Thursday, July 30, 2009
Black and White
Racism is pretty much a non issue...I am sure some people would disagree with me..especially since I am 'white', but I argue that racism is simply a tool used now by the Media and by Politicians to stir up strife and divide our nation further...
Twenty and thirty somethings have grown up in a diverse world. We were exposed to various ethnicities and cultures in school and were raised on MTV and such. I understand that a person may still encounter discrimination here and there..but as a whole I believe it is a dead horse.
I work with a primarily black population in my profession. I have a great time and enjoy my conversations with my clients. I occasionally am called 'racist' or 'cracker' by a black client but I do not believe that is a general accepted attitude or belief by the community that I serve.
I think the Dave Chappelle Skit referenced in an earlier blog is proof that our generation is insightful and intelligent enough to learn from past discriminations...And when presented in a comedic format allows for a casual dialogue about a sometimes taboo subject between blacks and whites.
I say all of this to lead to a new trend. Reverse Racism. This trend basically says it's okay to use offensive language toward your own 'race' such as using the word 'nigga' or 'nigger' in reference to your friend or family...almost as a term of endearment. Although, there is a double standard..if a white person used it in casual conversation the Ethics Police would arrive.
It is now hip and wise to have a diverse workforce such as Judge Sotomayor. Despite here known affiliation with La Raza and it's goal to take US states such as California and Arizona and merge them with Mexico. She was also involved in a Supreme Court case were white firefighters were not allowed to receive a promotion despite dutifully passing the exam...She found the exam to be racially unbalanced.
Here are some words from the President..especially pay attention when he calls Cambridge Police 'stupid' and he stumbles through his explanation of racial profiling...
Here is Professor Gates, a highly educated Black College Professor, making political statements at a church, half-heartedly referencing a stereotypical joke about watermelons, stating that he doesn't like to fly over North Carolina and did not enjoy but painfully endured his teaching at Duke University (I suppose because of a large white student body), and he uses the word 'nigger' towards the end of the video...Is this any way for such a distinguished American to act..especially speaking to a public audience..
I write all of this simply to come to these conclusions. The race card is a divisive tool used to create continual dissonance among the American People in already troubled economy with rising unemployment rates and unprecedented Federal Govt. corruption. Most normal, rational, and intelligent people are not racist. And the people whose ancestors were severely discriminated against and suffered emotional and physical pains due to societal norms of discrimination and slavery...are the people now who are promoting Reverse Racism and playing the race card to their advantage...
Which leads me to this gentlemen:
I wonder what Obama and Professor Gates think about Jesse Lee Peterson. Since they are so educated, reformed and politically correct...I am sure they would not mind meeting Mr. Peterson for a beer sometime...
"As WND previously reported, La Raza was condemned in 2006 by former U.S. Rep. Charles Norwood, R-Ga., as a radical "pro-illegal immigration lobbying organization that supports racist groups calling for the secession of the western United States as a Hispanic-only homeland."
Norwood urged La Raza to renounce its support of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan – which sees "the Race" as part of an ethnic group that one day will reclaim Aztlan, the mythical birthplace of the Aztecs. In Chicano folklore, Aztlan includes California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas."