The Face of Ugly

I am not often moved to reblog posts of blatant racism…This has appalled and scared me that the society that I thought was made up of people who were mainly kind and caring seems not to be the case …this is endemic and carried out because they can knowing that most of the time no action will be taken…They were children and an elderly lady both of whom society should be nurturing and respecting…A sad day for me as I have finally realised the truth….

Filosofa's Word

Late last night, long after most people were snoring and dreaming dreams of camels in the desert or picnics in the park, I had just finished responding to comments and preparing my music post for this morning. I thought, since it was only 3:20 a.m., I would go ahead and get a start on trolling the news stories of the day, trying to find a focal point for my afternoon post. And then I saw this headline …

Iowa Woman Admits to Hitting Children With Car Because of Their Ethnicity

And, as I have done so many times over the past few years, I felt tears well up, and then I cursed, slamming my fist into the table and saying, “F$&@ Y$#, B@#%*!” No apologies for the language this time … this ‘woman’ deserves that and more.

Her name is Nicole Poole Franklin and she is 43 years old.

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39 thoughts on “The Face of Ugly

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  3. petespringerauthor

    Totally and thoroughly disgusted, Carol. I don’t get angry often, but this makes me livid. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I left a comment over on Jill’s blog.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Likewise, Pete hence the reblog I am an outsider looking in at scenes like this..Shocking x…I ‘m sure Jill will appreciate your visit knowing that she is reaching as many people as possible ..Take care 🙂 x

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  4. Tabula Rasa

    Racism and discrimination in all its forms is indeed the ugliest thing. Hopefully with Biden in it will become less socially acceptable to be overtly racist, especially in the police, but even in the UK with Brexit and Bojo/trump things are maybe worse than they were, even if maybe not the same level as the USA. I think unfortunately a lot of it is upbringing without enough positive impact the other way in schooling and social media is making it worse as it just provides you with more people who think like you and reinforces the idea that it is ok to hate sections of society.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I do think you are correct about social media being an outlet for hate.. I also think social media should be more vigilant and watchful as it comes in many forms like this trolling etc…

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  5. D. Wallace Peach

    I’m so sorry, Carol, and disgusted by my country. The racism is baffling and horrifying here in the US. It always has been, but it wasn’t as overt. The only positive thing I can say is that now its so blatant that most people can’t look away and the fight for change has found significant momentum. Unfortunately, we still have a huge right-wing contingent who denies the humanity and rights of brown people, and half of them are in our government. Change can’t happen soon enough.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It isn’t you fault Diana and I have many decent friends and family in the US…my son raised a good point when he asked me what about the little 5 yr white boy who was shot by a man of colour and although reported there wasn’t the to out cry from the public..he blames the news outlets for being selective and fueling the race card and thinks that whatever your race or creed you should be afforded the same rules…what concerned me the most with the elderly lady was that those policeman had body cams and still did what they did as no doubt they knew nothing would likely come of it ..blatant cruelty like that seems to be indemic in the police force and that is scary as so far no great changes have been made…Like you I believe change cannot happen fast enough x

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      1. D. Wallace Peach

        I don’t think “what abouts” are helpful to be honest, Carol. The murder of black and brown people and the inequalities in the US justice (and other) systems needs more press since so many people here deny it’s an issue. It doesn’t mean that other murders and injustice aren’t horrible too. Sigh. It wears me down.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I hadn’t heard it before , Jim and for me it shocked me as I thought of Aston and Lily…I don’t understand all this hate and neither do I want to I just would like to see an end to it x

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  6. pameladbeverly

    Unfortunately, this is nothing new, along with the fact that we’re just hearing about it and that it sounds like she will be found unfit to stand trial and possibly get off without any punishment is not new, either…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      No it is not new…it just saddens me that we can’t all just get along and enjoy our differences…our family is mixed and its fun learning and discovering about our backgrounds, traditions and food it has enriched all our lives…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Pete, it absolutely horrified me I found it hard to believe such evil and even harder to realise that particularly the police know that they can get away with such treatment of a fellow human being and an elerdly lady it broke my heart and that other woman and those poor children defied belief…my grandchildren are of colour and to think someone could just run them over because of their skin colour….I am beyond appalled but not surprised…x

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