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Black Folks, It's Time To Stop Taking Care Of White People

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by Tanya Steele
July 17, 2013 5:30 PM
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We are, most of us, grieving Trayvon Martin's death, again, after this absurd jury verdict. Last night, I watched Anderson Cooper's 'Town Hall on Race and Justice in America'. These discussions are interesting. There are, usually, a few thoughts that are heartfelt and impressionable. Charles Blow has been, particularly, moving.

A few days before, I told a friend that these discussions about 'race' keep black people situated in a 'victim' narrative. Stories of how we have to talk to our children to protect themselves when in public. Stories from high achieving black men about how they were stopped by the police, where they were taught how to place their hands on the steering wheel or to cross the street when walking on a street with a white woman. I scratched my head and thought, "we can talk about this until the cows come home. When are we going to have a 'town hall on racism' where white people discuss how they will speak to their children to make sure another George Zimmerman does not walk among us?"

When are we going to have a 'town hall on racism' that addresses how a jury of women, predominantly white women (and mothers!), don't identify with a black child? I need to know how that happened. I need to understand that. And I want white people to explain it to me. Before someone starts railing about the laws, understand that I read the law. I watched the trial EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY, beginning with jury selection, all of it. I decided I would bear witness for Trayvon no matter how I had to restructure my day. And I did it while reading the law.

The jurors had a CHOICE. They CHOSE to believe zimmerman. There was ample evidence that he lied. They could have discounted his statements. And, for those who want to blame the prosecution, again, I watched the trial. The prosecution proved, beyond a reasonable doubt, that zimmerman did not fear for his life. The only evidence that zimmerman feared for his life were his words. The medical testimony proved that his life was not in danger. Along with the fact that neighbors were watching and the police were on their way. The jury chose to believe zimmerman.

So, we can discuss the law. But, we need to discuss the filter through which these women viewed the laws. We need to change the laws, no doubt. But, I also want a discussion about who created those laws and why. Laws don't create themselves. It is easy to attack "the laws". It is more difficult to examine the racism that went into the construction of the laws. It is easy to excuse the jury verdict because of "the laws". The views that created those laws were shared by, at least, one of the jurors.

The discussions can happen simultaneously. We can fight to remove the laws. But, the laws will pop up in another form if we don't address the reasons why they were created in the first place. It feels like we, suddenly, fell back into the 1950's. Sorry, I'm not going back. We've done too much work to get out of that madness. We are not going back. This is the time to move "forward without fear".

The absurdity of racism is killing us. It's about time we expose it. What the hell do we have to lose? Everyone is hiding in the shadows, tip-toeing, afraid to point the finger, having private conversations about racism. Feeling defeated that "they'll never get it". Well, how are they going to get it if we don't call it what it is? I don't want to live with a double-consciousness. I don't have time for that. That takes too much energy - energy that needs to be put into my work.

Today, a white woman referred to me as "Honey" on my Facebook wall, before she went into a diatribe about what I need to do. She was not a "real" friend. So, I looked on her Facebook wall. She had a post which read, "I said to the older African American, next to me" (her words), as the verdict was read, "This is a victory." Yes, she did. She said, to this elder, that the verdict was a victory because "now we are talking about the laws." I had a few choice words for her and 'honey' was not among them.

It has taken me years to throw off the 'bowing' yoke that racism shrouds you in. My neighborhood is gentrified. With gentrification comes a better grade of products. So, we now have a cheese store. My friend and I went into the cheese shop. Mind you, I've been to Italy and France and have eaten some of the best cheeses in the world. But, I was in 'bowing' mode, that day. I announced the type of cheese we would be interested in, to show that I belonged.

I was doing shows to get a wedge of cheese. Why in the hell was I posturing in a neighborhood I lived in for 13 years? I wanted the owners to feel "safe". I wanted them to know I was one of them. When we left the store, my friend said, "I felt relieved when you asked for that cheese. You let them know we belonged." We both remarked about the absurdity in our taking care of these white folks. Our grown asses were still 'bowing'. We then went off to write a play about our experiences as black Artists. And, how we have to, consciously, not bow and twist to make white people feel comfortable.

I slipped. Most of the time, I don't take care of white people. I let them know, exactly, when they are being racist. Or, I walk away. It's their problem. Let them figure out why I walked away. But, if I'm in the mood, I will give them insight into their particular brand of racism. I spent a good deal of my undergrad years "trying to bridge the racial divide". It wore me out because racism comes out in the most insidious ways; in apathy, in deflection, in condescending tones, in ways you don't expect. So, I keep it simple. Right now, white people need to listen and dig deep into how their silence and comfort with their privilege - allows zimmermans to roam the streets killing black children.

And, for the ones who want to rage about black kids killing black kids, for me, it all springs from one well. The well of racism. Black people devalue black life because the larger culture does. Black self-hatred is as american as apple pie. And, unless and until someone brings it to your attention, you will be a purveyor of hate toward black people.

We have reached a point in history where the denial of racism appears to be the road to success for black people. Who is this helping? Certainly, it is not serving us. Clearly, the high rates of black unemployment speak to that. Where are our celebrities? President Obama's speech about race was akin to someone walking a tightrope in a circus. He was trying to keep his balance and not offend either side. Racism may affect both sides but, let me tell you, black folks are on the suffering side of the rope.

Why isn't there a coalition of celebrities, who stand together and issue a press statement about their pain at hearing the verdict. They don't have to indict anyone. They don't hate to pump their fists in the air. Just a word? An expression of grief? Hell, Trayvon and his family supported them in some way, I'm sure. But no, not a tweet. A press conference. A public statement. A simple acknowledgment that will let black children know that you see them and care about them and understand their frustration. We have to start honoring one another, and let go of the fear that we are alienating white folks. How many dollars do you need before you can stand upright?!

What's the worst thing that can happen? You are attacked by the Right? Economic marginalization? We are at a point in history where we have enough capital to create institutions. So, there is no need to possess the same level of fear and bowing that we had to enact to survive. Those days are over! Jamie Foxx, with his Trayvon t-shirt, was brilliance!

And, for the black folks who will say, "white folks will do what they will do. we need to just do for ourselves." Okay, I'm all for spending your money where you see fit. However, our lives intersect with theirs. Unless you are moving, which most of you won't (you stay here and complain about "whitey"), we need to squash this madness.

The trial for the murder of Darius Simmons is underway. Darius was a 13 year old black male who was shot by his neighbor who accused him of burglary. The defense is saying that the murderer did not have an "intent" to kill. Of the 12 jurors, one is black. And there is a video of the murder. Spooner is attempting to plead "insanity". 

From the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: "Spooner has confessed to shooting Simmons, saying in statements to police on the scene, that he had reached a "breaking point" after his house was burglarized two days earlier. He suspected his teenage neighbor of carrying out the heist and gunned him down in front of his mother." 

