"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Saturday, February 13, 2010
White Privilege Real Life Monopoly Game!
Only in America can white folks kill their brother, police record vanish, serve no jail sentence, graduate from Harvard, work as a teacher at Alabama University, and kill three faculty members. Is white privilege the reason the justice scales lean more to one side?
Lady Justice is known to Black folks as "JUST US". The reason is that the law is, mostly, followed and practiced on "JUST US". JUST US Black folks that is. When Blacks commit a crime, we're labeled animals, scum of the earth, etc. However, when whites commit a crime they're labeled the "good neighbor" or all of a sudden, it is time for a newly discovered mental disorder to come out.
In America, if a black person had killed their brother whether an accident or on purpose, they would have gotten life or a death sentence. We would have been bombarded with pictures of that black person dressed in jail attire until they lock them up. Not only that, their whole family would have been interviewed, as well as researched all the way back to the 1800s. There is nothing about them and their family you would not know.
Of course, by now, we would be having a court of opinion trial. Naturally, the verdict would be guilty before proven innocent. A couple of days later they would be serving their time in prison and the key would be thrown away. School records all the way back to kindergarten or preschool would have been picked with a fine tooth comb. Only in America can a white person kill someone in their family, serve no jail sentence, case is dismissed, and not even a referral to a probation officer is made.
Black folks had better not have so much as a traffic ticket in their past. If they do they can hang it up, kiss freedom goodbye, and make their burial plans in prison because it will be a "until death do us part" prison sentence. Forget about second chances if you do manage to get a sentence less than life as far as employment goes. Only white folks can get a job when they get out of prison. When Black folks get out of prison, they will still be doing life prison sentences on an "installment prison plan". In other words, they will be reincarcerated for not securing a job. Nevermind, the part about employers refusing to hire Black folks with a record. They only hire white folks with a record. That is the golden practice here in America. BTW, those same rules that apply to Blacks, apply to all nonwhite folks.
While I am sort of glad that the woman who killed her white supremacist husband case was dismissed. I can't help but suspect that if she had been black or any other minority that would not have happened. The rule, "You still broke the law" and "You still have to pay for your crime" of premeditated murder would have came in to play. No exceptions to the rule unless your white of course.
It is sort of a rigged game to keep the prison stats all black. The object of the game is for white employers to refuse to hire Blacks with a record, which activates parole violation, and results in a return trip to prison to put in some more time on that "life in prison installment plan" tailored just for nonwhite folks. Like the game "Monopoly" you need a get out of jail card. The only thing is that those are whites only cards.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?