The "N" Word was not appropriate in any situation. I am African American and my grandfather was " More White / Blue eyes, Fair skin looking" etc.
One day when I was abt. 6, he took me shopping downtown in a Big City in the East. In those times, especially for African Americans, when we went " Downtown" we were dressed in our " Sunday Best." ~ that meant I was wearing a pretty blue dress, a little purse, don't remember the color and shiny new black patent leather shoes.
A White lady was walking toward us and said......
"What a beautiful little girl, is that your maid's child?"
My wonderful grandfather ( who was the beloved Butler for an extremely wealthy White Man) calmly told her....
" This is my wonderful grandchild and I am a proud Colored Man - "good day "
I am now a Senior and I still remember that experience. The lady appeared to be in what I would call "total shock!"
I often wonder how she handled other situations that involved RACE during her lifetime.
Gore, Clinton, Kennedy's , Carter, Dean etc the same way or worse.....I happen to be African American and none of those listed are African American.
The difference is they didn't give the above names "racial" names to my knowledge.
Question: Didn't they accuse a White candidate of having a Black Child?"
Their anger and dirty tricks and "Supprssion of the Votes" had many of the same features.
Another thing that makes it easier to identify now is that we have Facebook and google and videos that instantly allows everyone to find out what is being said and done . Ex. - Romney's 47% video was on the web.
For sure anyone of any color is not regarded as important if they are in the 47% .You don't have to be Africa Amerian to be in that 47%. ....Those on Food Stamps......
According to the United States Department of Agriculture 2010, out of 100% of recipients (not population, but recipients):
35% are White
22% are African American
10% are Hispanic
2% are Asian
4% are Native American
19% are Unknown
However ~ Obama was able to become President with people of all
colors voting him in.
We can do it again ~ Fired Up! Ready to GO!
They hate a Brilliant Black President that is a Christian but it’s OK to have a Mormon President that can’t form a simple sentence
They reject ALL union members
They boldly tell ALL Women of America “NO YOU DON’T we will control your Bodies.”
They make sure that ALL people that dare to vote for Democrats are fair game to have their VOTES SUPPRESSED
They believe that people on food stamps don’t deserve them. Their base is so stupid they don’t realize their Stamps would get cut.
They believe that people on Medicare should receive smaller checks ~ that would include Ron Paul who admitted that he keeps his check each month.
They believe that ALL rich people deserve to get richer! Middle class and the poor don’t matter.
They reject all people who dare to DREAM that they want to stay in this country. Yet, they would pick Rubio if they thought they absolutely needed the Hispanic vote to win.
It’s Ok with them that RMoney is an idiot that Impersonated a Police Officer, put his dog on a car etc. etc., etc. They still get behind him as their pick for President Of Their United States of America.
Ms. goclarkOBAMA attended a Presentation by one of the major Oil Companies last week. It took place in Culver City, CA. June 12th -- do a google,
There were at least 450 people attending ~ all of them MAD as hell about the unregulated drilling taking place in Culver City/Los Angeles -- near OUR community.
People were picketing with signs that said STOP THE FRACKING NOW!
Some signs saying more descriptive that even that ~ everyone was MAD AS HELL!
I was one of the speakers that STOOD UP ( more than 30 of us) after the phony presentation by the big oil company ~ we STOOD UP!
When MsgoclarkOBAMA got that mike, she gave them a BIG PIECE of RAGE!
During my RANT to them and after I finished, my fellow protesters were CHEERING and CLAPPING for me ~ the OIL THUGS had red faces and could not believe that 5'1 little goclarkOBAMA had socked it to them!
OCCUPY! OCCUPY their space and tell them like I did---
WE ARE SICK from FRACKING/CRACKING and your unregulated pumping and we are SICK of You and your Haliburton Buddies!
A must see ~ CNN SPECIAL on Rodney King, a CNN Special, it must be on video now.....
A DAY FOREVER IN MY MEMORY by goclark
Our family moved to LA when I was a teen. At the time of the Riots I was living in the mid-west. My precious mother, she passed last year, was living in Los Angeles. I am African American.
Can you imagine the pain of seeing your city / your neighborhood burning to bits and you are miles away? Imagine the pain as your TV Screen flashed frustrated and out of control people burning homes/ businesses less than a mile from your house. I learned later that one business that was burned to a crisp was a Chinese Take Out Place that made you pay extra for the tiny package of soy sauce. One gas station that overcharged was burned to the ground. From what I heard after the Riots, the “considerate” business owners were spared.
I could hardly dial the phone to call my husband at work. He was working for a big White Owned company that had huge holdings in Los Angeles. They wanted him in LA immediately so they dashed us by limousine to the airport.
In flight they announced that we could not land in LA because of the situation - we had to land in San Diego. I called my mother from San Diego and she was crying ~ I called some neighbors to come and stay with her until we could get there ~ I was holding back the tears so she would not worry about me. I think we paid about $100 to get a Car Rental, there were only about 3 cars left.
The roads were blocked, no way out of San Diego, so we had to stay in a hotel ~ they were almost booked to capacity. I remember my husband slipping the guy at the desk $$$ to get the "last room." I didn't sleep at all that night. By then the power was off on my Mom's phone! At the break of dawn we were finally able to take the road. Traffic was moving like a snail, hundreds of cars, in both directions, were bumper to bumper.
I could not believe my eyes as we came to what may have been 15 miles closer to my "City of the Angels" --- nothing but smoke--- nothing but smoke---nothing but smoke. No cell phones, no cell phones those days.
It seemed like years but it was only hours when we pulled up in front of the house. There she was, sitting by the front window, waiting for me! I have no idea how long she must have been sitting in that chair. Tears are rushing down my face as I hit the letters on this keyboard. I don't ever remember hugging my Mom as tightly as I did that morning.
Can you imagine what it feels like to see POLICE with huge rifles pointing toward the bumper to bumper cars as they are stationed on the roof of the May Company on Crenshaw Blvd. less than a mile from your house?
Can you imagine what it feels like to see the Outstanding CNN presentation with Rodney King relieving his story ~ it is MUST SEE.
Just to view Rodney King say, "Can't We All Get Along?" is heart wrenching. His words then are just as meaningful in today’s Political Climate ~ "Can't We All Get Along?"