Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Standing up for What's Right

Many conservatives always genuflect Clarence Thomas. The truth is that Clarence Thomas not only opposed affirmative action. He supported a decision to gut parts of the Voting Rights Act. That is omitted by that far right group which seeks to include him in the museum in a more elaborate emphasis. The truth is that Clarence Thomas is a hypocrite by benefiting from affirmative action, but he opposes it. He claims to be supportive of the interests of the people, but he was an attorney with the Monsanto Chemical Company in St. Louis, Missouri. In cases regarding the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, Thomas often favors police over defendants. I don't respect him, but I do believe that he should have a greater mention in the museum because of historical reasons (not because I support his agenda, which I don't). Thomas is an ally of many white conservatives who desire not black liberation or even economic justice, but a return to the bad old days where environmental protections are gutted and the agenda of states' rights (which white supremacists used to oppress black people) are promoted over human rights. He should be mentioned to make the point that he represents a far right movement among some black people who desire the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, the ignoring of the necessity to fight for social justice, and the right wing backlash against the progressive victories that we won (these victories include Social Security, the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Clean Air Act, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.). Clarence Thomas should be mentioned as a warning about what we shouldn't do in this life.  The thing is that these extremists try to guilt trip us into believing that we're wrong, but we're not wrong to stand up for civil rights. We are not wrong to stand up for gender justice and environmental protections. We are not wrong in advocating for voting rights. We are definitely not wrong to advocate for black liberation too.

It is always vitally important to recognize excellence in our community. Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is a great pediatric surgeon. She loves Texas and she has worked in Texas hospitals for years. A lot of great people live in Texas too. You know who you are. :) She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Medical School. She is also one of the few pediatric surgical oncologists in the nation. For a long time, she has worked to help humanity. She has dedicated her life to find cures and she has helped children in order for her to improve their health (or standard of living). She is working in Houston, Texas. She always promotes education, excellence, and a due diligence, which will concretely including progressively impact the lives of other human beings. Her story makes the point clear that in this life, it is important on how we change society positively, how we love human dignity, and how we engage in the social parameters of the world order. She is the living example of how we are our Sisters’ keeper. We are also our Brothers’ keeper too. I do believe that life has a purpose and we have the audacious opportunity to fulfill our purpose in the realm of sacrifice, of love, and of the growth of human consciousness in order for us to establish a better society. I honor Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan’s life and her legacy, which will continue to inspire us forever more. Sister Dr. Alexa Canady is a history maker. She was born in Lansing, Michigan. Her love of education is inspirational and she worked hard to achieve magnificent accomplishments. For long decades, she has helped children throughout America. She was the first African American woman to become a neurosurgeon when she completed her residency at the University of Minnesota in 1981. Dr. Canady is an inspiration for anyone seeking to better themselves and anyone who desires their dreams to be fulfilled.

This is a very inspirational story. First, this rally is about teachers, students, and activists respecting the lives of black people involving education. Many black children are unfairly suspended, given lax opportunities, and are mistreated in the classroom. This rally in Seattle wanted not only solidarity among black students, but it existed to enact the necessary changes to address issues in education. We believe in social justice and we are unapologetic about it. We believe in tolerance and equality and we mean it. That means that black children in any school (regardless if it's public or private) should be taught about real black history, about STEM fields, and they should be treated fairly and equitably in the world. Jesse Hagopian and other activists want an anti-racism curricula in the Seattle schools. I read about this movement too. Counselors, paraprofessionals, nurses, instructional assistants, librarians and other educators have been involved in this audacious situation. Many people wore T-shirts with "SayHerName" words on them which wants to make the point that we should remember the lives of black women being killed unjustly by the police too. Racial and class discrimination exist in housing, education, the criminal justice system, and other facets of society. Therefore, we must continue to fight for progressive change. We not only want education for children to be affordable, strong, and filled with 21st century resources. We want schools to have policies that advance anti-racism and pro-social justice policies. Black Lives Matter. It is a very sad story. Renee Davis died by being shot and killed by the police. First, it is right to send prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Renee Davis. Those, with mental illness, are some of the most degraded and disrespected people in the world. We know about racial bias and other biases that many cops have, which can and have effect their decision making processes. This story certainly makes the point clear that police departments should have more awareness of mental health. Each situation of a mentally ill person is different and all of them don't deserved to be shot to death. Also, this was a pregnant woman and we all desire an independent investigation to find as much facts as possible. We should say her name. I don't believe that cops should be called for anyone with mental health issues unless in specific circumstances (or during the absolute last option available with people specifically trained to deal with mentally ill human beings). I only wished that professional and health care experts came to her before the cops came. In that since, it could be a possibility that her life could be saved.
#Say Her Name.

I watched this documentary called America Divided on Epix and it showed a lot of information. It showed information about immigration and about how even documented immigrants face hurdles in fighting for their rights. Undocumented immigrants also are scapegoated unfairly, mistreated, and abused of their human rights too. It looked at North Carolina and how its present governor have enacted a far right agenda in cutting services and promoting a bad voter ID law. There are many courageous activists in North Carolina who are fighting fro environmental justice, voting rights, and human rights as the documentary has shown. It dealt with the drug crisis in Dayton, Ohio (which experienced deindustralization and other economic issues for decades). It focused on police brutality and issues that black people care about too. It was wide reaching, comprehensive in content, and it made me think about many issues. Also, we believe in growing. Growing revolves around learning information. It is also about inspiring people. Without us treating each other as human beings, then nothing constructive will get done. That is why one secret out of life is to be introspective in life and to place yourself in other people's shoes. Not to mention doing something about things is important as well. That is why people now are involved in charities, community development programs, fitness programs, educational movements, grassroots organizing against injustice, and other positive actions to help humanity. Also, we honor courage. We honor Kaepernick's actions. We honor Assata Shakur's wisdom and we honor Malcolm X's heroism too. We believe in respecting the concepts of family and community. Therefore, I encourage everyone to keep on fighting for truth and to continue to live your lives in a positive, glorious direction.

This is a story (of white racist students putting a noose around the neck of a black student) that will make anyone disgusted at injustice. This happened in Mississippi. Some of the most vicious anti-black violence by terrorists were conducted in that state. Massive racism still transpires in Mississippi. Also, racism is not just limited in one state. It is found all across America and throughout the world. We should also recognize the freedom fighters in Mississippi who fought for civil rights and human rights like Medgar Evers, who was born and raised in Mississippi. He spoke out and stood up against racial intolerance. To this very day, Evers' wife and children have fought for human equality and freedom for black people. Freedom Summer (which is about activists fighting for educational, voting, and social rights for black people in the Deep South) was in Mississippi and Fannie Lou Hamer is from Mississippi too. So, we have to recognize our Black Brothers and our Black Sisters from Mississippi making great contributions in the overall freedom struggle. The school in this case has utilize disgraceful conduct. Those, who committed the evil act, are not expelled. The victim has not received true justice. Hate crime charges ought to be filed. No white racist so far has been charged, which is abysmally an affront to black people and all freedom loving people. We shouldn't tolerate the status quo. We are opposed to white racism and any injustice. We make it clear here in this time that we will stand up for our human rights and we will fight bigotry and evil deeds by any means necessary. The racist white students should be punished. We are clear on that. We do this for our people, for our ancestors, and for our descendants. I hope that the victim and his family receives true justice.
This fight a'int easy, but right is on our side.

By Timothy

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