No Matter What and How Far the Achievements, YOU are Still...............BLACK in America

There are many people who argue how can successful Blacks state that there is racism. They maintain that the latter's contention is illogical in its premise.They maintain that there's no racism as there are Blacks in powerful & influential positions.
There are many people who argue how can successful Blacks state that there is racism. They maintain that the latter's contention is illogical in its premise.They maintain that there's no racism as there are Blacks in powerful & influential positions.
To such people, successful &/or socioeconomically affluent Blacks who cry racism are ungrateful or worse crybabies.They find such actions to be disdainful of the great opportunities that America has bestowed to them.
To such people, successful &/or socioeconomically affluent Blacks who cry racism are ungrateful or worse crybabies.They find such actions to be disdainful of the great opportunities that America has bestowed to them.

Racism? YOU are SUCCESSFUL, Shut the Hell Up

Many people are highly indignant that many socioeconomically affluent Blacks remarked that they have experienced racism. They assert that if there was racism, there would be no affluent and upwardly mobile Blacks. They relay that there is no racism as Blacks occupy high positions in local, state, and national governments. They then proclaim that there is a Black president for God's sake, this means that there is no racism. They maintain that those socioeconomically successful Blacks who cry racism are either ungrateful or totally delusional.

Such people strongly argue that how can these socioeconomically affluent Blacks be so ungrateful to the country, disseminating such blasphemous vindication. They staunchly insist that it was America that give them all what they have. They maintain that socioeconomically affluent Blacks who complain about racism are just complaining, attention seeking crybabies who do not realize how good they have it. There are others who assert that Blacks have an easier road to success than they do because of equal opportunity and affirmative action policies. They are of the school that many socioeconomically affluent Blacks were granted privileges based upon their protected class, race. They total discount that socioeconomically affluent and/or successful Blacks would dare cry racism. In their minds eyes, "How DARE them, what else do THEY WANT?"

Yes, there are highly successful & influential Blacks in America today. Of course, there are vastly more educational & socioeconomic opportunities for Blacks than ever before.Sadly, racism STILL exists.
Yes, there are highly successful & influential Blacks in America today. Of course, there are vastly more educational & socioeconomic opportunities for Blacks than ever before.Sadly, racism STILL exists.
There are instances in the lives of many affluent/successful Blacks where they are going to be reduced to the common denominator of being.........Black. At that moment, his/her successes/affluence WON'Tmatter in the least. He/she is ANOTHER n-----r.
There are instances in the lives of many affluent/successful Blacks where they are going to be reduced to the common denominator of being.........Black. At that moment, his/her successes/affluence WON'Tmatter in the least. He/she is ANOTHER n-----r.
Being successful/affluent NEVER precludes racism. It appears in many guises.  A successful/affluent Black can be told that something is too expensive. He/she can be told that he/she is in the WRONG neighborhood. He/she can be ignored by a cab driver.
Being successful/affluent NEVER precludes racism. It appears in many guises. A successful/affluent Black can be told that something is too expensive. He/she can be told that he/she is in the WRONG neighborhood. He/she can be ignored by a cab driver.
Not only Caucasians deny racism, some Blacks, esp. upper middle & upper class, refute that racism exists as THEY are THE PROOF. There are those who see themselves as Americans first & Black the very last. They see themselves as totally assimilated.
Not only Caucasians deny racism, some Blacks, esp. upper middle & upper class, refute that racism exists as THEY are THE PROOF. There are those who see themselves as Americans first & Black the very last. They see themselves as totally assimilated.
There are many upper middle & upper class Blacks who view their Blackness as merely coincidential.They purport that race is a total nonissue.They're beyond race, beyond being Black.
There are many upper middle & upper class Blacks who view their Blackness as merely coincidential.They purport that race is a total nonissue.They're beyond race, beyond being Black.
There are many upper middle & upper class Blacks who refuse to believe that racism exists. When it does occur to them, many go into denial mode; others asserting that this CAN'T  be as they're the MODEL Blacks.Racism occurs to ALL Blacks regardless.
There are many upper middle & upper class Blacks who refuse to believe that racism exists. When it does occur to them, many go into denial mode; others asserting that this CAN'T be as they're the MODEL Blacks.Racism occurs to ALL Blacks regardless.

