And this white liberals, is exactly why we don’t trust your asses
The poll finds that racial prejudice is not limited to one group of partisans. Although Republicans were more likely than Democrats to express racial prejudice in the questions measuring explicit racism (79 percent among Republicans compared with 32 percent among Democrats), the implicit test found little difference between the two parties. That test showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans), as did about half of political independents (49 percent).
There are several bits of interesting information in this new Associated Press poll that found a majority of Americans now hold negative views of black people, but above is perhaps the most important one. Many liberals like to cluck their tongues at the “racist” GOP, but it’s good to remember that, under the surface, so-called progressives can often be just as anti-black as the bigots they condemn.
FinalCall.com) - Two students were expelled and seven suspended from Wynne High School in Wynne, Ark., but parents of two Black boys, who were victims in what parents call an attempted lynching, are furious, saying justice has not been done and their fear for the safety of their children.
Cheryl Webster said all sorts of things went through her mind but she hadn’t imagined what she was told. Some boys tried to hang Mickey, her child, and his teammate, MaKye McDaniel, with a noose during football practice.
She is furious because of the assault, incensed that school officials waited three days to notify her, and outraged because they illegally questioned Mickey without her presence or knowledge, she told The Final Call. Oddly, before she even knew what was happening, the principal and assistant principal were profusely apologizing, she recalled.
“This is worse than what I even thought it could be. What if my child would have been hung? The first thing they would have said was my son committed suicide. What kind of sh—-t, I mean, stuff is that,” Ms. Webster said, restraining herself from cursing and struggling to speak through pain and anger.
She recounted her 14-year-old son’s ordeal: On Sept. 24, another student called him to the back of the weight room. One boy lifted him up while another tried to put a noose across his head and he had to fight them off, she said. “I don’t care if you’re White or Black. What happened to my son should never have happened,” Ms. Webster declared.
“I never thought this would happen, especially not to my son because he’s a good kid, a good student. I’ve never had these fears before but I’m always going to be concerned because you never know, it might happen again. There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think about my son being in school,” she added.
During an Oct. 3 school board meeting, Superintendent Carl Easley read a statement from the suspended boys’ families, according to TV station WPTY in Memphis. “They apologize for the embarrassment to the school district. They apologize for any embarrassment and heartache they have caused the students,” he said, in an article published on the WPTY television’s website. According to Fox affiliate in Memphis, school officials labeled the incident a case of “extreme bullying.”
Final Call phone requests for interviews with Mr. Easley and the Wynne Public School Board were not been returned. Supt. Easley did say the high school’s administration thoroughly investigated the incident and found no criminal conduct, according to news reports. Wynne, Ark., is about an hour away from Memphis.
“I don’t care what they say. You can talk it around and spin it around all you want. I do not consider that horseplay. It wasn’t a joke to me. It wasn’t a joke to my family. It wasn’t a joke to the community either. That’s my child’s life,” Ms. Webster told The Final Call.
She wants the White players involved dismissed for the rest of the academic year. And, Ms. Webster declares, if the situation were reversed, her Black son would have been put in jail. She and Mickey’s father are discussing next steps but, for now, they are taking great care to protect their son.
“I can only imagine what goes through his head walking down that hallway at school, with people asking, ‘Was that you, Mickey? Was that true?’ He just wants to be left alone,” Ms. Webster said.
Rod McDaniel and his wife want to file criminal charges, but they don’t trust local police. Mr. McDaniel also wonders if his history of outspokenness on racial issues led to the targeting of his son, MaKye. He had complained publicly about an incident with White police officers the previous week.
“We want number one accountability and full maximum penalty for hate crimes and being involved in any crime, expulsions for the assaults, resignations of both coaches, and we want two Black coaches to be put in the head and assistant coaches places,” he said.
According to Mr. McDaniel, his son said he and Mickey were in the field house weight room for football practice. Some White guys began saying “they were going to lynch and hang all n——s,” Mr. McDaniel solemnly recounted. The White students took shoelaces, made nooses, and then hung the shoelaces around the jerseys of Black players, he continued. They then took pants and bladder bags used for injuries, shoes, made a complete dummy, and hung the dummy, Mr. McDaniel said.
Then students took a rope tied into a noose and placed it around Mickey’s head but couldn’t tighten it, Mr. McDaniel said. When his son McKay, 14, jumped up and helped to fight the other boys off, two boys grabbed MaKye, took the rope off of Mickey’s neck and tried to place it around his, said the boy’s father.
MaKye was able to fight them off, Mr. McDaniel said.
“The first thing I thought was the safety of my children. My second reaction was I’m angry, very upset at the coaches and the school because they failed to protect my child,” Mr. McDaniel added.
