After watching the U.S. Open Golf Championship this weekend and seeing the crowd’s absolute love for Tiger Woods, and with President Obama’s historic following as the messiah, I realized traditional racism is dead in this country.
At all levels of our society, black men and women are leading. Whether in sports or the business environment, minorities are not hindered by the majority. Some will say they excel despite racism, which may have been true years ago, but today’s generation is different. We now have a society revering all those who excel no matter their skin color or ethnicity
I wish I could say the same for our government and elected officials. We still have those in our government who feed off the perception of racism. Tom Harkin recently authored a bill in the Senate apologizing for slavery. Like we need Harkin to do that. Maybe the Democrats should have had Byrd or even Iowa’s own Jack Hatch take up that mantle.
We have a Supreme Court nominee who believes a Hispanic makes better decisions than a Caucasian. Imagine a white guy professing white people are smarter than Hispanics. Do you think he’d ever make it past janitor at a court house? Heck, he wouldn’t even be hired. But now we have folks at the highest level of government ignoring that statement, or in some cases, applauding that statement just to advance a Hispanic woman onto the Supreme Court…no matter her views or credentials. If that isn’t racism, I along with Webster’s Dictionary, don’t know the definition.
At a level that hurts each and every one of us more personally, we still have racism in our testing and schools. In the medical field we have minorities getting accepted over whites just because of their color. This is the exact opposite of what Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” At this point, conservatives are judging by the content of their character while liberals are bartering votes by giving handouts to minorities while discriminating against the majority.
So racism is alive and well. We have proof everyday coming from the left. Without the ability to pander to the perceived racism, liberals would lose a huge voting block and would have to begin actually winning on the issues. That isn’t a road they want to go down, however.
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