It is easy to always be right. Just associate and talk only with people who agree with you.
We all have a tendency to do this because it is unpleasant to have someone question or disagree with what we think or believe to be true. It is far more pleasant to have someone reinforce our point of view and confirm that we are indeed Right!
The problem is, when people only talk with people in groups that agree with themselves, the issues cannot be resolved. The different groups of “like think” simply stay divided and perhaps even come to physical conflict.
We have a great nation together. We must reconcile our differences to survive in the competitive and dangerous world we live in today. The expression “A house divided against itself will not stand” is a prophecy for what is to come for America if we cannot stand together as a nation to face the challenges that exist today.
Pointing out the problems of others only divides. Only when we consider and address our own problems can solutions be accomplished.
It is time to openly discuss our differences, not for division, but for our individual and person introspection. We have to look back at ourselves with the same critical eye we view others.
If we are willing to blame others, then we must be open to having that blame challenged and perhaps turned back on ourselves. We must judge ourselves in the same manner we judge others.
Change and solutions begin within.
“If you change yourself, you will change your world. If you change how you think, then you will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world around you will change.” –Mahatma Gandhi
The racial narrative in America is primarily focused on the alleged victimhood of people considered to be “Black”. This point of view requires that “White” people be demonized and blamed for the circumstance of all seemingly disadvantaged “Black” people.
When my granddaughter, who is Irish/Italian heritage and very light skinned, told me she “does not like white people”, I was concerned and confused.
In trying to determine how to respond to her, I, for the first time in my life, began to read and research into the history of race and race relations in America.
I was surprised, and in many ways shocked, at what I found. I found that I was very misinformed and ignorant of the actual facts regarding the issue of race in America.
I had realized that the issue of slavery and racism had overshadowed the goodness and achievements of “White” people in America and had spawned a high level of blame, resentment and animosity from “Black” people toward “White” people.
I had not realized, however, that much of what I had been lead to believe was false half-truths and misinformation. This distortion of fact and history has cause racial antagonism so profound that even the founders of America liberty are vilified and demeaned for being “White” oppressors of “Black” people.
Learning the truth about matters associated with race in America influenced me to begin a letter to my Granddaughter to explain why she should actually “like white people” and be proud to be an American.
In having to defend “White” people, I came to an expanded appreciation of what “White” people have contributed to humankind and how much they have done to benefit “Black” people. I began to wonder why the educational institutions and public media have not presented the factual truth regarding these matters.
The letter to my granddaughter began to expand into several pages and eventually a large document. Early on in the writing, I had realized that I was also writing to my fellow citizens. I came to feel that all Americans should be made aware of the real truth behind the racial myths and misconceptions being disseminated throughout American society.
My feeling was, and is, that if the real truth is known we could begin to heal the racial divide that exists today in our nation. In fact, I realized, in my reading and research, that failing to heal the divide would be extremely detrimental to America and lead to increasingly serious racial and social conflicts.
For this reason, I decided to publish the document as a book The Black and White of Racism. I also decided to establish this website, DiscussRacism.com, to further develop articles to accompany the book and further challenge the racial blame and shame game that is destroying the unity of our nation.
When the first European settlers arrived on the shores of what is now America, culture played a part in how the native people and the newly arrived people related to each other. The imagrant European settlers brought with them their Western Culture.
The Europeans considered their culture to be more ‘advanced’. They also felt that their more advanced culture gave them the right to acquire the land and dominate the territory.
Even though most of the European settlers were indentured servants, they still considered the culture of the native people to be an inferior culture. Then, as Africans began to arrive as indentured servants, the African culture also seemed inferior to the more dominate Europeans.
History is an age-old chronicle of more advanced cultures conquering and doing the same thing to less advanced cultures. In some ways this is how civilization itself advances in the world
Rather than Racist, the more dominate Europeans were, in fact, Culturalist.
Race was not an issue at this early date since racial classifications had not been established. Rather, the Europeans saw the Native and African people as primitive with a lesser developed culture.
It actually would not have made sense for the European’s to abandon their cultural advantages and adopt the less civilized preliterate tribal cultures. In fact, it would have been impossible to make such a regression initially. Survival and cultural identity were the unifying and motivational factors that gave them the ability to establish themselves in the new land.
In fact, should an American with African ancestry return to Africa today. they might have a similar experience. Suppose the American “Black” person was required to live with an isolated primitive African “community” in the jungle. They well might consider the African tribal culture to be less civilized and developmentally behind what they are use to. Additionally, they might have difficulty adapting to the new cultural environment. Likely they would prefer to return to the culture of which they were accustomed. They would not be racist, but rather, culturally advanced.
