Saturday, July 24, 2010

An END to racial strife!

Please see the video below, too.......I think it's very well worth your attention....(and the whole country's for that matter)
(thanks, Matisse~!xx)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to think that the star they wished upon was the soul of MLK. These two asinine fools...these two frauds and thieves...these two shuckin' and jivin' hustlers are no different than a Frank Lucas.

At least Frank Lucas delivered the goods for those who wanted it. These are two "American Gangsters" that need to burn in Hell. "Reverends" my ass. Apparently all a black hustler / con needs is a "divinity" school degree to live fat and large from the masses of dumb asses...

They remind me of the corrupt Iraqi's and Afgans we had to deal with on a daily basis. What's in it for me? Scum..plain and simple. Fairness and honesty never enters the equation. It's always about them. It's clear what Obambi believes when the hustler's get an open door at the WH.

Major

Z said...

Hi, Major, you make a good point.
I think Dr King would roll in his grave when confronted with guys like this. To them, it's NOTHING to do with the character and all about color.
I've always found it fascinating that one doesn't see Jackson anywhere NEAR Obama...not since the campaign or through the presidency so far.....odd, isn't it? Or is he right there working behind the scenes but the WH fears that would look RACIST?
What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Part 1:

James Webb, Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2010

Forty years ago, as the United States experienced the civil rights movement, the supposed monolith of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant dominance served as the whipping post for almost every debate about power and status in America.

After a full generation of such debate, WASP elites have fallen by the wayside and a plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future.

In an odd historical twist that all Americans see but few can understand, many programs allow recently arrived immigrants to move ahead of similarly situated whites whose families have been in the country for generations. These programs have damaged racial harmony. And the more they have grown, the less they have actually helped African-Americans, the intended beneficiaries of affirmative action as it was originally conceived.

Action was designed to recognize the uniquely difficult journey of African-Americans.

But the extrapolation of this logic to all “people of color”—especially since 1965, when new immigration laws dramatically altered the demographic makeup of the U.S.—moved affirmative action away from remediation and toward discrimination, this time against whites. It has also lessened the focus on assisting African-Americans, who despite a veneer of successful people at the very top still experience high rates of poverty, drug abuse, incarceration and family breakup.

Those who came to this country in recent decades from Asia, Latin America and Africa did not suffer discrimination from our government, and in fact have frequently been the beneficiaries of special government programs. The same cannot be said of many hard-working white Americans, including those whose roots in America go back more than 200 years.

Contrary to assumptions in the law, white America is hardly a monolith. And the journey of white American cultures is so diverse (yes) that one strains to find the logic that could lump them together for the purpose of public policy.

Anonymous said...

Two: A History lesson that many of us have forgotten:


The old South was a three-tiered society, with blacks and hard-put whites both dominated by white elites who manipulated racial tensions in order to retain power. At the height of slavery, in 1860, less than 5% of whites in the South owned slaves. The eminent black historian John Hope Franklin wrote that “fully three-fourths of the white people in the South had neither slaves nor an immediate economic interest in the maintenance of slavery.”

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt created a national commission to study what he termed “the long and ironic history of the despoiling of this truly American section.” At that time, most industries in the South were owned by companies outside the region. Of the South’s 1.8 million sharecroppers, 1.2 million were white (a mirror of the population, which was 71% white). The illiteracy rate was five times that of the North-Central states and more than twice that of New England and the Middle Atlantic (despite the waves of European immigrants then flowing to those regions). The total endowments of all the colleges and universities in the South were less than the endowments of Harvard and Yale alone. The average schoolchild in the South had $25 a year spent on his or her education, compared to $141 for children in New York.

Generations of such deficiencies do not disappear overnight, and they affect the momentum of a culture. In 1974, a National Opinion Research Center (NORC) study of white ethnic groups showed that white Baptists nationwide averaged only 10.7 years of education, a level almost identical to blacks’ average of 10.6 years, and well below that of most other white groups. A recent NORC Social Survey of white adults born after World War II showed that in the years 1980-2000, only 18.4% of white Baptists and 21.8% of Irish Protestants—the principal ethnic group that settled the South—had obtained college degrees, compared to a national average of 30.1%, a Jewish average of 73.3%, and an average among those of Chinese and Indian descent of 61.9%.

