Acceptable Racism

 

Just read this New York Times essay and mentally reverse the races of the people involved.

Then one morning, glancing out my front window, I saw a young white couple stopped at the library. Instantly, I was flooded with emotions — astonishment, and then resentment, and then astonishment at my resentment. It all converged into a silent scream in my head of, Get off my lawn!…

What I resented was not this specific couple. It was their whiteness, and my feelings of helplessness at not knowing how to maintain the integrity of a Black space that I had created.

Long story short, she doesn’t want to see white people in her neighborhood. “Don’t let the sun go down on you around here, mayonnaise.” She goes on to justify her hatred of white people because of racist acts committed by long dead white people generations ago.

We are never going to get past this.

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  1. Stina Member
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    It’s a gigantic, generational blood feud on a national level. 

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  2. Barfly Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: We are never going to get passed this.

    All things pass. The only way out is always straight thru it, because all the other ways keep you in it. People have the luxury to indulge the fall only because of misplaced wealth. The way we’ll get thru this will be to impoverish them.

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  3. Flicker Coolidge
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    Actually, we were past it.  Then in 2008 someone, or some group, reactivated it for political gain.

    White racism had withered and was dying out as a thing.  But 0bama and his bedfellows reactivated it, and turned it into Black anger and vengeance upon whites.  I’m not sure what portion of the population buys into this, certainly not 50%, but it is vocal and supported by the institutions.

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  4. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Like Tucker Carlson said about the “white supremacist domestic terrorists” the current government is going after, this person and all the BLM-lovers like her, is in the process of creating the “enemy” she abhors. She had better be very careful what she asks for.

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  5. LibertyDefender Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo:

    Just read this New York Times essay

    Long story short, she doesn’t want to see white people in her neighborhood. “Don’t let the sun go down on you around here, mayonnaise.” She goes on to justify her hatred of white people because of racist acts committed by long dead white people generations ago.

    It was over 20 years ago in the Washington Post Sunday Outlook section where a woman bemoaned the fact that white people were buying – and improving – homes in neighborhoods of her “chocolate city.”

    In one breath they proclaim Plessy v. Ferguson evil because it decreed “separate but equal.”  In the same breath they demand “separate” and complain that it’s not equal.  There is no pleasing some people.

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  6. BDB Coolidge
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    Victor Tango Kilo: Just read this New York Times essay, and

    Well, you get what you pay for.

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  7. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    The boomers have got to lose power and die off. 

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  8. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Um…care to explain that?

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  9. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Well, yeah, fear and suspicion of outsiders has been with us since the Stone Age.  I wasn’t going to create an account just so I could read the article.  How does the story end?  Does she analyze her emotional state and decide that her instinctive reaction is leading her to an ugly place, or does she hold onto her prejudice?

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  10. Buckpasser Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: I saw a young white couple stopped at the library

    Stupid white people with their (rolls the dice)………..libraries!

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  11. John H. Member
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    There’s an item about this on iSteve today. I’ll link to what may be the best comment on it. No, wait, this one‘s even better.

    I was going to comment myself, something like Steve, I’ve sent you money before and I’ll send you money again, but these endless here’s-another-stupid-NYT-op-ed posts are too predictable. Can’t really blame him, though, for returning to a bottomless well.

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  12. JoelB Member
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    This “library” is actually an attractive nuisance that she created herself from what I gleaned that was above the subscription line. I have seen these little libraries and sometimes free pantries from time to time. There is one in my neighborhood I discovered just the other day. In addition to English books, they have some Norwegian/Swedish stuff as well. I did not see anything I was interested in reading or could read and I did not have time to browse. The idea is interesting, though. I wonder what the author of the Times article had in her library. 

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  13. LibertyDefender Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo: Just read this New York Times essay, and

    Well, you get what you pay for.

    Well yeah, except for the fact that if VTK paid anything for it, he got cheated.

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  14. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Actually, we were past it. Then in 2008 someone, or some group, reactivated it for political gain.

    White racism had withered and was dying out as a thing. But 0bama and his bedfellows reactivated it, and turned it into Black anger and vengeance upon whites. I’m not sure what portion of the population buys into this, certainly not 50%, but it is vocal and supported by the institutions.

    Obama was/is a poisonous creature.  The best that the GOP could run in 2008 was McCain.  

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  15. Stina Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Um…care to explain that?

    Diversity is considered an absolute good by that generation.

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  16. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Um…care to explain that?

    Boomers are the “Civil Rights” Generation. They cannot let it go. It was their big win so to speak. They are a product of their time. To them, racism is always there. My kids don’t even seem to notice race, nor make a big deal of it. Frankly, my experience growing up with Gen X is that we did not much care (but not like my kids).

    We have been ruled by boomers since Clinton came into office. It is time to move on and let a new generation take the stage.

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  17. Vance Richards Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: Long story short, she doesn’t want to see white people in her neighborhood.

    But then, “white flight” is also bad. So you can create a lose/lose situation that will forever keep your victimhood in place. Doesn’t sound all that fun, but if that’s what you are into . . . 

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  18. Randy Webster Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    I’m working on the dying off.

