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On Race, Blacks Are Cowards Too
St Petersburg Times ^ | In Print: Monday, March 2, 2009 | Bill Maxwell

Posted on 03/01/2009 1:50:49 PM PST by lewisglad

I do not have a problem with what Holder said. I do have a problem, however, with what is not being publicly talked about: On matters of race, blacks are cowards, too. We may be the worst cowards of all. First, we have perfected the crude art of controlling the terms of race talk. Second, we have developed various ways of avoiding and squashing the truth about our complicity in matters of race that are self-destructive.

Although black attacks against whites are harsh, our attacks against other blacks who tell the truth are downright vicious. I know from personal experience. You are tar-brushed with the stain of Uncle Tomism, and it sticks to you forever.

You are ostracized and given the silent treatment. Your mistake is not that you told the truth but that you told the truth in public, thereby giving the enemy valuable ammunition. (Here, think of comedian Bill Cosby, who is castigated for saying that too many low-income blacks have not held up their end of the nation's civil rights gains.) In short, you committed the unforgivable sin of "airing dirty laundry."

Your achievements and good deeds are never recognized. You simply do not exist, unless you put yourself in people's faces to have your say

I cannot count the times I have participated in or attended events on race that devolved into acrimony and shouting because blacks attacked whites who said "insensitive things," often meaning that the whites expressed their true feelings and thoughts about blacks.

Seeing themselves as victims of racism, most blacks reject raw race talk from whites. After all, whites are viewed as being the perpetrators of racism. The perpetrator, therefore, should confess, shut up and listen. Because of this dynamic, far too many whites have learned to avoid direct matters of race.

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: racism

1 posted on 03/01/2009 1:50:50 PM PST by lewisglad
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2 posted on 03/01/2009 1:55:27 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: lewisglad
BINGO!!! Ding Ding.

The “coward” part is that whites are terrified of being called racists for stating the obvious about what is for the lack of a better phrase called black culture. Blacks are terrified to hear it, especially coming from non-blacks.

We've had a very, very long discussion on race in this country for at least 50 years, but it has always been restricted to white racism.

3 posted on 03/01/2009 1:56:37 PM PST by SampleMan (Socialism and Liberty are mutually exclusive.)
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To: lewisglad

bookmark


4 posted on 03/01/2009 1:58:22 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: lewisglad

5 posted on 03/01/2009 1:58:56 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (RINOs and conservatives who won't unite to fight for the Right - two sides of the same coin)
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To: lewisglad
Wow. This coming from Bill Maxwell?

Amazing << Hear this. Feel this, and tell me that this isn't music.

Hey Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I went to Harvard too! That was the worst fieldtrip of my life, but I went there...


6 posted on 03/01/2009 2:00:01 PM PST by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: lewisglad

Great read....thank you for the post....I particularly enjoyed the last paragraph

“Holder should make a second speech on race, this time specifically taking blacks to task for keeping silent on the abandonment of their personal responsibilities.”


7 posted on 03/01/2009 2:00:10 PM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: lewisglad

bttt


8 posted on 03/01/2009 2:01:16 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: lewisglad
Bill Maxwell


9 posted on 03/01/2009 2:05:16 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Kimmers
Great read....thank you for the post....I particularly enjoyed the last paragraph

“Holder should make a second speech on race, this time specifically taking blacks to task for keeping silent on the abandonment of their personal responsibilities.”

Yeah, and white-coated waiters should carry trays full of frosty fruity umbrella drinks up and down the corridors of Hell, too.

10 posted on 03/01/2009 2:06:25 PM PST by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: lewisglad
I do not have a problem with what Holder said. ...........

I do. It means that Federal Civil Rights Laws will be enforced FOR blacks and not for whites.

Holder should be forced to resign.

What Holder said constitutes hate speech against white Americans.

11 posted on 03/01/2009 2:06:56 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: rdb3

For the past couple years (since Maxwell went to teach at the black university and was sorely disappointed) his eyes have seemed to be open and I find myself agreeing more than disagreeing with him. His column last week was very good, also.

A for Effort...not in my class
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/article977860.ece


12 posted on 03/01/2009 2:08:38 PM PST by dawn53
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To: lewisglad
In fact, blacks today are far more racist than whites.

Blacks think about race constantly rather than the character of individuals.

Blacks vote en masse for black skin and policy that will benefit those with black skin, rather than vote for freedom for those of all races.

