Being a Racist Is Easy Today

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Being a Racist Is Easy Today

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Years ago, it was hard to be a racist. You had to be fitted for and spend money on a white gown and don a pointy hat.

You celebrated racism by getting some burlap, wrapping it around a cross, setting it ablaze and dancing around it carrying torches. Sometimes, as did Lester Maddox, you had to buy axe handles for yourself and your supporters to wield to forcibly turn away black customers from your restaurant. Or, as in the case of Theophilus “Bull” Connor, you had to learn to direct fire hoses and vicious police attack dogs against civil rights demonstrators.

Younger racists, along with their parents, had to memorize poems for whenever a black student showed up for admission to their high school or college. For example, “Two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate!” Of course, there were a host of racial slurs and epithets that could be hurled, with impunity, at any black person in your presence. In earlier times, you didn't have to be sophisticated, but it took a bit of work, to be a racist.

Today, all that has changed. To be a racist today takes little effort. For example, one can sit back in his easy chair and declare that he's for across-the-board tax cuts. That makes you a racist. If you don't believe me, think back to 1994 when the Republican-led Congress pushed for a tax-cut measure. Former U.S. House of Representatives member Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., denouncing the Republicans' plan before a Manhattan audience as a form of modern-day racism said:

“It's not ‘spic' or ‘n—–‘ anymore. (Instead,) they say, ‘Let's cut taxes.'” A few months later, he compared the GOP's “Contract with America” to measures in Nazi Germany saying, “Hitler wasn't even talking about doing these things.”

One can be labeled a racist through a set of “microaggressions” listed in “Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development” from 2014.

Here are a few statements one should avoid: “You are a credit to your race.” “Wow! How did you become so good in math?” “There is only one race, the human race.” “I'm not racist. I have several Black friends.” “As a woman, I know what you go through as a racial minority.”

But most instances of microaggressions are less overt. There are college microaggressions such as a male student rolling his eyes when a female student speaks, or people not wanting to be in study groups with those of different races.

Perhaps the easiest way to be labeled a racist is to suggest that a wall be built on our border with Mexico in order to keep people from Mexico and points south from entering our nation illegally. Also, a slam-dunk charge of racism is to say that the standard practice of separating children from parents is Nazi-like. But imagine you are stopped with your child in the car and charged with a DUI in any of our 50 states. You're going to be arrested and your child taken to protective child services. The identical practice on our southern border becomes racism.

As veteran journalist Brit Hume said about the uproar over President Donald Trump's latest bomb-throwing: “Trump's ‘go back' comments were nativist, xenophobic, counterfactual and politically stupid. But they simply do not meet the standard definition of racist, a word so recklessly flung around these days that its actual meaning is being lost.” The president cleaned up his remarks a few days later saying: “These are people that hate our country. If you're not happy in the U.S., if you're complaining all the time, very simply, you can leave.” By the way, leaving isn't Trump's idea. Many leftists pledged to flee America altogether if Trump were elected president.

The bottom line is that when leftists have no other winning argument, they falsely accuse others of racism. Republicans cower at the charge and often give the leftists what they want. Black Americans who are octogenarians, or nearly so, need to explain what true racism is, not to correct white liberals but to inform young black people.


Walter E.Williams
Walter E. Williams

About Walter E.Williams

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Williams is also the author of several books. Among these are The State Against Blacks, later made into a television documentary, America: A Minority Viewpoint, All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, More Liberty Means Less Government, Liberty Versus The Tyranny of Socialism, and recently his autobiography, Up From The Projects.

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    Circle8
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    Circle8

    As usual good comments from the doctor. The only real racists in America have “D” behind their names on the voter registration rolls and a low IQ number like most members of congress, ACLU and many other groups. (all DEMOCRAPS) I have been called “Half-breed” most of my life and wear that title proudly, thank you. I am very proud of my heritage and intend to stay that way. God Bless America.

