Tuesday, April 10, 2007

If Don Imus Is Racist What About The Others? by Akindele Akinyemi


I am still receiving e-mail about my position on Don Imus. While some of you support my claim about how we disrespect each other I still have some who thinks I should take the side of Black liberal leadership like Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton.

Again, Don Imus said something stupid. However, on the Today Show when Meredith Vierra asked Rev. Jackson about his comments on HymieTown back in 1984 he danced around the issue like a good little liberal.

I hate the double standard. I have listed some for those who want to see what I am talking about.

What about this guy, Malik Zulu Shabazz, who is the head of the New Black Panther Party. Look at some of the comments he has made in the past:

At Howard University in April 1994, Shabazz said, "I say to all Jewish people and all white people . . . stop pushing your Holocaust down my throat, when the black holocaust is the worst holocaust humanity has ever seen." Five months later at the same school, he warned, "We will never bow down to the white, Jewish, Zionist onslaught."

He also has stated that Jews:

"Are absolutely in fear today, of a message that will come to the student that will expose their involvement in their crimes, historically and presently against Black people. Just white people in general are in fear of Black people really knowing their history and really knowing the involvement of white people in destroying us, destroying and robbing us of our name, our language, our religion, our culture, our God. The number one opponent in Black history has been white racism and white attacks on Black people."

Shabazz has said:

"
The New Black Panther Party stands in 100 percent solidarity with the Palestinian people. As you know, we're strong opponents of Zionism. We're strong opponents of the U.S. policy of strictly supporting Israel. We find no legal or legitimate basis, really for the existence of the Zionist state. The current negotiation process, to us, is a negotiation by force. It is a potential settlement based on the gun of the Israeli at the head of the oppressed Palestinians. I say to the Palestinian people to continue to stand up and continue to resist and never forget the blood of the martyrs that went before them. . . ."

At an April 2002 protest outside B'nai B'rith headquarters in Washington, DC, he said,

"Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!"

Shabazz's speeches are commonly laced with variations of the statement, "All praise is due to Allah. Black power! Black power! Black power! Black power!" He refers to blacks as "God's chosen people," and has borrowed his mentor Khalid Abdul Muhammad's phrase "I didn't come to pin the tail on the donkey, I came to pin the tail on the racist honky!"

At Al Sharpton's "Redeem the Dream" rally at the Lincoln Memorial in August 2000, Shabazz was a featured speaker and delivered what he titled his "I Have a Black Dream" speech, which specifically called for a race war in America. "For every casket and funeral in our community," he declared, "there should be a casket and funeral in the enemy's community." Shabazz was either unaware, or pretending to be unaware, that some 90 percent of all black murder victims in the United States are killed by black - not white - assailants.

This is what he told a homosexual:

"LEAVE ME ALONE SICK LITTLE FAGGOT. THAT'S WHY WE HAD A STANDING ROOM ONLY 800 PLUS CROWD AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE LAST THURSDAY, MEETING ON HOW TO RUN DEVILS LIKE YOU OUTTA HERE. . . . WE ARE BUILDING A BLACK POWER ARMY RIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. SINCE YOU LIKE PANTHER GEAR, (IN A FREAKY SICK SADO MASOCHIST-SATANIC WAY), I WILL SPARE YOU A PAIR OF BLACK STEEL TOE BOOTS UP YOUR ASS. I FEAR YOU WILL ENJOY THAT. YOU WILL GET CRUSHED, LITTLE DEVIL, IN SELF DEFENSE."

What about the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement:

  • Views the U.S. as a nation rife with racism and oppression of blacks
  • Seeks to establish an independent black nation in the southeastern United States
  • Demands reparations payments for slavery
The Workers World Party supports this nonsense:
  • Marxist-Leninist sect founded by former Socialist Workers Party member Sam Marcy
  • Has organized some of the major national demonstrations against the War in Iraq
  • Has lionized and supported such dictators as Fidel Castro, Slobodan Milocevic, and Kim Jong Il
And look what the Congressional Black Caucus has done to Black Republicans in the past:

In the 1990s Republican Congressman J.C. Watts of Oklahoma refused CBC membership and described unnamed black Democratic leaders as "race-hustling poverty pimps." He was elevated to the third highest position in the Republican congressional leadership but chose not to seek reelection in 2002. Another Republican, Rep. Gary Franks elected from Connecticut in 1990, accepted membership in the CBC but soon found that, despite paying $5,000 in dues, he was never informed of some of its meetings and was locked out of others by Democrats who wanted to keep what they discussed in those meetings secret from Republicans. In 1993, after Franks threatened to quit the Caucus, then-chairman Kweisi Mfume of Maryland persuaded him to stay by agreeing to a deal. Chairman Mfume's deal was that the "Democratic Caucus" of the CBC -- i.e., every member except Republican Franks -- would continue to exclude him from their private meetings where they voted to set policies. But these policies, Mfume promised, would then be discussed and voted on again by the full CBC, where Franks was a minority of one.

When Franks was defeated for reelection in 1996, CBC member Bill Clay of Missouri wrote a six-page letter to the departing lawmaker, characterizing Franks as a "foot shuffling, head-scratching 'Amos and Andy' brand of 'Uncle Tom-ism'" and a "Negro Dr. Kevorkian, a pariah, who gleefully assists in suicidal conduct to destroy his own race." Rep. Clay described Franks as one of those "Negro wanderers" whose "goal … is to maim and kill other blacks for the gratification and entertainment of -- for lack of a more accurately descriptive word -- ultra-conservative white racists." No other member of the CBC was willing to condemn or criticize Clay's remarks.

The Rastafari Movement was originally founded on principles that included a belief in the inherent wickedness of the white race and the superiority of the black race.

The Nation of Gods and Earths, also known as Five Percent Nation or the Five Percenters, is an offshoot of the Nation of Islam. It was founded in Harlem in the late 1960s by Clarence 13X, who proclaimed himself to be Allah (the Arabic term for God). "Five Percent" refers to the belief that they are the chosen five percent of all people who know and teach the truth. Five Percenters believe that each black man is God and therefore should take the name Allah. Like the Nation of Islam, the Five Percenters maintain that white people are devils created through a separate breeding process, known as "grafting."

The United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors in Georgia believe in Black people's superiority to white people, that whites are "devils," devoid of both heart and soul, that the color of white people is the result of leprosy and genetic inferiority, and that the ancestors of white people are the sexual partners of dogs and jackals.

Followers of the Nation of Yahweh, a black supremacist religious group that is an offshoot of the Black Hebrew Israelites line of thought, and was founded by Yahweh Ben Yahweh, formed a secret group called "The Brotherhood". To become a member of The Brotherhood, applicants had to kill a "white devil" and bring Mitchell a body part - an ear, nose or finger - as proof of the kill. Several Nation of Yahweh members were convicted of conspiracy in more than a dozen anti-white murders, among them Robert Rozier, a former pro football player and member of the secret Brotherhood, who admitted the killing of seven white people. Ben Yahweh started a private school for his followers and held sex classes for boys and men in which he showed them movies of white women having sex with animals to dissuade them from lusting after white females.

Several black supremacists justify supremacist assertions with purported qualities of melanin based on distortions of scientific fact or speculation. This contention is known generally as "Melanin Theory", an agenda that has no scientific basis whatsoever. The central idea of this "Melanin Theory" is that the levels of melanin in dark skin naturally enhance intelligence and emotional, psychic and spiritual sensitivity and physical prowess.

Former North Carolina State University professor Kamau Kambon received applause from the black audience at a forum on Hurricane Katrina media coverage at Howard University Law School when he suggested that the solution to black problems was to "exterminate the white people.

I have lived a liberal lifestyle who preached this nonsense once upon a time when I was angry at White people. Then I realized that the only crimes that was happening to me were coming from those who were part of these racist groups. They came from my own brothers and sisters. So how can I call a Black Republican an Uncle Tom when I see when Black grassroots activists doing nothing in the community. How can I get mad at Condoleeza Rice when the liberal sister with an education will not give me any props?

