An intelligent, well-spoken, black person can make a living simply by being a conservative. Whites who oppose “affirmative action” are among the quickest to practice it themselves when they see an opportunity to attach themselves to a “person of color” who holds similar values. They’ll trip over themselves to show their support for conservative blacks, while barely even acknowledging equally qualified whites. They want to show their leftist overlords (or themselves) that they’re not racist. I’ve done it myself in the past. Not so much to show anybody else that I’m not racist, but partly because I wanted to show myself that I’m not racist. In other words, to show myself that I’m capable of being friendly with people of any background. But that was a long time ago. These days I’m well  past that stage. Last night I shopped at Safeway, and the woman behind the counter sported a wide smile and a good attitude. It didn’t matter to me that she was black; I gave her that smile and attitude right back. I’m a happier person that way, and I don’t need to prove anything to anyone.

Some racialist bloggers, of the sort that usually rant against “the Jews,” will link to me now and then. I’m sure most of them simply agree with what I have to say (or disagree, as the case might be), or want to show their support because we’re in the same camp. But some of them probably also use me as a way of saying, “See! I’m not an anti-Semite; I even have a Jewish friend.” They’re giving me “affirmative action.” I don’t blame them one bit. Ranting against “the Jews” doesn’t mean one is full of hatred for ALL Jews, and they’re simply emphasizing that point. Nothing wrong with that. I sometimes rant against “the blacks,” but I don’t hate any individual just because he’s black. I think a lot of leftists are incapable of making such distinctions.

I was reading an article today, on Yahoo News, about a celebrity named Julianne Hough (I’d never heard of her until then):

Looks like Julianne Hough learned the hard way that some people take offense in the 21st century when white starlets wear black face.

Yet there she was, dressed up as the African-American inmate Crazy Eyes, so memorably portrayed by Uzo Aduba on “Orange Is the New Black.” The actress was attending the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Hollywood with friends, who also went as characters from the buzzy new Netflix series.

The internet was not amused. To her credit, the “Dancing With the Stars” winner and “Rock of Ages” actress quickly apologized on Twitter for her choice of costume.

Here are a couple of comments:

Mich

Hello world! African American man here. I have a hunch that a good majority of my race is not “outraged” by this…AT ALL. We actually couldn’t care less. IT’S NOT THAT SERIOUS lol. It’s the media who makes a big deal out of it. So PRETTY PLEASE stop thinking it is African Americans who are actually that darn sensitive. This bothers us not. (804 thumbs up).
jenean p

People really need to get a grip. Not that speak for all black people but I’m black and I didn’t find her costume offensive. I do find it offensive, however, when racism is assumed where it was never intended. (2.6k thumbs up).
With that many thumbs up, is it unrealistic to hope that the editors at Yahoo will take note and wake up from their racial marxist coma? If so many people, both white and black, think the paranoia over supposed “white racism” is overblown and counterproductive, why can’t they rise up and overthrow the leaders of the status quo?
I suspect that, while many blacks are fully aware that “white racism” is, for the most part, a bogey man, they have no incentive to make it go away. On the contrary, they have every reason to maintain the status quo; that’s how they get their goodies: Government handouts, programs and institutional racism in their favor (affirmative action). Nevertheless, I’m encouraged by comments such as the above. It’s a good start.
I’m not convinced that Mich’s hunch (first comment above) is correct – that a majority of blacks are not hypersensitive about hyped up “racism.” I don’t think there’s any way to know for sure; people aren’t always honest in surveys. If there is such a majority, then they need to be more vocal. They need to organize and openly fight against the media “making a big deal out of it.” So far, I don’t see this happening.

 

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