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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 10:59 am » wrote: If she is one of the ones who got violent, then Bryant is still protected under domestic violence laws. Especially if that other girl is an adult when Bryant was a 15-yr-old minor. Reardon still failed, miserably, to ensure he was not shooting the victim who called him to the scene because she was a teenager being jumped by adult women.

So you're making **** up as you go along to condemn a police officer who saved the life of a black girl.
 

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ConsRule » 04 May 2021, 11:07 am » wrote: So you're making **** up
Of course I am ---what the f*ck truth do you possibly think is in the idea that a 15-yr-old minor is entitled to protect herself from an adult woman's violence?
... condemn a police officer who saved the life of a black girl.
****. you have no proof whatsoever, that the knife was going to stick the girl. Nope. And from the position the girl was in when Ma'Khia swung the knife ... she would have stabbed her thigh or calf or arms that the girl was about extend in defense. Nonetheless. It is independent of how racism's fav cop, Reardon, bypassed a large target in order to shoot a much smaller target from an angle which increased jeopardy to the human who you feel he was protecting.
 
 

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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 11:13 am » wrote: Of course I am ---what the f*ck truth do you possibly think is in the idea that a 15-yr-old minor is entitled to protect herself from an adult woman's violence?


****. you have no proof whatsoever, that the knife was going to stick the girl. Nope. And from the position the girl was in when Ma'Khia swung the knife ... she would have stabbed her thigh or calf or arms that the girl was about extend in defense. Nonetheless. It is independent of how racism's fav cop, Reardon, bypassed a large target in order to shoot a much smaller target from an angle which increased jeopardy to the human who you feel he was protecting.
 
 
Stab or slice an artery? Death by a 1000 cuts or one slice. Grow up and stop reciting possibilities against self evident results. Make peace with you living limited to the sole time you got now.

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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 10:31 am » wrote: It is not meaningless how this had everything to do with Race. Because if she was Becky the White girl, then:

Reardon would have approach the house with siren blaring ---which would have likely stopped all violence.
Reardon would not have put his mask on before getting out.
Reardon would not have got out his car and immediately started pointing his gun at unarmed White people.
Reardon would have used verbal commands to de-escalate the fight.
Reardon would have shot Becky in the much larger target [legs, buttocks] instead of shooting Becky in a much smaller [midsection] target, at an angle that even endangered Meghan who Becky was about to swing a knife at


Face this.

Arm Chair Quarterbacks like you who have never even been in a fist fight  are pathetic and your opinions about situations like this are meaningless.

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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 11:13 am » wrote: Of course I am ---what the f*ck truth do you possibly think is in the idea that a 15-yr-old minor is entitled to protect herself from an adult woman's violence?

****. you have no proof whatsoever, that the knife was going to stick the girl. Nope. And from the position the girl was in when Ma'Khia swung the knife ... she would have stabbed her thigh or calf or arms that the girl was about extend in defense. Nonetheless. It is independent of how racism's fav cop, Reardon, bypassed a large target in order to shoot a much smaller target from an angle which increased jeopardy to the human who you feel he was protecting.
You are either making **** up, or know little about the incident.

First...according to Franklin County Children's Services (who had legal custody), Bryant was 16...not 15.
Second...the 9-1-1 call said women were attempting to stab "them", not "me".
Third...no authority has identified the person who placed the 9-1-1 call.  The foster family has claimed it was her, but that has not been confirmed.  In fact, I don't think the caller identified themselves.  If it was her, you would think the caller would say they were attempting to stab "me" not "them".
Forth...the news reports did not identify the potential victim's age...you are assuming she was an adult.
Fifth...according to body camera footage that was released, Bryant was holding the knife in her right hand (about waist high) and moving toward the potential victim.  The motion of her arm suggest the wound would have been (at a minimum) above the waist of the victim.  FYI...that is the location of most vital organs in the human body.
Sixth...according to the freeze frame from the body camera footage that was released, the largest target area was the torso of Bryant.  Remember, the body camera is the one Reardon was wearing, giving it virtually the same angle he had when he pulled the trigger.

