What are your thoughts on the final edition of the Presidential Debate? Sound off below!
I’ll make this quick.
I know, I know. Donald Trump, your hero, idol and white messenger, tells is like it is. He speaks his mind. That’s your reason for voting for him next month. That’s your ONLY reason why you’re voting for him.
I get it. All that other shit like foreign policy, the economy, the environment, etc. ain’t that important. He’s a rich white male who simply tells it like it is which means he hates and fears the same people you do. He knows your language of trepidation. And you’re swooned by his “charm”.
By the way, trepidation is a synonym for fear in case you’re wondering.
The internet news has kept a close eye on Trump’s quotes and actions that would make average viewers and readers conclude that he has a personality equivalent to a vulture. But that’s why you love him though. You’re attracted to such an…ahem…human being. To you, he’s the definition of a man’s man.
I could cite examples to his bigotry. I could bring up his fear of Islam. I can even mention his sexism. But to you, those are his good qualities. To you, this is what’s being a man is all about:
“I like Trump because Trump is not a politician; he talks like a guy. And, ladies out there, this is what guys talk about when you’re not around. So if you’re offended by it, grow up. And by the way, this is what you guys talk about over white wine when you have your brunches, so take it easy with your phony outrage. This is the way the world works. It’s not a big thing.”
Yes, this is but one comment from an actor millennials haven’t heard about. But don’t kid around. The lot of you share his opinion. You don’t see it as a big thing either.
Human beings with hearts and brains know that it’s a very big thing. They know are not acting like they’re outraged. THEY ARE OUTRAGED! One of the Presidential candidates just bragged about committing what’s considered sexual assault. I know it. You know it. And He knows it. And your continuous support speaks volumes about your morality and sanity, or lack thereof.
Do any of you have daughters, mothers, sisters, female relatives and friends? If so, how would you feel if Trump were to try grabbing their genitals? Would you still back him up in November?
If you have to think about it, you’ve given the answer and revealed how pathetic your stupid ass is.
Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t be anymore filthier, a new layer of sludge is uncovered which helped to discover a sewer system too gross to clean and too disgusting to leave alone.
The Donald has been known to brag about himself often. Quite often. But this time, he may have placed his foot so far through his mouth, he’s tasting his knee. A recording of his interview with Access Hollywood in 2005 surfaced where he bragged about how he would hook up with women because…well, they simply want to be fucked:
“I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” he said. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything,”
It should be clear to anyone that everytime Trump opens his mouth, it becomes a second asshole, because all he does is talk shit about damn-near everyone. And this time, his loose lips may have opened up closets loaded with skeletons that not too many people are aware of. Just how many women has he tried that very tactic? The New York Times has the answers. A lot of answers. But here’s the shorter version published by QZ:
Earlier this year, the New York Times interviewed dozens of women who’ve worked with Donald Trump. Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah who was 21 when she met Trump in 1997, described Trump behaving exactly as he boasts in the recording.
“He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought, ‘Oh my God, gross.’ He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like, ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate.’”
This happened repeatedly, she said. In response, Trump told the New York Times he was reluctant to kiss strangers on the lips.
Since the recording was published, CNN anchor Erin Burnett said her friend had experienced the same behavior from Trump.
“That’s exactly what Trump did to me,” Burnett said, quoting her friend. “Trump took Tic Tacs, suggested that I take them also. He then leaned in … catching me off guard and kissed me almost on the lips. I was really freaked out.”
In 1997, Trump was sued for sexual harassment. The New York Times recently published details of the plaintiff’s allegations. Jill Harth, who regularly met with Trump in the ‘90s to form a business partnership, described how Trump repeatedly groped her, pushed her against a wall, and tried to kiss her.
In 1993, she said Trump was showing her around his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. “I was admiring the decoration, and next thing I know he’s pushing me against a wall and has his hands all over me,” Harth told the New York Times. “He was trying to kiss me. I was freaking out.”
She said Trump repeatedly tried to grab her and that she once vomited as a defense mechanism. Trump has denied these accusations.
During a deposition in the ’90s, Trump’s ex-wife Ivana described how her then-husband raped her. She used the word “rape” to describe the assault, where Trump held her down and pulled at her hair, though later retracted her use of the word and said she felt “violated” but didn’t want the word rape “to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”
Earlier this year, a federal lawsuit filed by “Jane Doe” alleges that Trump raped Doe in 1994, when she was 13 years old. The lawsuit claims that Trump tied her to the bed and when she screamed at him to stop, he hit her in the face and said he would do “whatever he wanted.” The lawsuit includes statements from a witness. Trump has repeatedly denied these allegations.
“As I have said before, the allegations are categorically untrue and an obvious publicity stunt aimed at smearing my client,” Alan Garten, Trump’s attorney, recently told LawNewz.com. “In the event we are actually served this time, we intend to move for sanctions for this frivolous filing.”
A conference hearing on the rape lawsuit will not be held until December 16. Those specific allegations have not been verified.
Serious, isn’t it? What’s even more frightening is that this is the man that could be the next President of the United States. But then again, as apocalyptic as it sounds having Trump in office, it’s not too surprising seeing as how we nurture a misogynistic culture. We elected Bill Clinton twice, remember?
People are flawed. We’re not perfect. We weren’t meant to be. But some people can’t or won’t admit their mistakes. Some people of the more delusional variety don’t believe they have any inadequacies. And then we have the assholes who won’t acknowledge their faults or misdeeds but delight in explaining what other people’s are.
Enter Bill O’Reilly who has a long history of chastising the black community using racist stereotypes he cites as ‘truths’ is the target of a sexual harassment allegation by former Fox News anchor Andrea Tantaros. Remember, this came off the heels of numerous sexual assault allegations against their former boss and CEO Roger Ailes who was forced to resign.
You also have to think back to the time O’Reilly was accused of sexual harassment in 2004. Back then Andrea Mackris, a Fox producer, accused O’Reilly of making lewd and threatening comments during their conversations. So, this ain’t the first time the conservative commentator expressed his freakiness.
And yet, according to O’Reilly, Black Lives Matter is dangerous to Americans.
At this point, Fox News, the media arm for the Republican party and megaphone for conservative views is becoming more dangerous for women to work. You begin to wonder who’s next to be revealed as a sexual predator working in Rupert Murdock’s Right wing media empire.
In other sad-ass news about famous people’s fuckery, guess who’s in trouble for the millionth time? If you’ve guessed Chris Brown, you’re right. The troubled R & B singer got arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a beauty pageant model (Baylee Curran) during one of his rage-fueled moments. As usual, Brown claims he’s the true victim. He took to Instagram to vent about being held up in his home while cursing the bejesus out of the police.
As you know, Chris Brown has had legal troubles ever since that infamous night in 2009. (You know what happened.) and most of those troubles stem from his violent temper. When you think about it, it’s not all that surprising given that he came from an abusive home Hurt people hurt people. He witnessed violence growing up and grew up becoming violent.
It’s gotten to where you start predicting Chris Brown’s downfall, something will happen that neither he nor his celebrity status can never recover from. But I honestly fear an event so severe that it will land him in the same sinking boat as O.J. Simpson.
That’s why Brown desperately needs help. He needs help in the worst way possible. The help he’s getting obviously hasn’t helped much, at least in the public’s eye. It’s time for a serious change. That is, if he wants it. And so far, it doesn’t look like he does.
And while we’re at it, The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren needs help as well. Or rather, she and the population of fools that erroneously interpret any stance, vocally or physically, against any form of racism against blacks as hatred against white people need serious help, especially in reading comprehension skills.
After 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick protested against the National Anthem, the blonde bubbleheaded Becky proceeded to accused him of (drumroll) blaming white people.
But did he? Not according to The Breakfast Club‘s host Charlamagne the God who stated that he heard and read Kaepernick’s entire interview and stressed that he never mentioned ‘white people’ once.
I haven’t heard nor watched the interview, but I’ve read articles with excerpts from the interview. And not one has mentioned nor implied that white people are to blame.
The transcript is located here, and as I’m reading it…nope, no white people blaming.
So, Ms. Lahren, YOU ARE A LIAR!
No, worse than that. You’re an Ann Coulter clone!
You don’t know anything about what’s going on in the world, and you apparently put forth zero effort in learning them. And yet, you speak with such passion and anger that you appear to believe that your views are objective. To put it simply, you’re an angry, thoughtless white woman, a perfect soldier for the male conservative order.
