Thursday, May 7, 2009



(Open letter to those "cowards")

I think it's only right that I slaute the new, bold and brave United States of America Attorney General The Hon. Eric Holder right now, as I again enjoy the splendid sea, sand and sun in his family's beauteous island of Barbados, West Indies.

I say 'bold and brave' because of his unprecedented challenge to inhabitants in the entire U.S.A. to join with him to right the terrible wrongs of untreated racism/colorism which cowards employ to prevent people of color from enjoying full and equal equity in every arena of people activity, i.e. law, economics, education, entertainment, politicsm labor, religon, sex and war.

So, right from the 'get go' with Mr. Eric Holder in that important office, can those of us who've continually fought the good fight against the rampant color bigotry down through countless years dare to hope that finally, after decades of allowing colorist hate groups like the KKK, skinheads and other mentally ill misfits to flourish, the Government of the great U.S.A. is taking a ZERO TOLERANCE principled stand against illogical, illegal behavior and acts based on consideration of color instead of on character?

Of course, the fact that the Office of the Attorney General of the U.S.A. has behind it all of the laws in the Constitution of the land to deal effectively with colorist crime certainly increases hope for a more equitable society - especially for people of color. I've long fumed ofver the colorist hypocrisy extant in the courtrooms of the U.S.A. - by not acknowledging and correcting the inherited institutional racism/colorism within the entire society but behaving as though it doesn't affect the outcome of trials, court directors, judges, lawers, etc., have been complicit in only God knows how many wrong unfair verdicts have been rendered as they blithely carry on 'business as usual.' And this is only one, albeit important, critical arena where the infection of untreated racism/colorism s allowed to rot the fabric of this society.

All court participant should have to take the prior to any trial - and where their responses to differences in color and culture are dysfunctional, be referred to Ethnotherapeutic Counseling until they can think straight.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright was right. If the new Attorney General Holder can effect some of his anti-colorist-bias programs, not only would the cities in the U.S.A. not have to shell out millions of
taxpayers' dollars for cops' killings of so many Black males, but fed-up folk could join with others sincerely shouting "God Bless America" instead of "God Damn Anerica!"

We'd welcome the day when the cowards no longer cower in the darkness of denial, kowtow to colorism, or bowdown to bigotry but stand together tall in righteousness and reparations, safe and secure in the sunlight of reality, able to acknowledge that ALL hueman beings share many colors, but ONE race and the same Black ancestors of Africa.

So, from the wonderfully healing sunny beaches of Barbadoes, let me send warm hopeful Best Wishes for a continuingly productive tenure to the Hon.. U.S.A. Attorney General, the bold and brave Barbadian descendant, The Hon. Eric Holder, in the names of 3 giants upon whose prodigious shoulders he obviously stands; Shirley (Chisholm), Malcom X and Martin.

Who knows? Maybe the next time Mr. Holder visits his relatives in Barbados, he'll invite the ObamaFamily to come with him: the children will LOVE the clear warm water and the friendly people.

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