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Brother Ali Likens Trayvon Martin Case To Emmett Till Murder
Hip Hop DX ^ | July 3, 2013 | Andres Vasquez

Posted on 07/03/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Brother Ali

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.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

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.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: blameamericafirst; brotherali; hiphop; muslim; racebaiting; racehustler; racialdivision; racism; rapper; trayvon; usefulidiot; zimmerman
I thought I'd seen it all.
1 posted on 07/03/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>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.


2 posted on 07/03/2013 2:25:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know what...many blacks are now just white wives/women to the Democrats.

You whistled at them?!! That’s racist!


3 posted on 07/03/2013 2:27:28 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!

WHO? He looks like a Burl Ives impersonator.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 2:27:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dude looks like the leader of the Albino Liberation Front.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 2:28:53 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: a fool in paradise

I think Burl Ives and Edgar Winter had a baby.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 2:29:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What we have is a 500-year-old legacy of African Americans being killed, particularly young men

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...

7 posted on 07/03/2013 2:31:40 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

From wiki:

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.[1]


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.[3]

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.”


On August 13, 2007, Brother Ali appeared on The Late Late Show and performed his single “Uncle Sam Goddamn” from The Undisputed Truth.


Angry young man. Seeking steady money and attention.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 2:31:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Old Sarge

Did someone stop all the airplanes and ships traveling to Africa?


9 posted on 07/03/2013 2:38:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not like the Emmett Till case at all.

Good grief.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 2:38:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of all the problems facing black folks in this country, white racism is about the least significant


11 posted on 07/03/2013 2:41:11 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: a fool in paradise
WHO? He looks like a Burl Ives impersonator.

Wonder if he sings Jimmy Crackcorn

12 posted on 07/03/2013 2:46:44 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who or what is Brother Ali? I’ve never heard of him or it.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 2:48:53 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where did they dig this turd up .... should have flushed twice, it’s a long way to Obamaville.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 2:54:45 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The short list would be the list of all administration officials that are NOT pathological liars!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah. Just pure, effusive BS — a form of melaninitis.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 2:55:52 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Let the redeemed of The LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. (Ps. 107:2))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brother Ali = Another idiot wanting 5 minutes of fame even if it means exposing his I.Q. of 6.75


16 posted on 07/03/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 2:58:45 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: F15Eagle

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??!


18 posted on 07/03/2013 3:13:47 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

***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”.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 4:54:31 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Is it racism that causes blacks to shun education, hard work and discipline? Is it racism that makes black people value rims, jewelery, gold teeth and other material things? Is it racism that makes black men treat women with disrespect, impregnated them and move on the the next ho? Is it racism that makes black people shoot and kill other black people? Is it racist when non black people choose a different path that leads them to successful employment and home ownership?
20 posted on 07/03/2013 5:31:01 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist I Hate A$$h@les Of All Colors)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the text.

Till was killed after allegedly flirting with a White woman

How this case was seared into my memory at the time. Of course the Canadian media picked up on the mantra given out by the American MSM.

I had the version from a right wing publication from the United States. Till had journeyed down from Chicago. He boasted to a bunch of kids from his area, that he had white women if he wanted them. They taunted him to prove it. He went into a small convenience store and confronted the owner's wife. She was white and very pretty. She was pregnant. Till grappled with her and attempted to kiss her. Some forthright and sensible black people came into the store and chased him off.

Tragically, when her husband found out and grabbed hold of Till, he was defiant. They claimed they only wanted to scare him. He did not deserve to die, but he did.

His father was a soldier in Italy in WW2. He raped and killed two Italian women. The US Army executed him. The MSM did everything to use the "wolf whistle" thing to prove that was all Till did.

Their current stinking conduct in trying to use everything to obscure the actual event, is something that boggles the mind. The question is why? Why play these games, instead of proper professional reporting?

21 posted on 07/03/2013 7:16:57 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If this guy turns his head upside down he could comb his hair.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 7:18:53 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Peter Libra
The question is why? Why play these games, instead of proper professional reporting?

Forced Integration in integral to the Globalist Agenda to dismantle Western Civilization. It could not have been accomplished without a compliant Corporate Media.

23 posted on 07/03/2013 7:53:30 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
there's a specific thing about young Black men being murdered by people who say that they're protecting us.

Young black men are less that 3% of the US population but commit over half of the violent crime in the country. Out of control young black men prone to violence are not uncommon and decent people do have to protect themselves from them. If young black men controlled themselves then they wouldn't be killed or imprisoned so much.

24 posted on 07/03/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Shimmer1

Yeah, if they come to America just to hate America, then let’s show them the door real quick.


25 posted on 07/04/2013 10:08:45 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Peter Libra

There have been half a dozen books written an none go that deep

Myths of civil rights lore

I bet 95% of freepers only know the “facts” about the Till case

Meanwhile since then how many whites have died or been brutalized for sport by blacks

And silence


26 posted on 07/06/2013 8:56:13 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: wardaddy; Count of Monte Fisto
Meanwhile since then how many whites have died or been brutalized for sport by blacks

And silence

Right on!

Enjoyed your about page.

27 posted on 07/06/2013 10:45:32 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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