If you have anything from authorities that says otherwise, I would be interested in seeing it.  Please provide the link(s).  Remember, from authorities...NOT family members or an attorney they have hired in a potential effort to hit the litigation lottery.

 
 

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ConsRule » 04 May 2021, 11:49 am » wrote:  The foster family has claimed it was her
Thank you. Case closed.
...according to the freeze frame from the body camera footage that was released, the largest target area was the torso of Bryant
Liar. 

The freeze frame shows her legs and buttocks as the largest objects in his sightline. Period.  
You can tell lies on, me, but you cannot tell lies on the facts. 

 
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ConsRule » 04 May 2021, 11:49 am » wrote: You are either making **** up, or know little about the incident.

First...according to Franklin County Children's Services (who had legal custody), Bryant was 16...not 15.
Second...the 9-1-1 call said women were attempting to stab "them", not "me".
Third...no authority has identified the person who placed the 9-1-1 call.  The foster family has claimed it was her, but that has not been confirmed.  In fact, I don't think the caller identified themselves.  If it was her, you would think the caller would say they were attempting to stab "me" not "them".
Forth...the news reports did not identify the potential victim's age...you are assuming she was an adult.
Fifth...according to body camera footage that was released, Bryant was holding the knife in her right hand (about waist high) and moving toward the potential victim.  The motion of her arm suggest the wound would have been (at a minimum) above the waist of the victim.  FYI...that is the location of most vital organs in the human body.
Sixth...according to the freeze frame from the body camera footage that was released, the largest target area was the torso of Bryant.  Remember, the body camera is the one Reardon was wearing, giving it virtually the same angle he had when he pulled the trigger.

If you have anything from authorities that says otherwise, I would be interested in seeing it.  Please provide the link(s).  Remember, from authorities...NOT family members or an attorney they have hired in a potential effort to hit the litigation lottery.
Dat *** was a bigger target but wouldn't have likely stopped the attack. Just clarifying.  :rofl:  
 

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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 12:14 pm » wrote: Thank you. Case closed.

Liar. 

The freeze frame shows her legs and buttocks as the largest objects in his sightline. Period.  
You can tell lies on, me, but you cannot tell lies on the facts. 

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real sweetie..with a knife. Act like an animal expect to get treated like a rabid one.

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ConsRule » 04 May 2021, 11:49 am » wrote: You are either making **** up, or know little about the incident.

First...according to Franklin County Children's Services (who had legal custody), Bryant was 16...not 15.
Second...the 9-1-1 call said women were attempting to stab "them", not "me".
Third...no authority has identified the person who placed the 9-1-1 call.  The foster family has claimed it was her, but that has not been confirmed.  In fact, I don't think the caller identified themselves.  If it was her, you would think the caller would say they were attempting to stab "me" not "them".
Forth...the news reports did not identify the potential victim's age...you are assuming she was an adult.
Fifth...according to body camera footage that was released, Bryant was holding the knife in her right hand (about waist high) and moving toward the potential victim.  The motion of her arm suggest the wound would have been (at a minimum) above the waist of the victim.  FYI...that is the location of most vital organs in the human body.
Sixth...according to the freeze frame from the body camera footage that was released, the largest target area was the torso of Bryant.  Remember, the body camera is the one Reardon was wearing, giving it virtually the same angle he had when he pulled the trigger.

If you have anything from authorities that says otherwise, I would be interested in seeing it.  Please provide the link(s).  Remember, from authorities...NOT family members or an attorney they have hired in a potential effort to hit the litigation lottery.
Good morning ConsRule
You are arguing with someone who has never been in a fight, never even spent one  single day of his pathetic life playing outdoors. 
He has no practical experience in ANY SITUATION THAT REQUIRES SPLIT SECOND ACTION.
Let this POS LIBTARD *** play Arm Chair QB and 2nd Guess the cop who had to make a split second, life saving  decision to defend the defenseless girls.
 

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sootedupCyndi » 04 May 2021, 12:18 pm » wrote: real sweetie..with a knife. Act like an animal expect to get treated like a rabid one.
lol @ how we can make up whatever race-based nonsense that we please, but that does not change facts of this matter. Nope. Not even when we refuse to recognize those facts.

Racism's fav cop had an agenda, from the moment he pulled up to the house and put his mask on. If Ma'Khia was White, Becky, is this what would've happened and you would've love it?

Reardon would have approach the house with siren blaring ---which would have likely stopped all violence.
Reardon would not have put his mask on before getting out.
Reardon would not have got out his car and immediately started pointing his gun at unarmed White people.
Reardon would have used verbal commands to de-escalate the fight.
Reardon would have shot Becky in the much larger target [legs, buttocks] instead of shooting Becky in a much smaller [midsection] target, at an angle that even endangered Meghan who Becky was about to swing a knife at

 
 
 

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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 12:29 pm » wrote: lol @ how we can make up whatever race-based nonsense that we please, but that does not change facts of this matter. Nope. Not even when we refuse to recognize those facts.

Racism's fav cop had an agenda, from the moment he pulled up to the house and put his mask on. If Ma'Khia was White, Becky, is this what would've happened and you would've love it?

Reardon would have approach the house with siren blaring ---which would have likely stopped all violence.
Reardon would not have put his mask on before getting out.
Reardon would not have got out his car and immediately started pointing his gun at unarmed White people.
Reardon would have used verbal commands to de-escalate the fight.
Reardon would have shot Becky in the much larger target [legs, buttocks] instead of shooting Becky in a much smaller [midsection] target, at an angle that even endangered Meghan who Becky was about to swing a knife at
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wrong.. split second thinking.. I repeat. act like an animal expect to be shot down like one. I don't blame the cop at all. LOL

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sootedupCyndi » 04 May 2021, 12:35 pm » wrote: wrong.. split second thinking.. I repeat. act like an animal expect to be shot down like one. I don't blame the cop at all. LOL
lol make sure you say that when he feels the legal wrath of what he did ... its coming, I promise.  And I'll be reminding you of your feelings. Cool?  lol

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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 12:57 pm » wrote: lol make sure you say that when he feels the legal wrath of what he did ... its coming, I promise.  And I'll be reminding you of your feelings. Cool?  lol
If you like rabid blacks.. go date one.. She had about a hundred pounds on you...if it were you... you'd be singing a different tune. silly. :lol:  altho her target was huge.. the brain wouldn't have processed a hit to her fat butt that fast.. For probably at least four minutes.. her arm would have come down anyway, and hurt the girl in pink... boy you are stoopid. :lol:  cop did the right thing.. 

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sootedupCyndi » 04 May 2021, 1:06 pm » wrote: If you like rabid blacks.. go date one..
put down the Bourbon, bi... everything is not about sex. lol
This is about police brutality of the sole group of people who have been most loyal to your usa Caucasoid life, since 1619.
She had about a hundred pounds on you...if it were you... you'd be singing a different tune.
Nope. I would have shot in her larger target, so she can still be alive today.
  the brain wouldn't have processed a hit to her fat butt that fast..
post proof of your claim ... be fair, do what I did. I posted proof in vids, last week, that cops shoot suspects in the buttocks and legs and they go down quicker than Ma'Khia went down. quit fatmouthing, don't post with your emotions LOL post your proofs. you're starting to look like @Cannonpointer  in here, and you know that is nothing to brag about.
  boy you are stoopid. Image  cop did the right thing..
Yes, in the minds of deranged racists, I am stoopid. And, I like that about me. Its a compliment, whenever I think opposite of foolhearty-gumps.

 
 

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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 1:23 pm » wrote: put down Bourbon, bi... everything is not about sex. lol
This is about police brutality of the sole group of people who have been most loyal to your usa Caucasoid life, since 1619.

Nope. I would have shot in her larger target, so she can still be alive today.

post proof of your claim ... be fair, do what I did. I posted proof in vids, last week, that cops shoot suspects in the buttocks and legs and they go down quicker than Ma'Khia went down. quit fatmouthing, don't post with your emotions LOL post your proofs. you're starting to look like @Cannonpointer  in here, and you know that is nothing to brag about.

Yes, in the minds of deranged racists, I am stoopid. And, I like that about me. Its a compliment, whenever I think opposite of foolhearty-gumps.
You are an idiot. LOL you could care less about racism.. and I know it. :wah:  

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THE UNTOLD PRIVILEGE OF WHITE WOMEN: UNMASKING A SECRET ARMY OF 'KARENs' IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Posted by Reggie Jackson | Feb 15, 2021 | Columns, Featured, Reggie Jackson

“Let each issue of your paper contain something telling of the bright side, of the com shuckings, the quiltings, the barbecues, the big meetings, the weddings’ etc., showing that the slaves enjoyed life and were not eternally skulking in dark corners dodging the whip of the brutal overseer, or quaking with terror at the bay of a blood hound. You advocate the building of monuments to our heroes.” – Confederate Veterans Magazine, January 1893

Over the past several years there has been a seeming rise in the case of racist White women becoming famous or infamous for calling the police on random Black people just trying to live their daily lives. They have derisively been called Karens for this behavior and White men conducting themselves in the same way are referred to as Kens. First of all I feel bad for anyone named Karen or Ken. Secondly, we have rarely been taught that this Karen phenomenon is nothing new in America.

I would like to shine a light on a little known part of American history to clarify why we should not be surprised about these Karens. White women have for a very long time been discriminated against by a sexist culture in America. Despite this, they have also had power that women of other groups never had.

When we think of the nature of systemic racism we rarely see the face of a White woman. I have seen the faces of these women throughout American history. They have been hidden in the background by men who don’t want to give them credit. Despite this, they have made their voices be known as a force in racism. Let’s explore this history together.

George Washington, the Father of the nation, married Martha Custis who became the original First Lady of America. Most know little about her beyond this fact. Her story is worth exploring.

Martha was the eldest daughter of John Dandridge and Frances Jones. Martha grew up at Chestnut Grove, in New Kent County, Virginia in a family heavily invested in slavery. Her parents Frances Jones and John Dandridge were married in 1730. The father had a plantation and enslaved between fifteen and twenty Blacks just 35 miles from the colonial capitol of Williamsburg, Virginia. On June 2, 1731 they had their first daughter, Martha. Her family was not a part of the aristocracy in Virginia but this changed when she was courted by her first husband Daniel Parke Custis.

His family was one of the largest slaveholding families in colonial Virginia. They were also consequently one of the wealthiest families in Virginia. Daniel was one of the most eligible bachelors in the state and his father initially forbade the marriage because Martha’s family were not members of the upper crust of Virginia. After he met Martha for the first time, he changed his mind saying he was “as much enamored with her character as [his son was] with her person.”

Shortly after they married in 1750 she moved into his palatial estate and home ironically called White House. When his father died just six months before the wedding, Daniel Parke Custis became one of the wealthiest men in the state. The couple had four children together, only two survived to reach the age of five. Daniel was twenty years older than Martha when they married.

According to information at Mount Vernon, Custis’ fortune was built off of tobacco and the free labor of Blacks.

“the size of his holdings was immense. His wealth consisted of almost three hundred slaves and over 17,500 acres of land scattered in six different counties.”

Martha had married well. She became the mistress of the house, overseeing the work of a large number of domestics enslaved by her husband. There were twelve enslaved people working in White House that she directly supervised, “including men who worked as butlers and handymen and women who cooked, cleaned, washed, ironed, and sewed. She also had her own personal enslaved maid and an enslaved nanny to help care for her children” according to the Mount Vernon history website.

Daniel died in July of 1757 leaving Martha two children to raise on her own and “rights to one-third of his property, including 84 slaves.” Most of these Black people were taken with her two years later when she married George Washington. They were still the property of the Custis estate officially.

She wrote in 1795 that:

“The Blacks are so bad in their nature that they have not the least grattude for the kindness that may be shewed to them.”

Her views were like the views of most White women at the time. These women, whether they married into wealth or were more modest slaveholders had a great deal of power over Black people and used it to their advantage. Under colonial law the penalty for raping a White woman was death. However, there were no protections for Black females in colonial law if they were raped. In fact, the act was seen as “trespass on the owners property.”