This, then, is not to establish a right or wrong determination. Taking the land from the Native people and eventually making slaves of some of the African people was wrong in retrospect. However, how far do we go back in establishing blame and right and wrong? Humans had been taking territory and enslaving others since the beginning of recorded history. The Native people here, and the African people in their homeland, likely had participated in similar activity before the establishment of Colonial America.
Our objective here is to establish the fact that Racism is not now, nor has ever been, the issue with human relations in America. Culture, and the clash of cultures, is the issue and the problem we faced then, and face today.
People who try to make race an issue, such as the racial provocateurs of today, are simply mistaken in understanding what actually drives the attitudes and division of people from different cultures. They use the charge of “Racism” and blame for their own political and social purposed.
This is why we are unable to solve the, so called, problem of “Racism” in America today. A problem simply cannot be solved if the diagnosis of the problem is incorrect. Rather than “Racism” the problem has always been Culture. Before we seek to address the problem of “Culturalism” in America today, it might be beneficial to look at what constitutes “Culture”.
What is Culture?
Culture is the intellectual and physical achievements, knowledge, and characteristics of a social group of people, the primary factors of Culture include language, beliefs, music, arts and social values such as folkways and mores.
Folkways are the social norms for what is considered polite and rude. To violate cultural folkways may cause an individual to be shunned socially.
Mores are social norms for what is considered right and wrong in the society. Violating cultural mores is far more serious and often has very severe consequences that might lead to punishment, imprisonment, or banishment from the society. To violate social mores such as child molestation, rape, assault, robbery or general lawlessness is culturally and socially unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
Therefore, individuals or groups within, or outside, a particular culture will be treated with equal and similar reactions to violations of cultural folkways by being scorned and rejected by the cultural mainstream.
Likewise, individuals or groups within, or outside, a particular culture will be treated with equal and similar reactions to violations of cultural mores in a far more harsh and extreme manner. Not only will they be socially ostracized, but will often be penalized severely.
Since individuals or groups that violate cultural social norms are treated the same, if within or not within the culture, it cannot be said that there are distinctions made based on skin color or territorial origin.
This cultural reaction to anti-social behavior is natural and essential for the preservation of the cultural social order and well-being. Even some animal groups establish social norms that are enforced to preserve the order of the animal group.
To call individuals within a culture “Racist” because they object to violations of their established cultural folkways and mores, along with laws and regulations, is not only inaccurate but also inflammatory. To consider simple people who hold to such cultural norms as ignorant is itself being misinformed of subject to ignorant elitism.
So how do we deal with a nation that is Multi-Cultural and still have a cohesive society and single national identity as a nation?
The American Culture is a culture based on individual freedom.
While the American culture has evolved primarily from what is known as Western Culture, the freedom of the individual citizens is paramount. In America the individual citizen is protected with a Constitution and Bill or Rights that is the foundation of the Culture.
“The term “Western culture” has come to define the culture of European countries as well as those that have been heavily influenced by European immigration, such as the United States, according to Khan University. Western culture has its roots in the Classical Period of the Greco-Roman era and the rise of Christianity in the 14th century.”
“Other drivers of Western culture include Latin, Celtic, Germanic and Hellenic ethnic and linguistic groups. Today, the influences of Western culture can be seen in almost every country in the world.” (1)
The Native pre-American Culture (so called “Indians) had some minor influence on American Culture, however, mainstream American Culture today reflects influences, to some degree, from Africans, as well as many other cultures from all over the world.
However, mainstream American Culture, while multi-cultural, is driven today by the principles set forth in the United States Constitution, the Bill or Rights and the Laws and Regulations established by the nation. Any citizen that adheres to these principals and laws is protected even from some of the various cultural folkways,mores and social norms within any of the particular cultures that make up the mainstream American culture.
Individual citizens and social groups that set themselves apart from mainstream American Culture, therefore, are subject to the same social ostracization and cultural intolerance as in any other culture.
For example, considering women inferior and subordinate with limited rights is unacceptable, even if a religion or particular culture subscribes to such treatment. Forming into an unruly and lawless mob destroying private property and assaulting innocent victims is as offensive as it is unlawful. Implementing cultural or religious laws in conflict with United States Laws are not allowed. Imposing social or religious dominance that imposes limits on personal individual freedom of adult citizens is illegal and subject to penalty.
