Good Morning Everyone.
At least it’s morning as I type this up.
9:30AM to be exact, I’m house sitting & watching the morning news, hey may as well take advantage of the free cable. Anyway, I noticed a story or a survey, the survey was the top 5 or 6 States that migrate to Washington State. Grrreeat! as if this State isn’t already over populated & resources aren’t stretched thin enough now we’re getting people coming from out of State.
The list was totaled at six so, I’ll just focus on one particular State which I don’t much care for.
Florida! I don’t like Florida. Why? redneck & racist. Guess what? when these Floridians come up North towards Washington? they seem to bring their backwards, racist, redneck ways with them.
It dawned on me this morning. I will have to admit that I’ve been a bit unfair when it comes to Washington State. This state is not racist, it’s actually the racists coming from another State! Which explains that hate crime I experienced 5 years ago while riding a Metro bus heading out to a Tae Kwon do class in Redmond.
See? I knew on that day back in 2010 August 6th that something was amiss. And that would have been that that wretch of an ogre who called me all those racial slurs which cut sooooo deep into my psyche & had traumatized me was probably from some backwoods section most likely from the State of Florida where it seems back ward, , undeveloped, it seems uncivilized, having come out of the Jim Crow time machine. California is more progressive, and California is another state people migrate here from.
However Washington isn’t off the hook. Because when it comes to any African American who has the misfortune of going to trial Washington is hard pressed to put ANY African Americans on its jury.
Example: February 4th, 2015 The Stranger independent newspaper, in an article by Lael Henterly in the case of Lovett Chambers. Google it up. However I want to run down this story for you.
I felt so strongly about this story I tore it out of the paper, folded it up, then stashed the article in my wallet.
On January 21, 2012 Lovett Chambers was walking down a street California Avenue Southwest located in West Seattle, when he noticed two men walking behind him. Chambers had been having some cocktails with friends at a neighborhood Pub, he was going back to his car & heading home.
But the two men were rapidly gaining on him.
“Look at that nigger there, look at the way he’s walking, his mammy must have taught him how to walk like that”. Chambers was the only black man who was walking on the sidewalk.
People from Washington State really don’t talk THAT ignorant.
This scenario only got worse. The redneck guy pulled a knife, chambers went for his gun under the front seat of his car.
Long story short Lovett Chambers went to jail, went to trial, and due to other felonies that he had on his record, Chambers got life in prison. He stabbed the White Guy. So you now have one hateful man dead, and another now serving life at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary.
What a great Country huh? NOT!
I guess the moral to this story would be too…..well hell I don’t have one! I mean really people what year is this anyway? I had thought that the days were African Americans had to be UBER careful in certain parts of town was what? 40-50 or so years ago. Actually more like 50+ years ago.
All I know is that my solution is head for the hills of Canada once I’ve earned my Associates degree.
I’ll not reside in a Country where you can’t go have a drink with friends without having to worry about ignorant White rednecks who threaten you.
Whats next I wonder? A pickup truck with a huge rebel flag waving in the wind?4
Actually I saw that too one day while walking down the street in Burien Washington.
Stay tuned for more insights from me.
Good Morning Everyone.