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The Relationship between Black and White people in America will not be normalized and will continue to be racially stratified UNTIL a Black Person can be a Republican and NOT be called an Uncle Tom.
Democrats profit from racism whether real or contrived.
Racism will not be a relic of the past until Democrats stop using it as a Wedge Issue in Politics.
This story illustrates the problem with the Left, Cancel Culture, Political Correctness and Virtue Signaling.
Last night Jeremy and I went to a Blazers game and it happened to be Hanukkah night. It was fun! They had a big menorah. But towards the end of the game (which was going poorly) some drunk guys behind us started yelling about this “f—ing Jew holiday
I was very alarmed! I kept looking at Jeremy like “Are you hearing this??” and he seemed confused. I was scared! And also thought I might be going insane.
Finally they left and I turned to J and said I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS WHAT DO WE DO THESE ANTI-SEMITES WHAT THE WHAT
but uh, turns out the other team had a player named Jrue Holiday and he was having a good night
I am not well versed in basketball but @JR******* is never letting me live this one down
Omg my husband just reminded me that once he was watching a game and I was like “WHY ARE THEY SCREAMING WHITE POWER?!!”
It was Dwight Howard. They were screaming for Dwight Howard.
I had a similar experience in Australia. Thought people were yelling “destroy all the blacks” at opposing players. Turns out they were yelling, “destroy the All Blacks.” Which is the name of the New Zealand team.
That is your typical Democrat in a nutshell. Always on the lookout to be offended. Always seeking the opportunity to Virtue Signal. Always the desire to be [faux] outraged.
They don’t stop to think. They don’t stop to understand. Their feelings in the moment are all that matters.
In the name Dwight Howard, they hear “White Power” in the exact same way that they see White Power symbolized in the OK hand gesture. In the name Jrue Holiday, they hear “Jew Holiday” much like they claim that Donald Trump is a misogynist because he said that women will let famous and wealthy men do anything they want including grab them by the pussy. They heard him say that HE grabbed women by the pussy. A statement that he never made. If you don’t believe me, go back and listen to the video. He never claimed to have grabbed any woman by the pussy. He was speaking to the habit of many women, who are gold diggers, to exchange their body for use of a man’s wealth, influence and power. It is true. Many women do this and later claim that they were abused.
Democrats in their search for outrage and quest to virtue signal will take anything said or any gesture that a person whom they dislike or any person in general makes out of context in order to be outraged. They will mistake purposely any act or statement out of context and twist those words or actions in order to virtue signal.
They will never apologize when found to be mistaken.
The young teen from Kentucky whom they claim attacked the elderly Native American fellow was innocent. Democrats were out of their mind. They were faux outraged. They crawled all over themselves to virtue signal. When it was found that they had overreacted and that the young fellow was innocent, Democrats refused to believe, refused to apologize. That young man must have been guilty because he wore a MAGA hat.
Donald Trump has never stated that all immigrants or all Mexicans were criminals. Yet, Democrats have refused to acknowledge this simple fact.
Donald Trump is making inroads into the Black community in America. Democrats attack Black Americans who dare step away from the Democratic party. White Democrats will speak the most racist language about Black Republicans and Independents. They attack anyone who dares disagree with their party line.
And most of it stems from willful misrepresentation based upon ludicrous misunderstandings of the actual English language. It is almost as if the Democratic Party of America speaks another language.
It has always been my experience that the most bigoted people in America are Democrats. This has not changed. I doubt this will ever change. Democrats believe that they are superior. That has not changed since they fought for slavery, fought against the Union fight against slavery, fought against Civil Rights, fought in the ranks of the KKK. The Democratic Party has been and will always be the party of hate and bigotry.
In a Rasmussen Poll, Americans opined that Black people were more likely to be racist than White or Hispanic folks.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults think most black Americans are racist, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% consider most white Americans racist, while 18% say the same of most Hispanic Americans. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
My opinion based upon my experience: White Guilt Liberals are the most bigoted people in America. They secretly hate Black people, Asian folks, Hispanic folks, Arabs, Transgender people, Muslims and Christians. They loathe themselves most of all.
Is it not contradictory that most hate crimes occur in States and Cities that have been Democrat enclaves for decades?
The Democratic party teaches victimization. Further, they teach the victim to hate their DNC Progressive assigned Oppressor. This is how they keep their voter base. You are always a victim and “they” are always out to get you. You can’t win without them for they are your perpetual savior.
If one is a member of the Democratic Party,
this is a sure sign of one’s bigotry and hatred of others.
The DNC has no other platform but hate.
And then there is this Spike Lee bigoty at 10:20:
Skip to 10:20 and 12:14 for great examples.
And, of course, the Progressive defended and celebrated bigotry of of Juicy Smulliet aka Jussie Smollet:
We never did get #JusticeForJussie.
On another note: Why do stupid people
think that Puerto Rico is a “foreign country”?
In the end, though, Beyonce ain’t got shit on Kelly. #FuckTheBeyHive
I have a unique perspective on this subject. I’m a White American who has both traveled widely in the world and who has a large number of Black friends from all over the world.
I have Black friends who are Muslim. Some who are Christian (obviously). Quite a few who are from outside of the United States.
One friend of mine is from Nigeria and an American Citizen. He’s a former United States Army Officer. He left the US Army as a Captain. Another friend who is Black is a retired Army Major. Yet another is a retired Army Command Sergeant Major. I’ve worked for two Black gentlemen who were retired Army Colonels. I’m hard on my supervisors. I rate them on a curve. What I call the Shit Curve. Most supervisors whom I’ve had have been horrible. These two Gents were superior in all facets in my experience. One was a Tanker Battalion Commander. The other was an Infantry Brigade Commander before he was retired short of his Star. Dude should have had that Star in my opinion. The Army missed out on a GREAT leader in letting McKenzie Collins get away.
I could keep this list going forever it seems. For every guy I’ve listed here, I have ten more whom I could use as examples.
I also have a few “bad apples” as friends who are the reason that the guys listed above get such short shrift in the reputation category.
I have traveled widely outside of America with some of these guys. In doing so, I’ve had occasion to see how they are treated.
I’ll say this beforehand. There are quite a few Africans and Black Americans who get into quite a bit of trouble in America and out in the wider world. Yet, I know quite a few White Americans and Europeans who get in the same kind of trouble.
White people, on whole, get the benefit of the doubt.
Black people do not. Period.
Black people are judged by the lowest common denominator of their “race’ or skin color.
White people are judged, more often, by the best of us.
I remember being in Germany and walking into a club. Thinking that it was nice, I went back to another club to grab some friends. One of whom was Black. We went back to the aforementioned club and, suddenly, we could not gain entry. So we left.
