Our President had the temerity to extol his record on “improving race relations” in the United States under his leadership. “I think the overall trajectory of race relations in this country is actually very positive,” he said.
Americans were proud, and rightfully so, when the nation elected our first black President. I didn’t like Obama’s politics and did not vote for him, but I did think on the day of his inauguration that his presidency would usher in a new paradigm in US race relations. It turned out that I was right, but in the wrong direction. Race relations are the worst they have been in a long time and certainly worse than Obama’s inauguration day.
I have posted many times on the deterioration of race relations under out first African American President.
[Source: Suggestions For Liberals in 2017, by Susan Stamper Brown]
Liberals of all stripes would benefit from the purchase of a dictionary. Their constant retreat into “identity politics” is remarkably destructive to the fabric of America. There is a difference between racism and prejudice.
Racism: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and those racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
Prejudice: preconceived judgment or opinion or, alternatively, an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge.
Just about everyone is biased (prejudiced) about something. For example, if one is walking at night and sees a group of teenagers wearing sagging pants and angled baseball caps hanging out in front of a store they might cross the street to proceed. Nota bene, I did not say whether they were white teenagers or black teenagers or whether the “one walking at night” was a white American or black American. Life experiences cause one to make judgments that motivate a course of action that “categorizes” a group. I know a number of jewish liberals who will never buy a German product. These are prejudices, not racism.
Racism is abhorrent. It’s also rare. What’s not rare, however, is how often liberals hurl accusations of racism to silence their opposition.