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The victorious Golden State Warriors

For decades, San Francisco; “Everybody’s favorite city”, has been hiding its racism behind the cloak of “Diversity” and “Equality for all.” These two references were meant to include the LGBT community. But many Black San Franciscans have unfortunately experienced where the terms too often excluded the Black community.

 

By Allen Jones

This will change by June 2018 because of a ballot measure designed in-part, to remind SF City Hall, JP Morgan Chase and all professional sports teams “A world-class city helps its neighbors; it does not help itself to its neighbor’s jewels.”

How could a billion-dollar basketball arena project be stopped dead in its tracks, over a ballot measure that is not a law but a policy? Answer: exposing the political racism, which is the foundation of Chase Center SF, currently under construction in the Mission Bay community of San Francisco.

Rendering provided by J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Why would a Black homosexual resident of the City write a ballot measure, which has collected 14,766 signatures and is now certified for the June 2018 election be so convinced his group’s measure would end all hope of the Golden State Warriors relocating to the City? Answer: SF City Hall and SF Hall of Justice disregard for the Black communities of San Francisco and Oakland, CA has a shelf life. And the expiration date is June 5, 2018.

I thank God for the help he has supplied me with, including the donation of one generous Oakland donor who put up $50,000.00 to collect the signatures of registered San Francisco voters. The SF Department of Elections have certified the signatures October 25, 2017, and the “Relocation of Professional Sports Teams” measure will be on the June 5, 2018 San Francisco election.

I call the ballot measure my toolbox. But the tools inside (proof) were ironically manufactured by SF City Hall. These tools will be used in the campaign to tear down the political racism of the City that has not only denied SF Blacks better opportunity, but will cause other racist municipalities of this country to be nervous.

Giving credit where credit is due, I would be remiss if I did not thank the actions of the National Basketball Association’s commissioner Adam Silver who not only forced a former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling to sell his team due to an embarrassing taped private conversation that came to light.

In the tape, Sterling is telling his girlfriend not to bring Black people to the arena where the team played its home games.

In addition, Commissioner Silver made a bold statement when he denied the state of North Carolina the right to host the 2017 NBA All Star game, which was to be held in Charlotte over the state’s treatment of the transgender community.

Silver viewed a newly state law as discriminatory towards transgenders.

Adam Silver

Donald Sterling

Some campaign tools:

    1. White Transgender woman calls a Black man a nigger, FIRST. But the Black man and his fiancé were arrested on a “hate crime” charge and convicted for using the word fag in a fight. (the Black man pled guilty to a hate crime against the advice of counsel, just to be released from custody) When the Black man and his fiancé tried to take back a sham of a plea the court rejected it and sent him to serve ten months in prison.
    2. White transgender woman who headed the SF Human Rights Commission, Theresa Sparks was sued by a Black staffer who she discriminated against. The settlement document of that lawsuit, $210,000.00.
    3. Three years later this same transgender woman, Theresa Sparks was promoted within city government by SF Mayor Ed Lee to head a newly created position dealing with discrimination against transgenders, coincidentally days before the Warriors expected win in court, which paved the way for the Warriors SF Mission Bay arena.

SF City Hall and the SF Hall of Justice used its political power to hand two members of the SF transgender community a victory. These two legal injustice acts against those of the SF Black community will be reviewed by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimond.

The people of San Francisco, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the CEO of JP Morgan chase; who’s bank agreed to pay the Warriors $200 million for the naming rights on the arena will not vote to support these and other egregious acts of pandering and political racism by SF City Hall and the SF Hall of Justice.

Therefore, when it comes Mayor Ed Lee’s claim that the Warriors arena coming to San Francisco is his “Legacy project” we should remind him: A legacy is a gift, but San Franciscans aren’t dumb enough to accept what he stole from our neighbor, as a gift to the City.