Every Black Has Experienced IT, No Matter HOW Successful/Affluent

Yes, there are highly successful Blacks in America. Yes, there are more educational and socioeconomic opportunities for Blacks than ever before. However, in spite of the economic educational and socioeconomic opportunities, there is still racism. It may not be as overt as in previous eras but it still exists in its more covert forms.

No Black person in America, no matter how successful, educated, and/or how high on the socioeconomic scale he/she is, there are going to be instances and/or situations, when he/she will be considered to be just a n----------r. As the comedian and satirist Paul Mooney aptly put, The N----------r Wake Up Call". This is when a successful and/or affluent Black person is reduced to just his/her race. Being successful and affluent does not preclude Blacks from encountering racial discrimination in its myriad forms. He/she may be told that a product is "too expensive". He/she may be looked upon suspiciously if he/she is in a more affluent area of neighborhood even if HE/SHE resides there, being told that he/she is in the WRONG area/neighborhood. He/she may be overlooked by a cab driver.

There are many Caucasians and other non-Blacks who strongly disavow that racism exists. Not only Caucasians and other non-Blacks, there are some Blacks, especially those in the upper middle and upper class, who will staunchly insist that there is no racism after all, they have become highly successful and accomplished in their respective fields. If one even inform them that there is racism, they will declare that it is the lower class and disenfranchised Blacks who always cry racism as part of their victimology mentality. They will even state that they are Americans first and Blacks second. There are some who will say that they happen to be Black, no more no less. They believe that others do not see nor consider them as Black. They see themselves as totally assimilated into the American patchwork.

Many such Blacks view their Blackness as mere happenstance. They see themselves as beyond race. Blackness to them is a thing of their more oppressed ancestors and the past, not the present. They are of the school that if one does not concentrate on his/her Blackness so much, then racism would be a nonissue. They strongly contend that racism, if it does exist, occurs because many Blacks always bring it to their attention. Many middle and upper middle class Blacks see the lower class Black as the true racial instigators by their mindset and psychology. They see the lower class and disenfranchised Black as exhibiting the very worst of racial stereotypes for all the world to see.

When many upper middle and upper class Blacks experience racist treatment, some go into abject denial. They maintain that how could this occur as they were the most exemplary of Blacks. They could not believe that such a thing would occur in their wildest imaginings. It often takes such instances for many upper middle and upper class Blacks to realize that racism does occur. Not only lower class and disenfranchised Blacks are victims of racism, all Blacks are subjected to racism in one form or another.

Almost every Black child is strongly inculcated that he/she must be twice as good as non-Blacks in order to just be noticed.  Black children are told that they must be BETTER than the best.  Even then, that is sometimes NOT ENOUGH.
Almost every Black child is strongly inculcated that he/she must be twice as good as non-Blacks in order to just be noticed. Black children are told that they must be BETTER than the best. Even then, that is sometimes NOT ENOUGH.
There is an unwritten expectation & belief that Black children are not proficient in school. They are also expected to fail or be subpar. Many high achieving Black children have to constantly fight against such negative & insidious stereotypes.
There is an unwritten expectation & belief that Black children are not proficient in school. They are also expected to fail or be subpar. Many high achieving Black children have to constantly fight against such negative & insidious stereotypes.
Many high achieving Black children have to overcome and fight the negative expectations not only from Caucasian and/or other non-Black children but from less achieving &/or non-achieving Black children who equate Black w/non-achievement.
Many high achieving Black children have to overcome and fight the negative expectations not only from Caucasian and/or other non-Black children but from less achieving &/or non-achieving Black children who equate Black w/non-achievement.
Blacks oftentimes have a more difficult time being hired esp. in high powered &/or influential positions although they possess the prerequisite qualifications.When they are hired, they are oftentimes held to higher, stricter, &/or tougher standards.
Blacks oftentimes have a more difficult time being hired esp. in high powered &/or influential positions although they possess the prerequisite qualifications.When they are hired, they are oftentimes held to higher, stricter, &/or tougher standards.
Blacks in the corporate world are often subjected to differential &/or disparate treatment. They are more likely to be harshly reprimanded &/or disciplined for infractions than Caucasians & other non-Blacks.They are also more likely to be terminated.
Blacks in the corporate world are often subjected to differential &/or disparate treatment. They are more likely to be harshly reprimanded &/or disciplined for infractions than Caucasians & other non-Blacks.They are also more likely to be terminated.
Although there are MOREopportunities for Blacks in the entertainment business than ever, they still have an uphill battle to fight regarding roles,esp. more relevant roles.Even fame is no guarantee that one's project will be greenlighted
Although there are MOREopportunities for Blacks in the entertainment business than ever, they still have an uphill battle to fight regarding roles,esp. more relevant roles.Even fame is no guarantee that one's project will be greenlighted
Oprah Winfrey, an immensely influential & powerful Black woman, has to CONSTANTLY prove herself to be respected & to successfully stay on the top of her game.  Oprah, as all Blacks have, experienced racism in one form or another.
Oprah Winfrey, an immensely influential & powerful Black woman, has to CONSTANTLY prove herself to be respected & to successfully stay on the top of her game. Oprah, as all Blacks have, experienced racism in one form or another.

DIFFERENT Playing Field for Blacks

Almost every Black child is told that in order to succeed whether in school or in the corporate world, he/she has to be TWICE as good as Caucasians and other non-Blacks just to be noticed. Black children are told that the road to success for them is oftentimes more arduous than that of their Caucasian and other non-Black counterparts. A highly renowned quadruple threat relayed that she was inculcated with this premise by her parents constantly. Black children are told that they cannot rest on their laurels and just get by if they want to succeed. They are told that they have to be better than best and sometimes that is not even enough.

There is an unwritten expectation by some Caucasians and other non-Blacks that Black children are not so good nor as smart as their Caucasian and other non-Black counterparts. They are expected to fail and/or to be subpar. Many Black children have to consistently achieve to prove themselves to be on an equal or better level than Caucasian and other non-Black children. They even have to endure the aspersions of fellow Black children who are not as achieving and diligent as they are. Many high achieving Black children do not only have to fight negative Caucasian and/or other non-Black children's expectations of them, they also have to counter fellow Black children's negativity. Many smart, achieving Black children are bullied and otherwise treated disparagingly by their less diligent and less achieving counterparts. So they receive it at the hands of their Caucasian, non-Black, and Black counterparts.

In the corporate world, Blacks have a harder time being hired, specifically for high powered positions even if they possess the prerequisite educational and work related qualifications. When Blacks are hired, they have to be twice, sometimes thrice as good as similarly situated Caucasians and/or non-other non-Black counterparts. Blacks in corporate and/or other high powered environments are scrutinized more closely than Caucasians and/or other non-Blacks. They are held to a much stricter, tougher, and higher standard. They tend to be disciplined more harshly for infractions that their Caucasian and/or other non-Black counterparts are not. They are also more likely to be terminated. Remember the adage the last one hired, the first one fired. No more matter how high up the corporate ladder a Black person is, he/she still has to walk the chalk line for he/she is more likely to fall if he/she does not mind his/her ps and qs.

As with the corporate world, Blacks still have a difficult time getting into the entertainment business. Yes, there are more roles and myriad opportunities offered to Blacks. There are Blacks in acting, directing, and producing. There are Black entertainment executives and moguls. However, many of them had to fight to obtain the positions they have. They have to really prove themselves in order to be even noticed, let alone respected. Many talented Blacks are not where they should be regarding their career although they have exhibited immense talent in their respective acting roles. One noted actor who had stellar performances in many movies indicated that if he was Caucasian, he would have been a major star.

Being a Black major star does not mean that he/she necessarily gets what he/she wants. Sometime ago, Whoopi Goldberg, a very major player, bought the rights to the book,DESTINED TO WITNESS:GROWING UP BLACK IN NAZI GERMANY by Hans J. Massaquoi. She was not given the green light to make a film out of this harrowingly inspirational book and she is a MAJOR actor/ comedian. Although Blacks have some power in the entertainment, many do not have the power to really DO as they want. Oprah Winfrey, one of the very few Blacks who have the power to make any movie that she pleases, constantly have to prove herself in order to stay on top of the game. While Ms. Winfrey is indeed a highly influential albeit powerful entertainment mogul, she still faces prejudicial treatment and racism as all Blacks do.


There are vast opportunities for Blacks today. Racism is less prevalent than in the past; however, it STILL exists in a more subtle & covert way.  No Black person, no matter how affluent, successful & educated, is IMMUNE from it.
There are vast opportunities for Blacks today. Racism is less prevalent than in the past; however, it STILL exists in a more subtle & covert way. No Black person, no matter how affluent, successful & educated, is IMMUNE from it.

