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Bill Lockwood: Shelby Steele’s White Guilt-How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era 4 (1)

 

by Bill Lockwood

Shelby Steele came of age in the “radical ‘60’s”—when America’s character began to fall apart. Personally moving from a position of “black anger” to a mature conservatism over the years, he presents an incisive and clear diagnosis of America’s most pressing cultural problem—race. (White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era)

Steele begins with personal experiences of segregation in the 1950’s wherein “white supremacy” was the norm and moves the reader through the current morass wherein “white guilt” now controls the narrative in America. “White guilt” is Steele’s characterization of the primary cultural concept that has been absorbed by the majority population. This was because of historical wrongs to black America, such as slavery and segregation.

Steele uses the term “disassociation” to explain how “white guilt” continues to drive the political and cultural agenda in the western world. By “disassociation” Steele references the continuing effort of white America to distance themselves from the racism of America’s past. Everything from public policy to collegiate admissions to housing and social behavior has been dictated by this disassociation or “white guilt.” Unfortunately, explains Steele, this is a complete hijacking of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s.

Eisenhower, Clinton, and Johnson

Steele begins his diagnosis with the observation that President Bill Clinton politically survived his sexual immorality with Monica Lewinsky. But that sexual scandal would have destroyed the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower. On the other hand, the rumor was that Eisenhower used the “n word” in referring to blacks; but Bill Clinton would never have survived had he done that.

So what changed? Morality has become relativistic in America– but “there is no moral relativism around racism, no sophisticated public sentiment that recasts racism as a mere quirk of character” (p. 5). Even the hint of “racism” is enough to destroy one’s career. Steele finds the answer to all of this in Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs. Two years before Johnson launched the Great Society he stated in the famous Harvard University speech, “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line in a race and then say, ‘You are free to compete with all the others.’”

Johnson’s Great Society, however, has had a deleterious if not disastrous effect upon the culture of America. It has embedded the assumption that though there may have been racism against blacks in the past, the white culture continues to be racist and operates upon that reality. Everything occurring now in America is seen by the main stream culture as through this prism.

Effects of the Great Society

What are some of the effects of this assumption? First, responsibility has been removed from black America. Johnson’s “Great Society was … a redistribution plan for responsibility by which he asked white America to assume considerable responsibility for black achievement” (p. 53). At the same time white America lost its moral authority “to enforce a single standard of responsibility for everyone because—by its own admission—it had not treated everyone the same.”

In slavery, blacks were not free, “but they were not entirely responsible for their lives” (p. 46). The Great Society ingrained this same principle into the black community—no responsibility. We are witnessing the results of this on the streets of America today.

Blacks have little or no responsibility to do well in school. Since African-Americans have been victims of injustice in the past, our standards are lowered in academia to accommodate minority achievement. We have included all manner of gimcrack educational ideas, the ‘beauty’ of which was that they always promised to let us achieve great things by demanding less of our students and of ourselves.

We talked of ‘black ways of knowing,’ which, of course, effectively gave all black teachers a kind of racial teaching credential that whites could never have. We devalued rigorous academic work by insisting that black students learned ‘experientially’ and ‘intuitively,’ and by arguing that ‘street knowledge’ was often more valuable than ‘book’ knowledge. There were certainly exceptions to all of this, people who worked earnestly with their students and taught substantive classes. But these serious people found themselves in an atmosphere of black excuse-making and incompetence … (119-20).

Another obvious result of the Great Society is that the concept of diversity is paramount above all other considerations. Campuses, government jobs and private places of business must tout “diversity” or be accused of racism. Diversity has become the god in America, effecting even Supreme Court decisions. Steele offers the landmark University of Michigan Affirmative Action case (2003) as an example. Justice Sandra Day O’Conner’s majority opinion has some “odd reasoning,” to say the least.

O’Conner borrowed “pseudoscientific doublespeak”—“learning outcomes,” “soft variables,” “selection index,” “nuanced judgments,” “critical mass,” and “holistic reading”—O’Conner piles one social science banality on top of another, hoping against hope that we buy her tall tale of ‘diversity’ as so ‘compelling’ a state interest that it justifies racial preferences. Her opaque language is a textbook illustration of George Orwell’s famous critique of political language as words used to ‘obscure’ and hide reality rather than to illuminate it (p. 127-28).

In turn, the god of “diversity” has birthed an entire “quota” system—spoken or unspoken—for almost every system in America, whether it be in education, job markets, and personal associations. African-Americans must be included, regardless of real achievement.

