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Racial Double Standards
Creators Syndicate ^ | June 20, 2012 | Walter E. Williams

Posted on 06/18/2012 8:43:39 AM PDT by jazusamo

Back in 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said we were "a nation of cowards" on matters of race. Permit me to be brave and run a few assertions by you just to see whether we're on the same page. There should be two standards for civilized conduct: one for whites, which is higher, and another for blacks, which is lower. In other words, in the name of justice and fair play, blacks should not be held accountable to the same standards that whites are and should not be criticized for conduct that we'd deem disgusting and racist if said or done by whites.

You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about?" Mitt Romney hasn't revealed all of his fall campaign strategy yet, but what if he launched a "White Americans for Romney" movement in an effort to get out the white vote? If the Romney campaign did that, there'd be a media-led outcry across the land, with charges ranging from racial insensitivity to outright racism. When President Barack Obama announced his 2012 launch of "African Americans for Obama" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdjoHA5ocwU), the silence was deafening. Should the same standards be applied to Obama as would be applied to Romney? The answer turns out to be no, because Obama is not held to the same standards as Romney.

Liberals won't actually come out and say that criticism of Obama is in and of itself racist, but they come pretty close. Former President Jimmy Carter said that criticism of Obama shows that there is an "inherent feeling" in America that a black man should not be president. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball," said that critics of Obama are crackers. Morgan Freeman said that the campaign to see that Obama serves one term is a "racist thing." Former Obama czar Van Jones said that Romney's campaign sign "Obama Isn't Working" implies Obama is a "lazy, incompetent affirmative action baby."

Racial double standards also apply to how crime is reported. I'm betting that if mobs of white youths were going about severely beating and robbing blacks at random and preying on black businesses, it would be major news. News anchors might open, "Tonight we report on the most recent wave of racist whites organizing unprovoked attacks on innocent black people and their businesses." If white thugs were actually doing that, politicians would be demanding answers. Such random attacks do happen, but it's blacks preying on whites.

On St. Patrick's Day in Baltimore, a 19-year-old white man was viciously attacked by a mob of black thugs. He broke loose, but a second mob of black thugs attacked him, taking all of his belongings. Baltimore County Delegate Pat McDonough demanded the governor send in the Maryland State Police to control "roving mobs of black youths" at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and other activists demanded that McDonough apologize for talking about "black youth mobs."

Similar episodes of unprovoked violence by black thugs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls and at other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles and other cities. Most of the time, the race of the attackers, euphemistically called flash mobs, is not reported, even though media leftists and their allies are experts in reporting racial disparities in prison sentencing and the alleged injustice of the criminal justice system.

Racial double standards are not restricted to the political arena and crime reporting; we see it on college campuses and in the workplace. Black people ought to be offended by the idea that we are held accountable to lower standards of conduct and achievement. White people ought to be ashamed for permitting and fostering racial double standards that have effects that are in some ways worse than the cruel racism of yesteryear.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doublestandards; racial; walterwilliams

1 posted on 06/18/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
You can also hear liberals do the same thing in the case of Trayvon Martin.

They say that even if Martin attacked Zimmerman, Zimmerman deserved it for following Martin around and making him feel like a criminal.

Can you imagine a case where a 6'1" white Iowa high school football player beat a black 5'8" father's head against the curb because he believed the black guy was following him?

White liberals simply do not expect black youth to behave with the same level of decency as white youth. And they claim that you are a racist if you do!

2 posted on 06/18/2012 8:50:53 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jazusamo
White people ought to be ashamed for permitting and fostering racial double standards that have effects that are in some ways worse than the cruel racism of yesteryear.

This is the proper response to all the racialist crap the left has been pulling for years.

It is their lower expectations that are racist, it is not the problem of those who insist upon the same standards for everyone.

3 posted on 06/18/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo
White people ought to be ashamed for permitting and fostering racial double standards that have effects that are in some ways worse than the cruel racism of yesteryear.

Is he kidding? Laws and societal pressure make it impossible for white people to do anything but espouse double standards!
4 posted on 06/18/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: jazusamo
..implies Obama is a "lazy, incompetent affirmative action baby."

IMPLIES?????

5 posted on 06/18/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: dead

In our society a young black man’s life has no value if it is taken by another black.

However, a young black man’s life has great value if it is taken by a white. People line up to cash in that value.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: dead
Excellent point and so true.

Many white liberals are all too ready to make excuses for the criminal behavior of black young people and it's being taught in universities and colleges across the country by liberal profs.

