The Murder of Fred Hampton
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The Murder of Fred Hampton

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The Murder of Fred HamptonThe Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman.

In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into Hampton's apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants.

Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict news reports and police testimony.

"You can jail the revolutionary, but you can’t jail the revolution…You might murder a freedom fighter like Bobby Hunton, but you can’t murder freedom fighting." - Fred Hampton.

Recently restored and reworked by Gray, The Murder of Fred Hampton is a chilling slice of American history. (Excerpt from mike-gray.org)

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Zii
Zii
6 years ago

Carrie Lynn, its clear you have been conditioned into believing you belong to a race. When you are born, you are born human into a world of different people and when you die you are buried the same way, with all kinds of people. Victims never write history but the victorious do.

The history you were told was all a lie from the beginning. An African man could never come to South America and write history about its people, he'd leave that to the south americans and learn from their experience. In the same way, a foreigner could not have come to Africa and given the world the history of Africa without hearing it from the peoole first and trying to condition the world for decades into believing all he wanted them to believe.

Racism was always built on greed, the pursuit for money and marginalization for self growth. It never empowers any set of people, instead it destroys them mentally, generationally and humanly. Turns them into animals and all this was created by someone/a group of people who wanted to keep all the profits made from their exploitation to themselves and exempt others from discovering the hidden treasures and wealth of a continent.

Life is about common sense. The mind is an internal tool. Step out of the world for a second and use it. Stop being deceived into thinking you are different. The real fact is we all hailed from Africa as "whites" did exist in Africa way before history but the difference is that they were not called whites or separated from other groups and neither were they seen as different. They were seen as HUMANS. Don't believe me, ask people from Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Algeria, Morocco and more about their history dating back to their ancestors. Its the same thing as the vikings, everyone was out to explore land and claim territory.

Your comments sadly make Americans look worse as the truth is bitter, you live in a very divided world. One with very poor self education and a lot of mind programming. Step out of your comfort zone and live in the shoes of other cultures, then you can comment about what you feel they should have done or what they did not do. Ignorance is bliss.

Steve
Steve
7 years ago

How many people know about a multi-racial coalition spear-headed by Black Panther leaders around the time of Fred Hampton's murder. There's a little known fact that they helped a group of poor Southern Whites who migrated to Chicago. They formed what was called the Young Patriot Organization. Porta Rican immigrants formed the Young Lords. These two along with the Chicago Black Panthers formed the original Rainbow Coalition

Brian Elwin Pomeroy
Brian Elwin Pomeroy
7 years ago

Chicago. The top criminal city of the top criminal country of the world.

T. Millsap
T. Millsap
8 years ago

Hey Carrie (hope you're still following)

It makes me really sad that after all the years the many races of this country have lived together, there are still people that haven't taken time to discover what is really "the deal" is on their own, but have only repeated what they've heard or been fed by the ignorance and hatred of the past.

Certainly not for ME, but for your own edification, please investigate (just a little bit) at the real cause people who have suffered being stripped of our identity, decimated family structure, inferior education, and Willie Lynch brainwash, still continue to suffer the psychosis that has never been treated, only wiped over, but have still managed to struggle our way to some of the HIGHEST levels of government, education, entertainment, sports, religion, and every segment of society IN SPITE OF the continued racial hatred that divides our country.

Opinions like yours are the kind of poison that continue to "taint the kool-aid" in our country. TAKE THE CHALLENGE, I beg, to investigate on your own and see that if it weren't for dedicated people in the struggle that continue to push forward beyond what the government issue has been, the powder keg of discontent would have exploded a long time ago, and self-righteous fanatics like YOU would probably be brutally beaten and DEAD!

Hopefully you are intelligent enough to read and educate yourself to learn how ALL minorities have suffered at the hands of bigoted racists like you who think you are the only one who has worked hard and struggled to make a life for themselves and their families... I'm praying HARD that the kind of ignorant rhetoric you spew will die off like a diseased limb on a tree, so it can be drug off and disposed of with all the other trash of the world. Hope you live long to learn the TRUE STORY and get a CLUE... God BLESS!!!

M.Reina
M.Reina
8 years ago

Fred Hampton: What an amazing, articulate and fearless 21 year old at the time of his assassination. The world was truly hurt by the loss of this young man of dignity and dedication.

M.Reina
M.Reina
8 years ago

Carrie Lynn is a joke and a troll. Not sure what her "real" third job is...

E. M.
E. M.
8 years ago

Actually @T-ROY your commentary is brilliant, poignant and well thought through. I barely noticed the spelling until you brought it up. :) You're a writer and I wish I knew your blog site. Also, you speak to exactly what BPP was about. They understood racism was a divide and conquer tactic. They said, "we don't fight fire with fire--we fight fire with water." If folk kept getting caught up in racism, they would never be able to fight the real target of their work. Ending capitalism and establishing "All Power to the People"--ALL People, by the by. BPP helped politicize many, many, gangs and organizations of every color and creed and created alliances all over the world. BPP was big. And most certainly, they were a lot of things--but whiners they were not. Like, AT ALL. If nothing else (there was plenty however), BPP is the reason why public schools offer free breakfast every morning. They served over 50,000 meals a week to children for free all over the country. And that's just breakfast. So there's that.

Back to you @ T-ROY Well done. You're on to something...

B. Mitchell
B. Mitchell
8 years ago

Well spoke @Alex Peters, i couldn't have said it better myself.

Guess ?
Guess ?
11 years ago

Carrie Lynn is black trying to act WHITE.

Snoik
Snoik
12 years ago

I can't take this serisouily, he looks and sounds like Jules, in pulp fiction. "All we want is peace, and if you won't give us peace, i'll blow your head off motherf--ker!". "Say 'what' one more time. i dare you motherf--ker!".

Nimi PK
Nimi PK
13 years ago

Why we are still so racist in the 21st century. We claim to be most civilized, educated, well mannered and so humane. What it makes difference If someone is black, white or brown. Are we all not humans ? Are there no bad people in all races ?

Then why is that so ........

Bianca
Bianca
13 years ago

People: Stop feeding the trolls.

Kthnx, bye.

Zoe
Zoe
13 years ago

How about if you don't like the documentary don't f***** watch it.

Mike
Mike
13 years ago

As soon as I read Carrie Lynn's "I've been a civilian/military police officer" statement it became far too obvious why she is spouting this nonsense.

Simple police state indoctrination. Prime example. Nuff said.

Nevermore
Nevermore
13 years ago

Brian, thanks for making my read worthwhile.

Racism is certainly not new, the desire to identify with your own and suspect out groups is human nature. Overcoming this type of thinking is possible, especially when we start to see members of other races as individuals, with unique stories, and struggles, which, at the end of the day, might mirror our own more than many of us care to admit. Those in power are well aware of racial mistrust, tensions and divides and have acted to exaserbate them in order to maintain and increase their control.

The Blacks and Mexicans haven't destroyed your economy, white bankers did that. Middle Easterners haven't sent your young men and women off to die in a pointless war. Your government has. And in this vein, how many of your fallen heros have names like Sanchez? Blacks and Mexicans bleed and die along side White American teenagers, please dont forget that. No wonder America is so easily controlled.... so many of you eat this divisive drivel up and beg for seconds.

"History is written by the victors" W. Churchill

the one
the one
13 years ago

Carrie Lynn has left the board, She had to go to her job as a:

Military Officer
Civilian Officer
Fashion Designer

and her other 3 jobs.

T-ROY
T-ROY
13 years ago

Carrie Lynn, whether she was just baiting or for real is important to discourse. We need her to speak her mind and the way she feels. Indeed, the hate, and ignorance she has in her doesn't come from nowhere. If comes from a real place. Whether she is incapable of having her own opinions and is just spouting off what she has heard in the stereotypically arena or she really feels that blacks, etc..., are, dare i say, inferior...it is important that she his heard. Please, all hater's speak your mind and, speak it often, and maybe you will run in to some astute individual with a free critical mind able to see through all the bullshit that you can't. Carrie lynn, sometimes the truth is the hardest thing to accept. And don't let anyone tell you that ignorance is bliss......

Maybe, slowly, if carrie lynn is for real, this thread will some how change her thoughts on things and broaden her mind thereby setting her free from the pain that she causes herself.

Peace,
Jesus :0)

ProudinUS
ProudinUS
13 years ago

Granted, Carrie Lynn is way out of line. BUT, look at the people who YOU assosiate with? Do they look like you? Are they the same color as you? Have YOU yourself laughed at racial jokes in your life or still do? Do you feel safer with your OWN race? Would you have a person of a different race teaching your kids about YOUR culture? Do you feel safe being the only one of your race in a group of another?

