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The Fruits of White Supremacy-- Murder and Violence

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37 minutes ago, jakeem said:

 

It's only been in recent years that the direct mixed race/ black descendants of Thomas Jefferson were allowed or invited to attend the family reunions at Monticello.

Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's slave mistress, who gave birth to his mixed-race children, was also his sister-in-law, because she was the half sister of his first wife, Martha Skelton.  Go figure that one....

So these mixed race black descendants were related to Thomas Jefferson and to his  first wife, as well.

When you actually study  the truth of American history,

You start to realize how complicated and involved our American mythological- cultural society is.

 

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

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USC’s School of Cinematic Arts will remove its John Wayne exhibit after months of students and alumni protesting keeping such a tribute to the actor endorsed white supremacy.
 
11:05 AM · Jul 11, 2020·SocialFlow

white supremacy should never be honored in an American Institution.

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

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A top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has resigned after reports surfaced that he had posted racist and sexist comments in an online forum known to be a hotbed for offensive and bigoted remarks, Fox News executives said in a memo Saturday.
 
1:59 PM · Jul 12, 2020·SocialFlow

Now let's see--

Tucker Carlson hires a writer who is a white supremacist- misogynist-homophobe.

Fox News and Carlson fire this person for that reason.

Carlson is all those things too. That's why he hired someone who agreed with his views so that they could work in harmony together.

Fox News cultivates an audience that is racist, misogynistic and homophobic.

Yet they have the audacity to come out with these b******* announcements.

But I bet it was even "funnier" to the writer to be fired for publicly expressing the opinions that Fox News indirectly or directly promotes every day on their cable channel.

Fox News isn't fooling anybody.

And if they want to change and be taken seriously by most people in this country, then they better start by firing Tucker Carlson and go straight to the source of white supremacy, misogyny and homophobia at Fox News.

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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JUST IN: House to vote next week on ridding Capitol of Confederate statues http://hill.cm/TSuV2tP
 
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6:40 PM · Jul 13, 2020·SocialFlow

Statues of white supremacists/ confederates will be out and replaced by a statue of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Justice Marshall was the first black American to serve on the Supreme Court and was the NAACP lawyer who led the history-making Brown vs Board of Education case, which brought about the desegregation of American public schools.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

 

People display the confederate flag because they see it as a symbolic representation of white supremacy in American history.

And that's the very same reason  trump supports it.

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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

It's very good of Mary to testify to trump's direct racism and

anti-Semitism in private.

But, as she said herself, no one would be surprised by this because trump's actions and behaviors have shown him repeatedly to be for decades a bigoted, small-minded racist man--

Who was taught Prejudice at an early age  by his father.

Yes, you don't have to read Mary's book to know trump is a nasty piece of work, if you've been living in the United States for the last three and a half years.

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16 hours ago, jakeem said:

CNN reporter Abby Phillip points out that trump's 1968 Nixonian racist scare tactics--

targeting white suburbanites--

 won't play in 2020 with today's more ethnically diverse suburbs of college-educated suburbanites.

BTW-- Abby is one of the female reporters who trump has singled out to harass publicly during a press conference.

trump told Abby she asked dumb questions.

Now, I wonder what trump thinks of her comments about his campaign strategy? :o

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12 hours ago, jakeem said:

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BREAKING: John Lewis, who went from being the youngest leader of the 1963 March on Washington to a long-serving congressman from Georgia and icon of the civil rights movement, has died. He was 80

After years of putting his body and his freedom on the line as an activist, Lewis spent more than three decades in Congress. 

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2019. 

Lewis participated in key moments of the civil rights movement:

• Original Freedom Rider in 1961

• Principal speaker at the March on Washington in 1963

• Clubbed during a 1965 march in Selma Through it all, he faced taunts, beatings and arrests. https://politi.co/3hbevgj

 
11:36 PM · Jul 17, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

 

10 hours ago, jakeem said:

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‘When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something,’ - Rep. John Lewis

Civil Rights and Democratic Icon John Lewis Dies

 
11:57 PM · Jul 17, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

10 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Heartbroken by the loss of two incredible leaders
 

Reverend C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis both dedicated their lives to the fight for racial equity and for that we are forever, gratefully, indebted #RIP

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10 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

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March 7, 1965: “Bloody Sunday” in Selma. In this photo, John Lewis is being beaten by a state trooper. He suffered a fractured skull.
 
