Just yesterday, I told somebody “I don’t deny individual instances of racism happen. I deny the problem is ‘systemic.'”
But–this morning–I realized I needed to walk that back. I’m changing my mind, very much the way I changed my mind about gay marriage back in 2013. I never want to become too stuck in my ways to accept a shift in perspective, when it’s necessary.
So, I must admit I was wrong yesterday, when I said, “Blacks feel oppressed–not because there’s a racist system in place…”
I’ve come to connect the dots and understand there IS a racist system causing harm to the Black Community.
And it’s known as “The Public Education System.”
What I should have said yesterday was, “Blacks feel oppressed because of the racist system which is in place.” That’s not to say I believe the KKK controls education and politics. Nor do I believe the “system” was built on hate.
Quite the opposite: I think the System is made of people who at least say they want to help. They’re the “good guys.”
(Although, I’m sure there are some hateful, conniving people who know full-well that the identity curriculum being pushed in public education has negative effects on minorities, and they do it anyway.)
Liberal blacks feel oppression because they’ve been systematically taught to internalize victimhood.
When your teachers, parents, and professors tell you, “Life is harder for you than for that white boy,” it’s not easy to overcome and be successful!
On the other hand, Conservative blacks feel oppressed because–though they escaped from the social brainwashing themselves and are relatively successful in business and family life–they suffer as victims of their mindless classmates who DID succumb to the lies and now react with hate toward free-thinking minorities.
Want an example? Check out this video from a Conservative black woman:
And then check out some of the comments!
“She is speaking against her own race like the ‘coon’ she is. But if she were to make any valid points speaking for black people she would still be that “nigger” in white people’s eyes…”
“[White people] are looking for someone to confirm their racism.”
“There are black people in here who are kissing her ass because [they’re] playing into coonery.”
And just one more person suggesting certain opinions are “white” and others “black” (even though someone tried to correct him)…
For the record, there were LOTS of positive comments from people who agreed with the way this woman called out the stupid extremism on BOTH sides of the culture war. (That includes many black men and women who thanked her for saying what she did.)
But there were many more comments like the ones I took pictures of as well.
I thought about editing the names and profile pictures of the racists, but then I decided not to. Evil prejudice must be exposed.
And what’s that? You don’t think black people can be “racist?”
Where did you learn that, I wonder?
State high school or State college?
The woman in the video above says, “As an African-American woman, I’m afraid of two things: the education system and the prison system.”
And, that’s when it clicked for me. YES, I’m afraid of the power of the education system, too.
Because it has contributed (rapidly) to a culture where it’s okay to divide people up by skin color, as long as you agree with the herd. (Otherwise you’re a “coon.”)
In our brave new world, a growing number of people are swallowing a “progressive” racism and thinking it’s good.
Just consider how far we’ve come from the message of the Civil Rights Era.
We’ve gone from, “I believe there is only one race–the human race.” (Rosa Parks)
…to “People who don’t see race are erasing black people.” (Rebecca Carroll, Guardian contributor)
Years ago, Martin Luther King Junior said:
“I have a dream that one day my four children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Today’s activists say:
“Progressive movements…have made some unfortunate errors when they push for unity [among races] at the expense of really understanding the concrete differences…” (Black Lives Matter Founder, Alicia Garcia)
In the 70’s, 80’s, and even early 90’s, society mainly agreed that people who were obsessed with race were “shallow” and needed to have their minds changed.
And now? The “intellectuals” are pushing this idea that “colorblindess” is a form of racism. They literally argue that you’re in need of a mind-change if you DON’T see color everywhere, the way they do.
How can that happen in such a short amount of time?
How can the racists actually believe they are the good guys?
…I have a theory…
We are a society completely awash in propaganda.
And, if we send our children to school to learn HOW to think, and they come home repeating WHAT the government decides they should think instead, what hope do they have?
If you’re a young, black American being told from Kindergarten that you’re probably going to get shot by a police officer soon, how will it shape you?
If you’re a young, white American, being told your duty as a good person is to think about your black friend’s blackness all the time, what happens over time?
If ALL of the students are being coached to believe that meditating on the various “differences” between them is healthy (and, indeed, focusing on what unites us is the same as “erasing black people”), what are we doing to our children?
If there’s systemic racism in this country–and I think there is–then THAT has to be it.
(Post Script: Americans are also educated to see “privilege” as a negative. That’s part of the reason some members of the black community are worried about “sounding white.” You can CLICK HERE to read my post about how to avoid raising “privileged” kids. It describes in more detail the cultural education my generation has absorbed.