Racism, Civil Servants, and Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson Then and Now!!!
Racism, Civil Servants, and Michael Jackson
Years ago -- the late '90s -- in Queens, three civil servants -- one police officer and two firefighters -- rode a parade float in black face. Michael Jackson walks around in white face -- surgically evolving since the 1980s -- on a regular basis. All four men show their contempt of Blacks.
The civil servants rode a float, throwing fried chicken and watermelon at a cheering crowd, and -- these employed protectors of civilians -- also dragged a black rag-doll behind the float, like, an infamous -- criminal case -- in Texas.
The press got a hold of a video, and every TV news station in New York seemed to have lead with it. The public was outraged, the mayor -- seemed -- outraged, and the -- offensive -- civil servants were fired. Hurray! you say? Not so fast, because these former civil servants sued to get their jobs back, and according to a judge their First Amendment rights were trampled on. In other words, they -- the one police officer and two firefighters -- have the right to express racist views when off duty and keep their job. Would anyone hire David Dukes as a New York firefighter or police officer? Should someone? Did the civil servants express their contempt for Blacks -- they would have to serve -- on their psychological exams, before getting hired -- as New York City Civil servants?
If the New York City police officer, who was convicted of sodomizing a black man, in a police precinct, had first pretended to sodomize a black rag-doll, while off duty, and it got out to the media, would people consider that freedom of speech? Or be concerned about what that officer might do to a real person, in the future, while on duty? A civil servant who shows pure contempt for blacks -- who, along with other races, he has to serve and protect -- should not be a civil servant.
Now, Michael Jackson. Well, his face is white, he was born Black, he was born in America where some founding fathers and presidents had slaves, and so laws were against Blacks at the formation of this Republic. In America, where light complexioned slaves were -- thought -- better than the darker complexioned slaves. America, where in the early part of the twentieth-century, young Black children -- some as young as five -- were placed in prison work camps on trumped-up charges. America, where, Black-American soldiers fought for freedoms of others in World War Ii, while Blacks were being lynched back home. America, where a young boy is beaten to deformity for a supposed infraction against a white woman. America, where a woman, refusing to get out of her seat on a bus for a white man, gets arrested, which started the Civil Rights Movement.
These events were before, around, and after the birth of Michael Jackson, the white-faced -- shamed of himself -- Black-American, who lived in a country where some civil servants -- and he -- proudly show contempt -- in his own way -- for Blacks' existence.
I wrote this essay several years ago. N.E. Wright
Please scroll down, and leave a comment.
Blacks and Law Enforcement Items on Sale:
Comments 56 comments
- FOR THE LOVE OF HER ... CHILD
The morning air on February 12, 2007, Approximately 8:00 AM, was cool, and the ground around Sherry Blackwell's apartment building was pretty icy. Which meant she had to walk very gingerly towards her waiting...
N. E. Wright's Other Hubs:
- THE CHANGE
I remember my Mother. I remember our love. I remember her braiding my hair, and laying my clothes out nightly for the next school day. I remember my Mother singing, and dancing to love songs playing...
- OUR FIRST TIME AT DISNEY WAS 2009!
Last year, August 2009, my sister and I started our first annual family trip together to Disney. She and her twenty children and grandchildren. Actually it was five children and three grandchildren it just...
- WHY I DECIDED NOT TO SMOKE.
Years ago, when I was thirteen, I spent one of many weekends at my maternal grandmother's apartment in Brooklyn, NY. It was a sunny weekend day in 1975. I do not know the season, I cannot tell you which day it...
- LAST DAY IN FLORIDA 2010
It is Friday, 6:50 AM, and the children next to me -- my son, and nephew -- are still asleep. Can you feel my smile. Most children are preparing for school here in Florida, and in New York where we are...
- THE TRUE FOE IS ...
A SHORT STORY: It was a February morning when Barbara Walker surveyed the five lower vacant floors of "The Walker Family Inn". She, her husband John and their three children moved onto the penthouse...
- THE RIB BAR AND GRILL
I feel remiss in not giving my younger brother a shout out on the day of the Grand Opening of his Rib Bar and Grill sooner. I wanted to interview him for this article, but he been too busy booking parties, and...
- MY LETTER TO CNN ON LOU DOBBS.
Sometime ago, I had received a notice in my inbox to sign a petition to CNN, and I decided to write a message in the optional message box to Jon Klein, the President of CNN. I will say this, I have no problem...
- MY MUSE.
The reason why I love telling stories is because of my mother. I grew up in the '60s and the '70s. My mother helped my siblings and me through a lot of life troubles while growing up in Queens, NY. My mother...
- NOW, I LOVE FLY-SWATTERS
There was a question about getting rid of flies, and I thought, Hey , I know how to do that . Fly swatter . So, I thought I would tell this story. Years ago,...
More by this Author
Shortly after moving into my two bedroom apartment I began seeing flies. It was Winter time! After getting rid of my sticky paper ... I decided to get fly swatters.
My health problems have me listed as home bound. Sure I walk, but mostly always with pain. Access-A-Ride Para-transit Transportation helps me get to my appointments when I am feeling well.
Inside the African-American culture there is a sad divide between Dark and Light Complexion Blacks.