R.I.P. Johnny Kemp

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From The Root:

Reach Media, the company responsible for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage, has issued the following statement:

“We have received confirmation that Johnny Kemp has passed away. We do not have any other details. We can confirm he was not on the ship for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise.”

Earlier:

R&B singer Johnny Kemp, best known for his hit song “Just Got Paid,” died Thursday at the age of 55, according to the Bahamas Weekly. Kemp was scheduled to perform for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise.

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Vern’s Venting: If It Ain’t White, Then It Ain’t Right

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By Lavern Merriweather:

I was perusing the Root website when I saw an article about Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and what some call her ridiculous ‘blaccent’. No surprise that the majority of white commenters and even some black folks were defending white people’s latest flavor of the month. They trotted out their egotistical and self-serving logic that black folks don’t own rap. So, who are they to bitch about who can or can’t be a part of it. This is where I always like to call my favorite word: BULLSHIT!

These are the very same people that got 100 kinds of upset because a Negro a.k.a. the ‘Chocolate Lover’ Idiris Elba starred in the “Thor” movie as, of all things, a Norse god. White folks were so angry about it that they took to social media in droves to complain. The exact folks who say that any actor can play any role were really furious that a black man was playing a fictional character, and they didn’t approve. They saw nothing wrong with half-Asian, half-white actor Fred Armisen on “SNL” playing President Obama, who is real. Yet, they can be pissed off about a person that is fake. My guess is because he is black and acting as a character of authority. Don’t forget Idiris played someone that Thor had to answer to if he ever screwed up.

When open-minded fellow and my favorite Bond Daniel Craig suggested that a black male be cast as the next Bond, many white folks were up in arms. They were pissed and by that, I mean with a capital ‘P’. Yet they saw nothing insulting or foolish about Angelina Jolie bronzing her skin and donning a rather stupid looking curly perm wig to play Marianne Pearl who was the wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl in the flop “A Mighty Heart”. When a number of black women on the blogs went boo hiss, they were met yet again with condescension. The naysayers whined that Marianne has white blood in her. So, what’s the big deal?

The ‘big deal’ is that while that may be the case. Marianne is a brown skinned woman! Hollowood would never hire Kerry Washington to play Amelia Earhart or Agatha Christie. So, Angelina should not be starring as Marianne. I don’t care that Angie financed the movie. There were more appropriate and surely more talented actresses that could have been in that film. On top of that it’s not like the movie broke any box office records. So a woman of color obviously couldn’t have done any worse money wise.

It’s not only music or movies I and Brotha have written several posts over the years about. It’s also sports, such as the amount of resentment that the Williams sisters in tennis have faced. If it’s not their opponents, then it’s the media and so- called fans of the sport. Venus and Serena have been slyly and sometimes outright berated about everything from their clothes, to their hair and their lack of social skills. The haters can’t deny their ability or skill on the court. So they attack whatever else they can pick on.

After actor David Tennant left the long running classic British series “Doctor Who” to pursue bigger and better roles, rumors began swirling that his replacement might be a black man or a white woman. Of course, fan geek assholes went all kinds of batshit and hurried in record numbers on social media to whine. They hemmed and hawed like mad that the good Doctor, despite being a fictional character who transcends time and could be played by anyone, just had to be a white male. No explanation or valid reason was given for this rambling idiocy other than those little whiny jerk-offs can’t stand the thought of a black man being the smart, charismatic, attractive lead.

The same thing goes for the popular “Hunger Games” franchise of books turned into movies. I haven’t read them, so I don’t know, but fans of color said that the main character Katniss Everdeen and her younger sister are supposed to be girls of color. Yet when an actress of color was hired to play star Jennifer Lawrence’s little sibling, she was met with nasty, racist comments by stupid, white, arrogant cowards on Twitter – some complaining about how ‘disappointed’ they were with the politically correct casting. How is it being politically correct when the person who WROTE the damn book made her a female of color? Maybe it’s that they can’t imagine the idea of a future not being lily white as we have seen with other movies.

A commenter on the Root site made a very perceptive and intelligent comment. He said, which is true, that if a sistah from America named Shaquanda went to Australia, started talking with an Aussie accent, adopted their mannerisms and played a didgeridoo, she would either be criticized or seen as a laughing stock. She certainly would not have people rushing to defend her moronic position like they are doing with Iggy.

I am all for an end to this segregation of music. Like I said before, music is pure and universal. It shouldn’t keep having these labels and hateful separatist mentality of some people. However, what Iggy is doing is nothing more than ripping off folks who are at the bottom, then standing on their shoulders like she created it in the first place. Australian or not, she should know by now the arrogant history of white people stealing music styles from Negroes then acting as if they came up with it all on their own. It’s what happened to artists like Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and the entertainingly flamboyant Richard Pennimen a.k.a. ‘Little Richard’, and it’s still going on to this day.

White people are fully aware, as are we, that when the races are reversed they don’t like what is perceived to be Negroes invading their territory. They refuse to tolerate any and all notions of a black person taking part in anything they view as theirs. So where the fuck then do they get off expecting that very thing of us?

R.I.P. Percy Sledge

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From ABC News.

Michael Bolton paid tribute today to Famed R&B singer Percy Sledge, who died earlier at the age of 73.

Bolton sang Sledge’s song “When a Man Loves a Woman,” bringing it back to the charts in 1991. Sledge originally made the song a classic in 1966.

“An inspiration as an artist & one of the most gracious human beings. We sang together. Forever grateful! Love MB,” Bolton tweeted today after the news of Sledge’s death broke.

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Another Black Man Down

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I feel like I’m writing the same article over and over again whenever a black person’s life is cut down by a cop whose usual excuse is that he was protecting himself even though he was armed and his victim wasn’t. Such is certainly the case in my home state of South Carolina when another brotha left this word violently by a negrophobic-apparent cop.

In a neighborhood in North Charleston, Officer Michael Slager shot eight rounds into Walter Scott, a black male who was running away at the time. He got shot in the back five times. He was apparently unarmed when he died at the scene.

Slager, like almost all cops in similar incidents, said that he feared for this life. If there’s one thing most cops, especially white cops fear and hate the most is a black man, including those of the unarmed variety. Slager said that Scott tried to reach for his stun gun during a scuffle at a traffic stop. But a video has surfaced showing the murder from start to finish questioning the police report.

The New York Times reports:

“The shooting unfolded after Officer Slager stopped the driver of a Mercedes-Benz with a broken taillight, according to police reports. Mr. Scott ran away, and Officer Slager chased him into a grassy lot that abuts a muffler shop. He fired his Taser, an electronic stun gun, but it did not stop Mr. Scott, according to police reports.

Moments after the struggle, Officer Slager reported on his radio: “Shots fired and the subject is down. He took my Taser,” according to police reports.

But the video, which was taken by a bystander and provided to The New York Times by the Scott family’s lawyer, presents a different account. The video begins in the vacant lot, apparently moments after Officer Slager fired his Taser. Wires, which carry the electrical current from the stun gun, appear to be extending from Mr. Scott’s body as the two men tussle and Mr. Scott turns to run.”

Slager has been fired and charged for the murder of Scott.

Some say that the video is what led to the firing and charging of Michael Slager. They say that if the video didn’t exist, Slager would’ve gotten off lightly with probably a suspension or some other light sentence. Given the history of white cops killing black men and have gotten nothing more than a tap on the wrist, I’d say that this case will likely go in favor of Slager. It’s sad to assume it will happen, but remember where we live. We stay in America where the killing of a black person means nothing to society and even less to cops who hate and fear black folks.

Recently, I’ve been getting a heavy influx of people, some claiming to be black, that deny that racism is a significant problem in this nation. I can only guess that they would likely blame Walter Scott for his own death. If he had been more of a “respectable” man, he would’ve been alive today.

The main argument I seem to get are that black people are “too wild”. We seem to be entrenched in this killer criminality plague that is responsible for half the murders in this nation, or so the argument goes. Yet, no one has been able to come up with an explanation as to why that’s so, but one logical cause they won’t accept is white supremacy.

Some people can’t or won’t fathom that this is still a racist society. They don’t seem to comprehend that racism has taken on the form of a complex monster that is still out for colored blood. Why are so many black people getting killed by cops? Is it because black people are out of control and deserve what they get? Or is it due to the police’s psychological fear and disdain for black life that can not be explain in a few words?

As we witness another black man dying at the hands of a white cop as we watch the gruesome video, some people will not accept this as probable proof that racism exists. They will boil this down to an isolated incident, even though it’s part of a long chain of “isolated incidents”, each strikingly so similar. When people continue to deny racism of this caliber, you can best believe that the slaughter of black folks by white cops will continue.

