Reader's view: Un-Fair Campaign only causing division
The March 10 "Local View" column, "We can stop white privilege by noticing it," drove me nuts. I saw the "Muffin Macer" video to which the column referred. In it, a white man mistakenly steps in front of a black woman in line at a convenience store.
The March 10 "Local View" column, "We can stop white privilege by noticing it," drove me nuts.
I saw the "Muffin Macer" video to which the column referred. In it, a white man mistakenly steps in front of a black woman in line at a convenience store. He recognizes his error and patiently waits for her to purposely hold up the line while trying to antagonize him. Frustrated when that doesn't work she sprays him in the face.
Predictably, the writer of the Local View," like others, claimed the man was at fault.
The Un-Fair Campaign is causing only more division. When the campaign posted its horrid billboards all over Duluth, basically branding white people as inherently racist, I showed a black coworker and friend, whose opinion I respect, articles about the billboards. All he said was, "They are going about it all wrong. They are making it worse." I fully agreed.
We've made great strides in the past few decades in the area of race relations. The liberal machine acts as if the nation is still stuck in the 1950s South. And every action it attempts to foist on the population only deepens our divide.
Conservatives and libertarians prefer to view people as individuals and citizens as Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity, or tax bracket, pointing out such differences only when description is necessary. However, race hustlers of today are invested heavily in keeping the specter of racism alive at all costs. They have discovered there are benefits to continually shrieking about "racists" lurking behind every corner. They must keep trumpeting the idea that we are not individuals but races, classes and whatever category that can be created in order to inflame the passions of folks constantly being told that they are "underserved" by some other category.
Only when we are recognized as individuals, not categories, will true progress take place.