Skip to comments.Ferguson isnít about black rage against cops. Itís white rage against progress.
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 weve 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 doesnt 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 Courts Brown v. Board of Education decision and took on its latest incarnation with Barack Obamas ascent to the White House. For every action of African American advancement, theres a reaction, a backlash.
The Norths 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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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.
Rap “music” and thuggery is NOT progress.
how do retarded morons get professorships?
Otherwise, we be gonna bust some caps on dat @ss fer sure pat-nar!
Affirmative action, the same way they get to become president.
Lord, that's funny.
Never heard welfare quite referred to that way!
But there are some white male profs who are just as idiotic .
The crying rantings of a child, cowering behind the skirts of anything handy. “Whites may be lawful and orderly, but ...”
The only thing missing is a hairpiece.
What a crick of crap.
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?
Crock-what a crock of crap.
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.
omg, you actually READ some of it .she is dumber than even I thought.
And that’s saying something .
Carol Anderson is apparently so ignorant that she doesn't know about "majority minority" districts that were instituted by foolish leftists just like her.
I was going to post a game for people to guess how she formed her agenda....
She’s frickin tenured and still butchin...