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Fact #28  Final Update!

Let’s wrap up this month with a review of some of the topics we have covered over the past 28 days.

What better way to do that than by using quotes?!

Oh wait! Hold up! Shout out to the Slave Masters! Without them, we’d still be in Africa. We wouldn’t be here to get this ice and tattoos.Soulja Boy, Rapper

This was Soulja Boy’s response when asked which historical figures he most hated. The interviewer tried to prompt him by telling him how other celebrities had answered that question, “Others have said Adolph Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, the Slave Masters … ” At which point Soulja Boy responded with that.

Katherine Stone noted that Planters, with a “sharp eye on the bottom line” gave most of their poorly sheltered, coarsely clothed, and poorly nourished human property “little hope of more than the bare necessities of life.”

Soulja Boy’s family endured 250 years of little hope than “the bare necessities of life” so he can wear diamonds and tats. I wonder what else they could’ve endured for him to get an education.

Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.Michele Bachmann, member of the United States House of Representatives

Since slaves were seen as assets that could be sold if you needed immediate influx of cash, Planters almost never recognized slave marriages. In fact, most married slave couples were separated by their sixth anniversary. This practice of breaking up the Black family either to pay off debts, or by being distributed among siblings as inheritance or even sold to make some money to fix the kitchen sink, made the enslaved African’s family one of the most unstable institutions imaginable.

Epic fail Michele.
Next time Michele Bachmann tries to solve a problem we need to ask her to show us her work.

Damn right I’m a nigga, and I don’t care what you are, Cause I’m a Capital N-I double-G-E-R…I’m a nigga in America and that much I flaunt, Cause when I see what I like, Yo I take what I want, I’m not the only one, That’s why I’m not bitter, Cause everybody is a nigga to a nigga!
Ice-T, rapper, singer and actor from the song Straight Up Nigga

W.E.B. Du Bois graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1890 and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1895. To the best of our knowledge, Du Bois never referred to himself as a Nigga. With that said I would take Ice-T at his word, everybody is a nigga to a nigga.

The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America…after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War…It was not only black men, it was black women…I would say they were slaves.Paula Deen, Celebrity Chef

Paula Deen said this after visiting a restaurant with an all-black wait staff, in which she was apparently inspired to have a full pre-Civil War dinner where the black waitstaff would be portrayed as Slaves.

“Katherine Stone remembering the “gay busy life” at Brokenburn, her family’s 1,200-acre plantation in prewar Louisiana recalled how her family had “quite a corps of servants to keep us well waited on, since naturally, no one expected to wait on himself.” Each of Katherine’s young brothers also “owned a little darkie in the quarters who would eventually become his body servant.”

The worst part of the Master Identity is that the deeper you are encased in it, the more difficult it is for you to empathize with the humanity of the Slave. That is what allows you to be nostalgic for the “gay busy life” of the Southern Aristocracy, while completely unperturbed to what that whole situation meant for the actual “Darkies” expected to wait on your ass.

Y’all tellin’ me that I need to get out and vote, huh. Why? Ain’t nobody black runnin’ but crackers, so, why I got to register? I thinkin’ of better shit to do with my time Never smelled aroma of diploma, but I write the deep ass rhymesAndre 3000, rapper, record producer and actor

There were 4,743 lynchings that occurred in the United States between 1882-1968. Of these, Blacks accounted for 72% of the those lynched or 3,446. Not one person was ever convicted. Why? Because jurors are chosen based on voting registration. Blacks never sat on juries in the South because Blacks, as well as poor whites, had been effectively disenfranchised from voting.

So don’t register to vote. Keep writing those deep ass rhymes.

Because of the property rights element, not because they got rid of the Jim Crow laws.Ron Paul, physician, author, and former politician

This was his response when asked why he would’ve voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In other words, Ron Paul places a higher value on protecting the right to deny people liberty than he does on people actually being denied liberty.

Pop a lot of pain pills, Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels, Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till, Yeah….Lil Wayne, rapper

The murder of Emmett Till, a frightened child, taken from a home at gunpoint galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. His murderers Roy Bryant and his half-brother J. W. Milam, were acquitted, in part, because Till’s body was so badly beaten that they said it could not be positively identified.  Roy Bryant said of Till, “That’s what happens to smart niggers”.

Lil Wayne should have nothing to worry about.

 

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