Skip to comments.A New Kind of Racism?
Posted on 01/10/2014 10:23:58 AM PST by Rich21IE
"The day after that conversation, my 12-year-old daughter took her toddler brother to a playground, only to return very soon and very shaken. This park is Harlem in miniature. There are two playgrounds, less than 300 yards apart, an old basic one and a new shiny one. In the new playground, well-dressed toddlers of different races, most of them minded by dark-skinned nannies, played together. At the old one, a few black kids played while their older siblings kept reluctant watch. A couple of drunken men loitered nearby. Apparently, one of them had lashed out at my daughter, calling her a white bitch. He then collected his kids from the playground, making it clear this was done on her account. Isnt this racism? she asked me, shocked. Somehow, my model, which denied the possibility of racism directed against the majority, could not account for the power dynamics involved in being a child being berated by an adult."
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I’m not believing a 12-year-old took her baby brother to play on a crummy old playground when there’s a new one available ... unless she was angry about being made to take her brother to the playground and wanted an excuse to come home immediately.
“A new kind”?
Lady, this has been going on for ages. Aside from the attitudes and criminality, what about the misnomers “affirmative action” and “diversity” as disguises for racism against the “majority”
And towards Asians in admissions and higher skilled jobs?
Why is this author surprised?
This is exactly the kind of thing starting to happen in public schools isn’t it?
To tell the truth, I really don’t believe anything in this article.
My guess, liberal parent sent the kid there.
~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can't Say In America
my dad was NYPD for 23 years...17 years on the job, after he had been a detective for 5 years, he took the sergeants exam...he was passed over for people who had half the job experience and got half the score on the exam...why? because he was white...
back then they didn’t call it racism- it was “affirmative” action (against whitey of course)...
My guess is that all the swings and slides were taken in the new playground, but you could use the old playground without having to wait for a turn. It was emptier, for good reason, but the daughter didn’t realize it.
“Blacks are more racist than Whites
~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can’t Say In America”
He’s wrong....I’ve been saying it since the 80s. And why wouldn’t they be? They are taught all their lives that not only is it alright for Blacks to be racist, it is good for Blacks to be racist.
Reading the short version of Masha Gessen’s autobiography in her column, I cannot help but think she spends a great deal of her time looking for something, anything that can and will offend her. My guess is, if the local blacks had not said something to her daughter, she would have kept looking until she made sure someone else did.
That’s my guess, too.
Nor do I. Hardly a nuclear family.
found myself emigrating again this time to escape the Kremlins anti-gay campaign...........All of our three children stand apart from the crowd because they are being raised by lesbians.
I call BS on the whole thing. Except the part that reveals faggots are involved. I don't doubt that.
Around the time of the Rochester, NY riots, Councilman Adam McFadden, told the ‘majority’ that they should just get used to it. It’s been going on for generations and recently has gone mainstream.
So, where is he wrong?
Harlem is going to be an "enriching" experience for her daughter.
Hey, Masha, welcome to reality. Not so long ago I was called a white bitch for pointing out to a black woman that her kid slammed their car door into mine.
For the most part, White liberals have created this environment. I love hearing these kids of stories.
Oh....only in that we can’t say it.....
My wife taught at a community college for about 12 years. Most all the racial tension and attitude came from black women. Some regarded any attempt to correct their class performance as racism, often throwing a tantrum.
One woman,causing a loud ruckus in the halls was approached and told to quiet down or she would be expelled. She replied, “Who are you to talk to me that way, Bitch! —”I’m the Dean of Education here” was the reply and the woman was expelled from college.
Get used to it! The biggest racists are 0bama’s and holder’s people.
If you’re white, you’re going to be abused by it,
and the authorities/government not only won’t do anything about it,
they’ll protect the abusers from you defending yourself.
That’s what we have coming.
abused FOR it
I don’t doubt you. There was quite a bit of that hair-trigger behavior among many black girls at my high school.
Maybe. Could be the old playground was closest. No way a 12-year-old is going to drag a toddler an additional 300 yards (per the article) just so he’s got decent equipment to play on. That would defeat the purpose of getting him to want to return home as quickly as possible.
Racism is racism. There is no “new kind” of racism. Racism is the belief that status is determined by one’s race, nothing more, nothing less. The ramifications may be benign or they can be malign but they stem from that one simple attitude.
How clueless is this guy? Another liberal who has been mugged.
That post brings back memories, of a sort. In my high school, in the 70’s, the black girls had a different kind of hair trigger. They’d nest razor blades in their afros, then they’d slap an unprepared white girl, and when she retaliated by grabbing the assailant’s hair, well, you can guess the result.
Hmm. I'm detecting mistake #1.
how do carefully select a place to live and choose Harlem??
What kind of crazy criteria did they use??
Exactly. If they had a realtor it wasn’t a very smart one.
Oh come on now, it's written by a leftist lesbian. They never lie.
That is a way low benchmark....held by much of the world