Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The New Jim Crow



8 comments:

Mildred said...

Nothing here that the 1970s activists -- from Harry Belafonte to the Panthers to the National Council of Negro Women -- couldn't have told us but good to be reminded.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video about The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration. It was very informative. But I doubt if it will move anybody to try to do anything about it. I mean, if Mildred's comment is accurate and the black community didn't do anything in the 70's then they sure as heck aren't going to do anything today.

In fact, things are worse today BECAUSE we didn't do anything in the 70's. It looks like we are finished to me.

depressed Negro

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Depressed Negro:

Have you ever read our history? Because those folks did do something and there were some changes made. However, Reagan came along and tried to erase all of the progress that was made. That's why it is a neverending struggle to maintain.

So, why don't you stop crying and start helping by getting out with others to do something about it. If the GOP gets back in the White House they plan to do more damage than Reagan did and you will not only be depressed for real, you will be oppressed.

Anonymous said...

Granny, being depressed is being oppressed 24/7. I am too old to be out there now. I don't even know if I will be alive by the election of Romney.

Thinking about the many marches made during the 60's with MLK and lives lost and the persistent efforts made to free us from Jim Crow has only deepened my depression. There was so much tribulations during MLK's time and what do we have to show for it? Nothing.

Redeye said...

It's not that black folks aren't fighting, it's the "good" white folks who would rather lose than stand with black folks. Remember the 2000 election protest, when not one white Senator, or Congressman would join with the CBC to protest Florida?

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/Black-Protest-Bush-Victory.htm

diaryofanegress said...

@ Granny

Jim Crow never went away...it's just clearly hidden. Whites have always wanted to oppress us and self segregrate...but since it's unlawful, they find new and inventive ways to do it.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

@diaryofanegress:

I agree with you and have observed that practically all my life.

@Redeye:
Some of them don't want to be ostracized by their community, so they just go along with the program. I wonder how they deal with their conscience. It gotta be hard sleeping at night.

Kingnut said...

You got it wrong Granny, it's not voter suppression, it's voter fraud suppression.

Everytime someone uses a dead person's name to vote, or a non-citizen votes, it disenfranchises a legitimate voter by cancelling out their vote.

The Obama administration is trying to stop states from preventing voter fraud. Imagine that.