Until next time . . .
Posted in Black History Month, Historic Images, Holiday, Holidays, Inspiration, Law, Political, Race, Racism, Religion, Triumph, tagged Black History, civil rights, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks on January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Until next time . . .
Posted in Black History Month, Historic Images, Holiday, Holidays, Inspiration, Law, Political, Race, Racism, Religion, Triumph, tagged America, Black History, civil rights, Lyndon B Johnson, Martin King, Martin Luther King, MLK on January 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Until next time . . .
As I was cuddled up on the couch before bed; watching the Donald Trump’s: the Aprentice. (BTW, if you know who was voted off; please comment below.) [Hopefully Starr Jones gets fired...haha]
An emergency caption messaged scrolled across the bottom of my television. It was stated to stay tuned for an important message from President Barrack Obama.
For President Obama to make an urgent speech at 10:00/11:00 p.m. on a Sunday night, red flags were raised. Something tragic had to have occurred. Indeed noteworthy news and confirmation was released to American’s by President Barrack Obama that Osama Bin Laden had been found and executed by U.S. officials.
Truthfully, my mind was far from focused on Osama Bin Laden. I would have never guessed that we would be recieving that kind of news after nearly a decade.
President Obama brought it to citizens attention that this execution plan was in progress for eight months before action was decided to take place. Timing was everything and Obama waited for substantial information proving high chances of Osama Bin Ladens hide-away in the Mansion Compound.
After nine years, we all were lead to believe that Osama Bin Laden was hidden away in a cave in the mountains. Bin Laden was were we least expected him to be, in a million dollar mansion.
The members of Al Qaeda stationed themselves in the Mansion which had two secruity gates, eighteen foot walls with security; guarding their “FBI Most Wanted” leader. The waste that came from the house was burned, insuring that no evidence could be traced and obtained by U.S. spies and officials. Children were sent out to bring food back to the compound. The mansion had no internet, phone, or cable connected which was suspicious to officials.
The U.S. Navy Seals raided the compound and the mission lasted about 45 minutes. Osama Bin Laden tried shielding himself with a woman. Bin Laden had bodyguards and he ordered them to shoot him before the U.S. officials could capture him or kill him.
The Navy Seals were ordered to capture Osama Bin Laden, dead or alive. Osama and his followers put up a fight. Bin Laden was shot twice in the head; he was executed.
U.S. Officials took custody of his body in order to confirm with DNA that it was Osama Bin Laden. (it was confirmed) Shortly after confirmation, officials honored his muslim religion, buring him at sea within 24 hours.
Even though Osama Bin Laden has been executed, we still have a long way to go. The only way we can put an end to the “War on Terror” is to wipe out all of Al Qaeda Nation.
Posted in Historic Images, Law, Literature, Miscegenation, Mulatto, Political, Race, Racism, tagged African-American, Anti-Miscegenation, Canada, Caucasian, Deport, Miscegenation, Mixed Race, Negro, racism, United States on April 22, 2011 | 7 Comments »
“Couple were deported – S.O. 5 Apr. 1913, originally uploaded by snap-happy1. A mixed race couple were deported to the United States from Canada, in part of the anti-Miscegenation laws. (1913)”
This excerpt brought something new to my attention. I did not think nor realize that Canada had issues with Interracial Couples and marriage.
Glenn asked me a question yesterday and I really think I should share it with my readers; it really sparked a conversation between us. (see below)
getgln: Speaking about laws, do you think the U.S. government should be asking our “race-ethnicity” on the census and school applications?
Biraciality: No, it’s completely irrelevant.
Instead of focusing on who is of which race, the Government should look beyond that at more important factors.
My personal opinion is that the Government’s concern is keeping ‘tabs’ on the population of the races. Of course, it is stated that the information is used for special funding for certain programs and advantages. I completely support the proposal; yet, i do not believe that, that is the only reason why we are asked to specify our race.
getgln: Amen my sister. The U.S. (and Germany) has a history of using race data against their population. In the U.S. during WWII rounding up Japanese to put them in internment camps. At other times the U.S. has dabbled in eugenics.
If I started my own country I would not ask people’s “race”-ethnicity, just the way it has been illegal in France for the government to ask about race since 1798.
Check out Glenn’s Youtube video on, “Why is color on the U.S. Census?”
Thinking . . .
After all these years, why is ["other"] an option on the U.S. Cenus? The only “other” option left to be specified is Biracial/Multi-Racial individuals.
I would prefer to be labeled as Biracial or Multi-Racial; if I am going to be labeled.
Posted in Black History Month, Historic Images, Holiday, Holidays, Law, Literature, Political, Question & Opinions, Race, Triumph, tagged America, Black History Month, Classes, Equality, Law, race, School, Segregation, Slavery, Triumph, United States, US History on February 27, 2011 | 4 Comments »
Black History is America’s History. -
As a student I have observed over the years that; Black History is not covered in U.S. History like it should be. Clearly the triumphs that African-Americans went through in America is extremely signifigant to America’s History, yet it is not covered in our U.S. History textbooks.
At my school in order to even cover Black History, you have to sign up for a separate class; African-American Studies. There is no reason why the two significant pieces of History is separated in the majority of text books. There is no such topic of ‘simply’ Black History (so to speak).
Do you believe Black History should be separated from U.S. History?
Leave your opinion as a comment below, please. (:
Posted in Biracial, Law, Literature, Miscegenation, Mulatto, Political, Quotes, Race, Racism, Triumph, tagged African Americans, One Drop Rule, race, racism, Slavery, Whites on February 18, 2011 | 3 Comments »
The One Drop Rule is a Mental Imprisonment.
- Biracial Erica
Posted in Black History Month, Historic Images, Inspiration, Law, Political, Race, Racism, Triumph, tagged African Americans, Black History Month, Integration, Public Schools, Virginia, Warren County, Warren High on February 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment »