Wednesday, February 28, 2018

'The Wakandan Curriculum' Goes Viral in Public Education, Ensuring Both White Guilt and Non-White Rage Towards Whites Increases

"I swear to you wherever you go, wherever you are, I vow there will always be daggers buried in notes... They will be flung into doors of your children's children's children, do you hear me?" -- Hook, 1991

Paraphrasing the threat made by Captain James Hook to the grownup Peter Pan (played masterfully by Robin Williams) in the otherwise uninspiring Hook, no matter where we go, no matter what we do, they will always follow and never stop threatening us. [The Viral ‘Black Panther’ Middle School Curriculum Provides Parents Real Insight: The curriculum finds ways to engage with the most beautiful aspects of the movie while asking vital questions that are central to its critique,, 2-22-18]:
Marvel’s (well, Ryan Coogler’s) afro-futurist opus Black Panther has obliterating box-office predictions, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars and millions of cheerful moviegoers. The “Wakanda Curriculum” an in-depth movie companion designed to help students “engage more critically and thoughtfully with the film” is now make rounds on the internet as parents grapple with how to talk to kids about the film, which touches on issues related to the African and African-American experiences. 
It's a religion now for blacks, fueled entirely by resentment of whites
Broken up into two sections, pre and post-viewing, the curriculum opens with two lessons vital to understanding the films undertones — “The Legacy of Colonialism in the African Continent” and “The Legacy of Slavery in the United States.” After learning about the definition of colonialism, students dive into the Transatlantic slave trade, “Colonialism’s long-lasting effects,” and “Slavery’s legacy today.” 
These are just building blocks meant to get  students to understand how slavery and colonialism facilitated “Global Anti-Blackness,” before they start discussing “African Cultural Representation in Black Panther.” The curriculum comes equipped with various classroom activities meant to illustrate the wiles of colonialism on “a very basic and less violent level” 
Tess Raser, the curriculum’s author, says that it’s meant for kids in grades five through eight, but can be taught to high schooler’s as well.  While the curriculum presumes that students have had some experience studying the African continent and colonialism, it does well to lay the groundwork for those concepts. 
The second, post-viewing, section covers character attributes and nterpretations of three of the films main characters T’challa (Black Panther and the King of Wakanda), Killmonger (the not-so-villainous villain), and Suri (the princess and genius behind Wakanda’s technological advancements). After exploring the characters, the lesson plan dives into subjects like “the role of Black women in Wakanda” in order to get students to compare it to the role of black women in our own society. The final question posed to students by the Wakanda Curriculum aims to tackle the most divisive aspect of the film, is Wakanda a pillar of poisonous “Black elitism” or an “Afrofuturistic Possibility” that can be built on global black solidarity.
At the end of the curriculum, students (well, kids) are presented with the question that kids all over the country have been subconsciously grappling with since the film came out last week: “What Would You Look Like in Wakanda?”
#WakandaIsntReal, but the black narcissism it has spawned is exceptionally real and a haunting reminder there can be no peace. They truly believe European colonialism of Africa halted Wakanda from being birthed, and they believe even more feverishly continued systemic inequality in a white supremacist society prevents Wakanda spontaneous eruption today. [What ‘Black Panther’s’ Wakanda can teach us about Africa’s history — and its future, Washington Post, 2-28-18]

They'll never stop threatening. In every note they write henceforth, the script will be nothing more than white guilt inducing tropes.

It will truly be 'Wakanda Forever', for they seek to make a religion out of Wakanda.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"I'm Sorry I had a [Gun] Fight in the Middle of Your Black Panther Party": Blacks Engage in Gun Violence Over Assigned Seating Dispute at Showing of "Black Panther"

PK Note: I paid for another movie, but I did end up seeing Black Panther. Check out my review at VDare. 

During the credits of Black Panther, there's a scene where our eponymous hero visits the United Nations to announce to the world the nation of Wakanda is abandoning its isolationist ways, so this technologically advanced nation can share its knowledge with the world . He says: 

'Fools build barriers, the wise build bridges'
Once in America, we had barriers in place to protect private businesses from black crime and black dysfunction. Until the Civil Rights of 1964 was passed, Freedom of Association was the law of the land. 
Remember what we told a few weeks ago... black directors once begged blacks to stop  the violence at theaters.

But we were led to believe only racists built barriers, while the wise built bridges to usher in colorblind utopia. 