For this reason, calling a person a “Racist” and ascribing false reasoning and blame to citizens in good standing and adherence with the established social, legal and cultural norms of this nation is not only non-productive, but also detrimental to the cohesion of mainstream American Culture. This leads to social animosity and division within the social order along with serious deterioration of the culture.
Deviant social behavior, when it comes to established cultural mores, laws and regulations, is deplorable and should be identified for what it actually is. It should not be justified or condoned by charging other with “Racism”.
Likewise, placing general accusations of wrongs in the past by stereotyping people today using racalistic terms like “White”, “Black”, “Brown” or “Yellow is abhorrent behavior and should not be tolerated. Making such false charges by arbitrary grouping individuals by skin color alone without any factual reason is irresponsible, insulting and absurd.
Identifying the issue as Cultural differences, as opposed to Racism, is the only way we can address the actual problem, Only then can we begin to implement an effective solution to the issue. Being “politically correct” will not work. It is time for each individual to rid themselves of a racialist mindset and consider what they can do individually to stop the name calling and stereotypical accusations made toward fellow citizens.
It is time to analyze the problems associated with what we now refer to as “Racism” and dig down to the actual and factual root cause of the division. We need to face the truth without bias or equivocation. Behavior in conflict or violation of the National American culture should be identified for what it is and addressed in a social and legal manner. Otherwise, all citizens in good social standing within the Culture should be afforded all rights and privileges of a free people with liberty and justice for each and all.
Only then can we begin to resolve our disunion as a nation. Only then can we rid ourselves of the restrictive bonds of false and misleading causation and find effective remedy for the dissension and acrimony we experience today in America. Only then can we be truly free individual citizens without discord and resentment.
Let’s begin to identify “Racism” for the falsification it actually is, and admit that the social restraints, standards and laws of American Culture are necessary and beneficial to our national strength and well-being.
Let’s hold every individual American responsible for their behavior as citizens at the same time we afford them the benefits of citizenship in our wonderful nation along with the cultural advantages we all enjoy.
Turns out that is a trick question. Currently there is no scientific consensus regarding what actually constitutes intellegence. Making the issue even more complicated, a concept of different types of intelligence is emerging from studies by neuroscientists.
So the answer has to be based on a further question: “What type of intelligence is being determined?”
The question here is specifically focused on Academic Intelligence or IQ.
The reason is because we are forced to compare the on average academic type intelligence between people called “White” and people called “Black”. The difference is often attributed to “White” racism and racial injustice.
The issue we are dealing with here, however, must be approached in three parts.
(1) Have “White” people caused “Black People”, on average, to score consistently below, on average, the IQ score of “White” people?
(2) Should “White” people be held responsible to elevate the average “Black” academic Intelligence Quotient to be equal to the average “White” IQ?
(3) Is this even possible?
We hear and read often that the “Educational system is failing Black people”. Once again, racist “Black” people are shifting blame to “White” people and demanding the inequity be fixed by “White” people.
Keep in mind that we are not suggesting that “Black” people, on average, do not excel beyond “White” people in other types of Intelligence. We are specifically addressing the issue of academic IQ here.
The only sensible and accurate way to address this charge of blame regarding IQ is to look at the factual reality. For this reason, it is”Black” people blaming “White” people for their academic inequity that makes it necessary to mount a defense.
Otherwise we could simply consider that individuals have different IQ’s and take race out of the issue.
Guess what, all people are not all exactly the same and equal in capability.
If someone tells you that “Black” men seem to be more capable and perform better, on average, at Professional Football and Basketball than “White” men, would you agree?
Would this be racist?
Would this be the fault of the “Black” players or the coaches?
If someone tells you that “White” people seem to do better in school and perform better, on average, academically than “Black” people, would you agree?
Would this be racist?
Would this be the fault of the “White” students or teachers?
Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, does not mention, in the video below, why “Black” men seem to excel at Football, but makes a powerful case, in a similar manner, that “White” people do not cause the gap between “White” and “Black” people academically.
In the YouTube video titled “Race Differences in Intelligence”, Mr. Taylor explains why it is important to recognize this fact, and why we, as a nation, should base our expectations on reality rather than blame and guilt when it comes to race and achievement.
Here are quotes from the beginning statement by Mr. Taylor in the video. Be sure to view the complete video for a very comprehensive and fact based commentary on the subject. We also recommend that you visit the American Renaissance website at www.amren.com/
“I would like to talk to you about racial differences in intelligence. I realize this is an unpleasant subject. Even if different races have different IQs, why talk about it? The truth is, Whites have to talk about it if only in self-defense. In America, and in every other majority White country, if non-whites, especially Blacks, do not perform at the same level as Whites, the inevitable explanation is White racism. It’s our fault.
