Black People : FDR’s “Raw Deal and Blacks”

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    FDR’s “Raw Deal and Blacks”
    6/14/2007 10:41:17 AM

    When members of Congress brag about the United States being an immigrant nation, Indians and Blacks should conclude that they are trespassers although Indians are the original inhabitants and Blacks were imported into this country as “slaves.” Neither group falls within the definition of immigrants....


    FDR’s “Raw Deal and Blacks”
    Amsterdam News
    Originally posted 6/14/2007

    When members of Congress brag about the United States being an immigrant nation, Indians and Blacks should conclude that they are trespassers although Indians are the original inhabitants and Blacks were imported into this country as “slaves.” Neither group falls within the definition of immigrants.

    It was never the intention of the nation’s framers for Blacks nor Indians to become stockholders in USA, Inc. The Constitution mentioned but failed to define U.S. citizenship.

    This is a tease and it is designed to confuse those persons who lack an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Historically, the term “citizenship” has been employed to impose burdens on historically-oppressed groups. Citizenship, on the other hand, has been of no moment to whites and a digest of Supreme Court cases reveal that the aggrieved persons have been members of historically-oppressed groups or naturalized whites who enroll in dissident, political parties.

    Reconstruction prompted the establishment of individual T-accounts for whites by employing a double-entry bookkeeping system. A single entry bookkeeping system was established for Blacks where credits are rarely recognized. The Rosetta Stone was a key to steering Reconstruction.

    After the Civil War, Reconstruction would continue until the “Raw Deal” for the resulting financial system became operational. In the meantime, President Abraham Lincoln would have to be assassinated. He opposed a central bank. John Wilkes Booth was an agent of the banking system. A Booth look-alike was murdered. Booth escaped. Mythology permeates the United States.

    This backdrop is necessary to understand the plight of Blacks in the United States and particularly Black males like James Darden, a highly successfully and well-motivated teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, New Jersey.

    I doubt if a public school could be named after Sonny Abubadika Carson in New York or after Denmark Vesey anywhere in the United States. Whites continue to honor racists like the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. The badges of slavery are still alive.

    In 2005, Darden was summoned to a school assembly for a surprise. Robert Townsend, the film and television actor-producer-director, was also on hand. Darden was the recipient of a $25,000 Miliken Family Foundation National Educator Award. Parents, teachers and colleagues gave the benefactor an amen.

    No restrictions are attached to this national award. Educational professionals with outstanding work in education are its recipients. State departments of education make the recommendations. This program was established in 1985 and it is akin to rewarding a Michael Jordan in the NBA.

    It took very little to bring Darden’s world to a screeching halt. In April 2007, a 21-year-old female told the Bergen County prosecutor’s office that she had engaged in a sexual liaison with her teacher, Darden. She alleged that this liaison started when she was 13 years old and it continued for two years.

    Under New Jersey law, this case flunks the smell test. Assuming arguendo that no statute of limitations problem exists, New Jersey frowns on a stale complaint which, perforce, raises serious credibility problems. A prosecutor who secures an indictment under these circumstances probably has a secret agenda.

    Fifteen-year-old Tawana Brawley made a fresh rape complaint on November 28, 1987 concerning white law enforcement officials. There was also trace evidence including a rape kit which Assistant District Attorney Steven Pagones’ arson investigator wrongfully secured and he is still running from justice.

    Two days later, Tawana talked to investigators including Pagones’ girlfriend, an FBI agent. This revelation, in a Dutchess County courtroom, came to light ten years later. In the meantime, Tawana had already suffered state-sponsored defamation.

    Although the evidence against Darden appears to be as slim as a reed, his arrest arose out of a police raid and he had to appear in court with shackles from his feet to his waist and in a prison uniform. Every Black person who came to this country on a slave ship had to endure a similar experience.

    Guilt or innocence is still unimportant to the criminal justice system when a Black person is sitting in the dock. A Black defendant is presumed guilty and he or she has a legal duty to prove his or her innocence beyond a shadow of a doubt. There are still no guarantees, however. This is Jedburgh justice.

    If Darden had been white, he would have never been arrested on a he-said, she-said, stale complaint. To make matters worse, bail was set at $500,000, without a ten percent cash alternative, despite his lack of a criminal history, the presence of an unblemished reputation and professional awards for excellence.

    Evil things are going on in New Jersey courthouses and Gov. Jon Corzine should get a grip on racism in the Garden State. Riding in New Jersey without a seat belt is small potatoes compared to the pain and suffering inflicted on Blacks by the state’s criminal justice system.

    I witnessed it firsthand a few years ago. Gina Bozeman was arrested and prosecuted for murder after she refused to violate the spousal privilege and assist the Englewood Police Department against her husband, Darryl Bozeman. This was a retaliatory prosecution and, had it succeeded, two children would have been without parents.

    Gina’s bail was set at $5 million. She had no criminal history, was a successful businesswoman and a homeowner. All of her roots were in Bergen County. She was graduated from Teaneck High School. No reason existed for New Jersey to demand ransom.
    New Jersey is concerned about the worst interest of Black children. The grandparents, John and Ruth Beatty, had to raise a second family while Mr. Beatty was combating a life-crippling injury. If the children had not enjoyed concerned grandparents, they would have ended up in foster care.

    It took Gina a year to make bail. New Jersey had already won. Many families would have never survived this ordeal. Most lawyers are intimidated by the police terrorism in New Jersey courthouses. I have witnessed it firsthand. There is judicial hostility.

    Fortunately, Gina was able to secure competent and zealous counsel to buttress solid family support. Otherwise, she would have been up the creek without a paddle. Zealous lawyers are rare in New Jersey because they have to keep one eye on disciplinary committees.

    Justice for whites is far different. Teaneck Police Officer Gary Spath shot 16-year-old Phillip Pannell in the back while his arms were raised. The Bergen County prosecutor’s office attempted to cover-up the shooting without fear of incurring professional discipline.

    After the cover-up was exposed and Spath was indicted and arraigned for manslaughter, a Bergen County judge immediately released him on his own recognizance. Of course, Spath walked. New Jersey still recognizes Dred Scott. Compare Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.

    Although Darden spent his life seeking to inspire children to grasp academic excellence and demonstrate good moral character, he could change his name to “Willie Horton” without sustaining any added legal prejudice. He has acquired no credits. When it comes to Blacks, New Jersey’s motto is “to win by any means necessary.”

    Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls, ages 7-15, will start on July 8, 2007 for boys in the Catskill Mountains and will start on July 22 for girls and will continue until August 4, 2007. The children will be exposed to a versatile summer program including outdoor activities and skilled personnel teaching critical survival skills. We need to prepare them now. For registration information, call UAM at 718-834-9034.

    An orientation and breakfast for parents seriously interested in enrolling their children in the 2007 Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls will be held at the Cotton Club, 656 West 125th Street in Harlem on Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    A fund-raising, dinner-dance for the Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls featuring the Cotton Club Allstars and vocalist Ann Sinclair will be held at the Cotton Club, 656 West 125th Street in Harlem on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. The children need your support.

    UAM’s forum will be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Bedford-Central Presbyterian Church, 1200 Dean Street (cor. of Nostrand) in Brooklyn. Take the “A” train to Fulton and Nostrand.

    In the Matter of Alton H. Maddox, Jr., Grievance Committee for the Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts, 335 Adams Street, Ste. 2400, Brooklyn, NY on July 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

    See: for “New Jersey’s Unconstitutional Application of Bail.”