"9) Only in America … could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black.?"
Wow. Racism Ends! Americans Have a Black President
I know this states "could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans."
But let's be honest, it really says, black people need to quit bitching. Right? In this list they're talking about Muslims, taxes, rich people being oppressed.
(Do your own Google search, I won't show the list here).
At Columbia college, I remember more than once making a joke with other students that bigots think racism is over because there is a black president. But it was a joke, we thought most people could be that "southern."
Granted; those that talk about oppression have less ground to stand on with a black president currently holding office with a black attorney general ar his side. That's all the juice right there.
When Obama first entered the white house, the secret service, rumored, to complaining about having to guard the new president.
None of them would say why. But the secret service does not complain about guarding anyone, they don't care about policy.
Try to imagine a congress that blocked every single bill that Bush had put forth.
Republicans stated their top political priority is to deny Obama a second term.
That has nothing to do with governing this nation!
Racism is about power, who has it and who is controlled by it.
Right now white, old, men, still control the world.
Here's a list, Top 100 Richest People In The World, tell me how long it takes until you scroll to a black guy or gal: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/list/top-100-richest-people-in-the-world/
Look folks, you have your prejudices, so do I, so does everyone.
Hell, racism in instinctual, it is natural to want your race, 'your tribe' to survive and that old instinct to assume another 'type of people' is trying to take what you got is in our DNA.
But we are challenged to rise above animal baser instinct and look through gods eyes.
We are all brothers with different mothers.
That doesn't mean you are 'giving in' to crime or hate from someone who is a stranger to you. It means you give as much attention to those that are succeeding as to those who are pulling society down.
Which includes every race.
There are more white people on welfare than blacks. (Even more if you count corporate welfare)
The black guy in the white house made it a priority to go after the number one muslim in the world. The white guy before him gave up, Bush went to a place where Osama Bin Laden never even set foot, Iraq."Another finding of the study is that the distribution of benefits no longer aligns with the demography of poverty. African-Americans, who make up 22 percent of the poor, receive 14 percent of government benefits, close to their 12 percent population share.
White non-Hispanics, who make up 42 percent of the poor, receive 69 percent of government benefits – again, much closer to their 64 percent population share." http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/who-benefits-from-the-safety-net/?_r=0
Racism is fear, plain and simple.
Looking for logic to back up bigotry is childish, and ignorant.
No civilization ever collapsed because the poor had too much to eat.
Let's not live in a third world country, this is the US of A, we set the standard we do not live like cowards.