You gotta ask what the hell has Black people done to Republicans that makes them hate us so? No, do not point to Uncle Tom Scott from South Carolina as proof that I’m wrong (“see, see, we don’t hate black people, we have our own African-American over here”).
They have to hate his gut to have sent him out there to talk about being called,.…. well (uncle Tom).
He had the nerve to stand there and say America is not a racist country. But, at the same time, this c**n is just as afraid of being murdered on a dark street by police for driving while black as the next black man.
US Senator doesn’t mean a thing when those thugs in uniform are on a power trip. They will find out you are a US Senator after they riddle your body with bullets from behind.
At the time uncle, Tom was delivering his address; I wondered who was pulling his strings as he stood there making a mockery of himself? Was it Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, or was it uncle snark Kennedy down in the bayou?
Yaaah,… Let’s send the token N****r out to respond to the popular president that has basically delivered what he said he would, despite our racist and intransigent obstructionism.
I never intended to write about the likes of Tim Scott. Oh, okay, I was forced to do so a few days ago on the issue of qualified immunity. But Tim Scott’s coonery was never the focus of my attention; some can not be saved from themselves, ask uncle Clarence Tom-Azz.
Despite the wide and varied examples of Republican hatred for Blacks, many are still running around behind Republicans like little lap dogs. From voter suppression laws to laws supporting police murdering innocent unarmed people and now laws that give drivers cover to run over and kill demonstrators in the streets protesting injustice against police violence under the pretext that they are scared.
1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
On May 30, 1921, a young black man named Dick Rowland was riding in the elevator in the Drexel Building at Third and Main with a white woman named Sarah Page. The details of what followed vary from person to person. Accounts of an incident circulated among the city’s white community during the day and became more exaggerated with each telling.
Tulsa police arrested Rowland the following day and began an investigation. An inflammatory report in the May 31 edition of the Tulsa Tribune spurred a confrontation between black and white-armed mobs around the courthouse where the sheriff and his men had barricaded the top floor to protect Rowland. Shots were fired, and the outnumbered African Americans began retreating to the Greenwood District.
In the early morning hours of June 1, 1921, Greenwood was looted and burned by white rioters. Governor Robertson declared martial law, and National Guard troops arrived in Tulsa. Guardsmen assisted firefighters in putting out fires, took African Americans out of the hands of vigilantes, and imprisoned all black Tulsans not already interned. Over 6,000 people were held at the Convention Hall and the Fairgrounds, some for as long as eight days. Twenty-four hours after the violence erupted, it ceased. In the wake of the violence, 35 city blocks lay in charred ruins, more than 800 people were treated for injuries, and contemporary reports of deaths began at 36. Historians now believe the white thugs may have murdered as many as 300 people.
To understand the Tulsa Race Massacre, it is important to understand the complexities of the times. Dick Rowland, Sarah Page, and an unknown gunman were the sparks that ignited a long-smoldering fire. Jim Crow, jealousy, white supremacy, and land-lust all played roles in leading up to the destruction and loss of life on May 31 and June 1, 1921. (History.com)
Interestingly, Oklahoma Republican Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law last week that offers legal protections for drivers who kill or injure protesters if they are attempting to “flee the scene.” House Bill 1674, which passed last week, thanks to overwhelming Republican support, also makes it a misdemeanor offense to obstruct a roadway, argues Yahoo news.
The new law is a direct, in-your-face response to protests last year after Derek Chauvin lynched George Floyd and protests erupted across the nation and the world.
One would have thought that for the Republicans in the state of Okholoma, that massacre would be enough? That they would be satisfied with the 1921 episode where they wiped out an entire community of African-Americans.
Not so; Kevin Stitt and the Republican Legislature just gave white people who are opposed to Blacks exercising their Constitutional rights to protest a license to run over and kill them under the pretext that they were only trying to get away.
It has to be more than the fact that African-Americans vote against them. This hatred is palpable. African-Americans must turn that hatred to their benefit by turning out at every election, and voting like their lives depend on it because it does.
Vote them out of every office that they hold and condemn them to minority status into perpetuity.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, black achiever honoree, and creator of the blog mikebeckles.com.