Friday, August 13, 2010
RACISM IN AMERICA, EVEN WILLBORN'S MONEY CANNOT BUY HIM ACCEPTANCE?
In Bridgeport Chicago, a predominantly Irish, German and Lithuanian (white) enclave, in South-side Chicago, which has produced many notable Chicago politicians including the Daley family; racism in America was taken to a new low. It was taken to an entirely different level, which in a way, suffices as the lowest of the lows in examples of some white skinned Americans crass and obtuse intolerance of the black skinned Americans. These hating white racists of Bridgeport Chicago have blatantly proclaimed that it does not matter the status of a nigger; a nigger is always a nigger and will always remain a nigger. A people to be oppressed, discriminated against, put down and aside, not given a fair shake or opportunity in the American society and above all, not deserving of an accommodation or the right to live within their exclusive white neighborhood. These people as always, bundle and lump all black people together and it does not matter to them whether the black people are rich or poor; catholic or protestant; educated or illiterate; handsome or ugly; and above all whether such black people are even better than them, the white people discriminating and hating against the black folks. An affluent black American, a comedian and co-host of a nationally syndicated radio show - "The Michael Baisden Show; and his equally well to do African-American wife were told by a white couple to take their money, a $1.7 million, which they offered to purchase a residential home in Bridgeport Chicago and stuff it in their you know what? According to the story, comedian and radio host George Willborn and his wife, Peytyn Willborn made an offer to purchase a property listed for sale and which has been on the market for over two years; but they were rejected and turned down by the white sellers, Daniel and Adrienne Sabbia. Continuing, each time the prospective black buyers made an offer for the property, the white sellers summarily raised the asking price, intending to frustrate them out of wanting the property; such that the property went from $1.5 million initial offering to the last bidding offer of $1.799 million which the black couple were still ready and prepared to accept. But to their greatest chagrin, the Sabbias just couldn't stand some black people living in their property or neighborhood and withdrew the property from the market pronto. Icheoku says for turning their back on a $1.7 million just because of the pigmentation of the prospective buyers skin, Mr. Daniel and Adrienne Sabbia are the new faces of racism in America, the poster man and woman of racist white Americans behaving badly. The story did not just end there for as soon as the Sabbias learnt that the Willborns have found another property and moved on, they put the property back in the market for sale. It also did not matter to the Sabbias that their property has been in the market for more than two years without any serious offer or potential buyer prospecting it, until the Willborns came calling. In Daniel Sabbia's statement of intent regarding the prospective buyer, he said, "I would prefer not to sell the home to an African-American;" which put in another parlance, reads, 'my wife and I would prefer not to and cannot sell our property to a nigger!" Their indictment contains a statement to the effect that "the Sabbias simply refused to sell the home to the Willborns after the making of a bona fide offer because of their race, African-American." Icheoku asks, did the Sabbias think that 'a nigger's money stinks or will stain them black and/or is tainted by their blackness' that they would rather just walk away from it? Daniel and Peytyn Wilborn by this experience found out the hard way that in America, a blackman always remains a blackman; and that no amount of money is capable of washing off 'blackness.' That running away from the hood to join the white people in their own neighborhood does not make one any more acceptable or wanted by them. That it does not matter the black person's status or achievement in the American society, whether he is on the street corner peddling crack-cocaine or asking for some 'change'; or that he has a $1.7 million dollars disposable money which he is ready to splash on some piece of property; that black person as always, remains a blackman who is to be simply confined within their own special reservations aka 'The Hood.' To these breed of white folks, black people are yoked down together in the same unending fate of rejection, rejection, and rejection! To these white folks, the color black is simply not what their own 'God of creation' ordered and one of them the late Evangelist Jerry Falwell went a step further when he stated that 'the whiteman's God is different from that of the blackman,' and you wonder what he was smoking when he uttered such an ungodly sermon? For these piece of white humanity, the color black is "unsightly," and cannot be accepted as their equals and not deserving of some dignity; hence must be removed as far away as possible from their own areas of abode, such as Bridgeport Chicago. Put their philosophy in another way, money or no money, 'a nigger is still a nigger' and that is the reality of a nigger's life in America. Icheoku says, such disposition explains the undercurrent of the vitriolic opposition President Barack Obama is getting daily from majority of these conservative white christian Americans, who see in "their" White House, a foreign illegal occupier, from who they vociferously profess their desire to take their government back? But Icheoku does not even know nor can it vouch for the mindset of the Willborns prior to their shocking rude awakening of the suffered rejection; since it is a common knowledge that majority of successful niggers of America think themselves 'whitey' and would rather mix and mingle with them white folks than remain with their roots. But hey, may be another one of such 'Uncle Toms' probably found out the hard way that just because a vulture can also take flight does not make it automatically an eagle?
