Racism today is all in the hustle

Racism will never go away. As long as people look different, bigots will always find a reason to hate others. But today it’ s harder to know what true racism is because we’re too quick to call everyone, everything or organization racist. I agree with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ recent remarks Americans are more sensitive to race today than they were during the Civil Rights Movement.

Speaking to students at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Thomas, who is often maligned by the liberal media for being black and a Republican, lamented:

“My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school. To my knowledge, I was the first black kid in Savannah, Georgia, to go to a white school. Rarely did the issue of race come up. Now, name a day it doesn’t come up. Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesn’t look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive. If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, I’d still be in Savannah.”

During the Civil Rights Movement, blacks fought to end racism in America and now many people, particularly blacks, are fighting to keep it alive. Self-appointed “black leaders” like  Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have made handsome livings accusing companies of racism and demanding hush money be donated to their organizations whether the accusations are true or not.

Sharpton is particularly adroit at making money off hustling lies in the name of racism. Sharpton encouraged Tawana Brawley to accuse white men of raping her even though he knew Brawley was lying. In 1988, People magazine referred to Sharpton as “a disgrace.” Today, Sharpton works as a well-paid MSNBC host.

Before George Zimmerman was arrested by the Sanford, Florida police for allegedly killing Trayvon Martin, Sharpton and Jackson, among others, accused Zimmerman of being a racist, who killed Martin because he was black. This racist hype pressured the Florida State Attorney Angela Corey to bring charges against Zimmerman, which the prosecution could not prove in court.

Unfounded claims of racism have created a lucrative market for lawyers and others. Martin’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the homeowners association for the neighborhood where Zimmerman lived and Martin was killed. Without admitting wrong- doing, the homeowners association settled with the Martin family reportedly for over $1 million. Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump was paid legal fees for filing the suit and representing the Martins in the Zimmerman trial.

Some blacks go hunting for racism where there isn’t a remote possibility it exists. During the 2012 presidential election, MSNBC host  Toure Neblett accused GOP nominee Mitt Romney of engaging in the “niggerization” of President Barack Obama when Romney referred to Obama as running an angry campaign. Neblett lept to the conclusion Romney’s remark was racist because Obama was black and “an angry black man” is a racial stereotype.  But the president is black and did run an angry campaign.

As Shelby Steele writes in his book A Dream Deferred, post civil rights, blacks in politics, business and academia have enriched themselves by playing the race card. “If you give a black problem a racial cause, you can turn the business of solving it into a monopoly for blacks,” notes Steele.

After passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, black studies departments at colleges like corporate diversity programs proliferated in America to provide jobs for blacks and inoculate organizations against discrimination lawsuits and from being called racist. Nearly every major corporation has a diversity department populated by blacks. Black studies departments create jobs at colleges for black professors like Princeton Professor Cornel West. One of West’s books is Race Matters. To be “intellectually honest,” West should say race matters to keep him employed.

You’ll never see a white professor teaching black studies. Why? Black professors teach other subjects why can’t people from other races teach black studies? Black history or literature can be taught in existing history or literature departments of colleges. There’s no need for “black studies” because they aren’t a study.

Liberal news organizations enjoy suggesting something or someone is racist too because it boosts ratings, which increase advertising dollars. Steele observed: “For blacks, racism is power. For whites it is vulnerability.” Many of my white friends tell me daily, they are careful not to criticize Obama in certain public forums or discussions for fear of being called racist.

For blacks like Sharpton, Jackson and West, who’ve made a handsome living off shaming whites as racists, what have they done to help solve the problems plaguing blacks? Blacks aren’t graduating from college at the rate of whites despite affirmative action programs over the past 40 years. What has all their discussions on race over decades done to address the higher incarceration rates among blacks? More than 50% of blacks are in federal prisons but blacks represent only 13% of the population? What have these “black leaders” done about the 72% of out of wedlock black birth rate? Nothing.  Yet their race baiting pays the bills and that’s all that matters.

 

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23 Responses to “Racism today is all in the hustle”

  1. Crystal,

    Your truthful, incisive writing will ensure you never make it big. You make too much sense and folks don’t really want to hear (or read) the truth. I appreciate your calling it as you see it and saying what needs to be said. None of he hi-dollar race-hustlers will ever do that! It would end their game and the incomes they’ve come to count on instead of working. YOU ROCK!

  2. Samantha says:

    How telling is it that this chick will write a piece about racism being a hustle yet she does the same thing she accuses others of doing. Also, you are incorrect. I had a professor at an HBCU that taught Black Studies, and no one had a problem with it. So Crystal what would you being (besides the nothing you do all day) without your race baiting. Also, who gives a damn about what your parents did or didn’t do. I find it funny that you can slander everyone but yet you are not doing anything to contribute to society. Please have several seats and shut up already.

