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Do you agree with this provocative article claiming America’s new racists are black people?

The late South African economist William Hutt, in his 1964 book, The Economics of the Colour Bar, said that one of the supreme tragedies of the human condition is that those who have been the victims of injustices and oppression "can often be observed to be inflicting not dissimilar injustices upon other races."

Born in 1936, I’ve lived through some of our openly racist history, which has included racist insults, beatings and lynchings. Tuskegee Institute records show that between the years 1880 and 1951, 3,437 blacks and 1,293 whites were lynched. I recall my cousin’s and my being chased out of Fishtown and Grays Ferry, two predominantly Irish Philadelphia neighborhoods, in the 1940s, not stopping until we reached a predominantly black North or South Philly neighborhood.

Today all that has changed. Most racist assaults are committed by blacks. What’s worse is there’re blacks, still alive, who lived through the times of lynching, Jim Crow laws and open racism who remain silent in the face of it.

Last year, four black Skidmore College students yelled racial slurs while they beat up a white man because he was dining with a black man. Skidmore College’s first response was to offer counseling to one of the black students charged with the crime. In 2009, a black Columbia University professor assaulted a white woman during a heated argument about race relations. According to interviews and court records obtained and reported by Denver’s ABC affiliate (12/4/2009), black gangs roamed downtown Denver verbally venting their hatred for white victims before assaulting and robbing them during a four-month crime wave. Earlier this year, two black girls beat a white girl at a McDonald’s, and the victim suffered a seizure. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ordered an emergency shutdown of the beaches in Chicago because mobs of blacks were terrorizing families. According to the NBC affiliate there (6/8/2011), a gang of black teens stormed a city bus, attacked white victims and ran off with their belongings.

Racist black attacks are not only against whites but also against Asians. In San Francisco, five blacks beat an 83-year-old Chinese man to death. They threw a 57-year-old woman off a train platform. Two black Oakland teenagers assaulted a 59-year-old Chinese man; the punching knocked him to the ground, killing him. At Philly’s South Philadelphia High School, Asian students report that black students routinely pelt them with food and beat, punch and kick them in school hallways and bathrooms as they hurl racial epithets such as "Hey, Chinese!" and "Yo, Dragon Ball!" The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund charged the School District of Philadelphia with "deliberate indifference" toward black victimization of Asian students.

In many of these brutal attacks, the news media make no mention of the race of the perpetrators. If it were white racist gangs randomly attacking blacks, the mainstream media would have no hesitation reporting the race of the perps. Editors for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately censoring information about black crime for political reasons. Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern recently said that the paper’s reason for censorship was to "guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion."

These racist attacks can, at least in part, be attributed to the black elite, who have a vested interest in racial paranoia. And that includes a president who has spent years aligned with people who have promoted racial grievance and polarization and appointed an attorney general who’s accused us of being "a nation of cowards" on matters of race and has refused to prosecute black thugs who gathered at a Philadelphia voting site in blatant violation of federal voter intimidation laws. Tragically, black youngsters – who are seething with resentments, refusing to accept educational and other opportunities unknown to blacks yesteryear – will turn out to be the larger victims in the long run.

Black silence in the face of black racism has to be one of the biggest betrayals of the civil rights struggle that included black and white Americans.


The article was written by an African-American who lived through the civil rights era. Thoughts?

Every ethnicity has it’s racists.

  1. Link
    July 2nd, 2011 at 01:08 | #1

    Every ethnicity has it’s racists.
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  2. Dead_end
    July 2nd, 2011 at 01:28 | #2

    Yes, i do agree with an article, the author is making a good point
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  3. RaWr!
    July 2nd, 2011 at 01:43 | #3

    yeah but EVERY. SINGLE. RACE. is racist
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  4. serenaz
    July 2nd, 2011 at 01:53 | #4

    I agree … deep down we are all a bit racist … some more than others … !
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  5. Thalia
    July 2nd, 2011 at 02:13 | #5

    There are two very distinct aspects of racism.

    The first is prejudice against a person of another race simply because of their color. In this sense many whites, blacks, Asians, etc. etc. are racist.

    The other is more practical. This is discrimination against people in everyday life because of their skin color. This mostly affects minorities. When most employers, police officers, doctors and other professionals, government beauracrats, etc. are white, then white people are unlikely to be the victims of racism, because whites hold all the positions of power.
    You can ask yourself the same question, how many black people are there holding positions of power in your life. If there are none, or few, its hard to see how you will be affected by discrimination.
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  6. fistycuffs
    July 2nd, 2011 at 02:31 | #6

    It’s nonsense and wishful thinking on the part of whites who steal everything from other races and now want to steal racist victimism too. Being written by a ‘black man’ is a ruse to get us to believe the lie more
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  7. Kool1
    July 2nd, 2011 at 02:46 | #7

