Wow!!! Academia has taken it to a WHOLE 'NOTHER LEVEL haven't they? I guess the PC crowd and the Jacksons and Sharptons of the world are patting themselves on that back right now. Whatever happened to the freedom of speech, freedom of expression that I hear the liberals in academia frequently screaming about? Why can't I have my own views on what is right and wrong, what is good and evil, and what people I CHOOSE to associate with or not? This is part of the reason our public education is failing as it is, WRONG PRIORITIES. It seems like these institutions of higher learning seem to be more focused on "convincing whites" of how evil they are than educating them to succeed in their career. They need to stop teaching PCness, liberalism, multiculturalism, gay agenda, open condom use, etc and go back to the basics.
I remember my great grandmother saying in all her wisdom before she died "don't say ALL, ALWAYS, or NEVER too much because that means that you are making an ignorant, PREJUDICE statement against an entire GROUP of people." Mind you my great grandfather served in WWI and was the son of a sharecropper and my great grandmother did domestic work her entire life, purchased land and a home, educated her children, and overcame TRUE racism. I remember sitting on her knee as a young child and hearing her stories about the "good white folks she used to work for." I guess they were ALL racists then and she was lying.
Since I blog alot and my passion is race relations, let us keep it real for just a moment. There IS racism in society but not to the extent that many race baiters want you to believe. There IS a double standard on race and hate crimes legislation. There ARE racist black people, Hispanic people, Asian people, Arab people, etc in this world (I mean look at Al Qaeda). There is a thing called REVERSE RACISM as I have seen it in my lifetime thus far. As a black woman, a conservative Christian one at that, I have more racial hatred espoused against me from other BLACKS than anyone else...everything from my skin color being too light, my hair being too long, eyes being too light, I talk white, I forgot where I came from, as far as people stating that I'm not "authentic or even black anymore"etc (just visit some of my other blogs to read some of these comments if u want a laugh or two).
I read a comment in this article where the university stated the following:
"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. 'The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination….'"
The education program also notes that "reverse racism" is "a term created and used by white people to deny their white privilege." And "a non-racist" is called "a non-term," because, the program explains, "The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift the responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called 'blaming the victim')."
Questions I pose to all of you:
1) So if people of color CANNOT be racists being they don't have the POWER to act upon those prejudices, how do u excuse our racism in areas of the country where we dominate politically, economically, in education, and in the corporate world i.e. Atlanta, Chicago, parts of NYC, Washington DC, etc? Why does this only apply to the US when I have family in the West Indies and there is plenty of racism - black on black there? (Oops I forgot, we are an evil racist sexist homophobic country that is hated so much yet everyone wants to come here ... NOT).
2) So if only whites are racists, how do u explain these racists terms: white trash, honky, cracker, chink, jap, spic, wetback, wigger, towel head, hymie, interloper, dirty Arab, dirty Jew, Chinese pig, Russian pig, boonga, camel jockey, chinaman, ching chong, coconut, dink, guinea, gook, trailer park trash, gyp, greaseball, guido, kike, sheister, Christ killer, etc - all of which can be used by non-whites against other ethnic groups (alot of these I have heard in the inner cities and in my own communities - can u say Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or Louis Farakhan)?
3) If All Whites are Racist and minorities cannot be how do explain the existence of the following non-white organizations listed as "Hate Groups:"
* Black supremacist groups * Nation of Islam * New Black Panthers * United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors * Black Hebrew Israelites
* Holocaust Denial Groups * Institute for Historical Review
* Latin American supremacist groups *Nation of Aztlan
* Arab supremacist groups * CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)
Not to mention the multitudes of non-white violent gangs operating in this country.
4) If only whites can be racist, how do u explain all of the assaults (I've especially seen my share of white girls getting their asses kicked cause they were "white beeatches" as they were called), insults, and open mocking of white culture by several ethnic groups (has anyone heard Tom Joyner or Tavis Smiley lately)?
5) If "blaming the victim" is a way for whites to "shift their responsibility" isn't blaming everything on racism, "shifting the responsibility for one's life choices and consequences to others thereby giving them control of your destiny?"
6) What does the "white man" have to do with your decision to murder, molest, break the law, sneak into our country illegally, sell drugs, get pregnant without a husband, not work a job to support yourself, etc.? Aren't there things YOU can do to enable YOURSELF a better opportunity to succeed in life?
Nothing will EVER be solved if we continue to divide ourselves and accuse each other of being the REASON we cannot succeed in life. Racism is Racism regardless, that's the bottom line. If these same academia will not tolerate us categorizing all gays as perverts, or all Muslims as terrorists, or all Hispanics as law breaking illegals, or all blacks as baby-making criminals, they are hypocrites to state that ALL WHITES ARE RACISTS!!!!
Quanicia Wilson is my protege from Columbus, GA. She is part of the One Network. I am not the only one pumping out right knowledge.