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Inside The Motor City

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Parent Issue
Day
8
Month
October
Year
1976
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When the "leaks"about the Judicial Tenure Conimission's probe of alleged charges against Del Rio were first aired in the newspapers it was eommon knowledge that none of the so-called charges were criminal, that they were all mattere of judicial misconduct. II' that is the case, there are quite a few long-time white judges wIk perhaps would now stand accused. For instance . 1 don 't recall reading anything in the Detroit News about huw sonie judges two and three or more decades ago acted as judges, prosecutors and juries, and how blacks were more ol ion sent away to prison than acquitted. In those days. neither pólice officers nor the prosecutor had any need for knowledge of constitucional law beca use the judge, in most instances, took care of that. I know because I was a court-watcher long before the term was used. It is my firm opinión thai tlie people who want to hang Judge Del Rio are one and the same type of racists who could very well have a hand in laking advantage of some stupid young fools who walked int o the trap in the black -on-black crime that is rampant in this city, and pari of a nationwide movement to discredit black politica) officials and any black in a lairly high-appointed position wlio doesn't do what he or she is told. Moreover, I believe they are the same type of racists who are trying to discredit Mayor Young and have already launched their underhanded campaign to replace hini. They are, I believe, the same racists who are determined that no black person shall run this city and other major cities in this nation. I only wish more of our black leaders would come out of their diplomatic act and start spcaking out and telling it like it really is lustend of busting their butts trying to show white folks that they think.act and are like tliem. Only a fooi would 1 1 y lo be something he is not. Remember the rich and professional Jews in Hitler's Cermany did the same thing. Del Rio is out spoken, arrogant and one of the hardesl workers in Recorder s ('ourt. More oi us than bis opponents think are ful ly supporting him. including bis colleagues on the bench, despite the News' efforts to niako people believe otherwise. Hiere are a lot of us out hei o who are not going to allow tlie racists to choose our leaders and gag iliose who have the courage to speak out against their lyranny. What the News seems to have forgotten-or simply doesn't know is that a lot of us are well aware that racism is still a major factor in this society. It still abounds, and while some racists exude professed liberalism and use subtle approaches to get their real intent into act ion, a great many others underestimate the intelligence of all black people and think we will buy anything they sell. Black political a et i vist s have olten tiilly supported white candidaies lor various offices because they weie our friends. You see, we don't teel that all white folks are racists. We don't lump all of them in the same boa t, as some whites do black people. But people like those who voice opinions held by the Detroit A'env'áre quick to label any black a racist who is outspoken and not the type of diplomatic "niggers" they tfiink we all sliould be. A black candidate can get the white support for certain positions if they are the ones who piek him. But it seems that if he or she is the ical choice of the black masses, the racists get uptight and the next thing you know thaT black candidate is counted out. I know how the game is ptayed. I know the rules of that game. I also realize that as soon as too many blacks begin to learn the rules of the game, the racists change the rules.