OPINION: The Truth About Helen Thomas And Race

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The hypocrisy of America is unreal: Helen Thomas is being crucified by the media for her recent statement in which she said Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to Poland and Germany. Now, don’t get me wrong I am not defending her comments but a lot worse has happened since President Obama has took office.

If we as Americans are going to call her out why not Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and others? Mr. Beck recently said “This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture….I’m not saying he doesn’t like white people, I’m saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.” Yet he is still on the FOX news station and on the radio. Mr. Limbaugh said on his radio show that he wanted the President to fail. That statement only made his listenership grow. He also stated about Haiti, the disaster enables Mr. Obama to highlight his “compassionate” and “humanitarian” credentials and to “boost his credibility with the black community,” Limbaugh said.

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He also decried the White House’s promotion of charitable organizations through which people can contribute to the disaster relief. “We’ve already donated to Haiti,” he said. “It’s called the U.S. income tax.” Why is the world coming down so hard on Mrs. Thomas when there’s much worse being said about the President?

I will tell you why: because the world views the Holocaust different then slavery although they really are the same. In the Holocaust the Jews were locked up and separated from their families. They were killed and treated as in-human. Well America the same thing happened on the shores of this country and it was called slavery.

Our country has come so far to the point we elected a black man as the President. Yet we still cannot talk about race when it comes to black and white in this country. We see and hear everyday how blacks are still treated as less than in this country. We see it in the media not one station on cable or regular TV has one show hosted by a Black person that’s opinionated? We see it in the movies were Black actors have to play thugs or sex starved people to get an Oscar.

We have come a long way, no one can deny that, however until this country realizes that another Holocaust took place on its shores we will always be a hypocritical country and that’s why when an 89-year-old woman speaks against the Jewish community all hell breaks loose.

Again Mrs. Thomas was wrong but, if we are willing to give Beck, Limbaugh and many other Americans a pass why not her?

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