When Everything is Racist, Nothing Is


Prior to the second half of the 20th century, racism was a genuine problem in America. However, the civil rights movement of the 1960s focused attention on the issue. The peaceful protests of Martin Luther King provided clarity of message and the moral high ground. We made great progress. Prejudice against people of color became socially unacceptable. It became taboo — and that was a good thing.
Unfortunately, within a few short years, leftists highjacked the movement. Just as they do with everything, they perverted it. Consistent with their “never let a crisis (or opportunity) go to waste” mentality, they turned a noble societal pursuit into another exercise in the advancement of Marxism.
The diversity industry sprang up in the 1990s and has been embraced broadly throughout the country. Both industry and government endorse its lessons. It teaches us to embrace our racial, cultural, and ethnic differences — but not our political differences. In fact, we are encouraged to celebrate our differences over our commonalities. This inevitably led to the construction, rather than destruction, of cultural walls. Did the “diversity” industry not see that this would be the result of their ideology — or did they not care? We no longer embrace the assimilation of the “melting pot.” We are embracing cultural communities within communities — segregation. A number of colleges had separate graduation ceremonies this year. One school system in Atlanta is even segregating classes by race again. It’s not being done by the evil right-wing haters — it’s being done by the progressive left.
The leftists have also created a grievance industry to amass wealth and power. One need only observe the shenanigans of so called “civil rights leaders” like Al Sharpton and Patrisse Khan-Cullors to see that their objective is not to address racism, but to make money and perpetuate the scam. They extort money from businesses and individuals by threatening them with protests and boycotts. Ms. Khan-Cullors has raised over 900 million dollars with her BLM organization, and has purchased multiple luxury homes. Al Sharpton is paid over a million dollars annually by the National Action Network — a charity which he founded. They keep a willing army of activists at the ready to support their business pursuits by stoking racial hatred.

BLM has inflamed millions with the claim that hardships suffered by the black community are not their fault. They are mere victims of systems which are targeting them. Blacks aren’t disproportionately represented in prison because they’ve made bad decisions, but because they’ve been targeted by the criminal justice system. The entire black community is being excused from any type of personal accountability.
Last year, the grievance industry treated us to the 1619 project. It was promoted in newspapers and classrooms across the country. The premise of the 1619 project is that the true founding of our country didn’t occur in 1776, but rather in 1619 — when the first slaves arrived in America. Its message is clear — America was not founded on the principle of equality for all — it was founded on the principle of oppression for the benefit of wealthy landowners. The project maintains that America was founded on the principle of evil and carries that guilt forever.
CRT is teaching our children that all citizens of European descent have benefited from “white privilege.” As such, they are inherently racist — because of some genetic similarity with long-dead oppressors. Our systems are racist. Our institutions are racist. Anyone with a certain skin tone is racist.
However, the grievance industry has a fatal flaw.

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The history of racism SHOULD be taught. The facts of racism, who embodied it, who embraced it and who promoted it is very important, especially to the youth of America. But, it should be taught honestly.

The Democrat party has been the carrier of the disease of racism. Democrats practiced, promoted and defended slavery. Democrats started the Civil War. Democrats, when they had lost their slaves, sought to keep blacks in perpetual slavery through legislation. Democrats, wherever they had power, made racism the law of the land. Democrats created and perpetuated the KKK. Democrats enacted Jim Crow laws. Even today, more covertly, Democrats and Democrats alone make sure racism stays alive and divisive in the US. Sure, there are some leftists that are not necessarily Democrats that use racism as a weapon and tenet, but the official party of the Democrats use it as a federal power source.

Teach it that way. Teach it honestly.

Notice how the left goes nuts over a rock that someone gave a racist name 100 years ago (how long did it take someone to find that tidbit? Did they get a special Crybaby Award?). Yet no one ever demands the destruction of Yale University or a name change even though Elihu Yale was a SLAVE TRADER. Golly, their outrage seems to be quite targeted and selective. Almost as it they don’t REALLY believe is their social justice religion.