DRAFT: Two Opposing Black Views of America

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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><strong>Two Opposing Black Views of America</strong></span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">I had a fascinating phone conversation with a longtime black friend. Though we've had passionate political clashes over the years including periods of not speaking, we remain friends. He is a clergyman and college professor in his 70s.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">While discussing black movies, "Fences", "Get Out" and "Black Panther", my friend said something outrageous. He said it is impossible for a white person in America not to be racist because racism is entwined in all things American. Folks, he sincerely believes his absurd view of America. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">He went on to recount horrific incidences of racial injustice; a black boy sharing an elevator with a white girl igniting a race riot; black inventions stolen and black businesses destroyed. These events happened in the 1920s. And yet, the passion in which my friend reported them was as if they happened yesterday. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">My friend's anger at America is as if 8 years of Obama never happened and Oprah is not worth 3 billion dollars. He believes police routinely murder young black men. He believes America's evil white power structure labors 24/7 scheming to undermine blacks economically and culturally. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">In his circles of black academia, his erroneous beliefs are deemed unarguably true. They think any black who doesn't subscribe to these obvious truths is either an idiot or an Uncle Tom. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Throughout our phone conservation, my friend repeatedly referred to whites as "crackers". It never dawned on him that his derogatory use of the term "cracker" is as racist as whites calling us the N word. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">My friend was even annoyed by praises showered upon Billy Graham in response to his death. Though he would deny it, my friend has a deep hatred for whites. And yet, I have witnessed God use him to bless people. I've come to realize that neither facts nor truth can penetrate my friend erroneously viewing white Americans as blacks' greatest Nemesis. Therefore, I am praying for God to heal his vengeful heart against white Americans. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">On the bright side, I caught an interview with black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; a hero of mine.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Justice Thomas said he is worn down by what is going on in our country's culture. Justice Thomas said, </span><span style="font-size:medium;"><em>"At some point, we're going to be fatigued with everybody being the victim."</em></span><span style="font-size:medium;"> Justice Thomas recounted a conversation he had with a young black woman who said, </span><span style="font-size:medium;"><em>"I am really tired of having to play the role of being black. I just want to go to school." </em></span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Folks, I know where this black sista is coming from. </span><span style="font-size:medium;">She just wants to be an American pursuing her dreams without being forced to carry the baggage of viewing herself as a victim of her skin-color. Isn't this what civil rights pioneers fought, suffered and died to achieve?</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Decades ago, we allowed Leftists to</span> <span style="font-size:medium;">infiltrate public education, transforming our kids into their operatives. Consequently</span><span style="font-size:medium;"><em>, </em></span><span style="font-size:medium;">black millennials who have never suffered an once of racism believe racial loyalty requires them to riot in the streets demanding racial justice. Leftists have our kids hating and fighting a war with a nonexistent enemy. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">If a black awakens on a sunny morning, grateful to be born in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet; viewing the world as their oyster; knowing between them and God, they can achieve great things -- Leftists will call that black an Uncle Tom traitor to their race. Leftists have decreed that we black Americans must view ourselves as victims in this evil eternally racist country. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Clarence Thomas grew up in extreme poverty; familiar with feeling cold and hungry. He was sent to live with his grandfather. Justice Thomas said regarding his grandfather, </span><span style="font-size:medium;"><em>"He is the single greatest human being I've ever met."</em></span><span style="font-size:medium;"> Clarence's grandfather would not allow him or his brother to waddle in their bad circumstances, whine or complain. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">With only 9 months of education, Clarence's grandfather never saw himself as a victim. He never knew his father and his mother died when he was 7. His grandmother who was a freed slave took him in. And then, she died. His uncle, a hard man with 13 kids took him in. And yet, Clarence's grandfather never complained. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Whenever young Clarence wanted to complain, his grandfather would say, </span><span style="font-size:medium;"><em>"You have to play the hand you're dealt." </em></span><span style="font-size:medium;">Clarence's grandfather became a great businessman, including owning his own farm. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Justice Thomas has a bust in his office with his grandfather's favorite quote, </span><span style="font-size:medium;"><em>"Old Man Can't is dead. I helped bury him."</em></span><span style="font-size:medium;"> Justice Thomas said that is the mindset his grew up with. </span><span style="color:#000080;"><span lang="zxx" xml:lang="zxx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="http://bit.ly/2txTWaf"><span" target="_blank">style="font-size:medium;">http://bit.ly/2txTWaf</span></a></span></span></span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Isn't Justice Thomas' self-reliant mindset far superior and empowering than bitterly viewing oneself as a victim; placing your success or failure in the hands of someone other than yourself? Justice Thomas marveled that he grew up in a world of total illiteracy only to find himself in the Library of Congress. Justice Thomas is expressing the greatness of America folks. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Why isn't Justice Thomas' grateful and hope-filled vision of America, a land ripe with opportunity, being touting by civil rights activists -- inspiring black youths to make right choices to become all they can be? Instead, Leftists demand that black Americans view themselves as victims. I choose to live in Justice Thomas's America. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American</span></p> <p>Help Lloyd spread the Truth: <span style="color:#000080;"><span lang="zxx" xml:lang="zxx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="http://bit.ly/2kZqmUk">http://bit.ly/2kZqmUk</a></span></span></span></p>" target="_blank"><p><a></a><span style="color:#000080;"><span lang="zxx" xml:lang="zxx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="http://LloydMarcus.com/"><span" target="_blank">style="font-size:medium;">http://LloydMarcus.com</span></a></span></span></span></p> <p>&#160;</p>


Utpal Patel Added Mar 13, 2018 - 7:13am
“In his circles of black academia, his erroneous beliefs are deemed unarguably true.”
Perhaps in some circles they are.  In most circles they’re deemed true.  Hence the term “institutional racism.”  You have to remember that Justice Thomas is the exception.  The norm is that most blacks that are born poor will also die poor.  That doesn’t excuse them to riot or play the victim card, it just means the path ahead is far more difficult due to their skin color.  Sadly, this article is also an exception to the prevailing opinion of most blacks, otherwise they wouldn’t vote for Democrats 9 to 1. 
Riley Brown Added Mar 13, 2018 - 1:02pm
At this time in our history I think the overall black community and their leadership would be much better off if they abandoned the pity pool tactics they currently cling to and focused on ways to turn the hand they have been dealt into the best lemonade they can. 
They are teaching every successive generation how to use tactics that keep them where they are in poverty and all the problems associated with destitute neighborhoods, including crime which usually victimizes their own communities. 
The helping hand they teach their children they can't be equal without, is in fact doing more to hold them back than help them out.
Bill H. Added Mar 13, 2018 - 1:32pm
Many Corporations base their profits on separate cultures, thereby enhancing racism as a byproduct. When I was in the communications industry, the video product division was constantly trying to find ways to profit by demographics, including offering video packages tailored directly to Asian, Hispanic, and Black audiences. This also allowed advertising targeted to various cultures.
As long as we continue to push and profit from promoting racial differences, the problem of racial injustice will continue.
Dino Manalis Added Mar 13, 2018 - 1:42pm
Racism is old news, it's time to mature and be personally responsible.
Rusty Smith Added Mar 13, 2018 - 2:13pm
Bill H. good advertisers always look for "markets" they can appeal to and I think it would be hard to suggest they shouldn't do so where there is a clear demographic segment who can be appealed to with the right words and images.
Showing seemingly well respected black, white or even gay people admiring or enjoying a fine car isn't going to go away unless it doesn't work.  
The same could be claimed if the don't market to them, racist because they don't employ black actors or acknowledge that blacks might be affluent enough to buy them.  
Heck some companies just got bad press for offering discounts to known NRA members.
Rusty Smith Added Mar 13, 2018 - 2:18pm
Dino Manalis I actually thought racism was on the way out until Obama, but then it sprung right back up and I think it's worse now than it was before he started running for office.  I blame that on all the folks who called anyone that didn't agree with anything Obama was saying a RACIST.
No one likes being called a racist and many people would rather avoid contact with anyone who might call them one, than risk being called one.