President Donald Trump Posthumously Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson … Finally, It Took President Trump to Right the Century Old Wrong
YEAH, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SUCH A RACIST, ISN’T HE … TRUMP PARDONS FIRST BLACK BOXING HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION.
Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed a full pardon for former heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson. For those who are too young or unfamiliar with who Jack Johnson was, he was the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was convicted of so-called violating the Mann Act more than a century ago. And it is about time, it has only taken 97 years.
I find it amazing that it was President Donald Trump who finally issued this posthumously full pardon. Trump, the president who the LEFT and minorities call a racist. Really? One would have thought that Barack Obama would have righted this wrong. But no, he did not. Black America needs to wrap their head around that. How does the first black president in Barack Obama not pardon Jack Johnson? It is almost inconceivable. Or the so-called first black president, Bill Clinton? Maybe black America needs to take a real look at Trump and determine for themselves who really has their back. Who really wants them to succeed and who just wants to use them as political pawns.
Ex-heavyweight champion Jack Johnson pardoned by President Donald Trump for 1913 conviction
President Donald Trump signed a full posthumous pardon for former heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson in a surprise Oval Office ceremony alongside actor Sylvester Stallone, former heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis, and others.
“It’s my honor to do it. It’s about time,” Trump said during the ceremony in the Oval Office.
“He was treated very rough, very tough,” Trump said of Johnson on Thursday as he signed the pardon.
In 1913, Johnson, a noted boxing legend, was convicted by an all-white jury with violating the Mann Act after transporting a white woman he was dating across state lines for “immoral purposes.”
He served one year in prison.
Under the Obama administration, the Department of Justice opted not to recommend a posthumous pardon for Johnson.
Jack Johnson, the former heavyweight champion of the world and the first African-American boxer to hold that title, was serving a 10-month stint at Leavenworth prison in 1921 when he sent President Woodrow Wilson a letter.
On Thursday, President Trump finally answered that letter, granting Johnson a full and unconditional pardon for his 1913 conviction of a crime that amounted to traveling with a white woman.
Along the way, Johnson’s 97-year road to a presidential pardon was paved by biographers, boxing champions, senators, journalists, historians, musicians — and ultimately the actor Sylvester Stallone, whose conversation with Trump about the Johnson case led to just the third posthumous pardon knowingly granted by a president.
Johnson was finally vindicated, but vindication wasn’t what he wanted. He wanted his freedom.
But Johnson did apply for a pardon in 1920, as he sat in prison to serve a one-year sentence for violating the Mann Act. Even the attorney general at the time had reservations about the case, since the Mann Act was intended to punish human trafficking — not consensual relationships.
UNREAL … Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Uses Race Card and Democrats Think Its Trump’s Fault (VIDEO)
UNBELIEVABLE … SO A RACE BAITING DEMOCRAT PLACE THE RACE CARD AND SOME HOW ITS DONALD TRUMP’S FAULT …
And you thought you were sick and tired of this crap during the past 8 years of Obama, the Democrats are a one trick, race-bating pony. Watch the VIDEO below of the discussion of the Sheila Jackson Lee and upgrade of first class ticket. Of course the Democrat representative had to interject race into the discussion. Listen to the reaction and analysis from conservative radio host Larry O’Connor and Democratic strategist Michael Starr Hopkins. Sadly, the Democrat operative had to blame Donald Trump. SICK!
How the hell did this situation have to do anything to do with Donald Trump?
Can You Say Racism? “BlackXmas” … Black Lives Matters Want Black People in America to Boycott All the Stores run by White People in America
HOW RACIST, BLACK LIVES MATTERS DREAMING OF A BLACK ONLY CHRISTMAS …
Black Lives Matters is dreaming of a BlackXmas. Why doesn’t this come as a shock? The racist, socialist group is calling for blacks to boycott white businesses merely because the owners are white. Of course BLM so hates capitalism as well. Is America finally figuring out what this group is all about? Black Lives Matters wants to bring down “white” capitalism with Black Christmas. So this is the First Amendment, eh? Voting with one’s wallet is a powerful form of free speech and is supposed to harm nobody. However, when you make race the main and only issue, Houston we have a problem. Imagine, just imagine an all-white, pro-white group stating that all black businesses should be boycotted by white America? Can you hear the liberals, MSM and Democrats hue and cry throughout the land? I am guesses that BLM would be okay if we reversed the premise between the colors of people and those who own businesses? Hardly. What would the reaction be if white supremacists wanted to boycott black businesses, just because of color? The fact BLM wants to target individuals and businesses mere because of one color is as racist as it gets. Just curious BLM, do you remember who said the following: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Group leaders say it’s time for people to “resist white capitalism” and divest from businesses that contribute to racial inequality. Melina Abdullah, a BLM leader who is a professor at California State University, Los Angeles (CSU-LA), is encouraging shoppers to use their money to support economic empowerment for minorities.
“We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected,” said Abdullah during her weekly radio show, Beautiful Struggle. “We have to not only disrupt the systems of policing that literally kill our people, but we have to disrupt the white supremacist, capitalistic, patriarchal, heteronormative system that is really the root cause of these police killings.”
White Christmas: BLM Does Realize that Bing Crosby was Referring to Snow, Right?
No racism or anti-capitalism here, move along. So MLM wants black people to boycott all stores run by white people and to only buy or donate their monies to black owned businesses or organizations. Hmm, isn’t the very mention that black should boycott all white racist in its essence? Using color and a people to be the rational to boycott is the definition of racism.
Black Lives Matter has started a campaign to get all the black people in America to boycott all the stores run by white people in America, and shop only those outlets owned and operated by black people.
But don’t worry — that’s not racist. After all, the same people advocating for “BlackXmas” would be quite OK with a “WhiteXmas.” Right?
“We’re dreaming of a #BlackXmas,” tweeted #BlackLivesMatter-LA. @BLMA, as the Daily Caller noted.
How could purposeful division make anything better? America, wake up and call racism in whatever form it is in for what it is, RACISM.
DOES ANYONE EVEN READ GQ ANYMORE?
Imagine that, a liberal rag named Colin Kaepernick it’s 2017 GQ Citizen of the year. GQ is passing off their outlandish, shock BS as Colin Kaepernick, celebrating the man who became a movement. I wonder if everyone will be praising him when his efforts have lost viewership and in turn networks won’t be paying as much for TV broadcasting rights and in turn money into the player’s pockets? So liberals think an entitled, over-paid black football player, who was washed up as a starting QB, raised by white adoptive parents and given all the things in life to take him off the mean streets and changed his life for the better, who now claims that the USA sucks and is racist is their citizen of the year? But isn’t Kaepernick an example of what one can aspire to in America? From nothing to something. Isn’t that the American dream?
How sad. As opposed to J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans who saw the devastation in Houston following Hurricane Irma and helped raise $37 million for relief. But instead they gave ‘Citizen of the Year’ to an individual who suddenly realized America was racist after he stunk up the field in the NFL and decided to wear cop pig socks and shirts with Fidel Castro on them. If Kaepernick was really edgy and actually cared, he would be more concerned about black on black crime.
GQ has named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “citizen of the year” in honor of his decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial oppression in America. The football player began his silent protest in 2016, but it came to new attention this year thanks to criticism from President Trump.
Greg Gutfeld and the Five panel react to Colin Kaepernick’s GQ “Citizen of the Year” award, as well as Linda Sarsour’s “Woman of the Year” award by Glamour.
More differing opinions that Colin Kaepernick should be winning any awards.
Michael Wilbon, Co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” Compares Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones to a Slave Owner (VIDEO)
UNREAL … SO NOW INDIVIDUALS WHO PAY BLACKS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IS NOW A SLAVE OWNER.
ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, co-host of ‘Pardon the Interruption’ has compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner following his comments that he would bench any player who did not stand for the national anthem. Wilbon said, on the sane day that ESPN suspended Jemele Hill for her social media comments against Jones and the Cowboys, “And the word that comes to my mind? and I don’t care who doesn’t like me using it?is plantation. The players are here to serve me, and they will do what I want. No matter how much I pay them, they are not equal to me. That’s what this says to me and mine.” Hmm, what will ESPN do to Wilbon? So Jerry Jones is only showing leadership when they agree with the players, really?
Michael Wilbon, you have freedom of speech to say anything, but there will be consequences to your actions. You are a fool if you think that entitled player making millions is a plantation mentality. You sir, just might be a racist yourself.
On the same day that Jemele Hill was suspended from ESPN for tweeting about politics, another network personality, Michael Wilbon, compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner.
Mr. Wilbon, co-host of “Pardon the Interruption,” took issue with Mr. Jones’ stance that players who do not stand for the national anthem before football games will not play.
“And the word that comes to my mind? and I don’t care who doesn’t like me using it?is plantation,” Mr. Wilbon said on Monday’s show. “The players are here to serve me, and they will do what I want. No matter how much I pay them, they are not equal to me. That’s what this says to me and mine.”
ESPN declined to comment on Mr. Wilbon’s remarks.
Really, a plantation? So NFL players who make millions of dollars playing a game is slavery? Go figure. Keep it up ESPN, you are already hemorrhaging viewers, next up, you will never see another NFL contract. You are losing America and NFL fans every time a host opens their big mouth.