The Evil Politics of Racism
I posted this 4 years ago. Racism and Racists DO NOT change. Understand Why White America MUST have power through voter suppression.
"POLITICS IS A WHITE POWER GAME. YOU WILL FIND THE PATHOLOGY OF WHITE RACISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY AND WHITE PRIVILEGE INTERSPERSED THROUGHOUT POLITICS WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES THAT IMPACT BLACKS; BUT THOSE ISSUES ALSO HAVE UNCEREMONIOUS RACIST CODE WORDS. YOU CAN ALSO DISREGARD ANY NOTION THAT THE WHITE PRESS AND THEIR WHITE CORPORATE HEADS ARE OBJECTIVE WHEN IT COMES TO NEWS AND ISSUES THAT RESOLUTELY IMPACT BLACKS.
Several members of the press have opined that the problem in Washington is that Democrats need to stop obstructing and being intransigent and start working with Donald Trump. Now at this juncture you need to ask several questions…1) Where was the mainstream media criticism of Republicants as they obstructed President Barack Obama for eight years? 2) WHY did Republicants obstruct President Obama for 8 years? 3) Why did Republicants VOTE to Repeal the Affordable Care Act 60 times? 4)What is to be gained by denying health care to the American people? 5) What is to be gained by working with an avowed Racist who has demeaned and denigrated healthcare in this country which coincidentally was introduced by and advocated for by THE Immediate Past President who was Black? 6) Why do Republicants identify health care as a “rich person’s privilege” and not as a right of your quality of life? 7) Why does the health care argument smack of racist overtones?
Recently in an interview with Time magazine the Racist sitting in the Oval office doubling as “president” said to the interviewer… “Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not.” What he was really saying… I am White and with the pathology of my White Racism and my White Privilege and my White Supremacy, there is nothing you can do about it.
Donald Trump explains his racism and the Pathology of his White Supremacy and White Privilege …as did other presidents going back to Nixon and Reagan…in Racist Code Talk. It was called the Southern Strategy. Let’s unpack some of the key racist code words and phrases, and components of this “strategy.“ ...
"Inner City” which means a culture in which generations of people don't value work."
*“States Rights”…sound totally innocent right? We first heard this from Barry Goldwater, who was running on a very unpopular platform critical of the Great Society Programs, during the 1964 presidential election. He makes the critical decision to use coded racial appeals taking advantage of rising racial anxiety in the face of the civil rights movement. In other words, while "states' rights" sound neutral, it translated into the right of states to resist federal mandates which includes social programs, education and health care.
* “Cut taxes” are dog whistle code words which go back to Nixon and Reagan. It means "so your taxes won't be wasted on minorities."
*“Law and Order”…These code words draw on an image of minorities as criminals.
*“Welfare' and 'Food Stamps”'…Welfare was broadly supported during the President Franklin D. Roosevelt New Deal era when it was understood that people could face hardships in their lives that sometimes required government assistance, and, in fact, was purposely limited to white recipients. In this context, it wasn't heavily stigmatized.
Fast-forward to the 1960s, when Lyndon Johnson made it clear that he wanted it to have a racial-justice component as a part of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill and his Great Society Programs . Then conservatives start painting welfare as a transfer of wealth to minorities, and thus we heard Reagan and other Racist Republicants talking about Welfare Queens. With all of these “Code Words”, White Political Racists never have to say "Nigger" or "Black" and racist voters know who and what they are talking about. That is the Southern Strategy.
Racism is an ingrained component of American life. We can call it “race relations issues" and “discrimination issues” and “diversity issues” …but bottom line…IT is RACISM. PERIOD! And from Racism … we get the Pathology of White Supremacy and White Privilege and a Racist president named Trump. We have to name it before we face it."
The Struggle Continues!
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Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.