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Black Prejudice and White Insensitivity

Spot The Racist

Being prejudice is a natural condition of being human. We all have inherit likes and dislikes that come from the environment we grow up in as well as our instinctive, natural proclivity. We all have inherited attractions that we enjoy and repulsions that we suffer. Our preferences extend to perceptions of skin color, gender, size, and shape.

If I find myself trapped in a burning building and helpless I would hope the firefighter that finds me is a man to carry me out. A lot of people will say that’s common sense. But it is common sense for a specific gender preference. As a black male who grew up in a black family that lived in a black neighborhood, I have developed a natural preference to seek and cultivate a relationship with black women. As a black man, with my personal experiences and relationship with white dominated American culture, I have a predisposition to sympathize with issues of the black community. I have prejudices.

However, what I don’t have is the propensity to allow my prejudice to overwhelm my ability to make rational decisions. My prejudice doesn’t entice me to hinder another gender, skin color, belief system, sexual orientation, or anyone else from having the ability to exist comfortably and equitably.

In a perfect world with an equal distribution of wealth, land, property, housing, government, the ability to generate income, educational resources, media production, media outlets, and other valuable resources that have become virtually inescapable because they are so interwoven into our lives, the ability of one culture to dominate, control, and/or manipulate another would be mitigated by each culture’s ability to provide for its self. Unfortunately, we live in anything but a perfect world.

The American corporate culture is overwhelmingly controlled by conservative white people or people who are extremely sensitive to white people’s need to dominate and control other cultures. Consequently, the American corporate philosophy is inherently insensitive at best, or hostile at worst, to the needs and wants of other cultures. Even the seemingly philanthropic efforts of corporations who donate a relative pittance of their profits to the development of the minority communities do so with an agenda to profit on their investment while developing minorities into toms ready to support and defend the white corporate culture.

The American legal culture is overwhelmingly dominated by a white culture that fears blacks to the point that they are quick to prosecute black people to the fullest extent of the law while white people are given the benefit of a doubt in similar cases. The disparity between black and white justice is evident time and time again simply by watching any nationally syndicated television news program. Unarmed blacks killed in a hail of bullets from several police officers. Black men are constantly the victim of abuse by police officers and guards. Judges will sentence blacks more harshly than their white counterparts for virtually the same crime. And instead of people actually taking a careful examination of this issue we hear comments that run along the line of, I’m not racist but I’m sick of hearing about all this racism.

The neo-conservatism movement running rampant through the Republican right is so insensitive to black culture it isn’t even funny. George Allen calls a minority man tracking his campaigning for the senate race macaca in front of an audience of his constituents and says he didn’t mean anything by it. Rush Limbaugh plays a parody portraying presidential candidate Barack Obama as the Magic Negro. The President’s mother refers to the overwhelmingly black victims of hurricane Katrina staying in Houston’s Astrodome arena as “much better off” now that they’ve lost everything but the clothes on their person. The President himself was too busy playing guitar in California and the national security advisor was buying shoes.

Blacks who are sensitive to black issues can be prejudice. We see our own in a conflict with a white person and we support our brothers and sisters because we have been there and we are tired of being railroaded by the many systems managed to be insensitive to our needs. But whites are quick to do the same. How many white people defended George Allen, Don Imus, George Bush, Barbara “Oatmeal Box” Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Bradley Schlozman, and whoever else made simplistic characterizations at the expense of people who exist outside their culture club. The only difference is we don’t control the wealth, corporations, the media, the government, the courts, and every last one of the other institutions that are part of our daily lives. Each one of these entities is controlled by the insensitive white corporate culture.

Friday, May 25, 2007 - Posted by | Black Community, Black Culture, Black People, Philosophy, Racism

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  1. Bush has not treated our country fairly in any matter, it wasn’t just hurricane katrina, what about 9/11 where he sat in a classroom doing nothing after he heard about the “attacks”, That wasn’t a mainly black area… Bush knew about both of these major events and did nothing to help or prevent. And even though you think the white people have all the control over everything, I don’t agree with you, Americans have no power over their own country, whether they are black, white, hispanic, asian, middle eastern, or anything else. This country is so screwed up, the people just don’t see, no matter what color we are we all need to open up our eyes and see what is going on, we don’t control this country, the government does and the people with more money than they could ever count. Look at this video- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6708190071483512003&q=9%2F11+mysteries&total=573&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

    Watch the whole thing- and don’t stop there surf the web for a few hours and see what else you can find there are tons of things that this government is screwing everyone on, like health care, I’m glad that one is finally out in the open (Mike Moores Sicko).

    Comment by Karissa | Sunday, July 15, 2007 | Reply

  2. Karissa,

    I’ll agree with you that America is screwed up. The vast number of Americans are victims of a corporate driven economy. But that corporate economy is controlled by people who are much more sensitive to white issues than they are to black issues. By any and every measure black people are more susceptable to the negligence and skewed favortism of the system. It is as if black people don’t exist unless they completely submit to a way of life that is detached from their African ancestry or they are depicted as ghetto thugs with lacking character. Watch almost any popular television shows and you’ll see the propaganda that we live in a white society with just a smattering of minorities. The corporate world reflects this racial mix. But the reality is that the racial mix of America is much more diverse. The minorities that are depicted on television are employees of a white corporate system and will be paid to be the type of minority their white corporate handlers want them to be.

    I appreciate your feedback and will watch the video ASAP.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Sunday, July 15, 2007 | Reply

  3. Obama Campaign Proves
    Much Less White Prejudice
    than Blacks Thought !
    By: Greg Peace Song Jones

    One of the most incredible things that has arisen through Barack Obamas campaign has been the vision of mass numbers of white people at each of the Obama rallys showing great love and support for this credible, intelligent, gifted, strong leader….who happens to also be black. It has been incredibly eye-opening and uplifting, and it, for the first time, shows us blacks that we have actually been wrong in our assumption that most whites are prejudiced toward us. Although you do have the exceptions to the rule, the fact is….most whites ARE NOT racist toward blacks. This is a very important revelation. VERY !!!

    We, as blacks have held on to our injured history, which we rightfully feel was caused by whites, to such a degree that we have never had the opportunity to see or learn that the prejudiced attitudes of whites does not exist today like it had in the past.We knew that a lot of whites like black music. We knew that millions of white women love Oprah, but we thought that was just a ‘woman thing’. But we had no idea, until now, that white people of all ages could be as supportive of a black candidate as they have shown in great mass. We, as blacks have been wrong !

    Of course, we as blacks will have the specific cases of injustice and prejudice as displayed through examples like Jena 6, Genarlow Wilson, Katrina and the like….and specific cases like those should be dealt with accordingly. But we must not continue to allow certain negative occurances to misdirect our minds toward thinking that these negative examples speak for the entire white race. The majority of whites of today are actually on our side !

    Obama’s campaign has already won by proving that whites and blacks can not only get along….but can work TOGETHER…for us all. And guess what my black family….America IS ready !!!

