By Charles G. Ankrom
Defeat the grotesque monster of racism through taking a candid examine race kin and altering the discussion that's general in society. Slogans equivalent to “Black Lives topic” and “Hands Up, do not Shoot” dominate the scoop, however the likes of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are hardly ever poster boys for a brand new civil rights move. The silent white majority is uninterested in facing blacks who glance, speak, and act like Brown's stepfather. the instant after the grand jury made up our minds to not indict the police officer who fatally shot his son, he vehemently steered onlookers to “burn this whinge down.” Charles G. Ankrom takes a candid examine race family members for you to defeat the grotesque monster of racism. He considers questions akin to: Why is it usually presumed that whites discriminate opposed to blacks while a cry of racism is heard? And why are those tales so widespread in modern day media? Why do hate crimes appear merely to get filed opposed to whites even if blacks continually attack whites with cries of “Justice for Trayvon” and “Remember Michael Brown”? Why does society pander to blacks with issues resembling Black background Month? reflect on tricky questions, and alter the discussion on race in the USA with the insights in Black Pandering.
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Extra info for Black Pandering: Why Racism May Never End
You will indeed see the NAACP referred to many times throughout this book, as they make their presence known in many areas of American life, and their influence, or meddling, depending on your viewpoint will be discussed in later chapters dealing with such hotbed racial issues as affirmative action, the Jena Six, racial profiling and hate crimes, among others. As you read and see the countless references to the group herein, just keep in mind the tremendous power and influence of the NAACP, and wonder from time to time about the likewise obvious absence in society of my imaginary NAAWP, and how such a strong existence of the former weighed against the non-existence of the latter lends proof and credence to my proposition of the existence of a politically-correct mindset of reverse discrimination, and that blacks are pandered to in alarming proportions.
A recent controversy the NAACP was involved in was surrounding their passage of a resolution condemning “explicit racial behavior” by supporters of the Tea Party movement, implicitly accusing the Tea Party of being racist. I have to stop here and ask—How in the world is that not the pot calling the kettle black? How does a group that is so arguably by name, acts, and deeds, as racist as a group could ever be, get by in this world calling another group racist? But they did seem to get away with it, and I suggest it was because they are a black group calling a white group racist, again something that is readily accepted in society according to my proposition.
I began to get the idea for it way back when the movie “White Men Can’t Jump” first came out in 1992. I wondered then why no one saw that movie as racist. Instead, people from all ethnic groups plopped down their money to see it, and laughed their heads off. e. the inability to jump, or more precisely, to play basketball). Now, it was not openly racist in the way it was made or in the dialogue, and I give the movie makers credit for that. But the premise of the movie was clearly there, in the title of the movie, written out on marquees all across America— “White Men Can’t Jump,” and in the innuendoes and storyline.
Black Pandering: Why Racism May Never End by Charles G. Ankrom