Aren't you tired? I'm exhausted. I'm tired of grieving. This has to stop. And, this is not about how much black men should contort and twist their bodies to behave. This is about a sickness in "white" minds who believe that a black male is a criminal. It is about a culture that reinforces the idea that black men have no value. We have to penetrate this mythology. Now. Not next year. Now. If white folks want to talk about 'race', let's do it. But, they have to bring something insightful to the table that will shift this stronghold of racism in the culture. The stories of how we die, how we suffer, are known. We need to dismantle the idea that white life is valuable and black life isn't. That can only happen when white people start sharing their honest thoughts - no matter how ugly and insulting.

We have to demand that white people speak up in discussions on racism, not race - racism. While we tell our thousandth story about being accosted, turn and ask a white person, "What are you learning from this? How will you change as a result of hearing this? How has the verdict impacted you and your life going forward? What will you do differently in your life, as a result of this verdict?" Something. The parade of black grief while white folks sit and stare has to cease. We did not create the conditions for our suffering.

We have to speak our truth, without fear, in order for change to happen in the culture. Witnessing the level of multi-cultural outrage at the verdict, I believe people are hungry for an earnest dialogue about racism. People are perplexed at how we got here and want answers. Those answers will not be pretty but we need to hear them. And, no, I don't believe that white people will volunteer their racism. Perhaps something akin to the 'truth and reconciliation committee' in South Africa. Simply, create a safe space for sharing racism. The interview that Anderson Cooper conducted with Juror B37 was brilliance. How he was able to get her to speak with such shocking frankness was instructive for all of us. We need more of that in order to understand how to deal with it. How we get there, I'm not sure. But, we must find a way.

Day after day I am seeing expressions of grief in my Facebook feed from my black friends. Every now and then, I will see a white person express their shock and disgust. The post I mentioned earlier, where the white woman called me "Honey," was met with a tirade from my white friends (and black, too). I did not prompt my white friends, they hopped on board. Let me tell you, I was grateful because I'm tired.

I am so heart broken over the dismissal of Trayvon's humanity that I don't know what I'm going to do next. I wondered where I could go to begin a one person 'Occupy Wall Street' movement. I feel the need to do something. After the verdict was delivered, I sat in silence for 60 minutes. I couldn't move. I was paralyzed. It is heartening to see the nationwide protests because it lets you know you are not alone. But, damn, this one hurts. The prosecutor was asked, in an interview, "what is one word you would use to describe Trayvon?". She was silent, thought deeply and said, "Prey. P-r-e-y. He never had a fighting chance." Here come the tears, again.

Look "forward without fear" people. What other choice do we have? I may not start a one person 'Occupy Wall Street' movement, but, I promise you, I will stop contorting my being to accommodate white neuroses. That's my new civil rights movement. Care to join me? 

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  • Tru | August 28, 2014 7:43 AMReply

    Right on it. Blacks and whites need to come to the table and have an honest dialogue about racism. I believe this has not happened because some are afraid of the truth that might emerge at such a discussion. Let's keep pushing for it...

  • ripuree | January 2, 2014 10:29 AMReply

    Great insights into this virus called White Supremacy Racism, whose cross-infectious qualities never seem to leave the ones it cross infests.

  • Jerry | December 31, 2013 11:49 AMReply

    You'll excuse me if I don't know what's happening in America anymore and this fixation on race...
    McDonalds: I'm Lovin' it--but I'm Hatin' it lately.
    I'm convinced that McDonalds excessive catering to minories (namely Blacks) is responsible for the closing of two McDonalds in my area. This time-honored franchise, over half a century old which revolutionized fast food chains in almost every conceivable way is closing stores! The first to close was the one in Paramus Park. It had been there nearly since the opening of the mall in the 1970s. Starbucks and other places--late comers--outlasted them. Why? Probably a bit too low-class for mall-goers these days! Not ritzy enough. Funny though how Taco Bell is still alive and well at Paramus Park... Then there's the little McDonalds in my town (Old Tappan, New Jersey), perhaps a decade old. It's just about the only reason I go to my local shopping center because all the stores there are too expensive for my taste. It'll be closing shortly. My town has become populated by extremely rich, millionaire, Right Wing Conservatives. They only want to be surrounded by the top dog stores; facilities with "elegance.""McDonalds attracts the working class vermin--we don't need them in Our town. Before long it would contribute to robbers and child molestors!" That's the brunt of the message I've been getting. You don't see Starbucks calling itself Starry-Bees! The question I have: Do Blacks really call McDonalds Mickey Dee's or is that just a "politically-correct" label invented by Whites to get Blacks to go there? They kept the oldest McDonalds around me, one in Northvale NJ, because they recently upgraded it: took away all the color and put stonework up, They remade it into a Starbucks yuppie clone. It doesn't look like McDonalds but like a Cafe! That's apparently Acceptable to some people. Image, again, is Everything.
    I'm also wondering when calling Blacks Blacks will be considered a No-No since they're, after
    all, African-Americans (even if the majority of them have never been to Africa!). Will the day
    come when Black will be the new "B word" or am I just jumping the gun here?

  • RonGB | December 28, 2013 10:49 AMReply

    I'm glad people are still reading this article and commenting on it. I don't agree with everyone, including all of this article, but I don't think everyone can agree 100% on all points anybody may make. There is a huge problem, actually all over the world, and trying to pigeon-hole it is so difficult, but I guess most of us can agree that it likely stems from greed, ego, and pride. In that, all the other indecencies arise, such as money and power, drugs and sex, race and poverty, wars and fears/threats, etc. Those are the manifestations, in my opinion (using my age as experience - 54 1/2). Even culturally, in the arts, we see so many huge changes over the last 15 years, then 30, then 50+ years. Some good, some bad. But they express our victories as well as our symptoms of societal illness... those are becoming dominant, in some way, and popular. The more shocking, the better.

    What kills me is all the glorification - but it is PROOF. Sadly, the media - even much of "alternative media" - is in a media war for hearts and minds (read: money), both sides hoping their brand comes off the most honorable and valiant. Yet, all of them require as much advertising as they can possibly get. And not accidentally, they all have marketing departments.

    (That doesn't take away from the fact that Zimmerman is an asshole who got off. But it was a money-maker too for the news industry.)

    The best some of us can do - at the very least - is stay open to discussing this topic of racism, and actually, any/all discriminatory behavior. The topic burns me up a lot because there is so much lying on both the right & left that it waters down the whole progress. This is not acceptable, so as an ordinary citizen, my only hope is we stay OPEN and keep talking. Best to all.

  • kitty | December 22, 2013 3:40 PMReply

    You are Ignorant for writing this :(

  • Lee | December 18, 2013 9:09 AMReply

    wow the comments on this are really sad.

  • Over It! | December 16, 2013 2:10 AMReply

    Edited 12/16: To Nate Carroll and Can Read - If you want Blacks to stop rapping about killing cops and what ever else you blame rap music for, then tell your damn kids to stop buying that music. Tell the record industry to stop pushing that negative music on the public and start allowing artist to produce positive music. Its not just rap, its your pop music as well. Its your Disney child stars turned dirty freaks once they hit 16 as well. Do you really think these artist control what the industry puts out. Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself why that music is being produced and pushed on the public?

