noun … the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
• prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on such a belief : a program to combat racism. racist noun & adjective.
A great deal of talk going around in social media, society and the like, about racism. There are I am sure more interesting topic’s to talk about, surely more amusing, whatever. But I promised a friend I would say something about this so I will devote some time to it and then press on.
We are the racists, we are the offenders, the perpetrators of the social injustice on our brothers and sisters. It is us … We are the enemy. We are taught this skill at an early age, by our parents, grandparents, neighbors, school administrators, people we live with.
And don’t be quick to tell me, “I don’t know anything about any of this, because I am a white guy in western Oklahoma.” My wife is Asian, and I know about it first hand, one thing that people do not realize in this country, “racism isn’t as color-blind as they want us to believe.”
It is a learned trait, it is not ingrained into our being at birth.
I believe it was Abe Lincoln who said, “A house divided shall not stand, or it might be in the bible somewhere.” That is what racism is all about boys & girls, while you have your mind focused on something else, those in charge, separate the wheat from the chaff and march the rest down the road.
It is designed to keep you looking away from what is REALLY GOING ON IN YOUR WORLD and focus you on that which hides the other.
A better working definition of the word should be something along these lines. Racism: A form of behavior taught to ignorant, stupid people, who are incapable of forming their own type of thinking and/or relationships with other people. Sprinkle in a little hate and violence here and there, and walla your very own brand-new soon to be racist.
Nor are we the only the country in the world that is subject to its influence. Americans’ contrary to popular belief, do not have the market cornered on racism, it is found in Japan, China, Europe, Africa, all over the world.
We are subjected to it on an almost daily basis. Here is a recent example:
“Nearly 100 years after the end of World War One, two valiant American soldiers who were passed over the recognition in their lifetime have been honored for their heroism. Pvt. Henry Johnson, who was African-American, and Sgt. William Shemin, who was Jewish, received posthumous Medals of Honor this week at the White House.
While on sentry duty in France, Johnson single-handedly fought off a dozen attacking Germans with only his knife, saving a wounded comrade. Shemin also served in France, and repeatedly left the trenches to rescue wounded soldiers while under heavy machine gun fire. It’s never too late to say thank you President Obama said.”
I try to keep these posts to 500 words, I am sitting on 498 right here.
It is all Bull shit, all of it. The above quote quickly becomes suspect to me for a number of reasons.
#1 Henry Johnson is a well known term used by blacks to describe their members (penis).
#2 Afro-American, if you are born in this country, “You aint Afro anything you are an American.”
#3 Type-casted or labeled from the very beginning, “Who is an Afro-American, and Shemin who is a Jew.”
Here is the real question:
Why do we NEED to know this, and just now,
over 100 years later?”
786 words, certainly MORE attention than it deserves. You want to stop racism here and elsewhere in the world, stop talking about it. We have more than enough nouns and adjectives in our language to eradicate it and get rid of it for good.
Here is the bottom line: It all starts with one person.
Missed it again … 768 words. Comments is open if you have another viewpoint on it, let us know.