    No because I don’t listen to nor believe *Liars*. Your novel sized rant is what’s known as *reverse psychology*. It’s when you try to blame the original victims of racism and then try to make them the culprits. One Tom’s rant on *ALL* Blacks? You want me to be impressed by one Tom’s self hatred RANT? Please, try again lol ! Z….. <rolleyes> . Who started *slavery* here again in the U.S.??? It darn sure wasn’t those African Americans who were drug off the boats and put into bondage at Plymouth Rock. Z….
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  8. R J
    July 2nd, 2011 at 02:56 | #8

    It wouldn’t matter be the same even if that didn’t happen. Give em a thousand years. see the diversity czar below.


    this government has been racist with the eeoc and aa it’s been over 50 years now and time to get back to what America was built on the best. There are no other countries in the world that promote someone making the lowest grade over the better ones or someone with less experience over one that is more qualified. The french, Spanish, English and Portuguese accounted for 05% of them being brought here and they seem to be doing ok in the countries they now live in. Possible with exception of the french Haitians, but ironically on the small island the Dominican Republic is one of the best economies in the lower hemisphere.

    Sadly we need to bury the hatchet, but sadly probably wil not happen, although it’s time to get back to business and enough of this stupid stuff. It’s such a waste of time and destructive too bad some cannot forgive and forget.
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  9. Travis Anderson
    July 2nd, 2011 at 03:36 | #9

    He’s correct. It is actually the least and most successful of any group that are the most race conscious.

    This means that the poor Black man living in the ghetto has more in common with Jesse Jackson then either do with a Black man living in the Middle Class.

    The truth is that racism-while all groups show it-is worse among African Americans because they have assumed that being victims of it justifies racism from their side.

    Racism among whites is rarely openly displayed, and as we have seen-extremely taboo when it is. It’s a shortcut to being socially outcast for the rest of your life. The problem has become that this double standard for racism is one of the major contributors to the rise of white power movements in the United States.

    Racism ceases to be powerful when we stop giving it power. The truest sign of progress is the ability to tell a racist joke to someone of that race and they’ll not only not be offended, but tell one as well and everyone has a good laugh. But when everyone is terrified of not being PC, it’s a sure sign that racism is alive and well.

    Laugh about it. I do.

    I was the lead of my shift at work, and we told racist jokes to one another. Since I’m white, they jokingly called me "Massa" and I would act like I was angry and demand to know who taught them how to read or demand to know why my cotton wasn’t picked yet.

    We got along great-no one was offended and quite the contrary we had a blast at work and morale was high. They didn’t hate me because I was White, nor did I hate them because they were Black. The truest sign of a person not being racist is someone who isn’t afraid to tell a racist joke, not someone who neurotically measures each and every word lest he offend someone.

    Words are only as powerful as WE make them.
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  10. Jersey Girl
    July 2nd, 2011 at 04:05 | #10

    fistycuffs and kool1 need to read the article above, this is not a RANT. I have read many RANTS before on high-end magazines and sites and this would more likely be found in a book of well written essays. Why is it well written? It exposes the myth that only white people can be racist. This is a black man taking a hard look into the poisoned atmosphere of political correctness. Of course he know that he will be attacked for stating his observations, but if no one in his group confronts similar facts then it is assumed that all blacks are deliberately ignoring this problem.
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  11. Master Chief
    July 2nd, 2011 at 04:18 | #11

    You cite criminal acts with black perps well, but I read nothing that supported the claim "most racist assaults are committed by blacks."

    Did I miss it or did you fail to provide it ?

    I cannot refute the accuracy of the reporting of the incidents listed.

    I make no apology for criminals and accept no excuses of poverty or underprivildge as the cause.

    Blacks are still the largest segment of victims of black crime as most crime remain within a community as a rule.
    I wonder why the author didnt cite examples of black police officers sodomizing white suspects with nightsticks inside the precinct as happened in New York City.
    Where are the incidents of Black cops shooting white men on the eve of thier weddings or on the subway platforms only to give the extraordinary explanation "I mistook my pistol for a tazer" ?
    Howard Beach,Bensonhurst,Abner Louima the list goes on.
    What has happened among whites ?
    Ruby Ridge,Waco,Columbine HS, Jonesboro,AR, Paducha,KY, Flying planes into IRS offices,So called mainstream politicians inciting violence with ‘Don’t retreat,reload", Congresswoman Giffords shot,people bringing loaded guns to healthcare debates,millitias in Michigan preparing for the collapse of the government with live fire drills.

    Are you so insensitive to this kind of violence that it doesnt register with you ?

    2 wrongs don’t make a right.
    1 black person sayng the things that some whites say in private,dosen’t make a revelation any more than a former wall street broker admitting Bernie Madoff was a crook proves white buisnessmen can’t be trusted.
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  12. brady j
    July 2nd, 2011 at 04:33 | #12

    Racism will forever exist, especially in America. This country is only a few hundred years old and hasn’t actually become the country it will one day be. Every race will become the "racist" race, and every race will have some dude write about how their race is now the racist race. Eventually Mexicans will be the racists.
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