For you youngsters that don't know what I mean by that—not exactly streaking(naked), but lets just say nothing but a birthday suit on underneath. Yup, I’m doing the women feminist thingee, only I am not burning my bra or being free, intentionally, as they called it back then—mine were stolen. And well…being an African American woman the humid heat did not quite agree with the chemistry of my hair. Since, my hair equipment tools were among those items stolen; well…I am now sporting an Angela Davis natural with an odd slanted geometric shape.
Other than that, I am glad to be back in the city where the nearest store is not 35 or 40 miles away, and to see people pass by walking or driving or hear the laughter of children outside playing, be able to watch television. Heck, I don’t think I’d even mind hearing the
After I got back, my computer was acting up again, so I had to do the usual to get it back in working condition. When I got my computer back in tiptop shape, I sat down and did my regular routine of surfing the Internet searching for a topic to write about. I see that we’re still living in “Post-Racial” America. Yup, racism is still alive and thriving in America.
You would think that Fox News would give up doctoring and editing tapes to frame people as racist, but I guess not after reading that story about Shirley Sherrod. I mean the ACORN and Reverend Wright tapes should have been enough to convince them that what is in the dark eventually comes to the light. But then, Fox News is getting stale in their deceptive practices. Their deceptive and trickery methods are beginning to smell like year old rotted fish. Most people with an ounce of good sense can smell Fox’s deception and lies before they hear them.
In a few more days, we’ll know for sure that Officer Mehserle in the Oscar Grant killing will go Scott-free with a slap on the wrist. Police with his mentality can continue killing young unarmed men of color using that same old tired excuse, “I THOUGHT he had a gun” without any repercussions behind it. And the hunting game for unarmed men of color to be pumped full of bullets will be back in season again. My suggestion to men of color is invest in some bullet proof vests.
Apparently, Mehserle wrote a letter of apology and told his lawyer to make sure that it gets out to the public. I guess Mehserle does not feel that he owes the woman who birthed Oscar in the world an apology, since he has never apologized to her before or after the trial, which lets me know that he is full of BS and trying to save self with a more lenient sentence than he has already received. I could have told him to save the ink, because he does not have to worry about spending any time in prison for his crime. After all, he is a police and they get patted on the back, promoted, and transferred to another department when they commit murder on unarmed men of color. Now had the victim been white, he might have something to be concerned about.
Then there is the story regarding Senator Jim Webb, which quite frankly, I do not know how to take. He admits that blacks are not and haven’t gotten the full benefit of Affirmative Action, which is who it was supposed to mainly benefit in the first place due to slavery and Jim Crow. On the other hand, he thinks that the ones that have benefitted from it the most are Hispanic/Latino immigrants [what I’m reading between the lines] and that it has marginalized white people and that white privilege is a myth. Okay… So, now he thinks they should end Affirmative Action and other diversity government programs for “all” people of color because according to him, whites are getting the worse end of the stick. Didn't Affirmative Action end when Reagan and Clinton were in power?
Last time I checked whites are still in power. owning, and running everything, including the White House, because President Obama sure is hopping and dancing to their tune as if slavery never ended. The unemployment rate for blacks is higher than any other group of people. Modern day school segregation still exist, so does housing redlining, the gigantic income gap between whites and blacks is still intact. Police brutality is thriving and in full bloom. I could go on and on, but I’ll cut it short by saying that modern day Jim Crow has taken the place of the old Jim Crow. Even those two Oreos, Clarence Thomas and Ward Connerly, think that Affirmative Action should end, that is, except in the occupational positions they themselves hold or anything pertaining to them.
As for Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann, I only have five words for both of them, “PUT A SOCK IN IT!” Security at that hospital in Milwaukee must have been asleep on the job when a woman can walk into the maternity ward and have a cat fight with one of the patients after they’ve given birth. I know the security for public transportation is not worth two dead flies and my stolen belongings are proof of that. Did I mention that I wasn't the only one whose luggage to came up missing?
BTW, I see some folks are still into the watermelon slurs. Someone needs to let white folks know that not all black folks like watermelon. I for one can’t stand watermelon. Although, I love cantaloupe, grapes, and peaches, and I am not too particular about fried chicken either. Oh well, I guess they shouldn’t mind being stereotyped with Quiche and food that is bland.
BTW, did I tell y’all that I missed each and every one of you a whole lot? From me with lots of love to all of y’all a big hug and kiss.