Our society presently is doing all it can to erase history, instead of learning from it. Starting with the statue removals of people that were significant to White history but brought disfavor from the Black community. Does anybody remember who these monuments were made for? If you go back in history to when those men were alive, all Black people were referred to as the “N-word.” And, it was acceptable at that time in our history. But, back to my point . . .
People in our history owned slaves and today most of us find owning slaves offensive. So, we tear down monuments to historical slave owners that were not subjected to such disfavor during their lifetime. Nobody sees the now offensive monument, so nobody is provided the story that it told. And although today’s society sees such things differently from what we found acceptable in days gone by, how were they looked at back then. Were some of these people looked upon favorably in their day even by their slaves? We need to quit applying our current opinions to situations in the past. You cannot hold somebody from 50 years ago accountable to today’s beliefs.
Now we are looking at the removal of books that are about Black athletes because the books tell of the racial issues they faced. I’m talking about players like Hank Aaron who was one of first Black Baseball Players in the South. Again, by removal of the books we are erasing history. Why aren’t we keeping the statues and adding information of how these people fell to disfavor. Books good, bad, or absolute lies need to be retained for history and noted where right or wrong, but never taken from education or removed from public access.
Our society has this racism thing wrong. Racism does exist and some people will never change, they will always hate people of different color, different financial status, and/or other stupid reason to hate. People fall into this racism thig too easily. They jump to racism quickly as a reason for any Black/White conflict. Why? White people abuse everybody. Look at history. At the same time White people were abusing Blacks, was anyone else abused? What about the Irish? The Chinese? Or, the American Indian? Or , the real abused. We took one race, put them in camps, stole their property and didn’t give it back. I refer to the Japanese. White man has abused every race throughout history, and still do today. Black people have been lied to for years, fed statistics that were false data, had stories of occurrences sensationalized for impact, but nobody has really looked at the overall abuse of everybody instead of just Blacks.
Check the data. Ask yourself if anybody else other than Blacks have been subjected to similar abuse although not racism? White women were not allowed to vote for years and consider the womans bra burning years. That was over rights, abuse, wages, and complaints that match the same issues consider complaint of racism towards Black people. And still today many of t5he same issues exists but because it doesn’t involve skin color it isn’t called racism.
My point being racism is racism only when directed towards Blacks from Whites. There are no acts involving any other race, sex, religion, or financial status that are of consequence. No, that is wrong. Events occur daily in this country that are violations of our rights that go un-noticed and easily overlooked because Black people are not part of the complaint. Get this America . . . .
BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE ABUSED IN THIS COUNTRY. Is it possible some other factor, other than race need be considered? Quit looking at skin color for a minute and consider other factors. There is nothing that Black people have been subjected to that other races haven’t been subjected to. So if it is not race specific abuse, why is it considered racism? Quit using skin color as a reason for failure, look deeper to ascertain the real cause and fix it. In the interim, keep destroying the things we should be using to make us remember this country’s history and learn from it. In the future, none of these issues will have ever been an issue, because it has been erased. That just sounds real stupid, like something one of our politicians would say.