The next night, I went back to that club. The door security apologized to me and said, “Sorry about last night. We don’t let Black people in.” He didn’t say “Black people, though.” I told them that they were wrong for that attitude and left.
This was Germany in the ’90s. As Racist as you’d associate with the Jim Crow South.
Every White person knows a few or a lot of really messed up White people. Yet, they don’t judge all White people by these folks. Yet, it isn’t that difficult to find White folks who judge all Black people by the worst of their number.
I’ve had similar experiences all over the world.
In Afghanistan, I had an Afghan Colonel tell me that he didn’t like Obama’s cousins meaning Black people. He didn’t like it when he was advised by Black people. Occasionally, he respected a Black advisor. More often than not, he ignored them. I tried to tell him that this was a substandard attitude. I also reported his statement to my chain of command. Yet, the attitude was fairly prevalent amongst Afghans. The people for whom I worked listened to me and told me to drive on. Nothing happened because there was really nothing that we could do. We were there to advise them not to change their entire culture.
In the Arab world, Black people are treated as second class citizens. Usually, once they realize you are American, Canadian or British, that attitude changes.
In Southeast Asia, I’ve seen Black people treated like they are drug dealers even when it is obvious that they are just tourists. I cringe every time I see it happen. And I have. Not too far from my house is a bar where marijuana is regularly sold and used. Police rarely bother anyone there or on the street near the bar. However, the only people whom I have seen the Police harass have been Black people.
In America, Black peopleare automatically treated differently by Law Enforcement. Police interact with the average Black American as if they are a possible criminal. White people are afforded more respect and dignity automatically. These are defaults.
This is universal in the world in my experience. If you’ve never hung out with a Black person in public, you’ve probably never experienced this. It’s galling. To have a person treated as if they are less than or, worse, a criminal simply because of the color of their skin is a wretched thing to experience. I can only imagine how it feels to that person as it feels horrible enough to me as a bystander who is only vicariously affected by it. I can walk away and not be affected. I’m always White and will almost always be treated with default dignity because of this fact.
Yet, it is a misnomer to call the treatment of White people some kind of privilege. Is it a privilege to be treated with decency and dignity? Is it a privilege to have one’s rights respected? Is it a privilege to be treated innocent until proven guilty?
No. None of these are privileges. These are basic and universal rights.
White people aren’t privileged. Black people aren’t under privileged.
Not having one’s rights violated is not a privilege. It is basic human decency. It is the least that should be expected in America.
Having one’s rights disregarded or worse being brutalized simply because one is Black (or poor) is not being under privileged. It is a collapse of human decency and it is a failure of the system.
Police and other government agents should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for violating the rights of Citizens. The problem and the reason that they are not is the legal standard called “qualified immunity”. As long as this evil construct is in effect and the public servant is held above the law via qualified immunity, no real or measurable progress towards justice is possible.
And justice is the end goal here.
The term White privilege does not good for anyone. It is not a privilege to be treated with respect and dignity. This should be the default.
I want to talk to Black Americans. This is for you.
Black Americans frequently joke about “Crazy White people” and “White kids shootin’ up schools.”
White Kids do shoot up schools. For whatever reason. I think it is drug related. LEGAL DRUGS. Black people tend to shoot in their own neighborhoods and target people in their homes and on their own streets.It’s not that Black people are less violent. It is that Black people choose to shoot people at a different location (on the street near or at their homes). Black Americans are more likely to be a victim of a mass shooting. The Shooting usually happens to Black people in Black Areas and the media does not report on it for a few reasons:
Ask yourself a question;
Why does no one care when a Black American is killed by a Black American?
There exists no human being who does not discriminate. There is no individual within Homo Sapiens who does not exhibit or feel some bigotry or prejudice.
Racism is different. It takes thought. One must consider oneself superior based upon one’s own race (skin color in our age, economic status in another age, nationality in still other ages).
The Liberals who are protesting this election are exhibiting bigotry as we speak. They are, in effect, saying that the half of the Nation who voted for Trump are ignorant, befuddled simpletons.
Many Liberals and Conservatives acted out in this same manner during the whole of the Election season.
We’ve all done it. We’ll all continue to do it. It is human.
Discrimination and prejudice are most often naught but ignorance and fear of the unknown, the stranger.
We are human. We will always be human. We progress superficially but we remain in many ways the same Homo Sapiens creatures who ventured forth from East Africa some 50,000 years ago. We are the beasts who arrogantly dubbed ourselves “Wise Man” and caused the extinction of our fellow Humans (Neanderthalensis among others known and unknown). We fear the unknown. That fear drives us to madness and we murder when in the realm of psychotic madness.
Nationalism, borders, political parties and the like are nothing but tribal associations writ large with pretensions of civility. Humans are anything but civil. We speak of the sanctity of life yet will go to war with the barest of provocations. We kill the unborn in droves. We speak of Liberty yet we incarcerate millions for daring to possess and/or smoke a nature provided plant that has actual healing properties. We are not fit for civilized society. It is the height of arrogance to suggest that we have ever been a civilized people.
We are unenlightened in the main. Brutal to the core. Distrusting and inhumane. Yet, we can be and have been beautiful, wondrous beings. The horror of war brings out the best in us.
“It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.”— Robert E. Lee, at Fredericksburg.
We are conflicted. We will remain conflicted.
From my experience, one can take anyone from before the Politically Correct era of 2000 Forward and call them a bigot based on their writings. It doesn’t matter who we’re discussing. Even today, one can find bigotry in nearly anyone’s writings. If you one wishes to dismiss the ideas or writing of any person because of that one aspect, one would wind up dismissing nearly the whole of humanity. From W.E.B. Dubois to George Washington to Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton, every last person who has put thought to paper has written something that is or could be construed as racist and will be construed as racist or bigoted by future generations. This is especially so with the current hyper-sensitive generation of Liberal.
Jefferson can seem a genius or a racist crackpot depending on the level of knowledge of the man. Ceaser can seem the despot or the liberator. There is not a human being who has tread across the globe who cannot be made to seem monster or hero depending upon which work or word one chooses to use in support of one’s views.
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. And the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
Che Guevara held racist ideas in his youth and may have carried them forward into la revolucion’. Not a living human knows for sure what was in the heart of Che’. What cannot be denied is that he was an exceptionally brutal, murderous and bloody revolutionary.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was the author the Fort Pillow Massacre. He was also a founding member of the Klu Klux Klan.
Forrest also went on to disavow the KKK. He helped shut the doors of the KKK in his lifetime. He also spoke against the murder of Black Americans by criminals. His words. He called them criminals. He advocated for more humane treatment of the freed slaves and advocated for their admission into law school in Tennessee.
