WILLFUL IGNORANCE: WHITE & STRAIGHT PRIDES
Written by ZenKC on February 7, 2019
Story by: Chick Tackett
“White America must see that no other ethnic group has been a slave on American soil. This is one thing that other immigrant groups haven’t had to face. The other thing is that the color became a stigma. American society made the Negroes’ color a stigma. America freed the slaves in1862 through the Emancipation Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln but gave the slaves no land or nothing, in reality, to get started on. At the same time, America was giving away millions of acres of land in the West and the Midwest which meant there was a willingness to give the White peasants from Europe an economic base, and yet it refused to give the Black peasants from Africa who came here involuntarily in chains and had to work for 244 years any kind of economic base., and so emancipation for the Negro was really freedom to hunger. It was freedom to the winds and rains of heaven. It was freedom without food to eat or land to cultivate and therefore it was freedom and famine at the same time. When White America tells the Negro to lift himself by his own bootstraps, they don’t overlook the legacy of slavery and segregation. I believe we ought to do all we can and seek to lift our own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his bootstraps and many Negroes by the thousands, by the millions have been left bootless as a result of all of these years of oppression, and as a result of a society that deliberately made his color a stigma of something worthless and degrading.”
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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As we are still in the 1st quarter of the New Year, we will start hearing the whining of racists and bigoted Whites bellyaching about people of color and other marginalized groups having history and pride months that bring awareness to groups that, for the most part, are left out in mainstream American history.
I may be mistaken, but it just seems that ever since the United States of America elected and then re-elected President Barack Obama, it became more prevalent. Then, when the mango demon and his sidekick Mr. Clairol were put in office, racism, misogyny, LCBTQ+ hatred, and other bigoted behavior increased, and became more mainstream. But that is fine. I am firmly a believer of Ms. Maya Angelou when she warned, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”
The closer 2020 comes, it looks like the birther movement will try to find a new victim with Kamala Harris. Unlike President Obama, misogyny will be an added ingredient. How dare this Black & Asian woman to have the audacity of vying for a “man’s job.”
Now add another ingredient to the vile birther mayhem and foolishness of those MAGA hat wearers (21st Century KKK hoods). The two hookers residing in the White House, along with their GOP enablers, have made it quite clear how they feel about Latin X folks. Now with Rep. Julian Castro adding his name to run for President, vile and despicable remarks about Latin X people will increase tenfold.
Let’s not play with each other. People of color know EXACTLY what the words “White pride” mean. Stop trying to play nut city. No one has not told you to stop being proud of your European heritage. “White pride” is not used by everyday White people. It is code for White supremacy, for racists trying to make it less threatening to mainstream America.
Now let’s switch over to my LGBTQ+ brethren. For those of you Heterosexuals who spout off about wanting “Straight Pride,” you are well aware you are willfully mocking the LGBTQ+ communities. What abuses have you suffered for being Heterosexual? Have any of you suffered trauma like actor Jussie Smollet for being Heterosexual? Have any of you lost a job, or been denied housing just for the mere fact you are Straight? Have any of you had to deal with laws that “legally discriminate” against you for being straight?
Those of you, who have the audacity to complain about there is no “White Pride,” or “Straight Pride,” are just trolls seeking attention, and mocking people of color, and LGBTQ+ folks, with your fake ass discrimination.
RECOGNIZE !!! Other people, just like yourselves, occupy this country as well and deserve to be treated as equals. Hillary Clinton describes you all correctly when she accused you of being a basket of deplorable. You all want to maintain White supremacy and privilege. The only uncivilized savages in this country are you. You are little trolls who are frightened about the changing face of the richest and most powerful nation in the world. You do not want to be a minority in this country. What’s wrong with that? Are minorities treated badly in this country? Some of you are so desperate to maintain your White supremacy and privilege, that you would rather destroy this country if you can’t rule. The times, they are a-changing. The 2018 midterms were just the beginning. It will not be “the same as it ever was.”
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH !!!
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