    How about you stop with your ignorant thought process and start respecting others instead of you believing you're high and mighty. Why don't you start there! You got a lot to say about Blacks but you contribute nothing but negativity! How many White women and children are being killed everyday by the hands of whites, raped, beaten and tortured in your culture and no one says anything about it. What is the obsession with that? Why all the endless deranged crime shows on TV. (too many to list but you know.) You have nothing to say about this? You have the whole world believing Americans are beastly, deranged animals because of the filth being put out to the public/world. But you have a lot to say about Blacks right?! Judge your self and look into your own mirror.

    Why don't you start looking at Blacks in a positive light. You just might like what you see. You just might contribute something positive and create change (if you TRULY want it.)

    Blacks don't care about what white people are up to. You are the ones obsessed with Black and buying this garbage negative hip hop music and watching those disgusting reality shows. You are the ones casting for them. Blacks aren't flocking to see Jay Z and L'l Wayne filling up their concerts. Its white kids. Its whites who buy those over priced tickets and pack the stadiums. So stop talking nonsense!

    You promote it and complain about the negative after effects. How do you think the Black community feels when you are using them for profit and suppression by any means negatively necessary. They aren't killing whites. But you're killing Blacks everyday and getting off.

    Actually you need to stop blaming Blacks for your problems and your miserable existence. Why don't you get a soul and try to live your own life and not vicariously trough another race. Stop projecting your sad existence on another by your many ways of bullying and suppression to make yourself feel good. Why don't you take your own advice.

    You and your Ilks seem to be obsessed about Trayvon. You keep bringing it up over and over and over and over trying to explaining away the fact that your thinking is wrong and so was the verdict. You repeat your justifications for Trayvon's death like a mantra to convince your guilty conscious its OK you do the low down things you do and think the backwards way you do! Its called being in deep denial. Study it. Maybe you can change when you recognize your mental sickness!

  • Over It! | December 15, 2013 9:38 AMReply

    If you want them to stop rapping about killing cops and what ever else you blame rap for. Tell you damn kids to stop buying that music. Tell the record industry to stop pushing this music and not allowing positive music to be produced. Do you really think these artist control what the media puts out.

    How about you stop with your ignorant thought process and start respecting others instead of your privilege. Why don't you start there. You got a lot to say but you contribute nothing but negativity!

    Demand media and entertainment start showing blacks in a positive light. You don't have to watch the negative stuff they have blacks do on TV and buy that music. You have control over your listening and you have control over your children. Boycott negativity and demand your people start sending positivity about blacks. Then you will see a difference.

    But we know deep inside you want it that way. Gives you a reason to speak the ignorant stuff you just did.

    Blacks don't care about what you white people are up to. You are the ones moving in black communities. You are the ones buying and producing this garbage hip hop music and watching those disgusting reality shows. You are the ones casting for them. If there wasn't a market corp. America was tapping into there wouldn't be this kind of stuff. Blacks are flocking to see Jay Z and L'l Wayne and the lot of them with their negative music. Its whites who buy those over priced tickets and pack the stadiums. So stop talking nonsense!

    You promote it and complain about the negative after effects. How do you think the black community feels when you are using them for your pleasure and it produces a negative out come. They are killing whites they're killing blacks. She what's this crying about blacks do this and blacks do that?! Your not affected but your grossly nasty consumption of wanted to destroy a people and profit from it is!

    To Nate: Stop blaming blacks for you problems and your miserable existence. Why dont you get a soul and try to live your own life and not vicariously trough another race. Stop projecting your sad existence on another by your many ways of bullying and feeling good you are hurting a people. Why don't you take your own advice.

    To Can Read: You seem to be obsessed about Trayvon and others like you. You keep bringing it up over and over and over and over trying to explaining away the facts your thinking is wrong and so was the outcome. You do this like a mantra to convince your guilty conscious "its OK to do the evils you do!" You want to live with your self. You are not hurting anyone but your self. Black know the truth and don't need to engage you with your nonsense. They know how people in deep denial think. Study it. Maybe you can change when you recognize your mental sickness!

    You Open Your Eyes And Stop Blaming Blacks... Fix the industry you own and buy into! Educate your self on What Is Really Going On!

  • nate carroll | December 12, 2013 8:59 PMReply

    Well obviously the prosecution proved their case beyond a doubt as far as you are concerned, however, at least 12 other people disagreed. Perhaps black people would be treated differently if a few of them stopped rapping about killing cops and took the cornrows out. Stop blaming racism and white people for your problems and just focus on bettering yourselves, thats the fastest way to earn respect. Maybe putting down the KFC wouldn't hurt either.

  • Can Read | December 10, 2013 1:43 PMReply

    Ignorant does apply here. In so many ways, that trolling has to be a possibility. Although, the capacity of liberals to overlook facts is constantly astounding to me. First, as some commenters point out, the sweet picture of Martin as a 12 year old put out by liberal media to spin their victim story had nothing to do with the over 6', 175 lb. musclebound high school thug that Martin was at the time of the Zimmerman confrontation. The FACTS show that Martin was a thug involved in drugs, burglary (his friends had robbed that same neighborhood several times in the past two years), violent troublemaker at school, etc. Zimmerman should have waited for the police, but shooting Martin when his head was being pounded into the ground was a reasonable basis for the jury to acquit him. The media also suppressed the pictures of Zimmerman's bloody head and smashed nose, etc. The larger issue, though, is why the town hall discussion shouldn't be on "Why Black Culture has Disintegrated over the Past 40 Years". If you check the FACTS, Blacks in the late 1950's had marriage and home ownership rates approaching that of whites, there were hardly any Black children born out of wedlock (versus 75%+ today). Incomes were climbing, job opportunities in every field were opening up, etc. Then, liberals started their "Great Society" welfare programs under Lyndon Johnson. It's not a coincidence that Johnson was a racist from way back, as were many of the leading liberal politicians (e.g., Robert "KKK" Byrd). Blacks have blindly voted themselves into a downward spiral for 50 years by aligning with liberals and their liberal welfare programs. Those are the FACTS. So, let's change the discussion to something useful and quit talking about racism and start talking about how to change Black culture and Black voting patterns. It takes education, people, only education gives people the tools to truly change their lives. And bringing education to Blacks and other poor Americans starts with freedom of education, the ability to choose a superior education. And that means breaking the union lock on public school systems, and offering charter school and tuition voucher alternatives. Those are the FACTS. It's funny that liberals and Blacks talk endlessly about the right or the freedom to do this, the freedom to do that, but every politician they vote for does nothing but layer more and more restrictions on their freedoms, personal and societal. Ignorant indeed. This columnist should be ashamed for being part of the slavemaster liberal class that keeps Blacks locked in a welfare world. Start reading something other than Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton for goodness sake.

