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The Elite Liberal Softer Kind of Racism

Posted by on Aug. 22, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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I don’t know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri between the cop and the kid. And neither do you. When I covered hard news I saw cops who crossed the line and I saw kids who started trouble. So let’s not jump to conclusions.

But what do you think the reaction in Ferguson would have been if the kid who got shot was black and so was the cop? Or if the kid was white and the cop was black — or white? You think there would have been demonstrations and riots and an onslaught of national media?

I recently wrote a column in this space about the trouble in Gaza and I quoted the conservative thinker Victor Davis Hanson on how the sophisticates in Europe and America wail when Israelis kill Arabs who wage war on them, but are silent when Arabs kill Arabs: “Apparently the West, in racist fashion, assumes that killing one another is what Arabs do best. But when Israelis kill those who wish to kill them, outrage follows.”

It’s pretty much the same when blacks kill blacks, isn’t it? It happens all the time in big cities like Chicago. No one riots because a black kid killed a black kid. National news organizations don’t show up to do live shots day and night. It’s as if we’re saying: “Blacks killing one another is what blacks do best.” How’s that for racism! Not the old fashioned KKK kind. No, this is elite liberal racism, the supposedly softer variety.

And Al Sharpton doesn’t jump on a plane to show up when a black thug kills a white victim. He’s not in business to protest that kind of crime. Some people just can’t get past the bad old days. They need to feel that America is still a simmering racist country. They need to feel that black kids are being hunted down like rabid dogs by modern day Bull Connors. In a perverse way, it makes them feel good – maybe “relevant” is a better word – to think that nothing has changed in America since the March on Selma.

But they are partly right, those who think young black men are in the crosshairs. According to the Justice Department’s latest statistics (2005), although African-Americans make up 13 percent of the population, they represent 49 percent of the nation’s homicide victims – and 93 percent of those black victims were killed by other black people.

That doesn’t mean that all white cops are angels who don’t harbor any racial animus.  But when it comes to crime, nasty white cops aren’t what’s plaguing black America.

I’m pretty sure if George Zimmerman had been black, we’d never know the name Trayvon Martin. And if 18-year old Michael Brown were white, we probably wouldn’t know his name, either … and neither national news reporters nor the civil rights establishment would even know what state Ferguson is in.

Members of the African-American elite, along with many white liberals, have said we don’t put enough value on the lives of young black men. Theycertainly don’t. Or they’d have a lot more to say when a black kid gets shot in the street – by another kid who is black.

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MomTiara19
by Silver Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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I understand that it is very difficult for many in the white community to understand the outrage in Ferguson... Let alone mr Al Sharpton.

The outrage in the black community is deeply rooted in the feeling of being treated as less than human for generations despite so much progress.

The final straw came on the heels of many outrageous murders that have happened back to back recently.Lets name and remember them...Trayvon Martin,Jordan Davis,The man killed in that choke hold in NY,the guy getting shot on the highway running for help,another guy just killed who was getting married,the lady getting beaten on the highway in CA,the girl getting shot in the face,etc.,etc.,so many unjustified murders of black people.

Now you have a young black male shot 6 times execution style in broad day light in front of his neighbors in his community.Then you wonder why there is rioting and protests?!?The black community and those for civil rights has said... ENOUGH.

The long history of rift and power between black(community) and white (police offices and power positions)had come to a boiling point in Ferguson.Why wouldnt this community feel high emotions?Black people can fear white people too.White people can assault blacks too.Why is that so hard to believe?Why the double standards and bias in every case black on white case?

As far as Al Sharpton he is my civil rights hero.He is an icon and one of the last civil rights fighters.He is not racist.I would never admire a racist.Many of Sharptons closest friends are white and have marched along side him in protests.Wrong is just wrong and it should not be a black or white situation,it should be a character judgment and fair.

As far as this Michael Brown/Wilson case there is a nuance of issues going here.

1)The black community feels that unnecessary force,bias and treatment is extended on them by police compared to white suspects.This automatic thought that every black person is a thug and up to know good causes blacks to get treated unjust and unfairly time and time again.Not saying every black person is innocent.Yet once again guilty until proven innocent not innocent until proven guilty.This leads to harsher punishments for the same crime committed by whites.It leads to instant bias and protection of whites against blacks.This leads to anger,protests,rioting,and civil rights being called in.

With whites its innocent until proven guilty.Which never seems to happen.It seems to be if you are white you are automatically innocent.Therefore leaving black people feeling angry,bitter and feeling unequal.

If you are black you are automatically guilty and have to prove yourself innocent.You never seem to be innocent.You never seem to be treated fairly.This is the rage you are witnessing.

*Now some in the white community feel that black on black crime is high.Why dont black people worry about that you ask.

No one in the black community is denying high black crime.Yet if there is a black crime it seems it is a fair trial and justified charge.In a black and white crime there tends to be bias and cover up.There needs to be transparency.

Also being black makes you an instant target for police brutality.You cant run,you cant hide,you cant paint yourself white.This bias and unfairness needs to stop.The same rules should apply to everyone.

3)The bottom line is the black community needs to heal itself,get jobs,education,training,mentorship,counsel,guidance,vote,and president Obama is doing that with my brothers keepers.Also there are so many other organizations and out reaches that people do not hear about.The media barely promotes the good...only the bad.

Also we need to see all people as human and equal with civil rights.Lastly police officers need to be trained in cultural diversity,mental illness,anger management,and how to use deadly force as your last resort if possible.

