Monday, July 25, 2016

Stand Down, White Police in Philadelphia: Those Attending the Democratic National Convention (DNC) Hate You

When the boot comes off, those much maligned white police in urban America (basically war zones where black people kill/maim one another over $2 dollar debts and white police officers do their best to avoid becoming Darren Wilson) will be the first say to those assuming power: what took you so long? [Philly police union slams Clinton over DNC speakers, Metro.Us, July 21, 2016]:
Philadelphia's police union is criticizing Hillary Clinton for the lineup of speakers expected at the Democratic National Convention. 
Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak Tuesday night alongside members of Mothers of the Movement, a group of relatives of black men killed by police. Speakers include the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Sandra Bland. 
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has accused Clinton of failing to include the relatives of slain police officers. 
John McNesby, president of Lodge 5, said the union was "shocked and saddened" by the scheduled speakers for the convention, which opens Monday. 
"The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows and other family members of police officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit and not implied racism," McNesby said in a statement. 
It's "sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country. Mrs. Clinton, you should be ashamed of yourself, if that is possible," McNesby continued. 
Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner and former Washington, D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsay is also scheduled to speak.  
On the recent spate of violence against police officers and against black men, Ramsay said earlier this month that the nation is "sitting on a powder keg."
America is a powder keg, as the black former chief of police in Philadelphia notes.

Am I the only one who goes to bed every night hoping to wake up and find it has finally gone off?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fight the Future: FBI Deemed "Too White"

We all know what's coming. 

It's not hard to see. 

Hints are everywhere, even in places seemingly obscure (see Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, mentioning the "diversity ceiling"). 
Why not just make it illegal (or a felony) to hire, promote whites?

If diversity is the goal, then logically the ends justify the means, right? 

Why not just bar employers from hiring white males for both private and public sector jobs? [Why is FBI Even Less Diverse Than 20 Years Ago? Director Doesn’t Know,, July 15, 2016]:
Over time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has become even less diverse — and its own director doesn’t know why. 
During a speech on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey called a decrease in diversity a “crisis” during a time when racial issues are at the forefront. 
“We have a crisis in the FBI and it is this: Slowly but steadily over the last decade or so, the percentage of special agents in the FBI who are white has been growing,” he said, adding, “I will have failed if I don’t change this.” 
The numbers show that FBI diversity has in fact been on a steady decline for nearly 20 years. According to the FBI’s website, as of March 8, 2016, its special agents are 83.41 percent white; 6.63 percent Latino; 4.37 percent Black; 4.48 percent Asian; and less than 1 percent American Indian/Alaska Native, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and multi-race. 
In 2012, a year before Comey became director, special agents were 83.1 percent white; 7 percent Latino; 4.8 percent Black; 4.2 percent Asian; and less than 1 percent multi-racial, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. 
The numbers were declining even before Comey stepped in. In 2008, special agents were 81.9 percent white, 7.8 percent Hispanic, 5.2 percent Black, 4.1 percent Asian, less than 1 percent American Indian and 0 percent Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and two or more races. 
In 1997, Politico reported, special agents were 6.9 percent Latino and 5.6 percent Black. 
In comparison, among the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity24.8 percent of all management employees are Black, Hispanic or Asian. 
Diversity among college graduates has been steadily increasing, as the FBI’s recruiting efforts went in the other direction. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, from the 1996-97 school year to 2013-14, the percent of bachelor’s degrees earned by nonwhite people increased 35 percent. The latest data showed 67.7 percent of four year degree earners were white, 10.6 percent were Black, 11.2 percent were Hispanic, 7.3 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.5 were percent two or more races and less than 1 percent were American Indian/Alaska Native. 
Comey was speaking at a conference called “Working Together — The Primary Prevention for Safety and Security” at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida. 
The event was put together by Historically Black Colleges & Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators, a group dedicated to the safety of students at HBCUs and the quality of HBCUs’ law enforcement. 
Comey also addressed that the problem starts with him. 
“I am trapped inside this not-too-impressive, 6-foot-8-inch, skinny white guy from the New York metropolitan area existence,” he said. “That’s who I am. I can’t escape that. All that data I take in comes in through that filter.” 
Comey has spoke about the need for diversity on several occasions since taking his position in September 2013, but data shows he has not actually done anything to solve the problem. In 2015 he called the FBI “overwhelmingly white and male” and said it will be a “big challenge” to change that. 
“It is an imperative for all of us in law enforcement to try to reflect the communities we serve. … I have to change my numbers,” he said at the time. 
But the numbers have only gotten worse — and racial tension and violence have become more visible. During the conference some parents told Comey they are now fearful for their childrens’ lives, especially after the most recent police-related deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. 
Adrian Wiggins, executive director of Campus Safety and Public Safety at a college in Baltimore, became choked up when confessing his concerns to the director. 
“Full disclosure, I’ve been Black for all my life, and I’m raising a young Black man who is a wonderful, wonderful man, 10 years old,” Wiggins said. “I raise him right, I take him to church, teach him right from wrong. And I’m just afraid for my son.” 
Wiggins said he worries his “10-year-old son will be … one of those issues going down.” and asked, “What is it that can be done by the [FBI] to help me sleep better at night? To be less afraid for my son?” 
Comey said it is “vitally important” to “try very, very hard to put ourselves in the shoes of others” and called for more data about police violence, as well as open discussions about these issues. 
However, Comey’s past discussions about race relations between police and communities, specifically with Black people in communities, have not been productive for the conversation. Last year when discussing racial profiling during a speech he seemed to be making excuses for the practice rather than explaining how to address the problem. 
“The two young Black men on one side of the street look like so many others the officer has locked up. Two young white men on the other side of the street, even in the same clothes, do not,” he said at the time. “The officer does not make the same sinister association about the two white guys, whether that officer is white or Black.”
If present trends play out, we will see the federal government enforce rules in hiring to effectively stamp out the problems of whiteness, for both the private and public sectors.

