Some believe America’s system has been unfair to black people. I understand that rational. I agree with it in many ways. Many!
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Inconsequently, it should not be used as a justification to initiate an injustice.
The recent Sprite Step Show saga (White Sorority Shares Step Show Prize After Internet Stir) ... is bigger than what's on the surface and/or bigger than what some black people have regulated to: Minutia.
It would be an ALARMING story of racism if the tables were turned.
Black people should not under any circumstances use pathetic tendencies (unrighteous retribution) to support hypocrisy. This is the hypocrisy that I am frustrated with to the utmost… because well-meaning black people fought tirelessly to eradicate injustice. We still are in many ways - but then we (too many black people) are silent when innocent white girls are treated unjustly. Ain't right - and I will not be silent while blacks are collectively silent. Nope not me! I will always call them/us out...as I do white people who live in their racism - and I have always challenged the government of the United States when/if policies/legislation is bias.
In this case blacks are using their ‘affects’ of white racism to justify their racism. Is that righteousness? Is it what Martin wanted? Is it what Malcolm ultimately wanted in his last days? Is it what Mandela wants?
Black folk are not holding up the Banner of Justice on this one. So, it is bigger than who won. Who lost. Who gotta share the prize. This is a matter of principle where black people are not Sounding the Alarm.
An alarm that should have been pulled when President Obama was un-presidential while in a communicative back-and-forth with John McCain at the Health Care Summit (political theater http://muatatruthtelling.blogspot.com/2010/02/theater-at-its-best.html).
Obama vs. McCain, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MTWLfqREus
If the president was George W. Bush or some other white man and McCain was a black congressman (during this exchange) black people would be pissed by the level of disrespect President Obama displayed when addressing Senator John McCain e.g. countless interruptions and the arrogant reminder that the "campaign is over".
Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired by Black Hypocrisy at its BEST!