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as-Suwād fī Amrīkā/Blackness in America

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During the 2020 US-Presidential Election-Cycle, the most Controversial-Election in US-History to date: I was requested to be interviewed, concerning the Effects of this Presidential-Election on Muslims as well as Afro-Americans within the United States. In addition to that, I was interviewed also about the Human-Condition of the Afro-American both historically & contemporaneously.

Interview on the AlArabyTV-Website
Interview on the AlArabyTV YouTube-Channel

(As per the Conditions) there’s many Things which absolutely must always be at the Forefronts of a Discussion such as this to address…the Following-Topics: Colonization, Slavery, White-Supremacy, White-Privilege, the 13th-Amendment: the US-Prison Industrial-Complex, Black-Codes: the Prelude to Jim-Crow & Segregation, War-On-Drugs, Welfare, Crime&Poverty/Poverty&Crime, Hypersexuality, Self-Hate, etc. And these are just Universial-Issues which affect Afro-Americans holistically.

Then, there’s the Conditions of Muslim Afro-Americans which’re Toxic-Remnants of the Negative Historical-Issues facing Muslim Afro-Peoples holistically & globally, both historically & contemporaneously:

a. The Muslim-Caste System which Muslims have established as an Unwritten-Rule for the Past-Millennium

(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/muslimcastesystem)

b. The Bilāl-Mythos

(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2018/02/04/bilalmoviereinforcesslavenarrative)

c. al-`Asabiyyah (Xenophobia via White-Supremacy/Anti-Black ness) via Muslim Religio-Scholarship

(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2020/09/08/antiblacknessandtextualdistortion)

d. Religio-Rejection of “Black-Lives Matter”

(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/islamophobiaviaxenophobia)

e. Anti-Blackness amongst Muslim Afro-Peoples

(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2019/11/14/muslim-hatemonger)

The Trump-Administration forced People to recognize/acceot the Reality that the “Colorless-America” which was pontificated/claimed&promoted via the Obama-Years was a Complete-Fiction…al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia never vanished from the US-Landscape when Barack Obama was a POTUS, it simply became more covert. However, when Donald Trump became a POTUS it became very overt, and it resulted in the US revisting Tumultuous-Times not seen since the 1960’s, C.E. Moving forward though: it honestly doesn’t matter whom wins Presidential-Elections…I tell People all the Time, “The Dems & the GOP are 2-Wings of the Same-Bird: the Vulture…the United States is a Vulture.” & “Freedom via Democracy is an Illusion.”. Dem-Presidents & GOP-Presidents have come&gone, yet Afro-Americans are still largely an Oppressed-People…manipulated & sold Political Pipe-Dreams by both Political-Parties…urged, pressured in Many-Ways even, to submit their Support/Votes without any such Human-Guarantees in Return…etc. Plato’s “The Republic”, alone, affirms/confirms precisely what I’ve mentioned…keep in Mind that Plato was the Number-1 Student of the Inceptor/Inventor of Democracy: Socrates.

Gareth Bryant

1442, A.H./2020, C.E.

Eric Garner: the NYPD was his Judge Jury & Executioner

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Eric Garner

NYPD Officers, in Staten Island, New York City, are responsible for the unjust, unnecessary, death by choking, of a Eric Garner. To some this is just a usual isolated incident, of NYPD policing gone terribly wrong. However, for Peoples of Afro-American & Latino-American descent, this has become an all too prevalent expectation of ours: to be confronted, assaulted, violated, and possibly murdered, without any thorough investigation, a nonsense farce of a trial, in another part of New York State, to ensure the acquittals of the Officers who abuse their authority against their victims.

This free-for-all melee of abuses of policing-powers, ever since the dark-days of the Rudy Giuliani administrations, till the present day, we, as ethnically marginalized Peoples, along with other types of targeted demographics, such as Muslims, for example, which I am also a member of this particular demographic… so now, I have 3-strikes against me: Muslim…Black/Hispanic…Black/Hispanic Male…I could’ve just as easily been victimized in the savage manner as Eric Garner was, in my native Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

One really has to ask one’s self a very serious question: “Okay, this man was confronted by Police, for whatever reason. But, how & why did it escalate to him dying, and by being choked to death? Where is the judge & jury, where’s the recitation of this person’s Miranda-Rights, where’s his phone-call for his atorney/next-of-kin, where’s his day in Court?”. And, sadly, his day in Court was deal to him like gangsters deal with their adversaries, for Eric Garner, Court was held in the Streets. But, then, what is the point of Police, when they are the one’s constantly violating the laws in which they’re hired, paid, trusted by their Citizenry & lawmakers to uphold.

In the words of a very wise, young, Muslim-Brother, by the name of Ibrahim Jaaber, “You can’t uphold the Law, if you’re the one above it.”. And, this is the crust of the problem, folks: persons with guns & badges, who think that those they’ve sworn to “protect & serve” are to have the absolute right to abuse & dehumanize all and or any whom they wish, just because the have the fire-power, and political-protection, known as their shields, to do so. So, what are we, as a People, as a society, as a Nation, going to do about this? We can no longer state that, “Oh, they’re just doing their jobs.”, we got that cleared-up with the finds of Stop-And-Frisk, along with religious infiltration into specific Religious-Communities, more specifically, Muslim-Communities. And, we can’t state that these are isolated incidents, because, from Anthony Baez, to Abner Louima, to Amadu Diallo, to Sean Bell, and now Eric Garner…what the Hell is going on?!!!

I’ll tell you exactly what’s going on, we have severely regressed, as a society & nation, and have reverted back to the old-ways of the olden days of Jim-Crow type policing-abuses, which basically give the Police the unlimited authority to abuse whom they choose, with little to no consequences on part of the Officers in question who abuse, while even pressuring, threatening, victims with deportation, violence, etc., for exposing the abuses of authority by Police. It’s crystal-clear to me, and should be to anyone & everyone else that there’s is no such thing as a Colorless-America, since Barack Obama has been a President, nor has the dreams of persons like Martin Luther King, Jr. have been authentically realized, nor has there been any true strides by the so-called leaders of our communities to do anything substantial to change the negative nature & relationship that the Common-People have with Law-Enforcement.

Gareth Bryant/2014