Yeah it is offensive. But it is there right to be ignorant. Yeah I get it. But rather find obtuse angles at attacking President Trump, do something but whine. Whining doesn’t feed children. Whining doesn’t win anything.
On CNN, Don Lemon was chatting with Morgan Freeman. Don asked Freeman about racism and Morgan said, “stop talking about it”. When we impower any kind of bigotry, the bigot wins. I remmber on Mayor in D.C.
The racism we ignore
“Marion Barry’s mouth set him up. The disgraced former mayor of Washington, DC, who was caught on tape in a 1987 crack cocaine sting, made an even bigger disgrace of himself and his city on Tuesday. Celebrating a Democratic primary victory, the city councilman attacked small businesses owned by “Asians” in his district. Then the race-baiting clown doubled down”.
Barry told supporters in DC’s Ward 8: “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go.” Once pushed out, Barry promised, he would replace the foreign invaders with “African-American business people.”
He then took to Twitter to expound on the perils of “dirty” Asian shops in his neighborhood. Barry posted photos of supposedly hazardous stores — including Chinese restaurants surrounded not by trash or toxic waste, but by Plexiglas barriers and reinforced doors.
He explained that Asian-owned businesses that had the audacity to protect themselves from crime were “lowering standards” in his constituents’ communities.
Crazy Barry doesn’t just need another round of rehab. He needs a reality check.
As a commenter on DCist.com noted, 2010 Census data showed that “Asians made up 0.4 percent of the Ward 8 population. . . If anything, Asians are moving out, not in — the Asian population decreased 13.6 percent . . . between 2000 and 2010.”
Most of us remember Martin Luther King and that tragic day. MLK day is great, but we only pay lip service to that day. In many cities statues and MLK Blvd are situated in blighted neighbor hoods. PC people get real. Former-President Obama payed lip service to helping people feel better. Rather than focus on idiots, we prefer to sticks and Stones.
In Burkburnette Texas, I often played with blacks (Across the steet from blacks). We played and got dirty ane one day this black kid call me a #Peckerwood. A kid who was playing with us in an ash pile told that kid to leave me alone. Kids I think get it. My own mom lived in a vacuum, but that was rectified. I have a two black nephews.
One day my own mother seen that ‘those people” are us. She got presents for the one nephew and she had to be fair to him. He loves my mother and always wants to stay overnight with her. My niece married a black guy. That is their baby. We live to learn. So what’s up with people? Right.
My Aunt and Uncle adopted a kid (who was black). Joel Stephens was an 5-star recuit at Syracuse. A reporter asked about his “black brother”. Joel said, “he is not my black brother, he is my brother”. Unity matters. Faith Matters. Cancer sucks.
One night our dad was dropping the F-word at supper and all five of us went off on him. We lived in upstate NY. A side note, Joel died at 22 with a rare form of Cancer. Joel was a Christian. He thanked God for his cancer! Huh? Great faith there. The owner of the Baltimore Orioles told the the Stephens family medical bills. He even has a Joel Stephens Day. But back to the event with our dad. No one instilled us with bigotry. We respected our friends and we did appreciate that bigots are going to do what they do. My preference is to avoid such stupidity. And like Morgan Freeman said to stop talking about it. Lemon was shocked.
We do NOT empower bigots. We politely consider the source. Fighting over this, just sustains the offending party, but ignoring them enough, they just go away. That is not the take-away point. We need to respect each other. See each other as friends, not hyphenating names but realizing the great potential of all of us. Character Matters.