Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Privilege, Preference and Deference of America’s New Segregation

Bernard J. Tyson

Melissa Harris-Perry

Al Sharpton

In his most recent rantings (It’s Time to Revolutionize Race Relations;, Bernard J. Tyson’s (CEO of Kaiser Permanente) comes off as an ungrateful member of what Ellis Cose has rightly called “a privileged class” (in his book, The Rage of a Privileged Class

Bernard J. Tyson no doubt benefited greatly from the first and I believe ONLY nationwide system of segregation – the segregated standards that comprise today’s “Affirmative Action.” Southern segregation existed in appx. 9 states. Today, many promising young black “affirmative action babies” receive a “mentoring” that rivals the access that the richest scions of the most prestigious families get.

And to think that affirmative action was initially sold as “leveling the playing field,” to make sure blacks were treated “equally.” I’m sure most Americans felt “equal to other average Americans,” NOT to the Vanderbilts and Kennedys.

I oppose the favoritism shown to such rich & powerful families too, but that’s never been reined in successfully anywhere, but WHY treat ANY “promising” black recruit the same way a Kennedy, or a Bush or wealthy scion from such prominent families is routinely treated?

THIS, “in today’s global world. The first step in changing negative behavior is to understand the underlying imagery of the black male, which doesn’t represent reality…” is simply WRONG.
The image of the black male is actually better than IF the stats on violent crime were more well-known. Consider that in America, since 1976, black males (6% of the nation’s population) have committed upwards of 50% of the murders NATIONWIDE! Blacks commit an extremely disproportionate amount of ALL violent crimes (rape, assault, armed robbery, etc).

“...(In) James Q. Wilson and Richard Herrnstein in their classic 1985 study, Crime and Human Nature said “Every study of crime using official data shows blacks to be over-represented among persons arrested, convicted, and imprisoned for street crimes.” This was true decades before the authors put it to paper, and it remains the case decades later.

“The over-representation of blacks among arrested persons persists throughout the criminal justice system,” wrote Wilson and Herrnstein. “Though prosecutors and judges may well make discriminatory judgments, such decisions do not account for more than a small fraction of the over-representation of blacks in prison.” Yet liberal policy makers and their allies in the press and the academy consistently downplay the empirical data on black crime rates, when they bother to discuss them at all...” (

IF whites knew (that is, IF the MSM accurately reported the facts) how would black males be seen, if others knew that Blacks commit 25 times more violent assaults on Whites than Whites do against Blacks? (

Exactly HOW MUCH privilege, preference and protection via distortion and disinformation do blacks want...and need?

I’m sorry, but guys like Bernard J. Tyson are among the most vile of the 1%. He gloms a disproportionate share of the wealth, that his skills almost certainly did not earn and yet...he wants MORE. He wants deference...the deference that an exalted “favored group” status brings.

Tyson could’ve, liked Charles Barkley told the truth and gone against the grain, but apparently Tyson doesn’t have the guts that Barkley does, nor the appetite for real controversy.

Moreover, the current call for police body cameras, once instituted, will almost certainly show how rarely police act impulsively and how often “scumbags” (as Barkley rightly calls them) bait police and act recklessly and dangerously.

Cop dashboard cams have rarely shown police misconduct, but tons of civilian misconduct.

Recently, a dashboard cam caught black actress Danielle Watts in an anti-cop lie; “Actress Danielle Watts, who was handcuffed Sept. 11th by an LAPD sergeant, says she refuses to apologize for accusing the department of racial profiling, against the demands of civil-rights leaders.

“LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker handcuffed the “Django Unchained” actress when she walked away and refused to provide identification after he and other officers responded to calls of a couple having sex in a car.

“Watts accused Parker of racial profiling, leading to the LAPD launching an investigative probe into Parker and two other officers.”

It also caught a black Oakland firefighter Keith Jones who claimed “racism” when stopped by a white Oakland cop while entering a locked and empty firehouse at 10:45PM (

What Watts & Jones did (using false charges of “racism”) are far, FAR worse than Darren Wilson did (Wilson’s ONLY “crime” seems to be surviving a vicious attack by a thug), or what Daniel Pantaleo did in taking down Eric Garner.

What Watts and Jones did was EXACTLY akin to a cop “planting false evidence” on a suspect.

NOTHING has happened to either Watts or Jones, but Wilson and Pantaleo have been vilified, dragged through the courts, lost their jobs and still face various “Civil Rights” violations by a rogue DoJ, run by former Columbia University radical Eric Holder.

In a truly fair world, the tables on these acts would’ve been reversed. Jones and Watts deserve to be punished for their very REAL crimes (bearing false witness, filing false reports), etc).

All of this goes to the heart of the “white male privilege” crusade by America’s modern racist demagogues. Consider that there are few, if any people, more PRIVILEGED than the likes of Melissa Harris-Perry, born to a white mother (Diana Gray, taught at a community college, then working on her doctorate when she met)and black father (the first dean of African-American Affairs at the University of Virginia).

Ms. Perry was born in Seattle but grew up in Chesterfield County, Virginia, one of the counties adjoining the independent city of Richmond, Virginia attending Thomas Dale High School.

Harris-Perry was an associate professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and left in 2011 after being denied a full professorship because of “questions about her work and an assessment of where she is, in her career,” according to the Center's director at the time, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

MSNBC couldn't wait to hire a slothful academic, with a spotty work record and announced on January 5th, 2012 that Melissa Harris-Perry would host her own weekend show, which began airing on February 18, 2012. Now THAT’S real privilege.

How about Al Sharpton, a self-anointed “Reverend” who has spent his adult life as a “race pimp.” He first made major headlines with the Tawana Brawley hoax, which ended with the disbarment of two associates (Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason) and a Civil judgment for defamation won by Anthony Pagones.

Sharpton set up an enterprise entitled the National Action Network, which sole purpose seems to be shaking down large Corporations for generous “donations.”

In 1995, a Sharpton speech railing against a Jewish-owned store (Freddy’s Fashion Mart), in which Sharpton called the owner (Fred Harari) “a white interloper.”

The Sharpton-led protests began in August and came to a head on the morning of Friday, December 8th when Roland James Smith, Jr., 51, a Harlem resident with a criminal record going back 30 years, who’d been part of the Sharpton's protests, walked into Freddy's Fashion Mart, pulled out a gun, ordered all the black customers to leave, spilled paint thinner on several bins of clothing and set them on fire - a fire that resulted in killing 7 people (Angelina Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, Mayra Rentas, Olga Garcia, Garnette Ramautar, Kareem Brunner) and Smith himself.

Kareem Brunner (a security guard) whom Smith called “a cracker-lover,” was the only black Smith didn’t evacuate from the store prior to setting the fire.

Despite that history of vile racial agitating, he’s been rewarded – the IRS has been “extremely lax” in collecting the massive tax bill he’s owed for decades, his National Action Network has been allowed to continue a veritable extortion scheme, he’s been given unprecedented access to both the White House (through Barack Obama) AND Gracie Mansion (through Bill DeBlasio)...AND MSNBC hired this bigoted buffoon on August 29th, 2011, to host PoliticsNation, the MSNBC show which airs weeknights during the 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time slot!

MSNBC hired, in effect, the black equivalent of Tom Metzger, the charismatic head of the Aryan Nation, without even a trickle of embarrassment. While both men's views may well be offensive, I'd be willing to bet that Mr. Metzger would have an easier time with the teleprompter than Mr. Sharpton has (collections of his mind-boggling bloopers are everywhere online).

Privilege just doesn’t get any better, nor more undeserved than that.

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