Racism is alive and well in America fueled by failed liberal policies and the Obama Administration. Fifty-one years after the Civil Rights Act was passed people are still too often being “judged by the color of their skin,” and not “by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King would be appalled to discover that the majority of Americans who now do this are black, not white. You might not realize this if you only listen to mainstream media. Rarely are black on white crimes reported as racially motivated. The recent “polar bear hunting” or “knock out game” attacks, if reported at all, were most often categorized as youthful hijinks rather than racism. Yet facts are facts.
Yearly there are roughly 1,700, 000 violent crimes between blacks and whites. Of these the Justice Department reports that 85% of them are committed by blacks on whites. Whites, including Hispanic which the DOJ classifies as white, commit only 15%. Certainly not all these crimes are racially motivated. Some of the victims were probably targeted because they were perceived to be more likely to have something valuable or be less able to resist or fight back. However these numbers indicate that some of these attacks are likely to be racially motivated, as more African-Americans view Caucasians as their enemy.
How can that be? White society has made significant improvement in their attitude and treatment of African-Americans since the ‘60’s. There are several reasons. Historically, blacks were unfairly treated by many whites, and not just in the South. Groups like the NAACP and more radical organizations like the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam constantly remind blacks of that, and insist that they are still being treated unfairly by the white majority. This resentment has grown as it becomes apparent that the Civil Rights Act hasn’t automatically improved the lives of far too many blacks, especially those who live in inner cities.
Liberals, who felt honest regret, even guilt, at the way blacks were treated tried to correct the situation, but their solutions have often made the problems worse, not better. Affirmative action, in spite of limited success and regardless of the fact that two wrongs seldom results in a right, can’t make unqualified African-Americans successful if they don’t have the skills to compete. Schools in black neighborhoods were and still are substandard, but the liberal solution of lowered standards and relaxed discipline hasn’t resulted in real improvement. Handing out unearned diplomas doesn’t give the graduates real skills to participate effectively in society. Worse liberal welfare policies have contributed to the dissolution of the black families and increased dependency on the government. The crime and poverty rates in inner cities have soared making life even harder for those trapped in them. This builds resentment, especially when young blacks are constantly being told by race hustlers that it’s the white man’s fault.
The election of the first black President should have proved most white Americans have moved beyond kneejerk racism, but due to the words and actions of President Obama, his wife, and some of his advisors, such as former Attorney General Holder, it’s had the opposite effect. Far from being inspirations to aspiring blacks the Obama administration has fueled racial discord. Michelle Obama said, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country …” The President opined that white police “acted stupidly…” arresting a black professor. In the Martin/Zimmerman shooting Obama told us, “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon Martin.” In Ferguson he sympathized with protesters over the grand jury’s decision calling their anger an “understandable reaction.” More than once the President and First Lady have related perceived racism against them in their youth. All this gives credence to the white privilege myth and anti-white message of new groups like Black Lives Matter, in spite of the fact that “Hands up. Don’t shoot,” never happened.
This growing racism is dangerous both to our society as a whole and to the black culture in particular, because it will only result in further division between the races.