In wake of the protests from the recent events in Ferguson,the shame and embarrassment of systematic white supremacy is on center stage for the world to see. As usual,the dialog has become deflective and evasive of the real problem. In media outlets,people are discussing the problem with the “looters” in Ferguson. People are discussing “bad cops”. And people are regurgitating the same tired disingenuous and deflective “what about Black on black crime” talking point.
All of these narratives are red herrings to divert the public from the real issue: Systematic white supremacy. The only dialog that Black people-and the nation for that matter- should be discussing is how are we going to replace the system of white supremacy with justice. And Melanoid people should be asking, how are we going to protect ourselves to minimize the adverse effects of white supremacy if this system is to remain?
With all of the recent events where unarmed Black people have been legally murdered by suspected white supremacists all throughout the United States, no one is really discussing one particular factor:
Many of the killers who are murdering Black people are being rewarded cash money from other white supremacists nationwide.
In Florida when Michael Dunn murdered Black teen Jordan Davis, there we donations sent to him by supporters online.
Also in Florida,when George Zimmerman murdered Black teen Trayvon Martin, not only was Zimmerman rewarded with donations that many people estimate exceeded the million dollar mark, Zimmerman is treated like a hero and celebrity around white supremacist circles. Promoters were even trying to put together a “celebrity” boxing match for Zimmerman at one point.
Even in cases where is not murder involved, suspected white supremacists are still rewarded for harming Black people. Police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma City police officer arrested in August and charged with sexually abusing eight Black women, has supporters online who have raised thousands of dollars for him.
In the recent case where Darren Wilson was given the legal right to murder unarmed Black teen Mike Brown, he has received hundreds of thousands of dollars (some estimate over a million at this point) in donations from white supremacists supporters around the country.
While some have tried to deny the underlying racism and anti-Black hatred that is driving the support for Darren wilson, the truth always finds a way to reveal itself at some point. The GoFundMe page that was initially taking in donations for Darren Wilson (which has since been taken down) had a section on the page where people who donated could post their comments.
And the people who were donating the money to Wilson were very clear and very specific about why they were donating. The overall consensus was that the supporters were donating because they were glad that Darren Wilson murdered a Black person.
The comments and support from the Darren Wilson GoFundMe page became so blatantly racists,the site administrators had to take the comment section down. Before they removed the comments,there were some screen shots saved and circulated around the net.
“I thank all Police. You are the “Thin Blue Line” protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages” -Brad Moody $100
“I support officer Wilson and he did a great job removing an unnecessary thing from the public” -David Durant $50
“Darren and those like him are all that stand between Americans and anarchy.After 60 years of supporting the blacks I give up” -Richard Holsinger $100
“All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity” -Mike Berman $100
Comments like these clearly show the support for Darren Wilson was not about justice: it was about white supremacist domination and ethnic cleansing.
With this type of mindset among us in the United States,we must understand that Melanoid people around the nation are in a state of emergency . We are literally being legally targeted and hunted in America based on race.
And the people who are acting as “martyrs” for white supremacy are being rewarded. In cash. That gives every white supremacist in the country the incentive to come after any one of us next.
We are not post-racial.