Policy makers ignored such disparities within America’s white cultures when, in advancing minority diversity programs, they treated whites as a fungible monolith. Also lost on these policy makers were the differences in economic and educational attainment among nonwhite cultures. Thus nonwhite groups received special consideration in a wide variety of areas including business startups, academic admissions, job promotions and lucrative government contracts.

Where should we go from here? Beyond our continuing obligation to assist those African-Americans still in need, government-directed diversity programs should end.

Nondiscrimination laws should be applied equally among all citizens, including those who happen to be white.

Major

Anonymous said...

Two: A History lesson that many of us have forgotten:
The old South was a three-tiered society, with blacks and hard-put whites both dominated by white elites who manipulated racial tensions in order to retain power. At the height of slavery, in 1860, less than 5% of whites in the South owned slaves. The eminent black historian John Hope Franklin wrote that “fully three-fourths of the white people in the South had neither slaves nor an immediate economic interest in the maintenance of slavery.”

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt created a national commission to study what he termed “the long and ironic history of the despoiling of this truly American section.” At that time, most industries in the South were owned by companies outside the region. Of the South’s 1.8 million sharecroppers, 1.2 million were white (a mirror of the population, which was 71% white). The illiteracy rate was five times that of the North-Central states and more than twice that of New England and the Middle Atlantic (despite the waves of European immigrants then flowing to those regions). The total endowments of all the colleges and universities in the South were less than the endowments of Harvard and Yale alone. The average schoolchild in the South had $25 a year spent on his or her education, compared to $141 for children in New York.

Generations of such deficiencies do not disappear overnight, and they affect the momentum of a culture. In 1974, a National Opinion Research Center (NORC) study of white ethnic groups showed that white Baptists nationwide averaged only 10.7 years of education, a level almost identical to blacks’ average of 10.6 years, and well below that of most other white groups. A recent NORC Social Survey of white adults born after World War II showed that in the years 1980-2000, only 18.4% of white Baptists and 21.8% of Irish Protestants—the principal ethnic group that settled the South—had obtained college degrees, compared to a national average of 30.1%, a Jewish average of 73.3%, and an average among those of Chinese and Indian descent of 61.9%.

Policy makers ignored such disparities within America’s white cultures when, in advancing minority diversity programs, they treated whites as a fungible monolith. Also lost on these policy makers were the differences in economic and educational attainment among nonwhite cultures. Thus nonwhite groups received special consideration in a wide variety of areas including business startups, academic admissions, job promotions and lucrative government contracts.

Where should we go from here? Beyond our continuing obligation to assist those African-Americans still in need, government-directed diversity programs should end.

Nondiscrimination laws should be applied equally among all citizens, including those who happen to be white.

Major

Anonymous said...

Ummm....this brings up the situation with another racist, baiting hateful scumbag that should have rightfully been out of office years ago....Rangel.

How soon or how long to you think it will take before this crook starts asking the National Association of Always Complaining People...that "racism", not corruption is at the head of the investigation to remove him from office?

Here's an asshole that's benefited from AA...before there was AA.

Wake up America. Black or white...crooks get to go to jail.

Ducky's here said...

Problem with this little cliche is that they are gone.

Did you check out the reaction to Jackson sticking his face into the LeBron James signing. Everyone told him to take a dixie. May be because, unfortunately, sports writers have more guts than most of the media.

Has anyone heard from Sharpton, lately? I think he has a talk show in NYC.

Well anyway, if you are going to be honest about it you will admit that the trotting out these two dinosaurs constitutes an honest discussion of race for the right.

Please don't censor this. I'm in Kendall Square typing it on an iPod. True torture.

Anonymous said...

Jackson and Sharpton have made profitable careers off of race baiting and victocracy. Poverty pimps, both of them.

They would be unknowns if the successes in the black community, were highlighted and promoted.

Instead, it serves their purpose to portray black people as victims, and excuses families without fathers, and ultimately blames white people for their problems.

I doubt Obama wants either of them near him. He's the so-called new savior, and biggest poverty pimp of all.

Just another user. No more, no less. Very sad. It could have been so different. Payback has become more important than harmony.

Pris

Z said...

Ducky, I have to admit you made me laugh with the "true torture", but the other laugh is Pris is right....
The only reason these two aren't around much is that Obama doesn't want them around.

