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Pediatric dentist, Dr. Misee Harris, forced to resign after showing support for Michael Brown

This story is as ridiculous as the title of it suggests.

On Thursday, September 4th, Dr. Misee Harris (the Black Bachelorette) was called into an unannounced meeting at the dental practice where she has worked as a Pediatric Dentist and was recently offered a partnership in the practice. Dr. Harris, the sole African American dentist in the practice, has worked tirelessly with underprivileged young patients on Medicaid to ensure their smiles remain healthy, and the quality of Dr. Harris’s work has never been called into question. Once in the meeting, Dr. Harris was ambushed and presented with screenshots from her private Facebook page. Being that Misee had blocked work colleagues from accessing her account, it was explained to Misee that a doctor who is a partner at the office, and who led the meeting, had been having a friend spy on Misee’s Facebook page. Screenshots were taken of Misee’s Facebook posts and were sent to the doctor who led the meeting. Misee was then told that some of her Facebook posts about recent racial issues in America were “unprofessional.” The biggest bone of contention to the partners was a cartoon (see graphic below) related to the recent police murders of several innocent African-Americans across the nation. The partner held up the picture and asked Misee “Do you think we (meaning Misee’s white colleagues) are all like this?”

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Dr. Misee Harris composed herself and asked the partner if she had any idea what was going on in black America, namely regarding the murder of Michael Brown. The partner did not know the name Mike Brown, nor did she seem to understand Misee’s outrage at being attacked for her personal views. Dr. Harris’s racial discrimination concerns voiced on her personal and private Facebook page was meant solely for the eyes of her friends and family whom Misee thought she could trust. Misee was then told flat out that she would have to choose between her “style of social media communication” and her job as a pediatric dentist in their practice.

Obviously, Dr. Harris chose to resign. And GOOD. FOR. HER.

Look, FIRST of all, having a “friend” spy on my page to purposely look for something that you can use against me? THAT is what’s unprofessional.  And they did it for that specific intention because they were blocked!

This disgusts me.

To think that (some) blacks’ reactions to racists events then causes (some) whites to feel threatened (EVEN THOUGH THEY AREN’T AWARE OF THE EVENTS THAT LED TO SAID POSTS) to the point of demanding you to not have that view? The entitlement and ignorance is running rampant.

“It is as though the partners at my former dental practice believe that a black person who has made it to success in a white-dominated field like dentistry is expected to show gratitude and humility, and to ‘act white.’” – Dr. Harris.

Oh. But check this out…

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BOOM.

Look. When you stand up for what’s right, God will have your back, okay?

Sorry, but you don’t get to tell me what I can and can’t write on my PERSONAL social media sites (of course there are exceptions, but y’all get it (I hope)).

NOPE.

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No, blacks don’t think all blacks should get away with crime. So. Shutup.

In light of the recent lack of indictments for both Michael Brown’s and Eric Garner’s killers, I think it is important to address this particular issue, and then to kindly and respectfully tell you people who are making this argument to STFU.

MOST of the blacks I have seen comment, and ALL of the blacks that I know personally, have yet to say, “There’s nothing wrong with black people breaking the law.”  Personally, I haven’t heard that sentiment expressed.

So it would be nice if you all would stop assigning that sentiment to our anger (*gasp* blacks are ANGRY!?!?!), frustration, heartbreak, sadness, rage, on and on and on, when it comes to these situations.

I will speak for myself here. I despise illegal drugs. I hate drug culture. I cannot stand a thief. Generally, I do not agree with people breaking the law.

BUT.

I ALSO feel as if the punishment should fit the crime. And the last time I checked, there was not a punishment of death for stealing cigarillos, smoking weed, walking on the street, or illegally selling cigarettes.

So please, I beg you…PLEASE find another angle. If Michael Brown was taken into custody and charged with theft….there would be no outcry. If he was given a jaywalking ticket? There would be no outcry. If Eric Garner were arrested and given whatever penalty it is for breaking that particular law? There would be no outcry.

But what do we have instead? We have blatant cover-ups by those who are supposed to carry out justice.  We have prosecutors who act like the defendant’s defense lawyer. We have changing stories. We have unchecked lies. We have police officers who use illegal tactics. We have a video of a killing. We have a ruling of homicide.

And all of this adds up to what we DON’T have…justice.  A chance for all evidence to be presented. We can’t even get the CHANCE for justice to be served.

Some of you don’t get it. And you never will. I’ve come to terms with that. But what I hope you WILL do, is at least stop assigning a feeling or thought to blacks with this that doesn’t exist (with most of us).

Again, we ARE NOT saying that crime is okay. We ARE saying that murder and a mishandling of justice isn’t okay.

And I think it’s important that people understand that a lot of us are tired of it. Fed up, to be honest. Stop telling us to vote. Stop telling us to be peaceful (because, as we saw from the Rams’ players PEACEFUL protest, that’s not really what a lot of you mean). Stop telling us to forget about it and move forward.  We’ve been doing these things for  a LONG time. And here we are. In 2014.  Waiting for 2015 when Tamir Rice’s murderer will face the same outcome….that outcome being, well, nothing.

I think it’s also important to mention that no, this isn’t a “blacks hate all whites” thing, either. It’s a “blacks aren’t here for whites AND BLACKS who are being willfully blind” thing (re: Charles Barkley).  It’s a “blacks aren’t here for whites AND BLACKS who don’t see how all of this is unfair” thing (re: Joe Scarborough). Do you see how many different ethnic backgrounds are involved with this movement? It’s not JUST blacks out there. So yeah, please stop saying that too.

Basically, if you don’t know what to say, it would behoove you to just not say anything at all. Or at least keep your cruel comments and lack of compassion far away from those who see these situations for what they are.

Or.  You could try to exhibit some empathy. Some compassion. You could try to open your minds and your hearts. You may not understand what is happening…but could you at least just TRY?

Negroes,
Sweet and docile,
Meek, humble and kind:
Beware the day
They change their mind!

Wind
In the cotton fields,
Gentle Breeze:
Beware the hour
It uproots trees!

– Langston Hughes

I swear to the Lord
I still can’t see,
Why democracy means,
Everybody but me.

– Langston Hughes

Please, just TRY to empathize.

Garth Brooks is in solidarity with Ferguson, GOP writer’s head explodes.

I don’t even know how to introduce this, so I’ll just hop right on in there. Well, I guess I could start by giving the title of this piece, “ONE MAN RIOT – GARTH BROOKS CANCELS TONIGHT SHOW APPEARANCE IN SOLIDARITY WITH DEAD THUG MICHAEL BROWN“. So yeah. You see what we’re working with here, right?:

Garth Brooks may need to get a bigger hat. A tight hat combined with acute fat-headedness  and the subsequent reduction in blood flow to the brain is one possible explanation. Fanatical liberalism could also be to blame. Regardless of the cause, his judgment does seem to be impaired.

Brooks cancelled his Thanksgiving appearance on the “Tonight Show” in solidarity with the racist anarchists who, regardless of the evidence and deliberative process of a Grand Jury, have determined that Officer Darren Wilson’s skin tone makes him guilty of murder.

Brooks is bigger than the legal process, just as are Eric Holder and Hussein Obama. Although he is unlikely to be represented in the CD collections of a single car-torching arsonist throwing urine on police officers, it’s important that America know Brooks supports them. As wrong as it was to lynch black people in the past, it’s important for him to show his support for lynching white people today.

Brooks said he learned of the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict when he landed in New York, “to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation.” He added that, “To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong seemed distasteful to me.”

It’s a free country and Brooks is entitled to his own opinion of what is in good taste. Many Americans think that racially motivated riots are distasteful, as is bowing to the intimidation they create. His decision just might have something to do with the fact that Brooks is a big-time Obama supporter who once told CNSNews.com in March of 2011 that he “loves Obama to death,” and it must be Hell to have that job.

Actually, Mr. Brooks, Hell is what his tenure as “president” has been for the American people and our nation.

Fittingly, fellow obamabot Whoopi Goldberg was somehow able to overcome her white guilt and substitute for the “principled” Mr. Brooks.

Rick Wells is a conservative writer who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats.

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I am ROLLINGONTHEFLOORLAUGHINGMYASSOFF.

Dude.  PLEASE take a few pills to calm your nerves. BRUH.  He is SOOOOOOOOOOO mad!

Now. The not so funny part of this is that he referred to the protests and people SEEING PAST THAT SHAM OF A GRAND JURY PROCESS as the “lynching of white people today.” This lets me know that Mr. Wells is even more delusional and out of touch than I initially thought when I started to read this.  The lynching of blacks wasn’t just a symbolic term or phrase.  It wasn’t used as a metaphor. Whites LITERALLY acted like savages and captured blacks and hung them from a tree. That LITERALLY happened. And for no other reason than…they were black.

To use that in this case is not only offensive, but extremely ignorant. From when I last checked, Darren Wilson is still alive and breathing.  And from what I last checked, people aren’t upset with him simply because of his white skin.  It wasn’t as if one day we all woke up and decided to pick on Darren Wilson. No. He KILLED somebody. He took a life.  And what’s worse, those who are supposed to carry out justice covered for him.

You can STAY MAD about the fact that we are FINALLY waking up to what this justice system is all about, Rick Wells. You really can sit on your toilet and shyt out your frustration over the fact that we see STRAIGHT through this.  And you can DEFINITELY cry me a fawking river over the fact that we are no longer willing to be silent about it.

You have two choices.  1. Get over it. 2. Stay mad.

It’s up to you.

President Obama requests funds for more police training and body cameras

President Obama is not blind, guys. And, even though we can’t *see* it (how we want to!), he IS paying attention.

The White House on Monday proposed $263 million in funding for police body cameras and training as the administration wrestles with a federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The program, which would need congressional approval, would offer a total of $75 million over three years to would match state funding for the cameras by 50 percent, helping to pay for more than 50,000 of the devices.

The announcement comes as Obama holds a series of meetings with law enforcement personnel, civil rights leaders and Cabinet officials to discuss possible reforms to ease mistrust towards police, particularly in minority communities.

The administration also said Monday that it will not make major changes to a program that transfers military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies, but will instead focus on better oversight, transparency and training to ensure that the equipment is used properly.

Obama will also announce the creation of a new task force – led by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey and former Office of Justice Programs AG Laurie Robinson – to prepare recommendations for “21st century policing.”

– Carrie Dann

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One of the reasons I voted for President Obama is his disposition. I admired his cool head, and (at the time, seemingly) his strength for thinking things through and not flying off the handle about everything. This is a PERFECT example of why I voted for President Obama. Twice.

I am one of the one’s who expressed their frustration with President Obama with this whole Ferguson issue.  I honestly just wanted him to scream in the mic at a press conference that he is FED UP!!! That Darren Wilson is a MURDERER! To tell the protesters to STAY STRONG and TAKE BACK THEIR CITY!!!

I wanted him to….not act like the President of the United States (annnnd I wanted him to act as if there isn’t currently a federal investigation going on!?!?!). I wanted him to express the emotion that most black men (that I know) have expressed and “step up.”

Now, don’t get me wrong. I STILL would love to hear this. But I also understand why that wouldn’t be productive. It simply wouldn’t.  But THIS?  THIS is helpful.  THIS is needed. And it is absolutely a step in the right direction.

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St. Louis Police Officers Association calls for discipline of Rams players

Some Rams players entered the field with their hands up, taking the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” posture.  This was done in support of Michael Brown and protesters.

Well.  The St. Louis Police Officers Association isn’t taking too kindly to this.  Because, HOW DARE THEY disagree with the grand jury’s decision!? HOW DARE THEY show support for protesters and HOW DARE THEY show that they see the injustice?

Here’s the official story and statement:

St. Louis, Missouri (November 30, 2014) – The St. Louis Police Officers Association is profoundly disappointed with the members of the St. Louis Rams football team who chose to ignore the mountains of evidence released from the St. Louis County Grand Jury this week and engage in a display that police officers around the nation found tasteless, offensive and inflammatory.

Five members of the Rams entered the field today exhibiting the “hands-up-don’t-shoot” pose that has been adopted by protestors who accused Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson of murdering Michael Brown. The gesture has become synonymous with assertions that Michael Brown was innocent of any wrongdoing and attempting to surrender peacefully when Wilson, according to some now-discredited witnesses, gunned him down in cold blood.

SLPOA Business Manager Jeff Roorda said, “now that the evidence is in and Officer Wilson’s account has been verified by physical and ballistic evidence as well as eye-witness testimony, which led the grand jury to conclude that no probable cause existed that Wilson engaged in any wrongdoing, it is unthinkable that hometown athletes would so publicly perpetuate a narrative that has been disproven over-and-over again.”

Roorda was incensed that the Rams and the NFL would tolerate such behavior and called it remarkably hypocritical. “All week long, the Rams and the NFL were on the phone with the St. Louis Police Department asking for assurances that the players and the fans would be kept safe from the violent protesters who had rioted, looted, and burned buildings in Ferguson. Our officers have been working 12 hour shifts for over a week, they had days off including Thanksgiving cancelled so that they could defend this community from those on the streets that perpetuate this myth that Michael Brown was executed by a brother police officer and then, as the players and their fans sit safely in their dome under the watchful protection of hundreds of St. Louis’s finest, they take to the turf to call a now-exonerated officer a murderer, that is way out-of-bounds, to put it in football parlance,” Roorda said.

The SLPOA is calling for the players involved to be disciplined and for the Rams and the NFL to deliver a very public apology. Roorda said he planned to speak to the NFL and the Rams to voice his organization’s displeasure tomorrow. He also plans to reach out to other police organizations in St. Louis and around the country to enlist their input on what the appropriate response from law enforcement should be. Roorda warned, “I know that there are those that will say that these players are simply exercising their First Amendment rights. Well I’ve got news for people who think that way, cops have first amendment rights too, and we plan to exercise ours. I’d remind the NFL and their players that it is not the violent thugs burning down buildings that buy their advertiser’s products. It’s cops and the good people of St. Louis and other NFL towns that do. Somebody needs to throw a flag on this play. If it’s not the NFL and the Rams, then it’ll be cops and their supporters.”

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I am disgusted.

“I’d remind the NFL and their players that it is not the violent thugs burning down buildings that buy their advertiser’s products. It’s cops and the good people of St. Louis and other NFL towns that do. Somebody needs to throw a flag on this play. If it’s not the NFL and the Rams, then it’ll be cops and their supporters.”

^This part right here?  It confirms the delusional and out of touch position of the police department.  Seriously? So you’re generalizing protesters as “violent thugs?”  And how do you know who does and doesn’t buy products?

And this is what gets me.  The police (and others) keep spitting this “just protest peacefully!” rhetoric.  Is that not what these players are doing?  Is this not peaceful?  What the message REALLY is, “Just do it so that we can’t see it and we don’t have to be made uncomfortable.”

The audacity of this.  And this little threat? It drips with both racism and classism.

I hope the NFL and the Rams organization doesn’t issue a single word of apology. I hope those men, who were PEACEFULLY protesting, are left alone.

We shall see.

{featured image: Jeff Curry, Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports}

Updated: December 1, 2014, 11:55am

 

Aw. Poor lil tink tink!

WELP!

Anyway, good job, NFL!