As White men routinely raped Black women and girls, White women generally said nothing. They were well aware that their husbands fathered children by these rape victims. These so-called mulatto children were in many cases treated very harshly by the wives of the men who forced themselves on Black females. The women saw the resemblance of their husbands in these children and punished them and their mothers harshly, often selling the children away from their mothers. The husbands sometimes disallowed their children from these rapes to be sold.

Physical relationships between Black men and White women were expressly forbidden and punishable by imprisonment and possible death for a Black man, and banishment for the White women who had the power to force themselves on the enslaved Black men under their control. There are many accounts of White women forcing themselves on the husbands of the Black women who had been raped by their own husbands as a way to gain revenge for these Black women fathering children by their husbands.

White women were given an awesome amount of power over Black men, women and children during the two and a half centuries of slavery in America. They would not relinquish this power when the Civil War began nor after it ended throughout the South.

One power that White women have had for hundreds of years is the power to accuse Black men of rape whether they were actually raped or in a consensual relationship. The punishment for rape up until 1972 in many states in the U.S. was death. From 1932-1972, 455 men were executed for rape in this country, 405 were Black men (89%).

In her groundbreaking book White Women, Rape & the Power of Race in Virginia 1900-1960, Lisa Lindquist Dorr exposes the hypocrisy of the legal system in that state when it came to rape accusations. She mentioned the power that White women had.

“…the ability to accuse black men of rape gave all white women an effective tool for getting themselves out of compromising situations. ‘Crying rape’ against black men fed into white fears about black men as rapists and thus provided an ideal means for white women to divert attention away from their own social and sexual indiscretions.”

America’s favorite book of all-time is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The book has been required reading across the country for many since it came out in 1960. The main storyline is that of a Black man Tom Robinson, accused of raping a White woman Mayella Ewell. Of course he did not rape Mayella but is found guilty by an all-white jury nevertheless. It’s a fictionalized story but could be based an untold number of true stories.

The double standard of protecting White women from rape but not doing so for Black women is a story that has been passed down for generations. White people know that their ancestors were raping Black females for centuries while these women were enslaved. Until 1866 in Virginia it was perfectly legal to rape a Black female.

At the same time, America put White women on a pedestal, protecting their “honor.” This fact has not been lost on White women. They are well aware of this double standard.

Dorr tells the story of a white woman named Mabel Risley who falsely accused a Black man, Joseph Thomas of rape. He was found guilty of course, and sentenced to death. His sentence was eventually commuted to life in prison when doubts about Risley’s story surfaced. The original prosecutor in the case, Crandall Mackey, twelve years later called for Thomas to be released because he believed Risley lied based on his last conversation with her.

“When I talked to her last and asked her if she was absolutely certain that Joe Thomas was the man, she said as near as I can recall, ‘What is the difference if he is not the man it is one less *** in the world if they hang him.’ I think that she was ready to identify anyone who looked like the man.”

In the end it did not matter because the governor did not order Thomas’ release. Mackey believed the entire rape was fabricated by Risley and co-signed by her husband. Such is the fate of many Black men accused of raping White women.

Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi in 1955 after being falsely accused of flirting with Carolyn Bryant. Years later in 2017 she told Tim Tyson, author of the book The Blood of Emmett Till the truth.

“Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him.”

These White women had the power of life in their hands. There have been dozens of court cases over the years where Black men were falsely accused or raping White women, convicted, sentenced and sometimes executed.

The National Registry of Exonerations wrote a report, Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United States in 2017 about the role that prosecutors play in these types of cases. When talking directly about those exonerated due to rape convictions they said this:

“Most innocent African American defendants who were exonerated for sexual assault had been convicted of raping white women. The leading cause of these false convictions was mistaken eyewitness identifications — a notoriously error – prone process when white Americans are asked to identify black strangers… many rape exonerations are based entirely on DNA tests that clear the innocent defendant but provide no information about any chicanery that may have led to the false conviction — which can create a false impression that no misconduct occurred… There were eyewitness misidentifications in 69% of all sexual assault exonerations (200/289), including 86% of the cases in which the defendants were strangers to the victims (176/204). The rate of eyewitness errors is much higher for innocent black defendants — 79% (135/170) — than for whites, 51% (50/99).”

