Systemic Racism is Real
The idea that black Americans need a white messiah to save them seems…well, I'll just say that it seems pretty darn racist.
There is real racism in America, and it is systemic.
But this systemic racism is not the one that gets all the press.
You are not supposed to notice it.
It is not based on skin color, it ideologically based and rooted in a political party that tells black Americans one thing and does another – or does nothing – and still demands black American’s give them power.
It is a political party that supports:
Social policies that create single parent homes.
Welfare policies that reward producing children as a means to an income.
Abortion procedures that kill black children.
Systems of education that graduate black students who can’t read or write.
The soft bigotry of low expectations.
That to end discrimination, we must discriminate more, just against the “right people”.
Justice systems that return criminals to black communities through bail “reform”.
The idea that colorblindness is racism.
Resegregation (safe spaces).
The idea that political identity = racial identity (If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black.).
The view that black conservatives are invisible or simply don’t exist.
That Western culture is not really a culture, but a system of white supremacy (even though when people of any race adopt this culture, they succeed).
That any adoption or appreciation of black culture is “appropriation”, and therefore racist.
That to be anti-racist means you must be racist against whites.
That white people can never not be racist, they are racist down to a genetic level.
The idea that blacks are not responsible for their future, whites are – both as liberators (them) and oppressors (everybody else).
How can any political party that believes these things be seen as the champion of black Americans?
Out of all of those, I think the last one is the greatest indicator how wrong all this is.
The idea that black Americans need a white messiah to save them seems…well, it seems pretty darn racist to me.
If you remember a couple of years ago when the African American Museum at the Smithsonian pushed the idea that the nuclear family, meritocracy, working hard, self-reliance, being polite, being on time, proper use of the language, writing using proper grammar, and rational, linear thinking (i.e., problem solving), planning for the future, and respecting authority, among many others, are all constructs of “white culture” and are therefore racist.
It doesn’t seem to me that any of this is helpful to the advancement of black Americans.
But what do I know, I’m just some white guy who owes anything he has or has achieved to white privilege ( even though I grew up dirt poor in rural Mississippi alongside hard working black families in the middle of the Civil Rights struggle. I can guarantee that I understand that “experience” better than people like Barack Obama, Lori Lightfoot or Karine Jean Pierre (who, by the way, is the first black, openly gay, immigrant woman, married to a CNN correspondent, White House spokesperson).
I may have missed it during the fiery, yet mostly peaceful riots, but I don’t hear black American parents say that they’d like their children to be ignorant, to slack off, be rude, shirk responsibility and look to government to support them.
Reverse the races and apply these policies - I would argue that the outcomes would be the same. An argument could be made that right now, in poor areas where whites are a majority and many of these beliefs are active within the political structure, they are the same.
The self-anointed, self-appointed white “saviors” are just white progressives who want to burn the candle at both ends, nothing they say about other whites apply to them and they perpetuate racism that is convenient to their purposes. They hide their racism behind false accusations, toxic philosophies, and communistic ideologies.
The more you look at these situations, the more you come to understand the roots of this brand of racism are ideological, not racial.