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  •  Yes - karma and Malcolm (18+ / 0-)

    but it goes back to the first period of dragging folks off in chains and after the slaughter of millions, and the failure of the happy darkie theme.  Even making us Christians didn't work, to lessen fear or assuage guilt.  

    Heightened by the thought of uprisings and being slaughtered in their beds as retribution. attempts too paint Negroes as docile failed  Panics stated in 1791 with word of the massive slave rebellion in Haiti, followed by a successful revolution in 1803. (Haiti is still paying for that)

    Black men were painted as a sexual threat - hence castration with lynching.

    Logical bonds between Irish indentureds and blacks were cut - with Black Codes to enforce the separation, and the Irish were given a gift - they were dubbed "white" long as they would then turn their hate towards blacks and not their real masters.

    Successive waves of immigrants were taught the mantra. Even Afro-Latinos.

    Over time the fear of black men - even little boys was reenforced as they were painted as shiftless dangerous thieves, rapists and brutes. Even tricky mulattos were not to be trusted.

    I think about the endless loop of inmate porn on MSNBC..."see the dangerous blacks and others in the zoo".  Keep them locked up or they will come to get you----Boo!

    Police reports and crime shows...headlines..."wanted black male 5'11, 240 lbs"... keep them in their neighborhoods cause if not they will hurt you.

    Even those folks who have nice black friends may still harbor fears of  black massive uprising.

    I won't forget the "bun baby burn" images during inner city rebellions...neither will a lot of white folks.

    Or at the least - lock their windows and door as they drive through the hood.

    Scary black men like Rev Wright looped over and over on the tube.

    Now George Zimmerman is "afraid" of the NEW Black Panthers ( which barely has any membership)


    Anyway...thanks for another interesting read. Even though it makes me unhappy.


    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 01:52:37 PM PDT

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