I know that the title of this article says that there’s more. But I’m honestly tapped out. Famous people and their fuckery can get on your nerves.
Fox news has been in a lot of hot water as of late, particularly when it comes to head-hancho Roger Ailes. For those who don’t know what’s going on, Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the embattled CEO earlier this July. In time, the long-time media mogul stepped down from his position.
Ailes allegedly have been hitting on Carlson for some time. But he wasn’t the only guilty party. Carlson mentioned how she was treated poorly when she was on Fox and Friends. She complained to Ailes for years, but it went nowhere. She claimed that even he said demeaning things to her himself:
“I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago, and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better,” Mr. Ailes told her, according to the lawsuit.
Likewise, according to the suit, Mr. Ailes labeled her a “man hater,” and instructed her to “learn to ‘get along with the boys.’”
That sort of language from Mr. Ailes, she said on Tuesday, was “continuous,” adding that she had “between six and 10” meetings with him in which he talked about her body and heard her complaints of harassment.
Apparently, Ailes used his position in power to make or break Carlson’s career based on his attraction towards her. But it gets worse. A hell of a lot worse for the conservative news machine.
After Carlson’s lawsuit was made public, almost instantly, numerous women (around 25 as of this writing) who used to be or are employees of Fox News came forward claiming that Ailes harassed them during his 20-year reign with possibly more to come. The reason why they were quiet all this time was because they were intimidated by Ailes.
But the now-former CEO is not without his defenders. Fox News personalities Greta Van Susteren, Sean Hannity, and even, but not surprisingly, Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump came out in support of Ailes.
Shocked? Hardly, considering the network’s known sexism and victim blaming of women. Last year in August, celebrating the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote, Media Matters, a progressive news website that monitors Fox News like a hawk, have listed a whopping 70 instances where the ‘news’ station showed off their collective asses against women, including telling young women not to vote:
“The Five” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle suggested Tuesday that young women should excuse themselves from voting in the upcoming midterm elections for the same reason that they should be excused from jury duty: because they don’t share the same “life experience” as older women and should just go back to playing around on Tinder and Match.com.
It’s hard to tell which is worse: a so-called ‘news’ network that considers itself ‘fair and balanced’ discouraging young women a right to vote or that the suggestion came from a woman herself.
Fox News also believes that catcalling is ‘no big deal’. Again, this was according to the female hosts of the commentary segment Outnumbered. They even said
“Let men be men.”
“Men are gonna be that way, what can you do? They mean it in a nice way.”
“When I was younger I didn’t like it, it used to bother me, I was like ‘oh, this is so sexist…”
Wait. Wait. Maybe we spoke too soon. Maybe the discussion is turning a corner.
“…now I’m like, if it doesn’t happen I’m like, ‘EXCUSE ME!?’ So now it’s good.”
Wow! Just wow!
Even though Roger Ailes may be gone, the infamous tentacle of Rupert Murdoch’s right wing media empire will likely still slither its way into the hearts and minds of Americans giving them reasons why hatred, lies, ignorance and fear are signatures of truth and power. Of course, rage and denial will ensue from conservatives faithful to the cause. But the accusations against Ailes could lead to an all-out exposition of sexual harassment from other male employers and employees from the Fox News base and possibly other news stations. Right now, Fox is under the crosshairs of litigation, and even if there’s no other legal action against the network, the magnitude of this news not only made it one of the worst places for women to get their news from but also a worst place for women to work.
By Lavern Merriweather:
This post will probably offend some people. So, I am warning those of you who support police or ‘Blue Lives Matter’ in advance.
I, for one, am not sad or upset about the cops getting killed in the past couple of days. If anything, I think it is their karma finally catching up with their asses. Cops have a long sordid history of brutalizing black communities. Most of the time, there is zero consequence and no jail time given after stupid, worthless mock trials that serve no purpose.
Let’s get real here. At this point, very few – if any – black folks truly believe that one of these kangaroo court jokes of a trial will actually result in justice. On top of that, there are the ever-available willing assholes on social media that happily defend everything the cops do, because they keep the darkies in check.
Then, you have the hypocrites in the media that waste little time digging up whatever piece of dirt they can find on the deceased. I have yet to hear that one of the cops killed (Officer Lorne Ahern) was associated with a white supremacist group. Of course, the media that loves to drag a murdered black man’s name though the mud is being silent about racist cop, particularly his blatantly obvious tattoos that are a sign of allegiance to a racist institution. It wouldn’t shock me in the slightest that a number of cops who worked with him shared his sentiment.
Don’t forget. Sandra Bland met her fate after being pulled over for a bullshit charged, then harassed by the arresting officer. Ms. Bland was later found dead in her cell from what cops called a “suicide”. Hmmm…now where I have I heard THAT one before? Oh yeah, Malcolm’s X stepfather, despite being tied to the very train tracks where he was run over.
This is not new folks. Whites can take our lives willy nilly. Then lie about it and walk away scot-free. I don’t believe Ms. Bland killed herself any more than I believe that all the cops killing black folks were justified, even if that is the typical consensus of the white folks that hurry to claim cops as the hero when they have a negative altercation with black people. They have the absolute gall to whine that if we just “obeyed” the rules like we are supposed to, don’t fight or resist and don’t act like “thugs”, cops will respect us. According to those hypocrites, if we just treat cops friendly with kindness, we will get the same in return. In short, they are saying that we bring our deaths on ourselves.
Okay dumbasses. First off, cops are not – I repeat – not always right. Just because they have an authority, doesn’t mean that authority can’t be challenged or questioned. Their mommies and daddies weren’t so damn “protect and respect” the police during many upheavals in the late 1960’s. Many white people felt it was their right – hell, their duty – to call cops pigs, assholes, the establishment and whatever else they felt like spewing. Nobody had a problem with white folks fighting the power against the so-called ‘man’. Their actions are being romanticized as standing up to the government and law enforcement. It was the cops’ job for a long time to enforce the will of rich, old white men in power to keep Negroes firmly in line. Now they want everybody to cry and hold hands “We Are the World” style, because they have a target on their back?
Sorry, but I don’t care about the dead cops. In fact, I call this payback. I call this God telling cops you can only get away with bullshit for so much before it comes back to bite you on the ass. There was less than 24 hours until yet another black man was shot, and they expect us to not be angry.
The gunman, allegedly involved with the murders of Dallas police, was a man named Micah Johnson. He was a former marine who, I understand, spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Johnson was well trained in handling firearms and shot 11 cops, killing 5 of them. A robot carrying explosives was released at Mr. Johnson which subsequently exploded, thus killing him.
It’s unfortunate that Mr. Johnson’s life was taken that day, he should be considered a martyr by the black community. Mr. Johnson, like Ismaaiyl Brinsley before him, actually stepped up to the plate and did what was needed. There have been petulant white folks that criticize black folks, especially the Black Lives Matter (BLM) crowd, for contradicting their stand on peaceful protest. The leaders of the BLM have since denounced the shooters in both Dallas and Baton Rouge. They may not want to hold Mr. Johnson as a hero, but I do.
And for the white people complaining about peace, white males, the government included, are the last ones to preach peace. As I have stated previously, white males have reacted with violence into damn near every conflict they have ever been in. Look at what happened with Saddam Hussein and “W” saying we had to find those non-existent WMDs. Not only were they never found, but neither he nor Cheney nor anyone in that administration had to apologize to the friends or families of countless soldiers that died. W Jr. also never had to account for all the trauma and misery he caused the innocent people in that country. Yet, white folks want to tell us about peace?
No, taking it up the ass was not working, protests didn’t work. Lawsuits didn’t work. Firing people and replacing them with black men didn’t work. Writing columns and articles condemning police didn’t work. Hell, even electing a black man as President didn’t work. Not a damn thing was working, and the matter was only getting worse. It wasn’t even a fucking day between the deaths of Philandro Castile and Alton Sterling. Micah Johnson, like a lot of black people, was fed up, but he chose not to take the punk route like most of us, myself included.
Richard Dear shot and killed a cop. Yet, he was allowed to live. Keith Swainson got into a stand-off with cops in Houston, but he was asked to surrender. James Holmes is still alive, as are Russell Weston, Charles McCoy, Jared lee Loughner and the asshole that killed two bailiffs in Massachusetts. Guess what? All of those jackasses were white!
