December 8, 2008

Black Caucus

This story starts out with, "Rep. John Lewis jokingly says he'll try to resist calling Barack Obama "Brother President" after he's sworn in as the nation's first African-American president on January 20." Lewis, obviously, is also black. Could you imagine if that comment was made by a white congressman? There'd be rioting in the streets.

The story goes on to say that "Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are still giddy that Obama, a caucus member when he was a senator, is about to become the 44th president of the United States".

Now, we've touched on this topic before, how we believe that it's disgraceful that blacks can get away with having a "black caucus", but God forbid if there was a white caucus, there would be hell to pay. When we discussed it before, someone by the name of John Restaino said I need to come explain myself on his show. Who he is and what show he has, I have no idea.

But with all of the articles I've searched, I've never seen anyone who can defend this. Whites are accused of racism all of the time, but it's blacks that have chosen create this divide by their multitudes of race-based groups. There is not a NAAWP. There is no United White College Fund. And there is no white caucus in Congress.

Why is this acceptable? Why is this blatant double standard of racism allowed to not only continue, but to grow?

We wish Barack Obama all the best in his efforts. But if he were truly a leader, he would address the black community and enlighten them to the fact that these race-based groupings only allow racism to become more pervasive. Dump Affirmative Action, Brother President. Oh shit, I can't say that; I'm not black.

4 comments:

Barney said...

I agree and As of January 20, it should all end and that includes affirmative action.

John Restaino said...

You obviously know about my show..since I said that you should come on the air...on the air!! Take responsibility for your words.

Rastamick61 said...

Blah blah blah. The irony of your asking about a white caucus is almost too thick for description. If you ever talk to black people you might come to realize many of them have been given the feeling that this entire country is a white caucus. Did you notice Bush bought a house in a neighborhood whose "covenant" until 2000 only allowed non whites to live there if they were hired help ? I think if I was black and read this it might make me feel a little left out... We have Hibernian Orders for police and firemen in Buffalo that Irish American can join -- do you ant to sign up for one of those ?

lido said...

Rats, there is a huge difference between ethnic and racial groups. Your inability to distinguish between the two is unfortunate.