The Heart of Racism – Projection!  & R. Kelly, Kaepernick, & Pitino’s Black Coaches Get Blamed

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

So why doesn’t former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick have a job?  Let’s just go right to the heart of the truth, the heart of racism: he doesn’t have a job because he dared to point out America’s darker side, anti-Black racism, particularly the worst kind, police brutality/murder.  And so the behavior of NFL owners and mainstream American Haters, whether it’s Kaepernick or any other Black person who dares raise the issue of racism, is predictable: they are always  “projecting,” a psychological concept, their very own racist, guilty feelings (that Blacks are troublemakers and lie, cheat, steal, etc. — everything they’ve done to gain and maintain power) ONTO Kaepernick.

If you bump your knee on a chair, the pain occurs because of the nerves in your knee (or the negative emotions, stereotypes or beliefs one may hold inside about Black people), not the chair, or the Black people, you’re blaming for being in your way.  And, no, mainstream America, minorities are not stealing your jobs or anything else – the rich, the Power Elite, are, and they continue to ship them overseas.  Yes, you know the White guys that run Wall Street and their millionaire and billionaire owner bosses, the oligarchs, right?

If you really want to be honest, thinking critically, how can most Americans, mainstream White Americans, not be racist (Biased?  Prejudiced?  Same difference) – whether conscious of it or not – if they, too, are all born, bread and raised in a system built on White supremacy and/or racism, be it the media, education system, workplace, etc., for the last 400 years?   And how many times in school, the workplace or just watching a TV show have Black people, the victims of racism, been blamed for calling out someone or bringing up the issue of race?  A lot.  In the case of Kaepernick, other socially conscious Black Americans identify with him and feel like White America (and not all Whites disagree with Kaepernick) is basically saying:  “How dare Kaepernick take a knee and stain the beloved sports and flag we hide our racism behind and bring attention to the ‘reality’ of police brutality?  Who in the hell does this ‘boy’ think he is?”  So only someone drunk with power, arrogance, and no respect for Black life would criticize Kaepernick.

And let’s be clear that racism affects us all, but Black Americans can’t be racist because racism is about power and White America has the social, legal, economic, etc., power to carry out its prejudice (to pre-judge).  Sure, Black people can be prejudiced, but not racist.  For example, if a Black person has a legal dispute with a White person, chances are he’s going to be dealing with a predominantly White police force, White attorneys, White Judge, and so on, who doesn’t identify with him or her.   This is oppression from every angle.

But I digress, kinda  . . . . !

 

So one morning I stumble into the kitchen to get my second cup of coffee, while peeking in on sports talk show Mike & Mike, who happened to be paying homage to Hugh Heffner right after his death.  Show hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic pondered the question of whether or not Heffner had lived a full life?  Golic asked who Hefner’s first cover model was?  All the while I’m thinking of how R. Kelly was being trashed in the media regarding his supposedly kidnapping and brainwashing several young women.  But, you see, ol’ Heff is honored as an American icon for doing the same thing R. Kelly is doing, shacking up with young women.  In fact, Heff’s girls, those like Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, even received spin-off shows and built their careers based on so called sexism or exploitation.  Why wasn’t Heff considered a dirty old man?

IF THIS AIN’T AN EXAMPLE OF PROJEC-TION 1.0 TO THE MAX, THEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS?

So let’s consider the concept of PROJECTION in more detail, but first define the term as I see it:    When someone, Heffner or White people, in general, behaves in a certain way – or has the desire to – that may be looked upon in an unfavorable light, they may associate this behavior with other individuals or groups, while not acknowledging their own behavior or ambitions.   Thus, the mainstream media bashes R. Kelly, or Black people, in general, for practicing behaviors they practice or desire to on a much larger scale.   So Heffner shacking up with young girls is clean, normal and the “White Thing” to do, but R. Kelly shacking up with young girls or women is dirty and outrageous – the “Black Thang” to do . . . ?  It’s plain hypocrisy and based on stereotypes.

White America has to face it’s deviant sexual appetite – remember, they are the culture that brought us homosexuality from slavery on through to the contemporary gay rights movement.   It was White America that decided it was a good idea to discuss “Johnny has a boyfriend” to little kids, on through to Hollyweird’s daily proliferation of sex, sex, sex.

In another example, Louisville Head Basketball Coach Rick Pintino, who does share some blame, gets trashed in the media for his assistant coaches (all Black, yeah, what else is new?) allegedly passing on money to recruits or their families.