  • Lone Messenger | December 13, 2013 4:20 AM

    So tell me this,
    Is Martin a thug because he weighed 175 pounds? Was he a thug because he was 6 feet tall? Was he a thug because he was all these things in accordance with being black? I’ll answer that for you because that’s how the white mind works. Let’s take the same characteristics and make this a white boy of the same age. Zimmerman included. I’m pretty sure thug wouldn’t be a factor in this debate if this was the case.
    Also, what’s a tall man to a gun? What’s a black man to a gun? What’s anyone in the sight of such a weapon? To answer, these are people. These are people that despite weight, height, or race have the potential to die when a gun is used against them. Don’t dehumanize the facts here.
    The facts show that Martin was a thug? That’s odd, I thought they showed that Martin was an A student. One that kept out of trouble, one that loved life, and was good to parents. Where are you getting your facts from Fox News?
    Also, leave the liberal BS out of this. You’re all the same to me: liberal, conservative. I don’t have any preferences here. Actually I feel like the liberal whites are worse than you are. Because at least with the conservatives what you see is what you get when it comes to their racism. I can’t say the same about the liberals, all hiding under the guise diversity. You’re all the same. Racist to the core. Don’t worry though, your white privilege is not at stake so calm down.
    You are not in danger, after all this country favors whites over anyone else who puts in the hard work but gets nothing in return.
    You are a petty excuse for life and I hope at some point Karma comes back to haunt you and your people for all the crimes you have shown against humanity.

  • Can Read | December 10, 2013 1:42 PMReply

    Ignorant does apply here. In so many ways, that trolling has to be a possibility. Although, the capacity of liberals to overlook facts is constantly astounding to me. First, as some commenters point out, the sweet picture of Martin as a 12 year old put out by liberal media to spin their victim story had nothing to do with the over 6', 175 lb. musclebound high school thug that Martin was at the time of the Zimmerman confrontation. The FACTS show that Martin was a thug involved in drugs, burglary (his friends had robbed that same neighborhood several times in the past two years), violent troublemaker at school, etc. Zimmerman should have waited for the police, but shooting Martin when his head was being pounded into the ground was a reasonable basis for the jury to acquit him. The media also suppressed the pictures of Zimmerman's bloody head and smashed nose, etc. The larger issue, though, is why the town hall discussion shouldn't be on "Why Black Culture has Disintegrated over the Past 40 Years". If you check the FACTS, Blacks in the late 1950's had marriage and home ownership rates approaching that of whites, there were hardly any Black children born out of wedlock (versus 75%+ today). Incomes were climbing, job opportunities in every field were opening up, etc. Then, liberals started their "Great Society" welfare programs under Lyndon Johnson. It's not a coincidence that Johnson was a racist from way back, as were many of the leading liberal politicians (e.g., Robert "KKK" Byrd). Blacks have blindly voted themselves into a downward spiral for 50 years by aligning with liberals and their liberal welfare programs. Those are the FACTS. So, let's change the discussion to something useful and quit talking about racism and start talking about how to change Black culture and Black voting patterns. It takes education, people, only education gives people the tools to truly change their lives. And bringing education to Blacks and other poor Americans starts with freedom of education, the ability to choose a superior education. And that means breaking the union lock on public school systems, and offering charter school and tuition voucher alternatives. Those are the FACTS. It's funny that liberals and Blacks talk endlessly about the right or the freedom to do this, the freedom to do that, but every politician they vote for does nothing but layer more and more restrictions on their freedoms, personal and societal. Ignorant indeed. This columnist should be ashamed for being part of the slavemaster liberal class that keeps Blacks locked in a welfare world. Start reading something other than Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton for goodness sake.

  • Stop Racism | December 8, 2013 6:35 PMReply

    To: @RACIST Dec. 5th 4:06pm - Listen you ignorant pig. Get a life if you can't take the truth. All day long in your sh*ty worthless life you insult everyone who is NOT white. The rest of us Whites are sick of hearing it and being lumped in with you!

    Everyday you are obsessed with everything blacks do! Everyday you and your kind think about blacks more than you think about your own lives!

    GET A LIFE AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR. You are the one who looks for handouts. Blames black and other if you lose your job; If you woman leaves you; If your mama/daddy wont love you enough! You are the one who need affirmative action because you are sick in the head and can only work as a troll.

    You are the one who is race baiting as we speak and keeping racism going! You are full of hatred! And I'm 100% sure you are a low-life troll being paid to spend hours attacking and obsessing over blacks and others (that you hate so much!) You must feel real proud when you & kind have to face your friends and family and explain to them how you really make your money as a paid racist troll! Shame! I'm sure you will blame that on a Mexican for leaving you only with that option for work right?!

    And for any white person wanting to counter like this JERK @RACIST and spew "Not All white people blah, blah, blah." "There is blah, blah, blah in every race." Get a life and don't take it personal if you CLAIM you are not one of whom I'm speaking about! If it isn't you then you shouldn't be offended! If you take the time to defend and justify then it is you. Stop using us who really are NOT racist as your shields because we are secure in ourselves and don't take it personally!

    Stop obsessing over black people its really SICK! Stop looking for all of their blogs to post on. Stop stalking every black youtube video to make your negative counters & justifications. JUST STOP OBSESSING OVER BLAK PEOPLE! They get it. You don't like Them. I'm sure they don't give a damn. They're not checking for you PHYSCO STALKER! Get over yourself and look in the mirror. Start healing yourself so you can MOVE ON! FREAK!!

  • Mel | December 8, 2013 2:58 AMReply

    I know that racism still exists, trust me I do. It occurs everyday, against whites blacks and every other race there is. Does it happen more to one than the other? I'm sure it does. But to blame every white person in the america or every black person in the america for the racism that occurs against the opposite race is equally wrong - and quite frankly equally racist. I'm white, and I think Trayvon was innocent. I don't expect a black person to change themselves for me, or to bow down to me. I have this idea, it's that color doesn't matter. I treat everyone with equal respect and love, and this article offends me greatly. I think it's very said that you seem to think every white person is racist or holds you to some sort of standard, and I'm sorry you feel that way. But I can assure you that you're wrong. The world is changing day by day, people are becoming more and more accepting of one another with each generation. There are literally millions of white people that think like and are as accepting as I am, and to place a divider between whites and blacks as you have in this article /is/ quite frankly rather racist. It's a very ironic piece, and I hope one day you can see that you shouldn't judge a persons ideas and morals simply because you've seen the color of their skin.

  • Racist | December 5, 2013 4:06 AMReply

    White this, Blacks that?!?!?

    This one sided crap caught my eye...sounds like one black person trying to make others hate whites as much as they do. Grow up and stop being racist!!

    Remember the 5 minutes that Trayvon had to run? Neither side was innocent.



