For Black Americans, 9-11 is 24-7.
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|Issue:||Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2|
Human Rights Watch--United States, Punishment and 1Prejudice:
Racial disparities in the War on Drugs;
www.hrw.org/campaigns/drugs/war/key-facts.htm. African American History,
Melba J. Duncan, Ch. 3, p. 31 2. Copyright [c] 2009 by Neal Hall, M.D.
For Black Americans, 9-11 is 24-7 a labyrinth of terror buried beneath shallow words on revised pages of America's iniquities dating back four hundred years, when blacks were snatched and kidnapped, ship jacked and hijacked to America's labor and concentration camps to be bought and sold into unspeakable servitude on land we would come to lose ground to some lesser place and foreign cause. For black Americans, 9-11 is 24-7, ... an endless cycle of America's weapons of black destruction crashing and imploding, 24-7, into towering black hopes and aspirations... ... a viciousness finding continuous momentum in prescribed brutality, administered 24-7, to infuse in us enough terror to keep us in a lesser place for economic gain. For black Americans, 9-11 is 24-7, Four hundred years and more of democratic sleight of hands, jiving and conniving, slipping and sliding across smoke and mirrors ... ... Jeffersonian poker face democracy bluffing its hand of freedom, always with the ace of tyranny concealed up its white sleeve to place race-based road blocks strategically on unpaved roads to nowhere to ensure that blacks get there ... ... discriminating mercenary legislative, judicial homicide beheading black men from the souls of black homes and families; cutting short the lives of one out of twenty black men imprisoned ten times the rate of white men's crimes as a means of genteel 1 genocide to keep us from finding from among us a deliverer to lead us from this lesser place ... ... a good old boy network of murder, rape and intimidation, torture, beatings and mutilation, social isolation and economic decimation to keep us enslaved children of slave children ripped from the breasts of slave mothers sold into tortuous misery by those first families hooded in democracy. For black Americans, 9-11 is four hundred years and more of America crashing and imploding, 24-7, into our towering black hopes and aspirations. Four hundred years and more of no reprieves, no parity, no sign of mercy, no justice, no relief in sight for us ... ... no world coalitions proffering UN resolutions for economic restitution ... ... no international peace keepers amassing at these plantation shores to destroy America's weapons of mass black destruction ... ... no search and rescue teams to search and rescue us from the ruins of America's racial injustice and exploitation ... ... no gathering dignitaries to raise our tattered black flag half-mast, found buried deep beneath the shallow hypocrisy on revising white pages of America's history. ... no 9-11 commission to investigate the disposition of 36 million 2 holocaust victims swept quietly and anonymously under white stars and stripes forever. ... no day and time set aside to memorialize four hundred 9-11s, each with nine thousand black men, women and children stacked black side up, black high to make easy America's economic climb ... ... no marked graves black with names to fare - thee - well to distant sounds of tolling bells ... ... no heaven or hell to turn back or put back black hopes and aspirations snatched and kidnaped, ship jacked and hijacked. For black Americans, 9-11 is 24-7.
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