  3. RON (yep) says:

    i wrote a long diatribe i was going to post on your previous blog article. it was regarding wtf happened after the civil rights movement. problem is, i can’t answer that question besides using speculation. some people were put on a rationed life-style, and a stigma soon followed. it’s now self-perpetuating, and luckily (for the radicals), spreading to every demographic of American life except the wealthiest. this now makes poverty mainstream. this makes a great case for hating wealth. worse is that it makes a great case against individualism as well. very sad.

    i agree that what is happening, not only with race, but with religion, nationality, the overall America-belongs-to-the-indigenous (but we all can stay so long as we torture ourselves over it) and all sorts of social & economic issues run along the lines of sensationalism and provoking people for the creation of income and prestige for the top provocateurs.

    that’s what today’s American radicalism and terrorism is all about, i believe. hey, it’s certainly a great living for some, of course. who wouldn’t join in if that’s all they’ve got for a skill-set? but for the mass followers, they are expected to protest on the streets and fill the internet with long-winded university-professorish idiocy for free. and right now, many peeps have got all the friggen time in the world and ISP connections galore to do it with.

    meantime, i know lots of these people can’t even get along with their own family members. but that doesn’t stop them from insisting they can fix their neighbors… for a salary.

  4. Rekoman says:

    Ms. Wright,

    If your desire is to bring attention to a few race-baiting liberals that most Americans don’t even pay attention too, including African Americans, then why do you most of blog posts deal with same subject matter – racism, racism and more racism.

    When you first started this blog, your writings were fresh and informative. Now, all your subject matter is race this, racism that, race-baiting liberals, racist RNC, and so on and so forth …

    The problem with your now angry diatribes is that you have fallen into the same trap as most people who have divided the entire country into liberal and conservative camps. Spread your wings outside of Washington, D.C., and you will find that people are a lot more complex than that.

    I submit to you that most Americans don’t give a rat’s ass if you are liberal or conservative, as long has you treat them honestly and fairly. And in recent years, I haven’t met a liberal Democratic and conservative Republican politician at any level who wouldn’t sell his or her own soul for a few pieces of silver.

    And the next time you pick up your pen to write another rant about a racist liberal or the token-driven Republican Party — my advice would be “just leave it be.”

  5. Truth says:

    Great article Crystal!!!

  6. kekeak2008 says:

    Crystal, Thanks for this great article. I couldn’t agree more. Racism will always remain a problem in this country because we can’t have an honest discussion about it. If everyone’s a racist, no one is a racist. You hit the nail square on the head!

  7. Noel says:

    @truevoice
    I don’t agree with you on this one; Crystal is right. She’s got guts and brave to go against the grain like that. And it’s commendable of her to tackle this subject and point out these race hustlers living large on the plight of black people. Because most t.v. personalities are afraid to point this out.

    The situation is the same in Africa where the leadership lives large on foreign aid meant for the people and in North American Indian reservations where the chiefs live large at the expense of their people.

    “When a crazy white kid shoots up a shopping mall….we should dismiss that because he was a troubled youth…. ???”

    That’s not accurate, Truevoice.
    There are also black people that have gone on a killing spree. They too have been rendered “troubled”, just like their white counterparts.

    “When racism happens to Black people….who can we call to help us fight racism?”

    Don’t call known race hustlers like Sharpton etc. There are plenty of good high-profile people, black and white, who are willing to help fight racism.

    Don’t call Ghostbusters either, LOL.

  8. BrooklynChickLovesLiberty says:

    “”You’ll never see a white professor teaching black studies.””

    I actually had a white professor for a black lit class once.

  9. BrooklynChickLovesLiberty says:

    Great article, Crystal. Thank you.

    And don’t let the idiots like “truevoice4real” get to you. He’s a slave stuck on the Democrat plantation and he doesn’t even know it. There’s not much you can do for that level of dumb.

  10. Hap Stone says:

    Great Article – and of course the “skin merchants” are present as they always are … to which your article speaks – while on one hand Sharpton pockets his hustle proceeds so do True V and Sammy – get their own shake down kick back in some way or they wouldn’t so it.
    Few things come to mind:

    “You hate the President cuz he’d black” always on the chat – well he isn’t black … nor is he an American Negro but he’s close enough … apparently …to be marketable – or so said Sen, Reid.

    I guess it’s an honorary “title” issued and revoked at will …

    The NAACP – Now refuses Black Americans membership … now thats racial harmony in progress !! One can just imagine America’s Dr. MLK marching in the street out side todays any NAACP convention chanting” Set my people free !!”

    George Zimmerman – white hispanic as opposed to a blue green red Hispanic … how does that work !!? Is that a DOJ or Obama Executive order we have yet to read !? White Hispanic – wth !!?

    Margaret Sanger: On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
    “…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”

    ( Sanger …. despised abortion. She denounced it as “barbaric” and called abortionists “bloodsucking men with M.D. after their names.”)

    Margaret Sanger Award Recipient; Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi

    Al Sharpton … ” and all them greek homos !!” oppps gee – don’t talk that way anymore

    Paula Deene ?? – crucified …

    Miss CB Chick – please keep writing – keep speaking out – Thank You !!