    Cjmacintosh | December 1, 2013 4:51 PM

    On TRAYVON own Facebook Page he said that he was in two other fist fights within 24 hrs. Before his path crossed Zimmerman I don't know how you live but whats the odds of being involved in three fist fights in a 24 hour period, also attack a bus driver too ,also on his own Facebook page he writes about using A drink called Lean , Lean is a coctail that is created by mixing Robitussin or other over-the-counter or proscription cough medicines with codiene , promethazine you guessed it, Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Juice, the flavor of tea( these two things were found on him that night) It has opiate like effects. Some of its side effects include confusion, agitation, and hallucinations among others If his Facebook postings are to be believed, Trayvon had been using Lean since at least June 2011, ! He has recently been kicked out of school for the third time for marijuana, and burglary tools and stolen jewelry . Martin should not have been suspended. He should have been arrested on all of these occasions. Had he been, his parents and his teachers would have known how desperately far he had gone astray. ( and I not knocking marijuana but not at high school ) , I believe this youg man was on a path of self destruction.I believe this speaks to his true character ! I am not saying Zimmerman is a good guy but the combination of these two meeting was the making of the horrible and sad out come !

  • Cely | December 3, 2013 7:21 PMReply

    Funny, just a funny article....ridiculously preposterous rant, what a hoot!

  • JN West | December 3, 2013 5:53 PMReply

    I realize this article was written 6 months ago, but it popped up in my browser when I was looking for something else. The author wanted to know when white people will have a conversation with their children not to create another George Zimmerman. Perhaps as a white person I can give the author some perspective. In liberal households white children are specifically told not to use the n word. I was specifically told that growing up. They put the fear of god in you for using it. You are encouraged to watch TV shows and movies that show the horrors of the past like Roots, or Amistad. After its done you have conversations about it. Your parents are also okay with you having black friends, black teachers, listening to black music or watching predominately black TV shows like the Cosby Show. Your parents might even have black friends, and co-workers like my parents did. You might even like my family did grow up in an integrated neighborhood. You are not brought up to fear black people. You are not taught to hate "the other". The problem is that the "George Zimmermans" of the world are not being raised by sane parents. They would never in a million years think to have a conversation with their white child. In fact white liberals like myself if we hear another white person start spouting racism we do all we can to disassociate ourselves with that person. That person is seen as a horrible human being and white liberals don't want anything to do with them, or expose their children to that kind of racist talk.

    The solution to destroy racism is education and more integration. Having black friends in schools debunks the racism white children might be hearing at home. Simply being exposed to different kinds of people reduces authoritarianism that produces racism.

    Not only do we need education reform, but media reform. We have to get the crazy right wingers off the air. That empowers the racists to continue their nasty behavior. It emboldens them.

  • Edgar Burgau | December 3, 2013 1:38 PMReply

    "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. " - Buddha

  • Cjmacintosh | December 1, 2013 4:51 PMReply

    On TRAYVON own Facebook Page he said that he was in two other fist fights within 24 hrs. Before his path crossed Zimmerman I don't know how you live but whats the odds of being involved in three fist fights in a 24 hour period, also attack a bus driver too ,also on his own Facebook page he writes about using A drink called Lean , Lean is a coctail that is created by mixing Robitussin or other over-the-counter or proscription cough medicines with codiene , promethazine you guessed it, Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Juice, the flavor of tea( these two things were found on him that night) It has opiate like effects. Some of its side effects include confusion, agitation, and hallucinations among others If his Facebook postings are to be believed, Trayvon had been using Lean since at least June 2011, ! He has recently been kicked out of school for the third time for marijuana, and burglary tools and stolen jewelry . Martin should not have been suspended. He should have been arrested on all of these occasions. Had he been, his parents and his teachers would have known how desperately far he had gone astray. ( and I not knocking marijuana but not at high school ) , I believe this youg man was on a path of self destruction.I believe this speaks to his true character ! I am not saying Zimmerman is a good guy but the combination of these two meeting was the making of the horrible and sad out come !

  • Dreamtime | November 29, 2013 8:18 AMReply

    I happened to stumble across this article. Perhaps I can add a different perspective. I was born in 1953. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago in a mixed racial neighborhood. From the minute I was born I was told by teachers and others how bad my race had mistreated the black race. Yet, I personally saw no abuse of blacks growing up. But this is what I experienced: I was held up by blacks twice, once at gun point, the other time with a knife. I was beat up by a gang of blacks. My bicycle was stole by blacks. A black teenager broke into our house and stole my mother's wedding ring. My friend was beat up by a gang of blacks, and needed more than a hundred stitches in his face. That was after they broke into a dance we were having and started tearing the place apart. In my neighborhood, we were scared to death of blacks. Most carried knifes. In eight grade a black boy tried to get me to smoke dope... and I never even heard of it. Now, I'm not prejudice, and believe it not, I never was. Yet, this is my experience. I'm still told how bad us whites are, with articles like this, and I still have not personally seen it. There are two sides to every story, always.

  • Frank | November 10, 2013 2:30 PMReply

    This article seems to express a lot of heartfelt anger over George Zimmermann getting off for murder, but it's a wish, not a strategy. The author can commit to personally not living in an inner world where self-consciousness over her race and fear of racism don't hold her back, which seems like a very worthwhile goal. But there are no means available or mentioned within this article which would allow anyone to bring the mass of society to heel and force them to listen to a one sided lecture or adopt the personal viewpoints of a few as Gospel. And there never will be.

  • Jo | November 5, 2013 12:12 AMReply

    Considering that's blacks make up the majority of those on social welfare it makes the premise of your article comical at best. Oh and fyi a BLACK man was the first to own a slave in America look it up so in other words...fuq you, but have a nice day

  • bryan | October 29, 2013 12:27 PMReply

    I hear you, Tanya Steele. if you see this, I know this is an old article, but I understand what you're saying here.

  • bryan | October 29, 2013 12:27 PMReply

    I hear you, Tanya Steele. if you see this, I know this is an old article, but I understand what you're saying here.

  • Another Mutt | October 23, 2013 9:54 PMReply

    You know what's funny, I know black people who have a darker skin tone that are racist towards black people who have a lighter skin tone...so tell me, what's the difference between that and this ridiculous article.

  • m | October 21, 2013 11:11 AMReply

    "With gentrification comes a better grade of products."

    Considering the majority of upscale shops are black-owned, why should you feel the need to "bow"?

  • Savage | October 21, 2013 4:20 AMReply

    This is all crap... I consider myself a mutt racially and have both black and white friends left wing and right wing.... What I see from all these comments and article in General is you all sound just as racist as all the white folk in the world ... There are racist whit folk and racist black folk .... I see racist black folk here.... That's my opinion ... Once again I'm not bringing an attitude I'm just being honest how I see this article and comments

  • Sue | October 17, 2013 7:08 PMReply

    And had a child just turned and answered the question, no matter how absurd of offensive, this never would have happened.

    Stop playing the total victim here - they were both wrong. What GZ did was not right but what TM did wasn't right either.

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 11:54 PMReply

    When black people stop supporting "White supremacy" in all its guises then its going to be good night Irene to their created world. All its going to take is love. Its going to take love of oneself. That is what black people are here to learn. Despite all the lies that white folks tell about us, we have to learn to love ourselves. When we do the system of white supremacy will come crashing down with a thud! So lets see now a few white supremacy systems we need to ditch like yesterday #1. the white Jesus: you shoved that down our throats and the only thing we got out of it was more self hatred. Turned out it was all our stuff in the first place only repackage by the white supremacy system that took out the black woman and put in the white man to be worship. That was our first big mistake. # 2. White supremacy medical system: A bunch of bull sh.... if there ever was one. Liberation can only come when we realize that a white man in a white coat doesn't know zilch about how to be healthy. All they know is disease care, faking and fronting like they know , when they don't know squat. Ok , I got five minutes doc. tell me everything you know about how to be healthy. And thanks but no thanks for all that white powder drugs and pills you got. # 3 White teachers: When I was in High school ALL of my teachers were white! what's up with that? Guess what happens to young black hormonal boys when all their teachers are white ( white women in fact)? And what did they have to teach us?? Nothing about ourselves that is for sure. To hear them tell it white people did everything and black people were just ignorant savages. Well it turns out that was the biggest lie ever told, because when white people were in caves we were living in houses. So we know who the real savages are. #4 White food: Yeah if you like to be constipated for life. Just say no to white sugar, white rice, white flour , white milk. White Jesus > white doctors > white teachers > White food. The big four betrayers of black love, health and happiness

  • In pursuit of excellence | December 10, 2013 6:36 AM

    I demand excellence of myself. I do not always succeed, but I also never give up. That is the barometer I hold up to the rest of the world also. I don't just mean job performance, but also compassion for my fellow travelers and the planet as a whole; in other words my general comportment. I am convinced that most people for whom excellence remains elusive ARE THE SOLE ARCHITECTS OF THEIR OWN FAILURES. Be excellent and I will admire and respect you, perchance even as an inspiration. Fail while trying and I will offer assistance. Fail and blame everyone else? I will shun you. If you feel shunned, look in the mirror LONG AND HARD.

  • Joe | October 16, 2013 7:05 PMReply

    The lady said it time for black folks to generally look after themselves, and everyone must have a dialogue about the issue of racism, cause like it or not it very much alive whether passively or aggressively. how is that racism? did she we black must get together and have" hate white people committee"? boy some people on these comment board sure are ignorant and what dishearthening is when black folk s are some of the "ignoramous"

  • Jed | October 13, 2013 3:13 PMReply

    Your completely wrong and don't tell me your grieving for someone you don't even know.

  • Get a life you racist idiot | October 24, 2013 11:01 AM

    Blah blah blah, YOU are the racist . News flash, most people white black or whatever don't give a crap about skin color. You only know what it's like for you , not others . You don't live everywhere only the place you live so don't assume just because you feel people where you live are racist the rest of the world must be too. Do yourself a favour and keep your effing mouth shut

  • Abe | October 11, 2013 2:16 PMReply

    "When are we going to have a 'town hall on racism' that addresses how a jury of women, predominantly white women (and mothers!), don't identify with a black child?"

    Wow! You honestly believe that? You are a lost cause and one huge racist.

  • Willis | October 11, 2013 11:34 AMReply

    I AM BOYCOTTING THIS WEBSITE, WRITING A LETTER TO MY CONGRESSMAN, AND REPORTING YOU TO THE BBB!!!! I'M GOING TO SHUT THIS ARTICLE AND WEBSITE DOWN TO THE GROUND!!!!!

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 8:47 PM

    Awww did the black man scare you? Too bad, that is okay. We have had enough of you and there is nothing you can do to stop us from kicking you to the curb.

  • Cory | October 9, 2013 7:14 AMReply

    There is a worldwide hatred of blacks because of ignorant-ass authors like YOU. Authors like YOU, who cause other races to lump us all in the same category. I see why so many positive blacks leave the hood - and then cut themselves off for the folks who live there. I know because I did it. I never looked back and honestly I don't care to "help the community". Because those blacks ARE hopeless. They don't want to change their shit, and I'm not wasting my time to try to uplift them. Not my job.

    Black folks are "not taking care of White folks" because we're too busy screeching "racist" every chance we get. Then people like you wonder why they want nothing to do with us. As for me... I no longer care, but where is all of your "black fury" over the many Trevons killed by black George Zimmermans on a daily basis? When folks like you clean house on the disrespect/killings unleashed by other blacks THEN you can talk shit about "white folks". Until then shut your pie hole.

  • Brutus | December 23, 2013 7:56 PM

    "Black folks are not taking care of white folks because were too busy screeching 'racist'". Ironically, it sounds like you are talking care of white folks, there....

  • WhiteRabbit | October 8, 2013 3:59 PMReply

    Look at all this anti-whitism. In the 60's, anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white countries to bring in millions of non-whites. Then anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white people to “integrate” or face penalties for being “naziswhowantokill6millionjews.” Now anti-whites are praising and counting down the days till ALL and ONLY white children are minorities and extinct EVERYWHERE. That makes it genocide. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white. /watch?v=lKDeyuM0-Og

  • pippi | October 8, 2013 3:08 PMReply

    You are a mental case. Your article is contradictory and above all RACIST. You bag on white people from line one to the end. If you have such a problem with whites, why don't you go live in Africa, or at the very least, demand segregation. Be honest, you hate crackers, only you are too much of a coward to admit it.

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 8:51 PM

    Yeah pretty much anyone who murders your family , your ancestors and anyone who looks like us deserves to be hated.

  • FeatherHat | October 7, 2013 9:23 PMReply

    Et al including the (as far as I can see) waste of life WN here.

  • FeatherHat | October 7, 2013 9:14 PMReply

    I'm sure giving rednecks et al with itchy trigger-fingers an excuse will work out well.

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 8:53 PM

    They don't need an excuse to murder you. They never did.

  • Herp-derp | October 6, 2013 11:04 PMReply

    Awesome racism.

    The jury chose to believe a highly credentialed forensic expert over a local quack who was run out of his job. You should really take a look at the evidence. None of it supports your ideas of race and racism.

    Well, the part where Trayvon decided to attack a "creepy ass cracker," does, but then your victim is the savage. Maybe people need to stop using these events to push their own racist goals.

    Yes, I'm talking to you Tanya Steele. You're either a really lazy and sloppy thinker, or you're a racist. Choose.

  • truth seeker | October 4, 2013 8:36 PMReply

    A hispanic jew kills a black and you try and talk about white people? F*ck you. Sorry your IQ is too low to understand both jewish media dpin and law. Get your head out of your azz and look at the facts. Ps. Blacks are the ones who commit the most crimes.. how about the every f-ing day violence and crime from your race? If you wanna talk truth.. fix your problems.

