George Floyd – Black Man Treated Like a Dog by White Policeman in the USA

The FBI is investigating the death of George Floyd, black man who was pinned on the neck by a police officer and later died in custody. Minnesota’s Attorney General Keith Ellison joins The Beat with Ari Melber’s breaking coverage on the latest from the FBI and the protests. While the officers involved have yet to be charged, Ellison argues a “quick arrest” might “make people feel better about justice” it is “important” for investigators to “take the time to make sure that these charges, if they are brought forward, stick.

‘Haunted’: Minnesota Attorney General responds to death and investigation of George Floyd

 

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  • It is impossible for any Black person to be a racist. He or she may hate White people but to be a racist you would have to to be a member of that race which has historically imposed racism on othes, as the first qualification.

    Secondly, you will have to have the economic, political, social, military and legal power to systematize individual hatred as an organizing principle in society.

    And regardless to the simplistic definitions in your dictionary there were never any circumstances within the annals of history where Afrikan peoples have systematize the hatreds of another race.

    That is racism. And it is racism and colonialism from which people line Jonny and Freedom Crier owe their existences.

    Are White people who hate other White people racist? Or Afrikan people who hate other Afrikans racist?

    Therefore, logic demands that other factors outside personal likes and dislikes are the determinative ones.

    The nonsense about reverse racism was always a well sounding meme to deceive the uninitiated.

    Donna, fortunately you are wholly unqualified for that charaterization, we are afraid.

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  • John, PLT

    It had to have been a strategic decision to make Antifa the masked face of Trump’s assault on Black and White opposition to his leadership.

    Here’s how I think it played out. Trump and his handlers could not see a path to his winning the presidency this year. Covid and its effects on the economy made certain that Trump would have to find some bold strategy to win in November. So they came up with Insurrection.

    Trump’ handling of the mainly peaceful protests would be designed to show him as a strong leader who would at all costs do everything needed to lead the country back to the overt racism and the whiteness of the pre-60’s America.

    The George Floyd incident arose totally by chance and is being taken advantage of strategically by Trump and his people. The extreme empathetic reaction by young whites to march in their numbers on behalf of fair treatment for Blacks was unexpected. But someone saw the opportunity to cast Antifa as the villians and that Trump could prevail upon and thereby solve all his problems. i.e. Get fence sitting whites on his side; exterminate Antifa; sideline the Black Lives Matter movement, and ride those successes to a victory in November.

    If they are successful You and Moneybrain and Lawson, and perhaps GP as well, will have a short time frame for celebrating your victory but it will be a pyrrhic one.

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  • Pachamama
    June 3, 2020 8:33 AM

    It is impossible for any Black person to be a racist. He or she may hate White people

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    You must be some kind of a genius!!

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  • Miller
    June 3, 2020 8:24 AM

    Wasn’t Franklin D. Roosevelt one of the great American presidents serving over 11 years in making America Great a member of that party?

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    Sho’ ’nuff, he was a member.

    “The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) first charged Roosevelt with being fascist less than two months after he took office. On May Day, 1933, the CPUSA ran a series of newspaper advertisements denouncing “the whole Roosevelt program of preparation for fascism and war” and calling Roosevelt a “fascist dictator”.”

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  • Jonny

    No. Only a social scientist giving you the acceped definition of racism as a construction from which you continue to benefit.

    And you are obviouly the genuine CRYPTO RACIST living in the open in Barbados.

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  • re If they are successful You and Moneybrain and Lawson, and perhaps GP as well, will have a short time frame for celebrating your victory but it will be a pyrrhic one.

    LET US GET A FEW THINGS STRAIGHT

    IF TRUMP WINS THE ELECTION, ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE OK.

    IT WILL NOT AFFECT MY LIFE IN ANYWAY SINCE I DO NOT WORK AT, OR FOR TRUMP.

    TRUMP IS NOT MY LORD OR MASTER OR KING AS I SEEK TO MAKE CHRIST BOTH PRESIDENT AND RESIDENT IN MY LIFE.

    I HAVE NEVER ASKED OR GOT A POSITION OR ANYTHING FROM TRUMP, OK?
    SO I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE

    IF TRUMP DOES NOT WIN THE ELECTION, ALL HELL WILL ALSO BREAK LOOSE OK.
    IT WILL NOT AFFECT MY LIFE IN ANYWAY SINCE I DO NOT DEPEND ON TRUMP FOR SOLACE OR COMFORT

    I DO NOT WORK AT, OR FOR TRUMP.

    IF TRUMP DOES NOT WIN THE ELECTION, AS LONG AS I AM NOT AFFECTED, I WILL ENJOY THE DUMBOCRATS RAPIDLY FINISH OFF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE USA STARTED UNDER THE BLACK LEADER, AND THE HASTENING OF THE RISE OF ANTICHRIST.

    THE USA MUST FALL FOR POWER TO BE RETURNED TO THE SPHERE OF EUROPE- THE SITE OF THE RESURGENT ROMAN EMPIRE AS CLEARLY TAUGHT IN DANIEL 2 & 7.

    SO LEAVE ME OUT OF THE CONVERSATION OK?

    LET ME ENJOY THE RANTS AND RAVES IN PEACE WHEN I LOOK IN

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  • GP;

    If Trump wins: Chaos !!!
    If Trump loses; More Chaos !!!

    But it looks like you would prefer a Trump win as that will affect your life less than a Trump loss, which you think will usher in the Antichrist as a consequence of the Democrats finishing off the destruction of the USA.

    How yuh know for sure that Trump is’nt the Antichrist?

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  • Lyrics > Lyrical Gangster > How You Livin
    Hay tell me how ya livin hay

    Them a watch we ya kno
    We no watch them ya kno
    Them worry bout we no worry bout them
    Bun like sun ya kno
    Wet like rain ya kno
    Long time we a roots
    We no jus come stem
    I speak them brain a leak
    Never see me turning ms other cheek
    Not this week or even next week
    Cause I know the earth will in hert the meek

    Fo real thats what she wrote
    Foreal we fire them smoke
    Foreal so the God aint no joke
    Foreal my people can cope

    Dont praise the *** ya know
    Watch me now
    Dont praise the ***ya know
    Bend pick up no soap ya know
    Do good for people like ma name was good
    Hope
    Aint no surprise ya know
    Ghetto youth rise ya know
    Wont hang ma self
    If ya give me nuff rope
    Realize fool ya must be wise
    While ya makin noise
    I done collect prize
    Is how we live
    Build ma own bridge
    Boy like me carry water in sieve

    Foreal thats what she wrote

    Tell me how ya livin
    Soljie what ya got givin
    Tell me how ya livin
    Wha cha got givin hay

    World A Reggae (Out In The Street They Call It Murder)

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  • GP;

    Just trying to work out what is likely to happen if Trump loses the presidential election this year.

    I think Trump will not go calmly or lightly.

    I think his GOP and FatCat supporters will continue to follow him slavishly into continuing insurrection, with different parameters but with toxic and chaotic effects comparable to the pre-election chaos.

    I think that a post-Trump insurrection might be even more consequential as compared with what we are seeing at present.

    I think Biden and any GOP patriots out there should closely study what is happening now to try to get the US back on an even keel asap. The Congress and The Supreme Court should act with urgency as the portents seem poor.

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  • Wait John Knox aka Jack Bowman still trying to mislead the blog?

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  • “Peter Wickham meanwhile, spoke more directly about a Barbadian society in which issues of police brutality and marginalization continue to affect those at the lower ends of the economic scale.

    “I think many people assume that because we are a black country where there is no black racial minority, that we don’t have those issues. But the fact is that we do have those issues and we have had them for many years. We seem to have dealt with them differently, but I think that this type of issue is an important demonstration of the fact that the issues are still alive and well in the world.

    Local authorities are being urged to use the ongoing protests in the United States of America as a reminder not to take the country’s marginalized communities for granted, especially amid the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19.

    Political scientists Dr Tennyson Joseph and Peter Wickham were reacting to the unfolding developments as millions of people in North America and across the globe observed #BlackoutTuesday on social media in solidarity with protesters. The action has been sparked by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    HMMMM

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  • lyallsmall
    June 3, 2020 9:55 AM

    I think Biden and any GOP patriots out there should closely study what is happening now to try to get the US back on an even keel asap.

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    It may have escaped your attention but Joe Biden is doting!!

    He isn’t capable of any studying!!

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  • @Pachamama June 3, 2020 8:33 AM
    “It is impossible for any Black person to be a racist. He or she may hate White people but to be a racist you would have to to be a member of that race which has historically imposed racism on othes, as the first qualification.”
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    Some of these attempts at humour are really misfiring. This could only be meant in jest, after all.

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  • @WARU
    “you will note the PM did not open her mouth like she did for Venezuela and flaring off hands at UN, lots of big talk then, but when it comes to supporting her own people, silence.”
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    Do you not tire of misleading people and misleading yourself? The head of government of a small nation anywhere in the world has no place intervening in the domestic affairs of other nations. Idealistically any nation, but reality is such that that only applies to we small fish. More than that the Venezuela episode is wholly different. That had to do with international geopolitical intrigue and maneuvering taking place in the region, with a consequential destabilising effect on us. Still nonetheless, Barbados continued to pursue its doctrine of principled neutrality, which all small nations ought to follow. So you sorry and sickening lady, go find some other issue to unmeritoriously attack government.

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  • KK
    Maybe you would want to suggest which Afrikan people would then be qualified as racist as defined by the scientic definition.

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  • KK
    You may also want to tell us why the UN defined Barbados as a crypto racist society as recently as 2001 circa.

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  • Pacha you are 100% correct. We understand you to mean institutional, systemic racism. The kind practiced every day against blacks. The kind where race soldiers can kill in broad daylight and walk free. The kind where Blacks cannot get access to proper housing, jobs, bank loans. The kind where entire nations are enslaved and empoverished.
    The kind of racism that is endorsed and enforced by the state. Nowhere on the planet do Blacks engage in this. Simply calling someone “cracker” or “coolie” though inconsiderate can not cause the kind of widespread, generational suffering and destruction that White Supremacy does.

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  • @Pachamama

    The ability to institutionalize or sytematize racism is not the sole determinant of whether one can be racist. There are many typologies of racism and institutional/sytematic is but one. Discrimination is also a separate typology. However, simply holding prejudiced beliefs on the basis of race is just as racialist. So your insistence upon institutionalisation introduces an element of narrowness to the discussion which is in essence squirreling.

    Regardless, what say you about Article 27(b) of the Liberian Constitution conferring citizenship only on “Negroes” or persons of “Negro descent”. Wuhloss dat dere sound like discrimination institutionalised in law on the basis of race.

    I am not denying that in the Modern Era, blacks have disproportionately and despicably suffered racism in all its various typologies. That is evident for all to see. However, comments such as yours do not help, but in fact, hinder race relations, as it does the same thing you accuse others of: pedestalise one race over another.

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  • Dullard

    You are a true scholar and a gentleman.

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  • John;

    Good point at 9:59 am!

    But I think that Trump has shown that it doesn’t take a genius to be a President. It just takes someone who has enough good sense to choose bright, experienced, forward looking, honest executives to carry out agreed sensible strategies. Trump failed, not because he is an unempathetic, venal, selfish, uncaring, untruthful, rich man with a history of buying and bulldozing himself out of every adverse situation (… and the devil take the hindmost…) but because he would not accept nor stick with good advice and wrongly considered that only he had the sense necessary to lead the country.

    Biden can lead well if he appoints good people to serve and does not consistently overrule their good advice.

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  • KK
    We lack the time to engage you. The constitution of Liberia was for a state set up by a racist America to resettle former slaves.

    In that regard it itself was a function of international racism.

    KK we have previously read your contributions and have otherwise determined that you know too little about too much.

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  • How is it possible for a Black person to be labeled racist? It boggles the mind.

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  • RACISM IS THE ADVERSARY FONDEST TOOL…DIVIDE AND CONQUER IS THE MANTRA OF THE LEFT!

    The Adversary is Raising His Head… all the other Confabulated Efforts have Failed to Bring America Down, this is one More Try…Playing his Favourite Race Card… Divide and Conquer!

    AMERICA IS THE LAST FREE FRONTIER!!

    TRUMP IS A SPOKE IN THEIR WHEEL!

    A DEEP STATE GLOBALIST TRYING TO BRING IN A ONE WORLD ORDER ONE WORLD CURRENCY WHERE COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE WHOLE WORLD IS THE AGENDA…

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  • question: How yuh know for sure that Trump is’nt the Antichrist?
    answer: Simple! He does not in any way fit the description of the Antichrist given anywhere in the Bible.

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  • Minneapolis Police Use Force Against Black People at 7 Times the Rate of Whites

    Video of George Floyd’s last conscious moments horrified the nation, spurring protests that have led to curfews and National Guard interventions in many large cities.

    But for the black community in Minneapolis — where Mr. Floyd died after an officer pressed a knee into his neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds — seeing the police use some measure of force is disturbingly common.

    About 20 percent of Minneapolis’s population of 430,000 is black. But when the police get physical — with kicks, neck holds, punches, shoves, takedowns, Mace, Tasers or other forms of muscle — nearly 60 percent of the time the person subject to that force is black. And that is according to the city’s own figures.
    Community leaders say the frequency with which the police use force against black residents helps explain a fury in the city that goes beyond Mr. Floyd’s death, which the medical examiner ruled a homicide.

    Since 2015, the Minneapolis police have documented using force about 11,500 times. For at least 6,650 acts of force, the subject of that force was black.

    By comparison, the police have used force about 2,750 times against white people, who make up about 60 percent of the population.
    All of that means that the police in Minneapolis used force against black people at a rate at least seven times that of white people during the past five years.

    Those figures reflect the total number of acts of force used by the Minneapolis police since 2015. So if an officer slapped, punched and body-pinned one person during the same scuffle, that may be counted as three separate acts of force. There have been about 5,000 total episodes since 2015 in which the police used at least one act of force on someone.
    The disparities in the use of force in Minneapolis parallel large racial gaps in vital measures in the city, like income, education and unemployment, said David Schultz, a professor at Hamline University in St. Paul who has studied local police tactics for two decades.

    “It just mirrors the disparities of so many other things in which Minneapolis comes in very badly,” Mr. Schultz said.

    When he taught a course years ago on potential liability officers face in the line of duty, Mr. Schultz said, he would describe Minneapolis as “a living laboratory on everything you shouldn’t do when it comes to police use of force.”

    Mr. Schultz credits the current police chief, Medaria Arradondo, for seeking improvements but said that in a lot of respects the department still operates like it did decades ago.

    “We have a pattern that goes back at least a generation,” Mr. Schultz said.

    The protests in Minneapolis have also been fueled by memories of several black men killed by police officers who either never faced charges or were acquitted. They include Jamar Clark, 24, shot in Minneapolis in 2015 after, prosecutors said, he tried to grab an officer’s gun; Thurman Blevins, 31, shot in Minneapolis in 2018 as he yelled, “Please don’t shoot me,” while he ran through an alley;
    and Philando Castile, 32, whose girlfriend live-streamed the aftermath of his 2016 shooting in a Minneapolis suburb.

    The officer seen in the video pressing a knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck, Derek Chauvin, was fired from the force and charged with manslaughter and third-degree murder. Minneapolis police officials did not respond to questions about the type of force he used.

    The city’s use-of-force policy covers chokeholds, which apply direct pressure to the front of the neck, but those are considered deadly force to be used only in the most extreme circumstances. Neck restraints are also part of the policy, but those are explicitly defined only as putting direct pressure on the side of the neck — and not the trachea.

    “Unconscious neck restraints,” in which an officer is trying to render someone unconscious, have been used 44 times in the past five years — 27 of those on black people.

    For years, experts say, many police departments around the country have sought to move away from neck restraints and chokeholds that might constrict the airway as being just too risky.
    Dave Bicking, a former member of the Minneapolis civilian police review authority, said the tactic used on Mr. Floyd was not a neck restraint under city policy because it resulted in pressure to the front of Mr. Floyd’s neck.

    If anything, he said, it was an unlawful type of body-weight pin, a category that is the most frequently deployed type of force in the city: Since 2015, body-weight pinning has been used about 2,200 times against black people, more than twice the number of times it was used against whites.
    Mr. Bicking, a board member of Communities United Against Police Brutality, a Minnesota-based group, said that since 2012 more than 2,600 civilian complaints have been filed against Minneapolis police officers.

    Other investigations have led to some officers’ being terminated or disciplined — like Mohamed Noor, the officer who killed an Australian woman in 2017 and was later fired and convicted of third-degree murder.

    But, Mr. Bicking said, in only a dozen cases involving 15 officers has any discipline resulted from a civilian complaint alleging misconduct. The worst punishment, he said, was 40 hours of unpaid suspension.

    “That’s a week’s unpaid vacation,” said Mr. Bicking, who contends that the city has abjectly failed to discipline wayward officers, which he said contributed to last week’s tragedy. He noted that the former officer now charged with Mr. Floyd’s murder had faced at least 17 complaints.

    “If discipline had been consistent and appropriate, Derek Chauvin would have either been a much better officer, or would have been off the force,” he said. “If discipline had been done the way it should be done, there is virtually no chance George Floyd would be dead now.”

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  • The US Defence Secretary has said he is against using armed forces on US streets. Can I assume that Barbadians are against the perversity of so-called joint patrols? Is anyone going to speak out about this abuse of relative military might? Police patrol civilians, armies fight foreign enemies.

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  • Oh dear! When you resort to the hater defence then I know you ent got nutten!

    A person tells a few truths and she becomes a hater.

    Johnny ma boy, I have no need to hate you or yours because my family long before I was born got out from under the thumb of those of your ilk. And I mean ALL sides of my family. I don’t know how but we have had many many lots of land for as long as I can remember. One grandfather sold much of it cheaply to relatives and gave large plots to each of his children,. Right now my mother sits on land belonging to her mother and vacant adjacent plots belonging to her first cousin. And I sit myself on a plot inherited from my parents through my grandmother that can easily hold four large houses. Next to me are two large vacant lots belonging to my cousins. Next to one of those plots my brother owns a large plot inherited from my aunt through my great grandmother . A stone’s throw away are my first cousin on a large lot inherited from his father, through my grandfather and three other families of cousins who purchased from my grandfather. And a stone’s throw away is another vacant lot where my grandfather used to live. I don’t even know which cousin that now belongs to because I don’t care. My father lives on another large lot with his wife and my brother a smaller one. And we are ALL more than adequately housed. No slave huts for sure!

    And we are not working in your stores, or your hotels or even your offices..

    So you see, I have never felt the sting of oppression from any white Bajan even those who steal our taxes.

    We may not be in your financial league by a long, long way and we may not own one single plantation but none of the relatives I have even known had to clean your damn toilets. And if any of my ancestors ever did, they did not do so for NOTHING, not in the long run.

    And we have managed to distribute our property among family members without court cases, and attempted homicide.

    I have no hatred, Johnny ma Boy, just pity for those who want too much!

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  • @John June 3, 2020 8:01 AM “Donna It isn’t healthy to harbor all this hatred in your heart.”

    John It isn’t healthy to harbor all this hatred in your heart

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @LyallS… OMG, you are a unicorn among your brethren here: a scientist who actually brings his training of carefully ‘dissecting’ the subject to present unbiased analysis. Refreshing!

    Powerfully noted that: “If they are successful You and Moneybrain and Lawson, and perhaps GP as well, will have a short time frame for celebrating your victory but it will be a pyrrhic one.”

    Absolutely… A reelected POTUS Trump can not last four more years in Washington without uppending the world… thus whether by 25 amendment , Senate putsch or otherwise I too interpret any such election victory will be short lived.

    I have one disagreement where you suggest that “The extreme empathetic reaction by young whites to march in their numbers on behalf of fair treatment for Blacks was unexpected. “

    Many Whites – progressive liberals – have always shown an empathy to the racial issues and now to the Black Lives Matter cause and have marched in recent years (apart from their historical efforts) … Also the POTUS team are aware that lots of white folks supported Obama and still do, so there will be that group of folks who will always oppose the crass actions of this POTUS and many will put on their marching shoes.

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  • @Pachamama June 3, 2020 9:04 AM “And you are obviouly the genuine CRYPTO RACIST living in the open in Barbados.”

    There is nothing crypto about John.

    John is openly racist.

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  • @Pachamama
    “The constitution of Liberia was for a state set up by a racist America to resettle former slaves.”
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    And when Liberia annulled the 1847 Constitution and its subsequent amendments and passed a new one in 1986, more than 100 years after its founding and 100 years after most of world agreed that slavery was a moral evil, and under its black leadership retained that controversial provision, what would you call it?

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    @David

    How would you refer to Idi Amin’s expulsion of Asians from Uganda? Or the intended deportation of Diffa Arabs from Niger? Or Genocide Watch declaring a stage 5 emergency level crisis with respect to violence against whites in Zimbabwe?

    You would have to be some sort of advanced stage nincompoop to deny that in the Modern Era particularly, blacks have suffered racism disproportionately. But acknowledging a rather simple truth that any person has the ability to be racially prejudiced and that any person can use the levers of the state to give institutional effect to that prejudice, does not diminish the fact that it happens per capita to blacks more than anyone else. Equally saying that one group of people are incapable of being racist does nothing to help race relations.

    By that warped logic, Jews are equally incapable of racism, as the group suffering perhaps the worst oppression on the basis of race stretching back at least to 38CE in Alexandria. I don’t think many would support that view either. So why can Jews be racist but not blacks?

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  • @lyallsmall June 3, 2020 9:32 AM “How yuh know for sure that Trump is’nt the Antichrist?”

    If there is an AntiChrist.

    Then Trump is surely it.

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  • @Dullard June 3, 2020 9:55 AM “Wait John Knox aka Jack Bowman still trying to mislead the blog?”

    Yes. But without much success.

    Lol!

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  • When Freedom was Growing up Racism meant that two Different Races getting Different Treatment was Racism because the Treatment was based on the Race of the person and we were all taught Not to Do that. Nevertheless, in this “New Age” when Racism is Relatively Minor as one person being treated Different to another person based on their Race, New Definitions must be Invented to Keep the Race Narrative going Strong. Therefore, we Even have those on this Blog Trying to say that “RACISM IS WHAT I SAY RACISM IS!”

    People are different, No one thinks the same way and we can All believe Different things. Cycle-cell effects Negro People Predominately, so because it singles out Negros Predominately and not White people, maybe we should Prosecute by Law the Disease called Cycle-cell and Conversely White people get more Skin Cancer than people of other Races. Therefore, we should Prosecute by law, the Sun, for being so Racist towards White people.

    This is Serious Business, the War that is being Fought is being Fought for the Minds of the People. Using an Incident that the man has been Charged with Murder. But this Rioting is Nothing to do with Mr.Floyd. It has Everything to do with the Prize and that Prize is America…Burn it Down, Destroy it and we will Remake it in the Form of Communism but we will Not call it Communism. We will use Nice Sounding words to fool the People…it’s about Social Justice, Economic Justice, Radical Racial Justice…Every man Should be Equal in Everything Except the Globalist and the Super Rich. They will Speak of Utopia but Deliver Misery, they will Continue to Speak of Utopia but Deliver Death. We Only have to Look at our Neighbour and see what happens. Freedom does not care if Billy Boy G has more money than me, but I care if he tells me how to live my life. If I own three cents, it is mine, let me do with it what I please, it is mine.

    Because we have Crazies in America does not mean we have to import Crazies into Barbados. Whither you are Black or White, Wrong is Still Wrong. Do Not Try to change what is wrong to Right by changing the Definition of the Word.

    The Adversary is Only Concerned with this World cause he Cannot get to Heaven…So Although Lazarus was a Poor man, he was in the Bosom of Abraham and the Rich man was in the Bosom of the Adversary.

    We are all Different, we all make Mistakes, we All need to Change to be better. Every Leaf on a Mango Tree is Different. Every Human Being is Different. Racism is a State of mind Black or White. God is not a Respecter of Persons or Race. He asked us to be what we are supposed to be, not what we are Brow beaten to believe we are.

    There is no Freedom in China, there is No Freedom in Cuba, there is No Freedom in Venezuela, there is Still some Freedom in America but the Anarchist want to Crush it.

    Those who Accuse others of Racism are those who are Usually Guilty of Racism themselves but in order to Appear Sanctimonious must to Change the Definition of Racism to Appear Spotless themselves!

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  • @Khaleel Kothdiwala June 3, 2020 10:09 AM “The head of government of a small nation anywhere in the world has no place intervening in the domestic affairs of other nations.”

    The Barbados government expressing horror ar the treatment of George Floyd is not interfering in the affairs in the United States.

    It is simply expressing horror at a gross human rights violation. The United States government needs to know that the Barbados government is not complicit in the abuse of human beings

    If the Barbados government says nothing, then the U.S. government believes that Barbados is indifferent or even approves. of human rights violations.

    I can assure you that right now at the yellow building on the hill there is a political officer writing to the U.S. State department that the Barbados government has said nothing.

    The Barbados government must write a diplomatic note to the U.S. Embassy at Wildey expressing the horror of the government and people of Barbados at what was done to George.

    When the U.S. government was looking for friends to support its invasion of Iraq, did not Billie Miller our then Minister of Foreign Affairs not express Barbados’ disagreement with what the U.S. government was up to?

    When wrong is being done, we all have to express our disagreement with wrong doing.

    The wrong doers need to be called out.

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  • @Pacha

    Good question how we give Jews a pass and condemn Blacks. Then again they are Gods chosen people.

    >

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  • @Silly Woman

    You are misleading yourself. The war in Iraq was an instance of international geopolitical maneuvering which as we have seen had far-reaching political and particularly economic impact on the whole world.

    Waging war on another nation (a volatile one at that in a volatile and economically important region) is quite distinct from the present issue.

    The government of Barbados is under no obligation to officially comment although they might decide to as time passes. And what the GoB does unofficially in diplomatic confidence will not be known to either you or me until another Snowden comes along.

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  • … Nationwide!!

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  • “KK we have previously read your contributions and have otherwise determined that you know too little about too much.”

    i keep telling Koochie Koo..he knows too little for me to engage him in politics, but he should ask himself why other countries have CONDEMNED publicly the structured racism practiced against the African descended in the US…and they had every right to because under the UN 30 Articles of Human Rights the practice of institutional racism is a VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS….

    the UN just came out and asked US to be more vigilant regarding racism…

    only 2 reasons Mia cannot open her big mouth at US telling them that the practice violates human rights is because she KNOWS that both DBLP have allowed the practice of both APARTHEID and racism against the majority population on the island to enrich themselves and a tiny bunch of slimy minorities…ad she also knows that EVERYONE ELSE KNOWS TOO…..so she cant exactly go pointing fingers at US when it’s well known that is what’s been happening on the island for the last 60 years pre and post emancipation…..the other reason is, well she lives in a big ass glass house and one only needs to throw a pebble at it and everything will crash down…

    Koochie Koo knows very little, they just wind him up with information he does not even know is mostly lies and set him loose on BU to make an ass of himself..

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  • Cuhdear Bajan
    June 3, 2020 11:23 AM

    @lyallsmall June 3, 2020 9:32 AM “How yuh know for sure that Trump is’nt the Antichrist?”
    If there is an AntiChrist.
    Then Trump is surely it.

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    Perhaps the Anti Christ is the founder of Antifa.

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  • Dinesh Joseph D’Souza is an Indian-born American author, filmmaker, and conspiracy theorist, who is widely known as a far right political provocateur…From 2010 to 2012, he was president of The King’s College, a Christian school in New York City until he resigned after an alleged adultery scandal…In 2014, D’Souza pleaded guilty in federal court to one felony charge of using a “straw donor” to make an illegal campaign contribution to a 2012 United States Senate campaign. He was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, five years’ probation, and a $30,000 fine. D’Souza’s films and commentary have generated considerable controversy due to their promotion of conspiracy theories and falsehoods, as well as for their incendiary nature.

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  • Cuhdear Bajan
    June 3, 2020 10:56 AM

    Minneapolis Police Use Force Against Black People at 7 Times the Rate of Whites

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    Let’s try this again and see if it posts.

    Police kill more Whites than Blacks, Hispanics, or any other ethnicity in the US.

    So far for as of 30 March 2020, Police have shot and killed 31 Blacks, 13 Hispanics and 42 whites.

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  • So in essence Kootchie Koo does not even know unless told that ALL COUNTRIES should be speaking out against institutionalized racism wherever it is being practiced against Black populations simply because those 30 Articles of UN Human Rights were RATIFIED since 1948….and since then many countries including Barbados have POINTEDLY IGNORED THEM….with both black governments ALSO allowing the practice of apartheid which many countries cannot stomach and which neither black government has had any problem with no matter how repulsive….

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  • So alyuh now see why Mia CAN’T open she mout…

    ah wonder how the gossipy fowl blog is going, that was quite a BIGLY NEWS BREAKER they got recently, am sure they are grateful….they must be quite busy, that news is like free hot bread, can’t see a fowl nor a feather on the blog these days to ask them though..

    #youarewelcome….

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  • Chicago is another Democrat controlled hellhole.

    Two options for residents, vote out the Democrats or leave and go to Republican controlled safer areas.

    Politics & Voting in Chicago, Illinois
    The Political Climate in Chicago, IL is Strongly liberal.
    Cook County, IL is Moderately liberal. In Cook County, IL 73.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 20.8% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.3% voted Independent.
    Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
    In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 73.9% to 20.8%

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    “How is it possible for a Black person to be labeled racist? It boggles the mind”.
    @DavidBU i never thought i would see black people supporting Trump as leader of the Republican Party either then I started to watch Fox News then i started to query the “intelligence of humankind” or if man was created in the “image of God”…… lol

    @Cuddear IF and only If John is “coming out the closet” as a racist then he betta get back in dat closet…pelt out the clothes, go back in that closet, lock it and don’t come back out…lol.

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  • Of course the voters of Chicago can take Biden’s advice.

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  • George Floyd’s killing touches a nerve with Africans who know police brutality at home and abroad

    When a high ranking official condemns state brutality against citizens in an interaction between African countries and the United States, Africa is typically on the receiving end.

    This week, the tide turned as the African Union (AU) issued a strongly worded statement condemning the killing of George Floyd, the African American killed by Minneapolis police officers. The AU Commission chairperson’s statement also extended to the “rejection of the continuing discriminatory practices against black citizens” as well as a request for the US to “ensure the total elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin.”

    Millions of Indians flocked to download a tool that removes Chinese apps

    The message from the AU carried even more potency as it was echoed by statements from US embassies or ambassadors in Congo, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania all condemning the killing. While the condemnations by these embassies are striking and somewhat defer from the core of president Trump’s public statements, it’s a necessary measure if they are to retain legitimacy while engaging local authorities on human rights issues.

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/george-floyd-killing-touches-nerve-174329411.html

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  • @Khaleel Kothdiwala June 3, 2020 11:49 AM

    It is worth noting that some love to distract from the issues at hand to seek to score political points at home. That governments of small nations could be criticised for restraint in commenting on a situation still in its embryonic stages is baffling. Noting also that few persons would be privy to private condemnation makes remarks to the effect that the GoB ought to be disparaged in this regard, all the more confounding and in fact revealing of the agenda of some.

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  • @ Khaleel Kothdiwala June 3, 2020 12:38 PM

    Of course, “strongly worded statements” make the world of difference, when they are backed up by no foreseeable action and continued fraternisation with Chinese imperialists, who espouse values antithetical to Western liberal democracy. It is a telling indictment on the present moment: all hashtags and statements for the duration of the news cycle until the next hot-button issue arises. Will this be another seven-day wonder or Arab Spring?

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  • @ Khaleel Kothdiwala June 3, 2020 10:25 AM
    “I am not denying that in the Modern Era, blacks have disproportionately and despicably suffered racism in all its various typologies. That is evident for all to see. However, comments such as yours do not help, but in fact, hinder race relations, as it does the same thing you accuse others of: pedestalise one race over another.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    To whom are you referring when you use the label “blacks” to refer to those humans who ‘have disproportionately and despicably suffered racism in all its various typologies?

    Based on your BU photo would you consider yourself ‘black’ and, potentially, subject to ‘despicable racism’?

    Would you consider those people of Sri Lanka with their lingering Sun-kissed skins to be “black” also or is that stepping to close to the line of Truth as far as you are concerned?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    “Let’s try this again and see if it posts….Police kill more Whites than Blacks, Hispanics, or any other ethnicity in the US….So far for as of 30 March 2020, Police have shot and killed 31 Blacks, 13 Hispanics and 42 whites.”AND … “In Chicago over the weekend, 84 people were shot, not by Police!!”

    These are the comments one associates with an ‘idiot’ or an ‘ignoramus’, best described as a person who cannot/refuses to analyse data to reach practical and rational interpretations or simply someone who wants to be a troll offering insanity dressed as opinions!

    1.The number of killings 31+13+42= 86 or 36%, 15% and 48% of killings. Across the breadth of the US – as has been noted here repeatedly- the Afro-American population is ONLY 12%… by very basic analysis that is a open season on Blacks… such is the OUTSIZED difference!

    2.If 84 people were shot then that’s a bad thing… that none were shot by police during the commission of a crime is even greater. Humans commit crimes including homicides… police officers are empowered to prevent or hold us accountable for those acts. That’s a good thing.

    At no time.. not once, not 84, not Black, White or Hispanic, not ANYTIME are police officers empowered to murder unarmed, That’s a BAD thing…they are there to PROTECT n SERVE.

    If some educated wag can make a case that citizen-on-citizen crime/killings is comparable to police-on-citizen brutality/killings then the obvious correlation is that we should expect of cops the same lack of disciplined care that we expect of our fellow citizens… thus they should have NO IMMUNITY against prosecution for shootings or death by strangulation while on duty.

    That’s either a reasoned next step from the absolute insanity offered as logical thought or itself is absurd logic!

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  • Most people know where Quaker John, the Soviet refugee and others of that ilk are coming from. Why not ignore them as we do all nutcases? Why try to debate with them?
    For obvious reasons, @Quaker John is very good at the history of the plantocracy in Barbados.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler
    June 3, 2020 1:19 PM

    At no time.. not once, not 84, not Black, White or Hispanic, not ANYTIME are police officers empowered to murder unarmed, That’s a BAD thing…they are there to PROTECT n SERVE.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So what about the commandment Thou shalt not kill?

    Does that only apply to Police officers?

    … and what about the part about “your brother’s keeper”?

    Only applies to Police?

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  • @ Khaleel Kothdiwala June 3, 2020 11:23 AM
    “By that warped logic, Jews are equally incapable of racism, as the group suffering perhaps the worst oppression on the basis of race stretching back at least to 38CE in Alexandria. I don’t think many would support that view either. So why can Jews be racist but not blacks?”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Are you suggesting that Jews are a ‘race of people’ which, as it is claimed, were enslaved in Egypt for over 400 years in the Sun?

    Doesn’t that also turn Christians and Muslims into races ‘too’?

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  • @Miller

    I am acutely aware that as a mixed race individual, I have a unique social experience. So while many might say that one derives one’s racial status from one’s mother, and that as my mother can be classed as being of primarily African descent, that makes me black, that may be true but does not accurately depict my reality and therefore whether or not I encounter “despicable racism”.

    Additionally, you know as well as I (or at least you can find it on your copy-and-paste adventures to feign knowledge) that race is not biologically determined but a social construct. And consequently, it takes on different meanings across different cultures. We in the West have some consensus on the notion of a “black person”, which is distinct from a “white” or a “brown” (in this respect Indian and not simply the colour), or much more pejoratively a “yellow”. And you know that so I will not engage you on that.

    I will leave you to Enuff but suffice it to say that being mixed race makes me privy to the racialism of many racial groups. I note and observe the racialism of Indians with regard to whites and blacks. I note the racialism of wastrels such as yourself with regard to Indians, whites, Chinese etc. One thing that is clear to me over a short period of observation is that no human trait is the sole preserve of one group, and exalting one group is exalting one group. It doesn’t matter if you say that one group is definitively more intelligent than another, as pseudo-scientists sought to prove for decades, if not centuries, or that one cannot display a negative characteristic. On a matter of principle, the two things are equal.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler
    June 3, 2020 1:19 PM

    1.The number of killings 31+13+42= 86 or 36%, 15% and 48% of killings. Across the breadth of the US – as has been noted here repeatedly- the Afro-American population is ONLY 12%… by very basic analysis that is a open season on Blacks… such is the OUTSIZED difference!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    … and here is another statistic from the US.

    “It’s important to note that black men commit nearly half of all murders in this country, which is astounding when you take into consideration the fact that they only make up 12-13 per cent of the population.”

    50% vs 12%.

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  • @Miller
    Based on your BU photo would you consider yourself ‘black’ and, potentially, subject to ‘despicable racism’?
    +++++++++++++++
    Only if he is Dalit…..

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  • Cuhdear BajanJune 3, 2020 11:25 AM

    @Dullard June 3, 2020 9:55 AM “Wait John Knox aka Jack Bowman still trying to mislead the blog?”

    Yes. But without much success.

    Lol!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    But without ANY success!

    Right now he is not even being creative, scrapping the bottom of the barrel, dredging up the same old debunked sludge that cannot even stick on my sixteen year old son. Here he is teaching a course in Statistics for Dummies (or to fool dummies) but he cannot find a dummy to teach.

    Wuhlaus!

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • The Truth Is That ANTIFA And Black Lives Matter Rioters Are Burning Down Black-Owned Businesses And Murdering African Americans Like David Dorn

    So if everyone right now from coast to coast is literally screaming that “BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!!” how come no one but white people are standing up for David Dorn? He was black, how come his life doesn’t matter in the least bit to ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter? Because to the cowardly criminals of ANTIFA and BLack Lives Matter, David Dorn does not matter, black or not, because they do not value human life.

    To the cowardly criminals of ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter, David Dorn does not matter, black or not, because they do not value human life.

    I am a white guy, and I come from what the Liberals would call a privileged position, and today I want to use that position of privilege to say the name of a black man whom I never met, David Dorn, and tell the world that his life mattered because all lives matter. These riots by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter are destroying the livelihood of black business owners, and taking the lives of black American citizens. David Dorn is not the only black man killed in these riots, there have been many more. Why is no one standing up to protest that? You are all hypocrites, that’s why.

    “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” James 4:1-3 (KJB)
    There are two very different reactions happening right now to the death of George Floyd, one is a rightful movement protesting police brutality, and I agree with those people to a very high degree. Police need to follow the sames laws that everyone else has to follow, they are not above it. I agree with the people who are peacefully protesting the death of George Floyd. But there is a second grouping that has inserted themselves into the mix – ANTIFA and BLack Lives Matter – and they are destroying black-owned businesses and killing black people.

    David Dorn was a retired police officer from St. Louis, and he spent over 40 years putting his life on the line everyday for the people of his community. David Dorn was a black man. David Dorn was gunned down and left to die alone in a pool of his own blood, who killed him? Black Lives Matter looters, that’s who. Say his name, David Dorn. Now say the name of the group who murdered him, Black Lives Matter.

    • David Dorn Was Murdered By Black Lives Matter Looters
    His life mattered too.

    • How Many More Blacks Will Die At The Rioter’s Blood-Stained Hands?
    Did their lives matter

    Black Americans Killed in Riots Across American Cities

    https://i0.wp.com/www.nowtheendbegins.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/black-lives-matter-destroying-minority-owned-businesses-killing-african-american-people-antifa-race-riots-david-dorn.jpg?resize=933%2C445&ssl=1

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  • @Miller

    You know as well as I (or again can find it on your copy-and-paste excursions) that Jews are both an ethnic group or a socially-constructed race as well as a religion. Where Christians and Muslims were active in proselytizing, Jews never have been. Of course today you have Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, with the Sephardic ones being more closely aligned ethnically to their ancestors. But anyone with the slightest knowledge of history knows that the factors which allowed Judaism to remain more or less confined to an ethnicity or race, were the exact factors which have meant that Muslims and Christians have been far less racially sterile.

    Besides, Muslims nor Christians can claim the consistent, structural, institutional racism suffered by the Jewery across history. Of course, they have always proven to be an interesting case study, due to their accumulation of economic capital despite this.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    LOLLLL… Despite @Austin’s warning I was waiting for the handy (never fails to materialize) :“It’s important to note that black men commit nearly half of all murders in this country, which is astounding when you take into consideration the fact that they only make up 12-13 per cent of the population.”* …so a brief reply.

    Yes,@John that is sadly very true. I take you back to my earlier remark about “a person who cannot/refuses to analyse data to reach practical and rational interpretations”.

    You KNOW perfectly well that the comprehensive sociological picture of Black life in the US MUST be properly considered with those raw numbers…remember there are many types of blogging styles….”Lies, damned lies, and statistics” sometimes seem to be yours wrapped into one 🙂 🙂 !

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  • I was the first person on BU who questioned why the CARICOM nations under the stewardship of Mia have yet to express their anger at the lynching of our fellow African brother George Floyd. It took a number of days before a small number of sovereign countries started to speak out. The African Union has finally spoken.

    I know that there are some juvenile voices on BU who look at the Caribbean as a collection of small islands and are of the belief that a child should be seen and not heard. Least we forget, the Caribbean region over the years have produced numerous revolutionary civil rights leaders. From Marcus Garvey, Stokely Carmichael, Clement Osbourne Payne and all the others whose messages resonated internationally.

    Look at the period of post independence during the sixties and the seventies when we had a collection of voices from Fidel Castro, Michael Manley, Maurice Bishop, Eugene Charles, et al. whose voices reached far beyond the islands of their birth.

    Why has the Caribbean political voice become neutered? Is Mia waiting for an approval from the Maloney boy before she speaks out or is she perhaps waiting for the new kid on the block to give her the thumbs up?

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  • The fact that George Floyd died the way he did is appalling.

    The world and his wife agree.

    The fact that Antifa would piggy back is also appalling.

    Things will quieten down as Antifa is on the verge of if not already been designated a terrorist organization.

    You will find that members of the organization will be thinking twice.

    Plus, their interference is only strengthening Trump’s position with voters for November.

    … and many of those voters I reckon will be black.

    To continue the rioting and destabilization would be dumb if their objective is to “get Trump”!!

    But, you never know.

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  • @ Khaleel Kothdiwala June 3, 2020 1:44 PM
    “Jews are both an ethnic group or a socially-constructed race as well as a religion.”
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    Why are you exposing your Achilles heal to such deadly barbs?

    Where does that place the Ethiopian Jews? Are they part of the Jewish ethnic grouping or a “socially-constructed race” like those ‘Jews’ who populated Europe for ‘millennia’ and who can be found even today in the lands of the former HQ of Nazism?

    If we were to take your argument to the absurdum would it be logical to say that both Muslims and Christians are indeed “JEWS” since they are all the children of Abraham?

    How about going even higher in your logic of make-believe and say that all of ‘one’ mankind (including Indians and Chinese) is from the ethnic Jewish tree of Adam & Eve?

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  • @ Khaleel Kothdiwala June 3, 2020 1:44 PM
    @ Miller June 3, 2020 2:22 PM
    “Why are you exposing your Achilles heal to such deadly barbs?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yes we mean your political ‘heel’ which will never “heal” on BU.

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  • Miller

    I will carry this no further with you. If you’re interested you can read on the subject. You are being ridiculous and I haven’t the time for it today.

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  • @ TLSN June 3, 2020 2:03 PM

    How about Malcolm “X” Little whose mother was a Grenadian and heavily influenced by Marcus Garvey?

    Isn’t he entitled to being called a Caribbean revolutionary civil rights leader by ‘Descent’?

    “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

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  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8385201/Minnesota-AG-expected-announce-decision-charging-cops-George-Floyds-death.html

    “BREAKING NEWS – Three other cops involved George Floyd killing ‘to be CHARGED with aiding and abetting murder as Minnesota AG heightens Derek Chauvin’s charge from 3rd to 2nd degree murder’

    Well apparently they charged the other cops with aiding and abetting murder, but i could not believe my drowzy eyes when someone sent me a post where cousin Boris from RACIST UK is actually scolding Prince Donald and telling US that racism and racist violence has no business in “our” society, this is rich coming from racist UK who designed that EVIL SHIT that is now so institutionalized and embedded because it was actually upgraded and REFINED to an even more evil art POST SLAVERY….yes, the same Boris who went to Africa and when children sang for him he claimed Black children made him uncomfortable and called “piccaninees with watermelon smiles” that was until Madame Plague paid him a visit, now he has also turned UK is removing themselves form their own RACIST CREATION…so alyuh wannabe racists are ON YA OWN…lol

    and ah hope they drag all of you off the island. for enabling, condoning and enriching ya wicked greedy selves from the RACISM AGAINST THE MAJORITY BLACK POPULATION ON THE ISLAND FOR DECADES….

    Some are saying that cousin Boris only ran out because protestors started throwing stuff at his Downing door and pulled down the barriers, ah now need a whole new level of energy to go give Boris grief…

    “At the Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister was asked what his message was on behalf of those protesting in London in solidarity with Black Lives Matter .

    Mr Johnson said: “We mourn George Floyd and I was appalled and sickened to see what happened to him.

    “My message to President Trump, to everybody in the United States, from the UK is that I don’t think that racism – and it’s an opinion I’m sure shared by the overwhelming majority of people around the world – racism and racist violence has no place in our society.”

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  • @ Khaleel Kothdiwala June 3, 2020 2:33 PM

    We can smell from a mile away when a child has been put to his intellectual bed.

    Now where are your pyjamas, K? And don’t wet your bed, ya little Koochie Kid!

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  • Millsy

    Your simplicity is amusing.

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  • Isn’t he entitled to being called a Caribbean revolutionary civil rights leader by ‘Descent’?”

    ya done know the house negros in Barbados and the Caribbean would have done the same to Malcolm that they did to Kwame Ture, Stokeley…they would have thrown him off the island saying he is messing with the dumbed down slaves minds and they can’t have that… and some would not have even bothered to give him a meal first….because that is what the slaveminded and house negros do, they are their own worst enemies and always will be, but there is hope, cousin Boris just got a note telling him that his words were well appreciated and since RACISM is a UK designed, constructed and implemented centuries old evil philosophy, he is well placed to help Prince Donald dismantle it in its entirety in US, dismantle it around the world and help racist Barbados and the other Caribbean islands who allow such evil to be practiced to please and appease racist thieves in the community, racist investors and racist tourists….he can help these wicked governments do the same…

    Miller..it seems that our efforts over the week of these demons squeezing the life out of an innocent man, was not wasted, as his sicx year old daughter shouted, her Dad changed the world, pity he had to lose his life, but it brought out the UK distancing themselves from racists and its practitioners, hope Mia is taking note.

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  • Koochie Koo…the UK PM publicly condemned racism in US, take note that they in UK created and practiced racism against African descended people for centuries with no easing up…so now what is your excuse for Mia not doing the same…..if the original designers and practitioners are plainly SEEING THE WRITNG ON THE WALL and are doing so in the evident they suffer a backlash…

    …kiddie Koo, keep ya ass quiet do…

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  • Don’t worry, we will soon be rid of Mia and HER RACISTS…they thought they would be around forever, but …..people power is a hell of a thing.

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  • And of course cousin Boris wants no part of this, because the people in UK have also had enuff with the racism against themselves too..

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  • There are demonstrations in Australia, New Zealand, France, the UK – but not in Barbados. If Boris Johnson could condemn the savagery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, why can’t CARICOM speak out?

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  • Let’s see if an analogy will work.

    We have in a bar somewhere a scrawny little fellow, no more than 130 lbs enjoying some alcoholic refreshment with a friend. This group of very loud, very muscular gentlemen walk into the bar, drunk already and go right up the bar stools and sit down and start making a bunch of noise. Very loud, very drunk. Is our scrawny little fella going to shout at the group of big men “wunna drunkards, shut up in hey”??? Does that sound like a sensible or rational reaction? If the group tries to assault a lady passing by, I would say that he ought to do something. If they try to assault his woman, he most certainly ought to do something. However, if they are keeping noise among themselves, it makes greater sense for him to leave the group to the publican or other patrons who are better-endowed than he is.

    Away from the analogy now, that reality is perhaps an uncomfortable or sorry one, but it is as real as ever. The GoB has to seriously weigh strategic objectives and imperatives before wading into a very volatile situation. They may decide that it is appropriate to do so in the fullness of the time, because they know better than I or the ordinary person do what those strategic imperatives are and how issuing condemnation interacts with those imperatives. If they ultimately say nothing, clearly the strategic imperative meant that that battle simply was not ours to fight. So while we as private citizens can do so or Government ministers and Senators in their private capacities can do so, Government is not the Cabinet’s private concern. It is a public trust that must be handled delicately. So we will see what happens going forward, but that has little relevance to the present discussion. One notes with interest the manner of person seeking to make this a topic for discussion.

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  • How come the Conservative Gov’t in Britain was preparing to kick out Caribbean Immigrants (Windrush) but is preparing to open the door for Hong Kong residents.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/britain-could-change-immigration-rules-for-hong-kong-citizens

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  • Pacha mummy is referring to Frances Cress Welsing’s Isis (Yssis) The Keys To Colours functional definition of (white supremacy) racism

    If you just read the introduction it will blow your minds away a must read for all black people to understand and overstand racism ism and schism

    boo
    oom!

    Click to access the_isis_papers_-_francis_cress_welsing.pdf

    “How is it possible for a Black person to be labeled racist? It boggles the mind.”
    If you listen to white people’s narratives that’s all they say to black people who are enlightened about racism

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  • “How come the Conservative Gov’t in Britain was preparing to kick out Caribbean Immigrants (Windrush) but is preparing to open the door for Hong Kong residents.”

    Johnson is claiming in Times Newspaper today that Ugandan Asian immigrants were successful example of immigration in UK that were prosperous

    Tories also think african x-slaves aka blacks are too cantankerous and feisty as they don’t know any personally as friends and therefore have never seen their children grow up

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  • @ Sargeant,
    When that story broke this morning I shook my head in despair. Just face it Sargeant, blacks have never been accepted by the British. Expect a ton of money to start flooding into the UK from that super wealthy group.
    @ Hal,
    The locals are not protesting because: A} they are in complete fear of the authorities or B) they are totally indifferent to the plight of their own race.
    @ Miller,
    The Caribbean African diaspora have always kicked above their weight on matters of civil rights. Unlike the minority groups on the island who have always prioritised their love of money at the expense of developing an inclusive and an equitable society that benefits all the people of Barbados.

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  • People are working hard to dismantle the physical structures of racism, the dismantling of the philosophy and the evil practice will not be far behind……get rid of the evil structures of racism..

    (PHILADELPHIA) — A crane lifted a long-polarizing statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo from its home outside a public building in the wee hours of Wednesday, whisking it away after recent protests against police brutality hastened its removal.

    As National Guard troops deployed for the protests watched, the crane lifted the 10-foot (3-meter) bronze statue, and workers shook it from its stand outside the Municipal Services Building, across from City Hall. It will be stored until a permanent plan for its fate can be determined, officials said.

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  • Ah hope alyuh know cousin Boris threw all the racists UNDER THE BUS, he is not going down with alyuh…lol

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  • @TLNS

    The decision to allow 3m Hong Kong Chinese to live in Britain and apply for UK citizenship is not new. The same happened at the time of the handover. You may not remember, but droves of UK estate agents rushed over to Hong Kong to sell property exclusively to the Hong Kongers. At the time it led to hostile stories in the newspapers.
    If you live in London, the Old St Mary’s Hospital on the Harrow Road, was a Chinese ghetto, and that massive (and impressive) development along Battersea Bridge was also one of the sites.
    The ones admitted will bring lots of money, as all refugees do; the poor ones will remain in HK.

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  • This myth of the Ugandan Asian must be dismissed. They were not destitute immigrants when they arrived in the UK. When they resided in Uganda they were the merchant class and ran the civil service whilst the British played cricket, drank Pims and entertained themselves during the day.

    The reason why Idi Amin got rid of them was because they mistreated their African brothers and sisters. I have listened to the likes of a well know Ugandan Asian – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown – and she has gone on record confirming that her fellow Asians badly mistreated the locals. Parallels with Barbados. That they have reached the echelons of British society should not surprise anyone.

    It will be the same with those people from Hong Kong should they decide to settle in the UK.

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  • Listening to former President Obama as the blogmaster types is like comparing gold to mud if Trump is the person of reference.

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  • @ Hal,
    These people are very smart. They probably have already invested in a house/apartment in the UK. They would have anticipated that the screw was going to be eventually turned by the Chinese government.

    I remember that there was an outcry at the time that we would witness a surge of migrants from HK. We all know Hal that the British establishment too love dem people. The Hong Kong dollar was a currency that used to carry serious weight.

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  • @TLSN

    One point that is not often mentioned is that most of them were people who held on to their British passports and refused to identify as Ugandans.
    As to Yasmin, she once mentioned me in an article she wrote without talking to me when she knew my telephone number; she made things worse when the two of us were speaking at the same conference in Islington on blacks in journalism and she spoke movingly about the Daily Mail while I was sitting next to her. She had not a clue what she was talking about (by the way I had earlier visited her home in West London with a friend). She now writes occasionally for the Daily Mail.

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  • @Hal,

    have you ever visited BC, Canada especially Vancouver and the Richmond area. you would swear you are in Hong Kong India, which is not necessarily a bad thing

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  • @HA
    Hong Kong’s status changed in 1997, are you saying that Britain’s offer to take Hong Kong’s residents was open-ended?

    I notice that no one commented on the Gov’ts approach to HK citizens vis a vis those who came via Windrush, the old “boat people” may not have had the resources that HK residents have but they certainly contributed to the building of Britain.

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  • @ Greene

    I have not, but I know about Vancouver. I used to work with Hong Kongers and mainland Chinese (Mandarin versus Cantonese). It was fun – like Africans and Caribbeans. Have you noticed how UK Chinese has shifted from Cantonese to Mandarin? Interesting.

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  • @ Sargeant

    In the build up to the handover Hong Kongers with the necessary wealth were free to enter the UK. Many preferred Vancouver and Australia.
    Like in everything else,, the middle classes and people with connections can always escape and become refugees. We have them here in the UK from all over the Middle East. They come to Britain and within months they have big cars, businesses and as many children as to fill a class. In the meantime, the poor, such as the Yemenis and those in Syria, are left to face the music

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  • “The reason why Idi Amin got rid of them was because they mistreated their African brothers and sisters. I have listened to the likes of a well know Ugandan Asian – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown – and she has gone on record confirming that her fellow Asians badly mistreated the locals. ”

    Priti Patel is descended from the Asian Ugandans who had to be kicked out by Amin and ended up in UK…and she is still as savage as ever….many would like her gone from Whitehall…they have this dirty racist philosophy that they are better than the African descended..

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    “The US Defence Secretary has said he is against using armed forces on US streets. […] Police patrol civilians, armies fight foreign enemies.”

    Thus draws to an end in a slow denouement the Sec Def Esper’s tenure. NO ONE who stands for rule of law or governing ethical guidelines remains in the cabinet of this new fangled monarchist, elected democracy… at least no who firmly re-calibrates their moral compass.

    The die has been cast and the “insurrection” defensive ploy prepared… so there are but two basic questions to be answered: 1) will this admin go against the judgement of Senators, a former Joint Chief Chairman, several other military generals/admirals and hundreds of former govt executives to deploy active duty troops to suppress these protests; and 2) if yes, WHEN will it be done.

    NB… the president in an unprecedented manner has ALREADY assigned the current ACTIVE Chairman of the US military apparatus to “coordinate military operations in the cities”. Can any lawyer in the US Justice Dept or any non-crazed pundit anywhere….. explain in simple, unequivocal language HOW an active military commander is COORDINATING MILITARY OPERATIONS (what are those???) in the continental boundaries of the USA!!!

    As an avid fan of a great, intel/secret sniper style thriller I am enthralled, but this is NOT a Baldachi ‘Camel Club’; a Child’s ‘Jack Reacher’ or a Jason Bourne new book script.. …this is scary real happening in the supposed democratic capital of the world right before our incredulous eyes and we all appear CLUELESS!

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  • @David, you may want to believe that Former President Obama was gold compared to Trump’s mud. However, I listened to him briefly before I switched channels, What i was hearing from him was a lot but yet nothing of substance. He has been under a rock somewhere and would now like to come and ingratiate his way back into black lives. That knucklehead had ten years to make a difference, instead, he pandered and sucked up to all others and never gave two shits about the plight of blacks in his country. Had he gone out on a limb for blacks as he did for Wickers and Bullers, maybe… They are those asking why Barbadians aren’t marching in support of their brothers and sisters in the USA, I have asked of them personally, the answer I’m mostly getting is that ” rioting and looting” is not a bajan thing. The schmucks will always have an excuse for not getting up off their ass. I’m not surprised at this attitude, Bajans and other little island people went to the USA and repeatedly allowed the white man to set him against his black American family. I’ve often listened to Bajans boasting of their so called good British styled education as the reason for the white man hiring and promoting them ahead of black Americans, the fools didn’t realized the white man was afraid of a brother Malcolm in every black american versus an uncle Tom and aunt Jemima in every west indian. I saw this shit for decades. Apart from Eastern pkw wucking up…Not me boh, I in marching no way but to me house. I in from bout hay, cat luck aint dog luck and much more stupid shit while enjoying the benefits of others’s struggles.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Be careful there @David re: “Listening to former President Obama as the blogmaster types is like comparing gold to mud”.

    This POTUS encases many of his possessions in gold paint and looks like he himself has been touched by Midas… he might think you think he is the golden one!

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  • Now that General Mattis had come out against the dictator-in-chief Donald Trump we are calling on the USA military, the srecret service, capital police and all the 17 clandestine agencies or units within to arrest the criminal Donald John Trump and subject him to a military tribunal tonight.

    Should he be found guilty then the lawful sentence should be carried out at daybreak.

    Those charges may include breaches of the constitution, crimes against humanity, war crimes against the American people, crimes of aggression and genocide.

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