Posts Tagged ‘racist’


I know I really don’t disgust these issues on my blog, but there has been small annoyances that I haven’t properly addressed. I’ll try to make this quick and just so we’re clear, I’m talking about black coons in America in this blog. So what is a coon? My definition would be someone who backstabs his own people to get into the good graces of the dominant society. This person will talk down to other blacks and use ignominies to further align themselves with the dominant society. The payoff for their blind allegiance can be tv time, radio hosts jobs, book deals and popularity among other xenophobes.

These specified pockets of blacks who turned their backs on their own would rather prove ways white supremacy and racism doesn’t exist. They promote the same code words and slander that racists use to blame the problem of our state of being solely on ourselves. While I don’t see 100% blame can be put on just blacks, I also can’t say whites are the only participants in our own destruction. Since the days of Ptolemy I in ancient Egypt when he stole the land and self-proclaimed himself a god there have been “sellouts” who saw joining up with the enemy rather than fighting against them.

Today, there is a definite audience out there that will listen to a black person who holds other blacks accountable to the point where there is no exception. Within the last few years you have seen more and more black personalities on the rise such as Ben Carlson, Raven Symone, Tommy Sotomayor, Jesse Lee Peterson, Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey and more but I’m not trying to name them all. The reason these figures have been allowed to gain power in society and other aren’t is simply because they stay on the narrative that racism is a made up fixation that is used as an excuse by urban ghetto community’s way of life.

In many and almost all cases of police brutality the victim somehow gets transformed into the aggressor and the officer is simply just doing his job. I know there cases where black people are clearly in the wrong and we have the tendency to holler out racism before knowing all the facts. Case in point, when Daniele Watts(Django) accused a cop of being racist, some people automatically jumped to the side of her story, but when the tape came out and it clearly showed her as a liar and agitator, she was arrested correctly. In other cases such as the one this week where a high school student was dragged by excessive force, we once again manned our battle stations in the race war. Blacks on one side and whites on the other. The American coon see this chances to throw another person under the bus to advance their own worth among the so-called “elite” class.

When you’re constantly putting down your own people instead of providing a solution you have become not only part of the problem with race in America, honestly, I don’t want you at the table when we meet up for a solution. Some would argue that from birth we are taught to hate ourselves and praise white people and for that I can agree, but I would also argue is that it takes real discipline to yourself in a state of mind that portrays you inferior. Within the last three years alone, I found out more about myself online than my combined years of schooling. It is this self-taught education that commands me to try and expose this knowledge to the masses and do better for my African brothers and sisters.

When these coons give identical views as conservatives who would rather see you behind bars than empowering yourself, I feel you traded in your black soul for their alternate reality. As far as I’m concerned they can stay on the side they’re on. We don’t want you back. I can’t say we don’t have our cluster of problems, but we have to build with each other to fix it and draw strength from our old nation building ancestors and the ancient ones who built Egypt as one of the greatest empires on earth, still to this day. I say that to say that we can do it again, starting now.

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So far I have been talking about politicians making racist statements and the ploy to use this rhetoric to spark a tone of separation among the races. They will in turn use the peoples pre-conceived notions about that particular race and fear to spark support for their campaigns. Fear has always been and will always be, the biggest asset to those seeking political power and financial gain. Fear is one commonality that has been used to enslave different races and nationalities all over this world. One thing I have encountered during my lifetime are ignorant statements about my own race to me. One time I was riding the  bus in high school. The school I was attending was mostly white with about, no more than six black people and a handful of other minorities. During the ride on the school bus a girl asked me if she could touch my hair. I didn’t mind. I was more puzzled why she asked. Once she ran her fingers through my hair she noticed that my hair was greasy. It was the hair grease I was using. I applied a little too much that day. She then asked me  “Do you use the same grease for your hair as you do for cooking fried food?” I remember being more embarrassed that I had to answer this stupid question, being  than angry about it. Another incident I‘ll never forget is when I was asked, have I ever been in  drive by shooting. This was asked by my roommate in college in my freshman year. That one I laughed at and told him “Don’t believe what you see on MTV or the news”. I know the media plays a role in spreading confusion and fear….. What???  You don’t believe it. I’ll give you a small example. Say you’re watching the news looking for the weather for the day and you haven’t gotten dressed for the day yet, because you wanna know how to dress accordingly. The weatherman/woman tells you there’s a 90% chance of thundershowers throughout the day with rain and lightning and then it dips into the low 60’s in the evening. Woow!!!! sounds like a bad day doesn’t it? I better cover up you might say. So you bring out your best rain coat,  long sleeve shirt, maybe some jeans, khakis and a hat. Even a sweatshirt, because when you get off of work its supposed to be cold…..Right??? Well you go to work. You go throughout your day and notice not one drop of rain has come down. Matter of fact ,the sun has peeked out a couple times during the day. When you get out of work instead of getting cooler like you thought it would be the temperature only dropped slightly. I know the weatherman/woman isn’t always right ,but how could they be wrong about their entire prediction? Its not a coincidence this happened. The real point I’m making is the media used your fear of getting rained on so you would over prepare and possibly even go to the store and purchase items like an umbrella, a jacket, scarf etc.  Don’t believe me again? go to any grocery store after a emergency weather bulletin was released and see how it looks. It’s the fear. As a society we pretty much plan our day around what the weather is forecasted to be, so what power and influence does the news have ober us?….. Moving on I made my point by directing it to the masses, but lets apply this same logic to race. Think about it how many positive images we see of each race throughout the day? For me not too many that I see. Races are marginalized, displayed as separate and unequal images that become more like figurines on  our mantle to look at, either in disgust like a hideous antique, or like a prized trophy we remember winning from a glorious memory . If they’re black it’s usually a criminal or someone fighting on tv, If they’re Italian its usually a mafia boss or a pizza shop owner, If they’re Jewish its usually a Rabbi or a lawyer, If they’re Muslim its usually has to due with some terrorists act. As a person who has exposure with another race they gain insight into their culture, heritage, beliefs and history. One thing ignorance, bigotry, racism does is keep people in the dark. I read an article in MSNBC that 40% of white people who say they have a “black friend” really don’t and say so they do to not appear racist or ignorant. I can sincerely say I have met some of the kindest, warm-hearted, professional, intelligent people of all walks of life. I ate their food, partied in their homes, slept in their beds and haven’t once felt like an outsider. I was made to feel at home just like any other guest. Seeing that and knowing those people exist humbles me. It gives me a foundation of thought that all people, no matter what race embodies the spirit of what this nation is supposed to live up to. Another point I wanted to make is that when you personally know someone of a different race, nationality, gender, and background. You can then make a more informed and educated decision about that person, also you can be more dismissive of the stereotypes, racists comments that are used to generalize and box them into one group.