The footage of the beatings that day in Alabama pushed President Johnson to action on civil rights legislation. https://politi.co/3hbevgj
 
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12:11 AM · Jul 18, 2020·Twitter Web App

 The photo above shows what white supremacy looks like.

 John Lewis put his life on the line and gave his entire life, not just to the fight against white supremacy, but equally to the fight for equal rights for All Americans.

While the nation Mourns his loss, we are fortunate that he passed our way and gave so much of himself to create a better and more Equitable America.

May God bless him.

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10 hours ago, jakeem said:

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BREAKING: Barack Obama has paid tribute to John Lewis for making his life's work to "challenge an unjust status quo, and to imagine a better world"
 
2:05 AM · Jul 18, 2020·TweetDeck

" Challenge an unjust status quo "

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Trump defended his opposition to removing Confederate symbols in an interview with Fox News, telling Chris Wallace that the flag does not offend him and that for many people it "represents the South."
 
Pressed on the fact that military leaders support renaming bases named for Confederate leaders, Trump responded: "I don't care what the military says. I'm supposed to make the decision."
 
Trump added: "What are you going to rename it, after the Reverend Al Sharpton? What are you going to name it, Chris?"
 
10:03 AM · Jul 19, 2020·TweetDeck 

 This is what an interview with a white supremacist sounds like.

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

In the third trump tell -all book this summer, we have inside info on

the Racist- in- Chief.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/opinion/should-we-cancel-aristotle.html

Should We Cancel Aristotle?

He defended slavery and opposed the notion of human equality. But he is not our enemy.

By Agnes Callard

Ms. Callard is a philosopher and professor.

The Greek philosopher Aristotle did not merely condone slavery, he defended it; he did not merely defend it, but defended it as beneficial to the slave. His view was that some people are, by nature, unable to pursue their own good, and best suited to be “living tools” for use by other people: “The slave is a part of the master, a living but separated part of his bodily frame.”

Aristotle’s anti-liberalism does not stop there. He believed that women were incapable of authoritative decision making. And he decreed that manual laborers, despite being neither slaves nor women, were nonetheless prohibited from citizenship or education in his ideal city.

Of course Aristotle is not alone: Kant and Hume made racist comments, Frege made anti-Semitic ones, and Wittgenstein was bracingly upfront about his sexism. Should readers set aside or ignore such remarks, focusing attention on valuable ideas to be found elsewhere in their work?

This pick-and-choose strategy may work in the case of Kant, Hume, Frege and Wittgenstein, on the grounds that their core philosophical contributions are unrelated to their prejudices, but I do not think it applies so well to Aristotle: His inegalitarianism runs deep.

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15 hours ago, jakeem said:

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The bill removes Taney from the entrance of the old #SCOTUS chamber and replaces him with a bust of Thurgood Marshall — the first Black justice.
 
And it's the latest step by House Dems to rid the Capitol of memorials to racist historical figures
 
The House voted overwhelmingly to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol, the latest effort by Congress to respond to the nationwide protests over systemic racism and injustice
 
Democratic leaders touted the bill as one way to honor the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, who died last week. Senate Republican leaders have not indicated if they plan to take up the legislation
 
6:15 PM · Jul 22, 2020·Twitter Web App

That part of our history rooted in white supremacy cannot be honored.

America cannot go forth in equality until the past is put right and anchored in reality and truth.

The more factual information you have about a problem, the better you can solve that problem.

 

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17 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a longtime figure in Mississippi politics, died Wednesday. He was 97.
 
