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Hypothetical Bill and Hillary Clinton OOPS!

In politics on March 2, 2016 at 5:45 am

Bill and Hillary Clinton Passed the Crime Bill three strikes and you are out and took away benefits from families. Lets see how this plays out.

James and Lisa live in AnyBigCity.  James is 40 and Lisa is 36.  They have come a long way since their youth.  They had a rocky start but seem to being doing OK in the 90’s. They have five kids and after five years on cash assistance Lisa has a job where she does not have to receive assistance anymore especially combined with Jame’s income who works at a bread factory.  James used to be a drug addict/dealer and has been convicted of two felonies both for possession but has managed to kick the habit of using and selling.  They are doing OK they have managed under a government program to buy a small house and their children are doing well in school. One day a coworker who sees that James has made it out of his situation comes up and smacks James in the head for no reason just because his wife is attractive and he seems to have a good life. James turns around and knocks him out cold. James is charged with felony assault convicted and sentenced to life in prison because it’s his third felony.

Lisa is left with five children to raise on her own and has lost the income of James. The children have lost a loving father that tried hard and are in disarray.  Meanwhile Lisa in order to make up the income of James goes and applies for public assistance because she can’t pay the mortgage. She is denied. She has gone over the life time limit. They tell her to move into public housing and to try to get section 8 but they really don’t care about her desire to own a home.  In the meantime she has five boys and they need their father.  They eventually are foreclosed on and end up in a homeless shelter.  Lisa has three jobs. She has no time to supervise her children slowly she begins a downward spiral and the children too. Lisa can’t figure out why her husband is in jail for hitting someone who hit him first and feels that all the plans she made through several generations have gone down the drain all because of inhumane policies implemented by Bill and Hillary Clinton. She know’s it’s not because she’s black because many others are of different races are in her situation too.

 

 

 

 

 

Racism in the United States HMM

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers on March 13, 2015 at 5:01 am

There are people always eager to tear down black people and the black race sometimes even me.  However as you think about the actions of white people in America you know why modern day black people want to confine themselves to being entertainers.  The quiet fact is that white people just don’t want people other then themselves to be anything.  There are even white women challenging black women for skin and butts at this point in the history of the U.S. and white people and black people are letting them win.  I saw one white woman who was caught while pregnant and she is white as a sheet and maintains a tan that keeps her looking like a latino with black roots. ANYWAY

I have spoken in this blog before about the Atlanta Race Riots of 1906, when white people thought that blacks were so affluent that they killed and burned down everyone and everything they could in a jealous rage.   It is rumored but not confirmed that Charles Drew the inventor of blood plasma died in a whites only hospital because whites refused to work on him. This has been refuted but his treatment was probably delayed until they realized who he was. There have been numerous black inventors of things like peanuts, the filament for the light bulb, traffic lights many items that are essential to everyday functioning.  As far as Africa goes it is not deepest darkest Africa and metallurgical work pioneered  by the Yoruba used for centuries was not figured out by the west until the mid to late part of the twentieth century.

I say all of the above to say I really don’t understand the racism in the air. Honestly, in Atlanta I can really feel hate for me emanating from some whites and a lot of people who are immigrants.  It’s like they want to take a knife and stab me in the back.  Ironically, there is one race of people where I felt their scorn and rage and something happened to one of their race.  I was appalled one day when one rolled her eyes at me snapped her back at me and than the next day I turned on the news and one of her race had been run over by a dump truck.  I felt guilt, but I am illustrating the palatable hate in the air towards black people.  It is almost psychic and there is something psychic going on with me guided by my obsession with karma and trying to be a good person and not negative. When I was falsely accused of taking my daughters glasses at visionworks and even after this was proven wrong the police took me to jail anyway for disorderly conduct two officers were killed the next day at an apartment complex.  So when I say this woman had an almost how dare you walk into this farmers market attitude and it was followed up with an unexplained tragedy to her race I know by the karmic actions that happened that I was not paranoid and the ugly attitude she showed was real. ANYWAY

Back to the Atlanta Race Riots and a little history, as stated earlier blacks have been intimidated into being anti-intellectual because whites don’t like it and all of those blacks are not going to be hired if they were not…. Well with the advent of the millennium under President Bush in the government it looked like the tide had changed for black people who had persevered and networked.  Under a republican there appeared the first black secretary of state and the first black national security adviser. The republicans had shown a willingness and an openness to give people what they earned.

