REAL Supremacy Is … Recourse

Think of your HR department at your workplace. Imagine if you, a white dude, were to try to petition your HR director for redress against some kind of discrimination — against any kind of discrimination. Kind of a laughable idea, right? In other words… no recourse. No recourse anywhere. Imagine you’re a white dude trying to bring a complaint for discrimination — any kind of discrimination — to the courts in America. To a university. To your town government. To some arbitration board somewhere. Still just as laughable, isn’t it? No recourse. Continue reading REAL Supremacy Is … Recourse

Black Lives Matter? Yep. White Loves Don’t.

Don’t believe me? Go to a Black Lives Matter rally, and try to suggest to someone there that, say, all lives matter. Shouldn’t be controversial, right? However, the snarling, sneering, violent hostility that you’ll encounter in reaction to that brief, unsubtly obvious assertion will rock you back on your heels. All the leading candidates for the Democrat Party Presidential nomination agreed — either reluctantly or enthusiastically — that one shouldn’t say, “All lives matter.” In other words, one of America’s two major political parties does not endorse the notion that “all American lives matter.” Continue reading Black Lives Matter? Yep. White Loves Don’t.

NPR Watch (4/27/17) — 1838 Georgetown Slave Sale

You and I both know that the slaves’ descendants are struggling only with: “How do I make a persuasive case for an immoral thing: getting free money from a bunch of people who are guilty of absolutely nothing against me?” And yet… The best thing that ever happened to Black Americans of today is that their ancestors were dragged here to America against their will two centuries ago. It’s cruel, and it’s rude, and it’s harsh… but it’s true. The truth can have very poor manners. Continue reading NPR Watch (4/27/17) — 1838 Georgetown Slave Sale

Response to Brothawolf

First: a rather lengthy bit of background: A few posts ago, Brothawolf and I had an interaction in which he alleged that I censored one of his posts. I did not do that. I have the contents of the post to which he’s referring, because he re-posted it on his own blog, after having claimed that we’d censored it on ours. To repeat: it never arrived here. Therefore, I have to conclude that it was really a cheap attempt by Brothawolf to manufacture a wrong done to him that was not actually done. Continue reading Response to Brothawolf

More VERY Blunt Perspectives About Race (Part II)

We white people do have a continuing debt to Black Americans. It’s no longer a monetary debt; that’s been covered in full, and them some. And it certainly didn’t do them any good. But it could have. And it was what they, the ones on the left that is, demanded. What we did wrong was to allow only the left to speak for Black Americans. If we’d allowed the right to speak for Black Americans too, we’d have had some real policies that would have done real good. As Chief Justice John Roberts said once, “The way to stop discriminating by race is to stop discriminating by race.” The solution from the right would have been simple and effective: “Stop discriminating by race.” Continue reading More VERY Blunt Perspectives About Race (Part II)

Black Americans: Do You Want To Prosper in America Today? (Part II)

For black couples, who have a kid — two-parent households — the poverty rate is seven percent. For all people, of those who (1) graduate from high school, (2) don’t have a child out of wedlock, and (3) get a job, the poverty rate is less than two percent. That’s it. If you start from that basis, you have a greater than 98% chance of never being poor in America! Continue reading Black Americans: Do You Want To Prosper in America Today? (Part II)