Rev. Pinkney Arrested AGAIN, supporters: Lynn Stewart, Voice Of Detroit, EXPOSED,

What's really happening to the people of Benton Harbor:
The thrust [of the Berrien county courthouse] is to physically remove and destroy families through the use
of the criminal justice system. Every person they can put in jail; every person whose voting rights they can
revoke with a felony conviction; every person they can cause to lose their job by putting them on probation;
every person they can cause to lose the ability to pay for basic necessities through imposing ruinous court
costs and probation is all part of the process. In the 1960s, it was called Negro removal. In Bosnia, it was
called ethnic cleansing. It could be called genocide, the removal of the minority population for the purpose
of redevelopment of the land. That’s what’s happening in Benton Harbor and the foremost leader
of the resistance is Rev. Edward Pinkney. --Civil rights attorney, Hugh "Buck" Davis

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Dave Zirin: Pining for the Pistons

Dave Zirin: Pining for the Pistons

"It was only 18 months ago when (Ben) Wallace laid a verbal smackdown on (NBA commissioner David) Stern, saying, 'I see behind the lines. I see behind the false screens. I know what this business is all about. I know the commissioner of this league makes more than three-quarters of the players in this league... They look at black athletes like we're dumb-ass n------. It's as if we're just going to shut up, sign for the money and do what they tell us.'"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would shut up and take multi million dollar contracts too. In every orginization the CEO makes more money than the workers. If you dont like it then dont play in the league and get a real job.

Anonymous said...

Why does everything have to do with a race issue with BANCO stuff.. There are many african amercian execs in the NBA that make more then the player's. Also everyone see's guys like Michael Jordan, Joe Dumars, Ervin Magic Johnson as heros and they are african american. Yes I will say that African Americans grew different then other races but that was in the past and should be left there not keep going and going. This is the future start to live it and quit being racially motivated by what other people make or do.....

Mark said...

Anonymous,

This is a nice sentiment: "Yes I will say that African Americans grew different then other races but that was in the past and should be left there not keep going and going."

It however is based, I believe, on white privilage. There are massive inequalities in the world in which poor people live in, in this country and around the world. It sure is nice to have a former president come to town to put up 24 houses, but that doesn't even scratch the surface of what is needed.

I accidently posted this to this site, it was suppossed to go to another site I am part of (the mechanics of this website, blogspot are boring to explain further) - but there was a comment on the post when I noticed, so I didn't take it off.

I appreciate your time in responding to the post though. Look forward to more conversation.

p.s. I am a white guy, and if you look at the pictures from the last community forum, you will find many white folks there.