Racism Is So Utterly Ridiculous By Jessica Ann Mitchell

In less than the span of a month citizens of the U.S.A. have endured multiple deadly public shootings. These horrific acts of violence took the lives of innocent people who were living their daily lives until they ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. One of the latest massacres occurred in Wisconsin where a gunman with a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun walked into a Sikh Temple on their day of worship and went on a shooting spree, shooting at men, women and children in the congregation. Six people were killed.

 

The murderer, Wade Michael Page, was a white supremacist that often hung up swastikas and Nazi paraphernalia. Additionally, he spent is days singing about how much he hates non-whites. But low and behold, when the cameras started running and the tv analysts began to talk with “acquaintances” of Page about this brutal murder, what did they say?

“He was a nice guy.” CNN
“He always seemed happy and smiling.” CNN
“What could have made him snap?” CNN
“Police are still looking for a possible motive.”MSNBC
“Hate Rock groups lure in veterans.” MSNBC

I wanted to throw my shoe at the television screen. I was outraged, but not surprised. When an Arab person commits an atrocity like this, before any investigation takes place it is promoted as an act of terrorism. When a Black person is suspected of committing a crime, it is promoted as “Gang” or “Drug” affiliated before any investigation takes place. But when a white male goes on a shooting spree for the world to see, people somehow find a way to say something good about him. The newscasters stumble upon their words and can hardly bring themselves to say what is the glaring truth to the rest of us. He Was A Terrorist. This Is An Act of Terrorism.

They even went as far as trying to break down his mental state. MSNBC brought on a former hate group member that started saying he joined a hate group because of his sad childhood. That’s when I really had enough. So now they’re making excuses for a murderer. Not just any murderer, but a known white supremacist. He was so well known that civil rights organization, Southern Poverty Law Center had been tracking him for over ten years. But were the police tracking him? No. The B.S. that he might have been lured in because of his rough past is overwhelming.

If so called Muslim Terrorists and Black Criminals do not get this same “psycho” analysis, why are they doing it for this bottom barrel hideous murderer, Wade Michael Page? I’ll tell you why. It is because America still refuses to believe that white men are capable of acts of terrorism. They don’t want to believe it because it would force them to be held accountable. It would also force America to come to grips with the overwhelming truth. Criminal behavior is not racially based. The fact that people of color have been arrested for crimes means nothing because the police are not stalking and paying the same amount of attention to white communities. Thus, we have this current situation where Wade Michael Page can be a member of a hate group, openly sing hateful lyrics, express his deep disdain for anyone non-white to hate group scholars and is still free to roam free with no surveillance murdering 6 innocent people. And they are still “looking” for a motive.

Racism is so utterly ridiculous.

Jessica Ann Mitchell

Jessica Ann Mitchell has a M.S. in Public Relations and a M.A. in Pan-African Studies. Mitchell specializes in multicultural outreach and communications. She also writes on her personal blog at OurLegaci.com. To reach JAM email her at info@OurLegaci.com.

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8 thoughts on “Racism Is So Utterly Ridiculous”

  1. I have been praching for years, zero tolerance on Racism. Acknowledge every incident when it occurs. Quit overlooking the problem because it could hinder you from earning a living.

  2. I can agree, there has been an intense effort to justify these actions that would chap the hide if done for your “usual suspect” in our community.

  3. I have to say amen to this article. This is well written and it provokes much thought on the subject. Racism is so alive and so evil.

  4. These are the same people who killed the native American-men,women,children.Enslaved,raped and murdered African peoples .Yet the their History books make it all about the inferiority of these people who have been terrorized since they encountered them. Where was the Dept.of Homeland Insecurity when Jim Crow was in charge?Racism is not ridiculous if you are one who benefits from it through white privileged.

  5. Jessica,let’s deal with the word “racism” by it’s “abstract” definition: First of all,racism has nothing to do with the “color” of our skin,as many,are “misled” to believe.

    Racism(yet undefined) is about a systematic “social injustice” structure formed by legislators,law makers,and wicked men for the purpose of executing,facilitating,harboring,restraining and murdering a mass group of people(s).

    Racism is not “genectic” in nature;as so many, are “misled” to believe according their own scientific measures and research.

    Please read this book on the subject of “Racism”:The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America
    Joseph Graves (Author)

    Demonstrating that racial distinctions are in fact social inventions, not biological truths, The Race Myth brings much-needed, sound science to one of America’s most emotionally charged debates.
    Once you’ve read the book,perhaps you will have a different perspective on the subject of “racism”.

    So,the question of is: “Racism” utterly ridiculous to most people?…by no means,but the term “racism is ridiculous,when it’s application has no value or meaning to it’s objects or subjects.

    However,every action,conduct,behavior,decision made by every person,he or she alone, will have to give an account to his own conscience.

    Is it wrong to say hateful things and communicate threats openly about a specific group of people,without any lawful recourse.

    I believe strongly in the “Freedom” of Speech” Act,but I don’t COMPLETELY agree with it.

    I believe once a person,group,associations,clubs,pledged organizations,non pledged organizations,private or public company,willfully,competently,and knowingly communicate; verbally or written or in actions;conduct that warrants immediate attention such as: domestic terrorism(terrorizing the citizens of your own country),talks of lynchings,ect.these matters should be dealt with;as if it were the crime of “High Treason”….!!!

    The “Media” is the most systematic “PROPANGANDA” Machine on the planet,it has very little influence on “Ignorance”.

    Thanks for bring this subject to light. RH/HR

  6. @Ronnie, Thank you for joining the conversation. Yes, we know that race is a social construct. That is a well known fact. Racism exists based off of the social construct of race intertwined with economic hierarchies. Meaning that the false notion that the humanity/intelligence of a person is lessened by the hue of their skin goes back to my original point. Racism as a systematic act is ridiculous. However, I have to disagree with you on the term “Racism” being ridiculous because racism indeed exists and it exists based off of a colored tier of oppression. Racism must be acknowledged as a term regardless of whether or not “race” is socially constructed.

  7. RACISIM is nothing more than an individual, or a group of individuals that THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE… SOMEHOW THEY HAVE CONVINCED THEMSELVES THAT THEY ARE THE CHOSEN ONE/FEW. THEY VIEW OTHER RACES WITH TUNNEL VISION. THEY HAVE NO DEGREE OF INTELLECT WHICH WOULD MAKE THEM REALIZE THAT THEIR BLOOD IS THE SAME COLOR AS ALL OTHER CREATURES OF GOD. OR THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME ORGANS AS EVERYBODY ELSE BE IT AFRICAN AMERICAN, INDIAN, PUERTO RICAN, BRITISH, IRISH, ETC… IN SHORT, THEY ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN THE NEXT PERSON EXCEPT FOR THE MENTAL INTELLECT WHICH ID NARROW MINDED!

    HOW DUMB IS THAT!!!!!!!!

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