Melanated Roots: Why are the ‘Black Codes’ still en forcible on the Books? In light of Jack Johnson’s so-called parden by Trump!, Discussion on Solutions for Melanated peoples in the Americas to regain right of Inheritance

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4 Replies to “Melanated Roots: Why are the ‘Black Codes’ still en forcible on the Books? In light of Jack Johnson’s so-called parden by Trump!, Discussion on Solutions for Melanated peoples in the Americas to regain right of Inheritance”

  1. Doing research, something people should do before they try to put something out there as fact. There were no laws passed called “Black codes”. Black people started calling them that because they were being used against them . Just a little research on the origin of Black codes would reveal this.

    “The term Black Codes was given by “negro leaders and the Republican organs”, according to historian John S. Reynolds.[1][2][3] The defining feature of the Black Codes was broad vagrancy law, which allowed local authorities to arrest freedpeople for minor infractions and commit them to involuntary labor. This period was the start of the convict lease system, also described as “slavery by another name” by Douglas Blackmon in his 2008 book on this topic.[4]”

    And like the “slave codes”, the “Black codes” was all in support of keeping the institution of slavery going in a reformed version. This is why I stopped listening because I am a well read individual and that what I don’t know, I know how to look up. This is what I meant on Thando Radio about people not taking this technology serious, using it to put out shit that is easily debunked and causing animosity.

    “In some States, Black Code legislation used text directly from the slave codes, simply substituting Negro or other words in place of slave.” Like I posted , Black wan not even a term white people used to refer to their Black victims, they used the term Negro as a legal designation.

    If people want a network called the “Copper Colored Radio Network”, Black Talk Media Project will build it for them but I find it disrespectful to infiltrate our network and then engage in Anti-Black rhetoric

  2. No aboriginal people called themselves “Copper Colored”. The different tribes had different names, the term Copper Colored is what Europeans called the various people when they invaded these lands. There is no such people calling themselves “Copper Colored Races” except those people who don’t want to identify as “Black” or “African-American”. No one else uses that dated term Europeans gave to aboriginal people.

    These are the names of the aboriginal tribes in North Carolina, two of which I have direct ancestral ties but make no mistake, I refer to myself as Black as a choice, not because of what European said I am.

    “North Carolina has the largest American Indian population east of the Mississippi River and the eighth-largest Indian population in the United States. As noted by the 2000 U.S. Census, 99,551 American Indians lived in North Carolina, making up 1.24 percent of the population. This total is for people identifying themselves as American Indian alone. The number is more than 130,000 when including American Indian in combination with other races. The State of North Carolina recognizes eight tribes:

    Eastern Band of Cherokee (tribal reservation in the Mountains)
    Coharie (Sampson and Harnett counties)
    Lumbee (Robeson and surrounding counties)
    Haliwa-Saponi (Halifax and Warren counties)
    Sappony (Person County)
    Meherrin (Hertford and surrounding counties)
    Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation (Alamance and surrounding counties)
    Waccamaw-Siouan (Columbus and Bladen counties)

    The State of North Carolina does not recognize a so-called “Copper Colored Tribe”.

    I am willing to do a podcast with anyone who wants to discuss this with me.

  3. On the question of inheritance. My family members did not inherit their land based on what they call themselves, they inherited the land based on our family name, Rankin/Reid. That is the basis on how we plan to go to court and reclaim some of the land that has been stolen from our family by this county. We do not say it is our land because this land was passed down to us via a specific tribal name, not because we have Cherokee and Catawba ancestors that were here but signed treaties with the United States giving up rights to land, we are going off the deeds that bear the family name that we never sold to them and they illegal sold it or gave it someone. So just naming whatever tribe, doesn’t matter in a court of law, they will point you to the treaties where these people agreed to give up land in order to be allowed to survive (live).

  4. Brother Tommy, I don’t follow your logic on the “Black codes”. That is a n unofficial label given to laws passed in Southern states to oppress recently emancipated victims of slaves. They were not called “Black Codes” by the legislators, they became known as Black Codes because they targeted Black people.

    I would also point out that the term “Black” was not in use at the time, emancipated victims of slavery were called “Negros”. It was not until the 1960s until the term “Black” came into usage not by a government label which was still using “Negro”, it is what the people themselves determined to call themselves.

    The Drug Laws making up the Drug War was started by Nixon to target Black people and Vietnam War Protesters. Those laws that target Black people the most are not called “Black Drug Laws” and therefore only apply to Black people who call themselves “Black”. The Drugs Laws while used to target non-white people, has resulted in non-Black people being enslaved under the laws.

    “The Black Codes were laws passed by Southern states in 1865 and 1866 in the United States after the American Civil War with the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans’ freedom, and of compelling them to work in a labor economy based on low wages or debt. Black Codes were part of a larger pattern of Southern whites, who were trying to suppress the new freedom of emancipated African-American slaves, the freedmen. Black Codes were also enacted by Northern states such as Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and New York prior to the Civil War to ban free blacks from residing in those states.”

    So, again, my review of the historical record and how the laws have been applied has nothing to do with self identification, it has to do with who they have identified as who they want to oppress. Like Rob from Milwaukee said, it does not matter what people call themselves in colonized lands, whether they are calling themselves Nigerians, South Africans or tribal name Igbu, they were oppressed under white domination.

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