According to Mr. McDaniel, no one from the school has reached out to his family except to say students were suspended. But even that response followed an e-mail from his wife asking what happened to their son, Mr. McDaniel explained.
Everyone involved in the incident is back at school and on the football team, except one boy, according to Mr. McDaniel. He suspects what he sees as lenient discipline may have happened because one boy involved is the son of a coach and another is the son of a school board member. “All of the boys’ parents are either affiliated with the school or local government,” he charged.
Calls to school officials were not returned to confirm or deny the allegation.
Mr. McDaniel is concerned for his son’s safety and the safety of the other Black students as they travel for remaining football games. He said he has no indication steps have been taken by the school or football team to make sure Black players are safe.
Wynne and its surrounding areas are saturated with members of the Ku Klux Klan, said Mr. McDaniel. He is fearful of how Black players could be treated during road trips and games.
“We’ve had the Klan march in our city twice. I’ve experienced it both times. I grew up fighting physical racial fights all my life so I’m no stranger to this type of hostile racial environment,” Mr. McDaniel said.
The incident has affected his family, Mr. McDaniel added. He suffers from anxiety and his wife is afraid to leave the house or work the family business, a sports bar and grill, he said.
“My concern is how will they treat these Black kids on and off the field? My son has to look over his shoulder. Will there be foul play on the field?” he asked.
Edit: I want expulsions all around! And I want charges pressed and sentences handed!
My only problem is that I wish this graph came with a link to the source of this information. I know this is true, but just to back up facts for people who may not know this information, a source would be awesome.
It’s an easy google. :) Here ya go:
Fucking bullshit by the way.
Been seeing this around for awhile and was hoping somebody would pull some sources. Thanks.
Cars stop on Highway 21. Drivers stop and take pictures.
The new attraction in Redgranite? A controversial sign.
It reads: “Hang in there Obama,” next to a picture of a noose.
“A lot of people find it offensive,” said Rachel Kern, who lives across the street. “It’s definitely a very big eye catch to people driving past.”
From further away, you can really only read the larger print that says “HANG OBAMA” in bold, red letters. You can see the outline of the noose. But if you get up close, you can see the smaller print that says, “in there.” And this message has some people confused.
“I’m not really sure if it’s supposed to be for Obama or against him. Because if you actually read it, it’s like, ‘keep up the fight.’ But with the noose, it doesn’t exactly say, ‘keep up the fight,’ at the same time,” said Kern.
“That got your attention. It got you to look at the sign,” said Thomas Savka, who made the sign.
He claims he’s actually pro-Obama. He says he even put that in small print in the corner of the sign.
“It’s my attitude for it. Everybody’s picking on Obama. It’s the attitude of ‘hang in there, buddy!’ It isn’t over ‘til you’re done kicking,” said Savka.
Some who stopped to take pictures say with a picture of a noose, the sign has racial implications of lynching. The sign maker says that wasn’t his intent.
“This has nothing to do with color. It’s to get people’s attention. If they’re taking that direction from it, they’re not reading the sign,” said Savka.
Neighbors say despite freedom of speech, it’s in poor taste.
“He could have just put it on there without the noose,” said Kern.
Regardless of how it’s read, the message of this sign certainly has captured the community’s attention.
A spokesperson from the Obama campaign released a statement about the sign. It said: “This type of imagery is inappropriate and has no place in public discourse around elections.”
What the fuck is this shit?
Tumblr fail. WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES?
Here. Maybe this will help.
The sign in question.
I fucking hate smug racists who think this shit is cute
WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT FUCK
‘Well it wasn’t my intent so it’s magically okay and the implications now don’t exist’. Yep, that’s how the real world works.
I love how it’s not “policing” when they we look untidy, unprofessional, ghetto, and tacky and deny us job opportunities or harass and arrest us based on our clothes though nobody is talking about freedom to dress a certain way then.
Reblogging this to support my last post. Yay I love living in America and being in a free country where you can wear whatever the fuck you want. If you say her headdress is bullshit, I say you have no fucking RIGHT to tell any lady what she can and can’t wear. Yeah thanks.
Wearing sacred items of another culture because you’re think they’re pretty is cultural appropriation. But hey why think about how these images contribute to the incredibly high rape stats faced by NDN women when you can wallow in privilege & join in their oppression?
since when did telling white people not to wear offensive shit constitute clothing policing though
oh yeah since white people.
And tahts teh thing they keep missing and we keep seeing.
It’s not about freedom of speech .
She CAN wear whatever she wants.
She IS wearing whatever she wants.
What they’re uncomfortable about is her not being lauded for it.
Her headdress is BULLSHIT.