Cue the madness.  [Cops: Woman Opened Fire At "Panther" Flick: Gunfire followed dispute over assigned seats for superhero tale, The Smoking Gun, 2-27-18]:
A North Carolina woman is jailed on multiple felony charges after she allegedly opened fire in a movie theater during a dispute over assigned seats at a screening of “Black Panther,” according to police and court records. 
Investigators allege that Shameka Latrice Lynch, 30, squabbled with other moviegoers around 11:45 PM Friday at a crowded AMC theater in Greenville. 
During the dispute over seating arrangements for the Marvel superhero movie, Lynch allegedly pulled out a .32 caliber pistol and discharged the weapon inside the theater.  
Lynch, seen above, fired one round into the theater’s ceiling, police allege. 
While the shooting resulted in no injuries, Lynch has been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill (prosecutors have identified the victims as two men attending the “Black Panther” showing). Lynch is also facing a third felony count for discharging a weapon in an enclosure to incite fear. 
The shooting prompted police to evacuate the entire 12-screen multiplex. 
Lynch surrendered to police Saturday evening and was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center, where she is being held on $250,000 bond. Lynch is next due in court on March 14.
Without Freedom of Association, the state will mandate the building of bridges because the racial ends justify the anti-white means.

We used to have nice things, but then we broke down racial barriers to build bridges to egalitarian utopias... those bridges didn't go to Wakanda.

Monday, February 26, 2018

So can white people ditch this whole judge by character thing, since blacks exclusively judge the merit of entertainment by the racial hue of participants?

There was a great comment at SBPDL the other day, trying to ascertain Black Panther's opening weekend (it made $202 million opening weekend) numbers in racial context.  

The commenter wrote:
Let us do some math. 
Opening weekend was $200 million. How much money of this was spent by whites? 35% of $200 million = $70 million. 
Blacks are showing up in huge numbers for Black Panther, almost exclusively driving its box office returns
For a typical movie, whites constitute 56% of ticket sales. That means when whites, as a group, spend $70 million on a movie, the typical movie could be expected to have an opening weekend of ($70 million) divided by (0.56) = $125 million opening weekend. So, why the $200 million in ticket sales? 
If this was a typical movie, blacks would have constituted 12% of ticket sales, which would mean they would have spent only (.12) X ($125 million) = $10 million on this film. However, they instead spent (.37)X($200 million) = $75 million.
Yes, black people represented 37% of the opening week box office for Black Panther, a reminder this whole "judge by content of character instead of color of skin" crap is a scam/scheme white people are supposed to only adhere to as a policy governing every aspect of our lives. 

Interesting enough, Fortune published an article explicitly making this point, with the headline: 
Black Panther: Women, African-Americans Drive Box Office Sales

This headline has been change to a less ostentatious one, but through the magic of the Internet, the racial intent of the article will live on through its original title... [An Especially Diverse Audience Lifted 'Black Panther' to Record Box Office Heights, Fortune, 2-26-18]:
In the U.S., 37% of the movie’s overall audience was African-American, which is well above the norm as the average movie audience is about 15% African-American, according to box office tracking company ComScore and Screen Engine. White moviegoers made up just 35% of Black Panther‘s audience over its opening weekend. That an exceptional percentage of African-American viewers turned out for the highly-anticipated movie’s debut is not so surprising, considering that the movie had generated considerable buzz, thanks to its overall critical acclaim and the fact that it boasts an African-American director (a first for a Marvel superhero movie) and a mostly black cast led by Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Angela Bassett.
So opening weekend, white people constituted $70 million of the box office receipts for Black Panther.  

What percent of the audience do black people make up for superhero movies boasting a cast lacking in melanin? [Black Panther Has Already Broken Box-Office Records, Vanity Fair, 2-18-18]:
Black Panther is also unprecedented in terms of its audience demographics. Audiences for superhero movies have, in the past, been mostly white. But Black Panther’s opening-weekend demographics, according to comScore, show that 37 percent of ticket buyers were black, 35 percent were white, and 18 percent were Hispanic. Normally, black audience members make up about 15 percent for a tentpole superhero movie. Marvel hasn’t announced any plans for a Black Panthersequel yet, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has mentioned that there is plenty of material out there and “many, many stories to tell.” Let’s be honest: if anyone should survive the Infinity War, it’s the king of Wakanda.
 So traditionally, blacks make up a fraction of the box office receipts (15 percent) for superhero films. 