Cops are too quick to kill.Whether you are black or white.Black and whites alike should feel like police are there to protect and serve not pre-judge and execute.




Ms.KitKat
by Silver Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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op it seems that for you, it's all about libs vs. conservies

have you ever considered perhaps this is about humanity and perhaps if we start working together rather than drawing lines and putting each other in boxes, we would have much less of these issues.

This is not a liberal issue, or an elite issue, this is a human issue. and quite frankly I find it pathetic that here we are in 2014 still dealing with race riots. 

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Aug. 22, 2014 at 9:07 AM
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Quoting Ms.KitKat:

op it seems that for you, it's all about libs vs. conservies

have you ever considered perhaps this is about humanity and perhaps if we start working together rather than drawing lines and putting each other in boxes, we would have much less of these issues.

This is not a liberal issue, or an elite issue, this is a human issue. and quite frankly I find it pathetic that here we are in 2014 still dealing with race riots. 

Agree- but you do understand that there are some in the community who thrive on division and the "us" v "them" mentality in all elements of society? Look at the religious debates- exclusion and putting people into separate little boxes is the apparent goal. 

Mystres
by Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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Ms.KitKat
by Silver Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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Quoting Sisteract:

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

op it seems that for you, it's all about libs vs. conservies

have you ever considered perhaps this is about humanity and perhaps if we start working together rather than drawing lines and putting each other in boxes, we would have much less of these issues.

This is not a liberal issue, or an elite issue, this is a human issue. and quite frankly I find it pathetic that here we are in 2014 still dealing with race riots. 

Agree- but you do understand that there are some in the community who thrive on division and the "us" v "them" mentality in all elements of society? Look at the religious debates- exclusion and putting people into separate little boxes is the apparent goal. 


denise3680
by Gold Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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what does this prove?  Is this your idea of white humor or just flat out ignorance of the facts of how differently whites and minorities are treated by police officers or the justice system all together?

Quoting Mystres:


-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Someone needs to get a clue
MeAndTommyLee
by Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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This article is trash liner.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 2:35 PM

 You should contact Jon Jon and see if you can sit with her on the bus.

Neither of you alls seats are ever going to change.

Quoting MomTiara19:

I understand that it is very difficult for many in the white community to understand the outrage in Ferguson... Let alone mr Al Sharpton.

The outrage in the black community is deeply rooted in the feeling of being treated as less than human for generations despite so much progress.

The final straw came on the heels of many outrageous murders that have happened back to back recently.Lets name and remember them...Trayvon Martin,Jordan Davis,The man killed in that choke hold in NY,the guy getting shot on the highway running for help,another guy just killed who was getting married,the lady getting beaten on the highway in CA,the girl getting shot in the face,etc.,etc.,so many unjustified murders of black people.

Now you have a young black male shot 6 times execution style in broad day light in front of his neighbors in his community.Then you wonder why there is rioting and protests?!?The black community and those for civil rights has said... ENOUGH.

The long history of rift and power between black(community) and white (police offices and power positions)had come to a boiling point in Ferguson.Why wouldnt this community feel high emotions?Black people can fear white people too.White people can assault blacks too.Why is that so hard to believe?Why the double standards and bias in every case black on white case?

As far as Al Sharpton he is my civil rights hero.He is an icon and one of the last civil rights fighters.He is not racist.I would never admire a racist.Many of Sharptons closest friends are white and have marched along side him in protests.Wrong is just wrong and it should not be a black or white situation,it should be a character judgment and fair.

As far as this Michael Brown/Wilson case there is a nuance of issues going here.

1)The black community feels that unnecessary force,bias and treatment is extended on them by police compared to white suspects.This automatic thought that every black person is a thug and up to know good causes blacks to get treated unjust and unfairly time and time again.Not saying every black person is innocent.Yet once again guilty until proven innocent not innocent until proven guilty.This leads to harsher punishments for the same crime committed by whites.It leads to instant bias and protection of whites against blacks.This leads to anger,protests,rioting,and civil rights being called in.

With whites its innocent until proven guilty.Which never seems to happen.It seems to be if you are white you are automatically innocent.Therefore leaving black people feeling angry,bitter and feeling unequal.

If you are black you are automatically guilty and have to prove yourself innocent.You never seem to be innocent.You never seem to be treated fairly.This is the rage you are witnessing.

*Now some in the white community feel that black on black crime is high.Why dont black people worry about that you ask.

No one in the black community is denying high black crime.Yet if there is a black crime it seems it is a fair trial and justified charge.In a black and white crime there tends to be bias and cover up.There needs to be transparency.

Also being black makes you an instant target for police brutality.You cant run,you cant hide,you cant paint yourself white.This bias and unfairness needs to stop.The same rules should apply to everyone.

3)The bottom line is the black community needs to heal itself,get jobs,education,training,mentorship,counsel,guidance,vote,and president Obama is doing that with my brothers keepers.Also there are so many other organizations and out reaches that people do not hear about.The media barely promotes the good...only the bad.

Also we need to see all people as human and equal with civil rights.Lastly police officers need to be trained in cultural diversity,mental illness,anger management,and how to use deadly force as your last resort if possible.

Cops are too quick to kill.Whether you are black or white.Black and whites alike should feel like police are there to protect and serve not pre-judge and execute.

 

 

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 2:36 PM

 It is kinda silly,  that's a road in Florida, not Texas.

Quoting denise3680:

what does this prove?  Is this your idea of white humor or just flat out ignorance of the facts of how differently whites and minorities are treated by police officers or the justice system all together?

Quoting Mystres:

 

 

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