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White Guilt

Updated on June 9, 2015
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James Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and writer. James enjoys people, music, film, and books. He is a lifelong student of history.

INTRODUCTION

Race has replaced sex as the primary moral focus of America.

The question is; how did this happen? When did Americans decide to make social morality more important than individual morality? Where did it all begin?

Traditionally, American values were built around the idea that if 90 percent of individual citizens are moral you will have an excellent society—that the collective individual morals make a moral society. Then, the New Left invented the practice of using social morality as a license to disregard individual morality. They claimed that social morality is more important than individual morality and used this concept to justify the Sexual Revolution.

The New Left pushed the idea that a moral society makes for moral individuals, and therefore traditional Americans had it backwards in their emphasis on individual morality, which had originated in Christian Salvation, obviously an individual thing. The ‘new ideas’ are based on Marxism and Atheism, that it is the 'system' that makes the individuals—change the system, change the individuals.

Since the Sixties, America has experienced a measured decrease in church attendance, family stability, and public school performance. Whereas divorce, broken homes, illegitimacy, drug abuse, and crime have increased greatly.

For one measure of how America has changed, we need to carefully examine the expectations we have of our country’s leaders. Consider for a moment what would have happened if President Eisenhower had been caught getting a blowjob in the Oval Office by a young intern, and then lied about it under oath? The answer to that question is simple; he would have been removed from office. America would not have tolerated a president who committed adultery and perjury, not to mention taking advantage of his office or position to gain sexual pleasure from a subordinate.

President Clinton’s defenders argued from a position of moral relativism. They believe that what adults do consensually is nobody else’s business, and that there is no objective moral code or standard. In this view, the worst possible sin is to be judgmental. But I wonder if those same voices would have called for moral relativism and nonjudgmentalism if President Clinton had been caught on tape saying to an intern, “Ni***rs don't know how to behave.”

White Guilt
White Guilt

Black Militancy

In a free country, liberty ranks higher than social good. Freedom is an absence of any imposed vision that infringes on the liberty of individuals—not a vision of social good imposed by the state.

Negroes in the civil rights movement used nonviolent protest to persuade white Americans that race was not a moral reason to mitigate the rights of individuals in a free society. The next generation of young black leaders preferred militancy, confrontation, and lists of demands. They were angry and felt that being black meant they were under no obligation to common decency or regard for their own country.

Conventional wisdom says this rage was the natural explosion of the psychically wounded to acts of injustice and oppression. But if this is true, why did we not see black rage before the Civil Rights Bill of 1964? Oppression does not necessarily produce anger or rebellion. The outrage of slaves did not end slavery; it was the moral umbrage of whites that ended it. The cost of that umbrage—the Civil War with its 700,000 dead white boys, tens of thousands of orphaned children, hundreds of thousands of widows, and over a million mothers and fathers grieving over their dead sons.

Anger is never acted out by the oppressed except in one setting: when they perceive weakness in their oppressors. This rage is not inevitable; it is chosen only when the oppressed perceive an opportunity to win spoils of some kind.

It is opportunism to nurture anger as the central feature of racial identity. The opportunity was only there because America had moved beyond white racism, not to racial neutrality, but to white guilt that could be manipulated by black anger. White Guilt and Black Power are two sides of the same coin.

WHITE GUILT—ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA
WHITE GUILT—ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA

DIVERSITY

Black America long longed for freedom, but once they got it they felt a sense of loss.

Almost fifty years later, African Americans voluntarily practice separatism in black student associations, black professional organizations, black churches, black congressional caucuses, and black gatherings of every kind.

White guilt produced a vacuum of moral authority that made American institutions legitimate only if they first prove a negative—they are not racist. The fear of being called racist motivates American corporations, universities, and other organizations to declare devotion to diversity through racial quotas.

"I raped a lot of white women.  Rape was an insurrectionary act. It delighted me that I was defying and trampling upon the white man's law, upon his system of values, and that I was defiling his women...I felt I was getting revenge." ELDRIDGE CLEAVER
"I raped a lot of white women. Rape was an insurrectionary act. It delighted me that I was defying and trampling upon the white man's law, upon his system of values, and that I was defiling his women...I felt I was getting revenge." ELDRIDGE CLEAVER

Black Power

The Black Power movement adopted the Marxist phrase “raise your consciousness.” This means that blacks needed to be “hip” to the lies the world constantly offers the oppressed. The cool hipster is never surprised. He knows from the social determinism of Karl Marx that racism is institutional, structural, substructural, and systematic. This gave militants an infinitely larger racism to rage about than the simpler racism fought by Martin Luther King. Everything could be blamed on racism—even Whites moving to the suburbs to escape skyrocketing crime rates.

Only after the strongest antidiscrimination laws in history were passed did civil rights agitators suddenly respond not to actual oppression but to white guilt. The selfless men of King’s generation appealed to the moral character of America to remove racial barriers to freedom. The new black leaders were smaller men; haranguers who specialized in moral indignation to make racism ‘valuable’ to the people who had suffered it by creating new white obligations to blacks.

White guilt made the racism of previous generations a valuable currency for colored people. Instead of whites being obligated to principles, they became obligated to people of color as a group. Instead of the principles Dr. King fought for—a colorblind society with meritorious advancement for all through equal protection of the law—the goalposts had suddenly been moved, and the new plan was a direct violation of those same principles: Affirmative Action.

"BURN BABY BURN!" DETROIT, 1967
"BURN BABY BURN!" DETROIT, 1967

Black Riots

Blacks perceived white guilt as a weakness. This explains why the horrific riots in Watts, Detroit, Newark, and a hundred other cities only happened after civil rights leaders achieved their goals—and not before.

Riots by black mobs destroyed vast stretches of property and injured and killed persons of both races just a couple years after the Civil Rights Acts had been enacted. Isn't it odd that this chaos and violence occurred at the precise moment when blacks sensed that expressions of bestial mayhem would not be met with withering suppression by White America?

NICOLE SIMPSON—THE TIME OJ DIDN'T KILL HER
NICOLE SIMPSON—THE TIME OJ DIDN'T KILL HER

Racial Politics

University campuses today are notorious as totalitarian regimes of political correctness. One college banned white cue balls on pool tables because they were used to knock all the colored balls off the table. But black students claim they are surrounded by racism, that universities are racist institutions. Ask these students for specific examples and they can’t come up with any. But shockingly, today’s black students feel even more aggrieved than did black students fifty years ago. And this feeling of aggrievement is calibrated not to real racism, but to the level of white guilt on campus. White guilt produces exhibitions of racial woundedness and animus in blacks reflexively.

White guilt makes way for shakedowns by racialist hucksters—blackmail. Texaco paid $750 million to the corrupt diversity industry over an innocuous comment repeated by an executive that he learned from a diversity-training program.

In the O. J. Simpson murder trial, Johnnie Cochran made it a contest between empirical evidence and racism. He gambled that the court would be obsessed with proving itself utterly free of racial bias. He guessed correctly that the court would forego the evidence against Simpson simply to prove it was not racist.

BLACK PANTHER PARTY
BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Black Consciousness

The new black consciousness taught the Marxist maxim that, since man is so pushed around by forces much larger than himself, free will is merely a delusion with which Americans like to flatter themselves.

Black consciousness taught that Americans of African descent should proudly make their race more important than their individuality to trigger white obligation.

Black leaders began to preach that responsibility was a tool of oppression. The honest, hardworking, black family man was derided as complicit in his own oppression because responsibility was an illegitimate value for blacks—a white cultural value.

DIVERSITY
DIVERSITY

RESPONSIBILITY

The Great Society was a redistribution plan for responsibility that demanded white America accept responsibility for black success. President Johnson relieved blacks of the moral responsibility to make something of themselves. In addition, the expectation that they would carry the same responsibilities or meet the same standards as whites was abolished. Racial privilege and power, derived solely from the color of a man’s skin, was used to excuse blacks from moral constraints and even from obeying the law—because of what their ancestors had been through.

From this time forward it became social injustice to hold blacks accountable for their own problems. No matter what social pathologies permeate the black community—poor academic performance, staggering rates of illegitimacy, or shocking epidemics of criminal behavior—individual responsibility does not apply to black men. In fact, to behave responsibly was considered submission to white authority.

If blacks had left America in the 1960s and moved back to Africa, this militancy and rage would have been pointless. Blacks would have been forced to do the hard work all groups must do to survive and build a society around universal, time-honored concepts such as family unity, individual initiative, self-sacrifice, and delayed gratification.

Black Power therefore became a militant belief in white power and a denial of black power, since the overarching theme was that whites must take responsibility for black success. Black leaders portrayed their own people as perpetually weak, helpless, and inferior. Even now, a surefire way to anger black leaders is to state that Black Americans should stand on their own two feet without government crutches.

Preferential treatment from employers and colleges tells everybody that minorities cannot compete with whites unless far lower standards—if any—are expected of them. This sadly overlooks the reality of human nature: it is hard work, imagination, discipline, sacrifice, and relentless effort that makes success sweet; not simply being given a better life you have not earned because you agitated for social justice.

When blacks display their weakness in academics, you do not hear calls for them to work harder on reading, writing, and arithmetic—or for parental responsibility. You hear calls for school busing, Ebonics, Black History Month, more black teachers, multiculturalism, inclusiveness, diverse reading lists, lowered standards for testing of black children, and the preposterous idea that black kids can’t learn unless they go to school with whites.

If a black boy can’t read or write, there must be injustice in the woodpile somewhere. He won’t be asked to speak properly—that would be culturally insensitive. Instead, he will be made the object of abstract compassion by those who associate scholastic excellence with Eurocentric Elitism and rote skill development with repression.

PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL PLAN
PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL PLAN

FREEDOM

Freedom came to Black America, and it scared the hell out of it; because freedom walks hand in hand with responsibility. Without the excuse of oppression, the group proved unable to compete as equals, which appeared to confirm the stereotype of inferiority.

The generation of Martin Luther King carried itself with quiet dignity and accepted the moral authority of America—that America was good and great apart from racial barriers. They sought to conform to every code of common American decency—in dress, speech, and manners—to show themselves civilized. They were grateful to live in the nation where black people had a standard of living ten times higher than blacks had anywhere else in the world.

The next generation made militant action the proof of genuine blackness—and even those who were not militant acted as if they were. Identity as power meant black leaders no longer had to rely on actual ideas—of which they didn’t have any. Being black meant accepting racial victimization, not as an event that might happen, but as a permanent sense of identity. This way, anger can be used as a political force even when there is no actual victimization. Thus, the only purpose served by the political identity of blacks is the manipulation of white guilt.

Dissent from this party line became heresy. Failure to be militant; failure to play the victim; would result in charges of being an Uncle Tom—a traitor to the race. Blacks must have a militant disregard for the white “system” and show contempt for the “white world.” Traditional American values, rules, and expectations were to be dismissed as white oppression. Thus, we see a rash of young black men refusing to work for "the man”; giving up the Christian Faith for Islam; and dropping their “slave names” for jerry-built African names.

OK, SO WHITES ARE GOING TO BE THE MINORITY IN THE FUTURE OF AMERICA. I READ RECENTLY THAT TO BE AGAINST THIS DEVELOPMENT IS RACIST BUT TO APPLAUD IT IS NOT.  NOW LET ME THINK . . .
OK, SO WHITES ARE GOING TO BE THE MINORITY IN THE FUTURE OF AMERICA. I READ RECENTLY THAT TO BE AGAINST THIS DEVELOPMENT IS RACIST BUT TO APPLAUD IT IS NOT. NOW LET ME THINK . . .

The Sixties Counterculture

White men played critical roles in the civil rights movement. But after the age of racism was abolished, black men expelled white men from their movement. White women, on the other hand, were allowed to stay if they were willing to provide sexual favors to prove they weren’t racist.

The youth of the 1960s spawned a counterculture that was decidedly anti-American. America was not only inherently racist; it was also sexist, greedy, repressed, and evil. Not much good was seen in the country that had made these young people the most privileged group of human beings who ever lived.

Besides the bigotry and oppression, a little bastardized Freud was mixed in with the Marxism to produce the idea that America was uptight, plastic, and unworthy of love, all because it was sexually repressed. Making sexual openness a social virtue was one of the devil’s greatest tricks ever. One of the cherished fables of the counterculture was that people free of all sexual inhibitions were super cool. These concepts were spread by Herbert Marcuse and R. D. Laing and remade the mindset of America’s youth that sin was good and not to sin was bad—conforming bad, rebelling good.

The generation of the Sixties was the first to win its adolescent rebellion against its elders, who were worn out from surviving the Great Depression and winning World War Two. The last thing they wanted was a huge fight with their own children.

Young rebels are as old as humanity, but usually they are humbled as they eventually learn the truth that they have underestimated the wisdom of their elders and ancestors, and overestimated their own juvenile ‘wisdom.’ Winning the rebellion cheated them of an important rite of passage, and unfortunately, so falsely inflated their egos that they never grew up. Instead of finding direction in history and experience, they recklessly devalued the past. Therefore, traditional values came to be associated with Neanderthals who wanted blacks in their place and women barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.

"WHITE GUILT" BY SHELBY STEELE
"WHITE GUILT" BY SHELBY STEELE

White Guilt By Shelby Steele

Thus was created the concept that white heterosexual men were the only nonoppressed people in America—heck, in the world. They had somehow oppressed their equals in every way—Blacks, Women, and Third World Peoples—throughout human history. They were the warmongers, exploiters, plunderers, and ruiners of the environment with their capitalism. The only way a white boy could be on the moral side of important issues was to reject the nation built by his forefathers, to reject what that nation stood for; its values, traditions, customs, institutions, and authorities.

White Guilt endowed Marxist Atheists (The New Left) with the power to transform everything about America—religion, education, housing, government, the law, the corporate world, and the military. It also served to almost abolish Freedom of Association and to drastically diminish Individual Liberty.

The world’s greatest public school system found itself ravaged with decades of mindless, pernicious ‘reforms.’ Handouts became entitlements. Everyone except heterosexual white males would form permanent grievance groups that to insult or offend might be a violation of laws passed to protect their tender feelings and surely a ticket to a reeducation camp or permanent unemployment.

Since the obvious achievements of white men in creating the modern world of liberty, prosperity, and technology made them look vastly superior to everybody else on the planet, they must be made to seem ‘morally’ inferior. And that meant that Christianity—the religion spread by white missionaries—also had to be deprecated.

The power and supremacy of the West that the world accepted as a moral truth of white superiority must be replaced with an ideology that propagates the idea that the wealth and power of white men came from an innate capacity for evil—that white men dominated their equals by lying to them and stealing from them, committing violence against them, exploiting, excluding, enslaving, and annihilating other groups (the victims, the disadvantaged).

White Americans lost the right to be proud of the awesome accomplishments of their forefathers. In turn, they became the only group in America denied the right to a positive racial self-consciousness. To be accepted by mainstream American institutions, whites must pledge allegiance to diversity. The very idea of being proud to be white is impermissible.

White guilt made it impossible for whites to express pride in an indisputably great civilization. It robbed them of the moral authority to stand for the ideas and values that had made America the greatest country in the history of the world. Thus, personal responsibility, hard work, individual initiative, delayed gratification, academic accomplishment, commitment to excellence, competition by merit, and the honor of achievement—all of which could be called acting white—were denied moral legitimacy.

First Black Candidate for President

"Many whites flatter themselves that the Negro male's lust and desire for the white girl is purely an esthetic attraction, but nothing could be further from the truth. His motivation is often of such a bloody, hateful, bitter, and malignant nature."
"Many whites flatter themselves that the Negro male's lust and desire for the white girl is purely an esthetic attraction, but nothing could be further from the truth. His motivation is often of such a bloody, hateful, bitter, and malignant nature."

The Bigotry of Low Expectations

White guilt has produced all sorts of silly racial policies supported by white liberals, who desire to prove themselves innocent of racism. They pile social science crap to the sky, written in opaque language, to convince themselves and everyone else that there exists a “compelling” State interest in “diversity” that justifies making the preferring of one race over another legal.

