The home on the 15100 block of Sprenger was marked with signs warning of a fire marshal investigation and offering a $5,000 reward for information about the fire. The picture of this house was uploaded by Pan -African News Wire File Photos
On July 6th, 2010 residents that had moved into Eastpointe Suburbs outside of Detroit all of these residents were African American. Out of the 20 residents that had moved in 16 received death threat letters demanding them to move out or face death. On July 8th, one of the the recipients of the racial motivated death threats had 2 rooms in their house set on fire and their sister was passing by. The FBI, fire department and the police force does not believe that this was ARSON. However the renter of the house was questioned for two hours, he was released and not charged with a crime.I have not heard of things like this since I was a child in the 60's and 70's. I would like to know if these people who had an all white neighborhood feel or think that we as black people that we are contagious, that our blackness may rub off on them? Do you blame us for the failed auto industry that caused an economic problem in Detroit as if we were not effected by it? Or do you blame us for all of the foreclosures that are happening there?
I would like to know why the authorities are not acting on the letters received and also on this home being on fire? Where is this lack of concern coming from? If this was reverse with whites moving into the "Hood" and they receive such letters, what would the outcome be?
Is the country striving to start a racial riot, with the killing of Oscar Grant and here in Eastpointe and so many other places that are not making national news? How can any race in this country not think that anyone is not suffering under this present economic system except if you are the elite. Has not anyone taken notice that we the people are all in the need of a bail out, but the POLITICIANS are only out for their own self-interests and not the interest of the people.
Have we come to the point where peaceful people are being forced to become violent and then to become a part of the over-crowded prison system are do we need more people in the grave? If the people of Freepointe that is sending out these letter of death threats would stop and thing, they could learn something from the people that have moved there, African Americans know a lot about survival, we have been doing it for centuries, instead of hating us for no cause we could learn from each other. Have you the ones that are sending these death threats stopped to talk with your neighbors to see and hear the struggles that they are living also. Are you afraid that our black males that you have taught your daughters to stay away from, will end up being with one? I have news for you, what you try to keep your kids from that is filled with hate is what they run to if not in their own neighborhood, then they will come to where the black people are.
Sam Cooke wrote a song A change is gonna come. That change did come and we see that it was not completed and the change is gonna come again and I hope that it will be a peaceful change and not waiting for the results of a thunderstorm that causes major damages in this country. Have not we learned anything from history. African Americans are here to say and if we can afford to move into your neighborhoods we will, just like you move into ours.
So right now who is being the gangsters, us or you, who is the trouble makers us or you? Who is going to stop this foolishness from continuing us or you? Who would like to be the recipient of these death threats?
IN THE WORDS OF BOB MARLEY I LEAVE YOU WITH DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY