Apartheid Amerikkka

Let’s just face it, the endem­ic racism with­in America’s Government and par­tic­u­lar­ly in the jus­tice sys­tem is so severe that it is prob­a­bly impos­si­ble to fix the tox­ic rot.
If America’s jus­tice sys­tem was a pair of shoes the wear­er would be walk­ing with­out soles, just uppers giv­ing the impres­sion of pro­tect­ed feet.
If it was a house there would be no roof no walls
If you wear black skin that is…
The silence of white peo­ple, and in par­tic­u­lar white politi­cians, in the face of decades and decades of insti­tu­tion­al­ized racism, enforced by tat­toed, doped up on steroids klans­men dressed in police uni­forms, is no is tes­ta­ment to their com­plic­i­ty.
Every damn one of them is guilty. This is not just about the lynch­ings of George Floyd, or Ahmaud Arbery, it’s not about Freddy Grey, or Tamir Rice, it’s not about Philando Castile or Eric Graner, no it is not about Sandra Bland or Bryonna Taylor. God knows it isn’t just about Amadou Diallo or Sean Bell, not just about John Crawford or Trayvon Martin.

The rea­son it is not about any of these high pro­file lynch­ings is that they are too many.
It is about four hun­dred-plus years of white on black homi­cide.
Where does it stop?
Clearly, this is not about enforc­ing laws, police who arrive to deal with a case of some­one ten­der­ing a bad cur­ren­cy-note speak to the per­son respect­ful­ly and calm­ly.
There is a high prob­a­bil­i­ty that the per­son ten­der­ing a fake note has no idea it is fake. For all intents and pur­pos­es, that per­son may also be a vic­tim of fraud them­self.
Under no cir­cum­stances could the police have ascer­tained that mis­ter Floyd was a crim­i­nal sus­pect just by him ten­der­ing a fake note.
In fact, it requires spe­cial test­ing to deter­mine whether or not a note is fake or real, it is almost guar­an­teed that none of the offi­cers who arrived at the scene that day had the prop­er train­ing to defin­i­tive­ly tell whether a note was fake or real.
It is the busi­ness of the US Secret ser­vice to inves­ti­gate such mat­ters, so it seems to me that all the police could [legal­ly] do [in rela­tion to that par­tic­u­lar call] was to estab­lish the name and address of George Floyd for fur­ther inves­ti­ga­tions. As I said ear­li­er for all they knew, and based on how fake notes are cir­cu­lat­ed, mis­ter Floyd may have him­self been a vic­tim of fraud.

Whatever degree of racism you expect exists in the sys­tem, take that num­ber and mul­ti­ply it a thou­sand times and you may get clos­er to the truth of the degree of white racism that cor­rupts & dis­torts the American jus­tice sys­tem against black peo­ple.
It a tragedy to [invoke] the word jus­tice in the same sen­tence as it relates to the Amrican shit-stem against peo­ple of col­or, Blacks, Native Americans, and oth­ers.
A bet­ter def­i­n­i­tion of the American jus­tice sys­tem for black peo­ple would be the [injus­tice shit-stem].
It is tire­some, it is back-break­ing, it is beyond repair. They cre­at­ed a sys­tem of oppres­sion so com­plete that it caus­es some to throw up their hands and declare “only God can fix this”.

And so it leads to the per­ti­nent ques­tion of why?
Why did a race of peo­ple decide that they had to cre­ate such a con­vo­lut­ed sys­tem of deceit and lies, such a remark­ably duplic­i­tous sys­tem designed to dom­i­nate and destroy anoth­er race of peo­ple they had for hun­dreds of years pri­or, dom­i­nat­ed and destroyed.
What does this degree of hatred exist, what caused them to come up with such a hate­ful sys­tem, even though they already had the eco­nom­ic & numer­i­cal strength of majori­tar­i­an rule?
The very thing that America cre­at­ed for its use to sup­press its minor­i­ty com­mu­ni­ties, (police) is now caus­ing what I saw as the inevitable unrav­el­ing of American hege­mon­ic racism.

America’s Racism can­not be cured by America. America’s Racism must be cured by the rest of the world. It will have to be that the rest of the world stands up to Apartheid Amerikkka as it did against Apartheid South Africa.
This moment must be the defin­ing moment of truth, the defin­ing moment of account­abil­i­ty for America to atone for its sins of slav­ery and geno­cide.
pre­tend­ing that the sins it com­mit­ted and still com­mit each and every day are jus­ti­fied is no longer accept­able.
This has to stop.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer Jamaican police Detective cor­po­ral, busi­ness­man, researcher, and blog­ger. 
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