Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Racism, Katrina and how White People "Find" and Black People "Loot"

The old saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words but in a white supremacist society captions are worth a million. Check out white people "finding" and Black people "looting" in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina. *Both* people are "doing" the same thing: attempting to survive the horrific tragedy of Katrina, but the Associated Press says that "Biff" and "Brittany" are "finding" their food while "LeRoy" is "looting" his. Is this a racist mindset? Of course it is, but the AP would deny this vigorously and actually be shocked by such an allegation.

Even amidst a natural disaster that some are calling the "worst in American history", headlines such as "Put the Niggers in the Superbowl" are emerging. Why? Because race and racism are *always* beneath *any* social discourse in Amerikkka and like pus, begins to flow when the right social tragedy needle lances them. I have little hope that people classified as white will ever see themselves as *the* main problem with racism in Amerikkka. They are, as Robert Jensen (white) has recently said, but then again, why be bothered with facts when white stereotypes of Blackfolk are more fun to play with?

1 comment:

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