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Racists In Progressive Clothing

”‘…we still have a lot of work to do as a nation to heal our racial tensions that stem from white privilege and white people’s sense of entitlement. This isn’t just Jena’s problem; it’s America’s problem…’ – brotherpeacemaker

Really? I am a southern white man and I have never been, nor will I ever be a racist. I have never been entitled or had the privilege of receiving the endless benefits of affirmative action. Wake up! In this case it was kids being kids, kids go for the throat, their emotions are unbridled and they will say or do what they have to when they feel threatened. Of course they were completely wrong, of course what they did was awful, but let’s straighten a few things out; white people were hung from trees and gallows as well. Black, White, Hispanic or other. Yes, they may have been racists, but do you KNOW that? It is groups like the KKK and the Black Panther Party that create racism today and it is Affirmative action laws, and statements like yours that perpetuate the sick cycle. I work with Blacks and whites every day, and you want to know what I think? I think that they are all people, that’s it, we aren’t different at all, we all have the same capacity for love, hate, misery, happiness.

And Brother “peacemaker” if you truly want a place as glorious as Amsterdam where “We dont care about colour allready for a while but look at the person”. Then maybe you yourself should start making the changes you wish to see in this world, and stop writing your racists’ thoughts.

The opinions here within this statement are the sole opinions of the author and author alone. They do not reflect the thoughts or opinions of the author’s family, friends, coworkers, or employers. The intent of this post was to foster thought not hate.”bob jones

Thanks for the feedback bob “jones”,

But in reality, the sickness that perpetuates racism is yours and people like you who want to make comparisons between the prejudice of black people and the racism of white people. Case in point, you make a correlation between the Black Panther party and the kkk. It should be noted that, thanks to crack downs by the authorities, the Black Panther party was dissolved way back in 1976 after reaching a peak membership of about five thousand. The kkk’s peak membership reached as much as four million. Although the klan is a mere shadow of its former self, it still enjoys an existence. And while the New Black Panther party has been considered a hate group, people who take the time to educate themselves on the subject know that this new organization is not affiliated with the original organization. However, the kkk has so many offspring it’s unbelievable. Just take a moment to look up white supremacist groups on the internet and see the results and then do the same for black supremacist groups.

People like you think that racism is equal on both sides of the racial divide. But it’s not even close. There are prejudice black people. But the prejudice black people hold no power or control of anything. Prejudice black people are rarely, if ever, in a position to prevent white people from getting a job, getting employment, getting housing, getting a promotion, or getting any other opportunities. While on the other hand, white people have a very long history of keeping black people from opportunities. At all levels, the American government institutionalized the second class status of minorities and promoted an environment of white privilege that continues to this day.

People like you want to pretend that the real racism is from the people who point to this disparity and brings it to the attention of others. People like you will sit back and act like they don’t see politicians pointing and uttering racial slurs at minorities or government officials that indulge in the distribution of racially insensitive emails and other propaganda against minorities. People like you want to pretend that politicians promising to abolish civil rights laws in favor of laws that promote the protection of property owners who are usually white from being sued for racial discrimination is a good thing. After all, we are supposed to be post racial now that we have a black President. All the millions of people marching against Washington and holding up signs saying that the first black President was a lying African, that he was not our President because he can’t produce a bona fide birth certificate that will be accepted, and signs that depict our first black President as a witchdoctor means nothing. The fact that millions of people are protesting is easily countered by the fact that we have a black President, so all things are equal.

You want to point at me as evidence of America’s race problem. All the while you’ll ignore the fact that the unemployment in the black community is almost double that in the white community. You want to say that programs that follow affirmative action guidelines don’t help anybody. I’m sure you meant that they don’t help anybody that’s white. And even then you’re wrong. Affirmative action has been a boon to white women more than black people. But people like you will only point to the fact that these guidelines are meant to help minorities as the reason that racism is still alive and well. You will never admit that the fact that we have affirmative action programs perpetuates sexism.  You will never think that the fact that in our history just about all of America indulged in a brand of affirmative action that only promoted white people while severely retarding and injuring the black community. America’s special brand of affirmative action that benefitted the white community since this country’s inception makes anything happening today look totally insignificant.

People like you want to give a pass to white people’s racism so you troll the net looking for proof of black people’s prejudice to assuage the fact that you really could not care any less about America’s racial disparity. People like you want to pretend that you’re so high minded about our racial disparity. But you are nothing of the sort. You need to come to the realization that you are a collaborator in this racism that you refer to as a sickness. You’re practically a Typhoid Mary in all this.

And lastly, you wrote a nice little legal sounding disclaimer that the opinions you wrote here are the sole opinions of you and your’s alone and they don’t reflect the thoughts or opinions of the author’s family, friends, coworkers, or employers and that what you meant to do was foster thought not hate. But again you’re wrong. A lot of people share you opinion. They might not be your family or your friends or your coworkers. But there are definitely other people who feel like you. There are a ton of people who think that black people’s prejudice is no different than white people’s racism. It’s all equally bad so we have to combat it all equally.

But if you really knew what you were talking about, you wouldn’t take such a small minded position. You claim that you are no racist. But if that’s the case then why do you sound so much like one? I think the truth of the matter is that you are nothing but a racist in progressive clothing.

Please note the fact that like you, I’m not trying to offend anyone.  I’m just trying to foster thoughts for discussion.

Peace

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - Posted by | African Americans, Black Community, Black Culture, Black People, Life, Racism, Thoughts

2 Comments »

  1. The thing that grinds my gears is when people say that pointing out racism makes you a racist. That makes no sense whatsoever. They want to blame the person for telling the truth, and frankly, white people in general hate the truth.

    Anyway, as always Peacemaker you made a great blog and “slaughtered” someone parading around in their ignorance. It would be interesting to see his response if he ever responds that is. He may derail or avoid the argument entirely.

    Comment by Will | Sunday, October 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. I could not have said it better myself.

    All of my working life I have heard about the ” evils ” or ” affirmative action ” and how reverse racist it was/is. I have always replied that white women benifited the most from AA – and countered that if whites were being passed over for opportunities given to ” minorities :, why then is there a rock solid, steady double digit unemployment in black communities?

    I’ve yet to ever get a truthful answer in reply. What I have gotten is refferals to peoples ” willingness to work hard…” etc. etc. etc.

    Here in the United States of Disneyland, the facade distates that rascism is over and done with, and not only that it is done, but that it has been unfairly reversed and it is we that have suffered ( and continue to suffer ) the most under racist polcies and attitudes should somehow band together with whites who feel slighted or discriminated against, to rid the nation of the scourge of AA.

    Un. Be. Lievable.

    Anyway, thank you, because I find myself often longing to see someone else make the very points you have made in this piece.

    Comment by Blaximus | Friday, November 5, 2010 | Reply


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