Skip to comments.Brother Ali Likens Trayvon Martin Case To Emmett Till Murder
Posted on 07/03/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Brother Ali also says, "racism is an institution" and that "racism is a serial killer."
Brother Ali recently shared his thoughts on racism when asked to shed light on the Trayvon Martin case. He also spoke about racism as an institution and the way that racism impacts quality of life.
"What we have is a 500-year-old legacy of African Americans being killed, particularly young men," Brother Ali told HardknockTV. "It's all people of color and it includes women too but there's a specific thing about young Black men being murdered by people who say that they're protecting us. They find a way to blame the victim."
Ali then established how the Martin case is similar to Emmett Till's murder in his eyes.
"They said Emmett Till whistled at a White woman. They say all of these things [like], 'He did something he wasn't supposed to be doing.' And then they always find a way to let the killers go free under some weird little loophole in the law. This case is part of that. This case is part of that legacy. Racism is a killer. Racism is a serial killer."
Ali, who released Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color last year, also spoke about how the "institution of slavery" has various other effects.
"Racism itself is an institution in our society," he added. "Racism also exists in all of the institutions. We're taught to think about racism in terms of one individual to another individual. You know? 'Do I hate people who aren't White? Do I say racial slurs and things like that?' And if I can answer no to both of those questions, then I'm completely off the hook and everything is all good.' And we say, 'Well, there are racist people out there.' We talk like there are certain individuals who are racists and as long as you stay away from those individuals, you'll be fine. But the reality is that, not only is racism itself an institutional part of our society, but every important part of our society, we see racism, which is more than just bigotry, more than just prejudice, more than just people being rude to each other or hurting each other's feelings. We're talking about our structural barriers that hold extra challenges to people who are not White. If you look at the statistics, there seems to be a hierarchy. In a highly competitive society, those things benefit the people who aren't held back by them. So in every major aspect of American life, in health care, employment, education, wealth and home ownership and in every way that we can gauge quality of life, we see that people of color have greater challenges and are not experiencing the quality of life that White people are."
More on Brother Ali's thoughts can be found below.
Emmett Till was murdered in 1955. He was 14 years of age. Till was killed after allegedly flirting with a White woman. Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012 by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who deemed him suspicious. Zimmerman told authorities he fired his weapon in self-defense. Martin was unarmed. Other emcees have also commented on the case including Game and Mos Def.
>>Brother Ali also says, “racism is an institution” and that “racism is a serial killer.”<<
He is right, but the racists doing the killing are Blacks and Latinos.
You know what...many blacks are now just white wives/women to the Democrats.
You whistled at them?!! That’s racist!
WHO? He looks like a Burl Ives impersonator.
Dude looks like the leader of the Albino Liberation Front.
I think Burl Ives and Edgar Winter had a baby.
By their Muslim slavers who made money off their neighbors...
It's all people of color and it includes women too
So thoughtful of you to include women...
we see that people of color have greater challenges and are not experiencing the quality of life that White people are.
And oh such challenges. Waking up in your free housing, eating a breakfast bought with EBT cards, getting free money for not working - definitely quality-of-life issues, there...
Ali Newman (born Jason Newman, July 30, 1977), better known by his stage name Brother Ali, is an American hip hop artist signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment.
He converted to Islam at age 15 and followed Imam Warith Deen Mohammed. During this time, Ali was selected to join a group of students who went to visit Malaysia to study the way that a more liberal Islamic society could have this peaceful coexistence between different religions.
Ali was born with the rare genetic condition of albinism, a disorder characterized by a lack of pigment in skin, eyes, and hair. Brother Ali often makes fun of the media’s constant urge to mention his condition in the first lines of their reviews or newspaper articles. He is also legally blind which is caused by his albinism.
While Brother Ali’s family is white, he has often described a childhood marked by cruelty and exclusion by his white classmates as a result of his physical abnormality. He has often explained that, from an early age, he felt “most at home amongst African Americans.”
Angry young man. Seeking steady money and attention.
Did someone stop all the airplanes and ships traveling to Africa?
Of all the problems facing black folks in this country, white racism is about the least significant
Wonder if he sings Jimmy Crackcorn
Who or what is Brother Ali? I’ve never heard of him or it.
Where did they dig this turd up .... should have flushed twice, it’s a long way to Obamaville.
Yeah. Just pure, effusive BS — a form of melaninitis.
Brother Ali = Another idiot wanting 5 minutes of fame even if it means exposing his I.Q. of 6.75
“It’s all people of color and it includes women too but there’s a specific thing about young Black men being murdered by people who say that they’re protecting us.
HUH? I guess this dim bulb does not know that the largest murderer of young black men is other young black men.
As far as I’m concerned, if they really dislike and disparage America that much, then go back to Africa. It’s so much better than America, right??!
***Dude looks like the leader of the Albino Liberation Front.***
Lots of African witch doctors would pay good money for an albino to cut apart for their “medicine”.
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