    Visit: http://www.Blacks4Barack.homestead.com/

    Comment by Greg Jones | Saturday, January 5, 2008 | Reply

  4. Thanks for the feedback Greg!

    But if all it took was an audience of white people to support a single black person to prove that most white people are not racist it was proven when white people made Oprah Winfrey the number one talk show host. It was made every basketball season when we saw all the white people rooting for Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Shaquille O’Neil. It was proven when all the white people clapped for Tiger Woods, Venus and Serena Williams, Montel Williams, Snoop Dogg and Puff Daddy. It was shown when Queen Latifah and Halle Berry were made the latest spokespersons for cosmetic companies. It was shown when so many white people supported the appointment of Clarence Thomas. It was shown when white people made the comment that Colin Powell speaks so well. It shows every time we watch CNN and see Don Lemon and Tony Harris. We see it every time a movie with Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding, Jr., or Chris Tucker goes number one just on their popularity. So it should be obvious that America is ready to support black people in many endeavors. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Obama wins more caucuses and primaries. But just because he does well and these other black people do well we can assume that racism is primarily dead and the vast majority of white people would never do anything to subjugate black people is foolish and irresponsible. Racism by white people should not be measured by how they treat stars but how they treat their black neighbors. That will be the true test.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Saturday, January 5, 2008 | Reply

    • Isn’t it time that “white people” should be judged by who they are and not by what color they are? They’re have been many instances in the media where “white people” were accussed of being racist and hate crimes; but when the truth finally come out someone was lying about what really happened-some even were just trying to profit finanacially. I believe that things like this will happen though-but why doesnt anyone ever come across the media apologizing, or telling the truth. You would think the way “white people are railroaded by the NAACP that they may come on for 15 seconds and say all the information that has been reported over the past 12 months is wrong; but it was still the “white peoples” fault! It always seems to be appropriate to make fun of “white people” in media, blogs, sermons, songs, sitcoms, out in public-its almost like these writers, pastors, musicians, writers, movie-makers are prejudice. When is an African-American leader going to stand up and say-its not those “white people that are being racist-but i recognize that characteristic in you.
      And by the way I’m part white and part Native-American-it seems that if you’re not African-American-then you are white (and prejudice of course).

      Comment by Cherokee | Sunday, June 17, 2012 | Reply

      • Thanks for the feedback Cherokee,

        But what about all the black people accused of crimes by white people that were found to be flat out wrong, untrue, or outright lying? What about all the instances where white people were accused of being racist or of committing a hate crime and it was proven that they were in fact guilty? If you’re problem is with the media then I can understand that. The media often appears more concerned with creating a good controversy to build their own exposure. But you accuse the NAACP of railroading white people. Could you please reply with an example of how some white person’s life was ruined or significantly altered by the NAACP? Because when I think about all the black people that were railroaded I think of Trayvon Martin, Martin Anderson, Oscar Grant, Robert Davis, Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Rondney King, Patrick Dorismond, Tarika Wilson, Ousmane Zongo, Howard Morgan, Omar Edwards, Tiffany Rents, The Jena Six, and many, many more. I know a lot of people who think white people get treated unfairly by the justice system will refer to Tawana Brawley or Crystal Mangum who accused the Duke Lacrosse team of rape. But if I recall correctly, the white men accused of those crimes never spent a day in jail or suffer any undue hardship. Black people usually have to suffer the indignity of jail or prison, and that’s only if they survive the initial encounter.

        So yes you do sound like you wear your prejudice against black people on your sleeve. But not because you’re half white. I am happy to admit that I know plenty of white people who are able to keep their prejudice in check. You would be considered a racist because you somehow think that white people, the people who set the standards for justice and law enforcement, are suffering at the hands of black people when the truth is the exact opposite. But you’ll ignore the truth about race relations to promote some fantasy that white people are being railroaded by black people.

        Peace

        Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Sunday, June 17, 2012

  5. Prejudism is on all sides of the ##-gon white people can’t utilize their freedom of speech and say the “N” word (well they can but the media will tear them limb from limb). Although, there is prejudice between British and Germans, and off in the many other pieces of land. I don’t see how we can kill prejudism for good, especially religion wise, there’s people in the middle east that want Christians dead no matter what it takes. That picture is prejudice, it is stating that only black and white can be racist. I have a bit of an open mind towards… well, almost anything. and I am having trouble writing my ideas because I might say something that someone with a less open mind might take offense to, and that too is part of the problem, we get dramatically over offended. We try to sue for a phrase someone said, we shoot each other, and maybe even destroy each others reputation, all because we thought something someone said was racist. Now on the other side, we have media that is a complete load, even the weather is off most of the time, which may lead to poor judgment on the white mans side, If white men lived a little less in the past and more in the present then there might be less problems. Still I think the problem is more than just black and white. Theres a whole spectrum of what I call sub-races (since we are all of the HUMAN RACE) not just sub-races, but religions, and personalities, or social groups (In ex. greasers and socs) Also, I think it should be the other way around when it comes to the police and judges, If they’ve committed a crime worth serving time they should get sentenced more harshly than what we do right now. Although I don’t see why anyone would care about how harshly a CRIMINAL is being charged. I’d like to know what the president is going to do for Katrina victims. It’s not like he can throw on a rescue suit and fly a helicopter over there to save them. MAYBE Chuck Norris could have blown the hurricane away, but they did get rescue teams down there to help out. But Katrina is in the past for now. Oi, sorry bout the sentence structure, you might have to read it backwards to gather the information in it, maybe if the text box were a little bigger I could read my whole post before I place it, but oh well.

    Comment by Dr. Mario | Friday, February 22, 2008 | Reply

  6. I thought you were going to talk about prejudice in the black community. but you went right into- whites do this and whites do that. so I will give you an example of the other way around, which is rarely discussed. I brought my family to old country buffet. I have a two year old girl and a one year old boy. most of the folks sitting near us happened to be black. My one year old had a temper tantrum- and if you have or had a one year old- you know this happens. all of the sudden I overheard a few conversations about thie difference between white parents and black parents. one lady said we keep our kids (all white people) on a leash and thats why they act up. One man said if that was his kid he wouldn’t tolerate that. like it’s any of his business. My boy is a good baby 99% of the time but one time he acts up I have a bunch of black people making assumptions(BLACK PREJUDICE>

    Dave

    Comment by Dave | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

  7. Thanks for the feedback Dave,

    I hate to hear anybody of any color being so insensitive to you and your son. In fact, I’m happy to say that I have a boy about fifteen months old. He doesn’t get cantankerous in public very much. The few times that we have been out we’ve been fortunate and we’ve always been able to keep him calm, at least so far.

    I too have been in situations where people of another race have made me uncomfortable. I have been walking down the street where white people driving by in a truck tell me to suck their dicks. I have been in an office setting where white people accuse me of having sickle cell. I have been in a cube and overhear white people saying things like black people need to show police more respect. I have been accused of stealing a woman’s purse simply because I was the only black person in the building. I have had a white woman scream at the top of her lungs that I was trying to assault her when I said ‘hi’.