7 posted on 06/18/2012 8:59:33 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: mrsmel; skeeter

This is a case where “white people” are in a no-win situation. If they insist on higher standards for minorities (no more double standards), then they are labelled as hateful and insensitive to black cultural issues.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 9:05:22 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: jazusamo

Have some fried chicken and a slice a watermellon and relax.
Hey if I am going to always to acused of being a racist because I don’t kiss black ass then I am going to use all the stereotypes of the old school democrat kkk.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 9:06:55 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: jazusamo

Obama czar Van Jones said that Romney’s campaign sign “Obama Isn’t Working” implies Obama is a “lazy, incompetent affirmative action baby.”

It’s not what the sign “implies”, it’s what Van Jones is truthfully reading into it in his own mind!


10 posted on 06/18/2012 9:11:25 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: jazusamo
"Obama Isn't Working" implies Obama is a "lazy, incompetent affirmative action baby."

And your point is....?

11 posted on 06/18/2012 9:13:30 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: jazusamo
...what if he {Romney} launched a "White Americans for Romney" movement in an effort to get out the white vote? because Obama is not held to the same standards as Romney.

Unlike liberal elites who feel Obama must be given the benefit of 'help' - the implication being that he's inferior because of his race... We - conservatives - hold him to the same standards as any other liberal President. We didn't like Clinton - We don't like Obama. Nothing to do with race - everything to do with being liberal elites... both protected by the biased MSM press...

12 posted on 06/18/2012 9:21:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: GOPJ
We didn't like Clinton - We don't like Obama. Nothing to do with race - everything to do with being liberal elites... both protected by the biased MSM press...

Amen...That pretty much says it all.

13 posted on 06/18/2012 9:24:08 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Like the article but why is it only a columnist of color would write this article and whites are scared sh!tless to touch the 3rd rail.
14 posted on 06/18/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: jazusamo

Things are much worse than they seem for racism in the US, because liberal Democrats are actively encouraging black Americans to exterminate themselves as a race.

I should specify that I mean “Slave Descended” (SD) black Americans, not immigrant Africans, and by both limiting the opportunities for advancement and success for SD Americans, and also encouraging SD Americans to engage in very self destructive behaviors. All with the seeming end of genocide.

To start with, Noam Chomsky has personally done more than anyone, or any historical figure, to deprive SD black Americans of an education which they could use to better themselves. He did so with the creation of “whole language” English instruction, that leaves students illiterate and incapable of completing their other studies.

And Chomsky’s disciples still passionately advocate “whole language” instruction despite decades of evidence of its complete failure and destructive consequences.

And the vast majority of children afflicted with this were and are SD black Americans. Chomsky has already cost millions of them a good livelihood and the American dream, condemning them to poverty and illiteracy.

However, this just “keeps the black man down”, it does not directly kill them, which is the ultimate objective of liberal Democrats.

To this end, liberal Democrats have gone to lengths to convince SD blacks to do something pleasurable, but which will eventually destroy them.

Sex outside of marriage. Which sounds almost laughable unless you are aware of the murderous consequences.

To start with, there is a practical, 20-or-so year window of reproduction by people, from about age 15 to age 35. And anything that interferes with reproduction during those years will have an impact.

Those who want sex outside of marriage usually decide they must use birth control, and liberals have encouraged and made available long term birth control for women, that prevents reproduction in six or more months.

Those who do not are encouraged to abort their babies, with Planned Parenthood targeting poor, urban people. In NYC alone, some 38,000 black babies are aborted every year.

And the process continues with many black women who do have children raising them on their own. But such children are 60% more likely to criminally offend than children with two parents. The 20 year time limit applies to men as well.

So why do the demographics of “blacks in America” seem stable? Only because of a radical *increase* in the number of immigrant African blacks, which conceals the decline of SD blacks.

Only a good demographer could figure out the medium and long term consequences of this “self extermination”, but that it exists, and is encouraged by liberal Democrats, is clear.


15 posted on 06/18/2012 9:54:53 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: THE_RAIDER

I hear you. Dr. Williams and Dr. Sowell have spoken out on this many times but not many whites.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 10:10:40 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
The irony is that is the true double standard in this country.

We have become sheeple.

17 posted on 06/18/2012 10:13:04 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
My question is; Why are black on whites crimes not reported the same as white on black ones?

Are they trying to encourage a large push back response from white America or something else?

18 posted on 06/18/2012 10:15:53 AM PDT by Taylor42
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To: jazusamo

The only real racism is the racism of the double standard.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: jazusamo
We didn't like Clinton - We don't like Obama.

How does picking on the first 2 black presidents prove you are not racist?

20 posted on 06/18/2012 10:27:08 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: jazusamo

I’ll go one further - among dem First Ladies - I’d put Michelle Obama behind Jackie O, and before Ladybird... Hillary doesn’t make the list...


