Manufactured Racism

In the eyes of liberals, especially black liberals, black conservatives are second class citizens.  We have seen the way liberals treat Allen West, Mia Love, Stacy Dash, Stacy Swimp, Herman Cain, Artur Davis, and many more.  One of the more recent individuals under liberal attack are newly elected South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and Robert Lee Griffin the third, also knows as RG3, quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

The media made one of two choices when it came to Rep. Tim Scott: either reduce his achievement to absolutely nothing, or totally ignore his election’s historical landmark altogether.  (Scott is the only black senator currently serving and the first southern black senator since the Reconstruction era.)

The New York Times showed its true colors by reducing Scott to being both “puzzled” and a “token.” It is not just Scott, though; it is every black Republican.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was not too thrilled about Scott’s election, either; they fear that Scott’s election will backfire on all that they have accomplished (I use that term loosely).

During a press interview after the Redskins versus the Baltimore Ravens same, RG3 expressed gratitude towards his fans and went on to say that he wishes to be defined by his work ethic, and not the color of his skin.  For some reason, this struck the wrong chord with Rob Parker.  On ESPN Thursday, Parker belittled RG3 because his fiancée is white and he may have Republican leanings; according to Parker, RG3 is a “cornball brother.”  Whatever that means.

Parker went on a lengthy diatribe about how RG3 is not “one of us.”  You see, if there is any indication that a black man or woman is in any way associated with conservatism, that individual is instantly deemed a sell-out.  Why?  Because black liberals have been trained to think that black conservatives are, excuse my language, uppity niggas.  Do not take my word for it, Rob Parker said it on Thursday: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really the guy you’d really want to hang out with, because he’s off to do something else.”  Parker continued with his senseless histrionics, and moved on with attacks regarding RG3’s hair.  According to Parker, if you have braids, you are a “brotha;” in Parker’s mind, however, having braids and being a “brotha” conflicts with having a white fiancée and possible Republican leanings.  It is obvious that soon after Parker opened his mouth and went on his tirade, he wished that he could take back what he said.  Now, do not get me wrong, Parker meant everything he said, he was just surprised that none of his peers were foolish enough to engage in his foolishness.  He has since been suspended, but had a black conservative been on that panel and made any of the racist, hate-filled statements he made, they would have been fired on the spot.

Parker has what I call Jamie Foxx Syndrome.  According to Jamie Foxx, being black makes everything an issue of race, because the essence of every black person’s existence is race-related.  To give a little insight into how much emphasis Foxx places on race, here is an excerpt of one of his latest interviews with VIBE Magazine: “I come into this place to do a photo shoot and they got Ritz crackers and cheese.  I’ll be like, ‘ain’t this a b***h. Ya’ll didn’t know black people was coming.’”  As a reader you are probably asking what crackers and cheese have to do with being black.  I have no idea.  In Foxx’s mind, it is code for racism, white supremacy, or something.  And unfortunately, this is the mindset of many black liberals.

Foxx went on to say that he feels just as offended when fried chicken is being catered: “. . . if there is fried chicken and watermelon I’ll say, ‘ain’t this a b***h?’ So, no matter what we do as black people it’s always gonna be that.”  No matter what you do you just cannot make the guy happy.  It sounds to me like Foxx just isn’t comfortable in his own skin.  If Foxx had attended the “Chick-fil-A appreciation Day” event launched by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, he would have stood in awe and amazement by how many people showed up to have chicken for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Walk into Chick-fil-A on any given day, and Foxx will see that blacks are not the only ones who enjoy chicken. That stereotype was kicked to the curb a long time ago.

The irony in Foxx’s self-consciousness is he hates having crackers and cheese and chicken and watermelon for dinner, but he is thrilled to star in a movie in which he is called the N-word several different times throughout.  Foxx gloated about his lead character’s role, stating, “I get to kill all the white people.  How great is that?” So, I guess that makes up for the racial slurs.

In a recent interview on The Today Show, Savannah Guthrie asked Foxx about his racially-charged comment.  His response was, “I’m a comedian, so… I don’t even know what to say.”  Guthrie immediately realized how uncomfortable Foxx appeared whilst stumbling over his words, trying to defend his comment, and she quickly moved forward with the interview.  From there they discussed how much fun Foxx had filming the movie.  Guthrie is a hard-hitting reporter that Foxx did not have to worry about being asked questions, such as, “Are you worried that the racially-charged comment you made on Saturday Night Live would incite violence?”  No, nothing of the sort; after all, it is The Today Show.

