Bent-Back Negro-in-chief Tim Scott gave the Republicant response to President Joe Biden's address to the nation. Tim Scott is sad and as a Black Republicant lackey, he has all of the Racist Republicant lies down pat. He reads his script quite well.
Notwithstanding the many lies that dribbled from his lips, one in particular stood out. He denied there is Racism anywhere in America. A Disgusting Spectacle. One of the many reasons he is the Doo-Dah Head of the Bent-Back Negroes Society.
Racists look around to see who and what they can try and discredit for calling out their Racism. The latest target by Racist Republicants at all levels is The 1619 Project, which deals with the Christian American Holocaust of enslavement and the accompanying Racist hatred based on the color of one's skin.
Nikole Hannah-Jones was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for The 1619 Project, The New York Times Magazine's groundbreaking exploration of the legacy of Black Americans starting with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619. The Pulitzer Prize makes NO difference to Racists.
The Struggle Continues!
In September 2020, president trump issued an executive order excluding from federal contracts any diversity and inclusion training interpreted as containing “Divisive Concepts,” “Race or Sex Stereotyping,” and “Race or Sex Scapegoating.” Among the content considered “divisive” is Critical Race Theory (CRT).
In response, the African American Policy Forum, led by legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, a founding critical race theorist and a law professor at UCLA and Columbia Universities who coined the term CRT, launched the #TruthBeTold campaign to expose the harm that the order poses. Reports indicate that over 300 diversity and inclusion trainings have been canceled because of the order. And over 120 civil rights organizations and allies signed a letter condemning the executive order. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the National Urban League (NUL), and the National Fair Housing Alliance filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the executive order violates the guarantees of free speech, equal protection, and due process.
CRT is not a diversity and inclusion “training” but a practice of integrating race and racism in society that emerged in the legal academy and spread to other fields of scholarship. Crenshaw notes that CRT is not a noun, but a verb. It cannot be confined to a static and narrow definition but is an evolving and malleable practice. It critiques how the social construction of race and institutionalized racism perpetuate a racial caste system that relegates people of color to the bottom tiers.
CRT also recognizes that race intersects with other identities, including sexuality, gender identity, and others. CRT recognizes that racism is not a bygone relic of the past. Instead, it acknowledges that the legacy of slavery, segregation, and the imposition of second-class citizenship on Black Americans and other people of color continue to permeate the social fabric of this nation.
Critical Race Theory recognizes that systemic racism is part of the American life, and challenges the beliefs that allow it to flourish. According to Crenshaw, "Critical Race Theory is a practice. It's an approach to grappling with a history of White supremacy that rejects the belief that what's in the past is in the past, and that the laws and systems that grow from that past are detached from it."
Critical Race Theory maintains that law and legal institutions in the United States are "inherently racist and maintain that legal institutions in the US "function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans and maps the nature and workings of 'institutional and systemic racism."
Critical Race Theory is not, and has never been, just a problem of isolated instances of individual bias and private prejudice which we can solve by enacting 'color-blind' laws and policies. It tracks the ways in which the 'color-blind racism' of today's post-civil rights era entrenches racial disparities, discrimination, and disadvantage among Black, Brown, and Native American communities without ever explicitly using the language of “race and racism."
Critical Race Theory is about White American Racism, through and through. Slavery did not just fall from the sky. It was intentional. In fact, racism is a normal feature of White American Society and is embedded within systems and institutions, like the legal system, that replicate racial inequality. This dismisses the idea that racist incidents are aberrations, but instead are manifestations of structural and systemic racism.
Racism was, and still is, intentional, and is as American as apple pie. Is there any wonder why Republicants do not want Critical Race Theory or Racism taught and discussed in high school and in college and university classrooms?
The Struggle Continues!
When it comes to racism, there is no middle ground...either you fight racism, or you support racism.
You fight racism by doing something, no matter how small, to show your contempt for this Christian White American inspired evil.
You support racism by saying nothing and doing nothing. BTW...Silence means complicity.
The Struggle Continues!
Experts have testified George Floyd died because White police murderer derek chauvin pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes ... derek chauvin put additional pressure on George Floyd's back with George Floyd's hands handcuffed behind him ..derek chauvin "short-circuited" George Floyd's oxygen supply as George Floyd laid on the ground, his face pressed into the concrete. derek chauvin literally choked George Floyd to death...and we saw the diabolical murder of George Floyd by derek chauvin on video, all disgusting 9 minutes+ of it.
With such a line-up of experts and their expert testimony, and the videos showing chauvin killing George Floyd with impunity, you would think the verdict would be a foregone conclusion. It would be were it not for two inescapable realities...WHITE SKIN AND BLACK SKIN.
As long as derek chauvin feels he can "get off" by ONE WHITE JUROR saying he is NOT GUILTY," he walks out the door with a hung jury. The fact we know it COULD happen, is a testament to White American Racism. This case has nothing to do with proof, witnesses, and expert testimony.
