Unequal America

Unequal America

by Aronya Waller

No matter how much we protest, cry, riot, sit, or fight

We seem to be forever mired by this ugly blight

Infected by this dark, dank spirit of hatred and oppression

Wondering if there will ever be freedom in our possession

A country supposedly built on life, justice, and liberty

Yet, we can’t even love, pray, and live in true equality

Rest in peace Nabra Hassanen 

What’s Next?

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I have not written a post since the election because it took me some time to process everything. I wanted to make sure that I truly understood what was occurring. I wanted to wait and see if Trump was going to try to unite our country, or would we the fruits of his divisiveness throughout his presidency. Always the optimist, I gave him a chance, and I said maybe things would be better.

Throughout the past 10 days, however, I have seen Trump pick people in his administration that all seem to share one scary perspective of hate in their past. He says that he wants unity, but you question the sincerity of his acceptance speech when you look at his picks. Steve Bannon has been openly connected to white supremacists and anti-Semites. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has been open about his anti-Muslim beliefs, and said on Twitter that the “fear of Muslims is rational.” And lest we forget good ol’ Alabama Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. His view of African-Americans sends chills through my spine because he represents that stereotypical old, white racist man from the deep South. You know the ones that many thought were dead and gone by now, but are now loud and proud again since Trump was elected. Thirty years ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee denied Jeff Sessions a federal judgeship due to his racist remarks. He has called the NAACP and the ACLU “un-American” and “Communist-like.” In addition, it was alleged that he called a black US attorney that worked for him “boy” on numerous occasions.

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I am scared. I believe that the civil rights of many will now be considered irrelevant. We must fight harder for every right that we have and each one that we know we still deserve. Yes, we can continue to still protest peacefully. But then what…what’s next? We must unite and mobilize. Each group may be considered a minority separately, but together we are the powerful majority. This goes beyond black, brown, or yellow; Christian, Jewish, or Muslim; straight, bi, or gay; male, female, or non-gender specific. This is the right to live with freedom and equality.

So, tell me, what do you plan to do protect your civil rights?

How to Systematically Annihilate Black America

  1. Enslave them for 245 years
  2. Rape their women and breed their men while enslaved
  3. Use them as free labor to create the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation 
  4. Set them “free” with no money or education and no means of protecting themselves from the lynch mob that we will send later (see #5)
  5. Use Jim Crow and its associated systems to keep them from acquiring property or accessing the American dream, lynching them when they assert themselves 
  6. Burn down the communities they build for themselves 
  7. Since redlining and community burning bars them from using property ownership to access the American dream, pile them into ghettos
  8. Make sure you blame them regularly along the way for the conditions you created for them (this is very important – it makes you feel better about their condition and could keep them confused about the historic truth as well.)
  9. Give them inferior schools with hand-me-down facilities, books and supplies
  10. Disproportionately label them as Special Ed so they can’t use education as a social or economic lift (we certainly don’t want them ever going to law school or becoming judges and infiltrating the criminal “justice” system to any significant degree!)
  11. Start their criminal record early using disproportionate numbers of discipline referrals creating the school to prison pipeline
  12. Write laws that disproportionately incarcerate them – especially their men, so that the family unit is severely compromised, and children are left fatherless
  13. Keep them off juries so that we can keep this whole incarceration thing going – our retired grandparents will throw the book at them!
  14. Maintain a steady flow of propaganda that makes the uneducated among us constantly afraid that their men want to rape our daughters and that they are all violent and lazy BUT that they simultaneously want our jobs (don’t worry about the apparent contradiction here – fear always short-circuits rationality)
  15. Gentrify the gifted among them and convince them they’re “not like the other Blacks”, thereby continuing the Willie Lynch divisions among them.
  16. Use racial profiling police tactics to invoke and perpetuate a general fear among them, and at regular intervals, kill one of them in cold blood during these unlawful encounters. Don’t worry – the criminal “justice” system will take care of you. 
  17. And if all else fails, label the “WOKE” ones among them that get a clue about this handbook and make any noise about it – label them as race baiters and spewers of hate. That will distract everyone from the truth, muzzle them, and dissuade any White sympathizers from speaking up. 
  18. Above all, hold on to the reigns of power, privilege and prestige at all costs – poor, frightened Whites will be your best resource followed closely by others who take refuge in the lie that we live in a “post racial America” (over our dead bodies!)

‪#‎MakeAmericaWhiteAgain‬ ‪#‎IMeanGreatAgain‬

 


Her Own Beat appreciates this thought-provoking piece by Bishop Paul A. Hardin. You can find Bishop Hardin serving at his church, Dominion Church International, and throughout the Houston, TX community.

Independence Day

Today is the great day known as Independence Day. Many are celebrating with their family and friends. They may be having a cookout in their backyard, enjoying a local parade, going to the shore, or enjoying a local concert. This great day of celebrating will end with a grandiose display of fireworks set to a mix of contemporary music and patriotic tunes that make us proud to be an American. We sit back, smile, and reflect. Wow…it’s so great that we are independent and free. Whoa hold up…

I’m not sure about you, but I don’t think that all of us are so independent and free. Many people are still fighting for equality. We are still fighting to live in a nation where privilege is not limited to only white, cis men. We are fighting for equal sentencing where someone’s daddy is not worried that he won’t have steak for six months. We are fighting to have less regulation over women. Why do guns get a better deal than my body? We are fighting against police brutality—Michael Brown, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Freddie Gray, Mya Hall, Jonathan Sanders, and Sandra Bland should never be forgotten. We are fighting to keep families together instead of building walls and deporting anyone with melanin. How do you plan to make America great again? Do you plan on pushing everyone out based on the one drop rule?

As we continue in this year, let’s continue our fight for equality for all. Fight hate and discrimination with your words and actions. And as always…march to the beat of your drum.