Forwarded this from my brother’s page, this is damn good.
I can’t even fathom slavery I can’t imagine my ancestors being whipped, sold like animals, raped and hanged, made to work from sun up to sun down fingers bleeding in your killing fields simply because of the color of their skin. Being called a nigger or boy or a nigger boy. My mind just can’t conceive such savagery. No HUMAN being could have done such vile and vicious things to other people, and yet it happened. Do you realize how sick and depraved an individual had to be to heap such evil upon mankind. Had history not recorded it so vividly I’d think it was the biggest lie ever told. Now I’m supposed to be free. Except if you wave a flag or recite a pledge that was sewn and written respectively long before you ever gave a damn about me as a human or a black man, and I don’t comply with your ritualistic demand to stand you’ve got the audacity to pretend like you don’t understand, like I insulted you. You call me a son of a bitch and demand I be fired. I would submit to you that the more things change the more they stay the same. I suppose I owe this country some degree of loyalty you did allow me to stay here after my people finished building it. And you’ve even done all you could to show remorse and repentance for the inhumane way your forefathers treated mine, right? I should be grateful. STOP! THINK! I honestly believe I might never heal, the wounds in my soul are gaping. You persecuted my people for more than 400 years, even if humanity and humility don’t exist in you, long suffering has to. At least now we suffer together by God’s grace.There in lies my Audacity of Hope.# Humbly submitted.
Ok although it has been questioned and not confirmed that Harriet Tubman actually said this, let’s discuss the words in the quote. It is true she freed slaves. The latter part some folk say this is true today. What do you think of that part she could have freed more if only they knew they were slaves. I have been questioning quotes over the years and Snopes found this to be unconfirmed.
Folk tickles the hell out of me want to talk about K-West and other mess that is not local but when local mess goes down they are silent as hell.
But they talking about folk who don’t think like them ain’t free and they got all the answers.
Well when ya ass start speaking up about local issues then talk to me because until then you are a scared ass hiding behind national issues while the damn local issues go unchecked.
I bet folk can’t say I allow mess to go unchecked because I don’t give a damn if you black, brown, white, other, Democrat, Republican or whatever you consider yourself.
What is Slavery today in the context that folk say TMZ twisted K-West interview that he was talking about Slavery of today?
When responding keep in mind the definition of Slavery so I want facts and not opinions.
The Watch Dog Response: And folk think that the damn Confederate Monuments need to stay. Oh hell no they need to go! Hell I was born in 1962 so therefore my dad who was born in 1934, my mom was born in 1936 and their parents who were born years before them lived in a time that this was going on. Some folk think about the 400 years and don’t realize that it was in some of us life time may not been old enough like myself but my family before me can relate. Ya’ll better wake the hell up.
Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century. Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s—a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.
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The Political Agitator response: “Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!” Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator
A Virginia city official argued with a local NAACP head by claiming that God, not government, ended slavery and racial injustice in the United States.
Thomas Dunn, a Town Council member in Leesburg, strongly disputed claims made by Phillip Thompson, president of the Loudon County chapter of the NAACP, during a public hearing over setting up a diversity commission in the city, reported the Washington Post.
Thompson had said that “if the government hadn’t intervened, I would still be a slave in the field picking cotton,” dismissing claims by an earlier speaker who said the government should not be involved in civil rights matters.
Dunn, who took part in the meeting Tuesday by telephone conference call, angrily rejected Thompson’s analogy. (Source: Read more)
This past Black History Month, millions of students were told the story of how America abolished slavery 150 years ago with ratification of the 13th Amendment. The story draws an upward trajectory of racial equality in America from the abolition of slavery to Brown v. Board of Education to the Civil Rights Act to the election of President Obama.
The problem is the story isn’t true. We never actually abolished slavery. The 13th Amendment states:
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. (Source: Read more)