Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Watermelons, toothpaste, and conservative newspapers.

View image on TwitterI am going to be honest with you. I am quite sure that most black folks are not as worked up as say some liberals over the Boston Herald and their watermelon joke directed at the president of these divided states of America. 


Most of us black folks understand that quite a few folks here in America share the sentiments of the cartoonist, but just do a better job of keeping their racist jokes and attitudes among themselves or while trolling on the internet.


Throw in the fact that it's a conservative newspaper and it's pretty much a given that they are going to be insensitive when it comes to these types of matters.


Still, what I really found amusing about this entire episode was the actions of the person who drew the cartoon and his employer in the aftermath of it.


"Boston Herald cartoonist Jerry Holbert apologized Wednesday morning for what he described as a “naive” reference that many took as a racist jab at President Obama.

The cartoon, which ran in Wednesday’s papers, was a take on the recent revelations that an intruder got farther into the White House than originally thought.

It shows Obama, surprised, brushing his teeth as a strange man sits in the bathtub behind him and asks whether the president has “tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste.”

Many on the Web saw the watermelon reference as racist in regard to an African-American president, and Wednesday morning a contrite Holbert took to Boston Herald Radio to explain himself.

“I had no intention at all of offending anybody. I thought this was a very lighthearted cartoon,” Holbert said, describing how he selected the flavor because he likes watermelon-flavored things, including candy. “Naive, stupid, those kinds of things I understand. But racist I’m definitely not.”

Holbert also addressed the fact that a syndicate had asked him to change the flavor to raspberry (he agreed to do it), citing a racial concern.

He said he disagreed with that assessment, but should have called into the Herald to change the cartoon there as well.

“It was stupid on my part, but, you know, racism is sort of innately stupid, and I will not participate in that,” he said.


“His cartoon satirizing the US Secret Service breach at the White House has offended some people and to them we apologize,” the statement said. “His choice of imagery was absolutely not meant to be hurtful.”

Huh? Did he really say that he really likes "watermelon- flavored things" and that he was too naïve to understand the negative racial connotations that this word invokes? OK then. Now I am really offended, because not only does this guy think that all black people like watermelon (which I, for one, do not. Now fried chicken on the other hand....) but he also thinks that we are all stupid as well.

But hey, he is not alone. When you work for like-minded people it will all work out for you in the end.

So anyway, here comes the obligatory (non- apology) apology from his employer:

 "His cartoon satirizing the U.S. Secret Service breach at the White House has offended some people and to them we apologize. His choice of imagery was absolutely not meant to be hurtful. We stand by Jerry, who is a veteran cartoonist with the utmost integrity."

Of course you do. We did not expect you to do anything else.

*Pic from CNN.com








  

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blacks like chicken and watermelon, have big lips, nappy hair . Do you deny any of that?

You is what you is, forbidding people to notice doesn't change anything. It just makes us think you are hysterically hyper- sensitive and delusional.

Anonymous said...

Dang. Maybe I need to read here more often, because if Anon@8:14 PM was offering up some snark, I missed that parody boat.

As for the cartoon under discussion, there are two versions. One has the intruder in the tub mentioning raspberry toothpaste. All of which pretty much shows the 'cartoonist' knew what was appropriate and what sludge would fly in a conservative rag.

Very true, Mr Field, this cartoon wasn't the worst we've seen and yes, maybe we need to keep our powder dry for the truly offensive. But then again, why let any of the BS fly, when we have time in a slow news/killing day to address racism at all levels?

Anonymous said...

Brother Field, you are too sensitive. This is White America and Whites will always see us as whipping slaves who live only by THEIR evil graces. God's grace is only for them.

We really need to stop giving a damn what these wretched assholes say. They WILL say it and then apologize. Isn't that the way of post-racial White America?

Whites have learned to "apologize", feign ignorance, but continue to hurl racist remarks at Blacks. THAT WON'T EVER CHANGE. They haven't the slightest idea of what it feels like to be Black in racist America. Furthermore, they don't give a damn because it doesn't affect them one bit.

So, Blacks need to not give a damn what racist Whites say. Their words don't mean anything...NOTHING. Please take this to heart.

We are still in the Jim Crow days where the character of Whites are the same: Evil and Ugly.

Anonymous said...

Brother Field, you are too sensitive. This is White America and Whites will always see us as whipping slaves who live only by THEIR evil graces.

Do you know any bruthas who don't like chicken or watermelon?

Any?

Anonymous said...

Brother Field, you are too sensitive. This is White America and Whites will always see us as whipping slaves who live only by THEIR evil graces.

Do you know any bruthas who don't like chicken or watermelon?

Any?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Blacks like chicken and watermelon, have big lips, nappy hair . Do you deny any of that?"

Whites like chicken and watermelon, have no lips, and stringy scraggly hair.

You are who you are. It is clear that you are the chosen people. Otherwise, you would not be in power. Thank you for allowing a bm to be President. He did the best he could.

With few exceptions, Blacks like watermelon and chicken much like some Whites like pasta and pizza.

For centuries, watermelon and chicken has been economically feasible.

Still, you must know that Obama is not quite Black.

Anonymous said...

Do you know any bruthas who don't like chicken or watermelon?

Any?

9:36 PM
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Yes I do. Mr Field is one of them.

Do you know any Whites who don't?

PilotX said...

You got some delusional posters right here who don't believe any of the criticism or negativity directed at the prez is racial in nature. they do think we're stupid.

Anonymous said...

Mr Field, have you heard from StillaPanther2 lately? I was wondering because several of your posts like this one carries the stench of the Jim Crow days. The only difference is Whites are more prone to voice their insults in public through professional mediums.

Immoral and unethical professionalism is the zeitgeist of our times in America. Just think, this is the nation that supposedly is a world power. It reminds me of the Roman Empire. Some say the Roman Empire was not a good empire with good people.

PilotX said...

BTW, Larry Elder is still around? I saw him on a milk carton.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

"Fried Chicken is the caviar of the masses". Grafito on the Berlin Wall circa 1977 across the park from a KFC.

Anonymous said...

Blogger PilotX said...
You got some delusional posters right here who don't believe any of the criticism or negativity directed at the prez is racial in nature. they do think we're stupid.

10:33 PM
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Oh PilotX. You are so paranoid. You are stupid though...that part you got right.

Anonymous said...

WC, where have you been? Were you on the Govenors's committee for the elimination of plastic bags in CA? Oh, I forgot. The new law will also eliminate thousands of jobs in CA. But what the hell, what's a few thousand more homeless folks in the golden state?

Anonymous said...

We really need to stop giving a damn what these wretched assholes say. They WILL say it and then apologize. Isn't that the way of post-racial White America?

Whites have learned to "apologize", feign ignorance, but continue to hurl racist remarks at Blacks. THAT WON'T EVER CHANGE. They haven't the slightest idea of what it feels like to be Black in racist America. Furthermore, they don't give a damn because it doesn't affect them one bit.


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It does affect them, when you push into their neighborhoods, their schools, their communities, against their will and desires to associate with people of their choosing, just like blacks like to associate with people "who look like them" when it suits them.

And then you're surprised when there's "friction".

There are lots of voluntarily diverse neighborhoods, but if people don't want to have diversity forced on them, it shouldn't be forced.

Anonymous said...

We are still in the Jim Crow days where the character of Whites are the same: Evil and Ugly.

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So, why don't you stay as far away as possible from those "evil and ugly" whites?

But you won't. You like grifting and "getting something over" and to be successful at that you need to find a nice white host community to feed from.

You can't have it both ways.

Anonymous said...

Throw in the fact that it's a conservative newspaper and it's pretty much a given that they are going to be insensitive when it comes to these types of matters.


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Riiight.

But Erik "My People" HoldHerr stating white Americans are "cowards" for not capitulating to his demands for complete race obeyance is not insensitive.

The First Tranny screeching constantly about (white) people needing to "give up their piece of the pie" while on another occasion in an attempt to impress exclaiming that a $600 tax rebate won't even buy you a "nice pair of earrings" isn't insensitive.

Zero talking about his white grandmother as being a "typical white person" was soooo sensitive.

And Tampon Earring Queen of MSNBC with her verbal white priviliege spewing nonsense is always the height of sanity and sensitivity.

Sure.

Anonymous said...

Next month, this cartoonist will be shocked, shocked to find out that it is offensive to show Obama as a tap dancing monkey in an orange prison jumpsuit.

He will also be surprised to learn that Asians don't like jokes that suggest they can't drive because their eyes are too small, or that Arabs don't like being portrayed as bombs with legs.

There's so much he doesn't know! He's just such an innocent guy, and it's really only those awful racists who know about this stuff, so he wouldn't be aware of any of that.

