The reason for the worst racism, the racism that murders and takes rights away from others, is enabling. When one race has lower standards and more social acceptability for racism, than others.
The first step is to define racism.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says:
noun \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also –ˌshi-\
: poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race
The truth is that KKK had corrupted justice and the rule of law in his State. The head of the police in Birmingham, Bull Conner, was closely associated with America’s most deadly terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan, who murdered about 6,000 people, mostly blacks. Bull Conner looked the other way to assist the KKK in their murders. This helped him politically as the Democratic Party, and the base of that party, were so anti-black racist at that time. In 1960, Bull Connor was elected Democratic National Committeeman for Alabama.
So, extreme and murderous racism does happen, here and abroad. The common theme is that society and the news media allow double standards. If a black person in Democratic Party dominated Alabama in 1960 said and did the same things Bull Conner did, he would have been arrested and vilified in the newspapers. But a white person like Bull Conner, was honored in the news media and the Democratic Party for the very same deeds. We have the same situation today in many ways, as there is a double standard, just as there was in 1960.
For a historical perceptive on this, Bill Clinton gave a speech to honor a Ku Klux Klan Grand Cyclops. Below is the video of Clinton’s eulogy for that KKK Grand Cyclops. In it Clinton indicts himself, Byrd and the base of the Democratic Party. He first lies by saying the chief recruiter (Kleg) for the KKK in West Virginia, and a Grand Cyclops (that is a honor in the KKK, similar to being named Super Bowl MVP in the NFL) had a “fleeting” association with the KKK. Then Clinton says in effect it was OK that he joined the most murderous terrorist organization in the history of our country (they murdered more that Bin Laden did), because Byrd had to in order to get elected. In saying that, Clinton first was saying it’s okay to join a murderous terrorist/racist organization, if that is necessary to get elected. It is not. And he was also saying that the base of the Democratic Party was so racist that Byrd would not have been elected, unless he did join the KKK. This is something to think about. You will see that Obama and Biden agree and applaud. Clinton also lied about the Grand Cyclops trying to make up for it the rest of his life. Byrd led the charge against Civil Rights for a decade in the US Senate after being a leader of the KKK.
Lest we forget what organization Clinton’s and Obama’s friend Bryd was a Grand Cyclops of, here is just a couple of years history of the KKK in Wikipedia:
The Klan attacked black members of the Loyal Leagues and intimidated southern Republicans and Freedmen’s Bureau workers. When they killed black political leaders, they also took heads of families, along with the leaders of churches and community groups, because these people had many roles in society. Agents of the Freedmen’s Bureau reported weekly assaults and murders of blacks. “Armed guerrilla warfare killed thousands of Negroes; political riots were staged; their causes or occasions were always obscure, their results always certain: ten to one hundred times as many Negroes were killed as whites.” Masked men shot into houses and burned them, sometimes with the occupants still inside. They drove successful black farmers off their land. “Generally, it can be reported that in North and South Carolina, in 18 months ending in June 1867, there were 197 murders and 548 cases of aggravated assault.”
George W. Ashburn was assassinated for his pro-black sentiments.
Klan violence worked to suppress black voting. More than 2,000 persons were killed, wounded and otherwise injured in Louisiana within a few weeks prior to the Presidential election of November 1868. Although St. Landry Parish had a registered Republican majority of 1,071, after the murders, no Republicans voted in the fall elections. White Democrats cast the full vote of the parish for Grant’s opponent. The KKK killed and wounded more than 200 black Republicans, hunting and chasing them through the woods. Thirteen captives were taken from jail and shot; a half-buried pile of 25 bodies was found in the woods. The KKK made people vote Democratic and gave them certificates of the fact.
In the April 1868 Georgia gubernatorial election, Columbia County cast 1,222 votes for Republican Rufus Bullock. By the November presidential election, however, Klan intimidation led to suppression of the Republican vote and only one person voted for Ulysses S. Grant.
Klansmen killed more than 150 African Americans in a county in Florida, and hundreds more in other counties. Freedmen’s Bureau records provided a detailed recounting of Klansmen’s beatings and murders of freedmen and their white allies.
Now on to the test:
Let score Bundy, Spike Lee, Sterling, and Jay-Z on their level of racism.
