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November 18, 2005

The Worst Kind of Racism

So, I'm up watching an episode of Law & Order (the Fourteenth Season) (why they decided to offer this one up on DVD so far out of order, I don't quite know), and it's about a black skinned reporter who fabricated an interview with a wanted fugitive. The reporter is charged with killing a bounty hunter, who was blackmailing the reporter by threatening to expose his having fabricated his story. The reporter's lawyer defends the reporter, not by saying that the reporter didn't kill the bounty hunter who was framing him, but instead by saying that the reporter's actions were mitigated by the pressure that society put him under - that is, the pressure of being a black man, elevated to his prestigious position as a reporter for a major publication, not because he was qualified (which we wasn't), but because he was black.

It just makes your head hurt.

Anyway, I thought it sounded familiar and could vaguely remember a situation in which a New York Times reporter, a black skinned one, was fabricating stories...and it was obvious that this Law & Order episode was inspired by that true life story. And, I was curious, so I looked it up. What I found was this interesting page and this very worthwhile paragraph:

Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press nailed it. "It isn't that black reporters aren't as good," she wrote. "It is that they are not expected to be. ... Times executive editor Howell Raines said his white Southern guilt might have made him look the other way because he wanted a black kid to succeed. That is the worst kind of racism, to think that a black kid can succeed only with lower standards."

When we cast our votes, when we take positions on any issue involving race, that passage should be first and foremost in our minds. Be fair to people, people.

Posted by Jeff at November 18, 2005 12:58 AM

Comments

You know the answer:

The Dems need ignorant people to vote for them. It is the worst form of deception. Goes on in all countries. They will never let people of race get truly educated. For that would free them from the bondage that the far left would like for each of us to live under. If you were intelligent - you might understand what your constitution really says. And, if you understood that: you would never re-elect even one of these clowns that run for office. You would understand that the only responsiblity of the Federal Government was to protect you from foreign enemies. You would understand that nobody owes you anything but that! And, if we all understood that - what in the world would a politician be able to lie about?
No, they have to deceive you into beleiving that you have an unfair handicap and need them to level the playing field for you. All the while, they give you the poorest education possible, pump drugs into your neighborhoods, send you off to prisons with little treatment (in fact, throwing you into cages with real animals so that you have to become one in order to survive), disintegrate your families with their welfare programs and continue to manifest your dependence on the state with constant misinformation and manipulations. Ignorance is the only way in the world that someone would ever vote for a democrat. Look at what they are doing at our universities for "higher education". My God, could there be a more pathetically stupid group of people? How in God's name can someone even develope that kind of un-common sense? I mean, they got to be trying real hard to convince people that purple is really orange. Everybody that knows anything these days understands that the real idiots are the ones who are the most educated. It's mind boggling to watch some of these people operate in everyday life. Even presidents of large corporations are completely clueless about what reality is. Yep, the got the "super elite" and "the poor" completely brainwashed and dependent on the government for all things. The "real patriots" from this country cannot be touched. I have ten children of my own, and if even one of them were to ever vote for a democrat, I would beat them with a "stupid stick" until their cranium somehow popped out of their rectum.
No, it is not so amazing that this stuff goes on. Power and Greed will do anything to hold onto what it needs in order to grow. It is a very sad day in America. If we cannot gain back control of our school boards - all will be lost. California is a perfect example of the problem. Look what just happened in the last election. Someone tried to do something about some of it - but, couldn't even get a start because the people are already to ignorant to understand what the problem is.

TheFisher

Posted by: TheFisher at November 21, 2005 08:38 PM


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Posted by: donna at March 29, 2006 04:05 AM


Law and order is racist, but its anti white. I am astounded at how the perp is always a wealthy white person. I am not saying that wealthy white people never commit crimes, but they certainly do not commit the majority of the crimes in New York. It would be nice if they were a little more fair in their portrayals and had black perps once in a while too. I just watched three of them, and the gulty were a ten year old white girl, a sixteen year old wealthy white boy and his father, and now another wealthy white teen age boy. I think it is outrageous. Just because a group of people is not poor does not mean they can't be marginalized and mistreated. The jews in Germany had money and lok what happened to them.

Posted by: Lolli at August 14, 2008 07:25 PM


At least the Democrats aren't going to get us involved in another war to get our kids killed in. Look at Bush- Iraq isn't enough for him he is looking to go to war in Georgia now. I don't want to see world war 3. Lets try to fix our own country for a while.

Posted by: Mari at August 14, 2008 07:36 PM


Aren't most sex crimes in NYC committed by affluent white men and women, usually with patrician backgrounds? LOL. This is the least realistic show in the history of television. No wonder it's so successful. As T.S. Eliot said, people can't handle too much reality.

Posted by: John Smith at February 6, 2010 07:37 AM


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