A 20-year veteran American of African American ancestry firefighter was (tentatively) awarded a $2.7 millions settlement because his spaghettis were seasoned with some dog food. The fact that he kept on calling himself the “big dawg” and kept telling newbies on cooking duties that they needed to feed “the dog” had of course nothing to do with the prank. Racism was the culprit and the city of L.A and its deep pockets the target. (Thank God he has a history in hazing new recruits and just got what he deserved. LA might not pay!).
A car robber went on a high-speed chase with a stolen vehicle, was eventually blocked, resisted arrest and was stricken 11 times to obedience with a flash light. He was awarded a $450.000 settlement!
In New York, a vehicle rammed into an undercover officer and then an unmarked NYPD minivan twice part of a surveillance operation of a suspicious strip joint with a “chronic history of narcotics, prostitution and weapons complaints.” The collision prompted other undercover officer to shoot at the fleeing vehicle (they shot 50 rounds but only 21 hit the target: what are they learning in Police academies?). Two black males were hit, one fled the scene. Three officers that had been directly or indirectly rammed were treated for minor injuries. The officers that fired their guns never shot anybody ever during their career. Despite that, Sharpton went to Jamaica Hospital, where one victim was pronounced dead, and Mary Immaculate Hospital on Saturday and held news conferences afterward. At Jamaica Hospital. To top it up the mayor of New York immediately questioned the “excessive force” while knowing the facts and before the end of an official investigation, basically denying the police officers their right to be innocent until proven guilty.
Tell you what; I am willing to eat dog food for a year for a lot less, steal a car, go on a high speed chase and resist arrest for the same amount, and ram a cop if impunity is granted.
Please, all of you, Americans of African Origin; it is boring! You are boring. Stop whining, get up and fight. You are contributing to the perpetuation of your own victimization by being so thin skinned. Promote successful African Americans and stop standing for the people out for a quick buck, or a victim status. You are and deserve better and should believe in it. Each time the Sharpton’s side for a wrong cause, or each time the race card is obviously pulled, sympathizers drift away.
That is how I feel right now, as a foreigner who came here and has less rights, privileges or protection that African Americans, the wealthiest black population of the world that has been provided with the most opportunities ever.
Stop whining, get up, and fight for the right things!