The 8,000 square foot home under advisement, located at 3300 South Normal Avenue in Bridgeport Chicago was built in 2006; and is of a very unique character, which according to the Willborns, clearly represented their idea of a dream home. Icheoku says there is something sinisterly subliminal with the street name "NORMAL" in context with this story; and queries whether it is possible that the Sabbias did not consider black Willborns, 'normal' enough to live in a street named Normal? It will be recalled that it was also in Bridgeport Chicago that a few years ago, a black boy was beaten to near pulp and left for the dead by some white boys for 'straying' into their reserved exclusive white territory? The story had it that the boy rode his bicycle to a park in Bridgeport and was mobbed by some 'white's only' enforcers, who felt that the black boy should have known better that blacks are not welcomed in Bridgeport Chicago? Icheoku asks, is it possible that the uprooted 'Jim Crow South' has finally found some anchor in Bridgeport Chicago that blacks should be specifically marker out and targeted for such racist exclusion and bastardization? It does not even matter to these racist white people that Oprah Winfrey lives in Chicago as well as Reverend Jesse Jackson; or that the United States 44th president, President Barack Obama also calls Chicago home? Further, Icheoku asks, why is Reverend Jesse Jackson not championing a "Desegregate Bridgeport-Chicago" campaign or is there some insider's knowledge which is preventing his crusade or which has forced his hands off race-activism about Bridgeport? What is the scoop here Jesse Jackson and Icheoku will equally like to know when lady Oprah Winfrey will be inviting the Willborns to her 'Oprah Show' to tell their story and share their experience of being rejected because they are black. The rejection of the Willborns and their whopping $1.7 million by the Sabbias in Bridgeport Chicago shows that the problems of black Americans has everything to do with their stereotypical perception by the White folks; and not necessarily because they are retards, incompetent, lazy, criminally-disposed, uneducated or unintelligent, inarticulate or such other accusatory handicaps and labels such as the 'angry blackman.' This forces one to introspectively question the purport of the remark of then senator and now vice president Joe Biden, about then Senator and now President Barack Obama as being the first "articulate and intelligent black man" ever; and you would have a full grasp on how deep the condescending arrogance of these white people runs regarding black people in and of America. The Sabbia's refusal to sell to black people's incident in Bridgeport-Chicago gives one a real and true insight into the inherent anti-party of some white people to anything not their type, such that the white couple would rather not sell their property which have been in the market for two years to some black people. You are then forced to wonder off in your thought, whether this black couple's dollar bills were 'tainted by their blackness' such that the Sabbias just won't deal with black dollar bills. Daniel and Adrienne Sabbia's refusal to sell to black people once again put on the spot and showcased the emblematic underbelly of the American society, where the Orwellian separate but equal treatment still thrives; admitted there is a make-believe air of equality and rule of law for all that exists in the land. It is not for black peoples' lack of accomplishment or education or wealth; no, the white people simply just do not care about them. Icheoku once had a soul-searching conversation with a White employer, and asked him why it is that they are always reluctant to employ people who do not look like them as evidenced by the composition of the workforce in most offices? He explained that it is very difficult to empower the opposite people who are not one of your own or who do not look like you; and that their reluctant disposition to gainfully employ them is as a result of a prevalent tendency of not employing people who you do not care about? Quoting him, he said, "you only employ people you care about." Icheoku was perplexed but learnt the true lesson of America's workplace politics of race, which explains the difficulty of black and colored people landing good paying jobs with benefits; and where over 69.9 percent of all lucrative and very high paying white-collar jobs are always filled by light skinned white people. The rejection of a blackman's $1.7 million in Bridgeport Chicago further brought home the true purport and message of the music of legendary super-star and king of pop, the late Micheal Jackson, who despite being as successful, greatly accomplished and wealthy as he was, still suffered the backlash of being black in America; such was his 'black-skinned syndrome of America' that he was forced to chemically alter his pigmentation just to appear 'whitey?' But unknown to MJ, the white people already knows who he was - that little wide-nosed black boy singing 'ABC' with his other Negro brothers. His case was sealed the moment they thought he was trying to fool them with what color his skin was and it became one upper-cut after another until they 'killed' him. Their anti-party to blackness forced Michael Jackson out of his mind into a near state of 'weirdo-istic' lunacy, wherein he never recovered but remained until he died of drug over-dose, a recluse hermit. He craved for acceptance, but they won't indulge him; he sought power but they fought him off, coveting his rights to a magazine of all Beetles songs as well as his Peter Pan's Neverland ranch. MJ was forced to write and sing so many songs throwing light on the disparity of skin-colors in America particularly the disparaging treatment of the black-skinned Americans by some white Americans in America; including such hit songs as "Black or White, History, etc where he refrained that "they really do not care about us!" That was the late legend paroding his being black experience and rejection in the American society of supposed equality for all? And now enters the Willborns' discriminatory treatment, a case where $1.7 million was not good enough to buy some black people a right of abode in a Bridgeport white enclave of Chicago? A property initially placed on the market for $1.5 and because of their blackness, the asking price was repeatedly and arbitrarily raised each time they make an offer until it reached $1.7 million. But when their determination to match the last asking price and purchase the property became incontrovertibly very obvious, the property was yanked off the market as no longer available, only for it to be put back two months after they had moved on. Then you ask yourself, what is really going on in our God's own country, America, if a couple cannot be allowed to purchase a home which they can rightfully afford, simply because it is in a neighborhood where blacks are not welcomed and yet a blackman is the president?