21 posted on 06/18/2012 10:27:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: jazusamo

Guilt and worry are two entirely useless emotions and are a complete waste of time.

I don’t worry if people think I’m racist, phobic or any of the other idiot isms of the day. And I feel no guilt if they do.

News flash: I really don’t care if you’re black or gay. Are you doing your job? Are you a net asset to whatever joint effort we’re engaged in, whether business or emotional relationship or trade? That’s my concern.

I suspect the vast majority of working Americans would concur.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 10:32:36 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Thud

FYI


23 posted on 06/18/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: Taylor42

In that 95% of black crime is black on black, I think it is part of a two-pronged deception campaign.

To start with, in the minds of liberal Democrats, it is essential that SD blacks think of themselves as racial victims. But for them to be victims, there must be victimizers. “The Man” is just an abbreviation of “The White Man”, and serves this purpose.

Since children with just one parent are in a “survival” mode instead of a “success” mode, it explains why so many young SD black people end up in prison. But liberal Democrats do not want SD blacks to make that association, so they say “blacks are imprisoned because of racial prejudice, and oppression by ‘The Man’.”

And at the same time that 95% of black homicides are being committed by blacks, liberal Democrats have convinced many blacks that all these killings are done by white people; while at the same time, liberal Democrats encourage the violent, gangster lifestyle for black young people.

Why is what is basically the tiny musical genre of rap given such wide publication and release? The number of young black people who want such music are tiny. Of the top five albums of all time, 3 are by white artists, one by a crossover black artist (MC Hammer) popular with whites, and just 1 is by what most people think of as a real black rapper (Nelly) (who sampled David Bowie and used children’s songs as a motif).

And yet, the record industry will back violence, sex and drugs rap acts even though their sales have a much lower margin. They see it as “message music”, that encourages blacks to pursue the rap and drugs lifestyle.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: jazusamo
I hear you. Dr. Williams and Dr. Sowell have spoken out on this many times but not many whites.

Being black, Doctors Williams and Sowell can say many such things that whites just don't dare say.

25 posted on 06/18/2012 11:10:31 AM PDT by Bob
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To: jazusamo; dead
You guys are starting to see the picture...

I've talked to some die-hard liberals (some even in my extended family) about affirmative action, etc; the truth is: Liberals don't believe black people CAN make in the world without government or some other kind of help; NOT because of racism or poverty, but because they truly believe they're inferior!! But they call conservatives who “judge a man not by his skin color, but by the content of his character”, racists!!!

26 posted on 06/18/2012 11:23:04 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Chomsky has already cost millions of them a good livelihood and the American dream, condemning them to poverty and illiteracy.

But his intention was to ensure that they would always be available in masses for Communist cadres to recruit.

27 posted on 06/18/2012 11:35:52 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: jazusamo

Right on! Lefties and liberals are the MOST racist bastards out there! I will take a man being a man 10 times out of 10 instead of leaning on lowered expectations like the left does!


28 posted on 06/18/2012 2:02:10 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: jazusamo
Romney's campaign sign "Obama Isn't Working" implies Obama is a "lazy, incompetent affirmative action baby."

I think it's intended to imply that Obama is incompetent and lazy. However, a reader may infer that he achieved his position through racial preference, if the reader wishes ...

I like that sign. I may get one!

29 posted on 06/18/2012 4:33:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (More than you ever wanted to know, right?)
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To: jazusamo
Morgan Freeman said that the campaign to see that Obama serves one term is a "racist thing."

Let's see. I'm a "seasoned citizen", been voting since 1968.

In '68, I voted for Nixon, not Humphrey.
In '72, I voted for Nixon, not McGovern.
In '76, I voted for Ford, not Carter.
In '80, I voted for Reagan, not Carter.
In '84, I voted for Reagan, not Mondale.
In '88, I voted for Bush, not Dukakis.
In '92, I voted for Bush, not Clinton.
In '96, I voted for Dole, not Clinton.
In '00, I voted for Bush, not Gore.
In '04, I voted for Bush, not Kerry.
In '08, I voted for McCain, not Obama.

But I guess I'm racist because I didn't vote for Obama...

30 posted on 06/18/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette
I'm a wee bit more of a “seasoned citizen”. lol

Voted for Goldwater in ‘64 but other than that we have voted identically.

I must be racist too, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it. :-)

31 posted on 06/18/2012 4:56:54 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: dead

You are correct. When I see a group of utes in their “fresh whites”. In downtown Chicago, I automatically cross the street to put distance between me and them. They don’t belong there, they are there for trouble. Period. It’s way past time that we in America call the black”leaders” out on this. Lets call a spade a spade....or something like that...


32 posted on 06/19/2012 4:27:15 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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