    V12Guy
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    V12Guy

    I’m one of those “old guys”. I was in school in the 50’s and 60’s and graduated high school in time to face the draft. I believe I can relate to racism. My school was in northern Wisconsin. Lot of white people. Scandinavian and european I suspect. My mother was chinese. I guess that made me half white. I look chinese and identified as such (unlike our former president,who ignored his white roots in favor of his minority roots). I definitely saw racist attitudes displayed toward me and my two brothers. Truth is most of the kids didn’t care. Sure,… Read more »

    musicman44mag
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    musicman44mag

    Ammoland, still having problems with your site.
    I worked for DMV

    headquarters as a manager in Kommiefornia. The second you discipline anyone of any color or a woman, you are either racist or sexist. It is a tool that they use to deflect the fact that they did something wrong and turn you into the bad guy so you are the problem, not them and then you become the issue and get disciplined. Its how the demoncratic state agencies work. Nepatisim is rampant too.

    USA
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    USA

    They’re are going to ramp up calling us racists due to Trump just announced,

    “President Trump is set to save American taxpayers billions of dollars as his administration announces a new rule on Monday that will essentially ban welfare-dependent legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the United States.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/12/trump-administration-enacts-public-charge/

    This is going to clear out massive invasion forces.

    Longscout
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    Longscout

    USA:
    Grab a copy of the NY Times for Agust 12, 2018, and take a good look at that first page.
    There are, of course, numerous other articles that are suspect of manipulating the problems than strive to ostracize men, whites, Republicans, and others from the public non-dialogue about racism that is controlled from the Left-Far Left Democrat end of the spectrum…not to mention militant feminists and others who would rather have (make) an issue than to have (seize) peace. Go home, have dinner with the wife or husband and family, and don’t turn on the news: Life is good.

    loveaduck
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    loveaduck

    I’m not sure about the statement “There’s only one race” being racist. It’s the simple truth. It’s only racist if no effort to make it true follows the statement.

    neville
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    neville

    All people are racist, and yes, even the negroes.

    RoyD
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    RoyD

    Thanks for the chuckle this morning.

    USA
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    USA

    Being straight is the new discrimination surfacing. Combine it with the desire for a Constitutionally run country and now you’re a racist, homophobic etc with all those ism’s included too. Places like Cali stole the kids, broke up the family, stole everyone’s rights and freedom of speech/assembly and now demand that you must be gay while they call you names. Just as planned a nation can’t survive the level of toxicity flooding out of these containment zones. Being a white guy and not liking many other white guys I suppose I’m racist and doubt anything is going to change this… Read more »

    Oldvet
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    Oldvet

    I have been wondering lately…Being an OLD WHITE MAN how far do Bernie and OLD UNCLE JOE get to continue down the road ? And being an OLD WHITE WOMAN , how far does Warren get before they tell her that old white women privilege died with HiLIARy ?

    David LaPell
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    All it takes to be a racist is being white and breathing, and in some cases where the left are tearing down statues and paintings you don’t even have to have the breathing part.

    ras52
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    ras52

    David LaPell, you got that right!

    Smoke
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    Smoke

    The leftists are the problem.

    freedom isnt cheap
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    freedom isnt cheap

    Just be white,American and love America and our great countries laws,and then YOU ARE A RACISTS!according to dumbasses and negroids

    1776 Patriot
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    1776 Patriot

    Your comments would have been so much more accurate and meaningful if you’d just stopped with and put a period after the word “dumbasses”. Dumbasses abound in EVERY racial group, including white. All you have to do is look at the Democrat presidential “dumbass” contenders. They represent, not to their credit, almost every racial and sexual group identity. Identity politics is the primary “go to” tool of leftists; Please don’t demean people by using the leftist playbook.

    Donttreadonme
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    Well said, the left and its media puppets are promoting division in the American people along racial, sexual prefernce, gender, educational, social status, and any other “group” they can get people to identify with. The Republicans need to find a message that unites people into larger groups. The left uses “Divide and conquer” politics, and it has worked on alot of the population for a long time. When the left calls everone a racist, a xenophobe, a homophobe, sexist, etc… it waters down the meaning. Its like the boy who cried wolf, people will ultimately stop listening to these words… Read more »