In this inspiring and powerful talk, Megan Francis traces the root causes of our current racial climate to their core causes, debunking common misconceptions and calling out "fix-all" cures to a complex social problem
Megan Ming Francis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington where she specializes in the study of American politics, race, and the development of constitutional law. She is particularly interested in the construction of rights and citizenship, black political activism, and the post-civil war South. Born and raised in Seattle, WA, she was educated at Garfield High School, Rice University in Houston, and Princeton University where she received her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Politics.
In her award winning book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, shows that the battle against lynching and mob violence in the first quarter of the 20th century were pivotal to the development of civil rights and the growth of federal court power. She is inspired by people who fight for justice–even when the end appears nowhere in sight.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Fixing the root cause Is obvious. Blacks just need to stop committing violent crimes at 6X the rate of Whites. And drug laws need to be repealed. She forgot to mention that drug laws were primarily passed as a way to imprison Blacks and Mexicans. Drugs are a right, not a crime.
If the Europeans knew the true history that THEY ARE A MUTATION OF ALL OF OUR ANCESTORS and not just white people. The created white nation was CREATED read Jacquelin Battalora book “The Creation Of The White Nation.”
"...focus on bringing the damn thing down!".....and the mostly White crowd didn't clap, and the ones that did.............waited until she wasn't speaking anymore, killing the impact of the statement....because they genuinely don't agree with it. And herein is the REAL root of the problem. Only White people can stop racism and racial injustice. And they'd have to have a desire to do so...which they don't....So it continues.
Murder is murder. Anti-Lynching Laws didn't end murder. This is an example of complaining without providing real solutions. The real problem is financial. Without financial competence, freedom will never be achieved. When the government wants to keep you down, all they have to do is keep giving you just enough money to survive. Learn from the Stoics. See life as it is, not how you think it should be.
What's wrong with this woman is that she doesn't stop and think how other people might think. She is only interested in convincing others they are wrong. If she is proud of being so intelligent, it might behoove her to get out of her own head every once in a while.
@coolsouth S, Her brother was a college student he had not committed any crime; unless you are saying that his crime was to be the son of his parents who looked like the random so called 50%. That's like blaming you for police interaction as a white male because young white males shoot up schools, or if you're older because Stephen Haddock did the Las Vegas shooting.
A lot was said but the answer was given in the review of her experience at the airport. She knew more about the law than the TSA agent and he knew that he would be in a world of hurt if he pursued the injustice any further. When the lady tapped her on the shoulder and said it had happened before proves there is corruption in the system and most are aware of it. For the injustice to stop it IS about education but it is also about economics. When the people learn the legal process to sue and win Federal (not State or Local) lawsuits against these rogue cops and take money from the municipalities that allow these atrocities to happen, the harassment, the rights violations, the killings will stop. As long as the families of the those killed simply march in the street and wait on the police to declare themselves guilty in an investigation of themselves nothing is going to change. When the budgets of the municipalities are running at huge deficits because of payouts on wrongful deaths, the people will make sure their representatives feet are held to the fire. That's when the cops will be start to be held accountable. That's when prosecutors will start inditing and convicting the cops that have not lived up to their oaths of office. When private people all the way up to through the top elected officials see a lot of green flowing out of the coffers to the victims of government agents, only then will things change.
Its about white insecurity because they are disconnected from divinity. They hate us because they know what we are. Satan hates God. It's that simple. All whites care about is making money at all costs and then they export their sick mentality to the rest of the world. The African world view is in direct opposition to the European word view. Blacks are spiritualists. Whites are materialists. The former is eternal. The latter is temporal and will soon be completely destroyed.
When you have ZERO eumelanin and your pineal gland is calcified you cannot experience empathy. Whites don't hate blacks though. They hate themselves but because they refuse to accept it they purge their demons by externalizing their self-hatred onto blacks and Latinos. Whites are not natural beings. Everything that is natural lives in harmony with nature. Whites do not. That means they were genetically engineered. They are not even supposed to exist because they are an abomination to the Creator.
