Is America Racist?
If you listen to Colin Kaepernick, Jesse Williams*, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Roland Martin, TaNehisi Coates, Joy Reid, CNN(and every other liberal news outlet); and sadly, the majority of university professors—America is the most racist nation, not only in our contemporary world--but that has ever existed!!
On the contrary, if you prefer facts, reason, and logic, to emotion—an entirely different image of America emerges. For example, researcher Dr Inan Dogan, updating the original list compiled by the Washington Post, released a new list of the 25 Most Racist Nations In The World: 25.Japan; 24.Morocco; 23.Turkey; 22.Cyprus; 21.Thailand; 20.Russia; 19.Hong Kong; 18.Yemen; 17.Pakistan; 16.Algeria;15.Ecuador; 14.Kyrgyzstan; 13.Iraq; 12.Nigeria; 11.Malaysia; 10.South Korea; 9.South Africa; 8.Palestine; 7.Kuwait; 6.Philippines; 5.Egypt; 4.Libya; 3.Bahrain; 2.Lebanon; 1.India.
In other words, the “racist” United States didn’t even make the top 25! I’m sure liberals are having an apoplectic fit...right about now! But...to further antagonize our liberal friends, this same news cite released the top 13 Least Racist Nations In The World: 13.Belgium; 12.New Zealand; 11.Australia; 10.Latvia; 9.Norway; 8.Sweden; 7.Britain; 6.Guatemala; 5.Colombia; 4.Argentina; 3.Brazil; 2.Canada; 1.United States. On the contrary, the U.S. did make this list!
Right about now, you may be wondering what criteria Dr Inan used for his conclusions. He candidly writes:
“Racism isn’t an easy concept to measure. You can’t conduct a survey and directly ask people whether they are racist or not. Most racists don’t know they are racists and the ones that know won’t admit that fact in a survey. That’s why researchers have to come up with indirect ways of measuring racism. That’s what we did in this article.
A couple of years ago Washington Post published a racism map using responses to the question, “Would you like having people from another race as neighbors?”. In this article we used an updated version of the same dataset and we included answers to another related question to produce more robust estimates of racism.”
First, Dr Inan attempted to use the ‘Scientific Method’ to make his final determinations on racism. In other words, he did not use Tim Wise’s ‘White Privilege’; nor did he use Black Lives Matter’s criteria: “Police target Blacks therefore whites are racists”! He didn’t use Dr Joy Degruy’s Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome! And finally, he didn’t even use Michael Moore’s standard, “Hate Whitey”! On the contrary, I find refreshing that he honestly attempted to use objective, unbiased criteria for his conclusions!
Second, I find incredibly interesting the superficiality of the question Dr Inan ultimately settled on: “Would you like having people from another race as neighbors?” I actually laughed as I considered that at one time, America dealt with slavery, lynching, peonage, share-cropping, segregation, etc., but now, racism is determined by whether we can endure the presence of person from another race living next door!!! This is strong evidence we’ve come a long way from past horrors in this area!!!
Third, this actually teaches that racism is NOT the problem liberals create it to be! On the contrary, this study actually unveils liberalism’s contemporary focus on racism follows Booker T Washington’s charge of race-baiting in his day:
"There is a class of race problem solvers who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public...Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs... They don't want the patient to get well... -Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery (1901).
Furthermore, I also find it fascinating Dr Inan did not feel the need to use the traditional plumb-line for sniffing-out racism: interracial marriage. Whereas at one time miscegenation was the law of the land, today interracial marriage and dating doesn’t even command a second look—it’s everywhere!! Of course, if you would take a moment and observe daily interactions between people of different races you will surely discover the ‘reality’ that very little animosity actually exists between blacks and whites!!!
I serve several hours a week at a Christian school, and my heart was touched yesterday as I watched a ‘freshman’ black girl walk across the library to a ‘senior’ white girl; interrupted her conversation and simply hugged her…for at least 60 seconds! And no—they were not gay! It was simply an expression of endearment common among females: “this-is-my-friend-and-everyone-GET-OUT-OF-THE-WAY-because-I-need-a-hug-NOW!! There was no shame of age, nor of color—very simply: it was beautiful!! This kind of interracial interaction is common all across America! In general, America has not been listening to liberal pundits…Thank God!
My final evidence against liberalism’s charge: “America is a racist nation”; or “America is the most racist nation in the world”, are the following facts: No other nation in the history of the world, has ever freely elected as its leader/president a member of its formerly enslaved class!!! Remember, slavery dominates the history of every nation—but only America has elected a descendant of slaves as its president…not once, but twice! Second, America is the only pre-dominantly white nation in the history of the world to ever elect a black president! Third, as far as I am aware, to this point, no black nation has ever freely elected a white president/leader. Fourth, America is the only nation in the history of the world to elect a descendant of slaves in less than 150 years of abolishing slavery. Fifth, America is the second nation in the history of the world to abolish slavery based upon its conscience!*** In other words, former slave-holders, and their descendants, came to the conclusion that slavery is wrong, i.e. sinful! Remember, prior to England(1833) and America(1865)--no other nation in the history of the world had ever considered slavery immoral!
As a side note, England and America derived their conclusions on the immorality of slavery from the Judaeo/Christian ethic, i.e. the Bible!
Conclusion: the charge, “America is a racist nation”, is preposterous!
*And most every Hollywood star.
**The emotional charge of “racism” also affords many of these people position, power, and money in modern America!
***This is only half true! The whole truth is the consciences of Republicans rejected slavery, and the consciences of Democrats were seared.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. -Jim Rohn
God’s promise to regather Israel: the greatest miracle of our times!!!
