Saturday, May 07, 2016

Dixon D. White: Donald Trump and Jim Crow 2.0

I realize this video isn't on the criminal "justice" system per se, but I just thought I needed to post it because, when push comes to shove, the analysis "Dixon D. White" uses to explain what we see going on in the U.S. right now is precisely why the prison-industrial complex and its minions, the boys in blue, are running our nation off a cliff even as we speak. I've been saying the exact same thing for ten years on this blog. So I'm glad to see these ideas pick up speed.

A friend of mine asked me a few weeks ago if I was aware of "Dixon D. White" and, when I said no, wrote down his name on a post-it note for me to take with me. But this is the end of the semester and I don't have time to go to the bathroom, let alone anything else I'm not being paid to do, so the note was just hanging out on my desk at home, waiting for my attention.

Then, earlier this afternoon, one of my Facebook friends put this on my feed and here we are.

There are a handful of others ranting on race at a fever pitch like this guy and me. Jane Elliott, for one. And Tim Wise, for another. And, as I've said many times over the years, there have always been White folks who threw down against White Supremacy, even if it killed them, as it did John Brown and three of his sons. But comparatively speaking, the voices in the wilderness have been damn few. I would suggest, as I present "Dixon D. White" today, that it has never been more important to listen to them than it is right now.
NOTE: I do want to reiterate that "Dixon D. White" is a character played by an actor. I am not necessarily a supporter of this man as a person or as a professional. But what the character says is spot on and needs to be faced and dealt with. Period.


bertwallace said...

Wow! No comments, what's up with that? Well, I'll be the first one to chime in. Dixion White is correct you can't expect to treat people of color like animals and it not blows up in your face. Take a lesson from abused wives; they eventually kill their abusive husbands or the husbands kill them, in either case, there is a price to pay.

Your racist fear is unfounded. If Black folks were going to take over America, they would have done so a long time ago. What Black folks and people of color want is the same thing you want, and that's justice at all cost. One way or another they will achieve that goal. You ask how? Well, think about it, you are a minority. Not in the U.S, but worldwide and people are waking up. And who are the ones hated the most around the world? White Europeans, especially white Americans. If white supremacy continues it won't be long before the chickens, come home to roost.

changeseeker said...

Thanks for your comment, Bert. Despite the half a million views, I get few comments. I think you're right on track, of course. And your example of abused wives is a good one. But I'm not sure what you mean by my "racist fear." If you read more of my blog, you'll see that I've said what you're saying many, many times. You, me, and Malcolm X.

Unknown said...

Yea im not a character. The only thing is i dont use my real name. Other than that its all me, im not a character.
The first two videos i made i used an accent, but even those were me. Then after that i went to my real voice.

changeseeker said...

Greetings, Jorge. I meant no disrespect by making the point that Dixon D. White is a character. But I do appreciate your clarification. I had assumed, of course, that your willingness to go so public was an indicator of your desire to make a strong statement at this difficult time. That kind of willingness and desire invariably makes us vulnerable to catch hell. Thank you for doing it anyway.

Unknown said...

thank you