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Aug282009

WAOD Reader Responds to Vanessa Lee "Teacher-of the Year-NOT"

For the past 24 hours our eyes have been assaulted by the deluded rantings of Vanessa Lee, daughter of Maude Ford Lee. Vanessa Lee is a truly a demented soul who in the course of one interview has defamed the victim by implying that the victim "was not innocent," in addition, Ms. Lee Blamed the victim for not "conforming" to the "ways" of Dunbar Village.

I have not intervened in the roll-out of Vanessa Lee's interview, because I think it important for all the world to see the seething anti-Black-woman hatred oozing from the pores of Ms. Lee. I think now many of you understand how the Dunbar Village suspects ended up with such professional quality fliers at that rally thrown by Ms. Lee's Mama, Maude.

I cannot respond to Ms. Lee's fantastical thinking any better than WAOD reader, LaJane Gault. IN addition, I have a more than sneaking suspicion that Ms. Lee, or the person at the computer next to her at work, has been interacting with WAOD readers in the comments section under another name.  Therefore, I conclude with LaJane's passionate response.
Gina, all, please accept my apologies for the next comment. I am so disgusted my teeth are set on edge.
I feel the need to shout.

IF THE SYSTEM IS SO G.D. CORRUPT, WHY NOT AVOID IT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO POUR BLEACH ON A WOMAN’S GENITALS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO FORCE A CHILD TO PERFORM ACTS ON HIS MOTHER AT GUNPOINT.

THE MONEY ISSUE IS LEGALLY IRRELEVANT. SHE IS NOT ON TRIAL FOR BAD CHECKS; SHE AND HER SON ARE THE VICTIMS OF A BRUTAL GANG RAPE. BRINGING IT UP IS A VIOLATION OF HER CIVIL RIGHTS AND IS UNJUST. YOU HAVE THE GALL TO MOAN ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND PUT THE RAPE VICTIM ON TRIAL IN THE SAME BREATH

and you attempt to humor this blog by deigning to acknowledge that “something” happened.

Your apathy towards this black woman, perversion and pimping of justice when it suits your purpose sickens me to the point of utter contempt for not only you, but your organization.

You want to talk about yt folks i.e., the power structure that marches are designed to persuade? I grew up around yt folks let me explain to you how the targets of your begging see you. Dunbar Village is one incident that is part of a larger pattern that has serious implications for blacks – the underclass in particular. As this pertains to someone so concerned, I suggest you take heed.

>>Those that know are horrified by what they know about crime in black hoods.

They see marches: for programs, no justice no peace. They don’t see you marching against criminals. They don’t see you Taking Back the Night.

They see your version of justice as centered around some dude with a rap sheet built on black pain. They DON’T see you screaming for justice for ACTUAL CRIME VICTIMS.

It’s not that they necessarily think the justice system is infallible ( oj :) ). It’s just that they see “stop snitchin” instead of “we want justice so we’re marching for better police protection of our witnesses.”

They don’t see the emotionalism about the victim. Moreover, they don’t see rage directed toward the perpetrators. They don’t see the perp’s mom walking with her head down and avoiding cameras (like normal folk do). They don’t see shame.

It is really quite perplexing.

So they figure that black people really don’t care about themselves. If black folks don’t care, why the hell should they.

Maybe they blame “black culture”; maybe they blame “genetics”. As you are concerned about the white power structure, be concerned about this:

Then they enact zoning, loitering, planning laws that keep black folks from economic life, politically-contained and -most importantly- the hell away from them.

Yeah, I went there. I live in a gentrifying city and look at the big picture. I hate the stark economic disparities I see. But, I hate Nathan Walkers even more and would do everything to keep them the hell away from me.

As the demographics are a changing, your guilt account is running low and does not work on newer Americans. Imagine how these rapists treat Mr. Kim the storeowner, who does not have the collective memory that a sane white person would have. Note, that in many political districts (like So. Florida for example) black folks are losing political clout (zoning’s a bitch ain’t it). The replacements are Latin or Asian, people who don’t have the collective memory (or yt guilt). But they do share the sordid present and have experienced unchecked dysfunction. When they lobby and vote, they will go by what the see and experience.

You can’t beg people to treat you like you’re human when you explicitly or implicitly support, condone, or ignore savagery. You can’t beg for justice, when you are not only unjust…but are downright cruel.

The choice is yours.

Reader Comments (6)

Whomp there it is!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

yep, that about sums it up.

BTW, does anyone know if either the defense lawyers or the DAs ever asked Walker or Poindexter, "the woman on the stand, is she the woman into whose house you broke into? Is she the woman you beat, robbed, threatened and raped?"

Also, did the son ever testify, perhaps by closed circuit tv? I'm curious about that as well. Cause even if they all wore masks, was there ever a time when the son saw anyone's face? Thanks.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

oh sorry, one more thing, what exactly did Ruby, Nathan Walker's mother say on the stand? Not that it matters . . . at this point. :(

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

Preach!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZooPath

I have been following this story and I'm at a lost for words but thanks to your articulate readers such as the one who wrote this they have been found...

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkatrina

LaJane, No apologies needed when you speak the truth. I am so sick and tired of this BS. It truly that simple -you don't want to deal with the "unjustice" system as they see, STOP COMMITTING CRIME! I'm glad you spoke up because someone needed to tell it to this woman.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSMH

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