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.”
The fact that America recognizes God’s everlasting covenant with Israel on this day by moving its embassy to Jerusalem can only further the cause of God’s favor upon our great nation(Gen12:1-3)!!!
May God be greatly praised!!!
Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.-Golda Meir
The idea of ‘God’ has at minimum four requirements:
i.He must create everything (Omnipotence)
ii.He must have a desire for, or a love for His creation (Love)
iii.He must possess knowledge of good and evil (Omniscience)
iv.He must possess a desire to use His power to care for His creation
In spite of this truth, history is replete with men creating gods. I have found the most common false gods fall into two categories: good and evil--good gods help people, and evil gods hurt people (from a human perspective)! On the other hand, the idea of an ‘anti-god’ is slightly different. The two defining attributes of an ‘anti-god’ are: 1.he is unwillingly chosen; 2.he is raised to deity ‘BECAUSE’ he is hated! I call this phenomenon: ‘Negative Deification’!
As for followers, whereas the authentic God has authentic worshippers, the anti-god has anti-worshippers. While the authentic God’s worshippers love Him; and the anti-god’s worshippers hate him. The authentic God is honored by His worshippers who understand He loves them enough to supply all their needs and desires; the anti-worshippers possess only demands…because they believe the anti-god owes them!
The venom and revenge spewing from the mouths of the anti-worshippers toward the anti-god, is exceeded only by the worship and adoration of the worshippers of the authentic God! Whereas love rivets the attention and affection of the authentic worshippers to the authentic God; the hatred of the anti-worshippers not only rivets their attention to the anti-god*, but lifts him to a position of deity!
While the anti-worshippers vociferously deny deifying the anti-god, their hatred drives them, deceiving them to believe they will not survive without the anti-god responding to their demands. Because the anti-god owns limited authority and wealth--the anti-worshippers believe the anti-god ought to be coerced to “supply all their needs according to his riches in glory!”** While authentic worshippers freely choose the authentic God as their God; indeed, deceived by their hatred, the anti-worshippers unknowingly, unwillingly--but unwittingly--make the anti-god…their god!
In a nutshell, anti-worshipper’s attributes of deification are:
i.a desire to possess the anti-god’s authority/power/wealth
ii.anger and hatred for the anti-god (unforgiveness).
iii.unlimited grievances of past actual and perceived ‘anti-god’
iv.demands of remuneration from the anti-god (theft & love of
Here is my point: contemporary liberalism commits ‘Negative Deification’ of white people! In other words, liberals, both white and black, create anti-gods of ‘white people’!
Let’s return to the anti-worshipper’s attributes to examine my contention!
1.Envy. Can one honestly consider the state of contemporary American politics and not see the obvious envy of liberalism?!?! The lust for power by liberals is daily news across America! For example, a year and a half after the elections—Hillary Clinton recently travelled to India to inform them why she lost the election!
2.Anger and hatred. How about Antifa?! However, to the discerning, Antifa is a prophetic image of the end of liberalism.
Or, how about the violence on college campuses against certain types of speakers? Need we ask the obvious question, “who are the perpetrators of this violence?” If you answered, “Liberals!!” You get an A+!!!
3.Grievances of past ‘anti-god’ injustice. Who is paving the way for the hatred of America? Who dominates the professorship of American college campuses, where America is daily attacked and belittled? The most recent incident is Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar, who tweeted, "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal." "I'm happy the witch is dead. can't wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis did." Furthermore, last year another Fresno State professor tweeted, "To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and higher the better." Do you think these professors are a just wee-bit angry with America? In all honesty, do you believe the mindset of these two university professors is unique? I mean, do you think American professors training American students actually believe in American Exceptionalism? Think again!!
Finally, under which group shall we categorize Tim Wise, and his ‘White Privilege’; or Dr Joy Degruy’s, and her Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome?
If you haven’t already figured it out—all of the above represents liberalism!
4.Demands of remuneration from the anti-god. Beginning with Affirmative Action; and reparations(Tehesi Coates), the evidence for this point spirals all the way down to its logical conclusion--the wisdom of Black Lives Matter, Louisville co-founder Chanelle Helm, who declares when White people down-size their home, they should give the old one to Black or Brown people!
Beloved…this is called the ‘Negative Deification’ of the white man!
To incessantly accuse white people of white privilege; white supremacy; black slavery; white majority; white oppression; implicit bias; police targeting blacks etc., etc., etc., both creates and inspires hatred and revenge. Tragically, to resolve these issues…liberals simply scream the white man must pay!
Furthermore, by changing the definition of words and adding ‘whiteness’ to the accusation of ‘white privilege’, now means because whites cannot change their ‘whiteness’, they are permanently the oppressor, who must forever pay the oppressed!
This ‘Tom-foolery’ exalts whites to an anti-god who is necessary to supply the needs of the “people of color”…who are his victims, his anti-worshippers! Plain and simple…this is idolatry!
Beloved…only the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…is God! All else are idols (Ps96:5)! I choose the One, Who has already given us the victory! “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1Cor15:58)! How about you?
*One of the consequences of hatred, is the hated consumes the thinking of the hater.
**if you’re unaware, Philippines 4:19 uses this phraseology to refer to what God does for His people. In other words, only God does this!
***Three quick examples: “Kill Whitey” -Michael Moore; Trinity College’s Johnny Eric Williams-“Let them f****ng die!”; “A day without White people” Washington State College.
--UNLESS YOU CHANGE HOW YOU ARE, YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE WHAT YOU'VE GOT —Jim Rohn