April 9, 2009

Yeagley still trying to change his brown eyes blue

from the Bad Eagle journal

Some things never seem to change, enit? Too much white flour aids diabetes. Too much white power degrades treaties. Just look at two of the hispanic-blooded piano doctor’s latest whining-o-pinings:

YEAGLEY — “The long arms of the American political ‘ape’ have reached the Orient. Communist-based racism...This is a sure formula for the dissolution of nations... you will have supreme sexual desire for the Negro, and you will render complete cooperation with his every desire. You will be his slave... his reign is endorsed by the alien black African Communist in Washington... This is true racism” (Jan 2009).

YEAGLEY — “regarding blackness of Hussein & Co. is of course an unspeakable insult and denigration... deeply sinister and racist... doting over a cute little company of chimpanzees who seem so wonderfully human... Hussein’s utter lack of qualification... only show the most denigrating, humiliating, racist attitude the world has ever seen” (Jan 2009).

Right, so an already multiracial nation will be dissolved because of multiracialism? That makes absolutely no sense on a pure logical level, let alone on a cultural one. Strike 1 Yeagley.

Two, giving adequate consideration to the historical ill treatment of Blacks in America, is tantamount to uncontrollably humping your way through the entire Black population? This is utterly ridiculous. Strike 2 Yeagley.

And finally, insinuating that to be a “non-racist” is to “ignore Obama’s Black heritage” is all together stupid. We can easily celebrate a Black president without giving up our critical thinking skills regarding his character and performance in office. We are way more capable and sophisticated then Yeagley’s ranting suggests. Strike 3 Yeagley, you’re out to lunch.

Rather than give in to the hatred spewing forth from the great white pontificator, it would be far better to redirect your attention toward creating better solutions with ALL of our neighbors, celebrating our unique cultures, racial differences in solidarity. Maybe if we started doing that more often, instances of white power racism like this one (below) might be less prevalent.

5 accused of beating Hispanic teen in hate attack
Associated Press - April 4, 2009

SLOATSBURG, N.Y. (AP) - Five white teenagers in suburban New York are accused of shouting "white power" while kicking and punching a Hispanic teen. Ramapo police say the 17-year-old Hispanic male was treated for a laceration and concussion. Detective Lt. Brad Weidel says the teenagers were together at a party on March 28 in the woods near the municipal water tower when a fight broke out. He says the white teens targeted the Latino, shouting "white power" as they assaulted him.

My suggestion is to start practicing tolerance instead of segregation. Learn to appreciate our differences, not ignore them or try wishing them away. Embrace our uniqueness and our diverse cultural make ups. As a start, consider adopting this program in your school, your community, even within your tribe. Aho.





Fair is Fair: Introducing Kids to the Idea of Environmental Racism
by Ellen Friedrichs

April 2009 -- In this lesson, students will participate in an activity designed to simulate the inequity of environmental racism. They will also have a chance to explore various ways children can get involved in these issues.

Objectives:

• Students will explore the concept of environmental racism through their own experience of fairness.

• Students will learn about various environmental hazards and the fact that certain communities are affected more than others.

• Students will see that they can be empowered to change their communities by learning about young people who took a stand, and by creating materials addressing environmental concerns.

Framework:

Environmental racism is a term that was coined by Rev. Benjamin Chavis, who conducted a study which found that communities of color are more likely to bear the brunt of environmental hazards than are white communities.

That study found that these environmental disparities occurred because of lax enforcement of environmental rules and regulations, as well as the placement of landfills and dumps and the disposal of hazardous waste in minority neighborhoods. The problem is compounded by the fact that members of affected communities are seldom found on city councils, planning committees or regulatory boards.

For younger children, linking the concept of environmental racism to their own understanding of fairness will help them grasp the injustice of this practice.