King Samir Shabazz, head of the New Black Panther Party’s (NBPP) Philadelphia chapter, has recently been the subject of some attention for vicious racist rants in which he supports violence against whites.
The tirade begins with Shabazz recommending the 1986 film Quilombo which begins with black slaves killing their white slave owners. He describes the pleasure he gets from this scene as such: “I’m in love already…go get some popcorn and ginger beer…Any movie that starts off with the killing of peckerwood, I’m locked in and loaded.”
Shabazz later explains just how deep his hatred for white people runs:
“…I hate the goddamn white man, woman, and child, grandma, aunt, uncle, Pappa Billy Bob, and whoever else. Redneck Tom and Blueneck Robert, and whoever else you wanna name. I hate the white man. I hate the very look of white people. I hate the sound of white people. Goddamn it, I hate the smell of white people…I hate the murder and the rape and the torture and the taking away of our names, our culture, our god, our music and damn, I hate this cracker for everything he has done to us.”
In the rant, Shabazz also warns, “You should be thankful we’re not running around here hanging crackers by nooses… yet…yet…yet.” He also claims he’s not “telling you to go out there and attack nobody” but that “[blacks] are taught to send this cracker to the cemetery; when he puts his hand on us, we send him to the cemetery in self-defense.”
Shabazz statements are similar to comments he apparently made in Philadelphia, according to a YouTube video from January 2012. In the video, Shabazz is shown telling his audience, “We are gonna have to kill some cracker babies…I believe in the death and destruction of white people, each and every one of them. Don’t give a damn if the little bastard just came out of his mama’s womb 3 seconds ago. Kill ‘em all, every last one of them. Don’t spare one.”
Shabazz garnered some national attention in January 2009, when the U.S. Justice Department filed suit against him and the NBPP over alleged voter intimidation in Philadelphia on Election Day 2008.
Less than a week before the 2008 Election Day incident, Samir Shabazz made a series of incendiary statements about whites during an interview with a local newspaper, including “I’m about the total destruction of white people. I’m about the total liberation of black people. I hate white people. I hate my enemy.”
Shabazz’s behavior on Election Day 2008 was reflective of his long history of confrontational behavior towards whites and law enforcement. Shabazz views the U.S. as having an “inherent racism” and his statements frequently advocate for violence against white people in order to achieve racial and social justice for blacks. “You want freedom?,” Shabazz shouted through a microphone on a Philadelphia street in 2008, “You’re gonna have to kill some crackers. You’re gonna have to kill some of they [sic] babies.”