The bad news, I am no longer in the running to win this nation’s popularity contest. The good news, ask me if I care…I’m still going to tell it like it is.
For the record, I’m not one of those people that get overly excited over polls…at least not the ones that end in double in “ll’s.” But since they seem to be all the rave and quoted by every talking head with a mic or camera in their face, even with their massive margins of errors, let’s get to it.
The latest AP-Yahoo News poll conducted with Stanford University found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them “lazy,” “violent,” responsible for their own troubles.
Note to AP, Yahoo, and Stanford—this ain’t breaking news. It isn’t even news in my opinion.
I could stand on any Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or Street in the country, conduct a similar poll with the prestigious School of Reality of Blacks about whites, and come up with equally disturbing numbers. Just keeping it real.
For all of the Kumbayahing America does—this country is just as racist as it was when the first African was forced off the ship and into a life of slavery.
Obama’s nomination didn’t change that—and white folks who voted for Obama don’t deserve medals for voting for a Black man. Just like white men who write about white privilege don’t deserve kudos and hi-fives.
I don’t need to look any further than the party I am registered to, to see that white people are still racist towards Blacks—thank you Harriet Christian and P.U.M.A.
And I certainly don’t need some poll to tell me what I can see with my own two eyes everyday of my life on my block.
What I do find interesting is that for all of the hateration of Blacks, white folks—white women are still rushing out at lunchtime to plump up those lips, tan their skin, enhance their breasts, and find an ass to wear as their own. All to the pleasure of their men. So what does that tell you?
It tells me, that it might not be so much about hateration as it is about plain old fashioned jealously.
Look—at the end of the day, I don’t expect a country, that for the most part is still run by white men and hasn’t been able to bring itself to collectively apologize for slavery and offer reparations to Blacks, to suddenly be in a love affair with my people.
White women still clutch their purses when Black men and women are near them and white people still falsely accuse Blacks of committing crimes because it’s an easy out. Hell—they’ve done such a good job on us, there are plenty of Blacks who share the same feelings of whites about Blacks—yes their own people!
Like white men in the White House, these polls come a dime a dozen and don’t do anything but create an outlet for the mainstream news to bring up the subject of race relations as breaking news—when it’s not. We know exactly how we feel about each other, we know exactly who we are voting for and why. And whether or not the candidates address race relations, we know that race has as much to do with our vote as the economy and the war in Iraq.
Tell me something I don’t know—like why we fall for this crap every time.
And just to be fair—here are some adjectives, nouns, and verbs that have been used to describe whites by Blacks:
P.W.T., trailer park trash, oppressive, backstabbers, selfish, greedy, racist, jealous, hateful, slackers, corrupt, culture bandits…
I could go on, but you get the point.