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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Real Reasons White Americans Are Racist?

By Damion Boycott

The recent shootings of unarmed black men by police in America continues to put the topic of race on the front burner. Racism always has, and always will be part of the fabric of America. There are some conservative white people in America that are actually simple enough to think that after the election of a black president, we now live in a "post racial society". There could never be any such thing in a country that was founded on the enslavement of African people, and the genocide of indigenous people. America has been about racism and white Supremacy from the beginning.

Racism and white supremacy is defined as "the five hundred year old global system of exploitation and oppression of the dark skinned majority and special privilege and favored status of the light skinned minority created, maintained and perpetuated by Europeans-Aryans-Caucasians and their black and brown supporters. Rooted in an unconscious fear of white "genetic annihilation" by melanin rich people..."

This is a subject that is spoken about at length by psychiatrist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. In her 1970 essay, "The Cress Theory Of Color Confrontation And Racism/ White Supremacy" she explained the origins of racism and white supremacy. Dr Welsing explains that when Europeans first began to leave Europe in the late 1400s, they encountered people of color everywhere else on the globe. After living with, and in some cases having children with these people of color, they realized the offspring looked like the people of color. At some point they realized that the white race would disappear if they continued to mix with people of color. At which point they decided that it was necessary for them to control and dominant people of color. The fear is white genetic annihilation.

If Baraka Obama was seen by someone who did not know his story, they would most definitely categorize him as black. No one would think right away that he was born to a woman of European origin and a black man from Africa. President Obama is proof positive that the African gene pool is genetically stronger than that of the Europen.

African Enslavement is another component that affects how white people perceive and view black people. Slavery devalued and dehumanized African people and caused whites to view African as "less than". The idea that black people are "less than" is still very pervasive in the minds of white America.

In his book "Breaking Rank", former LAPD patrolman Norm Stamper explains in detail how white police view black people- especially black males. He elaborates on the fact that white police personnel are afraid of black men. He goes further to say the bigger and blacker the black man, the more afraid the police are. The primary motivation of police killings is fear and lack of respect for black people.

In America every 28 hours someone is killed by police or security personnel. As of this writing, 300 people have been killed at the hands of police so far this year.

Here is a list of some of the black people killed by police thus far in 2015.

Walter Scott 50
Bernard Moore 62
Lavall Hall 25
Jonathan Ryan Paul 42
Jamie Croom 31
Terry Garnett Jr. 37
Monique Jenee Deckard 43
Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. 19
Tyrone Ryerson Lawrence 45
Naeschylus Vinzant 37
Andrew Anthony Williams 48
Dewayne Deshawn Ward Jr. 29
Ledarius Williams 23
Yvette Henderson 38
Edward Donnell Bright, Sr. 56
Thomas Allen Jr. 34
Charley Leundeu Keunang, “Africa” 43
Fednel Rhinvil 25
Shaquille C. Barrow 20
Kendre Omari Alston 16
Brandon Jones 18
Darrell “Hubbard” Gatewood 47
Cornelius J. Parker 28
Ian Sherrod 40
Jermonte Fletcher 33
Darin Hutchins 26
Glenn C. Lewis 37
Calvon A. Reid 39
Tiano Meton 25
Demaris Turner 29
Isaac Holmes 19
A’Donte Washington 16
Terry Price 41
Stanley Lamar Grant 38
Askari Roberts 35
Dewayne Carr 42
Terrance Moxley 29
Theodore Johnson 64
Cedrick Lamont Bishop 30
Anthony Hill 27
Terence D. Walke 21
Janisha Fonville 20
Phillip Watkins 23
Anthony Bess 49
Desmond Luster, Sr. 45
James Howard Allen 74
Natasha McKenna 37
Herbert Hill 26
Markell Atkins 36
Kavonda Earl Payton 39
Rodney Walker 23
Donte Sowell 27
Mario A. Jordan 34
Artago Damon Howard 36
Andre Larone Murphy Sr. 42
Marcus Ryan Golden 24
Brian Pickett 26
Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed 41
Ronald Sneed 31
Leslie Sapp III 47
Matthew Ajibade 22

This list continues to grow longer each day. However, in a system of racism/ white supremacy, some Grand Juries don't even deem it necessary to charge police patrolman with felonies after killing unarmed black men that were not in the process of committing a crime. In the choking death of Eric Garner in New York City, the Grand Jury didn't even see it fit to charge Daniel Pantaleo with so much as a misdemeanor for unjustly killing a black man. The system of racism/ white supremacy permits white police patrolman to kill black men with impunity.

Listen to this former white racist break down the root cause of racism in America. He explains in detail why black life is not valued in America.

Friday, July 19, 2013

My Reaction to The Zimmerman Trial (featuring Music by Melly Mel)

It has been a while since I wrote anything. I have been busy trying to get my life in order. I applied for a masters in science at CW Post. I got into the program to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My focus will be relationship counseling. I have also been actively pursuing a better job, one that will look great on a resume and put money in my pocket that feels great. So that is a little update on my life. Now to get to the writing. This article may completely change how you view me. I realize that and accept it. So here goes...

The last week America has been in an uproar, especially the African-American community. The case of the State of Florida v. George Zimmerman has caused a lot of stress and division. As I look on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter I realize that many of the people I care for have vastly different views on this case.  Some people feel it was a case on race and others feel it was self-defense. I have even read that the case should not have been tried because George Zimmerman followed the law to the letter. Everyone has an opinion and it seems everyone has become a lawyer.

To be honest I did not follow the case as closely as many people. I could not. I did not have the heart to do so. My heart was twisted in so many directions regarding this case. I am the mother of an African-American and Hispanic son. My child is only two but, I always fear for his future. As a black mother you do not just have to worry about your child getting good grades, going off to college and living the American dream. You have to worry about so much more.  I wonder how he will fare being raised in a single parent home. Most times children raised in single parent homes face more struggles in lives. I worry if he will engage in nefarious activities and end up in prison. I worry if he will have a child before marriage. I do not believe many mothers from the paler ethnic groups have these same fears while raising their son.
marriage or contract an STD. I worry if he will be bullied. I worry what his sexual orientation will be. I gave him a name that was gender and ethnically ambiguous so that it will make it easier for him to get a job.  The Zimmerman case now has me worried if he is walking down the street on a cold night in a decent neighborhood witha hoodie on, will someone mistake him for a criminal, attack, and shoot him?

Another issue that weighed on my mind is the racial climate of the south. As many of my readers know I went to law school last year in Louisiana. I found out in under a year, that it was not the place for me. The racial tension in the south is thick. I honestly find that both African-American and Caucasian-Americans hold prejudicial stereotypes against one another. I am a woman of mixed race which I found out is only something northerners care about. In the south if your skin is dark your black, that's it. You better know your place and stay in it. So when I read people's statements that this is not a race issue, I recall my own experiences, and I know that is entirely untrue. I also find it laughable that while Zimmerman clearly looks Hispanic, he identifies with being Caucasian. I also see that the whole brown bag test holds true down there. I have had to be in Sanford, Florida many times in my life. I am just glad to only have been passing through that very dark place. I also recall the comments of "Juror B37" She already had her mind made up about how she felt about the young black male walking through a white neighborhood. Her comments came off as Trayvon got what he deserved. I am not sure that is true based off the evidence that was presented. We honestly do not know what actually occurred that night and can only speculate on what led to Trayvon's final moments.

The way Mark O' Mara argued Zimmerman's case was beyond great. I honestly do not see how Zimmerman could have been convicted. He totally threw out the using "Stand Your Ground" as his defense and went with self-defense. The State did a poor job with everything. The Jury selection process showed they did not use any of their nullification powers. The Jury was of six people and a majority Caucasian females. I do not see how that equates to the jury of a Hispanic male in his late 20's peers. They presented evidence in a lackluster manner and did not even ask the real stirring and important questions of the witnesses. A lot of people have apparently enrolled in their nearest law schools in the last month. They think they know how the verdict should have been decided. I feel unless you have sat through 40 hours of 3-7 different actual law classes, and taken a 5 hour exams for said courses for at least a semester, you should really take a seat. Mark O' Mara argued the law in a fashion that Florida State should be proud of. Clearly the gazillion hours he spent in their law libraries and on LexisNexis and WestLaw paid off. I personally find Zimmerman to be a total douche, but I do believe that in this case the law prevailed. I do truly hope that the Martin family can find justice in a civil court or that Attorney General Eric Holder will take a bit more action than confiscating Zimmerman's gun.

 Please enjoy this song about ending gun Violence Directed By Kraze of Industry Muscle and Performed by Melly Mel a Rapper from Long Island, NY.......
Well this me signing of.... Remember all isn't fair in love and war!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jordan Davis, The Other Black Florida Teen Murdered Behind Zimmerman Stand Your Ground Laws

 While America has been engrossed in the Trayvon Martin tragedy –the story where an armed grown-man shot a Florida teenager, armed with a bag of Skittles, right in the heart and got away with it– another equally heinous story has been playing out, again in Florida.

The backstory here involves a man named Michael Dunn and a black teenager named Jordan Davis.   Mainstream media is just catching a good wind of this story, but the details are just as frustrating and damning to Florida’s gun-happy laws that allow adults to manipulate teens into confrontation, then shoot them dead.
Is your child next? Walking down the street while eating candy or playing loud music may soon be ground for shooting and killing a teenager in Stand Your Ground states, where adults can harass a teenager into confrontation then shoot them dead in cold blood.

