Posts Tagged ‘race’

What is the Truth about Race and Politics in Detroit?

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

What If My Unarmed Son had Been Shot 6 Times like Michael Brown in Ferguson?

Monday, November 24th, 2014

What Happens When White Folks Leave? (Detroit)

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Was the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Trial about Race?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

What is the Difference Between Obama and a White Guy like Me?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Why is Race the Most Important Issue?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Millions are out of work, the country is trillions in debt, Afghanistan is worsening, and the future looks bleak. The good news is that America elected it’s first black president and the race issue is now on the back burner, right?

Only in politics and the press is racism the supreme issue of the land. I am really getting sick of it. I am not saying that there is not a problem with race, there is, and always will be as long as people are different. Race has now become the lens that every issue is viewed through.

If one disagrees with Obama it is because of race. If an illegal immigrant is arrested it is because of race. The NAACP declared officially a couple of weeks ago that the Tea Party was racist. If this trend continues our country will never return to it’s greatness.

We need to change the tone and direction of the race discussion. I have a suggestion on where to start. Take race out of the census. The only question asked about the people living in a household was what color they were.

A final suggestion for everyone is to grow a spine. If the worst thing that happens is someone calls you a derogatory name, then life is really pretty good. It wasn’t that many generations ago that there were lynchings and slavery. This is no longer happening. Progress is being made toward reducing race discrimination with education and toleration continuing.

The most racist thing that can be done today is this – point your finger at another person or group and call them racist.