And I have every FUCKING RIGHT to tell her.
I shouldn’t harm her for wearing it, attack her.
That’s teh rampant idealist in me , but lets consider that other people WHOM THIS BELONGS TO WERE.
You WANT silence around her because you don’t like the idea that if faced with all of everyone else’s freedoms and rights , you can’t justify making the same choices.
““We’re going to go out there and violate some rights.” Hear the secret police recordings that will take your breath away. In a bad way.”
- white man had been burglarized
- white man accuses black child in the neighborhood
- white man “confronts” black child with gun
- black child denies it (apparently, he was in school at the time)
- unarmed black child is murdered (shot in the chest)
- neighbors say the white man was a good neighbor and just seemed to be “frustrated” with the break-ins
does ANY of this sound familiar to you?
here’s the video of the news segment
ABC’s 20/20 put 20 of the “blackest” and “whitest” (as determined by D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s book,Freakonomics) male and female names to the test, posting identical résumés with different names at the top. Guess which ones got ignored?
OK, that wasn’t a hard question.
Those with the white-sounding names were actually downloaded 17 percent more often by job recruiters than the résumés with black-sounding names, according to ABC News.
One of my co workers has a bi-racial grand child. She loves her granddaughter to pieces and has her picture everywhere. She always talks about her and will hem you up on the way to where every you are going to talk about her.
As many of you know I was the only black person in my department (there is now another sister). And perhaps it was for that reason she felt comfortable in telling me what happened during the baby shower for her grandchild.
The black and white family members were all there. The mother (a white woman) was considering giving the child a name that sounded “different.” The black family members balked at the thought and told all of them, repeatedly “not to give the baby a black name.”
My coworker was stunned. She seemed hurt and her daughter was confused. I stood there in the hallway and tried to think of how I can tell her, that we do not live in a world where her daughters name wouldn’t be held against her.
We work in a part of the company that monitors calls….I cannot tell you the amount of general disdain that some of the reps have had when the person on the other end of the line has a name like “Santeeka” or “Rasheed” sometimes Or has a voice that sounds too black…
This is such a sad truth. The more black or “ethnic” your name sounds the less likely you will get a job, the harder it can be on a child.
Y’all need to understand how DANGEROUS it is for us to allow our kids out the house even looking a LITTLE ashy/raggedy/disheveled/unkempt. It means that The People will come and take your kids from you. It means that some teacher or social worker at the school will assume that your home is a dangerous place and call DCFS on you.
Even if your kid has done nothing but played hard on the playground before class. Even if you have to leave CRAZY early for work (or not get in from your night job until the kids are gone) and don’t have time to do a Body/Wardrobe check before they leave for school.
Our kids can’t have shoes that are too small or pants that too short or skirts with a loose hem. That could mean you will lose your kids if some person of the System decides that what they thought about your Black Mothering (oh, that is ALWAYS called into question) is true.
This is why we scrub our children almost raw in the tub, comb and brush and hot comb our girls’ hair into reluctant submission and shop for clothes sometimes in lieu of paying the electric bill. This is why we slather our babies down with Vaseline because shiny= healthy and clean (slavery imprinted that on us).
Mothering While Black is living in constant fear and under constant judgment.
But…BUT: We’ve been trusted with White babies since we got here.
I remember being in the store once with kid #1 & he had chalk dust all over him (as they do when they are tiny), and some woman making a really nasty comment about “those people” that ended with her talking about someone should do something. Mind you, this was sidewalk chalk dust. What child with blue & pink stains on his otherwise clean shirt is endangered? Then again, when he was in 4th grade some woman tried to tell me I was too mean to him because I told him that if he forgot his gym shoes again he’d have to take the lost points. The minutiae of life is an excuse to police our parenting & people who think we’re overreacting should go look up some stats on which kids are taken into custody & how long they stay there vs which families are offered services & how long those services are accessible.
A few years ago I grasped why my mother insisted that I was always spotless, well groomed, and unnaturally fresh when I saw the notes in my file from my brush with social services, which noted that I was “clean and well adjusted.” Those notes were one of the reasons I was able to stay in my home with my mother during an incredibly stressful time. I shudder to think what would’ve happened if, before one of those visits I had went to play with my friends, fell off my bike as I was prone to do, burned myself attempting to curl my hair, been sullen, had unpermed hair, the list foes on and on and on.
It is unfair, and incredibly restricting to be denied the stages of childhood and adolescence where we are unconcerned with anything but out own joy in finding our limbs, in conquering the jungle gyms, skate parks and empty spaces of our youth. This is an example of the incredible and impossible standards we are held up against, another burden for our mothers to constantly curtail us, to ensure that we are protected against a world that will not allow us our humanity.