Posts tagged ‘Racism’

November 13, 2015

Updated: What Was All of That Fuss Back in the 1960’s?

by lewwaters

Civil Rights 2I was born and raised a Southerner, coming of age during the Civil Rights era of the 1960’s when cities were still segregated, Whites on one side of the railroad tracks, and Blacks on the other side in much less maintained neighborhoods.

Much of my formative years was less than three blocks from those tracks with a highly prejudiced Dad frequently ranting about how the Black people needed to “just stay in their place,” while I looked around our own roach-infested shack that was no better than we could see when looking across the tracks.

I can’t say that he hated Black people as did others, he was more stuck in what he was raised believing on somehow, Whites were supposedly better and “it’s just the way things are.”

Couldn’t prove it to me in how he supported us.

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June 1, 2015

“Y’all The Devil!”

by lewwaters

From (language warning)

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

Having grown up in a Southern Democrat, prejudiced household where I was told fallacies about Blacks, fallacies that I rejected decades ago, I have to admit I never personally heard such hateful rhetoric from any of those older White people that were prejudiced so much against Blacks, although I do have to admit it existed with some Whites, what with bombings and lynchings back then.

I call B.S. on Black people cannot be racist! Thankfully, I highly doubt these people in the video are representative of the Black race as a whole. But, they surely are not helping any relations between us all.

September 18, 2013

Did “White Guilt” Play A Role in the Navy Yard Slaughter?

by lewwaters

White guilt is a form of self-congratulation, where whites initiate ‘compassionate policies’ toward people of color, to showcase their innocence to racism.” George Will, Columnist

Black PowerTragedy once again unfolded early morning September 16, 2013 as gunfire opened inside the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington D.C., ultimately seeing 12 innocent people and the shooter dead and with many more injured.

No known motive has yet been revealed and there are many questions being asked, mostly centered around security, just who was Aaron Alexis, the 34 year old man said to have entered the building and killed so many and as information is coming out, many are wondering just how this man obtained and held a Security Clearance to access the Navy Yard, much less allow him to buy the shot gun officials now say was used in the killings.

Once identifying Alexis as the shooter, within hour’s reports began appearing in the media of a very troubled man with a history of mental instability, misconduct while in the Navy Reserves and at least two run-ins with law enforcement over gun charges.

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July 15, 2013

An Acquittal, Race-Baiting and Lynch Mob Hysteria

by lewwaters

Lynching 3It comes as little surprise to see George Zimmerman acquitted of the charges of second degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida last year. From day one, the evidence to support such an allegation just wasn’t there and none presented during the trial did anything to disprove Zimmerman’s claims.

My initial concerns of him receiving a fair trial were in the forefront of my thoughts during the trial, seeing many from the judge going in favor of the prosecution, but in the end, justice prevailed and Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges.

At least, in a court of law he was acquitted. A heavily biased media whipped the Black Community and Liberals into a frenzy since they first made the case national news, editing audio to make Zimmerman sound racist, portraying Martin as an innocent 12 year-old simply buying Skittles and even trying to portray Zimmerman as White, changing that label to White Hispanic when his true ethnicity came out.

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November 18, 2012

From The ‘Melting Pot’ To A ‘Boiling Pot’

by lewwaters

A post I originally wrote elsewhere on October 4, 2007. Since then, Democrats took full control of the country for 2 years and still retain the White House and Senate. We continue down the slide Seen 5 years ago.

In 1908 a Jewish immigrant from England named Israel Zangwill penned a play titled “The Melting Pot.” The play itself has long been forgotten, but the message it instilled is heard to this day. It portrayed that all immigrants could be transformed into Americans, blending cultures and together achieving a Republic and building of a nation like no other before in man’s history.

A portion of our citizens were denied access to the Melting Pot dream for over half of the twentieth century, but as happens in a growing nation, the correction came and they were also able to take part in the dream of being an American fully.

Seeing that some of our citizens were denied access to the Melting Pot, other citizens deemed the Melting Pot dead or a myth and started pushing for what we now see as “multiculturalism.” Lost in this push is the unique Americanism that built the nation and elevated it to the greatness she held for a short time.

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November 16, 2012

Who Are the Democrats?

by lewwaters

David Castillo, who I still think would have been the better 3rd Congressional District Representative, tells us who the Democrats really are.

This is just a small portion of the talk he gave November 15, 2012 at the Clark County Republican Women’s Club dinner held at Club Green Meadows.

There will be more excerpts in the days ahead.

It’s time we took the gloves off boys and girls

October 10, 2012

Is “Lynching” Tomatoes Racist?

by lewwaters

Democrats are once again all up in arms and throwing out their usual pre-election allegations, playing victim and crying how abused they are. Doing so keeps them from actually having to address issues, explain why party leaders in D.C. have not written and submitted a budget in over 3 years or locally, why taxpayers either remain ignored in the approval of Portland’s financially failing light rail being forced on us or why our votes are before a court to be invalidated when Democrats don’t like them.

So we see issues being created and legitimate forms of expressing displeasure with the current administration being exaggerated, embellished an naturally, declared racist in nature as if a cross was burning at a Ku Klux Klan rally.

Even Clark College entered the fray by holding a forum in their “Diversity Center,” ignoring that labeling a simple and legitimate personal protest as racist is as far from diverse as one can get.

I’m referring to the so-called chair “Lynching” recently revealed in Camas, Washington of course.

