April 29, 2012, - 6:21 pm

“Can’t We All Just Get Along?” – The 20th Year Reunion of the Rodney King Riots

By Debbie Schlussel

Just over a year ago, it was the 20th anniversary of the beating of Rodney King, after he deliberately led police on a wild goose chase, resisted arrest, and didn’t respond to tazing.  As I said then, America is more racist than ever 20 years after the Rodney King incident.  Except that the racism is on the part of America’s Black community against America’s non-Black community.  And that continues . . . despite affirmative action, minority set-asides, and much other special treatment based on the serendipity of darker skin pigment.  Or, more accurately, the racism continues because of those programs and racist favoritism.  And because of media narratives that only tell you the anti-White part of the story.  We saw it with the media clamor against George Zimmerman and we’ll keep seeing it.

No, We Can’t Just All Get Along Until Reverse Racism Dies, Too

As you probably know, today is the 20th anniversary of the riots all over South Central Los Angeles because the police officers on trial for beating King were acquitted by a Simi Valley, California jury.  And the riots worked.  Because of them, liberal Republican President George H.W. Bush ordered the Justice Department to find a way to try the acquitted officers again.  So much for the illegality of “double jeopardy” in America.  Below, I’m reposting the column I wrote last year on the beating anniversary because it applies to this anniversary, too.

Racism of any kind is wrong and should be condemned. Just because there was racism against Blacks does not justify reverse racism against Whites on the part of Blacks. And I’m tired of hearing about how “my ancestors” enslaved yours. To paraphrase Woody Allen, my ancestors were busy being raped, tortured, and murdered by Cossacks and others in European pogroms while American slavery was happening. They weren’t anywhere near a plantation. Oh, and my more recent ancestors made the mistake of dying in civil rights marches and helping found the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and being civil rights lawyers . . . and, in return, they were rewarded with Louis “Synagogues of Satan/Judaism is a Gutter Religion” Farrakhan, Al “Zionist Interlopers” Sharpton, Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson, and Jeremiah “HAMAS” Wright. And Delmon Young, a multi-millionaire Detroit Tigers baseball player who commits hate crimes against Jewish tourists, just this past week.


And in the past month or so, we’ve seen a sort of “reunion” of the Rodney King riots as there have been several incidents of Black on White crime, with one perpetrator telling the White victim that he was beaten in response to the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Thanks, but no thanks, Rodney and Company, for the way you “just get along” with the rest of us.

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March 3, 2011

“Can’t We All Just Get Along?”: 20 Years After Rodney King, Black Racism is Up

By Debbie Schlussel

Rodney King, a Black man and drunk driver with a long criminal record, was captured by Los Angeles police and beaten when he acted in a bizarre manner and initially resisted arrest. This was after the drunk King led police on a high speed chase, ignoring repeated calls to stop and surrender. King also struck one of the arresting officers. Later, he lunged at one of the officers and appeared to be immune to a taser used on him. Thereafter, the police officers struck and beat him with batons. Some of this was captured on amateur video.

The cops were tried and acquitted by a jury of their peers, spurring race riots in South Central Los Angeles, which were largely an excuse by Black and some Hispanic Los Angelenos to loot and destroy businesses all over the city and beat the crap out of White people, including innocent trucker Reginald Denny, whose only crime was “driving while White.” Rodney King told TV reporters, “Can’t we all just get along?” It was an empty statement.

Because the police officers were acquitted, an angry President George H.W. Bush–who did not sit through the trial and hear the case and the evidence–condemned the jurors and the verdict and ordered his Justice Department to do the usual liberal end-run around the prohibition against double jeopardy, trying the officers again under federal civil rights laws. The rioters not only acquired a ton of new loot and roughed up White people, but they were rewarded for it by President Bush and his Justice Department. Two of the officers were convicted in federal court and sentenced to 30 months in prison. All of the officers lost their jobs with the LAPD.

In contrast, Rodney King became an undeserving hero of Black America and the subject of rap songs by thugs like Tupac Shakur. He shook down Los Angeles in a civil lawsuit and won $3.8 million, predictably blowing most of it on stupid things like a failed hip-hop record label. In 1995, King was arrested for hitting his wife and then convicted in a hit-and-run, sentenced to jail-time. In 2003, he was arrested again for drunk driving, again ignoring police calls for him stop and pull over, and drove his car into a house. Since then, King has appeared on a host of TV reality shows for alcohol addiction. Thanks, Dr. Drew–what a great service to America you’ve performed! Yeah, you picked a great hero, Black America.

We know what’s happened in the 20 years since Rodney King resisted arrest–a host of problems with the police and alcohol addiction. What’s happened to the rest of America in terms of race relations?

Well, while racist affirmative action has continued, racism against White people has increased exponentially. A Black man was elected President, and, yet, in this allegedly “post-racial” era, race-based crimes and hate crimes by Blacks against Whites are up. Some Blacks are calling for a White tax (despite the fact we already have several–they’re called, “affirmative action, minority set-asides, and welfare”). A whole network of anti-White comedy specials and other racism continues to flourish on TV. It’s called BET. And that’s not to mention racist movies produced by Beyonce and Magic Johnson. Two Black racists are now co-hosts of ABC’s daytime hag-fest, “The View,” replacing one Black racist co-host, Star Jones, who had surgery for fat people. The racism is so bad that it’s escalated to the point where chief race-merchant Al Sharpton called it “racist” to prosecute Black criminals who forced a Black woman to perform oral sex on her son.

The other day, I was waiting in a long line at a store, “Value World,” while watching as a Black customer cut in front of all of us in line. She apologized to the one Black person behind her and yelled and laughed at the rest of us who were White. The Black cashier allowed her to do this. When I complained, the Black woman who cut in line, threatened to “whoop” me and used racist epithets. I see this kind of stuff every single day in the mostly Black neighborhood where I live. This is the real racism that is flourishing across America, today. It wasn’t inspired by driving drunk all over Los Angeles and resisting police, either. And it never inspires riots because Black-on-White racism is allowed and even applauded. In fact, racism against White people is prevalent in Black America (and, very often, among White liberals laden with guilt), but it’s the racism we’re not supposed to talk about. ‘Cuz that would be “racist.”

So, to Rodney King and all of those who preach “tolerance” and multi-culturalism, I say tell the “Can’t we all get along” crap to your mirror.

We know we can get along. The question is, can you?

Twenty years later, the racism that doesn’t comply with the usual narrative continues.

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blacks have a sense of entitlement because of the slavery. they want the handouts and privileges yet don’t want to work for anything. Its always with the hands out. Detroit went from a powerhouse industrial city to essentially zero today and the population is majority black. Chances are not one of them will ever become the new henry ford.

chuck on April 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I am white (well look at my name and figure it out), I am Jewish. I am sensitive and I know all who share a modicum of human DNA are capable of bigotry, or predjudice.
    My point to you Chuck is that yours is showing and you should zip it up. Just as you do not have to be a Nazi to hate Jews. You also do not have to be black.
    I know of many black people who have an extraordinary appreciation for Jews that they know professionally and personally. And then there are…..well you know. Yes, there is a problem with black anti-semitism that was tutored so well by the southern church and taken to the graduate school level by Farakhan and his new found Arab supporters.
    After living in NYC I could teach a course on black anti-semitism and its roots. Despite that Jews were in the civil rights vangard it persisted (my high school Bio teacher Ann Schwerner, Michael Schwerner’s mother).
    Just as not everyone with a black skin is a thug or ho, not every Jew is a “Shylock” or “Sheenie” using just the tip of the bigot’s vernacular. If you don’t get it, you never will. You my friend are a bigot by your own admission. You can easily be an anti-semite if the wind changes.

    Ron Wolf aka "Columbo" on April 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Debbie have you ever considered moving to another state or somewhere safer than Detroit? I know you were raised there and Michigan is in fact a beautiful state (I spend about one month per year there), but Detroit is a pretty rough town.

ex mossad on April 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Debbie comments on how women cannot throw around 220 pound men, etc. And in most cases this is true. But Debbie, like Cyclops in X-men, stares these violent bastards down, and they start crying for mama after they piss their pants.

    Chuck Norris wishes he could be Debbie, you see. That’s why she stays in Detroit. Keeps her sharp.

    D. O’Nay: here’s a true example of the stuff that can drive any sane man up the wall. A Black family sued a white nurse for hanging a little girl’s teddy bear on the triangle above her bed by the bear’s necklace (it had been hanging on the lower side bedrail and the nurse put it up there so the child could see it when she returned from surgery)because it reminded them of “lynching.”

    They lost, but this WAS done. I saw it in the faxed Nursing legal journal my DON gets.

    That’s what we are talking about. I don’t think it applies to you specifically.

    Occam's Tool on April 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

You could have also mentioned that your ancestors liberated France, and helped save England, so that they could both become anti-Semitic Muslim havens.

YES…

Europe traded 6 million Jews for 20 million Muslims. As Dr Phil might ask, “How’s that working out for you?”

Red Ryder on April 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I should also point out that the “reasoning” behind Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court decision that led to desegregating schools, was largely based on the observation by psychologists that Black children had very low self-esteem.

Like most “landmark” decisions, there was precious little actual legal theory involved. But, the politics were certainly right.

Fast forward 58 years, and now the self-esteem of Blacks is off the charts, while achievement is lacking.

What should we do now?

Red Ryder on April 29, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Right on DS!!!!!!

Hollywood on April 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Debbie you would be much safer living with me and H. The only crimes in my neighborhood have been a crazy woman hitting her father-in-law who probably had it coming and a lot of fashion faux-pas, generally involving housewives with breast implants and their poor wardrobe choices. Debbie last I heard yours were real and spectacular so I’m sure you don’t walk around the hood like it’s the first time you had a pair. All in all I’m curious as to why you slug it out with dangerous neighbors, I’m concerned for your safety and I really want to see those big, pretty eyes of yours in person.

A1 on April 29, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Another excellent post, Debbie–both this and your March 3, 2011 pos that you linked here.

JeffE on April 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Rewrite:

Another excellent post, Debbie–both this and your March 3, 2011 post that you linked here.

