Did you Know That There Were Slaves Held In The Whitehouse ?

Reminds us of this party – which also meant nothing to the guys above.

The unfortunate thing about the lack of balance within the government and legislative structure is that most of those who are crushed by not being included are the target of the legislation and rules implemented by the imbalance. Seen ? Yeah we thought so.

“The Civil War Amendments: The Republicans recognized that unless some action was taken to legitimate the freedmen’s status, Southerners would utilize violence to force blacks into slavery, thereby renewing the economic dispute that led to the Civil War. To avoid this “win the war but lose the peace” result, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and Civil Rights Acts of 1870-75 were enacted. They were the work of the Radical Reconstructionists, some of whom were deeply committed to securing the rights of citizenship for the freedmen. For most Republicans, however, a more general motivation was the desire to maintain Republican Party control in the southern states and in Congress.

 The Fourteenth Amendment, unpassable as a specific protection for black rights, was enacted finally as a general guarantee of life, liberty, and property of all “persons.” Corporations, following a period of ambivalence, were deemed persons under the Fourteenth Amendment, and for several generations perceived far more protection from the Courts than did Negroes, much of it under a doctrine of “substantive due process” not clearly contained in the amendment’s language.”

Derrick A. Bell, What “Brown v. Board of Education” Should Have Said:  The Nation’s Top Legal Experts Rewrite America’s Landmark Civil Rights Decision

 

 Are the people who vote even important anymore when you see the legislature malfunctioning as it is presently.  There can be no real decision making for Everyone; if only a very small fraction of one minority makes the decisions for the rest of everyone else.  We realize what this leads to as America has been down this road before. It started with the declaration that each vote would count equally; when the document which defines this so called citizenship defines minorities as 3/5th of a person.  The cost of each vote varied with the worth of the voter.

 This is why we see so many people from certain economic groups placed in positions of  party importance; such as leaders of house committees.   There can be no disputing that their wealth came mostly from their white privilege as former slave owners. But those days are over, and we think America needs a fair and balanced legislature today.  Enough of this filibustering around with the future of America. Americans have been placed into a permanent class structure tied to economics – which is totally illogical if it’s supposedly by vote.

1867 drawing depicting the first vote by African Americans

America has no conscious if it continues to allow this type of one-sided vision to guide it right into the same situation that caused the civil war. There must be a change or there can be no equality. Equality means Inclusive; not Exclusive – which is what we see now in DC.

America, when will you admit that there are other colors in the flag ? It has finally become clear that this is a fight between those who support the Red point of view or those who fought tooth and nail to ignore all other colors in the south; and the Blue point of view which is the left overs from the blue blooded tea partiers.

“The Emancipation Proclamation: Even though he was reluctant to arbitrarily deprive even the rebellious Southerners of their property without due process or compensation, President Lincoln finally issued the document on January 1, 1863, because it would disrupt the labor force in the South and open the way for the enlistment of thousands of former slaves who had left their plantations and were following the Union armies. In addition, his declaration that the Civil War was intended to end slavery would serve to mobilize abolitionists in England and France who would prevent their governments from entering the war on the side of the Confederacy. By its terms, of course, the executive order actually freed no slaves for it excluded all slave-owning territories on the Union side and had no legal effect on slavery within the Confederacy.”

Derrick A. Bell, What “Brown v. Board of Education” Should Have Said:  The Nation’s Top Legal Experts Rewrite America’s Landmark Civil Rights Decision

 

This may help some of us to remember Who’s Supposedly Driving The Car

Now we see these very scenes and they look faintly familiar in American History

“Nine months after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a White man has killed another Florida teen under troubling circumstances.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that on Friday night, 17-year-old Jordan Russell Davis and a group of friends were sitting in an SUV in the parking lot of a Jacksonville convenience store when they were approached by another vehicle. Michael David Dunn, who was accompanied by his girlfriend, asked the teens to turn down their music.

According to Lt. Rob Schoonover of the Jacksonville Sherrif’s Office, Davis and Dunn exchanged words. Allegedly, the 45-year-old then drew a gun and fired into the SUV eight or nine times, striking the young boy twice. He then drove off, but a witness inside the store wrote down his license plate number.

The following morning, the couple learned that one of the passengers of the car had died via a news report. They then returned home to Brevard County, where Dunn was arrested later that day and charged with murder and attempted murder.

Jordan Russell Davis was a student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School, a magnet school. He worked at the local Wynn Dixie grocery store. Frankly, I would not care if he was a member of Three Six Mafia who had stopped at the convenience store to re-up on blunts and 40 ounces. If a group of people is sitting in a car listening to loud music, it is not the job of a private citizen to demand that they turn it down. Furthermore, there is nothing justifiable or excusable about Dunn drawing a gun on a group of people whom he had accosted.

Michael David Dunn, likely high off the excitement of his son’s wedding, perhaps a few too many gin and tonics at the reception and certainly the feeling one gets from being White, male and armed, felt it was his place to approach these young people aggressively over the volume of their music.

And this gun wielding person, who allegedly APPROACHED THE CAR without provocation (much like George Zimmerman hunted down Trayvon Martin without provocation), felt threatened by the presence of teenagers in a car with whom he started an argument because HE THOUGHT THEIR MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD.

White privilege is just so, so real.”

Jamilah Lemieux, “Another Trayvon: Florida Teen Killed By White Man,” Ebony.com 11/28/12 (via secretarysbreakroom)

*White supremacy* is just so so real.

(via illegalplumpudding)

Did you realize that There Were Slaves Held In The Whitehouse ?

Official histories of the United States have ignored the fact that 25 percent of all U.S. presidents were slaveholders, and that black people were held in bondage in the White House itself. And while the nation was born under the banner of “freedom and justice for all,” many colonists risked rebelling against England in order to protect their lucrative slave business from the growing threat of British abolitionism. These historical facts, commonly excluded from schoolbooks and popular versions of American history, have profoundly shaped the course of race relations in the United States.

In this unprecedented work, Clarence Lusane presents a comprehensive history of the White House from an African American perspective, illuminating the central role it has played in advancing, thwarting or simply ignoring efforts to achieve equal rights for all. Here are the stories of those who were forced to work on the construction of the mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the determined leaders who pressured U.S. presidents to outlaw slavery, White House slaves and servants who went on to write books, Secret Service agents harassed by racist peers, Washington insiders who rose to the highest levels of power, the black artists and intellectuals invited to the White House, community leaders who waged presidential campaigns, and many others. Juxtaposing significant events in White House history with the ongoing struggle for civil rights, Clarence Lusane makes plain that the White House has always been a prism through which to view the social struggles and progress of black Americans.

To prove our point we think that they are terrified of anyone and everyone; with color. This teapartier wacked a teenager who played his music too loud in his vehicle  in a public parking lot in Florida.  Then the shooter drove off like nothing happened. This is After He Emptied His 9shot in the name of Stand and Defend; and left town.  He only spoke about it four days later when he was confronted by Police.  What kind of party is this if everyone can’t enjoy the experience ?  Not a party we think at all, but an exclusive affair for those in that special group at the top –  The Stand and Defenders.

America Who The Hell Are You, Really ?