by am

White people, as usual...

Defend Cynthia McKinney Now!
She has defended Us, We Must Defend Her

Neal Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

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On the March 31 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Neal
Boortz said that Rep. Cynthia McKinney <>
(D-GA) "looks like a ghetto slut." Boortz was commenting on a March 29
incident <> in
which McKinney allegedly struck a police officer at a Capitol Hill security
checkpoint. Boortz said that McKinney's "new hair-do" makes her look "like a
ghetto slut," like "an explosion at a Brillo pad factory," like "Tina Turner
peeing on an electric fence," and like "a shih tzu." McKinney is the first
African-American woman elected to Congress from Georgia.

From the March 31 broadcast of Cox Radio Syndication's The Neal Boortz Show,
with producer Belinda Skelton and talk radio host Royal Marshall:

BOORTZ: For instance, or for goodness sakes, jump in and I'm gonna say --
I'm gonna start out with something controversial. I saw Cynthia McKinney's
new hair-do. Have you seen it, Belinda?


BOORTZ: She looks like a ghetto slut.

SKELTON: Well, how is it?

BOORTZ: It's just -- it's hideous.

SKELTON: Is it braided? Or --

BOORTZ: No, it's not braided. It just flies away from her head in every
conceivable direction. It looks like an explosion in a Brillo pad factory.
It's just hideous. To me, that hairstyle just shows contempt for -- no, it's
not an Afro. I mean, no, it just shows contempt for the position that she
holds and the body that she serves in. And, I'm sorry, there's just no other
way to -- it's just a hideous and horrible looking --

MARSHALL: Her hairstyle?

BOORTZ: Yeah, the hairstyle. It just, it looks like an explosion. Have you
seen it?

MARSHALL: Yeah, I like it.

BOORTZ: Oh, jeez.

MARSHALL: It looks better than the braids she was wearing.

BOORTZ: No, the braids had some dignity. They had some class.

MARSHALL: The braids had dignity?

BOORTZ: They had more class than this thing.

MARSHALL: This says, you know, kinda 2000s, you know, stepping up to the
plate. Contemporary look, you know?

BOORTZ: She looks like Tina Turner peeing on an electric fence.

MARSHALL: OK, so you don't like her hair.

BOORTZ: Yeah, OK, I don't like her hair. I'm sorry.

MARSHALL: That being said, I think a lot of people would say it looks a lot
better than those cornrows she was wearing. You can't tell me that's

BOORTZ: Well, I'm not a big cornrow fan but I got used to her with that. OK?

MARSHALL: So she's staying the same for you?

BOORTZ: She looks like a shih tzu!

MARSHALL: I like Cynthia's new hairstyle.

BOORTZ: Well, there you go. Differing opinions.

Boortz posted <>
similar comments on the "Neal's Nuze" section of his website, in which he
said McKinney "looks like ghetto trash." From Boortz's website:

It doesn't look like the latest Cynthia McKinney mess is going to go away
any time soon. Today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the
Capitol Hill police have notified the federal prosecutor's office in
Washington that they are going to seek an arrest warrant for McKinney next
week. OK, Now I've seen Cynthia McKinney's new hairstyle. There is just no
other way to say this. It's just hideous. She looks like ghetto trash. Get a
braider over there ... quick! Nobody with a modicum of self-respect would go
around looking like that. And don't give me any stuff for saying this. I've
endured years of "bald" remarks. I'm entitled.

- S.S.M.

Posted to the web on Friday March 31, 2006 at 1:03 PM EST

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White people and Richard Wright

Hi Everyone - I'm new to this community. No one has said anything yet on this post in my blog so I thought I'd see if anyone here had any comments on the following:

Even though he was writing about racism in a different location and era to the racism that I experienced, as a BLACK person, I can identify with a lot of the emotions expressed in the book, "Black Boy" takes a profound look at what it means to be black in a racist society from a black person's perspective - so I kind of find it baffling that the majority of people who have listed Wright as one of their interests on Live Journal are white...I also found that a lot of white people had selected "Bigger Thomas" as an seems to be the case so often with regard to white people's apparent interest in black people/ racial matters, I guess it's probably the "coolness factor".

I also submitted this post in griots, an African and African American diaspora literature group on live journal - the comments can be viewed here:
by am

White people, shut the fuck up.

I still cant get over this ridiculous white paranoia that just because black people and other minorities get admitted to colleges and graduate schools, means they must be discriminating against white people and that white people are in some kind of danger because higher institutions have a committment to diversity (which they read as "committment to race" which to them means anyone they can detect is not fully white.) Having been admitted to some great grad schools, I still have to put up with this bullshit, mostly on messageboards and even in public where people assume that (1) if they have pictures of colored people on their student websites, they must have something against white students, even though most of the school is actually white and that (2) if they are admitting "raced" students, it must mean they are admitting them not for their talents, but for their race. What the FUCK are white people so afraid of? That black people are taking over the world?? That they are actually in some kind of danger?? It seems that what really bothers white people is that they cant count on being white to get them as many perks anymore, and no, just because schools have commitments to diversity does *not* assume that they think that minorities couldnt get in based on their talents, it means they recognize that they are disadvantaged in many ways, particularly financial. I've worked pretty damn hard to get where Ive got and I wouldnt have gotten into so many great schools if I wasnt talented, so I really take offense to fuckers saying shit like "well i guess i wont apply to ******* school next year because it looks like they only take ethnic people, at least, judging by the pictures of their students". So stay in your honkytonk town asshole. Its like not even being talented or working hard or whatever can be a safe space for black people. (I didnt think it did, but still, sometimes you start to get comfortable and then a honky pops up and lets you know you cant rest for a minute). Does anyone else experience this kind of bullshit? I swear, next white person I see I'm gonna snuff in the face....
Looked In A Cage

I Present To You – Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa was started by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 as a “Branch” back to the African tree.