JeffE on April 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Every year we have black history month, but don’t ask who Fredrick Douglas was, nobody knows. Since FDR the promises have poured forth, but they never have to be met. Blacks have fallen in love with the party of the Confedercy and the KKK. Go figure.

burt on April 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

That was very funny Debrolena.

ex mossad on April 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Consider concealed carry after what happened to you at that movie review.

ex mossad on April 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Yes, and it’s racist to expect people to pay back their

student loans
mortgages
credit card debts
store bills if caught shoplifting

and of course all the Black attacks against Whites are not reported. It is a pyrrhic victory for Blacks though, because the country will not be able to survive, and even with all their criminal activities, and slothful ways, no one, including them, will be able to survive, if production of wealth is curtailed to that extent.

Little Al on April 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

First of all, it’s politically correct and also inaccurate, to refer to Al Sharpton as an “African-American.” Charlize Thereon, Dave Matthews and the late-great heart surgeon Dr Christaan Barnard- each caucasian- are examples of “true” Africa-Americans.

I always knew the racist-Reverend had an identity crisis- along with harboring a healthy hatred of caucasians.

Patrick on April 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Excellent post Debbie.
Dick Gregory and all of his minions know how to spread horse manure real thick and all of them know how to get to young skullls full of mush on college campuses.
Debbie, you could not pay me to live in Michigan.
Slavery was brought to the Americas by a bunch of damn Yankees and was first centered in the New England States.
The New England States also were the first ones to actually want to secede.
Dick Gregory and his minions need an education from Lerone Bennett, Jr, Thomas DiLorenzo, and Walter P. Kennedy.
They might accidentally learn some real history instead of being spoonfed the Northern Marxist propaganda that has been in our schools for well over 50 years.
Dick Gregory and his minions also forget that the Israelites had four different captivities lasting over a 1,000 years.

Confederate South on April 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Right on, Confederate South. The garbage that is taught in the public schools is just so much liberal propaganda. I know, because I taught the junk, until I started reading the truth from authors like DiLorenzo.

    Joel-Confederate Son on April 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    “you could not pay me to live in Michigan”

    amen to that. i’d escaped detroit and the auto biz for seattle and aerospace in 2006 and have never regretted it… yes, miss my small family there but will never go back.

    the pacific northwest is beautiful and the economy muct better. sure, the “left coast” culture there is annoying, but overall it beats the hell out of michigan, especially my “beloved” home town of detroit. for those who don’t get how violently racist detroit truly is, i’ve told the story a few times of how i got on the wrong bus one morning, going to high school. for no reason other than being white, i was pummeled from the front of the bus to the back, where i was thrown out the emergency door into the morning traffic on 7 mile Road. i’ll always remember the laughter from the bus as i went tumbling out… it was only the grace of God- taking pity on an idiot getting on the wrong bus- that i wasn’t seriously hurt or killed.

    btw – the wife and i just relocated to south carolina and we love it. i love the down-to-earth people here, the innate conservative mentality of most southerners and the weather. i’m more comfortable here, culturally, than in seattle thanks to the southern pride, which i admire, and the patriotism that is unequalled in other parts of the country.

    kirche on April 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

All the real racists think white people are racist today. As Rush Limbaugh (and any smart Conservative) predicted, the election of Barack Hussein Obama-Putin has made the REAL racists even more agro.

As Shelby Steele so perfectly put it, today many blacks like to use the “white guilt” of white people against them. It’s hard to describe but I know y’all know it when you see it.

POTUS and FLOTUS are two of the biggest racists in USA. 20 years in a Black Liberation Theology church is a long time.

Eric Holder, our disgusting Attorney General, has said that when it comes to voting fraud, whites may not complain because the justice dept. will not pursue justice for them.

I must admit thou’, one thing I have never quite understood was how the media (and then, the public) made light of Rodney King’s statement. At the time I remember the whole situation was taken very seriously but his quote was made into a punch-line. I always thought it was weird that people would laugh at it since his beating was not seen as a laughing matter. At the time I didn’t watch TV but the news was everywhere. I never saw the press-conference so maybe that is why I never got it. It just seemed so strange and incongruent since Liberals were so up in arms about the beating. I always wondered why it didn’t get the PC slap-down. What a weird time that was for me . I was transitioning and things went weird and even though I knew of the story I guess I didn’t delve into it so much. What a strange time. Wouldn’t wanna live back then again!

Also, I had never heard anyone say he was in the wrong until Howard Stern in 1993. But I certainly know now how the media, in lieu of being unbias, presents their agenda instead of the truth. I was shocked to hear what Stern had to say and he made great points I had never heard about.

And we know by now that Rodney King has not been able to keep his nose clean since that fateful night.

I always think of Reginald Denny when Rodney King is brought up. What happened to him should fix the sickness in a Liberal’s mind.

Skunky on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Excellent and spot on Debbie, you where correct in you’re writings in that article that you linked/posted here, and this one today a year later.

And I’m surprised and disappointed by Delmon Young’s ignorance and stupidity this past friday morning when he was yelling a few anti-semitic slurs against a jewish tourist in New York City, didn’t Mr. Young realized that a good number of jewish people marched for civil rights in the 1960s who more eqaulity for black people like myself (and some other readers/posters who comment here)!