1. Do they ever say inflammatory things that do or could lead to race riots or racially motivated murders?
2. Do they belong to racist organizations, like the KKK or National Socialists (Hitler), that believe one or more races is inherently evil?
3. Are they opposed to allowing people of one race to move into a neighborhood or apartment?
4. Do they believe in prejudice in hiring and schooling, that there should be racial barriers to being hired or accepted to a school, based solely on race?
Since (1) and (2) are much more harmful than (3) and (4), they are scored two points each, and (3) and (4)are one point. The more points, the more racist that person is. You score it yourself, then AUN-TV will score it and explain our ratings.
Do any of the 4 questions apply?
Do any of the 4 questions apply?
Do any of the 4 questions apply?
Do any of the 4 questions apply?
There is no evidence he qualifies for any of the four questions, so he get 0, a perfect score.
He did make inflammatory remarks that could have led to riots and killings, that he would not have done, if Zimmerman was the same race as he is.
Spike Lee was so blinded by rage towards Zimmerman … he tweeted the address of an elderly couple, believing it was Zimmerman’s … and they claim Spike put their lives in grave danger. David and Elaine McClain claim in a new lawsuit Lee was so filled with hate he got the wrong address and carelessly threw it up online … just days after the shooting. In the lawsuit … the McClains say they received numerous death threats and hate mail … and feared for their lives as their address was re-Tweeted countless times. The McClains say Lee’s Tweet of their address encouraged “a dangerous mob mentality.” Now they want a lot more for their troubles and grief.
Conclusion: Lee was successfully sued for big bucks. 2 Points
He does not belong to a racist organization that we know of, but Lee is upset that white people are moving into Harlem, and that they have to “respect black culture”. http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/26/us/new-york-spike-lee-gentrification/ Reverse that being said by a white person and it would be a scandal. 1 Point
Today as in 1960 there is official racial discrimination in hiring and schooling, and Lee is in favor of that by his political associations. 1 Point
Total Racist Points for Lee, 4.
He has no hits on 1 and 2 but does on 3, he received a huge fine for discriminating against blacks in his apartments, so 1 Point there. On 4 there is no public statements, although he is a big contributor to NAACP that does believe in anti-white/Asian discrimination in schooling and anti-white discrimination in hiring. Based on his statements to his girl friend he is more likely to be against blacks than in favor of anti-white discrimination, but his actions with NAACP count, so we will give him 1/2 point on (4).
Total Racist Points for Sterling, 1.5.
On first and second question the medallion he is wearing means he believes in a racist cult called the 5% Nation. They believe:
“The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally. The first lesson I learned from the Five Percent was simple: F–- white people. Seriously. White people are devils. Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.” http://www.ibtimes.com/jay-z-racist-rapper-wears-medallion-group-posits-white-men-are-devil-five-percent-nation-1568314 2 Points for KKK like org, and wearing that is the same as wearing a NAZI swastika, it encourages racial violence, 2 more Points.
On 3 he has no known position and on 4 his political associations and 5% Nation status indicate he is in favor of anti-white discrimination in jobs and schooling, so 1 Point.
Total Racist Points for Jay-Z is 5.
Racist Standings of Four Selected for Testing:
Worst Racist to Least Racist:
Spike Lee: 2
Donald Sterling: 1.5
Cliven Bundy: 0
So why is Cliven Bundy even being talked about? Because he is a threat to Federal power overreach, and has to be neutralized. Why is Jay-Z so racist that he believes in a KKK/NAZI like super racist cult? For the same reason Bull Conner associated with the KKK and why so many college professors were NAZIS in Germany in the 1930s. It is/was easy.
This is where all the truly damaging racism comes from, when there are dual standards. There is no such thing as reverse racism, racism is racism. For 190 years there was prevalent anti-black racism in America, then it was neutral for a while and for the last 40 years there has been official anti-white racism in America and just as whites were given a free pass to be anti-black, as Bull Conner had for years, today blacks have a free pass to be anti-white, as Jay-Z being close to the President without a murmur proves. Would any recent President party in public with a KKKer in a hood? Obama is doing exactly that today.
The key to truly ending racism is when the double standards, no matter in which direction, are ended. When Jay-Z and Bull Conner’s super racist behavior are both not acceptable, at the same time, then Martin Luther King’s dream has come true.