Hi, all! I’m FreeThinker, and I’m back with another post. It’s been a while, and I apologize for taking my time in putting together these posts. My only excuse is that I’m a busy girl. Anyway, I caught a headline on the DrudgeReport and I read the linked article and felt the need to comment on it. After all, I’m a black woman and the moron who did the stupid stunt I talk about below makes me ashamed to be a black woman.
Here’s the Drudge Headline: “Black student admits hanging ‘White Only,’ ‘Black Only’ signs near school bathrooms, water fountains”
Here’s the original piece to which Drudge linked: EAG News.
Read the piece and you find out that when the signs were discovered, there was outrage! Outrage, I tell you! Meetings were called, convocations were convoked. Statements were issued, fear expressed, etc., etc., etc. All went just about as you might expect if you’ve been paying attention at all.
Here’s the beginning of the article:
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cries of racism broke out across the campus of the University of Buffalo this week when students found Jim Crow-esque signs in a building on campus.
Someone had posted “White Only” and “Black Only” signs near several bathrooms and water fountains in Clemens Hall.
“It brought up feelings of the past of a past that our generation has never seen which I think is why it was so shocking for us to see,” Micah Oliver, president for the Black Student Union, tells ABC 27.
More than 100 students turned out to a Black Student Union meeting to discuss the signs.
“There was fear expressed, anger, disappointment – all of that,” according to Oliver.
Ashley Powell, a black graduate student, stood up in the meeting to admit she had hung the signs, claiming it was part of an “art project,” The Buffalo News reports.
We learn further that Ashley Powell, yet another false accuser on a university campus, doesn’t care that she’s a fraud. Because, you see, she said:
I apologize if you were hurt, but I do not apologize for what I did. Once again, this is my art practice. My work directly involves black trauma and non-white suffering. I do not believe that there can be social healing without first coming to terms with and expressing our own pain, rage, and trauma.
First of all, does anyone in America really believe that black “pain, rage and trauma” are being left unexpressed? Seriously? It’s all you hear about anywhere nowadays! And it’s been that way all my life!
Try to think of one day in the past, oh, I don’t know, three decades, where you haven’t heard or read at least one news/social media/pop culture/PSA/article/opinion piece/this/that which wasn’t mentioning racial grievances in some way.
All of Powell’s “pain, rage and trauma” are being expressed against a backdrop in which we see – in the very same above-linked article — this:
It brought up feelings of the past of a past that our generation has never seen which I think is why it was so shocking for us to see
Anyone see the key idea here? It’s not a trick question: “A past that our generation has never seen.” Powell is bringing up things that her generation has never seen. Meaning America got rid of all that stuff. A long time ago. Forcefully and unambiguously. And Powell’s generation will never see such signs posted in America again… except by frauds like herself.
It’s a safe bet that the only racial grievance Ashley Powell actually has, her only reason for pain, rage and trauma, is that she has no racial grievances. She needs a way to get some cheap publicity so she can tie into the easy life of the Race Grievance Industry. There’s no easier way to the good life of the race grievance activist than through some fraudulent publicity stunt that accuses innocent white people of fake racism.
This blog said it too (here), where they posed the question: What, Finally, Do The RGI Want?:
Simple — Four things:
• Revenge for wrongs against their ancestors, both long ago and more recently (in the form of slavery, past discrimination, segregation, Jim Crow and other grievances)
• Free stuff (as a component of their revenge)
• Emotional and intellectual validation for all the effort they’ve put into fabricating the complex edifice of imaginary white racism they’ve built
• Built-in excuses for failure
That sounds like Ashley Powell all over.
If Powell had any real integrity as a person, she’d take her moment in the media sun for a month or so — invited on MSNBC and CNN and ABC to discuss all her “pain, rage and trauma,” — and then come out and say something like:
I really did all this to see what would happen to me. Let’s face it, my signs, my art project, accused a bunch of people of something of which they were not guilty. And, to the shame of this country, and of the media, and of The University of Buffalo, you all did nothing to me.
What if it had been a white kid who had hung those signs? You all would have drummed him out of the University, and you’d be discussing not whether to bring charges, but what charges to bring. People would be telling gleefully about how the kid’s future was ruined, how he no longer even had a future.
Rightfully so? I don’t know. Seems excessive to me fora few stupid posters. Everyone can, and frequently does, grow up, change his mind and learn new things. The point is that if it had been a white kid who had done this, his next at least ten years would be really tough ones. But it wasn’t some white kid. it was me.
I did it. Me. And all of a sudden, as the result of a cheap publicity stunt that anyone could do — if he or she looks like me, that is — I’m a celebrity? Now, I’m a famous “social justice activist?” For having done a fraud? For having pretty much lied? Here’s the inconvenient, harsh truth: If “social justice” is all about accusing a bunch of innocent people of something which they’re not guilty of, then “social justice” is nothing but rubbish.
It was the same thing with the con artist who accused the Duke Lacrosse team of rape, and the fake Rolling Stone rape accuser. Those people are criminals, yet they’re still roaming the streets free as a bird. What I did with the signs was legal, — let’s face it, all I did was hang a few signs — but it was criminal, too, and despicable and ugly. And here you are celebrating me! You should be ashamed of yourselves!
Ashley Powell would say all that if she had one ounce of personal integrity, but I’m betting that she won’t, and that she doesn’t.