But Blacks Can’t Be Racist!

racial-violenceIt’s a typical liberal claim, right up until stories like this show up, then either the liberals run away or try to make some kind of ridiculous excuse why, even though it’s painfully and clearly racist, blacks still can’t be racist.

In Brooklyn, New York, a group of 10 black teens attacked a white couple in what has been described as a racial assault.  Ronald and Alana Russo were beaten by 10 black teenagers, including a 12-year old girl, after they honked their horn at the group of black kids to get out of the way so they could go through a green light.  The teens started kicking his car and once Ronald got out to examine the damage, he was thrown to the ground, beaten and suffered multiple injuries including bruising, a blood clot and a broken nose.  His wife Alana was pulled from the car as she tried to dial 911 and was slammed to the ground, suffering a black eye.  The teens stole her iPhone, all the while yelling racial insults including “get the crackers” and “get the white whore”.

So yes, nothing racist there.

Two of them, Kashawn Kirton and Daehrell Finch, were arrested by police and charged with the crime, but Kirton denied it, saying that he was just wearing the same shirt as one of the attackers.  After all, and I can’t believe I’m about to say this, all black guys look alike.  Isn’t that the card he was playing?

And this isn’t all that uncommon either.  It just shows that there’s a serious divide between what is considered racism and what is not.  If  you’re black, you usually don’t get charged with racial violence.  Take this other case where a white couple was beaten to death at a Dallas, Texas McDonalds by a black mob.  Two white couples on a double date pulled into a McDonalds next to Texas A&M University and within 20 minutes, one couple was dead, beaten to death by a mob of black teenagers.  Local media refused to even identify the race of the assailants because it isn’t politically correct to suggest that blacks can be racist.

Or heck, how about this one?  In Mississippi, a white man, Ralph Weems IV, a former Marine was beaten in a restaurant by black men after warning him that they were upset at the killing of Michael Brown and the place wasn’t safe for whites.  Weems is currently in a medically induced coma following brain surgery.  Another white man, David Knighten, tried to defuse the situation but was similarly beaten and suffered broken bones in his face, a cut over his left eye and a blood clot in his right eye.  It was reported that racial slurs were called from the crowd during the attack.

See, I’m not trying to imply that blacks are any more racist than whites are.  There are racists in every group. There are black racists, there are white racists, there are Asian racists, there are Hispanic racists. I’m sure there are Eskimo racists too.  There are male sexists, there are female sexists.  There are straight bigots and gay bigots. People hating other people for really stupid reasons is just not that uncommon unfortunately.  We, as a species, cannot pretend it doesn’t happen and we can’t pretend that one group is worse than another if they engage in it. Unfortunately, we do see that in some areas, the media is either afraid to report, or refuses to report, if a non-white engages in racist activity or attacks, they want to perpetuate the myths that only whites can be racist and this is ridiculous.  This is a problem no matter who engages in it, we can never, as a society, solve this problem if we look at it as someone else’s problem.

4 thoughts on “But Blacks Can’t Be Racist!

  1. Where the hell are you getting this idea that liberals claim that blacks can't be racists? This claim of yours is bullshit. Identify the liberals who have said this and provide links to the sources where we can read their actual remarks where they have said this. As you are so fond of saying, put up or shut up.

    1. Being blinded to liberal stupidity again, I see. That claim is everywhere, apparently you don't talk to many liberals because I run into it constantly. While it isn't the best article, it's the first one I came across, of many, so you can go read to your heart's desire and then ignore all of it. It comes from http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/can_we_ple

      "The popular notion in Academe that blacks can’t be racist can be traced to the development by the late Harvard law professor Derrick Bell of “critical race theory” in the 1970s and 1980s. Critical Race Theory has several facets, but three are of especial relevance. First, the theory posits that racism is a collective, not an individual, phenomenon. Second, and more important, racism is endemic in American society. Third, blacks cannot be racists.

      Professor cum radio talk show host Eric Michael Dyson, denies that blacks can be racist because they lack power. Dyson allows that individual blacks may be prejudiced, or even bigoted. But, they cannot be racists."

  2. Coming from South Africa, I know this claim that black people cannot be racist to be very true.

    Its a severe misunderstanding of what the word racist means. To a lot of people it means only discrimination by white against black people. Its ridiculous that people think that as in that case if would be for lack of a better word "blackism".
    My recent post Why can't we call theists stupid?

    1. That's exactly the problem, a lot of people just don't understand that anyone who discriminates against another person on the basis of their skin color is a racist by definition. It doesn't matter what skin colors are involved, it's still racist. There are an unfortunate number of people on the liberal left who want to insert "and has power" to make it look like only whites can be racist but that's absurd. It's about attitudes, not abilities. The overwhelming majority of white racists have no power whatsoever to force blacks to do anything, are they not racists now? Oh wait, they're white, they have to be! It's just ridiculous.

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