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Black Ignorance and Historical Amnesia Matter

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Far­rakhan and his stormtroop­ers: Min­strel Show Mus­soli­ni

COMMENT: We prob­a­bly should­n’t be sur­prised, let alone out­raged, at the news that actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pin­kett Smith have donat­ed $150,000 to Louis Far­rakhan’s lat­est PR stunt, a march termed “Jus­tice or Else.”

It may well be that the cou­ple does­n’t know of the dis­turb­ing his­to­ry of Far­rakhan.

The casu­al accep­tance of Far­rakhan as as cred­i­ble polit­i­cal cur­ren­cy by the African-Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ty he has so effec­tive­ly manip­u­lat­ed is more than a lit­tle trag­ic.

Far­rakhan is an African-Amer­i­can fas­cist impli­cat­ed in the assas­si­na­tion of Mal­com X, whose man­tle he has assumed. Among his many grotesque polit­i­cal stances, Far­rakhan has run polit­i­cal inter­fer­ence for African nations that con­tin­ue to enslave black Africans, blam­ing slav­ery on, you guessed it, “Da Joos.”

We very much believe that black lives mat­ter and–in that context–it is depress­ing and out­ra­geous that more of the African-Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ty does­n’t main­tain dis­tance from a man who is a dis­grace to the very eth­nic group he pre­tends to defend.

Are we to assume that–for Will Smith and his ilk–Malcom X’s life and the lives of black Africans who con­tin­ue to endure the yoke of slav­ery real­ly DON’T mat­ter?

“Will Smith and Jada Smith Put a Cool 150K Toward Louis Far­rakhan’s Jus­tice or Else” by Sta­cy-Ann Ellis; Vibe; 9/9/2015.

Judg­ing by the state of the Unit­ed States, Wash­ing­ton, D.C. is going to be buzzing with a pal­pa­ble ener­gy next month. Octo­ber 10 will mark the 20th anniver­sary of the his­toric Mil­lion Man March, and Min­is­ter Louis Far­rakhan plans to com­mem­o­rate the mile­stone with droves of #Black­Lives­Mat­ter sup­port­ers at the Jus­tice or Else! march at the Nation­al Mall.

In addi­tion to influ­encers and change­mak­ers being there on the ground, those who can are reach­ing into their pock­ets to help push the move­ment. Such applies to pow­er cou­ple Will Smith and Jada Pin­kett Smith, who donat­ed a hefty $150,000 to the move­ment. Broth­er Jesse announced the gen­er­ous dona­tion dur­ing a mobi­liza­tion ral­ly at Philadephia’s Tind­ley Tem­ple Unit­ed Methodist Church.

As indi­cat­ed, Min­is­ter Far­rakhan is try­ing to raise at least $1.8 mil­lion to fund the march. . . .


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One comment for “Black Ignorance and Historical Amnesia Matter”

  1. The Smiths and The Nation of Islam are in bed with David Mis­cav­ige and the Church of Sci­en­tol­ogy.

    Posted by Otis Carter | December 30, 2015, 6:39 am

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