But what if, on average, people of different races don’t have the same IQ? Differences in intelligence are a big part of why some people do better in life than others. Could it be that Blacks do poorly in school, for example, not because schools are racist but because, on average, they are not as smart as Whites? If that’s true, it may not make much sense to try to narrow the racial gap in achievement. Instead, maybe we should be trying to simply improve the performance of all children, and not worry about the gap.
So what’s the evidence for racial differences in intelligence? Actually that’s the wrong question. The right question is why would anyone think that Blacks and Whites, for example, have the same average level of intellegence? There are certainly smart Blacks and stupid Whites, but why would anyone think that the people who live in the Congo are just as smart as the people who live Sweden.
Before Black Africans had contact with outsiders, not one African society had invented the wheel. No Blacks had a written language or a calendar. No Blacks had built a two story building or mechanical device, or had domesticated any beast of burden.
All this suggests a low average level of intelligence.
Black Africa has now been in contact with the outside world for hundreds of years, but it is still where you find the countries with the most poverty, the shortest life expectancy and the lowest levels of economic development.
Many people will tell you Africa is poor because it was colonized and exploited by Europeans. Not so, the most extensively colonized parts, such as South Africa, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, are now the most advanced parts of Africa. Ethiopia and Liberia, which were never colonized, are among the poorest places in Africa.
And do you know which country in the Western Hemisphere was the first to become independent after the United States freed itself from Britain? It was Haiti. Haiti, which has an almost entirely African population, has been independent for nearly 200 years. But it has a profile of poverty, disease, corruption and under development that makes it a perfect match for Black Africa.
Its history is very different from African countries, and it is 4,000 miles away, across an ocean, but African people have brought a typically African society to the new world.
Wherever Blacks live outside of Africa, but among people of other races, they show the same patterns of generally less successful behavior. This is true of Canada and Britain, for example, which never had a history of slavery or Jim Crow.
Does this mean that White people brutally mistreat Black people all over the world wherever they go, or do Black and White People have different level or ability?
Here in the United States, there are about 16,000 different school districts. There isn’t a single one in which black students perform at the same level as Whites. Is every one of those 16,000 districts run by racists trying to keep Black people down? Or are there simply racial differences in intelligence?” — Jared Taylor
View the entire video:
Following are Some Further Comments by Waylon Allen after viewing the video:
Without question, individual people have different mental and physical abilities. It would be absurd to require, or even expect, every human being to have the exact same intelligence and athletic ability. If an educational institution or government entity initiated a program to raise the intelligence of every citizen to the same level, it would be a waste of money and effort. It would be impossible to achieve.
Regarding physical ability, a good example to consider would be professional Football or Basketball players.
Suppose the owners of the team demanded that the coaches raise the athletic ability of the White and Black players to the exact same level of skill, ability and performance. Suppose the owners accused the coaches of discrimination and racism, because the White players were consistently performing at a lower level of ability than the Black players.
So, what if the owners simply demanded that the coaches “Fix it” with no exceptions? Of course the only solution would be to require the Black players to perform at a lower level so as to not outperform the White players with lesser ability.
What effect would this have on the quality of the game?
It would be the same if we required all the runners in a race to run at the same speed. Here again, the runners would have to all reduce their speed to not exceed the speed of the slowest runner. It would not even seem like a race, however, the slowest runner would not be made to feel the slowest. All would be winners, or losers, depending on your point of view.
This is exactly what the government and many corporate and educational institutions are doing today. It is no longer a question of which individual person excels or best meets the requirements. Determinations of which individual is the best qualified, most capable, or performs the highest level must be filtered and weighed on a racial basis. The outcome must meet the prescribed racial and gender statistical standard. Any exception shows racial and gender bias and must be penalized.
In a nation that assures individual freedom for each citizen, race should not be a factor. Individual ability should be the only consideration. Who is most qualified and best suited to throw the football, run the race best, fulfill the responsibility best, be the best student, teach the students best, manage the situation best, and hold the position best should be the only consideration.
America cannot excel unless the individual citizens are allowed to excel without imposed limitations or racial bias.
In America, there has been a mix up. With the advent of private DNA testing, the distinct lines between racial origins of individual people has become a bit blurred. It is not unusual for an individual American to find out, from such a test, that they are not purebreds.
A light skinned person with obvious ancestry in Europe might find that one, or more, of their ancestors might have African heritage. Likewise, a dark skinned person with ancestry in Africa might find that one, or more, of their ancestors might have European heritage.
