Thursday, July 07, 2016

Are We Turning a Blind Eye Towards Racism? (Part 2)

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School Teaches White Children They Are Born Racist
By Lee Duigon
July 7, 2016
NewsWithViews.com
Our Independence Must be Won Again
Of all the crimes of the Obama regime, the worst of many is its purposeful campaign to stir up racial animosity.
The ideology, of course, is that white Americans are to blame for everything that’s wrong in the world and that they must be punished for it. This is at the core of Obamaism. It’s a big part of what makes most Democrats tick. Besides which, “divide and rule” is a time-tested approach to power politics.
It comes down from the top; but let’s first take a look at some of the people that it lands on.
At the Bank Street School for Children, in Manhattan, the “stick it to Whitey” jihad has advanced so far into actual child abuse that even liberals have begun to question it. Yes, for just $15,000 a year, you can subject your white child to daily mental cruelty at the hands of wicked, racist idiots.
White kids here are “taught,” day in, day out, that because they’re white, and for no other reason but that, they are evil, worthless, and inferior to “kids of color”—who are, by contrast, given “safe space,” cupcakes, and non-stop praise.
Come to think of it, this form of what the perpetrators like to call “diversity and social justice education” is cruel to the non-white children, too. How can it help but teach them to be racists? Worse than that: racists with the full approval of the visible authorities.
Imagine if the shoe were on the other foot: that there was an expensive private school where black kids were set apart for non-stop verbal abuse while the white kids were blatantly favored over them. There would be riots over it. If the school were not shut down, it would be burned down, and teachers and administrators would be charged with every hate crime in the book. Attorney General Loretta Lynch would personally see to it; and Obama himself would surely give another speech about America the racist hell-hole. The tumult would be the biggest thing since Ferguson, Missouri. There would be no end to it.
But this purposely-applied wickedness is cruel to all the children at the school. Having taught in many public school classrooms, many grades, I state for a fact that young children are not naturally racist. They learn racism from their elders. Left alone, they get along just fine. But the moral imbeciles who run the Bank Street School do everything in their power to rob the children of the blessings of amity.
This week we celebrated Independence Day, the birth of the United States of America. I think I would rather not know what they make of it at Bank Street.
Today, 240 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we find ourselves saddled with another kind of tyranny—one not imposed by a foreign power on its colonies, but by our own elected “leaders” and a perverted education system operated by racist, socialist fools who hate our country and labor ceaselessly to turn it into something else.
And what are we to say of the parents who voluntarily send their children to such schools—and at no small cost, to boot? Are they out of their freakin’ minds? How can they justify subjecting their own children to this wicked folly?
Somehow we must win our independence back. We must allow such people to lord it over us no more. The fact that virtually all of them are Democrats should weigh heavily with us when we vote.
It won’t be easy to throw off and replace a whole education system, a whole class of “educators” who make war on us not with guns and troops and tanks, but with textbooks, chalk, and classrooms filled with our own children, whom they turn against us and against each other.
Stirring up racial hatred is a vile sin against the God who made all the peoples of the earth of one blood, with one law of love and equity for all, and one single Savior for them all.
If we are content to be ruled by such flagrant wickedness, then surely we owe an apology to King George III. All he wanted was a stamp tax, a tea tax, and quarters for his soldiers.
But we are not now as we were then.
I have discussed these topics, and others, on my blog, http://leeduigon.com, throughout the week. Please stop by and read! All it takes is just one click to get you there.
© 2016 Lee Duigon - All Rights Reserved
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com
Website: LeeDuigon.com
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Race and Reality in America: Five key findings
By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Director of Polling
Wed November 25, 2015
(CNN) — Few issues have as fraught a history as race in America. The country's recent history on race includes highs such as the election of the country's first black president and heartbreaking lows such as the shooting deaths of nine people at a black church, allegedly by a white supremacist aiming to start a race war.
CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered to survey Americans on issues relating to race and ethnicity. The poll explores how things have changed in the last 20 years and what race means now. The survey also examines how different groups of Americans experience race day-to-day, and what they think about racism and the racial divisions that are so pervasive in our economic and political lives.
Here are five key findings from the CNN/Kaiser Family Foundation survey on race and reality.
Americans are more likely to consider racism a big problem today than they were 20 years ago
Overall, 49% of Americans in the poll say racism is a big problem in the country, up from 28% four years ago. It's also more than the 41% who said so 20 years ago, shortly after the Million Man March on the nation's capital.


In the new poll, the percent of people who see racism as a big problem is higher among racial and ethnic minorities than it is among whites -- 66% of blacks and 64% of Hispanics call it a big problem, compared to 43% of whites.


Women, particularly white and Hispanic women, are more apt to consider racism a problem than are men. And among whites, there's a broad political divide, with 56% of white Democrats calling it a big problem compared with 32% of white Republicans.
But the age gaps that one might expect from an America whose demographics are shifting generationally do not materialize. Younger whites are about as likely as older whites to consider racism a big problem, and younger people of color are just as likely as their older peers to say it's a big problem.
2. The percentage who see racial tensions increasing has grown as well
Almost two-thirds of Americans say racial tensions have increased in America in the last 10 years, much higher than the 29% who said so in 2001 and the 47% who felt that way in 1995. On this issue, there is agreement across racial and ethnic groups, with majorities of whites (67%), blacks (65%) and Hispanics (55%) all feeling tensions have grown in the last decade.
That view is shared among young and old, male and female, Democrat and Republican, urban, suburban and rural. About the only statistically meaningful difference is that white conservatives are most likely to say tensions have grown (75%) in the last 10 years.
3. White America lives a largely segregated life
At home, when socializing, and at work, white Americans report their lives are mostly spent around others of the same race. About seven in 10 whites say they live (69%) or socialize with (68%) people who are mostly of the same race as them, and six in 10 employed whites have co-workers who are mostly other white people (60%). Hispanics and blacks are more apt to report more diverse neighborhoods, social circles and workplaces.
Non-Hispanic whites make up a majority of the American public, so that gap isn't entirely a surprise. But what's most notable about these results is that there's no significant difference between younger whites (18-45) and older whites (45-64) who say they socialize with, work with or live around people who are all/mostly the same race as them. Senior whites, however, are a different story. Those 65 and older are more likely than their younger counterparts to say they live near or socialize with those of the same race.
Younger blacks and Hispanics, however, are far more likely to say they have diverse social circles and neighborhoods.
4. Large numbers of black and Hispanic Americans say they have been treated unfairly in the last 30 days
Overall, about three-quarters of Americans say they think African-Americans (77%) or Hispanic-Americans (74%) face at least some discrimination in society today.
The poll results provide a measure of just how many people have faced what they consider to be unfair treatment on account of their race or ethnicity in everyday situations -- at work, while shopping, at restaurants or the movies, while seeking health care or in dealings with police.
Fifty-three percent of blacks report experiencing one of those types of unfair treatment in the last 30 days, as did 36% of Hispanics. Among whites, 15% say they've dealt with such unfair treatment.
More blacks say they experienced unfair treatment while shopping than in any of the five scenarios tested -- 33% reported an occasion like that. And blacks were least likely to report unfair treatment when seeking health care (12%). About a quarter of blacks say they experienced unfair treatment at work or in a restaurant, bar, theater or other entertainment venue.
In dealing with police specifically, approximately one in five African-Americans and one in six Hispanics say they've faced unfair treatment in the last 30 days, compared with 3% -- or one in 30 -- among whites.
5. African-Americans bear the bulk of the burden of incarceration in America
A majority of African-Americans say they or a close friend or family member have been incarcerated (55%), significantly higher than the share among whites (36%) or Hispanics (39%).
For whites, the share saying they have been incarcerated themselves or have a close relationship with someone who has drops with education. Thirty percent of whites with college degrees say they, a family member or close friend have been incarcerated, compared with 40% among whites who do not have college degrees. For African-Americans and Hispanics, the numbers are similar across educational lines.
The percentage of blacks who say they or someone they know have been incarcerated is particularly high among those who live in urban areas (60% vs. 48% among those who live in the suburbs or rural areas) and among younger African-Americans (62% among those age 18-34, 55% among those age 35-64 compared with 35% among black seniors).
The CNN/Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted August 25-October 3, 2015, among a random national sample of 1,951 adults, including 501 black and 500 Hispanic respondents. Results for all groups have been adjusted to reflect their actual national distribution. Interviews were conducted on conventional telephones and cell phones, in English and Spanish, by SSRS of Media, Pennsylvania. This poll was jointly developed and analyzed by CNN and staff at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points; for results based on African-Americans or Hispanics it is plus or minus 6 percentage points.
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More Americans Think Racism Is A 'Big Problem' In Society: Survey
By Sarah Berger @sarahberger0408  
11/24/15
A new nationwide poll conducted by CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that 49 percent of Americans think racism is a “big problem” in society today, CNN reported Tuesday. Forty-one percent of Americans in 1995 said racism was a big problem in society, but only 28 percent of Americans felt that way in 2011.
The poll unearthed that 33 percent of survey respondents said racism is “somewhat of a problem” in society today, 9 percent answered that it was a small problem, 7 percent did not think it was a problem at all and 2 percent did not know if it was a problem or refused to answer.
Sixty-six percent of blacks and 64 percent of Hispanics said racism was a big problem, according to the poll, while only 43 percent of whites said the same. Now, Hispanics are more likely to say racism is a big problem than they were in 1995. For blacks, 68 percent said racism was a big problem in 1995, which dropped to 50 percent in 2011 and has now increased to 66 percent, CNN reported. Overall, the majority across races said tensions between racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. has increased in the past 10 years. 
The poll was conducted Aug. 25-Oct. 3 among a random national sample of 1,951 adults, including 501 black and 500 Hispanic respondents. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points; for results based on African-Americans or Hispanics, it is plus or minus 6 percentage points.
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Canada’s race problem? It’s even worse than America’s.
For a country so self-satisfied with its image of progressive tolerance, how is this not a national crisis?
Scott Gilmore
January 22, 2015
BERNARD WEIL/TORONTO STAR/CP
The racial mess in the United States looks pretty grim and is painful to watch. We can be forgiven for being quietly thankful for Canada’s more inclusive society, which has avoided dramas like that in Ferguson, Mo. We are not the only ones to think this. In the recently released Social Progress Index, Canada is ranked second amongst all nations for its tolerance and inclusion.
Unfortunately, the truth is we have a far worse race problem than the United States. We just can’t see it very easily.
Terry Glavin, recently writing in the Ottawa Citizen, mocked the idea that the United States could learn from Canada’s example when it comes to racial harmony. To illustrate his point, he compared the conditions of the African-American community to Canada’s First Nations. If you judge a society by how it treats its most disadvantaged, Glavin found us wanting. Consider the accompanying table. By almost every measurable indicator, the Aboriginal population in Canada is treated worse and lives with more hardship than the African-American population. All these facts tell us one thing: Canada has a race problem, too.
How are we not choking on these numbers? For a country so self-satisfied with its image of progressive tolerance, how is this not a national crisis? Why are governments not falling on this issue?
Possibly it is because our Fergusons are hidden deep in the bush, accessible only by chartered float plane: 49 per cent of First Nations members live on remote reserves. Those who do live in urban centres are mostly confined to a few cities in the Prairies. Fewer than 40,000 live in Toronto, not even one per cent of the total population of the Greater Toronto Area. Our racial problems are literally over the horizon, out of sight and out of mind.
Or it could be because we simply do not see the forest for trees. We are distracted by the stories of corrupt band councils, or flooded reserves, or another missing Aboriginal woman. Some of us wring our hands, and a handful of activists protest. There are a couple of unread op-eds, and maybe a Twitter hashtag will skip around for a few days. But nothing changes. Yes, we admit there is a governance problem on the reserves. We might agree that “something” should be done about the missing and murdered women. In Ottawa a few policy wonks write fretful memos on land claims and pipelines. But collectively, we don’t say it out loud: “Canada has a race problem.”
If we don’t have a race problem then what do we blame? Our justice system, unable to even convene Aboriginal juries? Band administrators, like those in Attawapiskat, who defraud their own people? Our health care system that fails to provide Aboriginal communities with health outcomes on par with El Salvador? Politicians too craven to admit the reserve system has failed? Elders like Chief Ava Hill, cynically willing to let a child die this week from treatable cancer in order to promote Aboriginal rights? Aboriginal people themselves for not throwing out the leaders who serve them so poorly? Police forces too timid to grasp the nettle and confront unbridled criminality like the organized drug-smuggling gangs in Akwesasne? Federal bureaucrats for constructing a $7-billion welfare system that doesn’t work? The school system for only graduating 42 per cent of reserve students? Aboriginal men, who have pushed their community’s murder rate past Somalia’s? The media for not sufficiently or persistently reporting on these facts?
Or: us? For not paying attention. For believing our own hype about inclusion. For looking down our noses at America and ignorantly thinking, “That would never happen here.” For not acknowledging Canada has a race problem.
We do and it is bad. And it is not just with the Aboriginal peoples. For new immigrants and the black community the numbers are not as stark, but they tell a depressingly similar story.
If we want to fix this, the first step is to admit something is wrong. Start by saying it to yourself, but say it out loud: “Canada has a race problem.”
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Also See:
Are We Turning a Blind Eye Towards Racism?
(Part 1)
23 August 2013
and
Are Race Relations in America Deteriorating?
(Part 1)
26 July 2013
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2013/07/are-race-relations-in-america.html
and
Zimmerman - Is Racism Questionable?
  20 July 2013
and
Racism - It Never Goes Away!
31 August 2009
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