I'm am most certainly not racist, but unfortuneatly this is a f%$ked up world where race places a big part whether you like it or not...Carrie ,you were way out of line and way to blunt!

maryland71
maryland71
13 years ago

i know what it is carrie likes black ppl why would anybody keep making comments about ppl she can't stand yeah ms.carrie got the fever lol

maryland71
maryland71
13 years ago

white folks are trashy too not just blacks and mexicans get it straight carrie

jake
jake
13 years ago

For some reason I keep reading Carrie Lynn's posts in a typical ghetto girl accent...

Trish
Trish
13 years ago

Hi Brian,
I read your comment and really had a lot of respect for what you had to say and the way it was articulated. You mentioned Bobby B, I have to say honestly, after reading a few comments made by Ms. Carrie, I stopped reading. Your insight made me curious enough to want to watch the doc (I still haven't) and know a little bit about Mr.B. After reading just one of his comments I now have a question for Vlatko. Comments with foul language are removed, shouldn't racial epithets fall into that category? Just asking.

Brian
Brian
13 years ago

I'll admit. I trusted the "generally" accepted versions of both what The Black Panther Party stood for and were involved in during this period. My choice to view this doc was fueled by curiosity. I needed to see for myself.

It amazes me how well the party decoded the esoteric racist "policies" durig their generation. The doc exposes much more than an assasination, cover-up, collusion & conspiracy. In the broader sense we see how even 50 years since, the status quo is justified and still defended, making the Carrie Lynn/ Bobby B thing relevant.

Though their methods can be debated there is no question the doc depicts The Black Panther Party as one which promoted a more politically aware, socially conscience & astute poor community. That the majority were/are black should be no surprise considering certain historical truths which have not been addressed and/or remedied affectively.

To the point: As none of the posts are from Bill Gates or "somesuch" each one of us is either carving out or trying to hold onto our "slice" of a pie none of us created or has any real control of. What would any one of us do when we believe the system by which we do this is skewed against us and rigged either by design or manipulation? I personally would work for equality and be careful that "equality" is not turned into a dirty word.

50 years later the irony is The Tea Party and Black Panther Party have some things in common.

A note: Much like clutter blidness Carrie Lynn refuses to count her "black friends" and the many "blacks" who work hard every day as examples of what it means to be black in her world.

Unfortunately, she is lauded by Bobby B and the cycle (now endorsed) continues.

Trish
Trish
13 years ago

Thank you all for standing up to the hatred and bigotry that is Carrie Lynn, I appreciate and applaud you.

Signed,
A Black Woman

Trish
Trish
13 years ago

Carrie Lynn,
I just have one favor to ask of you, I don't think it should be difficult, since you are so proud of how you feel. You say you have Black friends? Ask one of them to read the comments you've posted here. Get their opinion. No need to report back with your findings, I'll assume the outcome.

suppahtime
suppahtime
13 years ago

@Carrie Lynn @Bobby B @adam walsh
Why are people even responding to this "Carrie Lynn" - weather she's trolling or not, everything she has said has actually - LITERALLY - made me sick to my stomach. I am sitting here with my stomach in knots just thinking that people like her exist and still carry these opinions, and actually think they are justifiable and correct. She is the reason why society is the way it is. She is a racist. And I don't talk to racists, which is why this comment is NOT directed to her and why I do NOT want to hear any response.
BUT. In a way, by choosing to be blatant and blunt about her skewed opinions, she is reminding us all that we have a long way to go before equality can exist. Not just for race, but for gender as well, because if you read everything she's said and replace "blacks" with "women," you get another heartbreaking stereotype that I'm sure exists in the minds of other uneducated, small minded people like "Carrie Lynn."
Sometimes we like to pretend we live in a perfect world, where everyone is smart enough to judge people as individuals, and not by the color of their skin or their religion or their gender, and it's people like this who remind us of the state we are in and motivate us to start seeding a change rather than turning a blind eye. Finally, I'd like to point out that I find it VERY humorous that she states again and again that she is a productive member of society - Carrie Lynn I will stoop to your level and directly address you, only because I can't resist.. YOU are what is WRONG with society, and a DISGRACE to the human race as a whole. You have done NOTHING to benefit society. You are like cancer, and people like YOU are the most hated. Not AFRICAN AMERICANS. I only hope that the child who has the misfortune of being of your flesh and blood has turned out to be everything that you claim to be, a productive, happy, LOVING MEMBER OF SOCIETY, FREE OF HATE AND RACISM.

suppahtime
suppahtime
13 years ago

Why are people even responding to this "Carrie Lynn" - weather she's trolling or not, everything she has said has actually - LITERALLY - made me sick to my stomach. I am sitting here with my stomach in knots just thinking that people like her exist and still carry these opinions, and actually think they are justifiable and correct. She is the reason why society is the way it is. She is a racist. And I don't talk to racists, which is why this comment is NOT directed to her and why I do NOT want to hear any response.
BUT. In a way, by choosing to be blatant and blunt about her skewed opinions, she is reminding us all that we have a long way to go before equality can exist. Not just for race, but for gender as well, because if you read everything she's said and replace "blacks" with "women," you get another heartbreaking stereotype that I'm sure exists in the minds of other uneducated, small minded people like "Carrie Lynn."
Sometimes we like to pretend we live in a perfect world, where everyone is smart enough to judge people as individuals, and not by the color of their skin or their religion or their gender, and it's people like this who remind us of the state we are in and motivate us to start seeding a change rather than turning a blind eye. Finally, I'd like to point out that I find it VERY humorous that she states again and again that she is a productive member of society - Carrie Lynn I will stoop to your level and directly address you, only because I can't resist.. YOU are what is WRONG with society, and a DISGRACE to the human race as a whole. You have done NOTHING to benefit society. You are like cancer, and people like YOU are the most hated. Not AFRICAN AMERICANS. I only hope that the child who has the misfortune of being of your flesh and blood has turned out to be everything that you claim to be, a productive, happy, LOVING MEMBER OF SOCIETY, FREE OF HATE AND RACISM.

keelkrakher
keelkrakher
13 years ago

Great viewing... Keep it up Vatko!

@Carrie @Bobby B @adam walsh ...Kill yourselves before midnight DO IT!!!

adam walsh
adam walsh
13 years ago

If the cops kill you, you f*****g deserve it. If you get arrested, you deserve it. If you accept your life as is, then you deserve that too!

Bobby B
Bobby B
13 years ago

GO Carrie!!! I am so proud to see someone take a stand for the white race! We deserve the right to be proud as much as anyone else..Niggers, spics, kikes, beaners, wetbacks, scratchbacks, etc....You live in squalor and filth of your own choosing!

If you want us to stop looking at you like this then start acting like you want to be a productive member of society.

jackSPlat
jackSPlat
13 years ago

There is something wrong if my comment was deleted but hers are still up???

jackSPlat
jackSPlat
13 years ago

On second thought... i don't see my comment posted! shame on u Vlatko!!!!!!!!

jackSPlat
jackSPlat
13 years ago

Well put Altred! I just couldn't help myself tho....

Altred Ego
Altred Ego
13 years ago

Please everyone, let's get back on track.
One person has completely dominated this discussion.
Maybe she's trolling.
Maybe she's not.
In the end, it doesn't even matter.

We *should* be talking about the documentary, the quality of the film and the issues that it raises.

I think that if online discussion is to be worth anything then it must be about an exchange of ideas. So that whoever reads this record can learn things. It's a shame that person (I won't even bother repeating her name) got in the first post and then successfully hijacked this making it difficult for anyone to read the real comments that people had written.

Next time, let's not mug ourselves.

AE.

jackSPlat
jackSPlat
13 years ago

@Carrie Lynn

"When when "blacks" stop there whining??? A******N did you not notice that this is 50 years old?

jackSPlat
jackSPlat
13 years ago

Sorry for the cursing Vlatko and all interested but I had to go in on her...
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

T-ROY
T-ROY
13 years ago

one more thing. I dare say. Maybe, the reason whites are not oppressed in the america's is because we are good slaves and blacks are difficult slaves. We are all slaves when all the land we walk on is owned.
My spelling and grammar...sucks!!!...guess i wasn't paying attention in class.