Jackson, I'm sure, still gets paid for calming down union dissent in corporations....promises big things, quiets the workers, gets paid by the company, and off he goes$$
I know that FOR A FACT, by the way. A FACT. Maybe he's just too darned busy making money.

Anonymous said...

Police brutality a couple weeks ago here in Indianapolis was enough to get Al to come. I have no idea what he said or did.

tio

Z said...

by the way, Ducky...if you're out and about, give this blog a rest, why don't you?

tio...they're still important in the black community...Ducky doesn't know what he's talking about.

Faith said...

Reading up on the Sherrod incident over the last few days I ran into both Sharpton and Jackson. They are far from gone, unfortunately only too present.

Z said...

Faith..naaa..Ducky knows better :-)

Anonymous said...

Is this the ( Hopefully ) end of blacks using the race card any longer?

"There will be resistance to Rangel’s departure, primarily from members of the Congressional Black Caucus, for whom Rangel is, for all his flaws, a revered elder statesman.

But Rangel is now indefensible, and not merely because Pelosi wants to show him the door: His is a style, a method, a politics from an age when it was simply not done to ask uncomfortable questions of a black politician, lest that politician (and his supporters) retort that the questioning was racist.

That protective smokescreen of “racism” was good to men like Rangel, allowing them to go about their merry ways blithely, and untroubled. It is harder to strike pouting, Manichaean postures now, when a black man holds the highest office in the land. There can be no cheap and easy shaming of critics, no slick refuge in a narrative of racial oppression.


Goodbye Rangel...poverty pimp in a pin stripped suit. ( Not something that 1/100 of his "constituents" in Harlem could afford, I'd wager.)

Time to end the CBC...the Naacp...the SPLC...Rainbow coalition as well as the CHC ( that's one for the hispanics ) and all racist cliques in America.

Major

TomG said...

this site's latest may be "an honest discussion of race" from varius POV in its comments too:
http://volokh.com/2010/07/24/jim-webb-on-affirmative-action-and-race/
Cheers

Always On Watch said...

You won't hear Jackson or Sharpton mention this:

William and Mary may be home to oldest standing schoolhouse for black children

By Daniel de Vise
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 23, 2010; B01

WILLIAMSBURG -- At a time when some venerable Southern colleges are finally acknowledging and apologizing for their past ties to slavery, an inquisitive scholar at the College of William and Mary thinks he has made a more inspiring find: the nation's oldest surviving schoolhouse for African American children.

Terry Meyers, an English professor with a penchant for local history, suggests that the College of William and Mary was instrumental in opening a school in 1760 -- at the urging of Benjamin Franklin, no less -- and so became the first college in America involved in the education of black students.

The story of the Williamsburg Bray School evokes a different Virginia than the one known as a political and ideological epicenter of slavery. It is the Virginia that was an outpost of the European Enlightenment and host to an intellectual movement that would spawn the Declaration of Independence, with the nascent college at the fore....

Z said...

Always, thanks for that story. Glenn Beck's been having show after show about our black forefathers, with black audiences shaking their heads in disbelief, finally understand their history has been HIDDEN from them. Their conjecture is that it didn't help the Dems to let Blacks know their amazing contributions to our country so it's covered and leaves them feeling the victim.

Ducky, I just had to ask, this came to me last night; Do you really think that we here think you just have to get rid of these two black race pimps and all will be fine or do you realize it's a JOKE and only a tip of the iceberg? Sometimes, I think you bend our thoughts here when you say things like what you did abuot the cartoon. It's a CARTOON and the metaphor is clear.

Anonymous said...

I've never understood how, after the stupefying Tawana Brawley debacle when she lied about the white policemen, Sharpton can be given any semblance of credence pr respectability at all. It certainly emphasizes the pitiful lack of any sense of ethics or honor today.

Silvrlady

Brooke said...

If only, Z. Great cartoon.

Anonymous said...

Funny, Jesse Jackson was on Fox News Sunday today with Chris Wallace. He's not quite gone, just irrelevant.

Pris

Anonymous said...

"Sharpton can be given any semblance of credence pr respectability at all.


It's simple...he's black. Therefore whatever he blathers about regarding race...is irrefutable. Got it? Blacks cannot be racist. Got it?

And if you do question it...YOU'RE a Racist.

Major

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Perfect.

And boy, would that be TRUE.

BZ