    So let me try to put this in perspective for you. No black person is trying to subjugate you and your son. Black people may be unfair to you but it is not impacting your ability to get a job or an education. Your are not being pulled over and having your license and insurance checked for the flimsiest, made up traffic violation. You will continue to make a living and the impact to your son will be rather non existant.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

  8. I agree with alot of what you say, in fact I live right near Chester PA which happens to be predominantly black. most of the people we deal with are very nice to me , my wife , and the kids. in fact aside from the few bad apples , I would say that the best of the bunch have been exceptionally nice and very friendly. not like that is surprising or anything. but what I don’t agree with is that it seems you are assuming that no black would try to spread hateful remarks that might effect my son. did you see the recent rise in hate crimes in the black community. I have even heard young white girls say that most white people smell. and that we ALL came from albinos, that we are the demon seed of the human race. I think this is hateful propaganda. The fact that there is alot of bad apples in the white race shouldn’t be put on all of us.
    I’m all for equality , and thats why i think these issues shouldn’t be ignored. I’ll give you one more example…

    about 12 years ago I traveled to D.C. to go to a Grateful Dead concert. We didn’t have a hotel room, it was a three day event. there was four of us and we were going to sleep in the van. .. long story short we lost the van, and we were thirsty. right near rfk stadium. we asked someone where we could find a soda machine. we walked through a neighborhood and got shot up with pellet guns while hearing white boy this and white boy that. Obviously the black experience as a whole has been not equal. but to lump all of us white people who mostly are immigrants into one category is wrong. just as it is wrong the other way around.

    Comment by Dave | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

  9. It’s good that you’re for equality. In fact, I believe that most white people would say that they are for racial equality. But somehow it remains elusive. The minute people say that the black community needs help, the majority of people want to accuse black people of wanting handouts and undeserving of any assistance. Never mind the fact that the white community will get handouts in the form of no bid contracts, corporate grants and donations, and charitable contributions. Not too long ago, a white woman accused black people of racism for the existence of such institutions as the United Negro College Fund and the Miss Black America Pageant. Both of these entities were created in response to a need to help the black community at a time when the vast majority of black people were not allowed to participate in white America’s circles. The racism isn’t the conditions that created these institutions and continues to make their existence viable, the racism is the fact that these black institutions continue to exist at all.

    I’m sorry about your experience with black people and pellet guns. Sounds like my experience with white kids and rocks. Like your experience, mine happened years ago just blocks from my home in Baytown, Texas. But just yesterday I was snubbed by white construction workers working on a project right next to the office building I work in. They parked their cement mixer in front of the main entrance of the building I worked in. I find construction fascinating and at one time I had hoped to be an architect. But anyway, they were pouring the cement into these little motorized wagons and driving them up the parking garage being built as part of the project. I spoke to the two guys at the truck. They looked at me and turn their back. There are no black people working on this project.

    And then I go inside the building where the security guard appears to be friendly enough to people. Unfortunately, whenever I tried to say hello when I started working here he just stared at me like I had lost my mind. After a handful of attempts to say hello, I quit trying. We now walk by each other without acknowledging each others existence. I started at my job six months ago. I’ve developed familiar understandings with a number of people. There’s the guy who wears a beanie who would look the other way whenever I would acknowledge him in the hallway. The woman with coke bottle glasses who acts like she can’t even see me. The little short man with white hair who refuses to speak.

    In an office building with about a hundred fifty employees I know at least ten people that are rude enough to wear their dislike for me on their sleeves. All of these people are white. Does this mean that all white people are rude? Of course not. The people who hired me for this contract opportunity were white. However no black person or any of the other racial minorities at this job is treating me so rudely. And I am subjected to this everyday I go to work. While it may look like that we just don’t care for each other. But the truth is these people don’t care for me and I have adapted to their level of discrimination.

    Not speaking or acknowledging people when I see them on a daily basis is not in my nature. It took weeks for me to actually adapt to not speaking to these people I consider coworkers. Working at this company we have a common interest to make sure that the company’s endeavors are done as well as possible. We are a community. But this doesn’t matter to some people. Their hate is more important. It isn’t typical of all white people. But I do know that chances are pretty high that the next white person I run across will be racist enough to wear their hate on their sleeves.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Friday, June 20, 2008 | Reply

  10. Wow, that’s terrible that you have to deal with that on a daily basis. I probably would quit if I were in you’re shoes. I wonder if it also depends on what part of the country you live. just as I deal with super friendly black people on a daily basis maybe somewhere else they wouldn’t be as friendly. or in your experience if you lived near philly as I do – even though the city of brotherly love gets a bad rap- I think if you ever traveled here you would meet the most down to earth italians, irish, pennsylvania dutch(germans), jewish , polish, and countless other real down white people who for the most part would give you the shirt off thier backs.

    Comment by Dave | Friday, June 20, 2008 | Reply

  11. Unfortunately, quitting is not an option. I consider my self pretty fortunate to have this job. Having to deal with such hostility is unfortunate. But what would be worse is to be out there looking for a jog these days and running into these type of people who are part of the decision making process in getting hired. I’m sure part of the problem is that I choose to wear my hair in locks. All the other black men keep their hair cut close to their head and all the black women here keep their hair straight with the exception of one who also wears locks.

    I know for a fact that this town is much more racially charged than many places. But my mother lives here and she’s in her late seventies. She doesn’t have anyone to that she can rely on for help. She lives alone and so I moved back home to help her out a little. My family and I stay in an apartment building right behind her house. I could move away and find greener pasteurs. But that’s not an option right now. Yes things could be better. But they can also be much worse. All things considered I am very fortunate. However, I would like to see the type of change that would make these conditions a true thing of the past.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Friday, June 20, 2008 | Reply

    • Brotherpeacemaker, your locks are not the problem. The racist mindset of those who behold your locks and think ill of your person because of them are the problem. Greetings from League City.

      Keep spreading the word brother,
      Dark Frosty

      Comment by Dark Frosty | Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | Reply

  12. I found this post while researching on of my own, I feel it is a lack of understanding across the board. We are brought up not to look for that understanding, to not take the time to step back and see the whole. Doesn’t matter what race, what gender or sexuality you are – this is a world culture that I hope will one day change – hopefully.

    Interesting post!

    Comment by SanityFound | Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | Reply

  13. Thanks for the feedback SanityFound,

    I too would welcome the day that we all can actually work together and be considered truly equal instead of this chaos that we revel in that so many of us claim is the most equitable in the world.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | Reply

  14. The original comment I agree 100%. All races are like families and “Whites” are going to look out for their family before anyone else. But the bottom line is the “Black Man” (Not Black Woman) is “THE” most hated in all races on this Planet. When I leave the USA I experience this as well but not as bad here. I’ve always said the best way to see if a white person is not a racist is how they react when a “Black Man” comes home with their “White Daughter”. Now mind you I am not a racist (But that “Down South” English does send “Racist” warnings to my brain.Today I know this isn’t correct.)And are you ready for this, I think “Mexicans” show more racism toward “Blacks” than “Whites”. Look at the percentage of Black/Mexican relationships compared to White/Black relationships. And look how so many Hispanic Americans do not want to follow Obama. How can Whites in America (Particularly the older ones)be SO INTELLIGENT but so IGNORANT when I comes to us. The #1 reason is how we are portrayed by the manipulating media. Also we have the toughest time getting a job, and contrary to what that ignorant Mexican president said, many Black will work at McDonalds if thats the only Job available for them.

    Comment by feeleffect | Saturday, October 11, 2008 | Reply

  15. OK, I am a teenager doing a paper on racism. I found that this helped me a lot. And I totally agree with it. I mean, sure, whites can complain about how blacks choose their on poverty but I think what the real problem is whites don’t give blacks the chance to be in control. Whites always assume that blacks are up to no good. If you tell a child that they’re going to die everyday for a year or so, they’ll die. If you tell them they are sick, they will be.