It is natural that most people want to think of themselves in terms of a single geographical, ethnic and cultural origin. The ancestors of most Americans did not come from America, but came to America. Many want to preserve and celebrate their individual “racial” and cultural heritage.
We see special ethnic and cultural gatherings and celebrations from Greek-Americans, Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, African-Americans, Native-Americans and so on. We have citizens who want to protect their “racial” integrity and avoid dissolution of their racial purity out of cultural and ethnic pride. We also have people who want to dominate and divide racially such as, so called, White and Black supremacists. There are religions that dominate the ethnic and cultural identity of people such as Jewish-Americans and Islamic-Americans with specific religious requirements and laws.
Regardless, in America, all races, cultures, ethnicities, and religions must accept the American Culture of individual freedom and the freedoms described in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Therefore, when we say that White people are more intelligent than Black people, the statement is too general and stereotypical to apply to all individual Americans.
For example, we had a president. Barack Obama, with ancestry that was half European and half African. Does this mean that his intelligence was probably halfway between that of White and Black people?
Frankly, it is unfortunate that, as president of all Americans, he did not simply declare that he was neither White or Black or, perhaps, both. Instead he fed the dividual flames of race consciousness and racial obsession leading to even more racial polarization in America.
The book “The Black and White of Racism”, suggests that Americans abandon racialistic thinking and stop using the racial specifiers “Black” and “White” altogether. This would be a “fundamental change” that would make a profound and positive impact on race relations in this nation.
Opposition to not using these words would come from Politicians who use the words to divide and manipulate American citizens; Racial Agitators, who profit from the exportation of racial division; Government Bureaucrats, who make their living administrating racial bias against people they call “White”; Educators, who consider themselves to be Black, and teach racism in the classrooms; Educators, who consider themselves to be “White” and enlightened, who teach that “White” people take advantage of “Black” people and should be reprimanded; Hostile Religions, that use racial division to encourage converts; Our Nation’s Enemies, domestic and foreign, who want to diminish our unity as a nation and use the principle of “divide and conquer” to their advantage; and Institutions, Groups and Organizations that use “Black” to exclude “White People” and to form segregated enrollments and memberships such as The “Historically” Black Colleges, The Black Wall Street Merchants Association, The Miss Black America Pageant, The National Association of Black Accountants, The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, The National Registry of Black Baby Names, The National Society of Black Engineers, The Congressional Caucus, and et cetera.
Perhaps, the most objection would come from the people who consider themselves to be “Black” themselves.
Considering the information in the Video “Radial Differences in Intelligence” regarding the self-limitations of African people, and also considering all that has been done to help people with African heritage to improve their circumstance over many years, often at the detriment of innocent people called “White”; naturally these people would not want to give up the benefits of being designated as “Black”.
They would have to compete on an individual basis. Just like in football, entertainment and other areas of achievement, they would find success in excellence and less success when unqualified or less capable. No longer would the most qualified student be denied enrollment in college because they were not of African heritage, no longer would racial quotas supersede individual qualification. No longer would the best and brightest be held back and shamed for their excellence.
In this circumstance, the race card and crutch would no longer be available. Race as an excuse would no longer be valid. America would be stronger, more fair and unbiased.
It is time for “Individual Freedom” and “Individual Opportunity” to exist without consideration of race. Any individual American that is, in any way, impeded by racial quotas or racial limitations should be supported in a legal petition to the government for their “Inalienable Rights” as American citizens.
(Inalienable rights cannot be bought, sold, or transferred from one individual citizen to another under the Constitution of the United States.)
Let’s begin to destroy racism at its roots. Stamp out the use of “Black” and “White” now used to de-individualize American citizens and stereotype them for racial purposes.
Not all people who consider themselves to be “Black” are racist. However, for many people “Black Racism” is epidemic. Following are examples of how to identify a “Black Racist”.
“Black Racism” can be defined as:
(1) An Obsession with racial identity by many people who consider themselves to be “Black”.
For the “Black Racist”, it’s all about race. They project race into most social, educational and business situations. Race is the central focus of their existence. It taints all aspects of their lives. It infuses their thinking and talking with one another. It is at the center of their lives fermenting blame, envy, resentment, animosity, and in many cases, hatred for the “White Oppressors”.
(2) Stereotypical categorizing of “White People” as “Racist” and “Anti-Black” based on a range of skin tone alone.
For the “Black Racist, all people with light skin are racist, and children of racist, until proven otherwise. They demonize a large diverse population of people they consider to be White” without any individualized proof or historical evidence of wrong doing. It is a wholesale indictment that reflects the worst elements of racism.