Anonymous said...

PilotX said...

You got some delusional posters right here who don't believe any of the criticism or negativity directed at the prez is racial in nature. they do think we're stupid.



Well, yeah.

PilotX said...

And I bet you anons are geniuses. Can't even think of a clever name. Ha!

StillaPanther2 said...

Yes, I am still able to move about. Can't find no tennis partners from the early post- civil rights days. Tennis was a status symbol for the newly educated Blacks. My peers, going to H(W)SU, emulated the white culture, so I, as a grown man after the war,(19710) was surprised how I liked the sport.

After all we had Arthur Ashe from Richmond, Va. as a player that was able to show that yes Blacks could play tennis. I think now there is a second French Black player. I doubt if ever again an AA play tennis at the levels of today. I hope I am wrong.

I am commenting today about the Federal government found no evidence to charge George Zimmerman with a civil rights crime. I look at NCIS, Criminal Minds and others and I must say that the government must send out the JV league to not exonerate or charge.

just like the many, many cases of MY PAST that I was awaiting some justice. Only thing I know was one set of white men was not going to tarnish another group of white men in behest of justice or Black people's pain. I still carry much pain because a few of the men killed unarmed and handcuffed were friends of mine.

So once again I UNDERSTAND why it would be tragic for the police to be charged. it would break the order of long standing norms in America society. The police has ALWAYS been the enforcer for the white race. And I don't see this changing. Albeit it seem that whites with no social power can be also placed in AA status.

Seeing that I was kindly invited, I will comment after I read ALL the daily posting. The GZ thing brought back the same feeling of the pas. The local police has ALWAYS used the FEDS as our(AAs) pacifier. We were released into the sordid and dirty hands of the Fed Gov about 165 years ago and still, some display a child-like relationship to a Government that solely exist for itself.

field negro said...

Anon@8:33, the troll who posted above u is an angry loser who blames blacks for all the problems in its life.

The cartoonist was trying to appeal to people like him/her.

Anonymous said...

StillaPanther2, "I am commenting today about the Federal government found no evidence to charge George Zimmerman with a civil rights crime. I look at NCIS, Criminal Minds and others and I must say that the government must send out the JV league to not exonerate or charge.

just like the many, many cases of MY PAST that I was awaiting some justice. Only thing I know was one set of white men was not going to tarnish another group of white men in behest of justice or Black people's pain. I still carry much pain because a few of the men killed unarmed and handcuffed were friends of mine."

I have the same feelings from the past. Those Jim Crow days left an indelible imprint. I had high hopes when the Civil Rights Act was passed. They have been dashed today.

The national psyche of America still remains unchanged. If anything, racism against Blacks has grown to unbearable proportions that it's hard to keep the feelings of the abuse of white injustice down.

We are still powerless, despite Obama as President and Eric Holder as Attorney General. Holder is no Thurgood Marshall or Johnny Cochran, and I wonder why he is leaving at a prime time while the Ferguson murder and abuse still rages on.


señor kinky said...

OH! The horror! I'm glad the racial grievance industry was quick to act before more blacks were victimized by the cartoon!

Why is the conservative media insensitive to the rules of racist cartoons?

The rules are so simply-

Only if the cartoonist is liberal and is employed by the liberal media-can he/she draw a racist cartoon.

Racist cartoons are only kool if they are mocking black/hispanic/asian Republicans.

Most black folks understand this.

Most white liberals understand this.

It's pretty much a given the conservative media will never follow the left's double racial standards.

Most black folks understand this.

Most white liberals understand this.


So keep hustling field.....





señor kinky said...

Brother Farrakhan is preaching the truth for all to see and hear!

Another method is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS, which are race targeting weapons. There is a weapon that can be put in a room where there are Black and White people, and it will kill only the Black and spare the White, because it is a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race, for your kind.

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Minister_Louis_Farrakhan_9/article_101804.shtml


So YT created AIDS and EBOLA to kill off teh blacks?


Field, WHY THE F**K ARE YOU ACTING LIKE A NANCY WITH HER PANTIES IN A BUNCH OVER A CARTOON WHEN WHITEY DONE AT HIS/HER EVIL DEVIL BEST?

I thought it odd that a brutha would be the first to bring Ebola in this country. And he would come into contact with black students who attend majority black schools.

Y'all know this brutha went to the hospital? They gave him aspirin and sent him home.

Yeah, YT knows what he/she is doing.

Keep field talking about cartoons and Fox News.

Avoid the AIDS missteps.

What do you want to bet the next people in America to get the Ebola will be black?

Keep talking about watermelon favored toothpaste field......










California Girl said...

ugh. did not see this yesterday when searching for a few "comic" strips to post re Secret Service debacle. I seriously doubt the cartoonist is THAT naive. It reminds me of my dad when he'd make a racial slur and I'd call him on it and he'd say something like,
"Well, that's what we grew up calling them" or "Don't I have a right to my opinion?" or "I don't see anything racist here!"

Uh huh

Anonymous said...

Blogger field negro said...

Anon@8:33, the troll who posted above u is an angry loser who blames blacks for all the problems in its life.


blames blacks for all the problems in it's life.

You do know you run a blog where every single thing you have created, every single thing Black culture is, every step, stumble and weakness of blacks - you blame on imagined white people - dontcha? I don't blame you for anything other than crime and violence and property devaluations.

focusedpurpose said...

@KC-

peep who owns the patent for the ebola virus...

take a look at property rights and the plans on tap for that...

then re-visit the police state situation that is not only affecting Blessed Blacks.

might want to look @ the alphabet soup agencies a little closer, too. see what they are up to...

then know this:

ALL got some comin'. it is NOT about COLOR.

which is why it is best to be runnin' with Most High. under His protective cover:)

i AM a Grateful witness of His Goodness + Mercy for His!

8:00 am comment cracked me up, how ever it was meant...

hit 'em up!

blessings all!

anotherbozo said...

How about an apology for promoting a stereotype? I know what you mean, Field: apologizing to "any people we offended," etc etc is apologizing not for the REASON they were offended but for their being upset. Drives me up the wall.

Liberals do it too. Amnesty International once asked me to send money on behalf of someone suffering at the hands of the "South Korean dictator" and since my wife is Korean I knew the case wasn't the way they represented it. I told them so. They wrote back with a "we are sorry you were offended." Smug, self-righteous SOBs.

Bill said...


Cracks in the demcorat foundation are starting...

Some Democratic candidates could find opposition from within their own party from a new coalition of local African-American politicians.

Members of the Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition say they have been disrespected by their own party.
...
“We’re not against the Democratic party,” he says. “We’re against anyone who does things that are not in the best interest of our community.”


http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/09/17/african-american-politicians-form-fannie-lou-hamer-coalition-cite-disrespect-from-democratic-party/


Some blacks are starting to see the disrespect from their democrat leaders.


Others are still chained to the party.



Anonymous said...

Field, I love you and how you chase the big R. You're always on the case. Please don't grow tired. We need you.

TBS, that Holbert is a lying POS. He meant it as racist and anything he says to the contrary is a lie.

Bill said...


Flashback thursday...

Robert Gibbs, a spokesman for Senator Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois, said the vote and President Bush's comment reflected "some agreement that the United States is behind in getting prepared for avian flu and that the time to try to make that gap up is now."

More than 30 Democratic senators, including Mr. Obama, sent Mr. Bush a letter today asking him to release the administration's final plan for dealing with a pandemic influenza. The group expressed its "grave concern that the nation is dangerously unprepared."


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/politics/04cnd-prexy.html?_r=0


Obama wanted to know what plans bush had.

Is obama going to release his plans?


Paralyzed Michigan infant tests positive for enterovirus
http://www.clickondetroit.com/lifestyle/health/paralyzed-michigan-infant-tests-positive-for-enterovirus/28354566


The expectations for democrat presidents is so much lower than republican presidents.



StillaPanther2 said...

Anon 6:37... perhaps the powers to be has created a best storyline for the outcome of the Ferguson case. Even if Brother Holder was leaving, keep that silent-- especially since there is no replacement. Makes me know this was not a planned resignation; more like a keep your 'damn' mouth shut. Again the status quo MUST BE UPHELD. And no, I don't blame them holding these antiquated ideas. They see the news daily. Even though that reflection is a small amount of my people.

BLACKISBEAUTIFUL said...

Field ... You are focused on watermelon toothpaste and O bomber can't even correctly FIRE and Re hire a suitable Secret Service replacement.... His replacement was in charge when an earlier breach was discovered.....
I would assume the latter would be of more importance than watermelon toothpaste and some quirky artists depiction of the POTUS.....
Not to mention the mission creep in Syria..

What are we bombing 11 countries now? Insane....

Bill said...


