Skip to comments.Dennis Prager: How Liberals Injure Blacks
Posted on 07/10/2006 11:22:29 PM PDT by RWR8189
I was recently shown a videotape of people reacting to radio talk shows. Organized by a firm that specializes in analyzing radio talk shows, the members of the listening panel were carefully chosen to represent all major listening groups within American society.
But I quickly noticed something odd -- I saw no blacks among the selected listeners. I asked why. And the response was stunning.
Blacks had always been included, I was told, but no more. Not because the firm was not interested in black listeners -- on the contrary, blacks are an important part of the radio audience. They were not invited to give their opinion about various radio shows because in its previous experience, the company had discovered that almost no whites would publicly differ with the opinions of the blacks on the panel. Therefore, once a black listener spoke, whites stopped saying what they really thought, if what they thought differed from what a black had said.
I believed that this was the reason -- not some racist animosity toward blacks -- since such companies are paid to give accurate reports on audience reactions to radio programs, and clearly their results would be skewed without input from black listeners. But I still needed to test this thesis. Do most whites really not publicly say what they believe, if what they believe differs from what a black believes -- even when the subject has absolutely nothing to do with race (i.e., reactions to a radio talk show discussing other subjects)?
So I posed to this question to my radio audience, and, sure enough, whites from around the country called in to say that they are afraid to differ with blacks lest they be labeled racist.
I could not imagine anything more detrimental toward abolishing racism and to enhancing black progress in America than such an attitude. But apparently it is the norm in American life to so fear being called a racist that individuals as well as institutions react to blacks as they would to children -- humoring them rather than taking them seriously.
This is another terrible legacy of the dominant liberal attitudes vis a vis America's blacks. For the liberal worlds of academia and media, as for the Democratic Party, blacks are not seen as individuals, the way members of virtually other minority and majority groups are. In the liberal mind, blacks are an oppressed group -- the ultimate oppressed group in America -- and there is little more about black Americans that one needs to know.
Therefore, in a mind-numbing non sequitur, blacks are not be judged, talked to, talked about or hired as other human beings are. I write "non sequitur" because even if one were to agree that blacks are an, or even the, oppressed minority, why would that obviate the need to judge, talk to, talk about or hire black human beings differently than anyone else? It would seem that anyone with equal respect for blacks would judge and talk to them just as they would all other people. But high schools and universities, newspapers and television, the Democratic Party and other liberal institutions have made it very difficult to do so.
Anyone who argues that standards should be identical for blacks -- in hiring and in college acceptance, for example -- is likely to be labeled a racist. And if the person making that argument is himself black, he becomes a member of the group liberals most hate, black conservatives -- "traitors" to fellow blacks.
This also explains why, if one differs with a black, one is not perceived as merely disagreeing with him, but as "dissing" him. That is what started the liberal hatred of former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers. After asking Harvard Professor Cornel West to engage in more scholarship and less rap music making and politicking (West was a major figure in the Al Sharpton campaign for president), Professor West announced that President Summers had shown him "disrespect." Even a Harvard president doesn't tell a black professor what to do.
After dismissing Cornel West's books as "almost completely worthless," the New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier was attacked in ways that made it clear that one should simply not attack a black professor's literary output as one would a white professor's.
Every time liberals force universities to lower standards for black applicants, and every time liberal activists force civil service exams to be rewritten so that more blacks can pass those exams, another person learns not to treat blacks and their ideas as he would anyone else's.
That is why most whites won't differ publicly with most blacks. And that is why liberals and Democrats will have to answer to history for the harm they have done to at least two generations of black Americans.
Copyright 2006 Creators Syndicate
Operative word "most". I would love to find something to disagree with while talking to Walter Williams. Marxine Waters I'm afraid of.
Terrific column. BUMP!
Do you have any idea how many politicans and race extortionists would be put out of business?
Unless the black participant was giving me a threatening look or speaking as if he or she would kill any mofo who dared disagree, I don't think I would have thought twice about offering my honest opinion. Of course, I was the only one brave (or dumb) enough to suggest to two gay co-workers that it was not appropriate for them--or any couple, gay or straight--to make out in the elevator.
(The Palestinian terrorist regime is the crisis and Israel's fist is the answer.)
I have noticed that both blacks and whites tend to be extra nice to each other. Not that there is anything wrong with this
but the media and government have done alot of harm by "balkanizing" groups.
True integration requires an end to the racist stigma
created by do-gooders. Of course their intentions were "noble" but in real life it created a seperate but equal
Anyone who discusses racial issues in front of a live microphone gets no sympathy from me when something stupid (or judged to be stupid) jumps out of their mouth.
Rule #1: don't discuss anything racial in front of a live mike.
A sensitivity trained individual would use the euphemism "ostentatious display of affection".
So PC hurts the integrity of the paneling process.
Why can't each person on the panel be held in individual confidentiality until all have stated their views. Then they won't have to worry about the black (or Indian or Oriental) voice hogging the scene.
Never, as long as the Communist inspired Democrats and MSM have the influence they have today. As good as Prager is I am surprised he is so naive about this. The label Communist has become the same, don't say it or be called a right wing conspiracy nut.
The purpose was to divide society into hostile competing groups in order to destroy the American social unity behind American ideals. They created the victim groups and then exploited them. Had society been encouraged to follow the Christian principles of our heritage discrimination of all sorts would have greatly decreased and eventually disappeared as far as a social influence. The courts took care of the legal discrimination.
That is what PC us about - division. The same with feminism and "gay" rights. It is not about the "victims", it is about splintering American society to make it easier for the government to take it over.
Trouble is, politically correct liberalism has brainwashed almost all blacks into believing that ALL their problems are based on race.
Scary in the context of a jury. But btw, did anyone notice the racist bits in Pirates?
Never, as long as the Communist inspired Democrats and MSM have the influence they have today.
The elevation of youth culture is part of the same phenomenon. The denial of values and morality is part and parcel of the Marxist devolution of society.
Liberals think that everyone is inferior to them. Their thought process includes believing that if only someone would put them in charge of the world everything would be sweetness and light. The they love big government is that it gives them the chance to spend other people's money on their harebrained schemes and to run other people's lives. Inside the heart of every liberal is a totalitarian.
Court Decides Reparations Suit Against Democrats
Posted on 04/14/2005 5:54:05 PM EDT by JulieRNR21
Court Decides Reparations Suit Against Democrats By Frances Rice
The U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington issued a historic ruling in the landmark Reparations lawsuit (Case No. CV04-2442) filed against the Democratic Party by Rev. Wayne Perryman, author of the book entitled Unfounded Loyalty: An In-depth look into the Love Affair Between Blacks and Democrats.
Reacting to the court's decision, Rev. Perryman, who will be the keynote speaker at the June 11, 2005 Empowerment Award Luncheon sponsored by the SaraMana Black Republican Club at the Sarasota Hyatt at 11:30 AM, thanked his supporters and said: "This case will become a permanent part of the United States Federal Judicial archives for years to come."
Rev. Perryman said that he filed the 180-page Reparations lawsuit for two primary reasons: (1) To obtain redress for the crimes committed against African Americans by the Democratic Party and (2) To officially file a formal case against the Democratic Party as a permanent historic record.
Seek and ye shall find.
"Do you have any idea how many politicans and race extortionists would be put out of business?"
Oh, let me count:
10, 1,000, 1,000,000, maybe some illegals too!
Happy Days would be here again...
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