We, African Americans, must ask this question…of ourselves, of others we know, of police departments via text…repeated text, and of politicians…repeatedly until they answer via, for example, the 5 Star app.
You can automate your repeated text, emails, post by using the ‘schedule text’ feature on your devices.
What’s Happ’n? …In Your Life? Which Media Covers You & Which Covers Them? You & Them R’t The Same, Didn’t You Know Or, Does It Matter?
Are white or Black journalist talking about YOU in their commentary when they use pronouns like ‘you’, ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘our’. Or, does it matter? It does to me; why, I want to what’s happening to everybody, my people of color, particularly and the world over…DC, Texas, Puerto Rico, Israel, Australia, etc.
To prove the point, National Geographic’s just admitted portraying people of color racially, they said…
In other words, we, National Geographic, saw our readership to be ‘white’ not Black or brown.
And, we, non-white folk need to be care because even though they’re apologizing, it’ll be a long while before they’re able to mentally include ‘us’ in their ‘our’, if but because, it takes a while to change a habit.
And, most probably, it’ll take longer than normal to develop a non-racist attitude and actually see their readership non-racially.
Therefore, the importance of the Black press can’t be underestimated when and/or if non-whites want unbiased news and, especially, about us.
So, there’re two things that only the Black press offers (1) unbiased news and (2) news about us, non-whites.
News about us…
Sunday, Al Sharpton, on Politics Nation interviewed National Geographic’s Susan Goldberg, editor in chief about the magazines racism…
While, the same day, MSMBC continued to focused on the sexual life of Donald Trump.
Referencing National Geographics and being a bit more critical, let’s examine what Susan Goldberg said NG needs to assure they have a ‘diverse staff’ yet, she skirted Shapton’s question about the importance of her ‘jewishness’ and how it affected the magazine’s coverage.
2nd, she spoke of “…humankind’s propensity, since the dawn of time, to treat people who don’t look like ‘us’ as the other.” This is true of only her white male patriarachal culture.
Xeophobia is a characteristic of her white male patriarchal not the Black matriarchal culture.
So, again, non-whites need to be forever vigilant and listen with the 3rd ear even when whites are apologizing and trying to be non racial.
Why, well honestly, whites can’t police their own racism…National Geographics needs to create a ‘critical race monitor’ position and hire, not a Black person but a (long standing) Afrocentrist, like a @TaNehisiCoats to assure cultural accuracy (racism is cultural).
To get stories about us that are usually unimportant to the white press, non-whites must consult the Black press…like the Joe Madison @MadisonSiriusXM and Mark Thompson shows @MakeItPlain
Joe Madison who told us about the Alt-right tries to co-op Black Panther
Mark Thompon, who often responds Afrocentrically
Inside the Issues with Dr. Wilmar Leon who interviewed psychiatrist, Dr. Brandy Lee, who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state.
The Washington Informer primarily for local Black news.
And, The Final Call which covers non-whites the world over.
But let’s not forge our ‘expert’ cultural critiques, Tony Browder and Umar Johnson…on topics like the movies Get Out and Black Panther:
#bwoke: Trump Maynot B Mentally Fit 2B Your President; Did You Know, Congress is Talking to Psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee & the 25th Amendment?
Conclusion : she says, “…he has shown enough signs of ‘instability’ and ‘dangerousness’ [sickness]…that we’re at the point ’where he is dangerous until proven otherwise’...lot of signs of sickness…and seris some thing we do respond to because it’s an emergency…
Dr. Wilmar Leon’s interview with Dr. Lee on 3/11/18 SiriusXM radio…click below…
Wilmar Leon’s interview with Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee on Capitol Hill in early December about President Donald Trump’s fitnessto be president — and Lee has been asked to speak with additional lawmakers, worried about the President’s mental …
#bWoke: Is Trump Using Hitler’s ‘Atrocity Propagana’ to Justify Putting ‘The’ Maxine Waters’ In Jail? #HistorySaysYes
Saturday, March 10th…for an hour and fifteen minutes (1:15 minutes), Trump touted to the Moon Township along the Ohio River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania ‘atrocity propaganda’ that vilified his enemies including women, like Maxine Waters.