As an illustration of how strong this mantra is, Steele asks us to consider the fact that the very “possibility of racism” is enough to overturn science. DNA testing meant less in the O.J. Simpson case than did the possibility that Mark Fuhrman, one of the investigators in the O.J. Simpson case, had used “racist” terminology to refer to blacks. DNA and science, which should be an open and shut case, was thrown out due to racism.

Ethnic studies in schools is another form “disassociation.” Steele gives a personal illustration from a collegiate campus that included obvious sub-standard literature studies for students simply because the authors were black. He comments that “inclusion” has now become a literary value all its own.

Poverty itself is seen unrelated to personal dysfunction of those who suffer it. Once again, the removal of responsibility. This, in turn, has brought about the “treatment” by government “interventions” and more redistribution of money—of which we can never have enough. “With this ‘blameless’ poverty (poverty that never ‘blames the victim’), the government can be responsible for poverty even as it lacks authority over it.”

Steele explains how this has brought on big government. “So ‘blameless’ poverty is not more than a white ingenuity which allows institutions to steal responsibility for a problem they lack the authority even to honestly define” (p. 122).

In the end, white America is always trying to “prove a negative.” Prove they are not “racist”—which is the given assumption of our culture. But proving a negative is never possible. White America might elect the first black president in Barack Obama, they may have submitted to racial preferences in hiring and admissions for fifty years, they may have financially supported LBJ’s Great Society to the tune of billions of dollars—but that is never enough.

Now our culture is bombarded with efforts to dismantle America entirely. The newly proposed bill sponsored by Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts is a case in point. These Democrat women unveiled this week the BREATHE ACT which de-funds the Police, abolishes surveillance tactics which they say “disproportionately” targets minority communities, ending asset forfeiture, repeal laws that criminalize illegal immigration, encourages states to actually close down detention facilities, and eliminate gang databases while forgiving all fees and surcharges within the justice system.

The bill also demands reparations for mass incarcerations for blacks who have been “caught up in the War on Drugs” or been the victims of police violence and it eliminates federal programs and agencies used to finance ICE.

This is tantamount to a country with no borders, no responsibility required by its minority citizens, and no enforcement mechanism when laws are broken. The only reason such proposals has any legs is due to what Shelby Steele correctly calls “White Guilt.” It is a concept that will completely destroy the fabric of America.

Jesse Lee Peterson: SEND THE ILLEGALS BACK! 0 (0)

Jesse Lee Peterson blasts libs for refusing to admit truth about aliens

by Jesse Lee Peterson

Almost five years ago, I wrote about how then-president Barack Hussein Obama was a “deadbeat dad” to American children In his mission to fundamentally destroy America, not only did the Fallen Messiah attack Christians, whites and police, but he also abandoned America’s black children. Along with the deceptive liberal media, he pretended to care about illegal alien “children” by bringing them by the thousands into our country for votes. For decades, RINO Republicans and godless Democrats have catered to illegals, exploiting them for power, politics and cheap labor – to the detriment of American society.

For over 29 years, I’ve spoken out against illegal immigration on behalf of blacks who bear the brunt of the chaos brought by open borders. Illegal aliens and their children often end up in black communities, take black jobs, crowd their hospitals and schools, and fight with black children.

In 2007, I wrote about the rise in “brown-on-black” violent crime, ignored by false black “leaders.”Newark’s then-mayor Cory Booker, a black Democrat now running for president, defended “sanctuary city” policies. Booker was unconcerned about “immigration status” after six Hispanics allegedly executed three black teens in his city. The illegal alien ringleader behind the murders, Jose Carranza, was out on bail from charges of repeatedly raping a 5-year old girl. (Donald Trump was right when he talked about drugs, crime and rapists coming up to America through Mexico, in his 2015 presidential campaign announcement.)

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Police, federal authorities, and even the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center sounded the alarm on anti-black ethnic cleansing by Hispanic criminals. The Mexican Mafia ordered Latino gangs to target, intimidate, terrorize and even kill black citizens at random. Violent attacks have been documented across L.A. County since the early 1990s. Latino street gang members admitted to a racially motivated firebombing attack on black families at a Boyle Heights housing project on Mother’s Day in 2014. Just last year, the Hispanic suspects agreed to plead guilty to so-called “hate crimes” as part of a plea deal.

Blacks have been replaced in their own neighborhoods, in the workforce and even as the favored “victim” group of the wicked Democrat Party. Now blacks have been overtaken by Hispanics as the dominant “minority.” Liberal and RINO intellectuals whom I interview on my talk shows outright deny this reality, that blacks are affected first and foremost by illegal immigration. They don’t care about black people. And they cannot admit what’s plain as day by a mere glance at once-black communities such as Compton, California. Blacks are fleeing the cities back to the South to escape the madness.

On July 4, 1996, members of my nonprofit organization, BOND, and I participated in a Prop 187 rally outside the federal building in Los Angeles. (California Republican Governor Pete Wilson signed a voter-passed 1994 Proposition 187 to ban healthcare, education and welfare services for illegal aliens. Disgracefully, a liberal female judge later struck it down as “unconstitutional.” Liars pretend this law was why weak RINO Republicans lost California to the Democrats.)

At the protest, angry pro-illegal alien activists threw objects at us. A white male friend of mine was struck in the head by a frozen coke can. A Hispanic female Univision reporter asked him if he was “racist” as he stood bleeding from the head He and I confronted the “journalist” for asking such a dumb question – she tried to ignore me because I was black and on his side. Whites are so hated that they’re blamed even as victims of Hispanic crime. The mission of liberals is to defame and degrade white men, the last demographic standing in their way.

Twenty years later, nothing’s changed: In 2016, we saw this same violence in California cities Costa Mesa and San Jose where Hispanic thugs assaulted and bloodied white people at Trump rallies. Whites are scapegoated, smeared and victim-blamed while criminals “of color” get special treatment from the media and government.

Liberals, whoring for votes, call white conservatives “racist” because most whites have the good sense to oppose illegal immigration. The slanderous accusation of “racism” (which doesn’t even exist) intimidates many whites into submission while they surrender their country to the children of the lie. This silence means many “minorities” grow up in an echo chamber of liberal lies, in schools, mainstream and social media, and even their liberal churches. They never hear the truth. The lie sounds familiar and comfortable to them, while truth sounds foreign.

Illegals have no right to be here. It’s immoral that they sneak in and stay here illegally, bringing their socialist mindset from “s–hole countries.” The media and government gaslight Americans by lying about the problem, calling illegal aliens “asylum seekers,” “undocumented immigrants” and “economic refugees,” feeding illegals’ entitlement mentality.

Only President Trump, whom I call the Great White Hope, cared enough about black people – and all Americans – to declare a national emergency. Trump has fought to build the wall, enforce “zero tolerance” for illegal border crossers, and called for ending “birthright citizenship” for “anchor babies.” Now he’s calling for mass deportations, which I fully support: Send them back!


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Jesse Lee Peterson: ROSEANNE’S LYNCHING IS AN INSULT TO BLACKS 0 (0)

ROSEANNE’S LYNCHING IS AN INSULT TO BLACKS- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson skewers leftist double-standards

by Jesse Lee Peterson

After Memorial Day, longtime actress and comedian Roseanne Barr was fired from her number-one hit TV show reboot “Roseanne.” ABC cancelled the entire program, reportedly pulled reruns of the sitcom and began considering an off-shoot show without Roseanne’s character.

Why such strong, sudden moves by elitist media giant ABC? Roseanne put out a funny tweet discussing a Wikileaks report about the corrupt Obama administration. Valerie Jarrett’s name came up – a wicked woman who was Barack Obama’s senior advisor. Roseanne wrote on Twitter in the early morning hours Tuesday: “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj” – meaning Valerie Jarrett.

Many people, including Roseanne apparently, didn’t know that Valerie Jarrett is mixed-race “black.” People do know Jarrett wears short, straight hair not unlike a “Planet of the Apes” movie character. Many also know Jarrett was born in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The “Fallen Messiah” Barack Obama and his allies oppressed and marginalized Christians, but supported and covered for Muslims any time Jihadists committed terror attacks.

One of the stupidest, politically correct, media-enforced “rules” against free speech is you cannot compare black people (at least not liberal blacks) to monkeys or apes, either in jest or insult. Through lies and propaganda, people are brainwashed to see blacks as poor, helpless victims of so-called “racism” (which doesn’t even exist, and never has). It’s actually an insult to black people that whites are conditioned not to speak freely around them, and it only feeds black suspicion over white people’s true feelings. The left treat blacks like mentally handicapped children who can’t handle anything and can’t control themselves.

This mentality toward blacks enables them to continue their moral decline, having up to 77 percent of children out of wedlock, aborting a third of their pregnancies, complaining and lying about “racism,” faking hate crimes and falsely accusing whites and police, making excuses and blaming the system for their failure, begging for free stuff and “reparations,” continuing in unemployment double the national average, creating ghettoes, selling drugs and killing one another at a disproportionate rate.

