Posts Tagged ‘Race’

Oh The Hypocrisy Of These Old White Man In The Republican Party

July 14, 2009

 Jeff Sessions

It is not amazing.

 

It is not a great mystery.

 

It is absolutely nothing new.

 

It is simply a group of people who are terrified at the fact that people who were once viewed as and treated as sub human beings are now rising to positions in power, thus jeopardizing their privileges as white supremacist.

 

As a matter of fact, it is just the same old rotten meat, being rapped up in a different kind of paper, and sold by the racists in the Republican Party, who I watched hypocritically questioning the impartiality of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

 

These ignorant racist in suits, who have been privileged since this country first began, because of the fact that they have been playing the game of life with a deck of cards that have been stacked in their favor, are now questioning the impartiality of Judge Sotomayor, because of some, “biased”, let’s just stop dancing around the word, and just say it, “racist” statements that she had supposedly made in the past.

 

What she said is based on her personal observations and experiences, just like the statements and actions and rulings that have been made by the many white man who came before her.

 

And after a track record of unevenness, unfairness, and just plain racial, class, and sexual discrimination, these same old white man who have used their personal points of views, opinions, and prejudices to make decisions that made certain segments of society 2nd. & 3rd. class citizens in a country where everyone is supposed to have the benefit of equality on their side, are now crying foul because of statements and rulings that were made by Judge Sotomayor.

 

Isn’t it funny how the very same men who would deny so many men, woman, and children who are not like them the opportunity to be free and equal, are now pointing a racist finger at a woman who has been proven to be a moderate, and who has made decisions that have been consistent with those made by the mainstream judicial system in spite of her personal views.

 

It is important for all fair-minded people in America to know that these accusations are not based on facts, but are based on the same standards of  “as long as it benefits me and people like me, then anything goes”. However, if it does not benefit me, or those who are like me, then nothing goes”.

 

The questioning process is not at issue here; they are absolutely necessary for Sotomayor’s Confirmation Hearing.

 

This is a part of the process.

 

However, to the many of the Racist In Suits that make up the Republican Party, (and some in the Democratic Party as well), this is simply an attempt to continue to keep people of color out of positions of power, because of the fears that they (as old corrupt white man) have developed after years of hatred, institutionalized racism, and their many acts of injustices, both public and private that they have imposed upon people who they consider to be lesser human beings than themselves.

 

If personal opinions did not matter on the Supreme Court, then there would not be a need to have 9 judges on the bench.

 

They could save the taxpayers in this country a lot of money by just letting one judge make all of the decisions.

 

Why do they have 9 different judges?

 

It’s because every judge on the Supreme Court Bench has a different opinion, a different point of view, and a different method of deliberation.

 

And where do these differences come from?

 

They come from the fact that the judges of the Supreme Court are human, and their decisions are based on their backgrounds, their upbringings, their opinions, their fears, their prejudices, and everything else that is positive or negative about them as a result of being human.

 

Nine judges are required to balance all of those variables so that a legal decision can accurately be made based on the law as determined by consensus.

 

So to hear someone like Senator Jeff Sessions, who is known to have and acted upon his tendencies towards racism drilling Judge Sotomayor, and questioning her ability to make sound legal decision that are not based on personal opinions, prejudices or biases for one group over another is ludicrous.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Sessions

 

Sessions and many of the other racists in suits who mirror him in the Republican Party, are not interested in truth or justice, they are just interested in maintaining the status quo that has benefited them for so long. And by accusing this woman of being what they are, which is racists, they hope to undermine the nomination of another person of color, because this is what they have done for so long, this is what they are doing now, and this is what they will continue to do, as long as we continue to allow them to.

 

I know that many of these racists do not want to admit it but, the times have changed, and the tides have changed.

 

And after over two hundred years of riding the waves of racism into positions of strength, power, and wealth, they are now desperately clinging on to the last vestige of white supremacy and white privilege.

 

They are not really concerned with activist judges, because as I said before, there have been nothing but activist judges on the Supreme Court since it’s formation in 1790, who have made decisions that, either did not benefit people of color or ignored the human injustices that have been inflicted upon people of color for centuries.

 

Now who in their right minds would believe that all of these acts, or failures to act for human justice in 209 years were not based on biases, prejudices, personal opinions, personal points of views, and these people’s backgrounds and upbringings?

 

Only a racist would deny that the Supreme Court has been a “Good Ole Boys Club” for hundreds of years before a Black Man, or a Woman, another Black Man (who is whiter then most white man), and now the first Female Latino Woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

 

If the law were truly not based on human emotions and judgments, then there would not be so many firsts at lasts in this damn country.

 

These first, would have come way before they did.

 

There was some bias in the law somewhere for all those years.

 

Cut the crap!

 

Judge Sotomayor will be the First Latino Judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court in its 209-year history.

 

Why?

 

Because in spite of the fact that she has human emotions, opinions biases, and other human elements in her character, just like the many white man have had for so long; she is definitely qualified for the position in every way that the white man have been.

