Sunday, July 17, 2016

Why the Rich Need Racists: Prejudice as Social Control | gadflyonthewallblog

Why the Rich Need Racists: Prejudice as Social Control | gadflyonthewallblog:

Why the Rich Need Racists: Prejudice as Social Control

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HELP WANTED: RACISTS
Anywhere, USA
-Must have an irrational fear and hatred of all things African American.
-Must honestly believe black people get all the breaks, have it easier than whites.
-Must believe black people are naturally inferior to whites, lazy, prone to criminality, less intelligent, etc.
-Must believe racism ended with either (1) the civil rights movement or (2) slavery.
But must hide these beliefs under a thin veneer of civility. For instance:
-must never use the N-word (in public)
-must never beat or kill a black person (unless on the police force)
-must never light a burning cross on a black person’s lawn (and get caught)
-must never tweet or express these views publicly in a way that can be traced back to you.
Enjoyment of rap music, black culture or black sexual partners optional. Fox News viewership preferred.
No experience necessary. Apply within.”
If you saw an advertisement like the above posted in your local shop window, it really wouldn’t be so surprising. Would it?
Well maybe because of it’s bluntness. But it’s not really that different from campaign fliers for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump vowing to “Make America Great Again!”
Throughout it’s history, when exactly was America great for black and brown peoplewho have been denied equal rights? When was it great for women or LGBTs or a host Why the Rich Need Racists: Prejudice as Social Control | gadflyonthewallblog:


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