Sometimes, my thoughts can come out of left field and catch people off guard. This may be one of those times. Ever since I started paying attention to politics, the news media and politicians have made bold, insensitive,  even racist statements. Even recently, a statement was made from a senator. They were advocating the issue that the reason African Americans are poor is because they eat too much fried chicken. Is this statement true?… not at all. Is it inflammatory? Absolutely! Is there a silver lining in the language though? My question is can these racist, bigoted statements we hear time and time again help race relations overall in the US?

Oh by the way the person was Republic state senator Vicki Marble who used the argument that both blacks an hispanics live in poverty because of too much fried chicken. She contributed low life expectancy to poor food choices. She went onto say that Mexicans have better dieting practices when they live in their home country with a diet of only vegetables. When they come to the US they start unhealthy habits. In the media this rhetoric is getting way too common. It seems this is a trend getting way out of hand. In my opinion I think its a good thing.

Wait wait wait…...A good thing?????wtf$#@ Yes a good thing. First my theory for the increasing racial remarks by these folks is a simple one. Racism helps their political campaign. All you have to do is make a racist statement that will ignite backlash from a minority group, “fake apologize for the remark” and poof!!!! like magic people who are analogous to your point of view on the matter will show their support. While the senator has not apologize for what she said, she did say she would have worded it differently. Oh by the way the senator does love the southern cooking delicacy herself she also mentioned.

The reason this remark is good for the country and other remarks like them is because it separates those who are racist from those who are not. You have to know who your fighting for, who your fighting with, and who your fighting against. Comments like these brings their racists views to the forefront. Its no longer about the white hooded men burning crosses on front lawns to intimidate and use fear.

Also remarks like this senator made keeps the conversation alive about race and race relations. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech about having  a “Dream” polls show across the US thought among blacks 73% of blacks and 81% of white agree that the races are getting along pretty well. At the same time according to MSNBC 49% of those polled agree a lot more work needs to be done still. I often hear people say phrases like “get over it” “Why do we have to keep talking about it?” The answer I can think of the combines a horrific event that dehumanizes a person and can leave them powerless ashamed of themselves, ultimately blaming themselves at times is the crime of rape.

Rape is a ugly word. The connotation alone gives me an image of a poor victim female/male being abused, tortured, sexually assaulted, scarred mentally and much worse than I can describe. The reason I use the comparison is for the reason that when a person is raped and survive. They are left with feelings of confusion, anger, shock, denial and fear. The key to finding the strength to move forward is finding a support group and expressing what you are feeling about what was done. With racism the conversation must be kept alive so others who have felt can find so sense of solace with the fact they are not alone. Talking about it can put those feelings into context and make them real. I know using the comparison between the two isn’t easily palatable, but I felt it was necessary to apply racism to a real life across the board situation.

One beautiful thing that happens when you have these outcries for justice, people hear you. My question is would people feel the need to help if they didn’t see the urgency and seriousness these bigoted remarks. It was slaves and slave owners who saw slaves being beaten, hanged and tarred and feathered that would eventually help the freedom movement that became the catalyst to abolish slavery. This same mentality sided with the civil rights activists who were hose down, and had dogs sicked on them. This same spirit freed the Jews from the oppression of the Egyptians and centuries later the Germans. When Asian women were turned into prostitutes , the men forced to build the railroad and the western mining industry during the California gold rush era. The outcry for justice helped bring them out of enslavement. Hispanic were enslaved as well as Arabs. Each time a they found refuge in kind individuals who looked into their suffering and hardship and aided them. Though today minorities are not beaten and hanged or enslaved using language that is inflammatory is the new rope used to hang us from the noose. Today I can say in the darkness of the Trayvon Martin tragedy we have a new group of young people who call themselves the dream defenders. These individuals want to keep the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in tact through peaceful, but persistent protests against injustices. Their first call of duty was to have a sit down with senator Rick Scott to repeal the controversial stand your ground law. See what can happen once we mobilize.