Daily Archives: June 12, 2012
Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting Trayvon Martin, is seen Tuesday in a police booking photo Sanford, Fla.
Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, charged with murdering Trayvon Martin, was arrested Tuesday on one count of perjury, the Seminole County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies arrested Shellie Zimmerman, 25, about 3:30 p.m. ET, after they were advised by the office of State Attorney Angela Corey that a warrant had been issued.
She was booked into John E. Polk Correctional Facility and released on $1,000 bond, officials said.
George Zimmerman, 28, was charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin. He pleaded not guilty. Police say that he claimed on the night of the shooting that he acted in self-defense.
His $150,000 bond was revoked after allegations that during an April 20 bail hearing he and Shellie Zimmerman misled the court about their finances, neglecting to disclose they had raised at least $135,000 in a PayPal account.
The order issued Tuesday by Assistant State Attorney John Guy charged Shellie Zimmerman with knowingly making false statements during the April hearing.
George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said Tuesday evening outside his office that he had just returned from two days in court and had not heard previously of Shellie Zimmerman’s arrest. He would not comment further.
Also Tuesday, the court released Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester’s order revoking George Zimmerman’s bond.
"There are several factors that weigh against his release … Most importantly, though, is the fact that he has now demonstrated that he does not properly respect the law or the integrity of the judicial process."
Black Talk Radio Network: http://blacktalkradionetwork.com/page/the-context-of-white-supremacy
The Context of White Supremacy will rebroadcast Racist Suspect Bob Avakian’s lecture: The NBA: Marketing the Minstrel Show and Serving the Big Gangsters [White Supremacists]. Avakian offers candid insight on how White Supremacy has and continues to shape every aspect of professional basketball. With billions of dollars invested and Racist images that saturate minds of millions around the globe, you don’t think White people will leave the championship outcome in the hands of Kevin Durant and LeBron James?
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Employers Prefer White Felons Over Blacks With No Criminal Record; So, How Will Blacks Feed Their Families?
You may remember the 2003 University of Chicago study by Devah Pager that sent young white and black “testers” with randomly assigned “felony convictions” to apply for low-wage jobs. The study found that whites with felonies were more likely to be called for interviews than black applicants without criminal records.
Eight years later, black male unemployment has hit the highest rate since the government began keeping track in 1972. It is estimated that only 56.9 percent of black men over age 20 are working, and the prospects for them to earn an honest living anytime soon in this crumbling economy are not good.
While Obama battles the GOP over raising the debt ceiling and preserving “sacred cow” tax cuts and entitlement programs, the unemployed poor are becoming increasingly desperate. Of particular concern is the reality that the once-supportive family members who used to serve as safety nets for struggling felons are now losing their jobs and homes in record numbers. The safety net exists no more.
According to an analysis of Federal Reserve data by the Economic Policy Institute in 2004, the median net worth of white households was $134,280, compared with $13,450 for black households. By 2009, the median net worth for white households had fallen 24 percent to $97,860; the median black net worth had fallen 83 percent to $2,170. And, no, that is not a typo. Algernon Austin, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy describes the wealth gap like this, “In 2009, for every dollar of wealth the average white household had, black households only had two cents.”
Two cents. Really? If anyone has the audacity to suggest to me that having a black president means America is now “post racial,” I will have to hold myself back. And, speaking of remaining nonviolent in the face of violent oppression… If there has ever been a reason to march on Washington, it is right the hell now. –kathleen cross
“I don’t like the brown children,” my three-year-old daughter told me one day. In shock, I asked her to repeat herself, convinced I’d misheard. I hadn’t.
I didn’t get it. Although I was aware that our neighborhood was far from multi-cultural – it’s unusual to see anyone who isn’t pasty white in our Western New York city suburb – we’d also spent plenty of time visiting my family in London, where hundreds of nationalities mix. My husband is South American too, and his nieces and nephews have brown skin. We had certainly never done anything to give her the impression that people with darker skin than ours would be any better or worse than people with lighter skin. As a child, my parents took me on anti-apartheid demonstrations, and I knew from an early age that prejudice based on skin color is inherently wrong. Yet here I was with a racist for a daughter. What had I done wrong?
When I asked her why she felt bad toward ‘the brown children,’ she told me they weren’t very nice, they didn’t ask to borrow, and they snatched. My three-year-old’s language is advanced for her age, so I told her that while she was right that that behavior wasn’t very nice, she shouldn’t connect this with someone’s skin color. Some people were good, kind, or funny, I said, and other people were bad, mean, or serious – it didn’t matter whether they were girls or boys, pretty or ugly, tall or short, fat or thin, or brown or white or any shade between, it was their actions that should be noticed, not the way they looked. “Do you understand?” I asked her. She nodded.
I wasn’t convinced my rather complicated explanation had made sense to her, so, knowing the profound effect books can have on a child, I went to the library. I borrowed picture books that featured children with a variety of skin colors (in one there was even a child with green skin!) and I ordered some books online. It was tougher than I expected to find picture books featuring brown-skinned kids doing normal, everyday things, but I got a handful I knew my daughter would enjoy. And I thought that along with my explanations, the stories would sort out the problem.
The following week, she repeated her brown-children comment. This time, it made me panic. Could it be that someone at her school was making racist comments, and she was parroting them? So I called the school. And that was when I got to the root of the problem.
My daughter’s regular class at nursery is by chance all Caucasian (this is not the case with the other classes at the school), but once a week a group of children from another part of town join them for gym. These kids have special needs and, unbeknown to me, most of them also happen to have brown skin. My daughter had noted that their behavior was different from that of her classmates, noted that they had different skin color and come up with what is actually a logical conclusion for a three-year-old: “I don’t like brown children.” Two plus two equals five.
Phew. My daughter wasn’t racist … at least not yet. I realized that despite the well-meaning intentions behind joining the special-needs class together with my daughter’s group, the integration wasn’t working quite as the teachers planned. I found out that other children had also responded negatively to the situation. Having their usual classmates around day-in day-out, then just one hour each week with the “other” group meant the kids weren’t getting a genuine chance to get to know each other or understand each other. Rather than seeing the special-needs children as individuals, they were grouped together as “the outsiders.” I can’t say how the weekly hour affected the special-needs children but I really hoped they got something positive out of it. If my child was coming home with negative feelings, it could well be that they were too.
To try and find out what other moms had done in similar situations, I asked around. Some people said what I was doing was just fine, others told me to move her to a different school, but a huge number told me to leave off. Their concern was that by specifically mentioning skin color, I would make her more aware of it. I would be creating a bigger issue. This added to my worries: Was I turning my child into a racist by talking to her about skin color?
Luckily for me, one wise friend lent me a book that showed me the “ignore it” logic was, like my daughter’s, flawed. In Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, the authors describe a now well-known study by Dr. Brigitte Vitrup of Texas Woman’s University that showed how ignoring the issue of skin color or opting for vague comments like, ‘We’re all the same,” simply doesn’t work. What does work is introducing your child to multicultural situations, whether that be on TV or in a book, then actively discussing the issue of color with them.
In hindsight I’m glad my daughter made that comment. She wasn’t being racist; she was just being an observant child who made a mistake. But it gave me the opportunity to talk to her about skin color. Had I not had that and several other discussions with her, who knows what attitudes she would still have today?
St. Charles deputies say it’s one of the most disturbing cases of child sex abuse they’ve ever seen, and they believe there may be more victims.
Three filthy hillbillies are behind bars, accused of sexually abusing three girls; 5 and 3-year-old siblings and another 7-month-old girl.
Court documents show Rebecca Sue Russell would hold her infant daughter down while her boyfriend, John Scott Thomas, savagely raped the 7-month-old.