Certain white people try to play victim by claiming that more white people are killed by cops than black folks. Yet you never hear about it. That’s because you idiots are full of shit!! I ask those stupid asses to name one white person killed by police and true to form, they can’t. If it wasn’t about race, then by their own logic, every white person that has a run-in with cops should not be breathing right now. I have seen countless videos of white folks being belligerent, defiant, violent and even threatening against police. Still, the rhetoric gang can’t answer for why it is that they aren’t dead, despite their not following the rules, not obeying orders or resisting arrest.
The real problem is that they know, as well as you and me, that white cops don’t have the same attitude in situations with white people, particularly white males. So once that dispute doesn’t work, they run to their standby of black on black violence.
Here’s the thing, what the fuck does that have to do with crooked, trigger happy cops? It’s a deflection that has no basis or merit. These assholes don’t think that we should be speaking out about cops terrorizing our communities. If they think that, they need to think again, and they also need to stop lecturing us about what we should or shouldn’t protest or how we should do it.
There is a petition circulating that demands Obama label BLM a terrorist organization. I got a terrorist organization for you bitches, they are the ones that wear badges, uniforms and guns. White people want tears shed for the cops. However, I refuse to weep when the law gets a taste of their own damn lawlessness.
The nation, and perhaps the world, is still dealing with the aftermath of last weekend’s massacre at a popular gay club in Orlando, Florida. People are still trying to wrap their heads over what the news media christened as “the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Members of the LGBT community are understandably shaken and worried, especially after hearing of news of another impending attack that was averted – this time, the target was at a gay pride parade in Los Angles.
But we’ve seen ‘tragedies’ like this before. And I use the term tragedies loosely, because there seems to be (at least) one of this variety per year in this country with more shootings occurring in-between. This country seems rather numb, desensitized enough to be too lazy to do anything about it. America is losing lives by the thousands each year due to gun violence alone.
But America truly doesn’t give a fuck.
I know you’re asking, “How could you say that?” How could I NOT say it? Sure, we’re mourning for the victims of the terrible shooting and are thinking about their families and friends. (In the internet age, we show it through tweets and flag-modified selfies on Facebook.) I know the news media seemed genuinely disturbed. And hell yes, I’m aware of the politicians coming out on camera expressing their shock, anger and sympathy towards those affected.
But like I said before, America truly doesn’t give a fuck.
If gun violence is as bad as it seems, it would make sense to take drastic measures to do something about it. The popular answers are that there must be stricter gun laws and getting guns off the street somehow, especially the kind the military uses that always end up in the hands of civilian assholes. Meanwhile, a certain pro-gun group buys the government in order to prevent any change, and government officials happily sellout.
They win. The gun nuts always come out on top. And they have no problems with it.
Like I said in my previous post, the U.S. leads the world in mass shootings. But America truly doesn’t give a fuck.
What can we do to get through another attack? What can be done to prevent another attack? The answer from politicians has always summed down to one word. Pray.
We are told to pray after a violent tragedy to God, the same God that did nothing to prevent the tragedy in the first damn place. We are told to kneel, put our hands together and talk to ourselves. And before you know it, another freakin’ incident of gun violence takes place. Why?
Because apparently, God doesn’t give a fuck because America truly doesn’t give a fuck.
What happened in Orlando was NOT the deadliest mass shooting in American history as the mainstream media proclaimed. And it certainly won’t be the last. It is one of a long continuous line of man-made chaos against certain people in this country alone. It is part of the violence against people who are not considered ‘normal’. It happened against the Native Americans, women, Africans and their descendants, Mexicans, Asians, the poor and so on. Don’t hate just because it’s the historical truth.
There is always enough hate in this nation to explode at any given time. Depending on the perpetrators and the victims, society has taught its people who to hate and hear and who to feel safe around. They are taught who are victims and who are criminals. They are taught who deserves to live and who deserves to die.
So, it’s no wonder while you have many people expressing their sympathies, claiming to stand with the LGBT community, you have haters practically cheering the brutal deaths of those killed. At the same time, you will have more haters rushing to use the massacre as an excuse to condemn Islam as a ‘violent religion’. No matter what, there will be people who will use hate during a time of sorrow.
And they don’t give a fuck.
You might think that maybe, just maybe the Orlando massacre will be the breaking point to which America will finally wake up and wise up. But I wouldn’t hold my breath. As mentioned earlier, this is but another instance of violence that could’ve been prevented, but was ultimately ignored. In some instances, tragedies like this are encouraged somehow. Whatever the case, another mass shooting will occur anywhere from right now to sometime next year, and we’ll go through the cycles once again like a tireless script.