(3) Shifting individual and personal responsibility for bad actions and behavior to other people they consider to be “White”.
“Black Racist” have altered the term “The Devil made me do it” to “White people caused me (or us) to do it”. They use it like a “Get Our of Fault Free” card. Regardless of the unacceptable behavior, from mob violence to out of proportion crime statistics, it is the fault of “White” people and the injustice they have suffered being black in America. Using the antithesis of Dr. King’s dream, the “Black Racist” insists that they Not be “judged by the content of their character” but excused because of the “color of their skin”.
(4) Blaming people they call “White” for their own inadequacies and failures.
The “Black Racist” ignores the fact that, as Africans, they should measure their advancement in America in comparison to Africans that never left African rather than compare themselves with non-Africans.
Over the past 400 years in America, “Blacks” with African heritage in America are no longer the same intellectually and culturally as “Blacks” in Africa today. The difference is the progress they have made in racial terms being in America rather than Africa.
If we compare the first Africans that arrived in Jamestown in the 1600s, with the Europeans that also arrived, there was a distinct difference then. It is reasonable to assume that the cultural and intellectual gap that existed then, has continued to exist since that time.
For this reason, it is unreasonable for “Black Racist” to compare their racial progress and advancement with the people they consider to be “White”. There is no reason to expect the “Black” people to advance faster intellectually than, and out of proportion with, the “White” people. The gap in intelligence and cultural achievement has continued to exist as both races moved forward equally into modern times. The difference that existed at the start still exists today even though both races have made tremendous leaps forward culturally and intellectually.
The “Black” people were not equal to “White” people in cultural advancement and intelligence in the 1600s, and are not equal today. Equality is a political and social right in America, but equality of individual capability is not a governmental right and can not be assured or mandated by society.
“Black Racists” point to Slavery as the cause of the gap, however, the absence of Slavery in Africa has not overcome the intelligence gap. Africans that remained in Africa without slavery, have not advanced culturally and intellectually on average, to the level of Europeans today for example. As noted, “Blacks” in Africa have also not advanced culturally and intellectually, on average, with American “Blacks”.
It would be far more appropriate for the “Black Racist” to appreciate the effort that has been made to help overcome their deficiencies in this area. Rather than blame, it would serve them better to enjoy the advantage they have over their “Black” brothers in Africa and understand that we all live in a world where people have different capabilities.
In reality, we have been considering racial averages overall in this article, not individual capabilities.
Being “White” or “Black” does not mean that one person with light skin is more intelligent than a person with dark skin. There are dumb, uneducated “White” people who would envy the intellectual achievements of many “Black” college professors and professionals.
In addition, Americans are racially mixed and should not be considered in terms of pure “Black” or “White” people. With racial identity blurred, the concepts of intellegence and cultural influence is no longer valid. The 44th president of our nation was half “Black” and half “White”, rendering his racial heritage arbitrary.
We should each take our individual circumstance and make the most of it. America is the land of individual freedom and opportunity to succeed or fail based on a vast number of different factors. Everyone’s initial circumstance is unique with advantages and disadvantages. A child born crippled will likely never be an Olympic runner, yet they can have a wonderful life if they accept their limitations and make the most of what is available to them.
(5) Believing that “White” people are born with special racial privileges and advantages not available to “Black” people
There is no greater insult, or example of blatant racism, than to tell an individual that their accomplishments were gained by a privilege associated with the tone of their skin.
The millions of unfortunate and poor “White” people are not told that they are poor because their skin was not white enough. In citing “White Privilege” there is no reason given as to why there are more poor “white” people in American than any other racial group.
Some college professor wrote a paper that became intellectually in vogue and a social myth was created and became academically fashionable.
Ceased on by naïve educators, well-meaning students and “Black Racist”, the term “White Privilege” became a whip to punish people who dare to demonstrate individual exceptionalism or profit from the earned advantage of family achievement.
For a person born into an affluent family, it is demeaning to tell them that they have somehow caused others to be less fortunate by being fortunate themselves. This modern form of social Marxism has been proven over and over again to crush individual and economic initiative and prosperity. Argentina is just the latest example of socialist disaster.
The “Black Racist” point to successful people they consider to be “White” and accuse them of gaining success at their expense. In a zero sum game, success and prosperity of others keep the “Black Racist” from being able be successful and prosper. They believe that by taking away the “White” privilege, they will have an unimpeded path to certain achievement themselves.