Stats are available, the liberal media runs away scared....


The FBI stats on the number of people murdered in mass shootings from 2000-2013.

486 killed in 160 incidents.
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/september/fbi-releases-study-on-active-shooter-incidents/pdfs/a-study-of-active-shooter-incidents-in-the-u.s.-between-2000-and-2013



The FBI stats on the number of people murdered by fire 2006-2010

505 total

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10shrtbl08.xls


The CDC on people killed on bicycles.

In 2010 in the U.S., almost 800 bicyclists were killed
http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Bicycle/


More people killed on bicycles in one years than total mass shootings in 13 years.


What does the liberal media and FN focus on?


Political agenda before saving lives.


Bill said...


Calling him a pot smoker?

Seriously?

President Choom Gang?

#ISIS executioner now in Syria known in France as pot-smoking clubber & non-practicing Muslim http://goo.gl/xO4FCt #thinkagainturnaway
https://twitter.com/ThinkAgain_DOS/status/517694152759599106


Bush would have mentioned rapes and murders.

The obama administration mentions pot smoking.


For those that don't know, "Think Again DOS" the US State Department.
Not some rush or hannity parody site.


Bill said...


BLACKISBEAUTIFUL said...

Field ... You are focused on watermelon toothpaste and O bomber can't even correctly FIRE and Re hire a suitable Secret Service replacement



Field Negro has strange priorities.


Until you realize it's about protecting democrats.

Then his priorities make sense.



Bill said...


George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin death
The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to three law enforcement officials, despite allegations that the killing was racially motivated.

The federal investigation of Zimmerman was opened two years ago by the department’s civil rights division, but officials said there is insufficient evidence to bring federal charges. The investigation technically remains open, but it is all but certain the department will close it.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/george-zimmerman-not-expected-to-face-civil-rights-charges-in-trayvon-martin-death/2014/10/01/4cd2ebd2-498e-11e4-a046-120a8a855cca_story.html


Now I see why eric holder is retiring.

He failed to prove zimmerman was a racist.



Bill said...


Racist toothpaste cartoon?


Holbert said he used the watermelon flavor because he found "kids Colgate watermelon flavor" toothpaste in his bathroom at home.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/01/politics/boston-herald-cartoon/index.html


Whoopi said...
“Here’s what I will tell you,” she said. “I use this toothpaste and there is a watermelon toothpaste.”
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/whoopi-defends-controversial-obama-watermelon-cartoon-i-use-this-toothpaste/



100 years ago FN would have been writing about lynchings, rapes, etc.
in 2014, it's toothpaste.


Anonymous said...

AP POLL: MAJORITY HARBOR PREJUDICE AGAINST BLACKS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of 'Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not'.

Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some people's more favorable views of blacks.

Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly.

In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey. When measured by an implicit racial attitudes test, the number of Americans with anti-black sentiments jumped to 56 percent, up from 49 percent during the last presidential election. In both tests, the share of Americans expressing pro-black attitudes fell.

"As much as we'd hope the impact of race would decline over time ... it appears the impact of anti-black sentiment on voting is about the same as it was four years ago," said Jon Krosnick, a Stanford University professor who worked with AP to develop the survey.

Most Americans expressed anti-Hispanic sentiments, too. In an AP survey done in 2011, 52 percent of non-Hispanic whites expressed anti-Hispanic attitudes. That figure rose to 57 percent in the implicit test. The survey on Hispanics had no past data for comparison.

The AP surveys were conducted with researchers from Stanford University, the University of Michigan and NORC at the University of Chicago.

Experts on race said they were not surprised by the findings.

"We have this false idea that there is uniformity in progress and that things change in one big step. That is not the way history has worked," said Jelani Cobb, professor of history and director of the Institute for African-American Studies at the University of Connecticut. "When we've seen progress, we've also seen backlash."

Obama has tread cautiously on the subject of race, but many African-Americans have talked openly about perceived antagonism toward them since Obama took office. As evidence, they point to events involving 'police brutality' or cite 'bumper stickers,' 'cartoons' and 'protest posters that mock the president as a lion or a monkey, or lynch him in effigy.'

"Part of it is growing polarization within American society," said Fredrick Harris, director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. "The last Democrat in the White House said we had to have a national discussion about race. There's been total silence around issues of race with this president. But, as you see, whether there is silence, or an elevation of the discussion of race, you still have polarization. It will take more generations, I suspect, before we eliminate these deep feelings."

