There is no difference between calling an African-American person the n word and calling a Caucasian racist because of his/her skin color. It is just as offensive to call an overweight person the f word or to call someone who is gay an insulting word. It is all wrong because it is hurtful. We are all children of God and were not put on this earth to cause one another pain! So why does the Democratic Party emphasize and push the race issue to the point of violence, division and hatred?
Every race and/or ethnic group in history has been defined by insults as well as accomplishments, has been the recipient of hatred as well as admiration, has positive and negative characteristics attributed to it, moments of shame and glory, every one has enslaved its neighbors and been slaves, and every single one without exception has conflict in its history with victims and victors.
We can, and we do, allow people to rewrite history, or even tear it down, so that succeeding generations never learn from the mistakes of the past or about those heroes who attempted to rise above the times and do the right thing. African-Americans have a long history of contribution to the building of this nation. The blood and treasure that they have invested since the Revolutionary war has been all but lost to mainstream history books and their many contributions are just now hitting books and movies. There are many many more. If it were taught in schools to ALL children I think it would help. So many blacks seem to feel like they are a subculture within the white society but they are an integral and important part of our nation and our history.
America has let historical guilt over a crime that no one alive today committed, or would even allow to occur, cause racial tensions and political hate that is at a dangerous level. For at least fifty years quotas and other affirmative action plans have been setting the Equality guarantees of the Constitution aside so that a victim class could “catch up” and take advantage of the opportunities this great nation offers. No other nation in the history of mankind has done such a thing. Stepping back from the situation as far as I can considering my home is here, it is hard to believe that we have ended with this result. No, I do not blame either of the two races. I blame those who use racial tension and division to further their political goals. Yes, that would be the Democrats.
One additional message stands out above all others to me. Some of my black friends seem to live life as a black person in America. They are unhappy with whites, the government and are not satisfied with the opportunities they have. The others see themselves as black Americans. They have good friends who are white as well as black, they vote and they take advantage of the opportunities they have. They work hard but they do not see themselves as worse off than all whites. They see the world as it is. They are a part of the greater community without a belief that white society is closed to them. They do not believe they know what people think before they get to know them or assign malicious intent when none is actually there. To put it another way, they do not have a chip on their shoulder.
In the fifties, blacks had developed a larger middle class than they have today. Their average income was up and trending higher for all classes. They had a lower percentage of babies born out of wedlock than whites did. They were not focused on a victim mentality or on entitlements. For the last fifty years, as the Democratic Party has pushed the issue of race and white discrimination, the black communities have not become more prosperous and safer. Black income statistics are now far below what they were then and although they are now headed in the right direction under President Trump and his policies, my question is whether our democratic politicians are more concerned with power and politics or the health and welfare of our black families and communities!
This post is merely one for thought, not really about figures and statistics. It is another discipline, psychology (I think) which says that the definition of irrational (or insane) is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome each time.
If this post is misunderstood as an attempt to denigrate or belittle any race or group – then it should be read again more carefully since that was not my intent. I would like to abolish all of the hatred that separates us believing that the answer to hateful speech is more dialogue, not more hateful speech.