13 posted on 03/01/2009 2:15:05 PM PST by what's up
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To: lewisglad

Thanks.


14 posted on 03/01/2009 2:17:23 PM PST by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: lewisglad

After 40 years, why would anyone want to live in a Country that has Laws to protect them from the Majority population? Why should anyone need those Laws? Isn’t it time to say the integration experiment has failed?


15 posted on 03/01/2009 2:18:35 PM PST by plenipotentiary (Free the Oil, Topple the Saudis. Confiscate Putins money. Disconnect Siberia.)
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To: lewisglad

But on the plus side, paralysis in the face of accusations of “racism” is good practice for full-scale Dhimmitude. (p.s., don’t think calling yourself “Malik” or “Karim” will help. Darfur is the object lesson in what Arabs think of blacks.)


16 posted on 03/01/2009 2:18:41 PM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: Steely Tom

LOL...love the come back....


17 posted on 03/01/2009 2:20:40 PM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Candor7

Yes, Holder IS racist and his salvo was aimed at WHITES. Pretty bad kind of guy to have at the helm. They all are.


18 posted on 03/01/2009 2:23:04 PM PST by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: EveningStar; lewisglad

Thanks for the ping, Evening Star.

I don’t see skin colour.

I see people.

Good people, and bad people.


19 posted on 03/01/2009 2:23:33 PM PST by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: what's up
Blacks vote en masse for black skin and policy that will benefit those with black skin, rather than vote for freedom for those of all races.

My ancestors have never owned slaves that I know of, and yet these people are impressed that a descendant of slave owners, and sellers, is the President?

Simply because of the pigmentation of his skin.

Voting for the Dems have never even helped them, in any way! Don't they have the brain to see that? /retorical

Oh, my. Excuse me, I'm going to be sick again.

20 posted on 03/01/2009 2:30:49 PM PST by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: fanfan

Thomas Sowell is black, as are Walter Williams, Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, Ward Connerly, Jesse Lee Peterson, etc. Therefore, there is nothing about the factual status of being descended, partly or totally, from sub-Saharan Africans that requires a person to be a fool. Being a fool is a choice, no matter what one looks like.


21 posted on 03/01/2009 2:34:49 PM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: Tax-chick
Being a fool is a choice, no matter what one looks like.

Here, Here!!!

22 posted on 03/01/2009 2:37:19 PM PST by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: lewisglad
Holder should make a second speech on race, this time specifically taking blacks to task for keeping silent on the abandonment of their personal responsibilities.

Not a chance.

He's not about to dis' his Bro's and Ho's.

23 posted on 03/01/2009 2:37:59 PM PST by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: fanfan

Pour yourself a Guinness.


24 posted on 03/01/2009 2:39:41 PM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: Tax-chick
Being a fool is a choice, no matter what one looks like.

Naw...I know too many chronic fools...to believe it's purely a choice anymore.

25 posted on 03/01/2009 2:39:49 PM PST by Osage Orange (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. -Will Rogers)
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To: Osage Orange

I didn’t say “purely” a choice. Nothing is “purely.” Nonetheless, a person can decide to make the effort to overcome social conditioning, bad habits, and resentments legitimate or illegitimate and become a responsible person. Many, of all races and ethnicities, do.


26 posted on 03/01/2009 2:42:11 PM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: fanfan
Voting for the Dems have never even helped them, in any way! Don't they have the brain to see that?

LBJ kept them on the plantation by keep them dependent. Yet they love the Dems.

The Repubs tell them they can succeed, but they buy the Dems' rhetoric because the Dems have always been their slave-masters.

27 posted on 03/01/2009 2:42:24 PM PST by what's up
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To: Bullish

Holder’s comments were about power—giving himself latitude to do whatever he wants, and putting whites on the defensive so they won’t try to resist. He wasn’t speaking in good faith.


28 posted on 03/01/2009 2:43:32 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Tax-chick
But you know just as I know....millions can't and won't, no how, no way.

They will continue to be fools....until they reach room temperature.

Personally I don't even think it's a choice for many....they have been dumbed down and/or brain washed so long...they simply can't see, what we can clearly see.

29 posted on 03/01/2009 2:51:47 PM PST by Osage Orange (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. -Will Rogers)
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To: Tax-chick

You too dear!


30 posted on 03/01/2009 2:55:48 PM PST by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Osage Orange

I guess it’s a philosophical disposition.