T-ROY
T-ROY
13 years ago

I'm a white guy. My skin, when i look at it, looks white. my nose when i look at it is relatively narrow and probably easily broken. My hair is thin and strait - blows in the wind like a flag on the fourth of july... like every black girls dream. Sometimes i too get the "itis" after eating. When showering i rub the bar all over my body and rarely use a bath towel: my skin when ashy is not noticed - so mamma doesn't freak. My ear wax is crusty. My skin unfortunately burns easily. My dick is average, i think, 4 inches....some girls like it that wide. I have all the opportunity in the world because of my fair skin - i can oppress my way to the top of any organization. I'm a white guy, shouldn't have a reason for failing in these anglo-saxon societies that dominate the globe. However I'm a "loser" with no reason for it other than being me - no oppressive force working against my priveleged white ass.

Oppression has been going on for along time. the ruling elite, which anyone in this thread would probably become if they had the chance(provocative assumptive i know). We all fight against it and it does come from somewhere. The problem is where? Are all "blacks" oppressed by all "whites". Are all poor oppressed by all the elite. are natives oppressed by "white men". This is all untrue....systems based on universal instituted beliefs, values, traditions, and understandings oppress. And the people at the top maintain these systems for disproportionate benifit. My ancestors were basically landless slaves in France and Britain, governed by a Monarch - as most were. Yes, we weren't enslaved, put in shackles, and taken to america and sold, however, we already identified with the system....we were already part of it. My ansestors left Europe....everyone of them...for a better life. They wanted freedom from the oppressive forces. Happily, they were used, and given land by her majesty the queen to work in Canada - part of the common wealth. Food to build the empire. Yaaaaa, we all wave the flag. Every morning as a school child all would sing the national anthem and recite the lords prayer. So they worked it. probably protected it from those pesky natives that stole there crops or tried to live on "there" land. So, the slaves left and came here...already bent to monarch rule. already enslaved because of the "chains around our brains." from years of governing forces

I, a white man, do not have a popular narrative in public discourse to identify with that makes me a victim of anything. However, my skin, i cannot throw, says i am the perpetrator of much oppression in the stereotypical world.

Here is something:

Draw a border on a map.....and proclaim it yours. Now, give it a name and a symbol(flag)...now drop bombs on it or attack it. then wait. wait for the "people" of that nation to fight back together because of a symbol that they adhere to that they have in common - the one you created. now...these "people" start to identify with the flag and the borders. they will fight for them as there own. You have now created a identifiable state with leaders and subjects who work together that you can control.

These states are created in the minds of the majority. the borders don't exist. the symbol for the land, the flag one picks up and waves in times of attack and victory is not his - it only has meaning because people give it that. the border is arbitrary. Both have no meaning without identification. identification with any state, whether it be mental or external is created only when there is a perceived external threat to it. the state, in the case of this doc, is validated and internalized by the subjects and the externals because of the visual identification from the color of one persons skin to another. the skin and the sterotypes(borders) become the flag to fight for or against.

One last little tid bit. A true government doesn't govern land and the institutes. they govern the collective minds of the subjects of the empire. Indeed government in latin translates as "govern" = to steer, "mente"= the mind. To Steer the mind. Obviously, each one of us needs to learn to steer there own mind if we want this bullshit to stop.

Please don't write me off as ignorant white trash because of my bad spelling.

Brrown
Brrown
13 years ago

Wow...and no mention of one group being forced to work for 400 years by another and in the process stripping a people of their culture, dignity, religion. The pervasive comment is get over it! Wow...Only in America

blaccjacc
blaccjacc
13 years ago

btw, forgot to mention.. my dad, who worked extra hard to TRY to raise our family our of poverty, died when i was 13, due to high blood pressure and other stress related problems.