THIS CASE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EVIDENCE. THIS CASE HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WHITE PRIVILEGE AND WHITE RACISM, AND FINDING A WHITE POLICEMAN GUILTY OF KILLING A BLACK MAN ... AS THE EVIDENCE CLEARLY SHOWS.
The Struggle Continues!
I had the pleasure to watch the students of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts last night April 9, 2021) in their production, "D. A Hands." To say it was a treat is an understatement. These young gifted Black and White students, tackled some of today's "thorniest" problems in an upfront and honest "issues production" about Racism, Respect et al, under the direction of faculty member Keith Johnston.
They wrote the script, as I understand, and of course were the actors. One of the key "acts" was set in Jacksonville in the mid-20's and revolved around Douglas Anderson, the Black community leader who was responsible for the construction of this segregated school for Blacks in 1922. The school was named for Douglas Anderson in 1945.
These students understand many of the issues they are facing during this "integration generation" as many Black students did during the "segregation generation." They dealt with the "uncomfortable array of subjects" including Race and Racism in less than an hour, traversing more than 100 years here in Jacksonville. Their insight could have been--and is--instructive for many adults.
In addition to the varied school persons in attendance, many of whom I did not know, let me drop a few names of those I do know who attended to show "support" ... a delegation of alumni from Douglas Anderson Junior Senior High school during the days of school segregation ... Chris Janson and family...Rudy F. Jr. Jamison and Lauren, Temeka R. Perry, and Tiffany Clark.
Great job to all the students, and especially Douglas Anderson students and actors-Danyel Clark and Lydia Hanson-pictured with me. (I hope I spelled Lydia's name correctly.) They still had another performance later last night. VERY PROUD! ASE'!
MEMO TO SOME WHITE FOLKS, FROM SOME BLACK FOLKS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BENT BACK NEGROES SOCIETY
It is tantalizingly amusing at times, when some of you act as if you give a damn about race relations and my "well-being," when We know you only do when it conveniently suits you.
Some of you were obviously upset when Major League Baseball moved the All-Star game from Atlanta because of your core racist attitudes. Cue the whining Georgia Governor Brian "I really did steal the election from Stacey Abrams" Kemp who was upset at the "misinterpretation" of Georgia's Racist voting rights bill which was the cause for the game's move.
Of course, according to Racist Kemp, and others of a comparable ilk, the ONLY reason the bill "was passed" was to assure a fair election, which WE know really means, "keep the Niggers from voting." Now, Georgia's Christian governor is concerned moving the All- Star game will "hurt" minorities. Wow! You really want me to believe you give a tinker's damn about my being hurt about moving a sporting event when YOUR Racism was called out?
Some of you Racist White folks might think Black folks are damn fools when we hear your empty echoes and fake cries of compassion over and over again. Your doo-dah handkerchief head Negroes, continue to convince you, that you are experts on me. YOU ARE NOT. Take a lesson from your loser former cult leader and do not show any compassion at all, fake or otherwise. It keeps you in character.
Finally, let me reassure you, your Christian Kumbayah BS played out long ago. We understand sacrifices. We have had to endure sacrifices since YOU kidnapped US and brought to these shores in the bowels of slave ships.
And believe you me, the satisfaction of hearing many of you Racists squeal when your Racism is "outed" makes it all worthwhile.
BTW...I am very glad they moved the Major League Baseball All-Star game.
If you are a Racist when you become a policeman or a policewoman...you are then a Racist who can legally wear a badge and carry a gun...harboring your same core racist attitudes...with LEGAL LIFE AND DEATH control over me ...and those whose hue of skin are Black like mine. LEGAL RACIST MURDERS...And we see it EVERY DAY!!
Let’s stop pretending Race is not a problem, when we know it is.
Let’s stop pretending Racism is not a problem, when we know it is.
Let’s stop pretending getting together and holding hands and singing songs in a church or in a park, make a difference, when we know it does not.
Let’s stop pretending only Black preachers can solve problems in the Black community, when we know they cannot.
Let’s stop pretending “giving pittance (money) to Black organizations to solve crime” will solve crime, when we know it will not.
Let’s stop pretending donald trump will “grow into the presidency,” when we know he will not.
Let’s stop pretending White America believes in Integration, when we know they do not.
Let's stop pretending White elected officials have their Black constituency at heart, when we know they do not.
Let’s stop pretending America is the Moral Leader of the world, when we know it is not.
Let’s stop pretending White Christian Evangelicals are not Racist, when we know they are.
Let’s stop pretending White Christians believe in “Brotherhood” and “Sisterhood,” when we know they do not.
Let’s stop believing those Whites who voted for and continue to support donald trump are not Racists, when we know they are.
Let’s stop pretending NOT talking about Race and Racism will somehow make it better, it will not.
Let’s stop pretending “Diversity and Inclusion” mean something, when we know it does not.
Let’s stop pretending White America did not knowingly elect a Racist as president, when we know THEY DID.
Let’s stop pretending America is getting better, when we know it is not.
Let’s stop pretending...Period.
We can talk further when you stop pretending.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.