If having to learn about slavery feels awful to you—TOO BAD!
Try living with ... ENSLAVED PERSONS created American capitalism while realizing NOTHING...
Try living with ... ENSLAVED PERSONS "created and built" Wall Street while realizing NOTHING...
Try living with ... the repercussions of being enslaved and released from SLAVERY with NOTHING-NO money, NO horse or mule, NO land, NO shelter, NO food, NO clothes...
Try living with ... ENSLAVED PERSONS built portions of the infrastructure, and many of the buildings on EVERY Ivy League campus, while realizing NOTHING....
Try living with ... 5,000,000 ENSLAVED PERSONS in America in 1840 were worth more than all of the banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, and transportation companies COMBINED, while realizing NOTHING...
And ALL the while, White America tells you that you ARE NOT DESERVING of reparations as descendants of enslaved persons, even though your enslaved ancestors were locked up in chains for 250+ years while "working" for FREE, and making White America obscenely wealthy, while realizing NOTHING.
Disrespecting Blacks in AmerKKKa is as AmeriKKKan as apple pie.
The Struggle Continues.
ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND announced today he will DOUBLE the number of attorneys in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department to go after VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS, while in the meantime the same racists bellyaching about CRITICAL RACE THEORY are the reasons we need to discuss CRITICAL RACE THEORY...the reasons we need to go after those who passed and signed VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS... and the reasons we need to CONTINUE to tell the Truth about Racism and Racist Christian White America.
donald trump ran the White House like a Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations -RICO- and should be prosecuted as a criminal. His using the Attorney General and the Justice Department to go after Congressional Democrats, their staffs, their staff's family members, and to go after the media to "find" so-called "White House leaks" is so brazen and so detestable and so abhorrent and so loathsome and is execrably unlawful.
That is in addition to pardoning criminals to suit his best interests and protect himself from prosecution as the "head" of the criminal enterprise called the donald trump administration. Putting him in jail is TOO GOOD....but it is a GOOD START.
RACISTS ARE QUICK TO LABEL information "divisive" when that information tells the truth about the violence exacted upon, and the evil disrespect afforded those with a Black hue of skin, since the founding of racist Christian White America.
Rest assured when the governor of Florida goes to extraordinary --but not surprising--lengths to keep you from reading the Pulitzer Prize winning "2019 Project" in a classroom by banning it from state education resources, because Nikole Hannah Jones wrote the truth in her masterful award-winning commentary about Racism and America's Incomplete Dishonest and Racist History, you know she struck the proverbial racist nerve. Did I say her words won the Esteemed Pulitzer Prize?
I am waiting on the outrage about the lack of "fairness and educational independence" from White academia and the White Ivory towers called TWI-Traditional White Institutions. Yeah...Uh Huh.
Of course, unless racists are able to spout forth a racist American History, crafted the way THEY want it to read, EVERYTHING else is divisive. THE TRUTH... IS MUCH TOO DIVISIVE FOR COWARDLY FRAGILE EGO RACISTS.
The Struggle Continues!
America has more conversations to not have conversations about racism than America has conversations to do something about racism.as more conversations to not have conversations about racism than America has conversations to do something about racism.
WHAT FUTURE IS THERE FOR OUR BRAIN TRUST OF TOMORROW if elected officials, who brazenly support vouchers for private schools and charter schools, continue to cut funding for public education by the billions...and those same brazenly indifferent and brazenly shameless elected officials want teachers to teach ONLY what they want them to teach? You judge great countries and civilizations by how they take care of their Seniors and their Young. Racist Christian America is failing MISERABLY!!!
"I CAN'T BREATHE" MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING …AGAIN... AS POLICE MURDERS OF BLACK MEN CONTINUE UNABATED IN RACIST AMERIKKKA.
THREE TACOMA POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS AFTER LYING, HAVE BEEN CHARGED in the death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died last year after being handcuffed and restrained.
Warrants have been issued for their arrests. The Tacoma Police Department did not immediately respond to an NBC News request for comment. Ellis, 33, died on March 3, 2020, after police stopped him while he was walking home. Authorities said at the time that he was allegedly harassing a woman at an intersection.
But probable cause documents state that police were unprovoked when they slammed Ellis to the ground, punched him and hogtied him while Ellis repeatedly said, "I can't breathe." Ellis' family plans to hold a press conference on the charges Thursday evening. According to the documents, Ellis had gone to a store near his home for a late-night snack when, at around 11:20 p.m., he encountered Burbank and Collins in their patrol car at a red light.
Ellis stopped and “appeared to briefly interact with the officers as they sat in their car," the document states. Witnesses said it looked like Ellis was having a "casual conversation" with the officers and that he showed "no signs of aggression." As Ellis began to walk away, Burbank “abruptly swung open the passenger door of the car, striking Ellis from behind and knocking him to his knees," the document states. Witnesses said the officer then got out and got on top of Ellis as Ellis tried to get up. Collins then got out and ran over to them.
Several witnesses began to record the encounter on their cellphones. Video from one woman showed Burbank wrap his arms around Ellis “lifting him into the air, and driving him down into the pavement, striking at him with one of his fists as he does so.”
"Collins then moves in towards Ellis and brings his weight down onto him. With Ellis underneath him, Collins begins striking Ellis's head with his fist," according to the document.
Collins is accused of slamming Ellis to the ground as Burbank fired his stun gun at him. Both officers had a handcuffed Ellis pinned to the ground when Officer Rankine arrived on the scene, the document states.