What they fail to realize is that “White privilege” is actually “White achievement”, or rather “Individual achievement”. Should they stop and consider what the people they call “White” have contributed to the achievement and wealth of the nation, they might realize what the absence of such achievement might mean to the welfare of America in the world today.
African nations, such as Ethiopia and Liberia, that have experienced little or no “White Achievement” are among the poorest on the continent, while South Africa and Nigeria are among the most advanced due to the contribution “White” people have made to the counties.
Having “white skin” is no assurance of success and having “black skin” is no assurance of being unsuccessful.
(6) Perpetuating a false history of “Black Slaves” and “White Slaveholders” while ignoring the historical facts of “Black Slaveholders” and “Free Black People”.
Perhaps one of the greatest misconceptions today is that a large percentage of “White” people were slave holders in America’s past and all “Black” people in America today have slave ancestors.
In reality, there were less than 2% of the “White” people in America who owned slaves before the Civil War, with less than 5% in the South. In addition, there were many “Black” people who were not slaves, and in fact, there were more “Black” slave owners, based on percentage of population, than “White” slave owners.
For this reason it is unreasonable to assume that a person who considers themselves to be “Black” today, with an ancestry back to pre-civil war times in America, are descendants of slaves. They may well be descendants of “Black” people who were free citizens prior to the Civil War, or perhaps, descendants of slave owners.
Based on this, a “Black” person is more likely to be the descendant of a “Black” slave owner than a “White” person today.
Since racism is a form of ignorance, the “Black Racist” is also racially ignorant and in denial.
(7) Motivated by “Racial Extortion”.
The “Black Racist” uses the false charge of racism and racial victimhood to extort special considerations and advantages from the American government and society.
The “Black Racist” is ever ready to pin a “Racist” label on anyone who dares question their racial myth. So effective has been the dissemination of the racial myth of victimhood that a phenomenon of “White Guilt” has been inflicted on people who consider themselves to be “White”.
Today, to be called, or considered to be, a “White Racist” is tantamount to being a social outcast. Only the most uneducated, ignorant and lowly “White” people are racist. People who consider themselves to be “White” are willing to abandon reason, good judgement and even fact to avoid the accusation of racism.
Even to the detriment of society and our educational systems, it is better to accept the unacceptable than to raise the specter of racism. Rather than face the truth and deal with the truth to solve the actual problem, it is better to avoid any semblance racism and allow the problem to continue unabated.
The “Black Racist” feeds on this “White Guilt” and projects the accusation into every aspect of social interaction and economic function. Like an infection that is allowed to fester and metastasize, “Black Racism” is destroying the very fabric of American society and culture.
Like a cancer undiagnosed and unattended, “Black Racism” will have terminal effects on the unity and well-being of our nation.
It is time to address the issue, call it what it is and begin to take measures to eradicate it with truth.
It will require a national initiative utilizing governmental, educational and organizational resources to set us all free from the false narrative and myth associated with “Black Racism”.
Let’s join together to speak out and demand an end to racism of all colors.
We have to look this issue straight in the eye and call it what it is.
When someone holds a grudge against others, for no factual reason, there can be no way toward reconciliation. When the grudge is focused on innocent individuals grouped in false racial categories, the animosity should be challenged and refuted.
For these reasons, the issue of “Black” racial enmity toward people they consider to be “White” is baseless and erroneous. This effort to polarize other individual citizens using stereotypical categorizing should be denounced for the distorted racist depiction it represents.
First, not all people who consider themselves to be “Black” hold these feelings. This is specific to the people who hold these feeling of enmity for other citizens they generalize as “White”.
Citizens, who set themselves apart with pseudo-racial categorizing such as “Black” or “White”, are already demonstrating a racialist mind-set. While often unknowingly, speaking and thinking in terms of “Black and White” people contributes to divisional thinking about other American citizens
Anything that polarizes, divides, excludes or segregates American citizens is wrong and intolerable. It was in the past and it is, likewise, today. If it is not wrong today, then it should be acceptable for people who consider themselves to be “White” or any skin color or racial distinction.
Educational segregation was abolished in the United States by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Public exclusion or discrimination based on perceived race or skin color was also abolished.
Yet we have far ranging de facto segregation and public exclusion existing today throughout America. With unabashed discrimination, a group of people based on a particular range of skin tone and a concept of pure racial integrity, practice a form of racially designated segregation and exclusion.