 

And one more thing, I know that your greatest fear is that her love for her people may influence her to do some positive things for her people.

 

Well! Gentleman, you all have been doing things for your people since the country began, even to the detriment of all other people, so get the hell over it.

 

Welcome the First Latino, (Highly Qualified), Judge to the Supreme Court:

 

Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

 

G.R.C.

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LeBron James-An Ape With A Grip On A White Woman????

March 27, 2008

Basket Ball Superstar, Lebron James of The Cleveland Cavaliers, will be appearing on the front cover of vogue’s April issue with Super Model Gisele Bundchen. Famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz, took the photo.  James is 1 of 3 men who have appeared on the cover with super models in the 116-year history of the magazine.

 

The other 2 men who have appeared on the cover with super models were: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford in 1992, and George Clooney who appeared with Gisele Bundchen in 2002.

 

The difference here is that: the photo of Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen, (unlike the other couples), has created a heated debate, and is fueling controversy.

 

As a matter of fact, it has stirred up so much controversy, that it was a featured story on “The Today Show”.

 

I wonder why?

 

In addition, James is not only 1 of 3 men that appeared on the cover with a super model, but in 116 years, he is the first African American to be featured on the cover with a (White Supermodel).

 

Here we go again! Talking about a nonexistent problem in America. The one that most people ignore, rather then address:

 

RACE!

 

When I first heard the story; without immediate investigation, I knew the controversy was smothered in racial overtones, like a chicken-fried steak with country gravy.

 

Let’s check the statistics to confirm my intuition.

 

Richard Gere-Cindy Crawford 1992- No Problem!

 

George Clooney-Gisele Bundchen 2002-No Problem!

 

Also in this same April addition are:

 

Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps-Caroline Trentini-No Problem!

 

Snowboarder, Shaun White-Daria Werbowy-No Problem!

 

Speed Skater, Apolo Anton Ohno-Doutzen Kroes-No Problem!

 

Of course, this also is not LeBron James’s first magazine cover appearance.

 

He is indeed a superstar in many arenas.

 

Sports Illustrated, 2002-When he was a high school senior-No Problem!

 

1 of 11 athletes on ESPN’s 10th. Anniversary issue-No Problem

 

Recently Featured On:  

 

Fortune-No Problem!

 

Men’s Health-No Problem!

 

Black Enterprise-No Problem!

 Vogue April 2008 Issue: LeBron James-Gisele Bundchen-PROBLEM! 

The comments are coming in, and there are not very positive about this picture.

 Some commentators say that the photo is perpetuating racial stereotypes. James strikes a gorilla-like pose, baring his teeth, with one hand dribbling a ball and the other around Bundchen’s waist. They say it is a depiction of the movie” King Kong”, in which the ape grabs Fay Wray around her waste and picks her up.Tamara Walker, age 29, from Philadelphia said:” It conjures up this idea of a dangerous black man”.Damion Thomas, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland Said: Images of black male athletes as aggressive and threatening “reinforce the criminalization of black men”.In my personal opinion as a black male, I would have to say that if the intent was to foster and spread further, the image of the angry, dangerous, criminal black man, I did not see it that way, because I don’t identify with that, and I know that all black males are not like that. I just seen an African American man doing something that no other African American man had done before him.And if the intention of the magazine’s publishers was to perpetuate this negative stereotype of the black male, then the message was targeted to ignorant white people who are going to think what they want to think about black people anyway, so I don’t think this cover really makes that much of a difference.We know that the reason for all of the controversy on both black and white people’s part is because he is an African American, and because of the interracial element of the magazine cover.The problem for some people is just the fact that a black man is on the cover with a white woman. For some illogical reason, there are some people who believe that they have the right to tell other people who to hang out with, who to talk to, who to have sex with, who to pose with, who to do business with, and also, who to marry and have a family with. This is especially true, once a person reaches a certain level of success and fame. If a man or woman is hooked up with somebody other then somebody from their race, some people feel that these people belong to them, and that this is a violation of their rights. However, what I have found is: that the people who have these types of attitudes towards these people, are the very people that would have not given these people the time of day, if it were not for their fortune or fame. However, if someone suffering from this malady would like to be healed, all they need to do is, turn the situation around and think! What if someone told me? Who to hang out with,  who to talk to, who to have sex with, who to pose with, who to do business with, and also, who to marry and have a family with. Would they live and die, according to someone else’s purpose. I don’t think so.For me, I am just happy to see this black man on the cover of vogue, and to see his level of achievement in his professional life. His personal life is his.But I guess that the most important statements made about the cover were from the people who were on the cover. Bundchen, (who is the girl friend of New England Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady), wasn’t intimated by James’s frame.“He doesn’t really make you feel small, even though he is big,” she says in the magazine. “I think my leg is like the size of his shoe.” LeBron James told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer he was pleased with the cover, saying he was “just showing a little emotion.”“Everything my name is on is going to be criticized in a good way or bad way,” James told the paper. “Who cares what anyone says?”

And that’s just fine with me!

 http://www.gregcoleman.com