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Internet Myths And Slavery

White supremacists and confederacy apologists continually try and introduce false narratives about slavery. Not much different than Holocaust deniers. Here is an interesting video debunking some of those myths.

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Black History

 

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Black Conservatives and Racist Myths of the Right

Those familiar with my site know about my “Lawn Jockey Award’ – given to the worst Uncle Tom moment by a black conservative of the month/day/year. To be honest I borrowed the idea from another blogger, “Field Negro”, and if you haven’t been there – I suggest you visit. His blog is one of the very, very best on the AfroWeb.

This one is by  – suggest you keep an eye on his stuff over at Salon.

Black Conservative Jock Strap Award

BTx3’s Lawn Jockey of the Month Award for Black Conservatives supporting white conservative racist memes

Ben Carson’s destructive lies: 4 racist assumptions endorsed & magnified by Black conservatives

Through the first few months of campaign season, one thing has become indisputably clear: The Republican Party is the United States’ largest white identity organization, and openly uses white racial resentment — along with old fashioned racism — to win the support of white voters.

To wit: The Republican Party’s leading 2016 presidential candidates include open racists and nativists such as Donald Trump, as well as “dog whistle” racists such as Jeb Bush, who channel Ronald Reagan by way of “Southern Strategy”-inspired narratives about “welfare queens” and lazy blacks who want “free stuff” from white people.

And then, of course, there is the curious case of Ben Carson, who recently said that black people who support the Democrats are essentially stupid, unsophisticated, hyper-emotional, irrational, and incapable of thinking for themselves. In Carson’s delusional alternate reality, Republicans do not “see race,” and, unlike the Democrats, are the real advocates for racial justice and positive change along the color line in the United States.

Ben Carson is not alone in his twisted fantasy land. He is joined by other black conservatives — a select group of racial mercenaries who are routinely trotted out on Fox News and elsewhere — who, to great approval from white conservatives, also repeat the same anti-black propaganda.

The white racist fantasies given credence by black conservatives consist of several repeated themes.

1) Black people are on a Democratic or Liberal “Plantation”

This twisted interpretation of the political agency and intelligence of black Americans is immensely popular on the White Right. The “Democratic Plantation” lie is rooted in a white supremacist fantasy and “Gone with the Wind”-style fairy tale of happy black slaves singing, dancing, having sex, and being protected by benevolent white masters. This racist fiction ignores how black Americans self-manumitted, fought in the Civil War to free themselves, remade democracy with Reconstruction, and then made the reasoned choice to switch over to the Democratic Party en masse because of the policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and then later those of the Johnson and Kennedy administrations.

In reality, the slave “plantation” was a charnel and rape house. It quite literally used the bodies of millions of black people as fuel for (white) American and European empire.

There is a special hostility in the United States towards black Americans and their history of struggle, survival, and freedom. No one on mainstream cable news, among the commentariat, or in the class of political elites would dare to suggest that Jews who support the Democratic Party are in a type of “gas chamber” or “death camp.” Such an egregious insult can only be leveled with impunity at African-Americans.

2) Black people are extremely emotional and are unable to make intelligent political decisions 

This white supremacist fantasy reflects centuries-old racist beliefs that white people are supremely rational and that people of color—blacks in particular—are impulsive, unintelligent, libidinous, and impulsive.

On a range of public policy issues, black Americans have shown a remarkable amount of foresight and wisdom, being years or decades ahead of white public opinion on issues such as ending the Iraq War, the failures of George W. Bush’s leadership and administration and access to healthcare, among other issues. Social scientists have also detailed how African-Americans use complex decision making and other heuristics to factor in the realities of life in a racist society, the importance of the Black Freedom Struggle, and individual self-advancement. Some scholars of American politics even go so far as to suggest that black people may be more sophisticated in their political behavior than whites because of the former’s need to more carefully discern power dynamics and be sensitive to political partisanship and ideology.

Read the rest here. covering 3) Black Americans vote Democrat because they want “free things” and 4) Black Americans are low-information voters who are ill-informed…

The most damaging Lawn Jockey?

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2015 in Black Conservatives

 

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On that Reverse Racism Myth

During the Bushit Administration the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department was gutted, with replacement lawyers largely from Liberty University (Jerry Falwell’s school). The new conservative management decided to ignore the more than 11,000 discrimination cases submitted to the Office of Civil Rights a year to pursue cases of reverse discrimination against whites. Like WMDs in Iraq, after 8 years of searching for mythic reverse discrimination case – the Department found exactly 1 (one) prosecutable case.

Yet the myth, like the Southern Myth still lives through racists projecting their own morality on black folks…It’s called projection, the old conservative “I’m not racist, you are, for pointing out my bigotry”.

The New Jim Crow, just like the Old Jim Crow…Just without the sheets.

Racism Vs. Whites? You’re Kidding Me

Majorities of whites think anti-white discrimination is as bad as the anti-black kind. Honestly, are they out of their minds?

Last week, New York Times columnist Tom Edsall, in a piece about Donald Trump’s appeal amongst conservative voters, cited an alarming survey on white people’s racial attitudes that made me wonder if large segments of white America are completely misinterpreting what racism is and how prevalent it remains in our society.

