This is not going to be another blog on that subject.
This is going to be a blog on how some
I am talking about Dr. Laura's "nigga this and nigga that" rant on her national radio show. She has since issued an apology, but why? Why is she apologizing? Isn't it obvious that she said exactly what was on her mind and the minds of her listeners? So who is the apology for?
I have been a witness to racism all my natural born Black life. I have been called niggers, coons, moolies and any other word that can be used to take my self worth from me. I have been harassed by Johnnie-law, followed around stores, stopped from going into clubs, served poorly at local restaurants, been denied loans when my credit and work history were impeccable, and judged to be worth nothing just because of the way I looked. So I consider myself an expert when it comes to matters of race here in this land of so much tolerance.
I also consider myself an expert on White people in general. I have studied them my entire adult life, because I wanted to know what it is that they considered so bad about people that looked like me.Of course there are a few that surprise me, but on the whole White people are cowards when it comes to admitting how they really feel about race matters in this country. They refuse to just open up and let all their inner feelings out, so they fuck up and do shit like what Dr.Laura, Mel Gibson, Dog the Bounty Hunter, that crazy dude from Seinfield and a host of others have done...They stick their entire leg in their mouths and then have to go back and do fake-ass apology tours on Larry King in an effort to salvage their careers.
If they were real with themselves and the people around them from the start, then legs would have not been inserted into mouths in the first place.
Back in the days White people could do what ever the fuck they wanted with no repercussions. If they wanted to lynch a Black man, then that Black man was lynched. If they did not want a family of color buying the house next to theirs, then the house was not bought by a family of color. If they wanted to go across the border and bring back 10 or 20 brown people to maintain their lawns, cook their food, babysit their kids, pick their fruit or whatever else they didn't feel like doing; then it was all good, they were white so it was alright. If they wanted to have sex with the pretty dark girl that lived out in the back of the main house in the shed, then there was nothing the pretty dark girl could do about it.
But those days have come and gone.
That is the good ole days that most Tea-baggers are talking about that they want to come back.
But if I was to tell them that I consider that a racist remark, I am pulling the race card, I am hypersensitive, I am a reverse racist.
If I tell them that affirmative action is still needed in this country to maintain the balance in the work place, then I am condoning giving people shit that didn't work for it.
If I point out the fact that most White People get a slap on the wrist from the same shit that gets a Black person 25 with a L in a state or federal prison, then I am told that they had the same opportunities that they had and they just choose the wrong path.
When I point out the fact that positive images of Black people and other people of color are sorely needed and they are lacking in every media that is afforded to us on a daily basis, I am given examples of 1 or 2 Blacks that have made it....(i.e. Oprah, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods) so I am not taken seriously.
To most White people race is a problem that is being exploited by Black people, so they ignore what they see. They refuse to acknowledge what they would cry bloody murder over if the roles were reversed.They refuse to live by the very book they said that this country is based on. And when someone calls them out about their behavior, they pull the same race card that they decry others from using. Or either they get some brainwashed House Nigger to stand by them and proclaim in their loudest step-and-fetchit voice that they are good White Folk, and that Black people need to calm down and get back in our place.
So in my opinion White People are cowards.
Not all of them, but a good few. I will admit that without the help of White People, I would probably have been auctioned off by now. I would not have the opportunities that I have. For every Black man that stood up and fought back against the status qou, there were 2 White men that backed him up. Harriet Tubman would not have succeeded in freeing so many Slaves if somebody White did not have her back.
It is what it is.
But as a whole, White people of today are cowards when it comes to race matters. They don't understand the mental impact of being discriminated against has had on people of color.
Truer words have never been spoken.