Are you an authentic white person? For the answer to that, we need to go to the
current authentic black community. They are the ones who define who is and who is
not an authentic member of their race. Be they black or white. (Since Chinese, Japanese,
Vietnamese, etc., have not yet amassed political clout, they're excluded from being
categorised by their skin color.)
The reigning Black elite have decided that authentic 'typical white people' are
inherently racist. As Obama so blithely stated, this prejudice is inbred and rears
its ugly head every time a white encounters a black. For those whites who believe
reparations to date, in the form of trillions of dollars, affirmative action,
special dispensations and a color-coded justice system, have
adequately addressed the shame
of their ancestors' sin of slavery,
well, it hasn't. We are informed that racial prejudice is still rampant in American
society. If you don't see it, its because it has taken the more insidious form of
Not to worry, Obama assures us we can change. Phew. Just elect him President, and
by virtue of the moral authority inherent in his skin color, he will kindly inform
and advise his fellow Americans, excuse me, his fellow white americans,
on the proper obeisance and reparations due all
black people. Oops, I meant, all 'authentic' black people. Uncle Toms like Condoleeza
Rice, Clarence Thomas, and other successful black people who succeeded on their
own merit are not 'authentic,' and most decidedly not representative of the oppressed
For 45 years, America has allowed the black community to set the rules and define
the race issue. Never mentioned is the inbred hatred of all things white,
by those blacks who have bought into Jackson's and Sharpton's vision of blacks as
oppressed victims. Never mentioned, until now, are the virulent, anti-American feelings
harbored by those blacks that ascribe to 'black liberation theology.' (That's the
stuff Obama's minister preaches.) Based on recent polls, it appears a whopping 20
to 30% of Black Americans just don't like whitey. It appears this, also, has been
Not mentioned are the views of Americans who don't buy into the never-ending grievance
mantra of authentic blacks. We call these people, inauthentic whites and inauthentic
blacks. (That's liberal-speak for 'conservative.') I am one of them.
Myself, and millions of other Americans, are not allowed to discuss race in America.
The threat of being branded racist carries real life consequences many of us cannot
Like keeping our jobs, friends, social standing and reputations. We always
lower our voices when mentioning race, we go out of our way to prove how non-racist
we are, and we're forced to stand by and let
racial hucksters and demagogues define
what is in our hearts.
Many of us are Christians who already know it is wrong to judge someone based on the color of their skin. We wish the Reverend White's of this world would start
preaching that to their congregations. It would also be nice to have an
honest conversation on race instead of this continuing, unchallenged monologue.
That won't happen anytime soon because it would be construed as damaging the self-esteem
of some oversensitive blacks. And we can't have that.
We dare not say that the decades long focus on boosting the self esteem of blacks
has created destruction and mayhem, for both blacks and whites. We dare not say
that self esteem, like respect, must be earned by the individual, not granted by
government fiat. We dare not demand accountability, assimilation and, well, just
plain good manners, from authentic blacks. And we for darn sure can't expect a simple
thank-you, in recognition of decades of special preferences and programs paid for
with our tax dollars. Money we willingly spent to atone for the sins of our forebears.
Because of Obama and the 2008 elections, inauthentic whites and inauthentic blacks
have a small window in time where their voices might finally be heard. But only if we speak up. Only if we demand the start of a real conversation on race. A conversation
where more than one side is heard. A conversation that deals with the feelings of
whites, as well as blacks. It can start with one voice. Yours.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina
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