¿Am eye racist?

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« I know through stories told to me in one-on-one conversations over a decade a specific person is racist. This person never took the lead, but was quick to be second in a few unified complains against a few black people. I believe the pattern in the unified complaints against these few black people were high-achieving black people. I’m wearing picture of Jay Z and Beyonce, and it’s helped me witness the extreme hatred and the need to express it against Beyonce. In addition I sense hatred of Beyonce is comparable to hatred of Barack Obama. Each of these three cases are acute examples of America’s chronic problem with black people. Before the American Revolution as a collection of colonies white people had no objections to the black people imported for slave labor. I trust black people committed crimes and sometimes raped or killed white people even in the earliest days of slavery, but I trust the crimes triggered little widespread fear, because black people were enslaved and their descendants were to be slaves, and there was no chance of black people becoming high-achieving black people. Dear kind readers: Please consider this self evaluation. If you have negative feelings toward Barack Obama and/or Beyonce. If you are also comforted as not harboring feelings of racism, because you are friendly with black people consider what they do and how they interact with you: ONE are these black people you have no problem with interacting with you as ¿One black person in your white world? TWO: do these black people you like hold positions of low status where it takes a wild imagination before that back person or descendants of that black person ¿Get ahead of you or your descendants? No one has to know you took this quiz, but this moment of self evaluation might tell you you’re burdening yourself, your descendants, and the people you influence by staying on the wrong side of history. Sincerely, Tom Doody. It’s hard to pinpoint the most cruel part of slavery, but arguably the reality of sons and daughters being born into slavery is one of the worst features. Even black women slaves who managed to have the baby of a white man knew that her son or daughter would be enslaved. American slavery terminated long ago, and the formality of discrimination by laws known as Jim Crow continued for another century into my childhood. During the century of Jim Crow many black people achieved at high levels despite laws intent on keeping the status of black people and their descendants non-threatening and low-achieving. There are three examples I’ve had in mind as I’ve tapped away this quiet Saturday morning: ONE: a person I’ve been intentionally vague about TWO: Beyonce THREE: Barack Obama. »» about me 302-990-2346 nearlincoln@hotmail.com contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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