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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Greatest of Expectations." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 19 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.
Glen Carr - Did racism get worse when Obama became President, or did it become better?
Muhammad Rasheed - Racism was exactly the same in every way before, during and after Barack Obama’s presidency. The only difference was that the historic nature of the first Black president of the United States caused white people to talk about racism more and to get triggered over any “pro-Black/Black pride” demonstrations more often. Just because the dominant class was uncomfortable didn’t mean that the anti-Black racist system suddenly became MORE anti-Black racist.
The main problem was that the white racist aristocracy panicked at the lower rung socio-economic levels because they somehow assumed that the then politically unsophisticated black American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)would take advantage of the opportunity and push an ADOS Political Agenda through to finally win free from systemic racism and receive their long overdue Reparations payout.
Nosa Empires - [ARTICLE] Rep. Ilhan Omar responds to 'send her back' chant with Maya Angelou poem
This bothers me a lot. Basically they push Pro Illegal Immigration Agendas, then when the pushback comes, they hide behind #ADOS history.
Dave Jackson - Let me put this issue in perspective for everyone. You wanna know the bottom line on this sister and AOC, and the like. Ask yourself this question. If all congressional members were like Omar, AOC and company, would ADOS Reparations get passed through Congress? And for those of you who still answer in the negative, if you can’t see what a difference that would make in our likelihood of success, then you’re not being intellectually honest.
Muhammad Rasheed - Dave wrote: "If all congressional members were like Omar, AOC and company, would ADOS Reparations get passed through Congress?"
Dave Jackson - @Muhammad... appreciate the answer, but what about the second part of the question?
Muhammad Rasheed - I don't see another question. I see a statement from you that was expressed from your own subjectively opinionated world view.
Would you like to rephrase it as a question so I can take an honest stab at it? I'm game.
Dave Jackson - Well it’s actually a second thought:
“And for those of you who still answer in the negative, if you can’t see what a difference that would make in our likelihood of success, then you’re not being intellectually honest.”
Muhammad Rasheed - The Black immigrant community will show up at our cookouts and help us tap dance and soft shoe while shaking hot sauce all day long, but they don't believe in ADOS receiving any kind of political advantage. They are our rivals as much as the white community.
Muhammad Rasheed - It's only when #ADOS fights to the top to seize our piece of the mountain ourselves will we then be in a position to have interconnected Win/Wins with those other groups. Right now they ALLLLL have their feet on our necks trying to prevent us from competing in the marketplace for fear we'll take something they want for themselves.
We are all we have.
Muhammad Rasheed - Our job is to link arms and form a solid wall of determination, and juggernaut our way to our ultimate goals with unwavering belief and fortitude. No one is going to help us but God. The sooner we realize that fact, the faster our progress will be.
Dave Jackson - @Muhammad... I appreciate the discussion. And it’s an important topic for #ADOS. Dr. Darity estimates that we’ll need support from 40% of white folks to make Reparations a reality. That’s not coming from me. But I agree with him. This is a moral claim, and we’re asking the US Congress to pass unprecedented legislation. So we’ll need help. Honestly, I ignored this latest debacle with the “go back to where you came from” charge. I mean really, we’ve heard that one all of our lives. So for me it’s not a matter of defending anyone. But we need votes, so in my opinion it’s just common sense to secure support from folks like Omar. Unless we don’t agree with Darity and the #ADOS approach to go through Congress for Reparations? Again, I’m open to other avenues but according to ADOS101, it’s through national legislation.
Muhammad Rasheed - Dave wrote: "Dr. Darity estimates that we’ll need support from 40% of white folks to make Reparations a reality. That’s not coming from me. But I agree with him.”
What it doesn’t mean is that we don’t FIRST lock arms and fight for our goals with unwavering belief and patient perseverance. Once we get on board that train, then the people who we’ll need to help us get there will align to our vision and it will happen. Even despite themselves and their own selfish inclinations.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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