Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Natalie Jackson's Mother Helps the Cause

Natalie Jackson, Esq.'s mother
New Sanford, Old Sanford: In the shadow of race

Sanford is in transition between the old and the new and there are divisions that still separate the city by black and white, past and present.

I'm not at all sure what Natalie's mother is talking about in this video.  She goes between it's about race, to it's not about race.  She reinforces the point that "we" didn't call Al Sharpton in, Trayvon Martin's family called Sharpton in.  We get it, or we would if we didn't already know better.  Ben Crump and Julison called Al Sharpton, et al, in.

What I thought about listening to this is why is it African Americans can go into what they perceive as the 'white neighborhoods' and feel so comfortable that some wreak havoc on the whites in the neighborhood.  Robbing, murdering, and attacking and for no apparent reason.

Why don't you ever hear of whites doing the same in AA neighborhoods?  A white is either too scared or too disinterested to go there, much less to go there just to start crap with AA's.  Maybe 50 years ago in small towns in racist America, yes, but not today - they are killing each other now.

Have you ever heard of a 'rough white neighborhood'?  One where drive by shootings and gang wars are going on?  I don't have an answer for it, but it is clear all over this country that whites are not welcome in MANY AA neighborhoods, especially the ones that feel the whites are racist.  Maybe I just need to get out more to understand.

No doubt I'll be called racist for this truthful blog, and no doubt - I won't care because I'm not being racist.  Comment and tell me if you disagree, and why - but leave the word "racist" out of it.