Skip to comments.Black racism: a real problem, or pure politics? ( Really?)
Posted on 07/21/2010 10:09:32 PM PDT by Libloather
Black racism: a real problem, or pure politics?
Posted: Jul 22, 2010 12:27 AM EDT
Black racism a real problem? Or is it pure politics?
Shirley Sherrod was dismissed from her Agriculture Department job because remarks she made about her dealings with a white farmer almost a quarter century ago were perceived as racist. She was offered her job back Wednesday because a full viewing of that speech showed it to be a tale of racial reconciliation.
But put aside the furor and confusion over the employment of the black woman who headed the USDA's rural development office in Georgia. The Sherrod affair brings to the fore a simmering debate over whether black racism is cause for concern in America under its first black president.
During the campaign, Barack Obama was forced to address the blistering racial remarks of his former pastor. Since then, there have been complaints that Barack Obama presides over an administration that is racial, not post-racial - when he supported a black Harvard professor who was arrested by a white police officer, or when the Justice Department dismissed most charges against a group of black militants accused of intimidating voters.
"If the Justice Department is really not interested in pursuing cases against blacks who violate whites' civil rights and only go after whites who violate blacks' rights, that is a major problem," says William Stogner, a 46-year-old telecommunications technician who lives in St. Louis.
Growing up in the 1970s, Stogner was often called "cracker" by black kids in his grandparents' East St. Louis neighborhood. Last April, while walking to his car after a tea party rally, he says he heard the same epithet from a group of young black men. To Stogner, black and white racism are equivalent: "To me it's bad no matter where it originates."
Not me. I don't have that many days left. Please call me cracker. (Can I ax one black woman to do something without being killed? Just wondering.)
I do hope that you mean years, not days.
That we’re even beginning to talk about black racism is a giant leap from where we were pre-2008. Libs wouldn’t even admit that minority racism was even possible, which is laughable.
language alert you know...
By the time I heard the ‘rest of her speech’ I was convinced she continues to live in the house of hatred every day all day.
Bigoted hatemonger willingly lying about FNC to further her own agenda.
So we all hate Obamacare because we’re racist!
She hasn’t seen anything yet! She might live by the dream of redistribution but what is she going to do when other people’s money is no longer available to her and her ilk.
Try to go out on a date with somebody like Condi Rice around a group of black men and you’ll swear you were stuck in a Nabisco plant. (Think about it for a bit..)
That's because liberals think of racism in terms of whether the speaker holds power or not. Apparently, to liberals, ALL "whites" have "power" while "blacks" are just beginning to wield it in limited situations (such as the President and any appointments made during his term). It's goofy, stupid, convoluted, and makes sense only if you understand Liberal pretzel logic.
You bet there is such a thing. And you want to know somethinbg else, someone name me one so called “black” neighborhood that is a good neighborhood. I am not talking about every black person but as a whole, the current population, as a whole with all of their big gov. beliefs, the “give me” attitude, they along with hispanics destroy, rape and pillage our towns and cities, and that my friends is a fact.
Now I have to disagree. I lived in a predominately black city for 20+ years. It is not about race, but class. All races get caught up in the Gimme of government programs. Those neighborhoods are bad because of the crime that follows.
In closing, I'll tell you a little story. MY wife and I went to a place called peekskill, NY to a little tea house with some friends and we were walking from the train and some little black girl comes running out of her house and she said to me, "Mr. White man, don't you take my bike", and that was the last time that I ever went to that dump; again, not a dump because of it's last few white inhabitants.
If we made every cross race crime enhanced with hate crime punishment, then we would see who the real racists are...
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