Of all the justifications of racial preferences, none includes an analysis of why minorities do not qualify on their own; why they cannot compete using the same standards. If the problem cannot be identified, how can they identify the solution? Those whites who call for racial preferences are not interested in the reasons why preferences are necessary or the reasons why diversity is good. They are only interested in dissociating themselves from their racist forefathers. A convincing display of non-racism would be impossible without racial preferences, because not enough minorities would qualify for admittance to our top universities.

Most of the best universities want their freshman class to be at least 8 percent black but only 1 percent qualify. So they lower the qualifications to meet this quota without regard to the integrity of their institution, standards of excellence, or the unfair discrimination against Whites and Asians. When a university that has not discriminated against blacks for at least several generations gives racial preference to the child of two black professionals with advanced degrees and six-figure incomes it is clearly implying racial inferiority. And that, even with a total absence of racism and a privileged life, black children will not ever be able to compete with whites—even white kids from broken homes mired in poverty.

White liberals believe they are culturally, socially, and morally superior to the common run of whites. Their basic belief is that whites must facilitate the success of blacks because the liberals themselves are white supremacists who think blacks are intellectually inferior to them. The whites of the New Left absolutely think themselves vastly superior to previous generations of Americans who—unlike them—were shamefully racist, sexist, imperialist, materialist, and judgmental to boot. These elites see themselves on some pedestal because their ideology dissociates them from these greatest of sins.

THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF YOUR AUTHOR BUT WHEN I GOOGLED "WHITE GUILT" THIS WAS THE FIRST PICTURE THAT CAME UP.  I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE A CONVERSATION STARTER
THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF YOUR AUTHOR BUT WHEN I GOOGLED "WHITE GUILT" THIS WAS THE FIRST PICTURE THAT CAME UP. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE A CONVERSATION STARTER

EDUCATION

Our universities today are full of nihilists who teach, and take, courses in postmodernism, the new historicism, deconstructionism, race and gender studies, and “ethnic literature,” the latter by which they mean writings by people who are not white—why not call it that? If it truly meant “ethnic” wouldn’t French and German writers qualify for ‘inclusion?’ The leading lights of these subjects are not real thinkers, they are dissemblers.

The underlying assumption is that the great Western literary canon is bigoted and racist. The appeal of ethnic literature is not excellence, but the supposed social virtue of multiculturalism—inclusion made a literary value, the writings of people whose colored ancestors were oppressed automatically assigned literary merit. So to honor excellence is racism? But excellence sees no color and excellence is by nature exclusionary. This is the embrace of mediocrity in the name of social fairness.

Unbelievably, people who propagate these ridiculous ideas are praised for their ‘foresight’ in ‘meeting this need’ of ‘alienated’ minority students. But how about the idea that writers of color should be included in student studies by merit? This would respect not their skin color but their talent. The ethnic literature classes create literary ghettos of mediocre writers.

This is a ‘deal’ that is low and cowardly for both races. For whites it dissociates them from the white guilt they have been taught. If any black opposes lower standards for the sake of ‘inclusiveness’ and ‘diversity’ he is seen as the worst kind of evil race traitor—a Conservative.

White progressives at colleges build whole careers by implementing and managing programs of social virtue at the expense of academic excellence. Merit and excellence are words associated with white privilege and oppression by the politically correct progressives. Apparently this is supposed to make everybody feel good—except those people who value excellence and merit. If merit preserves white hegemony then there is clearly the disincentive for excellence and an incentive for mediocrity.

Black writers such as Toni Morrison and James Baldwin are praised for their anger and racialism, not for their writing talent. Their writing has become required reading in schools out of some mythical idea that blackness alone makes trite writing valuable to black students—out of some misplaced loyalty—and it shows that whites feel the pain of black anger.

The work of dissociation always erodes the quality of its host institution. It is at war with intellectual difficulty and any kind of accountability—both stigmatized as oppressive in the age of white guilt. Those who took power by dumbing down curriculum—and therefore dumbing down generations of our young people—have destroyed the greatest public education system the world has ever known.

CONCLUSION

Very few black elites will criticize their brothers and sisters for not taking responsibility for themselves and their children. All blacks are aware that 70 percent of black babies are born out-of-wedlock—90 percent in some cities. And they all know that this represents a serious problem of irresponsibility. To pretend it is not true is to lie to oneself.

Martin Luther King’s generation demanded freedom for blacks based on democratic principles; and opportunity for blacks to advance based on individual responsibility. They insisted that blacks were individual human beings who should be judged as individuals and rise or fall as individuals and therefore it was wrong for the government to make them be a race. They even fought against having to identify one’s race on school or employment applications.

Americans have stood by as our public schools have declined from the best on earth to the worst. Black English in the inner city is far worse than in the Fifties. The New Left made a deal with the devil because of its ‘bigotry of low expectations.’ The progressives failed the country while they flattered themselves out of a self-congratulating moral elitism as the culture declined precipitously all around them. All of their solutions failed to solve the problems they were designed for. To this, all they can say is: "It would have been worse without our progressive programs (social engineering) and the tens of trillions of dollars of our nation’s wealth flushed down the drain forever."

This article is based entirely on the book by Shelby Steele White Guilt.

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      yourhomiebrian 8 months ago

      I am on twitter @yourhomiebrian telling the world whats good about black skin James.

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      Big E 13 months ago

      Alton Sterling situation. I would not want to be a white policeman for anything in the world. Black skin will help the police.

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      Big E 18 months ago

      A youtuber named Bios3training temporarily changed his appearance to black. He did it through spray tanning. He did it to make his muscles look bigger for bodybuilding competetions. He did it in august of 2013. He is bald. You should google him. He is wearing a red jersey in the picture where he is black.

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      Big E 20 months ago

      I changed my name to big E. From daddy oreo. I am a friend of b dawg.

      James Watkins, BIG NEWS!

      If you google the name Jeff Kephart you will find a white man who changed his appearance to black. You may have to look through all the pictures to find him but he still has blue eyes and straight hair.

      He says he takes melonotan to get his skin dark. I don't know if melonotan is even FDA approved I have even read it is illegal in the united states unless a doctor prescribes it. I don't know for sure though. I asked a friend who wants to be a cop and he doesn't know if it is legal or not.

      I read it is legal in Australia though. There is also a 39 year old Australia man who claimed to change his color to black with melonotan.

      Maybe you can find Jeff Kephart on Facebook. He does have a youtube account. I am not good with facebook or technology so do not know how to contact him.

      I would love to go undercover as a black man. If the opportunity was right. I need it to be safe and affordable and legal to do it one day.

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      b dawg 2 years ago

      James watkins

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      b dawg 2 years ago

      James,

      good news! It is possible. The president of the naacp is a white lady disguised as a black lady! I just heard about it. I was telling a coworker who wanted to be a cop how black skin could protect him. He agreed and told me about naacp lady. That is good news for policemen. And many other white males. And the white community period.

      hope to hear from you again. peace.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg~ Yes, it has been a long time since I have responded to comments here. I took three years to write my first book, and now am working on my second book. Not enough hours in the day, I guess.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      big daddy oreo---Thank you for your thoughtful remarks. That is quite a handle you've got there too. I appreciate the visit.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      Kenja---Thank you for taking the time to come over and read my piece. I appreciate your kind compliments and your insightful commentary. Many from the New Left who wreaked havoc on America since the 1960s now see it all through rose-colored glasses, as if they were born into a horrible place and remade it into near Utopia. But by any measure, every social pathology is far worse today than in the 1950s: crime, violent crime, sexual perversions, dishonesty, corruption, babykilling, immorality, drug addiction, pornography, filthy entertainment, adultery, fornication, promiscuity, making sexual objects out of women, child abuse, sexual abuse, spousal abuse, public vulgarity, lack of manners and civility, suicide, laziness, and mental illness, especially depression (even among children,not to mention 1 in 5 adults needs happy pills to make it through a single day of their brutal deprived lives).

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      Brian--- You've got some good ideas. I wish you luck. Thanks for visiting.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      no body~ Thank you Brother Bob. I sure appreciate your encouragement and the awesome accolades for my Hub. God Bless You!

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg---The idea of white men turning their skin black through technology to gain the benefits of Affirmative Action and to stop from being lambasted for 'breathing while white and male and heterosexual' is duly noted.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg~ I found some analysis of the Snickers commercial you mentioned: "It can quite literally change you from an effeminate white comedian into a tough, African American head coach. Robin Williams does not seem to carry the same weight or convey the same manliness as the African American coach he later becomes. Williams mutters rather superfluous comments, like the one about tea cozies, which, through association is connected to tea, which is then connected to the idea of being lady-like and prim. However, in choosing a white male as the hungry personality, Snickers brings up racial stereotypes; this ad perpetuates the idea that African Americans are tougher or more dangerous than whites and that they can instill more fear within us."

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      Red Oaks~ Profound comments you made @ Mike.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      Mike---I surely appreciate your fine remarks. You just might be onto something there. Thanks for visiting.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      Red Oaks--- I see that you never did publish any Hubs.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      A Little TRUTH~ Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article. I appreciate your excellent comments. You said the Moors lived in America long before any whites did? I have certainly never heard that one before. :-)

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      B Dawg 2 years ago

      James Watkins,

      Can you imagine how much it would have helped all those white policemen in Baltimore and Ferguson if they were able to go undercover as black cops. Black skin would have saved their butts! From what I have investigated there is no easy way for a white person to change their skin color to black. They would have to be rich. I wish they would invent the dark chocolate tan. I heard that no white people have ever asked to change their skin color to black.

      I have told people in my area and online about going undercover as a black man and for some reason most people just are not buying it. There are a few that realize my idea is the best option. I have told a couple of friends who want to be policemen. A black friend who has a brother in law that is a white policeman.

      I am more convinced now than ever that a black employee would work harder much much harder and be more motivated if the boss was black.

      James are you still down with my idea? Have you learned anything in the past 2 years since we talked that points to the white man going undercover as a black man?

      Btw there is a book called black like me. You can get it in the bookstore. A white man went undercover as a black man in the 1960s! It is a whole different ball game in 2015. Black skin would be a blessing for most white men today! Hope to hear from you again James. Peace.

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      big daddy oreo 2 years ago

      I think bdawg is right on the money. You can see it in the recent white police vs black people in the news.

      This is what I think is the problem. You got to have balance. You can not expect a white law enforcement team to handle all the black crime. You need much heavier black law enforcement team. Black people are much more likely to listen to a black authority figure.

      They need more black bosses and teachers in suburban and rural areas. Once again black people are more likely to listen to a black person than a white person.

