By Charles G. Ankrom
Defeat the grotesque monster of racism via taking a candid examine race relatives and altering the discussion that's standard in society. Slogans reminiscent of “Black Lives topic” and “Hands Up, do not Shoot” dominate the scoop, however the likes of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are rarely poster boys for a brand new civil rights circulation. The silent white majority is uninterested in facing blacks who glance, speak, and act like Brown's stepfather. the instant after the grand jury determined to not indict the police officer who fatally shot his son, he vehemently instructed onlookers to “burn this whinge down.” Charles G. Ankrom takes a candid examine race kinfolk for you to defeat the gruesome monster of racism. He considers questions comparable to: Why is it usually presumed that whites discriminate opposed to blacks whilst a cry of racism is heard? And why are those tales so familiar in brand new media? Why do hate crimes look simply to get filed opposed to whites even supposing blacks regularly attack whites with cries of “Justice for Trayvon” and “Remember Michael Brown”? Why does society pander to blacks with issues akin to Black heritage Month? reflect on tricky questions, and alter the discussion on race in the USA with the insights in Black Pandering.
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You know it and I know it. End of story. But why? Why on the one hand do we have such a powerful racist group called the NAACP whose purposes and power are so readily and socially accepted, whose actions are feared by our leaders and press lest we find ourselves in their cross-hairs, yet find there is no place in society, for, nor will there ever be for a group called the NAAWP? A politically-correct mindset of reverse discrimination perhaps? Black pandering perhaps? You will indeed see the NAACP referred to many times throughout this book, as they make their presence known in many areas of American life, and their influence, or meddling, depending on your viewpoint will be discussed in later chapters dealing with such hotbed racial issues as affirmative action, the Jena Six, racial profiling and hate crimes, among others.
And how about the entire fall of 2014 and how the media world was obsessed with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and then Eric Garner in New York? Cover the cries of racism, at all cost. Yet we never heard about the stories where the roles were reversed, did we? Many of these incidents are covered in detail in the chapters that follow. There were a few years of quiet after that, then boom—Ferguson, and the death of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white cop Darren Wilson. The entire fall of 2014 the media world was obsessed with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Well I would challenge them right back. Show me cases or situations where you have stood up for white people. How many times has that happened? Let me see how the numbers break down, the percentages of cases for each of the races. And I will add another part to my challenge. Change your name. Call yourselves the National Association for the Advancement of All People. Guess what? It won’t happen. A recent controversy the NAACP was involved in was surrounding their passage of a resolution condemning “explicit racial behavior” by supporters of the Tea Party movement, implicitly accusing the Tea Party of being racist.