Question: Is this nation still racist?
What do you think? Do you think we as a nation still harbor hatred against anyone who is not white?
Can only white people be racist? Is there no other country that has racism?
If you listen to this nation's liberals, it is only this nation that has hatred of people of color. And, of those, only conservative people, particularly those living in the southern parts of the USA are racist.
And, should a person of color be injured or killed during a fight between people of no-color (we will bypass the irony in this statement for now), then it is automatically considered a crime of hate and racism. Why? Because they say it is. And, if the liberals and the media say that our nation is racist, then white people, especially conservative white people, must submit to reparations and a multicultural diversification program.
Many thanks going to Digger for his find of this site (and his constant dedication to protecting the laws of this land and the rights of its CITIZENS) Save Shenandoah. For a background to the reason for this website, via Digger:
All of the race pandering hordes, MALDEF, the ADL and those opposing the Hazleton ordinance, came into their town calling them racists because the illegal alien was Mexican and the youths were white. Shenandoah was getting a bad name nationally.
Then they held a rally and 600 people showed up to stand up for their town. Residents now realized they weren't alone. I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at that rally and afterwards I received numerous calls for help from residents. "What can we do?". "How can we fight back?". So the results of those call is the Save Shenandoah website where they can communicate with each other and organize.
Go check it out, read their forum and watch as this small community takes back their town from the illegal alien invasion! It's already on fire just days after launch.
Apparently Barbara Ransby is not only involved with the Progressive Media Project, but also the LEFT FORUM and they have a web site here. They are self described in this way:Left Forum provides a context for the critical dialogue that is essential for a stronger Left and a more just society.
Barbara Ransby is also a member of the Editorial Board of The Black Commentator - apparently a magazine devoted to ONLY Black issues.
Oh and guess what? The chair of The Black Commentator is a Julian Bond. Julian Bond was named the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center at its founding in 1971 and still sits on the board.
[She is also an] associate professorship in the department of African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Forty-five years ago, one of the most pivotal racist attacks of the civil-rights era occurred. Local members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb under the steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., on a Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 1963. The explosion killed four young girls, three of them age 14 and one of them only 11 years old.
But while King praised nonviolence, racist groups and individuals engaged in violence throughout the region. Birmingham was at the center of the fray. There were so many buildings and homes blown up by vigilantes there that the town was dubbed "Bombingham." Convictions for these crimes were rare. It was not until 1977 that prosecutors in Alabama aggressively went after the culprits in the 16th Street Church bombing, resulting in the conviction of KKK member Robert Chambliss that same year.
Things have changed in America since 1963. No one would argue with this.
But let's not celebrate the postracial Promised Land too soon. There is not only persistent racism in the United States, there is also persistent racist violence and the hatred that fuels it.
Sen. Barack Obama has had numerous death threats. The threats were so prevalent and so serious that he received Secret Service protection well before he was the Democratic Party nominee.
In America, people of color are still victims of racially motivated violence.
In May a federal jury in Kansas City convicted two men of the racially motivated murder of a black man, William McCay, three years before.
Last month, Luis Ramirez, a Mexican immigrant and father of two, was beaten to death by four white teenagers in Shenandoah, Pa. They hurled racist epithets along with kicks and punches.
This fight was mutual and Ramirez could have walked away but he chose to return WITH his friend and go after the teens, which resulted in his death. It was NOT a KKK attack. And Ramirez ALSO hurled racial epithets at the white teens. Ramirez was also wanted on a 2004 aggravated assault charge and he was a fugitive from justice at the time of his death. He was ALSO in a dark park at 11:30pm with a 15 year old girl, which is how the fight got started. But of course you don't want to muddy up your little article with things like FACTS now do you. You'd much rather make your distorted correlations between the KKK and these white teens...
It is not only naive to think we have completely eradicated racism in America, it is dangerous.
To be sure, racist violence never consumed the entire population or even the majority. Most people of color were not direct victims. And most whites did not throw the blows or the bombs. They simply looked the other way.
Apathy or willful ignorance in the face of racism and injustice yields the same net result, whether it is the blatant and widespread racism that showed itself in Birmingham, or the more subtle but no less real racism of today.