Sylvia Thompson
The other racism
By Sylvia Thompson
January 23, 2014

Americans know of the Aryan Nations, "skin heads," Neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), and similar groups of white people who, for any number of reasons, harbor grave animosity toward other Americans. More specifically, these groups are known for their racial hatred of blacks. It is a rabid hatefulness that lessens the bearer's humanity. There exists, however, a hesitancy to examine similar racial hatred in American blacks. Not only is there a hesitancy to examine such hatred, but it is forbidden even to voice its existence. I will voice that existence here, because it needs to be voiced. The existing notion among some leftist black activists that a person cannot be racist if he is of a minority race without power is laughable.

This self-imposed muzzling when it comes to speaking of racism in blacks can be attributed partially to what the mixed-race author Shelby Steele dubbed "white guilt." It is a self-inflicted punishment, which too many whites, in my view, allow to cloud their reasoning when it comes to race issues in America, and it is contributing to the destruction of this nation. There is also the Left's long march through all of America's institutions (the church, schools, the political structure) polluting the atmosphere with hatred, especially between blacks and whites, to further their socialist agenda.

What do you suppose drives a vile practice of primarily young blacks attacking unsuspecting white citizens on the street, to knock them out? If you are not wallowing in white guilt, or you are not a leftist black, you know the cause is racial hatred. Young, barely educated blacks who participate in this behavior may not be fully aware of what drives them, but adults (black and white) know very well what does.

What would drive Attorney General Eric Holder, the chief law officer of the land, to excuse New Black Panther thugs who threatened voters (an illegal act) at an election site in Philadelphia during the 2008 elections? I say, unadulterated racism against white voters. And further, Holder's use of the power of his office to scuttle state voter ID laws that ensure a fair election process through reduction of voter fraud is nothing more than puerile payback to whites for past infringements on the rights of blacks.

Holder's latest racist ploy, which is a detrimental blow to efforts to educate all children, not just blacks, prompted a searing comment from former black Congressman Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, at his Web site:

The Colonel's article is in response to a demand issued by Eric Holder that schools rethink "zero tolerance" disciplinary policies, because they disproportionately punish minorities (code for blacks).

According to Colonel West, the violence on campus when he taught high school in Florida was perpetrated eight out of ten times by black students, male and female, and it had nothing to do with racial disparity. In his assessment, it had everything to do with a lack of discipline and control.

The Colonel views the new federal directives from both the Department of Justice and the Department of Education as a threat to schools. Holder is using his power to serve notice that the DOJ and DoEd are prepared to use their authority to investigate any claims of racial disparity in the punishment of students. Colonel West describes Holder's behavior as a "most vile and disgusting" racism, and I fully concur.

With the ascendancy to power of leftists Barack Obama and Eric Holder (Obama's front man in the war against justice in America), open black racial hatred of whites has increased. These two men are the most powerful of a long list of leftist blacks, nearly all of whom take their marching orders – directly or indirectly – from them. It is now fashionable to be a racist black; you have power backing up your behavior. After all, racist whites had power behind them when it was fashionable to be a racist white. It is payback time.

That this is what the country has come to under the tenure of its so-called first black President is an insult to my black ancestry. I am certain that these circumstances are not what they envisioned as a more free and equitable America.

The banality of these two small men, Barack Obama and Eric Holder, is a disgrace. Neither of them chose to rise above the petty, vindictive nature of small men in human history that came before them. They have squandered a chance to move this nation forward to even greater heights than it had already achieved under the guidance of an Almighty God, who heeded the call for direction from its Founders. As a citizen, I am thoroughly disgusted. As a black person, I am simply ashamed.

© Sylvia Thompson


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