Thursday, May 7, 2009


(Tie it down - or cut it off)

Dear President Obama April 2009
White House
Washington, D.C.

I have to tell you; when, as this nation's First Black Flight Attendant and longtime activist against untreated racism/colorism, I was (and remain) acutely embarrassed at the obdurate and ill-timed refusal of your Administration to attend the anti-racism(colorism) World Conference convening in Geneva as this complaint is written.

As the author of The Little Black Book: Black Male Survival in America: Staying Alive & Well in an Institutionally RACIST Society (a publication documenting the egregious and widespread ongoing killings of Black [& other people of color] males by police officers infected with untreated color bigotry not to mention the myriad other incidents of color-based injustices throughout every state in the Union, I find it disingenuous for the great country of the U.S.A. to proffer such a weak excuse for not attending the Conference.

'AFRAID?' 'Afraid that the (illegal) state of Israel' will be held accountable by other countries for its uncivil untenable treatment of hapless Palestinians? The bold U.S.A. - Inveterate Invader down through the years of over two hundred countries of color including Iraq - afraid?

That won't wash and certainly doesn't enhance our credibility (even if this is not publicly acknowledged by other nations) - with the rest of the multi-colored world.

With all due respect, it is way past time for the U.S.A. to prove to Israel's Netanyahu et al. that it is not a servile, knee-jerking yahoo - allowing that colorist nation to 'wag the dog' over the critical issue of racism/colorism!

(Don't for a moment think that the sight -CNN- of all of those 'follow-fashion' whites stalking out of the Geneva anti-racism Conference when Iran's President Ahmadinejad told the stark truth about Israel being "the most cruel and racist country" didn't resonate with the rest of the majority-people-of-color world)

No, given its unfortunate history of rapine and enslavement of countless millions of African hueman beings, fairness, decency and accountability demand that the U.S.A. stand up for the democracy of which it boasts, and once and for all publicly commit to equitable treatment of individuals irrespective of the color of their skins.

Mr. BlackAfrican President Barack Obama, when it comes to little Israel, tie the tail down - or cut it off!

Your Sister-in-THE-Struggle,

Carol Taylor R.N.
Mother, GrandMother
Advocate For Change - (posted on www.
590 Flatbush Avenue
Ste.11A BK NY 11225 U.S.A.

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