Archive for December 24th, 2011

December 24, 2011

"Get over it!" .. "You were NEVER a slave!" .. "But only 26% of whites owned slaved." .. "Nobody owes you ANYTHING!" "We didn’t own slaves." .. "Your own kind sold you into slavery!" "Blacks weren’t the only slaves." .. "The Irish were slaves too!" .. "You never picked ANY cotton!" … Denying reparations are owed for the Trans Atlantic slave trade is racist.

See: Dismantling the National Legal & Policy Center’s “The Case Against Slave Reparations”

“Why is it only we can be racists,” pretentious and historically ignorant whites often ask. But let us remember that white people wouldn’t do right by blacks out of natural love and, despite their historical revisions, black people have fought for every freedom we have gained here in this country. Now white people want everyone to be able to be a racist. Below, racism’s modern definition is cited:
Modern definition: bq. rac·ism /ˈreɪsɪzəm/–noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others. 2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination. 3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. Is it surprising that contemporary Western definitions of racism (defined by non other than the heirs of the legacy themselves) modified it to suit their needs.