Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting “Assassinate Obama.” Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America.
From California to Maine, police have documented a range of alleged crimes, from vandalism and vague threats to at least one physical attack. […] There have been “hundreds” of incidents since the election, many more than usual, said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate crimes. Source: Huffington Post
Houston, we have an effing problem! I feel like I have traveled back in time 50 or 60 years with all of these reports I’m hearing. This is also the first real acknowledgment by the mainstream media that these hate crimes are not mere isolated incidents, although ALL of the black bloggers I know have been covering these reports as they happened.
I still am in awe that is has come to this. Now even 2nd graders are calling for Obama’s assassination? What is wrong with these people? Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate crimes, tries to explain:
Potok, who is white, said he believes there is “a large subset of white people in this country who feel that they are losing everything they know, that the country their forefathers built has somehow been stolen from them.“ Source: Yahoo News
I believe wholeheartedly that this is what the whites who are acting out are feeling right now. However, I am disgusted by this sense of entitlement simply because they are white. Let us not forget that this country was built on the backs of African slave labor.
People always get pissed off when you bring up slavery, however I cannot for the life of me understand how on earth these folks think that this country that their forefathers basically stole from Native Americans, and built on the backs of African slave labor entitles them to anything. And to further suggest that was was not rightfully theirs in the first place has been stolen from them is ludicrous!
And so now I am supposed to excuse the acts of these racists because they are frustrated about their perceived loss of white privilege? Hello people! It NEVER should have been that way in the first place.
All I can say is these racist people are exactly who we always thought they were. News flash–this is just the beginning of their B.S. Mark my words…