DO-GOODER AND MODERATE WHITES NOT ONLY REFUSE TO CALL OUT AND ADDRESS RACISM AMONG THEIR RANKS, BUT THEY WANT TO HAVE MUTED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACISM WITH BLACKS. YOU KNOW, WHISPERS.
And Lord, save me from Pseudo Liberal and Progressive White folks! donald trump yanked the scab off America's Infected Racist sore, and it continues to ooze the infectious substance called Core White Racist Attitudes. It is worth stating over and over and over again and Racism IS STILL the 800 lb. Gorilla in the room.
Black folks can never consider White folks as allies when White folks will not deal with their Racism. When White America continues to show Black America they will not address or are indifferent addressing their inhumane scourge while still calling themselves Christian; it simply proves America's Race Relations --such as it is collectively--has a long way to go.
I do not expect much from White America. I certainly have never expected White America to give me anything. As Blacks, who we are and everything we have accomplished came through Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Death. Blacks have put their very lives on the line, from Slavery to Reconstruction to the Nadir of Race Relations to Black Codes to Jim Crow to Segregation of all "flavors" to Civil Rights to Voting Rights to Human Rights. We take NO second seat in helping to develop this country, before, during, and after Slavery. One would think that White America would have gotten the message by now.
Black America knew and understood early on as "kidnapped non-citizens" that we had to Fight for our mere existence. I am not property, notwithstanding the classification by Racist White Christian Americans, which allowed them to support and Advocate for Slavery.
The quote "the more things change, the more they stay the same" refers to situations where there is a lack of meaningful change. Those words never resonate more accurately than when you talk about America, with its core Christian Racist attitudes. White American Christian Racism threatens my life daily as a Black person.
As the Pathology of White American Christian Racism is shown daily on the news reflecting the hatred and vitriol of racist White American Christians, not only is American Democracy in trouble, but America is in trouble.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.