Storm Bear

This cartoon is not funny.

Filed By Storm Bear | March 19, 2008 8:35 AM | comments

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Call me a mutant, but I don't see that much wrong with Pastor Wright's sermons. America's chickens did come home to roost on 9-11. Right after the Towers fell, we asked first "who" never "why."

Some of the talking heads on MSM and on local talk radio can't figure out why Obama did not call for the beheading of Jeremiah Wright. Because if you take the 5 quotes the media has been playing over and over and look at the rest of these sermons, they are fiery oratories on the Black experience in America which many Americans won't understand because they have never been called "nigger."

When I went to school, we were never taught Black History. We never learned about the Black leaders, the long, agonizing history that brought most Blacks to America. Those atrocities were glossed over in favor of mindlessly boring topics like the X Y Z Affair.

This series of cartoons will review Black history as told from a Black mother to an interracial child. This series will be ugly, course, horrific and truthful. I will mostly abandon the commentary for an article on Black history.

This series is not about Obama or Hillary. I want to you to try to imagine how Black families tell their children of the atrocities their ancestors, all of them, suffered because of the color of their skin. Try to imagine how Black families counsel their children when someone calls them "nigger" for the first time. Can you imagine the bone crushing emotion that must well up? Can you imagine the agony, frustration and anger?

Can you imagine being the Black preacher who tries to paint a picture of a just God every Sunday? Especially in a country that claims the notion of racism is a thing of the past, the job is difficult.

These strips may at times be entertaining and sometimes they may not.

I don't want you to laugh so hard you cry, I want you to cry so hard you do something about it.

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i was not so horrified by reverend wright's sermon, either. but then, i was not so horrified by abu graib. what is happening here in america is still too fresh in my mind.

transgender women are still being housed with men in correctional facilities and prisons. there aren't any group photographs - our home grown correctional facilities are much more sophisticated than those of our armed services. we aren't provided with memorialized proof of how these women are treated like property. Passed around by gangs and sold to prostitute. Raped and abused by prison guards and inmates alike.

the statistical fact remains that black males in america are still four times more likely to go to prison than to university. they are still being profiled and harassed by police as they walk down the street and in the privacy of their automobiles. and it is still difficult for them to find meaningful employment....or even hail a cab.

america has a history of injustice and oppression that it wants to conveniently forget. frankly, i too would like to see it as something so far in our past that it could be reduced to insignificant references in history books. but i don't think that is where it belongs now.

i believe we need to hear about american injustice in the churches. we need to read about it in our schools and on the front pages of our newspapers. we need to have our noses rubbed in the past until we are willing to do something about our present.

G_d damn america until we do.

so you see, i really wasn't all that shocked by the good reverend. i can hate injustice, too. even if i am pinkish-beige.

The hatred of injustice knows no bounds, especially when it happens to you.

I am a very pale sort of person, like most northern european stock. But, I have been called "nigger" before. My brothers used to call me it all the time, and then their friends would pick it up and start doing it.

My brothers also, when I was young, convinced me that I was a black child that my family adopted and then white washed. My mother said she almost couldn't scold them, for she was laughing so hard.

I was confused by my gender, so why not my ethnicity?

This was back in the early sixties, I think the oldest had just started school. To tell the truth, I do not remember the incident very clearly, though they made sure to remind me as we grew up.

Of course, niether of them would ever do or say anything like that now, it would be totally unthinkable to them. Our father's racism had the effect on me and my brothers of making us try and go in the opposite direction.

Since we grew up in the time of the civil rights movement, it had a profound affect on us, and contrasting beween what we saw on TV and in the papers, and what my father was like and how he acted, well that really drove the point home. It is still telling though, that as children, they would think it the hieght of hilarity, to convince their little 'brother' that she was a black person.

Such casual, almost negligent, racism, can only be taught by a parent to a child.

I remember when my mother was called the "N-word" in california when i was 5 years old in 1973. She cried over that ans i remember asking her "Mommy what's wrongs?"

I had like three incident in my life that was racist and it hurt. I learned to live with it and not self destruct. One of the hardest thing i had to do was leave the X family only. They apologize after 10 years of calling me names. Was amazed that i did nothing to them. I told them that they would of just called me more names so why bother you dont matter to me.

I'm scared for my kids who are bi-racial. What a word. It is funny how many people forgot about the hurtful times in the 70's.

It is like if you bring up what happened and still is happening in some place your label a Racist.

I wonder will that fall under that Terrorism word one day. I heard Eco-Terrorism the other day. Hmmm Racial-Terrorism.

Our parents not only have to give us 'The Speech' when we've been called n----r for the first time, I also got another speech when I got my learner permit in 1978.

I was told what to do when I got pulled over in a DWB traffic stop.