Conclusion

There are more educational and socioeconomic opportunities for Blacks than ever before. However, that does not preclude racism. Highly successful and affluent Blacks experience racism in its myriad forms. Overt racism is not as prevalent as in the past; nevertheless, more subtle and/or covert forms of racism still and does exist. There are many upper middle and upper class Blacks who strongly believe that racism is related to lower class and more disenfranchised Blacks until it affects them directly. As the comedian Paul Mooney aptly asserts that such people are now receiving their n--------r wake up call. Yes, racism affects ALL Blacks regardless of education and socioeconomic standing. Racism is NO respecter and/or designator of particular Blacks. Blacks must always be vigilant regarding racism and fight against it.

© 2013 Grace Marguerite Williams

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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Well written and your points well made! However what I think people (and you) overlook is the fact that although there is black racism in America there is also white racism by blacks and the difference between the two is often stark.

I know this was long ago and during a time when blacks were claiming their civil rights but I grew up in a white neighborhood that was adjacent to black neighborhoods. Walking to elementary school (we walked in those days, it was less than a mile) we had to walk past a black neighborhood and went to school with children from that neighborhood. We often had to run home the last couple blocks to keep from being beat up by older black girls who'd follow us home from school. I was surrounded once when fishing at a nearby creek and black kids on a hill were throwing spears they made from saplings at me. When I was young I felt persecuted by the blacks who used to walk through my neighborhood in gangs looking for white kids to fight.

My point is there is racism, believe me there is racism on both sides of the fence and that will never change although it has diminished with time and I believe will continue to do so as opportunity in America continues to grow for all races and religions. But when you can find examples of blatant racism any day by both races (and I suspect that there are more incidents in some places of serious black on white racism) virtually anywhere why does Oprah choose to claim she can read the mind of a store clerk who's perceived discourteous behavior she interprets as racism? That is what people don't get. If someone like Donald Trump was waited on by a black store clerk and got similar treatment as Oprah from her store clerk do you think he would claim racism? If he did do you think anyone would even report it other than making him out to be a buffoon for saying it?

In the end I really think people like Oprah and Obama actually benefit more from the latent existence of racism than it could ever hurt them. They owe a portion of their success to the fact that people support them because they don't want to be construed as being racist for not supporting them and that is a fact. Not a month goes by that Obama and/or his Democrat operatives aren't playing the race card on people who simply disagree with his policies. Why do they do that? Because they know it works, and so does Oprah.

I'm not saying they owe all their success to that phenomenon, but enough that if they want to claim being a victim of racism they should equally express that it has been a benefit to them also. Bottom line is there are no self made successful people who haven't encountered bigotry, setbacks of all kinds, scandal, false accusations, horrendous things but the billionaire queen of media wants to use being slighted by a store clerk as some sort of evidence of persecution? give me a break. More likely the clerk was just sick of cow towing to rich folk, period.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Tsaj, thank you for stopping by and responding. Your points is valid and well taken. Yes, there is racism on both sides. There is also intraracism. People are people and must move beyond racism of all kinds.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Correction: I meant your points are valid and well taken. Boy, I need to go to bed and get some needed sleep.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Here is a video that you might say has another take on Oprah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppFWVT7HgtA


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Wow, what an awesome hub.

I grew up in a small Midwestern town, and lived next door to the only black family in town. Their only son was my best friend and I spent as much time at their house as I did at my own. I just didn't know anything about prejudice or racism in those days. This friendship lasted almost 3/4 of a century until he passed away from cancer last year.

Your most likely wondering what is the point? The point is that I didn't know anything about prejudice or racism then because nobody, including my parents, ever taught me about prejudice.

After moving to Arizona, I attended a high school that was predominantly black and Hispanic, where whites were the minority. I was either very naïve or not paying attention, but I don't recall any racial issues taking place in this school. We had our group of friends and they were racially mixed. We just didn't care about racial issues in those days.

I first experienced segregation and racism when I joined the Army. It was not the Army doing this, it was the soldiers themselves. While we all trained together, off duty we usually split into groups separated by race. I was shocked at the hatred that existed between groups based on nothing more than skin color. I went with the flow and stayed with my own kind most of the time, but never understood why it was this way.

I recently acquired a small flock of mixed breed chickens to raise as a hobby, and for the delicious eggs. While they share the same chicken coop at night, I noticed that during the day they mostly stay in small groups with their own kind during the day.

I didn't teach the chickens they should segregate themselves, they just do. Perhaps there is a segregation gene in all living creatures we just don't understand. Maybe someday science will come up with a means to eliminate this gene and we will be on the road to peaceful co-existence?


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Mr. Poolman, we are ALL one race-HUMAN. Hopefully, humankind will advance beyond racial constructs. Thank you Mr. Poolman for stopping by and adding to the discussion.


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dashingscorpio 3 years ago

Very thought provoking hub! (voted up and useful).

Racism has always been with us and will continue to be with us. Just because some people manage to succeed (despite) racism does not mean it no longer exists. It just becomes another hill for us to climb.

On a recent question someone answered stating slavery ended 200 years ago and blacks should get over it. The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (December 1865) formally outlawed the institution throughout the United States which is 148 years ago.

Having said that the end of slavery did not put an end to racism. Anyone alive during the 1960s remembers the marches for the right to vote and the passage of Civil Rights bills, George Wallace blocking the entrance of a school to prevent racial integration in schools, The rise of the KKK, and countless crimes and discriminatory acts investigated by government to this day. Brian James Moudry a self proclaimed "White supremacist", burned down a Black family’s Chicago home in (2007). Now the man who lived only five houses away from the home of his victims was sentenced to 10 years in prison. This is the same kind of act the KKK was doing in the 50s and 60s.

I believe (racism exists among all of the races) and when someone pretends that it doesn't or believes someone is lying about their experiences is living with their head buried in the sand. We would not have all of these anti-discriminatory laws if there was no racism, sexism, age, and sexual orientation issues in our society.

John Howard Griffin (a white author) wrote a book back in the 1950s titled "Black Like Me" where kept a journal of how people treated once he went undercover as black man. Maybe we'd all benefit if it were possible to walk in another person's shoes before we accuse them of belly aching about nothing.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Excellent and eloquent response as usual. Thank you for stopping by and adding to the discussion.


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Revthierry Tehedy 3 years ago from Cidade Da Matola, Maputo, Mozambique

hi, i think we Black people must fisrt accept who we are and stop looking for approval from any other person. My (Blackness ) does not reduce my Humanity.


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Revthierry Tehedy 3 years ago from Cidade Da Matola, Maputo, Mozambique

In the face of our impersonal universal law, all race especially we the Black should focus on adding a valuable and durable contribution to our field of influence by self-acceptancient.


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Revthierry Tehedy 3 years ago from Cidade Da Matola, Maputo, Mozambique

I am Black and very happy with a multi-racial followership, right here in Africa and some European countries. Focus on been a Solution for the human problems.


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Well written article. Yes, there are prejudices from both the white and black communities towards the other. It will take a few more generations for that kind of prejudice to "remedy" itself in society. But it WILL happen eventually. No societal change comes easily.

Odd, while reading your article i realized that if you removed all references to "black" people and inserted "gay" instead the article would still have the same message.

Those who would argue that these are two distinct issues are basing that old argument on their religious beliefs only. The basic premise is the same, the struggle for equality is the same, and the bashing by the dissenters is the same. And that this kind of atrocities against any group of American citizens in the name of religion does not make it any less real; or any more justifiable.

We must learn, and teach our children, to focus on love, tolerance, and acceptance and embrace diversity as something wonderful and beautiful, instead of trying to insist that the slowness of changes are the fault of any one group.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you again for your response, again, it is greatly appreciated.


rev thierry Tehedy 2 years ago

Hi,

Racism exist in all races at all levels. I am South African I have seen and experienced racism from the very hands of some people who claimed anti-racism. You see the more we try to fight it the more it will persist, let focus on the opposite and experience a better life.


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gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you Reverend. Couldn't have said it better myself.


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Express10 2 years ago from East Coast

It can sometimes be helpful to ask a couple of very pointed questions to which they will typically change the subject if not immediately back down or leave. This is because one or two pointed questions can force them to really think and see some cracks in their beliefs, long held or newfound.


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DaisysJourney 2 years ago from Midwest, USA

How do we as humans fight racism? It's prevalent in small town schools. It's prevalent in big city schools.

I performed with a nearby theatre group this summer and someone asked me where I worked. When I said where, the girl whispered in a horrified voice "isn't that school mostly black?" I shrugged, "56% black". And she then asked "are you scared to go into work every day?" I had a moment of "is she for real?!" and I just asked "why would I be?" I then talked about how awesome my students were, how helpful, how smart, how hard working, how kind, but she and a few others told me how "brave" I was. This was A MONTH AGO!!! How do we fight ignorance that is so ingrained and bred in?

And then, I followed the link for the related hub http://hubpages.com/politics/The-Anti-White-Attitu... and almost threw up my hands in despair.

I love the Reverend's tactic to focus on the opposite rather than fight, but some battles are worth fighting, too.


big daddy oreo 2 years ago

I am going undercover as a black man. I am going to be the white mans bodyguard.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

sorry, i am not a black or a white, am a chinese. I find that racism is not healthy in a country. Black or white are still people


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AudreyHowitt 22 months ago from California

Just an excellent article! Amen!


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you for your response. It is greatly appreciated.


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Kiss andTales 22 months ago

I agree there is a newer type of generations of people ! We are all mixed with some of everything, there is no pure black ,or pure white born here in US ,people have multicultural backgrounds. Sad People being racist with their own blood flowing into another's veins of another shade is stupidity . We are like the verity of many flowers

We are all related as man ,woman ,and child, racism is sickness of the heart.


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Your response is so correct.


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Harishprasad 22 months ago from India

This is a very detailed and interesting article about racism. A deep, absorbing and thought provoking piece. I think, values inherited right from one's birth and growing years make an vital impact on the psyche of the guys. If parents go on feeding prejudices and differences in the minds of their children, they develop a divisive mind-set and behave accordingly their whole life. Moreover, the education system should stress on the importance of dignity of humanity over sectarian views. America is a role model towards this end. That time is not far when human values will prevail over sectarianism all over the globe.


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thelyricwriter 22 months ago from West Virginia

Agree, we are all equal, no one is better than the other. It's time we come together for our country, the place we all call home. Before it gets to bad and it's getting there. Thank you


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tobusiness 22 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Insecurity breeds fear, fear breeds racism, racism fosters hatred, add it all together and what we have is an incomprehesive craziness that's shocking the world right now. When will we wake up to the fact that we are one race, the human race!! An excellent article, and some very interesting comments.


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you all for your wonderful commentaries. It is very much appreciated in kind.


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Kiss andTales 22 months ago

Thank you gmwilliams for your thoughtful questions.


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Quite welcome indeed.


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PurvisBobbi44 22 months ago from Florida

I am sure there will always be racism in our world by all races as long as ignorance survives. However, if all races agreed to move forward and nip it in the bud then our society will flourish. And, our defendant’s future

will be the kind of world we should have now.

Every racist should work with children in public schools--- the students do not see color because they view each other as friends. And, we all know love has no color. I cannot envision it is the children who are the racist---the adults should look to themselves and be ashamed.

I worked with children in a public school---all races. These children did not have the social advantage as wealthy children, but they knew how to work and play together and no race outshined another in learning. These children will be ready for the future with no racism in their hearts or mind.

Bobbi Purvis


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Dip Mtra 22 months ago from World Citizen

Why blacks only? browns as well. An Indian visiting his son at Atlanta from India was taking a walk down some streets. He doesn't speak English well. A white policeman spotted him and asked him what he was doing. He said "No English." And put his hands in his pockets. The policeman pinned him down to the ground and held him in stranglehold. The poor fellow, a grandfather, is in a hospital now paralyzed. Who says only blacks?


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Good commentary on the situation at hand.


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

This article can also apply to other people of color including Latinos and Asians.


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Dip Mtra 22 months ago from World Citizen

This happened yesterday. Whatever happened to Rev. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech?


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ChitrangadaSharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

A very thought provoking hub and you raised some important points with examples.

There is only one race, Human race!

If the creator did not differentiate, why anyone else should do!

Just pray to God that good sense prevails upon every human being and they start being human.

Thanks and voted up!


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Very eloquent commentary, thank you for stopping by and adding to the discussion.


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Bentlymontclaire 14 months ago from State of Mind

You forgot to mention the racism blacks show against other blacks. I would say it's worse your blacks hate each other with a passion. With all of the racism that Caucasians have displayed against blacks they have still managed to do more and have more compassion for blacks than they do themselves.


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Express10 14 months ago from East Coast

I have to say amen to that BentlyMontclaire! I've seen it firsthand and it seems to be similar to crabs in a pot, clawing at those they perceive as above them to bring them down to their level or below. Not everyone can get along or be positive but if that's the case, why not leave them alone rather than attack, malign, etc.?

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