Trayvon Martin shooting gallery, or the All White Basketball League. I mean who has time to come up with so many different ways to not like black people? Apparently DeWitt R. Thomas has found a new religious way to express those beliefs.
In a story that actually makes me chuckle at his audacity Thomas is suing Keith Langston owner of the Two Rivers Grocery & Market in Big Sandy Texas for letting a black man touch his groceries. Literally. DeWitt in his handwritten court statement admits that when he was paying for his groceries a black bag boy began to put his purchases away and he said:
“Wait a minute, don’t touch my groceries. I can’t have someone negroidal touch my food. It’s against my creed.”
I agree with the author, Jason Johnson; that word "negroidal" is classic. That must be one of those secret phrases that only certain folks know about.
I actually like this DeWitt guy; he reminds me of some of the folks who comment on this blog or who you see at republican gatherings. He is as American as apple pie. It takes all kinds to make up this big pot we are all melting in. (Literally this summer.)
Anyway, from the looks of ole DeWitt, I am sure that the young brother is relieved that he doesn't want him bagging his groceries anymore. Bagging groceries for my man must be an all day job.
Good luck with your lawsuit, DeWitt, and if you need to raise some money just get a website. It worked well for George Zimmerman. [Story]
"Viviette Applewhite fears she'll never be able to vote again. But the 93-year-old isn't giving up.
The lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's new voter ID law, with Applewhite as the lead plaintiff, could be headed to the state Supreme Court. "If I live to see it, I'm going to be there," she said.
Applewhite, who testified July 25, said she was surprised by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr.'s ruling. "He was really listening and paying attention," she said. "I really thought he was not going to pass it."
Simpson, in his decision, said he was moved by the witnesses' testimony but concluded that the plaintiffs did not establish that "disenfranchisement was immediate or inevitable."
Applewhite, who said she had missed only one election since she was 21, said she saw strong political and racial motivations for the voter ID law, and believed it would have dire consequences in the coming presidential election.
"They did it for one reason: to replace Obama," she said. "Now, too many black people can't vote, he will be out."
"I'm praying I won't be here, but I probably will be," she said, noting that her uncle recently died at 106 and her aunt is 104.
Applewhite, who proudly recalls marching with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., views voting as the only way to control her own destiny and the crux of personal liberty....
Applewhite's ID problem is complicated. Several years ago, her pocketbook, containing all of her important documents, was stolen.
After she tried for years to get a new birth certificate, lawyers helped her obtain one in May. But she hasn't been able to replace her Social Security card because it uses the name Applewhite while her birth certificate lists her father's surname, Brooks.
Even if Applewhite gets a new Social Security card by November, she will also need to show two proofs of residency. She has one - the lease agreement for her apartment. But the utility bills are in her daughter's name, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials have rejected all of the other documents she has bearing her name and address - welfare statements, voter registration cards, bank files, Medicare paperwork, a letter from the mayor, and a birthday card from President Obama.
Applewhite doesn't have a single document with her photo on it. "I'm stuck, you see. They really got me over a barrel" [Source]
Yes they do Ms. Viviette, and that is exactly how they wanted it.
But that's just how republicans roll in "post-racial America." Welcome to the new Jim Crow. It's a lot more subtle, but just as effective.
Don't you wish that everyone was as open with their racism in America as DeWitt R. Thomas?