It is a known fact that gun violence in the Black community is one of the primary reasons many major United States cities are not safe. It has been said that the most dangerous place for a Black person is the womb, but this is patently untrue.
The most dangerous place for a Black person is hanging around other Black people, where an enjoyable afternoon smoking marijuana can be interrupted suddenly and viciously. The story cited below is proof of the importance of purchasing grillz for ones teeth:
A Central City man was left with only minor injuries from a gunshot to the mouth after his gold tooth apparently deflected the bullet, police said.
The victim was sitting in a car with his girlfriend in the 3300 block of Second Street, smoking marijuna that belonged to his 20-year-old brother, Waltdell Davis, said Sgt. Sandra Contreras of the NOPD Sixth District persons-crime division. When Waltdell Davis came home, he got angry about the marijuana, and an argument ensued, Contreras said. In an attempt to defuse the argument, the victim went inside the house, but Waltdell Davis followed him in with a gun, Contreras said.
The two began to struggle, and the gun went off, hitting the victim in the mouth, Contreras said. He ran to a friend’s house for help, and the paramedics who treated him told investigators that the small-caliber bullet apparently bounced off the victim’s gold tooth, leaving only some gum damage from the impact and a cut to his upper lip from the ricochet, Contreras said.
The victim told police in the hospital that he had been shot by his brother, Contreras said. His mouth was filled with gauze from his medical treatment, however, and it was initially difficult to ascertain whether he was identifying Waltdell Davis or a second similarly-named brother, Waldell Davis, Contreras said. Investigators were able to subsequently confirm from other witnesses that Waltdell Davis was the shooter and that Waldell Davis was uninvolved in the incident, and Waltdell Davis was arrested Feb. 9 on charges of aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and parole violation.
A video on Grillz can be found here describing the process of putting them on your teeth.
It is our sincere hope that the government – in an effort to stem the tide of rampant gunshot victims in the Black community – institutes Project Gold Tooth. Imagine the lives saved if every person in the Black community has grillz adorning their bicuspids, not to mention the monumental redistribution of wealth this project would provide.
The tragic shooting death of the Black gentleman at the IHOP in Sacramento and the subsequent events that followed (his family attacking a news crew) would have been avoided were the impenetrable grillz attached to his teeth.
Project Gold Tooth: Saved by the Grillz. We encourage local governments to take control of a winnable situation and adopt this plan. Gun violence in Black communities and dangerous neighborhoods can be halved if they take the steps necessary to implement Project Gold Tooth.
Even better, the high rates of Black people affixing these government-issued grillz to their teeth might somehow spark interest in the Black community in dentistry:
As the American Dental Association reinforced its commitment to diversity, it apologized for discriminatory membership practices of the past. Dr. Raymond Gist, the group’s first African-American president, made the apology in an open letter.
In a historic move, the American Dental Association has apologized for not taking a stand against discriminatory membership practices.
In an open letter, Dr. Raymond Gist, who became the ADA’s first African-American president in October, said the dentist group should have done a better job in making sure minorities could join affiliated state and local organizations before the mid-1960s.
“[I]n looking forward, we must also look back,” Gist wrote. “Along with acknowledging past mistakes and to build a stronger, collaborative platform for future accomplishments, the ADA apologizes to dentists for not strongly enforcing non-discriminatory membership practices prior to 1965.”
Peterson says no data available show whether there was a surge of minority member applications after 1965. But he says of the 185,000 practicing dentists in the U.S. in 2009, about 3 1/2 percent are African American and about 44 percent of those dentists belong to the ADA.
Two years ago, the American Medical Association issued a similar apology. Dr. Ronald Davis, the immediate past president of the AMA at the time, said that the apology followed an AMA study about the history of medicine’s racial divide.
“We knew that there had been problems in the past and after all of the detail was collected, we felt horrible about what had been uncovered, even more so than the anecdotal stories that we had heard previously,” Davis told NPR’s Michel Martin. “And we felt that we wanted to issue a very public, very official apology on behalf of the entire organization to African-American physicians and the organizations that represent them.”
Peterson says that the ADA has established programs to promote diversity, including the Institute for Diversity in Leadership, which aims to help equip minority dentists for leadership roles.
Where is the Black dentist? We need them desperately to be part of Project Gold Tooth. The number of Black dentists remained static up until 1991record numbers of Asians and Hispanics are enrolling at higher numbers.
To hinder future Black-on-Black murder rates let us all join together and work to promote Project Gold Tooth.
Thanks to Walter’s wearing of grillz, he survived a gunshot wound to the face. The evidence from this story shows that Project Gold Tooth could save hundreds of life. Perhaps thousands, if not more.
We have no idea how to augment the number of Black people entering dental school, but like most other institutions of higher learning facing this problem the answer is probably found in lowering the standards and academic qualifications required for entrance.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
|“My people” comment excludes white people from legal protection|
At the end of 2005’s The Island those who have been cloned emerge from an artificial world that is falling apart and into the sunlight for the first time. It becomes obvious to them that the lies they were told about winning a “lottery” and escaping to a mythical island were told to delude them and merely fill their heads with false hope.
Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American.
Holder’s frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia.
The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.
“Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia, which was inappropriate….to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people,” said Holder, who is black.
Holder noted that his late sister-in-law, Vivian Malone Jones, helped integrate the University of Alabama.
“To compare that kind of courage, that kind of action, to say some Black Panther incident is of greater concern to us, historically, I think just flies in the face of history,” Holder said with evident exasperation.
Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs) only nod their heads in approval at the logic Holder uses to justify current discrimination, knowing that the white privilege they have been blessed with has enabled them to secure jobs in cities far removed from Black people (Black people of means feel the same way).
The Justice Department stonewalled efforts by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate the dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party, leaving open the question of whether the department is willing to pursue civil rights cases “in which whites were the perceived victims and minorities the alleged wrongdoers.”
In a 144-page report completed in November and released over the weekend, the commission said its lengthy investigation had uncovered “numerous specific examples of open hostility and opposition” within the department’s Civil Rights Division to pursuing cases in which whites were the victims.
Recall the words of Comedy Central’s Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore. Don’t remember? In a bit on 2050 – when whites become the minority in America – he interviewed a bunch of white kids (watch the 2:15 mark carefully) and was told by these same kids that they aren’t upset that whites will be the minority.
He uttered – very matter of fact – “You will be.”
Eric Holder has made it clear that we don’t need to wait until 2050 as “You will be” sorry in 2011.
Michael Bay directed The Island. At the end of that film, people who have been lied to about salvation and hope awake. A world they were told was dead comes alive, immediately erasing all the lies of the past.
It is comments like Holder’s that help bolster the ranks of those who can see and punctuates are own dispossession now, instead of 39 years into the future.For us at SBPDL, Holder’s comment represents an Island moment. We won’t have to be sorry in 2050 for the things our ancestors did; we have to be sorry now and accept the inequality being erected all around us.
Ending to The Island is here.
Monday, February 28, 2011
|CNN opening old wounds with Race and Rage Documentary|
CNN is airing a documentary on the Rodney King beating on March 4th entitled Race and Rage. We at Stuff Black People Don’t Like ask why now?
Think about this: CNN has aired multiple Black in America programs, Katrina Five Years Later, Almighty Debt: a Black in America Special, and will now air a documentary on a habitual criminal who failed to cooperate with the police and was properly beaten for his transgression.
All of these documentaries lay the blame for Black failure, poor credit scores, and high rates of Black incarceration in every direction but the primary one: Black people.
CNN absolves Black people from any failure and instead blames white people for the miserable plight of Blacks nationwide. What can one expect to learn from ‘Race and Rage’?:
Race and Rage’ – CNN’s Don Lemon Talks with Rodney King 20 Years LaterDocumentary debuts Friday, March 4, 8:00pm ET & PT
In the early morning hours of March 3, 1991, construction worker Rodney King and two companions were pulled over after a high-speed chase in Los Angeles. King’s friends were arrested without incident, but the violent confrontation between King and the officers on the scene made national headlines, and ignited racial tensions in the city – and the nation.
CNN anchor Don Lemon retraces the events of that morning, and the riots that divided Los Angeles and the nation in Race and Rage – The Beating of Rodney King, debuts Friday, March 4 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN/U.S. It replays on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT.
King was tasered, kicked, and beaten by officers on the scene. He received more than 50 baton blows that crushed bones, shattered teeth, injured his kidneys, and fractured his skull.
Lemon asked him what thoughts he had during the beating, “Stay alive – I knew I had to survive this,” King tells him in an exclusive interview.
The altercation awakened George Holliday who grabbed his home video camera and filmed the incident. The video became a national sensation and the cornerstone of an excessive force trial against the Los Angeles Police Department.
King became a visual symbol of police brutality, but the officers were acquitted in the original trial. News of the acquittal ignited anger that erupted into riots in Los Angeles that lasted for days. Over 50 people were killed, businesses were looted and burned, and even cities as far away as Atlanta reported violence inspired by the news of the verdict.
Lemon and King revisit the scene of the beating together, retracing the events that altered his life, and the riots that followed. Lemon also speaks with Bobby Green, who famously rescued white truck driver Reginald Denny, who was assailed by a mob at a city intersection during the riots.
A digital feature deconstructs the timeline of the events of March 3, 1991, and includes a special report on King’s life today. The Holliday video became a powerful example of “citizen journalism” and is examined in the context of other watershed historical moments witnessed and captured by citizens across the country and around the world. These and video excerpts from the documentary will be reported on www.cnn.com.
In city after city across a land ruled by the governing philosophy of Black Run America (BRA), anytime a Black person is arrested by police the primary reasoning is because that arresting officer was a racist. Anytime a Black person is shot by a police officer, the only motive is racism (self-defense is never viable reasoning) and a lawsuit is inevitably pending.
I have gone on record and stated that within six months a massive Black riot in a major American city will occur (and no, this time Black people won’t intimidate that city’s newspaper to not report what transpires) and will be largely coordinated using social networking. It seems someone agrees with me:
Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East.
“What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door,” Farrakhan said in a booming voice, thousands of followers cheering in his wake.
Farrakhan also called on President Barack Obama to allow protesters to march, urging the president not to attack innocent people when they do.
Remember the reactions to OJ Simpson’s verdict.
Race and Rage. What an apt name for a documentary that will only augment rage that the Black race feels toward a nation that bends over backwards to placate their every need. And people talk about “white privilege” with a straight face.
It’s time we start talking about “Black Privilege” — an idea that fuels the notion of Black Run America.
Black people are never at fault for their actions with the motivation for their ruinous decisions easily and properly blamed on racism (remember Omar Thornton). That is the ultimate “Black Privilege” in BRA: to never be at fault and always have the excuse of lingering racism to explain their actions.
We’ll ask this question again: Why is CNN airing Race and Rage now? What do they hope to gain? What are they trying to start?
We at Stuff Black People Don’t Like call on CNN not to air Race and Rage on March 4. Are the producers intentionally trying to incite a riot?