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Showing posts with label Michael D. Nurse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michael D. Nurse. Show all posts

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Comment On A Non-post Racial Nation

Michael D. Nurse...visits with comment about our non-post racial nation.

Michael D. Nurse

Michael D. Nurse's photo.

I like this analogy: the white supremacist culture functions (biologically) like a body  with auto defense mechanisms acting to preserve cultural homeostasis (a medium where white dominance is beneficially favored and perceived benevolence of white people). As a group dynamic, white supremacy is a 500 year old successful way of living, by privileging people of European descent with preferable access to resources and a sense of collaborative belonging (one which sees them as part of the collective, one and the same with the body culture that promotes white survival as a group). They are peaceful, benign and agreeable, so long as stability/white supremacy is maintained without challenge.

Blacks are viewed as a threat (like a foreign body/organism/parasite) that must either be shaped into something beneficial (anti black resistance or an innocuous entity that tacitly supports white supremacy and provides resources when called upon) or destroyed; marginalized; denied; rejected and avoided. 

Blacks seeking direct confrontation, competition for resources or challenge are viewed as the other, which must be suppressed, destroyed or ejected from the body (white dominated society). The inflammatory response of heightened sensitivity, overt racism and murder are signs of recognized threats to white supremacy. This marshals a cascade of processes that aim to orchestrate a return to the status quo ( white backlash). 

The system is designed to resist change, and whites are viewed as members of the body that through the process of inflammation will respond defensively to cultural infections by anti white supremacy entities, acting to destabilize the status quo.

It is no wonder they come up with solutions like: ".....just don't talk about it" and slogans like: "I don't see color."

They are suggesting that black people avoid (white supremacy's) auto immune defense system.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Malcolm X The White Press Demonizes African Americans And The Police Are Working With The Criminals

Friend of the TPI , Michael D. Nurse again joins us with a quick read that is both cogent, timely and point-on. Michael's piece relates to the reality of abuse inherent in living while black, with a touch on the tragic death of innocent police charged with law enforcement within the black community. You will find the read disappointing, if you deny the reality of 'death by cop' often perpetrated against people who's offenses against society do not warrant summary execution by cop.

Michael appropriately icing'd his piece with a short video of Malcolm X. 

One should never underestimate the wisdom and foresight of a man who lived decades ago under an umbrella of unfounded scorn. Malcolm X, AKA el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, frequently lectured on oppression in America. Once he left the grips of the American Black Muslim faith, he blossomed into a short-lived civil rights leader and spokesperson.

Some say he conflicted the message of Martin Luther King Jr. I say poppycock...the messages for both outspoken leaders complemented that of the other. The problem was not the respective messages, the problem was not enough of us listened. If you take a few minutes and go back to view a few Malcolm (You Tube) video you will find a common theme of pride, the need for self-reflection and personal self-remedy and you will find major truisms regarding white oppression across the full scope of the black community. Oppression that stills exist in some areas along with reigniting of past social deprivation that manifests as right wing regression. 

With Malcolm X, you will not find blanket hatred of whites, nor will you find hated of police officers. You will find a message that was echoed to the letter years later from Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale's Oakland California's Black Panther Party for Self Defense; quite the opposite of the veritable black racist who currently call themselves the New Black Panther Party.  

Michael's message supersedes my introduction as it relates to current strife in the black community from authoritarianism that at times seems comparable to past life under South African Apartheid or racially deprived Rhodesia.

 Michael D. Nurse

Police officers lives do matter, no one should sanction the killing of innocent people. However, I do acknowledge the link between 'anti police' rhetoric in the media and the eventual fate of police officers. 400+ years of anti black rhetoric has lead to racial profiling, police oppression, police brutality, mass incarceration, unequal sentencing, police murder (from unarmed black 12 year olds, to black unarmed women, to the aged ) police have been supported by blatant racists after the murders of unarmed blacks (this is an Amerikkkan tradition). The low caliber of racists; influences policing practices, the disproportionate numbers of racially insensitive and implicitly and explicitly biased officers that are sent like invading armies to high density poor black neighborhoods have perpetuated abuses and oppression of the poor and powerless.

These offences and abuses have been protested, awareness have been raised, people have marched from the civil rights movement to the present and were not met with reason and compassionate service, but rather with police brutality, water cannons, rabid dogs, batons and teargas. Even women and children were maced and brutalized for peacefully protesting against injustice in a "so called" free and democratic country.

Now that it is understood that chickens do come home to roost, will the police also clamp down on the agents of hate that spread racial propaganda daily on the web, leading to the murder of 9 innocent blacks at a prayer meeting. The vapid criminalization of anyone with black skin, the murder of unarmed people of color (POC) with police impunity.

It's time that the negative national rhetoric against POC be understood to create the equally deleterious consequences for POC and this kind of national insensitivity be stopped. And yes, before police lives matter became an acknowledged reality, black people were forced to declare that their lives mattered. I hope that especially, police officers recognize this now...


Monday, June 29, 2015

The US History Of Housing Segregation, SCOTUS Fair Housing Ruling And Fox News

Re post from Friend of the TPI, Michael Nurse, and a visit with the Economic Policy Institute; central topic: Housing and housing segregation. And quick visit with Fox News viewers.

Michael D. Nurse 

I struggled to get go the end of this. Is it possible that racists know exactly why POC are unable to get ahead?!? Hear them explain about the systems of disenfranchisement, 35% unemployment; lack of opportunity; failing underfunded schools etc. as the real reasons for black poverty economics.

Then pay attention to the other racist talking about the privileges of living in an affluent community with great schools and housing.

What they fear is not the section 8 whites integrating into better opportunity situations, but rather those black people being forced unto their neighbourhoods. Smh

Why must black people have to suffer these racists; why must we endure this suffocating sense of rejection from birth to grave. Blacks never asked to be slaves in Amerikkka.

What's even more bewildering is the presumption that (awakened blacks today want any part of this second desegregation federal plan) The first one being as hollow and emptied out as it is.

Blacks do not have to teach white people anything about systemic racism, privilege, disenfranchisement or anything pertaining to the oppression of blacks. None of it happened by chance, it was planned, carefully designed and systematically put in place to produce certain results. They know better than most black people about what's going on. You can be certain of that. Smh..

Is there anything more evil and anti-freedom than Obama's plan to flood majority white cities with low-income non-white residents (the sinister sounding Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing)?

Michael Nurse more than appropriately delineated the pathetic state of conservative reaction to a SCOTUS decision that upheld past legal issues regarding fair housing. 


As I read the screed from Mr. Nurse, I could not help but reflect on an NPR segment I heard in Mid-May (2015). 

The segment was run on NPR's Fresh Air and it included poignant and cogent comment from Economic Policy Institute a research associate (historian), Richard Rothstein. The NPR segment: "Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos".

The two pieces above denote the sad stage of US social policy and dogmatic conservative demagoguery with no good purpose.  The Fox News segment via Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" Kelly is as shameful as the host's attacking a writer who simply went tongue in cheek regarding visuals of "White Santa" for on white kids within days of Christmas 2013.  Kelly exercise overt racism, white privilege and callous social policy and after a few days (mysteriously) off the air returned feigning "joking" to the pre- Christmas kids. Joking to kids at 10:00 PM Eastern Time zone on Fox News? How many Santa aged kids would have a seat for Kelly's show? 

Fox News management choice of host demagogue for delivery of their message to the its vastly white audience is no surprise. What is surprising is Fox News's continuing disregard for US history and the network's outright disrespect for its sycophant viewers. Moreover, kids really do not fit the following image of the symbiotic relationship shared among Fox and its viewers.