Posts tagged: white supremacy
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BLACK TULSA? IF NOT… WHY NOT?
This horrific incident has been well documented, everywhere: from YouTube videos of survivor interviews to PBS Lesson Plans for school teachers. Please do your Google diligence:
- From May 30 to June 1, 1921, white citizens of Tulsa bombed burned and shot up the “Little Africa” section of Tulsa FOR 18 HOURS STRAIGHT
- Why would they do that? That same old lame excuse, a Black man supposedly did something to a white woman. But the real reason was ECONOMIC JEALOUSY. Whites may have called it Little Africa derisively, but there is a reason that Black Tulsa is known as Black Wall Street
- In addition to the 300 Blacks killed, and over 1,000 residential homes burned to the ground, also destroyed were:
- The Mt. Zion Baptist Church and five other churches; the Gurley Hotel, Red Wing Hotel, and Midway Hotel; the Tulsa Star and Oklahoma Sun newspaper offices; Dunbar Elementary School; Osborne Monroe’s Roller-Skating Rink; the East End Feed Store; the Y.M.C.A. Cleaners; the Dreamland Theater; a drug store, barbershop, banquet hall, several grocery stores, dentists, lawyers, doctors, and realtors offices; a U.S. Post Office Substation, as well the all-black Frissell Memorial Hospital. All told, marauding gangs of savage whites destroyed 40-square-blocks of Black economic and entrepreneurial prosperity!
64 years after the first bombing of an American city was committed against the Black residents of Tulsa… the second bombing of an American city took place in Philadelphia when the city bombed the black members of the MOVE organization. (see the blackourstory archive for details).
Isn’t it a shame that 76 after the bombing of Tulsa, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, most historically illiterate Americans - including American “journalists” - responded as if it were the first time such a horror had been visited on Oklahoma. If only we knew.
While there are many lessons to be drawn from this, a few questions that stick out to me are these:
- If the answer to Black second-class treatment from whites in America is supposedly to become the ultimate American capitalists…the ‘model minorities’… how do you explain Tulsa 1921?
- For those Black folk who think that the sole answer to Black people’s problems is simply more Blacks becoming business owners and more Blacks spending money with other Blacks… how did that work out for our people in Tulsa in ‘21?
- Considering not only Tulsa, but Rosewood, Florida, and many other thriving all-Black towns that you may know of that all met the same fate at the hands of murderous, envious, lazy crackers… WHEN ARE WE GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND TAKE SERIOUSLY THE IDEA THAT BLACK WEALTH (ESPECIALLY ALL-BLACK WEALTH) WILL NEED TO BE PROTECTED WITH PHYSICAL FORCE?
There is a reason that Marcus Garvey AND Elijah Muhammad had armies of trained Black men as a huge part of their organizations. Many of us Black folk took those great men as jokes, yet NO BLACK LEADERS SINCE THOSE TWO have reached the same heights of economic and ideological success and unity of Black people.
Not only do we need to LEARN THIS HISTORY, we need to start taking these events men and movements MORE SERIOUSLY, and doing some CRITICAL HISTORICAL ANALYSIS if we are ever to stop being on the bottom rung of every metric in American life. Not just some casual or accidental reading of history; some CRITICAL. HISTORICAL. ANALYSIS.
TULSA 1921 was real. PHILLY 1985 was real. Will it happen again?
god fucking damn it. rest in peace to this beautiful soul and a big fucking how dare you to the police force who didn’t do jack shit to help her or her family
I just find the idea of having to produce a white response to anything people of color create hilarious
it reveals so much hollowness
More than 4,000 Africans have died from Ebola and the crisis is continuing to escalate, grow and spiral out of control, displacing tens of thousands, killing entire families and instilling fear into the day to day lives of millions of people in West Africa and all white people care about is their fucking chocolate. Fuck Bill Tomson (@BillTomson4 on Twitter), white liberals and Politico (@Politico on Twitter) for this disgusting, racist trash.