      I think there is a shortage of black role models and more than needed white role models. So like b dawg suggested it would be nice if they could have some white cops, bosses and teachers change their appearance to black to help out. A white authority figure is not going to be successful with black people without help from black authority figures.

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      James A Watkins 2 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you very much for the encouraging words. I appreciate you 'old friend' for reading my article. God Bless You!

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      An old friend 2 years ago

      James, I've read your work for years and it's always excellent!

      Ayn Rand said-

      "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot be defenders of minorities."

      When we die, we face God alone, not as a "group". So those who rely on group decisions to decide on what is right or wrong only refuse to take personal responsibility for themselves - hence the mess we're in now. Until a person takes personal responsibility for their, thoughts, feelings, and deeds, they're not really an adult. Which is the entire point of the nanny state!

      Again, excellent thinking. Keep up the good work.

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      Ken Taub 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Well developed, sincere piece, with many good points. That said, there is something so incredibly interesting in human nature where we are strongly drawn to secret plots, conspiracy theories or some "big puppet masters" magically beyond the normal view of most people. (its why The Da Vinci Code sold so well)...

      But it's equal opportunity imagining: the Right sees a Grand Plot to take over individual liberty, at the very same time, the Left sees the same from the other side of the looking glass.

      (More often than not, they're just seeing a reflection of their own fears, their particular worldview and their own partisan thinking).

      The piece starts out that the New Left "invented the use of social morality" (over individual morality) as if there was a group of revolutionaries in some back room back in the 60s carefully plotting with brilliant strategy and a great, malevolent Plan.

      Nothing could be further from the truth.

      The 1960s were first, last and foremost a wild, disorganized, spontaneous, and sometimes woolly-headed reaction against the constricted, cold war Organization Man of the 1950s, outdated Puritan strains, and of course the Vietnam war.

      They were a reaction (and an overreaction) to hypocrisy, authoritarianism, social sheepishness and once again, a very bad war, one built up on false premises, faulty assumptions and a worldview so tilted that we slipped and failed -- a very small and backward country defeated the world's strongest military.

      But that's a side issue, albeit a large one.

      If ever a group of "revolutionaries" was disorganized, reactive, and sometimes downright immature, it was the New Left and anti-war Left (inc. the Black Panthers) of the 1960s. There was no great social "invention" here and no plot to replace individual conscience with social engineering.

      Aside from rage, rebellion for rebellion's sake and some wild street theater -- there was also a real gut reaction to very real and long-embedded racism, second class treatment of women in business, sports, academia, and politics, homophobia, and a wide range of callous, ignorant and mean-spirited thinking.

      Guess what? Individuals with individual consciences (many quite religious) acted against real (not conjured, not imagined) injustices, mistreatment and deeply embedded prejudices.

      And guess what? America rose to the occasion once again (not without some struggle, as always). It sure in heck is better to be a woman, a black person, a Latino, a gay person, an artist, or a "misfit" in 2014 than it was in 1964.

      It's also better to be a white person today. The freedom and dignity of all elevate not only those once referred to as "minorities" or "queers" or "kooks", they elevate those who looked down on them, held them down or ignored them.

      Take a look at South Africa. Nelson Mandella didn't only liberate the tribes of South Africa, he liberated their former oppressors too.

      Leftist social engineering or simple human decency -- and not so simple human bravery?

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      brian 3 years ago

      I liked some of the ideas I read on here. I would love to go undercover as a black man. Maybe get a job as an assistant manager and use my blackness to get more productivity out of black employees.

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      Black skin would have been a shield for george zimmerman. Paint the pigs black.

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      Robert E Smith 4 years ago from Rochester, New York

      So many points, so much great information that explains what most look at as unexplainable. America and individuals have been afraid of reactionary violence for so many years that they don't know what to say and will never tell what they think for fear of their lives being changed forever by some "visionaries" on a quest for a utopia in this world. Great writing, very brave and truthful. Love you Brother. Bob.

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      A Little TRUTH 4 years ago

      B-Dawg, you give a whole new meaning to the lyrics of the song "Paint it Black"! You may want to use it as a ringtone.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      I don't know if you are still around but I have some good news for you. Several people that I have spoken to that work in a tanning store say that there is something they do called a custom air brush. With this procedure they can get your skin black in 5 minutes. It costs about 50 dollars and lasts about 7-10 days. The good news is if you work at a tanning store you can get free tans. It may be worth it for some white men.

      I also have left several notes in bathroom stalls stating how black skin could help many white men in our society. I kept it short and sweet. I have probably left about 8 already and I am just getting started. Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins and Red Oaks,

      I saw another example of where black skin would have been a shield for the white man. I was at the comedy club Friday night and there was a redneck comedian that went off on a white female who was with a white male. The white female came back from the restroom and accused the comedian of talking about her. The comedian said something. Then the girl said your not even funny. The comedian went off on that girl and said get the F*** out of here. He cussed her out and called for security. The white male and female left. (You had to be there). This was an example of white on white crime I guess LOL! But I thought the same thing I would think if I saw a black person going off on a white person. That they would not dare try that on a black man.

      If that white girl was a black man or if her boyfriend was a black man I am over 95% sure he would not have talked that way to her. Total disrespect. If they would have been black he would have been much more tactful. If I knew the people I would have told them straight up that black skin would have protected them.

      Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Red Oaks,

      I guess the commercials are no big deal. Those white guys are getting paid. But you have to understand I know a white guy that lost a very high paying job over racial politics. I know that black skin would protect the white man from racial lawsuits. Black skin would protect the white man from black sin. I have an eye for detail when it comes to race.

      I know there are a lot of white guys in the world that get picked on and get no respect. I want to let these types of white men know that they would get more respect if they were black. People would treat them better. Authority figures who are white men would get more respect also if they were black. Why because the black man has street cred. If you have black skin people assume you know how to protect yourself. Black skin is the best protection a man could ever have. And I am trying to get more black people to come out and tell people black skin = protection but they seem just as lost as most white men are.

      There are so many people that think that a black male gets treated bad. That is the biggest lie in the world. I think that a black male gets treated like a king. Women love black men. Black skin attracts women. Also you get better treatment from the black community. I just feel like you have better protection being black.

      Peace.

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      A Little TRUTH 4 years ago

      Red Oaks, yes, it certainly can!

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      @James-- Before I made my last post that didn't make it through (due to the link that must have automatically flagged it), I didn't recall that guy's video being that over-the-top until I had already linked it here. I remembered it being pretty bad, but not THAT bad. But by then it was too late to delete it. I should have found something more acceptable to support what I was saying. I don't know if you ever clicked on it, hopefully not. I had a lot of stuff linked from a long time ago and had forgotten just how in-your-face some of the video makers' deliveries were. The video had 1.5 million views and actually did do a good job of pointing out the huge double standard about how the suffering of white men, no matter how severe, is hilarious on television. But the video author tries to convince everyone that a television show was sexist against men (particularly white men) by first calling the women the "C" word. I thought that was very offensive and foolish of him, although he did get 1.5 million views. It would be like me video blogging about a television show that featured blacks being racist against whites while using the "N" word in my opening dialogue before even showing the clip of the show to my viewers. Quite foolish :-)

      Thanks for not posting that comment of mine here.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      A Little TRUTH -- Much appreciated. I like what you say about unraveling every riddle. If we execute the scientific method, we can solve almost any of the phenomena we are talking about here. By far, the biggest mistake in analyzing social scenarios is failure to account for ALL observable facts. A plausible but incomplete definition of a problem is far, far worse than an incorrect one, in my opinion. Although it is plausible that white male bashing in advertising could be preemptive on the part of advertisers who have social agendas or ideals that they aspire to give oxygen to, a much more plausible definition is that they are simply reactionary. Nearly everyone stops developing hypotheses once they find one that's pretty good. Then they point to vast data that support it -- and they actually find convincing supportive data. Finally, they draw a conclusion with unshakable confidence. Although they might have executed a pristine and logical analysis to the phenomena, they did not consider ALL the possible causes. They could have developed a very different conclusion of the same veracity, quality, and detail, had they chosen a different initial hypothesis. People are too quick to say, "Ahh haa! All of my data makes since! Those marketers are following a Cultural Marxist doctrine and have an AGENDA!" However, they fail to see that the marketers are just marketing, nothing more. They just do 'what works'. And certain things 'work'. But 'what works' in our particular culture can be revealing, can't it?

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      A Little TRUTH-- First, thanks!

      I agree with your second paragraph totally and couldn't have said it better myself.

      What these guys are saying about the terrible portrayal of the white male in the media is very real. But it is a very real representation of what their target marketing base responds favorably too or, at the very least, a representation of what corporations predict they will respond favorably to and are fairly reassured that it won't cause an uproar. Since you say that you haven't noticed this type of thing yet, I want you to take a look a look a short video. It's definitely not safe for work and maybe even not safe for your home, but I can't find a better illustration of how wide the double standard actually runs in our culture: If you could watch the first two minutes, you might see some good examples of this type of thing. This aired during a summer morning, while children were out of school, too. But the public finds this acceptable. All cultures have their flaws. Even this one.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JA4EPRbWhQ

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      A Little TRUTH 4 years ago

      Red Oaks,

      Spot on! You are very perceptive, observant, logical and unbiased. I agree totally.

      If you realize that, according to law, the no. 1 purpose of any publicly traded corporation is to increase shareholder value through maximizing profits, you can ‘unravel every riddle’.

      Your second paragraph basically espouses not using skin color as the basis for anything - not playing any “race card” for any reason, and also the first amendment. I wholeheartedly agree with that.

      I saw those insurance commercials, but I actually didn’t notice the skin color of the various characters. That’s why I like to read these comments so I’m not totally clueless on some of these race issues.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      B-Dawg, I know you are addressing James but I wanted to chime in here, if I may. You said "What did white guys do to piss off these auto insurance companies?" I don't think white guys did anything to piss them off. They are in the business of making money -- plain and simple. Companies today are desperate to corner the market and are falling over each other to be the company to outgun the competition. Making fun of white men must be a successful marketing strategy. If a marketing department does not perform, i.e., contribute favorably to the company's sales through the use of marketing that gets results, they will get replaced by a marketing staff that will. Their marketing objective cannot possibly be to belittle white men for any reason other than its contribution to their financial success. It's not insurance companies who have the social justice agenda; it is their viewing audience and customer base. Marketers simply appeal to the mainstream and the mainstream thinks favorably of mocking and ridiculing the "good ole privileged white male patriarchal ruling elite."