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 8:54 PM

    Oh we are fixing our problems all right, by getting rid of white supremacy first thing.

  • Your Daddy | October 4, 2013 3:15 PMReply

    Classic case of self-righteous black n*gg*rs.

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 9:18 PM

    Classic case of someone waking up.

  • Johnie | October 4, 2013 2:29 PMReply

    This page is entirely racist. Just read this bs. How dare u make a page making the Caucasian people seem so '' evil'' and racist. What a bunch of Bullshit. Trayvon attacked the man. He shot him. Whatever done and over with. This happens on a daily basis. There is no slavery and no worldwide hatred for blacks. We are all equal. So quit being the so racist to the white population. What a completely biased and one sided page this is.

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 8:59 PM

    Well lets see, White people created sport out of killing black people since King Leopold. (ever heard of him? Doubt it)
    Of the thousands of lynchings ( murders ) of black people , how many were brought to justice? ( ZERO)
    How many white people have been lynched by black people?
    White people lynched black women and children!!!!! You are so evil you don't know how evil you are and because of "white supremacy" all you have ever been taught is how great you are. You have been painfully misinformed.

  • TheWhiteMan | October 3, 2013 4:44 PMReply

    My people were enslaved for over 400 years, but we don't use it as a crutch or excuse. We've moved on and African Americans need should do the same.

  • Brutus | December 23, 2013 8:55 PM

    If you think black people are talking about the act of slavery alone, you need to either read more or start speaking to black people who actually know what they're talking about. Either way, smarten up.
    Its the system impelmented, not just the act.

  • Dakota | November 9, 2013 2:01 PM

    To sungodra, you are absolutely absurd, how many black people were lynched? That happened so long ago and this generation wouldn't have been alone to stop it anyway. We're you ever lynched, I seriously doubt it. I am a NA, so before you go yelling about a white human being writing this then think twice. God created everyone equal, we are all to love one another, yes some really horrible things happened in the past, and if we could turn back time people of this generation would have taken a stand because things are so different now than they use to be. It's not right of you to shout about 'white supremacy' when there is groups like the. 'black panthers' and other AA groups geared tored hating white specifically! It goes BOTH ways!!! You could very well choose to have a different outlook a more positive one and just love your brothers and sisters you came from the same place! There is evil all over the world white, black, yellow and red my friend!!! Evil is evil it's unjust but you can choose to keep a clear and open mind and see people for who they are regaurdless of their skin tone!! If anyone is being "racist" it is you.

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 9:01 PM

    If you went to war and came back traumatized. They would give you therapy. PTSD you ever heard of that? When have black people ever gotten counseling for anything?

  • Darrell | October 3, 2013 2:47 PMReply

    I watched the Trayvon Trial from beginning to end. And there is no doubt with the evidence that Zimmerman defended himself. Treyvon hid and layed in wait for Zimmerman. When Zimmerman passed by Trayvon, while Trayvon hid in the bushes, Trayvon jumped him. This is what led up to Treyvon getting shotin self defense by Zimmerman. Out of millions of blacks only a few will admit that Treyvon was in the wrong. Why is rhis? My answer is because blacks are RACIST and are blind and deaf to anything but the black side. The blacks have cried WOLF for too long. The whole country is tired of it. You all played the poor black me card for way too long now. You have been discovered to be full of it.

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 9:33 PM

    You think you have it all "justified". Well there was NO justification for a man caring a gun to ambush and kill a unarmed black child. And he was only one of many many black children being killed at the hands of white supremacy. If this was an isolated event we might give him the benefit of the doubt. But he is only one of many. "The whole country is tired of it"? What about all the black people that are tired of being killed for years ? We are all a part of this country. But you don't want to recognize our pain. You only want to recognize your own pain. Another manipulation for sure. We are tired of placating to the egos of white people and your manipulation is easily identified. If we were coming back from a war as solders having been traumatized by it we would have gotten counseling. Do you realize slavery was war declared upon black people? Do you realize because you stop enslaving us that , you did not stop your war against us? You cause so much pain and your ego won't let you realize it. We are quite frankly sick of your white made up world. A world that only you and those you can doup into believing it. How many white hate groups are there? There are NO black hate groups. How many Travons, Oscar Grants and the like must we endure before you find ONE that is not justified? So who is tired of who really????

  • Johnie | October 4, 2013 2:32 PM

    I say amen to your comment. Right on brother. I couldn't have said it better myself.

  • DaKing | October 2, 2013 4:22 PMReply

    You just look like a pathetic victim. "Waaa! poor me!! I'm so oppressed!! Watch me complain about white people!" Get off your ass and try to make a change. Sitting on the computer and whining wont fix anything

  • Brutus | December 23, 2013 8:59 PM

    Sounds like whining to me, Daking...

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 9:37 PM

    Sitting behind a computer and communicating with other black people about how we are going to liberate ourselves from white supremacy is a worthwhile task for sure. Got to start somewhere. I say this is a great place to start. And I wouldn't underestimate the sista. No one will be able to predict what happens when a black man liberates himself from the dictates of white supremacy.

  • DaKing | October 2, 2013 4:18 PMReply

    Go ahead and act like whites are the only ones doing wrong. How about the young white guy who was beaten and killed by 4 black teens?? Or the random black man who charged into a white woman's home and beat her almost to death? There's hundreds of cases like that. I love how none of those are blown up into some huge outrage, but when some white guy shoots a black kid, everybody goes insane. I'm really getting sick of all these black on white crimes getting pushed to the side, but white on black crimes are turned into a giant court case.

  • Jarl | October 2, 2013 4:04 PMReply

    qwd

  • Buildthefence | September 30, 2013 1:01 AMReply

    Good logical suggestions. You'll not be too welcome here I'm afraid.

  • Buildthefence | September 30, 2013 12:45 AMReply

    And whites killed a lot of cave men too since we going back in history. I sure am glad blacks didn't sell any of their own kind as slaves. Oh, wait a minute...

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 9:39 PM

    Sorry another white myth. Black people didn't own and sell people like that. You owed money your debt was paid you were free to go.

  • Bongernet | September 25, 2013 12:21 PMReply

    It was a clear cut case of self defense.

  • cassandra | September 24, 2013 1:03 PMReply

    the "recipe" didn't include any of that until post-trayvon. and that recipe can not be found anywhere but on rightwingnutpages

    here's a pre-trayvon recipe
    http://www DOT urbandictionary DOT com/define.php?term=lean

  • B | September 23, 2013 6:09 PMReply

    A - Do yourself a favor look up the definition of Bigotry. I agree with many points you bring up. Put bigotry in the place of racism and you have some GREAT points. Many people will say, "what's the big deal" ? Study the differences. Empathy IS the essence of humanity. The devil is in the details, so to speak. God Bless.

  • jenkins | September 23, 2013 5:52 PMReply

    Where's the outrage for the young innocent hispanic girl in Atlanta that was taken from her home by kidnappers ? Or the young mother that was killed trying to break up a fight ?
    Keep looking at white people like they' re the problem and you'll have more of the same. Just watch the evening news.