The signs are all around us.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Roaming Barbecues to "Stop the Violence" in 80% Black Selma represent the Proof Our Ancestors Knew the Truth about Africans in America

A few years ago, I journeyed to Selma, Alabama so I could walk across the famed Edmund Pettus Bridge. You can watch me cross the bridge here

What exists in Selma isn't the promised Shagri-La that black people would create once the boot of Jim Crow came off their necks, but an environment eerily reminiscent of precisely why white people long ago established Mr. Crow to protect their posterity from Africans in America. 

Which is why in the now 80 percent black city, 

[Barbecuing to Stop Violence in Selma,, July 15, 2016]:

For Tamalyn Whatley, living in Selma, Alabama, violence is always nearby. 
“It’s an everyday thing,“ the 24-year-old explains as she plays with her youngest son in the front yard of family’s her home. 
“I see it and deal with it.” 
She grew up in this house, where she lives now. It’s also where her mom was shot and killed this past December. 
It was an otherwise normal day, Whatley says. She and her mother ran errands and fixed a leaky kitchen sink. In the afternoon, they went out into the front yard, when suddenly five shots rang out. Her mother was shot in the back. 
Whatley didn’t call the police or an ambulance. She doesn’t trust them to come quickly enough. Instead, she drove her mom to the hospital, where her mother died later that evening. 
After her mom died, Whatley couldn’t sleep. Despite being seven months pregnant, she couldn’t eat. 
“I made myself sick off of it,” Whatley says as she starts to cry. “I lost 20 pounds in one week of it, and when I had my baby he was underweight.” 
The effects of the shooting have stayed with her four-year-old son LJ too. 
“One day, I was driving and he said, ‘Ma, I just want to be dead,’” Whatley remembers. “I had to stop my car. I said, ‘No, LJ, you don’t want to die right now; it’s not time for you to die right now. I told you, your grandmother will be with you all the time in spirit.’” 
Selma, Alabama is a small city with a population of just under 20,000. News of Whatley’s mother’s murder traveled quickly. Soon, Whatley got a message from a woman named Hatwatha Mcghee, better known as Lady Watha. 
Lady Watha is a well-known deejay and club promoter in Selma. She was concerned about Whatley and the escalating violence in the city. 
The city has had an unusually deadly year. There have already been eight murders, five of which happened this spring within less than a month. 
So Lady Watha decided, “If I can pack a club, I can pack an event to stop the violence.” 
Lady Watha started throwing a series of roving barbecues in Selma’s neighborhoods this spring. This was as the murder rate climbed. 
Men in their 20s and 30s stand next to little boys in polo shirts and little girls in jelly sandals at a small park downtown. They chant “Stop the violence!” as cars pass by. They hold up pieces of neon poster paper containing handwritten slogans like “I am my brother’s keeper.” 
About 20 guys walk around in red and blue t-shirts that say “Big Brotherz from the Hood.” This was another idea of Lady Watha’s. She wanted to get men from each neighborhood to come hang out at the barbecues. Some are former gang members or have been to prison. She hoped they would maybe counsel the younger generation about how guns and gangs are not the answer. 
Nat Moore, 29, better known as Nat T, says violence has affected every person he knows in Selma:
“I’m talking about people that raised us, people that we looked up to, that we hung out with everyday.” He explains some are in prison, some have been shot, and some are dead. “People that we shared clothes with, that we shot ball with, rode bikes with. These are our people, so who better to do it for our people.” 
