NYU Black Renaissance Noire Fall 2013 - Page 65

BRN-FALL-2013.indb 63 A black caller said that if a black man had bombed the Boston Marathon, we’d all be rounded up. Was he “paranoid”? Was he “angry”? No. Because he probably knows American history where blacks have been expelled from whole towns for the alleged or made up actions of one or two blacks. Probably knows how homes have been burned, innocent people lynched and massacred because of a rumor. Not just blacks? Abraham Lincoln, the Indian fighter, was convinced to order the execution of 38 Sioux after it was reported that they raped a white woman. This was the Lincoln who signed on to Native American genocide, the Lincoln who was left out of the film Lincoln, a high school pageant. (I also told Tony Kushner, the script writer, whom I ran into at a reception for authors of introductions to plays by August Wilson that he should read aba winner, Lerone Bennett’s Forced Into Glory which show Lincoln the racist. I guess that he didn’t.) Now, cnn head, Jeff Zucker, who is Jewish, must know what happens to a minority when they are put on the spot after “the majority” are sent into conniptions over the actions of a member of a minority. He is aware of the consequences for a minority when one or two minority members offend “the majority” by perpetrating a heinous crime. “On November 7 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a Jew, walked into the German embassy in P ??????????)??????I???????????????????(????????????????Y???I??????????)?????????9????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????))?????a????????????d????????)????????????????+?qQ?????????Q???????-??????????(?????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????Q???)???????????????)?????????????)?????????????????????????????????(???????????t? 98?????????????)????? ?????????)????i?????)???????????????????????????)???????????????????????? ????)5???????!?????????U??????)????)M??????????????????????????)i?????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????9?)????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????M??????)??e ??????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)???????d????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)??????????????????????) ????????????????????????)?????????q??????????t??????)?????????????????() 1 ,?I9%MM9 ?9=%I())????i????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????)?????i????????M??????????????)??????????????????????????)???)?????]????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)Q??????????????????????????????)?????????????????e?)????-????)?????????????? ?????5?????)???????????????????????????)?????????????????? 98????)?????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????Q???)???????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)??????????????????e??????????????)?????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)?????????????e???????????????e?)??????????()$?????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)????????????????????? ????????) ?????????????????I?????I???????)??????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)???????????????????????e???????)???????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????)??????????????????Q?????????)??????????????????????????????)Q????????I????????????????????)??????????????????=???????)Y?????-??????????????????i??)9?????!????????????????????]?)???????????]?????????????????)??????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????)????????????????????e??????????)?????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????((??()9??????????????????????!???????)?????????????????????????)???9?????????????????????]????)]????????????????????????????)????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????)???!??????????????????????????)???????????????????%????)?????????????? ??????????????)???????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)?????????????????????-??? ???e?+?qQ??? ????]????t??????????????)?????????1????1?????????????????)??????????????????????????????)??? ????]????????????9?????)????????Q???9????????????????)???????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????)?????????????1???????9?????????) ??????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)????????????????????????9????)M?????????????????????????????))????????????????????????????)??M??????????????)????M???????)????????9????????????????????)????M???????????????((????????????4((0