The report goes on to state that, “In half of all sexual assault exonerations with eyewitness misidentifications, black men were convicted of raping white women, a racial combination that appears in less than 11% of sexual assaults in the United States. According to surveys of crime victims, about 70% of white sexual assault victims were attacked by white men and only about 13% by black men. But 57% of white victim sexual assault exonerees are black (101/177), and 37% are white—which suggests that black defendants convicted of raping white women are about eight times more likely to be innocent than white men convicted of raping women of their own race.”

When I look back on the history of slavery, the evidence is clear that White women, although treated paternalistically by White men, nevertheless had real power over Black people’s lives. They have continued to use that power for years.

The story of the Civil War as told by many has become known as the Myth of the Lost Cause. It is a fantastically arrogant re-writing of history which purports that the Civil War was not about slavery and that slaves were treated really well by most Whites. A careful reading of history shoots this myth down without much effort. However, many White people still make those arguments to this day.

On March 21, 1861 in Savanah, Georgia, Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens gave a speech which has become known as the Cornerstone Speech. He states unequivocally that the war was about slavery when mentioning the Confederate Constitution.

 

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Abatjour » 04 May 2021, 1:31 pm » wrote: And you are  ... Karen?

THE UNTOLD PRIVILEGE OF WHITE WOMEN: UNMASKING A SECRET ARMY OF 'KARENs' IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Posted by Reggie Jackson | Feb 15, 2021 | Columns, Featured, Reggie Jackson

“Let each issue of your paper contain something telling of the bright side, of the com shuckings, the quiltings, the barbecues, the big meetings, the weddings’ etc., showing that the slaves enjoyed life and were not eternally skulking in dark corners dodging the whip of the brutal overseer, or quaking with terror at the bay of a blood hound. You advocate the building of monuments to our heroes.” – Confederate Veterans Magazine, January 1893

Over the past several years there has been a seeming rise in the case of racist White women becoming famous or infamous for calling the police on random Black people just trying to live their daily lives. They have derisively been called Karens for this behavior and White men conducting themselves in the same way are referred to as Kens. First of all I feel bad for anyone named Karen or Ken. Secondly, we have rarely been taught that this Karen phenomenon is nothing new in America.

I would like to shine a light on a little known part of American history to clarify why we should not be surprised about these Karens. White women have for a very long time been discriminated against by a sexist culture in America. Despite this, they have also had power that women of other groups never had.

When we think of the nature of systemic racism we rarely see the face of a White woman. I have seen the faces of these women throughout American history. They have been hidden in the background by men who don’t want to give them credit. Despite this, they have made their voices be known as a force in racism. Let’s explore this history together.

George Washington, the Father of the nation, married Martha Custis who became the original First Lady of America. Most know little about her beyond this fact. Her story is worth exploring.

Martha was the eldest daughter of John Dandridge and Frances Jones. Martha grew up at Chestnut Grove, in New Kent County, Virginia in a family heavily invested in slavery. Her parents Frances Jones and John Dandridge were married in 1730. The father had a plantation and enslaved between fifteen and twenty Blacks just 35 miles from the colonial capitol of Williamsburg, Virginia. On June 2, 1731 they had their first daughter, Martha. Her family was not a part of the aristocracy in Virginia but this changed when she was courted by her first husband Daniel Parke Custis.

His family was one of the largest slaveholding families in colonial Virginia. They were also consequently one of the wealthiest families in Virginia. Daniel was one of the most eligible bachelors in the state and his father initially forbade the marriage because Martha’s family were not members of the upper crust of Virginia. After he met Martha for the first time, he changed his mind saying he was “as much enamored with her character as [his son was] with her person.”

Shortly after they married in 1750 she moved into his palatial estate and home ironically called White House. When his father died just six months before the wedding, Daniel Parke Custis became one of the wealthiest men in the state. The couple had four children together, only two survived to reach the age of five. Daniel was twenty years older than Martha when they married.

According to information at Mount Vernon, Custis’ fortune was built off of tobacco and the free labor of Blacks.