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August 2, 2011

Media Are Not The Only Ones Who Distort

by lewwaters

The 4 year-old in Chicago is quoted saying his response to gun crime is “I’m going to have me a gun!” when he grows up. Left on the cutting room floor is the rest of his comment, “I’m going to be the police!”

Note in the video above, Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP saying how important it is to “tell the whole truth.” Maybe he could follow his own advice more.

April 20, 2011

Suppose They Throw A Revolution, And No One Comes

by lewwaters

UPDATE: One news report showing in Jacksonville. Doesn’t look like much a “revolution” so far

Racial supremacists groups are known to make noise and have never accomplished anything but bringing harm to others. Black, White, Hispanic, doesn’t matter what they are, they advocate racial purity pitting race against race.

During times of economic strife is when they seem to make the most noise, always blaming others for problems within their community that not only did they cause, but ignore all the answers to solving those problems. The Ku Klux Klan blamed Blacks for strife in the South for decades instead of pulling together with Blacks, Jews and others to improve conditions there.

Now we see another supremacist group, the New Black Panthers calling for a Revolution worldwide to be kicked off this Saturday, April 23, 2011 in 60 cities.

“National Day of Action and Unity”

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February 5, 2011

Racial Tensions on Campus? Or Race Baiting?

by lewwaters

Listening to some and reading some articles over the last few months, one could be led to believe that the campus of Clark College is a hotbed of white supremacy and racial unrest. For the most part though, students seemed unaware of such unrest.

Last evening, I was forwarded a “Bias-Based Incident‏” report from Clark College president, Bob Knight, a man well worth holding the position and one who seems to have had a target painted by on his back by a few. The report states,

“Security is continuing its investigation into a report that one or more individuals expressed a disparaging remark about people of color – a remark that was clearly audible to some students and faculty in Hanna Hall on the evening of February 2.”

We aren’t told exactly what this “disparaging remark about people of color” was and knowing the exact words really isn’t all that important. Obviously, something occurred and words were said that someone took offense to. The “investigation” should clear up whether it was a heat of the moment scuffle, misunderstanding or bigotry.

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February 3, 2011

More Left-Wing Love & Civility

by lewwaters

Somehow, such comments directed towards Clarence Thomas, an African-American, aren’t racist.

November 2, 2010

Just a Democrat Acting Like a Democrat

by lewwaters

Story at Michelle Malkin

How will they act when in 2012, dear leader is ousted from the Oval Office?

September 20, 2009

Rev. Perryman: Enough With The Racism Charges

by lewwaters
February 22, 2009

What is Racism?

by leaortiz

Here I am going to try to expain this with a simple analogy.

Two priests are walking through the woods. Suddenly they hear a womans cry for help. “Please help me, please!” There stands a woman fully nude. As they tried not look at her bare body, a conversation ensued that since the woman was nude, she most definitely was someone to be avoided and one preist cautioned his brother to steer clear of the woman of ill repute. After listening to the cries, one of the priests went over to talk to her as the other priest was mentally tormented by the situation and stayed behind.

Once the first Priest reached the woman, she said, “can you please help me? As I was bathing, the river washed my clothing down the stream and I have nothing to wear.” The other preist was appalled to watch his companion hand over his own garment to her. He stayed with her and talked to her until she was warm and dry.

As they walked back towards the church, the preist that had witnessed what went on between his brother and the nude woman did not speak to his companion. Eventually the long silence was broken when the Priest that had helped the woman said, “My brother, you have been silent this long journy. Is there a reason as to why?” “Well,” spoke the other Priest, “it really bothered me that you went and had the conversation with the nude woman and gave her your cloak.” To which the first Preist said , “aahh, is that what is torturing you my brother? This happened earlier this morning and all this time you have held this in and let it eat at you? Let me explain what really was going on,” as he explained the whole thing to his companion.

My question on racism is this, to you that think you have been wronged. Who is wrong in the above parable? Was it the Priest that helped the nude woman? OR was it the second Priest that harbored ill will towards his brother and misunderstood what was had happened earlier in the day? Projecting his very own views of what is right and wrong and determining for himself what his brothers motivations were in speaking to the woman.

The answer can only be yours.

We all have what we feel is our own sense of right and wrong and all too often use it to label someone else as a racist because of a certain situation or happening. Those are feelings that are stirred up from the mind, our own mind. When we are one on one with someone, as a person of ethnicity, it is not hard to determine for myself when I see racism. To project it onto another simply because we don’t like a certain word, or skin color spoken of, or even a slang, that comes from within our own minds.

For instance, I once called a friend of mine “Negrita,” in jest. Needless to say, I got the head turn to look at me and ask, “what did you just call me”? She often referred to herself and those around her as black girl. Hearing that in another language stopped her dead in her tracks as it sounds too much like the english equivilant of a racist slang.

Having to explain you are not racist should just not have to be done. Also projecting racism onto others to incite a “racial guilt” does not accomplish anything but to further divide our nation.

As a nation that has just voted in our first Black President, we as a nation can say, as does the National Black Republican Association, “America is now free of the past ‘white guilt’ that has been a horrible mark on our nation. The nation has shown with it’s vote that we no longer harbor the hatred or racial divide that is now a part of our American past.”

It would be nice if President Obama would step up and let this be known to the nation. It would help to completely heal any wounds still felt as a nation and as a people.