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Oklahomans Fired up Ready to Go marching on Wash DC event at Okla State Capital

Oklahomans fired up & ready to go marching on Wash DC at Oklahoma State Capital on 8-24-2013 to not only commemorate Martin Luther King’s 50th anniversary of the “I have a Dream” Speech, but to also bring public awareness to racial disparity in treatment in the criminal justice system,  stand your ground law, low wages and their advocacy for obamacare.

Is “Little Dixie” a bad word in McAlester, Oklahoma?

At a medicaid expansion rally in McAlester, Oklahoma it was said that the reason why the Motorcade of Medicaid took the path they took to get to McAlester, Oklahoma was because this is Little Dixie.  One of the ladies in audience sounded like she was offended, and said that they are not suppose to use that word because its associated with KKK and illiteracy.

I have heard the term “Little Dixie” used in describing the politics and culture of McAlester, OK & Pittsburg county Oklahoma (generally).  Actually Ive heard the term “Little Dixie” being used to describe Southeastern Oklahoma & the entire Congressional District 2.  I didn’t realize this until I moved to Southeastern Oklahoma.   Though I have heard the phrase “Yellow dog” & ‘Blue dog” very rarely used in white republican or tea-party circles of Southeastern Oklahoma in reference to their white democrat counterparts in the state; but
the phrase “Little Dixie” is mostly & loosely used by white republicans in Southeastern Oklahoma to categorize white democrats in Congressional District 2 Oklahoma.

I heard what the woman in the video said in reference as to why she disliked the phrase “Little Dixie”, but I’m wondering if she disliked the phrase because it’s a truthful disclosure or a reminder of what she does not want to be said out loud.

Let’s be honest about this Little Dixie thing.. the meaning of the phrase Little Dixie does accurately depict Southeastern Oklahoma.  So please lets not pretend it does not.  I know what “Little Dixie” & Dixiecrat mean, as do most African Americans – even though “Little Dixie” & Dixiecrat is not a term that most blacks use.  Reason being that most blacks don’t use the phrase is because its associated with the same political party that Blacks are associated with themselves.  It does not  mean that blacks adore Dixiecrats.  Its a rock & a hard place for black folks, when there are only 2 political parties to deal with.

The needs and wants of black democrats is not necessarily the same as a Dixiecrat.  Whereas the Dixiecrat wants states rights, most blacks oppose this because it would mean a death sentence them & they would have no protection when they are already racially discriminated against & are severely outnumbered.  Look what happened to North Tulsa (which is not even Little Dixie).  I’ve spoke with several blacks in Southeastern Oklahoma within the past 6 months about their concerns and it appears that they are paying close attention not only due to how Congressional District 2 voted in the last presidential election; but they are especially paying more attention here recently to the obvious racial disparity they are subjected to in the criminal justice system & in employment – which BY THE WAY is a system within this locality that’s controlled NOT by republicans.  Remember, Southeastern Oklahoma particularly in Pittsburg & Hughes County is a democrat stronghold.   I  have heard many of blacks in the area say that they will cast a “retaliation vote”.  I think you (the reader) know what that means.  But only time will tell as to what black democrats in Pittsburg & Hughes county will actually do on voting day.  I have asked them to choose their political candidate wisely, but to pay attention to the ‘”low hanging fruit”  – AKA:  local & state politicians.

What I have not figured out yet is how did this Little Dixie thing occur in Southeastern Oklahoma (or anywhere in Oklahoma for that matter) in the 1st place, considering that Oklahoma was not a slave state.

This video was recorded on July 27, 2013 at Chadick Park in McAlester, OK.

On ELECTION DAY, while Blacks scramble to polls voting for a Black man, Oklahoma EXECUTES one !

NAACP Oklahoma City president - Garland Pruitt questions the motives of Oklahoma GOP governor for executing mentally ill Black inmate on Election day as Oklahoma GOP lawmakers have showed open racial hostility  toward the Nations first black president who was being elected on the same day.  11/09/2012 at NAACP training session at NAACP 80th State conference in Oklahoma City, OK.

NAACP Oklahoma City president – Garland Pruitt questions the motives of Oklahoma GOP governor for executing mentally ill Black inmate on Election day as Oklahoma GOP lawmakers have showed open racial hostility toward the Nations first black president who was being elected on the same day; and as blacks’ voting rights were being suppressed nationwide. Recorded on 11/09/2012 at NAACP training session at NAACP 80th State conference in Oklahoma City, OK.

Southern Strategy is alive & well in Oklahoma but in a bizarre form. 

