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Oakland Effect: Scholar says 'black violence is the unfinished business of the post slavery period'
MercuryNews.com ^ | 06/12/2011 | Scott Johnson

Posted on 06/12/2011 7:08:54 AM PDT by artichokegrower

This is an excerpt from reporter Scott Johnson's blog, which focuses on the impact of violence and trauma on the community. Go to www.oaklandeffect.com for updates on his reporting.

When the architects of apartheid South Africa were drawing up their urban plans, they paid special attention to the highways. In the seaside city of Cape Town, for instance, the white rulers pushed tens of thousands of blacks and people of mixed racial ancestry out of the cities and into squatter camps several miles outside the city, in a barren wasteland that came to be known as the Cape Flats.

The government then built highways from the city center out to the flats and beyond. The idea was simple. In the event of an armed insurrection by the black majority, the South African army, controlled by the white minority, would be able to rush out along the highways with tanks and armored personnel carriers to crush the rebels.

Furthermore, when the government deigned to formalize the squatter camps and build proper homes for the residents, they also made sure to ring the camps with a Byzantine network of roads that encircled the population. There was one way in and one way out, and this too made it easier for government forces to crush would-be opponents. The flats were designed to be a sort of prison -- an open air prison, to be sure -- but a prison nonetheless.

The history of the white man's oppression of black people was the subject of a recent conversation I had with a professor at UCLA. His name is Boyd James. He's originally from Trinidad, and he speaks with a deeply resonant, Caribbean-inflected accent.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: blackonblackviolence; carefulwhatuwish4; godsgravesglyphs; reparations; thecivilwar
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Thanks for moving to the USA from Trinidad, getting a position at taxpayer financed UCLA and then telling us what a bunch of A-holes we are. Please allow me to get you a nice hot cup of STFU!
1 posted on 06/12/2011 7:08:59 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower
No-one had to tell me...

I already knew it was my fault.
(I deserve it too)

2 posted on 06/12/2011 7:11:59 AM PDT by blam
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The history of the white man's oppression of black people.....

Uhhhhhhhh, Scott? You copy me, Scott? Got your ears on, Scott? I gots a question for you that only you will be smart enough to answer.

When the evil white slave traders got to Africa to buy or steal their slaves, who rounded them up for the slave traders?

Oh. And can you name one continent on this planet where the slave trade is still practiced.

Oh. I mean, can you name one continent other than Africa where the slave trade is still being practiced.

Take your time, Scott. We got all day.

3 posted on 06/12/2011 7:15:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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The history of the white man's oppression of black people was the subject of a recent conversation I had with a professor

No doubt. A much more novel -- and equally productive, I daresay -- conversation might have been over the recent oppression of white people by blacks. Considering the levels of black-on-white crime, the parasitic nature of much of black "culture," the double-standard myth of "equality" that favors blacks over whites, the steady erosion of white values as ineffective, marginal black values are promoted, and the position of blacks as moral superiors in today's world, that conversation might have yielded something more than an impression that this author and this professor were just rehashing a worn-out theme.

4 posted on 06/12/2011 7:15:51 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: blam

What crap!
Its still their african culture and their african identity.

The jackass needs to take a trip to Africa, examine the situation and then tell me its the result of slavery. Africans are Africans and proud of it!!!


5 posted on 06/12/2011 7:16:21 AM PDT by himno hero ("Armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"... Barrack Obama's vision)
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To: blam

What crap!
Its still their african culture and their african identity.

The jackass needs to take a trip to Africa, examine the situation and then tell me its the result of slavery. Africans are Africans and proud of it!!!


6 posted on 06/12/2011 7:16:35 AM PDT by himno hero ("Armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"... Barrack Obama's vision)
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“Boyd said he is fed up with theories about absentee fatherhood.”

Then tell us why blacks were making gains (slowly) into the middle class during the 50’s & we didn’t have all this violence until after the welfare state became firmly embedded in society.


7 posted on 06/12/2011 7:18:23 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: artichokegrower
The history of the white man's oppression of black people was the subject of a recent conversation I had with a professor at UCLA. His name is Boyd James. He's originally from Trinidad, and he speaks with a deeply resonant, Caribbean-inflected accent.

Let me guess. And you speak with a medium-high, California-castrati/Valley Girl inflected accent.

8 posted on 06/12/2011 7:18:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Name the religion that still practices slavery, Scotty boy!


9 posted on 06/12/2011 7:19:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: artichokegrower
It must be such a comfort for some African Americans to blame all of their problems on white people. It relieves them of any responsibility. I wonder how Dr. Williams and Dr. Sowell would see the situation. Actually I have a pretty good idea how they would see the situation.
10 posted on 06/12/2011 7:19:31 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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Name the religion that still practices slavery, Scotty boy!

Now, now, now. It's a peaceful slavery.

11 posted on 06/12/2011 7:21:17 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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“Scholar says ‘black violence is the unfinished business of the post slavery period”

Not one of the scumbag criminals that happen to be black has ever been or known a slave. This “Scholar” is a fraud.


12 posted on 06/12/2011 7:22:44 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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Sorry, the guilt thing won’t work anymore.

We are entering a new era. We are going to start demanding that the black race take RESPONSIBILITY for its own failures.

We’re no longer going to let you abuse your freedoms, then play the race card to get a pass on it.


13 posted on 06/12/2011 7:24:44 AM PDT by Walrus (Government abuse of taxing powers caused the FIRST American Revolution...)
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To: Texas Eagle

It must be such a burden to be black and bd the descendent of the only ethnic group that was ever held as slaves. I’m sure no Jews or even my own Scottish or Irish ancestors would know what it’s like to be held as a slave or bought and sold with the land they live on.


14 posted on 06/12/2011 7:25:11 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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'black violence is the unfinished business of the post slavery period'

Actually it's the unfinished business of the destruction of the black family by the liberals' Great Society welfare state.

In the 1950's a black man was more likely to be married, have a job and go to church regularly than a white man.

15 posted on 06/12/2011 7:26:56 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: artichokegrower

Just like black violence in the 14th century.


16 posted on 06/12/2011 7:27:25 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: artichokegrower

F U B J


17 posted on 06/12/2011 7:27:56 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: muir_redwoods

A good starting point is to look at the history of Africa.
Show me their civilizations over the last 5000 years. They didn’t happen. Central America/ south America had incas, Mayans, Aztecs... you can go into the jungle and see their ruins today, but, Africa does not have ANY evidence of one excepting perhaps a brief “great” Zimbabwe.

I have to believe that the white man oppressed them then too. (Actually, the muslims were very active there)

A excellent video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT_RSDeAYjI


18 posted on 06/12/2011 7:28:33 AM PDT by himno hero ("Armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"... Barrack Obama's vision)
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To: Grunthor

Just more BS about the poor black man.

Every other ethnic race in this country has made it just fine, but the poor black man just cannot make it because of us Honkies.


19 posted on 06/12/2011 7:29:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: muir_redwoods
Your compassion and understanding of the plight of the great-great-great-great-great grandchildren of slaves almost brings a tear to my eyes.

Or maybe it's that fresh pile of poop that my dog just deposited outside my window.

20 posted on 06/12/2011 7:31:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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