What about the second weekend of Black Panther's release?
Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking superhero pic Black Panthercontinued to defy all expectations in its sophomore outing, grossing $111.7 million from 4,020 theaters to score the top second weekend of all time behind 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens and finish Sunday with a domestic haul of $403.6 million, according to final numbers.
Black Panther continues to play to an ethnically diverse audience. Caucasians made up a bigger share of ticket buyers this time out, with 37 percent, compared to 35 percent on the film's opening weekend, while the African-American share went from 37 percent to 33 percent, according to comScore/Screen Engine. 
Hispanics remain unchanged at 18 percent, followed by Asians (7 percent) and Native Americans/Other (5 percent). No other marquee superhero tentpole has played to such a diverse audience.
Let's do the math: 
White people were responsible for $41 million of the $111 million haul (.37)X($111 million) = $41,070,000. 
Blacks were responsible for $38.8 million of the $111 million haul (.35)X($111 million) = $38,850,000.
I'm going to map out the breakdown for opening weekend Marvel Cinematic Universe by racial demographics when this data can be tracked down

Black Panther is obviously doing great business for a movie costing $350 million to make ($200 for production and $150 million for marketing), but it's success is heavily driven by black racial loyalty and a desire for black people to see their inner fantasies of powerful Africans projected onto the big screen.  

But let's be blunt: this movie represents the 18th entry into the carefully scripted Marvel Cinematic Universe, a world of primarily white characters representing little more than a long-running television series

The data shows white people aren't flocking to the theaters with a sense of racial euphoria as blacks people are to see Black Panther; instead, white people are showing up as they usually do for entries into the episodic Marvel Cinematic Universe, of which Black Panther is just another pawn in Disney's well-crafted game. 

Blacks want to cheer on black superheroes and watch a world where they are the kings and queens (as in Black Panther); white movie reviewers want to heap praise on a movie with a black director, almost entirely black cast, and an obvious agenda predicated upon erasing the purported of #OscarsSoWhite; white people just want to see what happens next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so they'll be up to speed when Avengers: Infinity War comes out in a few months. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Blacks in Brazil, Inspired by 'Black Panther', March on Elite White Mall to Engage in a "Black Stroll"

"It is an army bred for a single purpose: to destroy the world of men." 


“HOW DIFFERENT. EXOTIC,” commented one women as she watched a group of almost 50 people — mostly young and black, many wearing bright fabrics with African designs — stroll through the Shopping Leblon mall. They came this Monday to participate in a rolezinho pretoi, roughly translated to “black stroll,” and watch the film “Black Panther” in Rio de Janeiro’s most exclusive shopping center, a place where black Brazilians are commonly employed, but are rarely seen as customers. Amid suspicious looks and a VIP escort of security guards, I accompanied the group that went to see the film. 
Much of the hype around “Black Panther” focuses on black professionals occupying positions in Hollywood that are usually dominated by whites, from heroic lead to producer to director. As tribute to that fact, the organizers of the rolezinho preto, the Black Collective (Coletivo Preto) and the Grupo Emú, chose the whitest and most elitist spaces in one of Rio’s toniest neighborhoods to stage a group viewing of the movie. The event also protested the lack of black professionals in Brazil’s entertainment industry. A survey by the National Cinema Agency, Ancine, revealed that only 7 percent of professionals in the field are black in a nation in which the majority of citizens have African ancestry. 
Rolezinho as Protest 
Rolezinhos are not new to Brazil. They began as a way for fans to meet internet celebrities in 2012 and evolved into a form of protest in São Paulo in 2013 and 2014, quickly spreading to other cities. Organizers would start an event on Facebook and call for everyone to meet at a certain mall at a certain time. Young, mostly dark-skinned residents of the city’s poor and working class neighborhoods on the urban periphery would take a sometimes one- or two- hour train or bus ride to shopping centers in the bougiest enclaves and just go for a walkabout. In some cases, thousands showed up, much to the horror of Brazil’s white elite, whose ever-present racial and class-based fears were palpable. Malls, including Shopping Leblon, closed down in anticipation of these protests. Others were broken up with tear gas and rubber bullets. 
Across Latin America, the wealthy, hyper-segregated segments societiesflock to shopping malls for respite from the crime, grit, and disorder that they either benefit from or directly perpetuate. These sparkling sanctuaries of consumerism have become quasi-religious shrines to Brazilian racial and class divides. Many Brazilians claim that the society is not racist, but reactions to the rolezinhos, the attempt to impede young, dark-skinned boys and men from enjoying Rio de Janeiro’s beaches in wealthy neighborhoods back in 2015 and other daily offenses are evidence of how that claim rings hollow.
Chaser. From the concluding chapter (What Am I Doing Here?) of Paul Theroux's The Last Train to Zone Verde: My Ultimate African Safari - a white liberal, perhaps the most well known travel writer alive - we get the most honest assessment of the Malthusian nightmare brewing in Africa:

My horror interest in the futureless, dystopian, world-gone-wrong, Mad Max Africa of child soldiers, street gangs, reeking slums, refuse heaps, utter despair, misplaced belief, new-age cargo cults, and bungled rescue attempts — this horror interest is rooted in detachment. It is unworthy, no more than idle, slightly sickening curiosity over modernity in its most odious form, the sort that technology worsens by making people lazier and greedier, tantalizing them with visions of the unattainable, driving many of them to be refugees and bludgers in Europe and America. We have bestowed on Africa just enough of the disposable junk of the modern world to create in African cities a junkyard replica of the West, a mirror image of our own failures — but no better than that. Writing about it, choosing the urban landscape and urban misery as a subject, is something for an obituarist. Such a vision, or a visit, represents everything in travel I have always wished to escape. 
I am not an Afro-pessimist, though. Apart from the obvious unchecked proliferation of people and the inevitable disappearance or extinction of wild animals, it is not certain what Africa’s future will be. But what is happening in Africa now is also happening with greater subtlety in the rest of the world: the diminution of resources, the vanishing of work, the growth of urban areas. The difference is that Africa’s population is growing much faster than that of any other continent. There are estimated to be a billion Africans now. Within four decades it will be two billion people — most of them living in cities, in countries without industry, without sufficient food or water or energy, countries that are poorly governed and insecure. It is projected that in a few years Nigeria will grow to a population of three hundred million, in an area the size of Arizona and New Mexico. Donor aid can take some credit for what little infrastructure exists. But donor aid and self-interested foreign governments and “rogue aid” from China and North Korea — money proffered with no questions about human rights — all these are largely responsible for the persistence of bad governments, too. 
The murderous, self-elected, megalomaniacal head of state with the morals of a fruit fly, with his decades in power, along with his vain, flitting shopaholic wife, his hangers-on, and his goon squad, is an obscene feature of African life that is not likely to disappear. When I complained to a bureaucrat from Burkina Faso (because that country, too, was on my proposed route) about the persistence of tyrants, she raised her voice and said in a froggy accent, “It is the réalité!” — because her own country was governed by a longstanding (twenty-five years and counting) clinger to office. It is not a reality at all, but a fantasy of power promoted by the tyrant. 
Most politicians believe their own lies, but the foreign-aid givers make them worse. Take the corrupting forms of foreign aid away and popular desperation might become productive, rebellion leading to elections that might improve matters in the long term. A better alternative to the endless gift-giving is investment. Yet investment is more trouble than the grandstanding presentation of donor aid, requiring more accountability, more humility, more patience, and greater risks — and, of course, less colorful mythologizing of the effort, the photo ops with destitute children. 
Colonialism oppressed and subverted Africans and remade them as scavengers, pleaders, and servants — and turned some of them into rebels. The colonial-mimicry of post-independence Africa has been a continuation of this — more scavengers, more pleaders and panhandlers. And the consequence of each new civil war or outbreak of religious strife or warlordism is that there is more willful damage to repair — more land mines left behind, more burned-out villages, more amputees, refugees, and orphans. (p. 347-348)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Africans in America Must Be Encouraged to Return to Africa and Build Their "Dream State" of Wakanda

Africans in America almost unanimously believe Wakanda is an expression of what black people would have created had the continent been left undisturbed by European colonization and Africans allowed to evolve without the pernicious influence of the white man. [Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America: Ryan Coogler’s film is a vivid re-imagination of something black Americans have cherished for centuries — Africa as a dream of our wholeness, greatness and self-realization., New York Times, 2-12-2018]:
The artistic movement called Afrofuturism, a decidedly black creation, is meant to go far beyond the limitations of the white imagination. It isn’t just the idea that black people will exist in the future, will use technology and science, will travel deep into space. It is the idea that we will have won the future. There exists, somewhere within us, an image in which we are whole, in which we are home. Afrofuturism is, if nothing else, an attempt to imagine what that home would be. “Black Panther” cannot help being part of this. 
We must encourage Africans in America to return to Africa and begin constructing Wakanda (so far, giving them - via white flight - Detroit, Baltimore, Gary, Newark, Camden, Chicago, and Memphis have failed to produce a Wakandan-esque utopia...)
“Wakanda itself is a dream state,” says the director Ava DuVernay, “a place that’s been in the hearts and minds and spirits of black people since we were brought here in chains.” She and Coogler have spent the past few months working across the hall from each other in the same editing facility, with him tending to “Black Panther” and her to her much-anticipated film of Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” At the heart of Wakanda, she suggests, lie some of our most excruciating existential questions: “What if they didn’t come?” she asked me. “And what if they didn’t take us? What would that have been?”
A large percentage of the white population in the United States of America secretly wishes Wakanda was a real place, instead of a fictional African nation found in comic books (the invention of two Jewish dudes), because its existence would immediately disprove the assertion of racists in the USA who note the low quality of life found wherever Africans in America are located in large numbers. [Black Panther’ resonates during the Trump era, experts say, AM New York, 2-1-2018]:
The tense political and racial climate makes the film’s message about a non-colonized African nation even more important, [Fredrick Joseph] said. 
Wakanda, the most technologically advanced nation on the planet, is a direct rebuke to President Trump’s alleged disparaging remarks about some African nations.
But make no mistake, black intellectuals view Wakanda as the culmination of black greatness, denied by insidious white people. [Why Wakanda matters, Washington Post, 2-20-18]:
“Wakanda represents this unbroken chain of achievement of black excellence that never got interrupted by colonialism,” Evan Narcisse, a pop culture critic who co-writes “The Rise of the Black Panther” miniseries, told The Washington Post’s David Betancourt. 
And, as an idealized homeland, Wakanda also represents the powerful promise of black liberation dreamed by generations of African Americans. “We have for centuries sought to either find or create a promised land where we would be untroubled by the criminal horrors of our American existence,” Carvell Wallace wrote in the New York Times magazine. “From Paul Cuffee’s attempts in 1811 to repatriate blacks to Sierra Leone and Marcus Garvey’s back-to-Africa Black Star shipping line to the Afrocentric movements of the ’60s and ’70s, black people have populated the Africa of our imagination with our most yearning attempts at self-realization.” 
“Identity is not dead, as the incredibly identitarian Trump administration has made quite clear,” wrote my colleague Christine Emba, hailing the film as a “black triumph.” “Because of, and in spite of, an increasingly divided racial climate, the representation of people of color in broader spaces matters.”  
“We’re in a political moment where the president of the United States calls people from Haiti and Africa, he calls those countries ‘s---holes,’ ” Narcisse told The Post. “If you’re a young person hearing that … you need to see a superhero that’s smart, cunning and noble who also looks like you. Granted, it’s fiction, but superheroes have always had an aspirational aspect to them.” 
In the end, “Black Panther” delivers a pointed message of inclusion, a call to build “bridges” — not “walls” — to move beyond a past of violence and injustice. But, in Wakanda, there’s just one global superpower, resplendent and mighty, that needs no reference but itself.
Black intellectuals revel in Wakanda proving their theories of what Africans lost by being smothered in a white supremacist state and fulfilling their fantasies of seeing what Africans could have achieved were it not for the former. 

So let it be known I encourage all Africans in America to break from their racist oppressors ("colonizers" as a citizen of Wakanda dubs white people), shattering the bonds of systemic inequality, implicit bias, and white privilege by heading back to Africa to build .

#WakandaIsntReal currently, but if the fictional African utopia is to be realized (where blacks can yell "Wakanda Forever" until their voices go hoarse), Africans in America must return to the motherland and begin construction of their "dream state."

Friday, February 23, 2018

#WakandaIsntReal: South Africa's New President Pledges to Confiscate Land Owned by Whites Since 1600s and Redistribute to Blacks

Oh, Wakanda, Wakanda, why aren't thou real? 

Wakanda, Wakanda, we all wish to feel;

a nation of pure blackness, where African greatness 

no one white man can steal. Where we boast a technology beyond whitey's wildest dreams, 

for we Wakandans are the true kings and queens.  [New South African president wants to seize land from white farmers without compensation, Russia Today, 2-22-18]:

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country. The government plans to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation without compensation. 
“The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate the redistribution of land to black South Africans,” said Ramaphosa, who was sworn into office to succeed Jacob Zuma as president last week. 
The millionaire ex-businessman Ramaphosa promised that land expropriation operations will not be a “smash and grab” exercise and promised to handle the matter properly, adding that people “must see this process as an opportunity.” 
“No-one is saying that land must be taken away from our people,” he said, “Rather, it is how we can make sure that our people have equitable access to land and security of tenure. We must see this process of accelerated land redistribution as an opportunity and not as a threat,” he added during a speech to parliament on Tuesday. 
Such a drastic move would not damage the country’s agriculture or economy, the South African president promised.   
“We will handle it with responsibility. We will handle it in a way that will not damage our economy, that is not going to damage agricultural production,” he said. 
More than two decades after the end of apartheid in the 1990s, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is under pressure to tackle racial disparities in land ownership in South Africa. The country is home to over 50 million people, with whites owning most of the land. 
According to a recent study, black South Africans constitute 79 percent of the population, but directly own only 1.2 percent of the country’s rural land. 
Meanwhile, white South Africans, who constitute 9 percent of the country’s population, directly own 23.6 percent of its rural land, and 11.4 percent of land in towns and cities, according to the Land Audit report. 
A similar program of land redistribution was carried out by then-Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Thousands of white farmers were forced from their lands.
#WakandaIsntReal, but the black rage/animosity toward whites fueling most of the script of Black Panther is terrifying real. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

