Unreported Crimes Against Humanity! Or Racism Run Amok!

Edna Glover holds a portrait of her son, whose remains were found behind a police station. CHANDRA MCCORMICK AND KEITH CALHOUN

For those who don’t believe racism still exist, and in its most wicked and deadly forms, check out the stories posted from the magazine “The Nation”. 

African-Americans were shot on sight with one of the white shooters comparing shooting black people to “pheasant hunting.”  The police were non responders and the media ignored it. 

One exert from AC Thompson the reporter:

“Over the course of an eighteen-month investigation, I tracked down figures on all sides of the gunfire, speaking with the shooters of Algiers Point, gunshot survivors and those who witnessed the bloodshed. I interviewed police officers, forensic pathologists, firefighters, historians, medical doctors and private citizens, and studied more than 800 autopsies and piles of state death records. What emerged was a disturbing picture of New Orleans in the days after the storm, when the city fractured along racial fault lines as its government collapsed.

Herrington, Collins and Alexander’s experience fits into a broader pattern of violence in which, evidence indicates, at least eleven people were shot. In each case the targets were African-American men, while the shooters, it appears, were all white.”

Some talk about the media being so biased, but these things were never reported.  Instead all they talked about were “looters” and other crimes that black people did.  I still find it fascinating how when white people were in the water trying to survive it was said they, “found” items such as water and food.  Black people “looted” these same items.

Anyway – these stories are incredible and one should take the time to read both of them.

Commentary from CNN’s Campbell Brown

Commentary: Sexist treatment of Palin must end

By Campbell Brown
CNN

Editor’s Note: Campbell Brown anchors CNN’s “Campbell Brown: Election Center” at 8 p.m. ET Mondays-Fridays. She delivered this commentary during the “Cutting through the Bull” segment of Tuesday night’s broadcast.

NEW YORK (CNN) — Frankly I have had it, and I know a lot of other women out there who are with me on this. I have had enough of the sexist treatment of Sarah Palin. It has to end.

She was in New York on Tuesday meeting with world leaders at the U.N. And what did the McCain campaign do?

They tried to ban reporters from covering those meetings. And they did ban reporters from asking Gov. Palin any questions.

I call upon the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower who will wilt at any moment.

This woman is from Alaska for crying out loud. She is strong, she is tough, she is confident. And you claim she is ready to be one heartbeat away from the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff.

Allow her to face down those pesky reporters just like Barack Obama did today, just like John McCain did today. Just like Joe Biden has done on numerous occasions. Let her have a real news conference with real questions.

By treating Sarah Palin differently from other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves.

Free Sarah Palin.

Free her from the chauvinistic chains you are binding her with.

Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/24/campbell.brown.palin/index.html#cnnSTCText