And also let’s not forget that the few anti-white hate-crime incidents that has occured all this month, in Toledo, OH, a group of black thuggish youths who were between 11-15 years old assaulted a 78 year old white man, a group of 20 black thugs attacked a 40 year old white man in Alabama last weekend, and two weeks ago, two black thuggish teenagers assaulted and robbed a 19 year old white male in a Chicago, IL suburb. All of these incidents, the black perpatrators thugs all said that they attacked their white victims for “Trayvon Martin”. I’m sorry, committing hate-crimes against another person of another racial or ethnic group is NOT justice, it’s just a plain old “hate-crime” and you ought to be held accountable for it!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on April 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Europe is dying slowly; they will be finished by 2040. That’s why I’m still buying gold.

Occam's Tool on April 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Where is Rodney King now? Whatever happened to him?

There is NO Santa Claus on April 30, 2012 at 12:24 am

I like this tongue-in-cheek pardon that Dr Walter Williams once issued to the entire White community still cowed down by guilt over slavery:


Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to
All Persons of European Descent

Whereas, Europeans kept my forebears in bondage some three centuries toiling without pay,

Whereas, Europeans ignored the human rights pledges of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution,

Whereas, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments meant little more than empty words,

Therefore, Americans of European ancestry are guilty of great crimes against my ancestors and their progeny.

But, in the recognition Europeans themselves have been victims of various and sundry human rights violations to wit: the Norman Conquest, the Irish Potato Famine, Decline of the Hapsburg Dynasty, Napoleonic and Czarist adventurism, and gratuitous insults and speculations about the intelligence of Europeans of Polish descent,

I, Walter E. Williams, do declare full and general amnesty and pardon to all persons of European ancestry, for both their own grievances, and those of their forebears, against my people.

Therefore, from this day forward Americans of European ancestry can stand straight and proud knowing they are without guilt and thus obliged not to act like damn fools in their relationships with Americans of African ancestry.

Walter E. Williams, Gracious and Generous Grantor

Infidel on April 30, 2012 at 1:41 am

    WTF?

    Ron Wolf aka "Columbo" on April 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

@ ex – I can’t speak for Debbie, but over the course of my years, I lived, went to school and worked in Detroit proper and the Metro area for about 7 years, cumulatively – when I was a kid for a couple of years with my dad (Sterling Heights and Troy) and as an adult in college (Wayne State)and job (Henry Ford Hospital), and despite its problems, some of my fondest, most poignant memories and most enduring friendships are from there. It’s actually a great town with great people, but it has its (lion’s – no pun intended) share of political problems and evil people, as well. If I didn’t love my little city in California (Simi Valley) so much, I’d live in Detroit.

Debbie, your article and analysis of the problem of racial politics and policy and the debacle and violence it’s caused is right on target. Great piece.

DS_ROCKS! on April 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

Good to see you condemning racism Comments like this, for example, should be condemned :
“It’s the undeniable truth of the Muslim world……that the people the dictators rule are barbarians and savages.”
Physician, heal thyself.

London Spy on April 30, 2012 at 7:26 am

London Spy

Only difference being that the statements about Muslims are factual.

Their practices can be directly traced back to writings in the sunnah, and discussions in their seminaries about a wide variety of things, be it FGM, necrophilia, beheadings, crucifixion, jihad, and a whole lot more.

Infidel on April 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

Infidel – that statement is in itself racist. Some Muslims hold views which are abhorrent to you, me, whoever. But to bracket them all together is, by definition, racist. Some Jews, some white Americans, some African-Americans, some Europeans, hold views which are abhorrent to others. But to bracket them all together is racist. I have met many intelligent, questioning Muslims. I have met many people in, say, America’s Bible belt who I would regard as ignorant of the world, repressive, and barking mad. And the reverse applies to each of those groups. but to bracket bracket them all together is, by definition, racist.

London Spy on April 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I guess London Spy is a Mohammedan whose education is now being used, predictably, against the West.

    Hey Spy, what’s all this business about brackets?

    Islam is not a race. Its doctrine is very racist against blacks, however, because Mo was racist.

    But let’s be honest, shall we? You LOVE racism, slavery, robbery, murder, etc., because you’re a Muslim. You just want to be in the driver’s seat, eh?

    skzion on April 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

Chuck was right in his analysis. Even driving on a highway Blacks think that because they are Blacks the rules of the road does not apply to them. Very selfish undisciplined and want whites to cater to their lack of responsibility.

On one of the shows, a black man was dating, the girl, her sister and her cousin. They all knew that and all three girls were pregnant. Now they put this miracle of birth on our laps and want us to pay for their health, schooling and to consider their numbers in hiring. They crowd out our kids by their promiscuity. Then we cry where is the deficits coming from???/

G. R. Scharoubim on April 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

Infidel,

I like your sense of humor. I am infidel too

G. R. Scharoubim on April 30, 2012 at 9:41 am

    i was the first kid on my block to become an infidel…

    i’d major in infidel studies if there was such a program.

    kirche on April 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

skzion – because I disagree with you I must be one of the people who you hate so much. Great logic. Actually I’m a white Christian professional who in the course of my work have travelled and met many different people in many countries, of a great variety of faiths, beliefs and races. But don’t let facts get in the way of your assumptions.

