As I’ve mentioned before I’m a big fan of the Justin Robert Young podcast, aka the JuRY Show. Last week’s episode of the show was called Hard R. In it he discussed casual racism that takes place in the Northeast. This caused me to e-mail into the show to share my experience on the matter. Below is a short video where Justin reads my e-mail on his show.
In my e-mail, the woman I dated was South American, not South African but the point remains the same.
Something else I posted on my social network accounts that I felt was good enough for posterity.
If you look for an agenda in everything then everything has an agenda.
If you look for racism in everything then everything is racist.
Instead of picking sides we should be coming together to help each other.
Once again the internet is in total outrage over something and that would of course be the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. This time though there are two schools of outrage. One side says that George Zimmerman is a racist who was looking to a kill a black kid while the other says that Trayvon Martin was a thug and that Zimmerman was well within his right to defend himself. However even with two avenues of outrage both sides are wrong.
On the one side George Zimmerman was clearly in the wrong. He contacted police about a suspicious character in his community and the police instructed Zimmerman not to follow him and that they would be there soon. Zimmerman willingly chose to ignore that recommendation by police and took matters into his own hands. On most levels that makes Zimmerman a vigilante. While there had been a spate of burglaries in the community it wasn’t Zimmerman’s job to apprehend anybody. In the worst case scenario if Zimmerman stayed put some property may have been damaged or stolen. Now you can give me Martin’s alleged criminal behavior at school all you want but that’s immaterial. Zimmerman had no idea who Martin was or his supposed history.
On the other hand this had nothing to do with race. Last year I spent the better part of the year in my late mother’s development. I’ve seen how people in these communities act. No matter how affluent or not outsiders are always viewed as intruders no matter what color they are. Add the rash of robberies that I mentioned before and you could see why Zimmerman called the cops. Adding race into the mix doesn’t help anyone. For each false claim of racism a true hate crime may be doubted because of it.
Here’s how I think it went down. Zimmerman sees the 6’2″ Martin and calls police. Police tell Zimmerman to stay put, instead he pursues Martin in his SUV. Zimmerman gets out and Martin asks him why he’s following him. Words are exchanged and a scuffle ensues. Martin gets the best of the less than athletic Zimmerman. Zimmerman pulls his gun and shoots Martin. Now from what I understand about Florida’s self-defense law according to the law Zimmerman was within his right to protect himself. Agree or disagree with it, that’s the law. You can’t go back in time to change it. Morally though Zimmerman was definitely overstepping his role as neighborhood watch by pursuing Martin.
What will probably happen is the same thing that happened to Bernie Goetz. While Goetz was only charged with illegal possession of a firearm he lost a $43M civil suit to one of the men he shot. Zimmerman will rightly lose a wrongful death suit when it’s brought against him.
Not really a crime but close enough so I’m going to count it.
Anyway in Midwest City, Oklahoma a garage owner posted a job for a mechanic on craigslist. He posted it in both English and Spanish. That’s not some political agenda, that’s just good business sense. This is where craigslist’s ‘community policing’ comes into play. The ads in Spanish were flagged and removed from the site. When the garage owner tried reposting the Spanish ads he then got hate mail.
“Go home, bean. Go back to Mexico. We speak English here in America so we don’t want you here,”
Not only does this show the uselessness of website community policing it also shows the kind of troglodytes that frequent craigslist so much they lose sleep over ads in Spanish.
Sorry if my Spanish sucks. I got it off of Google Translate.
That sign appears outside a bar in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.
I’ve seen this kind of sign on countless bars in my time. The first time I saw one I automatically thought that it was referring to gang colors. In this instance it’s referring to biker colors. I thought that this was pretty much common knowledge.
I thought that the real meaning of the sign was common knowledge but I guess some people don’t possess that knowledge. The guy who owns the bar was even approached by the NAACP and when he explained to them what the sign meant they understood and left.
Not everything is about racism and if you look everywhere for racism you’re going to find it whether it’s intended or not.
So CNN correspondent Roland S. Martin has a problem with Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond because they were segregationists. I’m not big fans of them either but let’s not forget the fact that Thurmond renounced his segregationist ways later in life and had an obvious touch of jungle fever.
But let me pose a question to progressives out there. Why do Helms and Thurmond get labeled as racists but Sen. Robert Byrd of WV gets a pass when he was in the Ku Klux Klan. You don’t join the Klan because you look good in white. Is it because he has a D next to his name? Byrd was a segregationist too yet I haven’t seen any black reporters labeling him as a racist.
NEW YORK (AP) — Several leading child welfare groups Tuesday urged an overhaul of federal laws dealing with transracial adoption, arguing that black children in foster care are ill-served by a “colorblind” approach meant to encourage their adoption by white families.
Yet another proposed roadblock to make adoption more difficult in this country. It’s legislation like this that makes US citizens adopt from other countries rather than kids from this one.
A 15-year-old kid gets it absolutely right…
His youngest son, Eric Jones, 15, said the family’s makeup sometimes complicates his life, but he’s convinced that transracial adoption can succeed.
“White or black doesn’t matter,” he said. “What counts is whether the parents are ready to take responsibility.”
I’ve found another term that The Zombie Left uses that should automatically disqualify them from any argument they make. If you want to see previous phrases used by The Zombie Left you can check here and here.
The latest phrase is “the brown people”. It refers to any dark-skinned minority and usually used in a way to infer that all Republicans are racist white guys. We’re holding terrorists in Guantanamo Bay because we hate “the brown people”. We invaded Iraq because we hate “the brown people”. We want to close the borders because we hate “the brown people”. We want to put tighter controls on welfare because we hate “the brown people”. You know, maybe in their leftist imaginary utopia all minorities love each other but the reality is they don’t. I know blacks that don’t like Hispanics. I know Hispanics who don’t like Arabs. Hell, I even know people of all those ethnicities that look down at anyone who is on welfare.
Come to think of it the phrase “the brown people” seems awfully racist to me. It’s like lumping all those minorities together and calling them “those people”. In your quest to be politically correct you’ve become racist assclowns. Way to go lefties.
Is it me or is this an incredibly racist tactic? It’s like PETA is saying “If anyone knows about fried chicken it’s them there colored folks”. While there at it why don’t they extol the virtues of watermelon to the black community. Here’s PETA’s logic behind this…
“African Americans know oppression and have a natural empathy for others who are oppressed,” Bruce Friedrich, director of vegan outreach for PETA, said in an interview. “And the fact is that what happens to chickens for KFC is the worst cruelty that anybody can possibly imagine.”
So they weren’t happy with comparing chickens to the Holocaust now they’re comparing them to slavery? If I was black I’d be highly insulted by this. I mean no one in the black community is going to fall for this, right?
The campaign from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which criticizes chicken chain KFC for the treatment of chickens before slaughter, will feature comedian Richard Pryor in billboards in African American neighborhoods in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington.
Other prominent African Americans including Russell Simmons, founder of hip-hop label Def Jam, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and Princeton University professor Cornel West will offer their support for PETA’s campaign.
Messrs. Pryor, Simmons, Mfume, and West should be ashamed of themselves. You’re comparing the plight of your people to fried chicken. Just further proof that PETA will use any means necessary to force feed their agenda down other people’s throats as if it was handed down by God. Mr. Pryor and friends are nothing more than sell outs.