BEVERLY HILLS, CA, August 23, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/
-- On the night of June 26, 2011, in the city of Jackson, Mississippi, James Craig Anderson, age 49 after being brutally beaten was ran over and killed by teen suspect Deryl Dedmon. The beating apparently was premeditated by some white teens which escalated to the victim being run over. Authorities say white teens targeted Anderson because he was black.
This cowardly, outrageous and reprehensible act is shocking and disturbing however, Mr. Smith feel that in this 21st century justice will be served.
Prior to this immoral act the teens were quoted as saying "Let's go get us a nigger." And after the victim was ran over the teen suspect Deryl Dedmon was quoted as saying, "I ran that nigger over."
Mr. Smith feels fairly certain that the distraught family of James Craig Anderson have the heartfelt sympathy of many in the Black community and some from the White community as well. However, there is something else that he thinks needs to be said in regards to the senseless tragedy. There are many in the Black community who condones and/or use the n-word as if it is cool and chic to do so. They say it is just another word, demonstrating insensitivity and indifference, as to how that word affected the lives of their ancestors.
Mr. Smith states that it may be just another word to those black users who are naive and foolish enough to believe that, but to the rest of the world--and the beloved ancestors of black descendants--they know and see that word for what it is. And whenever, they--those Black Americans who do so--refer to themselves and their race as a n**ger/n**ga there are people more than willing to take them at their word, further illustrating the fact that the Black community's definition of the n-word isn't global; Mr. Smith says that Black American users of the n-word are not in touch with reality relative to the significance of the vulgar term.
In this 21st century there may be attempts to reduce the term to nothing more than a racial slur, but the historical meaning behind that word have far more sinister implications and is immutable; Mr. Smith says that there are many in the Black community whose heads need to be taken out of the sand, stop being in denial, and see things for what they are. The teen's use of the n-word relative to the James Anderson incident was above and beyond that of a [racial slur].
From Mr. Smith's perspective when some white people look at and see black people as n**gers it's their twisted way of justifying any inhumane acts that they may perpetrate upon any person of color. Under such circumstances blacks are inhuman to them and this is something that their ancestors had to live with in terror each and everyday of their lives. They were [categorized] as n**gers for a reason...and it was not just to insult, Mr. Smith further states.
Mr. Smith's message to Black America is that the hour is getting late, it's time to wake up and for them to GROW UP and stop acting like that use of the n-word is some sort of a game. They need to start taking responsibility for their own actions and that use of the n-word is inexcusable and downright infantile. Black American users of the pejorative term need to consider what the suspected teenagers did--and why they did it--as their alarm clock. James Anderson, in the minds of the involved suspects was a n**ger, and what they did is what you do to n**gers--is the way they think--and is how their forefathers thought.
H. Lewis Smith further more states that use of the n-word is synonymous with any sordid acts committed in conjunction with the term, therefore, when any black person use and/or approve use of the despicable term they are endorsing and approving every whip lash laid upon the backs of their ancestors, the brutal rapes, hangings, mutilations, castrations, disemboweling with hot pokers, etc.
Every time they invoke use of the n-word they are sanctioning such acts as those teenagers committed upon James Anderson, there was nothing cute about the despicable crime nor their use of the n-word, just as there is nothing cute about black people's use of that anathematize expression, and he says to Black America please spare him that tired dilapidated excuse about using n**ga as oppose to n**ger. The term n**ga is nothing more than a ghetto vernacular of n**ger and there is no conceivable excuse upon the face of the earth for anyone black to be embracing the n-word--NONE.
Mr. Smith unequivocally states that use of the n-word is aiding and abetting the systemic to down-play the significance of the tens of millions enslaved African Americans who, over a 300 year period, were slaughtered, butchered, terrorized and dehumanized, simply because they were categorized as n**gers. Rappers such as Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Soulja Boy, black ministers, civil rights and community leaders, businessmen such as the likes of Russell Simmons and Robert Johnson, scholars such as Professors Randall Kennedy and David Bradley along with countless other scholars, and CBS 60 Minutes news correspondent Byron Pitts--though perhaps unsuspectingly--are all tools of the systemic.
And are only useful to the systemic so long as they are proponents of the n-word, should any of them display any signs of being independent thinkers and disdain the use of the n-word they will be thrown to the curb like an old worn out shoe. The n-word is a weapon and has been for more than 300 plus years. A weapon used to mentally enslave a race of people. Mr. Smith says to Black America that you will know you are free when you suddenly discover that you have the mental strength and the intestinal fortitude to walk away from that leech of a word. He says that Black Americans would be surprised at the positive affect it would have on the rest of America and the world in general if they as a group refrained from illuminating the n-word and keeping it alive.
Mr. Smith conveys the sentiments that the Anderson family, just the same as his ancestors, finds nothing funny, chic or cool about being categorized as a n**ger/n**ga and having to suffer the consequences of being labeled as such, and as descendants of their ill-fated ascendants Black America likewise shouldn't see anything, chic, cool or funny about the use of the n-word, and all the crimes committed involving the obscene term.
The United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc., (UVCC) was founded in April of 2006 by Mr. H. Lewis Smith. UVCC, a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was formed for the express purpose of connecting socially-conscious community members with a mutual interest to fight for a common, progressive cause.