Monday, December 8, 2014
Happy Holidays to America's racists!
Many conservative whites who get livid when someone innocently wishes them Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas think blacks are over-reacting about so many unarmed blacks getting killed by conservative whites.
Far be it for me to speak for Him, but I’ll bet the Prince of Peace has fewer problems with the War on Christmas than He does with the War on Blacks.
And I believe it is a war because I keep overhearing white people say that the only solution is to either jail or kill all the black people.
I like to think they mean the ones who are burning and looting, but I’m too familiar with how hate-filled minds work to extend the benefit of the doubt.
We live in an age when most brains are so full of self-confirmed media pseudo- facts there is no longer any room left for thoughtful subtlety.
Me, I don’t believe anyone deserves to be jailed or shot based merely on his or her race. I instead believe every one from every race deserves at least a chance.
To me, that’s the American way. Or let’s say it’s the American ideal. Our history is too riven with prejudice and persecution to declare it a guiding principle.
I wish more people would stop looking at every black and white issue like everything was so black and white.
This is a problem that’ll never be solved if it’s viewed as a mere law enforcement issue. The cops are under siege, too, but just for different reasons.
To be solved, our racial injustices must first be acknowledged.
That’s where we’re at right now.
Despite the media hysteria — one that has me nostalgic for news of Ebola outbreaks — fair-minded people are beginning to understand you can’t continue to have uniformed white men with guns, backed by white DA’s, saying killing unarmed young blacks is okay.
I can’t begin to imagine how black parents repeatedly explain the redundant news to black children that, yes, in America in 2014 this is just the way it is.
No one with any sense of justice, irregardless of race, would tolerate their youth being jailed and killed with impunity.
If it happens often enough, you can forget about fearing local riots.
Your biggest concern will be revolution.
This isn’t a problem we can kill our way out of. The jails are already full and they’re running out of room in the cemeteries.
It’s not a racial issue. It all comes down to simple fairness.
No one in America deserves to be persecuted based merely on how they look. It’s the same with who they love or who they do or do not worship.
See, so many people are spending so much time hyperventilating over the last shooting when, as tragic as that is, it’s really no longer the point.
What should concern us all is not the last shooting.
It’s the next one.
And because I wouldn’t want the blessings of the season to get lost amidst all this unseemly tumult, let me take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you, er, . . .
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