November 19, 2017
Reading this article made me wonder – undoubtedly this guy hasn’t been taught – no matter who you are dealing with family, friends, business or religion – you trust, first, and secondly, you verify, if conditions warrant.
The statement which he made about electing or not electing a democrat – we had Obama for eight years and look at the shape of the country. Obama had no idea on how to run anything. It had nothing to do with civil rights.y Obama had his day in the sun and it is certainly a breath of fresh air to have him gone. He was biased against the white people, the Constitution, and the black people because his ideology of Islam was so profound.
The black people are 13 percent and too much attention is given to them rather than the country as a whole – but, I blame that on the Democrats and Elite Republicans who are trying to make this a Globalist country and to distribute the wealth outside of the country. – which is not why they were elected and that is why Prez Trump was elected because he is putting the U.S. FIRST.
The fact that he was going to teach his children to mistrust first – isn’t that what blacks have been doing since day one? What’s new and it works for both sides because it keeps them under the Democratic Party and their foot on their vote..
Democrats and blacks have always gotten away with words and choices without any repercussion since day one.
It has been noted from blacks that they don’t like being integrated with whites – they want their own culture and that is fine. Most cultures have their own cultures at home and when they go out in public they mix with the masses. But Obama deliberately divided the country because he and the democrats thought the blacks were wising up to the Democrats so he started this “division” factor – starting with the Police.
This NYT COLUMNIST is so biased – there isn’t any way he will ever be friends with anyone – most people would run as far as they could to get away from him.
NYT Columnist: Black and Whites Can’t Be Friends
Imagine, if you will, the New York Times publishing an op-ed from a southern white man who argued that his children would not be friends with black children – indeed, COULD not be friends with them – because black children are not to be trusted. Can you? Can you even dream of such a thing? The mere idea of such an op-ed would cause an international scandal from which the paper would never recover. Even if every other article in the Times that day was in refute to the op-ed, it wouldn’t matter. They would be out of business within a month for providing even an inch of copy space to that kind of horrible, segregationist, racist claptrap.
But if it’s a black professor saying basically the same thing? Oh, well, that’s just fine.
That’s what we’re to understand from Ekow Yankah’s published column in Sunday’s New York Times, where the law professor contends that while he may be fine with his black children assimilating in white society or playing with white children at school, he is not fine with them believing that they can truly be friends with white people. White people, he argues, are not to be trusted.
Want to take a guess at to what (or who) this is all about? We’ll give you three tries.
“Donald Trump’s election has made it clear that I will teach my boys the lesson generations old, one that I for the most part nearly escaped,” he writes. “I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust. Much sooner than I thought I would, I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people.”
Yankah asserts that by supporting – tacitly or explicitly – the candidacy and presidency of Donald Trump, white people have proven that they are not truly sorry for the oppression that preceded the civil rights era. That, indeed, they are either oblivious to the ongoing privilege that they enjoy or are aggressively angry that blacks would dare to challenge their supremacy.
“Meaningful friendship is not just a feeling. It is not simply being able to share a beer,” he writes. “Real friendship is impossible without the ability to trust others, without knowing that your well-being is important to them. The desire to create, maintain or wield power over others destroys the possibility of friendship. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous dream of black and white children holding hands was a dream precisely because he realized that in Alabama, conditions of dominance made real friendship between white and black people impossible.”
Oh brother. Of course, the unspoken assumption in Yankah’s screed is that you MUST accept the terms of his ideological conditioning. There is no, “well, maybe you agree with me on this and maybe you don’t.” There may be disagreement on the point of whether blacks and whites can truly be friends, but there can be no disagreement on the underpinnings of the essay itself: That Trump is racist, that American society is built and upheld on a foundation of white supremacy, and that anyone who is blind to the first two is guilty of either implicit or explicit racism. These are the arguments that can only come from someone entirely brainwashed by subjects like “critical race theory,” and Yankah’s repeated used of terms like “black bodies” makes it clear that he is such a man.
To us, it seems clear enough that there is racial division in our country that was not there a few years ago. We’re not, however, convinced that Donald Trump is as much the reason for that division as he is the response. Want to turn everything into a game of identity politics? Perhaps this is the result.
Maybe doubling down is not your best move right now.