#WakandaIsntReal: Remembering When Every Student in Liberia (Nearly 25,000) Failed the University Admission Exam

Shot. [Liberia’s roots planted in America,, 10-31-2014]:
Most Americans, on the other hand, likely know little about the tiny West African nation of Liberia apart from it being front-page news as ground zero in the Ebola crisis. 
Yet America’s relationship with Liberia is deep and tangled, dating back nearly 200 years to American slavery — or at least an attempt to remedy it. 
“People just think Liberia is a country in Africa that is in the news because of Ebola,” said Alan Huffman, author of “Mississippi in Africa.” “But we are basically responsible for creating it, which is why I have always been bewildered that the U.S. has had little interest in Liberia.” 
The first group of free blacks and former slaves from America began arriving in Liberia in 1822 in an effort to be repatriated back to Africa. 
When Liberia became Africa’s first independent nation in 1847, it modeled its political structure after the United States. The capital city is Monrovia, named after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States. Liberia’s flag is a near replica of Old Glory, as is its constitution and Pledge of Allegiance. 
Even today, American culture saturates Liberia in everything from the clothes to the music to the official language, which is English.
Chaser. [Liberia students all fail university admission exam,, August 26, 2013]:
Liberia's education minister says she finds it hard to believe that not a single candidate passed this year's university admission exam. 
Nearly 25,000 school-leavers failed the test for admission to the University of Liberia, one of two state-run universities. 
The students lacked enthusiasm and did not have a basic grasp of English, a university official told the BBC. 
Liberia is recovering from a brutal civil war that ended a decade ago. 
'Dreams shattered' 
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel peace laureate, recently acknowledged that the education system was still "in a mess", and much needed to be done to improve it. 
Many schools lack basic education material and teachers are poorly qualified, reports the BBC's Jonathan Paye-Layleh from the capital, Monrovia. 
However, this is the first time that every single student who wrote the exam for a fee of $25 (£16) has failed, our reporter says.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Newspaper in 61% Black Rocky Mount, North Carolina Dares Publish the Truth on Homicide in City: All Victims/Suspects Black

Rocky Mount, North Carolina is a 61 percent black, 32 percent white city, and is part of the so-called Raleigh/Durham "Research Triangle." 

It's elected/appointed leadership is almost entirely black

Home to 57,000 people, it's also home to a black population uniquely violent when compared to the white minority. [Homi­cide vic­tims all black men, Rocky Mount Telegram, 2-4-18]:
Every victim of the 16 homicides last year in Rocky Mount was a black male.The Telegram does not usually note the race of victims in its crime accounts. But when the results are as stark as this, the issue of who the homicide victims are deserves to be examined. The large number of black residents who died at the hand of another in the city amounts to what some residents refer to as a slaughter of black men. 
This is a trend that has been happening in Rocky Mount over the past few years. 
From 2013 to 2016, the Rocky Mount had 36 homicides. Of that number, 32 victims were black and all but two of those were black men. This brings the total to 46 black men who have been slain in the past five years in Rocky Mount. 
Of the 16 homicides that took place in 2017, 15 are being treated by Rocky Mount police as murders. The last homicide of the year, they say, was a justifiable homicide. However, of these 15 murder victims, 11 were 30 years old or younger. 
The youngest was 16. 
The suspects in these crimes are young as well. So far, only five of the 15 cases have been solved. Those five cases netted seven suspects who now await trial. Six of those suspects are black men and one is a black woman. The oldest of these suspects is 26 and the youngest is 18. Four of the seven were still in their teens at the time the homicide was committed. 
Rocky Mount Interim Police Chief Willie Williams said that the murder rate is a priority for him. 
“We are trying to reduce the number of murders in Rocky Mount,” Williams told the Telegram during a recent Chat with the Chief event he held to connect with the residents of the city. “That is our primary focus right now. As a result of that, we are doing other things as well, but the No. 1 focus of the department is reducing and preventing murders.” 
Some residents point to the rising number of murders in other parts of the state as a reason for the increase in violent crime. However, Rocky Mount’s homicide is still proportionately high. Wilmington and Raleigh both reported 26 homicide victims last year, but Wilmington’s population is three times Rocky Mount’s and Raleigh has roughly nine times the number of residents. 
Rocky Mount police would not release information about how many of the homicides they consider to be gang-related, but Williams said gang activity does account for much of the violent crime in the city. Williams spoke openly about the issue with the Telegram. 
‘I don’t know if the issue of gang violence was underplayed in the past, but it is not now,” Williams said. “I think we have a high gang concern in the city, and that is certainly contributing to our violent crime problem. I can tell you we have a very, very strong organization in place to deal with the issue and our gang unit functions as well as any. We have the personnel there, the resources there and the leadership there to help deal with the problem.” 
Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight said there is no excuse for murder. 
However, Knight did suggest that there are underlying societal reasons that are contributing to the problem. The root cause of murders in Rocky Mount is poverty and the all-too-easy access to guns, Knight told the Telegram in a sit-down interview in which he was invited to participate. 
“We do have a gang problem,” Knight said, adding that children who are expelled or suspended from school end up with the streets taking care of them in what he called the pipeline from school to prison. 
Poor children with a single mother who works two jobs might enter fifth grade not knowing how to read and soon lose interest in school. Children who live in motels and cars and are worried about staying warm and eating don't have much time for academics. And there could be other problems within the home, Knight said. 
“Housing, employment, education — all that plays a role in how people live,” Knight said, providing data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows racial disparity in the local job market. 
The unemployment rate in Rocky Mount among black men, ages 16 to 64, is more than triple that of white men. Just over 20 percent of black men in that age range are unemployed while the rate drops significantly, to 6 percent, among white males, according to the American Community Survey, which was published in late 2017. 
“This is not a black problem, a white problem or a Latino problem,” Knight said. 
“It's a Rocky Mount problem.”
How many cities, large or small, in the United States could see the newspaper serving the citizens of the community print the exact same headline (conveniently failing to note all the suspects are also black, or, in the Rocky Mount Telegram, burying this racially provocative truth)?



