Wet Dream For Zeyad

Seattle -- One man was left trembling after another pulled a loaded firearm on him and reportedly demanded that he apologize to black people for all the wrongs white people have done to them. Police arrested the suspect, finding the firearm and ammunition.

Chikwanha E. Nyashanu, 35-years old, is being held on $100,000 bail with prosecutors seeking to increase the amount to $500,000, according to Brandi Kruse of MyNorthwest.com. "King County District Court Judge Arthur R. Chapman called his actions 'inexplicable' and deemed him a danger to the community," she wrote.

The incident reportedly occurred after 9 PM. After the alleged victim called police, the suspected perpetrator was soon arrested--after being tased. Nyashanu was reportedly identified by the victim as the "same person who had just pointed a handgun at him for 15-20 seconds and demanded he apologize for all the things white people did to black people," reported Kruse.

She added that court documents revealed the suspect as a black male and the victim as a white male.

If the allegations against Nyashanu prove true, the entire ordeal could have been avoided had the alleged gunman devotedly watched MSNBC’s Chris Matthews evening program, as Matthews recently apologized on behalf of all white people.

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If White America would have already apologized to Black people this would have never happened.

Fasten your seat belts, folks, we're in for a bumpy ride!

Dear Black people I apologize for all the terrible things people have done to you over the years.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I apologize as well, for the people whom without their active participation, the slave trade would have never taken place. Namely, the OTHER BLACK :PEOPLE who sold every Black person they could possibly get their hands on, to the slave traders on the west coast of Africa. This list included women, children, entire villages as big or bigger than Rosewood, people who were defeated in wars, people the different kings wanted to get rid of, sons, brothers, sisters, entire families, anybody at all. Does anyone suppose THIS is why there will never be a honest discussion about race in this country? You would be surprised at how many people here believe the situation, as was described in "Roots". Remember, it was explained away as a bunch of White people roaming around the beach or jungle, catching Black people with nets, traps, or whatever. That was a lie, and a goddamned insulting one at that.

This reminds me of the bizarre case in Cleveland about 25 years, when some idiot held hostages in the Cleveland library, and demanded all White people get off the face of the earth.

Just as Jesse Jakson purports to speak for all Blacks, I am now going to speak for all Whites and apologize to Blacks for all of the terrible things Whites have done to you.

To make amends for these terrible deeds, Whites promise to:

1. From this day forward, agree to allow Blacks to pay for all of the expenses involved with raising their children. Never again will we demean you by creating and funding entitlement programs that infringe upon your responsibility to--independent of the government--care for your own kids.

2. As our equals, we will eliminate Affirmative Action so as not to harm your dignity by assuming you need special consideration to secure employment.

3. In recognition of our past propensity to handle you with kid gloves regarding such things as pointing out the statistical differences between Whites and Blacks when it comes to education, crime, and family structure, we will now speak openly about these things.

I feel better already!!

Incomplete depictions of the Atlantic slave trade are, in fact, quite common. My 2003 study of 49 state U.S. history standards revealed that not one of these guides to classroom content even mentioned the key role of Africans in supplying the Atlantic slave trade.3 In Africa itself, however, the slave trade is remembered quite differently. Nigerians, for example, explicitly teach about their own role in the trade:

Where did the supply of slaves come from? First, the Portuguese themselves kidnapped some Africans. But the bulk of the supply came from the Nigerians. These Nigerian middlemen moved to the interior where they captured other Nigerians who belonged to other communities. The middlemen also purchased many of the slaves from the people in the interior . . . . Many Nigerian middlemen began to depend totally on the slave trade and neglected every other business and occupation. The result was that when the trade was abolished [by England in 1807] these Nigerians began to protest. As years went by and the trade collapsed such Nigerians lost their sources of income and became impoverished. 4

In Ghana, politician and educator Samuel Sulemana Fuseini has acknowledged that his Asante ancestors accumulated their great wealth by abducting, capturing, and kidnapping Africans and selling them as slaves. Likewise, Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Awoonor has written: “I believe there is a great psychic shadow over Africa, and it has much to do with our guilt and denial of our role in the slave trade. We too are blameworthy in what was essentially one of the most heinous crimes in human history.”5

In 2000, at an observance attended by delegates from several European countries and the United States, officials from Benin publicized President Mathieu Kerekou’s apology for his country’s role in “selling fellow Africans by the millions to white slave traders.” “We cry for forgiveness and reconciliation,” said Luc Gnacadja, Benin’s minister of environment and housing. Cyrille Oguin, Benin’s ambassador to the United States, acknowledged, “We share in the responsibility for this terrible human tragedy.” 6

A year later, Senegal’s president Abdoulaye Wade, “himself the descendant of generations of slave-owning [and slave-trading] African kings,” urged Europeans, Americans, and Africans to acknowledge publicly and teach openly about their shared responsibility for the Atlantic slave trade. 7 Wade’s remarks came months after the release of Adanggaman, by Ivory Coast director Roger Gnoan M’bala, “the first African film to look at African involvement in the slave trade with the West.” “It’s up to us,” M’Bala insisted, “to talk about slavery, open the wounds of what we’ve always hidden and stop being puerile when we put responsibility on others . . . . In our own oral tradition, slavery is left out purposefully because Africans are ashamed when we confront slavery. Let’s wake up and look at ourselves through our own image.”8 “It is simply true,” declared Da Bourdia Leon of Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Culture and Art, “We need this kind of film to show our children this part of our history, that it happened among us. Although I feel sad, I think it is good that this kind of thing is being told today.”9

Several television productions of the last decade have acknowledged these facts: Africans in America (PBS, 1998), Wonders of the African World (PBS, 1999), and The African Trade (History Channel International, 2000). The latter begins with the visit by a group of African-Americans to the infamous slave castle and Door of No Return on Goree Island off the coast of Senegal. “Appalled by the cruelties of the Europeans,” the narrator relates, “the visitors become curious as to how Africans fell into their hands.” Their African guide admits that “this history is difficult to tell and hard to believe” but pulls no punches about African complicity in kidnapping and selling millions of African people: “All the tribes were involved in the slave trade—no exemptions.” The African-Americans were staggered: “So we really can’t blame the Europeans,” one declares, “We sold our own. It takes two.” Another visitor declares, “That’s right—money and greed.” The program concludes that “white guilt can never be erased”—but cautions that it is also important to remember that “black participation lets no one off the hook.”

The historical record is incontrovertible—as documented in the PBS Africans in America series companion book:

The white man did not introduce slavery to Africa . . . . And by the fifteenth century, men with dark skin had become quite comfortable with the concept of man as property . . . . Long before the arrival of Europeans on West Africa’s coast, the two continents shared a common acceptance of slavery as an unavoidable and necessary—perhaps even desirable—fact of existence. The commerce between the two continents, as tragic as it would become, developed upon familiar territory. Slavery was not a twisted European manipulation, although Europe capitalized on a mutual understanding and greedily expanded the slave trade into what would become a horrific enterprise . . . . It was a thunder that had no sound. Tribe stalked tribe, and eventually more than 20 million Africans would be kidnapped in their own homeland. 10

Historians estimate that ten million of these abducted Africans “never even made it to the slave ships. Most died on the march to the sea”—still chained, yoked, and shackled by their African captors—before they ever laid eyes on a white slave trader. 11 The survivors were either purchased by European slave dealers or “instantly beheaded” by the African traders “in sight of the [slave ship] captain” if they could not be sold.12 Of course, the even more horrific and inhuman middle passage—the voyage of a European (and later American) slave ship from Africa to the Western Hemisphere—still lay before those who had survived the forced trek to the coast.

Failure to educate young Americans about the whole story of Atlantic slave trade threatens to divide our nation and undermine our civic unity and belief in the historical legitimacy of our democratic institutions. Education in a democracy cannot promote half-truths about history without undermining the ideal of e pluribus unum—one from many—and substituting a divisive emphasis on many from one. The history of the slave trade proves that virtually everyone participated and profited—whites and blacks; Christians, Muslims, and Jews; Europeans, Africans, Americans, and Latin Americans. Once we recognize the shared historical responsibility for the Atlantic slave trade, we can turn our attention to “transforming the future” by eradicating its corrosive legacy.

No one is well served when “old myths of African barbarism” are replaced by “new myths of African innocence.”13 There are some encouraging signs. A recent middle school textbook, for example, tries to explain—

how Africans could have sold other Africans into slavery. The answer is that [African] slaveholders didn't think of themselves or their slaves as 'Africans.' Instead they thought of themselves as Edo or Songhai or members of another group. They thought of their slaves as foreigners or inferiors. In the same way, the Spanish, the French, and the English could massacre each other in bloody wars because they thought of themselves as Spanish, French, or English, rather than Europeans.14

