Another Double Standard
On Sunday mornings I like to lie in bed and read the morning paper while listening to classical music on my local National Proletariat Radio station. Yesterday, when I came to the Opinion section, I was surprised, because, once again I agreed with Cynthia Tucker on sumpin'. Her column was about Social Security and prescription drugs for seniors. She's a liberal and was against the Democrat's bill. Frankly, I was shocked. But that's not what I want to talk about so I'm not linking to it.
No, I want to talk about an article that was in the AJC on July 14, called Could Mr. Right be White about black women dating white men. Oh boy! Interracial dating. That's gonna get the racist bigots stirred up! And it did. The AJC published three letters on it. Here's the link.
Nathan McCall of Atlanta writes:
As a journalism instructor, I found the recent article on black women dating white men to be appallingly racist and typically shallow ("Could Mr. Right be white?" Features, July 14). It's one thing to say that some black women date white men because there is a shortage of available black men. It's quite another to suggest that the very group that created and perpetuated that shortage --- white men --- are also the most sensitive and romantic people on God's great earth. Please.
So, it sounds to me that for some reason Nathan thinks it is the fault of white men that there is a shortage of black men. No reasons given. Just a statement with no facts. I'm assuming he's saying that there is a shortage of black men because they're in prison. So, if that is the case, the high crime rate in the inner city is the fault of white men. The high drug use in the inner city is the fault of white men. Well, yeah, according to Maxine Waters, the crack epidemic is a CIA plot. Hi Jamal. I'm from the CIA. Here's some crack.
Well maybe poverty is the problem. Yeah - that's the ticket. And we all know that poverty in the inner city is the fault of white men. Those mean old Republicans want to starve the poor and keep 'em in poverty. I'm here to tell you that throwing money at poverty will not solve it. We've thrown $5 trillion at it and we still have it.
In a previous post I gave a roadmap on how any person in this country of reasonable health and of reasonable intelligence could rise above poverty and live very well. Three steps:
- Education - Stay in school. Learn how to read and write English. We speak English as the primary language in this country. Getting an education is not 'acting white', it's acting smart.
- Start work at an early age. Work part time jobs while in school. Flipping burgers is not beneath anyone.
- Do not have children you cannot afford. The quickest route to poverty in this country is not having an education and having children you cannot afford.
Unfortunately, the most important thing needed to rise above poverty, education, sucks. Our education system is broken and needs repair. It's not gonna be the teachers unions that repair it because they are part of the problem. And the NAACP opposes vouchers, even though 60% of blacks polled, prefer vouchers. The Democrats want to keep blacks dumb and dependent on the government. That's a disgrace. But, I digress. Back to Nathan.
As a journalist, I know reporters can find someone to say virtually anything to support a point. And I would have no trouble doing the reverse --- find women to testify that white men are insecure, and that given a dating choice between an all-you-can-eat crab legs special and an evening at the museum, white men will opt for Red Lobster every time.
Yeah, Nathan. Just love them crab legs. This is disgusting. Substitute black for white and fried chicken for crab legs and tell me just how racist and bigoted this sounds. And this bastard teaches journalism? Now we know why so many journalists vote Democrat. They're freaking bigoted idiots!
And let's not even talk about the headline, an obvious throwback to the supremacist views that "white is right."
I didn't get that impression at all. But that is because I'm not looking for racism in everything I read. I never realized the AJC was racist. I hope someone tells Cynthia Tucker about that. Cynthia, by the way, is the editor of the editorial page and is black. Nathan is an example of someone who is just looking for for examples of racism. I wonder how he feels when he sees ads for white sales?
Reading stories such as this actually makes me grateful for Jerry Springer and Ricky Lake. As insane as their programs are, at least they demonstrate that human frailties are as much a reality for whites as for anyone else.
Nathan, I think you've been watching too much Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake. And, wouldn't you think a Journalism professor would know enough to spell Ricki Lake correctly?
Nathan's letter was amusing. Curtis Lake's letter was full of vitriol and blatant racism.
Black women who date the 'enemy' are fools
Nothing like some mean spirited name calling to start off a letter. White men are the enemy. Bitches be fools.
I just want to clear up this foolishness once and for all: If you are a black female, your "Mr. Right" is not white. He is black like you.
Tell 'em Curtis! Keep dem bitches in the 'hood! Now tell 'em why.
White folks are our enemy. How can black females stoop so low as to engage in intimate relations with the people who forcibly took us from our homeland and slaughtered, raped and enslaved our ancestors?
Here we go with the slaveryTM thing again. OK. Let's talk about it.
Black people do not have the franchise on slaveryTM even though they like to think so. SlaveryTM has been in existence since the beginning of time. Every culture up until a few hundred years ago had slaves. It was the mean old white Europeans who abolished slaveryTM. Many white men in this country died in a bloody civil war to abolish slaveryTM. And, unlike what we saw in Roots, it wasn't the white man who captured the blacks to drag them off into slaveryTM. They were captured and sold by their black brothers, so you may want to take up some of this slaughtered and raped stuff with some people in Africa. And guess where slaveryTM still exists? In Africa. And guess who the slave owners are? African blacks. Yeah, slaveryTM was a blight on this country's history, but it's over, and right now, blacks in this country have more freedoms and a higher standard of living than black people in any other country on this planet. So shut your freaking mouth and be glad that you had the good fortune to be born here and not in Africa.
Stop lusting and think. There are no "good" white folks. Black females who date white men only make themselves look like fools.
See, all white folks are evil racist bastards. Curtis, you are a racist bigoted jerk! Here again, substitute white for black in this letter and there would be massive protests in front of the AJC's offices. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be in town fighting each other to get in front of the cameras bemoaning the fact that the newspaper could publish a letter like this. By golly, the editor who allowed this letter to be published should be fired or forced to go through massive diversity awareness training.
The last letter by Doug Forbes of Indianapolis is just laughable.
Colorblind mating is not for the birds Implicit in the recent article on interracial dating is the view that racial preference in mate selection is the result of segregation. I suggest that it is vice versa. Consider this: During the last Ice Age, a species of bird lived in the north Pacific region. One branch of this species spread westward across Eurasia. Another branch spread eastward across North America. When they met again in Europe thousands of years later, they had developed physical differences. In other words, they had become two subspecies; i.e., races of the same species. One race, the Lesser Black-backed Gulls, has dark backs and yellow legs. The other race, the Herring Gulls, has pale backs and flesh colored legs.
I'm just waiting for someone to complain that the naming of the Lesser Black-back Gull is racist. Nathan has probably already composed his letter.
Physical divergence beyond a certain point will diminish sexual attraction. Such is the case with the Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backs. Although they have overlapping breeding grounds, they remain distinct. Normally, they do not interbreed. Because mate selection and child rearing constitute much of the social life of birds, racial preference in mate selection results in racial segregation generally. Essentially, the two subspecies lead separate lives within the same geographic area.
But Doug, we aren't birds.
OK What do I thin?. I'm all for interracial relationships. I'm for integration. Believe it or not, I'm not a racist bigot. I despise people who are. People like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton, and their new friend Curtis Lake make me sick. Multiculturism makes me gag. What a crock that is. Ya wannna see multiculturism in action? Go to the Balkans. That's what the liberals want for us. This is America. We are Americans. We're not African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Asian-Americans, or any other hyphenated Americans. And another thing. I was born here so I am a native American.
But, but, you gotta be a racist. You're always poking fun at black people like Cynthia McKinney. Yeah, Cynthia would be funny if she weren't so dangerous. I poke fun at Cynthia because she is a disgrace. She, like many other black leaders, do more harm to their people than the KKK ever could. By blaming white people for all their problems and fostering dependency on government, they keep them poor and ignorant. A fine example of that is Curtis Lake, who is probably one of Cynthia's constituents. All I can do is shake my head and wonder why.
I don't know how Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cynthia McKinney, Maxine Waters and all the other black 'leaders' can sleep at night. I guess if one gets enough money, selling out one's followers must be easy.
I couldn't do it.