That’s Right Nate

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Rascism, Thy Name is America

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For many years, whites were not allowed to be Pullman porters

Like many Americans I had believed that racism was a thing of the past.   I had believed that if it hadn’t been ended by Bill Cosby and his constant parade of jazz musician friends on the Cosby Show, it most certainly had been ended by the election of Barack Obama.  I can see now that just below the surface of our color blind society was racism ready to rear it’s ugly head.

Racism in this country has a long and ugly history going back at least 100 years if not longer.   At first, racism was mostly something that happened to black people and other minorities, but as times changed racism has primarily been against white people.  For years, African Americans had their own baseball league called The Negro Leagues where whites were not allowed to play.   In literature, the entire Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920s and 1930s excluded white people.   In more recent times, record labels like Motown in Detroit and Chess in Chicago all but ignored white artists.

I believe this recent spate of racism starts at the top.   Barack Obama is the most racist against white people President we have had in this country since Chester A. Arthur.   One need only look at poor Joe Wilson who has been lynched by the media for his supposedly racist act of yelling “You lie” at the President during his speech to congress last week.   I don’t see how that can possibly be considered racist.    Joe Wilson’s son defended his father.   “There is not a racist bone in my dad’s body,” said Alan Wilson, an Iraq veteran who is running for state attorney general in South Carolina. “He doesn’t even laugh at distasteful jokes. I won’t comment on former President Carter, because I don’t know President Carter. But I know my dad, and it’s just not in him.”

Joe Wilson is an honorable man.   He would never have been allowed in the Sons of Confederate Veterans if he wasn’t.   This is not the type of person who would do anything racist.  Joe Wilson has always honored our country’s troops and veterans, which is why he’s championed flying the Confederate flag over Southern state capitals in support of the brave sacrifices made by our country’s brave Confederate veterans.

I long for the days when different races can live together in peace.  I’ve mentioned before that my father marched with Martin Luther King in Chicago and while King got all the headlines for his speeches, it was my dad and his friends who patrolled the streets armed only with baseball bats  to make sure no race riots occurred.   I know that if he were alive today John Peele would make the plea to all of us, “can’t we all get along?”

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Written by thatsrightnate

September 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm

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  1. “patrolled the streets armed only with baseball bats to make sure no race riots occurred…”

    OMG… this kills me! 🙂

    bishop

    September 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm

  2. […] Racism, They Name is America (www.thatsrightnate.com/Nate Peele – Author) […]

  3. insanity,thy name is thats right nate i know your only writing the most outrageous things you can think of but too many of your down trodden,beat up, and abused white bretheren swallow this bullshit as the gospell glen beck aint got shit on you congrats

    michael smiyh

    December 28, 2009 at 7:07 am

  4. Thank you. Glenn Beck is a hero of mine.

    thatsrightnate

    December 28, 2009 at 8:33 am


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