Wrestlers and Robbers

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The media’s no exception when it comes to institutional racism, especially when it comes to how they report the news. At times when crime has been overly sensationalized and heavily racialized, one can not ignore the association put forth by the news that blacks and crime go hand and hand. Sure, there are white people who commit crimes, but it’s black people who are seen as criminals.

Such is the case with a newspaper in Iowa called The Gazette where it reported two incidents of the same crime with two different groups of men in a noticeably different way:

On March 23, the Gazette‘s Lee Hermiston reported that three University of Iowa wrestlers were arrested after being caught in possession of several items that had been stolen from local homes in Marion, Iowa. The three suspects — Ross Lembeck, Seth Gross and Logan Ryan, all 19 and all white — were shown in the Gazette‘s pages in the their freshman yearbook pictures, wearing matching coats and ties…

On the same day, Hermiston reported on four African-American suspects charged with a burglary in Coralville, Iowa, but this group of suspects — Kwain E. Crawford, 36; Milton Whitehead, 50; Quentin D.W. Eatman, 24; and Curtis J. Johnson, 29 — were all pictured in their police mug shots.

A blogger managed to obtain the pictures of the two groups of men helping to illustrate the obvious. Already, this has caused a stir in cyberspace as people all over gave their two cents on the matter while others decided to use their white privileged mindset to do the talking for them.

Judging by the pics alone, it’s apparent that this was helped to imply that the white males made a mistake, albeit several of them, and that they shouldn’t be punished, at least that’s how the public will likely view them when looking at their pictures. At the same time, looking at mugshots at black males help to persuade the public’s collective opinion that black men are criminals that deserve to be punished. This could have a significant impact when the trial comes and a jury’s selected. The white guys would probably and very likely get a light punishment while the black guys get a much harsher sentence. This helps prove that the media plays a significant role in how the public and the courts see white criminals and black criminals.

Banned: Flyonthewall

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Flyonthewall, you continue to go on and on about shit we’ve heard a million times before. Black-on-black crime. black crime in general. Racism is not a big problem even though you’ve been dealt with it. And all other broken record shit being played ad nauseum by others with the same monolithic mind as yours. You say you’re black, but you sound like you’re one of those ‘new black’ types that bend over backwards to appease racist white people.

Now, you can call me names. You can call my posts stupid. You can reject actual facts and stick to your hollowed beliefs. You can continue to appease to the feelings of people that laugh at you behind your back. But your dribble, which is nothing new, is no longer welcomed here. Therefore, you are no longer allowed to comment here. Goodbye.

Racism Exists

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Lately, I’ve been having an influx of those who not only say that racism is no longer a significant factor in the lives of people of color, blacks especially, or that it doesn’t exist, but that the problems blacks face are primarily their own fault. Here is what one person said:

“You just have to face it, there just aren’t that many racist incidents against us black people to justify saying that it’s a racist country.”

But then, this person challenged me and my readers to “prove” that racism is still alive and well. However, I have a feeling that doing so will be useless. The problem is trying to convince naysayers that racism exists. Yet, many of those who ask for “proof” will reject it usually as part of the leftist plot of trying to guilt trip white people and trick black folks into thinking that racism is still here when, in their minds, it isn’t.

Well, I shall attempt to show that racism is still alive and well with a few examples. Yes, I will call their bluff and dish out proof that this country’s still heavily racist. Though I know the obvious argument is that it came from the left.

  • Black teens are 21 times more likely to be killed by a cop than white ones. With the ongoing police shootings and killings of black people, it’s a safe bet that this study nails the truth that black people seem scary to cops.
  • A study by the University of Chicago have found that employers are more hesitant to check out applicants with black-sounding names. To put it simply, ‘Amber’ and ‘John’ are more likely to be screened for jobs as opposed to ‘Lakeisha’ and ‘Deshawn’.
  • The racial empathy gap demonstrates that people are mostly likely to feel empathize with pain and sympathy for white people than blacks as many people associate black skin with evilness and invulnerability.
  • Research has found that college professors favor white male students over everyone else.
  • Blacks are paid less for the same jobs compared to whites.
  • Research has shown that people, regardless of race, tend to trust white faces over black faces.
  • Blacks and Hispanics of higher classes will still live in poorer communities than whites with working class incomes.
  • There’s a gap in income and wealth between whites and nonwhites.