In this May 16, 2012 , Rabbi Nechemya Weberman attends a fundraiser in his behalf in Brooklyn, New York, where his supporters contributed to a legal defense fund before he went on trial for sex abuse of a child.
The abuse went on for nearly three years before the schoolgirl told anyone that her spiritless adviser was molesting her while he was supposed to be mentoring her about her religion, authorities said.
Victim: I was attacked this morning.
Seed Planter: What happened?
Victim: A White man told me I was beautiful and said I was lighting up the cloudy day. I smile and proceed into the convenience store. Another White man was pumping his gas and said he agreed with the first White male–I was beautiful. His girlfriend and her father came out and demanded to know why he said a “nigger” was beautiful, and made eye contact with me. I continued to walk into the store and when I came out they were still arguing. His girlfriend tried to pull my hair and I pushed her off me. She proceeded to take the pump and put the remaining gas on my shoes. While her father viciously stated that he was looking for his cigarettes and lighter so that the “nigger” could “dance”. Then he slapped me really hard, causing me to fall to the ground. As I was getting up, the first man who said I was beautiful punched him and they started fighting. I went in the store and asked that the police be called. The girl’s father and the man were done fighting and they took off. Then the man came in and asked if I was okay and we filed a police report. Then he gave me his number in case I needed anything. Then he followed up with “Maybe I can take you to dinner. I’m so sorry this happened to you.”
Seed Planter: Standard behavior for Tacky, Trashy and Terroristic White people. Are you injured? How are you feeling?
Victim: True, it’s to be expected. I’m okay, I had to get to work. I’m glad I had another pair of shoes in my trunk…
Hearing this intelligent, polite and hard working black female share her story about the maximum racist aggression she experienced, broke my heart. Literally, tears streamed down my face, knowing that there was nothing (at that moment) I could do to protect and defend her. I kept thinking this could have easily been my mother, sister, or aunt. This was not an isolated incident, black females experience maximum racist aggression on a Global scale, daily. Most of the time their stories are either unheard or forgotten. As black males I do understand that under this system of Racism/White Supremacy, we are rendered powerless and dependent upon “White” people. However, we do have the power to not DEVALUE, MISTREAT and/or PHYSICALLY ABUSE our Creator given partners; black females. Here are some questions that black males should seriously ask themselves.
1. Why am I still devaluing black females by referring to them as “bitches” and “hoes”?
2. Why am I still physically harming the black female I choose to be with?
3. Why am I still playing with sex, knowing that the joke is going to be on the offspring every time?
4. Why am I still attempting to avoid my responsibilities as a father and husband?
5. Why am I still creating/supporting music and films that degrade, demean, and devalue our black females?
6. Why am I still participating in so called “homo-sexual” and/or effeminate behavior?
7. Why am I still glorifying “lighter” skin females, and demeaning “darker” skin females?
8. Why am I still valuing, sleeping with, and impregnating the White woman?
9. Why am I still allowing White men the opportunity to mistreat, demean and degrade our black females?
10. Why am I still confused about what the system of Racism/White Supremacy is and how it works?
I would prefer that black males seriously think about these question. I’m not at all interested in hearing your answers. I’m more interested in seeing a collective behavior modification amongst ALL black males. In other words, black male, step your game up, we’re at war, and we are losing. The black female is all we have, don’t tell yourself any different, if you do, you are lying to yourself. Our incorrect behavior must be corrected as soon as possible! Any comments I deem inappropriate will be deleted.
Victim of Racism
R.W.S.W.J. OR DIE TRYIN’
- the C.O.W.S. T-Shirt experiment: field notes from Seed Planter
- conversation between Seed Planter and suspected white supremacist
- Why should black males and black females actively oppose the campaign of beauty terrorism pummeling black people?
- conversation between Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Seed Planter
- Pepsi: Gay, White King. Black Devil.
- The white queen: racism’s prime beneficiary
- Why I, An Asian Man, Fight Anti-Black Racism