    Comment by Faith | Saturday, March 21, 2009 | Reply

  16. I think it is a very true statement that prejudice is not just about black and white people. I live in a small Southern town and I often see ridiculous comments about white southern racist. There is far less racial tension here than in the more liberal states apparantly. When you live in a small town children play with whoever else is on the playground, you attend church with whoever else lives close enough to the church to attend it. I am not saying there are not areas that are predominantly black and areas that are predominantly white, but no one seems to mind the other person’s business about where they are comfortable living. I am not saying that problems don’t exist, but we don’t live our lives by differences. Maybe it is because we know we need eachother. I also hear christians lumped up as a bunch of fanatics. I don’t hear many Christians challanging another person’s right to believe as they choose (although we do try to welcome to our faith, but that is for their benefit not because we don’t think they have a right to exist). People of all colors and all religious beliefs have a right to the pursuit of happiness.

    Comment by susan | Wednesday, August 5, 2009 | Reply

  17. I just don’t want black people blaming white for what happened to the black people that were kidnapped mega years ago. That hurts, because I would never have approved of that happening to an animal, never mind a person. That was sad, pure and simple. Sometimes, black people make white people today, feel as if they did something wrong, like they have something to be ashamed of. Who the hell knows who’s ancestors mixed with black and white, turned white and turned black again in some cases and vise-versa through the years? Is it because blacks are still here in this country and it’s a constant reminder to them of what happened long ago? There is nothing any white person can do to change history, no matter how they try, even if they feel sorry for blacks, nothing! White people go to Jamaica, and they come here. Doesn’t bother me or a lot of white people. Would it had been different if blacks were never kidnapped and Jamaicans came here for a visit, would there be no prejudice? I believe so. I think some black resent white people mostly because of what happened years ago. Look what happened to the Jews, Indians, and gays? Mexicans and Porto Ricans get insulted too and so do whites. Hell white people treat other whites like dirt too. Join the club. White rape, kill white children and woman too. And I know any color can, but don’t hate all white people for something “THEY DID NOT DO.” I’m sure there was white people back then that thought it was cruel to own slaves, I know there are today, so why not then. Only blame those individuals that did something to you personally, and I think things will start to improve. At least I hope. At least it’s a step in the right direction.

    Can’t we all just get along? :)

    Comment by White chick | Sunday, February 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback White chick,

      But this isn’t about assigning blame. It’s about cleaning up a mess. Because of what happened so long ago, the black community has been robbed of its chances to truly compete with other communities. We have established an understanding that the black community will do without while the predominantly white majority community does comparatively well. We simply accept the fact that unemployment rates in the black community will be twice that in the white community. We accept the fact that young blacks don’t have equal access to a quality education, much less a quality higher education. We accept the fact that black people are more criminally oriented and are headed for prison. We accept these facts and other forms of racial disparity without blinking an eye. We always talk about what happened so long ago and how we can’t blame anybody for it. But when are we going to do anything about correcting the conditions of race relations that were established so long ago by white people. Nobody is blaming white people. Why do white people continue to blame black people? Have you ever asked that question? I’m sure when we take the time to eliminate racial inequality, we’ll get along just fine.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Sunday, February 7, 2010 | Reply

  18. Brotherpeacemaker

    Thank you and bless you for your thoughts and ideas on all of these issues. Your humanity is admired and respected by myself and many many people of all persuasions.
    I will stand shoulder to shoulder with all who share your ideals and wisdom.

    Peace

    Comment by Smedley Hickock | Thursday, February 25, 2010 | Reply

  19. I personally have had my fill of the rude, arrogant, disrespectful, prejudice people using their black skin to impose their power and superiority.
    Our tolerance with their prejudice behavior has gone on far too long!

    Comment by Milly | Thursday, July 22, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the comedy Milly,

      Black people rule with our power and superiority and white people have tolerated us too long! Comedy just doesn’t get any better than that!!

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Friday, July 23, 2010 | Reply

  20. BrotherPeaceMaker

    One thing I would say about your blog is that it’s too americanized. Racism is a global system but I hear you on white people saying “Your blaming whitey” they do it all the time, it’s just a racist defence mechanism, because if they were to admit that there is problem then that would mean they would to have a hand in fixing the problem and that would mean they would have to share more of the pie.

    Comment by africanblackmilitant | Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | Reply

  21. It’s a shame that people feel the need to spread hate towards other races. When you think about it, all of the racism is pointless and is only weakening the seams of the very fabric of society. I believe that if all the anger, hate, fear, and discrimination between all races and religions and everything else vanished, we, as in the entire world, could accomlish unimaginable things. But if this continues, hate and destruction will spread and corrupt the entire world beyond repair and…. Well, basically we’re screwed

    Comment by Jmastaflash | Sunday, November 7, 2010 | Reply

  22. I came across this article in a web browser because I was hopeing for some infinate responses/ reasoning for some issues. It really annoys me that the mentality some people take of white people are indebited to them for things that there ancestors were put through without it being something directly happening to them now and knowing nothing of my lineage wonder how they can single me out. I am respectful of all people, the world and cultures of vast variety fascinate me. I have lived in multiculture ghettos/projects and as i watch some people tear up things I wonder how can they complain about where they live because there making it tht way for themselves. It seems like respect and pride for the few things you have are not taught which leaves me to wonder why you make such an issue about situations which are in your control. I also look at the issues that the black communities home country is facing now and wonder how can you not appreciate your history more. There suffering ended yours, if you were in africa all you would have to look forward to is murder, rape, and famin. No food or clean water, your babies stolen from you and trained to kill your people. Surely you can find some relief in your ancestors suffering in america to realize this is a fate your family has escaped now in present day times. I never suggest that what happened to your ancestors was right, but the hatred that comes from this piece of history is what gets to me. If you want to lead the world into better opportunity for your people you need to come across as someone dignified who doesn’t teach hate in order to overcome, but love and forgiveness. Most of ancestors were poor, didn’t have slaves and some worked in the fields with the black slaves so when someone tries to tell me what my ancestors did my response is oh really did you meet them? you never know what a persons history is, where they came from, but all you should care about is where there going. My favorite black american in history is martin luther king because he had a dream of equality, he never wanted to berate people despite the way he was treated in the past he just wanted to move forward. It would be nice if we could move forward because together without hate we could accomplish so much more.

    Comment by Courtnee | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Courtnee,

      A great deal of what you write might hold some relevance if we lived in Africa, or if any of it was true. But we live here in America. While we may share an ancestry with the people in Africa, those people are not the black community’s closest peers. In many respects, our closest peers are the other racial communities here in America. We share neighborhoods, a country, schools, a justice system, employment opportunities, etcetera. The black community shouldn’t have to look half way around the world to find somebody to compare our living condition with. White people in America don’t compare themselves to the white people in the former Soviet country of Georgia where better than half the population lives below the poverty line. Why black people seem to find solace for their living conditions by comparing themselves to the stereotyped plight of black people in Africa is beyond me.

      And not everybody in Africa is out plundering their neighbor. That’s just more of the racist hype that a lot of people want to put on Africa’s shoulders. Many parts of Africa are very progressive. It is only because Africa was carved up like a slaughtered cow for Europeans to compete for colonization that Africa continues to suffer from the problems it has today. The vast majority of the world’s diamonds come from Africa, but that resource is carefully controlled by Europeans, the DeBeers corporation. I have met many Africans who exhibit intellect and compassion for their brothers and sisters who may be suffering from war and neglect in other parts of the African continent. The last thing that they would do is say that their life is better because they can point to someone else who is suffering through some kind of misery.

      There is no excuse for anybody destroying their own neighborhoods or anybody else’s neighborhood for that matter. Such behavior has no place in our community. But just like the person who trashes their own neighborhood, too many blacks want to trash their own people. The trouble makers in the black community are not indicative of all black people. Like our white peers, we run the gamut of behavior. And while many of us have surrendered ourselves to the despair that comes with the black condition, others need to help raise the spirits of our brothers and sisters and do our best to instill pride in our neighborhoods and in ourselves. Standing back and pointing a condemning finger isn’t very helpful.

      There are already too many non-blacks who are chomping at the bit, ready to blame the problems of the black community solely on black people. Through constant propaganda black people are told that they aren’t worth anything because black people don’t help themselves. We constantly see the image of black people playing second hand to white people in the vast majority of fictional depictions on television and in the movies. And for many, this constant downward pressure infects our thinking in a way that creates entire neighborhoods of people who develop a psychosis of self hatred that may manifest in ways that are unhealthy for the individual as well as for the community. And instead of getting the help that we need, we are more likely to get spat on and told to lift yourself up by your bootstrap while the rest of America bends over backwards to give rich people tax breaks so they can become even more wealthy.

      White people don’t owe black people for what their ancestors did to black people’s ancestors. That’s a straw man argument meant to minimize the very real problems of the black community as nothing more than black people’s lack of ambition or of a strong work ethic or integrity or some other character flaw. The black people should be given the help it needs by this American culture that has taken so much from the black community since the day the first African was brought to North America in chains. When much is done to deprive an entire people of their humanity, there is much that needs to be done in order to restore that humanity.

      America has never done anything to restore humanity to the black community. It’s not enough to end slavery and just tell everybody to go get jobs. The family of the people who have been enslaved should be compensated for the theft of the wealth that should have been wages for unpaid labor. It’s not enough to just end racial discrimination. Steps should be taken to restore the racial balance that would have occurred naturally if white people didn’t work so hard to make black people second class citizens in the first place. Because these steps, and other steps that were just important to correct the imbalance that was artificially forced onto the black community, were never implemented, America owes the black community the help it never received to correct the horrible crime that was fostered upon it.

      And America is not just white people. It is far from that. America is a collection of a lot of people of different races. America gained a great deal with the enslavement of black people. America owes the black community a great deal. And as far as I know, black people are part of America, so we should step up to the plate to help our own just as much as anybody else. Otherwise, we are just part of the problem.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Reply

  23. I’m the type of person that takes people as they are, I see there beauty and strength and the biggest problem each race deals with is being clumped into there black, white, hispanic, ect. I have extreamely intelligent friends of many races and I admire the things they bring forth in themselves and not use the weakness in themselves or society has impossed on them as a crutch. I also can say I have met people within a black community that I don’t care for because of the way they direct hatred towards me insiting that my ancestors did whatever to there’s. That part of history is over and I do know a lot of people in the black community are often denied opportunity because of there skin color, but is it really fair to assume I am the person responsible, that every white person did this to you and wouldn’t give you an opportunity if they had the chance? I actually had a group of black girls that would make me give up my lunch table to them while trying to tell me about how my ancestors enslaved theres when I was in junior high. I’m sorry i never saw that document that said my ancestors did such a thing.my family never owned slaves.The problem is reprograming peoples brain’s for centries our families pass down hate for different culture and races then we keep passing it and at some point someone in that family line has to say enough already. My grandma is extreamely prejudice and well she wasn’t so nice to my best friend when I brought her home( she’s puerto rican)when I was in high school. I kept standing up to her telling her she didn’t get to choose who I was friends with and I thought she was going to die when she saw my senior prom picture it looked like we were the united nations along with me was my hispanic friend, black friend, and asian friend. we argued for awhile about that, she finally gave way to realizing we view the world differently and no longer tried to push those issues with me. I think alot of the problem is we still segragate ourselves as a community based on race. I live in florida and in my county there are 2 very well known black communities, 1 hispanic and the rest is white or other. I for a few years lived in the black community, befriended the neighbors, and was respected within the community. To my amazement the things I experienced as a kid in school or while working a job in the health field did not happen to me once while in the neighborhood. I can’t pretend to understand to know what it means to be black but I’m pretty sure it makes you feel like a giant elephant in a room full of mice however to overcome the things that hold you back it needs to be said it isn’t every white person holding you back and never forget the saying you get further with sugar than you do vinegar. The only reason I even mentioned Africa is I feel people should be greatful for what there not having to go through and it isn’t just white people, but muslims as well doing horrible things that are inhuman to others. I know you really would like to convience me that it’s all one way but we only know the things we know from our own experiences and until someone is ready to put away the hatred and come to better conclusions somewhere in the middle most of the issues that separate us will never subside to bring us together. I have an example of how I felt discrimanated against as a white person. In health care you work with all ethninticities, I treat everyone equal and I would never ask any of my cna’s to do something i am not willing to do myself and if I am free I would help them with there assignments. I am a very hard worker and always give my all. I was told that there was some black coworkers of mine that didn’t like me, they thought I got the best assignment and were complaining about how white people like me try to suppress them and if they got me fired they could have my hall and extra shifts so they can have a down payment on a house. They couldn’t get rid of me based on work performance so a group of black females fabricated a story that I was crazy talking about blowing up the building and wanting to kill all the supervisors. I lost my job, my job wouldn’t even discuss the incident with me and word got around to all the other health care facilities and I couldn’t get a job anywhere. The same women that fabricated the story about me tried to pretend they were outraged at what happened to me because i am a damn good nurse they said and when i had no choice but to file for unemployment since my job wanted to fight not to have to pay they submitted each of these women’s statements as proof that I didn’t deserve unemployment. Those women if they see me in a store still to this day will try to pretend to be my friend and look at me as if I’m nuts when I tell them to get the hell away from me. Yes I feel there hatred towards me was because I am white, but do I feel all black people are this way….no!!! I just hope we can deny the hate and find a place in the middle, but it isn’t all up to one race to do. As a person do you feel a person is deserving of your help if they treat you badly, would you help them if the choice was yours? that is how i see it…be nice to eachother and you’ll get a lot further.

    Comment by Courtnee | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Reply

    • Courtnee,

      Your racism is thick. You sound as if the only people that have ever wronged you were black people. You, like many people, will swear that the majority of black people that you encounter have difficulty treating you with the common courtesy a person shares with another. There are a lot of black people that are going through a lot of pain or who have learned some messed up thinking. But where did all that thinking come from? People might hate you for what your ancestors may have done, but have you or your ancestors done anything to atone for what has happened to the black community at the hands of your ancestors? You act like their hatred is coming out of some vacuum without cause. I take it no white person has ever done you wrong. I take it the only people who have ever hurt your feelings were black people. At least from what you write that’s how it sounds.

      What about all the white people that act like black people owe them something because some black person acted an ass towards them back in the day? A lot of white people like to make the claim that they never owned slaves. So I guess that means that what happened, what is happening, and what will happen to the black community is just too bad so sad and it’s okay if everything just continues as is. You never saw a document that said your family owned slaves? Maybe those black people you encountered never saw a document that said your family didn’t own slaves. Maybe they never saw the document that said your ancestors tried to do anything to reverse the damage that was done to the black community. Maybe the black people that you encountered never saw the document that said you or your ancestors had any compassion or regret for the crimes that were perpetrated on the black community. But we do have documentation, your own writing, that your grandmother, and very likely other people in your ancestry, hated black people.

      You write that people should be grateful for whatever they’re not going through. If you honestly believed that you would shut up talking about the mean black people back in the day. Why don’t you remember that you could be one of those black people back in Africa that you were talking about and count your blessings? You had some bad experiences, but it could always be worse. Why not be grateful? Because you felt that you had a painful experience back in high school you feel that you can judge those people who judged you. But are you any different? When will you put your hatred away and learn to put that experience behind you? It really isn’t that easy now is it? You’ve lost your job and you’ve lost your lunch table. Just imagine how a lot of black people feel after they had their humanity snatched away from them and the humanity of their children.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Reply

  24. Yes I have inherit dislike for people that have treated me poorly when I’ve done nothing directly to them. Hatred is taught through the way your brought up and it is for you to decide to be the one to overcome and I just love how we’re racist and black people are not it doesn’t mean every single one of you are and if I was truely racist I wouldn’t have friends of color I wouldn’t of argued with my grandma or tried to break out of the ill concieved box that my family tried to place me into. The friends I have that are black there very inrooted to there communities, but never for a second did they treat me like I owe them more than respect that I would give any mindful person that did the same for me. When I read your post you sound very intelligent, but everytime you try to twist me onto that hook and make me out to be something I’m not for me to pay for every vandetta you have against the white community it shows that you have an arrogance about you and something I have always learned is it is impossible to teach people that are arrogant because they don’t want to learn something new. Be mad at me if you want I took nothing from you, I have no profound riches I am just another person trying to make it in the world. Yes I do resent that certain group of black ladies because they acted like snakes nice to me in my face and dredging a knife in my back. Your only as strong as your weakest link and if this is what is at the bottom of your chain it holds you back people don’t see you as worth there time if they did nothing physically to you, but you act if the world should be handed to you on a platter. The world hasn’t even been handed to me on a platter so why would I serve up any opportunity I have to someone else, but if someone was truely kind to me and saw an opportunity for themselves and asked for my help I would help them. Just to confirm that my family didn’t own slaves they came over to canada in the late 1800’s when they crossed over to america, my 5th great grandfather had to travel for work just to feed his family and my father’s family is cherokee indian which I’m sure if you studied history you heard of the trail of tears. Now days no one is truely 100 percent white, we just look it so we’re expected to take the discourse of whatever happened in your family leinage without knowing where mine comes from. I could understand you wanting me specifically to pay you the reprocussions of my actions towards you, but when you don’t have someone standing before you that wronged you specifically and you want them to be accountable for there ancestors actions well it sounds like the rideciculous story that people hear about this southern family called the McCall’s they were suppose to be carrying on a grudge each generation and the youngest generation didn’t understand carrying around there families hate so they got married fusing there families together forcing them to put the past behind them. I should know typing you doesn’t do me much good because you look upon me with arrogance in thinking you know me and you often twist my point that I was making. You already made up your mind about me before you even saw my first post because I am white and don’t tell me your not racist because you keep trying to sterotype me without knowing me and here’s a fun fact for you most of the people i made friends with and are closest to aren’t even white, we talk about racism and they agree that some in the black community are racist against whites. Also I am a optomist and when I say look at how some things are better there is always something worse that you could be going through and that is the disposition i take in my own life. You think I don’t know what it’s like to be dealt an unfair deck in life and be expected to deal with it life in general isn’t fair and the only people I will help are the ones that show me courtesy and respect. I am human and deserved to be treated as such it’s as simple as that you want to talk crap about what has happened to your people belittle and degrate me while I work hard to give you a hand up then your crazy because I wouldn’t do it even if you were white. Not that I expect for you to get my point or message and there is nothing i can say to you to even get you to look from a different perspective because like i said before you made up your mind a long time ago way before i even posted anything. however you will never get anywhere with the attitude that people owe you.

    Comment by Courtnee | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Courtnee,

      Just because you argued with your grandma over having non-white friends doesn’t mean you don’t have a racist bone in your body. On the contrary, it only makes you look more hypocritical about your racism. If hatred is taught then you’ve learned the lesson very well. You talk about trying to teach people to accept each other, but you work are working very hard to justify your prejudice against black people. I’m sorry if black people have hurt your feelings by taking your lunch table and convincing the management at your job that you were some kind of terrorist intent on blowing up the building (however, I really must admit that I find that entire story seriously farfetched). But you have a single minded focus on black people who exercise prejudice as proof of black people’s racism. I’m sorry but I have yet to see the documentation, other than your recollection of events, that proves black people have ever denied you a job, an education, a place to live, or anything else for that matter. You insist that black people are trying to get you to pay for everything every white person has done to black people. If that’s the case, white people should consider themselves lucky that whatever debt they have can be so easily paid.

      Believe it or not, before you ever came to this blog with your single minded nonsense that black people owe you something, no one here ever heard of you. No one was ever aware of your self importance and self righteousness until you tried to put your life story here and tried to make black people the bane of your existence. You said in your last comment that you have an inherent dislike for people who treat you poorly when you’ve done nothing directly to them. But what you fail to say is that the only thing you focus on are the black people who have wronged you. Why? No white person has ever disliked you? Didn’t the white person, the one that fired you from your job based on nothing but the word of some black female coworkers who said that you were some demolition expert about to blow up the building, didn’t that white person wrong you? It is amazing but all you talk about are the black people that have done wrong to you in the past. And when someone like me does his or her best to point this out to you, you get on your high horse and judge him or her as trying to make you pay for white people’s debt of racism. Because somebody disagrees with you, that person is now trying to get you to give black people the world on a silver platter. You are truly a riot and you are truly hard to take seriously.

      And okay, your family might be from Canada and never owned a slave and that’s the only thing that matters in race relations. White people like you really do have a very simplistic understanding of racism. Your juvenile understanding of racism is the very reason racism continues to this day. I have yet to read any documentation that racism is only the result of white people owning black people. According to you your grandmother didn’t own a slave, but that woman is as racist as they come. Or does she also have an out because she never owned a slave so therefore she’s okay? But me pointing out these facts to you and your racist grandma is me being arrogant and wanting to send you a bill so that you can send me reparations. It sounds like Canada has more than its fair share of racist folks. You’re white so the majority of black people expect you to write a check. But you’re not racist. Why? Because your non-white friends tell you so.

      And lastly, you asked if I thought that you didn’t know what it was like to be dealt an unfair situation. Of course you know. You are the victim of black people’s prejudice against white people. Every black person, except your friends of course, simply hate you before they even know you because you are white. Black people are so unfair to you and they have done so much to keep you from living the life that you deserve. You have every right to your racial prejudices and black people have absolutely no reason to look at you for a handout. The ony thing black people want from you is a handout. And to be honest, black people are more likely to get a handout from you more than anything resembling a better understanding of true race relations.

      By the way, I have white friends. Does that now mean I get a pass and can say anthing I want about how white people expect black people to give them everything on a silver platter because they are white and black people are black? I doubt it. That would be utter nonsense. But would you recognize the analogy?

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Reply

  25. How can you expect me to change my perspective if you don’t change yours as well? People fall in different spots on the spectrum and I am in the middle…

    Comment by Courtnee | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Courtnee,

      I really don’t expect you to change your perspective. In the grand scheme of things that constitute my life, I could not care any less about your perspective. You are entitled to your opinion no matter what my opinion of you may be. You are right, people do fall into different spots on any given spectrum. In fact, the spot somebody falls into today might be a different spot on the same spectrum tomorrow. What causes that change might be growth, it might be enlightenment, it might be a host of things that changes the perspective that leads to a different understanding.

      But if your comments are any indication, the last thing I expect from you is growth or enlightenment or anything else that might resemble a better understanding. You are no different from your grandmother. You will argue about things that you have absolutely no clue about. Not only are you in the middle, you are the center of the universe and everybody around you is wrong, especially all the black people who have the audacity to disagree with you. You will hold fast to your ideas that black people want a handout from you despite anything new that comes your way. If your family history’s any indication, I don’t expect you to change a single thing about who you are or where you come from.

      And unless you have anything else to add other than more clarification of how you are the sole victim of black people’s prejudice against white people, I think you are done here. Thanks for the reminder of how pervasive prejudice and racism truly is, especially from somebody like yourself who has so many black friends.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Reply

  26. I am intrigued by your banter back and forth with Courtnee. It seems to me her prejudice isn’t so much in a person being black, but a black person using excuses to project there racism on her. I agree with her that your not going to get ahead by placing blame and that yes some white people discriminate against us but it’s not fair to act like it’s every single one of them and treat them as such because then that means were prejudice we’re prejudging a person on our own belief system. I never read where she said all black people are this way and she wants to know why some in our community place blame on whites? It’s many factors because 1. some white people treat us as such that we have built up a incoherant hate towards these people that we think deny us such opportunities and then there is 2. there are some black folks in the community that settle for things being the way they are and never try any harder and want to blame others for there lack of motivation. She is right we need to revolt and tell congress where to stick it. If you ask me she has a very positve outlook on life, everyone needs to be motivated in making things better and she is right no one is going to help you if your nasty to them, I know I wouldn’t. Her attitude is a lot more positive than what I face in school, I actually had a white girl in school tell me she couldn’t be my friend because I was black, it only made me think her family was ignorant not the entire white race and I’d feel honored to have a friend that had such strong convictions about being my friend that she would go against her own family to stand up for what she believes in. It’s time for everyone to put racism down and quit being eachothers judges. Honey girl I am sorry if some people were nasty to you thank you for keeping an open mind and wanting to know why they were.

    Comment by SweetandSassy | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback SweetandSassy,

      Whenever I get a comment, I get the IP address that the comment came from. I should point out that I see that you and Courtnee share the same exact IP address down to the last digit. You two might be very close friends or your comment might be from the same person. It is worth noting that your comment and the comments from Courtnee appear to have the same writing style. If you are not the same person, then you two must be very close indeed. So it is with a bit of skepticism that I accept your comment to be published.

      With all that said, it really doesn’t matter if your IP address mate is throwing her prejudice at a single black person or at black people. The key word is black. What about all the racism that white people project? With every measure of our social performance the black community comes out on the short end of the yardstick. And it is not difficult for anyone with any real desire to understand to make the logical assumption that America’s institutionalized hatred of black people has fostered a hate for white people within the black community.

      It is rather foolish to sit back and point to black people as the sole source of “incoherent” hatred. It is a hatred that is borne out of a reaction to the perpetual racism that has subjugated the black community since day one of its existence here in America. This is not to say that the hatred in the black community is justified. But to say that it is incoherent is totally dishonest. What is incoherent is America’s hatred of the black community and America’s inability to take responsibility for what it has done, for what it is doing, and for what it will continue to do to its black citizenry.

      But instead of examining the extent of America’s racial prejudice from all of its perspectives, people like your IP address mate want to point a critical finger at black people and scratch their head in an attempt to pretend that white people are the victims in this arrangement. Yes it is true that there are some black people who are angry and they sit on their ass waiting for things to get better. But guess what? There are white people who sit on their ass waiting for things to get better as well. Ass sitting is not a condition that is exclusive to black people.

      And I find it pretty incredulous for you to say that nobody is going to help black people if black people are nasty to them? I beg your pardon. Maybe if those white people who put black people in chains were a little nicer than black people who live with the results of black people being put in chains might be a little nicer. It’s way too late to say somebody needs to be nice. It is nonsense to think that black people need to tolerate their subjugation with a smile and a nice demeanor.

      But it wouldn’t matter. Black people can be nice until the cows come home. The white community isn’t about to back off of the racial advantage it holds. When black people silently protested their subjugation with quiet dignity and when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached about loving the people who would see us in chains, white people were the ones bombing black churches, lynching black people, and assassinating black leaders. It was proven to us a very long time ago that being nice or the lack of niceness has absolutely nothing to do with the condition of race relations with respect to the white community.

      If you are a black person who has compassion for white people who are so prejudiced against black people that you pity them for their racism then good for you. However, there are black people who are not so forgiving of the racism that the black community continues to endure. Everyone’s experience on this issue is different. But if your IP address mate wants to put her money where her mouth is and wants to project the idea that she operates out of some kind of racial high ground, she needs to back up off black people and start pointing that condemning finger of hers at everyone who is a colaborator in the problems of race relations. Just because she has a black friend or two doesn’t mean she’s some expert on what black people need to do or how black people need to think.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Reply

  27. The IP Address is a public one that many people use and sorry it seems to me that you think your entitled to be racest while you call me a racest. Afterall you have a whole blog commited to the actions of what white people are doing wrong to your community as a whole. Your antics to turn the smoke and mirrors on me are just your propaganda for not ever having to take credit for the things that have nothing to do with my own actions, but yours and once again why should I have to get off my ass to help anyone who isn’t going to help there self or be kind to me did you not ever learn the golden rule do on to others as you’d have them do onto you. you don’t have the patiece to talk to me and explain the black communities absolute hatred for my race but expect me to have the understanding and drive to fix yours and the reason i will not get anywhere with this arguement with you is because i am on your page so i never stood a chance in you ever understanding me or trying to explain what i have trouble seeing. oh yeah you got me pegged as soon as i said black i was a raceist right? damn you must feel self righteous us white folks we’re all the same. Consider yourself oppressed from your own stupidity not the condition society has put on you, i know of many successful ethinic people some who were my bosses and not once did i complain about them because they don’t cry about what society has done to them they make there own god damn way and that is the american way if you don’t want to be the one to make your own way go find somewhere else to whaler.

