Thursday, June 29, 2023

The Rigours of DEFEAT 2023 (mid-year)

 Too Late Now, generations are now indoctrinated educationally, with formerly impoverished families having degrees at dual levels, raising children with high achieving intelligence; genetically predisposed to excel.

Too late to kill affirmative action, it's in the 'system' now!

The rigours of actions taken in other matters of importance, signify that white supremacist ideology must be curtailed. 

If affirmative action is not necessary, why are the 70's era desegregation 'private' schools still a part of society? Consider the recent ruling against states attempts to fundamentally 'gerrymander' federal elections as states rights.

Further, in Louisiana two gubernatorial candidates instrumental in denying 'equal representation' in Congress, for another two years is evidentiary of the continued maintenance of a supremacist society. 

Jeff Landry

AG wants narrow definition of Black

As the midterm elections approached, part of the argument that drew national attention to both cases was the standard of “blackness” or who gets to identify as “Black.” 

In “Robinson v Ardoin,” Attorney General Jeff Landry argues for a narrower definition of "Black" and how that "definition" can be used in Section 2 Voting Rights cases.  

In court documents, Landry advocates the use of what he calls "DOJ Black," namely, "those who are 'Black' and those who are 'Black and White.'"

“Our argument to the court is anyone who checks black should be identified as black in terms of drawing a new map,” Evans said. “The argument of the Secretary of State and the Attorney General is that it’s too broad of a definition that you cannot be considered black unless that is your only race.”

 WWL Legal Analyst and Gambit Columnist Clancy DuBos

“Louisiana had a law at one time that said if you were 1/32nd African blood, you were classified by the state as Black,” WWL Legal Analyst and Gambit Columnist Clancy DuBos said. “That law was on the books to enforce the strict racial segregation and frankly the oppression of anyone who remotely could be Black.” 

These were more commonly known as the "One Drop Rule.” While terminology like Mulatto, Quadroon and Octoroon has evolved, the definition is woven into American history. What follows is a social construct, used in a way to restrict access to anything including political power, home ownership, education, and movie theaters. 

“It was designed to preserve the White hegemony and the White power structure that has been in place and now they're trying to flip that around but basically for the same reason,” DuBos said. “There are many people going back generations, especially here in New Orleans and the Cajun parishes, who not only identify as black but who have been identified as black going back to their birth records.” 

Given that history, it can be hard for multiracial Americans to fall along one "color line." 

DuBos said power is the name of the game. 

“We have a situation where 33% of Louisiana's voting age population is identified on state records and they identify themselves as Black. Under this ruling, that could go down to 25 or maybe 20 percent.”

Identity Politics Redefining Blackness in Louisiana 

Another early announced Louisiana gubernatorial  candidate Senator Sharon Hewitt boondoggled and filibustered while AG Landry filed an emergency-order with Justice Alito

Senator Cleo Fields harangued in legislative committee for legislators to follow the federal court's direction and create a second minority-majority congressional district. 

Now comes loan-forgiveness.
Nothing is changed however. The people who owe the most money are mostly poor. The present day Republican Party, seeks to slow down any advancement any way it can.
Including student loans. 


Monday, January 30, 2023

The Present Danger DoJ v. D.O.C. of Louisiana

The Culture of Policing 

(Correction Officers)

In the letter to the Governor Honorable John Bel Edwards
"and that these violations are pursuant to a pattern and practice of resistance 
 to the full enjoyment of incarcerated persons’ constitutional rights. Specifically, we have reasonable cause to believe that LDOC routinely violates the constitutional rights of people in its custody by incarcerating them past their legal release date." 

The truth of the matter is the young people and all others in 'correctional facilities' in the state of Louisiana, are in attendance of  'schools of pugilistic survival', with many returning to society mean as all hell. 
The inside of a facility directly violates all sorts of human rights, allowing inhumane treatment in battles to merely stay alive. 

Every U. S. Attorney's office
in Louisiana is listed, here. As Dr. King had to make LBJ, by Johnson's own admission; we must do what forced  legislation to be passed to bring forth the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The people of Louisiana in every jurisdiction must act to bring about the necessary change to the "Louisiana Department of Corrections", which operates under limited oversight, as was attested to during state legislative committee hearings surrounding the frenzied state police beating death of Mr. Ronald Greene in 2019. 
And not only that, not a few of the inmates under DOC incarceration are under excessive sentences, a further violation of "cruel and unusual punishment" besides 14th Amendment violations.

Every Louisiana U. S. Attorney should be written to by every citizen affected by D.O.C.'s handling of incarcerated persons, no matter where they are being held. Excessive sentences must be revisited. The time is now.

Corrections officers are turning a blind-eye to embattled violent conditions. Some inmates contend the officers are part of the intense fights, inside prisons. Once released, the community has to deal with the violent state of mind, which has developed behind bars. From the carjackings in New Orleans to the killings in Bastrop, many can be tracked back to "no correction in correctional centers", but perfecting the modus operandi. 

It is evident that mass-demonstrations are required in parishes where DOC prisoners are housed. 

Incarceration is big business for private correction companies. 

Impact of over detentions