“The White People Problem” in America!

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On December 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing Daniel Welch’s article. Whites like Mr. Welch who marry blacks experience racism first hand.

  • Clyde Duncan  On December 6, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    This is stuff that I dare not say to some fools who don’t get it … but when a white man writes it, it makes sense:
    “The black girl who made fun of you in middle school may have been racist; but she probably doesn’t have the power to take your job, or your home…or to kill your child with impunity. The difference is what defines supremacy.”

    Let us face it; the whole world is based on “white supremacist principles”. The Europeans colonised the world and divided the spoils amongst themselves, we are dealing with the legacy of European Imperialism over the centuries. They wrote the rules, the history, the religious books, and so on. The police and the military are enforcers for [rich] white people to assert their superiority. Some non-whites hang they mouth where the soup droppin’ and side with the oppressors.

    Before you go pointing out the non-white armies and administrations that are doing damage, let me remind you that the backra-man armed and trained them in his image and likeness. Times are a-changing, though – watch BRICS –Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa…. it will affect what happens in the world.

  • Albert  On December 6, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    If you spend your years looking for racism in every corner you will find it. Have objectives in life that takes you to a better place………if you are young start with trying to get a good education. Racism will always be there. You cannot let it defeat you. If Obama had allowed himself to be distracted by American racism he would never have become President.
    Then again, as a white fellow remarked, Obama is not a traditional back American. Maybe that’s the problem……how the traditional black American mind has been conditioned.

  • Thinker  On December 7, 2014 at 3:42 am

    When all is said and done, lots of Vietnamese boat people’s children are doing well. How many Black-owned supermarkets in the heart of Brooklyn for example? Everything is not about race.

  • Ron. Persaud  On December 7, 2014 at 4:32 am

    “If you spend your years looking for racism in every corner you will find it.”
    If you look for anything hard enough, you will find it.
    But you do not have to look for “white superiority”.
    It jumps up in your face continually.
    I do not like history very much. It is too ‘fluid’ – subject to interpretation and re-interpretation – for my liking. In my youth, the events in Africa were remote from my thoughts. ‘Mau Mau’ did not evoke any emotion until I saw “Something of Value”; and I had gone to see the film only because it starred Sidney Poitier!
    But the phrase “kith and kin” as applied to the delicate dance between Messrs. Harold Wilson and Ian Smith, on the same continent, began a crystalizing process in my mind.
    “Yes”, I thought, “white people are for white people.”
    “Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves!” – “Superiority”.
    The gated, guarded Senior Staff Compound became a symbol of “Superiority”.
    Bungalows and manicured lawns for white people; cottages and ranges with communal latrines for the rest.
    The concept of “Superiority” was disguised as standards and decorum. The necktie, ‘yes sir’, ‘no sir’, ‘very well sir’ – to be lumped later as ‘the tawdry baubles of Colonialism’, were drilled into us
    Indeed, Elizabeth Lauten’s vitriolic diatribe against the President’s daughters is but an updated version of the Churchillian ‘half naked fakir’, exhortations about decorum before to the newly elected MLA’s took their seats in the Legislative Council of B.G. in 1953 and a circular to the Senior Staff Members on the (Bookers) estates to exercise forbearance (my term) as Guyanese started to assume Senior Staff positions. I remember reading about the ‘Owen Young Affair’ at Demba. Mr. Young was a black engineer (maybe the first) and was driving a “Land Rover” when he was stopped by a security guard who referred to him (Mr. Young) as ‘one of your drivers’ in an ensuing telephone conversation.
    In my more cynical moments, I sometimes believe that white people look upon us as an “inconvenient presence” on planet earth.
    But I freely admit that British Colonialism left three good things in its wake; a fine education system, a very professional Civil Service and a Railway Network.

  • Clyde Duncan  On December 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Asian INTERVIEWER: “Can you address their concerns, Mr. Chang?”

    MR. CHANG: “The concerns of Black people? Yes I can. The fact is that we all live under a system of White Supremacy. We Asian people look back at our long history of conflict with the European. We observe their strategies and develop our own, in response and in kind. There is no need for loud mass movements on our part, because we intend to overtake them in time, through action and personal sacrifice.”

    Asian INTERVIEWER: “And the Black man?”

