From the youngest age I can remember, my growth from toddler to teenager had an unhealthy dose of racism. Growing up around Charleston SC in the 60s and 70s provided countless opportunities from family members and acquaintances to become a bigoted, n*****r hating, foulmouthed redneck like so many of them were.
The problem is, the racism wasn't just a product of those extreme individuals.
I went to school at Whitesides Elementary and later Laing Middle School. I also played football in the recreation leagues of Mount Pleasant SC from the age of 6. My friends during these years were just as likely to be black as white. In spite of the racist environment I grew up in, one of the three best friends I had throughout childhood was black.
As I got older, I'd hear my father say "well he's a good n****r" over and over again. The older black gentleman that retired from the ports and went around collecting cans and doing yardwork, including some for our family, was always referred to as a "good n*****r. And he was probably the best friend my dad had in his later years, while my dad never quit using that term.
Throughout that childhood, there were many fights and arguments I had with cousins and other family members when they used the term n****r, regardless of the context. My father was a Boston Celtics fan because they played more white guys. The derogatory term n*****r was used, regardless of color, as the ultimate insult.
So why am I not a sheet wearing, tobacco spitting, loudmouthed bigot?
Simply put, its wrong.
I judge a man by his deeds and actions, not by his skin color.
I alone had the power to become the person I wanted to be, and so does everyone reading this.
Many of you might've noticed some of the postings I put on Facebook recently. While it may seem to some that I'm being racist, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, its quite the opposite.
Blacks in this country suffered horrible treatment at the hands of whites for many years. Some still do today. The difference (while its always been there to some extent) is that many whites suffer horrible treatment at the hands of blacks and even more blacks receive horrible treatment at the hands of their own race.
While there's been plenty of documentation regarding black on black crime, black prison population, black single mothers, etc... there's very little blame that goes where it should.
There's a big reason that so many black politicians and/or political figures are democrat. It gives them control of their black constituents. While I don't in any way believe that its the case for all black politicians, a large group of them truly seek to benefit by keeping their constituents under their thumb. Those like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have all become very wealthy by pandering to those that benefit from welfare and racial tension. They only show up at protests like those that happened in Ferguson MO to stay relevant with those blind sheep that keep sending them money. Everyone remember Jackson and Sharpton both asking for donations while there? Anyone remember the democrat voter registration push at those protests?
Using today's welfare statistics (located here) its easy to see what supporting the liberal agendas of Jackson, Sharpton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others has led to
Whites make up over 72% of the entire US population while blacks make up just 13%
Despite that overwhelming minority, blacks make up almost 40% of welfare recipients. Nearly all of that 40% are registered democrats.
Here's some other numbers for you to ponder.
(link here) The out-of-wedlock birth rate among African Americans today is 73%, three times higher than it was prior to the War on Poverty. Children raised in fatherless homes are far more likely to grow up poor and to eventually engage in criminal behavior, than their peers who are raised in two-parent homes. In 2010, blacks (approximately 13% of the U.S. population) accounted for 48.7% of all arrests for homicide, 31.8% of arrests for forcible rape, 33.5% of arrests for aggravated assault, and 55% of arrests for robbery. Also as of 2010, the black poverty rate was 27.4% (about 3 times higher than the white rate), meaning that 11.5 million blacks in the U.S. were living in poverty.
Michael Brown was a victim alright. A victim of democrat politicians/political figures controlling their followers.
William Galston, President Bill Clinton's Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs, estimated that the welfare system, with its economic disincentives to marriage, was responsible for at least 15% to 20% of the family disintegration in the United States. Take away the obvious bias and most analysts put that number closer to 50%.
There are currently 35 states in the US that pay more on welfare than a minimum wage job pays. That is a product of liberalism from the democratic party and it will continue to erode our society as long as those under that thumb let it. Its human nature to take the easier path.
I made the choice growing up not to be a racist. Its time for many others to do the same thing. Black preachers and community leaders need to bring people together instead of allowing those like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Eric Holder tear them apart. When you stop giving them money and supporting their lavish lifestyles by saying no to that reverse-racism, and reforming the current welfare system, the problem will be fixed.
Over and over again, these politicians scream about justice. In the case of Michael Brown, you might've noticed they've all backed off now. The evidence showed him to be just another thug created by the liberal agenda.
If it were truly about justice, why didn't they show up in Memphis when the black crowd beat a white store employee? Or Springfield MO when a black gang attacked a white couple?
If they are really so concerned, why are they continuing to drive a wedge between whites and blacks while benefiting financially?
The answer is, they want racism to continue. It keeps them in that lavish lifestyle they've grown accustomed to.
Racists come in all colors, shapes and sizes and political ideologies.
When leaders of all colors, shapes, sizes and political ideologies realize this and take action, racism will eventually die away.