Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Are Blacks More Racist Than Whites?

In my opinion asking such a question is quite laughable when you put the concept of racism in its proper context. Racism in and of itself is not something that can be solely subject to definition. But it is actually more of a weapon that can be used by those who have the means to do so. Being racist without having the ability to directly effect or impact anyone, is like having a watchdog with no teeth. All bark and no bite.

A recent Rasmussen poll found that more Americans by a wide margin think blacks are more racist than whites. This also included a significant percent of blacks who according to Rasmussen said that they consider more blacks racist than whites or Hispanics. The poll was sloughed off, mocked, and skewered by some.
Of course it was. Where did they find these 2 black people, and have much were they paid.

Many can and should take issue with the methodology. It was done through a telephone survey and the sample was 1,000 respondents. But the question is how did pollsters define and determine what is "racist"? The perception of what racism is can have varying opinions due to experience, socio-economic, indicators, and education.

Still, its conclusion may have some validity. For three decades, the steady drumbeat has been that the avalanche of civil rights and voting rights laws, state and local bars against discrimination, and affirmative action programs has permanently crumbled the nation's historic racial barriers. The parade of top black appointed and elected officials, including one president, the legions of black mega millionaire CEOs, athletes, entertainers, and the household names of blacks from Oprah to Bob Johnson is repeatedly waved as convincing proof of that.

The ferocious assault by high profile black conservatives, with a certain Supreme Court justice leading the way, have sold millions of Americans that everything from historic voting rights protections to affirmative action are relics of a long by-gone racist past and should be summarily dumped in the historic dust bin. They haven't stopped at that. They've even sold a wide body of the public that to continue to fight for these supposedly unnecessary relics is just a self-serving, greedy grab by the much rivaled "civil rights establishment" to protect its racial turf, and feather its own nest. Those hurt most by this are blacks who they supposedly mire in a semi-permanent state of dependency and entitlement trap. 

The very notion that every stride made toward racial justice and equality have been self defeating steps of African-American dependency is ludicrous, and insulting. The election of one African-American president is not the cure all for the country, and those African-Americans who believe that it does indeed signal a paradigm shift have either insulated themselves from or are fully detached from reality.


Side Bar: I doubt that this nonsense was the brain child of an Aftican-American

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