“I Pledge Allegiance To My Black People”—But Not America?

"I pledge allegiance to my black people."

of the nation`s fastest-rising poetry prodigies is a
7-year-old New York girl whose poisonous demagogic
advocacy of

black separatism

Al Sharpton
look like Mr. Rogers.

Autum Ashante`  of Mount Vernon, N.Y., has performed at
HBO`s Def Poetry Jam, The Cotton Club in L.A.,

The Apollo Theater
in Harlem, the African Street
Festival, Caroline`s on Broadway, the Russell Simmons
Phat Farm Fashion Show, Steve Harvey`s "Big Time,"
a prestigious Grammy Foundation event, and at
universities and other venues across the country.

recites her verses not only in English, but also in
fluent Swahili and Arabic (she attended the Islamic

Darul Arkam School
in Mount Vernon).

Autum has appeared at a tribute to

black nationalist
Marcus Garvey, America-bashing
9/11 conspiracy-monger

Amiri Baraka`s
annual family cookout, and the

New Black Panther Party`s

Million Youth March
. The

City of New York
honored her with a

for inspiring "her peers, as well as
adults, while also demonstrating the power of a father`s
love, the importance of education and the limitless
boundaries of the human mind."
New York City
councilwoman Yvette Clark called her "one of the most
precious young talents that this world has ever known."

recently, as New York Post education reporter
David Andreatta reported this weekend, she was invited
to perform at public middle and high schools in
Peekskill, N.Y., for Black History Month. [BETTER
, March 13, 2006, and

March 14, 2006]

Here, in full, is what precious little Autum—groomed by
her single father, Ashante, a Nation of Islam

White Nationalism Put U
In Bondage

White nationalism is what
put you in bondage

Pirate and vampires like

, Morgan, and Darwin

Drank the blood of the
sheep, trampled all over them with

Steel, tricks and deceit.

Nothing has changed take
a look in our streets

The mis-education of she
and Hegro – leaves you on your knee2grow

Black lands taken from
your hands, by vampires with no remorse

They took the gold, the
wisdom and all of the storytellers

They took the black
women, with the black man weak

Made to watch as they
changed the paradigm

Of our village

They killed the blind,
they killed the lazy, they went

So far as to kill the
unborn baby

Yeah White nationalism is
what put you in bondage

Pirates and vampires like
Columbus, Morgan, and Darwin

They drank the blood of
the sheep, trampled all over them with

Steel laden feet, throw
in the tricks alcohol and deceit.

Nothing has changed take
a look at our streets.

Autum`s performance also included commanding white
students to remain seated as she led black students in a
recitation of the "Black Child`s Pledge," which
reads in part:

I pledge allegiance to my
Black People.

I pledge to develop my
mind and body to the greatest extent possible.

I will learn all that I
can in order to give my best to my People in their
struggle for liberation.

…I will discipline myself
to direct my energies thoughtfully and constructively
rather than wasting them in idle hatred…

I will train myself never
to hurt or allow others to harm my Black brothers and

These principles I pledge
to practice daily and to teach them to others in order
to unite my People.

Complaints from shocked students and parents led to a
tape-recorded apology sent to all parents apologizing
for the performance. Autum`s father condemned white
district officials as "racist crackers." Autum
defended her poem by explaining to the Westchester
Journal News
that white people are "devils and
they should be gone. We should be away from them and
still be in Africa."[Racial
poem causes flap in Peekskill
, by
Dwight R. Worley, March 14, 2006]

make note of this: The official who invited Autum to

Melvin Bolden,

] is a public school
music teacher,
Peekskill councilman, and producer of
her first spoken word album.

is surprised? If you set aside a separate holiday for

Black History Month
in the public schools, if you

set aside

graduation ceremonies
, college dorms,

academic departments
, recruiting programs, and

government contracts
and subcontracts by race, you

send a message

hardcore racial separatism
is not only
acceptable—but desired.

Autum Ashante` is the natural offspring of

militant multiculturalism
and government-sanctioned
identity politics. We reap what we sow.

Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores

for Peter Brimelow`s review. Click

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