Racist Ignorance on Stark Display

A pro-Confederate southern nationalist type who goes by the name David RevStylez James put his racism and ignorance on public display on his Facebook page, demanding to know why a monument to the Black Panthers in Detroit is allowed to stay up while their Confederate “monuments to freedom” are taken down.

JoeLouisMonument

There’s just one problem: That monument has nothing remotely to do with the Black Panthers, it’s a monument to Joe Louis, the great boxing champion who was from Detroit. Despite having that pointed out by multiple people in the comments, his fellow sophisticates ranted and raved about this horrible injustice:

Charles Mauck I AGREE 2 IT 2!!! That is such bull shit that the can keep their monument but want us 2 tare ours down

Jerry Martin Gibson Csa I’m sick of all the roads named after Martin Luther King Junior

Randy Alford very offensive, it must be destroyed

Janet Lee Burch Futrell Realy.. But you want to take down our FLAG !!!!

Steve Boots Mccurry I want it down now

Destry Brown blow it up

Cindy Anne Haney Take it down now!

The post was then deleted, along with James’ entire profile, apparently.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    That monument has nothing remotely to do with the Black Panthers, it’s a monument to Joe Louis, the great boxing champion who was from Detroit.

    Wrong. It’s a monument to Joe Louis, the treat. Also, I need new glasses. Or old glasses. My point is, I need glasses.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    The statue is black and it has a fist. Therefore it must be about the Black Panthers. Other than the Panthers, no person of color, ever, anywhere, made a fist. Ali-Frazier was the greatest slap-fest in the history of the sport.

  • wreck

    Joe Louis, a black guy who beat up white guys. I can see why they would be upset either way.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I just have to say that that is the awesomest piece of public art ever. Can the fist swing back and forth and hit people or pigeons? That would be cool.

  • aziraphale

    And so what if it had been a monument to the Black Panthers? They never, to my knowledge, waged war against their country to defend the institution of slavery. In fact they were formed “to monitor the behavior of police officers and challenge police brutality”, which seems like a good idea.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    How do you know Joe Louis wasn’t a Black Panther?

    How do you know he wasn’t all of them?

    Did you ever seem them together in the same room?

  • Doug Little

    But you want to take down our FLAG !!!!

    I guess they don’t consider themselves American then.

  • marcus

    MO @ 1 Does that come in cannabis?

    A whole new meaning to the expression, “I will knock you out!”

  • http://umlud.blogspot.com umlud

    [The Black Panthers] never, to my knowledge, waged war against their country to defend the institution of slavery. In fact they were formed “to monitor the behavior of police officers and challenge police brutality”

    They also exercised their 2nd Amendment rights! I don’t know why anyone who supports 2nd Amendment rights would be against the Black Panthers.

    (Yeah, I know that these proud Southerners may not share in keeping the 2nd Amendment, since they would apparently prefer to do away with the nation in which the right to bear arms is written as the 2nd Amendment to its constitution, but I’m sure they can figure a way to rationalize that pesky bit of logic away.)

  • Andrew David

    I’m from the Detroit area, and I never liked “The Fist.” That huge, disembodied arm doesn’t seem like a proper tribute at all; it’s dehumanizing.

  • dingojack

    I thought Southern States’ Rights *wink wink* activists like the right to bear arms!

    Dingo

  • davek23

    This is great. Now you guys have something to compare to our EDL mistaking Brighton Pavilion for a mosque!

  • samgardner

    A bunch of cons are calling for the removal of the rainbow flash as a “symbol of hate”. There’s been a few articles on breitbart.

    Their exact logic still eludes me, but I think it’s something to do with gays wanting to be accepted. You know, the whole diving things down or throats thing.

  • Artor

    “I’m from the Detroit area, and I never liked “The Fist.” That huge, disembodied arm doesn’t seem like a proper tribute at all; it’s dehumanizing.”

    No, it’s not dehumanizing. It’s disarming!

  • caseloweraz

    It may have been taken down, but if so it’s back up. A few minutes ago, the link above took me right to it.

    Other than that, the page is exactly as described, filled with sorely misguided haters who don’t bother to read the comments before spouting off — the most recent a mere 2 hours ago. One of the haters, FSM help me, is David Brinkley.*

    * “Damn nonsense!” – the other David Brinkely