It won’t matter if the victims in the next moment of gun-induced chaos will be women, men, children, blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, biracial, straight, LGBT, Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Atheists, Agnostics, lower, middle, upper-class, American-born, foreign-born, able-bodied or disabled. The saga will continue undisturbed, and society will – as usual – refuse to learn a damn thing.
America truly doesn’t give a fuck.
At first, I thought about waiting until Monday to express my thoughts on current situations. But I decided to go ahead and write my thoughts on recent events that may have you shaking your heads in disappointment, cursing up a storm and praying for divine intervention.
On one hand, we have two guaranteed candidates from both political parties in the running for office. Both have been proven to be less-than hopeful choices. And on the other hand, we are given yet another demonstration on why black and brown folks fear the judicial system while well-to-do white males have it easy. The one thing these two have in common is the usual prerogative of maintaining white supremacy in a machine on the verge of breaking down.
We know that the Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is a total douche bag with loads of undeserved money and heavy support from a population of assholes who adore his hatred and nothing much else. I’ve blogged about him a few times. However, in the other corner, we have the Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the wife and former First Lady of former President Bill Clinton. And she’s shown to be not that much of Trump’s polar opposite as far as morale is concerned.
Lots of people, mostly conservatives, believe that the black community collectively vote for Democrats as if we operate as a hive mind ignoring members of the right who are black themselves and assume our choices for which party to vote for are bordering on the infantile as if we don’t know any better. Bizarrely, some of them believe we should join the right side even though many conservatives see black people as inferior who must side with whiteness in order to truly be “free”.
Not surprisingly, the same sentiment thrives among many liberals and Democrats. Folks on the left believe that if the white community prospers, then the black community will eventually prosper on its own as a result.
Which brings me to why Hillary is just the opposite side of the two-headed coin when it comes to black folks.
It’s no secret that black folks have been riding the Clintons since the early 1990’s. Yet, many are unaware or uncaring that we were primarily screwed by them during their reign in office. President Clinton implemented tough-on-crime sentencing policies that impacted black people the hardest. It was during his administration that laws and punishments against blacks concerning drugs would extremely cripple their communities for years to come.
Hillary would piggyback by labeling youth gangs as ‘superpredators‘, kids who are criminal prone with no humanity. The youth referred in this instance translates into black (and brown) youth. She would jump on the tough-on-crime bandwagon to criminalize black youth, something that would remain to this very day as young black people are gunned down by trigger-happy cops and fear-based vigilantes and sent to prison in record-high numbers for the lamest of infractions.
This is due to the racist mentality which remains to this day. Black people commit the most crimes. So, it’s natural – necessary – to put them down or lock them up, even if most of the crimes are non-violent or if they’re totally innocent and have been falsely imprisoned. Black people are a criminal race despite that most crime are actually committed by whites. Black people don’t need help, assistance or even therapy, because black lives DON’T matter.
However, white lives DO matter. Rich white male lives especially matter above everyone elses. Which brings me to the second half of why we should be mad and worried.
The nation got wind of a case where a dude named Brock Turner, a former student and athlete at Standford University, raped an unconscious woman last year. Recently, he was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. The judge Aaron Persky ruled that, “a prison sentence would have a severe impact on (Turner). He thinks ,”he will not be a danger to others.”
If it sounds lenient, you’re not alone. Several petitions demanding a harsher sentence as well as removing Persky has obtained hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions – of signatures. Yet, despite the outcry on behalf of the poor victim and a powerful letter written by said victim, Turner is said to be released in three months instead of six!
Since then, Turner’s dad has set up a website asking for donations to pay for his son’s legal fees.
It’s hard to wrap your head around how laughable the so-called justice system is when there’s more sympathy for the victim than the rapist. But we’ve seen this before with other well-to-do white males after they’ve committed heinous crimes.
We saw it in 2014 when Robert H. Richards, IV, the heir to the Du Pont fortune, was only given probation after being charged with raping his own daughter because, according to the judge, he would not “fare well” in prison. And who can forget Ethan Crouch, the underaged teen who drove drink, killed four people and only got ten years probation because, according to another judge, he suffered from ‘affluenza’ (he was spoiled as hell)? White male privilege, as Charles F. Coleman, Jr. puts it, is the ultimate trump card.
