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 Mar 13, 2012 12:29 PST 


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RACISM (Without Racists)
[col. writ. 3/4/12 =A9 '12 Mumia Abu-Jamal

A United States federal judge, one of the most respected and powerful =
actors in the Nation's
entire judicial system, sends a joke to a close circle of friends.
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So far, so good.
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But the joke is a racist insult against both the sitting U. S. President =
and his mother.

The word gets out, and the judge promptly apologizes, and insists he =
isn't a racist.
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Of course he isn't.
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A judge, someone sworn to protect the legal, civil and constitutional =
rights of all American citizens, privately shares racist jokes about the =
President of the United States: but he's not a racist.
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Indeed, if the media is any measure, the only people portrayed as =
racists these days are Black people: like Min. Louis Farrakhan or the =
late Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad.
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A few years ago, I saw a man, standing in a Ku Klux Klan robe, announce =
on a nationally televised talk show that he wasn't a racist.
When no one is racist, then racism becomes invisible.
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It becomes the province of 'hyper-sensitive' Blacks, who are called =
racist when they point out racism.
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And, meanwhile, beyond symbol, lies a reality as bitter and as =
repressive as ever before--for millions.
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Question:
What do you call a judge who makes racist statements?

Answer: 'Your Honor.'
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-webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><span class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13px;">RACISM (Without Racists)<br>[col. =
writ. 3/4/12 =A9 '12 Mumia Abu-Jamal</span><div><span =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13px;"><br>A United =
States federal judge, one of the most respected and powerful actors in =
the Nation's<br>entire judicial system, sends a joke to a close circle =
of friends.<br> <br>So far, so good.<br> <br>But the joke =
is a racist insult against both the sitting =
U. S. President and his mother.<br><br>The word gets =
out, and the judge promptly apologizes, and insists he isn't a =
racist.<br> <br>Of course he isn't.<br> <br>A judge, =
someone sworn to protect the legal, civil and constitutional rights of =
all American citizens, privately shares racist jokes about the President =
of the United States: but he's not a racist.<br> <br>Indeed, =
if the media is any measure, the only people portrayed as racists these =
days are Black people: like Min. Louis Farrakhan or the late Dr. Khalid =
Abdul Muhammad.<br> <br>A few years ago, I saw a man, standing in a =
Ku Klux Klan robe, announce on a nationally televised talk show that he =
wasn't a racist.<br>When no one is racist, then racism becomes =
invisible.<br> <br>It becomes the province of 'hyper-sensitive' =
Blacks, who are called racist when they point =
out racism.<br> <br>And, meanwhile, beyond symbol, lies a =
reality as bitter and as repressive as ever before--for =
millions.<br> <br>Question:<br>What do you call a judge =
who makes racist statements?<br><br>Answer: 'Your =
Honor.'<br></span><div><span class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13px;">=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>The Power =
of Truth is Final -- Free Mumia! <br><br>Mumia Abu-Jamal's Radio =
Essays - Subscribe at the website or on iTunes and get Mumia's radio =
commentaries online.<br>Audio of most of Mumia's essays are at: <a =
href=3D"http://www.prisonradio.org/">http://www.prisonradio.org</a><br><br=
 Mumia's got a podcast! <a =
href=3D"http://mumiapodcast.libsyn.com/">http://mumiapodcast.libsyn.com/</=
a>   <br><br>Get your copy of the new book by Mumia and Marc =
Lamont Hill =93The Classroom and The Cell: Conversations on Black Life =
in America" at <br><a =
href=3D"http://twpbooks.com/catalog/theclassroomandthecell-p-208.html">htt=
p://twpbooks.com/catalog/theclassroomandthecell-p-208.html</a><br><br>Plea=
se make a contribution to help free Mumia. Donations to the grassroots =
work will go to both INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA =
ABU-JAMAL and the FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL COALITION (NYC).<br><br><a =
href=3D"http://WWW.FREEMUMIA.COM/">WWW.FREEMUMIA.COM</a><br><br>Please =
mail donations/ checks to:<br>FREE MUMIA ABU JAMAL COALITION<br>PO BOX =
 16, NEW YORK, <br>NY 10030<br>(CHECKS FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS =
PAYABLE TO:  FMAJC/IFCO)<br><br>FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: =
 <br>267-760-7344<br>212-330-8029<br><br>Send our brotha some LOVE =
and LIGHT at: <br><br>Mumia Abu-Jamal <br>AM =
8335 <br>SCI-Mahanoy<br>301 Morea Rd.<br>Frackville, PA. =
17932<br><br>WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM CAN *NOT* =
REST!! <br><br>Subscribe: <a =
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