“Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another,” wikipedia.org opines, which often results in discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity.” So what, then, are we to make of this?
You know we have to do all the hard shit. We picked all the cotton. We created every iota of American music, dance and culture. We made this country an economic superpower. We fight disproportionately in every war. A black man gave this country universal health care. We invented the modern air conditioner. If it wasn’t for black people, this country would still consist of poor, backward hillbillies ballroom-dancing to Appalachian bluegrass tunes and sweating their asses off while coughing up phlegm.
You’re welcome, white people.
Since we have to do everything around here, I guess I’ll get up tomorrow and solve this whole gun issue.
Given the definition at the top of this article, disallowing any disavowal under the guise of humor, I call that racist.
Whether you consider the vilification of white people as beyond the pale (so to speak), Michael Harriot‘s editorial at theroot.com — 5 Ways Black People Can Force Commonsense Gun Control — gets worse, both as a racist rant and an attempt to piss on the protections guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
Here’s a random sampling:
I know it seems antithetical, but if black people started purchasing semi-automatic weapons legally and in large numbers, congressional Republicans would pass a gun-owner safety bill faster than white people’s fucking tempo . . .
We need to figure out a way to make the GOP believe that buying guns is a form of protest, because whether it’s black fists at the Olympics, sitting in an empty bus seat, walking across a bridge, sitting down at a lunch counter, marching, kneeling or even saying the words “Black lives matter,” white America has never approved of any form of black protest . . .
If black people made mandatory waiting periods or universal background checks cool, white people would appropriate it like they did jazz, rock ’n’ roll, hip-hop, our dances, our style, our vernacular and everything except our poultry-seasoning techniques . . .
The only thing white people love more than their guns is their pets. They could give a fraction of a fuck about actual human lives, but they will jump in front of a speeding train for a puppy. You literally have to fill out more paperwork to buy a Yorkshire terrier from a pet store than you do to purchase an AK-47 from a gun show . . .
Perhaps we could pay Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly to join our cause. Those bastards would do anything for money. They could tell their followers there is a little-known clause in Obamacare that allows people to trade abortions for banana clips. Maybe we could fool those idiots into putting their guns down by playing on their racism and fear of black dicks. We could just mention that there was a recent study that shows gunpowder makes white women prefer black penis, or tell them that every time someone uses the gun-show loophole, a black penis grows an inch . . .
I’m not surprised but I am shocked and appalled by this outpouring of hate on white Americans. More than that, I’m saddened.
Give our country’s racist history, African Americans should embrace both their right to keep and bear arms and seek fellowship with other Americans sheltering under the pro-liberty banner People of the Gun.
But what do I know? I’m a white African American who supports equal rights — all rights — for all our country’s citizens, regardless of their race, religion, ethnic background or sexual orientation. Apparently that’s not enough for some people.