STORY!!! ALL YOUR ancestors who fought for and supported the Confederacy were Racist Treasonous War Criminals.
As a card-carrying Racist, when donald trump says, “Make America Great Again” there is no doubt that he is talking about the same ISSUES today that YOUR ancestors talked about when they seceded from the United States of America and fought a war in support of Slavery and Racism. Enslave and Keep the Blacks in their place...THEN AND NOW!
The Struggle Continues!
WE WILL COMMEMORATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JACKSONVILLE YOUTH COUNCIL NAACP 1960 SIT-INS AND AX HANDLE SATURDAY ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020 AT 12 NOON IN HEMMING PARK---NO MATTER WHO COMES TO TOWN. This 60th Anniversary Commemoration is sponsored by the NAACP, the Center for Urban Education and Policy, Leadership Is For Everyone Inc. (LIFE), and a host of other individuals and companies. Expect weekly updates.
White lunch counters were visible vestiges of segregation and racism. Today it might seem passive, but 60 years ago, it was an unheard-of confrontation to the White racist comfort zone of segregation and privilege in Jacksonville, and many Whites responded violently in Jacksonville.
White Department stores in downtown Jacksonville insulted Black shoppers daily by wanting them to spend their money, but only where the stores wanted Black shoppers to spend their money. One of the many places White stores did not want Blacks to spend money was at the White lunch counters. We said that was an insult. We did not sit in because we wanted to eat a hot dog and a coke. We sat in to dramatize our opposition to segregation and Racism and for our Human Dignity and Respect.
After demonstrating for two weeks against the racism of downtown stores, members of the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP* were attacked by 200 White Racist thugs with ax handles and baseball bats on August 27, 2020, Ax Handle Saturday. They also attacked anyone in downtown Jacksonville with a Black hue of skin. There were no police around to “protect and serve” and the White press of Jacksonville “whited out” news of the sit-ins. Thank God for the Black press who did cover the sit-ins and Ax Handle Saturday in Jacksonville as they did other demonstrations throughout the Civil Rights Movement.
*(The Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP was comprised of mostly high school students in Jacksonville from the Black segregated high schools-Matthew W. Gilbert Junior Senior high school on the East side or “out East” as we used to say; New Stanton high school on the West side; Douglas Anderson Junior Senior high school on the South side; and Northwestern Junior Senior high school [my Alma Mater] on the North side. I had the honor of serving as the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP President. Mr. Rutledge Henry Pearson was the Youth Council adviser.)
ONCE AGAIN, WE DEAL WITH THE IMPERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES TO WHITE AMERICA…BUT VERY PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES TO BLACK AMERICA…OF GEORGE FLOYD, ANOTHER BLACK MAN MURDERED BY THE POLICE. It is impersonal to White America because Whites do not have to deal with the dangers of racist policemen killing White males. Never have…Never will.
White mothers and fathers do not have to talk with their White sons about the police, like Black mothers and fathers must talk with their Black sons about the police. White mothers and fathers do not have to dread that late-night telephone call about their White sons, like Black mothers and fathers have to dread that late-night telephone call about their Black sons. White mothers and fathers do not have to talk with their White sons about Black folks calling the police on them, like Black mothers and fathers must talk with their Black sons about White folks calling the police on them.
Understand White America, police do not protect Black folks. Police protect You. It is your police department…mostly White…mostly racist…mostly not giving a damn about “that criminal element on the other side of town.” You have this reasonable sense of security because you know the White police force in the Black community…also called Occupation troops…will “keep the savages –‘the others’--away from you.”
You are upset because we tell you that you are racist with countless daily examples, and your response is, you do not have a racist bone in my body. You do not even know how racist you are, and you created racism. You do not see the racist police problem because the Racist attitudes on the part of the White police department is really a microcosm of you. You are Racist and the Racist police are your clones.
No you do not wear a robe and a hood…and Nigger might not be a part of your lexicon, but “urban” and “lazy” and “low-income” and “welfare” and “free lunch” and “service workers” and your silence fill your racist voids.
White police do not deal with White folks the same way…not even when they are White violent so-called demonstrators or even White murderers of Blacks. We saw that up close and personal during the “open up” demonstration or whatever the hell they were. White folks with guns, were all up in the faces of White police ...spitting in their faces....and the police said nothing, and did nothing. No arrests…no choke holds…no knees on the neck and head…no bullets fired at fleeing White folks…no handcuffing…no deaths…no nothing. And need I mention the name of Dylan Roof and his infamous Burger King trip?
George Floyd is simply another Black male murdered by White police. He joins a painfully long list. It is a ho hum affair for you, and yet, it is indicative of the pathology of Murderous and Racist Christian White America, and its personal armed security guards, aka police.
The Struggle Continues!
"NO STORY, Movie or Documentary changes the fact the Enemy Government called the Confederacy, fought the Civil War to overthrow the United States of America and maintain Slavery. 11 states initially and 13 states ultimately, seceded from the United States of America and created the Confederacy government. The reason they seceded according to their secessionist papers..."Slavery!"
There is NOTHING heroic and noteworthy about any person who supported the Racist South/Confederacy. Racist Slavery supporter and a South sympathizer, United States president Andrew Johnson is a prime example. He gave all of the Confederacy treasonists...President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and all soldiers... a "blanket amnesty." They all should have been tried for treason, and executed for trying to overthrow the United States of America.
There was no Southern Heritage, no matter what White Southerners proclaim, other than the violent Racist, Free Labor American Christian Institution called Slavery. Slavery " birthed' White American Christian Racism. Every time I hear a Southerner say, "Confederate Memorials and Monuments represent my Southern Heritage," I hear another Lying Racist."
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.