Ummm but y’all know most of that chocolate being produced along the Ivory Coast (which is where we get most of our chocolate)… The cocoa beans are farmed by slaves and children, right?
So not only is there a tragedy on top of tragedy for the people there… But it’s disgusting people are not mad that a painful death is striking down the children, as long as slaves can continue to harvest cocoa beans so they can have their blood chocolate.
Some children end up on the cocoa farms because they need work and traffickers tell them that the job pays well. Other children are “sold” to traffickers or farm owners by their own relatives, who are unaware of the dangerous work environment and the lack of any provisions for an education. Often, traffickers abduct the young children from small villages in neighboring African countries, such as Burkina Faso and Mali,two of the poorest countries in the world. Once they have been taken to the cocoa farms, the children may not see their families for years, if ever.
Most of the children laboring on cocoa farms are between the ages of 12 and 16,but reporters have found children as young as 5. In addition, 40% of these children are girls, and some stay for a few months, while others end up working on the cocoa farms through adulthood.[…]
Approximately 1.8 million children in the Ivory Coast and Ghana may be exposed to the worst forms of child labor on cocoa farms.
This makes this Politico article all the more disgusting.
By A. Moore
This became one of the techniques used to sabotage Black land ownership, a devastating trend in the 19th and 20th centuries that robbed Blacks of millions in generational wealth.
In 2001, results from an 18-month investigation of Black land loss in America were published by The Associated Press. It turned up 107 of these land takings, 57 of which were violent, the other cases involved trickery and legal manipulations. Here are eight of these heartbreaking stories.
“even though i realize that’s enough proof to sway the opinion of the ever-legitimate SJW.”
Aw, boo hoo— you called me a derogatory name that’s meaningless outside of Tumblr/Reddit/Urban Dictionary. How you wound!
Now this is one of two responses I’m providing to you anon-ratfucks tonight because: 1) I’m not your teacher, 2) Google is your friend, and 3) you fuckboys (and girls) never learn one way or another, so why waste the time. BUT, for my folks out there who actually care, here’s some stats that took less than an hour to gather on the internet (re: #2).
Recorded Lynchings in the US (likely under-reported):
Total of lynchings of Blacks over listed period: 1,568
Rate of murders annually: 58 per year
Data on Police-related Killings in Last Decade (Photos are links)
Total of law-enforcement killings of Blacks over last decade: Unknown because stats are intentionally manipulated, under-reported, or simply untracked
Rate of murders Annually: Also unknown; estimated at least 96 from independent analysis of FBI stats on ‘justifiable homicide’; upwards of 300 or more from individual auditors
So actually, you’re right— from what little data the corrupt police state actually reports, the police kill MORE Black folk today than lynchings in the early 20th century. Feel free to respond, but if you do, try to be less of a ratfuck punk, and actually show you’re real profile instead of anon. Also: you can take 20 seats now.
1901 wasn’t a good year for white people.
But every year was a shitty year for black people.
But isn’t that pretty much the summary of “Black in America” on any topic. I gotta laugh cause otherwise…
I’m gonna go ahead and head-off the inevitable response here to the comparison of lynchings and police brutality. People will say that some or all of the police killings were justified because the victim committed a crime/was suspected of a crime, whereas the lynchings were random, but that’s not the case at all. Most lynchings came about because a rumor spread that so-and-so had done something wrong and the community took “justice” into it’s own hands and killed the person. Often these rumors were totally false, or the alleged crime was something like: “looking at a white woman wrong”. But the fact remains, both police brutality today and lynchings in the 20th century operated under a veneer of legitimacy, because the victims were claimed to be criminals, who “had it coming.” Whether or not they actually did it, and the fact that the victims were never proven guilty in a court of law—wasn’t important.
Thus, the phenomenon is the same, lynchings basically continue to this day, but they’re mostly committed by the police now rather than civilians (though there still are civilian-perpetrated lynchings too, see Trayvon Martin.)
In case you forget, ”The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century.” Actually today’s police killings are outpacing lynchings.
