|From Daniel J Sharfstein's The Invisible Line, which chronicles the sometimes brutal history of three families as they journey, over the course of generations, across American color lines.|
What is a Slave Catcher you ask? I turn the floor over to Field Negro:
You see a house Negro simply stayed in the house with massa, and he liked the house and everything in it. He would do everything to stay in the house, and would protect the house at all cost because he had a stake in it. It was where he lived, and it was where he found comfort. He would never speak against massa like the field Negroes, because he didn't want to risk losing all of that. But, even worse than the house Negro, was the slave catcher. This was the Negro who searched hardest to find us when we ran away. It was the slave catcher who the master would give the whip to tear into us when we stepped out of line. It was the slave catcher who ran right behind the blood hounds and in front of the master, when he thought one of us was hiding in the woods. It was the slave catcher who always did the master's most barbarous and sadistic deeds that even the master would not do. The slave catcher hated us even more than the master did. Who knows why? Maybe some sick demented sh#t in his past, maybe some psychological sickness that prevented him from wanting to be a part of something he has no control over. Or, a sick desire to be accepted by only those who didn't look like he does. Only the slave catcher and his shrink knows for sure.So, here are my picks for Local, State, and National Slave Catcher(s) of the Week:
Reynard Jones was elected President, and Carlos Matthews was elected Vice President of the J.O.Johnson PTSA by a vote of 21-2. Neither of these persons have children attending J.O. Johnson, nor are either J.O.Johnson Alums. Jones and Matthews are the Local Slave Catchers of the Week for enabling the Coup d'etat of the J.O.Johnson PTA.
Goldy(Trey) Brown III earned the title of State Slave Catcher of the Week. While we are fighting for the right for all children to have equal access to quality public schools, he is advocating for Charter Schools and privatizing public education.
Eye HOPE all my readers have a happy and safe Halloween.