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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
THE RACIST DISRESPECT HEAVILY DRIPS from another murdering racist police department in a Racist southern town...
You kill Andrew Brown and then refuse to show the public the video of what happened....and you initially refused to show the Brown family any video footage of how their loved one was killed. You later magnanimously agreed to show them 20 SECONDS. Now two weeks or so later, you agree to show them 20 MINUTES of 2 HOURS of video which is in your possession of the police murder of Andrew Brown.
Which leaves the family trying to explain what happened, while the District Attorney and the Sheriff of the North Carolina county of Pasquotank County (Elizabeth City) keep their Racist mouths closed other than to say, "We are NOT releasing the video." And you want to question racism in America and especially in police departments and you further want Black America to trust "THE POLICE." Why Should We?
The Struggle Continues!
There was a hearing today in preparation for the murder trial of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan, Jr. the racists charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery.
Defense attorneys for the Georgia men charged want a judge to allow them to introduce evidence showing Arbery had several run-ins with law enforcement in the years before his February 2020 fatal shooting. At a pre-trial motions hearing in Glynn County court Wednesday, the defense called a series of law enforcement officials who described Arbery as agitated and hostile during encounters over shoplifting and trespassing incidents.
A Cobb County prosecutor strongly objected to allowing the evidence at the October trial, calling it irrelevant because Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael had no knowledge of the incidents when they armed themselves and pursued Arbery through their Brunswick neighborhood. "The only purpose for placing the 'other acts' of Mr. Arbery before jury is to is to smear the character of Mr. Arbery and suggest that his murder was deserved," prosecutors wrote in a court filing.
THIS IS “OLD AS DIRT.”
Smear the victim, especially when it is a Black male, to make it appear that all Black males have “aggressive and hostile attitudes,” and they also have “mental problems” which put White people at risk. So Ahmaud Arbery “MUST HAVE” DONE SOMETHING TO BE RESPONSIBLE for being shot 3 times with a shotgun.
Yet, no one looks at the racist behavior of Racist Whites whose attitudes ARE Aggressive and Hostile towards Blacks.
William Bryan, one of the defendants, told police Travis McMichael, also one of the defendants, said "f***ing n***er" after three blasts from his shotgun left Arbery dead in the street in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in February, GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Richard Dial testified. Body camera footage also showed a Confederate flag sticker on the toolbox of McMichael's truck, he said.
On cross-examination, Dial testified Bryan mentioned the slur in a May 13, 2020 GBI interview. Dial said there were "numerous times" on social media and via messaging services that Travis McMichael used racial slurs, once messaging someone that he loved his job because there "weren't any N-words anywhere."
In another instance, sometime before the shooting, he replied in an Instagram message that things would be better if someone had "blown that N-word's head off," Dial testified.
When there is a Black victim, killed by a White person, the White defense is ALWAYS to blame the Black person for his or her death. “They are Black. They must be responsible.”
The Struggle Continues!
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.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.