“After only a year as Grand Wizard, in January 1869, faced with an ungovernable membership employing methods that seemed increasingly counterproductive, Forrest issued KKK General Order Number One: “It is therefore ordered and decreed, that the masks and costumes of this Order be entirely abolished and destroyed.” By the end of his life, Forrest’s racial attitudes would evolve — in 1875, he advocated for the admission of blacks into law school — and he lived to fully renounce his involvement with the all-but-vanished Klan.”
Forrest changed. He renounced his racist past. Compared to our age, Forrest more than likely went to his deathbed with what we would consider bigoted attitudes. Yet, he did more for Black Americans than your average Democrat or Republican of our time.
If Forrest and the Confederate Battle Flag should be purged from the American Landscape, so too should Margaret Sanger who agitated for the extermination of the Black Race and Che Guevara who wrote openly of his bigotry and murdered many more and in just as cold blood as Nathan Bedford Forrest.
If we are to “cure” America of racism via the purging of symbols and historical figures in some Maoist Cultural Revolution, we should look to all symbols of racism, hatred and bigotry. Targeting only the Right is not the answer. West Virginia’s Robert Byrd, Lyndon B. Johnson, Woodrow Wilson all were at least as racist as any leader of the Confederate States of America up to a point in their lives and possibly to the end of their lives.
Strom Thurmond was a Democrat turned Republican. He switched parties allegedly over the Civil Rights movement. Democrats make this statement despite the fact that Republicans voted FOR the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on average at an 80% rate while Democrats voted for the the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at a 63% rate.
Strom Thurmond also had a Black daughter which, I’m sure, helped to modify his racial attitudes. He put her through College at an HBC. He also supported her throughout her life.
Racial attitudes are rarely simple…rarely “black and white.” Race is a complex issue. The issues of Race, Racism, Bigotry and Discrimination cannot be brought to resolution simply by ridding ourselves of symbols and statues.
There must be real and open communication. Putting White Teens through guilt trip driven reality TV is no discussion. That will come to no good end.
The discussion must be open. It must be real. It cannot be one sided. There are millions of White folks out there who are not racist. There are millions of Black folks out there who aren’t racist. There are also other races in America who are often left out of the discussion. The discussion cannot be a “People of Color” against White People dialogue either. White Privilege only goes so far when you live in a Trailer Park and are dependent upon the government and educated in one of America’s Branches of Public Wage Slave Propaganda.
What must be realized is that racism will never go away. Bigotry will never go away. As long as there are two humans or two groups of humans, one will vie for supremacy over the other. In old Europe, Race was Class. One’s class determined one’s place in society. The Race that we recognize today is a product of Colonialism and European Oppression, Suppression and Exploitation of the world.
Yes, Slavery was a part of that. However, it was only a component.
If we are ever going to come to a place of understanding, we have to understand that how we understand and react to race is based upon the lies of Colonialism and that these race based ideologies were thrust upon us.
Once we begin to comprehend this, we can move towards a better understanding of who we are as a HUMAN RACE. The Color Line is as artificial as Jim Crow, Apartheid and Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
This is an issue of Institutionalized abuse and bigotry.
This is an issue of Classism.
It is not a race issue.
White, Black, Asian, Arab, Latino, Hispanic and every other non-Elite citizen of America is being disabused of their rights in America due to the institutions set up by the two political parties and the sheep who vote for them.
Black people don’t need allies. We all need to form an alliance against the bigotry and abuse of the Federal, State and local governments.
I take umbrage when someone tells me that I need to ally myself with Black people because they are some kind of special victim. They are not.
The American Police, or as I call them State Thug, is the friend of no Citizen. They are extortionists, rapists and pillagers. They are scum. The Governments and their officious bureaucrats are the issue here.
When Black people are led to believe that they are special victims, it serves only to hurt them.
It serves also to hurt everyone else.
Go out to the country/rural areas of America, you will see just as much poverty and much, if not most of it, is White poverty.
It is all oppression. It is all the denial of opportunity. It is all tyranny.
That Black people are fooled into believing that it is them against White people is naught but a tool of division used by the Democratic Party to keep that Black voting block in place.
White people don’t hate Black people. White people have their own problems. White people have to feed their own children and protect them from the abuses of the State.
I abhor the racial division created by the Democratic Party and their minions.
And don’t attempt to blame the GOP. The DNC held the Presidency and the Congress for the better part of the past decade. Even so, Black opportunity saw a decline the whole of that time. If the DNC is so good for the Black Citizens of America, how is this possible.
Certainly, Republicans do nothing for the Black Community in America. This is a matter of course. There is less than a 5% possibility of a Black person voting for a Republican. Republicans, like Democrats, have constituencies. These constituencies are voters. If the likelihood of the Black Vote going to a Republican is all but nil, why would a Republican give a damn about a Black voters.
It all boils down to votes.
As long as the Democrats know that Black Citizens are all but guaranteed to vote Democrat, there is no reason for a Democrat to do anything except for the usual talk.
As long as Republican know that an ice cube will freeze in hell before the Black Citizen Community will vote for them, Republicans will continue to ignore them.
The result is the same. Lip service from the DNC including Barack Obama and Republicans simply ignoring the Black Citizen.
The notion of White Privilege is inherently racist.
Those who push this bigoted screed are accusing every living White Person in America of treating White People better than people of other races. You are accusing all White People of being racists.
It’s a generalization. It’s nonsense. It is simply not true.
They are also saying that my accomplishments whatever they may be are based not upon my own sweat and tears but upon the color of my skin.
My only answer to that is not a nice one so I’ll not type it here.
It’s not “White Privilege” as it has nothing to do with color. It is being a member of a majority. It could be called “majority membership privilege.”
This notion that I am privileged because I am White is nonsense. If I were born White in Asia, it would not be a privilege to be White. Were I born White in Africa, I would belong to no privileged majority unless I was born in the nation of South Africa.
I was born White in America. Therefore, I am a member of the dominant race. It was not a privilege. It was an accident of birth.
I was born into mild poverty. We weren’t destitute. We were poor. I was not privileged to have been born or raised poor. I was not privileged when I basically had two choices after High School — the Military or likely imprisonment.
This “privilege” to which I am supposedly privy as a White person in America has nothing to do with my color. It has everything to do with being born a member of the majority group in America.
Certainly, by looking physically similar to others in the majority group, I am treated differently. However, this is not always a positive and this does not always work. Nor does this “privilege” extend to all members of the majority group. For instance, White Homosexuals are treated extremely poorly by the majority group. Explain to a White Homosexual how they are privileged. I’m sure you’ll get a tart reply.
