"Georgia Civil Rights Pharisees Inc" Decide Against A Civil Rights Action Against The Black Citizens Of Dekalb Who Spiked The Name Change To Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
"Even though these are large, spacious houses and many of their occupants are members of "The 1%"........We see them as Prodigal Sons and Daughters who will soon find their way back into our camp. They thought that as they GOT RICH in their corporate jobs that the RACIST BANKS would by pass them and not try to steal their houses. Even though we admit that some of the mortgage brokers and bank vice-presidents that did our people wrong were Black too - we would accept them back as members in good standing - as long as they agree to testify in our reparation........ I mean "class action lawsuits" against the mega banks.
You would think that after President Obama give this money to these banks to keep them afloat that they would reach out to us as platinum sponsors for our banquets, if nothing else just to pay us to be quiet against them. We reject the claims that after they saw us suspending our "Speak Truth To Power disposition" while Obama is in office that they were no longer motivated to provide us with "walking around money".
Our plan of action is two fold:
- Now that we see that the measure lost due to all of the FORECLOSED HOMES without people who would have voted favorably - we plan to double-down and wage attacks against the BANKS that stole the homes of Black people
- WE feel an ironic sense of relief because in either 1 year or 5 years from now - we had planned to seek out the perfect street to hold the name "Barack Obama Boulevard For Social Justice". We figure that it would have been difficult to change the name of the street twice in such a short time period so this is actually a blessing.
There is no such thing as too much "Social Justice". We just make use of "Dr King" as a measure of who stands against social justice based on their reactions to "Dr King" being honored. Our young people see how "Dr King" is being disrespected all over this nation and then some of the wayward youth feel motivated to rob someone on "Martin Luther King Jr Blvd" or one of the other many streets in Atlanta named after OUR HEROES.
If we stop the assaults on King's honor - then our young people won't get their crazy ideas any longer. That's our plan in any event
AJC: Bid to rename DeKalb road for MLK fails
The effort to rename a road in a middle-class neighborhood in south DeKalb County for Martin Luther King Jr. has failed, in part because residents object to changing their addresses. (Editors Note: Pssst "South Dekalb" = Black Folks)
"It's too much of a hassle to have to go to the post office, call on all your bills and get everything changed," said Corey Jackson, a HERO driver whose home sits among the lushly landscaped lawns and spacious homes that dot Snapfinger Road between Wesley Chapel Road and the Henry Countyline.
Without responses from far-off banks that own several foreclosed properties on the road, those sentiments were enough for the renaming effort to fail, even as many agreed they supported the civil rights leader.
"It's a good idea, as long as I don't have to change my address," Jackson added. "I'm fine with a sign."
And that is exactly what will happen to the five-mile stretch of road. The County Commission recently approved designating the road, so it will also be known for the civil rights icon.
State transportation officials have begun surveying the road and will soon be putting up signs with the honor.
"It won't affect people's mail, but it will bestow an honor long overdue," said Commissioner Stan Watson, whose district includes the mostly black, established neighborhoods along the roadway.
Renaming streets in memory of the civil rights leader began in Chicago, just a few months after he was assassinated in 1968. Since then, at least 900 drives, boulevards and parkways have been named for him across the country.
Georgia has the most roads named for King in the country, with 128, according to Derek Alderman, an East Carolina University geographer who has studied the renaming trend.
None, though, are in DeKalb, where police in the then-majority white county arrested King in 1960. The charge: driving without a license, because he had an Alabama, not Georgia, license.
King received a year's probation for the violation, a harsh penalty that laid the groundwork for him to be sent to state prison and subsequently receive the help from the Kennedy family that increased his visibility, according to DeKalb History Center records.
Members of the DeKalb NAACP were trying showcase that history and King's work when they launched their petition drive last year.
"The most important thing, the whole goal, is to bring a focus to the community on the goals and work and history of Dr. King," said Lance Hammonds, first vice president of the NAACP DeKalb.
The designation, instead of a renaming, is a compromise to achieve those goals, organizers said. Hammonds said the NAACP's annual MLK Day parade may be moved from Stone Mountain to Snapfinger, to draw more attention to the effort.
And the road, regardless of its official name, still goes by the only high school in the state named for King.
"I'd love for it to be permanent," said Tony Blackmon, a disabled HVAC worker who lives in one of the new subdivisions off Snapfinger. "But as long as Dr. King is getting the recognition, I'm for it."
Recent Reports On The Dekalb County School System
View Larger Map That The Dekalb NAACP Knows It Does Not Need To Talk About
- Truancy A Lingering Problem In Dekalb
- Two weeks ago a sweep of parents (mostly Black a few White) with school children with excessive absences was filmed for the local news broadcasts
- Dekalb Schools $20 Million Budget Shortfall
- Search this blog from about 3 years ago and you will see my warning to Dekalb about all of the (Black) people going to the tax assessor's office demanding property reappraisals was going to gut the budget for the schools. NOT ONE "Civil Rights Leader" asked the people to balance their priorities for (what the local "Fight The Power radio station" calls) "their Black county".