Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Savant's New words in December of 2016
The person to whom you post did mention the remains of horses or horse-like creatures in pre-historic Africa. Prehistoric covers a lot of ground. It could mean 6,000 years ago or maybe 16,000 years ago-or more. So a lot would depend on what the terrain was like, and when they found those remains. Also, it is known that in the medieval Sudanese kingdoms of West Africa, there were cavalry with chain in metal armor; mainly Mali and Songhai troops. Of course, they could have imported horses from elsewhere.
Some of my students are. As I get older I do still do activism, but I'm playing more and the role of a W.E.B Du Bois. I'm more of a teacher than an organizer. I may be even teaching a class involving BLM and other activist youth. And I'm working on another book.
In fact, Jim Crow was widespread in New York and most other northern states. In fact, segregation was practiced in the North at the same time as slavery prevailed in the South. Over time, more overt and violent forms of Jim Crow prevailed in the post-Reconstructio n South, and less overt forms of racial caste prevailed in the North. There is NO part of the USA in which structural racism doesn't exist and hasn't always existed. That is the reason why Malcolm X said that "if you're south of the Canadian border, you're South." And one of James Baldwin's buddies (a New Yorker like Baldwin) once said (after being posted in Georgia while in the army) that "the spirit of the South is the spirit of America."
Only problem is that my statements are factually correct. White supremacists and Nazis are not galvanizing behind Trump for no reason. And his appointment of white supremacist inclined Bannon is no coincidence. The facts are as I stated them. Of course, you operate by a different "logic": "My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts". Typical right wing obtuseness.
Well Trump's election indicates white women are certainly NOT LESS racist than white men. Many of them prefer even a MISOGYNIST over another white woman so long as he is a RACIST.
Trump clearly is a racist and has SHOWN this by racist demonizing of racial minorities. And that'sot his only flaw. Also, it is a myth that people were commonly regarded as racist for disagreeing with Obama. It depended on whether opposition to Obama was based on racism. A lot of ANTI-RACIST people had sharp differences with Barack Obama. On the other hand, Trump is appointing racists to posts in is cabinet. And his racist campaign has energized racists all over America. There have been a rash of racist incidents against Latinos, Blacks and Muslims (who are often racialized even though Islam is a religion). Your analogy doesn't work. Or is at least isn't plausible to honest and rational people in touch with the real world.
Obama was not a Fascist and racist hatemonger. Trump is, and has a long record of racist bigotry and misogynist disdain for women. Actually, Trump has dumb white people by the nose. He's playing your dumb a__ and you're too ret___ to know it. You voted for a billionaire fascist who will enslave you, though you are mentally at least half enslaved already And by the way, there are PROTESTS all over the country, not riots all over the country. If Trump tries to shove his white supremacist and fascist agenda down our throats there may very well be riots, or perhaps IRA style guerilla warfare.
Actually, it's people on the right who have lost their minds. The xenophobia, racism and misogyny spewed by Trump and his supporters is insanity. And all the white supremacist and alt-rights kooks are not exactly exemplars of sanity and reason.