It’s also worth noting (and I think it might be mentioned in the original answer, but not explicitly) there are no extensive, dedicated databases that track police-involved killings.
Most of these numbers have to come from, essentially, manual reviews of relevant homicides and parsing coded language. Which is to say, the numbers for police-involved killings could (and probably is) much higher.
I don’t have the link on hand, but I know of at least one project currently compiling police-involved killings.
(as a side note: part of the issue is also that many killings which don’t involve legally recognized violence or assault also don’t get brought into these numbers. specifically, there are instances of death-by-neglect, encouragement of self-harming behaviors, lack of basic services…the list goes on. The point is, there are also plenty of incidents where a person has not been “touched” by police or state agents, but are also directly attributable to police [mis]conduct)
Christ on a cracker, that interview turned horrifying.
Jesus Christ. You’d think “let me tell you about the glories of white supremacism” would be a rough transition from “so what’s so good about Nickelodeon,” but this fuckhead makes it look positively easy.
This awful interview bounced around my Facebook half of yesterday, a conversation that took in the guy’s IMDB bio and his erotic novella. I’ll spare you the novella. The most depressing thing in the bio was mention of his next book, about the “changing media perception” of “geek/misfit culture”. I think this is an interesting topic - maybe THE interesting pop culture topic right now - and one that’s well worth writing about. I shudder in horror that this idiot is the one with the book deal to do that.
I like to think of it as something that’s going to be terribly handy for whoever decides to write the needed book about geek culture as something that is pathologically inclined to reflect xenophobic attitudes of economically well-off white privilege.
But two things spring to mind. One, I think I may need to follow up that erotic novella just to see how awful it is. Two, given the bit where he says “You might not like this or care, but it’s very hard to be a man in the publishing world. No one talks about that. My agent: woman. My editor: woman. My publicist: woman. The most successful genre is young adult novels — 85% of which are written by women,” I wouldn’t bet on his next book getting an ounce of promotion. Or ever coming out.
Also NYCC cancelled his event. I think he might’ve just torpedoed his entire career. Which, y’know…thank fucking god.
Oh thank god. When I googled it, basically all the hits were ticket sites selling tickets, so I thought it was still on. Tweet confirming: (x) I’ve deleted my earlier post.
Thank christ this event he was hosting got cancelled…
Also I literally cannot stop cackling at the ‘YOU DON’T KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO BE A MAN IN THE PUBLISHING WORLD’ nonsense he is whining about
I don’t think your absolute failiure to achieve any kind of success or fame as a writer has anything to do with you being a guy, I’m pretty sure no one is buying/caring about anything you write because you’re a failiure as a human being
So glad to hear the NYCC canceled this jerk’s event.
There are points where you hope, just for the sake of human decency, that people are exaggerating on issues like this…but upon reading the article and the blase way in which he decides “there’s no reason whatsoever an Indian character would or could exist in this setting or any other aside from women at Nickelodeon being ‘obsessed’ with diversity”. That and he implies that shows during his nostalgia wave were objectively better because they were less diverse. Think about what that says.
It also illustrates a horrifying lack of perspective when it comes to the larger Ebola epidemic. 7,492 Ebola cases have been identified by the CDC in West Africa. We may be looking at 1.4 million by the end of January if we can’t control the epidemic, which requires a global public health effort and cooperation from a number of governments and agencies.
We’re looking at trying to treat and control a vicious disease in a region of the world where people are deeply suspicious of Western health care workers, and with good reason — they’ve seen failed public health initiatives, they’re aware of the CIA’s use of vaccinators (notably, those vaccinators didn’t complete the vaccine series they initiated, so not only did they use public health as an excuse to spy, but they didn’t even confer immunity on the people they vaccinated) to penetrate Muslim communities in the search for Osama Bin Laden, and they’ve seen the failure of foreign aid to reach communities that need it.
a white kid can escape from prison for shooting up a school & be escorted back into prison ALIVE but a black boy can’t even walk on the fucking street?
Excellent question/ observation.