blaccjacc
blaccjacc
13 years ago

When i was a kid, i wanted to make a difference.. i wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer and take our family out of poverty. My dad worked many jobs, sometimes 2-3 at a time, and taught me that i could b anything i wanted if i studied hard (even tho i later found out he didnt even believe that, because of his own experience).. by the 3rd grade, i started seeing the hypocrisy of this system. i was told i could be anything i wanted to be in this land of the free, but what i saw was that my people were in constant poverty, my family members were either dying or getting thrown in jail, while the 'whites' were free and successful in a part of society that i could see with my eyes, but couldnt experience.. then i started learning about history, how our people were enslaved.. how the natives were almost made extinct in their own land.. My living conditions, mixed with the knowledge of what our 'people' were put thru, created resentment and confusion inside of me at the tender age of 10 (3rd grade). Then i started noticing how even though i was told i could be anything, i was treated like i was nothing. or better yet.. i was treated like a gangbangin criminal (at the age of 10). Why? because of the neighborhood i lived in. As i got older i started noticing that the teachers treated me like i would never be anything but a criminal, and expected me to not do homework, nor pass or attend class.. the local police expected me to commit crimes and treated me like a criminal.. the store keepers expected me to steal (specially downtown, or in the nice neighbourhoodz) and the older kidz in my neighbourhood expected me to join the local gang..... not to mention, kids from 'rival' neighbourhoods would automatically dislike me or threaten me because of the neighborhood i resided in.
at the age of 12, all this starts to wear u down psychologically and u lose ure motivation, and start to feel inadequate (for a lacc of a better word).. and then when u start noticing how the gangbangers or the drug dealers drive the good cars, wear the good clothes, date the pretty gurls, you cant help but look up to the same gangsters that as a 10 year old you didnt want to be anything like. You start to respect them for sticcing a middle finger up at a society wh counted them out, and making themselves count. When a confused pre-teenager with no sense of self worth notices that everyone around him either respects, fears or idolizes the gangsters, he is pulled towards the lifestyle that everyone already is pushing him towards. that lost determination is replaced by a feeling of new found pride, and pretty soon all those feelings of resentment and hopelessness turns into anger and arrogance.. and the anger 2wards oppression and injustice gets turned inward.
it happened to me, and there are thousands of lil kids falling victim to this weird cycle of oppression and self hate.
I am not saying we are forced into this self destructive way of life.. we cant blame all our problems on 'The Man'.. but the fact is, there is a HUGE trap laid out outside our porches, one which tries to take our future leaders, doctors, businessmen, etc and turn them into gangleaders, drug dealers and pimps. Was it my fault that i wasnt strong enough to evade that trap? yes, in a sense. There are better men who didnt fall into it.. but there are far more that did, and never lived to learn from it, and rise above it like i did.
Do you know of ANY white suburbian kids that are facing the same dilemnas and problems that the blacc kid from south central LA is facing..? i dont. im sure they have their own set of problems, but the bottom line is the system is unfair and unjust and the main reason why blacc people are 'down' is because the people in power designed a system to keep us down. How successfull that system is at keeping us down is up to us.... POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
THE CHAINS ARE AROUND OUR BRAINS NOW, INSTEAD OF THE ANKLES.

blaccjacc
blaccjacc
13 years ago

i grew up gangbangin.. still claim my set W/S 25th n Lanez Family Mafia Crip gang, even tho i dont agree with the concept of banging.. i believe its detrimental 2 the streets. But just like the iraqi vets who dont support the war but support the troops (their brothers in arms), i still rep for my fallen n imprisoned comrades. Orignal meaning of C-R-I-P = Community Restoration/Revolution In Progress.. what started off as a united front against the racist white clubs and the police, rising out of the ashes of the black panther party, became sumthing entirely different.. and if u research cointelpro (FBI's war on blacc amerikkka) u will realize how sumthin that was meant to uplift, started to bring down the urban community. The easy access to guns n drugs, while havinn limited access to proper education, employment and opportunity isnt by accident, and it isnt because of the 'laziness' of blacc people.. itz by design, a well thought out plan by an elite that was threatened by the concept of 'equality'.. by a people that had immense knowledge of psychology and how oppression, combined with hopelessness and ignorance, can lead to dependancy and self-hate. The system of welfare was a much needed tool in this plan.. so was the 'white flight', which lead to the loss of employment opportunities, and second class education.. add to that the lure of easy money from sellin the drugs that were brought in by the boatload by the CIA, and infested in LA streetz. Even movies like 'The Mack' and 'Supafly' came out at a time when our community was just dealing with hopelessness caused by the burst bubble of the blacc panther party.. and those blaxploitation propaganda fliccz brainwashed the younger generation to look down at the 'weak' and 'defeated' black nationalist movement, and to respect the pimp and the drug dealer, who doesnt ask the white man for anything, he fends for himself, and even though his actions degrade his own community, he has the aura of a rebel or an outlaw.. (the SupaFly charactor even dissed the local black panthers in the movie, which made him look like a hero, and the Party look like villians). By the mid 70's, we had a new generation of blacc kidz who had the mentality of "me myself and i" instead of "Power to the people"; The same groups that started out desperately trying to protect their hoods from the predators and drug dealerz, became the drug dealers and 'predators'.