As a result in the next major election cycle meaning after President Bush finished with his two cycles.  The democrats “managed” to find and I mean managed to find an articulate, handsome, very educated black man to run for president.,  He ran. He won, but not without the first quote un quote black president Bill Clinton who was really white telling him he was living a fairy tale for running.  He won!

This is when we come to the Atlanta Race Riot moment from republicans. In the twenty first century we have white individuals whose envy of one man is pathological.  For the record there have only been 44 presidents it is highly unlikely that President Barack Obama took their spot and for them to think so is truly ludicrous. The pathology and the Atlanta Race Riot moment can be pinpointed to the night President Barack Obama was being inaugurated and these individuals pledged that they were going to make sure the president got nothing accomplished and would be a one term president. Fortunately it did not work out for them that way.

In any event this outrage has spread to all black people fueling the koch brothers to pass legislation where it is literally legal to kill a black person without punishment. Any police officer can kill a black person and no one particularly cares. It is open season on black people and even the immigrants know it.  Someone from Texas told me that signs for the klan in Northern Georgia are open about klan meetings and THEY were shocked.  White people are operating in pseudo segregation it’s there, it’s happening.  The insidiousness of it all came when a fraternity was splashed all over the TV talking about a nigger would never be admitted into their fraternity. I am vaguely familiar through attending two black college campuses on what black fraternities do and I seriously doubt that most black men don’t want to get drunk and sleep in the snow all night what one friend long ago told me happened at her campus.  She said you don’t believe how drunk white people get, they get so drunk they fall asleep in the snow and wake up in the morning and go about their business.  I asked her don’t they get hypothermia. No she replied emphatically and we all laughed.  For me as a college student I remember greeks as stepping and performing. I remember marveling at how high one jumped even though when I arrived on campus everyone whispered to me that he was gay and they had hid his girlfriend in a closet to see him being done by another man. In any event he could still jump.  ANYWAY

As we watched these guys chant they did not want a nigger in their fraternity, I tweeted wow these are UT rejects and trust me Texas has created a unique talented tenth option that is really wonderful if you graduate in the top ten percent of your class you are automatically admitted to flagship Texas universities.  So they are not the best Texas has to offer.  But as I tweeted this the NEWS said oh well they do this at other fraternities even in Texas at UT.  At that moment I began to think that televising frat guys talking about niggers was some coded way of telling other white people it’s OK to be racist. We are moving to a new error of white supremacy.  As far as other fraternities using the N word if you can’t prove it it never happened and I hope they stick to this story so we will not usher in a new age of racism in the U.S.

I never edit… hopefully it’s readable.

Oh yeah one more thought one of the guys hollering about Niggers was jewish… honestly though black people in america have never been slotted to be exterminated wholesale. White people lynched blacks and vented on blacks but knew and know they could not at one time live without our labor and did not want to live without our culture.  All modern music genres in the United States have come out of an African American tradition, modern casual clothing in the U.S. is highly influenced by black people. We are america! If you don’t think so look at this a productive greek sorority practicing a black tradition of stepping much more productive than getting drunk and sleeping in the snow….

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Don’t You Want Me Baby “Wake Up You Were Our Nirvana” “We Transcended”

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, elections, politics on October 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm

 

The Fundamental problem with the Obama presidency is that Obama fundamentally believes until he became president we were a country without direction, without pride and without accomplishment.  This is fundamentally summarized in First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments on the night her husband won the democratic presidential nomination.

 

 

What the Obama’s have failed to realize is that though the United States has problems; the radical change sought by President Obama is not the change we so wanted craved or needed.  The change that the United States needs in the next two years and that any president entering office should realize is that the U.S. is in need of incremental change and enforcement of existing laws and the use of existing resources.  While Obama was elected for change it was not for radical change but literally to increase the change in the pockets of U.S. citizens.