It's not a Rocky Mount problem. It's a black problem, courtesy of genetics incompatible with western civilization.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Your daily reminder #WakandaIsntReal: 50 Foot-High Garbage Pile in Maputo, Mozambique Collapses, Killing 17 People

Previously on SBPDL: The CDC Shot/Vaccination Requirements for Traveling to Haiti Prove Conan O'Brien's Claim of "Haiti Is Great Already" is a Monumental Lie

Your daily reminder #WakandaIsntReal. Long a colony of Portugal, Mozambique has been free of white rule (and dominated by black power) since 1975. 

What's happened since whitey went back to Europe so an Afrofuturistic society could flourish? [17 killed in Mozambique garbage dump collapse,, 2-19-2018]:
"The is what the world will look like when it ends"

At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured when a massive garbage mound partially collapsed in Mozambique’s capital Monday after heavy rains fell on Maputo, local media reported. 
Rescue workers believe there may be more bodies buried in the 50 foot-high garbage pile located in the impoverished neighborhood of Hulene, Radio Mocambique reported. 
"Up to now, 17 dead bodies were recovered," said Despedida Rita, a councilor for Ka Mavota Municipal District. "We fear more might be unaccounted for so we will keep searching for bodies buried underneath the rubbish pile." 

Many families in the densely populated area, located six miles outside of the capital, have fled their homes for fear of another collapse. 
Five houses were buried by the natural disaster thus far. Reports suggest they were built illegally in a section where officials asked them to vacate.
 While white people build towers of concrete and glass stretching to the heavens, would-be Wakandans build towers of trash. [Life in 'trash land' captured by photographer, CNN, 8-27-2011]:

For some living in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, making a living from other people's waste is their only means of survival.
Portuguese photographer Jose Ferreira traveled to the Huléne garbage dump, not far from the city's airport, and captured the harsh reality of life in this "trash land."
Ferreira says that what struck him most was that despite the hardship, he found some of the "best people" he had ever met.
"Despite all the circumstances of how they live, they keep on showing their kindness and happiness and hospitality," he said. "We don't find these human qualities in many places in the world."
Ferreira explains that he met two types of people in the dump: the homeless and the "garbage collectors."
"Many of them living there depend on trash to survive, some search for food, others for types of recycling materials to sell to the factories," he said.
"The money they receive for all that they collect is not enough but it's something and they keep on returning there to collect more to sell again," he continued.
It is not known how many people live at the Huléne dump. Some reports have put the number at around 700. 
The dump is located in a densely populated neighborhood and covers an area of approximately 17 hectares (170,000 square meters). It is the only official dump for the disposal of solid waste in Maputo, a city with a population of over one million. 
The piles of waste at the dump can reach heights of 15 meters, according to a report by the Maputo municipal council.
One of Ferreira's photographs shows a truck arriving with trash from the city as a crowd of people run after the vehicle.
"At the moment that the truck would dump the garbage they would ''jump' on the trash and there you can find everything from food, recyclable material, dead animals and fetuses of newly born," he said.
Ferreira says he doesn't have a favorite picture. But there is an image he says was the hardest for him to take.
"The hardest to witness was when there were two women eating a dead dog's head that was already decomposing and raw," he said.
The dump has long been earmarked for closure, but for the moment it remains open.
After spending time in Huléne, Ferreira says that the biggest mistake people can make is to think that there is no room for embarrassment for those forced to make a living from other people's waste.
"There is a shame a lot more legitimate than any other because for most of them being there was never a choice," he said. "Many of them have seen the other side and dream of it themselves and every day they hope for a better life."
For Ferreira, his experiences have taught him to appreciate life more.
"The life we waste everyday because we want a better one or because we are never satisfied with it, is the life that many wish and yearn to have and would give everything to have it."
Your daily reminder: #WakandaIsntReal

