Anti-Racist Racists

Black Lives Matter protests led many people to want to do something useful to reduce racial injustice. Racial justice groups are being flooded with money.

Big companies made multimillion-dollar donations.

“Bad idea,” says Black radio host Larry Elder in my new video.

“It is condescending… and not helpful. I urge white people to chill. Stop helping us, because you’re making things worse!”

Making things worse, he says, because it supports the activists’ claim that “Blacks are victims of racism. (But) if racism were in America’s DNA, Obama never could have got elected. Racism has never been more insignificant a factor in one’s success than right now.”

I push back. “It must be a huge problem or there wouldn’t be all this protest!”

“Well, they’re being lied to,” Elder responds. Teachers, Black activists and the media give “young people the impression that racism remains this huge problem in America when it is not.”

It’s not, he says, because today any person who does three things can succeed: “Finish high school, don’t have a kid until you get married, get a job. Do those things, you will not be poor.”

The biggest problem facing the Black community today, says Elder, is the absence of fathers. In the 1960s, most Black children were raised in two-parent households. That changed when our government’s War on Poverty began.

The handouts sent the message that it’s the government’s job, not your responsibility, to take care of you and your kids. “A mother with two children makes more money than she would make on minimum wage because of all the goodies she gets through the welfare state!”

Now, he says, Black Lives Matter actually encourages the breakup of families. Their website does say, “disrupt the Western-prescribed, nuclear family.”

That’s a Karl Marx idea straight from “The Communist Manifesto.” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors proudly describes herself as a “trained Marxist.”

Elder calls her and the anti-capitalist protesters “phonies.”

“Do they really want socialism?” Elder asks. “Do they really want inferior products? They are all wearing Nike and using Apple products. They’re hypocrites.”

But they’re winning!

They are even redefining what racism means. Today’s “anti-racists” says racism means “any policy with an effect that is disproportionate.” So even a tax deduction is racist because on average, whites deduct more than Blacks.

“Anti-racism presumes things about the world that simply can’t be true,” says Kmele Foster, lead producer at Freethink. “We are all at bottom, whatever our race, individuals. Anti-racism takes that and flips it on its head.”

Recently, Washington’s Museum of African American History and Culture, part of the taxpayer-funded Smithsonian Institute, posted that “white culture” means things like “nuclear family,” “self-reliance,” “rigid time schedule” and “delayed gratification.”

The poster is “despicable,” says Foster. “It’s offensive to suggest that Black people can’t aspire to or possess all the values outlined in a document like this. Black people can be punctual. Black people are, in fact, successful in this country.”

The poster was removed, after complaints.

I wanted to ask Black Lives Matter about things like that. We contacted all 14 U.S. chapters. Not one would agree to an interview.

Too bad. I wanted to ask the “anti-racists” if they notice that they and white supremacists now support similar segregationist policies, like Blacks- (or whites-) only spaces. Foster points out that both white supremacists and anti-racists believe “race is an immutable attribute of who we are.”

He prefers Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision: a nation where “people are judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

“Black Lives Matter leaders don’t really want the vision of MLK,” says Elder. “They want a color-coordinated society — as long as they’re the ones who do the coordinating.”

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5 thoughts on “Anti-Racist Racists

  1. Overlooked in all of this is the fact that there is no such thing as race, biologically speaking. The concept is a political and cultural construct.

  2. It’s interesting to hear this POV…. African Americans of my acquaintance don’t seem to see it exactly that way, Mostly, I (a white woman) have been told that mothers are very afraid for their children; that they tell their sons that they are at risk if they aren’t very, very careful…. One mother that I know is frightened to let her son run around in the neighborhood— it panics her when her husband goes jogging. I raised 6 children, 4 of them boys and it never once crossed my mind to be afraid to let them run around our neighborhood because they might be shot. And, we all live in the same neighborhood. I put my “Black Lives Matter” sign in my yard because of her fear…her very real fear. I took part in a “Black Lives Matter” rally and march because no mother of any color should be afraid to let her children play in their own neighborhood. I have no doubt that there are nefarious forces at work in the BLM movement…evil is at work everywhere. But, I will not remove my sign until my friend can rest easy and KNOW that the color of her son’s skin doesn’t make him a target. His life matters. His Black life matters.

  3. Her children are at the highest risk of being killed by another young black male. BLM doesn’t even mean black lives matter. They will never admit this but it actually stands for Burn Murder Loot. Your $ for your sign went directly to either the dnc or to fund radical leftist anti American military action.

  4. @Cindy Lang

    This is the problem that happens because of culture versus facts. Look can there be some racist person who targets a black man. Of course, but the statistics show that it is NOT more often and almost EVER happens in a police incident where the person complies. As a man I am 100 times more likely to die at the hand of a police officer than a woman is. A Black man is twice as likely to die at the hands of police ( you can say 2.5 times if you bend the stats ), BUT and here is the trick. Demographically BASED ON FBI STATISTICS a Black man is 3 times as likely to COMMIT a VIOLENT CRIME as a White/Asian/Hispanic man.

    If you have 3 times as many interactions with police – you have more death. BUT people reject this notion because it would mean that there is NOT racism. What would that mean? It would mean the problem is WITHIN the black community. If it is within the BLACK community and not in the White community then they have failed themselves.

    Imagine if I failed a test, and instead of looking at myself and asking what I could have done better, I instead pointed my finger at the teachers and yelled. “WHY DIDN’T YOU TEACH ME!” and then my parents agreed, and then my neighbors agreed, It is no longer my FAULT I failed it was the SYSTEMS FAULT.

    That is the scary thing about this.

  5. Why is the word “racist” any less dehumanizing than the “n” word? If I had spelled out the second example, how many would find it offensive, even though in context I’ve made no accusation or referred to any person? The problem is our education system.

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