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Monday, September 24, 2007

Two Rallies in DC Tomorrow Morning and Afternoon - AJC Reporters Discover Black Victims of Crime are Ignored (I'm Shocked!)

I got this e-mail from Enough if Enough. I don't know about the morning rally for moi because I will be trying to hold down my place in what if any line forms outside the hearing room, but the evening rally looks promising. Maybe I can get pictures of all of the Black Congressmen and Congresswomen enraptured with BET. I find it the height of irony that on a day that Viacom is supposed to be called to account for its depiction of Black women, Viacom decides to throw a bunch of African American politicians a party. Well at least we know whose side they are on.

What About Our Daughters,

We thought we would let you know of two rallies we're doing on tomorrow. All are invited to attend. (Also Rev. Coates will be on the Michael Baisden Show today to talk about the Enough Is Enough Campaign at 4:25PM EST.)

TUESDAY RALLIES: Join us for the following rallies on Tuesday, September 25

We will rally outside the House sub-committee hearing on Hip Hop.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building on the corner bounded by Independence Avenue, South Capitol Street, First Street, and C Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20515.
Time: 9AM-until

We will rally outside the BET reception for the Congressional Black Caucus
Location: Oya Restaurant & Lounge, 799 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Time: 6PM-9PM

Off topic.. Which Metro Station is closest to the Rayburn Bldg.? I am picturing Union Station, but there has to be a closer one. I vaguely recall maybe something on the blue line. Leave it in the comments.


Well after months of copious research by Atlanta Journal Constitution reporters, they have concluded that Black crime victims basically get the shaft from the African American community, unless they happened to be brutalized by a White person of course. Well AJC, y'all could have saved all that research money and just read this blog and the lack of indifference to the Dunbar Village gang rape. Hat Tip to Booker Rising.

Cynthia Tucker has finally concluded that Black victims of violence deserve outrage. BTW, Cynthia Tucker got an email about Dunbar Village along with all of the other members of the Black Elite Establishment, so I guess this editorial is sufficient to take her off the list of the League of the Immorally Indifferent.
Even black politicians and activists pay less attention to cases where black victims are given short shrift. Though most crime involves a victim and a perpetrator of the same race, there is no tradition of outrage on behalf of black victims who are attacked by black assailants. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, who is black, has noticed the difference.

"Everyday my office ... handles horrible cases involving the sexual assault and/or death of black children, black women and black senior citizens. It is difficult for me to recall an occasion wherein my office has received a note, card, letter or phone call from any black advocacy group or political leader in support of these victims. We receive many communications in support of black defendants in some of those same cases," he wrote in an e-mail.

GASP! I'm SHOCKED. Just absolutely floored. (NOT!). Well thanks AJC for the hours of research expended to come to this conclusion. Now what is the Editorial Page of the AJC going to do about it? Is Cynthia Tucker going to start calling people out? She can start with the list of names of the League of the Immorally Indifferent.

Y'all keep hanging in there. The story of Dunbar Village is spreading, one day folks are going to have to make a public accounting for their Immoral Indifference.