Kurtis Cook Photo
Judge James Gosnell
Judge James Gosnell Photo
We keep talking about race in this country, well, racism, and there are some, mostly on the right, who think we don't have a problem, either here, or around the world.
Kurtis Cook, a volunteer fireman for the Mabank, Texas is no longer welcome there after he posted to Facebook that Charleston Shooter — and, again, his name will not appear on this blog — “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.”
A person who found the post, then responded, printing Cook’s phone number — not very cool, actually — and asked folks to contact the fire department to have Cook removed from service.
Kurtis Cook, who says he wasn’t talking about the Charleston murderer, and that his quote was taken out of context, has deleted his Facebook post, and his profile. The Mabank Fire Department removed Cook from duty and issued this statement:
Here’s the deal: Kurtis Cook has no place in society where he would celebrate someone who murdered nine innocent people.
Plain and simple.
And in case you think racism is America’s problem, think again …
Samara Muir is a three-year-old Melbourne, Australia Aboriginal girl and, as most girls, and, to be fair, some boys, are apt to do, she wants to be a queen … Queen Elsa, from Frozen to be exact.
And so Samara’s mother Ruth took her daughter to a local mall for a Disney-themed event and Samara chose to dress up like Elsa, and that’s when racism happened.
A woman at the event, with her own child, took one look at Samara and said this to a three-year-old:
“I don’t know why you’re dressed up for because Queen Elsa isn’t black.”
When Ruth Muir asked what the woman meant, one of the woman’s daughters said, quite plainly, to Samara:
“You’re black and black is ugly.”
Cue second generation racism, because it has to be taught.
James Gosnell is the Charleston County Magistrate who presided over the arraignment of the Charleston Shooter and decided it best to start the proceeding by asking for sympathy for a killer.
Yes. He did. But this is nothing new for Gosnell, who appears to be as much of a racist as the shooter, though, thankfully, only speaks about it, and doesn’t murder people. In 2003, while presiding over a case involving a black defendant, Gosnell said this is open court:
“There are four kinds of people in this world—black people, white people, red necks, and n****rs.”
Yes, he’s a racist, and he asks for sympathy for a young man who walks into a church, sat down with parishioners, then told them they’re stealing his country, raping our women, and started shooting them to death to start a race war, and the judge wants us to pity him.
He’s a racist. And a judge. And he should be neither.