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  19. KCVolunteer Lincoln
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Hey, not all of us. There are plenty of boomers here at Ricochet that are on your side.

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  20. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Um…care to explain that?

    Boomers are the “Civil Rights” Generation. They cannot let it go. It was their big win so to speak. They are a product of their time. To them, racism is always there. My kids don’t even seem to notice race, nor make a big deal of it. Frankly, my experience growing up with Gen X is that we did not much care (but not like my kids).

    We have been ruled by boomers since Clinton came into office. It is time to move on and let a new generation take the stage.

    Do you think we should have minimum and maximum ages to hold elective office, perhaps 25-65?  

    I think it would be better for the Republic if no more than 10% of all civilian Federal workers could be employed by the government more than 10 consecutive years.  

     

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  21. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Boomers are the “Civil Rights” Generation. They cannot let it go. It was their big win so to speak. They are a product of their time. To them, racism is always there. My kids don’t even seem to notice race, nor make a big deal of it. Frankly, my experience growing up with Gen X is that we did not much care (but not like my kids).

    We have been ruled by boomers since Clinton came into office. It is time to move on and let a new generation take the stage.

    First, no generation is monolithic. I doubt you enjoy being tagged as just another Gen Xer, no more than it’s fair to tag every millennial as a whiny snowflake.

    If race is transparent to millennials, how do you explain the “squad” or the fact that BLM and Antifa are comprised of millennials and Gen Z?  

     

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  22. KCVolunteer Lincoln
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    I heard a story from a teacher not too many years ago about one of her second graders of color who felt that white people needed to be made slaves, so they could see how it feels. Most likely neither he nor anyone in his family had experienced slavery, as imposed by another person, in the last six generations. He didn’t come up with this on his own. These people are still enslaved. By their own thoughts. It’s now out of choice, and until they let go of it, they’re dangerous and need to be marginalized.

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  23. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Um…care to explain that?

    Boomers are the “Civil Rights” Generation. They cannot let it go. It was their big win so to speak. They are a product of their time. To them, racism is always there. My kids don’t even seem to notice race, nor make a big deal of it. Frankly, my experience growing up with Gen X is that we did not much care (but not like my kids).

    We have been ruled by boomers since Clinton came into office. It is time to move on and let a new generation take the stage.

    Yeah, and white boomers are just the worst! Since we’re looking for scapegoats. . .

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  24. Miffed White Male Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Um…care to explain that?

    Boomers are the “Civil Rights” Generation. They cannot let it go. It was their big win so to speak. They are a product of their time. To them, racism is always there. My kids don’t even seem to notice race, nor make a big deal of it. Frankly, my experience growing up with Gen X is that we did not much care (but not like my kids).

    We have been ruled by boomers since Clinton came into office. It is time to move on and let a new generation take the stage.

    Boomers were the generation of MLKs  “Content of their character and not the color of their skin”.   It’s you clowns that came after us that screwed it all up.

     

     

     

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  25. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Um…care to explain that?

    Boomers are the “Civil Rights” Generation. They cannot let it go. It was their big win so to speak. They are a product of their time. To them, racism is always there. My kids don’t even seem to notice race, nor make a big deal of it. Frankly, my experience growing up with Gen X is that we did not much care (but not like my kids).

    We have been ruled by boomers since Clinton came into office. It is time to move on and let a new generation take the stage.

    Boomers were the generation of MLKs “Content of their character and not the color of their skin”. It’s you clowns that came after us that screwed it all up.

    Nah, the whole world is fallen in every generation. But we should take Sun Tzu’s advice and know our enemy. The enemy is the Left. Always, always look Left first. 

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  26. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    KCVolunteer (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The boomers have got to lose power and die off.

    Hey, not all of us. There are plenty of boomers here at Ricochet that are on your side.

    But not President and Speaker of the House! 

    No offense is meant to boomers. I am making a very general statement about things, I know. 

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  27. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    It is clear my point has been missed by most. 

    My point is, the old guard in power is still obsessed with race because that was their big winning moment. As such, they have to keep going back to it, because what they have now does not work. It is not that all boomers are bad.

    It is just time to let some people younger than 65 run things. I say this at 51. Does Gen-X ever get a crack, or do we get skipped over and go straight to the millennials?

     

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  28. Old Bathos Moderator
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    The only trend here is silly woke editors finding clickbait articles by “authentic” minority writers.  The NYT is increasingly just a pretentious version of the Jerry Springer or Maury Povich shows.

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  29. Columbo Member
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    It is called racial and class warfare, brought to you by your good friends in the socialist democrat party and their communist allies.  But, but ….. TRUMP!

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  30. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    The only trend here is silly woke editors finding clickbait articles by “authentic” minority writers. The NYT is increasingly just a pretentious version of the Jerry Springer or Maury Povich shows.

    Exactly.  This is just the typical fare from the Times.  No real intellectual firepower so the only thing left is a “shockjock” mentality that dulls the senses of the reader(s).

    The Gray Lady has been circling the drain for a number of years but I believe it is now a genuine parody of what journalism was meant to be.

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