London Spy on April 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

    isn’t your MI5 or MI6 undercover status blown by your handle?

    kirche on April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    London, it is YOU who are letting the facts get in the way.

    And you can read about those facts everyday in the news.

    Which is kinda amazing because more people than not are pandering to Islam.

    Skunky on April 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

WHAT “Racism”?
WHAT “Systematic Oppression”?
WHAT “Double Standards”?
WHAT “Unfairness”?
WHAT “Injustice”?
WHAT “White Man Keepin’ Da Bruh-thuhs Down”?
WHAT “Inequality”?

Phineas on April 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

    What “thug culture”?

    What “Record homicide rate”?

    What “Illiteracy”?

    What “Drug dealing”?

    What “reverse predjudice”?

    What “disproportunate prison population
    costing taxpayers 60K a year each”
    What “Louis Farakhan, Elijah Mohammed, Reverand Wright”?

    What “Taking responsibility instead of casting stones?”

    Ron Wolf aka "Columbo" on April 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Debbie, a good reminder of the past and where we are today.

I remember watching the RK video 20 years ago. I was an adult so my reaction was more what did he do to cause the police to beat him than, those bad cops.

It reminded me of my youth, as a teen, knowing the four bad boys in our little block in Chicago who would occasionally drive to the south side and intentionally beat up black youth with baseball bats. How many they injured or how many they murdered I do not know. This kind of hatred is racism and worse. Not voting for a public official because he is a Marxist is not racism.

Did RK deserve to get pummeled. Again I do not know. But, racism is not going away when we have people with great anger and lack of discipline (not following the rules).

When the discipline of our people breaks down on either the “white” side or the”black” side, and the rule of law is not respected then welcome to civil war.

I as I expect most of you, will be watching to see what happens on May 1, tomorrow, and the press and race card player Obama’s reaction.

Panhandle on April 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Debbie you’re spot on with your analysis of the whole Rotney Kang situation. I remember when this happened like it was yesterday. I was a young “booter” in the Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor HI. During some leave back home in WV this was all over the news. I couldn’t help but wonder what was going on because I never knew that cops could behave like that. Chalk that up to me being a young dumb liberal. Thank God I woke up when Slick Willy became our first black pres. Anyway then the truth(kyptonite to liberals) started to come out. About how Rotney lead the cops on a high speed chase and was high on drugs and resisted arrest. Then when the cops got off that’s when all hell broke loose. It was funny to see that barking racist moonbat Maxine Waters and others justifying the looter’s behavior. Fast forward to 2012. Since the election of the first gungan president and his “beautiful” harridan there has been more blacks thinking that it is open season on white people. The fact that we have an AG at the Justice Department who is only interested in justice for “his people” it’s no wonder that my fellow blacks feel this way. I can just imagine what will happen in Sanford FL when(not if)George Zimmerman gets off. Will the Obama jock strap sniffers in the media(including Fox News) report the facts. I doubt it. So to answer Rotney Kang’s question. No it looks like after 20yrs we still can’t get along but not because of the reason that you think.

Ken b on April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Bravo Ken B.! Your post was awesome!

    Skunky on April 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

The whole evil situation that we have today where only Whites are evil while being constantly victimized and there is no such thing as a black on white hate crime, is the result of George H. W. Bush’s pushing for the conviction of the police that were found innocent in the Rodney King case.

The Trayvon Martin travesty and miscarriage of justice against a virtuous “white” Hispanic is more of the same. The outrageous fact that the Al Sharpton villain can prance around and preach his hateful garbage is an indictment of this entire approach.

However, nothing more is needed for those who lived before the Rodney King affair but to see the downgrade of societal safety for normal law abiding citizens.

facts of life on April 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

“To paraphrase Woody Allen”… from where does Allen’s comment come?

MH on April 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Facts–

Thanks for properly pinning this one on Bush, Sr. You’d think the cult of Reagan would be taken down at least a little bit, since he was the guy who gave us the Bushes.

That, of course, marked the beginning of the end of conservatism in the Republican party.

Red Ryder on April 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Thank you Skunky. Your posts are also awesome. Plus I think that you’re pretty cool too :)

Ken b on April 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Hmmm…..I noticed a lot of definitive “Blacks this” and “Blacks that” statements…as if all Black people are the same. There is a difference between a Condi Rice and a Cynthia McKinney, but most people don’t differentiate, especially if they harbor ill will toward Black folks in the first place. And no Debbie, I never recall “Black America” picking Rodney King as our “hero”. Why? Because there are several “Black Americas”, not just one. But the one having all the babies out of wedlock and the one committing all the crime gets most of the attention because that’s the one that fits into most people’s stereotypical norm.