Obama was not elected to implement some shadowy scary  liberal agenda.  What bothers this pundit most is that President Obama had a set agenda in place prior to his inauguration and is doggedly attached to it.  Obama insists on telling the American people that he has made us and we are nothing without him.  In Obama’s 2004 convention speech he emphasized there were no varied America’s not a blue one or a red one but a United Stated of America.  However under his presidency we have never been so polarized since say the civil rights movement.  Is it the Tea Party? Is it the Republicans?  or Is it that a sitting president  would campaign for his political party like the 48% of people who did not vote for him are not deserving of representation.  Or is it that we all know that if the democrats remain in power they will continue to unbalance the separation of powers allowing the executive branch to out do and supersede all other branches of government our founders put in place so the U.S. could be the protector of all of our rights.

While it is easy for Obama and his supporters to blame the funny little tea party and the republicans for their problems, they fail to realize that they are dealing with thinking intelligent beings in the United States that were able to push through the minutiae of  the past and present to elect a black colored man to office.  While Obama mires himself in what we are not; all we have to do is look at the Obama’s and know what we are.  We are the USA where we transcended to elect him a black man to be our president.  Finally if he did not think he could solve our problems in four years he should not have signed up for the job.

At this point the only thing I want from Barack Obama is for him to govern and frankly to stop defining himself as a democrat but as a human being and the president of the United States.  To be frank I don’t want to toss and turn at night thinking Obama will turn our country into some sort of Stalinist regime and I do.  If only Obama could love the United States, if only he could love us and not try to change us so much, and stop telling us that without him and the dems we are nothing.  I could sleep well at night.  Unfortunately at this point the whole political situation looks like a catch 22 between The Dems as Pinky and the Brain:

 

and the Tea Party and Republicans as inbred backwoods zombies creating a thriller of a situation for the American Public.

 

 

 

Finally all I want to say is “they don’t really care about us”

 

 

 

{Personally,  the major problem in the United States is the educational system.  Our kids will continue to be mis-educated as long as there are class differences, income differences, and racial differences in the U.S.  There are plenty of high skilled jobs in the U.S. but not enough high skilled workers in the right areas.  We will fall if this is not dealt with.  As for no Child Left Behind the spirit of the law has been changed to give each child an equal shake and an equal opportunity however under Obama in the county I live in this has turned into children participating in the program being legally segregated.  The facilities are literally separate and unequal but that’s another story. We have never seen as much elitism and favoritism in this country ever we may as well be living under a monarchy or aristocracy}

Why Barack Obama is having Polling Problems

In African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, College Educated, colleges and universities, conservatives, current events, democrats, economy, Education, educational policies, elections, ethnic twitters, female blogger, politicians, politics, Poverty, Sarah Palin, The Economy on September 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm

As the polls fall for our Golden Boy Barack Obama, it is tempting for his staunch supporters to argue that Obama is the victim of racists or that the reason things have not totally turned around is because of all the luggage left by George Bush. While these arguments may hold a little sway, the truth is that Barack Promised us change and what we essentially got was more of the same in far left clothing and shall I dare say in a less compassionate package than George Bush Jr.

After Barack Obama was elected it became extremely apparent that he was not going to diverge much from his predecessor George Bush. While some believed that when it was time to appoint cabinet members Obama would appoint cabinet members with the finest credentials Pulitzers, nobels, and other such folks Obama had another agenda on his mind, he made cabinet appointments of people who were his friends, acquaintances and yes men. He essentially used the spoils system when appointing staff just like his predecessor George W. Bush. For example he made the superintendant of Chicago Public Schools the Secretary of Education for all of our students despite the fact that Chicago had one of the highest dropout rate of students in the country; Tim Geithner could not figure out his taxes let alone be expected to solve the economic problems of the nation; a governor appointed to head Health and Services instead of a career professional within the organization made and makes the Obama presidency problematic and leads a rational human being to question his motives and common sense. The reason Barack Obama can not blame George Bush for the problems now affecting the United States is because President Obama left his A game at home failing to realize that his logic and common sense would not be enough. President Obama thought he could choose anyone for the very complex jobs of running the nation because he thought the President could do anything and make up for the short comings of his staff. Gomer Pyle came to town with his sergeant in hand because he was his friend.

