I have the right to be racist just as much as you have the right to be
compassionate. This is America and no one can or will tell me who I can and
cannot have various feelings for. Live your life and I'll live mine!
Mr. Wise, "Soul", and "Racism is Alive and Well", all hit on different aspects
of the issue. I believe that in order to overcome racism, all aspects of it
must be calmly and rationally discussed. The first step in this discussion is
not to arbitrarily dismiss the concerns of anyone willing to engage in the
discussion. A good book about the complexities of this issue is _The End of
Racism_ by Dinesh D'Souza.
Mr Wise is selling a product that very few in the white majority want to buy.
Fifty years ago it was a viewpoint that much of white America could agree with.
Today, despite the fact that racism and classism still exist, very few people
believe that it plays a significant role in the economic disparity between
whites and blacks. The wide spread self-destructive pathology of black male
behavior is the dominant reason for the gap. The current resident of the White
House simply underscores this reality.
Another reason for the anti-racist crusade is because it is a lucrative racket.
According to the Charity Navigator website, the Southern Poverty Law Center
reports $192 million in assets. Tim Wise undoubtedly also earns a good living
from anti-racism. Consequently, anti-racists will always have a
vested financial interest in exaggerating and even inventing "racism", for the
sake of self-perpetuation and to keep the donation spigot cranked wide open.And anti-racism is generally directed against Whites.
But it's no longer found in the traditional places.Polls of racial
attitudes show that racism and anti-Semitism are rampant among minority
communities. Many blacks openly express attitudes about whites that would
trigger a federal investigation if the persons expressing them were white.And it's just not anti-white racism, either: Los Angeles has had a
low-level race war simmering for years between its new majority Hispanic
residents and its black ones. Some Hispanic gangs have even been practicing
"ethnic cleansing" by driving the blacks out.We've seen something
similar here recently, with the growing feuds between Polynesian and Hispanic
gangs in Kearns.When confronted by this new reality, racialists like
the misnamed Mr. Wise instead pretend that racism is the exclusive dominion of
pot-bellied white Southern rednecks. They choose to re-fight the battles of the
1960's instead of confronting the complex ethnic situation that exists today.
This is because they have "blamed whitey" for racism in America for so long they
are incapable of seeing it anywhere else.
Bravo to Soul for his excellent comment!Although a few individuals
of any race or ethnicity will always be bigots or ignorant idiots, the era or
racism in the U.S. is over.At least as far as white racism towards
people of color.However, there is a huge industry of grievance
mongering, litigation, shakedowns and "entitlement" mentality which has grown up
under liberal sponsorship, and those involved refuse to quit whipping this dead
horse. It is in their economic interest to do so, and the guilt ridden news
media will never argue with them.The real racism today is the
antipathy of some black leaders and their followers towards all white people.
But, it is not politically correct to point out THAT kind of racism. Just as bad is the liberal "plantation mentality" which insists that blacks
are inferior and incapable of success on their own, and thus must depend on
liberal politicians for whatever they need. Sadly, many people fall for that
and are mired in failure due to the perceptions created by those who purport to
If it is a problem it is because there are many who want it to be a problem.
Let it rest and as Soul said "Change your old ways of thinking". The black
community has many problems that they themselve can solve and in so doing will
lift them to a higher level of productivity and happiness. Quit blaming racism
and get on with your lives. There is so much to live for and so much good to be
Be careful on what you say, we are listening to everything you say and think. If
you say anything that "WE" would consider offensive, WE will be at your front
door with my possie picketing your home, church or business. WE will pull the
race card if you cross our line. Remember, do as we say, not as we say.
Soul, thank you very much for your comments.
This guy is a dreamer Never a mention of racism in other countries?In
Mexico there is a clear rabid racism against black, whites and every other
ethnicity.Prove me wrong.
When hatred is no longer an emotion, then maybe this fantasy world you speak of
will exist. Remember hate is the enemy.
Soul, you are most intelligent. I enjoyed your comment. thank you
@ Soul -- great comment!
I am a minority, so what's next? We are regurgitating the same old information,
without providing a single solution to the continuation of racism in America.My suggestion is we stop gripping, and "change our old ways of
thinking". For example, I must not discriminate against myself. I am not a
helpless victim. I will do what is needed to end racism, begining with me. We
must be leaders for ourselves first. Furthermore, we must demand
leadership at all levels of our lives (especially at home), in order to conquer
individual racism, institutionalized racism, or self-induced perpetuation of any
racisms directed at whomever we might label.Stop blaming others, do
something productive with your own time and talents SO that the perception or
label of unworthiness is removed from people of color.Our destiny in
this great country od America is within our own daily choices. Each individual
can make a difference.For our success what's next? It is our call
for the most part. Others will do as they wish.
Racial activists raise the alarm of racism. Environmental activists raise the
alarm of pollution. Gun rights activists raise the alarm of gun rights.
Climate modelers predict doom.Of course they do -- they MUST find
problems to keep their occupations alive; they have a built-in bias.
What a yawner, all of the other problems in this country, YAWN!