And then Debbie has bad experience with some low-integrity-lack-of-home-training loon in a store, and used this experience as a metaphor for Black racism and as an excuse for her anti-Black diatribe. Then she list of whole slew of shows and people she deems to be “racist”. It’s almost the inverse of the whole Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson game where racism is claimed in everything. She reminds me of an old Dave Chappell skit where he says he had an uncle who saw racism everything, every TV show, every conversation, and everybody. Or that “In Living Color” skit where the Black worker at McDonalds claimed he was denied a promotion to French fry cook because of “racism”. Just like many Black claims of racism were silly and whiny, some of these claims of “racism” that I’m starting to see from White folks seems just as silly and whiny.
And FrenchKiss, if you think you have “negro-fatigue”, think of the fatigue of Black folks like me who have to read and deal with this kind of B.S. every day. We can never just be ourselves and just be responsible for our own behavior…we have to pay for the sins of any Black person who has done something stupid or be judged because of some book like the Bell Curve. Oh, by the way, since Black folks are only 12% of the U.S. population, it would make sense that Black on White crime rates would be substantially higher, since White criminals would have to go out of their way to find Black victims given our population numbers.

But later for all that. In 2012, if people want to hate me because of the color of my skin, fine. That’s between them and God. I just gotta move on….

D. O'Nay on April 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    D O’Nay THIS is what needs to be changed (which you wrote)…

    “But the one having all the babies out of wedlock and the one committing all the crime gets most of the attention because that’s the one that fits into most people’s stereotypical norm.”

    Don’t blame DS or any of us when we kick against this Horsesh**.

    Also, didn’t Dave Chappelle convert to Islam?

    You’re not getting it but getting defensive. We’ll not be able to move forward ’til you see it more clearly.

    Skunky on April 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm

@D. O’Nay on April 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Sir, it is unquestionably true that there are civilized intelligent blacks living in America. Some examples are: Shelby Steele, Walter Williams, and Thomas Sowell. They are of course outliers from the Bell curve. However, it is not wrong or racist to point out that blacks as a population are more violence prone, act impulsively, detest whites, and have lower IQs. These are facts. I suggest that if you are tired of dealing with white folks who stereotype blacks everyday, then you should fix the problems WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. Decades of the Great Society, Affirmative Action (reverse discrimination), the NAACP, the NBPP, the race hustlers and poverty pimps like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have clearly done your people very little good. Your entire community needs to rethink their ethical, moral and spiritual values before blaming whitey for their ills. Good luck with that.

FrenchKiss on April 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

London Spy

It’s true that a majority of Muslims are non-White (as am I) – I hardly see how my view about them can be racist when it’s based on the preachings of Islam.

The only basis to bunch all Muslims together is their practice and religious identification as Muslims. For that, I used what the quran and sunnah say, as well as the various preachings that happen in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan.

If one condemns all Muslims regardless of whether they are Arab, South-Asiatic, East-Indian (Malay and Indonesian), Turkic, Farsi, Tatar (White), Taureg, AND European/American converts to Islam, how is it racist?

Infidel on April 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Infidel – 2.54pm. If you are including white Western Muslims among those who are inclined to necrophilia, crucifixion, beheadings, et al, I’ll happily retract ‘racist’, and substitute ‘ignorant bigot’. I settled on racist partly because of the delightful Ms Schussel’s contention that the subjects of certain Middle Eastern dictators are “barbarians and savages” in her post of 27 April which I quoted above – which post was decidedly racist – and partly because the invective on this site is generally and broadly aimed at non-white non-Americans – and though not specifically directed is also racist in its ‘inferior to us’ content.

    Skunky 12.18 – you realise that your first line doesn’t even make sense – you mean I’m allowing facts to obstruct my prejudices? Well, guilty as charged.

    London Spy on April 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Ah, NO London Spy, the fact that you won’t admit the crisis that is Islam the world over. Wake up.

      We don’t have time for dhimmi equivocating pukes like you. We tell it like it is here. Wake up, or sit in London with your thumb up your tuchis and you’ll see it soon enough.

      Don’t be late for the party now, ya’hear???

      Skunky on April 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        It’s no good. i just can’t match that masterful grasp of rhetoric, the elegant summation of facts gleaned from a lifetime’s rich experience and marshalled to make your point, and your economic summary of the cultural and historical background to this important issue.

        London Spy on April 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

          LOLOL London Spy. Enjoy Londanistan!

          You’re just agro because Skzion had you sussed from word one.

          No go away. We don’t have time for dopes like you. You’re so 10 years ago.

          And we can lecture you about your sad country because we are free citizens while you’re a British subject!

          Skunky on April 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

@D. O’Nay on April 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

You said: Oh, by the way, since Black folks are only 12% of the U.S. population, it would make sense that Black on White crime rates would be substantially higher, since White criminals would have to go out of their way to find Black victims given our population numbers.

That is fallicious reasoning. You are assuming that the 12% black population is uniformly distributed across the country, it is not. The vast majority of blacks live in urban centers where they are in close contact with whites. However, the incidence of black on white crime, is FAR FAR greater, than white on black crime within the same urban centers. Now why would that be?

FrenchKiss on April 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

FrenchKiss, the incidents of Black on Black crime in those urban centers are FAR FAR greater than the incidents of Black on White crime. I stand a FAR FAR greater chance than you of being victimized by somebody Black…

You said, “Decades of the Great Society, Affirmative Action (reverse discrimination), the NAACP, the NBPP, the race hustlers and poverty pimps like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have clearly done your people very little good”

Now I do agree with you on that……

D. O'Nay on April 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    You failed to comprehend what I said: I said that black on white crime is far greater than WHITE ON BLACK crime.

