Racist, and/or, Racism?

According to Webster: ra·cism, 1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. 2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

According to Webster: be·lief, Something accepted as true.

In my personal experience I have found that not all white people believe that all black people are inferior in character or ability. Nor has it been my experience that all black people believe that all white people are racists.

With that said, I have a few questions…

..but first, ..it is important that “you understand” ..that I have (little or no tolerance) for (stupid and/or ignorant) people.

First Question: “If the White, ..and/or ..Caucasian members of Congress, ..”all or in part,” ..organized a “Congressional White Caucus,” ..would the American people, “all or in part,” accept their resolution without protest?

 

 North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield

The Associated Press reports that Mr. Butterfield, “a black man” ..who by all appearances is white, ..feels differently about the notion that Obama should not be labeled black.

Butterfield comments on Obama’s appearance: His physical appearance is black. I don’t know how he could have chosen to be any other race. Let’s just say he decided to be white — people would have laughed at him.

It is quite astonishing that Butterfield, of all people, would try to project a black identity onto Obama using this type of logic because it can easily be reversed. For example:

Since Butterfield’s physical appearance is white… Let’s say that he decided to be black – people would have laughed at him.

Mr. Butterfield insists that he “is certainly not white.” While one should exude admiration for this U.S. Representative that led civil rights marches as a young man, I must point out that his notions of race and the people that embody them are a bit outdated.

Mr. Butterfield went on to tell the AP, “You are a product of your experience. I’m a U.S. congressman, and I feel some degree of discomfort when I’m in an all-white group. We don’t have the same view of the world, our experiences have been different.”

One could arbitrarily define the context of what he meant by “experiences” all day, so I’ll just take issue with his last two statements.

This perpetuation of extreme differences that Mr. Butterfield feels when amongst an “all-white group” is strictly mental.

While there are differences among different groups of people (multiracials, whites, blacks, asians etc.) it is quite hyperbolic and superfluous for him to feel discomfort.

With that said, some people have denounced Congressman Butterfield’s notion that it is absurd for Obama to not be considered black. (Source Associated Press.com).

If we listen to Congressman Butterfield and judge a person by his or her appearance, it would be ridiculous to list Barack Obama as anything other than black or brown. Which of course, ..(at least in my opinion,) ..does not automatically categorize Barack Obama as an African-American, ..unless of course, ..as (emphatically denied,) ..Barack Obama was indeed born in Kenya?

(Sidebar)…

 

 Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron, born 7 August 1975) in South African is an actress and fashion model.

Charlize Theron became a naturalized American citizen in 2007, ..making her, ..an “actual,” ..and/or, ..true “African American.”

Continuing…

Skin color does not make one an African, ..birth does!

However, ..at (least in his opinion,) Congressman George Kenneth Butterfield Jr., ..is a black man (by heritage,) ..if skin color was the measure of a man, ..and/or, ..a woman, ..Mr. Butterfield would be the first and only white member of the congressional black caucus.

Black, ..white, ..green, ..purple, ..orange? The way I was raised, ..a man is defined by his character.

According to Webster: char·ac·ter, The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another.

 

My father taught me to be self-reliant and responsible for my actions.

I don’t hate Barack Obama, ..I hate his ideology and his agenda for America, ..because, ..at least (in my humble opinion,) ..Barack Obama’s agenda for America, ..is not American.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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