Racism Hypocrisy is also alive and well in America.
So much for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream of people being judged by their character instead of the color of their skin. I really wish we lived in a day and age when race was no longer involved in anything. No more race boxes to check. I really wish everything was color blind. I support State Representative James White, not be because he is black, but because he stands for conservative ideas. When I go to an Apostle Claver rally, it is not because he is black, but because he stands against Abortion (which is actually killing black people at a much higher rate than white people). I am voting for Ted Cruz for US Senate, not because he is Cuban, but because he stands for conservative values. When I voted against Obama and John Kerry, it is not because of the color of their skin, but because they had the wrong ideas for America.
Unfortunately, many people in America still do use race as a factor in decisions. Some white people do, some Hispanic people do, some black people do. It is wrong, period. The hypocrisy though is that America gets outraged when a white person does something that could be considered or is racist, but America does not seem to care at all when a black person is openly being racist.
It is this kind of hypocrisy and double standard that actually keeps racism alive and well in America instead of it being a thing of the past.
For instance, there was widespread outrage and calls for Don Imus to be fired after he said "nappy haired hoes" in reference to women players from Rutgers. Fast forward to today and a black DJ, Thaddeus Matthews, goes on a racial tirade against a black woman running for congress, Charlotte Bergmann. He called her a "Curly-Haired Nigga" and a "Token Negro" and then refused to shake her hand because he didn't want to get her "Whiteness" on him.
He is clearly a racist right? There should be calls for him to be fired right? Wrong! Why? Because the DJ is black.
You see, there is a double standard in America. In many cases, if you are black, it is ok to be racist and say offensive words about black people, and it is especially ok to be openly racist about white people. It is ok to have racist organizations that only allow black people but it would certainly not be ok to have an organization that excluded blacks. It is ok to have black entertainment channels and black only scholarships but would never be ok to have the same things only for white people.
Politics is especially racist and unequal. For instance, in Texas redistricting the minority groups are suing because they say Texas should create more districts just for black and Hispanics so they can elect someone who is only black or Hispanic. Can you imagine if a white group demanded that they get a district where only white people can live and only a white person can be elected? And the idea that only a black could represent a black and only a white can represent a white is simply outrageous. people should vote for someone based on what they believe, not simply based on the color of their skin. The Democrat organizations of course use race as an advantage in trying to sue Texas over redistricting. These Democrat organizations do not care about getting a black or Hispanic elected. They only care about getting a Democrat elected and they use race, well, because they can. There are actually black and Hispanic republicans that the Democrats have NO problem trying to hurt in Texas redistricting. Why? Because they only care about getting a Hispanic or black elected if they are Democrat. They don't actually care about minorities in general.
The fact of the matter is, minorities are actually mostly conservative in their beliefs and should abandon the liberal Democrat Party!
Hate Crime Laws are Especially Hypocritical and not enforced equally. Just recently there was a mob of blacks who attacked a white person and used racial slurs throughout the attack. They will not get charged with a hate crime. I can almost guarantee you though that if a gay person or a minority is attacked by a group of straight whites, it would automatically be considered as a hate crime even with no proof of racism. It is a double standard.
Hate Crime Laws are not logical either.
Murder is murder. Assault is Assault. Rape is Rape. I don’t care if you are a white guy who kills a black guy or if you are a black guy who killed a white guy. Murder is horrendous and wrong regardless of the color of one’s skin. It is wrong to say that one person’s life is more important than another person’s life simply based on the color of the murdered person’s skin. Hate crime legislation does just that. Hate crime legislation says that the rape and murder of a little girl is somehow less important or less hateful than the murder of a black man by a white man. Both of the murders killed someone and they both should be dealt with using the strongest penalties allowed. In my opinion, every murder is a hate crime.
We need to break down the walls of using race as a determining factor in America. Whether it is college admissions or a job application, race should never be a factor. Like Martin Luther King Jr. once said, people should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Having race as a determining factor in any area of government simply keeps racism alive.
Political Correctness plays a part in the problem. For instance, we call all black people African Americans. Fox News reports that many black people are actually opposed to being called African Americans. They just want to be called AMERICAN and their color is black. Africa has nothing to do with who they are. They want to move forward. They are Americans!
Let’s move past political correctness and seeing color in everything we do. Why can’t we be color blind and judge people by who they are and what they believe instead of the color of their skin? We especially should never vote for someone based on their color and not based on their beliefs and values!