Black People : Jim Crow is Now

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Many of us will wait until we see Whites Only signs and laughing barrels (in some places there were barrels on the corner because Blacks weren't allowed to laugh in public so if we saw something funny we had to stick our heads in the barrels to laugh.) before we see Jim Crow making his rounds, but there is some stuff going on right now that we should be paying tention to.

    http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7687
    http://www.theroot.com/views/return-sundown-towns
     
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    As for the "literacy test," it is well-documented that many white voters and even the white Voter Registrars in southern cities couldn't pass it either. :lol:

    But, of course, whether they could read or not, whether they were even ALIVE or not, Whites were registered to vote and cast their ballots even if DEAD. (This was called the "tombstone vote" which was also common in the South.)


     
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    If we had been following the Nguzo Saba, the precepts of the OAAU,
    the voting strategies espoused by Malcolm X and the sister he would have met the following day , Sister Fannie Lou Hamer,
    and the economic advice of DrClaude Anderson

    and the blueprint for Black Power by Dr. Amos Wilson,
    for the past 20 years

    what effect would any of that have on us, or our descendants, and would it even be able to take place?
     
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    Actually, we should have never taken our eyes off them.
     
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    The literacy test law would be successfully defeated on constitutional grounds alone. The 14th amendment defines a citizen, and the 15th,19th,24th, and 26th amendments ensure a citizen's right to vote cannot be abridged in any way.

    I didn't fully read the second article(read the first 2 paragraphs). It is well within the rights of a state to enforce immigration laws within their boarders.
     
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    Well said.
     
  7. Ankhur

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    Jim Crow

    is on the rise, well funded and well organized, and focused

    1. Affirmative action thron out the window as the economy declines and jobs become scarce

    2. Defacto resegregtion of the schools through the charter system and school closings in Black neighborhoods all across the nation

    3. Regentrifacation of Black neighborhoods across the nation and illegal eminent domain scandals

    4 Banks refusing to lend to small black businesses

    5. Black banks and financial instutions not bailed out and closing, and the railroading and political lnching of Maxine Waters for trying to stop that

    6. The disenfrachisement of the root of Black survival, the Black farmers, and the political lynching of Shirley Sherrod

    7. The ascendency recently of arch racist politicians and their support nationwide

    8. The military industrial complex swooping down on predominantly Black urban high, schools seekin cannon fodder for corporate wars

    9. The increase in experimentation on Blacks in hospitals and using us as guinea pigs for untested meds

    10. No bailout for Black families defrauded by predatory subrime mortgages

    11. the invasion of Black Voices, Black Planet, Afro chat and Destee, by white racists

    No literacy test is needed to see this,
    and to understand the escalated harm it will cause,
    unless we plan for our collective survival, and at least some aspects of self sufficiency
     
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    Civics, what exactly is civics?( rhetorical question) Ironically only a handful of people can define it, and even fewer care about it. Civics is almost as convoluted and entangled as anything else that involves government and IMO,if this test was made law,many of those attending that rally would not and could not pass that test including him. Civics is one of those subject that has fallen by the wayside. Honestly,who really knows or cares about Civics,white or black.

    Also,Sundown Towns have always existed,just because they are no longer mentioned doesn't mean they went away. These towns have always made it where non-whites are systematically excluded from living or passing through a town after the sun went down. Make no mistake,these towns still exists,that's why I and other blacks I know don't stop in Idaho.

    Here,check this out.

    http://sundown.afro.illinois.edu/newsletters/sundownnewletter12-08wt.pdf

    Peace!
     
  9. Ankhur

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    The escalation of unchecked Capitalism becomes the corporate state or Fascism.
    The major hallmark of aclimatizing any population towards the gradual acceptance of Fascism is by the dumbing down of the public .
    When people mention fascism , folks get notions of sorm troops and Hitler and ralls and militarism,
    ain gotta always come like that.

    As long as the corporation controls government there can be Fascism even in a peaceful society.

    The education systyem has been gradually degraded for 50 years, slowly like killing a frog in ater t is used to and gradually heating it up.
    Civics was a subject taught in all schools from the junior High school level on up, and to this day it is practicaly non existant even in charters.

    As mentioned before, serious Black nationalistic preventative/proactive measures, put in check onslaughts of encroaching and iminent reversal of present civil rights laws and the defacto return of seperate and far as hell from equal.
    Churches like House of the Lord, with rev Daughtrey actually require a knowledge of civics for membership and like the Black Panther party for Self Defense in the 60s they will tutor one of African descent regarding civics .

    Survival skills have been eroded and in many cases eradicated from not only the public school systyem ut the private schools as well.
    Wood, Metal, Electric, and mechaics shop classes as well as home Economics, have beren anihilated leaving young folks without a knowledge of the basic survival skills, making them economic slaves to corporate products and pricing and ignorant in civics to check the encroachment of corporate take over of all levels of government.

    Look at the sociological indicators.
    The forecast of a return to white only towns and areas told to us by Honorable Elijah Muhammed, and Dr Amos Wilson, as a product of a declining and collapsing economy is inevitable.

    The point is do we take their advice regarding our own collective preperation not just for survival but a future that our children can thrive in.
     
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    Well said.

    And there are those who don't know that there are still Blacks living and working under plantation conditions in 2010.

    Extremely rural parts of MS, AL, and the Carolinas, especially, still have such.
     
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