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.