But what also really got under my skin was when I watched one sports news report airing a  telephone interview with Dick Vitale, the college basketball hoopla mascot, who went into a rage, calling the situation with Pitino and Louisville sleazy and a black eye on their beloved college basketball sport; however, Vitale forgot, I suppose, to rage on about the causes of these transgressions: the NCAA, as well as thousands of colleges, businesses, coaches, administrators, and so on, benefiting from the exploitation of mostly poor Black kids, many of whom can barely feed themselves outside of the school cafeteria.  So the NCAA, its head coaches and the rest of the clan exploit the Black players, take the “real” money, the big bucks, then investigate and charge three “assistant” Black coaches for getting caught doing what they do on a monolithic scale, in full view.

And not to be outdone in regards to American institutions exploiting those who are vulnerable, the FBI used an Asian agent, serving as a frontman to deflect any appearance of racism or racial profiling, to hold several well-televised press conferences, discussing what the coaches were charged with: conspiracy to commit bribery and solicitation of bribes and gratuities.  Yes, when there’s Black people to charge, criminal justice goes all out.  The same thing happens with low level Black drug dealers and gun runners who are paraded across the television screen, but the White men way up the chain who control the drug trade or manufacture and sell the guns are rarely publicized. And, oh, let’s not forget the CIA, the most dangerous drug dealer ever, starting the Crack Epidemic that annihilated the lives of thousands upon thousands of young Black men and women?  The reality is that most drug-dealing, drug-use and abuse occurs in the suburbs where prescription drugs have caused an epidemic.

Now that’s P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-O-N!  To the Tenth Power.

 

Cosby, A Rapist?  Every Black Man, Famous Or Not, Is Just One Accusation Away From Being Infamous.

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

Yes!!!!  Cosby is FREEEEEEE  . . . for now, anyway.

So Andrea Constand, a former Temple University basketball staffer in 2004, said during that time Bill Cosby drugged and molested her.  (But she also said she went to his home, said she wasn’t feeling well, and requested the Benadryl he gave her.  So which Constand can we believe?  I suppose it depends on who she’s talking to and on which occasion?)

Judge Steven T. O’Neill, who facilitated Cosby jurors having to deliberate for 52 hours over six days (he was really creating the circumstances under which they’d be pressured into convicting Cosby), called a direct witness to Constand’s lies “hearsay” and did not allow her former roommate’s, Marguerite Jackson, direct conversation with Constand — conversation into court, a conversation that would reveal that Constand to be a liar and opportunist who sought and was able to get Cosby’s money and attention.  Jackson claims  she and Constand were watching a report about Cosby being accused of sexual misconduct and Constand claimed she had a similar experience but had kept it to herself for some time.   However, when Jackson told her that the situation she experienced was […] Continue Reading…

Knick’s Jackson & Yuppie Fans Want Porzingis, The Great White Hope?  Hype?  Not Melo

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

 

Nothing gets as close to the truth like sports.   No, sports is not reality or “truth personified,” but it can be pretty damn close when it comes to the rawness, the true grit of performance, of merit.  And let’s let’s not forget that in sports the cream often —  in comparison to other areas — rises to the top, Black, White, or otherwise, but not always.

Enter NY Knick’s team President Phil Jackson of Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls championship fame, the man who rode the coattails of a couple of the greatest players in history of the NBA, including Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan — Jordan being the greatest player, ever.

But that was then, and this is now.

Now the new star on the Knicks Block is Carmelo Anthony and Jackson is the team president, and not a head coach.   And Jackson has given Anthony his “Nigger Wakeup Call,” well, semi-“Nigger Treatment Wakeup Up Call” because Melo’s from the Baltimore area hood, he’s been an activist or protester, and he’s been one of the very, very, very, very few athletes who has dared to even mention the word racism.  […] Continue Reading…

NFL Analyst ‘Hacks’ Already Belittling Clemson’s Black QB, Will 49er’s Shanahan Follow Suit?

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

 

Yup, the San Francisco 49ers new head coach, Kyle Shanahan, new general manager, John Lynch, and the team’s ownership, are just about ready to run a Black QB, Colin Kaepernick, out of town so I’m betting they don’t select Clemson’s Deshaun Watson — unless he absolutely blows them away in his interview, at the combine, or other workouts.  In fact, Bleacher Report has San Francisco drafting North Carolina’s White QB — Mitch Trubisky–  ahead of Watson.  And Bleacher report projects Watson not even being drafted until the 20th spot.

But Mitch Trubisky?  Who in the hell is that?????

Watson is a national champion and the best QB on tape and in real life coming out of college, even smashing super team Alabama in this year’s National Championship game.  The Cleveland Browns, who have the first pick in the draft, may draft a defensive end or a quarterback, some believe.  But what’s so funny about this is they have a Black quarterback, Robert Griffith III, and many are saying Colin Kaepernick, one of the few other Black quarterbacks in the NFL, may be headed to Cleveland — or even Buffalo to replace yet another Black quarterback, Tyrod Taylor.  Are you starting […] Continue Reading…

Universal Soul Power Podcast: Castro’s Cuba, Not Miami’s

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

Terrorism Victims, Foreigners? Black Men? Terrorist — ISIS? Police?

By Walter L. Hilliard III

Wisconsin BBaller Calls Out Campus Racism

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

So Colin Kaepernick’s courageous stand against police brutality and the mistreatment of Black Americans continues to spread and influence the minds of young people.  Black kids, and some White and Brown kids, are taking a knee and even speaking out against racism.  But most Black pro athletes don’t take a knee or say anything about how Black people are being treated; thus, how ashamed should these grown ass men be when young kids are “taking a knee,” while they are too chicken to do anything.

Nigel Hayes, a senior Wisconsin University basketball player, called out his school’s leaders on Twitter, asking them to step up and take action against the racism minority students are facing.  “Black athletes are loved during competition, but then subjected to racial discrimination in our everyday lives,”he said.  He also mentioned a football game at Wisconsin in October when a fan dressed as a caricature of President Barack Obama (mask) with a noose around his neck.

Welcome to the myth of President Obama’s post-racial America so many claim exists.  It’s bad enough that the fan who wore the Obama mask and noose friends, arena staff, and other fans didn’t stop him, but the […] Continue Reading…

Stephen A. “Coon” Smith Attacks Kaepernick For Not Voting

By Walter L. Hilliard —

So blabber mouth Stephen A. Smith of ESPN’s First Take goes in on Colin Kaepernick this morning because Kaepernic said he didn’t vote.  Then Heckle and Jeckle, Smith’s co-hosts Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman, joined in, parroting Smith’s whining about Black ancestors dying for the right to vote.  It was obvious that their voting and historical knowledge was limited to campaign slogans.

Smith called Kaepernick every name in the book, especially calling him dumb.  And he whined about loving President Barack Obama, and that Obama was right to chastise Blacks for not voting.

Okay, I could go on and on about the Cooning Smith does on a regular basis, but let me get right to the point:

Our Black ancestors died for justice, and only identified the right to vote as a way towards progress because they believed voting would bring about justice.

Well, the vote has failed to bring justice for Black people.  Black men are being shot down dead in the street at alarming rates.  What have the democrats done about it?  Nothing.

The voting system is a corrupt system created by a power elite — the landed aristocracy — who intentionally made the system to protect their […] Continue Reading…

Hell No, I Won’t Vote, And Neither Should You

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

“I freed a thousand slaves.  I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman

I just wanted to throw up watching LeBron James shamelessly plugging Hilary Clinton as she and Trump go down to the wire for the presidency.  Tell me what in the hell does he know about voting, other than what the democrats have force-fed Black people to help get them into office over the last gazillion years?  Not to mention the “Jay Z, Beyonce” concert the other day.

What’s also quite amusing is how LeBron was so enthusiastic when he demanded Black people vote (Hilary was standing off to the side, smiling), but he was running scared when Tamir Rice was shot like a dog in the street at the park.  You see, he was worried he might step on mainstream America’s toes then.

I also have to say that I got into it with a family member who flipped out on me because I’m not voting for Hilary — even if I only vote to stop Trump.  I basically asked her why would the democrats ever do anything for Black people when we always give them […] Continue Reading…

Sixers Count Sevyn Singer Out For Anthem And Players Ain’t Happy

By Walter L. Hilliard III

So I’m watching NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith doing an interview about the Philadelphia 76ers pulling a Black female R&B singer named Sevyn Streeter from singing the National Anthem minutes before she was set to step on the court. Why?  Because they happened to notice she was wearing a shirt that said “We Matter.”

Maybe you don’t know this but Philadelphia has a racist history, despite the fact that nearly half of the city’s population is Black (44 percent, to be exact).  The city is very segregated.

Sevyn went on social media to tell her story in a video, saying:  “I was angry, extremely, extremely angry, and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart,” Streeter said. “Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that.”   The Sixer players only discovered what happened later.

During his interview, Smith rambled on about how the Sixer organization has a “right” to do whatever in the hell they want to and that if the players want some of the billions of dollars coming down the pike from the TV contract, they will, and […] Continue Reading…