For more information, check out the following pages:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/02/civil-rights-act-anniversary-racism-charts_n_5521104.html

http://listcrux.com/top-10-reasons-why-racism-still-exists/

http://www.cracked.com/article_21822_5-studies-that-prove-racism-still-way-worse-than-we-think.html

As you or anyone can see, racism, is still an American pastime. In fact, in most cases it’s business as usual, business which benefits white people as a whole. Regardless, another part of racism is to deny that racism exists. Despite overwhelming, indisputable evidence conducted by studies by this nation’s universities and colleges, there will always be those who refuse to see the truth in front of their faces.

Vern’s Venting: It Ain’t a Coincidence, People

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By Lavern Merriweather:

Okay. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I don’t believe in Bigfoot, aliens, ghosts or the Loch Ness monster. However, the latest and disturbing growing number of black people getting killed by police has given me more than enough reason to take notice. It’s not just the amount of people that bothers me, it’s also the fact that they are getting away with it so damn easily.

I wrote a post a while back about how this new breed of cop murder is just another form of lynching, and the cops in most cities across America have done nothing to prove me wrong. Actually, it’s the exact opposite, despite some on the force seen shaking hands with the protesters or giving them hugs. Hugs and handshakes, as lovely as they are, aren’t the solution to a very disturbing problem.

We need real actual effort on the part of the police all over the country to put themselves in check before they go into a black neighborhood. Not just a cutesy poo ‘we are the world act’ for the cameras, which I think is just for show. The cops had no issue with previously setting tanks and M-16s on black people protesting, a scene reminiscent of the 1960’s where black folks were violently attacked by the police with dogs and hoses.

Now, all of a sudden it’s supposed to be a love fest even as 19 year-old teen Tony Robinson lays dead from a gunshot wound. Mr. Robinson is the young man from Madison, Wisconsin that has become another statistic in the long line of young black folks dying at the hands of cops. The cop who shot him, Matt Kenny, claims that he shot Robinson in the head because Robinson was punching him and being combative. Where I have I heard that one before?

Apparently, Kenny feels that there was just no other way he could have handled that situation besides brutally gunning down young Mr. Robinson. I call BULLSHIT! How many times have we heard of white males – some older and therefore stronger than Mr. Robinson, getting into extremely physical altercations with police and not a one of them were shot dead? Even if there wasn’t a video available, that white male still comes out of the altercation with his live very much intact.

Kenny also says that he went to that housing project because of a 911 call and that when he arrived, Robinson’s suspicious behavior compelled him to chase Robinson. Once again I call bullshit!

The bottom line is that this cuntbag saw a young black youth, albeit in this case, a light skinned one, and immediately assumed he was up to no good, that coupled with my own opinion of why these cases are happening with such regularity and that is none other than the President of the United States.

We all are fully aware that electing a black man into the white House didn’t make this country post-racial. Far from it. Yes, I know that young black males who were not dangerous and unarmed were getting shot prior to Obama becoming president. But damn, doesn’t it feel like this stories keep happening with a rapid succession?

They haven’t even laid the last body to rest before we hear another sad, sordid tale of a cop shooting a black youth then walking away scot free. Twelve year–old Tamir Rice was playing with what many who have seen the video said was visibly a toy gun. Yet, his life, like many others, was taken by a trigger happy cop.

I understand that the attitude of most cops, even black people, is that young Negroes are born bad. So, when one even looks at you funny shoot first to save yourself. However, with the election of Obama something greater is at stake for a bunch of white folks, and that is potential.

Young black males see that they can not only have a future but one as a leader. They don’t have to rely on that excuse that they don’t believe they will make it to their 25th birthday. They can someday be in charge having white folks answering to them and that scares the holy hell out of certain white people. Don’t agree, just check out the Tea Party slogan of “Take our country back”. What the fuck else is that but a call to arms? That is another rhetoric, fear induced mindset that we have to put these darkies back in their place, lest they begin thinking too much of themselves by believing that they could one day become president.

As we have seen with a certain rapper I won’t name, black men having far too much faith in their abilities scares the crap out of some white folks. What better way to show those beneath you that you are the one in power than to sick your militia on them. That is what happened in France and Russia during the 50’s and 60’s and it continues to happen to black people in the good old US of A. Not to ‘act’ like black males are the only ones subject to the tyranny of a police state.