  11. Noel says:

    @Samantha
    “How telling it is that this chick will write a piece about racism being a hustle yet she does the same thing she accuses others of doing.”

    Crystal makes an observation about these self-appointed
    “black leaders”. She observes them doing something; race hustling, and writes about it.

    By your logic writing about race hustlers also makes her a race hustler?
    Hmm….

    BTW, by blogging here, Crystal is making contributions to society;
    she gets people like me and you having a conversation on this blog; discussing issues of the day.

  12. Tyler D says:

    Wingnuts are so freaking funny. When one of your conservative friends messess up racially the first person they seak out is Rev Al or Jackson to forgive them on behalf of all blacks…. I.E. Don Imus but otherwise it’s business as usuall, picking on Sharpton and Jackson and never mentionioning the white race pimps like Limbaugh Hannity and Beck.

  13. James says:

    @ Rekoman, great posting and so true. Hopefully Crystall want delete your post, she has been doing that lately to people who do not bow down to her.

  14. Noel says:

    On the one hand:
    @Rekoman above critisizes Crystal for writing about racism, asking her why her
    “blog posts deal with the same subject matter – racism, racism and more racism….Now, all your subject matter is race this, racism that, race-baiting liberals, racist RNC, and so on and so forth…”
    and advises her not to write about it.

    But on the other hand:
    @Jack insists, even dares Crystal to write about it some more; he wants a black repub to denounce racism in the RNC; ted nugent.

    @Jack, maybe you should ask @Rekoman if Crystal, a black repub, has dealt with the “racist RNC” in her subject matter before.

  15. CD Smith says:

    The problem with the conservative movement is lack of personal involvement in the communities that really need to be shown how to make the correct choices to improve their lives. I have not found anyone in the conservative movement at this point that have been able to articulate what it means and it can empower individuals to reach their full potential unlike liberalism.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.multimedia.blackandconservative&hl=en

  16. jay bley says:

    50% of blacks are in federal prison? What kind of crazy stat is that?

  17. Michael says:

    Isn’t racism a form prejudice?

    And, if the Tea Party is racist, then explain this:
    https://www.facebook.com/SCLATP

    We’ll always have haters in world, people who just hate other people, or hate groups of people, based on what-ever they want to base their hate on, race, religion, nationality, culture, or whatever! If you hate Repubs, or you hate Dems, or you hate people in the Tea Party, or you hate libs, then you are just a hater, without any real understanding of what exactly it is that you are hating. Hate is actually based on fear, fear of someone or something you don’t understand.

    Love doesn’t require understanding. I can honestly say that I love all people, a brotherly love, even to my enemies, no matter what they look like or believe.

    It doesn’t need to be real, but imagine,
    what if everyone felt as I do, now what “A Dream” that would be!

    If anyone says anything negative about Obama, they are immediately defined as a racist. If you talk about race baiting, then you are also race baiting. Does this actually make sense to anyone? People say that Repubs are racists, that the Tea Party is racist, and all old white guys are racists. Isn’t this prejudice?

  18. mjhawkeye says:

    Samantha says she had A professor who taught Black History. Really, Samantha, you had ONE professor, just one. You write like an angry Black woman. Why don’t you take a seat and shut up–and learn something.

  19. James says:

    The America ideal of racial progress is measured by how fast I become white – James Baldwin

    CBC I must say with your willingness and egarness to standing in front of a low information white audience and validating their racist assumptions has been your ticket to the fast track to popularity and political opportunity amoung the racist GOP crowd.

    Few things thrill a white racist more than a black woman like you who agrees with them. Every racist has ‘lots of black friends’ and being one of those black friends offers benefits, wow and do you have many of these idoits as friends.

    Black conservatives willingness to accept a humiliatingly subservient role in a Republican Party that wants them to perform like circus animals or sit outside the process, alienated and disempowered theirr standing in the black community. You and your kind are nore than agents in the preservation of white cultural supremacy. SMH and shame on you!

  20. CD Smith says:

    Ironically, black conservatives that are most prominent in the media today are aligned with most of what Marcus Garvey and Malcom X had enspoused decades ago. The major difference is the “defense” of American culture which make black conservatives “suspect” in the eyes of most blacks. This crop of black conservatives should examine a better way of communicating why conservative principles are better for indiviuals and the nation or face certain obsurity.

    Bening Black and Conservative. (Available on Android)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.multimedia.blackandconservative

  21. Noel says:

    The issue is Socialism versus Capitalism. Not the White community versus the Black community.

    @James
    “Every racist has ‘lots of black friends’…..”.
    I guess every KKK member chills out with black people.

    @truevoice
    I seem to see posts laced with profanity disappearing mysteriously. I wonder why.

  22. Franklin says:

    American blacks are just way to racist.

  23. Very well written.

    However, I believe that you made a misstatement: “More than 50% of blacks are in federal prisons but blacks represent only 13% of the population?” You probably meant to say that the federal prison population is more than 50% black, not that more than 50% of blacks are in federal prisons.

    Keep on ignoring black racists like “James,” keep on thinking for yourself, and keep on writing!

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