Patrice
Patrice
13 years ago

Carrie it is sad to say that you are not the only one that feels this way. You are a very IGNORANT individual. And you continue to make comments about welfare, and being succesful. Last time I checked there was more "whites" on welfare than blacks, and trust me there are many that are just as succesful as you, without slaving over 3 jobs. You say you have black friends, I bet you wont tell them how you feel!

Indigenous
Indigenous
13 years ago

Carrie Lynch,

You said, "go back to your own countries", right? Well, let me tell you something. I am in my OWN COUNTRY! I am an indigenous man from the P'urhépecha Nation, and our people have been hear for over 40,000 years. WE, the INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, are the ORIGINAL PEOPLE from this land. So how about you go back to Europe, and go and practice your f***ed up beliefs over there.

The s@#$ that WHITES have done to us wasn't hundreds of years ago, it still goes on to this very day. From the stealing and destruction of our land for YOUR PROFIT, to the killing and raping of our men, women, and children. Did you forget about the fact that not even 100 years ago White people were scalping and skinning Indigenous people? Did you forget that some White people were so sick in the head that they made leather out of Indigenous peoples skin and used it on things like chairs?

Don't give me that s@#$ that the only way to make your life better is by working hard. That it has nothing to do with the fact that your white. In the 70's in a 2 year period the FBI killed more the 70 Native Americans who were fighting for their land and for treaties to be respected, and that happened just one generation ago.

The U.S. government to this very day hold about 100 political prisoners, and every year the number keeps on growning. And more then half of political prisoners are kept in isolation cells. One man was kept in an isolation cell for 22 1/2 years, while another was keep in one for 30 years. Not even serial killers or rapist get isolated for that long! It is only political prisoners who are kept in 4x6ft cell, locked down 23 hours one day and 24 hrs the next, year after year for decades. Having their mail censored and their visitations completely cut of... So tell me, is Amerikkka really free? Does one really have a right to say what one wants?

And how about all the people that are being detained and tortured in secret prisons without being charged or having a trial for years? You know that that's not only unconstitutional but it's also illegal according to international law. Or the fact that the United States has made official policy to assassinate U.S. Citizens who they suspect (so your constitutional right to a trial is completely thrown out) of engaging in or supporting terrorism.

Ramus
Ramus
13 years ago

Would anyone like any cookies? I made them myself.

DAN
DAN
13 years ago

carrie obviously has issues with her personal life that she is in FEAR of addressing due to her EGO. Carrie's life is not as good as she makes it out to be and has slowly convinced her self that it is! You are BLINDED that after watching this doco all you took out of it was "WHINING BLACK PEOPLE" have a second look.
You Carrie are a bi-product of the SYSTEM the BLACK PANTHER PARTY stood against a typical BRAINWASHED,IGNORANT,ARROGANT,MISINFORMED AND MISLED AMERICAN whos govt is leading you all like "LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER"
So WHAT DID YOU FIGHT FOR? WHAT DID YOU DEFEND AGAINST?
The fascinating thing is your EGO keeps bringing you back to reply and defend your comments so i dont expect you to reply to mine...unless im right!?...there goes my EGO lol

Carrie Lynn
Carrie Lynn
13 years ago

OK, I have just as much right to be proud of my race as anyone, but if I started the Nat's Assc for the Adv of WHITE people Well, that just would not be allowed! Also, if you don't want to be called N****r, then delete the word from you own vocabulary. If you crybaby blacks wanna use it then I can too!!!

I don't cry that this country is not fair to me cause of some stuff that happened hundreds of years ago! But then again, I am productive...not sittin' in my ghetto that I trashed all to h*ll cause I was too busy sellin my body for drugs and raisin' my passel o' welfare babies that ALL have different sperm donors (or, as they-the N's-refer to them...baby daddies). There is equality here for anyone wishing to WORK for it. I don't cry that I got brought here against my will. If that is the argument the N's want to make, they should go back to the land of the jungle babies they cry they were stolen from. It's not MY peoples fault that the N's sold their OWN people

You should all pull your heads out of your nether regions, and take a walk in the REAL world...after you plug the hole in your bleeding hearts,. that is

esmuziq
esmuziq
13 years ago

so funny that she says go back to your own country, as if her race was born and raised in america .

Carrie Lynn
Carrie Lynn
13 years ago

sieg heil

rich miller
rich miller
13 years ago

I'm out of here. Your trolling and i fell for it.