31 posted on 03/01/2009 2:56:41 PM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: what's up
The Repubs tell them they can succeed, but they buy the Dems' rhetoric because the Dems have always been their slave-masters.

40, 60 years later, you'd think they could figure it out for themselves,

It's no different from what I would call white trash.
(not, PC, I know)

Point is, anyone can succeed, and we all have challenges.

They choose to whine, and cry, and AFAIC, people who think they are the only ones in pain, well, they piss me off.

;-)

32 posted on 03/01/2009 3:02:33 PM PST by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: fanfan
people who think they are the only ones in pain, well, they piss me off.

Oh, me too, unless it's something truly disastrous that just happened. I often tell the children, "I don't want to hear, 'I'm hungry, I'm thirsty, I'm hot, I'm cold.' It's exactly the same temperature for everyone in this room. It's been the same length of time since everyone's last meal. So just shut up!"

33 posted on 03/01/2009 3:06:16 PM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: lewisglad

34 posted on 03/01/2009 3:13:56 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: Do not invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Tax-chick

LOL, exactly.

Put on a sweater, or take one off.
Get a glass of water, and then wash the glass.
(Wash the glass? You cruel mom!)
Wait for dinner, it will be ready soon!

You are doing a good job of preparing your children for the real world, where nobody gives a flying...


35 posted on 03/01/2009 3:13:58 PM PST by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: lewisglad

black denial os their worst enemy


36 posted on 03/01/2009 3:18:25 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: lewisglad
(Here, think of comedian Bill Cosby, who is castigated for saying that too many low-income blacks have not held up their end of the nation's civil rights gains.)

I am sorry, but old Bill came out and endorsed Obama last election. He's as racist as Jesse Jackson. Bill Coaby, racist. Write it down. Bastard.

37 posted on 03/01/2009 3:24:37 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: lewisglad

A dialogue on race is always a bad idea. Few people in real life from any background really want to pick this scab. This is prudence and decency, not cowardice.

Hardcore liberals disagree — they think therapy can help us “cope” with anything. Unfortunately, the past is written in stone. And since we have a black president, racism obviously isn’t one of great problems facing today’s America.

But, some people are just stuck, frozen in time in a 1960s time warp; nothing can be done for them.


38 posted on 03/01/2009 3:27:14 PM PST by JHBowden (Keep the Change!)
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To: JRios1968

LOL! That’s the funniest Michelle Obama photo yet.


39 posted on 03/01/2009 3:34:06 PM PST by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rdb3
Hey Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I went to Harvard too! That was the worst fieldtrip of my life, but I went there...

ROTFLMAO!!!
Quote of the day!
LOL

40 posted on 03/01/2009 4:24:57 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: fanfan

Not just “wash,” but “wash, rinse, dry, and put away” the glass.

Sometimes I think they’ll all turn out worthless liberals ... but I’m sure my parents thought the same about my brother and me, too.


41 posted on 03/01/2009 4:40:16 PM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: JRios1968

Amazing << Hear this. Feel this, and tell me that this isn't music.

Hey Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I went to Harvard too! That was the worst fieldtrip of my life, but I went there...


42 posted on 03/01/2009 5:06:37 PM PST by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: lewisglad
Remarkable. Bill Maxwell, an old line liberal, seems to suddenly be in truth-seeing, truth-telling mode on race issues.
43 posted on 03/01/2009 7:42:57 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: lewisglad; wardaddy

Here’s a comment on this article’s site:

by Tracey Mar 04, 2009 07:09 AM
Out of Wedlock pregnancies - a HUGE problem in both white & black society. The Reagan & Bush Administrations have found a way to keep females down & in poverty by keeping them ignorant about birth control and saying it’s okay to be a baby momma.


Talk about someone not “getting” the author’s point.Have you ever read something so ignorant?


44 posted on 03/05/2009 12:36:42 AM PST by chasio649
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To: chasio649

black illegitimacy has done more to harm their community here than anything or anyone

wish Obama would declare a War on it....

he won’t....

along with silly white folks, that’s his power base


45 posted on 03/05/2009 7:49:04 AM PST by wardaddy (I've known black people over 50 years, raised with them and by them.. Obama ain't BLACK, HE"S RED!)
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To: rdb3

That is funny, man!


46 posted on 03/13/2009 8:36:06 PM PDT by unkus
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