Whites in Ferguson Prepare for War: White Cops buy $100,000 in riot gear, White citizens buy guns, White Gov Ready with National Guard ahead of White Grand Jury's Decision
When the Appearance of Justice Wears thin they use Force. From [HERE] and [HERE] Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that the Missouri National Guard was part of a multiforce contingency plan by law enforcement authorities to avert violence as the region around St. Louis awaited a mostly white (9 of 12) grand jury’s return in the death of Michael Brown three months ago.
“The Guard will be available when we determine it is necessary to support local law enforcement,” Mr. Nixon announced in a news conference at a state highway patrol headquarters here, standing beside law enforcement leaders from the St. Louis area. “Quite simply, we must and will be fully prepared.”
St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said that since August, the county has spent $65,500 for new riot gear, such as helmets, shields and batons. The department has spent another $35,000 to replenish the supply of items including pepper spray, smoke canisters and rubber bullets. Police faced criticism in the early days of the sometimes violent protests that followed the shooting for responding with riot equipment and armored vehicles.
In August, Mr. Nixon called up the National Guard in the sometimes violent protests that followed the death of Mr. Brown, an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. The role of the Guard then was limited to protecting a police command post, but it drew harsh criticism from demonstrators who said it was more a sign of a military-style approach by the authorities. On Tuesday, some demonstrators criticized Mr. Nixon’s newest plan — and the possibility that he would call up the Guard again — as an overreaction that might only heighten potential anger.
Yet as the St. Louis area braces for a grand jury decision expected later this month on whether the officer, Darren Wilson, will be indicted in the killing, Mr. Nixon struck a firm, unapologetic tone about police plans. “As governor, the most important part of my job is keeping the people of Missouri safe,” Mr. Nixon said, ticking down a list of incidents that had occurred in August, and drawing a distinction between types of protesters — peaceful and not.
Three large police agencies in the area — the St. Louis County police, the St. Louis city police and the Missouri State Highway patrol — will operate under a unified command system. Leaders from all of them appeared beside the governor on Tuesday afternoon, though police officers from the beleaguered Ferguson department were not seen there, nor was their role in the handling of possible protests mentioned.
Some of the larger departments have purchased new riot gear, undergone thousands of hours of additional training and met with community, schools and religious leaders. State officials have provided the three departments with new communications equipment so they can coordinate their responses. And the officers were prepared to work extended hours and cancel vacations.
The Washington Post Decontextualizes the "N-Word." Nigger Means a Non-White Person who is Subject to White Supremacy
From [HERE] Yesterday the Washington Post published, "the n-word an interactive project of exploring a singular word." The white media powerhouse explained that its sappy "civil rights like" documentary was necessary, "following several incidents involving players using the n-word, the National Football League this year instructed game officials to penalize players who used the word on the field of play. The policy, though, was widely criticized as being heavy-handed and out of touch. As the league wrestled with the issue, a team of Washington Post journalists examined the history of this singular American word, its spread through popular culture and its place in the vernacular today."
Now that sounds like bullshit. This is all about some NFL controversy from a year ago? Racism is one the most powerful motivating forces in the world. Like many politicians, the WashPost wanted to tap into this powerful external phenomenon to get some online hits and say the word nigger over and over again. Provocatively, promoting confusion and thereby advancing white supremacy.
Last Thursday, "Anthony," called in on the "Republican Line" on CSPAN to call Obama a nigger.
Non-white people must learn to mindfully detach themselves from the substance of white peoples racist speech and conduct. Like listening to children babble, there is no actual substance to racist conduct & speech. Its not real. It is nothing to take seriously and analyze. Would you argue with a child about his babblings? To do so would lead to your own suffering. It is only a conventional reality that once for all should be confronted.
Rappers are correct, in reality the word has no actual meaning. According to Dr. Blynd, a nigger is a species of caterpillar-known also as a 'black jack.' [MORE] The use of any word depends on the intent of the speaker. What was the speaker intending when he/she spoke? That's all. In a system of white domination and control all white people should be suspected of being racist [MORE]. Neely Fuller explains "that most white people hate black people. The reason that most white people hate Black people is because whites are not Black people. If you know this about white people, you need know little else. If you do not know this about white people, virtually all else that you know about them will only confuse you." Dr. Welsing elaborates that most white people, consciously or subconsciously participate in the system of white supremacy because it is in their perceived survival interest to do so. [MORE] So when white people say the word nigger you should absolutely assume that it is being used as a derogatory term and that you are listening to a racist.