    FrenchKiss on April 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm

“then you should fix the problems WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.”
Yeah Frenchkiss, if only if it were that easy. We’re talking 40 years of entrenched poverty mentalities. I’ve worked with various inner-city youth programs since college, trying to do the whole “positive Black Male Role Model” thing, and there have been some victories. But overall, the situation among the Black underclass appears to be getting worse.
Rev. Ike once said when ask about the poor, “The best thing I can to help the poor is not become one of them!” At first I was outraged at that statement, but as I’ve gotten older and have my own family, I’m beginning to understand. I have my own little “Black community” now, meaning my own family I’m trying to take care of. I’m trying to raise my kids and get them educated, as well as keep my wife happy and also care for an aging parent. If I can keep my own kids on the straight and narrow, then I’ve done my part. The issue is trying to get everyone else to do their part. I can work with other people’s kids, but it’s hard to counteract years of negative programming with a two-three hour Saturday morning youth program. I can work with “at-risk” youth who are motivated but at-risk because of their family or neighborhood surrounding. But I can’t work with knuckleheads…I don’t have that particular gift!
Another solution I’m working on is entrepreneurship. During the era of segregation, many Black communities had thriving Black-owned businesses that hired people from the community and kept dollars circulating within the community. Unfortunately, that is not the case so much anymore. BUT, the next area of economic development for “Black communities” should be entrepreneurship, whether it is tech/Web-based, brick and mortar, or services. That’s the gospel of community revitalization that I’m pushing now….

D. O'Nay on April 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Well, good luck. But I won’t be holding my breath waiting for the black community as a whole to turn around any time soon.

    FrenchKiss on April 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    D O’nay, your post proves that you DO get it. You’re just a little frustrated (as we all are!) and are defensive.

    You’re doing the best you can and it sounds like you’re doing a great job.

    DON’T make excuses for the bad ones…they hurt us all. There is freedom in NOT carrying the weight of those who do NOT represent you and hold you down.

    And that can be said of ALL bad Americans NOT being their best and NOT showing America’s great gift!

    Skunky on April 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

London Spy

Even Debbie attacks anybody who’s either Muslim or pro-Muslim – and doesn’t restrict it to just Middle Eastern Arabs.

I happily accept the ‘bigot’ part of your argument. As for ignorant, I’ve been following the news of what goes on in just about all Muslim countries since 9/11, and in not one do Muslims happily co-exist w/ non-Muslims. This trend, incidentally, didn’t start on 9/11 – it started during the time of Mohammed himself, and was pretty much codified into shariah law.

The fact that Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as all the recent ‘Arab Spring’ countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, et al have, despite having democracy, embraced Islamic fanaticism, should tell you all. In Iraq, Christians have fled that country for Syria, which they may yet flee for somewhere else if and when the Baath regime falls. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is pretty much gaining both support and power – so much for the nationbuilding that Western idiots have been doing for it.

Your country is screwed. The only party that can free you from Muslims is the BNP, who alone have the balls to kick them all out, but you won’t support them, since they are racist. Well, good luck to you when Abu Hamza becomes the Emir of the UK (Ummah Kaliphate) and all Anglo-Saxons, Normans, Celts, and everyone not Muslim are put under shariah law.

Infidel on April 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I wouldn’t support the BNP because they are rabid knuckle-scraping morons – as is usually the case when you look at white supremacists – whose supporters have soaked up the lies peddled to them.
    And to have any grasp of the rise of Muslim fanaticism (of which I am no fan) you would have to examine the background of international politics (in which I would include aspects of the last groans of my own country’s political involvement in the area) and the reasons why they detest the West – but as a bigot, you’ll probalby just see a mob of baying irrational towelheads. Hate sites like this, which twist facts, puke aggression, and promote ignorance and prejudice, will solve nothing.
    And don’t lecture me on the state of my own country- you clearly have no idea of what’s really going on here.

    London Spy on April 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      “Hate sites like this, which twist facts,”

      Hold it right there London Spy, let me get this straight buddy, telling the whole truth, giving out the whole facts and using complete common sense, etc. is now hateful in you’re dopey thinking? I’m sorry London Spy, but you are dead WRONG, and NO this is NOT a so-called “hate site” as you slandered between the lines in you’re comment. Earlier on today you mentioned that DS wrote an article last week about the film in theathers a few weeks from now, “The Dictator”, as Middle Eastern dictators as barbarians and savages and you equated that to racism? WTF?

      Don’t you realize what exactly occurs in the middle east on a daily basis? To her own credit, DS is calling a spade-a-spade, and the rest of us see’s these stuff as “reality”, you ought to wake the hell up buster. And here’s you’re other sentiment between the lines:

      “and promote ignornace and prejudice, will solve nothing.”

