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What do you call black people who are racist in Zimbabwe? Didn't Mugabe praise Hitler a few years ago? Didn't black South Africans massacre a few hundred Zimbabwe immigrants a few years ago?
As far as in this country-It wasn't whites who burned down Korean businesses all over this country in the 90's, have been violating the civil rights of Asian students in Philadelphia school for 4 generations and counting, are responsible for the Crown Heights pogrom (the worst hate crime against Jews in US history, or the Freddy Fashion Mart massacre in which 8 young Hispanic employees were murdered due to racists. 3 out of 4 of these events were egged on by "civil rights" leader Al Sharpton. Funny how blacks always think racism is white on black, white on Asian, white on Jewish. Actually blacks are disproportionately involved in hate crimes and a survey taken years ago showed blacks were far more likely to be anti-Asian and anti-Jewish racist than whites.
How about disputes with black people who really believe that blacks are naturally superior? There are a more of a few of them out there. Especially on college campuses.
hmmm... And yet, here we are living in the same dynamics as during the height of the Ku Klux Klan, or the Nazi party, when .00001% of the population had the guts to say "this is wrong" and risk everything trying to stop it.
How typical that not a single word about the continuing full-scale assault on the world's Arabic people by "our nation's first black president" is mentioned by our hypocrite "gay rights" advocates at the Stranger.
Obama has long proven himself to be nothing more than the "pepper" to George Bush's "salt," showing off for his white corporate masters at every turn (AND YOU KNOW they use the word "nigger"!), and making things much worse for black people than things were under Bush (if you were to actually bother to fucking look!: www.blackagendareport.com)
1- Did you conveniently overlook the incident where Obama praised "Ray-cist" Kelly (of the NYPD's racist stop and frisk policies) as perfect for a promotion to secretary of the NSA?; 2- Or how about the one where Obama's Eric Holder is fighting to keep black people in prison for minor drug charges... the examples like this are endless but, "Nuh uh, you're racist because Obama's trying to do good and the republicans are preventing him"...(Jesus fucking Christ!) So that's why Obama signed the indefinite detention act into law on New Years eve?... DO THE FUCKING RESEARCH YOURSELVES YOU FUCKING WORTHLESS HYPOCRITES!
His father Ebenezer worked as economic advisor to Robert Mugabe's murderous, genocidal communist regime.
Oh, people, people... stop acting so defensive. All Charles Mudede is saying is that young college students of color shouldn't waste their time trying to understand or fight ignoramuses. He isn't saying that ALL white people are bad, just some. And he's right. And yes, there are SOME black folks who are racist. And SOME Koreans who are racist. And some GAY people who are racist... and on and on. Rather than take Mudede to task for this article, maybe you should try to understand a point of view other than your own. Or, not. Go ahead and be an ignorant whiner. Join a club of other ignorant whiners. Have a parade and wear funny hats and have a stupid, childish, ignorant "manifesto". Knock yourselves out.
Charles Mudede can't be held responsible for what his father may have done(oh, and btw, the Zimbabwean government may be many things, but it isn't "communist"...right-wing nationalist would be a better description).
What is your point with that, anyway, "Bacon"? It's not like things would be better if Britain and the U.S. had kept Ian Smith and the white minority in power. That government was doing nothing to help the black majority and never would have given them any rights.
Hmm? I am exasperated at some of the hate on Charles. It is unnecessary and uncivil. Nothing can be learned with these kind of rants. I disagree with Charles much of the time. Perhaps the majority of the time (I am a Republican and didn't vote for Obama in 08' or 12'). However, I've met and conversed with Charles and find him to be quite civil & informed as I am. I recommend easing up on the fellow. He's a good guy.
Still, you bring up a good point, "It's not like things would be better if Britain and the U.S. had kept Ian Smith and the white minority in power. That government was doing nothing to help the black majority and never would have given them any rights." and I'm not sure if I agree w/ you. Because Mugabe certainly isn't helping the black majority, either. And Zim has gone from an exporting nation with a strong economy to something that is quite the opposite.
Which is the real tragedy, as it allows racists to argue that their views have some justification. All it really shows is that even the most hateful bigots can still make a country work. The real question is why this is so, and why other governments, even in a profitable land w/ natural resources, continue to fail. And while racism is a modus operendi in cases like this, I don't think it's the final answer or root cause.
Certainly in the case of Zim, the paranoia & greed of a single individual is the best place to start. But it doesn't cover the rest of the world. And to answer questions like that, it would take more than a comment, or even an article.
You can't take self-determination away from a people just because they ended up with a bad leader. Doing so doesn't solve anything.
I do appreciate the thoughtful tone of your post, though, "Some Old Nobodaddy"(did you come up with that word, btw?)/
So who are any Americans, particularly any melanin-challenged Americans such myself or (I presume)you or Bacon Boy, to judge any other peoples? And what right do we have to discuss such arrogant concepts as revoking another people's sovereignty, when that has never been done to anyone in world history?
Now, rather than talking more about this, I will heed Charles' advice and just leave the room (which I think can sometimes be the appropriate thing to do even if you're white like me).
Perhaps the editor made some alterations without consulting the writer? If not, this article does seem to show a complete bias and focus on only one kind of person's experience.
That said, Charles, how can a person train their dog not to be racist without exposing that dog to people who don't look the same? Please do focus on the word FRIEND.
Was this a Tumblr entry? Because you switch from talking to your black audience to your white audience without any transition or indication you are changing gears. Did you write this while hungover, after going to a party where someone made racist comments, and had a dog who did not like you?
This is just a silly, jeering piece of nonsense, but I can't say I'm surprised.
Btw, Jews are mainly white, even though there are Ethiopian Jews as well. And some African-American Jews. So "white on Jew" racism doesn't make much sense, "Christian on Jew" racism would make more sense. Similar goes for Latinos.
Racist dogs are difficult to deal with. They shouldn't be brought to parties as is the case with any aggressive dog. However, they need to be exposed to blacks, children, men, humans in general, whatever they are aggressive against, in small doses so that they can learn not to hate that group of people. My parents' (black) dog was quite racist but played happily with the (black) children of their (black) friend despite of usually barking at blacks.
I wish someone had told me this about sexist assholes when I was in college.
Anyone who is experiencing a strong feeling to this article has terrible reading comprehension skills, and is way too reactionary when the slightest thing about race is mentioned. You are being ridiculous.
Cooked, really? So, you came up with a derogatory term based upon a group of peoples skin color and attitudes - much like the term nigger. Great, congratulations, wonderful. May I also commend to you the terms: cracker, honky, and peckerwood. Nothing says classy like racial epithets. Don't forget to call those uppity germans jerry and kraut, and those darn mexicans taco benders when you don't like them I guess. Way to really make your point about racism... you complete jackass.