“the size of his holdings was immense. His wealth consisted of almost three hundred slaves and over 17,500 acres of land scattered in six different counties.”

Martha had married well. She became the mistress of the house, overseeing the work of a large number of domestics enslaved by her husband. There were twelve enslaved people working in White House that she directly supervised, “including men who worked as butlers and handymen and women who cooked, cleaned, washed, ironed, and sewed. She also had her own personal enslaved maid and an enslaved nanny to help care for her children” according to the Mount Vernon history website.

Daniel died in July of 1757 leaving Martha two children to raise on her own and “rights to one-third of his property, including 84 slaves.” Most of these Black people were taken with her two years later when she married George Washington. They were still the property of the Custis estate officially.

She wrote in 1795 that:

“The Blacks are so bad in their nature that they have not the least grattude for the kindness that may be shewed to them.”

Her views were like the views of most White women at the time. These women, whether they married into wealth or were more modest slaveholders had a great deal of power over Black people and used it to their advantage. Under colonial law the penalty for raping a White woman was death. However, there were no protections for Black females in colonial law if they were raped. In fact, the act was seen as “trespass on the owners property.”

As White men routinely raped Black women and girls, White women generally said nothing. They were well aware that their husbands fathered children by these rape victims. These so-called mulatto children were in many cases treated very harshly by the wives of the men who forced themselves on Black females. The women saw the resemblance of their husbands in these children and punished them and their mothers harshly, often selling the children away from their mothers. The husbands sometimes disallowed their children from these rapes to be sold.

Physical relationships between Black men and White women were expressly forbidden and punishable by imprisonment and possible death for a Black man, and banishment for the White women who had the power to force themselves on the enslaved Black men under their control. There are many accounts of White women forcing themselves on the husbands of the Black women who had been raped by their own husbands as a way to gain revenge for these Black women fathering children by their husbands.

White women were given an awesome amount of power over Black men, women and children during the two and a half centuries of slavery in America. They would not relinquish this power when the Civil War began nor after it ended throughout the South.

One power that White women have had for hundreds of years is the power to accuse Black men of rape whether they were actually raped or in a consensual relationship. The punishment for rape up until 1972 in many states in the U.S. was death. From 1932-1972, 455 men were executed for rape in this country, 405 were Black men (89%).

In her groundbreaking book White Women, Rape & the Power of Race in Virginia 1900-1960, Lisa Lindquist Dorr exposes the hypocrisy of the legal system in that state when it came to rape accusations. She mentioned the power that White women had.

“…the ability to accuse black men of rape gave all white women an effective tool for getting themselves out of compromising situations. ‘Crying rape’ against black men fed into white fears about black men as rapists and thus provided an ideal means for white women to divert attention away from their own social and sexual indiscretions.”

America’s favorite book of all-time is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The book has been required reading across the country for many since it came out in 1960. The main storyline is that of a Black man Tom Robinson, accused of raping a White woman Mayella Ewell. Of course he did not rape Mayella but is found guilty by an all-white jury nevertheless. It’s a fictionalized story but could be based an untold number of true stories.

The double standard of protecting White women from rape but not doing so for Black women is a story that has been passed down for generations. White people know that their ancestors were raping Black females for centuries while these women were enslaved. Until 1866 in Virginia it was perfectly legal to rape a Black female.

At the same time, America put White women on a pedestal, protecting their “honor.” This fact has not been lost on White women. They are well aware of this double standard.

Dorr tells the story of a white woman named Mabel Risley who falsely accused a Black man, Joseph Thomas of rape. He was found guilty of course, and sentenced to death. His sentence was eventually commuted to life in prison when doubts about Risley’s story surfaced. The original prosecutor in the case, Crandall Mackey, twelve years later called for Thomas to be released because he believed Risley lied based on his last conversation with her.

“When I talked to her last and asked her if she was absolutely certain that Joe Thomas was the man, she said as near as I can recall, ‘What is the difference if he is not the man it is one less *** in the world if they hang him.’ I think that she was ready to identify anyone who looked like the man.”

In the end it did not matter because the governor did not order Thomas’ release. Mackey believed the entire rape was fabricated by Risley and co-signed by her husband. Such is the fate of many Black men accused of raping White women.

Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi in 1955 after being falsely accused of flirting with Carolyn Bryant. Years later in 2017 she told Tim Tyson, author of the book The Blood of Emmett Till the truth.

“Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him.”

These White women had the power of life in their hands. There have been dozens of court cases over the years where Black men were falsely accused or raping White women, convicted, sentenced and sometimes executed.

The National Registry of Exonerations wrote a report, Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United States in 2017 about the role that prosecutors play in these types of cases. When talking directly about those exonerated due to rape convictions they said this:

“Most innocent African American defendants who were exonerated for sexual assault had been convicted of raping white women. The leading cause of these false convictions was mistaken eyewitness identifications — a notoriously error – prone process when white Americans are asked to identify black strangers… many rape exonerations are based entirely on DNA tests that clear the innocent defendant but provide no information about any chicanery that may have led to the false conviction — which can create a false impression that no misconduct occurred… There were eyewitness misidentifications in 69% of all sexual assault exonerations (200/289), including 86% of the cases in which the defendants were strangers to the victims (176/204). The rate of eyewitness errors is much higher for innocent black defendants — 79% (135/170) — than for whites, 51% (50/99).”

The report goes on to state that, “In half of all sexual assault exonerations with eyewitness misidentifications, black men were convicted of raping white women, a racial combination that appears in less than 11% of sexual assaults in the United States. According to surveys of crime victims, about 70% of white sexual assault victims were attacked by white men and only about 13% by black men. But 57% of white victim sexual assault exonerees are black (101/177), and 37% are white—which suggests that black defendants convicted of raping white women are about eight times more likely to be innocent than white men convicted of raping women of their own race.”

When I look back on the history of slavery, the evidence is clear that White women, although treated paternalistically by White men, nevertheless had real power over Black people’s lives. They have continued to use that power for years.

The story of the Civil War as told by many has become known as the Myth of the Lost Cause. It is a fantastically arrogant re-writing of history which purports that the Civil War was not about slavery and that slaves were treated really well by most Whites. A careful reading of history shoots this myth down without much effort. However, many White people still make those arguments to this day.

On March 21, 1861 in Savanah, Georgia, Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens gave a speech which has become known as the Cornerstone Speech. He states unequivocally that the war was about slavery when mentioning the Confederate Constitution.
I ain't gonna even read that it's too long..? A karen. no. Don't have the haircut.. or the money... don't rag people out.. I'm calm cool and collected. I  laugh at all you men. ha ha ha… karens rag.. I don't.. usually. But I can?

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sootedupCyndi » 04 May 2021, 1:40 pm » wrote:  A karen. no. Don't have the haircut.. or the money... 

Nope. Don't need any of those things. Only need to be racist toward, Blacks, and rag on them by way of exercising our White Privilege ... you're looking more and more like an expert in that area  :D  

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if you insist you're not a Karen then maybe you're a ... Martha?
Martha had married well. She became the mistress of the house, overseeing the work of a large number of domestics enslaved by her husband. There were twelve enslaved people working in White House that she directly supervised, “including men who worked as butlers and handymen and women who cooked, cleaned, washed, ironed, and sewed. She also had her own personal enslaved maid and an enslaved nanny to help care for her children” according to the Mount Vernon history website.

Daniel died in July of 1757 leaving Martha two children to raise on her own and “rights to one-third of his property, including 84 slaves.” Most of these Black people were taken with her two years later when she married George Washington. They were still the property of the Custis estate officially.

She wrote in 1795 that:

“The Blacks are so bad in their nature that they have not the least grattude for the kindness that may be shewed to them.”

Her views were like the views of most White women at the time. These women, whether they married into wealth or were more modest slaveholders had a great deal of power over Black people and used it to their advantage. Under colonial law the penalty for raping a White woman was death. However, there were no protections for Black females in colonial law if they were raped. In fact, the act was seen as “trespass on the owners property.”

As White men routinely raped Black women and girls, White women generally said nothing. They were well aware that their husbands fathered children by these rape victims...
Now you see why you help the USA to favor lightskinned Blacks like Obama and Kamala and Cory Booker

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