Skip to comments.Racial Double Standards
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
And your point is....?
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...
Amen...That pretty much says it all.
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.
I hear you. Dr. Williams and Dr. Sowell have spoken out on this many times but not many whites.
We have become sheeple.
Are they trying to encourage a large push back response from white America or something else?
The only real racism is the racism of the double standard.
How does picking on the first 2 black presidents prove you are not racist?