I was reading an article which read that the woman insulted her deceased father calling him racist. No, I didn’t continue reading that article because it suddenly occurred to me, “What else did she expect of her father?”
I’m elderly, which means dinosaurs roamed the earth up until a week before I was born. Not really, but the generation before mine was really racist. My grandfather and yours regardless of skin color was absolutely racist. Why? Because society at that time required it. Interracial relationships of any sort were not very popular and the idea of a romantic relationship would not make it past the idea stage.
My fathers generation brought with it the racism from their parents but found a portion of acceptance and tolerance between the races. It was the age of segregation and the KKK but the entire population was not diehard racist. By the end of my parents generation the “N” word was still commonly in use and a society that claimed equality of man, made efforts to become such with only a small step forward.
Along came my generation, and with an angry parentage due to riots, affirmative action, and desegregation my generation was wrought with racial discord from every angle. But with my generation came hope. By reaching the age of adulthood most of us had learned that we had to do better. We had to learn acceptance and tolerance and actually believe in the idea of equality. Many of us did just that, but not enough. Racism still flourished throughout my lifetime and into my children’s generation. How did we fail?
The first significant failure was brought about by our own government. You see, our government is full of idiots trying to do right the wrong way. Affirmative Action did one thing. It took jobs from qualified White men, giving those jobs to unqualified men of color. It doesn’t matter that a small amount of fairness or equality resulted from it because it brought about a completely new reason for hatred between the races. Nobody cared that taking from one race and giving to another race regardless the impact to those displaced by such action, would create hostility and furtherance of racism. But from this came the intended ability to work together and show respect for our fellow man. Still not enough but moving in the right direction.
One of the biggest road-blocks we faced was the lack of racial acceptance from the people of color. Most people of color to this day have not yet accepted the extended olive branch from White people. Then along comes a database compiled by the Washington Post which paints a picture of a complete racism with Black people being subject to abuse and killings by police at a higher percentage than White people. What this database fails to do is demonstrate the 13 percent Black population nation-wide was not the population percentages of the areas the claimed abuse came from. Black populations in the individual cities ranged from 27 to 69 percent and demonstrates more Whites killed by police every year. What is a higher concern is the use of the database by government, educators, politicians, and clergy without actually researching the database data for accuracy. It’s quite easy to understand, Black people make up 13 percent of the population nation-wide, but there isn’t any Black people in Tiny Town whatever State U.S.A. this means these Black people are not 13 percent everywhere, resulting in a much higher percentage of Black people someplace else. Use of the corrected population percentages demonstrates a far different picture. The problem is almost all Blacks as well as a significant portion of Whites believe the 13 percent lie.
Moving forward to about a year ago, a cop negligent in his responsibilities, kills George Floyd while in custody. The Country, both Black and White armed with the 13 percent lie start rioting in the streets nation-wide. City streets are filled with protesters of all colors rioting, looting, and destroying all they can. Prior to this event an organization was formed to support a Gay-Black athlete was formed. This organization was not formed to represent the Black populace in any way. But being in the right place, at the right time, Black Lives Matter is there when the riots began and Corporate America in fear of their lives dumps millions of dollars donating to the coffers of Black Lives Matter. This was not a planned event, but it is proof that having the right name at the right time can make a couple of Black Activists very rich. Corporate America suffering from rectal-cranial inversion believes they have done something to support the Black man has done nothing but toss their cash to be used as personal money by the founders of Black Lives Matter. Most of America believes that Black Lives Matter intended to provide support for the Black man. Black Lives Matter have yet to do anything but escalate racial tensions and fill their pockets with donated money building their personal wealth.
Another problem arises as America, tired of abusive cops scream “Defund The Police,” which may not be an all-together bad idea. Spineless politicians jump on the band-wagon and cities across America start cutting funding for their Police agencies. Interest in employment in Law Enforcement drops to lower than an all-time low, crime starts running rampant nation-wide as the criminal element has nothing to fear. Law Enforcement Officers treated like the enemy retire early or just quit leaving every police agency under-staffed, some by hundreds of officers. Today in America no street is safe as criminals take over the streets committing crimes, violent crimes, everywhere. This escalation of criminal activity leads to many retailers closing their doors for good as they do not believe police has the ability to protect them.
And yet, our political leadership believes the way to solve the problem is to give to one race by taking from another race. Government nation-wide is doing money giveaways in the form of guaranteed incomes, housing, and even employment excluding White people. Does anybody see the racial implications of this? Instead of our leaders correcting the issues necessary, they create new cause for racial divide. Apparently we have not yet learned enough from our past errors to be able to fix this.
I think I know what needs to be done. First eliminate any organization that has a race as part of it’s name. All these organizations are is furtherance of racism and people making profit off racism. None of these organizations want to eliminate racism, racism is how they make their money.
Then look at all government and give them a choice, color-blind or find another job. And then, do not give any service, monitory benefit, or any other offering based upon skin color. Only give these items to those in true need and give to those in true need.
Equality is not so hard to achieve. Simply mature beyond skin color and enjoy being color-blind.