The Guardian Article – Young Black Men…

killed by US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths (posted 12/31/2015)

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I see too often whites and even some lost black souls who say: Whites are killed at the same rate or higher by police officers or Blacks kill blacks at higher rates.

Lets clear some things up for those who obviously only see one side of the issue at hand – RACISM.

And quote from The Guardian:

Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015, according to the findings of a Guardian study that recorded a final tally of 1,134 deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers this year.

Despite making up only 2% of the total US population, African American males between the ages of 15 and 34 comprised more than 15% of all deaths logged this year by an ongoing investigation into the use of deadly force by police. Their rate of police-involved deaths was five times higher than for white men of the same age.

For the outrageous ignorant statement about how blacks kill blacks at higher rates thanks any other group of people is easily put like this.

When it comes to what is considered the general public (your non-government workers like police officers or our army) – people kill people for the most part people who are in their own communities. So, for example:

You’ve got the psychotic white males and females who kill their own peers, and in the black community we have an issue at hand with gang violence more so than just your random killings. There is no gene in black people that makee us more susceptible to being a more violent group of people.

If you really want to get deep… We’re less violent – look all the violence that has been forced upon us since we were brought here to the United States and other paces like the Caribbean where we were made to be slaves, beaten, raped and murdered. We’ve been quite non-violent for centuries.

Every place in this world that had native people of color has been terrorized by whites. There is no place they have not traveled and forced themselves upon the native people, their unjust laws and their voilence.

We as Blacks were the original inhabitants of this world. We had and did many great things before whites came to see and wanted all that we were. Our spiritual connection to the creator(s), our ways of living, our architecture, our culture was so much more than what they had ever thought of – that is why they fear us.

Our greatness – what our ancestors created – we have to teach our young ones the truth.

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Race Baiting – by Matthew Cooke

It is about race (what has been created by whites) – skin color broken down to be construed by humans as a privilege or curse.

Humans have always practiced greediness, selfishness and an unrelenting desire to gain power over others. But, this world has been shown the white men who hold power and his servants lack morality – principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.

The only way to a better world is to totally dismantle this racial caste system.

Dr. Cheyenne Bryant – Mental Detox

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Columbus Day – A treachorous man who should not be celebrated.

He had persuaded the king and queen of Spain to finance an expedition to the lands, the wealth, he expected would be on the other side of the Atlantic-the Indies and Asia, gold and spices. For, like other informed people of his time, he knew the world was round and he could sail west in order to get to the Far East.

Spain was recently unified, one of the new modern nation-states, like France, England, and Portugal. Its population, mostly poor peasants, worked for the nobility, who were 2 percent of the population and owned 95 percent of the land. Spain had tied itself to the Catholic Church, expelled all the Jews, driven out the Moors. Like other states of the modern world, Spain sought gold, which was becoming the new mark of wealth, more useful than land because it could buy anything.

His men tested the sharpness of their blades by cutting Natives in half, Columbus forced the Natives to work in gold mines until exhaustion and those who opposed were beheaded or had their ears cut off.  In addition to putting the Natives to work as slaves in his gold mines, Columbus also sold sex slaves to his men—some as young as 9. Columbus and his men also raided villages for sex and sport.

In the year 1500, Columbus wrote: “A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.”

Trying to put together an army of resistance, the Arawaks faced Spaniards who had armor, muskets, swords, horses. When the Spaniards took prisoners they hanged them or burned them to death. Among the Arawaks, mass suicides began, with cassava poison. Infants were killed to save them from the Spaniards. In two years, through murder, mutilation, or suicide, half of the 250,000 Indians on Haiti were dead.

In the early years of Columbus’ conquests there were butcher shops throughout the Caribbean where Indian bodies were sold as dog food. There was also a practice known as the montería infernal, the infernal chase, or manhunt, in which Indians were hunted by war-dogs.

These dogs—who also wore armor and had been fed human flesh, were a fierce match for the Indians. Live babies were also fed to these war dogs as sport, sometimes in front of horrified parents.

While Columbus once referred to the Taino Indians as cannibals, a story made up by Columbus – which is to this day still taught in some US schools – to help justify his slaughter and enslavement of these people. He wrote to the Spanish monarchs in 1493: “It is possible, with the name of the Holy Trinity, to sell all the slaves which it is possible to sell…Here there are so many of these slaves, and also brazilwood, that although they are living things they are as good as gold…”

“Christopher Columbus not only opened the door to a New World, but also set an example for us all by showing what monumental feats can be accomplished through perseverance and faith.”
–George H.W. Bush, 1989 speech

In the United States, the first “Indian war” in New England was the “Pequot War of 1636,” in which colonists surrounded the largest of the Pequot villages, set it afire as the sun began to rise, and then performed their duty: they shot everybody-men, women, children, and the elderly-who tried to escape. As Puritan colonist William Bradford described the scene: “It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire and the streams of blood quenching the same, and horrible was the stink and scent thereof; but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they [the colonists] gave praise thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully…”

A country which romanticizes war and Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by Professor James Loewen is a book which sheds light on the lies taught in our classrooms.

 
 

A Moral Revolution

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/1/headlines

DemocracyNow! The show today Oct. 1st, 2014 was a great one with many addressed socio and political issues.

“liberty, which means resisting all forms of cultural authoritarianism, be it from the right wing church, black ideologues, black nationalists, or mainstream white media. We have to accent liberty and freedom of expression and thought in all their forms.”
Cornel West

“Arguably the most important parallel between mass incarceration and Jim Crow is that both have served to define the meaning and significance of race in America. Indeed, a primary function of any racial caste system is to define the meaning of race in its time. Slavery defined what it meant to be black (a slave), and Jim Crow defined what it meant to be black (a second-class citizen). Today mass incarceration defines the meaning of blackness in America: black people, especially black men, are criminals. That is what it means to be black.”
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Immigration is not just compatible with but is a necessary component of economic growth.

Dave Reichert

“To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice.”
-Desmond Tutu