Edsall pointed to a study conducted last fall by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that 52 percent of white respondents agreed with the following statement: “Today discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities.”

Among subsets of respondents, 76 percent of those affiliated with the Tea Partyagreed with the statement. Another 61 percent of Republicans, and 53 percent of independents. A majority of whites over age 50 also agreed with the statement, and 58 percent of working-class whites agreed. Evangelical Protestants (63 percent) and Catholics (56 percent) also agreed.

62 percent of white Democrats disagreed, and 61 percent of those with a college education. White Americans under 50 also disagreed, even though it was close. Only 48 percent of whites between the ages of 18-29 agreed, and 49 percent of them disagreed. Of whites 30-49, 46 percent agreed and 52 percent disagreed.

Upon seeing these figures I immediately wondered about what exactly white Americans perceive racism to be, and how the supposed racism they receive has become equal to that of African Americans and other minority groups.

Did a leading American presidential candidate refer to large swaths of the white American population as “rapists” and “murderers”?

Have countless white Americans taken to the streets to express their frustrations with a criminal justice system that disproportionately harms and negatively impacts the lives of white Americans?

Are white Americans campaigning against profound levels of income inequality that negatively impact the white community far worse than other racial and ethnic groups in America?

When I look around America I do not see white voices making these complaints. Instead I see large amounts of white Americans expressing their frustration that some traditional white American values are being questioned, or are “under attack” as some might say.

The controversy over the Confederate Flag has ruffled the feathers of many conservative white Americans because it questions the value and legacy of certain Southern traditions and their heroes. But should it be right for a nation’s or even a state’s decision to refrain from celebrating the lives and ideals of known traitors who were hell bent on destroying America (who also happened to be white) to be viewed as a racist attack against the white race?

Additionally, the growth of Black Lives Matter has led many white Americans to proclaim that they are “under attack” along racial divisions, but the closest incidents of an “attack” have been occasional protests that have turned violent and resulted in the destruction of property. There has never been a concerted effort to destroy white-owned establishments in the movement, and the random destruction of property is defined as criminality and not racism.

Apart from the recent and unfounded accusation that Black Lives Matter has morphed or been hijacked into a rabid, uncontrollable movement that emphasizes the killing of white law enforcement officials, the greatest cause for concern has been the name of the movement. To some Americans, the name Black Lives Matter implies that other lives do not matter, despite the fact that this notion is actually the inverse of the intent of the name. Black Lives Matter’s intent is to highlight how historically and even to this day, but with lesser severity, black lives have been dehumanized, devalued, neglected, and abused within American society, and that collectively we need to put a stop to this damning status quo.

At no point has the existence of Black Lives Matter been about the dehumanizing or abusing of other races. It has not been about pitting the races against one another and saying that one race is superior to the other. It has been about highlighting the centuries of abuse inflicted upon black Americans, acknowledging the existing abuses, and aspiring to increase the empathy and humanity of the American public to combat these systemic problems.

Proclaiming that the movement should change its name to “All Lives Matter” or creating spin-off, competing slogans such as “Blue Lives Matter” only displays a lack of understanding of the intent of Black Lives Matter. And while the motivations of such reactionary suggestions might be honest and pure, I struggle to see how the misunderstanding of certain segments of white America regarding a national civil rights movement led by black Americans should be interpreted as a racial attack against white Americans.

Black Americans expressing their frustrations against the oppressive institutions that govern them that have been erected primarily by white Americans should not be viewed as a racial attack against white Americans.

In another PRRI survey, support among whites for public protests to combat an unfair government dropped dramatically – from 67 percent in favor to 48 percent — when the protestors were identified as black.…More…

Examples of Projection and “white victimization”?

From Here, an article written by a racist conservative promoting the black-on-black crime meme, and responses by white racist conservatives (but I repeat myself!). If I choose to go over to one of the racist cesspools of the right, like the National Review, which shares articles from the white supremacist site VDARE, it gets even more blatant especially with authors like Heather McDonald and Michelle Malkin.

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Racial healing? That is easy. All you have to do is to put proven black racists into positions of power, in control of government, and results will come. Just like they came to Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, Memphis, Department of Justice, Obama’s government, and the list goes on. Democratic party at action. You deserve it, for you vote for it.

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BLM is a tool of the Obama Administration that seeks to divide in every way possible and pit groups against one another. It sounds evil because it is. The instigators in the movement are opportunists who see something attractive in black population areas that are lightly or not policed at all. What could it be? But if the average black doesn’t wake up and push back against this lawlessness, who pays? They do.

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Sorry, Barone . . . the ‘movie’ of rampant crime will NOT end differently.

Thanks to the likes of Jessa Jackson, Sharpton, the black caucus, the Black Panthers and all the other race-baiters who have plied their hate-trade for fun ‘n profit over past 40 years.

These purveyors are proud members of the left and have worked hand-in-hand with the dem politicians to get & keep as many as possible dependent on gov’ment, thus keeping the jack boot of liberalism exactly where it does them the most ‘good’….

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2015 in The New Jim Crow

 

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