Skip to comments.Racism Not a Problem Anymore? Don't Be Ridiculous, It's Still a Big Issue
Posted on 12/04/2013 1:18:32 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The RNC's ill-worded tweet about the "end" of racism is a nice time to remember that racial bias is still real and still affects millions of Americans.
This past Sunday, to commemorate the anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycotta long-planned assault on segregation in the city initiated by Rosa Parks civil disobediencethe RNC wrote a tweet: Today we remember Rosa Parks bold stand in ending racism.
The reaction was swift as hundreds of Twitter users piled on the RNC with the hashtag #RacismEndedWhen, created by user @FeministaJones, mocking the idea that racism is anywhere close to over. Eventually, the RNC clarified, writing that the [p]revious tweet should have read Today we remember Rosa Parks bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism."
Still, this advances the idea that racism is a relic of the past. It isnt. And over the last few days, there have been several stories that re-affirm the extent to which racial biasand anti-black racism in particularare real things that happen to real people.
To wit, just a few hours after the RNCs ill-considered tweet, a news station in Rochester, New York noted the arrest and detainment of three African American students, who were waiting for a school bus to take them to a basketball game when police asked them to leave. They refused. We tried to tell them that we were waiting for the bus, said WanTauhjs Weathers, one of the teenagers, to WHEC. We werent catching a city bus, we were catching a yellow bus. He didnt care. He arrested us anyways. And, to be clear, this was even after the coach arrived to explain the situation.
(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...
Absolutely racism is still a major problem. Whites are persecuted all the time.
Yes. It is genetic now.
Just ask all the black people in Memphis, they scream racism over trivial crap. While most of the rest of the population cannot see where requiring a photo ID to vote is a race issue.
I had to show photo ID when I bought Christmas gift cards as I used a credit card to purchase them with. I get 4 times the amount in gas points and each 100 points is 10 cents off agal of gas. I now have $1 off gas for next month for up to 35 gals of gas. Buy the time I buy groceries for the month it will be $2 off to do 2 fill ups @ $1 off PER fill up. Had to show Photo ID when I went to the new PCP doctor.
Dubious anecdote near the end of the excerpt.
Statism sucks. Normal humans agree. Normal humans agree Blacks shouldn’t be arbitrarily persecuted. But what about the violence? Are normal humans expected to ignore the violence?
Don’t be a dick, Jamelle.
Three black students get arrested, dozens of old white people get grievously assaulted.
“If we could get in a time machine and travel 500 years in the future, would this still be an issue?”
It will last as long as the race hustlers can make a buck out of it.
If man is alive in 500 years, it will most likely be a one world government.
I agree ... reverse racism is at an all time high.
I used to not think of race in the military, spent many hours with friends there without thinking about race. It seems that it has since become an issue - pushed by the outsiders - and has caused problems.
When in the Military, had no problems with race, actually my main benefactor (lender during my short periods of insolvency) was a wonderful “black” fellow that seemed to have lots of money..and was my friend..heh. We went to one of his “Black” drinking holes and I have to say that I was scared..it was scary.
Everyone there was watching me and waiting for who or what knows what. It was a wonderful experience though and in hindsight taught me something although I had no idea at the time that it would. I really was shocked at how I felt when confronted by all blacks (scared) and understood the other side of the equation. My military friends at the time promised me that they would protect me.. did not understand it at all at the time...
#RacismEndedWhen blacks attack whites
Bob Dylan can sense it in your blood.
I’m a racist because a bought a white car. It doesn’t matter that I bought a white car because it is cooler in the blazing heat of summer.
There's only two ways this will resolve, AFAIK.
The most desirable and least likely is that the minority population will recognize and tire of being exploited by such as this writer and assorted alleged clergy, and put them out of business (wouldn't it be nice to see "Rev." Jackson pastoring a church, preaching twice each Sunday on, oh, I dunno, Ephesians or something, and spending the week visiting the sick and widowed members of his congregation without a camera crew in tow?).
The other, of course, is a repeat of the oft-repeated historical reality of what happens when a majority population decides that a minority population has become a problem in need of a solution.
Racism isn’t dead...in fact it is practiced daily by the Black Ku Klux Klan and other ethnic KKKs
Many blacks hate whites... the majority of blacks are racists... not all... but as a percentage of the population... they are the most racist Americans that exist today.
We still have murder, rape, and robbery too.
The way our white women are breeding with blacks in 500 years most will be brown.
Institutional racism abounds. The greatest manifestation of it is the failure to hold a black president accountable in the way that we would a white president.
Frankly, Jamelle Bouie... I don’t give a damn.