This is a great time to be a racism chaser in A-merry-ca because racism still exist and because Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich make such big, fat targets. Racism is still alive and well, despite the best efforts of so many to challenge, educate, and legislate to end it. We will stop chasing when justice for all applies to all equally. We are now seeing the depths and breaths of this "post-racial" society in a series of racial back-lashes.
But are the cases of alleged racism that we have been seeing a result of real racism or just frustration caused by the leader of the country outshining any leader before him. Or by a lack of REAL dialogue about the subject, such as that suggested earlier in the year by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Or is it caused by the realization that the status quo is fairy tale. It's more than meets the eye and plenty of folks are starting to become aware of it.
It's sad, because as a country we have the resources and diversity of cultures to actually be an official UN headquarters. As a country we are one nation of people that should be able to get along, enjoy the same equal rights as any other citizen regardless of race, and be able to have the right to the pursuit of happiness and the American dream. Thinking that our neighbor is different, we often do terrible things. We beat, oppress, condemn, jail, spy on, or steal from them. Would we do these things to our friends or family? I doubt it.
But all is not lost, if we learn to stand together in unity, respect one another as fellow human beings, learn to live in peace with one another, and see each other as equal human beings. Out of the limelight of the media and the cameras and newspaper reporters, there are fierce, wonderful, intelligent people working in their own communities to challenge the status quo, to bridge the divides that have been created, who dream a dream of justice at night and then in their waking hours work with passion to make justice a reality for all peoples. For all the dismal problems and tragedies, we are still surrounded by the signs of progress, and, on the part of most people, a willingness to pursue harmony and reconciliation.
This is how we can solve some of our problems: Sit down and have an honest, open conversation and lay all of our grievances out on the table. Then work together on trying to solve them as one people. Make decisions together that will guarantee equal rights, opportunity, and justice for all of our citizens and not just one that is deceptive, lopsided, one-sided, a pacifier, or bandage, but that is real and will make all parties involved satisfied and happy. Let's get the Blacks, White, Hispanics, Asians, Educated, Uneducated, Wealthy, Poor, Gay, Straight, etc., all together for a National Cultural Understanding Dialogue Day.Get it all off your chest (in a civil manner of course). All the crap which stems from Ignorance and lack of Cultural understanding, get that crap all off your chest!Then shake hands, sit down, enjoy some Fried or Baked Chicken, corn bread, lemonade and have a few laughs. Eradicate the foolishness and ignorance that has been floating around for years and get to work. The tools are there...use 'em! Showing the world we're not a Nation of cowards by opening up a serious dialogue on race & living the golden rule.
Finally,we need to learn and respect each other’s ethnic cultures, embrace one another, and redo history books to reflect our American society as a whole adding the contributions of all races to the building of America. In addition, we should eliminate the stereotypes, and educate our children and teach them while they are young racial tolerance. If we can do away with the institutionalized racism that is so ingrained and pervasive in this country, afford equal protection and opportunity under the law, we may no longer need racism chasers. We'll be in a "postracial" era when there are no more racists telling us they're not racists because we're in a postracial era.
Okay field Negroes and honorable field Negroes, that was awesome! You all have some skills.
Thanks for writing this post for me. Your checks are in the mail.