I might be the last one, but I didn’t realize that there was such resentment/jealousy/hatred in the black community against whites! I really didn’t. I grew up in an environment that didn’t see themselves better or worse than anyone else..., simply liking people if they were decent and not liking those who weren’t. Now, I see, I chose to ignore the signals... signals such as my black co-workers taking on a separate “language” when I wasn’t a part of the discussion; eye rolling to each other in a group of mixed colors... little things I should have seen as a deliberate act to “stay separate”.
I still chose my friends by their belief systems, not by color... and after seeing the past 2 years... actually beginning with the OJ trial, it has been slapped in my face.
Two people in this nation bear responsibility for the renewed racial strife in the United States.
Around 1989, Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donahue started a serious of shows dedicated to racial strife in the United States. Within three years we had the L. A. riots.
The reaction from the chattering nabobs on the tube, “Well, what do you expect with all this racial unfairness?”
My wife and I were on vacation when Oprah started her first show on this. We accidentally saw it. I told her right then, you’re looking at riots down the road in short order.
These assholes are fire-starters. They don’t care about the death and destruction they sew.
Like you, I was shocked to see someone addressing racial strife in the U. S. after all the advances that had been made. When you understand race baiting is a growth industry, you begin to realize what’s going on.
When you tell someone you feel sorry for them, because they are mistreated, you’re going to curry a lot of favor from people who don’t want to take responsibility for their own life.
“I might be the last one, but I didnt realize that there was such resentment/jealousy/hatred in the black community against whites!”
Don’t forget the number of whites who were shocked at the overt racism in “Rev.” Jeremiah Wright’s church during the 2008 campaign. Orca Winfrey tried to downplay it by saying “white people just don’t understand what goes on in black churches”, as though that makes the racism O.K.