Truth hurts. Whites are all dying out anyway. Problem solved.
That's basically reinforcing her message (and I have disagreed with her analysis, to some degree, in other comments). Much of the bias against blacks is based simply on fear, rather than hatred per se; but stereotypes based on that fear can still have terrible consequences.
This talk/argument would have so much more force if race wasn't the focal point. There are many people that should not be in positions of authority. All it takes to be a cop is a six month academy. All it takes to be a TSA agent is a legible application. I am not saying that racism does not exist, but attributing all despicable behavior by cops or TSA agents to racism is an oversimplification. They are equal opportunity, just ask any poor person regardless of color.
I agree - As i can personally relate to her experience - which is essentially the abuse of power over another - typically by someone of low consciousness.
Racism just adds another whole dimension ontop which the tsa probably feels he can use as an excuse to vent, and believes would be socially acceptable amongst his peers
Furrowed Brow, It's good that you were aware of the misspelling or misuse of the word and tried to bring it to Dj's attention. However, you can correct a misspelling without being insulting. There is no harm in being civil.
Alas, that outcome is very unlikely. There is very little meaningful oversight as it is structured today, and wide latitude is effectively granted to such agents. That is exactly what needs to change. An agent with a prejudice against blacks will use their authority in ways that cause serious harm to some passengers based on nothing more than skin color, while the real threats pass by with less scrutiny.
Unlike Megan, I think focusing on getting rid of the bad apples like that person, is one of the most effective approaches to improving the situation within our lifetime. We also need to address other lesser issues, but "not clutching your purse" is not going to keep biased police or agents from mistreating people, it just diffuses responsibility and thus leverage for effective change.
The truth is Blacks will never be on a level playing field with whites because unlike East Asians, Jews or Indians who not only adjust, succeed and can surpass us in our societies blacks are clearly incapable of matching us. That is the truth, you're the dumbest least productive race on earth. Harsh I know. But true.
Because most of us refuse to really learn about the history of this country- it's difficult to accept the role our ancestors played, manipulated by the elite. 'Seeing White' podcast, Slavery by another name, Hidden Colors, 13th ...all of these podcasts/ films tell the truth if we take the time to listen to them and find the courage to accept the truth.
blacks are statistically more likely to disobey police orders compared to whites, this may be why they got shot at more. Its difficult to say it, but it you cannot hide from facts. That is not saying there isn't racism, there is.
Twice as many unarmed blacks were killed as whites. The total number of people killed by police are white, which reflects the fact that more white people occupy this country. Percentage-wise, 50% more blacks were shot dead. And I looked it up.
1) I don't believe a word of her story about her brother. Blacks make up that type of thing frequently. Tawana Brawley was not a one-off incident.
2) "Why does the killing of unarmed blacks continue to happen?" Why is black mob violence happening at a much more alarming rate? Why is black on White rape hundreds of times more frequent than the inverse? Why is racially motivated black on White crime almost never prosecuted as a hate crime?
3) Black skin provokes the reaction it does because blacks commit so many damn crimes. Change your culture and Whites will change their perception.
4) I don't believe a word of the TSA story. See point 1.
5) "I think we mis-diagnose the problem." No we don't. We see blacks committing the vast majority of crime. A huge percentage of black boys don't have fathers in the home. We Whites see these things, among others. And you really think White supremacy is the problem?
And for fuck's sake, the statute of limitations has run out on using slavery and lynchings as an excuse for violent behaviors today. If you want to be taken seriously outside the sheltered academic cocoon, you really need to stop the cognitive dissonance. Your culture is deeply corrupt. Look inward and change it and stop blaming people like me for your bad behavior.
+nilphuxgiven We're already in the process with our tribal unit. We have begun buying up property & have 1 house currently built with the wall going up next, then the sentinel's post after that.
As it is private property in a sane state, we have a stand your ground law & we absolutely will shoot trespassers.
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