This is where the Palin phenomena begins to come into play. Palin is definitely not very smart. This has to be said twice Palin is not very knowledgeable, but she may be smart enough to run a country in knowing the difference between what the country needs and what she may want. She may want Cousin May to be head of Health and Human services but she knows the country needs something more than cousin May, and this may seem a rather extreme comparison when juxtaposed with Palin’s rather basic rudimentary college degree with Barack Obama’s super elite circle Obama’s cabinet appointments boil down to appointing Palin’s Cousin May. As the American people observe this they begin to seriously doubt that change will happen under the Obama administration and look and wait for something different and hope it comes.

Like Bush enormous dollars go out of the United States treasury to various entities but people really believe that the money gets siphoned off to friends as in the Bush administration. I think what has set the last two administrations apart from other administrations are the excesses of money leaving the U.S. coffers and no one knowing where it ends up. The citizens of the United States see constant spending but no effective change, they are not experiencing the trickle nickel effect and are beginning to suspect those nickels are lost in the air. As public opinion starts to go against Barack Obama the folks of the United States are beginning to say they liked George Bush better. This is because many believe that Barack Obama would step on Granny to get across the street. This is because of the caviler treatment of babies, executive orders to continue using them for research, lip service to education, and all that money flowing out for new causes. As time goes on we begin to question if President Obama has a heart. Whereas innately the American people knew that on a personal level the former President George Bush could not face a wrong and let it continue, think the Iraq war was never real to him but a third term baby is real. This is what is lacking from President Barack Obama the human touch while he can recite lofty ideas one ultimately believes that if he saw ya being carjacked he’d keep driving.

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Tiger Woods: Minitruth, Delete tweet, Time Traveler Elin Woods AMY PART II

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, Assassination, celebrities, culture, current events, elin nordegren, elin woods, entertainment, ethnic twitters, female blogger, female bloggers, politics, Race, Race and Class, relationships, Sex, sports, The Police, tiger woods on February 23, 2010 at 3:37 am

Tiger Woods  made a statement and expects the world to believe him.  First of all I don’t care about Tiger Woods and am very resentful he knocked more relevant news off of the air like an assassination of a Hamas Leader, a jobs bill, a healthcare bill, and other more worthy coverage.  Tiger Woods is trying to manipulate me as a viewer of the news and a follower of current events.  The honest truth is I will not be manipulated. 

I suppose making a statement is standard fare for athletes at this point, but the statements regarding domestic violence and the lack of it in Tiger and Elin’s marriage is little hard to believe and frankly are not credulous statements.  In my mind and just my mind Elin Woods is like the Alabama shooter an accident waiting to manifest and if the world and Tiger Woods continue to cover up her actions she will eventually do something horrible.  I am not one to judge, I have done things I have regretted in the past but the one characteristic that I’ve had is the realization that I was wrong, apologetic, and it happened.  As Tiger Woods knows from his statement the first step in any recovery is acknowledging you have a problem.  As long as it is not acknowledged that Elin Woods busted out THREE SUV windows because she was angry, did confirmed extensive damage to the inside of the house because she was angry she has a problem and is dangerous to herself and others. 

The pretend  world that Tiger and Elin Woods are living in is a world insulated by billions of dollars and can probably protect Elin a lot ; but as friends, loved ones, and people who have knowledge of Amy Bishop know that when or if Elin Woods loses all of her marbles the damage may be so horrific that people will question WHY was this problem  allowed to fester so long.  The big question for me is does Elin realize that she destroyed her own home, chased her husbands SUV while in a golf cart most likely running him off the road and definitely knocking out three windows the side one and was it two back ones?  Does she remember doing 60,000 dollars worth of damage to a house that she and Tiger  lived in while he was on a PGA tour?  Do Elin and Tiger Woods honestly believe the lies that were fed to the media?

This is not the first case of operatives of Tiger Woods attempting to lie to the media.  Ronda Storms a state representative of Florida tried to drum up rumours that there were false reports of child abuse connected to the Tiger Woods Home and that the state of Florida was looking to prosecute someone; while according to Florida Newspapers the Attorney General of Florida had not received one complaint from Family Services that a false report had been made.  What my sources said was that the POLICE referred the case to Family Services because of the condition of  Tiger Woods face and by law they were required to report the incident.    This is what I initially heard prior to this state representative making these obviously false statements and wasting not TIGER WOODS BILLIONS BUT TAXPAYER MONEY WITH FALSE CLAIMS UNSUBSTANTIATED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE OF FLORIDA. 