The tragic Jordan Davis story starts at a parking lot outside a Florida gas station.  Davis — a bright 17-year-old student– and a group of his friends were sitting in the parking stall with their music turned up loud.  They were laughing, singing and just being kids with loud music.  We have all fussed about kids with their loud music before.

This evening, however, a man named Michael Dunn pulled into a parking stall next to Davis and his friends.  Dunn was in Jacksonville for his son’s wedding and his girlfriend needed to run inside the convenience store to buy more alcohol.

While waiting for his girlfriend, the 45-year-old Michael Dunn demanded the teens turn down their music.  Davis was sitting in the backseat, simply enjoying himself and his life.  Davis’ mother reports that in November during Thanksgiving, he thanked God for his family, happiness and got himself an after-school job at McDonalds, to earn some money for himself.

This happy life changed forever because Michael Dunn suddenly pulled out a gun and fired 8 to 9 rounds into the car occupied by three kids.  The bullets tore through Davis’ body and left him gurgling in his own blood.

Davis shot the kids apparently because they did not comply with his demands they turn the music down.  Autopsy reports show that Davis was hit twice.

According to MSNBC, Dunn had already been drinking at his son’s wedding and decided he needed more alcohol.  After shooting into the car, Dunn fled the scene of the crime with his girlfriend.  They allegedly slept comfortably that night in their hotel and the next morning, saw news reports that a child died in a shooting.  The couple then fled to Dunn’s beach home.

Jordan Davis and the two other children were left for dead.  Davis did die.  But now Michael Dunn has a new ally in the backwards Florida Stand-Your-Ground law.  Dunn is building up a case for himself, where he is claiming that he felt intimidated and scared for his life, and therefore he had the right to shoot down Jordan Davis and his two friends if he had managed to shoot them.

Police reports indicate that no weapons were found in the vehicle or three children in the car.  The only thing out of place where the 8 bullet holes and two bullets that tore Jordan Davis’ body apart to the point of death.  Funn is claiming that he ‘saw a shotgun’ but no other report corroborates his story.

The Florida Stand-Your-Ground law is dangerous.  It is giving people the idea that they reserve the right to shoot however they want if they are suspicious a person may be against them in any way.  As we saw with George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, this gives the survivor of a shooting crime the ability to tell five different stories of lies about what happened, and no one can say otherwise because no witnessed survived and the laws allow you to reserve the right to kill whoever you want if you think you are threatened.


71 year old Black man convicted of manslaughter, Stand Your Ground not applied!

Proof that this country’s judicial system is biased and racist, its never changed.

Video still of Trevor Dooley in trial. Courtesy Tampa Bay Times.


In yet another questionable and troubling Stand-Your-Ground style case, a 71-year-old Florida man has been found guilty of manslaughter after claiming he had to use deadly force to fight off a 41-year-old who tried to choke him to death.

The backstory here started when Trevor Dooley, a 71-year-old black man, shot his white neighbor, 41-year-old Davis James.  The shooting took place in front of James’ 8-year-old daughter.

The jury in this case was not sympathetic toward Dooley.  One juror said it was not a Stand Your Ground law case, while the foreman of the jury went as far as saying, “The whole silly thing was over a skateboard … and it just escalated,” showing a dismissive attitude toward Dooley’s claims of self-defense.

Dooley believes race to be the reason why he was found guilty.  According to Dooley, he got into an argument with James over where a skateboarder should skate on a basketball court.  James and his daughter were playing on one side and apparently told the skateboarder it was okay to skate on the other side.

From that one event, Dooley and James got into a confrontation.  James, who was 6’1″ and weighed 240 pounds, allegedly started to choke Dooley, who is 71, 5’7″ and weighs 160 pounds.

During the altercation, Dooley flipped up his shirt and revealed he had a gun in his waistband and started cussing at James.  At this point, the situation was clearly out of control.

James had his hands around Dooley’s neck, according to reports, and then tried to reach for his gun.  In a panic and thinking his life was in danger, Dooley used deadly force on James, right in front of his daughter.

The entire case is tragic and there needs to be a review of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.  Dooley may have been the victim of a racially charged jury, who knows.  The bigger story to me is that we have all these Stand Your Ground cases in Florida, where people are not hesitant to whip out a gun and start shooting Wild West Style.

One would hope a community as large as a state would have a police system in place, so that in things that start off as altercations over a skateboard do not end with a father being killed in front of his innocent daughter, or a 71-year-old man being choked, shooting someone in what he thinks is ‘defending himself’ under state law, then being found guilty by a juror in the same state where George Zimmerman failed to be convicted on manslaughter charges, despite using a defense that he was forced to shoot his victim because he was being attacked (just like Dooley).



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