Tag: racism

I’m a Racist, You’re a Racist

I’m a Racist, You’re a Racist

A lot of white bloggers are explaining why other white bloggers, like me, are defending George Zimmerman.  One of them argues that we’re all racists, and that we just don’t want to admit it.  Her theory, which just naturally assumes George Zimmerman is a racist, is that when us white people defend him and his actions that night, we are really just “defending ourselves.”

Not even close.

You see, people like me defend George Zimmerman for one simple reason: he’s innocent!  It’s clearly a case of self-defense and anyone who denies that is letting emotion overshadow the facts.

And people like me deny that George Zimmerman is a racist for another fairly straightforward reason: there’s no evidence he’s a racist!  The evidence, in fact, says just the opposite.

You see, people like me, whether they’re black, brown, white or yellow, don’t get our opinions from partisan pundits, or preachers, or tendentious talking-heads on TV; and we don’t conflate four centuries of racial oppression with a case that should never have even gone to trial, then whine about it and cry racism from the rooftops when we don’t get the result we wanted.

People like me, you see, when it comes to making an important decision — like, say, someone’s guilt or innocence in a murder case with huge national and racial consequences — we try to remain objective.  We try to not let emotion overpower reason.  We ignore public opinion.  In other words, we try to think like a juror is supposed to think.

And, yes, in order to remain objective we  suppress our natural compassion for the victims of our forefathers, and we rise above the shame of a long history of oppression and cruelty, and we overcome the fear of retribution.  That’s what the law requires, and that is what morality requires.

We would all like to wipe the stain of slavery from the pages of our history books, but we cannot allow racial indignation and pandering to overshadow the truth.  We must set our past, and even our present, aside and judge each case weighing only the facts, considering only the evidence.  And, above all, we must not violate the most important precept of the American legal system: the presumption of innocence.

Punch the First White Person!

Well, it looks like we have three more victims of the media lynch mob.  A black man in New York city, after proclaiming he was going to “punch the first white person” he saw, proceeded to punch and critically injure three unsuspecting white people as they walked down the street.  Their ages ranged from 18 to 69 years old, the oldest still in critical condition.

We are experiencing a rash of crimes against white people, perpetrated by blacks, unlike I’ve ever seen.  Is there any doubt that this heightened racial animus is due to the lies told by the American media and the race-baiters like Sharpton, Jealous, and Jackson during the Zimmerman case?

When will we hold them accountable for their complicity?

Christopher Lane’s Blood on Media’s Hands

Christopher Lane’s Blood on Media’s Hands

The blood of Christopher Lane is on the hands of the following journalists, celebrities, legal analysts, lawyers, and politicians.

Christoper Lane

Piers Morgan (CNN)
Al Sharpton (MSNBC)
Sonny Hostin (CNN)
Nancy Grace (HLN)
Jane-Velez Mitchell (HLN)
Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC)
Melissa-Harris Perry (MSNBC)
Jonathan Capehart (MSNBC)
Joy Reid (MSNBC)
Chris Hayes (MSNBC)
Martin Bashir (MSNBC)
Paul Henderson
Charles Blow
Richard Fowler
Glenda Hatchett
Toure (MSNBC)
Lisa Bloom (MSNBC)
Eugene Robinson (MSNBC)
Juan Williams (FOX)
Faith Jenkins (MSNBC)
Zachary Carter (MSNBC)
Goldie Taylor (MSNBC)
Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)
Bill Maher (HBO)
Steven Colbert (The Colbert Report)
John Oliver (The Daily Show)
Marc Lamont-Hill
Mo Ivory
Oprah Winfrey
Ben Crump
Darryl Parks
Sybrina Fulton
Tracy Martin
Jay Z
Beyonce
Spike Lee
Barack Obama

If you know of anyone I’ve missed, please let me know.

We must hold them accountable.

Only in America

Only in America

Only in America can a man – a man volunteering his time to be the neighborhood watch for a community experiencing break-ins, home invasions, and burglaries; a man who tutors black children and once helped a black homeless man when no one else would; a man working to be a police officer and maybe someday a prosecutor, and is taking classes to that end; a man that’s soft-spoken, conscientious to a fault, and liked by just about everyone who knows him – only in this country, can such a man be branded a violent, murdering racist.George Zimmerman

The Martin family had no intention of pursuing the case against Zimmerman.  Do you wonder why that is?  Maybe they knew what we all do now – that Trayvon was a violent kid that liked to fight.  The police, after a highly scrutinized, ultra-thorough investigation, which included dozens of interviews, said there was no case.  Every impartial analyst, pundit, or lawyer on TV said there was no case.  The Sanford D.A., not wanting to try the case, recused himself.  A special prosecutor was appointed by the governor, and the grand jury was by-passed altogether — which means that even the prosecution knew they had no case!