There are more White Americans in poverty, more White American Children who are homeless and hungry, etc.
Being a member of the majority group anywhere will always have it’s advantages. However, this can take one only so far.
So, pls, stop trying to tell me how privileged I am because I’m White. I’m not buying it now nor will I ever buy it. It’s a stale, moldy piece of propaganda that serves no purpose except to turn me off to the plight of others.
That I do not believe in “White privilege” does not blind me to prejudice, bigotry or racism. I know that these things exist. I know that these things do harm to minorities and women and others. However, that I am not prejudiced against by some White Americans does not mean that I am not discriminated against in America or in the wider world.
Racism, Bigotry and Prejudice are not unique to America. Not every American has spent the whole of their lives in America protected from the wider world.
This is one of the basic assumptions of White Privilege. My white skin doesn’t carry the same credit in all places. In some places & in some situations, my white skin is a liability. This is the same for the fact of my citizenship. Being an American does not make me universally loved nor does it open doors for me everywhere I go. In some places, being White and/or American has closed doors to me.
I suppose if one has lived all of one’s life in America and has had to deal with only American challenges, a “White privilege” may exist to one extent or the other.
That being said, when I was a child, I was treated often as though I had no worth. Teachers treated me this way. This was due to my “class” and not my color. The kids from affluent families were treated well. The Black kids were treated differently by some of my teachers. The poor White were treated like “po’ White trash.” Perhaps this was a Louisville, Kentucky thing. I heard a few teachers talking about it. “He comes from a poor part of town. He’ll never amount to much.”
I have known prejudice. I have known bigotry. I have known racism. I have experienced each first hand. Inside and outside of America.
To tell me that I am privileged and to act as though I have never experienced hardship due to my race is to deny my life experiences. The notion of “White privilege” diminishes me as a human being.
All of this nonsense is going to backfire one day. There will be a backlash. People are going to grow tired of being told that they are inherently evil and owe people whom they have never seen an apology for things which they’ve never done.
Peggy McIntosh, the inventor of White privilege, is obviously an affluent White person who does not interact with people of other races or economic classes much if at all.
I can, if I wish, arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
(This is not true of all White people. This is mostly true of folks in the Northeast. How is one “White privileged” if White is the only race with whom you live, work, etc.)
I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
(This is not true of all White people)
When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.
(One cannot change this fact. This is being part of the cultural majority. If one lives in Asia and is White, this would not be true.)
Whether I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial reliability.
(This is not true of all White people.)
I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to “the person in charge,” I will be facing a person of my race.
(This depends on the region, city, area. Not all areas, cities or areas are White dominated. Over 50% of my First Sergeants in the Army were Black.)
I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.
(She seems to be oblivious of school systems wherein White kids are sent to predominantly Black schools as part of “Bussing.” I had many friends who had to be extremely aware of race when I was growing up. If they weren’t, it could mean a trip to the hospital.)
Most of her examples are that of a privileged AFFLUENT White person (Woman) and not the experience of the AVERAGE White person. I’ve read Peggy’s propaganda and her knapsack nincompoopery. Her experience is not that of “White America” but her own experience. I’ve never been able to NOT interact with people of other races. I’ve always lived near and interacted with people of other races. I’ve always been around Black Authority figures…my whole life. This started with my First Grade teacher who was a Black Woman. In the military, I always had Black persons in my chain of command. Both of my Drill Sergeants in Basic Training were Black. Post Military, my last two immediate supervisors were Black.
I left the military over a decade ago. My Boss at this job is Black. My Deputy Program Manager, to whom I directly reported, at my last place of employment was a retired Colonel who was Black. The last two guys whom I replaced were Black. My last five immediate supervisors non-White.
No, this is not the experience of everyone (every American). Neither is Peggy McIntosh’s experience or her “White privilege.”
The thing is that people can read the McIntosh nonsense for what it is — ridiculous White guilt propaganda that Peggy dreamed up to make herself feel better about her life of affluence and being born with a silver spoon. People can also spot ignorance and self deception when we see it.
Any person who falls for this White Privilege bunk is either a racist or an Affluent American who has never existed outside of their own comfortable rich person life. White Privilege is not the common experience of the White American. It is an experience of the 1%.
I agree that race is involved in these kinds of cases. However, race is not involved in all of these cases.
The Police kill White people as well.
Black Cops kill non-Black citizens. Are those shootings affected by race? I couldn’t say.
I’m not saying that race is not AN important issue in the MB shooting.
I’m saying that it is but one issue.
Another important issue is the total lack of police accountability (aka qualified immunity). That’s an important one as well. Police can shoot the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time for the wrong reasons BUT simply because the Cop felt threatened can get away with murder.
A Cop can literally walk into a Citizens house with intent to take anything he wishes and shoot the owner. The Cop can say that he smelled marijuana giving him probable cause. The Cop can shoot the Citizen who confronts him and claim that he felt threatened…that his life was in danger. The Cop can take a kitchen knife out of the Citizens kitchen drawer and lay it at the side of the Citizen.
This is a plausible scenario.
Cops have and do plant evidence.
Cops have and do enact character assassination.
Cops have and will shoot just about anyone.
Yes, race is an issue. Yes, race is an important issue. However, race is not the only issue.
If they take the rights of all Citizens away by destroying the US Constitution, race won’t matter a wit.
Everyone will be oppressed.
Darren Wilson ultimately shot a teenager for being in the middle of the street.
Brown probably attacked him. Brown may or may not have had his hands up.
How did it come to pass that Brown attacked Officer Wilson? How did Wilson put himself in position to be attacked? How did the situation escalate? Did Officer Wilson aggravate the situation? What did Officer Wilson say or do, if anything, that enraged Mike Brown enough so as to commit what amounts to a suicidal act in America (violent confrontation with Police forces)? These are important questions as well.
I know. I know…I’m racist because I said “Black.” Anyway… Dear Black People, Pls wake the fuck up. It’s the 21st Century. You have to take what you want. You can’t be a victim. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are wrong. Not every Black American who finds success in “White America” or who joins the GOP is an Uncle Tom. The Police are corrupt and have always been corrupt. This corruption affects everyone in America. It does not only affect Black people.
Most White people are no more racist than most Black people.
Cops are Cops. Many, if not most, are corrupt, ignorant, bigoted, ill trained assholes.
Stop blaming White people. It’s long past due that this is a viable complaint.
I travel the world. Everything that Black people in America complain about has happened to me in the wider world. It’s not a White thing. It’s not an American thing. It’s a human thing.
Get over the race card. Not everything is about racism. Some of it is about what you do or do not do in this world.
Opportunity does not just come to people. People have to seek opportunity.
I work with quite a few Black people who don’t sit back and wait for someone to hand them an opportunity. They go out and make it happen.
Lots of people do this and find successes and failure. The best of us do not blame someone else for our failures. We get up and try again. We do not let failure immobilize us and blame the World or the Man or the Government or our Mommy or our Daddy. We get up and start again.
I get so tired of hearing whining little welps cry about what’s holding them back. Everyone in this world has something holding them back. I come from a family wracked by poverty and alcoholism and abuse. I got out of there and did my own thing. I made it happen for me. I made it happen and am making it happen where I am a minority and where many folks do not like me simply because I am American and White. I’m not whining about it or laying down. I’m making it happen for me and mine.
When Americans start lopping off heads with machetes and/or smashing heads with sledgehammers or shooting Black people simply because they are Black, then I’ll see a real issue. As it is, we have Cops who react violently towards Black people in a Government headed by a Black President with a Black Attorney General.
Perhaps, the problem is more complex than simply White on Black crime. Especially when 90% of crime against Black people is committed by other Black people. But…I know…we don’t want to talk about that. We only want to talk about White on Black crime which is less than 10% of the issue.
The lack of dialogue about Black on Black crime is disturbing and is racist on the part of Black Leadership. Let’s ignore the larger problem and talk about the small issue because it’s easier and there is an easy target. Let’s ignore the elephant in the room because that one is too difficult to solve and we can’t blame that one on some outsider like White folks or “The Man.” All that said, I look forward to seeing Dear White People. Apparently, there are a lot of ignorant White folk out there who haven’t a clue. However, that is America and Americans — Black and White Americans. Most of the idiots who live in America are pretty darned clueless. They’ve never been further than the largest city in their State much less the wider world. Americans need to travel. They need to get out of their little towns and their neighborhoods in their big cities. The world is amazing. It’s also a dangerous, beautiful, deadly, lively, incredible, breath taking place. The world can kill you. It can bring you life. It can give you perspective. Perspective is what most Americans lack.
This is exactly why Americans can feel guilty about events, circumstances and history that is common to the whole of the human race and feel uniquely smug and self satisfied at feeling said guilt. Americans think that America is so unique that their racism is exceptional and that their crimes are special. To many Americans, racism is America’s special shame. They feel this way due to their own ignorance of the wider world. Americans feel exceptional not only in that they feel that America has a special prerogative to dictate to the World but that we feel especially bad about the past and the actions of our ancestors. Americans actually believe that they are unique. The reality is that there is nothing unique about America. This has all been done before by Rome, Britain, the Mongols, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Phoenicians (who might well have come from Africa) and a whole host of Empires across the ages. Every good we have done and every evil we have committed is a repetition of earlier Empire…even our special, exceptional arrogance. American Blacks are not special either. Every trial and tribulation through which they have passed and through which they will pass is a repetition. This is the World. This is humanity.
And I find it especially humorous that the racism in America is so horrid, so wretched that one of the greatest complaints that Black Women have is that people touch their hair out of curiosity. Then again, there is the terrifying stereotype about Waffles and Chicken. Though, I have had Black friends since I was 5 years old and am now 45 and have never heard of this nonsense. OH…THE HUMANITY!!! Who do Americans try so hard to be offended by…well, anything. It’s impossible that so many could be so offended by such trivial nonsense. It’s a profession now. We have professional Outrage Commissars who tell Americans exactly when and by how much we should be offended. WOT WOT!!!
In summation…GET OVER YOURSELVES, AMERICA!
These girls are cute. I mean really, really cute. They made me laugh and, better yet, smile. I hope I have daughters who are as intelligent and precocious and beautiful as these two gals.
I’ll leave you with a prophet.
Words are not racist. Racism is about intent. If I say a word and mean nothing racist by it, that word is not racist.
I’m a White dude. My Black friends tell me that I’m a “Nigger” all the time. I’m not offended by it. Hell, I’m one of the few White people around who can say the word to Black people and THEY aren’t offended by it.
It’s all about intent and relationships.
I get called White boy, Cracker and all kinds of things such as that by Black people. It’s because they know that I’m not concerned about faux outrage or the color of their or my skin. I’m concerned about the content of their character and their intent.
What is meant when someone speaks is more important than the words that are used. If I say; “Call a spade a spade.” to a Black person, I don’t mean it in a racist way. I mean that one should speak plain. If I call someone a Black Bastard, I’m always joking and, actually, making light of the racism that pervades cross racial relations in America.
People know who you are. They will react accordingly.
Words are tools. Words can do no harm except to the mentally and emotionally weak. The problem with America today is that we have raised a couple of generations of mentally and emotionally weak persons who embrace victimhood.
America should grow a pair and stop being offended by every utterance. Get off the phone, get off the computer, get out of your shell and get to know people.
Racism will always be with us. It is a global phenomenon. In America, it is comparatively mild. I’ve lived all over the world and the racism in other parts of the globe is virulent and deadly as compared to that of America. We have made great strides in coming to understand each other as a people. Do not discount this.
I think what disturbs many CRACKERS is that no matter how much they reach out, the hand is smacked back by raceprofessionals like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and those idiots on MSNBC and at Daiy Kos.
Not all of American White people give a damn about racism. They’ve got their own problems. Racism is not something that a poor or lower middle class White person is going to spend a whole lot of time thinking about when they have to struggle to put food on the table, a roof over their children’s heads and everything else that goes into surviving in consumerist America.
Before people can come to terms fully with ideals such as racial harmony, they must be secure. Most Americans simply do not feel secure enough to spend a lot of time thinking about race. This is something that liberal elitists spend time constructing and deconstructing. The average White American just wants to get through the week and spend time at home with their family orhave a beer on a Friday Night. Some of them even have those beers with people of other races.
Perhaps, I am an outlier but I grew up with people of other races. Immigrants from India, Pakistan, Black Americans, Hispanics and Asians were my friends from grade school up through High School and in the Army.
I’m never quite certain what to make of made up, faux issues such as words that are “racist.” It all seems like hogwash to me. When I ask my Black friends about this stuff, the majority of them look at me like I’m nuts.
And when you get right down to it, Miley Cyrus is really Justin Beiber in drag.
Bizarrely, racism in America is no longer mainly about race. Sure, race is involved in a peripheral manner, but racism has mainly become an excuse, a dodge, a way to escape responsibility.
When a black liberal is criticized, he cries racism. When liberalism fails, liberals cry racism. When the Democrat Party gets in trouble, liberals cry racism. It has become the ever present background noise of politics, like birds chirping in the forest.
I am White. I have friends of nearly every race, religion, ethnicity and political persuasion across the width and breadth of this planet. My earliest friends were Black, White, Hispanic and Asian. Included in this mix were Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Jews as well as a couple of Atheists. Most of these folks until this past decade were American but now, I number amongst my friends peoples from countries as far and wide as Scotland, Egypt, Cambodia, Thailand and Brazil.
I have been friends with this great mix of peoples for as long as I can remember.
These are not just people whom I label as friend and then ignore. I keep in touch with these people. I live with them. I work with them. I have helped them find employment. I have hired them for employment. I have assisted some financially. I have helped them improve their English. I have taught some life skills and job skills. They have hired me and recommended me for promotion. I have learned life and job skills from them. I have enjoyed their company and companionship and do so at this time. I have invited them to my homes and the home of my parents and siblings. I have played with their children and befriended their families.
I have debated various topics ranging from culture to religion and politics with them and discuss said topics and opinions with them openly. I agree with them on some topics and disagree with them on others.
I have lived my life openly and with as much love, warmth, humanity and companionship as is humanly possible.
Yet, if I dare not agree with Obama I am a racist.
On a smaller playing field, these same accusations were thrown at me when I dared to criticize Tubby Smith at Kentucky. Yet, when I criticize John Calipari, I am simply called a dumbass. lol
“Racism” is constantly at the forefront of the Obama Administration conversation.
I am not saying that racism does not exist. However, the Democrats reacted in similar manner to all things Bush. The Democrats called Bush every name in the book and even conjured more juicy names and labels for him and Cheney. No one said it was because of Race.
Republicans treated Bill Clinton far worse than they treat Obama. Yet, racism wasn’t constantly thrown in the face of the opponent.
Race, for better or worse, is a factor in nearly every facet of life across the whole of this planet.
The Obama Administration and Democrats act as though racism was invented in America by White Southerners.
It’s a ruse. It is a sidebar. It’s a deflection. It is cover and concealment for corruption.
They called the opponents of Nagin in NOLA racists. A few years later, Nagin is found to have been a corrupt turd and that corruption was a major factor in the fiasco that was Katrina.
Yet, no Democrat has come forward to say; “Doh! They were correct. Nagin was a turd. There was merit to the accusations and criticism.”
Racism with the Obama Administration is a crutch and nothing more. It has become meaningless.
Obama could be assassinated by the KKK and because of this administration’s constant use of Racism as a political tool, I’d find myself doubting that racism was the real reason behind the assassination.
This despite the fact that I have witnessed real racism against the Obama Administration.
A bit sensationalistic, this. However, some truths lie within. Regardless, this video will upset the masses of Muslims around the world Hopefully, they’ll realize that it wasn’t made by Americans as we usually are blamed for everything.
All religions have skeletons in their closets. The “Virgin Mary” impregnated by God at/abt age 13. Did GoD get down with the boogie in the Virgin Mary or did he just reach up there and throw a baby inside? Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, married a girl somewhere between the ages of six and nine. No one knows for certain and the actual age is hotly contested by Muslims and “Infidels” alike. The one thing that the record makes clear is that he did not have “relations” with her until she had “passed her first blood.” Mohammad also had multiple wives as did nearly all of the Prophets of the Bible. Such was the custom of the times. Abraham, the great patriarch of all three major Western Religions, pimped his wife out at least two times. Both times, he denied that Sarah was his wife. Both times, he allowed her to “marry” a local ruler by deceiving said ruler into believing that Sarah was his sister. Abraham also sexed up his consort (slave), Hagar, in order to bear a child. Did Jesus not say “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone?”
The Europeans in this video and elsewhere are complaining about the actions of a subset of Muslims. They are complaining that nothing is being done to counteract the criminality of this subset. Here’s the thing, though. Muslims in Europe are being treated differently because of European Culture and European Politicians. Who elects these creatures? Oh….EUROPEANS!
If you do not like what is happening, stop electing these people.
The other problem is the immigration programs of these nations. Immigration, at certain points, was selective. Europe took in oppressed peoples. They accepted immigrants with certain needed skill sets such as Doctors, Engineers and Scientists. This was a wise policy. In the past 40 years, European nations have accepted all comers. Many of these people journeyed to the Scandinavian nations, France and Germany because of these lax immigration measures and because of the benefits and “entitlements” offered by these nations. These people had nothing to offer but the “equality” mindset of Europeans made it so that all immigrants were seen as equal. There is an issue with this egalitarianism in that all people are not equal. Some are base criminals. When a country accepts large numbers of these undesirables and treats them as the oppressed when they are actually the oppressors, these are the problems that will arise. Europeans, primarily because of the World Wars and Colonialism, became myopic and wished to offer themselves as reward or recompense. The guilt of the collective European nations overwhelmed sense and has created a situation in which large numbers of criminals were accepted and their activities excused as being “part of their culture.” That sentiment in and of itself is bigoted. All peoples have morals. Even the “other” who arrive from distant lands. To act as though this subset of folks are representative of any culture is ludicrous and bigoted. It is an insult to those who are of those cultures who do act with common courtesy and are law abiding, moral peoples.
I’ve long said that there is coming a backlash in Europe. That old race hate will again raise it’s ugly head. Muslims in Europe had best pay heed. Europe has a long and nasty history of murdering the masses of immigrants who come to their lands.
The past 60 years has been an anomaly in European history. With the resurgence of Nationalism and the threat from the old Russian Empire raises, Europe will revert to form.
All it will take is a major economic slowdown. Muslims will become the targets of massive hate. Some will deserve it. Others will not. Some will have laid the seeds of their fellows destruction. Others will be innocent victims. When the wave strikes, it will destroy the lives of many innocents. It is coming. If you read between the lines, Europe is close to the edge.
It does not matter that it is a small percentage of Muslims who are guilty. All will suffer. All will reap the whirlwind.
60 years in the face of thousands of years of history…the “tolerance” of the “new Europe” will be wiped away and blood will run in the streets.
Muslims would be well instructed to police their own. Yet, this will not happen. Eventually, they will all pay for the actions of a few. Europe will set itself afire and the dead will pile up as the pyramids of old. The blood will be on the hands of all.
You may not have noticed it but it’s there.
A WHITE Person is killed in a firearms related incident. The Liberal Left goes insane. Full on berserker mode. Heads spinning! Exorcism worthy.
A BLACK Person is killed in a firearms related incident.
Yeap, that’s right. That’s about what you hear.
Trayvon Martin had nothing to do with gun control. Doesn’t fit. The Martin-Zimmerman hullabaloo was all about Stand Your Ground Laws. Even though Black folks benefit more from the “Stand Your Ground” laws in this nation, the Left will tell you that these laws are racist. The only time that race comes into the question is when it is a Black Male shooting a White Male. In those instances, Black Males are at a cultural disadvantage when it comes to Stand Your Ground laws. The Left won’t tell you the full story. One has to research this to find the truth. The Right doesn’t want to talk about that last bit either.
The oddest bit about the Martin-Zimmerman contrivance was that Zimmerman isn’t a White Person. He is Half-Hispanic. If Half Black Obama is Black, why is Half Hispanic Zimmerman White? That is the Left in action. Duplicity. Hypocrisy.
There have been approximately 9,000 Black on Black murders since Trayvon Martin was killed by Zimmerman. Have you heard about this? No, you haven’t. Why? Why does the left not use this as part of their Gun Control dialogue? Maybe they don’t want to seem racist by highlighting Black on Black crime. It’s taboo. Discussing Black crime will see one branded a racist by the Left. They can’t very well have an open dialogue about this issue if they won’t allow anyone else to honestly and openly discuss it.
Black people in America suffer from gun violence so disproportionately as to be nearly unfathomable. However, we can’t discuss this. One problem is that discussing race is taboo in the Age of Obama and “post-racial America.” The Democrats have painted themselves into a corner. They won’t allow anyone else to discuss it. This makes it nearly impossible for the Left to discuss it. When Black leaders discuss it, they are marginalized and called Uncle Tom’s because “How dare they jump off message and out of the Democratic Plantation!”
America ignores the violence challenge of Black communities. The only reason that Trayvon Martin received any press was that incident’s availability to the Left as a racial baton with which to bash America, the Red States, WHITEY, Red Necks and those who failed to obey by voting for Barack Obama. If it weren’t for the political usefulness of Trayvon and his hoody, no Democrat in America would have given it one second’s thought. That includes Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who are the greatest race pimps in the history of mankind.
I will concede that Martin was murdered. The reasons that I assign are quite different. The Media has been portraying Black people on the news, TV and in movies as violent and out of control. Reminders of Watts and Rondey King and O.J. Simpson are ubiquitous. Black people are portrayed most often on TV as gang banging, hoody wearing animals on TV. TV shows such as The Wire, Southland, The Shield and more portray all Black people as either corrupt or violent. There are very few positive Black characters on television or in the movies. The News may as well show pictures of Fallujah when they speak about Detroit or Chicago and it’s Black denizens.
With that in mind, White people start to see Black people as they are portrayed. This country is only 13 to 15% “African American.” Most White people have never had meaningful interaction with Black people. They know of Hollywood stars, rappers, assorted other artists and Sports figures who are Black. We’ve all heard of Marion Barry and Roy Nagin, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. For many White people, these people ARE Black People or “African Americans.” This picture of Black America is informed by the news which is always about violence (if it bleeds, it leads) or corruption. If this was the only thing that you knew about a group of people, how would you react when you encountered them.
I’ve known Black folks my whole life. I worked with Black folks in the Army. I work with Black folks overseas in Afghanistan and
elsewhere. I’ve had very few violent encounters with Black folks. The one truly violent and racial encounter that I had with Black people was in Baumholder, Germany. I was jumped by eight black guys who thought that I was alone. They jumped me and tried to beat me down while calling me a “dirty ——ing CRACKA!” and “F—-ing Honkey” and that sort of thing. One of them yelled; “I got your massa’ right here” as he hit me with a brick in the face. I yelled for my friends who were around the corner. They came to my aid. Two of those friends were Black guys. We rough them off together. I’m proud to say that I broke one of their shoulders with the brick with which they had earlier hit me.
How does one hate Black people for a bigoted beating attempt when those who came to your aid were also Black? It’s kind of difficult.
This leads me back to WHITEY and the Gun Control Crowd. There have been somewhere around 80 “mass gun murders” in the past decade killing approximately 200 people. Primarily WHITE people.
In that same time frame, there have been thousands of BLACK folks killed in America.
I find this interesting. I, also, find it further proof of the duplicity and callous bigotry of the DNC. Race is only a problem in America when it is convenient to the Democratic National Party. If race cannot be politicized, it is rarely raised as an issue. This is the very definition of hypocrisy. This is the Democratic National Party or Committee as it is called.
P.S. Now think about all of the Police murders in Black communities. The numbers are bewildering. But let us not talk about this. We’ll be branded “extremists” by the transparent Obama Administration.
Let me preface this by saying that I am by no means making the statement that all Afghans are bigots or racist. Nor am I stating that all Afghan National Security Force personnel are bigots. That said, racism and bigotry are rampant in Afghanistan.
It is a shame that folks come to Afghanistan from all over the world to try to lend a hand and their efforts are repaid with racist attitudes. Bad enough that corruption has made it all but impossible to make real progress here. Measurable progress inn our endeavors in the Stan is extremely difficult to sustain. This is bad enough. When advisors are ignored simply because of the color of their skin or the shape of their eyes, this only makes the job more difficult.
I have served in mentor and advisory positions for roughly 5 years in Afghanistan. I’ve worked with the Afghan National Police in Herat, Farah, Ghor and Badghis as well as with the Afghan National Army in Kabul both with the Kabul Military Training Center and the Afghan Partnering Unit. In each of these locations, I have discovered that Afghans, who see themselves as “White,” have harsh and negative opinions of peoples of Asian and African descent.
If one has the appearance similar to Hazaras, one is automatically looked down upon. A mentor who looks Hazara is all but ignored. I have discovered the same attitudes shown towards African Americans and all other African peoples.
While I was in Herat, the ANP would make disparaging statements about Barack Obama during his candidacy openly mocking him because of his skin color. They started calling my African-American counterparts “Obama cousins.” They had this attitude towards anyone who looked remotely African American. This attitude carried forward in their mentor/advisory relationships with African-Americans as well as any Asian peoples.
Asian peoples would be called Hazari and thenceforth ignored being seen and treated as valueless. African Americans would be treated similarly.
I experimented with this a few times by having one of my team members discuss subjects with them and make suggestions about areas well within his expertise. None of the Afghans would take him seriously or attempt to put these suggestions into action going so far as to tell said team member that the suggestion would be impossible to implement or that it was a bad idea. Usually they would employ the favored Afghan tactic and say; “This is not in our culture.” I would make the same suggestions a week or so later. The Afghans would usually act on the suggestion within a week or so. Same suggestion, sold in much the same way. One Black person, one White person. Completely opposite reactions.
At my newest location, I discussed these racial attitudes with my interpreter. He replied that I may be correct. I have been able to step in here and get positive results in a much shorter time than my counterparts. I have noticed the relationships between my fellow advisors and the Afghans. From my vantage point after watching and listening for a month, there is no reason that more improvement could not have been made in a shorter time. However, two of the advisors with whom I work are Black. Both of them are experienced. Both of them retired military. They have the expertise to get the job done, to advise and to mentor. Both of them have been here in Afghanistan around 4 years as civilian advisors as well as having deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq while serving in the military.
Neither of them have made great strides in this position. Something toxic existed. That toxicity was, I surmised, the racism of the local Afghan officers.
Fast forward to a week ago, I told my interpreter that the reason that one of my counter-parts was having issues was the racism of his Afghan counterpart. My Interpreter gave me that “OKAY…” look and laughed it off. A couple of days later, this Afghan told me that he didn’t like “Africans.” His word for Black people. I looked at my Interpreter with raised eyebrow but said little. I’m not here to preach at anyone concerning moral issues. That said, I decided to put into action a plan to turn this Afghan Colonel towards the side of light and away from racism and prejudice. I’ll have to be subtle but anything is possible.
I’ve run into racism all over the world. For some odd reason, many Americans and especially the more naive people on the Left, believe that racism is “America’s special shame.” I don’t see it that way. Racism in America is mild as compared to that of Thailand, the Gulf and Central Asia. I’ve encountered racism, bigotry and prejudice the world over. It has hit me from all sides. I’ve been treated preferentially in places like Afghanistan and Cambodia because of my “bright skin.” I’ve also been treated as if I were less than human or automatically judged negatively due to the color of my skin and my national heritage. Being an American pays off well in most cases across the world. At times, though, being an American will be cause for instantaneous and harsh judgment. This is mostly the case with liberal Europeans who have a special hate for all things American.
I find it unfortunate and shameful that African Americans leave behind racism in America only to find racism on the opposite side of the planet. That same racism can be found all over, though. It is not unique to Afghanistan.
Myself, I’ve found it best to see people as they are. Through their actions and their interactions with humanity. Judging a person by the color of their skin or because of their place of birth or religion of birth is a wretched lens through which to see the world and interact with our fellow humans. I have met good people and evil people of all races, nationalities and religions. There is not special combination that magically informs me as to a persons goodness or lackthereof.
Judging on superficialities is the only sure way to close oneself off to the beauty that exists in the world. I have met wonderful people because I have refused to judge people based upon anything else but their individualism. We are each of us unique. No person should be judged based upon any subset or group. To look at another and instantly come to the conclusion that they are unworthy of me is in and of itself a shameful sin. To come to this conclusion simply because they have darker skin than I…that must be the greatest sin against humanity ever conceived by man.
Attorney General Eric Holder, who has suggested that critics of the Obama administration are motivated by race and referred to America as a “nation of cowards” on race issues while blasting Americans who resist more gun control laws, suggested that those opposed to President Barack Obama’s policy agenda of “fundamental transformation” are quietly prejudiced.
This idea that one cannot disagree with a Black President without being a racist is why I would think twice before ever voting for another Black President. I have witnessed this dynamic time and time again when a Black person has been called to lead. It doesn’t matter whether the Black person is hired to lead a College Basketball team or elected to lead a State. If one does not agree with said Black persons policies or if one does not believe that said Black Coach is leading that program forward or simply winning enough, one is automatically labeled a racist.
Why would I wish to place myself at the mercy of the race-baiters by electing or hiring a Black official? It has been the same with every Black leader whom I have witnessed in America. Ralph Nagin was accused of corruption. All of his accusers were labeled racist. A few years later, Nagin was caught red handed. Has an apology been issued by the race-baiters? No. Have the race-baiters acknowledged that they were incorrect and that Nagin was actually corrupt? No!
Tubby Smith could not recruit well enough or coach well enough to keep the University of Kentucky Basketball program in contention for the National Title. Kentucky underwent it’s longest Final Four drought under Tubby Smith. Players were not consistently being drafted in the NBA. When drafted, guys like Rondo and Prince were under-rated because of the Tubby Smith Ball Line D system. Tubby was no Rupp. He was no Pitino. He was no Calipari.
Last year, I criticized Calipari because I thought that he had his team underachieving. There were no cries of racism. I was merely called spoiled or an idiot. Any time that I criticized Tubby Smith during his tenure, I was labeled a racist even when Tubby Smith had made an obvious mistake. For instance, when he pulled a player from the foul line early and caused UK to be given a technical foul which cost the team the game, I balked and critiqued the boneheaded move. Even so, I was called a racist.
I see this with any issue involving a Black leader. One cannot be honest about Black leaders in America. For to be honest and to criticize them is to automatically be labeled a racist.
Now, we have Anthony Holder telling us that we cannot disagree with Barack Obama. If we do not march in lock step with Obama, we are surely racists. Never mind that the economy is stagnant. That’s not Obama’s fault. I guess it’s Whitey’s fault. Never mind that they actually tried to cover up Benghazi and PC sterilize it when they really didn’t need to do so. Never mind that Holder is attempting to establish more stringent gun control. It’s not the policies or the outcomes with which I disagree. According to Holder, it’s simply the color of Obama’s skin that causes me to disagree with Obama and believe him to be nothing more than another puppet for the Banking Oligarchy.
I fully realize that prejudice exists in America for it exists the world over. Prejudice, racism, bigotry — these will exist as long as two humans exist in the universe and are vying for control of finite land and resources. This is a part of human nature. We segregate ourselves willingly. We do so eagerly.
America is separate from Canada and Mexico. People who speak Spanish segregate themselves from folks who speak Arabic. Those who associate themselves as Pushtoon willingly segregate themselves from those who identify as Tajik and Hazara. Muslims eagerly segregate themselves from Christians. Sometimes, we separate violently such as the great rift between Pakistan and India in 1949.
Politically, I disagree with Obama as much as I disagreed with George W. Bush. Yet, I am a racist for disagreeing with Obama and not a racist for disagreeing with Bush. I thought Guantanamo should be closed and the prisoners either tried or deported back to their home nations. I disagree with universal wiretapping. I disagreed with bailing out banks. I disagree with gun control. I disagree with the corporate welfare state pushed by both Obama and Bush. I disagree with the criminally neglect energy policies of Obama and Bush. I disagree with the fascist and statist War on Drug policies of the puppets of the DNC and GOP.
When I disagreed with Bush, Republicans merely called me a “liberal.” When I disagree with Obama, Democrats call me a racist.
This state of affairs cannot continue. This nation, America, was built with a guarantee that I could disagree with my government. That I could protest my government. That I could petition and assemble peaceably to inform my government that I was displeased with their performance.
Yet, with a Black President, if I show my displeasure, I am automatically labeled a radical. A hate criminal. A potential or real terrorist. A Racist and a Bigot.
This cannot continue. There is no honest dialogue allowed when this is the rule in all conversations concerning Black leaders.