There are those in this country who have a genuine hatred for people of color. The so-called Aryan race or White Supremacists, neo-Nazi, or Ku Klux Klan have never stopped systematically seeking out, to incarcerate, torture and kill Black people just because they were black.
Notwithstanding the institutionalized seemingly systematic unfair treatment of this class of citizens; laws that were enacted to alleviate their persecution and oppression were now beginning to be inverted simply because the “white man” now played the role of victim.
But the problem with that is for everything they have, for the most part, was stolen from the very same people they have a habit of loathing. Including the land, most of every patent for any invention ever created in the USA. If it wasn’t for immigrants and people of color the Caucasian or Arian brotherhood would have most likely starved and died when they first set foot on this land. It was the Native American who taught them their survival skills. Black people, specifically the Moors, that taught them to wash and bathe daily. Not just the visible parts.’
from the late Middle Ages through to the end of the 18th century, etiquette and medical manuals advised people to only wash the parts of the body that were visible to the public; for example, the ears, hands, feet, and face and neck. This did away with the public baths and left the cleaning of oneself to the privacy of one's home. In the Middle Ages, bathing commonly took place in public bathhouses. Public baths were also havened for prostitution, which created opposition to the public baths. Rich people bathed at home, most likely in their bedroom, as 'bath' rooms were not common. Bathing was done in large, wooden tubs with a linen cloth laid in it to protect the bather from splinters.
According to one medical treaty of the 16th century, “Water baths warm the body, but weaken the organism and widen pores. That’s why they can be dangerous and cause different diseases, even death.” It wasn't just diseased from the water itself they were worried about. They also felt that with the pores widened after a bath, this resulted in infections of the air having easier access to the body. Hence, bathing became connected with the spread of diseases, not just immorality.
Appearance became more important than personal hygiene. A medical opinion supported this claim. Physicians of the period believed that odors, or miasma, such as that which would be found in soiled linens, caused disease. A person could, therefore, change one's shirt every few days, but avoid baths.
During the winter, the Mayflower colonists suffered greatly from lack of shelter, diseases such as scurvy, and general conditions onboard ship. Many of the able-bodied men were too infirm to work; 45 out of 102 pilgrims died and were buried on Cole's Hill.
On March 16, 1621, the first formal contact occurred with the Indians (or Native Americans). A Native American named Samoset, originally from Pemaquid Point in modern Maine walked boldly into the midst of the settlement and proclaimed, "Welcome, Englishmen!" He had learned some English from interacting with English fishermen and trappers (most probably from Bristol) operating in the region. It was during this meeting that the Pilgrims learned how the previous residents of the Native American village of Patuxet had died of an epidemic thought to be smallpox. They also discovered that the supreme leader of the region was a Wampanoag Native American sachem (chief) by the name of Massasoit;and they learned of the existence of Squanto (also known by his full Massachusetts name of Tisquantum), a Native American originally from Patuxet. Squanto had spent time in Europe and spoke English quite well. Samoset spent the night in Plymouth and agreed to arrange a meeting with some of Massasoit's men.
Massasoit and Squanto were apprehensive about the Pilgrims. In Massasoit's first contact with the English, several men of his tribe had been killed in an unprovoked attack by English sailors. He also knew of the Pilgrims' theft of the corn stores in their landings at Provincetown. Squanto had been abducted in 1614 by English explorer Thomas Hunt and had spent five years in Europe, first as a slave for a group of Spanish monks, then in England. He had returned to New England in 1619, acting as a guide to explorer Capt. Robert Gorges. Massasoit and his men had massacred the crew of the ship and had taken in Squanto.
Out of necessity, and as a result of a systematic oppression of any efforts by black people to be successful in a country that was built with slave labor; we began to incorporate a community that provided for our people. Free lunch emanated from the Black Panthers where parents cooked meals to ensure that every child had a hot breakfast before going to school. However, in the late 70’s the FBI strategically dismantled the group by the early 80’s. This was done by infiltrating and murdering the leadership. J Edgar Hoover himself stated that the Panthers were a threat to national security.
In January 1969, the first Panther's Free Breakfast for School Children Program is initiated at St. Augustine's Church in Oakland. By the end of the year, the Panthers set up kitchens in cities across the nation, feeding over 10,000 children everyday before they went to school.
The Black Panther: To Feed Our Children
A few months later, J. Edgar Hoover publicly states that the Panthers are the "greatest threat to the internal security of the country. “the FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, begins a program called COINTELPRO (counterintelligence program) to break up the spreading unity of revolutionary groups that had begun solidifying through the work and example of the Panthers — the Peace and Freedom Party, Brown Berets, Students for a Democratic Society, the SNCC, SCLC, Poor People's March, Cesar Chavez and others in the farm labor movement, the American Indian Movement, Young Puerto Rican Brothers, the Young Lords and many others. To
destroy the party, the FBI begins with a program of
surgical assassinations — killing leading members of the party who they know cannot be otherwise subverted. Following these mass killings would be a series of arrests, followed by a program of psychological warfare, designed to split the party both politically and morally through the use of espionage, provocateurs, and chemical warfare.
Warning to So-Called “Paper Panthers”, The Black Panther, September 28, 1968
Yet, the KKK is still in force and effect today due to the fact that most members have prominent positions in local and national law enforcement and judicial agencies.
Founded in Pulaski, Tennessee, a group of Confederate veterans convenes to form a secret society that they christen the “Ku Klux Klan.” The KKK rapidly grew from a secret social fraternity to a paramilitary force bent on reversing the federal government’s progressive Reconstruction Era-activities in the South, especially policies that elevated the rights of the local African American population.
Therefore, they are not only the law makers but also the enforcers of that same discriminatory justice system. The fact is that when Black people decide to demonstrate, as in the BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, then it’s called a riot. And these same agencies filled with racist men and women show up in riot gear. However, when white people specifically, the KKK, Neo Nazis, and White Supremacist get together and decide to demonstrate it’s called a rally.
And as in Charlottesville, Virginia when people get hurt and murdered and they are white, these same leaders start back peddling on racist statements made that perpetuated this onslaught of violence anyway.
On the front lines of Friday night’s “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the University of Virginia, angry white men with torches flocked to a statue of slave-owning Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. By Saturday afternoon, members of the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other armed militia groups were rallying full force in the streets adorned with Confederate flags and in full Nazi regalia.
As the official start of the “Unite The Right” rally kicked off in Charlottesville, Virginia, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said the gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and far-right individuals pointed to a future fulfillment of President Donald Trump’s “promises.
“This represents a turning point for the people of this country,” said Duke in a video uploaded to Twitter by Indianapolis Star photojournalist Mykal McEldowney. “We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. That’s what we gotta do.”
In a tweet, Trump condemned “hate” and “violence” in response to clashes at the rally on Saturday, though he did not call out white supremacists in particular. Duke responded to Trump’s tweet by stating that Trump should “remember” that “White Americans’ were the ones to put him in office
It was made abundantly clear the motivation behind this “rally” and yet and still it was supported by the powers that be. This is not to say that every White person in America supported the actions of these people. This is just to open the eyes of the many Black people and the people of color who stated that the President has no accountability for the things that happened in Charlottesville, I beg to differ, there is some responsibility here for the statements made whether directly or indirectly, hateful words spoken will always have consequences.
How is it possible that you, Ben Carson, Omarosa Manigault and other Black people, continue to stand by a man who blatantly and unabashedly made it known that he has no respect or concern for you? Is a position or wealth more important than dignity? Or is that you are so brainwashed in that slave mentality, that you forgot about the skin you’re in? Have you really assimilated that much?
Bottom line racism is racism, it has always been the founding pillar of this country and in these United States of America, we are beginning to see the manifestation of justified hatred at its best.