What Black People Should Really Be Mad About

I see all of those protestors out there fighting for a redo of America, teaching about CRT, wanting reparations, dismantling the hierarchy, etc, etc.

Seems to me that Black people are angry about the wrong things. They are angry about racism so they want to teach more racism. They are angry about statues honoring racists and schools named after them, but the real racists are the ones in power now that you think has your back. Those old schools and statues are past history, and your leaders want you focused on the past, not on the present.

Who benefits if education standards are eliminated? Your children, that’s who. They call math racist, but if your kids don’t know math, that makes them ignorant, just the way they want it, it seems, like it was back in the slavery days so slaves didn’t know the difference between a dollar or five, nor could they read a map so they couldn’t escape. If the government makes it so you can’t figure out what they do, it’s intentional.

What happens when your kid can’t read any old books because the school said they wanted to protect your kid from racism from white education? When older will they lack certain knowledge that could aid them?

When they hand out those stimmy checks to keep you at home in poverty, who benefits? They do, because you are under their control, not causing any problems, not advancing in society, just the way they like it. This is how they treat the mentally ill. Just enough to keep them happy.

And when they say ‘defund police,’ who gets to deal with the crime because police are not allowed to do anything? You do, that’s who.

If you live south of 17th Street and Western in LA, or in Chicago on the Southwest side, you are out of luck if you call the police. Ain’t nobody getting arrested, and you know it.

When all of that cartel cocaine and drug money hits the street, whose children are they recruiting to sell it or buy it? Yours, you fool!

You think your life will be better because they are letting your brothers and sisters steal shit up in Portland and Seattle, now LA and DC, too? The stores will leave empty, only to become demolished or left to disintegrate, just like the rest of your neighborhood.

Your life won’t get better no matter how much you protest, because in the end the same people will still be in office crying about how bad it is for you back at home while doing nothing but being rewarded for their power. People like Kamala Harris, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson-Lee, they are millionaires and they laugh about it while you aren’t focused on them. When Harris was California’s DA, she was quite busy putting Black people in jail. She even tried to kill one when she knew the guy was innocent (thank you Tulsi Gabbard for remind us!)

Once again the people who said they were going to help you are not helping you, they are helping everyone else but you by allowing people who shouldn’t be in America to take jobs and housing so it becomes even more crowded in your school, your local store, your local clinic and in your neighborhood.

Oh, and the media you also think has your back? people like Joy Reid, Don Lemon and and Donna Brazil? Think again, these people spew racial hatred in your defense, then take home big fat checks from white CEO’s who benefit from the ratings stirring up rallies and giving promotion to BLM organizers, who themselves enjoy their own behind-the-scenes funding and also live in homes you and I will never own.

You see it. You know it. But what you don’t see are the fat cat politicians who are only too happy to have your vote because they have convinced you they were going to fight against systemic racism.

The only problem is they are and have always been the system.


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    Last Modified: May 6, 2012
    Imagine Soldier Field beyond capacity, brimming with 63,879 young African-American men, ages 18 to 24 — more than U.S. losses in the entire Vietnam conflict. Imagine the University of Michigan’s football stadium — the largest in the U.S. — filled to its limit of 109,901 with black men, age 25 and older. Now add 28,223 more — together totaling more than U.S. deaths in World War I.

    Picture two UIC Pavilions packed with 12,658 Trayvon Martins — black boys, ages 14 to 17 — nearly twice the number of U.S. lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now picture all of them dead. The national tally of black males 14 and older murdered in America from 1976 through 2005, according to U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics: 214,661. The numbers tell only part of the story of this largely urban war, where the victims bear an uncanny resemblance to their killers. A war of brother against brother, filled with wanton and automatic gunfire, even in the light of day, on neighborhood streets, where little boys make mud pies, schoolgirls jump rope, where the innocent are caught in the crossfire, where the spirit of murder blows like the wind. It is, so far, a ceaseless war in which guns are often the weapon of choice, and the finger on the trigger of the gun pointed at a black male is most often another black male’s.

    The numbers alone are enough to make me cry — to wonder why — we as African Americans will march en masse over one slain by someone who is not black, and yet sit silent over the hundreds of thousands of us obliterated from this mortal world by someone black like us, like me. It is a numbing truth borne out by hard facts: From 1980 through 2008, 93% of black victims were killed by blacks. Translation: For every Trayvon Martin killed by someone not black, nine other blacks were murdered by someone black.

    In 2005, — blacks — accounted for 13% of the U.S. population but 49% of all homicides. The numbers are staggering, the loss incomprehensible. Add to the tally of black males 14 and older slain across the country from 1976 to 2005, another 29,335 (slain from 2006 to 2010), and their national body count rises to 243,996, representing 82% of all black homicides for that 35-year period. What also becomes clear is this: We too often have raised killers. And this war is claiming our sons. But that’s still not the end of the story. Add to that number 51,892 black females ages 14 and older, plus five whose gender was not identifiable, and the total, not counting children, is 295,893 — more than the combined U.S. losses of World War I, the Vietnam, Korean and Mexican-American wars, the War of 1812 and the American Revolutionary War.

    Is the blood of these sons and daughters somehow less American? Two hundred ninety-five thousand eight hundred ninety-three . . . Imagine the United Center, Wrigley Field, U.S. Cellular Field and Soldier Field nearly all filled simultaneously with black boys, girls, men and women. Now imagine that twice over. Now imagine them all dead. As far as I can see, that’s at least 295,893 reasons to cry. And it is cause enough for reticent churches, for communities, for lackadaisical leaders, for all people — no matter our race, color or creed — to find the collective will and the moral resolve to stamp out this human rights atrocity occurring right under our noses. Just imagine the human carnage and the toll to us all if we don’t.
    I can’t. I won’t.


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