- Mar 3, 2018
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- The Beautiful Pacific Northwest
You can't start with a faulty premise and expect to obtain valid results.So not once, then?The act of calling a black person the n-word is not an example of systemic racism, it's more a symptom of racism or a racist mindset/belief system of that particular individual. In other words, if a white person believes that members of the white race are superior to members of the black race, then that's simply their opinion, uninformed though it may be. If however, because of this belief system, they cause harm to a black person (call in a mortgage, adverse actions in the workplace, refusal of a loan, etc.) due to this belief system (that black people are second class citizens and deserve to be mistreated) then they can be held accountable for their racists acts under specific civil rights and or hate crime laws. Even though these acts are done by individuals, their employers are generally the ones held liable."systemic racism". It's bullshit.
Black posters here, how many times this year has a white person called you a ****** right to your face?
And what percentage of the time were they threatening you or actually physically attacking you when they did so?
If however there are systems in place that purposely, or covertly discriminate against black people such as 'redlining', refusal to sell property to blacks in certain neighborhoods, steering housing applicants towards subprime lenders and/or properties in neighborhoods that are less desirable, requiring blacks to anti-up via taxes for a multitude of services provided by the government which were, under segregation laws, "designated" as "separate but equal" but in reality were separate and subpar, then these are just a few examples of 'systemic racism' which is racism that is built into the system by design because many of these systems were constructed during a time black people were held in legal captivity one way or another.
Merely rescinding a law or passing a new one does nothing to change the hearts or minds of hard core racist who actually believe that God himself ordained the white race as the superior race and the "negro" race as the inferior one whose sole purpose for existence was to serve the white race. The additionally believed, and apparently some still do, that God meant these designations should exist for all time (original quote here)
A physical attack is not required for a threat to be made or for harassment to exist, it never has been.
Is that what you were taking all day to say?
The following is a concrete example of "systemic racism". If was created & executed after and in response to the landmark United States Supreme Court decision of Brown v Board of Education. As previously stated, enacting legislation does nothing to change hearts and minds particularly of hard core racists. If you need a current example of this just look at the response of some people who are asked to wear a mask due to COVID. The white woman who berated the black barista in a California Starbucks screamed at her "I don't have to do what you say" and "f__k Black Lives Matter" when no one had referenced BLM. It is not unreasonable to assume that the white woman made the derogatory comment about BLM simply due to the fact that she took offense to being instructed to pull up her mask by a black person. I would fully expect the same and much worse reaction to a white racist being told that they can't be racist anymore and can no longer treat black people as second class citizens, unfairly or discriminate against them simply due to their race.
Massive resistance was a strategy declared by U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd Sr. of Virginia along with his brother-in-law as the leader in the Virginia General Assembly, Democratic Delegate James M. Thomson of Alexandria, to unite white politicians and leaders in Virginia in a campaign of new state laws and policies to prevent public school desegregation, particularly after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954. Many schools, and even an entire school system, were shut down in 1958 and 1959 in attempts to block integration, before both the Virginia Supreme Court and a special three-judge panel of Federal District judges from the Eastern District of Virginia, sitting at Norfolk, declared those policies unconstitutional.
Although most of the laws created to implement massive resistance were overturned by state and federal courts within a year, some aspects of the campaign against integrated public schools continued in Virginia for many more years.
Perhaps 5 that I can recall