Doing so, historically, sets the enemies up for targeting…from threats to incarceration to death.
History tells us that during World War One ‘atrocity propagana’ was employed by Hitler to (1) mobilize hatred against the enemy (minorities, the handicapped, and women, especially women of color like Maxine Waters); (2) convince the population of the justness of one’s own cause…whatever Trump says is ‘right’, ‘just’, and ‘American’ and the media and anyone who differs is an enemy; (3) enlist the global support and cooperation of (white) countries as is happening today, see March 9, 2018, ”Steve Bannon Is Done Wrecking the American Establishment.
Hitler made and now Trump is making the enemy, for example, Maxine Waters, appear savage, barbaric, and inhumane. The Nazis propaganda also mocked disabled people and soon after, they were being sterilized and then exterminated as were roving bands of ‘criminals’…
And, like Hitler, Trump has demonized Latino gangs and even, advocated, executing drug dealers, most of whom are thought to be Black.
Hitler also mocked ‘disabled people’, as has Trump. Wiil he call for their sterilization and exterminatation like Hitler did?
History tells us that ’Hitler… lied and lied his way to success’…so, is Trump, he’s told 2500 lies…in our face!!! And, we say little or nothing…is the propaganda working?
Just #bWoke and know, the father of propaganda, Edward Berneys is Sigmund Fraud’s nephnew. He created propaganda to change pubic option, i.e., to change YOUR Opinion…to brainwash, indoctrinate, the dumbie you down .
#KillUsNoMore Since Police Don’t Kill white Mass Murderers
A Walking Protest Worked in 1955, Lying Down Worked Last Month, Why Not A Social Media Referendum Against Police Killing Blacks…Since, They Don’t Kill white Mass Murderers?
Mass murderers, Cruz, Roof, & Giroux….still alive. If police didn’t kill them we need do a social media referendum against police killing us, Blacks. We don’t have to walk like the Montgomery protesters or lay on cold February ground in Washington, DC…we can do it from wherever we are….I need help…who’s gonna’ help organize…?
A Social Media Referendum Against Police Killing Black People?
#KillUsNoMore, if you don’t kill white mass murderers you can’t kill Blacks…
…for letting your thoughts and decisions referencing yourself and your people determine your actions…seems like a perfect example of what a Wakandan would do.
WOW!!! I started not to respond to this post but something prompted me to read the backstory some of which is this https://yhoo.it/2FaQfZo:
Amandla Stenberg says she walked away from “Black Panther” because her skin complexion is lighter than that of the other cast members, and she wanted to give “darker-skinned” actors a space.
“One of the most challenging things for me to do was to walk away from ‘Black Panther,’” she told CBC. “I got really, really close and they were like, ‘do you want to continue fighting for this?’ And I was like, this isn’t right.”
She added, “These are all dark skin actors playing Africans and I feel like it would have just been off to see me as a bi-racial American with a Nigerian accent just pretending that I’m the same colour as everyone else in the movie.”
“That was really challenging, to make that decision, but I have no regrets,” she continued. “I recognize 100 percent that there are spaces that I should not take up and when I do take up a space it’s because I’ve thought really, really critically about it and I’ve consulted people I really trust and it feels right.”
As an Independent Racism Scholar who’s mission includes helping us, Black folk, not act complicity with the system of racism/white supremacy (#sr/ws), it’s my opinion that Amandla’s decision is, 1st, most rare…seldom do we allow our knowledge of the #sr/ws to instruct our decisions and behaviors and act in ‘our’ interest…which is what Amandla did… .@Almandlasternberg you’re to be commended.
The point, is to know and not act accordingly is actually, to be complicity with #sr/ws…aganst ‘our’ interest.
2nd, as .@MadisonSiriusXM says constantly, ‘there’s something we all can do’ and then he asks, ‘what are you going to do’?
My point, there is something we all can do and here, Amandla did something that’s seldom done and that’s ‘respect our people to the highest and give a dark skinned sister a chance’.
An extension but related, psychiatrist, Dr. Frances Cress Welsiing, intimated at several of her lectures, ‘when we, Black people, begin to show love to the darkest of us, we’ll know we’re beginning to love self…like the people of Wakanda do.