Tuesday, August 5, 2014

It's Not Racism Against People of Color, It's a "War Against White People!"

"I guess it all depends on whom you ask and when you ask. Race, I've learned, is in the eye of the beholder."  ― Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina.

To paraphrase an old saying, not all Republicans are racists but all racists vote Republican...but change the word "Republican" to "Conservative," and it doesn't make sense...especially to a certain Texan.



But racism isn't confined to south of the Mason-Dixon line, especially when you mix in a little police brutality...

"New Data Reveals New York's Blacks and Latinos Disproportionately Nabbed for Minor Offenses."


"But City officials defend "Broken Windows" as good policing."



"More than 81 percent of New Yorkers issued summonses over "broken windows" infractions during a ten-year period have been Black and Latino, an analysis of city records conducted by the New York Daily News reveals.


"In a first-ever breakdown of released summons statistics, the Daily News found that writing summonses is the most frequent activity conducted by the New York Police Department, surpassing felony and misdemeanor arrests combined. Since the "broken windows" policy—which means zero tolerance for small infractions—was implemented during early the 1990s, the number of summonses has increased exponentially. In 1993, 160,000 summonses were issues; in 2005, that number climbed to a peak of 648,638..."

All the Cons can come up with is to say that Libruls constantly call them racists (which they think rebuts the accusation)...



Because they really aren't racists...



So when you hear the racist dog whistle coupled with the lie...

"Rush Limbaugh: Obama Bringing Ebola Outbreak To US So He 'Can Strut His Stuff...'"

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"Rush Limbaugh spent his Aug 1. show pondering the reasons why President Obama would bring home from Liberia US aid workers who contracted Ebola during efforts to fight the worst outbreak in history.

"After ruling out compassion, and the utterly unconscionable nature of leaving American citizens stranded in a foreign land to die – the two primary factors for the President’s actions – Limbaugh pontificates wildly about Obama’s hidden agenda..."

...well then, it's gotta be a War Against White People!

"Alabama Republican Accuses Democrats Of Waging A War Against White People, Gets Fact-Checked By Ezra Klein (VIDEO)."

Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks via Facebook
Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks via Facebook
"Not content with just being seen as the party of old white men, an Alabama Republican is making it clear that white people are the only priority for the GOP.

"On Monday, Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks openly accused Democrats of waging a war on white people during an interview with right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham. Ingraham asked Brooks to comment on remarks made by Ron Fournier on Fox News when he called the GOP the 'Deportation Caucus' that is seen as hateful toward Hispanics. And if Republicans were hoping to create a more diverse image and at least pretend that they welcome people of all racial make-ups, that was completely shattered by Brooks as he confirmed once and for all that Republicans are the party of white people..."

But racism is an inborn trait, so we can't stop being racists...


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It's not just individual racist that we're talking about, it's institutional racism.  How do we stop it, and can we stop it?

Nixon's Southern Strategy turned the battle along North-South lines, churches are allied with racism, the Fascist Five on the Supreme Court decided racism doesn't exist anymore, and the reichwing media denies that racism exists, will anything work to eradicate it?

If all Conservatives are racists, we can Criminalize Conservatism and find out for sure.



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"As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life,
but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does
that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he
comes from, he is trash."

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.

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