Rekia Boyd, Marlene Pinnock, Matrice Richardson, Aiyana Jones and Katherine Johnson are several of the names of black females that have also suffered at the hands of 5-0. And just like black men, their deaths or beatings have met with little to no recourse for the officers involved. You know, cops have over stepped their bounds when even white males on Fake Noise are calling them out. One of the hosts on FOX’s conservative gabfest “Red Eye” named Andy Levy said that the reason there is so much turmoil and conflict is because of the way the cops are acting. Andy pointed out, and I agree, that when you keep treating people like shit they will respond in kind.

His comments were in regards to two police that were shot in Ferguson, Missouri. Of course the new chief of police that replaced the one who stepped down is doing his utmost to find whoever was responsible. He doesn’t seem nearly as concerned with doing everything possible to stop his employees from terrorizing and murdering black folks, particularly at a time when white fears of losing what they have to the darkie horde is at a zenith. The police now have to walk a fine line because the ones they have brutalized are fighting back. Believe me when I say that their new love, a dove behavior with the Negroes in the community is because they are under the gun for a change. The police have realized that they are vulnerable as well and that the people who they have used for their own personal whipping boys and girls aren’t going to take it anymore.

Instead of trying to save face, maybe they should do a better job of rearranging their policies. There is a quote from the great Martin Luther King that goes “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth leaves everybody blind and toothless”. If the powers that be get the message that black folks refuse to tolerate their shit, then I think it’s worth it.

Vern’s Venting: Shut Your Ass Up!

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By Lavern Merriweather:

White people never fail to surprise or amaze when it comes to the level that their stupidity or racism will sink.

Recently, one of the hosts of E! channel’s show “Fashion Police” Giuliana Rancic made a disparaging and – some would say – racist comment about pop singer Zendaya. Zendaya was wearing dreadlocks while appearing on the red carpet several weeks ago. This is when Ms. Rancic felt the need to make a snide comment about her hair saying that it looked like it smelled of weed.

HUH! How the fuck can she tell what someone’s hair smells like by looking at it? Or maybe it’s that little Ms. Rancic believes any human being with brown enough skin and dreads just must smoke weed. Giuliana was never once so vocal about Justin Bieber’s drug predilection despite that fact that he was caught with that magic herb on his person. Still, if you are perceived as an ‘other’, that makes it okay for white people to make a folly of your lifestyle or habits.

I don’t know Zendaya personally. So I don’t know if she has a fondness for hash or not. I would hope not seeing how she’s a minor. And that’s another thing. You have this supposedly grown woman taking potshots at a teen. Way to keep it classy Ms. G!

Another idiot in the growing line of stupid ass white folks whose mouths need to be on lockdown is semi-talented actor Vince Vaughn. Vaughn was asked in a recent interview about his support of Republican hopeful Rand Paul and the conversation turned to the issue of Affirmative Action. Vince, of course, was all for it.

Just kidding. He took the typical whiny, arrogant, spoiled brat approach that many whites do. Vince complained, as usual, that the government sanctioned policy was racist. Extremely hollow words coming from a man who really isn’t all that remarkable an actor, is not the least bit attractive and is more annoying than anything else. Yeah, Vince because you really have to worry about less talented black men taking your job, right?

There is just no justice for white males in Hollywood judging by the self-serving comments from readers on the Root website. One particular asshole even had the nerve to bring up Eddie Murphy as if one or two or even twenty successful black males in Hollywhite makes it even. Here’s a headline; it doesn’t. Any black person that has made it in the film industry has done so in spite of all the obstacles placed before them. And as I have stated before for every one Will Smith, there are about 30 Matt Damons and Ben Stillers.

When the rational voice of reason who wrote the article rightfully pointed out that the only people who have truly benefitted from Affirmative Action have been white women, she was of course shut down. Even if that were not the case, it still doesn’t give white males who have decades of benefitting from their skin privilege to bitch about something that hasn’t really helped as much as they like to think. The whole point of Affirmative Action was so that those who weren’t white could have an equal chance at getting a good job. Somehow that logic became to white males an opportunity for less qualified Negroes to get more hand-outs. Well guess what white males, even if that were the case A LOT OF BLACK FOLKS IN AMERICA DESERVE A FUCKING HAND-OUT, the same ones you have had ever since your ancestors got here dumb shit, not to mention the ones that you had while sitting on your ass getting free labor from Negroes. So do not even speak about someone having an unfair advantage from the government when you have had one since the day that you were born.