Similar candor can also be found in a current college textbook co-authored by three African-American historians. Europeans and eventually Americans—

did not capture and enslave people themselves. Instead they purchased slaves from African traders [who]…restricted the Europeans to a few points on the coast, while the kingdoms raided the interior to supply the Europeans with slaves. ... The European traders provided the aggressors with firearms, but they did not instigate the wars. Instead they used the wars to enrich themselves. Sometimes African armies enslaved the inhabitants of conquered towns and villages. At other times, raiding parties captured isolated families or kidnapped individuals. As warfare spread to the interior, captives had to march for hundreds of miles to the coast where European traders awaited them. The raiders tied the captives together with rope or secured them with wooden yokes around their necks. It was a shocking experience, and many captives died from hunger, exhaustion, and exposure during the journey. Others killed themselves rather than submit to their fate, and the captors killed those who resisted.15

A concise version of this textbook prepared for a new required course on African-American history in Philadelphia high schools has retained all of this material—giving these students the opportunity to learn the full story of the Atlantic slave trade.16

It is also encouraging that the AMISTAD America Sankofa College Program courses to be offered during the Amistad’s visits to Sierra Leone and Senegal include study of the “West African slave trade” and “African slavery and the transatlantic slave trade”— presumably to be discussed candidly and accurately. Only by facing the whole truth can we free ourselves from the burden of our shared, tragic past and reinvigorate our commitment to what AMISTAD America rightly calls, “our collective history and future.” As Martin Luther King, Jr. dared to dream at the 1963 March on Washington, we can then join hands and affirm together in the words of the African-American spiritual: “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Us Euro's are always willing to diminish our roles in evil and blame it on someone else. Let's ask the Native Americans who we called savages to justify stealing their lands and murdering them.

Bullshit. It was a war, they lost. What makes theirs? They got here first? Never in the history of mankind has a conquered people been treated so well.

Now, that's truly bullshit. Euro's broke all the treaties, gave the Native Americans blankets infested with smallpox, slaugtered old men, children and defenseless women, rape, and forced them into concentration camps so they could steal their productive lands. I hate to see what treating them badly is like.

You aren't stating a better treated conquered nation?

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Have been suspecting this to be true and after reading Zeyad's rebuttal comment am convinced the author is a short fat old white guy who posts for the sole purpose of attempting to create conflict to drive these threads. Oh yeah forgot cigar smoking and bald.

Arabs also played a big part in this crime. The reason it is completely ignored, is because some here are expecting some sort of "reparations jackpot", as a result of other people swallowing the :White guilt" premise. It's high time folks start going after the "petro dollars," for starters., one would think.

Probably works at Ceasars as a Diana Ross look-alike.

You can tell by the way (s)he insists that (s)he "went to Princeton", that (s)he is some sort of "business person", and always refers to "us Euros" when making bold-faced racist lies and insisting that "us Euros" always apologize for whatever happened to people over 150 years ago.

Don't fall for the racist little drag-queen's lies. (S)he is a racist little dickless liar.

Zeyedcharles as RuPaul

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Typical Euro response. Villianize the good guys by portraying them as less than a man. You ever notice the only time an Anfrican American is hero in a movie he or she gets killed in the first 30 minutes of the movie.

duck and dodge
shuck and jive

blame "whitey" for your shortcomings and failures

Us "euros" are tired of being blamed for the problems you Afros bring on yourselves.

Be a man. Take responsibility for yourself and quit looking to Mommy Gubbermint for handouts.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

If ZC feels so strongly about "white guilt", he should go down to the "hood" with a sign, and offer free "bj's" for brutha's.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

That's a skill you are much more proficient at, Jeepmaker.

Slavery couldn't have happened if us lazy Euro's wouldn't have created a market. Example, if there were no market for drugs there would be no drug trade. Slavery still exists in this country. If a minority is in his own home and shoots at an intruder the minority may get a sentence of 20 years in prison making goods at 3 cents an hour.

You mean, if us euros would have picked our own cotton? I can deal with that assumption. Either way-no reparations.

Every African American in this country should get a one -time payment of one million dollars for the unpaid labor us Euro's cheated them out of. Of course we have to understand that many, many Euro's would be lining up claiming they have Black blood in their veins.

...are you saying that after that all entitlement and playing field leveling programs would end? Police, fire, military and medical fields could hire and promote based on qualifications rather than quotas? College entrance exams would have no race based tilts?

They'd be able to get rid of planned parenthood cuz they'd sure as hell stop aborting black babies! (at least till the big payday of course, but then the new millionaires could pay for their own)

We might want to crunch some numbers!

Us Uro's have been receiving entitlements for centuries. Why not others as well.

Must suck hating yourself so much. Did daddy not hug you enough?

Can you give us a ball park figure on how much you were cheated out of?

Tacky, tacky, tacky!