It is the “Black” movement. The movement sets itself apart as the “Black Community”. This tribal, exclusive association is superficial and specific to dark skin, or somewhat dark skin people. Similar to the racialism of Hitler’s Germany, a perception of racial purity and exclusivity drives the Read more “Black Hypocrisy”
Not everyone subscribes to racial colors. Many Americans do not constantly think in racial terms and concentrate of racial identity.
Admittedly it is difficult when all around us the news media, politicians, governmental agencies, educators and racial agitators bombard us with racial categorizing and division.
These nonracial Americans are in the forefront of liberating our nation from the affliction of racial obsession. They are truly Americans, often with blended racial heritage. They project no blame and accept no guilt. They transcend the racial quagmire that undermines the unity of American citizens and exercise the opportunities of living in a nation of individual liberty and opportunity. Most often they excel as citizens.
Some have light skin, some have dark skin, but all understand that skin pigmentation does not make them separate as American citizens. They see themselves as human beings, members of the human race, and Americans first and foremost.
This is not to say that these racially colorless individuals do not see themselves with cultural and ethnic heritages. However, for these “racial transcendents” ethnicity is secondary to being fully enfranchised and united American citizens.
They do not fit any of the stereotypes associated with race. They are often the truly intelligent Americans, not the pretentious educators who feign moral superiority, nor the racial instigators that use racial division to their personal benefit. They are Americans first and foremost.
They are the hope and promise of the United States of America.
Once again, people with a racialistic mindset stereotype a very large diverse group of people based on skin tone alone. Regardless of their economic, intellectual, educational, health, physical condition, location in the nation or country of origin, these racial minded people lump every person with a certain range of skin tone as exactly alike in circumstance and situation. They are all “White” and they each share a special exclusive “privilege” not available to other people with a different range of skin tone. In this view, a so called “white” person from Appalachia, who arrives in New York City as a hobo in a railroad boxcar, has privileges not available to a poor black millionaire basketball star arriving by limousine.
So called “White Privilege” is an accepted subject on many college campuses and endorsed by many professors in the institutions. It is indicative of the absurd curricular now passing as education today at some university institutions. Using the same stereotypical terminology
used to define “White Privilege”, in actually the terminology should be “White Achievement”.
The book, “The Black and White of Racism” by Waylon Allen addresses this issue:
“Any advantage or achievement an individual person has, regardless of skin color, has a history and cause. It does not just pop out of thin air or just infuse the skin with whiteness and privilege. There is a reason why someone has a situation or position of excellence. Most often it is earned, sometimes if is inherited, it might be simply good fortune like winning the lottery. (1)
The book “The Black and White of Racism” addresses the issue of “Equality” and offers a solution to the social dissension that threatens our nation with fragmentation, turmoil and civil conflict. Following is a quote from the book:
“The purpose of this commentary is to contribute to a possible public discourse. Rather than a prophecy (of civil disaster), my hope and intention is to use these words to help alter the course of events and intercede while there is still time to address the social issues dividing us.
It will take a national initiative no less challenging than going to the moon. It will be up to the educators and educational institutions to change the racialistic mind-sets to civil harmony and good will.
We cannot solve this major problem with blame and antagonism toward others. We must all be introspect and challenge our own preconceptions and bias. We cannot solve the problem by pointing to others, we must all rethink our own notions and prejudices.
We must cease to declare others guilty without real individual cause, and face, perhaps, our own personal cause and contributions to our situation. We must also look on the history of America from a different perspective…one of respect and appreciation. Our unity must begin historically when our ancestors first came to the shores in Colonial America and began the struggle together in founding the new nation.
Rather than sowing the seeds of division, we need to look at our mutual experience in overcoming the challenges and appreciate what we did for each other in achieving the nation we share today. It is time that we, the people, begin to share amity and brotherly love for one another as proud citizens of our wonderful Nation.
Equality does not mean the same.
We should begin to see ourselves as individuals not as racial groups. We should abandon Racialism and embrace Individualism. We should cease to measure ourselves by comparison to others, and stand in self-reliance and appreciation for existing in a nation of opportunity for the individual.
Our nation gives us the equality of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. For those who have achieved a great deal more from the past through ancestry, they may well pass on to others more prosperity in the future. For those who have achieved less in the past, then they pass on less to others in the future. Equality does not mean equal inheritance, and it does not mean equal outcome in the future…it simply means government does not interfere with personal initiative and allows individual people to enjoy self-reliance and freely benefit from their enterprise and individual ability.There are no guarantees. As in a race, some run faster than others. However, when jealousy, resentment and envy are abandoned, people with very different situations can enjoy fully their individual accomplishments unrestricted by government.Read more “Are All Americans Equal?”