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Showing posts with label Race In America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Race In America. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sundown Towns?

The following information will be of little interest to most who visit this page.  Sadly, pieces about race are sparsely read if at all, and it is a fact despite the reality progressives read this page far more than conservatives.  More specifically, the reality is many progressives also do not care to explore issues of race, especially when the exploration includes items such as this:

This young racist was fired from her waitress job for the following academy award in winning performance. Notice the night time setting...wonder if someone knows the dark (excuse the necessary pun) side of US history.

Waitress fired after appearing in 'n----r-hunting' video says she’s 'so sorry,' claims she isn't racist and has black friends

Compliments to the make-up crew.  Now, why was she fired? 
Tabitha Duncan lost her waitress job after an offensive video went viral.
Oh, Tabitha..and word has it you now want to join the US Air Force and you are saying you are not racist. Now really....why not wear it proudly as former Trump adviser Steve Bannon told a European audience. 

Earlier I made a reference to the evening setting.  How about some US history? 

Sundown towns, known as sunset towns or gray towns, were all-white municipalities or neighborhoods in the United States that practiced a form of segregation by enforcing restrictions excluding people of non-white races via some combination of discriminatory local laws, intimidation, and violence. The term came from signs posted that "colored people" had to leave town by sundown.
From the book by James W. Loewen
These communities are sometimes called "sundown towns" because some of them posted signs at their city limits reading, typically, "Nigger, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On You In ___."
Sundown Town...

Sundown Towns near you...or places in the past were black people dare not be found after dark. An interactive graphic created by Matt Cheney. The map is from the book: Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen

Sundown Town Map

Was your former town or town on the list?


Monday, November 6, 2017

Race In America: We Can Run, But We Cannot Hide

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Geography of Hate

Yesterday we published a piece about the GOP's cable communication network and visual purveyor of American white supremacy: Fox News. We don't publish such pieces without deep thought and refection of why it is important to the greater society.  Yes, the nation has growing fissure of white supremacy and the only news network which traipses in racist social degeneration is Fox News. 

The topic isn't an easy one to broach and it is even more difficult for most to read about. It is absolutely a topic which is "beyond the scope" of open discussion among Americans with opposite social views which touch into race.  We avoid the reality of issues of bias, discrimination, and the far more degenerative racism. Barack Obama's election as the nation's 44th President doesn't mean we live in a post-racial society. Actually, an adroit debater can easily make a case that Obama's race and ethnicity may have offered the impetus for some White Americans to vote against all thing Democrat Party. The BBC published an unarguably related piece this past January. 

If you aren't inclined to read articles which support my point, take a quick look at a New York Times graphic from July 2016.

Opinions of U.S. Race Relations

The proportion of Americans who believe race relations are generally good has declined over all since 2009.

100 days after inauguration
of President Obama
April ’09
July ’16
Pew Research accomplished and published a detailed study of race relations during the Obama Years; linked here.

While I posit race relations in the US took a turn towards diametrically opposite perceptions among blacksvand white started in the 1970s (after a period of healing during the late 1960s), we specifically assert the GOP is the catalyst to today'svsocial state. Evidencevof the positsvmanifests with Nixon and Regan via the astute use of racial division from the GOP's Southern Strategy. Lee Atwater's famousvouthern Strategy at work in 1981.

The Nation (2012)

It has become, for liberals and leftists enraged by the way Republicans never suffer the consequences for turning electoral politics into a cesspool, a kind of smoking gun. The late, legendarily brutal campaign consultant Lee Atwater explains how Republicans can win the vote of racists without sounding racist themselves:
You start out in 1954 bysaying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”
Basically, the GOP used innate racial bias to facilitate winning elections.  When a political party is successful at instilling racial divisiveness among the populace. it grows and metastasizes. When cancer grows unchecked without any intervention, it grows and spreads throughout its host. When the host is a nation, we start to see what follows.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) 

So-called Patriot and militia groups. We use this chart because synonymous with such groups is an inner core of racism. The chart below also illustrates how such groups proliferate during Democratic administrations.  If we allow a quick thought as to what takes place when Democrats lead from the Oval Office, the common denominator is less racial separatist policies. It is also critical to recall Fox News came to our airways and TV monitors in 1996, again view the chart below for a telling dynamic in 2009.

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Let's also visit with the SPLC's tracking of Ku Klux Klan groups.

When a national fails to have social guidance form its highest offices, we suffer diminution of the society. 

If the purveyors of racial hatred bias and racism are allowed to sow the fruits of fertile planting of "whites as victims, we find cases of what follows.

Another case of a person obviously raised to hate and the extent of her hate. also notice the audaciousness of her very public racist proclamation. Yes, of course her roommate was an African-American woman.

Brianna Brochu Brochu Instagram

Jamaican Barbie? Herewith are a few details of the racists acts and here eventual expelling from the college.  

America?  You are growing uglier and uglier.