The irony is that Roseanne Barr has a long history of trying to help black people, and being a pro-diversity, so-called “anti-racist” activist. She has a black godson, and pushed for a black granddaughter in her TV show’s revival. She once tweeted the purported home address of George Zimmerman, who shot the thug Trayvon Martin in self-defense – she apparently wanted a protest or citizen’s arrest of the Hispanic “white” man falsely accused of “racist” murder.

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Roseanne is a bit all-over-the-place politically – somewhat like Kanye West, by the way. Like Kanye, her “unforgivable” sin against the children of the lie (the liberal media, Democratic Party, RINOs and Never Trumpers) is thinking for herself and being pro-Trump. She’s extremely socially liberal – formerly a supporter of the anti-capitalist Green Party and socialist “Peace and Freedom Party.” Her nixed TV show “Roseanne” featured a transgender grandson who dresses like a girl, promoting mental and spiritual illness as normal and right. But the left’s only problem was that Roseanne is a Trump supporter!

This is an unjust and un-American public lynching of Roseanne Barr, meant to shut white people up and put fear in them. The media made sure everybody called her funny tweet “racist,” overreacting and emotionalizing the situation to make it seem so important and “abhorrent.” Even normally down-to-earth conservatives called her tweet “racist.” Logically, her tweet was either fair or inappropriate – but it was not “racist,” and she had a right to say it. Shamefully, Roseanne apologized repeatedly and profusely. Stop apologizing to the children of the lie!

They don’t care when President Trump is called an “orangutan,” or when black conservatives are called monkeys. It is acceptable to hate whites and Trump supporters. It’s a double standard. They falsely labeled Republicans “Nazis” and the Tea Party “racists” and “terrorists.” The word “racist” is more dehumanizing and destructive to whites than the so-called “N-word” is to blacks. The only solution is for whites to drop their fear.

The left seeks to regain power through intimidation of white people, the people who most support truth and freedom in America.

Some years back they made a similar example of a “white person” in the lynching of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. He was recorded in private not wanting his “girlfriend” to take pictures in public with blacks. He had a right to express this. But the wicked lynch mob called him “racist” and took his team away from him!

This is pure evil – oppressing white people for expressing “incorrect” opinions.

The only man they have not been able to destroy is President Trump, whom I call the Great White Hope for all Americans. Donald Trump has God on his side. He tells the truth, speaks his mind and has no fear. And he shows love for all people. He does not apologize for doing and saying nothing wrong. If we want to save our country and make America great again, we must stand up for truth and freedom of speech without apology.

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Jesse Lee Peterson: Birth of a Hate Movement 0 (0)

Birth of a Hate Movement – Jesse Lee Peterson warns whites to ‘watch their backs’ around angry blacks

by Jesse Lee Peterson

Warning to whites: Avoid black people. Your life may be at risk.

Whites are under attack like no other time in history. It’s about to get worse.

More than 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson screened a movie in the White House, “The Birth of a Nation,” originally called “The Clansmen.” Historian Carol Swain told Dinesh D’Souza in his latest documentary that the film inspired a resurgence of membership in the Ku Klux Klan.

Today, another American president has brought a worse hate movement to the White House: Black Lives Matter. And this past Friday, another hate-inspired propaganda movie with the same name, “The Birth of a Nation,” was released. It’s evil enough to stir black anger to new levels of violence against whites.

If you don’t already know about rampant black-on-white crime (rape, robbery, murder and atrocious assaults), check the research of Colin Flaherty, Heather Mac Donald and Jared Taylor. Yet if whites even hint about the truth of black moral degradation, they get suspended, fired or have their basketball team taken away – and they’re forced to apologize. This injustice strikes fear and anger in whites.

Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina, succumbed to this anger and lashed out at innocent blacks in attempt to “start a race war.” Roof did not grow up “racist,” but angry and drug-abusing, raised mostly by his stepmother in a broken family. He could not handle the evil in the world, so it got inside him.

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One KKK leader contacted me recently wanting to help stop a race war – to prevent another Dylann Roof-like retaliation. But who’s stopping blacks from retaliating over imaginary “racism”? Propaganda fed to blacks boils their anger by design: from obscure, mostly justified police shootings to endless slave movies, the alchemists drive bitter blacks insane with rage.

I spoke with one black man who saw “The Birth of a Nation.” I asked how he felt watching it. He said, “I have to be honest with you – it made me wish a white person would say one wrong thing to me.” He wanted the excuse to “go off” on a white person – a normally reasonable and good-natured man. I warned another black man who called my radio show not to watch this movie. He’s a conservative family man, former law enforcement and loves me – but I cautioned that if he harbors any anger within, he may not withstand this poison.  Read More

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