Well, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worst. Indianapolis Black Right-Wing Political Activist, and Suspected White Supremacist Collaborator, Abdul Hakim-Shabazz has been under fire recently by local Black-Activists for his comments and witchhunt directed at the Black Deputy-Mayor of Indianapolis, David Hamtpon. Hampton criticized the gathering of Donald Trump with several supposed Black Leaders by deeming the event a “coon connection meeting” and renouncing the several prominent Black “Leaders” who attended the event. These comments were made in a exchange in a facebook posting, and were later removed by Hampton.
Shabazz followed up with a story exposing the remarks by Hampton, and calling for the removal of his position of Deputy-Mayor of the city. As the story gained traction with local media, Hamilton publicly apologized for his statements, with this post
In my frustration and desire to see more substantive dialogue between President Donald Trump and a select few African-American leaders, and more of a focus on issues of employment, healthcare, poverty, etc., I commented on a friend’s social media thread. In my critique of what appeared to be a Black History dialogue between President Trump and African-American leaders, I casually, with no malicious intent, used a cutting term which is defined in the Urban Dictionary as: a black actor or actress, who takes roles that stereotypically portrays black people…and contributes to the perpetuation of degrading images; a sell out.
Apparently that wasn’t enough for Confirmed-Coon and Suspected White Supremacist-Collaborator, Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, who followed up with yet another article calling for the firing of Hamilton, and taking his Tap-Dancing Tour to a new level of embarrassment. In an article entitled “Dear White People” on his Right-Wing Blog, Shabazz gave the green light for White People to let loose with the racial slurs on Blacks, blaming Indy’s Black-Deputy Mayor’s use of the word “coon” for his epiphany
This may sound strange, but you have my permission to use the “n-word” whenever you feel like it. No, I take that back, you have my blessing.
If a Deputy Mayor of the City of Indianapolis can use racially offensive language to describe black people and there are no consequences, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to spout off when you want and live happily ever after.
For those of you late to the game, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhoods David Hampton recently took issue with some African-Americans meeting with the President of the United States and he took to social media and called it a “coon connection meeting”. He also called it “coonery and foolery…if those are real words.”
As you can imagine, a firestorm ensued and Hampton issued the standard “sorry for the poor word choice” apology.
When approached about this by RTV 6, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said he was “profoundly disappointed” in Hampton’s choice of words and he could be “interpreted by many as speaking on behalf of the administration” which the Mayor said he wanted to make clear that was not the case.
Note, Hampton is still working for the city. And in fact will appear with the Mayor and IMPD Monday at an event for Black History Month. Think about that while I paraphrase a line from A Time to Kill, “now imagine he was white.” I say this because if Hampton had a lower melanin content, he would be out on the street right now. And that would have only been after black Democrats had stormed city hall with torches and pitchforks.
Instead there has been no real public outcry from any black elected official. In fact, the loudest protest came from City-County Council Republican Leader Mike McQuillen, a white guy from Lawrence.
So apparently it’s okay for city officials to use racially charged language and there are no real consequences. Which by the way, if I was a city employee who had racist feelings, I’d come to work and start getting George Wallace 1968 on people and as soon as I was called into HR for discipline I’d point to what happened to Hampton and them hand them my lawyer’s phone number.
So, if you have racist feelings and want to start dropping tons of slurs and epithets, knock yourself out. Now I do have to warn you, a lot of people may not be as “tolerant” as Mayor Hogsett and local black Democrats so right after you knock yourself out, they might do the same.
It must not have been enough for Shabazz to be renounced as a clown by Legitimate Black Activists in his Backyard of Indianapolis, but he wanted to shore up his readership of Right-Wing White Supremacists by giving them the okay (as if they needed it) to pile on the racial epitaphs against people of his own color…due to another Black Man with power commendably calling out others supposed leaders for pandering to a confirmed Racist, Bigoted, Xenophobic Commander in Chief.
The most dangerous part of this whole story is that Shabazz was once considered a leader in the Black-Activism Community in Indianapolis, and still has connections to several prominent Media entities. It is unclear if they will comment and disavow Shabazz for his words, but there is sure to be a movement in the city against any Black-Leaders who side with this Figure who clearly aims to do harm to his local Black Community