I wonder how badly Mr. Vaughn has had to struggle in his pursuit to be a movie star in a profession that he, I and everybody that watches movies knows caters mostly to white people, white males in particular. If anything, it’s the mindset of whiny pissants like him who are now pissed that if too many black folks are given an opportunity, they might just outshine his ass. That right there is what I think the real problem is for many white males, including those who keep talking about how they scored higher on the test, yet the black guy got picked instead of them. Honestly, if your ass is that damn smart then why aren’t you doing a more professional job? I never hear white males that are accountants, architects, lawyers or chemical engineers complaining about Affirmative Action. Gee, I can’t imagine what the explanation for that could possibly be.

Greaseball white trash rapper, now country star Kid Rock had the utter gall to say in a recent interview that he wouldn’t date Beyonce because he likes very skinny white women with big boobs. I think he must have meant fake big boobs seeing how his ex-wife was chemically enhanced. Seriously, who does this asswipe think he is that Beyonce would even want him in the first place? Every time I see that pig, he looks like he just got finished changing the oil in someone’s car and he expects that a beautiful black woman would care that she doesn’t appeal to him! Please!

It’s always the nastiest, ugliest, stupidest, most raggedy white males that claim they won’t date a black woman. Thanks but no thanks Kid Shmuck because I’m positive that you don’t float her boat any more than you do mine.

Last and very least is the world’s biggest prick this side of Fake Noise’s Bill O’ Reilly. Adolf Rudolph Giuliani uttered at a speech recently that President Barack Obama hates America. Right, he spent all that time campaigning, going from city to city, and spent all that money just to govern a country that he despises. Those words are not new coming from the rightwingnut party or from Giuliani himself which makes his recent spewing of bullshit all the more ridiculous.

I’m not much of a fan of Louis Farrakhan but I loved that he stepped up to the plate to call that fool on his crap. Mr. Farrakhan so eloquently and truthfully stated that Giuliani is a privileged little punk, that he is in no position to question Barack Obama’s loyalties to America.

I understand people, even celebrities, have a right to their opinion regardless of how stupid and asinine it may be. However, when you talk rhetoric that is racist and insulting, then you are just perpetuating a cycle of discrimination. Like it or not, the words of famous people have power and are highly respected sad to say. So when dummies abuse that power, I feel it’s my responsibility…hell, any black person’s responsibility to put their silly ass in check.

Denying Experiences of Racism

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Lately, more and more people continue to tell me that racism against blacks, or people of color, doesn’t exist. Most of the time, their reasons seem unsubstantial or nonexistent altogether. Whatever explanations that are given, however, seem to hark back on everything from the Civil Rights Movement to the election of the nation’s first half-black President. Somehow, those and other certain events signify that racism is a thing of the past and that any accusations of racism today are not only bogus but racist in itself.

Basically, the experiences of African Americans in this country continue to get discounted over and over by those who strongly claim that racism no longer exists. Yet, some of the same naysayers believe that racism against whites is on the rise. If racism is no longer here, then shouldn’t that mean that there is no racism against whites by that line of reasoning?

The objectors that refute the existence of racism will go out of their way to tell you so even if and when you’ve gone through a racial experience no matter the magnitude. They will let you know how race was never a factor. It was anything else but racial. And to assume that it is racial is, of course, racist.

The real deal is that denying the existence of racism helps to continue to cycle of racism. It doesn’t make things better. Just the opposite. Refuting the experiences, including the emotions of those who’ve been through a racist situation, is to deny the humanity of those who have had theirs harmed in some way. Refusing to listen or learn is a sign of shallow arrogance, especially when that person turns around and starts explaining why you are wrong even though they, themselves, have no idea what’s being discussed.

My suggestion is simple; shut up, listen and learn. It’s that simple. You are not remotely aware of what it’s like being a person of color in this nation. So, to talk as if you do know makes yourself look like a total asswipe. Why not try to humble yourselves, open your minds and then, you may learn something. You may even start to realize how denying a disease like racism will only lead to terminal damage.

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