By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
White House Website White Washes Jesse Owens Story
WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE WHITE WASHES JESSE OWENS STORY ” JESSE OWENS WHO “
Did you know there is
White House Website
for KIDS of course
there is you’re
young to be
NO we don’t want to be Cynical here in the Box BUT WHAT CHOICE DO WE HAVE this is planet Earth and the United States of America not exactly a FANTASY Land let’s clarify that statement NOT a Fantasy Land of truth and goodness a FANTASY Land for something Darker YESARIE. Anyway Reality exposes itself not only in large all important ways but in the little stuff every bit as well. Now what are the chances …
You have read the Jesse Owens story on The White House Kids Website. Answer. NONE. That is why we are here for you. The Box actually does. OK it’s a slow news day and we REFUSE to do a Michael Phelps story although there is a rumor both Obama and McCain in a unique move will both name Michael Phelps their choice for Vice President. Don’t laugh.
OK let’s get back on message
Now we have no reason to believe President George W. Bush reads The White House Kids Website most of all because there is no proof he reads anything. Don’t blame us we got that from Letterman even if it’s True. So George you are off the Hook on this one besides you are ON the Hook on so many other things there is no room for another Hook on you.
OK let’s get back on message
So what is the problem with the story Kids will read about Jesse Owens on The White House Website. Just ONE problem in one paragraph that makes all the Difference in understanding the REALITY of Jesse Owen’s world and why 72 years after his Olympic performances OUR government still LIES to us about the African American Experience.
Here is the paragraph …..
” When Jesse returned to the United States, he was celebrated with a New York ticker tape parade, and many honors. However, he did not enjoy the endorsements and financial rewards received by some of today’s Olympic champions. Jesse spent the next 20 years running races for money, making public appearances, speaking, traveling and opening a public relations firm. He worked very hard to make enough money to provide for his parents, children and other family.”
HERE IS THE REALITY
Yes it is true Jesse Owens received one of the most memorable Ticker Tape Parades ever up Lower Broadway in New York City upon his return from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. What this paragraph doe not tell you that after the Parade at a dinner in New York for the USA Olympic team at a midtown NYC hotel Jesse Owens and the other AFRICAN American Olympians were FORCED to ride in the FREIGHT elevator to and from the Ballroom.
Yes it is true Jesse Owens received one of the most memorable Ticker Tape Parades ever up Lower Broadway in New York City upon his return from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. What this paragraph doe not tell you that President Franklin Roosevelt NEVER called Jesse Owens to congratulate him on his FOUR Gold Medals, President Franklin Roosevelt NEVER invited Jesse Owens to The White House, in fact President Franklin Roosevelt NEVER met with Jesse Owens NEVER even ever shook his hand FOR THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE IN OLYMPICS HISTORY. Roosevelt’s “excuse” never stated of course, he was running for re-election nd he worried being seen with a famous BLACK American could cost him votes among WHITE Americans. Guess what. He did NOT meet with Owens after the election either !
Yes it is true Jesse Owens received one of the most memorable Ticker Tape Parades ever up Lower Broadway in New York City upon his return from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. What this paragraph doe not tell you is that Jesse Owens got NO real financial benefit from his GREAT Olympic performance for America. He was forced to run stunt races against horses and various other embarrassing appearances simply to make enough money fort him and his family to survive while far less famous WHITE athletes in America were raking it in.
So now here in 2008
72 years AFTER Jesse Owens
incredible Olympic performance
young kids Black & White can go
to The WHITE House Website and
read LIES compliments of
THEIR own government
read for yourself
” I DID IT I DID IT “