The Tiger Woods Farce is just endemic of the society we live in.  Tiger Woods obviously thinks the world is a time machine where history can be rewritten ie.  the book in his car dealt with physics that can lead to time travel,  a 1984 Tiger Woods is BIG BROTHER and has directed the Ministry of Truth (minitruth) to redirect what happened between He and his wife to be rewritten where the truth becomes a lie, or maybe he thinks his life is a tweet and he can delete the tweet and what was done never happened.  Whatever, I wish he would just play golf and leave me out of his personal life what needs to be known, I know he’s not the source, and a sometimes complicit  media can not be trusted.

Hey isn’t Tiger Woods the celebrity caught having sex in the  church parking lot with a waitress and got the media to take a pass on reporting this even though they had pictures, WOW!! If I were caught in the church parking lot having sex you know what would happen to me, I would go straight to jail.  TIGER WOODS = NO SYMPATHY NONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  As for ELIN WOODS DOES SHE HONESTLYY BELIEVE SHE DOES NOT HAVE A PROBLEM OR BUSTED OUT THREE WINDOWS TO GET TIGER WOODS OUT OF THE CAR IF SHE DOES WE HAVE AMY BISHOP PART II AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN!!!!  

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Evaluating The Social Consequences of The Perception Tiger Woods was Beat Down By A White Woman

In African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, elin woods, entertainment, ethnic twitters, family, tiger woods on February 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

I have been following the Tiger Woods domestic going ons since it happened and for me personally it looked like a NORMAL domestic dispute, but for many Caucasians the fact that Elin Woods may have beat the hell out of Tiger Woods to the point of causing him to have reconstructive surgery seems to have been quite liberating to some white folks and indicate to them that Jim Crow policies are back. 

The first indication to me that something was up came when I heard a talk show host imply that since Elin was a Nord “pure white” she knew how to handle the blacks, I know he could not have said the words but the implication was there.  The next indication to me that something was really up was when I went to the cost club and observed a white manager screaming at a black male employee, the tone he used was like the man was a mule misbehaving, or like if you don’t get a move on it I’m going to beat your black ass.  He was screaming at this young man.  

While I understand that Tiger Woods did not hit back if he was beat, because he has a lot of control and understands a man does not hit a woman and  he deserved a knock on the head by his behavior infidelity, lies, even putting his mistress on the phone with his wife to say SHE WAS JUST A FRIEND, earned him a clunk on the head.    However, many white people have taken it as a sign of weakness that he did not whack his wife back, its almost like they believe Tiger Woods would not dare hit a white woman because he knows they would send a lynching party after his black  ass.  Racism  is so insidious, some folks have taken the Woods domestic dispute as a rallying cry for hating on people of color.   The Republicans at CEPAC have even adopted it as their rallying cry not against black people of course, but against big government.

However in the Teabag/Republican world the lines have become blurred as to whether there is an insane hate for big government or just an insane hate that the elite club of President has been breached by a black man.  So in my mind when Pawlenty invokes the name of Elin Woods and Big Government the psychic implications to me are bust the windows out of that Niggers window who’s inhabiting the white house.  While this is not what Pawlenty said by invoking the actions and the name of Elin Woods Pawlenty threw a wink to the Tea Baggers saying I’m on your side lets beat the hell out of that nigger with votes of course but the implications were there all the same.

The final indicator of the psychic hit Elin Woods threw out to whites by her assault on her husband is the following video, a  huge bulky 67 year old man tells a black fellow passenger on the bus to shine his shoes and it escalates from there, in this elderly man’s mind it’s almost like he does not understand why a black man is sitting across from him and why he the white man is in the back of the bus so he taunts the black guy until the black  man hits him on the arm and the white guy proceeds to go Elin on the black  man drawing lots of blood.

While one can argue the 50 year old black man should have stayed in his seat and kept quiet, one has to wonder what happened at a Baseball game where the same 67 year old man was tased by the police:

 If anyone doubts my argument that the incident has social consequences and that people are using the Elin incident to play the Race card, watch Glenn Beck comparing Tiger Woods to OJ Simpson: 

 

I suppose the ultimate question regarding Tiger Woods is:  Is the green coat  he’s won worth it for black people, ultimately the anwer may be no.  Ultimately, Earl Woods may have done the world a favor by allowing Tiger Woods to be a regular guy instead of who he is, married to who he’s married to.

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Congratulations Barack Obama and The United States For Your Nobel Prize Win

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, celebrities, civil rights, democrats, elections, ethnic twitters, EU Community, europe, female blogger, female bloggers, Georgia, human rights, International Relations, michelle obama, politicians, politics, Race, Race and Class on October 10, 2009 at 3:04 am

Barack Obama has brought International prestige and acclaim to the United States with the winning of the Nobel Peace prize.  While the prize was shocking to many, if the citizens of  United States would close their eyes and remember why they voted for him they would realize that he deserves and earned the Nobel Peace Prize.  I can not say that I necessarily agree or even know clearly the rationale of the Nobel committee for awarding the Nobel Peace prize to Barack Obama but I can articulate why I think he deserves the prize.

Barack and Michelle  Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for first of all being able to transcend themselves.  In a world that frequently says you can’t and in a country that had never had a President of color The Obama’s said “Yes We Can”.   They said Yes We can and Did.  Barack Obama did not come from a two parent home with Daddy throwing him up to the sky every night,   Barack Obama even mentions that he comes from a home where people may have told him they were scared of black men because he was raised by his caucasian grandmother.    President OBama’s history and his subsequent accomplishments are a beacon of light to every child around the world who experiences controversies and problems in their lives.  The ability of Barack Obama to overcome himself and his environment is a world class accomplishment, Nobel Prize worthy because one of the hardest things for people to do is to overcome themselves.  Many great thinkers have written about this Napoleon Hill, recitations of the words of Jesus and others.

Barack Obama deserves the Nobel Prize by helping to prove to the world that the United States is not full of racists who hate black people and that the notion that an American Dream is possible for all is a reality not a notion for whites only.  In a sociology class I learned about the third generational theory that all European racial groups who come to the United States can meld into the fabric of the United States and eventually become white or plain American, whereas people of color Asians, Blacks, Latinos, were subsequently out of luck and could never really melt because of their race into an American characteristic.  Barack Obama and the United State shattered this myth by voting for him as President by actually implementing the words of Martin Luther King “not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”.  The various races of the United States gave Barack Obama a mandate.  Barack Obama was not a president installed by force, given to the United States by some International Super Power he was democratically elected by the American people who said that we don’t care about race anymore just someone willing to work for our interests.

As for the significance of Barack Obama post election we the American People seriously hope that he will use the slogan YES WE CAN to solve our problems as well as take the attitude of YES WE CAN to the world and help solve their problems.      As for what has gone wrong with the Presidency up to know, by and large Obama and the Democrats refuse to ignore the voices that did not elect them.  The only way Obama can keep his promises is to ignore the voices of dissension and keep a straight path and fulfill his promise.

Universal Health Care

Peace in The Middle East

Bill Clinton Nobel Peace Prize

Yes We CAN

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Henry Louis Gates Man Unprotected

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, colleges and universities, Education, ethnic twitters, Race, Race and Class on July 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

The arrest by Henry Louis Gates by police for disorderly conduct after being accused of breaking into his own home is quickly being associated in my mind with incidents such as the Katherine Johnson case where police wrongly kicked the door down in her home after thinking she was a drug dealer killing her and lying to cover the killing up by saying she had a gun.  The profession of police is quickly becoming like other professions where results are not measured and one can readily blame those you are supposed to serve for why there is an extreme need for your services, ie. in some cases educators blame children for not learning when they are given checks for performing the service of teaching.  The profession of policing is quickly becoming the profession of getting a check and doing anything and saying anything to make sure that check is collected and not protecting.

The irony about Henry Louis Gates and his situation is that his door was jammed in, indicating that at some point a real person had actually tried to break into his house and no one was around.   A reasonable human being and police officer would have noticed this and showed some concern after Mr. Gates showed ID and offered to file a police report.  Instead after Mr. Gates showed ID to the police officer, the police officer called for backup which indicates the officer thought he was being handed a fake ID or did not believe that Henry Louis Gates lived there.  Therefore when Henry Gates entered the porch of his home the police charged him with a trumped up charge of disorderly conduct violating Gates Rights to be secure in his own home a fundamental constitutional right.

