The Destruction Of The confederated Statues Across America

The destruction of the Confederate statues across america can and is met with alot of controversy around this country. I do believe that Racism need to be abolished and every symbol of racism need not to show its face anywhere in a free nation. You can’t call America a free nation if you continue to subjugate the minority population of that nation, You can’t call your nation free when the law tilts in the favor of one group of people over the other group of people. You can’t call your nation a free nation if you have Confederate statue blanketed in every city and town that you visit.

These confederates represent the enslavement and killing and the down right brain washing of another nation. Countless hangings of innocent people that did nothing to the southern man but be born. The unbelievable profit that the southern white’s generated from free laber that these so called black people provided while the people that profited just sat on the porch of the homes andf was paid unheard of amount of money for basically doing nothing. The countless death and rapes of the black woman and new reports that came out lately that the black man was also sexually accosted as well. I can go on and on why these statues need to be taken down.It was a dark area of the united states that hopefully most black and white American’s wish to forget. That is why most if not all of these statues are being taking down.But there are people out there will see this is some kind of ploy to destroy white nationalism.

In my opinion these statues and monuments should not have been put up in the first place. These monuments should have never seen the light of day because these southern soldiers and general lost the civil war. Its like the North and the South both got messages that they won the war when it was the North that won the war. You have more confederate statues up around the United States then you have Union Soldiers that are in the United State.

Statues are only given to the victor of the the war not the loser. But still these statues are every where in every city and county and most of us just walk right past them and don’t realize who or what a certain statue that they are looking at represents. I was in Atlanta and i was in a park and being absorbent that i am i walk up to one of these statue and sure enough there it was a confederate soldier just standing there with the expression of pride in its face. Then i read the message and i walked away.

Sure ever person every nation deserves a culture even the people of the old south. But the old south was bloody and evil to it’s core. What i would say for these statues is that even these men who lived in the south at that time was fighting for something they knew all there lives and could not be blamed for fighting for something like keeping there slaves and keeping there culture because it was all there knew since birth. The normal man should no the difference between right and wrong But that is a little difficult if your parents talked bad about black people . Your friend talked bad about black people , Basically your whole world talked bad about black people that did not know how to read and write because they was not allowed to and at that time if you was around most slaves at that time they probably did not smell so good. I am not giving these southern people a pass on common sense by no means!!!!

What they should do with these statues are to create a confederate museum . I do not believe in destroying no form of history at all even this evil history of our great nation. If you destroy these monuments you will in time repeat history. In fact !! I would not be surprise if that was not the plan in the first place. If you destroy these statues it’s like giving permision to repeat the people in history mistake of enslaving black people.

To destroy history is a mistake and that history are in books for a reason not for us to make the same mistake twice . That is the purpose of recording history. But if you destroy history history will repeat it’s self.

Wisconsin Republicans Vote To Keep Colin Kaepernick Off Black History Month Resolution

Republicans in Wisconsin’s Senate on Wednesday refused to allow the state to honor civil rights activist and former NFL star Colin Kaepernick in its ceremonial resolution for Black History Month.

All the Republicans in the state Senate, who control the chamber, voted 19-14, against Senate Democrats to pass a Black History Month resolution that did not include Kaepernick’s name on its list of honorees, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday.

“History shows that you are on the wrong side,” state Sen. Lena Taylor, who is black, said Wednesday on the Senate floor, according to CBS 58 News.

Kaepernick, the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is originally from Milwaukee. In 2016, he began kneeling during the national anthems before NFL games as a peaceful protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the U.S.

While Kaepernick is not currently signed with any NFL team, his activism has inspired more NFL players to kneel in silent protest, to the ire of President Donald Trump and many conservative Republicans. 

Wisconsin lawmakers have been debating the issue since Tuesday, when the state’s Republican Assembly members erased Kaepernick’s name from a list of two dozen black Wisconsin natives whom the state would formally honor that month.

Wisconsin’s black legislators created the list of honorees for Black History Month. None of the state’s GOP Assembly members are African-American.

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday that Republicans removed Kaepernick’s name because he was a controversial figure, according to The Associated Press.

On Wednesday, the state Senate, also controlled by Republicans, voted on the measure. The only black senators in the state, Democratics Taylor and La Tonya Johnson, voted against the measure because it lacked Kaepernick’s name.

State Sen. Jon Erpanbach, a white Democrat, said that the Black History Month vote this year was “one of the uglier” issues they have voted on, according to the Sentinel.

“There is such a thing as white privilege, and we’re looking at it right now. We’re staring it in the face,” the paper reported him as saying.

No Republican spoke during the debate over the resolution on Wednesday, according to multiple news outlets.

“Doing what is right takes courage,” Taylor told Republican senators during the debate, according to Wisconsin Public Radio.

“Colin Kaepernick showed courage,” she continued. “Although he stood for inequality and injustice everywhere in this nation and police brutality that is real in this nation, he’s from a place that is the worst in the nation to be a black American.”

Lady Gaga Defends ‘Brave’ Cardi B After Grammy Backlash: ‘You Deserve Awards’

Count Lady Gaga in the Cardi B camp after the rapper drew backlash over her Grammy win. 

Both of them walked away with trophies at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night; Cardi B even made history, becoming the first solo woman to win Best Rap Album ― but only the hip-hop superstar had to defend her win for some reason after some online critics labeled her undeserving. 

Gaga apparently caught wind of the controversy and showed her support for the rapper on Tuesday with a heartfelt post, praising her “brave” fellow Grammy winner. 

“It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art,” the “A Star Is Born” actress wrote. “I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave.”

After years of their fans clamoring for the two music icons to join forces, they met at the awards show and shared a sweet moment together.

Gaga posted a silly video of herself celebrating her Grammy and BAFTA wins by dancing backstage to Cardi B’s Grammy-nominated hit “I l Like It” off her album “Invasion of Privacy,” which refers to the pop star by name. 

Cardi B’s night, unfortunately, didn’t end as smoothly, with the rapper deactivating her Instagram page after posting an impassioned video of herself defending her Grammy win.

“You know what? It’s not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else. That’s not my style, and that’s not what I’m with, and I don’t support that. However, I’ve been taking a lot of shit today,” she says in the video. “I’m seeing a lot of bullshit today, and I saw a lot of shit last night, and I’m sick of this shit. I work hard for my motherfucking album.”

She beat out fellow nominees Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott and the late Mac Miller for the prestigious award.  

Fortunately, Gaga wasn’t the only one to show Cardi some love over the weekend, with Chance the Rapper, who is featured on “Invasion of Privacy,” calling her win “overly deserved.” 

“It would be inconceivable not to honor u last night,” he wrote in the comments of a now-deleted post. “Straight up bask in it YOU deserve it. Its a feeling very few will ever know, but YOU do.”

6 California Officers Fatally Shoot Rapper At Taco Bell Drive-Thru

FILE- This Dec. 15, 2016, file photo shows a Taco Bell in Metairie, La. Yum Brands, Inc. reports financial earnings Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Six police officers in Vallejo, California, are on administrative leave pending an investigation after they fatally shot a man moments after he woke up in the driver’s seat of his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru.

Family identified the man as Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old aspiring rapper, according to The Guardian.

The Vallejo Police Department and Solano County District Attorney’s Office say they have launched a “thorough and in-depth” investigation into the Saturday night shooting.

Police say they were called to the scene ― around 30 minutes northeast of San Francisco ― around 10:36 p.m. after an employee of the fast-food joint realized a customer behind the wheel of a silver Mercedes in the drive-thru lane was “slumped” over and motionless.

Two officers then arrived on the scene, according to the department. They reportedly noticed the driver was alone in the car with a handgun on his lap and called for backup. When two other officers arrived, the group attempted to open the door and quickly retrieve the gun, the department said, but the Mercedes was locked. Noticing the vehicle was also in drive, officers began positioning one patrol car at each bumper to prevent “erratic movement.”

With even more officers arriving on the scene, the man woke up. Police say they gave him “several commands to put his hands up,” but that he reached down toward his firearm instead. Six officers shot him “fearing for their safety,” the department said.

It was all over in about four seconds. The man was declared dead at the scene after lifesaving efforts failed.

Family members who spoke with The Guardian believed the officers’ response was unwarranted. 

“There was no attempt to try to work out a peaceful solution,” Marc McCoy, Willie McCoy’s older brother, told the outlet. “The police’s job is to arrest people who are breaking the law ― not take the law into your own hands.”

“We’re never going to get over this,” he added.

“It’s a really big loss. Really, really unexpected,” a cousin, David Harrison, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “There’s a lot of grieving going on, trying to make sense of this thing.”

The six officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. Results of an autopsy, not yet available, will include how many times McCoy was hit by gunfire, as well as a toxicology report.  

As The Guardian noted, the Taco Bell incident is just the latest in a series of recent violent confrontations between police and residents of the town. Last August, the Vallejo Police Department defended its officers’ actions after a video circulated online showing one officer straddling a man on the ground while a second officer strikes him with a flashlight.

According to the Chronicle, Saturday’s shooting was the third time in recent years that Bay Area police shot an armed man after trying to wake him up.