And his own father ‘nudges’ him under the bus. Unbelievable.
“I don’t condone why he was there. But really, at this point, it’s irrelevant,” Mike said. “I mean, he didn’t break any laws. He had every right to be there. I wouldn’t have been there doing what he was doing, but it doesn’t give other people the right to steal his property and assault him.”
Yeah. We’re fucked.
For “fun” I did a Google image search for the Dukes of Hazzard today. Bo and Luke are still grinning in all their 80’s retro glory-but for how long?
Wilson High School in Tacoma WA, which is attended by hundreds of African American teenagers, is named after a virulent racist and segregationist.
Tacoma Public Schools would do well by by stripping the name Woodrow Wilson off of this institution and the City should be out front on this issue.
Woodrow Wilson’s racial bias was on display long before he was elected to the White House (and re-elected on his broken promise to “keep us out of the war” that became world War I). When Wilson was president of Princeton University, a student from a Baptist college in his home state of Virginia applied there. Wilson answered “that it is altogether inadvisable for a colored man to enter Princeton.”
For me,” biographer Scott Berg said, “the worst thing Woodrow Wilson did as president was what he didn’t do. That was in 1919 when the soldiers came home from the war. Many of them were African-Americans. They came home thinking: ‘This is our moment. We’ve lost brothers, we have shed blood, this is the time we have shown we are full-blooded Americans.’ But he said nothing…
Based on a novel, “The Clansman” by Wilson’s good friend Thomas Dixon, the book and movie rewrote Southern history with a false account of Reconstruction. It presented “noble” whites as dominated by barbaric freed black men tried to sexually force themselves on white women. Like Wilson, Dixon and Griffith were children of Confederate parents. C-SPAN recently showed the whole three hours of “The Birth,” which remains in circulation because Griffith pioneered nearly two dozen film making techniques, including some still used today and taught in film schools despite its racist message. Griffith invented the use of an original musical score written for an orchestra, night photography (using magnesium flares), the use of outdoor natural landscapes as backgrounds and introduced fancy title cards. He added a card one that quoted Wilson’s praise after the White House viewing. Wilson was quoted as saying, “It is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.” “The Birth of a Nation,” boosted KKK recruitment, but it made black Americans cry, and in some Northern cities resort to rioting. The newly created NAACP tried and failed to get it banned. The black press went to war against it print. But Griffith, who later regretted his negative racial portrayals, prevailed in theaters and in the minds of bigots.
One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson brought Jim Crow to the North. He had been inaugurated on March 4, 1913. At a cabinet meeting on April 11, his postmaster general, Albert S. Burleson, suggested that the new administration segregate the railway mail service; and treasury secretary William G. McAdoo, who would soon become Wilson’s son-in-law, chimed in to signal his support. Wilson followed their lead. He had made a bid for the African-American vote in 1912, and he had attracted the support of figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois, but, as he put it at the meeting, he had made “no promises in particular to Negroes, except to do them justice.” Burleson’s proposal he welcomed, but he wanted “the matter adjusted in a way to make the least friction.”
Wilson prided himself on having pioneered the new science of rational administration, and he shared the conviction, dominant among his brethren, that African-Americans were racially inferior to whites. With the dictates of Social Darwinism and the eugenics movement in mind, in 1907, he campaigned in Indiana for the compulsory sterilization of criminals and the mentally retarded; and in 1911, while governor of New Jersey, he proudly signed into law just such a bill.
Prior to the segregation of the civil service in 1913, appointments had been made solely on merit as indicated by the candidate’s performance on the civil-service examination. Thereafter, racial discrimination became the norm. Photographs came to be required at the time of application, and African-Americans knew they would not be hired. The existing work force was segregated. Many African-Americans were dismissed. In the postal service, others were transferred to the dead-letter office, where they had no contact with the general public. Those who continued to work in municipal post offices labored behind screens — out of sight and out of mind. When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Independent Political League objected to the new policy, Wilson — a Presbyterian elder who was nothing if not high-minded — vigorously defended it, arguing that segregation was in the interest of African-Americans.
All of the above is documented fact. Today we cannot turn on the news without being aware that American is having a national debate regarding the appropriateness of having the Confederate Battle Flag displayed on our public institutions. I have a larger question for the people of Tacoma and the State of Washington: how much longer are we going to allow this public high school to be named after such an avowedly racist individual as Woodrow Wilson?
I am happy to say that TV Land did the right thing and removed that racist show from their station.
Watched it today. lol.
Speaking of segregation… Nation of Islam feels the same way. Only they’re black. Go figure.
I think that over the past six years, ignorant blacks are beginning to act like so called, moderate muslims. They are being helped on by the left wing media. Yes, I know, I’m a racist for saying that.
Gosh. Wasn’t Boss Hogg a rich old white man?
It’s not like I am standing there holding a noose in my hands and demanding they put it around their head.
They wanted a racist and segregationist honored and memorialized and they have gotten their wish and nobody has had the audacity to call them out until I took it on myself to do so.
It is a noose they have been wearing around their necks for decades. I just decided to expose the untennability of their present situation given the tennor of the country and the effect is like I had thrown the other end of the rope over a handy tree limb and tied it off leaving them scant slack to maneuver.
Where it is going to get double tricky for them is that if the rope gets rained on it will shrink ever so slowly until they hang themselves.
They simply cannot throw the father of American progressivism under the bus by changing the name of the school and if they don’t, I am going to start salting the clouds and encouraging the rain to start falling on the rope.
A few letters to the editor, or yours truly going to City and County Council meetings and asking the Council to defend its lack of concern for the feelings of African Americans who are offended by this man being so honored, given his documented racist and segregationist policies. I am going to School,Board meetings as well and I am going to pamphlet the hell out of the high school students when school resumes in the fall.
This is just too much fun. They are caught between a rock and a hard place and they are well familiar with my tenacity. I don’t even have to raise my voice, all I have to do is point out this mans legacy and let nature take its course. By the way, this school has a very radical group of black civil rights activists who couldn’t. Give a hoot in a barrel about Woodrow Wilson and I am going to just let them apply Alinski tactics and go after the local progs using obama’s own rules and sit back and watch as this bloodbath plays out.
I really don’t care that they already have caught on to what I am up to, there is really nothing they can do about it.
It’s heads I win tails I win. I get to paint the local prog agitators (who are also the City Council, Mayor and half the County Council and the School Board) as defenders of the indefensible if they refuse to change the name of the school and I have stamina that is legendary around here and they all know that I will show up at each and every public comment session and speak of why I feel that it is racist of them not to force this name change through and if they capitulate… There is a Wilson High School in Portland OR that I will go after next.
Alinsky’s Rule #4 – Make the enemy live up to their own rules.
They are stuck, obama has agitated until the black community is at a full rolling boil right now and I am going to sic them on the godfather of American progressivism. The most sacred of their sacred cows is about to be hoisted on their own petard and there aint a damn thing they are going to be able to do to stop the hoisting.
The longer the hold out the more damage they are going to do to their own credibility within the black community.
Lol! Larry the Lying Liberal.
Sounds like the cop was there to protect the racists. And that’s what he did.
I’m so glad I live out in the country and no close neighbors. I still want a flamethrower, though.