Warning: This article must be read very carefully to understand its meaning and it is not racist. The article seeks only to provide an explanation for racism. The warning seems to be apologetic, but it is not. I am not a cause of racism and have been subject to it. I am Italian and not white as the census tells me.
We will attempt to explain why the keyword today is racism, and why it has affected so many of the American population, especially Africans.
Today everyone uses the word racism frequently. The word is used so frequently that its meaning has been diminished and sometimes distorted. Let’s begin with race and racism’s definitions.
A group of people sharing the same culture, history, language, etc.; an ethnic group.
Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
As you can see from the definitions, race is the defining factor and prejudice is embedded within racism. Prejudice defines racism, and it is not limited to a color, but rather to a culture, history, or language etc. If there is no prejudice then there is no racism.
Italians, Irish, Jews, French, Africans, Germans, Spanish, Mexicans, Palestinians, Russians, and the list goes on and on. These races have been subject to prejudice and have dealt prejudices towards others since the beginning of time. New York City was created on prejudice and that is why the Boroughs were created and are still there today. Races, not defined by color, separated themselves from other races for safety and community. Enter the present day and age where the word racism is used for anything and everything, especially for white versus black scenarios.
There are plenty of posts, comments, and articles from “white” people that state they cannot believe racism exists or that they are sorry for racism etc… These “white” people have drank the Kool-Aid of the media and forgotten their pasts. They have lost their minds, culture, and identities unless, of course, they are WASPs (White Anglo Saxon Protestants). Research the WASPs on your own in an effort to keep the article shorter.
Why has it become black versus white?
The history of the American population regrading racism is directly attached to the WASP population. The WASPs sought to control all aspects of their population and anyone that attempted to disrupt it. They fought with all races especially the Italians and Africans. The Republicans sided with equal rights for all, while the Democrats wanted limited or no rights for all unless they were WASPs.
The Democrats that were led by the KKK controlled the slavery movement. Once slavery was abolished by the Republican, Abraham Lincoln, the Democrats stepped right back in to minimize Africans and other immigrants will to be free by instituting the Jim Crow laws. Every attempt made by the Republicans to overturn the Jim Crow laws failed miserably decade by decade. The Democrats, KKK, and the South were too powerful and the Republicans failed miserably. It was not until July 2 1964 that the Jim Crow Laws were repealed by, ironically, Democrat Lyndon Johnson.
The plight of the Italians were equal to Africans regarding prejudice and racism and suffered the same attitudes from the WASPs. A couple examples below:
Quotes from prior leaders from http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/10/opinion/falco-italian-immigrants/
What was the reaction of our country’s leaders to the lynchings? Teddy Roosevelt, not yet president, famously said they were “a rather good thing.” The response in The New York Times was worse. A March 16, 1891, editorial referred to the victims of the lynchings as “… sneaking and cowardly Sicilians, the descendants of bandits and assassins.” An editorial the next day argued that: “Lynch law was the only course open to the people of New Orleans. …”
John Parker, who helped organize the lynch mob, later went on to be governor of Louisiana. In 1911, he said of Italians that they were “just a little worse than the Negro, being if anything filthier in [their] habits, lawless, and treacherous.”
I cannot equate my situations to that of Africans since I do not walk in their shoes. I have walked with my relatives as they all were 1st generation Italians and the walk was not the same as a WASP American. I have been called a Dago, Wop, Grease Monkey, Grease Ball, IROC, Guido, Mario, Luigi, and that list is endless as well (http://www.rsdb.org/race/italians). I have been called those names by all opposing races but that is life. That being said I do not care what they call me because the names, in an ironic way, give me a strong sense of identity. I walk away from the slurs knowing that the other person dropping the slur is jealous of me in some way. When I go to work every day I know that they view me as the Italian and not the typical WASP coworker at the office.
I do know that racism will continue to exist and cannot be removed because racism is inherent to the human mind sociologically and psychologically. We can work on breaking those chains only by speaking out towards the government that has set us up to fail, especially the Democrats and Liberals. Republicans can be tied into this scenario but their political platform differs from the aforementioned.
A solution, to assist the population to remove some of the preconceived notions, is to remove the Democratic Party’s way of hurting African and other race populations. The Democrats consistently have run on the platform of giving to the poor in welfare based programs. These programs are instituted by the WASP politicians to keep the race(s) segregated and set them up to fail. In essence, the Democrats pander and give money so less privileged people will not want to leave their ghettos, menial jobs, and schools. Give them drugs and don’t clean up their cities. Let them have crime and gangs so they can kill each other, while the WASPs watch from their mansions.
Look at Chicago and all the major cities. The WASPs do not care because they feed off of the failed races for their next political election. During their speeches they will state, “I will give you more welfare, more money.” The voters should be appalled. How does more welfare get the citizen out of the ghetto? In any other country, if babies and children were being killed by gangs, the military would be in the streets keeping the city safe. In America, the WASPs look the other way and offer more welfare.
What can a President do? Nothing. There have only been two non-Protestant Presidents surrounded by mostly WASP Congresses. Those being Obama and Kennedy, of which the latter was assassinated, including his brother and son. Almost every politician, whether Democrat or Republican, is of the WASP population and their job is to control all races but theirs.
Which is worse, Democrat or Republican? It seems Democrat since they have over a 100 year history of supporting slavery and Jim Crow laws. People do not change so do not fall for their empty promises. Democrats promote welfare and even sent money to Africans because of slavery. I do not know why no one is offended by those actions. Republicans seem to allow less government control, which is a benefit to all races in the nation. Before any more Democrats call the Republican President a racist they should look at their party’s history, which affected all races in the United States. The only way that any change will occur in society is if the newly appointed Senators and Presidents will be common citizens and not WASPs.
If you believe that all races are equal than you are actually trying to be the superior race since no races are inherently possible to viewed equally by any being. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be racist as well. AI will view each race of AI as inferior or superior.