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Ferguson isnít about black rage against cops. Itís white rage against progress.
The Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014 | Professor Carol Anderson

Posted on 08/29/2014 3:06:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless.

Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment. It goes virtually unnoticed, however, because white rage doesn’t have to take to the streets and face rubber bullets to be heard. Instead, white rage carries an aura of respectability and has access to the courts, police, legislatures and governors, who cast its efforts as noble, though they are actually driven by the most ignoble motivations.

White rage recurs in American history. It exploded after the Civil War, erupted again to undermine the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision and took on its latest incarnation with Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House. For every action of African American advancement, there’s a reaction, a backlash.

The North’s victory in the Civil War did not bring peace. Instead, emancipation brought white resentment that the good ol’ days of black subjugation were over. Legislatures throughout the South scrambled to reinscribe white supremacy and restore the aura of legitimacy that the anti-slavery campaign had tarnished. Lawmakers in several states created the Black Codes, which effectively criminalized blackness, sanctioned forced labor and undermined every tenet of democracy....

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KEYWORDS: academicbias; acceptyourbeatdown; blacks; carolanderson; ferguson; michaelbrown; obama; raceriots; racism; teaparty; whites; whiteymustpay
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Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University and a public voices fellow with the Op-Ed Project. She is the author of “Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.”

1 posted on 08/29/2014 3:06:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rap “music” and thuggery is NOT progress.


2 posted on 08/29/2014 3:07:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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3 posted on 08/29/2014 3:08:41 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

how do retarded morons get professorships?


4 posted on 08/29/2014 3:09:35 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hear that, crackas? You need to accept aspiring hip-hop thugs with pants hanging around halfway between their asses and ankles into your pristine, lily-white neighborhoods.

Otherwise, we be gonna bust some caps on dat @ss fer sure pat-nar!

5 posted on 08/29/2014 3:10:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Affirmative action, the same way they get to become president.


6 posted on 08/29/2014 3:10:48 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 08/29/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment

Government payrolls?

Lord, that's funny.

Never heard welfare quite referred to that way!

8 posted on 08/29/2014 3:11:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Black skin...check
Internal genitalia...check


9 posted on 08/29/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

But there are some white male profs who are just as idiotic….


10 posted on 08/29/2014 3:12:29 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The crying rantings of a child, cowering behind the skirts of anything handy. “Whites may be lawful and orderly, but ...”


11 posted on 08/29/2014 3:13:16 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House

And, lo, the angels on high sang a glorious chorus...
12 posted on 08/29/2014 3:14:17 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regret.s - but it may be too late.)
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To: EEGator

The only thing missing is a hairpiece.


13 posted on 08/29/2014 3:14:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a crick of crap.


14 posted on 08/29/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: Responsibility2nd

No, she’s citing the fact that blacks are wa-a-a-a-a-y overrepresented in the federal, state and local bureaucracy/civil service and derive their “middle-classness” from that. Welfare is another subject. Of course, if all you do all day at work is loaf, how is that so different from being on welfare?


15 posted on 08/29/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Pilated

Crock-what a crock of crap.


16 posted on 08/29/2014 3:17:39 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: C. Edmund Wright
She's a professor of African Studies. She just confirms what I always thought that ethnic and womyns studies programs teach nothing.

Police officers don't draw voting precinct boundaries. In fact, Republicans cooperate with blacks to draw majority-minority districts that elect blacks. They do it because they want more black legislators. We do it because it packs a lot of Democrats in one district.

Government payrolls slashed? Under Obama? You have to be dumber than dishwater to think that's the case.

But then, she didn't get a college education. She got a degree in ethnic studies.

17 posted on 08/29/2014 3:18:01 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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omg, you actually READ some of it…….she is dumber than even I thought.

And that’s saying something….


18 posted on 08/29/2014 3:18:44 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength

Carol Anderson is apparently so ignorant that she doesn't know about "majority minority" districts that were instituted by foolish leftists just like her.

19 posted on 08/29/2014 3:20:40 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Damnit!

I was going to post a game for people to guess how she formed her agenda....

She’s frickin tenured and still butchin...


20 posted on 08/29/2014 3:20:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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