Skip to comments.On race, America has far to go. Ferguson won't be the last flash point
Posted on 08/17/2014 3:19:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The events in Missouri spring from America's deeply embedded segregation and black economic deprivation.
I spent my very early years in New York, living a very multiracial Sesame Street life, a big swinging bellbottom of a childhood. And then our family moved to Baltimore and the iron curtain of the "colour line" fell. I felt that I had moved from the 1970s through a time warp where black and white were the only two colours and never the twain shall socially meet.
I grew to understand what the 50s were actually like in Baltimore, when my mother, for example, was permitted to buy clothes from the major department store but not try them on. (Heaven forfend some black lady should be in the dressing room, right? You know they leave a residue of blackness on the clothes.)
America has never had one racial reality, but a series of them strung together from San Antonio to Pittsburgh to Appalachia. What we are seeing in Ferguson, Missouri, is the result of life in a specific type of heavily racialised zone. Yes, a city such as New York, where a black man was recently choked to death by police officers, has its own very clear forms of racialisation and it's a national issue. But the police killing, last week, of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen in Ferguson has sparked national protests because it represents a specific type of racialisation. This is of the majority black city, big or small, with a white economic and political power structure.
I grew up with mayor William Donald Schaefer, who presided over Baltimore from 1971-1987, an unusually long stretch....
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Farai Chideya is an author, broadcaster, and the Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University's Journalism Institute.
Opinions are like you-know-what...everybody’s got one.
Really? She looks like she has an IQ of 72.
You’re a generous soul.
Farai sez kill de white man and everything will be OTAY.
Distinguished by who’s standards?
“The events in Missouri spring from America’s deeply embedded segregation and black economic deprivation.”
“On race, America has far to go”
To get to where? Where no other nation is?
Minorities think this place sucks so bad, then go somewhere where the people there will give even less f*cks that your ancestor you cant even name was a slave.
So the obvious answer is to burn down the places that employee the black people.
Funny how blacks never seem to have any responsibility in ‘race relations’
Is the shit about to hit the fan............ YET?...
They won’t leave, despite all the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Deep down, most of them know they’ve got a good thing going versus their cousins in Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Arabia.
Because she sure as heck isn't part of the solution.
"Black America" needs to get the chip off its collective shoulder, quit living as a parasite class, get off its collective duff and EARN a living.
It hasn't been the '50s for a long time. Get over the poor victim crap already.
I think she’s on to something there. Like, in my neighborhood, I’m always counseling the white boy thugs. I tell them to stop wearing their pants down below their underwear. I tell them to stop stealing Swisher Sweets and for goodness sakes stop punching the cops. But they just don’t listen! Land sakes alive!
Dear Author Farai Chideya, you are full of it. Unarmed black teen - you do not know the circumstances of the shooting. The witness that the media has run with, turns out to be Brown's accomplice in the strong arm robbery. He's a thug and a liar. A friend of the officer involved says that Big Mike, the gentle giant after one assault on the officer, was racing toward the officer to attack him again. Trayvon Martin first name was changed to "unarmed teenager", even though he was using his fists to beak a guys head into the cement.
But all the facts have not come out, your piece is BS and you're prejudiced. You've prejudged this case and made wild assumptions and implications of how this somehow affects the entire US of A.
In my opinion, this propaganda in the Brown case is about agitating the Black population in order to get them to come out and vote in November. That's my opinion and I think I can back it better than you can back up your drivel.
All of these police shootings of young Black men would stop immediately, if young Black men gave up their criminal activity. How about that for a solution? Otherwise what, give young Black men a free pass to commit crimes?
How do “victims” bear any responsibility?
America has gone far enough!
“Minorities” need to get with the program and stop seeing white people as their only paycheck option.
I don’t see much pride in Black Pride when the only thing blacks seem to do is hold their hand out for whites to put something in it.
There are thugs and slackers in all American cultures and ethnic groups. Ferguson far exceeds it’s quota.
Would it surprise anyone that the condeming evidence is going to come out from that store security video that showed that the person who was shot that caused all the rioting was robbing that store?
This will become an open and shut case.
They still want to be slaves....they just don’t want to do the work.
But they are slaves just the same.
BTW, what the heck is a "Farai Chideya"?
"Chideya" sounds like the name of an IJN destroyer or light cruiser ...
Then Obama and his accomplices came along. The man hailed as the great unifier of the races has split them apart. Of course, this division is intentional. Obama and those like him feel that everything wrong in their lives is the result of those evil rich white folks and they are deliberately seeking their revenge against white people for all grievances, real or imagined.
Modern segregation and the lack of jobs for blacks is far more a result of black behavior than anything else. The 30 percent of Ferguson residents that are white will soon be leaving, and what will be left are run down properties, closed businesses, and black depravity. I might also add that blacks who are worth their salt will be getting the hell out of there to.
Fat ignorant low IQ Blacks all seem to have an opinion on America and Whitey.....they want them both dead it seems too....
“As long as there is a profit and Democrat power motive behind race baiting, it will continue to go on.”
There... Fixed it!
The day will come when things are so terrible in this country that Farai Chideya will wish for the good days when a white cop shot a black man - and people actually cared!
Ferguson won’t be the last flash point
Does she think this scares us? I am not intimidated.
When folks like this say “we have so far to go on race”....they do not mean in a positive direction.
All most ALL blacks killed by violent means are killed by other blacks..
NON blacks kill very few blacks..
If America could some how get rid of the Black Underclass, things in this country would be 1000% improved. The BU is a galaxy-sized drain on the country in terms of tax-payer money paid out towards welfare, crime prevention, and employing blacks in positions where they are incompetent. Few blacks, like this author, understand this.
Should’ve picked our own damn cotton.
Is this idiot serious???
The trouble in Ferguson has fired up the base for the Dems.
Expect more incidents between now and the elections.
They don’t want to go to Africa,the locals there have to work to survive.No government tit to suckle there.
The only flash points will be from armed citizens firearms if these crooks venture outside of the ghetto thinking that they will be able to loot and riot outside of the hood.
I don’t see white racism present in this case, but I see a great deal of lawlessness.
People forget the Ferguson Police Department working the protests the five days before the State Police took over did not kill or injure any protester. The restraint displayed is remarkable.
Yep, that’s what has happened everywhere. Trashed out neighborhoods, abandoned homes and buildings, graffiti, trashed out schools, crime, drugs, middle class and business flight. They’ve destroyed historic neighborhoods, buildings, business districts, schools.
Yet they still have all the excuses. Always somebody else’s fault, never theirs Even after all the disproportionate crime, abuse, laziness.
This will work to the advantage of those that are now fanning the race flames, and want to see BIG flash points for November and 2016. Actually, works well especially for 2016.
There will be a trial, it will now get national coverage. A sequestered jury, immersed in the evidence, finds the cop innocent. Further inflaming race riots, say around summer of 2015. Just in time for the fall 2016 campaign.
80% of AA women are obese.
Because white privilege.
We’re “privileged” to send them food stamps, WIC, government cheese, meals-on-wheels and food bank groceries?
“Is the shit about to hit the fan............ YET?...
And if it is the Free Sh$t Army that takes it national they are going to seriously outgunned.
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