Here, the white Washington Post publishers and writers who put this piece together have taken the use of the word nigger out of its social political context to objectively decide whether its cool or not. This is a joke, intended to only to provoke confusion and anger victims of white supremacy (niggers).
Amos Wilson explains that "an objective of white supremacy is to decontextualize subject matter and project it as race neutral and objective." This leads to half explanations, half truths and false solutions.
The Wash Post says 'the U.S. has never existed without the word nigger.' This is nothing but decontextualization, that misses the point on purpose; the U.S. has never existed without a system of white supremacy in place. At any rate it would have been more insightful and constructive to focus on the actual perpetrators of racism, white people. Instead of watching the deeply attached reactions to racism by non-white people. White folks love to provoke and then watch what happens! The correct inquiry is, What does the term nigger mean in the context of the global power system of white supremacy? And what does racist/white supremacist society really mean? Wilson says:
'that a racist/white supremacist society is about structuring social and political, economic circumstances, psychological and cultural circumstances such that one race can take advantage of another and one race can enhance itself at the expense of another. It has little to do with overt race hatred, or with negative racial attitudes or with the projection of racial stereotypes or with whites not understanding the nature of their racism. That's not it.
And when we define racism in terms of attitude you'll find yourself then solving the wrong problems. White people will just stop expressing those negative attitudes, they will smile more readily at you, they will even marry you and go to bed with you - but you will notice that the affects of racism, like poverty and all these other things caused by racism will continue. In fact the problems will increase.
Ultimately you must recognize that racism involves the power of one race to impose its will upon another. That ultimately then it is about power and we have to face that fact. Whites engage in racism because they have the power to do so. And if we are to end white racism then we must end white power.'
Say it over and over, Nigger, Nigger, Nigger. Anon says, A Nigger is a non-white person who is subject to White Supremacy. Nigger is what is being done to you. In the absence of white supremacy there would be no niggers. "People who classify themselves as White, who wish to be taken seriously, and who are righteous and responsible, will only talk about ending White Supremacy (Racism) and replacing it with Justice." [MORE]
Anon further breaks down the term nigger as follows: [HERE]
The Definition Of "Nigger" In a White Supremacy System:
1. "Nigger" is NOT a racial identity.
2. ALL non-white people are niggers - by default - in a system of white supremacy.
3."Nigger" is NOT a personality defect.
4."Nigger" is a political term that defines a social, economic, and political REALITY.
5. A nigger cannot decide who is a nigger and who is not.
6. All black people are niggers but all niggers are not black people.
7. All non-white people are niggers (in a system of white supremacy).
8. There is no place on earth called "Nigger Land," therefore niggers are NOT born (niggers), they are CREATED.
9. White people cannot be niggers in a system of white supremacy.
10. There is NO racial slur for whites that is the social, economic, or political equivalent of "nigger" in a white supremacist system.
11. There is no such thing as "acting like a nigger."
12. Being a nigger has nothing to do with being ignorant, backward, country, poor, or uneducated. Those qualities are found in every ethnic group.
13. No amount of education, professional achievements, or fancy table manners will transform a nigger into a white person in a system of white supremacy.
14. Nigger is not a lifestyle or behavior, it's a condition. Accusing someone of acting like a "nigger" is like saying, "Stop acting poor!" If you're poor, you act poor. In other words, your behavior reflects your conditions NOT your race.
15. If we eliminated poverty and white supremacy, there would be no poor folks or niggers.
16. "Nigger" should never be a term of endearment. This is like greeting a friend who just lost his job by saying, "How you doing, you 'out of work person'?"
17. In the absence of white supremacy, niggers would not exist.
18. In the absence of white supremacy, there would be no need for niggers.
19. A moral and just society is "nigger-proof." (because there would be no need to invent niggers).
Once we understand what a "nigger" is, we will understand that a made-up word DOES NOT DEFINE WHO WE ARE; it defines WHAT IS BEING DONE TO US.
Once we understand what the word "nigger" means, we will stop being afraid of a word we did not create. Once we understand that "nigger" does not define (or limit) our humanity, we will stop being ashamed of a word that says more about the creator than it does about us. Then, we will have the time and energy to turn our collective focus to eliminating the conditions that have created "niggers" all over the world. [MORE]
Five Decades Past the Era of Legal Segregation Black Unemployment Remains Double the Rate for Whites
Economic Powerlessness means Political Powerlessness. Five decades past the era of legal segregation, a chasm remains between black and white Americans – and in some important respects it’s as wide as ever. Through economic booms and busts, the unemployment rate has been persistently higher for African-Americans than for whites across the decades.
From [HERE] and [HERE] The US unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2008 on Friday, in a move hailed as a sign of progress by economists despite 9 million people remaining out of work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said that the unemployment rate fell to 5.8%, as employers added 214,000 jobs in October. The average monthly gain in the past year was 222,000 . The industries that added the most jobs were “food services and drinking places, retail trade, and health care” the BLS said.
The National Women’s Law Center objected that most of the gains were jobs gains were in low-paying minimum-wage jobs.
“Although job growth continued last month, it’s troubling that half of the 214,000 jobs added were low-wage. The largest job gains were in the restaurant industry, where most of the workforce relies on tips—and the federal minimum cash wage is just $2.13 an hour. Finding a job that pays poverty-level wages doesn’t feel like a recovery,” the NWLC said. Dr. Blynd calls these jobs, "Mcjobs."
Joblessness also shows stark differences by ethnic group. The black unemployment rate, at 10.9%, is more than double the white unemployment rate of 4.8% or 2.27 times higher.
This racial unemployment gap is virtually unchanged over the last 40 years. The income and wealth gaps have actually widened. So has the gap in educational attainment between Blacks and whites.
The gap is not even narrowing in a meaningful way. Instead, the ratio of the unemployment rate among blacks versus that among whites has been amazingly consistent — between 2 and 2.5 – for the 40 years that official data go back. In 1972, the jobless rate among African-Americans was 2.04 times that among whites. In 2013, the ratio was 2.02. The graphs below and above are from a 8/13/14 NY Times article, "America’s Racial Divide, Charted." This disparity is caused by the operating system of white supremacy/racism.
How much of this is caused by differing educational levels of black workers versus white workers, given that people with advanced education have sharply lower jobless rates than those without? Only some of it is.
Even among people with similar levels of education, the black unemployment rate is higher. There was a 5.7 percent unemployment rate among African-Americans with a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2013, compared with 3.5 percent among white Americans with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Indeed, joblessness is higher among blacks in every education level tracked by the Labor Department.
Moreover, while the proportion of blacks getting a college degree has risen sharply over the last generation, the proportion of whites doing the same has risen even more.
According to census data analyzed by two Harvard economists, Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, 21 percent of black 30-year-olds had a college degree in 2012, compared with 38 percent of white 30-year-olds. The 17 percentage point gap between those two numbers is considerably wider than the 10 percentage point gap in 1970.
There is better news to be seen in the types of jobs workers of different races are doing. A rising proportion of the nation’s white-collar professionals are African-American. Some 7.4 percent of managers and executives were black in 2013, up from 5.7 percent in 1990, and the ratio of professionals like lawyers and engineers who are black had risen to 9.3 from 6.7 percent.
Still, blacks are underrepresented in these jobs, and overrepresented in low-skilled jobs. That might be one reason why the rise of a black professional class has not been sufficient to reduce the overall income gap between white and black workers. That gap, if anything, is widening. In 1983, the median weekly pay of white workers was 18.4 percent higher than that of black workers. Three decades later, the premium had risen to 21.6 percent.
The differences in levels of wealth are even more striking. For two people with similar incomes, the level of wealth they accumulate can vary widely, depending on whether they received an inheritance or other help from parents; whether they had to take on student debts or other loans, and how aggressively they save and invest, among other factors.