Betsy Ross — a shoe in for heroine? What say, Kaepernick?

Symbols of  American freedom matter.  Don’t sell shoes  with a Betsy Ross flag?   Why? Because African-American  Kaepernick   finds  the Ross  flag symbol offensive and associated with slavery.  Get real.

Does Kaepernick know anything about Betsy Ross?  Anything about  early American history?

Betsy Ross is a woman  to admire not  spurn.

Let’s  compare  2019 ex- football player Colin  Kaepernick  with  1776 seamstress Betsy Ross:

Personal commitments to family?  Kaepernick has a girl friend [Nessa Diag] since 2015. He’s not married and no children.  Betsy Ross was soon widowed  after marrying at age 21  outside her Quaker faith which caused her to be  ‘read out of the  Quaker church’ for doing so.    She  later married  again and had children.

  • Professional skills?   Colin  Kaepernick  was a second string quarter back who turned down a  contract with the San Francico  49ers.  He is a rich,  civil rights agitator.
  • Betsy Ross  was child number 8 of 17 children. Betsy   attended a Quaker school 8 hours a day to learn sewing, reading and writing. She became a skilled seamstress.  Fairly soon after marriage to John Ross at age 21,  Betsy’s husband  died  while he was guarding  ammunition.
  • A few months  after her husband’s death, Betsy met with the Committee of Three which included George Washington. This meeting  lead to  Betsy Ross’  sewing of  the first American flag.

Slavery? Betsy Ross was an abolitionist.    

written by Cameron Jackson   jaj48@aol.com

firenze sage–Black football player finds no racism in Mexico

Taking a knee  — during a football game in Mexico.

Before the NFL game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots, Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch demonstrated an historic cluelessness.

Running back Lynch  takes knee protesting U.S. anthem in Mexico and stands for Mexican flag

Lynch, a regular kneeler this year during the playing of the national anthem before the games, actually stood for the Mexican national anthem — before protesting the U.S.  flag by taking a knee.

What  black football running back Lynch does not know about skin color and racism in Mexico —  skin color  dominates  Mexican society.

Overall, one’s skin color is the major determinant of that person’s place in  Mexican society- educationally, occupationally, connection-wise and status-wise. Dating back almost 500 years to when the Spanish conquistadors’ blood began mixing with that of the indigenous population, in Mexico lighter skinned people have been considered to be more desirable, more worthy and more beautiful than darker skinned individuals.

Just take a look at who is employed where. Generally speaking, the most sought after, best, most important and highest paid jobs are disproportionately filled by those that have the lightest skin. Lighter skinned persons dominate such professional fields as medicine, dentistry, engineering and architecture. The same can be said about the upper echelons of politics and in academia. Conversely, the lowest paying jobs and those with the least social status such as housekeepers/maids, construction workers, street vendors, restaurant kitchen workers, and public transportation employees are unfortunately the “birth right” of those with darker skin.

Nowhere is this racial/ethnic discriminatory dichotomy in Mexico  more visually apparent than in the worlds of entertainment and advertising. In the country’s numerous and popular telenovas/soap operas usually the lead roles are portrayed by light skinned performers with darker skinned persons normally portraying “subservient” roles as maids, cooks or gardeners or “villains” such as criminals.

How could that running back not know?  Get a bite to eat  for an hour in any small taco/ burrito shop in the U.S.  with Mexican music and TV playing.   One does not have to go to Mexico to see how light skin is depicted via TV.

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   Firenze Sage:   It is not racism that is the problem. Let us start with ignorance.

 

Explaining Trump: racism why Trump got votes says one researcher

racism black and white  Racism.  

Trump got votes  because of racism  one researcher says.   Oh?  Let’s look at his research.  

According to a controversial new analysis by theWashington Post, Trump voters were motivated by “racism” more than a number of other factors — such as “authoritarianism —  in their presidential ballot choice last November.

Guess how researchers measure “authoritarianism”:  how you say you raise your kids, whether  parents teach children  to follow the rules or  parents teach children to be sympathetic towards  people.  But, perhaps parents  teach both?  Why assume an either this or that?

