I once worked with an African American man who swore that only white people can be racists. His reasoning was white people had the power to keep minorities down and that is what allows them to be racist.
This makes no sense to me. A racist is a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another. Period. End of definition. Nowhere in that definition does it state minorities are exempt. My friend was adamant I was wrong despite the fact he felt African Americans were superior to white people but did not have the power to exercise their superiority.
It is no secret to anyone we live in a society filled with double standards and an insatiable lust to be politically correct. That’s life and there is no sense whining but there are times when we need to bring things up to the front of the class.
Michael Brown, an African American, was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri. The main facts most All-Color Americans hear is white policed shot an unarmed African American boy. Most of the media conveniently forgets the fact Brown, a suspect in a convenience store robbery, struggled with police and tried to escape. Brown was a rather large individual and, depending on which facts you choose to believe, was a threat to police.
A police officer that has a reasonable fear for his or her safety can use deadly force. Unfortunately, that was the case. We all know about the riot-type behavior that went on in Ferguson. We all heard President Obama talk about the issue and, of course, Al Sharpton appeared because he is never misses an opportunity to stir the racial drink.
Compare that reaction to the Caucasian Americans reaction to the police chief in Memphis declaring there will be no hate crime investigation into three white victims being brutally attached by African Americans. Crickets.
There is clear video evidence the white victims were targeted because they were white. In fact, you hear the videographer gleefully proclaim “they got a white dude…woo-hoo.” The perpetrators are laughing and having a good time but this was not a racial attack. I think Al Sharpton is busy polishing his bowling ball and cannot make it to Memphis.
So we have a police officer fearing for his life versus a gang of African Americans joyfully beating white victims. Most people with common sense know who the real racists are in this scenario. Take a look at the video and decide.
As an aside, why do I feel safe writing white people instead of Caucasian Americans but feel ill-at-ease writing black people instead of African Americans? You decide who the real racists are in the game of mind control.