Debate on gun legislation in Arkansas escalated on March 8 when a GOP lawmaker tried to silence a black female senator. (Arkansas Senate)
Debate on gun legislation reached a crescendo at the Arkansas State Capitol on Wednesday when a senator fervently denounced a bill that would make it easier to use lethal force in the name of self-defense.
The bill, sponsored by three Republican state senators, would remove a clause from the current law that required a “duty to retreat” in self-defense cases. Previous efforts to push similar “stand your ground” laws in the state, under both Democratic and Republican legislatures, have all failed within the past decade, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.
On Wednesday, Sen. Stephanie Flowers (D) spoke up when some members of the state’s Judiciary Committee tried to limit debate time on the issue — delivering an ardent monologue to explain why “stand your ground” laws are dangerous, particularly for people and communities of color. #whytheracecardis…
In January, some students at Sunset Middle School linked arms in between classes, forming a human chain, and then barred non-white students from passing.
The incident happened less than one month before two of the school's social studies teachers, who are no longer employed by the district, handed out an assignment that asked students to pretend their families owned slaves.
Parents in the district say insensitive and racist incidents are a regular occurrence, and they are asking the district to do more to make it inclusive for all students. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tenn... #whytheracecardisplayed
Brian (Waterhead Bo) Bennett So who was the biggest black kingpin of all time? Just how do you measure that? Money, volume of dope, power, cultural impact?
Perhaps it was Frank Matthews… you can learn more about him in my documentary “The Frank Matthews Story” link. But in terms of documented transactions that we know about for sure, who was convicted in court: One man stands alone. Brian “Waterhead Bo” Bennett.
Bennett and his Colombian Partner, Mario Villabona, were eventually convicted of moving nearly l5 thousand kilos that they talked about on certain wiretaps between December of 1987 and November of 1988. Some of the loads were as large as 1000 kilos and cheaper than $9,000 dollars each wholesale. That’s 1500 keys a month for nearly a year. And that’s just on the wiretapped phones.
Who knows how much he really sold in total.
Claims are made about this one and that one selling more, but 15,000 keys sold for sure is the most we know about for any black dealer.
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"Whenever a controversial news story comes on, or during a discussion about social issues ensues. If a minority brings up the topic of race; I often hear many white people complain. Asking. 'Why are they bringing up race again? Why do they (minorities) always play the race card? So. I have provided a platform in-which to answer their question. https://www.whytheracecardisplayed.com/ #whytheracecardisplayed
Students at the University of Tennessee staged a protest this week during a men’s basketball game — wearing all black and refusing to stand for the national anthem — in response to the school’s handling of a recent blackface incident.
“No justice, no peace, no racist UT,” the students chanted. “What do we want? Expulsion! When do we want it? Now!”
The demonstration went down Tuesday night during the school’s home game against Mississippi State, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Students who took part said they were protesting against a reported decision by UT to not immediately discipline two of their classmates — who got caught wearing blackface last week in a Snapchat photo.
“We for racial equality boys,” a caption said, accompanying the image. #whytheracecardisplayed
WHITE COPS INDICTED FOR BEATING FELLOW UNDERCOVER BLACK OFFICER
"‘It’s still a blast beating people’: St. Louis police indicted in assault of undercover officer posing as protester. “A lot of cops getting hurt, but it's still a blast beating people that deserve it." #whytheracecardisplayed
"Negro hunters" were fierce, vicious, and fearsome beasts. If the dogs were not constrained at the end of the chase, they would tear a man to pieces (Franklin, Runaway Slaves, p160). Once discovered, the slave was bound, beaten, and bloodied (Brady, The Black Badge p17). Although the "night watchers" were replaced following slavery, their essence and practices were continued by the Ku Klux Klan (who existed in slavery but under different names). As evil and sadistic as Europeans were to the slaves and their descendants, the question arises as to what reverberations did the police "Negro attack dogs" have, not only on the slaves but also on their descendants, up to this day? Black Americans know that the big picture was larger than just fearful slaves. http://blackvoicenews.com/2007/10/04/...
Institutional Racism Affecting Minority Students in Public Schools.
Research has also found that children of color are least likely to have qualified teachers. One such study published in 2015, found that in the state of Washington, black, Hispanicand Native American youth were more likely to have teachers with the least amount of qualifications and experience. The consequence is the worst exam scores and the poorest record of improvement.
“I’m just doing my guns a-blazing pal. I got a 9 millimeter I’ll put in your f***ing face, you [expletive]. You wanna, you wanna challenge me?” Simmons said on the voicemails, according to his federal indictment. "Come on, you bring it on buddy. Just me and my wife and we got guns a blazing, you wanna come in here?”
Why White People Need Blackface - New York Times | OPINION
The recent scandals over prominent whites donning blackface provided a reminder of this failure. Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia apologized for appearing in a photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook of two students, one in blackface and one wearing Ku Klux Klan “regalia,” and admitted to darkening his face to look like Michael Jackson when he went to a dance party. Similarly, Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini, while a sophomore in high school, donned blackface, replete with a do-rag, gold chains, sunglasses and a New York Yankees cap. As of this writing, both Sabatini and Northam have refused to resign from their political offices. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/04/opinion/blackface-racism.html
Police are investigating an alleged racist incident in student halls in Newcastle after a video emerged of people using the N-word and telling others “you don’t belong here”.
Students allegedly shouted racial abuse at a group walking by halls in the city centre, which is shared by students from Northumbria University and the University of Newcastle, on Wednesday https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed... #whytheracecardisplayed
A mom really wanted her son to get a picture with Aboogie (even tho he's white). Not sure what she ment by that or what his skin color mattered but ok. Not a big deal. Just thought the comment was strange. #whytheracecardisplayed
Salena Manni, fiancée of Stephon Clark, shares her thoughts, Sunday, March 3, 2019, on Stephon, their sons and the district attorney's decision to not charge the two police officers who killed Clark. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.sacb... #whytheracecardisplayed
Question The Answer In the gut wrenching comment sections of social media, the topic of race reigns supreme as the most provocative. Eventually, the statistician come out of hiding. And negative statistics about a race or gender are use only to drive home a point. Or for the senders to make believe that they are intelligent and in-the-know on this particular topic (race). White 'social commentators' in comment sections across the web; use these stats as insults and excuses for differential treatment. Most of the info. used is common knowledge. Quick Google searches, followed by an even guicker return to the 'discussion' in a vigorous effort to discredit another persons point of view. Many of the statistics are true. But the context in which they are used isn't to educate or prove. But instead are used to boastful, degrade, and to taunting. Too often, painful statistics on the detrimental flaws of other races are generally used in debates that are besides the subject…