Thursday, April 14, 2005

Give LaShawn some props

Though I've been navigating casually around the blogoshpere for a while now, I just discovered LaShawn Barber's blog in a link from XRLQ about New York City's failure to prosecute blacks for the vicious beating of four white women. Thanks, XRLQ, for giving me the link to Ms. Barber's wonderful blog.

Her thoughtful discussion on the inanity of hate crime laws is great. Of course, since LeShawn is a black woman, she seems to get her share of the "race traitor" biz from other "sisters." Case in point, one of the commenters to LaShawn's hate crime post posits this thoughtful observation in her hopes to bring LaShawn back to the cause:

"The Republican party has never done a thing for Black women in this country, and never really cared to do so."

My memory is a little hazy on this point, but I seem to recall a President of the United States by the name of, Albert . . . no, wait, Abraham - that's it - Abraham Lincoln. If memory serves, he was a Republican (big "R"). There was this thing he signed, called the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves who were, I believe, black. Some freed slaves were even black women.

Oh yea, back in the 1960s, the U.S. Congress passed some legislation guaranteeing civil rights to blacks, including black women. If memory serves, more Republicans than democrats voted in favor of that legislation. In fact, there was this one Democrat, former Klu Klux Klan member Robert Byrd, who filibustered that legislation.

Another one I almost forgot. I seem to recall our current President, George W. Bush, who's also a Republican, nominating Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the de facto second highest court in the country, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Brown, if memory serves (I've met her three times), is a black woman. Again, a vote on her confirmation in the Senate was filibustered. Joining the filibuster was none other than former Klu Klux Klan member Robert Byrd, the same shameful excuse of a man who filibustered to deny Justice Brown her basic civil rights in the 1960s.

It's sad, really, that so many blacks think that receiving more goodies from the government, which requires voting Democrat, is somehow better than keeping more of what one earns. For more on the Democrats' shameful record on "helping" blacks, read this by Jay Bryant.


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