Racism, Free Speech and Black Apathy
Where is the outrage over the racist “tar baby” remark made by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)? There has been no outcry whatsoever from “black leaders”. I suppose I should count their silence as their consent. It’s okay for someone in his position to use racial slurs in public, on the airwaves as long as they apologize and say they didn’t “intend” to be offensive. What the hell did he intend by using a term like “tar-baby”? How could something like that not be construed as racist?
When contacting the Congressional Black Caucus on the issue of their white colleague using racial slurs in the media when talking about associated with our African-American President, their reply was “what he said is protected under free speech and since no laws were broken, there is nothing we can do”. REALLY CBC? REALLY!!! Like this is a censorship issue. It ain’t about censorship, it’s about what is SUPPOSED to be the right thing. It’s about what the Civil Rights Movement was about, equality under the law and respect for all people.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand everyone having the right to say what they feel and speak their opinion. At the age of 40 I realize that we are not at all living in a post-racial Amerikkka. So my outrage isn’t with pecker-woods from Colorado who don’t like minorities or openly use racial slurs about black people. My problem is with the silence and apathy of the leading blacks in this country who call themselves black leaders. If one of them would have gotten on the radio or television and said “being involved with John Boehner in anything is like wallowing in a ditch with trailer trash honky redneck ofays” there would be some hell to pay.
How far will this go before the CBC, NAACP, NBJC or any other supposedly black social justice organization stands up and publically calls the blatant racism that is being broadcast over the airways and in newspapers and magazines UNACCEPTABLE? If the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan even casually says the word “Jewish” in an interview, EVERY JEWISH SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION IN AMERIKKKA WOULD HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT! At this rate, one of the elected racist crackaz in congress could refer to the President as a nigger and they wouldn’t say anything. MY BAD! I FORGOT. The still unconfirmed gay agenda to take over the world by converting little children is more of a threat to this country than unhooded klansmen who have the power to legislate discrimination.
Let me just issue a warning. When we start letting “little things” like racial slurs being hurled over the public airwaves fly, sooner or later we will be back in the era of Jim Crow. Remember, a little leaven ruins the whole loaf. The Republikkkan party has already started trying to do things to suppress the votes of those who have a history of voting democrat. What’s next, White and Colored Only bathrooms? If we don’t wake up, we are headed in that direction. Didn’t we learn anything from the Civil Rights Movement? Aren’t we teaching our children remember and respect the legacy of our ancestors? If not, we are DOOMED TO REPEAT IT!
Oh yeah, “the terms cracka, peckerwood, trailer trash, honky, redneck and ofay are IN NO WISE intended to be offensive. And if anyone IS offended by their use I am deeply sorry.” That makes my using them okay… right?