It looks like I phrased the question incorrectly. How about this: Can you tell us, using a ball park number( plus or minus a million dollars), how LITTLE you were cheated out of, instead of how MUCH you were cheated out of?

Keep in mind there will be deductions for all the uninsured medical, food assistance, education, affirmative action programs (that's ok just go to the head of the line... these nice folks won't mind a bit) and before you realize it it's time for reparations - but not in the direction you have in mind.

Do you mean all the programs us Euro's created to make sure minorities remain second class citizens.

You mean the entitlements you Euros have been getting for centuries?

LOL, ZC you can't even say what you are for or against. In one moment you argue that entitlements keep them second class citizens, in the next you argue that "Euro's" got them so they should get them. You can't decide on a path of logic.

MikeyA

I feel no one should receive entitlements.

ZC made a lot of posts but none were an apology.

Where does the problem lie? I think we know.

MikeyA

Just the fact that I understand the plight of African Americans and I support their rights is my apology.

What an asshole. You can't understand the plight of the African American without being one, twerpa will tell you that. You can't possibly understand what it's like to walk in a store and be followed around, drive in a white neighborhood and be pulled over, have doors locked in cars as you walk past. What a colossal liberal bullshit line.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Maybe I've witnessed the wrongful treatment of African Americans and find it apalling. When I witness something wrong I mke an effort to correct it if I can.

Maybe ZC can apologize to this little cracker's mommy for her 6 year old whitey son being a racist.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

He was probably framed. Just about everytime a Black Man gets involved with a Euro woman and something bad happens it's always the Black man's fault. The Euro mother testified against him. Who do you think a jury is going to believe.?,

Make sure you apologize to this poor "framed" black guy who raped and murdered an elderly wierd-ass cracker whitey.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Make sure you explain why this Euro family deserved to be killed in their own home by 5 racist Afros, Zeyd.
Fall to you knees in front of these scumbags and blow/beg forgiveness for your family owning slaves 150 years ago.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

At least they couldn't frame OJ. With their "science".

MikeyA

Russell Simmons apologizes, he doesn't lose his job, his company, doesn't have his products pulled from stores, or his book pulled off shelves. Do we all see the hypocrisy here between Simmons, Deen, and a rodeo clown?
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhfm485mAaa79e5e5O The video is funny. I don't think he should have apologized. But where is the outrage from the Left over this incident when it was so fired up over the others?

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Isn't it amazing how Euro America thinks it has the right to choose other races heros for them. But, I guess that's what entitement is.

Where did that happen?

MikeyA

Free Kwame Kilpatrick. Our hero. Innocent as the driven snow.

For every one bad guy there are 1,000 good guys.

I'm with MIKEYA and MARINER on this one. Which "hero" is ZC objecting to? Denzel Washington, or Superfly? Maybe we need a definition concerning what a "hero" is, in the first place? In close to 60 years, I thought I'd heard every accusation ever leveled against White People. Folks, this is a new one for me. HERO EFFING PICKING! IMO, this person is full of the "S-Word"! S-word here meaning "sauce".

Well my point was I think he was saying "Euro's" were putting up Russell Simmons as a black hero. I base this off of the timeline of posts. My question was for him to elaborate which he has chose not to.

That's not true at all. It wasn't Euro's who were buying most the records out of Def Jam. It wasn't Euro's who gave him the 2009 NAACP Image Award.

MikeyA

I my opinion Russell Simmons is a hero. Against amost impossible odds he has become a very successful businessman. Us Ero's wil criitisize people like him but will praise Black people who exhibit Euro philosophies of subjugating miniorities or people who act like Uncle Toms and Aunt Janes.

I think Russell Simmons is a great example for Black youth, as is Jay-Z. They took a skill they had, did something they loved to do, and got others to pay them for it. That's the best advice for anyone.
My only problem with the Harriet Tubmann video, which I think is really funny, is that he is not being treated in the same way Paula Deen was, or anyone other White celebrity who gets accused of racial behavior. If Deen should lose her job and reputation so should Simmons, if the rodeo clown should go to sensitivity training so should Russell. Let's apply the standards to everyone equally, isn't that what Blacks have been fighting for, equality? .......character not color of their skin..... Zeyad what character trait does the Tubmann video show?

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Racism only has a profound impact if the people who commit racisim have the power to oppress other people.

Hatred, bigotry, and intolerance are seeds, once sown, grow like cancerous crabgrass.

And the so-called minds of Liberals prove to be fertile soil for those sorts of things.

Always wondered where the phrase "shit for brains" came from. Now I know

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