Welcome to The CARD’s First Deal: This is the introduction into one of the most global and yet unresolved issues in the world. Even with hunger, poverty, and war many deny its existence. Some think its hereditary, others a mental disorder, but most just simply keep silent. Here at The CARD it is not the intention to offend, debase, condemn anyone. Everyone’s contribution is appreciated.
Throughout history there are hundreds of cases of food being used to control the population. During Biblical times when cities were built with walls the standard way to force capitulation was to surround the city and starve it out. In the Middle Ages society was divided into classes. This system was known as what we call today the haves and the have-nots. Kings and their nobles ruled over the peasants who were forced to grow the crops and raise herds they weren’t allowed to eat. The earth produces enough food for everyone yet someone dies of hunger every 10 seconds. What’s worse the sad part is its usually a child Could this be famine? Or is this a racial inequality issue? Maybe its the “politically correct” term food insecurity.
Around 300 BCE Naboth owned a vineyard in the Northern Kingdom of Israel. A king named Ahab desired to own the land. When Naboth refused to sell his Hebrew ancestral property. Jezebel a Phoenician princess, the wife of Ahab, ordered the death of Naboth. By having him falsely accused and convicted in a court of law Naboth was killed and the land was taken. In 1640 John Punch an indentured servant along with two others ran away to seek freedom. Hugh Gwyn their owner had them captured and returned. The two others, both of European descent, were given four years more. However, John Punch was given life. He’s the first known African legally ordered into slavery in the American colonies. Should a life be a business deal? Was there any racial inequality issues here?
The Nazis created in 1931 a Race and Settlement Main Office (RuSHA) in Germany prior to WW II. Here tests were conducted to determine who was a pure German. At least 6 million people of Jewish descent failed the test. Euthanasia was the final solution. More recently Myanmar’s army has begun to force over 1 million Rohingya Muslims refugees to flee to neighboring countries. After a Rohingya rebellion killed 12 Myanmar police the government stepped up its crackdown leaving thousands dead and burned out villages. In December a mass grave was discovered with the remains of Rohingya Muslim victims. The official statement was that Myanmar is defending all the people “in the best possible way”. Do you see racial inequality issues here?
On Sunday, February 26, 2012, a 17-year-old boy wearing a hoodie left his father’s fiancee’s home to walk to the local 7-Eleven. There he purchased a canned iced tea and a bag of skittles. That Sunday evening around 7 p.m., a man called the non-emergency police number to report someone who “looks like he’s up to no good,” The man was armed with a 9mm pistol. The boy was born to parents who divorced when he was 4 years old. His father was a truck driver. The man was born to parents who have remained married. His father was a district judge. In 2005 the boy had recently saved his father’s life by pulling him out of an apartment fire. The father suffered burns to his legs. In 2005 the man was arrested for assault against an undercover police officer. Also in 2005 the man’s ex-fiancee filed a restraining order against him for domestic violence. His father had all charges dropped and arranged anger management classes for him. In 2013 the man’s estranged wife reported to police that he threatened her and her father with a gun. And had punched her father in the face. He was arrested and later released. Again in 2013 the man was arrested for aggravated assault with a weapon, domestic violence battery, and mischief. Also in 2015 the man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon after throwing a bottle at his ex-girlfriend. In 2013, 2015, or anytime since the boy didn’t do anything. He was dead. The man had killed him claiming self-defence.
Here at The CARD our goal is to reveal the facts about racial inequality issues throughout the world. Our strength relies on our diversity. All the previous stories are true accounts of where humanity has failed. For centuries mankind has worked against itself in the guise of progress when in fact its racism. After countless studies, discussions, forums, agreements, treaties we don’t seem to be any closer to a solution. We all know there will probably never be a colorblind society but there has to be a better way. That’s where you come in. Since most keep silent about racism The CARD is developing a test to define what a racist is. Once again clearly understand it is not the intention of The CARD to offend, debase, or condemn anyone. Everyone’s contribution is appreciated. Using all the information and knowledge that has been compiled over the years The CARD is taking the next step. We’ll begin with a series of questions administered the same way one takes a written driving test. The results will help identify our strengths and weaknesses in relation to racism. Over the next few months The CARD will be asking you to send in questions that you think would be instrumental to the test. Use your life experiences and thoughts and ask yourself what do you think a racist is. And what questions would you ask to detect them. The questions will be categorized and formatted into the most asked and most relevant. Please be sure to make your questions able to be understood. We can make a difference! We can make a change! The CARD wants to thank you in advance for your participation. And please remember to take the time to tell someone else.