Rankine is accused of "applying pressure to Ellis's back" with both of his knees. According to the document, officers eventually called the fire department for help but did not tell them that Ellis said he could not breathe. It wasn't until after 11:32 p.m. when police requested medical aid. By the time the fire department arrived, Ellis was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
POLICE LYING AND POLICE UNION LYING CONTINUES. Authorities previously tried to paint Ellis as the aggressor. “He picked up the officer by his vest and slam-dunked him on the ground,” said Ed Troyer, spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
Police said he repeatedly struck the patrol car, prompting the officers to call for backup before engaging in a struggle to detain him, police said. The documents deny the allegations.
“These accounts are contradicted by the three civilian witnesses, none of whom ever saw Ellis in the intersection, or saw Ellis strike the officers' car, or saw Ellis attack, punch, or otherwise strike the officers at any point," it states. "These civilian accounts are supported by video sources.”
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Ellis died of respiratory arrest due to hypoxia as a result of physical restraint, KING reported. Contributing factors included methamphetamine intoxication and dilated cardiomyopathy, commonly known as an enlarged heart, the medical examiner said. The Tacoma Police Union blasted the decision to bring charges as "a politically motivated witch hunt."
"We look forward to trial," the union said Thursday in a statement. "An unbiased jury will find that the officers broke no laws and, in fact, acted in accordance with the law, their training, and Tacoma Police Department policies."
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES!
Jacksonville Authors Win Multiple Book Awards with "Never Forget Who You Are" a Powerful Perspective into Systemic Racism
By: Reader Views
Never Forget Who You Are
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - May 10, 2021 - PRLog -- Never Forget Who You Are: Conversations About Racism and Identity Development co-authored by University of North Florida professor Dr. Rudy F. Jamison, and Civil Rights activist and Black History advocate Rodney L. Hurst, is the Gold Medal Winner in the Reader Views Non-Fiction Humanities category, and the Reader Views Grand Prize Winner as the Best Non-Fiction book.
Never Forget Who You Are is a no-nonsense, eye-opening conversation between a Baby Boomer and a Gen X'er about the systemic racism that has plagued America for over 400 years. Though their perspectives may differ at times, their journeys bring them to the same conclusions, as they highlight their experiences and truths about being Black in America before, during, and after the Civil Rights Movement. The bitter reality is that racism is still blatantly thriving in America, with perhaps the greatest setbacks to any kind of progress happening during the last four years. Never Forget Who You Are is a must-read for all races if we ever hope to crush this white-imposed sense of what America stands for.
As noted by the authors, "To be Black in America, and to not camouflage your blackness behind a veil of concession, is to perpetually resist the psychological contortion expected by a dominant White culture."
Overwhelming critical acclaim has been received, deeming Never Forget Who You Are an essential must-read for ALL races:
"[The authors] powerfully reveal America's vile racism and give us hope for a reimagined future through compelling life experiences, unsettling truths and historical context. This cross-generational conversation forces us to interrogate our nation and ourselves." –
Chevara Orrin, Founder, #whiteandwoke, Social Entrepreneur
"…a masterpiece full of perspective and timeless wisdom that spans generations and demographics. …reading this brilliant book would be an excellent first step towards higher ground." – Paul Samuel Dolman, Author & Host of The What Matters Most Podcast
"Reading their discussions will help us all understand the subject of racism more fully. It will also generate some anger, some grief, and a bit of laughter. More importantly, I think it can help all of us begin to have a true conversation about racism in this country." – Leon W. Russell, Chairman, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Board of Directors
"For readers who are steeped in racial knowledge, as well as those who think that we live in a post-racial America, this book contains a crucial message for these troubled times." – H. James Garrett, Ph.D., Author, Associate Professor University of Georgia
About the Authors
Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. is a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, a civil rights activist, a Black historian, a cancer survivor, and the author of three award-winning books: It was never about a hot dog and a Coke®! A personal account of the 1960 sit-in demonstrations in Jacksonville, Florida and Ax Handle Saturday; Unless WE Tell It…It Never Gets Told! and now, Never Forget Who You Are: Conversations about Racism and Identity Development, co-authored with Dr. Rudy Jamison. Hurst speaks extensively on Black History, Civil Rights History, and Racism.
Dr. Rudy F. Jamison, Jr. currently works as faculty and Assistant Director of the Center for Urban Education and Policy in University of North Florida's College of Education and Human Services. Dr. Jamison's academic interests include: Black leadership development, community organizing, diversification of teacher education, culturally responsive teaching/leadership, career mobility, developmental relationships, self-monitoring, and nigrescence. Dr. Jamison is committed to advancing consciousness around equity, racism, and social justice in ways that assess, challenge, and support a more virtuous humanity.
Never Forget Who You Are: Conversations about Racism and Identity Development (ISBN 9780578174549, Canon Press Group, 2020) is available on online bookstores at Amazon.com (Kindle) and Apple.com (Apple books). To purchase hard cover books, and for more information visit https://www.canonpressgroup.com/. Publicity contact: email@example.com.
You prove your infantile racist vocabulary by exposing your limited use of words with more than two-syllables...then you add your go-to-words, "If I offended anyone" when caught using that racist vocabulary...as if those words make up for your ignorance.
Your sheer ignorance is offensive. You think you are insulting my intelligence, but you are defining the minuscule lack of depth of your intelligence. You meant your words when you uttered them. BTW...apologies are NOT accepted.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.