1:31 AM · Jul 23, 2020·Sprout Social

Charles Evers formed a strong bond with Bobby Kennedy in the mid-1960s-- after both of their brothers had been assassinated by white men.

Evers became Kennedy's advisor on civil rights and poverty, accompanying him on fact-finding tours-- meeting black, white and Latino struggling Americans-- talking with them and discussing  ways to  improve their lives in order to make America more equitable for all Americans.

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19 hours ago, jakeem said:

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BREAKING: Robert E. Lee High School in Fairfax County set to get a new name: John R. Lewis High School, named after the late Congressman and civil rights icon. 

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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CNN
 
President Trump erupted late last week after Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued a new military-wide directive that was a de facto ban on the display of the Confederate flag, according to two people familiar with his reaction.
 
12:40 PM · Jul 24, 2020·SocialFlow

These things are mind-boggling.

In a mainstream culture's long-term goal to bury any realistic memory of slavery or admitting any need for restitution--

How is it that these artifacts of slavery have been so pronounced and honored in American society?

 It is a Paradox to honor white supremacy in a nation, which pledges to have liberty and justice for all.

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6 hours ago, jakeem said:

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CNN
 
Asheville is not alone. In the wake of George Floyd protests, local officials in cities including Evanston, Illinois, and Providence, Rhode Island, are pushing to address past wrongs through reparations to Black and Native American residents.
 
1:47 AM · Jul 25, 2020·SocialFlow

 Urban renewal is an example of a state-sponsored institutionalized racism program promoting white supremacy that took place in American towns and cities all over the country.

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11 hours ago, jakeem said:

Veteran GOP activists in Texas decry that trump's whole persona is white nationalism.

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Nancy Pelosi notes that John Lewis was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington.
 
"How fitting it is that in the final days of his life, he summoned the strength to acknowledge the young people peacefully protesting in the same spirit."
 
2:44 PM · Jul 27, 2020·TweetDeck

The legacy of John Lewis' life will be the American Youth  in  Black Lives Matter who continue to fight the scourge of white supremacy in the United States of America.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

 

 

John Lewis showed courage in so many ways.

I can recall him holding out the Olive Branch of forgiveness to a former white supremacist who had been part of the attack on the bridge.

He offered his friendship to this white man who had wanted to see him dead.

John Lewis knew very well that only love can conquer hate.

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

 

7 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Again, bears noting:
 
3 former presidents attended and eulogized John Lewis.
 
The sitting president did not - or in any way acknowledge it - rather putting up counter-programming.
 
I realize Trump is not wanted - but it is nonetheless remarkable.
 
2:28 PM · Jul 30, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Jimmy Carter honors John Lewis: His contributions "will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come" http://hill.cm/VaBQgOS
 
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3:58 PM · Jul 30, 2020·SocialFlow

 

4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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"His lesson to all of us is that we must all keep ourselves open to hearing the call of love, the call of service and the call to sacrifice for others," former President George W. Bush said.
 
3:04 PM · Jul 30, 2020·SocialFlow

 

4 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

  4 former Presidents of the United States of America came forth to eulogize and honor the late Congressman John Lewis, who was known as the Conscience of the Congress.

John Lewis devoted his life and put  his physical existence on the line to destroy white supremacy and racism in America.

These 4 former presidents honor him as an example of how one American can change so many lives for the better without violence, without hate, and without selfishness.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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Twitter has finally realized that it’s not especially cool to have a former grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan on its platform and has served David Duke with a permanent ban
 
8:57 AM · Jul 31, 2020·SocialFlow
 

Unless Twitter was going for a spot on the white nationalist preferred website list ,

then it should have thrown off the former grand wizard of the ku klux klan a long time ago.

But, better late than never.....

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6 hours ago, jakeem said:

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The host of "Last Week Tonight" shows the long, dark history of white supremacy in America in ways that aren't taught in school. 
 
5:49 AM · Aug 3, 2020·SocialFlow

 However, generations of post -World War II Americans were never taught about white supremacy in school at all.

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