The incendiary piece, titled “Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism” was written by Thomas Wood, an assistant professor of Political Science at Ohio State University, and proposes to examine the results of the latest American National Election Study (ANES) regarding voter attitudes.

 Mr. Wood bases his skewed conclusions on a series of assumptions that reveal deep misunderstandings regarding the nature of racism, as well as Wood’s own profound racial biases.

To begin with, Wood only analyzed the opinions of white voters—his own racially biased choice.

How black voters feel about whites, or what motivated many blacks to vote for Trump is disregarded as irrelevant to his study. Yet, in looking at racism, why would an objective examiner only look at the attitudes of whites?

Second, in the four questions looked at by Wood, racism is never actually addressed. Instead, Wood employs a “symbolic racism scale” that interprets people’s views on programs like Affirmative Action as concealing a hidden racism that is never overtly expressed. Wood said that these attitudes are “coded as more racially biased.”

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Firenze Sage:   You must read the whole study to see what causes his conclusions to be racial. Essentially he takes attitudes, analyzes them and then calls you names.

Susan Rice un-masking: what happened to homophobic, islamaphobic and disipated

susab rice unmaskingMeltdown, Claim Susan Rice ‘Unmasking’ Controversy Is Racist and Sexist

By Curtis Houck | April 4, 2017 | 8:36 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s edition of Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews and MSNBC political analyst/Mother Jones D.C. bureau chief David Corn were unglued over the Susan Rice “unmasking” controversy, suggesting that it was racist and sexist for these accusations to be leveled at the former National Security Adviser because she’s never done anything wrong.

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Firenze Sage writes:  Remember,  this is the racism sexism victim who claimed Americans died in Libya because of  a video.

CNN Symone Sanders on microagressions, whatever they are

Make America Great Again first used by
Make America Great Again was first used by Ronald Reagan

On  “CNN Newsroom,” Symone Sanders argued that Make America Great Again “takes us back to a time when we were in slavery, when we were in chains, when we worked on plantations, internment camps for the Chinese.”

slaves in Virginia 1862
slaves in Virginia 1862
Sanders corrected the Chinese internment statement on Twitter, saying she misspoke and meant to refer to Japanese internment.

 And the last thing I would say is that racism is — a racist is — I think people think racism is dogs and white hoods and water hoses and the n-word, and that is not the only form of racism.

There are microaggressions. There are oh, I didn’t — you speak so well. These are microaggressions that are forms of prejudice and discrimination that we have to address.”

Sanders added that just because a county voted for Obama, and then voted for Trump, “doesn’t mean that they don’t have elements of prejudice, of discrimination, of racism. That is the equivalent of saying I have a black friend.

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Firenze Sage: I don’t think that more than 3 non zombies believe that people in chains was the thrust of Make America Great Again, but then maybe Symone Sanders was the spawn of a black slave owner.

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Firenze Sage: noted lefty cannot define racism

 

deplorables

Who is racist? More than half of Trump’s supporters  – the  ‘deplorables’   – are racist says Dana Milbank.  

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank doubles down on Hillary Clinton’s assertion about the “deplorables”.  In Milbank’s words, more than “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters are an “irredeemable” “basket of deplorables” who are, in her words, “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”   

deplorables

 

Milbank writes that that far from being incorrect in her denunciation, Clinton may in fact have “low-balled the number” by claiming only “half” are racist.

Hillary Clinton may have been unwise to say half of Donald Trump’s supporters are racists and other “deplorables.” But she wasn’t wrong. If anything, when it comes to Trump’s racist support, she might have low-balled the number says Milbank.

another deplorable
another deplorable

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/09/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-basket-of-deplorables/

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 Firenze Sage:  Racism cannot be found in the Trump literature, but  awards from Jesse Jackson can.

Racism 101: Anti Islamic Jihad and anti unfettered immigration positions are not racist.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=four+more+obama+years

Jesse Jackson praises Trump
Jesse Jackson praises Trump

 

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Allow this person to legally enter the USA?    
Jesse Jackson thanks Trump
Jesse Jackson thanks Trump