Overall, the survey found that by virtue of racial prejudice, Obama could lose 5 percentage points off his share of the popular vote in his Nov. 6 contest against Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But Obama also stands to benefit from a 3 percentage point gain due to pro-black sentiment, researchers said. Overall, that means an estimated net loss of 2 percentage points due to anti-black attitudes.

Bill said...


If toothpaste is racist...

What about "thug kitchen?"


Yīshēng said...

Anonymous Bill said...
100 years ago FN would have been writing about lynchings, rapes, etc.
in 2014, it's toothpaste.
>>>>>>>>>

Yes Bill 100 years ago, racism was a hellva lot LESS insidious than it is today.

Or is it given numerous murders of Black men over the past 10 years.

PS- You DO know what insidious means, right? Here's a link just in case:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/insidious

Anonymous said...

AP Poll continued:

The poll finds that racial prejudice is not limited to one group of partisans. Although Republicans were more likely than Democrats to 'express' racial prejudice in the questions measuring explicit racism (79 percent among Republicans compared with 32 percent among Democrats), the 'implicit test found little difference between the two parties.' "That test showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans), as did about half of political independents (49 percent).

Yīshēng said...

@2:34,

No shit, where's the news? EVERY Black person knows that including people like Oprah.(Kayne shrug)

Anonymous said...

I don't blame Bill for defending himself and his white brothers. In fact, that's why they are in power and will stay in power. Blacks don't stick together. WE are so fragmented and splintered with: uncle toms, Stephens, slave catchers, and house negroes that it is an impossibility for US to stick together.

I marched in the 60's and there were uncle toms, Stephens, slave catchers and house negroes who hated MLK. They thought he was stirring up stuff that would ruin everything the wm 'might' want to help us with.

The Panthers and the Blacks Muslims sure as hell didn't think much of MLK. As far as they were concerned, he was leading us to nowhere with the wm. They were right.

Anonymous said...

Blogger Yīshēng said...
@2:34,

No shit, where's the news? EVERY Black person knows that including people like Oprah.(Kayne shrug)

2:38 PM
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My mistake. I should have checked with you before I posted. I'll be sure to do so next time.

Bill said...


Yīshēng said...
@2:34,
No shit, where's the news? EVERY Black person knows that including people like Oprah.(Kayne shrug)


From the same AP poll...

the implicit test found little difference between the two parties. That test showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans), as did about half of political independents (49 percent).
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-poll-majority-harbor-prejudice-against-blacks


No shit. Where's the news?


PilotX said...

Saw Barack's helicopter fly over on my way home from working out, I did not know they have an Osprey in the formation now. I did have to go around my normal route because the police had his street blocked off but aside from that it is still cool having a sitting president live a few miles from your house.

Also check out this new transportation initiative to get good paying manufacturing jobs back in the US. This is a program spearheaded by a bunch of community groups such as the NAACP, NAN, ect that rewards companies that employ American companies to build their trains, buses, ect. Amtrack and the Chicago Transit Authority have already signed on. I like thie.

http://jobstomoveamerica.org/

Anonymous said...

More info re: AP Poll about Prejudices:

"The AP developed the surveys to measure sensitive racial views in several ways and repeated those studies several times between 2008 and 2012.

The explicit racism measures asked respondents whether they agreed or disagreed with a series of statements about black and Hispanic people. In addition, the surveys asked how well respondents thought certain words, such as "friendly," "hardworking," "violent" and "lazy," described blacks, whites and Hispanics.

The same respondents were also administered a survey designed to measure implicit racism, in which a photo of a black, Hispanic or white male flashed on the screen before a neutral image of a Chinese character. The respondents were then asked to rate their feelings toward the Chinese character. Previous research has shown that people transfer their feelings about the photo onto the character, allowing researchers to measure racist feelings even if a respondent does not acknowledge them.

Results from those questions were analyzed with poll takers' ages, partisan beliefs, views on Obama and Romney and other factors, which allowed researchers to predict the likelihood that people would vote for either Obama or Romney. Those models were then used to estimate the net impact of each factor on the candidates' support.

All the surveys were conducted online. Other research has shown that poll takers are more likely to share unpopular attitudes when they are filling out a survey using a computer rather than speaking with an interviewer. Respondents were randomly selected from a nationally representative panel maintained by GfK Custom Research.

