Black legislator accuses white colleague’s toddler of racism

Posted by NealS 5 years, 7 months ago to Politics
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A few things she said made me cringe:

“…I love his son, but he’s scared of me because of my color and that’s horrible.” Then she said, “It’s true.”

And, “The color of my skin, I get discriminated against. The color of your skin, you don’t.” This statement made me realize just how racism has turned around especially since this most recent administration. Can blacks be racist? Can a black be racist against another black? How about white racists against other whites? Or is only one definition allowed anymore?

Am I a racist because I’d be scared to death to walk down any street at night in a predominately black neighborhood, Ferguson as a perfect example? Or might anyone think that my fear might be because of reverse discrimination on someone else’s part?

Do blacks have a fear of walking in a predominately white neighborhood alone at night? Perhaps, but not in my neighborhood. In my neighborhood we’re asking anyone coming to our door for identification because many recently have proven to be casing the neighborhood looking for easy targets of break-ins. I ask everyone that comes to my door for identification, black or white, the bible people, magazine sales, everyone, and get license numbers, etc., just in case.

Too many subjects here, I was even confused as to where to put it, Politics, Culture, Education, History, Legislation, News, or Philosophy? Life just isn’t as simple as is used to be.
SOURCE URL: http://www.theamericanmirror.com/video-black-legislator-accuses-republican-colleagues-toddler-of-racism/


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  • Posted by nsnelson 5 years, 7 months ago
    Things like this just add to the caricature of liberals classifying everyone who disagrees with them as racists. Caricatures are usual sweeping generalizations (a fallacy), but they are caricatures for a reason (there is some degree of truth to them).

    The sad thing is, people who think everyone else does everything bad because they are racist, do not realize that that irrational belief reveals their own racism. Of course they deny reverse-racism is possible....
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  • Posted by $ rainman0720 5 years, 7 months ago
    Kinda makes me want to apologize, since I live in Indianapolis.

    People like her see the world through a completely racist prism, so they assume everyone else does. In all honesty, if you take away these people's racism, what would they have left?

    Only their own failure, and that's a reality that they just cannot face.
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    • Posted by strugatsky 5 years, 7 months ago
      Only it's not "reverse racism," but simply racism. By using the term "reverse," you are allowing to stand the implication that racism is when a white discriminates against a black. Women's Month, Black History Month, affirmative action - hire more blacks or hispanics, don't fire a black no matter what the offense - those are all examples of racism. Don't let the racist bastards get away with it - call them out on it, every time. Let them be shocked! It has become a trillion dollar industry, but every one of us can help put the brakes on.
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  • Posted by SaltyDog 5 years, 7 months ago
    I think that there's an even more fundamental problem in play here. Now I might have missed the news that day, but when did racism become illegal? In bad taste, sure. But since when are there laws regarding people's attitudes? THAT my friends and correspondents, is a VERY slippery slope. The opposition has introduced this concept and controlled the narrative, so it's a good deal more insidious than simply being illegal. Similarly, before the Clinton administration there was no such thing as an "assault rifle" available to the general populace. Now anything that's not a blunderbuss is an assault rifle, with all of the negative connotations that go along with it.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 7 months ago
      Ever heard of laws against "hate crimes"?
      "Although state laws vary, current statutes permit federal prosecution of hate crimes committed on the basis of a person's protected characteristics of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)/FBI, as well as campus security authorities, are required to collect and publish hate crime statistics."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_crime_...
      Note that this points out this comes from a FEDERAL law. States and local governments might show some common sense, but it takes a central government to really meddle enough to wreck a society.
      I agree with you. America is half way down the slippery slope and gaining speed toward the cliff.
      Watch out, sheep! There's no cliff hanger or a happy ending in this reality show!
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      • Posted by SaltyDog 5 years, 7 months ago
        No, FFA, you're speaking of an act based upon a person's race, creed, color, age, etc. I'm speaking of the attitude itself...in other words, is it now a crime to not to want to associate with persons because of race, creed, color, faith, etc.?

        Enter the thought cops.
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      • Posted by jdg 5 years, 7 months ago
        Hate crime laws are an indirect attempt to deter (by greater punishment and by more prosecutions) crimes that are intended to intimidate the larger public. In other words, terrorist crimes, like the lynchings the KKK used to commit. I have no problem with hate-crime laws if used only against those crimes.

        But prosecutors have shown that they are not to be trusted with discretion, because they are absolutely immune from any consequences for abusing it.
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        • Posted by $ rainman0720 5 years, 7 months ago
          I do have a problem with the concept of a "hate crime".

          If I kill you because of your race or gender or anything else and then rob you, you're dead. If I kill you just because I want to rob you, you're dead.

          I have intentionally killed you in the commission of a crime; why should my motive change the punishment?

          If I'm punished more if I kill you because of some hate crime qualification, are you saying your live is worth more, since my punishment is greater?

          More to the point, if I'm punished less if "all" I wanted to do is rob you, why do you accept that your life is worth less?

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          • Posted by jdg 5 years, 7 months ago
            The point is, if you kill me in order to intimidate the public, you haven't just killed me, you've also bullied a large number of people by "making an example of" me. That not only deserves greater punishment -- it also probably takes more to deter you (the perp), because you are more likely to feel you've "scored" an accomplishment by committing the crime. (In case it isn't obvious I'm evaluating law by the incentives it creates, David Friedman's approach from "Law's Order".)
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        • Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 7 months ago
          I say leave it up to the lawyers in summation to paint the crime as nasty as can be, and let the jury decide. Having a "special" kind of murder law due to "hate" or "racism" is not needed. I agree completely that it will be abused and eventually expanded irrationally to create new 'thought' crimes.
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          • Posted by jdg 5 years, 7 months ago
            I agree, *but* it means giving juries power to decide sentences and/or to draw reasonable inferences about intent (which does and should matter).
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  • Posted by $ ObjectiveAnalyst 5 years, 6 months ago
    Pure rubbish. To many, every adversity or unfavorable reaction one faces is because of someone else's prejudice... That way of thinking is prejudicial, if you ask me. Of course if you are a white male then everything is your fault and you have no one to blame; with that hanging over one's head it is a wonder white guys even bother trying. How does one defend their success and innocence? I guess I should just send my reparation check off to Al Sharpton right now, even though to my knowledge neither myself or any of my ancestors ever slighted a minority.
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  • Posted by $ jlc 5 years, 7 months ago
    I love dogs. Most dogs love me. But, while I am a quiet person I secretly have a strong personality. Humans see the 'quiet' part. Dogs see the 'strong' part.

    Some dogs are afraid of me, because they understand I am dominant. This has nothing to do with my being a woman or with my being white.

    I hypothesize that Vanessa Summers, having had the force of personality needed to gain her seat, scares the daylights out of the kid. I don't blame him for running for safety!

    Jan
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    • Posted by $ puzzlelady 5 years, 6 months ago
      Babies are sensitive to emotional nuances, and can sense malevolence in others without understanding it. It is a survival trait that eventually lessens as a child's confidence grows in a protected environment. I see this incident as the pendulum swinging wildly too far to the other side, where black consciousness-raising and assertiveness become tinged with paranoia.

      A scary encounter with a black person might make an infant more leery of other blacks. The same as being bitten by a dog would make a kid afraid of other dogs.

      It is sad that a growing trend of black/white divisiveness portends a return to tribalism. Summers' aggressive attitude in seeking to put down a white person is symptomatic of a pursuit of dominance, not equality.
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  • Posted by 5 years, 7 months ago
    I just thought of this while reviewing everyone's comments. This woman is expressing the same kind of viewpoint as a group again is expressing in Ferguson. The latest is they are harassing a black cop for being a racist? Are they against racism, or just against cops now? Are these people capable of understanding the truth or just so blind sighted as taught by the Al Sharpton's (Obama's and Holder's included) in this world?
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  • Posted by $ Radio_Randy 5 years, 6 months ago
    Ahhh...racial bias.

    Last night, the wife and I watched Lethal Weapon 4...one of my favorite Mel Gibson shoot-em-ups. Aside from all the anti-gun and anti-NRA references...there was one thing Danny Glover said about his pregnant daughter (in the movie) that stuck with me. He said about the father..."Is he black?...Oh, please let him be black".

    Now, if I said, about the father of my daughter's baby, "Is he white...oh, please let him be white!", I would be labeled a racist...sure as hell.

    So...where exactly is the justice, here?
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    • Posted by 5 years, 6 months ago
      I'm not sure when Lethal Weapon 4 was made, but was there such a thing as racism then? At least did anyone ever talk about it? Was Al Sharpton promoting it then? I wasn't even aware that 4 of them were made.
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  • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 6 months ago
    One day my little sister at the age barely able to speak saw her first observations in sentence form and remarked "Mommy Daddy look at the chocolate man!" The gentleman looked at my parents and then laughed. "Not to worry. Someone has to be first." I think someone's got a very very thin skin. The comment on reverse discrimination strikes at the heart of the matter. It's difficult to change any mindset especially in a cultural environment where such is promoted by the government itself.

    When faced with a question about race or any of the other isms simple write. ""This is a ***-ist question. You should be ashamed to ask."
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  • Posted by jdg 5 years, 7 months ago
    Ms. Legislator, I completely agree with you that white children ought not be scared whenever they see a black person. But Junior isn't scared because he's prejudiced -- he's not even old enough to have learned such a thing yet! He's scared because black people he's already met went out of their way to scare him on purpose, for giggles. Take your complaint to them, and may you succeed in making them stop being racists and thugs -- before they get what they deserve the way Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin did.
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  • Posted by evlwhtguy 5 years, 7 months ago
    Nothing but another race hustler looking to interpret any action as racism. I am sure that if it was raining and this person didn't have an umbrella and the white person next to them did she would attribute it to racism. For instance......I am guessing that due to the white racism over the years the white person can afford an umbrella because his great great great grandfather owned slaves and the residual wealth from that coupled with generations of white privilege screwed poor Vanessa out of the opportunity to have an umbrella.,........don't laugh, it is a plausible a piece of fiction as any other thing we have heard out of these leftist race baiters.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 7 months ago
    Babies become frightened at anything that looks different from what they are used to and understand. Is that racism? My experience with babies, which is fairly extensive, being a great grandfather, is that they will get frightened at anything that's new -- or not. As for the 'or nots', who knows why certain things are accepted happily while others are not. No one that I know of, has explored baby minds that extensively. The racism lies in the mind of that woman. She should question herself most extensively, or better still -- keep her gob stoppered.
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    • Posted by $ allosaur 5 years, 7 months ago
      I once saw a toddler shriek and cry when someone dressed up like Big Bird came along down a sidewalk.
      A Big Bird costume is not black.
      That woman sure looks "big," though.
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  • Posted by Clairity 5 years, 7 months ago
    I can only imagine what she calls the poor children in her neighborhood. she is Totally classless
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    • Posted by 5 years, 7 months ago
      And someone elected her, in fact a lot of people elected her. I wonder what might happen if he handed his 18 month old to a Jew, or even a Christian, or how about a Gay person, or a Transvestite?
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