Wilmington Journal author’s take on racial dynamics (using the Duke Lacrosse case as a microcosm). I thought that the part about the ways to become a “non-racist” Black person (what the hell that ever means?????!!!!) was witty (check excerpt):
…what constitutes a “nonracist” Black person?
Let’s count the ways:
First of all, you make that a small “b’ for “black.” But you also get rid of the hyphenated stuff, so you are NOT an African-American, just an American. You weren’t born in Africa, so stop acting like you have some connection, and consider yourself lucky that your ancestors were brought over here in chains so that they could learn the real value of hard work.
While you’re at it, make sure you publicly denounce all of the black leaders who are nothing but trouble.
You know, Jackson, Sharpton, the NAACP…those folks.
And yes, make sure you denounce the NAACP. If they were honest about standing up against injustice anywhere, then they would have stood with us decent people in support of Collin, Reade and Dave. Instead, the NAACP is standing with their “community,” which clearly makes them racist.
Betcha if Collin, Reade and Dave were black and the accuser white, the NAACP would be singing a different tune!
Betcha if Dr. Martin Luther King were here, he’d agree with us!
That sick mentality which would rob our community of its vision, culture and self-determination, is age old. It’s a mentality of intimidation, a flexing of supremacist muscle to prove that we don’t ever want to go up against people with a God complex.
To put it bluntly, African-Americans aren’t supposed to have any rights unless they are granted by those who deem themselves racially and intellectually superior.
Are we broadbrushing all white people? Absolutely not! There are many, particularly in this community, who see the injustices perpetrated by others, and work in coalition to combat them.
History is replete with those who risked their lives so that African slaves could be free and educated.
But, even over a hundred years since the 1898 massacre here in Wilmington, there are those who become jealous and evil when they believe Blacks have too much power and too much freedom.
Today many of them are hiding out among Duke Three supporters, veiling their racism and broadside attacks against the Black community with phony support for the three defendants.
They are quick to call Blacks racists not two seconds after they call us “########################s” and “savages.”
That is sick, and nothing less.