Another case in particular perfectly displayed how race determines sentencing. Cory Batey, another former student and athlete from Vanderbuilt was charged with raping an unconscious woman on campus. He was sentenced to a minimum of 15 to 25 years in prison.
Batey is black. Even though the two cases are generally the same, the black dude got a harsher sentence.
FYI, I’m not saying he should have gotten a lighter punishment, but it demonstrates perfectly that the system is largely against people of color while favoring white lives, especially those who are well-off.
In this society, race and class determines who goes to prison and who doesn’t. They determine who deserves leniency and who doesn’t. And they determine who gets a harsher punishment and who doesn’t. So, it shouldn’t shock anyone to see a grand population of poor blacks locked up while middle and upper-class whites get to roam virtually free.
Between the election and this case alone, I dread where society is heading. Two members of the whiteness club are running for office while a privileged white male has gotten a slap on the wrist for violating a young girl.
At this point, it’s hard to consider voting this November when the country has decided that two candidates known for their racism are the best choices. And I agree with anyone who thinks the ‘justice’ system is a joke, especially after learning about the Brock Turner case. Then again, I believed it for years.
Soon, it will be the one-year anniversary of the EAM Episcopal Church massacre where nine black people were slain by white supremacist terrorist Dylann Roof. Race relations have been going south in recent years, but the two stories told in this article and many others unmentioned continue to deteriorate before, during and after that tragic day.
From NBC Los Angeles:
Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family. He was 74.
He had been hospitalized this week in Phoenix and was receiving treatment for a respiratory issue, a family spokesperson said Thursday.
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There’s a website that exposes racist comments and messages made on Facebook called Hello Racist. It exposes the names, identities and even links up to the pages of the people caught making racist statements in the form of status messages, memes, videos and comments.
I checked out the website and I noticed many commonalities among most of the lot.
Some of them believe that black people are lazy and are unwilling to work, abusing the welfare system to obtain, in many conservative’s words, ‘free stuff’. Even though data shows that most of the people on welfare are white, poor conservative whites still cling to the lie that most welfare recipients are undeservedly black. They think that blacks have it easier than they are just for being black, and that they are being left out on purpose thanks to ‘libtards’ and, of course, President Obama.
It has been a ploy to convince poor white voters to vote Republican, or rather to support rich white men who use fear mongering to persuade them that blacks, Mexicans and Muslims are threatening to ruin their ways of life. It’s how Donald Trump managed to amassed a huge following of (mostly) poor white folks who place race as the most important issue above everything else. They truly think they are oppressed and only a shining white knight can save them.
But when did this all started? Racism in America discusses the origins of why poor white folks always blame black people:
“Poor whites blaming minorities has historical roots in contemporary society. Once slavery was abolished, blacks had an advantage over whites due to the number of skills they had acquired during their time of entrapment. Consequently, this allowed them to compete with whites for jobs, resulting in thousands of lost jobs for whites across the country. It didn’t take long for white leaders to notice, magnifying a movement of white hate groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan. The commonality amongst the hate groups is that members consisted of poor white farmers or merchants that were afraid that blacks would gain more wealth, and then leave them behind. As a result, they burned black towns, black businesses, lynched black people, and bombed black churches out of fear of blacks becoming socioeconomically superior to them. And it didn’t help that rich whites snubbed them, commonly referring to them as trash. Thus is where the term “white trash” is derived from.”
So, it shouldn’t be at all surprising if Trump truly doesn’t give a damn about the poor white people that kiss the ground he walks on. Their votes are more important then their very lives. And if he gets elected, they are SCREWED!
It’s sad that they don’t seem to care either. Their version of politics is race-based. They think they are superior even to the richest and most powerful of black folks solely because they’re white! But it’s that kind of mentality that’s holding them down. As the article on Racism in America puts it:
Poor whites statistically have an advantage by being born white in America. Therefore, a poor white with normal intelligence and whom is not disabled has no excuses why they can’t succeed in America. More importantly, their failures isn’t the result of blacks, Muslims, and Mexican immigrants or any other minority group. Minorities are not responsible for poor whites’ lack of education, poor healthcare, and stupidity. Their ruins are a direct result of the rich white folks that control this country, and the poor whites’ own meager decision making.