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Fighting Over the Crumbs, the Great Diversion from Class to Race

Fighting Amongst Ourselves

The police killing of George Floyd has prompted a remarkable increase in the public's receptivity to the Black Lives Matter movement. Just as noteworthy, though, is a parallel rise in support for more wide-ranging policy solutions to address the broader problem of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination - tribalism. However, most of the focus on policy solutions is on the tribal differences and little on class differences - especially when it comes to income wealth inequality. This is a stark difference from prior class protests like Occupy Wall Street. Just how did this narrative change from class to race? First, let's take a look at income wealth inequality between race and class. In terms of race, it is true that there

“Woke” Award Of The Week – “We Don’t Need no Grammar!”

woke

Rebecca Walkowitz, who chairs the English Department at Rutgers University, should consider changing her name to Rebecca WOKEowitz to better reflect her position on implementing radical progressive policies. Walkowitz chose "Juneteenth" to inform staff, faculty, and students about a new initiative to "contribute to the eradication of systemic inequities facing black, indigenous, and people of color," by deemphasizing traditional grammar rules. The email entitled, "Department actions in solidarity with Black Lives Matter," endorses the requirement at Rutgers for all fall 2020 English instructors to attend at least one workshop remotely on "how to have an anti-racist classroom." Also, the email details the "launching a web page to provide access to events, resources, and affiliated groups," while also "organizing two teach-ins focused

You Need To Watch The Documentary Uncle Tom

Uncle Tom

It is both a dismal reflection and depressing statement of the times in which we live that a film like Uncle Tom is considered controversial and worthy of media censorship. For daring to reject the prevailing narrative of black victimhood and instead choosing to empower the black community through individual actions, it has already been largely ignored by conventional media outlets. To no one's surprise, and to the film's point, black conservative opinions do not matter. Hence a review three weeks in the making; if this film inexplicably escaped your radar, time to put it back on there. Sometimes second waves can be good. Released on Juneteenth, Uncle Tom offers an alternative view, one of uplift and optimism, that run counter to

Race-Hustling CNN Declares All Whites Racist

CNN

First, let's acknowledge the hypocrisy in the headline. CNN loves white people's viewership, clicks, and money. In previous articles, here and here, I have aimed my critique of the ailing network to Don Lemon's unfathomable positions regarding race. Since then, an illuminating Twitter video surfaced which reintroduced us to a younger Lemon, one who was in complete agreement with an assessment of the black community by former Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly. No doubt most conservatives already know of Lemon's self-serving duplicity, but even this is appalling. It is worth noting that CNN was founded by a white (Ted Turner), who was married for a time to a white America-hater (Jane Fonda) and is currently helmed by a white CEO (Jeffrey

Black Anthem: Lift Every Voice and Sing – What Does it Really Say?

Black National Anthem

In the current cultural war going on in America, all history is called into question.  Amid a national reckoning over racial tropes in culture, historian Daniel E. Walker, author Kevin Powell, and others are calling to rethink "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem, because this is about the deep-seated legacy of slavery and white supremacy in America. The anthem would join a long line of cultural mainstays that are being rebranded via the Black Lives Matters protests - word usage, monuments, books, speech, religion (removal of a white Jesus), even foods such as Eskimo Pies and Aunt Jemima syrup among them. All links to the past must either be rewritten, replaced, or canceled via "cancel culture." The National Football League plans to

Woke Definition of Racism means, the NBA and NFL are Racist

Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo

For time immemorial, the definition of racism was concise and straightforward. If you felt superior over someone because they were of a different race, that was racism. Racism is rooted in tribalism, which has a fear in otherism, which itself is rooted in evolution, so the practice is at least understandable. There is a survival element to racism - me or you, buddy. It is also how we ended up with heinous institutions like slavery throughout human history, including in the United States. None of this excuses racist tendencies today. They are wrong and should be called out wherever possible. I'd say social media has even made it too easy. No doubt, as Americans, we have unquestionably and morally evolved beyond

How Blacks Enslaved and Colonized, Just Like Whites

Black Slavery

The narrative today is that all of white America must practice penitence for the past sins of their forefathers. It doesn’t matter a whit that for many whites, the likes of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln weren’t even their forefathers; it is estimated that 40% of Americans can trace an ancestor to Ellis Island, which was open only between 1892 and 1954. But by the racist standards of the left, white skin is white skin, regardless of where it originated or when it arrived here. Black immigration to America since the Civil War tells a similar story. At least 4 million black Africans have immigrated to the United States since 1980 alone, accounting for as much as 15-20% of the

You Actually Believed Trump Would Ruin America?

Ruin America

To the tweet-averse and fence-sitting voters: The left hates America and is on a mission to dismantle all of the mechanisms that are currently in place. The latest message is that everything is built on racism; that means it's all got to go. However, that isn't the only reason they exhort us to change. In schools, textbooks offer glorious accountings of the command economy while condemning free-market principles (two glaring omissions are that communism is responsible for 100 million deaths and that capitalism is responsible for pulling more than that out of poverty, but no matter). At a societal level, if the left had their way the first amendment would disappear in favor of new Chinese dissension laws. After all, opposing

Segregation and Slavery Not Simply Southern Sins

Segegation New York

For weeks, angry Americans have vented their frustration, anger, fear, and even hated of historic persons, especially from the south—an overt attack on its history, heroes, and culture. Liberals love America by burning, looting, and capturing American cities. They destroyed statues and monuments of to point out the southern generals were rascals, racists, and rebels; however, it must be remembered that the North did invade the South. But if all vestiges of the Civil War malefactors are to be removed, what about the vile, miscreant northern generals? In all fairness, I suppose it would be acceptable for me to mention that General Sherman was a monster and proved it in his almost 300-mile scorched-earth march from Atlanta to Savannah. Sherman wrote

An Open Letter To Progressives

Progressive Censorship

Dear everyone, I don't know what the rules are anymore. I don't know what to say or even what to support. I don't like racism, but if I don't say that loud enough or frequently enough, I am just a non-racist, and that's kind of racist still, isn't it? I definitely don't like acts of racism, but if I question whether race is a motivating factor in every situation, am I racist for not seeing enough race? I know I should see the white-on-black incidents as hate crimes, but something tells me I should keep my mouth shut when speaking up on the black-on-white stuff. The macro issues plague my thoughts. Is my preference for the quality of your values over your