Urban Conservatives should denounce anything that is going to tear down the walls of the human family with this type of nonsense. And I am asking those who are reading this article to condemn those in the Black community who are going around saying that Imus needs to be fired but continue their own racist tirade. If Imus goes, ALL (Black or whatever) should go as well. We do not need that type of cancer in our community when we are trying to build free market enterprises through educational options.

I have hated other races before. It does no good to the spirit when you are angry at someone who is a reflection of you. We are the human race first.
No one wins the race in racism.

So before we kiss the ass of the donkey (Democratic Party) we need to re-evaluate our positions in our community when we make such insane comments. Unfortunately, Black liberals who call themselves independents of Democrats will agree with racism from our own people.



3 comments:

STAR said...

(Deep Sigh)
There is an old saying that goes, "two wrongs, don't make a right."

You argue Don Imus is a racist yet you neglect to mention his comments were also sexist. I first want to you remind you the issue at hand is not whether the radical statements made by members of the black panthers throughout the past decade have been insensitive or if past leaders within the black community have over stepped their boundaries with their rhetoric but it is about whether the 12 team members of the Rutgers Women's basketball team deserved to hear derogatory statements made about them on a nationally syndicated talk show.

If you truly want to get technical, men like Shabazz and Malcolm when speaking, were addressing a very specific audience. People who chose to be present at those gatherings and believed in the ideologies and mission of these men. On the other Hand Don Imus isn't speaking to a specific audience he is addressing the entire nation.

I am not arguing that individuals within the black community have or have not made biased statements, but what I am saying is those factors are irrelevant. What Malcolm said 70 years ago or what I may have said yesterday does not give anyone the right to blatany disrespect others.

So what if if Don Imus "helps" black children or has black friends. Those women did not deserve to referred to as "Nappy Headed Hoes." And your insensitivity along with thousands of men across the country is just as appalling as the statements made by Imus.

akindele akinyemi said...

Let's begin. You said:

I first want to you remind you the issue at hand is not whether the radical statements made by members of the black panthers throughout the past decade have been insensitive or if past leaders within the black community have over stepped their boundaries with their rhetoric but it is about whether the 12 team members of the Rutgers Women's basketball team deserved to hear derogatory statements made about them on a nationally syndicated talk show.

These women, just like other female basketball teams in college (and I have partied and been around them for years) call each other this all the time. Why are people upset? Beacuse the race pimps made us upset. I not supporting Imus but we have said things that are atrocious towards others in the past yet we get a free pass.

Men like Shabazz and Malcolm when speaking, were addressing a very specific audience. People who chose to be present at those gatherings and believed in the ideologies and mission of these men. On the other Hand Don Imus isn't speaking to a specific audience he is addressing the entire nation.

That is not true. While they were speaking to a "specific" audience they sell CD's, DVD's and not we have YOUTUBE.com where we can punch in their name and watch their message of hate all acorss the country.

I am not arguing that individuals within the black community have or have not made biased statements, but what I am saying is those factors are irrelevant.

These factors are relevant. The Nuwaubian Moors are not a group founded 70 years ago. I was a member of this group for 15 years. I have been raised on Black Nationalism. What I found out was that there is nothig but hate, no family structure and I also learned how they use psychological control through religion to capture a mass group to promote their wack message. All those groups mentioned in my post were not from the past but I have experienced every last one of them myself. Now unelss you have been down the same exact path as I have you cannot even begin to comment on what is relevant and what is not irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

History speaks for itself. Wake up out of your ignorance of self and stop buying everything that white people have been telling us about us and who we are. From teaching that some blonde head man is your lord and saviour, to whitening up all aspects of a religion that is basically used to further his own racist agenda, for people of color to keep buying into is exactly what Willie Lynch and others like him were hoping for. Enlightened Black men like Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan are needed now more than ever before because they refuse to do a jig for the evil racist element of the U.S. Many more of us need to stand up and many of us are. Many of us have spoken and continue to speak out against the rappers who themselves disrespect women on a regular basis. But because we have chosen other means other than reprimanding these misguided brothers on Fox news or some other white venue, then you are told that the only time we become outraged is when a white person says something that we perceive as racist. Stop falling for it people of color.