      Uh-huh, once again let me get this straight, living in the real world and seeing reality for what it is is promoting ignorance, and prejudice? Boy what world are you living in man, you sound like some of the dumbass left wingers here in the USA who spews out BS rubbish like that. I’ll tell you what will solve nothing, being naive and having you’re head in the sand won’t solve anything my friend, and you have to blame the media for NOT giving out all of the investigative facts of what’s really going on in the world. Do you think sugar-coating and lying will solve everything? Think again dude!

      “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

      Sean R. on April 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm

This guy tells it like it is!
http://www.black-and-right.com/2012/04/02/video-of-the-day-163/

sal on April 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Debbie,
You write about the racism of blacks on others in your first paragraph. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson of BOND Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny,has a “Special Report: The High-Tech Lynching of George Zimmerman”. He says you and I have been set up for a race war. He said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a better future for all, regardless of color. But now we have Jesse Jackson effectively installed himself as King’s successor. Jackson, the NAACP, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, the Congressional Black Caucus and others derailed King’s dream. And now they and a new generation of haters are attempting to kill the dream for good, with the help of power-hungry politicians and a thoroughly corrupt media. We all need to sign a petition at http://www.bondaction.org to Attorney General Eric Holder Calling for the Arrest of New Black Panther leaders for placing a $10,000 “Dead or Alive” bounty on the head of George Zimmerman and threatening bloodshed.

Dorothy on April 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Watch this video by Dr. James David Manning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb_FPKEwM-g

Fred on May 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

Hard to believe it’s been 20 years. I still have the T-shirt. On back it says “By the time we got here all the good stuff was gone”. Drawing of looter carrying TV out store, next to Customs and LAPD Badge on front. He looked like a “south central” resident by the way. And I don’t mean Korean. We would have all been fired for making up those T-shirts today (like the Silly Service agents in Colombia). So good to be gone from there! Retired life is good!

Bonzer Wolf on May 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

” I see this kind of stuff every single day in the mostly Black neighborhood where I live”

There’s no way a racist bitch such as yourself lives in a mostly Black neighborhood.

Chase on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

I haven’t read the comments, but the whole “can’t we just get along” theme reminds me of one reason I don’t watch much TV anymore. We see all sorts of family sitcoms and dramas, and almost always, the family has problems getting along. Grown children can’t relate to their parents. Siblings turn rivalry into an art form.

I grew up getting along with my siblings, and getting along with my parents, and thought the whole world was nuts, wondering why I never saw a “normal” family on TV. Then I grew up and realized just how abnormal my family is.

But really, when we don’t have role-models, how do we learn to get along with our family members? Most people learn their behavior from the media, these days. So, all I can say is, watch more Leave It to Beaver, and learn. Yes, it was idealized, but they taught good behavior, good manners, and how to get along with each other.

If you can get along with your family, you can use the same skills to get along with your neighbors, co-workers, and other people with whom you have contact. It all starts at home.

I’ll bet that the people who took part in those riots did NOT have good relations with their family members.

Michelle on May 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

@Chase-seems your racism is going strong!

Mario on May 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

any other angelenos recall the joke of the day back then?

“Have you heard about the Jews burning down Cantor’s Deli because the jury let off the guy who assassinated Rabbi Kahane?”

Anon from LA on May 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

Wow. This article is full of half truths and bias. But not surprising looking at the author. You all do realize that welfare is also abused by whites (I lived in Omaha, and FL, where both had high percentages of white recipiants) and that social security abuse is much more expensive cost to tax payers and is HIGHLY abused by whites. Affirmative action was initally set up to combat the huge disparity in advancement opportunities and lack of wealth building opportunities that minorities did not have for centuries. They may be outdated now, but they DID have a purpose.

To dismiss these so readily goes to show your lack of knowledge about American history.

Also your points about Black on White crime increasing is a statistic that is relative and one that you use to your advantage. Many urban areas are seeing an influx of whites moving into historically minority neighborhoods and gentrifying them. Alot of these neighborhoods had high crime rates anyway, with minority on minority crime being high as well.

You do not point out the fact that white on middle eastern crime has SKYROCKETED since 911. The comment DS saying she is equally critical is false. This is ALSO part of the race issues in America and to blame blacks alone is rediculous and again, poor reporting.

I know this article is old, but I was so disgusted when I read it I had to comment. If you were more factual and used facts only and not partial truths to base your article on, I would have moved along. You should be ashamed as you are influencing America’s ignorance and you have no desire to heal old wounds or help us move forward together as a unified country. You are devisive.

Also, whites are soon becoming the minority. within 10 years hispanics will be the majority. Are all whites going to move to Utah, the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Montana? LOL. I love it!

Senrab on May 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

Reading this article and it’s replies is horrifying. I’ve never read anything so hateful. God deliver us soon. I live in a mostly white, quaint little town in Wisconsin with 2 black families and 6 convicted sexual predators in our town. They are all white. But that would never lead me to speak in the manner you all are. There is evil everywhere and it comes in every race and color. I wonder if this was how Hitlers’ followers convinced themselves they were doing the right thing? You will all have to face The Almighty God one day. I’m pretty sure he won’t dismiss your hateful judgements on the fact that there are “bad blacks”. God have mercy on you all, especially you Debbie. This is not ok!

Lilly on March 23, 2013 at 12:34 am

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