Part one is located here.
Colonial imperialism. Slavery. Lynchings. Black Codes. Jim Crow. The War on Drugs. Conflict diamonds. The mass incarceration of black men with black women following close behind. Racist media bias. Corrupted U.S. supported leaders against African natives. Stop and Frisk.
I could go in detail about how the list mentioned are systematic ways to keep black people down and out. But you know the score, people. Defenders of the great white race will step in and deliver their not-racist reasons why that had to happen, eliminating any and all moralistic reasons why they should be considered crimes against humanity.
Before I continue, I want to highlight a two recent stories illustrating how blackness is still criminalized.
Trayon Christian, a 19 year-old college student, was shopping at Barney’s New York, a clothing store for the social climber, from the looks of it. He saved up enough money to buy a $350 Salvatore Ferragamo (a brand name in which Juelz Santana sports) belt. But when he bought it, he was questioned. He produced identification and a receipt for the belt. Still, Christian was still apprehended.
Obviously, the police thought that an average black male could not afford to buy such high-price fashion accessories.
After calling the bank to confirm who he was while holding him for a couple of hours, the police let Christian go. He was never charged. Christian returned to the store giving back the belt in disgust. He is currently seeking damages for the incident.
Let’s travel south to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love – as long as you’re not black.
A recent online video surfaced that illustrated Stop and Frisk tactics of routine police
control justice. Two Philly cops stopped two black males walking to their jobs and proceeded to interrogate and harass them. What did they do wrong? They said “Hi” to a known drug dealer.
During the confrontation, one of the cops cursed out one of the men by saying, “We don’t want you here (Philadelphia)! All you do is weaken the fucking country!”
“How do I weaken the country?” asked one of the brothas. “By working?”
“No. Freeloading” replied the officer.
“Freeloading on what? I work.”
“Do you? Where?”
“Country Club” the young man replied, probably snidely.
“Doing What?” asked the officer.
“A server? Serving weed?”
Watch the video below:
Justifications for Stop and Frisk have been made, particularly by its prominent supporter, the Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. The same rationale has been copied and repeated by many: blacks commit the most crimes. So, it should stand to reason to suspect every single black man (and woman) of criminal activity. Hell, even if not all commit crimes, they will eventually. So, they should stop complaining about the unfair and violent treatment by police and just behave. Only then will cops stop harassing them.
But most black men in America do not commit crimes, including the violent kind. Yet, news reports, statistics they can’t or won’t even formulate, personal incidents and the proclamation that areas with a black majority population are virtual hell holes (Yes, I’m looking at you, Secretsquid.) are the racist’s best ammunition. Any info that confirms their racist beliefs are eaten and absorbed.
Sure, the young men victimized in the two incidents are not African, but are still African descent. With it, they carry long, unabated stigma of being natural-born criminals born out of the Black Codes era and perpetuated by the Western media.
The misconceptions about black people here and worldwide is staggering and damaging. Yet, the reasons why this continues vary. One can conclude that it is beneficial. Of course it is. With racism, when one group is kept down, the other group is supported.
But with all the excuses made, it still exposes a severe moral and logical deficiency in human empathy, especially when it morphs one group’s image as being a basically good people despite their past and present sins, a problem not just for those of African descent but all people, including whites.