Many black liberals are raised to think the way Jamie Foxx does.  Most engage in racism towards other blacks, (in addition to individuals of different races), all the while, they remain slave-chained to the manufactured racism they have made up in their minds.

Over a century ago, Booker T. Washington described the black liberal mindset:

“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Atarah Golden | Cecil College | @AtarahGolden

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  1. *enchante*
    Feb 09, 2013 - 08:36 AM

    Hey Art: what many of us black conservatives believe makes more sense that what the modern black liberals are doing in 2012. It was the blacks on the plantation who didnt want to leave until things got worse and caused the Civil War. Not all blacks were slaves; my grandmas people were freeborn since 1820.

  2. Art
    Jan 05, 2013 - 04:41 PM

    Another Black conservative pandering for white folks. Black Liberals have not been trained to hate other races and the black race. You should look in the mirror. Black Conservatives tend to use the same talking points to gain favor. The reason why these whites love you all so much is because you say what they want to hear and believe.

  3. *enchante*
    Dec 28, 2012 - 06:00 AM

    Sorry to be so wordy sweetie: this whole thing is disgusting..along with Belafonte and Samuel L.bleep Jackson: Belafonte was one of my old favorites…sigh

  4. *enchante*
    Dec 28, 2012 - 05:54 AM

    They ALL know we like fried chicken and watermelon. Many whites do to. Fried chicken is actually a SOUTHERN STAPLE as much as soul food.LOL…I’ve heard that arguement between Washington and DuBois: its old news, and DuBois turned out to be a hard line communist and expatriated. Another reason KwanZaa is no big deal and is too new to celebrate its younger than me LOL it ends on Jan 1st: the day Big Mama ‘n’ em would be making chitterlings and Gumbo.One thing i cant stand is a house when chitterlings are cooking PU..BTW chitterlings is pronounced chi’lins.Although i love Dr Kings B’day in Jan and its newer than Kwanzaa because Jan seems to be a very long month especially after Christmas : Jesus OTOH celebrated Hanukkah :John 10:22-24

  5. *enchante*
    Dec 28, 2012 - 05:39 AM

    Yeah. I GAVE UP on Foxx. When he called himself LORD AND SAVIOR in jest. This is 2012 not 1972 and some of these jokes arent coming across as well. The leftists were the ones who ran the black community in the ground starting in the late 60s early 70s: american commies who were the 5th column and put dope in our communities BUT you couldnt tell an average black that. Theyll just blame the REPUBLICAN PARTY for the whole thing. BTW theres even a reality show in all coonery about a black guy with his, get this, 10 BABYMAMAS and 11 children living with him. This is a reason i want to protect marriage. IF one man one woman isnt protected then POLYGAMY as a right will be the norm. To me, it looks like slim pickins for many young ladies who want to get married to men who are ready. Sorry to go off topic.

  6. tom metzger
    Dec 26, 2012 - 08:36 PM

    If socialism is so bad why do the Capitalists benefit so much from it?

  7. Fred
    Dec 24, 2012 - 07:37 PM

    Could not have said it any better. Liberal Blacks treat Obama like a messiah. Socialism has run American Blacks into the ground.

  8. Christopher Rushlau
    Dec 21, 2012 - 10:24 PM

    That is an excellent analysis of the personal side of racism. I distinguish that from when racism gets embedded in government policy. My example of that is US military people (of all backgrounds) calling Iraqis and Afghans “hajjis” (singular, “hajji”). My sergeant in Iraq, an African-American, told a captain in my presence that it sounded in his ears like “nigger”. That usage becomes a party line: “these people don’t really count”. So they end up dead a lot more than they should. Writer Ed Lin reports that in the Vietnam war this led to the “mere gook rule”. If a Vietnamese (Cambodian, Laotian, etc.) was wrongfully killed by malice or negligence, no worries, it was only a “gook”. You hear the contempt in the tone in which the term is used. “Trash”.
    With US sponsorship of Israel and our “leadership” in the Global War On Terror, we are perpetuating racism as a government policy, what I call a pseudo-legal institution. It turns legal processes into caricatures, just like personal racism turns persons into caricatures. In the midst of such clumsy, blurry problem-solving, you start throwing bombs and missiles around, sooner or later someone’s going to get hurt. Hardy, har, har.



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