Skip to comments.Angela Davis: Prisons perpetuate oppression of minorities (Open with extreme caution!)
Posted on 01/30/2009 3:53:06 AM PST by Past Your Eyes
DURHAM After the inauguration of the first black president, America is now on the precipice of changes that were never before possible, 1960s radical turned academic Angela Davis told a crowd of hundreds at the University of New Hampshire last night.
The vestiges of slavery, colonization and exploitation remain rife throughout America, as is evidenced by the over-representation of minorities in prison, Davis said. The prison population, now estimated to be one in 100 adult Americans, only contributes to the oppression of minorities, she said.
It is a pattern seen across the country, even in New Hampshire, Davis said.
In the Granite State, white men are arrested at a rate of 289 per 100,000, but for black men it is more than 2,000 per 100,000, Davis said.
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Legitimization of Bill Ayers & Co. has brought them out of the woodwork.
Look at it this way -- we get to take them on again -- to redo with finality that which was left undone when these maggots first showed up on the scene 40 years ago.
Well of course Angela, like Bill Ayers, wouldn’t be for prisons.
Thanks for posting this Past Your Eyes.
stepping back in time for this glossy bio...
Exactly - Davis and Ayers are ideological kin.
This is gonna be big fun.
Angela, you ignorant slut.
Note: NO /sarc tag.
Angela is absolutely right. There are thousands and thousands of Chinese, Indians and Sephardic Jews under the control of the Penal System in this country, all of them railroaded by a criminally unfair system designed to keep minorities down.
Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery (link given above)
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: ANGELA DAVIS
* Communist professor at the University of Californias Santa Cruz campus
* Recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize from the police state of East Germany in 1979
* Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin Country judge in a failed attempt to free Davis' imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
* Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
* Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
* The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.
Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a University Professor, one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. This income is supplemented by speaking fees ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per appearance on college campuses, where she is an icon of radical faculty, administrators, and students. Davis has also taught at UCLA and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
From Barack Obama's official website:
I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and Im delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.
See? It's all about "peace, love, togetherness" and "change".
Here are some of Fairey's other masterpieces. No joke. Most of his works are along these same lines (anti-American, pro-communist propaganda). Check the link.
From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):
Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, Im honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepard
Here is the 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support. I wish you continued success and creativity.
Sincerely, Barack Obama.'"
Source for letter image: Fairey's own website (ObeyGiant.com):
If the image of the letter should 'vanish' from Fairey's website, try this link:
"Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card"
VIDEO: Obama icon artist, Shepard Fairey, discusses his numerous arrests (13!) in this May 2008 alternative media interview
Here are some other works by Obama's icon artist, Shepard Fairey. They're of Lenin, Mao, Stalin and a North Korean soldier. I tried posting the images directly, but for some reason they vanish.
Title: "Communists Print Set":
And here is what appears to be an index of his entire collection. I suggest clicking on his images of Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Bobby Seale (Black Panther leader) and then, finally, Bush. The list is organized in alphabetical order. And remember as you are viewing these pics, his tight, working relationship with Barack H. Obama, the next president of the United States. It is beyond belief (but absolutely true).
Does this mean we can blow up $hit now and get away with it ?
Commies are whack in the head.
I think the founders are our example.
IMHO most of these people are narcissistic attention seekers. The causes that they espouse have more to do with getting attention than with their beliefs.
Angela’s rabid anti-American screed is just as tiresome as it was 40 years ago. Terrific ‘fro, tho.
The years have been tender on her, haven’t they?
You are far too kind concerning this pile of excrement.
Speaking at a university about those in prison who in all probability dropped out of school? What % of those incarcerated have more than a 10th grade education? Is it racial oppression or just their own stupidity in general that caused them to be there? (Rhet.)
Free Angela Davis! She is stuck in a cosmic black hole which resembles nothing like reality. But, then, she chose to do this to herself.
Interesting and COOL, too.
Some of those were new to me. Thanks for the links.
Yes our prison problem, seems to be race based, don't you see it.
In the old days, the Democrats just lynched minorities to keep them on the farm, so I guess you could say that in 2005 when the Senate finally apologized for lynching people without due cause, that it's progress, now that we only throw the crooks in jail for the crimes they commit.
Progress comes in small steps.
It's also possible that the warped liberal mind, is trying to play to ignorant people, twisting the facts and distorting the truth. hmmm could be.
Source for the last two images:
If you can’t do the time don’t do the crime.
ON THE INTERNET:
According to D of J reports blacks commit about 85 percent of the violent crimes in America. Most are commited on their own race.
stepping back in time...
March 06, 2005
“Thirty-five years ago today”
By Lona Manning
SNIPPET: “Just like radical Islamists today, sixties radicals passed judgment on America. Whether it was Angela Davis explaining, ‘We have to learn how to rejoice when pigs’ blood is spilled,’ or Tom Hayden confessing that he was ‘fascinated by the simplicity and power of the Molotov cocktail,’ the radical elite believed that violence was justified in the service of the revolution.
Davis and Hayden survived the radical sixties, but some of their brothers in arms did not.”
