- Posted August 18, 2013 by
saint louis, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Everyday racism: Your stories
Racism and Apple Pie
Racism, in allowing one group advantage over another based on race, is a stroke of genius, devised by the wealthy elite, to keep the races in conflict, while they peacefully maintain control and power. What better way to separate the races, than by skin color, our most visible trait, next to gender.. Before a person says a word, everyone generates preconceived ideas of a person based on their skin color.
If one accepts DNA studies, the first man, "Adam", originated in Africa. This means that every human being is the same and even the most racist White person has Black genes throughout their body. Thus if we are all scientifically proven identical, then "why does racism persist so intenstly in America?" The major reason is that "White priviledge" in America is clearly understood by every White American adult, adolescent and child. There is no where on Earth that having White skin offers so many benefits that other races can only marvel at. Even wealthy non-Whites do not experience the overt benefits of being White in America. The other factors, my father taught me, in regards to the nature of White people, in general: One: Whites have no ability to be fair to you as a Black or minority and Whites don't strive to keep you having less than them, they don't want Blacks to have anything. Zero.
Once you understand the nature and motivations to perserve White privilege in America, then you soon realize, as I did long ago, why affirmative action failed and why race relations in America will never truly be fair to any minority, especially Black people.
Prior to affirmative action, 99.99% of all the well-paying profressional jobs (excluding sports and entertainment) were held by Whites. At the peak of affirmative action, that number reduced to 99.98% and there was an outcry from Whites that Black were getting too much and taking over. Reverse discrimination became the buzz word to kill affirmative action. As my father taught me, even with Blacks getting only .01% of the good jobs, this was too much for Whites to accept. Whites do not want Blacks to have anything.
I read a book, many years ago, titled, "Two Nations". It polled Whites on the premise that if everything was truly equal for all races in America, would they want to be Black. Not a single White person in the study wanted to trade places with a Black person, even if the Black was rich or famous. Then they polled Whites and asked, "how much would trading their White skin to be permanently Black be worth to them?" Amazingly, the average value of White skin was placed at $50 million! Whites lie constantly about the equal opportunities of every race in America, but not one wants to try it being Black.
One hundred years could pass from the March on Washington and American race relations will never improve on any significant level for the masses of America's minorities. Americans refuse to accept that we live in a society of rich and poor, with no color lines, especially with the on-going destruction of the American middle class. No matter how many rights and freedoms that White Americans lose, they are content in knowing that they are still better off than Black people. Observe this reality of America, with your eyes and not your emotions or prejudices, then it will sadly be clear as day the hoplelessness that most minorities face for their entire lives.