Sunday, February 18, 2018

On His Netflix Comedy Special, Chris Rock Calls for the Shooting of White Children (So White Mothers Will Cry)

Previously on SBPDL: The Mask is Slipping: Michael Eric Dyson Calls for the Killing of White Children

There's not much else to say, except to rehash a harsh reality touched on a few years ago: The mask is slipping faster and faster. . 

Every moment that passes, each second that ticks off of the clock, the mask gives way to an ugly truth most people never want to confront. 

Like Dorian Gray's hidden portrait, this mask has repressed a truth so vile, so macabre, few people will be able to stomach it when they see it. 

It will knock them over. 

Many will turn their head at the horror; but like a gruesome car crash, it's only natural - instinctive - to want to take a look. 

It's Chris Rock's turn to show us this image. [Everyone Will Be Talking About Chris Rock's New Netflix Special, Esquire, 2-14-18]:

It's been a shitty few years for America, years when Chris Rock's hilarious outrage was not only needed, but necessary. While we haven't seen much of him—he's been dealing with a messy divorce recently—he has been around in subtle ways. He appeared in an essential post-election SNL sketch detailing that infamous November night in 2016. He helped Aziz Ansari craft a powerful SNL monologue, and he made a few late-night appearances softening our Trumpian reality.
But Tamborine, his surprise new Netflix special, gets everything out that's happened to Rock and the country recently. It's more of a therapeutic release than anything else, and if you're in the mood to just release it all with a grin, then Tamborine is crucial.
After a fitting and brief opening to Thundercat's "Them Changes"—"Nobody move, there's blood on the floor"—Rock makes his statement immediately. Here's his opening joke:
You would think cops would occasionally shoot a white kid just to make it look good. You would think that every couple of months they’d look at their dead nigga calendar and go, "Oh my god, the 16th—we gotta shoot a white kid quick." "Which one?" "The first one you see singing Cardi B."
Then he continues: "I want to live in a world with real equality. I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month. I want to see white mothers on TV crying."

Ladies and gentlemen, the mask is slipping. Chris Rock has his knives sharpened. He has just - on Netflix - called for the killing of white kids. 

 A lot of white people have tried to make this experiment work; but when looking at the picture of race relations in America, a disturbing hidden pictures emerges. Rock just showed it to us.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Black on Black Crime Task Force in 23% Black Gainesville, Florida Advocates Ending the Arresting of Criminal Black People

Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville is a 58 percent white/23 percent black city, where almost all violent crime is committed by blacks. 

So a black on black crime task force was launched, where black criminals and police routinely meet to try and come up with ways to stop the so-called "mass incarceration" of blacks (the most obvious way to end this 'problem' would be for blacks to stop breaking the law...). 

The solution? Stop arresting black criminals. [Black on Black Crime Task Force Talks Of Solutions That Don’t Involve Arrests,, 2-8-18]:
Jhody Polk came to hear about the changes that may be coming to Gainesville, but she ended up recommending some of her own. 
The city’s Black on Black Crime Task Force met Wednesday evening at Gainesville Police Department headquarters to discuss ways to reduce arrests in the city. 
This was one of the monthly meetings for the task force, but this meeting was different. Two representatives from the National League of Cities (NLC) came to speak to the community about creating alternatives to arrests and jail time. 
“Here, the black population is overrepresented in both the arrest population as well as jail, and so there is definitely a component of focusing on reducing the racial disparities in the arrest decisions and jailing decisions,” said Laura Furr, the Program Manager for Justice Reform and Youth Engagement for the NLC. 
In the speech, Furr gave different examples of changes from other communities that Gainesville could implement. One of them was law enforcement officers getting new tools to take people having drug reactions to a treatment facility instead of jail. This is called “the drop-off method.” 
“The primary purpose really is to make sure that we’re using jail to protect public safety and everyone else is going into services that really meet their needs,” said Furr. 
The meeting room consisted of community leaders, law enforcement, politicians, and regular people living in Gainesville. All of them are part of the task force.
#WakandaIsntReal, but white guilt is all too real. As long as the latter exists, western civilization has no future.