Man, I am behind the times. Angela Davis is walking around free in America? I thought she had political asylum in Cuba or some such.
I’ve seen some of those “Characters welcome” ads on USA Network and they now have an ad featuring Fairey and his Hope poster of Obama. I even see where he will be a guest speaker at some digital design seminar.
stepping back in time...
“Death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal made honorary citizen of Paris [FRANCE ALERT]”
Yahoo Singapore ^ | October 5, 2003 | nwrep
Posted on October 4, 2003 2:58:15 PM PDT by nwrep
Sunday October 5, 1:49 AM
SNIPPET: “Black activist Angela Davis, a former member of the Black Panthers and the Communist Party, hailed the “profound sense of humanity” of Abu-Jamal, attacking American “unilateralism” and racist attacks against immigrants.
The movement to free Abu-Jamal “takes on a new sense in face of American unilateralism, the aggression against the Iraqi people and the racist attacks against immigrants which can only further gnaw away at the vestiges of democracy in the United States,” Davis, a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz, said.”
Prisons are oppressive?
Who would have ever thought that?
I’m sure the non-minorities are just having the time of their lives in their while the minorities do all the work and have no fun.
NOt sure she is left of obamma lamma ding dong either.
The Obomba administration has a job for you!
Angela and other people who are oppposed to having blacks in prison forget one important thing.
Most of them are there because they committed crimes against other blacks. Turn them loose and where do they go.? Back to commit more crimes against other blacks, back to the community. Is that what Angela wants?
*********Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a University Professor, one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. ***********
History of Consciousness, Good Googamooga, and people wonder why it costs so much to send a kid to college, where they have criminals like Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, and Dr, Katonga the Kwanzaa guy teaching our youth.
That is how a lifelong communist thinks.
Wasn't there a character named 'Fro-tho, in a recent fantasy movie?
You get all UP in da mans face, yo.
Though, if you're successful, whitey gonna miss the show "COPS".
I’m proud to say my Dad turned her back at the Canadian border(being an immigration officer)back in the late 60’s.
Apparently the exchange with her and people in the car caused my dad to apply for a gun permit from the immigration service - he felt that threatened.
And now we have a socialist president with bomber buddies like Ayers building more rat nests amongst our kids.
My Dad died peacefully in ‘97. My Mom is physically healthy at age 88 but has no shortterm memory.
I’m glad they don’t have to deal with our current
communist governmental takeover. I’m sad my son will have to.
Just my thoughts....
Thanks, but I'm not really interested in whether he 'stole' his designs from someone else. What matters is the guy is a communist propagandist AND that, now, "President Obama" welcomed him with open arms and praised his work!
I did not read the article, but what does Ms. Davis propose to do with people who break the law? let them move into her house? My solution to that problem would be to not break the law so you don’t have to be “oppressed”.
Thats true, but I guess we need to start incarcerating more whites, guilty or not, to achieve equality? Yeah, we need affirmative action jails, ...I think I am becoming racist.
You're welcome. Check out Shepard Fairey's profile on Wikipedia:
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a contemporary artist, graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene and became known initially for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign. His work became more widely known in the 2008 United States Presidential Election, specifically his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. He usually omits his first name. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Fairey created a series of posters supporting Barack Obama's candidacy for President in 2008, including the iconic "HOPE" portrait. He also created an exclusive design for Rock the Vote. On November 5, 2008, the city of Chicago posted street banners throughout the downtown Loop business district featuring Fairey's Obama "HOPE" portrait. The banners say "Congratulations Chicago's Own Barack Obama, President-Elect of the United States of America". Fairey created two additional images, "Change" and "Vote", for use by the official Obama Campaign, since his original image could not be seen to have any official affiliation with the presidential campaign since it had been "perpetuated illegally" and independently by the graffiti/street artist.
Contrary to the above citation, Fairey has noted in several interviews that he had originally created the iconic poster with "PROGRESS" wording instead of "HOPE", but after a couple weeks of distribution, the Obama campaign contacted Fairey and asked that he change it to "HOPE" since that was more in line with the campaign's message, resulting in the campaign-approved "HOPE" poster. Fairey distributed a staggering 300,000 stickers and 500,000 posters during the election campaign, funding his grassroots electioneering through poster and fine art sales."I just put all that money back into making more stuff, so I didn't keep any of the Obama money," said Fairey in a December 2008 interview. Fairey received a formal letter of thanks from Barack Obama for his contribution to his 2008 presidential campaign. The letter stated:
"I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can change the status-quo."
"Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support."-- Barack Obama, February 22, 2008
Fairey created the portrait of Barack Obama that TIME Magazine used as the cover art for its 2008 Person of the Year issue. His influence, particularly with Obama's presidential campaign, contributed to him being named a Person of the Year 2008 by GQ Magazine.
In January 2009, the 'HOPE' image was acquired by the US National Portrait Gallery, and became part of the permanent collection. It was unveiled and put on display at the Gallery on January 17, 2009.
Blacks won’t be happy until America looks like Somali.
It’s really liberating.
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