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The New Jim Crow Racism

ByCharles E. Brown

Apr 26, 2021
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Let’s start off with a small survey:

  1. In the past 40 or 50 years, how many reading this essay have passed a business that had a sign in the window that said “No blacks allowed.”?
  2. How many of you work for businesses that have a policy of not hiring blacks or other minorities?
  3. Which states have active laws on the books that permit discrimination?
  4. How many of you have recently been to a restaurant, or park, where there were separate restrooms for whites and blacks?
  5. When was the last time you read about a KKK lynching in the South or other such atrocity?

I suspect that the answers to the above questions were all NONE!!!

In point of fact, in 2021 the United States does not have, nor has had, “systemic” racism for many, many years. The definition of “systemic racism” is, according to Wikipedia:

“Institutional racism, also known as systemic racism, is a form of racism that is embedded through laws within society or an organization.”

Neither the United States, nor any of its 50-states, have laws that promote racism. Quite the opposite.

Are there individuals who are racists?

Without question!!!

Are there sometimes problems that need to be addressed and corrected?

No question!!

As long as there are differences among people there will be unhinged individuals that will exhibit hatred of those differences. That is not “systemic racism.” It is called human nature. Finding problems and fixing them is normal in any healthy society.

The fact remains that it is the Left that actually WANTS and promotes “systemic racism.” Before the Obama Administration racial differences were largely a thing of the unfortunate past. Blacks are well represented in all-levels of government. Interracial marriage has now become so common that we hardly give it a second thought. We even had our first black president that was in put into office for two terms by a fair-sized majority of voters.

Until the Obama Administration, social media, Black Lives Matter, and cancel culture racial differences were increasingly incidental. However, thanks to the efforts of these groups we are now seeing overt racism. What we now have is “systemic lying” and media manipulation of public opinions. Ignored and forgotten along the way are the teachings of civil rights icons like Dr. Martin Luther King and the multi-trillion-dollar programs since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program was put into place.

The new “systemic racism” is a condemnation of all things “white” and a banning of words like “diversity,” “integration,” and “inclusion.” We now see black intellectuals using the same language as old Jim Crow segregationists with competition to see who can be the most incendiary. The NY Times recently ran an editorial that said:

“Whiteness is a public health crisis. It shortens life expectancies, it pollutes air, it constricts equilibrium, it devastates forests, it melts ice caps, it sparks (and funds) wars, it flattens dialects, it infests consciousnesses, and it kills people.”

Doesn’t that sound a bit like the stuff we associated with the rise of Nazi Germany? Is destroying “whites” next?

We see voter ID laws called a new form of “white-perpetuated Jim Crow racism.” A farm bill was passed that will refuse help to white farmers. Social aid will not be extended to poor whites in Oakland, Ca. Government representatives like Maxine Waters urge street violence while Senator Tammy Duckworth vowed to block confirmation of any white nominees. Schools are becoming nothing more than indoctrination camps in which children are taught to hate their own whiteness and are turned against each other. So what if America is the place that millions of non-white people want to immigrate too.

We are asked to watch baseball, buy Coca-Cola, and fly Delta while being lectured on the need for equity. And who is lecturing us? Privileged multimillionaires like Coke CEO James Quincey who makes $18-million a year, or Delta CEO Ed Bastian who makes $17-million a year. Poor baseball commissioner Rob Manfred only makes $11-million a year. The so-called “privileged whites” who they lecture too usually do not have privilege these elites claim they have.

We are not allowed to talk about the fact that “Marxist” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is the proud owner of several million dollar homes in mostly all-white neighborhoods.

Sadly, most Americans have not woken up to the threat all os this ultimately poses to democracy. Will we have a summer like we had last summer? Who knows? But if this is allowed to continue the United States will start looking more like Lebanon and Syria. Is that the future anyone wants?

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