    Comment by Courtnee | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Courtnee,

      I’m sorry but I do believe I was referring to SweetandSassy with my last comment. After all, your IP address is a public one and it was just a fantastic coincidence that you and SweetandSassy just so happened to be logging into my blog at the same time from the same location. I’m afraid I find that hard to believe because my blog is just not that popular. And yet, I’m the one with the antics, smoke, and mirrors. Your inability to honestly debate the issue without making up some phantom black friend to support your argument shows exactly how much faith you fail to have in yourself. It is sad to think you feel you have to invent a black supporter in order to give your position some kind of racial validity.

      No one here has asked you to do anything. No one here ever said you had to pay for what you or your white ancestors did. If black people were holding their breath for America to step up to the plate then that would really solve America’s race problems. People from the dominant community don’t have a very good record of repairing what they broke. It would be pointless for people in the black community to sit back and wait for some sense of responsibility to infect the thinking of the people in this country. And for the record, America is more than just you and all the other white people. We are all culpable for the conditions of the black community. But like a lot of people, you want to pretend that black people only want to make white people pay. And then, on top of that, you want to think that black people want you to pay for white people’s crime.

      Nobody here asked you to get off of your ass to do anything. Despite what you might believe, my blog isn’t dedicated to you or all things white or some call for black people to rise against whitey. My blog is about the black community. No one cares if you sit on your ass until the Rapture. Sit there and talk about your golden rule of being nice to others if you have to. But that rule really doesn’t amount to very much does it. After all, you aren’t being very nice in the least bit. In fact, I find you are the one that is very rude and arrogant. This is my blog and you should act like you want to be here and have your comments, as trivial as they may be, published and read. And didn’t your parents tell you that lying, even to prove your point, isn’t very nice? Again, your hypocrisy is telling.

      Again, you say that you want to understand but then turnaround and say that the black community has an absolute hatred for white people. You sound like Glen Beck trying to convince people that the black President hates all white people. You say you want understanding, but then you do nothing but rant and rave about how black people have some absolute hatred of white people. And in typical American fashion, you invite black people to leave your country if they don’t like the living arrangements. Why don’t you leave if you don’t like the fact that you wear your racism on your sleeves? Maybe some town in the country of Georgia would be more to your liking? A town void of black people so you don’t have to worry about being made to feel like a victim of the black community. But then again, you might start missing the reverence you get from people like your IP address mate SweetandSassy.

      Instead of leaving, you’d prefer to sit on your ass and complain about black people trying to make you feel like you owe black people something. All you do is cry about black people who made you give up your lunch table. Boo-fucking-hoo for you. You can’t see me but I’m crying on your behalf. Does that make you feel better? Have I now earned your approval to stay in your country? Because we all can see that you believe black people need to get white people’s approval.

      You would understand if you wanted to. But you don’t. Your grandmother would be so proud of you.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Reply

  28. Courtnee,

    Are you for real? Or maybe I should be asking sweetnsassy. This is an utter joke. A person that has to come to a blog, pretend to be someone else in order to corroborate their own story.

    HA, what a laugh and an absolute FAIL. Even if it is a public IP, it is interesting that you must both be pretty much in the same place. What a coincidence. That this person anonymously found the exact website blog as you.

    But of course you will just chalk this up to me not liking either of you because your white. I don’t like you because you have shown yourself to be a liar. And it is pretty stupid to continue the charade. Just own up and opt out.

    Good luck with this piece of work BrotherP. Looks like you are dealing with multiple personalities who share the same psychosis.

    Comment by theblacksentinel | Friday, May 6, 2011 | Reply

    • That is not theblacksentinel leaving a comment!!!

      Praise to Orisa it is good to see you amongst the living. How long has it been. Far too long for sure! Do you see the condition of people on the internet? Do you see what I have to deal with? When are you going to give a brother some help? (Knowing Courtnee she’ll assume that I’m just sitting on my ass expecting a handout from you)

      I really didn’t think there was a SweetandSassy. The moment I saw the comment I was suspicious. However, I was willing to give Courtnee the benefit of doubt and play along with her masquerade. But that last comment from her was pretty nasty and self serving. It’s pretty obvious that once she realized her antics were busted, she simply started lashing out in anger. Hopefully Courtnee really is done. And if not, I know I am.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Friday, May 6, 2011 | Reply

  29. An interesting American Thinker article reveals that “most blacks grow up adhering to an unspoken, subliminally understood Black Code, which sets the standard for relationships with caucasians”. This code apparently obliges blacks to vote unquestioningly for Barack Obama and other black candidatres or be “blackballed” in the black community. This clever strategem virtually guarantees black candidates some 90%+ of the black vote, surely an immense advantage !!! Just do the math.

    It occurs to me that the white community had better wake up and smell the coffee !!! Let’s establish our own White Code and loyally support our white brothers and sisters running for office in 2012. Sounds fair to me.

    Comment by LTC Ray Burke | Monday, July 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback LTC Ray Burke,

      Are we to understand that the majority of white people don’t follow the white code that forces them to support other whites out of fear that they will be “blackballed” by the white community? Are we to understand that white people have some naive code that inspires them to go out of their way to support non-white candidates over their own white candidates? Are we to think that the majority of white people don’t do anything to try assure that they don’t have a plethora of white candidates to chose from during a presidential election? Are we somehow suppose to believe that white candidates who run for office aren’t elected by the vast majority of white people?

      It occurs to me that the majority of the white community has always voted for the interest of the white community. White people don’t have to wake up and smell any coffee. The stench of racial prejudice is very strong and will keep anyone with a functioning olfactory from unconsciousness. The white code has been established from the moment this country was established. You might recognize it these days in such iterations like the Republican Party, corporate America, FOX News, and the like.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Sunday, July 24, 2011 | Reply

  30. this blog needs to stop and look not at the color but what is in the heart of that person for we are all GODS CHILDREN

    Comment by gods child | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback gods child,

      It’s unfortunate, because even though we all may be god’s children it doesn’t keep racism, discrimination, and disparity that keeps the black community from being treated fairly. But of course, the problem is this blog and not the ways of god’s children.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Reply

  31. I have suffered at the hand of a black person, I was pushed, shoved, cursed, and when I reported this nothing ever happened. This incident has had a long term effect. I have forgiven the person, and she has respect for me to this day. Help me understand how a person can to this to another person, and nothing happen. I do know if I as a white person done anyone this way at work, I would have been fired, and no telling what else would have happened to me. I just could not believe that every person I reported the incident to, did nothing. This caused deep hurt, and a lot of other feelings I can not sort out to this day. Fear is one of the feelings. Got any suggestions.

    Comment by Lillie | Saturday, May 26, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Lillie,

      But believe it or not, some people are just jerks. Some people may not be jerks, but they might be fine one day and a bastard the next. People’s behavior run the gamut. It would be nice if we could outlaw cruelty or selfishness, but that’s just a natural part of human nature. And all we can really do is our best to hold those people accountable when their behavior sucks.

      You said that you suffered at the hand of a black person. It sounds like you only have one case of ever being abused. If so, you are very lucky. I’ve been abused by black people, white people, Asians, Hispanics, Indians, Native Americans, Trinidadians, Canadians, French people, and etcetera. One thing I will say is that when I did suffer the abuse, I never used that experience to judge all the people that might be in the group that can be used to identify the abuser. When that happens, that is when we start practicing prejudice. Not every one in a single social group is a jerk. It is unfortunate, but when a black person acts like a jerk, all too often we hold other black people accountable.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Saturday, May 26, 2012 | Reply


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