Lets wake up white folks!

October 13, 2009 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Below is a really well written article that I wanted to share.

The important point to walk away with here is not that white folks are racist, afraid of Obama, don’t like him, or don’t think he’s qualified.  Instead I think the key point in this article points to the importance of reflecting on how, and to what extent a governing white culture has created and shaped those thoughts, and opinions.

White cultural superiority affects folks who don’t think of themselves as racist, or afraid; who aren’t conservative, and many times, who aren’t white.  Regardless of any of those things, white folks are so deeply implicated in the construction and maintenance of racism that race is and has always been a white issue.

Why Conservatives Are Really Afraid of  a Black President

By Johnathan L. Walton, Relgion Dispatches.

… in Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering, “Yay, right on, right on, right on, right on,” and, of course, everybody says the white kid deserved it, he was born a racist, he’s white. Newsweek magazine told us this. We know that white students are destroying civility on buses, white students destroying civility in classrooms all over America, white congressmen destroying civility in the House of Representatives. — Rush Limbaugh,
Sept. 15, 2009

Ever the statesman, and often candid to a political fault, former President Jimmy Carter said recently that much of the animosity directed toward President Barack Obama is “based on the fact that he is a black man.”

A lifelong Southerner, Carter acknowledged that the inclination of racism still exists, and that “it has bubbled up to the surface because of the belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African Americans are not qualified to lead this great country.”

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