Sunday, October 28, 2012

Racist or Over It?

Note: Correction to Plano demographics 11/10/2012

The AP did a racist poll recently


 .  Michael Skolnik cited this poll on his twitter account - he's all about throwing gas on the race war flames.  Anyway, the poll indicates that a slight majority of whites are more prejudiced (a word other than "racist" that gets them out of trouble) against blacks than they were four years ago.

Food for thought:
The most dangerous place to live in the US is East St. Louis, IL.  98% black and  0.5% white
The safest place to live in the US is Plano, Tx, 78% white and 5% black 
The rest of the top ten in both categories are basically the same.  I wonder how blacks would feel if the shoe were on the other foot?  Many act as if it already is.  Charles Blow, for instance, a columnist for the NY Times ratchets up the rhetoric during the height of the Trayvon Martin case:
"As the father of two black teenage boys, this case hits close to home. This is the fear that seizes me whenever my boys are out in the world: that a man with a gun and an itchy finger will find them “suspicious.” That passions may run hot and blood run cold. That it might all end with a hole in their chest and hole in my heart. That the law might prove insufficient to salve my loss.
That is the burden of black boys in America and the people that love them: running the risk of being descended upon in the dark and caught in the cross-hairs of someone who crosses the line." [Link}
 How the hell long would George Zimmerman have lasted walking down the streets of East St. Louis?  Not too long considering the color of his skin.  A white woman would be certifiably insane or suicidal to walk alone through E St. Louis, yet because she might speak this truth out loud, she would be deemed a racist bitch by the residents there and most of clueless white America.

We're not more prejudiced, just more discerning after four years of watching this man do absolutely nothing to address places like E. St. Louis unless you count more free money and a free ride on accountability.  Since the mid 60's that place has been nothing but crime, drugs, and poverty - apparently it will never stop so they all need to load up and move to another country, someplace where they tolerate heathens - Iran?  Even their homeland of Africa would kick their asses out.

Not prejudiced, just over it.  If he is not going to do anything but give lip service to the impoverished blacks who are bound and determined to vote him in again, he sure as hell isn't going to do anything to help the rest of the population.  No hope for change.