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bravenak

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Name: B
Gender: Female
Hometown: anchorage,alaska
Home country: usa
Current location: ak
Member since: Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Thug is the new Nigg**!!

Seems to me that some people here have not been informed that thug is the replacement word for nigge*. I know that some of you may find that hard to believe, but it is true.
If you find yourself desparate to use that label thug when speaking of black youth and fighting tooth and nail for the right to call them names, then I hafta tell you, there is something wrong inside of you. You gotta work on that.
When white kids riot and burn stuff and act like they done lost their minds over a sporting event, rarely are they castigated in the media and even here on DU as a pack of Thugs; we save that for the poor, desparate, tired, black, underfunded, neglected, redlined, beat down, children who are dealing with multi generational poverty and white supremacy. You know, the black ones. The brown ones too.
When you sit up in your well adjusted tower of American wonderfulness, all pale faced and bitterly angry screaming invectives at poor black youth, it reminds me of those people holding signs to prevent integration, spittle and hate flying in the breeze. That's what you look like. I figured you must not know, otherwise you'd cut it out.
Thug is the New Nigge*. Period.

Pissed off.

No need to find a label to put on them. They already have enough labels. They are sad, miserable, poor, black, overlooked, underfunded, labeled, despised, forgotten, beat down, abused, lied to, crapped on, jacked up against a wall, fatherless victims of the drug war, judged, fined, kicked...
Why do you feel the need to call those desperate souls names? Are their lives not harsh enough for you yet? Call them what you will, but at least you noticed them. Finally they got noticed.

Six months and fourhundred years of peacful protest.

When was the last time you had to protest acts of institutional racism against yourself and those who look like you? It's been fourhundred years and six months, how much longer?
I suppose we should just march and get beat and fire hosed and policed dogged until you think it's been long enough? How many years of racism and poverty and police viokence are you willing to take while singing 'We shall overcome' watching your sons become targets of the system? I think it's been long enough. Ain't no amount of marching and praying going to work if it hasn't worked yet!
Just let me know how much abuse and fear for the lives of your family and how many indignitites you ard willing to put up with all day everyday while singing and marching. How many cheecks you have left to turn when the cops break your sons neck. Let me know how much suffering we deserve while marching quietly and peacefully...

The child poverty rate among single parent housholds is extremly high NOW.

I believe that welfare reform has alot to do with that as it was the only thing keeping many children from starving.

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22. At some point in the conversation, white privilege deems that white folks who are unhappy with how a person of color dares to talk about racism will somehow be magically transformed into the real “victims”.

Did you just call me a nigger?

Such dirty ugly people, and they all smell of wet dog and mayonnaise, am I right? Nigger.

When you call white people crackers, they have a right to call you nigger.



Funny, I never called anybody any names. Not even you. I will post your response to me for posterity.


Dear Jury... Once again I am copying this post to prove I am not lying about the things people say to me on DU. Please do not hide my post.

Here goes.....

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

That quote inspired me that year. I was suffering from a serious bout of depression and it touched me inside. I realized in that moment that I could do whatever the fuck I wanted to. And it felt good to me as a black woman to free myself from the mental prison that our society forces onto Black Americans. No longer are we the char women, the floor scrubbers, the housemaids. My mind was free.

Now, I do do whatever the fuck I want. Just like a white person. Feels so good to hold my head up high and know I am just a valuable as the rest. And that I owe nobody anything that I don't owe to myself first. I changed. And it was good.

America the Free

Twas a time of despair
A breathless sigh,
a strangled cry
A whispered prayer


Untaxed loosies on the low
Swisher sweets on the floor


Abhorrent no knock warrant
Stop and frisk,
cuff the wrist
A taste of torment


Young boy playing in the park
A bullet hits the mark


Mothers of black boys cry
They stain his name,
ignore her pain
A life song unfinished


Fumbled gun in the stairwell
A father fell, her mother’s hell


Your spacious skies tell big lies
Of amber waves through
teargas haze


From sea to Shining sea


Purple mountains and
separate fountains
Bear fruits of pain
and violent shame


America the Free

When Justice died

When justice died that day
I cried for oh so long
I looked for liberty and freedom
And sang a sad sad song


Justice had been ill
For all of my life
Oppression and bigotry
Her struggle and her strife


She stood upon a hilltop
Saying she, was there for all
Just as soon as I reached her
Lady Justice took a fall


Her wrist were shackled
There was blood on her sleeve
The last thing she said was,
‘Get off me, I can’t breathe!"


There would be no trial
No jury to be sat
For the ones who killed Justice
Were policemen on attack

When Justice died that day
I cried for oh so long
I buried her with Liberty and Freedom
And sang our sad, sad, song

For me too. Help me cope.

I wrote one that made me feel better for a day this summer.

Here, I never finished it all the way.


If I had white privilege, I would know that it was there
It would be so obvious, I could see it everywhere
I would have never been stopped, while walking up my street
And had my person searched, from my head down to my feet


No one would ever say, you speak well, for your kind
Or told me that my possessions, could not possibly be mine
I would never have been told, to go back to from where I came
And even if it happened, it just wouldn’t feel the same


If I had white privilege I would use it all the time
How could I but help it, the Privilege would be fine
If I shared my privilege with other folks I know
Then I could make easier, the burdens that they tow



One day I'll finish and post it on a white privilege battle thread.
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