"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
So Much For Post-Racial America
The night Barack Obama was elected President of the Divided States of America, we kept hearing now that the people have elected the first African American in history to the highest office in the land that we were now living in Post-Racial America. Yup, that's what we were told. What I want to know is how can I tell?
In all honesty, America is beginning to resemble the Jim Crow era little by little, only difference is African Americans are allowed access to public places, no longer do they have to sit at the back of bus, we can vote...or maybe, I should say we can vote for now. Because Tancredo believes that would be one way to keep those black folks out of the White House. I am willing to bet that he is not the only one thinking that. The mobs of the past are like the teabaggers of today using different terms but the meaning is the same.
Anyway, back to what I was commenting on regarding the subtle and not so subtle similarities of Post-Racial America. During the Jim Crow era, blacks folks were beaten and lynched. It didn't matter if the victims was a man, woman, or child. The only criteria required was the victim's skin color. Has much changed in Post-Racial America? Not really, the criteria for their victims hasn't changed and nor has the number of villians it takes to pull it off. No, not at all! Those whose job it is to serve and protect has not changed that much either from the days of the Jim Crow era either.
What about MSM is there any difference in how they present their views of the news? Nope! They are still as biases and non-objective as ever. Only they've taken it to a new level and attack the President of the USA with threats openly and without restraint and no one holds them accountable. The treason laws are still in place but in America they only apply if the President is not a black man. Even the President faces discrimination on a daily basis with Congress working against him and not with him because of the color of his skin.
We had black folks who would sell-out their own people back during Jim Crow if the price was right. Nothing has changed in that aspect either. We still have them. There are female and male sellouts who would sell their own momma out if the price is right. Their only concern was always looking out for number and forget everyone else.
We can just continue to shirk it off and dismiss the writing on the wall which is in plain view for all to see. Nevertheless, don't celebrate just yet because we haven't arrived at post-racial America. And and the way things are shaping up it appears that history is trying very hard to repeat itself. After all, poisonous snakes breed poisonous snakes!
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?