An Honest Discussion of Race
March 26, 2012 2 Comments
In 2009, Eric Holder opined thusly:
Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race. It is an issue we have never been at ease with and given our nation’s history this is in some ways understandable. And yet, if we are to make progress in this area we must feel comfortable enough with one another, and tolerant enough of each other, to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us.
Notwithstanding the Attorney General’s comments, the problem is not so much that we are cowards on the topic of race, but that the Left/MSM pounds down any discussion of race that does not fit their narrative of racial minorities in general, and blacks in particular, as a permanent victim class. And that self-fulfilling cowardice is nowhere more evident than in discussions of interracial crime.
In 2011, Dr. Walter E. Williams wrote:
Born in 1936, I’ve lived through some of our openly racist history, which has included racist insults, beatings and lynchings…I recall my cousins and my being chased out of Fishtown and Grays Ferry, two predominantly Irish Philadelphia neighborhoods, in the 1940s, not stopping until we reached a predominantly black North or South Philly neighborhood.
Today all that has changed. Most racist assaults are committed by blacks. What’s worse is there’re blacks, still alive, who lived through the times of lynching, Jim Crow laws and open racism who remain silent in the face of it.
In the same article, he went on to say:
In many of these brutal attacks, the news media make no mention of the race of the perpetrators. If it were white racist gangs randomly attacking blacks, the mainstream media would have no hesitation reporting the race of the perps. Editors for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately censoring information about black crime for political reasons. Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern recently said that the paper’s reason for censorship was to “guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion.”
These racist attacks can, at least in part, be attributed to the black elite, who have a vested interest in racial paranoia. And that includes a president who has spent years aligned with people who have promoted racial grievance and polarization and appointed an attorney general who’s accused us of being “a nation of cowards” on matters of race and has refused to prosecute black thugs who gathered at a Philadelphia voting site in blatant violation of federal voter intimidation laws. Tragically, black youngsters — who are seething with resentments, refusing to accept educational and other opportunities unknown to blacks yesteryear — will turn out to be the larger victims in the long run.
Black silence in the face of black racism has to be one of the biggest betrayals of the civil rights struggle that included black and white Americans.
So this is the end result of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream? White “liberal” cowardice making common cause with black race-hustling elites?
What a horrible waste.
If Trayvon Martin is “a martyr,” as Jesse Jackson put it, one might wonder whether he is a martyr to the lies we allow the Left/MSM to tell us about violent crime and race.
And the game continues.
Mr. Holder had a point. Just not the one he thought he made.