I am sure I am way behind in this but I’ve only lately found out that about a website / app Quora where people ask questions and you give your answer. I figure since someone actually asked such an insane question, others may wonder the same… So here is my answer to the following question:
Are Black Panther members just as racist as KKK members?
Sigh. No. Where would you get this idea? Let’s compare the Black Panther Party’s 10 point plan with that of the KKK. If you read books on former panthers or by former panthers what are they teaching? Last question before I get back to answering is, how much do you know about the Black Panthers; how could anyone put them on a level as low as the KKK… Then again, if you are truly asking… This should clear it up but let me remind you, this is only one piece I’m pulling out of an entire group of reasons why the KKK is hate and the BPP was not.
After I post these two you shouldn’t need my writing but I’m going to do it anyway lol. So, we look at
the BPP 10 point program. This is what they wanted; they wanted nothing unreasonable.
What we have is the Black Panthers wanting a bit of peace, safety and equality; and the KKK wanting unwarranted superiority and power, meaning they had to have a the Black community to slaughter, use as a scare tactic, and spread lies, such as the panthers were racist as the klan. The Panthers wanted what the most basic white person had; they weren’t out for blood, that’s what makes the panthers NOT racist. One of many things. The KKK wanted nothing but blood and power. But I digress and speak on that more later.
The Panthers do not mention hate, death wishes or superiority over others though some like myself would argue they should. They never were paid for building the Capitol, the White house, the entire South; America as we know it! And still they humbly and kindly ask for basic human rights.
BPP 10 point
2) FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR BLACK PEOPLE.
3) AND END TO THE ROBBERY BY WHITE MAN IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
4)THEY WANTED DECENT HOUSING THAT WAS ACCEPTABLE FOR HUMAN BEINGS.
5) THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY WANTED EDUCATION WHICH SPEAKS TRUE HISTORY OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AND THEY WANTED TO EDUCATE BLACK PEOPLE TO EXPOSE TH TRUE NATURE OF THIS ‘DECADENT AMERICAN SOCIETY’.
6) THEY WANTED THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TO EXEMPT BLACK MEN FROM THE MILITARY.
7) SADLY, THEY ALSO WANTED WHAT MOST OF US NOW WANT AND THAT IS AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND THE MURDER OF BLACK PEOPLE.
8) FREEDOM FOR ALL BLACK MEN HELD IN FEDERAL, STATE COUNTY AND CITY PRISONS AND JAILS.
9) FOR ALL BLACK PEOPLE, WHEN BROUGHT TO TRIAL, TO BE TRIED IN A COURT BY A JURY OF THEIR PEER GROUP OR PEOPLE FROM THEIR BLACK COMMUNITIES *AS DEFINED IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES!* (STILL A PROBLEM; ALL OF THIS BUT I DIGRESS)
10) AND FINALLY, THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY WANTED LAND, BREAD, HOUSING, EDUCATION, CLOTHING, JUSTICE AND PEACE, AND AS THEY WERE A “MAJOR POLITICAL OBJECTIVE” FOR AMERICA, THEY VERY INTELLIGENTLY WANTED A UNITED NATIONS SUPERVISED PLEBISCITE.
There is not one ounce of hate of hate in the Panthers plan, mind you, nor was there any talk of killing except in self defense which I support.
Now we go to the KKK. This is evil racism and hate. We could start at their racist hypocrisy and note the bombing of a church, after they had just come from church. This bombing killing 4 little girls inside. They bombed schools, churches, houses,… Lynchings still were used as a means to try and terrorize; hell, look at Emmet Till! J Edgar Hoover was the most twisted individual in the FBI and rejected any and all efforts to prosecute or punish any KKK member or racist for that matter. He stated he believed in Alabama the men wouldn’t be convicted, and, he was right as 5 years later there were no charges and the FBI closed the case.
Again that is just ONE. That is just one during this PERIOD.
This was by far not the sole act of violence, that research is easy enough to find, and it is too sick for me to waste my time on. So, I’ll leave it with this. Their belief system has always been purge and murder any non-white. Now it has extended to homosexuals, etc. On their page, they state the following after writing a long bit on their deep and clear hatred.
“We’re often asked if there will be a race war in America’s future. Our answer to this question is “yes”. What most people don’t realize is there are racial battles breaking out all across America right now. These racial battles are going to lead us into an all out race war. As the non-white race population is growing the White population is decreasing.”
So in a round about way we are told on their page numerous times by the support of their past actions of horrendous murders of Black people and their belief that still it should be a white only country, they are admitting they would go to arms to kill again, if they haven’t already.
All the Black Panthers wanted was freedom and a chance.
And someone has the nerve to say they were racist? Why weren’t they racist is a better question! For they weren’t; and they had reason. Many whites, especially the KKK, are racist, with NO damn reason to be. It’s beyond sickening and to the person who wrote below that you can’t have different levels of racism, um, yes you can.
So in closing! :
THE BLACK PANTHERS WERE NEVER RACIST; IT WAS MADE ABOUT RACE BY THE WHITE GOVERNMENT AND WHITE PEOPLE, SO THEY HAD TO MENTION THEIR RACE FOR THEY WERE AND ARE BEING TARGETED; STILL IN MENTIONING; NO HATE WAS SPOKEN, ONLY A PLEA FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.
WHILE THE KKK ON THE OTHER HAND DOES NOTHING BUT SPREAD HATRED, DEATH THREATS, SMILES DURING LYNCHINGS AND PREACH SICK, PSYCHOPATHIC LIES OF RACIAL HATRED.
Here are some of their photos. Just ya know, to compare the moral of these “people” vs anyone else who actually has a soul and/or mind.
This is sheer EVIL!= This is racism. Wanting Equality as the BPP did, is NOT racism.
The KKK. Racist, Hate Filled, Paranoid, sick lazy assholes.