  • Nationwide voter suppression aimed at black & other minority communities to prevent the nation’s first black president
    from winning re-election;
  • Reports of Oklahoma purging democrat voters from the voter rolls ;
  • White Oklahoma republican legislators pushed for affirmative action to be abolished in the state that is
    known for its hatred for a black US President;
  • Oklahoma Republicans had this affirmative action question to be placed on the ballot to be voted on in the
    presidential election knowing that a black president’s name would also be named on the same ballot;
  • Racist vitriol spewed by Oklahoma GOP politicians which fueled hate rhetoric to their constituents at conventions &
    political gatherings against a black president;

AND

Then these white republicans in Oklahoma with venomous hatred for this black man in the White House  decided to show the depth of it by executing another black man on

ELECTION DAY!

Yes, they did this!  While black folks in Oklahoma were scrambling to get to the voting polls on ELECTION DAY to vote for a black man to remain as president, the state of Oklahoma was executing another black on the same day. In my opinion this was a twisted message the white republicans of Oklahoma was sending to the black people in the state.

When they say racism is skin deep disease to the bone, they aint lying, cause these white republican politicians in Oklahoma have got it bad. Real bad.  How low can they go?

By the way, the blood RED state of Oklahoma at 6:05 pm on November 6, 2012 – ELECTION DAY, executed a mentally ill black man named Garry Allen. At that same time – 6:05 pm, blacks folks were still standing in long lines at voting polls in Carter County & other Oklahoma counties trying desperately to vote for another black man to be re-elected President of the United States & that man’s name is Barack Obama.  It was reported that the last words of inmate Garry Allen at the ELECTION DAY EXECUTION was his prediction of an Obama win to the presidency.

The following video was recorded at the Oklahoma Death Penalty Discussion/Session held at the NAACP Oklahoma state convention in Oklahoma City on 11/10/2012.

NAACP – Ardmore Chapter Public meeting Nov. 1, 2012. Crash course on how to vote on Affirmative Action Question & other ballot items in General Election on 11/6/2012

NAACP - Ardmore Chapter Public meeting Nov. 1, 2012.  Crash course on how to vote on Affirmative Action Question & other ballot items in General Election on 11/6/2012

NAACP – Ardmore Chapter Public meeting Nov. 1, 2012. Crash course on how to vote on Affirmative Action Question & other ballot items in General Election on 11/6/2012

Nov. 1, 2012, in Ardmore Oklahoma the NAACP will be hosting a community meeting to provide information, and to answer questions about several ballot items that Oklahomans will be voting on in the general election on Tuesday – November 6, 2012. There will also be sample ballots shown at this meeting. Also several guest speakers will be present: Tom Cole, RJ Harris, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Pat 0wnbey, Carter County Commissioners, Donna Marie Bebo, Brian Spencer.

Ms. Liz Jenkins Williams the president of the Ardmore Chapter of NAACP said that 1 of the main focus of discussion at this meeting will be the Oklahoma SQ (state question) 759, which is an initiative to get rid of affirmative action. An Oklahoma GOP controlled legislature is unashamedly against affirmative action. BOTTOM LINE on HOW TO VOTE on this ballot initiative is to VOTE NO on SQ 759. Also the Carter county propositions 1-3 which will be on the ballot will be discussed. This is a tax issue that not everyone will benefit from.

Time & location of this meeting will be from 7pm – 9pm at the 31 Burton, Ardmore, Oklahoma (American Legion Hall 31).

GOP Sen candidate 100% GUARANTEE Oklahoma 2B SUED if Affirmative Action is abolished

Oklahoma GOP senate candidate - Barney Taylor says now is not the time for Oklahoma to outlaw affirmative action. He 100% guarantees lawsuits to follow.

Oklahoma GOP senate candidate – Barney Taylor says now is not the time for Oklahoma to outlaw affirmative action. He 100% guarantees lawsuits to follow.

Barney Scott Taylor, a GOP state senate candidate 100% guarantees that if Oklahoma outlaws affirmative action, it will be sued. He said now is not the time for Oklahoma to do away with affirmative action. He brings up the NAACP & ACLU. Taylor says we (Oklahoma) don’t need that. As Taylor considers himself a pragmatist, he pointed out that a pending affirmative action case is before the supreme court (Abigail Fisher vs. University of Texas); & that while he could not answer the question if affirmative action is working because he could not get past the pragmatic part of it. He feels that the whole affirmative action thing could be shot down by the supreme court before the people of Oklahoma can even vote on it.

His view was that it didn’t make any sense for Oklahoma to come up with its own law, while the supreme court case has similar matter still pending. He said that Oklahoma should of waited to see how the supreme court rules on it.

There is a proposed eradication of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012. It was not until later on that I had learned that a black republican named T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative.

Barney Taylor is running for Oklahoma state senate district 9, which covers Muskogee & Wagoner county. The election is November 2012.

His opponent, Earl Garrison, a democrat is an incumbent. Garrison was not present at this forum. It was announced that Garrison could not be present due to prior engagement to attend a hall of fame induction of his friend.

This interview was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.

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