Andra Gillespie, an Emory University political scientist who studies race-neutrality among black politicians, contrasted the situation to that faced by the first black mayors elected in major U.S. cities, the closest parallel to Obama's first-black situation. Those mayors, she said, typically won about 20 percent of the white vote in their first races, but when seeking reelection they enjoyed greater white support presumably because "the whites who stayed in the cities ... became more comfortable with a black executive."

"President Obama's election clearly didn't change those who appear to be sort of hard-wired folks with racial resentment," she said.

Negative racial attitudes can manifest in policy, noted Alan Jenkins, an assistant solicitor general during the Clinton administration and now executive director of the Opportunity Agenda think tank.

"That has very real circumstances in the way people are treated by police, the way kids are treated by teachers, the way home seekers are treated by landlords and real estate agents," Jenkins said.

The Purple Cow said...

"I marched in the 60's and there were uncle toms, Stephens, slave catchers and house negroes who hated MLK. They thought he was stirring up stuff that would ruin everything the wm 'might' want to help us with."

I swear to god the nazi contributors to this blog don't get any smarter. He 'marched in the 60's' says the 30 something white man who lives with his Momma.

You really couldn't make it up.

field negro said...

BIB, my.priorities are fine. But u are getting like Bill with your O obsession. The man is a politician, first. Just like the next president will be and the one after that.

Don't look to your presidents to change anything out here.

Just remember, though, if Bill.and his peeps have their way u will long for the days of the "Kenyan Socialist".

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Anonymous said...


WC, where have you been?
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My wife had surgery on her dominant shoulder, I've been husbanding. This weekend I'm going to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate with my Wobbly folk singer friends.


Were you on the Govenors's committee for the elimination of plastic bags in CA?

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Plastic bag fan r u?

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Oh, I forgot. The new law will also eliminate thousands of jobs in CA.
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Bullshit. Rightwing bullshit at that. so... Fermented bullshit with toxic waste added.

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But what the hell, what's a few thousand more homeless folks in the golden state?

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Wingnuts concerned about the homeless - I'm touched.

Anonymous said...

Blogger The Purple Cow said...
"I marched in the 60's and there were uncle toms, Stephens, slave catchers and house negroes who hated MLK. They thought he was stirring up stuff that would ruin everything the wm 'might' want to help us with."

PC's reply: "I swear to god the nazi contributors to this blog don't get any smarter. He 'marched in the 60's' says the 30 something white man who lives with his Momma."

Purple Cow, your reply shows your obvious ignorance about Blacks who weren't supportive of MLK. They indeed thought he was making things worse for us.

You might want to check with StillaPanther or others who were involved with the black movement in the 60's.

PC, you are the Larry Elder of FN...off the charts...an ignorant black fool.

Anonymous said...

WC said, "Wingnuts concerned about the homeless - I'm touched."

7:54 PM
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You should be touched. Not only that you should be 'hopeful' for the homeless because the Left sure as hell hasn't done a damn thing for them except INCREASE their numbers.

Having said that, I am sorry to hear about your wife, and hope she is healing and doing well. Enjoy the Blue Grass and remember The Right invented it for your listening pleasure. You Libs owe us big time.

Repay us with a straight vote Republican in November.:)

Anonymous said...

Here's another insult to justice for bm in Chicago:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/02/jon-burge-released_n_5923784.html?cps=gravity

Of course, PilotX remains quiet about this abomination of justice.

PilotX said...

"Just remember, though, if Bill.and his peeps have their way u will long for the days of the "Kenyan Socialist".

Ha! Good one.

PilotX said...

"Of course, PilotX remains quiet about this abomination of justice."

Man, we've been talking about Burge for years you Johnny come lately asshat. STFU or I'll beat you with a phone book like he used to do.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you have been talking about Burge getting off with 4 years for torturing 118 black men? No you haven't. Maybe you should look at the link I sent you? Or at least watch the news on WLS, WMAQ or WGN or WBBM...It's all over the news TODAY you idiot.

As far you threatening to beat me with a phone book, you can stick it up your ass you self-hating black-ass ignoramus.

field negro said...

WC, I hope your wife is recovering nicely.

You are in my thoughts.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Thanks FN. Tendon repair. Half a year healing. 8weeks until she can even start physical therapy

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Blue grass is Jazz teqniques applied to folk music. No wingmutts here.

leger said...

So we're supposed to believe that Holbert, a professional political cartoonist is unaware that "watermelon" is a dog whistle used to denigrate and disparage black people. Really? I don't think so.