"America is a land of freedom!!11!!"
Forest Whitaker was frisked at a store in NYC on Friday after an employee accused him of stealing. He was frisked in plain view of everyone. Of course, the pat down produced nothing. The employee then reportedly beg the Academy Award winning actor not to tell store management in fear that the episode would cost him his job. Forest, in turn, asked that the store change their behavior and treat the public in a fair and just manner in the future. See, not even an Academy Award can stop a Black man from being criminalized. Liberated from NewsOne.
SmhNo one is safe. (I am talking about black people here.)
But I thought if Black People only were respectable and didn’t sag their pants, and spoke proper king’s english, racism wouldn’t affect them. You mean fame and money doesn’t stop racism from happening, I for sure thought that if you’re a successful Black person, there’s no way, racism can hinder you I mean you have money, you have fame. What do you mean racism is an systematic institution, that no amount of wealth or respectability politics will curve that? What do you mean that racism isn’t just a mentality, and have real life repercussions? It’s almost as if this incident is saying, that Blackness is hated so much it’s seen as inherently bad and criminal even when the Black person in question is a Academy Award Winner, and is liked by white people.
In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.
For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.
The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.
But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.
The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.
They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”
NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”
and we throw people in jail cells and put them on death row ….
these people are doing it right