To my Black Readers.
Great strides were made in the fifties and sixties when many whites who were as ignorant of the race problem as I, became knowledgeable about the unjust treatment still going on, such as separate water fountains and restrooms. Advances in technology helped promote the civil rights issues. We learned about Rosa Parks, the church burning, the “George Wallace” blockade. And there were changes made.
In recent years you are having to wear the stigma placed on you by your Leaders, the media, BLM and other political organizations, the Democrat party, and others whose goal is to divide us. Sadly, there are still some white racists in the mix also.
I cite a recent incident. I was in line to check out at a discount store. The line was held up because someone was having trouble with getting an approval on her credit card. That “someone” was a black adult who had three young people with her. Suffice it to say, I heard a snide remark that would not have been made if I had been the one having trouble. – That does not mean, however, that snide remarks are not made about whites also, especially if they are fat and holding up a line. 😀 Crude comes in all colors.
I had a student (I think fifth grade) whose name was Larry. Larry was a good student, made good grades, an all around good kid. One day Larry was rude and moody, definitely not behaving in his usual manner. I talked to him privately and found that he was being hassled by other kids who were accusing him of being a teacher’s pet. That was not cool. He did not want that in front of the other guys. I had to lay off giving him gold stars; that’s a figure of speech, I didn’t really do that. 😀 Larry is one child who came to see me a few years after he had left our school. Seems like he was working as a auto mechanic.
I guess that is along the lines of being rejected by your own race. When you grow up and become an influential black conservative, you suffer the “Uncle Tom” charge. I make mention of a few: Charles Thomas, Alveda King, Condi Rice, Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, Alan West, Candace Owens, Laurence Jones, Darrell Scott – and since I’m an Okie, I’ll end with J.C. Watts. There are many more but I am limiting myself to those who I stop and listen to if I happen to see/hear them on the TV.
It is Sunday night, 11:33, and I want to post this in the morning. I’m tired and this blog is long enough, so I’m ending with a big “virtual hug” and my thanks to you for letting me talk to you about things that matter.