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Racism is only a matter of perspective

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I was at Ruby Tuesday’s with my wife having lunch today. There was a well dressed middle class family having lunch in the booth next to us. It was a black man and a white woman with two little kids. They had a boy and a girl at about two and three years old. The two kids were, like any two and three year olds, very busy and impossible to sit still. Also, they were obvious offspring of these two people. I saw a wonderful mix of both parents. I elbowed my wife as the youngest stood up in the booth to look at the customers in the booth behind them. As the man saw me looking at the kids, I turned back to my meal, just in time to hear him mumble to his wife, “damn racist whitey.”

I have three sons in their twenties. The oldest has been married for a few years. The other two don’t even have a girlfriend. When working in surgery and we need a particular instrument, we call a core tech. The last core tech quit, and until we hire a new one, we cycle techs from other departments. The other day a cute young girl came through. She was smart, energetic, and had a strong work ethic. At lunch, I found her, and after a pleasant conversation I eventually asked, “hey, are you married?” After a strange look, I amended my question. “I mean, I have two sons and you could be a really nice daughter in-law.” She brightened up and said, “why are you… and your family Russian?”   This time it was my turn to be confused. She said, “my family is Russian and they won’t allow me to marry outside of my ethnicity. I can only marry another Russian…. sorry.”

I’ve read stories about Muslim people not allowing any of their kind from having any relationship or marrying outside of their ethnic group. They want to maintain their “ethnic purity.”  I have also heard this same sentiment from Jewish people, East Indian people, Japanese, Chinese, Persian, and now Russian. I have two Muslim neurosurgeons at my hospital who boast about this little fact. When greeting either, they will only offer their left hand in handshake. It is considered unclean to give your right hand to “an infidel.”  These people can discriminate against, and not have a “relation with” anyone outside their group and no one bats an eye.

My parents were children when the Japanese bombed Pearl harbor.   My mom’s side of the family is mostly German. My dad’s side is mostly English. These two groups were once at war with each other. But they still somehow find an ability for forgiveness and love. If one of my sons brought home an Asian, Indian, or even a black girl, I’d be ok… their happiness would be all that mattered. Heck, I wouldn’t be nearly as happy, but they could even bring home another guy. Like I said, their happiness is what really matters…not my petty personal issues. Their spouse, whoever, or whatever would be accepted into our family.

Now I admit I was born and raised in southern Alabama. In my early years, I have known some racist people who have said unsavory comments when seeing a white girl with a black man. I am not one of them. As a nurse, I take care of all sorts of people and I do my very best to give them good care no matter if they are black, white, gay or straight. I figure that’s their own issue, not mine. So, when I see a black man and a white woman together, all I can think, is how amazing and beautiful their children are… yet, for no other reason than because my skin is white, I am called the racist.

Why are only White people racist?

 I recently took a vacation down South to visit my family.  I spent almost two weeks in Alabama and Florida.  I saw family and I also went to Universal Studios Florida.  Unfortunately I had several run-in’s with youths while on my venture.  These were rude youths that would spit, curse,  and break in line with no respect or cares towards anyone else.  Out of fear of reprisal and a fear of being called racist, I simply ignored them and walked the other way.  With the Ferguson, MO riots fresh in my mind,  I found many people had varying opinions on how Caucasians should interact with minorities.  On the other hand,  and with what I have learned in my newest interactions, I have found that the attitudes have changed.  It seems that Black Americans can curse and be rude to me, but it is not acceptable for me to return the insults.  I have been wondering why Whites are considered racists, and no other race is……

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Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld was in hot water a little while back about making insensitive comments while doing a standup routine.  In his defense and apology speech he made comments about why only white people can be considered racist and no other race can.  The  “Black Leaders”  in this country such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton speak with so much hatred and vitriol towards any other race that is not black. But they get a free pass to talk  down to everyone that is not black.  I have many black friends that are true Americans.  They believe same as I do about the freedoms of this country was meant for everyone.

There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans,  and many other American people here in this country.  We’re “the melting pot.”  There are Americans who try to live the “American Dream” and assimilate, get an education and advance themselves… and there are the others.  They pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. They call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’… And that’s perfectly OK… But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head, Camel Jockey, Beaner, or a Gook .. You call me a racist. You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you…. So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET…. If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d certainly be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we’d be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.

We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that??

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists.

There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US . Yet if there were any ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college. In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. I am proud…… But you call me a racist.

Why is it that only whites can be racists?? 

Racism in America

 

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I’ve been away  for a while. I mean, I have taken a brief “news feed holiday.”  I have a heart condition and, without  a doubt, the democrats and the silliness that goes on in Washington, makes my blood pressure go way up.  In the interim, I’ve tried to write an occasional non-news related story. 

Anyhow, I tuned in to the news today.  The first thing that hit my browser was a story about a pregnant white woman who was beaten severely by seven black youths.  Five of which were women.  Witnesses say she was stopped at a red light. When it turned green, the youths started walking across the street.  They got right in the middle of the road and stopped to talk among themselves.  The lady beeped the horn.  The youths suddenly became furious and attacked her, dragging her from her car and started beating and kicking her in the middle of the street.  As a result, she sustained a subdural hematoma,  a punctured lung, several broken bones, and she lost her baby.  Did anyone go to jail?… nope.  Did any liberal get outraged “at the injustice?”…nope.  Did Eric Holder (or anyone for that matter) press for “hate crimes?”… nope.   Is anyone upset at the very least over this horrible crime, besides me?… nope. 

I tell you, if it would have been a group of white people beating any pregnant black woman nearly to death, we would have never heard the end of this. It would be on every television and radio channel across the nation for weeks.  It would be called a “hate crime” and lawyers would be lining up to prosecute.  Our President would say it reminded him of “his own child.” 

When I saw this, it made me think.  When was the last actual news story of a group of white people beating any black person for no apparent reason?   The last one that I could find was Rodney King in California back in 1991.  Then I looked up just how many black on white crimes occur in this country.   There were literally thousands.  Here’s just a few of what hit my list.

 Group of black men beat white man

Man beaten with baseball bat

Black Men Caught On Tape Brutally Beating White Man

black youths beat white couple

Two Black women beat up white woman in a McDonalds

Black Mob Beat White Pregnant Women and Her Husband

Pregnant White Woman Brutally Beaten By Black Family

  After all of this, I took a glass of Merlot and let this digest a bit.  After a while, I thought…hey, am I becoming more liberal?  I’m starting to say what the liberals have been blathering for years.  I think we have a serious racism problem in this country.  We also have a severe problem with guns in this country. We also have a problem  with violence in this country. 

The big difference, between me and the liberals, is that the problems are not with the law abiding citizens in this country.  Roughly 94% of the gun violence in this country is happening in Chicago, New Orleans,   Detroit, and the in the most densely populated black communities.   Gun violence is practically non-existent in white communities even though they have a large number of white citizens who own guns.  Oh yea,  they also obey the law.  But the liberals are clamoring to take guns from these very people.  When Traavon Martin was shot, it became a political circus, but no one ever said anything about the 109 average deaths per day of blacks killing other blacks in this country… Why don’t the liberals say anything?

It’s clearly obvious that we have a racism problem in this country.  Black people hate white people. Not the other way around.   Black people can kill with reckless abandon and no one seems to care.  The media is scared to even report the violence at all. Police can’t arrest.  They can’t even ask questions.  In New York they recently had a law repealed that police could “stop and check” anyone.   They say it was because the police were “racial profiling” poor black men.  If, and when a cop stops me and asks me pointed questions,  I show him my ID and my concealed carry permit.  I tell him that I have a firearm on my right hip. While he is calling it in,  I don’t make any quick or sudden moves.  He asks a few more questions and I answer completely and as politely as possible.  Eventually we part ways.  I have carried a side arm for over 30 years.  I’ve been shot at on more than one occasion but I’ve never shot anyone.  I am a NRA certified instructor, I am very careful and I practice regularly.  The problem in New York is that most of the black youths, also carry.  But some are felons and many carrying illegally.  For any officer of the law to stop and ask, would still be considered “profiling.” 

 Yes, we have a problem with guns in this country, and we have a problem with violence in this country.  It doesn’t matter if these black youths were shorted in a crack deal,  need some money from a 7-11 store, or simply angry with a young white woman for honking her horn.  Young black criminals who carry guns, have no hesitation at all when they think to shoot someone.   Everyone in the media and in politics are terrified with calling them out on this.   I’ve got a solution… how about we stop the racism?  Lets, for once, treat everyone equally.  Lets arrest, prosecute, and treat everyone fairly.  Lets not have some people who are blamed, and some who are considered so special they not checked at all.  Lets take a page from the late Martin Luther King.   “Lets not judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  Lets remember that “all men were created equal.”

Obama Wants Romney’s Tax Records

President Obama’s re-election campaign is calling on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns dating back to the 1980s, according to The Wall Street Journal.

This is a bucket load of ridiculousness coming from the guy who has yet to release any of this…

1.Occidental College records and transcripts — Not released

2. Columbia University records and transcripts — Not released

3. Columbia Thesis paper — ‘not available’

4. Harvard University records and transcripts — Not released

5. Medical records — Not released

6. Illinois State Senate schedule — ‘not available’

7. Illinois State Senate records — ‘not available’

8. Law practice client list — Not released

9. Certified Copy of Original Birth certificate — Not released

10. Harvard Law Review articles published — None

11. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None

12. Record of Baptism — Not released or ‘not available’

13. Tax returns two years prior to becoming President of the United States – Not release.

But..everyone knows that it’s pure and simple racism if anyone were to ask the first Muslim… I mean first communist… I mean first black president to show us any of this stuff.

What, Are Conservatives Racists?

I’ve been thinking about the issues of racism in America and the implications.  I’ve seen Jessie Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and Al Sharpton ranting non stop about racism in America.  Well from the moment that Barack Obama threw his hat into the ring for President, Democrats have been accusing anyone who has the spine to stand up and disagree with him of being racists. They are of course being disingenuous, pernicious and at the end of the day, most importantly, wrong.

But what if they weren’t wrong.  In ponderance,  let’s say somehow the entire universe of conservatives was made up of racists… so what? Does it change the veracity of their stated disagreements with President Obama? If it were in fact the case that conservatives hate him because he is black does that mean that their well thought out,  logical, reasonable and clearly articulated reasons for opposing him and his policies are somehow less valid? No, of course it doesn’t.”

Just a thought

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