Racism Deniers, Please STFU, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

This isn’t a powerful blog post with deep logic or brilliant points. In fact, I think other writers and bloggers have said the same thing, but with more finesse. I’m not even going to try to link to other articles, because I’m confident that those who read it have the know-how to research themselves. Instead, I’ll just keep it short and sweet and cut straight to the chase, because it’s a fact of life and common sense.

Racism exists in this land. That’s not an opinion or up for debate. It’s fact. It’s proven. It’s common knowledge. People of color (POC) are the targets and have been for what seems like eons.

So, those who still deny that it exists sound like a complete and cowardly dumbass.

I’ve had people tell me how it’s no longer an issue for POC, especially black folks. Despite truckloads of evidence to the contrary, they insist that racism is no longer at play. It’s always something else at work.

So, when police walk away after killing unarmed black folks, a pipeline threatens the land settled by Native Americans, cops are ordered to stop and frisk people of African and Latino descent, a white man guns down churchgoers and a bunch of other bullshit based on the unchecked fears and hatred of POC, no one should say a word how race was a factor in all those and more?

Fuck that, and fuck you too, racism deniers!

Here’s the deal. POC have been victims of racism for centuries. They are still victims of racism. So, they know what it is, what it can be and how to deal with it. They aren’t stupid enough to take the word of a denier portraying the role of a clueless moron.

Even some white people aren’t afraid to know that racism exists and that they benefit greatly from it. And they know the racism deniers are full of it.

So, to those of you who claim to be alt-right members, race realists or whatever pet name you want to call yourselves to avoid being called what you really are, and those who deny that racism is still a problem, you’re really just being scared. You are racists. This country is racist. Plain and simple. You’re just too cowardly to admit either or both.

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11 thoughts on “Racism Deniers, Please STFU, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

      1. Right. I’m a loon because I disagree that people of color are targets because of their ions? Okay, I happen to be white. That doesn’t mean I love Trump or supported Trump or even voted for Trump. I didn’t. I’m a lifelong democrat. I feel very strongly that there are a lot of problems in the world, but whatever you were born, whatever color your skin, or whatever your sexual orientation or any of that stuff shouldn’t matter. I’m an old white man. When Martin Luther King was assassinated, I cried. When Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, I cried. This planet is too small for it’s inhabitants to hate each other. Period.

      2. Kurt, I meant to say ‘eons’, not ‘ions’. That’s a mistake on my part.

        However, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Trump supporter or not. There’s no mention of political affiliation, and even if there was, it doesn’t matter. Both sides are seeped with racists. I’m not saying you’re one of them, but there are plenty out there that associate with both the right and left.

        Yes, it shouldn’t matter what skin color you are, what religion you worship or what sexual orientation you prefer. BUT in this country – in this world, there are countless people that have issues with those issues. To them, it DOES matter. That’s what caused slavery, the genocide of Native Americans, segregation, apartheid, the holocaust, church bombings, church fires, church shootings, violence against LGBT and women, ethnic cleansing, imperialism both political and corporate, the clean water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and many other examples.

        Those matters MATTER. They matter to the people who victims of those atrocities. We are not part of what’s considered ‘normal’ or ‘mainstream’, but what we are is what makes us who we are. And the fact that this world has a problem with it IS A PROBLEM TO US.

        I humbly suggest you learn and listen to why people think and feel this way as opposed to telling them what to think and feel when you have no earthly idea what it’s like to be ‘the other’.

      3. I humbly suggest you learn and listen to why people think and feel this way as opposed to telling them what to think and feel when you have no earthly idea what it’s like to be ‘the other’.

        That’s just it with, they don’t even begin to learn or listen. Whites would have to examine their selves to closely and might not like what they find. Dollars to doughnuts they know they are white supremest deep down, however. For a myriad of reasons, some, not many, are ashamed of these feelings.

  1. Denying problems are likje denying an illness/ injury, you can tell the doctor that your problem isn’t bothering you,until you your problem become untreatable.

    Race deniers are the same,they can..and in some cases.. pretended that certain dilemmas didn’t apply to them, until it was too late. Recently, I was reading on a couple of blogs on how some Trump supporters are now regretting voting for him. I should feel bad for them but I don’t. All they were concerned was about their own White privilege, now some of them are now waking up to the truth.

    The only thing I will say about Trump supporters is ” On them”. They made their bed,now they must lie in it.

  2. I completely agree with Brothawolf; racism is alive and well in this country. I see it all the time. Just recently I ended a long time friendship with an old high school friend (’57) because she’s incapable of saying one good thing about Obama, wants to believe Trump’s birther lie, denigrates the Black Lives Matter movement, must steer clear of “that” part of Raleigh because you know why — and so much more. I dumped her and so many others for the same reason.

    And what do they all have in common: their racist deniers, or the worst kind of racist. Then again, is there any other kind? Remember Donald Sterling? I’m an old angry white guy who has no tolerance for stupidity. Racists are stupid; racism is stupid…..and evil too.

    1. If there’s one thing I’ve learned are that racists hate being called racist, but don’t mind being one. They’ll deny it up and down in one breath and say something racist the next. Being called a racist to them is worse than being called the devil or Anti-Christ.

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