Black Apathy: Believing That Racism Is Normal

This is a really good article about the pervasive feeling black americans go through in life.

Along this path through American history my people have forgotten how to dream. My people are playing their part in making the black/white problem normal. How can you blame us? Our concept of “reality” constantly proves the impossibilities of our imagination, our creativity. What is real, for folks like us, has no conditions. Unfortunately, reality does not await the actions of people of color; we are still mystified, lost to ourselves.

Working in communications, I have a good idea about how media and entertainment influence perceptions about non-white cis groups. Everyday I experience the hopelessness that minorities who live in poverty go through.

Even if we recognize the stupidity of the supposedly unaware racist, their problems will soon be normal. How are people of color living when reality encourages us not to transform? The possibility of changing the sickly assumptions in the racist’s vomit deserves not even a thought. Confusing the symptoms of a developed mentality with an immovable reality has murdered our imagination for centuries. In this world, black folks limp with a decapitated vigor: blood circulation has diminished, creativity is sacrificed for reality.

Keantre uses the idea of zombies as a metaphor about how we listlessly go through life. We’re controlled by the elite, we are seen as mindless through media.

We are defined by the reality that the elite create.

http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/08/black-apathy-believing-that-racism-is-normal/

Freeh Report Released – Penn State knew about Sandusky

I can’t even bring myself to write a full fledged post about this yet it’s so disgusting. It’s incredibly heart breaking to read this.

Anyway, Penn State hired a law firm of Louis Freeh who is a former FBI director to conduct an independent investigation of what happened during the Sandusky ordeal.

Luckily for us, it really was independent.

From MSNBC:

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and other university leaders “repeatedly concealed critical facts” relating to Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse from authorities, according to Louis Freeh, the former FBI director who conducted an investigation for the university in the Sandusky scandal.

Freeh also found that “although concern to treat the child abuser humanely was expressly stated, no such sentiments were ever expressed” by university officials, including Paterno and the university president, for Sandusky’s victims.

So they felt bad, but didn’t do anything about it. Keep in mind that Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child abuse. Who knows how many more children he abused.

But don’t worry, JoePa and the rest of the gang sure felt bad about it!!

It gets worse. Why didn’t they want to stop it?

From MSNBC again:

The report says the main cause of the university’s failure was a desire to avoid bad publicity.

They didn’t want bad publicity. Those children were knowingly abused because the school didn’t want bad publicity…

From the Chronicle:

The most powerful leaders in the university concealed facts and failed to protect children, primarily because they hoped to “avoid bad publicity,” the report finds. But other factors contributed as well, according to the committee. Specifically, the report blames [b]“a culture of reverence for the football program that is ingrained at all levels of the campus community.”

The integrity of their college football program were more important than the lives of these children.

Please let that sit for a minute. Think about that statement for a full 60 seconds.

Goddamn.

It gets worse. From the Chronicle:

Coaches Saw Sandusky Shower With Boys Before 1998
Several Penn State staff members and football coaches regularly saw Sandusky showering with young boys in a Penn State locker building before May 1998, the report says. “None of the individuals interviewed notified their superiors of this behavior,” the report says. One former coach, Richard Anderson, told investigators he often saw Mr. Sandusky with children in the showers, but that he didn’t think the practice was improper.

I bolded everything because holy fucking shit they saw him showering with boys and didn’t do anything about it? Richard Anderson said he didn’t think Sandusky “often showering with children” wasn’t improper?

It gets worse.

  • Mr. Paterno said that “I didn’t know exactly how to handle it and I was afraid to do something that might jeopardize what the university procedure was. So I backed away and turned it over to some other people, people I thought would have a little more expertise than I did. It didn’t work out that way.”
  • Mr. Spanier told the Special Investigative Counsel that he was never told by anyone that the February 2001 incident in the shower involved the sexual abuse of a child but only “horsing around.” He further stated that he never asked what “horsing around” by Sandusky entailed.
  • The evidence shows that these four men also knew about a 1998 criminal investigation of Sandusky relating to suspected sexual misconduct with a young boy in a Penn State football locker room shower. Again, they showed no concern about that victim. The evidence shows that Mr. Paterno was made aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky, followed it closely, but failed to take any action, even though Sandusky had been a key member of his coaching staff for almost 30 years, and had an office just steps away from Mr. Paterno’s. [b]At the very least, Mr. Paterno could have alerted the entire football staff, in order to prevent Sandusky from bringing another child into the Lasch Building. Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley also failed to alert the Board of Trustees about the 1998 investigation or take any further action against Mr. Sandusky. None of them even spoke to Sandusky about his conduct. In short, nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity.

These bullet-points all scream the same thing as me, “This could have been stopped.”

If you want to read the rest of the horror, here are the links:

http://chronicle.com/article/A-Guide-to-the-Penn-State/132797/#

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/12/12699159-report-finds-penn-state-president-paterno-concealed-facts-about-sandusky-sex-abuse?lite

Your daily Obama news

Obama is shit, lets get this straight. And so is Romney. But as the election draws near, I’ve been seeing an influx of really bigoted dumb things.

Like this:

http://newsone.com/2024391/obama-utah-fourth-of-july-parade-parody/?omcamp=EMC-CVNL

Obama ‘Crotch-Grabbing’ Parody In Utah Parade Sparks Controversy

An idiot wearing an Obama mask, grabbing his crotch and acting like a stereotype that you see often thanks to sites like Mediatakeout of course. There’s a video included in the link too.

Mediatakeout Update for Today

http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/57144/love-and-hip-hop-drama-the-scrappy-and-stevie-j-fight-scene-was-edited-so-that-scrappy-wouldn-t-violate-his-parole-wanna-know-what-really-happened.html

I unfortunately watch this trainwreck of a show and last night an Atlanta rapper named Scrappy and Stevie J who is some dude that made Pink or someone famous got into a fight over some nonsense. This show sets us back 4000 years. I’m embarrassed for everyone involved.

http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/57139/uh-oh-rihanna-drank-too-much-and-photo-d-throwing-up-while-leaving-the-club-you-gotta-take-it-easy-ma.html

There is also a sick fascination with Rihanna that they have going on too. Let her live her life and stop the misogyny already.

Our Daily “Ratchet” Picture

MTO is also famous for posting black folks looking “ratchet”. We’re setback 1000 more years every time they post things like this. I am really looking for a positive portrayal of black people on this site and in black media in general.

http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/57134/frank-ocean-steps-out-for-the-first-time-since-admitting-he-s-gay-and-he-had-a-good-cover-cause-even-now-he-doesn-t-set-off-our-gaydar.html

This is our daily “We’re really homophobic, y’all” post from them. It’s about Frank Ocean, a rapper who came out recently. Instead of having a positive conversation about homophobia in black and hiphop culture, they just continue to pile it on.

Meh.