  • whitey | September 23, 2013 9:20 AMReply

    sounds like your the one with the problem, are u to ignorant to see it? ppl like u keep this shit going, thank u

  • R | September 22, 2013 10:02 PMReply

    You've defined yourself by the thing you claim to hate so much. Congratulations....

  • T | September 21, 2013 2:00 PMReply

    Awesome read by the author. LOL at all the white folks who think there isn't a difference between whites saying the n word and blacks saying it and also thinking blacks can be racist and/or just as racist as whites.

  • Deee | September 28, 2013 4:19 PM

    T, I agree with you completely, but the inherent hatred that white folks have for us blinds them to that reality.

  • Harr70517 | September 21, 2013 11:04 AMReply

    Reading these comments got me to thinking about how the Politicians and the media use racism to try and divide the American people. That is exactly what the government wants to do. As long as Americans are fighting within themselves it will keep them from watching what is going on in our Government.

    It is the strength of the American people of all races that makes this country great. Let's pray that we can stay together as an American people.

    I am a senior white female and have lived and worked with people of different ethnic backgrounds. I have been the recipient of racism and have heard more racism from non-whites than I have from white people.

    I don't understand how some people who talk about how horrible racism can then turn around and be a racist. ???

  • Deee | September 28, 2013 4:25 PM

    Typical white racist response: implicitly accusing Blacks of being racist when Blacks identify racism. LMFAO!!! They will never learn.

  • cassandra | September 20, 2013 1:51 PMReply

    i'm responding because blogs have no "like" function.

    so - like, "like"

    ~white girl

  • cassandra | September 20, 2013 10:56 AMReply

    please cite a case of someone going to jail for the nword. then tell me why "honky" is offensive?

  • cassandra | September 20, 2013 10:54 AMReply

    well, if you meet on the field of grammar; then she doesn't have f*ck all to worry about.

  • John Q. | September 20, 2013 6:55 AMReply

    I feel the same damn way, I am tired of feeling I have to go out of my way to make black people feel comforted that I am not racist, so I treat them exactly like anyone else now. But as I expected, blavks think I am being racist by not bendind over backwards to seem black friendly, this race shit is a two wy street and the problems go both ways, but its all too media friendly to relate to .

  • Andrei | September 19, 2013 11:58 PMReply

    Now that we can see who hides behind loud trumpery of 'white racism'.After all ,you are sad and foul black racist.And yes, white America owes great to Red Indians but you dont need to hang on to their own story.They are totally other nation!

  • Big Pappa | September 19, 2013 10:07 PMReply

    I love it!! Who cares!! Drop your two cents and move on :P

  • Richard | September 18, 2013 8:33 PMReply

    As a "white" I have no problem with black folks. I am friends with and greatly enjoy the company of all my companions no matter their descent. Racists are the minority now, a very, VERY vocal minority that need to stamped out wherever possible. It's no worse on the white side than the black, no matter who it's from it is disgusting. Including you my lady.

    You want to see real racism alive and kicking today? Look no further than the middle east with the conflict between the Palastinians and the Jewish. Those guys kill eachother every freaking day by the score, send rockets back and forth and wage war on one another. All for what? A little piece of land and generations of bred in hatred?

    If you want to have an honest look at racism then look no further than yourself. You generalize all people with white skin. You act as if we're all satan incarnate with nothing better to do than pick on you for a pigmentation difference. I have real worries to take on, like holding down my job and paying down my mortgage. I could give a rats arse what anyone around me looks like so long as they do me no wrong. In turn I will do them no wrong, in fact I will be downright pleasant but don't go calling people whitey and racist when they're not and expect the answer you want. You're going to get a pissed off and defensive crowd that way. Be kinder in your description and ask more politely, perhaps then you'll get the answers you seek.

    You're a talented writer lady! Use it for something other than attacking peoples skin color.

  • cassandra | September 20, 2013 10:55 AM

    no. she calls some white people out. she praises others in fact. but apparently your butthurt was obscuring your view.

  • Someone | September 19, 2013 10:10 PM

    Well said!!

  • Andrei | September 18, 2013 2:58 AMReply

    Charles Barkley, 'There are very few people have a pure heart when it comes to race. Racism is wrong in any, shape, form. There are a lot of black people are racist, too. I think sometimes when people talk about racism, they act like only white people are racist. There are a lot of black people who are racist. And I don€™t like it when it gets out there in the media because I don€™t think the media has clean hands'

  • SunGodRa | October 16, 2013 11:17 PM

    Charles Barkely is a sell out living in a white neighborhood with his white wife. What does he care about black people?

  • B. | September 18, 2013 2:31 AMReply

    John, how high were you when you wrote this? You have to be joking right? All of these sad events 100 percent happened, whether you want to believe it or not. Also, hon, I happen to work in news media, though I worked for the federal government for years before I launched my journalism career. Yes, I realize you must instantly see me as some evil mastermind. However, please do make at least a small effort to believe me when I tell you the truth-- the vast, VAST majority of news stories are entirely real (the cases where they contain fabrications are few and far between, and they are generally the result of lazy journalists. In almost all cases, they are fired immediately upon being found out to be false). As for the government, while it's true that many secrets are kept from the American public, I can tell you that the true culprits behind every one of the events you mentioned are actually exactly who you have been told they are. Yes, the truth is a lot less boring and exciting than others would have you believe. Reality is funny like that.

    Seriously, don't tell me you fell for one of those jokes of a conspiracy theory websites?? Come on, dear. Don't allow them to insult your cognitive abilities. I don't know you, but even if you are just of slightly below average intelligence, surely you must be better than that?

    Also, what's that saying again? Something about how when people make up statistics they often use the figure "85 percent"? :)

    You can choose whether or not to believe me, but think about it-- If you would sooner believe the rants of a conspiracy theorist whose only credentials consist of their experience staring at photos for hours and instantly doubting anything the media tells them, over the statements of someone who actually has insider knowledge due to their personal work experience, has been on scene at tragedies like this (I was at both Sandy Hook and the Marathon Bombings), has interviewed countless individuals on these subjects and spent hours upon hours of researching evidence-- well, what kind of person does that make you? (I'll give you a hint: either not a very sane one, or not a very smart one).

  • Seriously? | September 17, 2013 10:26 PMReply

    Can you people stop writing *********essays in the comments section? Goddamn save that **** for your*******blogs!

  • back of the bus | September 17, 2013 8:25 PMReply

    I came across this article while searching for something else. I read the entire piece and WOW you are a racist.

  • Andrei | September 17, 2013 10:21 PM

    If black Hilter will ever apper she would liken to this pathetic author amd her likes.She even cant stand angry comments-just wipe them out of comments space.Hey you pathetic one you d better think wht your Afroamerican fellowы get into messes like one in Washihgton navy yard day ago

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