This was no court case; this was a show.  A show was put on at taxpayer’s expense to placate all the angry, self-righteous, professional civil rights advocates that paraded into Sanford last year.  Well, they got their show and now George Zimmerman will spend the rest of his life in fear.  I hope that nothing happens to Mr. Zimmerman, but if it does, his blood will be on the hands of these self-promoting race-baiters like Mr. Crump, Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous, Jesse Jackson Jr., and just about every black pastor, TV lawyer, and pundit in the country who, even after the verdict, continue to fan the flames of racial indignation, when race had nothing to do with it.  Nothing.

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O’Reilly on Oprah (Oh boy)

O’Reilly on Oprah (Oh boy)

Bill O’Reilly went after Oprah tonight.  While I agree that Oprah did the wrong thing, it is for entirely different reasons.  O’Reilly thinks her actions are wrong because they give credence to the “victimhood” theory of black culture, and that it fuels the so-called “grievance industry.”

Bill OReilly - FOXThat may be true.  And I agree that it’s a big problem, and that people like Al Sharpton are the cause of it, and that it is hurting black Americans.

But the question is whether or not the act of the Swiss shop girl was racist.  And, more importantly, how improper it is to play the race card so willy-nilly.  We shouldn’t assume, not even for the point of discussion, that the girl was racist.

Besides, even if we take Oprah at her word, there are countless other reasons for the girl’s behavior (see Et Tu, Oprah). Oprah even mentioned that she was “dressed down.” Isn’t it much more likely that she was judged by her attire than by her color?

I mean, I’m a white man and I get that kind of treatment from snobby store clerks on a regular basis.  (Never wear sweat pants in a Neimann-Marcus.).  And nine times out of ten their right: I can’t afford it!   I just figure they get asked to see the good stuff behind the glass so much — for no sale — that they just want to save themselves some work.  It may be poor customer relations, but I never took it personally.

The point is, we need to exhaust all other possibilities before we bring racism into it.  O’Reilly should have pointed out how reckless it is to play the race card prematurely — especially if you’re rich and famous.

Haven’t we learned from the media lynching of George Zimmerman (see CNN’s Opening Segment)?  He’s no racist.  And I’m betting the Swiss shop girl isn’t either.

If it turns out Oprah did this for the PR, and to promote her movie coming out, then I will be very disappointed.  Oh, say it isn’t so, O.

Et tu, Oprah?

Et tu, Oprah?

Even the big “O” got caught up in the race game.  In an absurd statement last month, she said that the Trayvon Martin and Emmet Till cases were the “same thing” in her mind.  I have no intention of discussing just how wrong she is, since it should be overwhelmingly obvious.

Now she claims that a Swiss store-clerk racially discriminated against her when she attempted to buy an almost $40,000 purse.Oprah Winfrey

Even if we assume that the events, as recalled by Oprah, are 100% accurate, it is far from certain that this is a case of racism.  To toss it out like that, willy-nilly, is beneath someone of her dignity and stature.  And frankly, as a big fan of hers, it is shocking!

Maybe the Swiss shop girl was having a bad day.  Or maybe she was just not good at her job.  Or maybe she just didn’t like Oprah Winfrey.  Or maybe she thought the purse Oprah was asking for wasn’t right for her skin complexion, or it didn’t match her eye-color, or her shoes.  Or maybe her back hurt and she didn’t want to reach for the purse on the display.  Or maybe it’s just generally a pain to take the display purse down, and she got tired of having to put it back when everyone saw how expensive it was.  Or maybe the display purse had a defect and she didn’t want to show it to anyone.  Or maybe it was the last one, and she was holding it for someone else.  Or maybe her commission was lower, or there was none, for the display purse.  The point is, if you’re not absolutely certain — especially if you’re Oprah Winfrey — then you don’t call someone a racist.

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Don Lemon’s Advice to Black Teens

Don Lemon’s Advice to Black Teens

There are some notable exceptions to the horrendous, shamefully biased coverage of the Zimmerman case, and to the generally superficial and vaccuous on-air discussions about Don Lemon - CNNrace.  A few of them, like Don Lemon on CNN, never lost their journalistic integrity during thier coverage of the case.  And Lemon continues to discuss racism in an honest and forthright way. 

He even had the courage to say “Bill O’Reilly didn’t go far enough” regarding O’Reilly’s advice to black teens the previous night on The Factor.  Lemon listed off five pieces of advice to black teens, all far more practical than Piers Morgan’s war on guns.

Lemon List:

  1. Just because you can have a baby, doesn’t mean you should.
  2. Finish school.
  3. Respect your community.
  4. Don’t use N-word.
  5. Pull up your pants.

Not only did Lemon take a stand during his CNN slot, he also defended his position afterward.  In spite of the backlash from the liberal media and being called an “Uncle Tom” by black activists, journalists, radio-show hosts, and a couple of reverends, Lemon did not back down. 

That’s integrity, folks.  You don’t see it much anymore on cable news, so let it soak in.