More and more the charge of disorderly conduct is becoming skewed with a United States Citizens right to protest, with their rights to freedom of speech, and in the Gates case to be able to reside peaceably in their own home.  The charge of disorderly conduct is increasingly being used to substitute for disagreeing with the police which is not disorderly.  The charge of disorderly conduct is literally rendering American citizens to the role of slaves and the police as overseer who have too much discretion to use this claim when Americans may be tired, hungry, and appaled by  the treatment that is being meted out to them by the “authorities”.

Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice Trojans in the Minority Community

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black blogger, black bloggers, Black Women Bloggers, civil rights, politics on May 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

There was a time when minority people understood that just because they shared the same race with an individual this did not mean that these people shared the same agenda or in the least they were allowed to criticize or critique these minorities and what they represented and stood for.   This was never so illustrated as in the contradictions between WEB Dubois and Booker T. Washington.  Prior to WEB Dubois’s death he said the following to Ralph Mcgill about Booker T. Washington and Washington’s benefactors:

“I wish you had gone,” I said . “Joel Chandler Harris was a good man, as were his closest associates.”

“No,” he replied, “it was no use. He and they had no question in their minds about the status of the Negro as a separated, lesser citizen. They perhaps were kind men, as you say. They unhesitatingly lived up to a paternalistic role, a sort of noblesse oblige. But that was all. The status slowly had become immutable insofar as the South’s leaders of that time were concerned. Booker T. Washington had helped them rationalize it. I do not think that he meant to do so. But he did. In fact, he put a public stamp of acceptance on it there in your city when he spoke at the Atlanta Exposition…………in that same speech he implicitly abandoned all political and social rights.”

The recent nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme court and the blank check endorsement of her by  organizations that are for the advancement of minorities is highly troubling.  Sotomoyar has almost publicly avowed in her appeals court decisions that she does not believe that race based discrimination exists for anyone white, black, or green unless maybe you are Hispanic.

The case African Americans should be most aware of is the King vs American Airlines case.  The Kings an African American couple who prepurchased tickets were asked to get off a plane because the plane was full.  There were other non-black individuals on the plane, some who had purchased their tickets on standby and were not asked to leave the plane.    A lower court ruled that this black couple had been discriminated against, upon appeal to Sotomayor the case was overturned and they were directed to file a complaint with a federal agency instead of a lawsuit.   This is clearly a racist attitude towards black people.   In another case a black nurse was fired from a hospital the nurse claimed it was because of race, age and disability.  Sotomayor threw out the race and age claims and allowed the disability claim to precede.  The above cases are an obvious case of a potential supreme court judge who is not for African American individuals.

However Sotomayor is loyal and ethnocentric in her decisions regarding Hispanic plaintiffs.   In a decision involving a sexual discrimination in a case where one Hispanic made lewd remarks to another Hispanic and the woman who was the target of the remarks hit the man who made the remarks resulting in a fight and both individuals being fired Sotomayor prevailed for the plaintiff the woman who threw the first hit.  While the lower courts who ruled against the plaintiff  probably thought that the plaintiff  should have reported him immediately to management instead of hitting him.  Violence in the workplace can be just as harmful as sexual harassment.  The contradiction of telling the black non-violent couple to report their problems to a federal agency and ruling for a violent Latino who initiated a fight at work is clearly a contradiction that should be examined.

In addition , the appointment of Sotomayer by President Obama conflicts with his statements that he was highly disturbed with the disparities in drug sentencing by the government as well as to his commitment to his constitutional law background.  In. U.S. vs Santa  Sotomayor accepted evidence from a search warrant that had been vacated and was seventeen months old.  While some would say that a criminal was convicted and the illegal search should stand this is clearly not what the  founders of the constitution meant when they made the fourth amendment against illegal searches and seizures. I don’t think the writers of the constitution would think that the kings representatives holding an invalid warrant should have the right to knock someones door down.  I don’t have to be a constitutional scholar to figure this one out.

While liberals are rejoicing at the appointment of Sotomayor by Barack Obama, they should be mindful of the fact that Sotmayor is a protege of the First George Bush who appointed  Clarence Thomas and like Clarence Thomas she is Catholic.  Clarence Thomas has been a reliable voice against blacks and the little striving man.  Sotomayor is probably likely to walk in the shoes of Thomas  unless of course if you are Hispanic and Sotomayor may be likely use her Latino wisdom to rule in favor of Latinos; unlike Thomas who has no race loyalty.  President Obama is perfectly aware of the fact that Sotomayor was appointed by a republican and considers it a plus, the other plus he has for her is that she was a tough prosecutor. This flies in the face with Obama’s murmurings that he was concerned about persons of certain races and classes treated unjustly by the Justice System.   Viewing the video below, one wonders what party Obama represents and if he is a trojan let in by those who so wanted to believe that he was the “Black Hope”

One hundred and five years ago WEB Dubois wrote  “The problem of the twentieth century is the color line”  As we are well into the dawn of the twenty-first century the problem of the twenty-first century is still the color line.  It may be a flipped color line but it is the color line and one should always be mindful of King’s words “not the color of a man’s skin but the content of their character”

Playing the Michelle Card Michelle Obama and Black Women

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, democrats, ethnic twitters, female blogger, politics on May 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm

As we prepare for the announcement of a New Supreme Court Justice the writing is on the wall that though black women have been part of this country since it’s founding there will not be a black female Supreme Court Justice.  The major news outlets refuse to even consider that a black women will sit on the supreme court.   However the big signal that a black women will not be the definite choice for the Supreme Court is the huge cover article that the Obama propoganda machine has negotiated on Michelle Obama with Time magazine, hitting the stands the same week that everyone speculates that Barack Obama will announce a new Supreme Court nominee in essence playing the Michelle card to Black women and those who care for them. 

While it is refreshing to have a Black First Lady in the White House its becoming increasingly obvious that she has no or does not care to  have any sway or bedtime influence on her husband as it relates to black women and their position in the Obama administration.  The nonadvocacy of the aspirations of black females in the upper reaches in government have literally been squashed in the Obama administration.  For the first time in sixteen years a black women will not hold a cabinet position in a  presidential administration. 

Unofficially from the Obama administration the cabinet position a black woman holds in the Obama administration is first lady.  Never before has a first lady been trotted out and purveyed, what an example to black women, what an accomplishment she got married and managed to not be a welfare queen with ten children.  There is a black first lady which is a wonderful and groundbreaking but I think most people expect it comes with having a black president. 

The Michelle card has been played in many ways when it was pretty obvious that Barack Obama had no blood ties with the African American descendantsof western slaves, the connection of Obama to West Africa comparative to being Chinese versus Japanese or vice versa, the Obama supporters shouted out that Michelle was a descendant of West African slaves and his children would therefore carry on that legacy.  African Americans and those who cared for African Americans thought that Michelle Obama was the prescription to the fact that Obama’s descendants were never enslaved and Obama would essentially be stealing the legacy of African American heritage to become president of the United States and to indicate that there was a new Nirvana of racial love in the United States.

What Obama’s administration as indicated by his one black cabinet appointee a position held by this black at the beginning of the Bush II administration is that Obama of interacial heritage and  having gained the right to be president from his white mother’s U.S. citizenship does not identify in his mind, heart, or soul with black people.  Obama is black on the outside and white on the inside and feels no loyalty to blacks.  Blacks for Obama are a means to an end.  This has been a key trait of Obama as politician the strong tendency to bit the hand that feeds him.  This is strongly exemplified in the incident of Obama giving  a now convicted felon contracts to run a housing project in his disctrict  that lacked the very nesscessary ingredient of Heat in icy cold Chicago.  When Obama’s constituents called to complain their calls were never returned.  More on the Rezko deal can be found here.    Obama’s identification with his caucasion side comes out at time with an almost exageratted claim to blackness I have a black wife, I play basketball, I talk slang a self proclaimed wigger is what Obama’s exagerations shout. 

In any event the Times article on Michelle Obama at such an oppurtune time can mean only one thing a black women will not be nominated for Supreme Court Justice and if you don’t like it just read the nice Times article on Michelle Obama its so nice to have a black first lady is it not aren’t all of us black women lucky, be grateful for what you have and what you can get righto!!!!!!