Kwanzaa is a Pan-African, nonreligious, holiday celebration meant to connect Black people throughout the African Diaspora back to their roots through affirmation of self and restoration of our cultural heritage.

The ideals of Kwanzaa are expressed through the commonly spoken East-African language of Ki-swahili. Kwanzaa itself means first fruits and is styled in the African tradition of the harvest festivals that took place at the time of the great annual crop harvest. This event was seen and celebrated as a time of renewal and rebirth in various African societies such as Ancient Egypt, the Ashanti Kingdom and by the Zulu Nation to name some

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Looked In A Cage

Some Way

I posted this in my journal earlier - figured I'd share my thoughts with y'all.

I’m feeling that little sick feeling in the pit of my stomach over the State Murder of Tookie Williams. I really didn’t think I would. For weeks now I have stayed very dispassionate about this particular case. I suppose responding to a post last night in-depth about the situation got me thinking about it on a deeper level, and brought out my passions about the death penalty in general and its liberal application to the Black, the afro/indo Hispanic and the poor.

Not that I didn’t think about it before, but I didn’t get into deep thought about it previously and remained emotionally distant from it. I felt that his case wasn’t the best example strategically to use ammunition on to argue the anti-death penalty position (yeah, I’m always in logical analysis mode). Actually it was at least a bit of a better example than I wanted to admit, I just had a blind spot in being a hard-ass about this being the dude that unleashed the Crips on the Black neighborhoods of America.

Even though I knew he’d be dead by the time I woke up this morning, it stunned me to hear it said on the news when I awoke. I guess the finality of it hit home – another brotha dead, and what purpose does it serve?

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Black Power Civil Disobidence

As I call it. Heard about the brothers ransacking the liquor store in Oakland, demanding it close?

OAKLAND, Calif. - A man linked to a black Muslim group was among two men who turned themselves in to police Tuesday for their roles in vandalizing a pair of stores for selling alcohol to blacks, police said.

Investigators said it was too soon to say whether the vandals were connected to Monday's fire and kidnapping of clerk at the same store ransacked by a gang of black men in suits and bow ties three days earlier.

Yusef Bey IV, 19, and Donald Cunningham, 73, turned themselves in to face charges including robbery, felony vandalism and terrorist threats, Oakland Deputy Police Chief Howard Jordan said. Police obtained warrants charging four others with similar crimes and expected to make arrests.

I'm not saying no one should drink any liquor, even though it propably would be better for all of us if we didn't, but it is ridiculous how ever Black working class to poor neighborhood has a liqour store on every other corner. And we all know the destructive affects that excesive alcohol consumption contributes to. Alcohol leads to more domestic violence, health problems, death, and destruction than any other drug in the U.S. - or in the world for that matter.
Looked In A Cage

Racial Profling At the Montrosity that is Wal-mart

This hits close to home for me in that the first time I just knew for sure I was really being followed around a store by an employee was when I was at a wal-mart in Bossier L.A. when I was 13. This fool kept following me and the two dudes with me from isle to isle in the electronics area, standing on the other end pretending to be doing something with the merchandise. But it was blatantly obvious that we were being watched.

Now I bring you one of those racial profiling episodes from hell:

"TAMPA - GAF Materials Corp. is handing out gift cards from Target as a reward to select employees this holiday season. That's because Wal-Mart, the discount store that held the business for years, last week called sheriff's deputies to apprehend a GAF manager on a bogus bad check rap while he was trying to buy this year's gift card supply.

"I keep going over and over the incident in my mind," said Reginald Pitts, the 34-year-old human resources manager for the roof material manufacturer's Tampa distribution center. "I cannot come up with any possible reason why I was treated like this except that I am black."

It's funny how this always happens to us, when the number one shoplifting demographic is white women. While they're always busy watching us, white folks is robbing them blind.
Black Boy

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In relationship to this post I created in Blackfolk surrounding the the oft spewed ideology that race is just an American thing, and Europe is some sort of color-blind utopia; I'd like to ask why do Black people feel the need to create a mythical oasis of white love? Further yet, why do Black people seem to have this need deep down inside, if not on the surface, for white people, somewhere, to love them?

I think such myths are so easily conjured amongst Black people thanks to Black people's propensity to mystification, as spoken about by psychiatrist Frantz Fanon in "The Wretch of the Earth". And though few Black people will admitted, I think our community is still looking for human affirmation from white people.