The best way to understand Liberal Racism is to ‘catch it’ in action. In the 4th Tidbit, I offered the racism of ‘White Liberals’ in action. This time I offer the racism of ‘Black liberals’ in action.
1.“Race fatigue is a real physical, mental, and emotional condition that people of color experience after spending a considerable amount of time dealing with the micro- and macro-aggressions that inevitably occur when in the presence of white people. The more white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.” –April Hathcock, NY
In reality, if April’s fatigue were authentic, it is a consequence of the sin of racism! When she observed ‘the fact’ that there were only a few Black librarians—that ‘fact’ needed interpretation. Because she is a racist, she interpreted ‘the fact’ through her skin color, i.e.her racism, i.e.her sin(Lu11:34-36), resulting in her obvious racist viewpoints!
On the contrary, if she had viewed her circumstance through God’s gift of an attitude of gratitude (Eph5:20; 1Thes5:18), she would have experienced its strength of exhilaration! The Joy of the Lord is your strength(Neh8:10)!! For example, instead of counting the ratio of Blacks to Whites in the librarian profession, how about being grateful to God for: i.breaking ‘new ground’ for her self; her family; ahhh…for Black people?! OR, ii.receiving training from experts in her choice of field; OR, iii.a new job she will ultimately land; OR, iv.meeting new people which could open new doors down the road! OR, any nearly innumerable other things to be grateful to God!!!
On the contrary, sin enslaves to previous hurts(Phil3:13,14); and blinds to God’s present gifts of opportunities(Ps75:6,7)! In reality, April’s racism caused her to see what she wanted to see!!!
2.“What we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday.”
“…how it is much better to live in 2012, then it is in 1612, and 1712...”
“And we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called ‘whiteness’ uses and abuses us, burying black people out of site and out of mind, while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment… – Jesse Williams, 2016 BET acceptance speech.
Jesse received speech-halting cheers, and even standing ovations from his nearly all Black BET audience. However, in reality, his words were anything but true! First, almost double the number of Whites over Blacks were killed by police in 2015 and 2016; and over double the number of Whites over Blacks were killed in 2017!!!
Second, did Jesse actually publicly say—with a straight face, America is the same toward Blacks in 2012 as 1712? Are you kidding me? Jesse Williams made over 5 million in one year; were there Black people in America in 1712—allowing for the differences in money and the time periods---that were paid comparable to his 5 million salary? Ahhh…as I remember, Blacks were enslaved in 1712—which meant we were paid nothing!!! Third, the worst part of his speech however, which actually highlights his grossly abnormal racism was his “invention of whiteness” remark. First of all, skin color in humans genetically comes from the chemical melanin. The more melanin the darker one is; the less melanin, the lighter one is. Therefore, all humans*--including White people--have melanin! Whiteness is not an invention! Lastly, the part that was most offensive about his “invention of Whiteness” racist remark is that Jesse’s mother is White! And what’s even worse, she was sitting in the crowd when he insulted his own momma!!! Can you imagine if this situation were reversed? If Mr Williams had a Black momma, and a White father, and he used the phrase: “invention of Blackness”?!!? I know very few ‘Black mommas’ who would have sat there…and allowed their bi-racial son to insult Black people!!! The Black mommas I know would have ‘went-upside-his-head’--right on national TV!!! But remember, the key here is Liberal Racism!!
3."Joseph Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. ...'Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was.’" --The Daily Mail quotes Joseph Lowery, who gave the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration.
Because these comments originate with a man who not only calls himself a Christian, but a preacher, i.e. a man of God; as a man of God, I find these statements quite difficult to stomach! On the other hand, we must remember, the Bible speaks of times when the “wind shall shepherd” the shepherds(Jer22:22). The word “wind” in this verse is a sign referring to the ‘thinking’ of the times, or what is the Bible’s version of political correctness. In other words, there will be times when the pastors preach to tickle ears(2Tim4:3), rather than heeding the voice of the Holy Spirit, according to the scriptures! Reverend Lowery’s thoughts on White people do not originate with the God who created all men in His image and likeness, but to tickle the ears of his listeners, who sadly require validation for their own racial sickness!
…to be continued!!
*With the exception of albinos, which is a genetic mistake.
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