While many White Conservatives are losing their minds, Blacks just need to keep their cool. We are making progress and the country is the better for it. Is this overwrought angst a fear of a Black Planet? Fear of racial retribution for slavery, segregation and discrimination? Resentment at having to share the American Dream with others? Fear of having to step their game up to compete? Most likely it is all of the above. These debates are playing out on the job, in schools, and in the media. Here is a cheat sheet on quick responses to some of the most prevalent conservative claims. Please add yours in the Comments Section below.
Whites Are Losing Their Country
Septuagenarian Civil War reenactor and Segregation-era romantic, Pat Buchanan proclaims “America was once their (Whites) country. They sense they are losing it. And they are right.”
Answer. Whites are having to learn how to share opportunities and responsibility. Blacks want what you want – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That’s America. Love it. Leave it. The Whites–only America? We’re off that. You can’t bring the future back.
Michelle Obama is not a good First Lady
Conservative National Review hack John Derbeyshire asks “What significant accomplishments has Michelle Obama ever achieved.”
Answer: There is only one requirement for the First Lady job. Be married to the President of the United States, which is more than can be said for Mrs. Derbeyshire. Princeton. Harvard Law. Corporate Lawyer. Hospital Executive. Wifing a POTUS. Raising the first daughters in the public eye. FLOTUSing like a butterfly and enjoying the highest approval ratings of any First Lady in the first year of a Presidency.
Blacks Kids are Beating up White Kids in Obama’s America
Dope fiend rush Limbaugh bellows out to his twenty million ditto heads. ‘In Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering, ‘Yay, right on, right on, right on, right on,’ and, of course, everybody says the white kid deserved it, he was born a racist, he’s white.” – Rush Limbaugh.
Answer: It was wrong. The White House condemned the fight and so do all right thinking Americans. This is not a race issue. It is parents raising out of control kids issue. Whites kids are out of control too. Go to youtube.com, type in ‘dude gets beat up” and behold the sad state of affairs.
President Obama is Going to Redistribute Wealth from Whites to Blacks
Fox News’ troubled talker and Nathan Lane look-alike Sean Hannity incessantly claims President Obama’s policies amount to “Eco-Apartheid.”
Answer. Consider this, from 1979 to 2008, the richest 1 percent of US households more than doubled their share of the country’s total income from about 10 percent to nearly 23 percent. By 2009, for every dollar the US produced, 23 cents went to millionaires in the top-earning households. Most White Americans saw declines in their average incomes whole President Bush presided over the greatest period of wealth destruction since the Great Depression. In short, there are NO winners on a losing team.
Please comment on some of the more outlandish claims you have heard and provide your proposed answers in the Comments Section.
Black Progress is Coming.