posted on May, 1 2006 @ 01:04 AM
No, I am not wrong. It is sad when I see people try to use every excuse in the book to support "racial denial". Here are the examples:
1) "I'm White. But I'm not racist", some people say. Fine. Prove it. Be brave to examine the views of your entire race and admitthere
have been occasions in which Whites have used the system to oppress others historically. Let's be frank. The system was built by White men--so White
women are also amongst the oppressed as well. Furthermore, be courageous, study history, compare it to today's society and examine the issues that
highlight these inequalities of "the system" that have subjugated others. donwhite, to his credit, has.
2)"But OJ, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson got off. They're rich and Black." True enough. But they are anomalies to the system of justice. But
for most Black folk and other people of color, we get shafted by the system, stalked by police officers, and get our bags searched a couple of
times more. And then, we get jerked out of cars and insulted by the police when all of a sudden the records show mistaken identity.
3)"All people from all walks of life if they are poor are denied justice". Yes, that's right. But that argument only goes so far. The White poor
are treated differently than other people of color when it comes to conviction and prison time. In fact, White defendants are prone to get more
lenient sentences than Black ones. It is the Black prisoners that end up getting the worst sentences and more prone to be sent to the Death
In short, what donwhite did was expose facts that are blatantly apparent in the legal system. Sadly enough, it happens on a daily basis. And he's
not being racist against his own color. He is bringing up issues that need to be dealt with inside the White community. And just because the passage
of the 1964 Civil Rights act enabled all institutions to be open to everyone, does not mean that certain groups stop denying other groups full and
equal access to those facilities. It still happens. There are cases every day.
To get rid of "racial denial" is to come face to face with with those issues. And, you have to really have to face yourself and others within your
race and be able to accept the criticism. Then, when you do, only then you can understand the underlying issues that are at the crux of this
But there's always a quicker way to understand the inequalities happening in society.
Put yourself in "Black Face" for a day and see how far you get with your attitudes. I wonder how you'd feel after the first White lady clutches her
purse as you walk by. Or when the clerk keeps on watching you from over the counter to see if you steal something until you walk out of the store. I
However, I have not seen anyone bring up the issue of Mr. Cheney's shooting of his aquaintance. Now, if he weren't who he was, he would have been
put into jail for attempted murder. But instead, he got off with paying a seven dollar fine from the Texas Fishing and Game Commission. How's that
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