Black People : "Food For Thought"

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  1. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    The Social Ills of Black Folk--

    1. Under-Aged Pregnancy's
    2. The Malevolence of Drug Use*
    3. Decline in Original Black Family Values
    4. Joblessness
    5. Black on Black Crime and Lawlessness
    6. Upper Middle Class Apathy
    7. Vulgarities: Hip Hop, Rap & Gangsta Music
    8. Absence of A Spiritual Base
    9. Lack of Generic Respect for one another

    --These are but a few of the characteristic signs of the bigger problem--"unjust distribution of this nation's wealth, power and resources"--(1)

    The problem is centuries old (i.e. 559 years to be exact--The first slaves were shipped from Africa by the Portuguese in 1446...(2)}. 'Lest we forget' we are ['the only'] group ever forced to come here, be exploited expropriated into that 'peculiar institution' called s-l-a-v-e-r-y while simultaneously stripped of humanity; worldly possessions; freedom--thought, word, speech; hope, salvation and education.

    'Paper Trails' such as the Emancipation Proclamation, Constitutional Amendments #13, 14, and 15 and the Civil Rights Act [still] did n-o-t and [still] do not provide the socio/economic resources needed for a 'secular' people ['us'] as we are/were continually discomforted/plagued/handicapped by all of these dayum--

    The List--(3)
    Maryland Segregation Policy, 1619--black social exclusion, recommended

    Maryland's Exclusion Law, 1638--exclusion of blacks from all people activity, except sports and entertainment*** (4)

    Virginia Fugitive Law, 1642--"R" branded on face of runaways, recommended

    Connecticut Military Law, 1660--barred blacks from military service

    Maryland Marriage Law, 1664--first anti-interracial marriage statute

    Slavery Law, 1665-- exclusion of blacks from benefits afforded whites (4)

    British Plantation Act, 1667--code of conduct for slaves, slaveholders

    Carolina Trade Law, 1686--barred blacks from all trades

    Virginia Marriage Law, 1691--prohibited white women from marrying black men

    Massachusetts Anti-Miscegenation Law, 1705--criminalization of interracial marriages

    New York Runaway Law, 1705--execution for recaptured runaway slaves

    Virginia Public Office Law, 1705--prohibited blacks for holding public office

    Virginia enacted Meritorious Manumission, 1710-- slave snitches awarded freedom

    South Carolina Fugitive Slave Act, 1712--criminalized runaway slaves

    North Carolina Anti-interracial Marriage Law, 1715--forbade, criminalized race mixing

    South Carolina Anti-interracial Marriage Law, 1717--forbade, criminalized race mixing

    Delaware Marriage Law, 1721--forbade white women from marrying black men

    Pennsylvania Morality Statement, 1722--condemned blacks for sexual acts with whites

    Pennsylvania Anti-Miscegenation Law, 1722--criminalized interracial marriages

    Virginia Anti-Assembly Law, 1723--prohibited blacks having a [sense] of community

    Virginia Weapons Law, 1723--prohibited blacks from having weapons

    The South Carolina Negro Act of 1735--prohibited blacks from dressing up

    South Carolina Consolidated Slave Act, 1740--forbade blacks from raising/owning farm animals

    Virginia Runaway Law, 1775--allowed sale/execution of runaway slaves

    North Carolina Manumission Law, 1775--forbade freeing blacks except for a deserving reward or praise

    Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military

    First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation

    Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia

    Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away

    Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that state

    Maryland Agricultural Laws, 1800--forbade blacks from raising/selling Agricultural products

    Ohio Anti-Mobility Law, 1804--restricted blacks movement

    Ohio Registration Law, 1804--blacks had to register annual and post a bond

    Maryland Licensure Law, 1807--forbade blacks from selling tobacco/corn without a license

    Maryland Residence Law, 1807--entering free blacks could not get housing for 2 weeks

    Louisiana Migration Law, 1806--forbade immigration of free black males over 15 y.o.

    Congressional Mail Law, 1809--blacks could not carry US mail

    Maryland Voting Law, 1810--only whites could vote*

    Delaware Migration Law, 1811--forbade migration of blacks, $10 per week fine, levied

    Kentucky Conspiracy Law, 1811--conspiracy amongst blacks made a capital offense

    Virginia Poll Tax, 1813--exacted a $1.50 tax on blacks who were forbidden to vote

    Louisiana Migration Law, 1814--forbid free slaves from entering the state

    Virginia Poll Tax, 1815--required blacks to pay $2.50 tax so whites could vote

    Louisiana Jury Law, 1816--no black slave could testify against a white person

    Connecticut Voting Law, 1818--disenfranchised black voters

    Missouri Literacy Law, 1819--forbade assembling/teaching black slaves to read/write

    South Carolina Migration Law, 1820--free blacks forbade from entering this state

    District of Columbia Registration Law, 1821--required blacks to register annually and post bond

    North Carolina Migration Law, 1826--forbade entry of free blacks, violators penalized $500

    Florida Voting Law, 1827--only whites could vote

    Maryland Occupation Acts, 1827--blacks banned from driving/owning hacks, carts or drays

    Georgia Literacy Law, 1829--fine/imprisonment for teaching a black person to read

    Illinois Marriage Law, 1829--forbade interracial marriage

    Louisiana Expulsion Law, 1830--required all free blacks to leave the state w/I 30 days

    Mississippi Employment Law, 1830--forbade blacks employment in printing and entertainment

    Kentucky Property Tax Law, 1830--taxed black, but forbade them from attending school

    North Carolina License Law, 1831--all black traders/peddlers had to be licensed

    South Carolina enacted Licensing Prohibition, 1831--free blacks forbade business license

    Mississippi Preaching Law, 1831--blacks could only preach with permission

    Alabama/Virginia Literacy Laws, 1832--fined/flogged whites for teaching black to read/write

    Georgia Employment Law, 1833--prohibited blacks from working in reading or writing jobs

    Georgia Literacy Law, 1833--provided fines/whippings for teach blacks to read/write

    Kentucky Licensing Prohibition, 1833--forbade blacks from obtaining business license

    Missouri Registration Law, 183500--registration and bonding of all free blacks required

    Georgia Employment Law, 1835--prohibited employing blacks in drug stores

    District of Columbia Business License Law, 1836--banned blacks from obtaining licensing from profit-making activities

    South Carolina Curfew Law, 1837--blacks had to be off streets by a certain hour

    Virginia School of Law, 1838--forbade blacks who had gone North to school to return south

    North Carolina Marriage Law, 1838--all interracial marriages declared null and void

    South Carolina Observing Law, 1841--forbade blacks and whites from looking out the same window

    Maryland Information Law, 1842--felonied blacks demanding or receiving abolition newspapers

    Maryland Occupation Acts, 1844--excluded blacks from the carpentry trade

    South Carolina Amusement Law 1844--forbade blacks from playing games w/whites

    Georgia Contracting Law, 1845--prohibited contracts w/black mechanics

    Kentucky Incitement Law, 1846--provided imprisonment for inciting slaves to rebel

    Missouri Literacy Law, 1847--banned blacks from reading/writing

    Virginia Incitement Law, 1848--provided death penalty for inciting blacks to rebel

    Fugitive Slave Law Enacted, 1850--stronger enforcement of previous provisions

    Georgia Tax Law, 1852--imposed annually $5 per capita on all free blacks

    Virginia Drug Law, 1856--forbade selling poisonous drugs to blacks

    Virginia Poll

    Law, 1883--levied tax on all free black males 21-55

    Dred Scott Decision, 1857--Supreme Court dehumanized/disenfranchised blacks

    Maryland Recreation Law, 1858--forbade free slaves and slaves from boating on the Potomac

    Southern Black Codes, 1868--deprived blacks from the right to vote and hold public office

    Civil Rights Law of 1875 Weakened--Supreme Court challenged the constitutionality of this law

    The Grandfather Clause, 1898—deprived blacks of the right to vote in Louisiana

    :thinking: 89 Crafted Laws Against Black People And Counting :thinking:

    While we were beaten, blindfolded, flogged, hanged, and strapped, throughout this—this "so-Called nation of equality and freedom, white America was restructuring the pool table of black America, further behind the eight ball and down into their science of untraceability/undetectability/unaccounta bility.

    Am I the only one who notices this trend?

    The 1776 Declaration of Independence was not written with one black person in mind--then or now.

    Yes, our ancestors knew their place, but then, what choice did they have? And if you think that these unconstitutional games have vanished in theory, think again. They still exist in some subtle form or another.

    Today, most if not all of these legalities have been lifted, but you'd better bet the social climate, still exists—seething and smoldering behind closed white doors.

    A great many in 'our' nation still feel the sting of racism, of unseen forces (i.e. White & Jewish Conservatives, Protestant & Baptist Fundamentalist). (5)

    Understand that, Jews have an advantage in the American/I Am Race’n diasporic pool--you see, they miscegenated before they got here, removing all visible (i.e. not visual--they still have characteristic frizzy hair, large noses, and healthy posteriors) telltale traces of their 'real' African heritage. (6)

    I digress.

    However, under the dire conditions that we've endured, I am proud of the various and sundry accomplishments achieved both in that era and in our 'own' times by black Americans---small and great---and I will continue to strive to resurrect them all in my own small way.

    Integration is the 'sting' that impairs/delays/and separates us from each other. (7)

    But, rich, middle, middle lower---Class, we still exist. We did not nor will we disappear! Because of who we are...


    "If One Black Person Suffers in this World, All Black People Suffer, Globally" ---"My Own Heart felt Quote"

    1. "Black Labor, White Wealth--Claud Anderson, Ed.D." -- Page 10
    2. The Last Two Million Years, p. 334--has pictured illustration of a collared slave that prevented escaping or lying down.
    3. Anderson, Ibid., p 223-229
    4. "Tavis Smiley's Think Tank" --
    5. Ibid, p. 73
    6. "The Africans Who Wrote the Bible--Alex Darkwah, Ph.D."


    "A Great and Mighty Walk--Dr. John Henrik Clarke" narrated by Wesley Snipes

    "The Isis Papers--Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Ph.D."

    "Destruction of the Black Civilization--Dr. Chancellor Williams"

    "The United Compensatory Code System--Dr. Neely Fuller"

    "100 Amazing Facts About The Negro--J.A. Rogers"

    "Race Rules--Dr. Michael Eric Dyson"


    DIASPORA--noun, A dispersion of a people from their original homeland

    EXPROPRIATED--verb, To Deprive of Possession

    MERITORIOUS--adjective, Deserving reward of praise, having merit

    MALEVOLENCE--noun, Abuse

    ***So...Now you know why blacks in the entertainment/sports industry get super duper mega media coverage and excel in these two arena's of people activity in white racist America/I Am Race.

  2. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Diaspora
    Thank you for this post Fine1952, those are some amazing historical legislations which you listed. It is amazing (eye opening) to study exactly how this country thought about us.
  3. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    still does!:pool:


    PS The real credit goes to Dr. Claud Anderson, Ed.D. He is the 'real' giant. I just feel fortunate that I have had the opportunity to grasp, absorb and then pass on the essence of what he is saying to further enlighten others that do not take the time to read, know, understand and discern....


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    This is some important stuff right here!