I was reading an article today and the title of the article is:
True, it does, but the article just continues on in that vein. It does not go further than expounding on how many times Black men have been murdered and/or incarcerated by the ‘system’ of white supremacy that not only controls what goes down in Minneapolis, MN, but controls this entire country. But I want to focus on Minneapolis.
The rage of American descendants of slavery protesters goes way beyond the rage against racist cops. There is a disproportionate number of American descendants of slavery who are homeless in Minneapolis and city leaders as well as community and church leaders are doing everything they can to make sure that continues.
White Minnesotans have for decades, dragged willing Hmongs, Vietnamese, Nigerians, Somalis and Mexicans to Minnesota while at the same time, denied access to necessary services, housing, jobs, educational opportunities; the whole nine yards to American descendants of slavery.
If you find yourself to be homeless in Minneapolis and you are an American descendant of slavery, you will be told by Hennepin County Human Services to contact St. Olaf’s Catholic Church where you must go to be entered into the shelter system. You must then get to St. Olaf Church as soon as possible because the shelter beds fill up quick. Once you arrive at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, you will be told if there is availability in a homeless shelter, but first, you must answer about 20 questions and receive a ‘shelter pass card’. Below is an actual ‘shelter pass card’.
If you are familiar with Minneapolis, you must ask for a “Handbook of the Streets” and if the church has any, you can obtain one.
Inside the book is where you are supposed to find ALL of the resources to help you out of homelessness and yet why do you think so many people are still homeless in Minneapolis? Especially American descendants of slavery and Indians?
And the services for immigrants continues!
This page is supposed to showcase the places that have affordable housing available. Call the coordinated entry system and you will find out quick, fast and in a hurry that there is no help; there is no affordable housing. “Hennepin County Front Door,” my ass! I was in the building and I was still told to go to St. Olaf’s Catholic Church. That’s some straight up bullshit that’s in that “Handbook of the Streets.”
This page is supposed to guide you to a shelter.
So after receiving my ‘Community Card’ and the ‘Handbook of the Streets and a bus token depicted below from St. Olaf’s CATHOLIC CHURCH,
I was told by the staff at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church that there was a slot available at a homeless shelter, and to make my way on over.
This is what I was handed by the staff at the homeless shelter when I got there.
Here is the back side of that!
And this is what I was expected to sleep on.
That thin shit is on top of steel and there is no rapid re-entry into permanent, affordable housing from that. I actually spoke with women who were trying to save money just so that they could spend some nights in a hotel in order to feel what a real bed is like. This is what churches and so-called ‘charities’ are doing to people, namely American descendants of slavery. The Indians refuse to even go into those places and so they just set up tents.
As you can see, the rage that was exhibited in Minneapolis was not just due to racist police, but was a direct result of the conditions that American descendants of slavery have to exist in. And this is ALL done by design. There are more resources available for immigrants/refugees than there are for people who are treated as though they are refugees in the country of their birth.
Minneapolis residents view themselves as welcoming; the state took in nearly 110,000 refugees from 1979 to 2018, a resettlement effort that is largely the work of Lutheran and Catholic social services agencies.
Since the 1990s, Minnesota has attracted a surge of immigrants from Somalia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Laos and Mexico. Minneapolis is about 60 percent white, 20 percent black, 10 percent Latino and 6 percent Asian, according to census data.
Oh yes indeed, Minnesota is very welcoming; you just have to be coming from Somalia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Laos and Mexico. If you were born in America and you happen to be an American descendant of slavery, Minnesota doesn’t welcome you. And even though I went to ST. OLAF’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, I received none of the assistance that those from Somalia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Laos and Mexico receive. You see, those folks head right into affordable housing, paid for by our tax dollars while those of us who are descendants of slavery can just head on over to a piece of shit homeless shelter and sit up in there for ‘god’ only knows how long. I met Black women who had been living in that homeless shelter for over a year, some had been there for two years IN A HOMELESS SHELTER. How they could stand it, I don’t know because the conditions in there were deplorable, unsanitary and down right dangerous! I lasted ONE goddamn night in there! There was NOT ONE immigrant sitting up in that shelter, NOT ONE! How is that just by any stretch of the imagination? Charity begins at home. You don’t drag folks, willingly over here and throw the services at them while treating those who are in the same boat, refugees in their own country, as if they are dirt, but that is exactly what is happening in Minneapolis, MN. The shit that I have seen would curl your toes. They damn near curled mine.
I don’t just read up on shit! I go and see for myself what the fuck’s going down and I always have PROOF of the fact that I know what the fuck I’m talking about BEFORE I speak on a subject. So don’t goddamn tell me that there are NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING in Minneapolis because there damn well is, but you must be from SOMALIA, CAMBODIA, ETHIOPIA, LAOS AND MEXICO TO GET IT! American descendants of slavery need NOT APPLY!
As you can see from the article, CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES help immigrants into housing, jobs, good medical care; the whole nine yards, but as an American descendant of slaves, we are sent to homeless shelters like the one that burned down on Christmas Day of last year; the fucking Drake Hotel.
People have been castigating the protesters for “burning down their own neighborhoods.” Go to Minneapolis and find one neighborhood that is loaded down with American descendants of slavery. I’ll save you the trouble, there are none. Eighteen percent of the twenty percent of Black people who reside in Minnesota are homeless or housing insecure because the vast majority of affordable housing units go to house immigrants. Now you tell me, what did American descendants of slavery have to lose in Minneapolis? I’ll tell you; not a goddamn thing! Minneapolis is bemoaning some shit that was fucked up and was owned by some damn immigrants. Fuck them!