    MR. CHANG: “He does not count into our situation. He is simply here. We do not hate the Black man. We just love the Asian man most. Real love-not cliché. We want to see Asian man happy, so we employ him. We eat together. We spend time with each other. We want his kids to be educated, so we invest in our own schools that offer our children the technical abilities to change the world’s power structure in our favour. We want to see the Asian man safe, so we purchase and organize our communities. We want him to remain Asian, so we reduce the outside influence of others’ ideologies and cultures. While he fought to sniff behind the White man, the Black man has had the opportunity and every right in the world to do the same, but he chooses to indict people like me for not hiring him over my own brothers. For me to do this would be foolish and that would not be Asian love. In contrast, the Black man will fight for the right to be up under everyone else other than other Black people who he should feel the most love for. If our indifference to their situation make us racist, then what would you call the Black man’s indifference to his own situation?”

  • Ron. Persaud  On December 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    At the risk of complicating the conversation, I view the American-born Black person a bit differently from the Black immigrant.
    I have sometimes asked the American-born Black, “Where was your grandmother when you were growing up?” The conversation would fizzle out at that juncture. The question is framed in the context of my own growing up; grandmothers, regardless of their color, in Leguan and Albuoystown tended to be equal opportunity guardians of the behavior of young people – again, regardless of color.
    Black immigrants, like the majority of all immigrants, struggle at first but work diligently at improving their lot in life.
    I do not feel competent to advance an argument for this state of affairs but there is evidence of suppression by white Americans. “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander is persuasive. I discern, from his intensity and urgency, that the present Attorney General wants to re-route this historically preemptive and presumptive course of action.
    It struck me at the time that in 1965 voters in the USA were only then at the point where British Guianese were in 1953!
    Gotta run (to church)

  • gigi  On December 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Yes, I will bring up that Obama was elected twice by majority white voters. Blacks make up 13% of the US population and less than 7% are eligible to vote. This says that the majority of white Americans are not racist. However, Obama was selected to distract the populace by inciting racial strife. The US economy was going south and the country needed a major distraction. Notice that Obama was elected on an anti-war campaign in 2008 yet he has the country involved in 7 notable wars and the populace does not even know this. People are too distracted with their immediate personal situation to pay attention to what their govt is doing elsewhere.

    The racial crimes being committed are those instigated by a well indoctrinated govt militia trained to instigate attacks to attract and incite public attention aimed at exerting control over the populace. We have a militarized police force that is better equipped than the military of most countries. Is this a police force designed to protect and serve its citizens people? Or is it a police force designed to attack and annihilate its very citizens?

    No, this is not about race but race is the necessary tool and clever cover selected to pit people against each other because this is how conflict is created – an us against them distinction. But never against the rich elites because that’s not good for the status quo. This is about class and Seven Spheres is just another paid shill earning his keep. The black male that bullied the little kindergarten girl on the school bus and viciously attacked my daughter when she tried to intervene should have been expelled there and then. But he wasn’t. The school was powerless to act because he too was of a privileged background with special minority status. The school was over 95% white middle class in a freaking republican district.

    These victims of police brutality were not privileged black folks (though they may have felt this way with Obama, Holder, Rice, Jarrett in powerful positions). Privileged black folks are given the same special treatment as privileged white folks. Google ‘FSU black star quarterback Jameis Winston’ and read how the entire town of Tallahassee, including the entire police force, protects this (urban dictionary definition) ‘JOCK’ ass from being in jail for rape, assault, theft, disorderly conduct, crude and crass behavior, and goodness knows what else. And not just him, but all the other black star players. This is about class/status. And class is not about skin color. There were quite a few of wealthy black slave owners during America’s slavery era. A convenient omission in mainstream history.

  • Albert  On December 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    There were quite a few of wealthy black slave owners during America’s slavery era. A convenient omission in mainstream history.

    Admit not knowing much of American history.. Could you do us the honor of providing names of the black American slave owners.

  • Clyde Duncan  On December 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Ha! ha! ha! LOL – I just Google and checked Black slave owners in the USA and found that White owners had over 2-million slaves, while Black owners had less than 13-thousand slaves. Some of these were bought by relatives to secure their freedom.

    Could you imagine Black owners competing with White slave owners for slaves? I could see a gang of whites showing up at the residence and lynching them on the spot – eliminating the competition – white supremacy!

    So, it is time to remind you of Harriet Tubman, Conductor of the Underground Railroad. Tubman said, “I freed a thousand slaves and I could have freed a thousand more, if they knew they were slaves.” We shall overcome ….

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