Moore has two young daughters, and he doesn’t want them to grow up in a city rife with poverty and violence. 
Organizers say they’re trying to do their part, but they can’t do it alone. Some in this majority-black city feel abandoned by the police. Whatley feels the police are simply scared of certain black neighborhoods. They have been invited to these BBQs, but so far only one off-duty officer has shown up. 
John Brock has been on the police force in Selma for 30 years and Chief for almost a year. He is white and says he needs people in the black community to talk to the police when a shooting happens. But Brock also understands the community’s frustration and fear. 
“How can you come up to a police officer and find out what’s going on or talk to him, when every time you have seen the police in your family, something bad has happened?” Brock explains. “We have to break that cycle a little bit, we have to try to break that cycle.” 
Brock says his force is understaffed. He’s heard of Lady Watha’s group, and he hopes that it isn’t just a summer thing and they stick around. 
Lady Watha says she’ll be here, and she hopes the police will join them. 
“I have been needing the police to come in,” Lady Watha explains. She is adamant she will continue to hold these community events as long as the violence continues. 
“I‘m going to go with Stop the Violence until I can see more change. I will go with Stop the Violence until the death of me, if I have to, ’cause we can find a cure for violence.” 
Right now, Lady Watha says, the best cure she can think of is to rebuild a sense of community, one barbecue at a time.
In a span of less than a month earlier this year, five blacks were murdered by other blacks. An exasperated Lt. Sam Miller noted no one in the black community truly seems to believe Black Lives Matter  (in the now majority black city where every last ounce of white guilt is squeezed out on a yearly basis), when he told the Selma Times-Journal, "what's frustrating is no one in the community wants to come forward and tell us anything."

We owe our ancestors a deep apology, for they warned us what would happen once we removed the safeguards they put in place to protect white civilizations from the deleterious effects of Africans in America. 

Look only upon Selma, Alabama - the fabled city our enemies pilgrimage to on a yearly basis, ensuring the white guilt tax is paid in full - for the empirical proof our ancestors were right and those peddling the civilization-nullifying ideology of colorblindness are entirely wrong. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Trump: "I Am the Candidate of Law and Order"... Meanwhile, Mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown to Headline Democratic Convention

What did you think of Trump's speech? 

Law and order sounds pretty good, right? 

Meanwhile, next week in Philadelphia... [With NAACP Speech, Hillary Goes Full “Black Lives Matter, White Lives Don’t”—And Her Convention Will Be Worse (Better), July 19, 2016]:
 An entire day at the Democrat Convention next week in Philadelphia is being dedicated to allowing black mothers of would-be cop killers the chance to address the nation on behalf of their dead black sons: 
Tuesday: A Lifetime Of Fighting For Children And Families 
Featuring President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement 
Gavel time expected at 4:00 p.m. 
Tuesday will feature the roll call vote and how Hillary Clinton has spent her entire career working to make a difference for children, families and our country. The Mothers of the Movement participating include Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, mother of DontrĂ© Hamilton; Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland. [What To Expect At The Democratic Convention, NPR, by Daniel Kurtzleben, July 15, 2016]