Of course, I know some Caucasian people, who are not racist, but who grew up as the minority in their communities. To them, all this talk about white power structures appears contrived and absurd. Racism is racism to these deluded (or so Derrick Bell would call them) people who think that 10 black kids surrounding an Asian kid to bully him/her is racism, not an expression of righteous anger for being so much worse off in America (!?).
|Reginald Denny atones for the sins of Los Angeles|
Didn't this former Obama supporter (i.e. Zimmerman) ever hear of quotas? Just because most of the crimes in his area are committed by young hoodie-wearing black males who seem to have no curfew, he obviously should have been following and reporting just as many young white males. Of course, when that poor sap looks to gun down a black kid in cold blood, he first calls the police to let him know what he's doing, and then he lets himself get jumped and beaten up before he actually follows through on his evil plan-- or was it his evil plan to go scott-free by almost getting beaten unconscious before finally pulling the trigger? He's obviously not that good at this whole evil racism thing. And nobody's talking about how obviously sexist he is mainly following males, now that we've established how the actual crime demographics are unimportant.
Anyway, after being confronted with this courageous definition of racism that lets all black people off the hook of personal responsibility in a way that would have made Martin Luther King throw up, I couldn't help wonder about how the thoughtful men like Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams and Larry Elder -- who don't judge how racist someone is by the color of their skin, but who happen also to be black -- figure into this theory of racism. According to that one commentator's definition, they can't be racist or do racist things because they are black. Yet, they are supporting the "power structure" of racism with ideas that allegedly arise from white racism. A paradox. Al Sharpton and his groupies would probably say they have ceased to be black. Judging by the way the black leftist politico-industrial complex labels men like this and like Clarence Thomas "Uncle Toms," one imagines that the Samuel Jackson character in Django Unchained was meant to represent these "traitors" to the Black Left's great crusade against color-blindness.
What would they say about a black leader that said:
"Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population of St. Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crimes? We've got to face that. And we've got to do something about our moral standards. We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can't keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves."This was said by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in 1961.