Playing The Race Card - Part 3
The unity of our country lies in rejecting race as our primary identifier.
For fifty years now we have been told that we need an honest dialogue on race. But did it happen? No. And until the people no longer feel it is fine to pull the race card to gain or to avoid responsibility for their actions, we will never have that transparent dialog and we will never see eye to eye, or feel that we are on equal ground.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Dialogue over. Let's drop the race baiting and get on with debating the matter of keeping our country prosperous and free.
Any other skin color most of the time means "less than," "not as good as," "separate from," or even "equal to." It has never meant "better than." These racial hoaxes are not making it any better; on the contrary, they are creating more divide between the races and more anger is born. Not only because a certain race has been wrongly accused but also because the other races found it too easy to believe it on the spot.
Dealing with different races has come a long way in the US, though there is still a long way to go, and racism may never totally be eliminated.
The irony is that racism is an equal opportunity problem suffered by people of all kinds since the beginning of time. Racism, prejudice, discrimination, and other cruel examples of man's affliction to man have existed as long as humans existed.
Playing the race card too early and too often is like the boy who cried wolf. The mere accusation of wrongdoing is enough to make a person of color a rapist, killer or convict in the eyes of the American public. This is because the image of minorities/criminals so readily fits into the perceptions of racial stereotypes. Whites commit crimes too, but those stories are just not as interesting to the media.Continued on the next page