I've received a lot of hate mail and DMs yesterday from people who saw me on MSNBC
Asked about Donald Trump's racial philosophy, I said: "Donald Trump sounds like a white man." I am not above admitting when I've said some stupid shit (and lord knows I have) but...
First of all, let's be clear: The Republican Party is a WHITE PARTY. No Democratic President has won a majority of the white vote in 50 years. White people are 62% of the population but 81% of the GOP.
And EVERY OTHER nonwhite DEMOGRAPHIC IN AMERICA votes Democrat
Maybe the Democratic Party has figured out a special technique that hypnotizes dumb poor black people. Everyone knows we don't wanna work because we want gov't "handouts."
People should stop saying how many people police kill each year. Or, if you want to throw out a number, preface it with “at least” because, the truth is, no one knows.
What’s crazier is how many AREN’T counted
Take Breonna Taylor, for instance.
The incident report lists her injuries as “none” and...
Actually, that’s it. If it didn’t happen in a city like Louisville, that’s all we know. One of the most understood stories is how often police lie on police reports and MOST media outlets will relay these reports as fact
What does this have to do with statistics?
Well, almost all the stats you hear about police killings come from media reports, which come directly from police reports, which always contain lies.
For instance , Dijon Kizzee reportedly “dropped a bundle that contained a gun”
If we are going to follow Kimberly Guilfoyle's logic that Puerto Rico isn't part of the United States, then she should also acknowledge another fact that she probably doesn't know:
The first person to settle in America was black.
Who was it?
You tell me.
The candidates come down to three choices.
The first one was this fine-ass black dude who might have been enslaved or he might have been an African prince —Historians disagree.
All we know is that he left Kongol, went to Portugal & ended up Spain, converting to Catholicism
This makes sense because Catholic church services are very short and this dude was very young. When he converted to Catholicism, he changed his name to Juan Garrido, which translates to "Johnny Handsome" because...of course.
When Juan was 15 years old, Ponce De Leon asked him:
What else does Mark Twain’s writings represent besides white people’s version of Ebonics? He is considered a master of AMERICAN literature but he was really ghetto as fuck.
He was a great storyteller whose literary faults made him “accessible to the common man”... white people
Or look at Walt Whitman, who dropped out of school at 11 years old.
His poetry was without form and lacked classical style. Yet, he is considered one of the greatest American poets... And he is, partly because he wasn’t criticized for having a lack of classical training.
Never forget that 55 years ago, Conservatives left the Democratic Party and became Republicans after cops attacked an unarmed protester who conservatives said was a marxist agitator who hated America & instigated violence.
Now, first, you have to understand that most "big government" haters don't know shit about history.
For instance, if you've ever said anything about racism and politics on social media, I'm sure an airheaded, Republican, Fox News-watcher explained to you that the "Democrats are the party of KKK " and the Republicans "ended slavery and passed Civil Rights and voting rights."
Everyone is using this bird site to shine a light on work stolen from black creators but if you want to hear something crazy, here's a story that I've known about for years but paid no attention to.
A (non-history) thread:
My best friend had two brothers, the youngest, Kelvin, was much younger than us. He was young and had too much energy, so they tried their best to ignore him but he was always around.
But, because he was always around, I'd have long conversations with Kelvin.
I would also play video games with him because his brothers were very competitive and hated losing. And Kevin would literally study the code of the games, find all the quirks and use it to his advantage. And he was unapologetic about it, too.
On July 9, a few years ago, a speech about fighting oppression got out of control. The protest organizer wanted it to be nonviolent but protesters started destroying property and attacking law enforcement officers.
A (relatively short) thread:
The march was supposed to be against injustice and inequality. But unlike previous protests, this protest crowd was mixed with white people, black people and even a few indigenous people.
They had a whole list of complaints.
First of all, they complained that the government was anti-immigration.
They wanted criminal justice reform.
They were tired of being overpoliced.
Their voting rights were being suppressed.
They wanted reparations.
The shooting of an unarmed black man had started a riot