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I Don’t Understand Why Black Folks Got So Protective About Michael Jackson, But Are Often Silent About Conditions Bordering On Genocide For Young Black Men In Our Cities

I don’t understand why black folks got so protective of Michael Jackson after his death, but are not nearly as vocal about longstanding conditions in our cities that are little more than economic genocide and genocide by incarceration in our prisons for young black men, for other black people, and for people of many kinds.

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Should Genocide Resolutions Be Considered For Nations That Exterminated Western Hemisphere Native Populations?


With the recent discussion about a Congressional resolution declaring Turkey guilty of the genocide of Armenians between 1915 and 1918, should parliaments and congresses across the world consider similar resolutions against nations responsible for the extermination of Native American populations in the Western Hemisphere?    

These nations would be Portugal, Spain, France, England and the United States.

Portugal for the widespread death and servitude brought to the Tupi people of Brazil.    

Spain for a trail of genocide extending through the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, Mexico, Peru, Florida and present day New Mexico and Texas.

France for deaths of natives in Canada and throughout North American New France.

England for the liquidation of native peoples in, among other places, Virgina and New England.

The United States for a long history of wiping out native populations.  

I think such debate and resolutions around the world might only be fair.  

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Colonial America, History, Politics, Texas | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments