Chris Rock Rocks Bad Apple Idea
Recently a friend told me they didn’t like Trump but they’ll vote for him anyway because they don’t trust Biden to manage the protests.
I didn’t say anything then but many words came to mind. None of them say it all: inane, illogical, ridiculous, shallow.
I’ll show the evidence just now but Trump is causing the problem. How can he be the solution?
Worse than all of the above, though, thinking Trump is somehow a solution is also an expression of ingrained racism.
You can’t believe in or side with Trump unless you share in his racism at least on some level.
Let me say quickly that very few admit to being racist and if you implied they were, you would probably get a full-throated response. Furthermore, many people who admit racism is bad, also refuse to admit that it really exists.
Following Kaepernick’s taking a knee, Mike Ditka, the famous coach of the Chicago Bears said “there’s been no oppression in the U.S. for the last 100 years!”
Ditka’s really good with X’s and O’s (kudos from me on that) but he obviously never met Jim Crow, brown v the board of education and a few other pertinent historical issues in the cause for racial justice.
Let me tell you, in this environment, if you aren’t vocalizing disgust for racism and reacting to the data that proves it, you’re a racist.
Maybe you nor Mike nor anyone else chose to be racist. Few people do but if you haven’t made and vocalized your choice to end racism, you’re a racist.
Before you balk, think about it.
Racism is like accents. You listen to people from other parts of the country and you immediately hear their accent. They don’t hear it but you and every other outsider do. They aren’t aware of it. They just speak and out it comes. To them, it all sounds natural.
Just like accents, people adopt a racist mindset slowly, over time. It isn’t born out of ill will but absorbed from a social structure ingrained with it. People don’t think about it. They don’t make a conscious effort to be racist. They don’t even realize it till someone points it out. They just take on and recycle the mindset without thinking. [Read more…] about Trump Is The Cause Not The Solution