      I in no way, shape, or form can allow myself to get behind any course of action that will categorize white men as another "victim class" whom advertisers cannot criticize for fear of politically correct sensitivities. White men are the only group of people left that has not painted itself as a victim class. This is something to be cherished and upheld for as long as possible. Suing for defamation of character because someone with one's sex or race is depicted unfavorably in advertisement is an attack on freedom of speech and expression. Yes, it is annoying to see that the complete moron who backs his big truck over a lady's car in an insurance commercial just so happens to be a white male in each and every scenario, but it is a fatal errror to misuse the legal system to interfere with free speech. I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said that we must be warned that there is always a threat that the American people will vote for laws that take their freedoms away from themselves. When people stop enjoying seeing white men emasculated and moronized, the market will respond by replacing that model of advertising with something more effective. But this won't happen a day before that occurs. In a society that upholds free speech, the members have to deal with the annoying, repulsive, and even downright reprehensible free speech of the majority. But to use legal force to manipulate the outcome of free speech is a totalitarian regime's sweetheart. I don't like to see white men belittled any more than you do but I will fight to the death for a company to have the right to market in any fashion they see fit, as long as they are not calling for violence against or genocide of white men in their commercials.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      I have a few questions for you.

      Do you think The medias portayal of the strong mighty black man and the weak pitiful white man will increase the chances of a small % of white men trying to get a race change?

      Do you think that all the white women flocking to black men will increase the chances of some white men trying to get a race change years down the road?

      What did white guys do to piss off these auto insurance companies?

      Every single one of them State Farm, Progressive, Geico and All State has a demasculating white man in them. I think white men should sue them for deframation of character or something.

      BTW, There is a new snickers commercial with Robin Williams where he is a not so tough football coach and they give him a snickers bar and he turns into a strong mighty black man football coach. Maybe you can check it out on youtube. Peace.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      Mike-- I have heard that theory many times. In fact I was once convinced by that theory to the point that I widely voiced it myself. However, that is no longer my perception. The government is not nefarious or conspiratorial, I don't believe. White guilt in the media is, indeed, omnipresent. But I don't think the government had anything to do with it. The government, in my opinion, just operates -- and arguably inefficiently. The government, in and of itself, has no net agenda. Some people who work for the government might have agendas, but they follow a generic, middle-of-the-road protocal while on duty at their government agencies. Thus, their agenda cannot materialize into policy making in a clandestine (or Saul Alinsky, if you will) fashion, I don't think. Although I do hear this idea expressed very often.

      Sometimes government entities such as the public school system may be left leaning -- even radically left leaning, however. But I think it is because of the Leninist-Marxist teacher unions and the large percentage of liberals in academia. But even they, in my opinion, are not efficient and disciplined enough to organize and execute a social engineering scheme. Let's face it. The military or the CIA can barely effectively orchestrate a successful propaganda operation. And when/if they do, it is a reaction to a much more serious social force than to something of relatively small importance such as some racial demagoguery.

      I don't even think that the media has an agenda. Liberal bias is ubiquitous in the meda. The portrayal of white men, especially the white American father, as foolish, repulsive, and servile to his wife and female children is not the exception; it is the rule. However, I think that screen writers and marketing departments are just writing scripts that they think are entertaining but appealing to the general public. For example, when a person is to be kicked in a sensitve area on television by a child in order to make an audience laugh, they don't even "think" to select a black man to be kicked between the legs by a child or a white female to be punched in the breast by a black male: that would not generate the desired response of laughter needed to sell the product in the commercial. However, a child or a white female being selected to kick a man between the legs IS funny and does sell products. I don't think there is an agenda. It's just "how we are" in a sense. We just have a mode that we operate within where things that are considered offensive don't often materialize into conscious thoughts when we feel festive, while things that we don't find offensive do.

      This double standard comes from the fact that most people more emotionally dominant, where their actions and thoughts are mostly governed by their limbic region, rather than objectively dominant, where their actions and thoughts are mostly governed by their frontal lobes. I might be alluding to the incorrect parts of the brain. It has been a while since I took psychology. But I think you get the basic idea. Our emotional brain tells us to feel more empathy for more vulnerable people -- or more vulnerable classes of people -- that need more protection from being harmed, disparaged, made to feel ashamed, or taken advantage of in some way. This means that there is in general more empathy for, sensitivity to the image of, and cultural awareness of minorities and women. The majority unconsciously sees those particular demagraphics as having less agency and less intellectual agility needed to protect themselves from demagraphics of greater agency, greater intelligence, greater natural talent for upward socio-economic mobility, and greater charisma needed to become rulers, inventors, etc.

      Women and minorities are clearly socially protected from being disparaged. This only leaves white males -- the only demagraphic left unprotected from such derision and ridicule in the media and society at large. If white males fall into this category, in some ways it can be seen as a compliment; if society unconsciously regards white males as positioned highly enough, or intelligent and powerful enough, or of superior genes, then wouldn't white males also fall into the category of those who would need less protection from ridicule as a class? Perhaps the fact that white males are so widely debased by society unconsciously to the extent that it even propagates right onto the silver screen and into marketing departments, means that white males are perceived to be all of those aforementioned things. Perhaps some of those things are actually correct and minorities and women are telegraphing that message to us.

      Maybe this cultural anti-white male phenomena we are seeing isn't hatred or government orchestrated class warfare to keep us divided. Maybe people would be even more divided if it weren't for government intervention. Think of it this way, if the government completely stayed out of our lives, i.e., dissolved the police departments, there would be some extremely serious class warfare. The white supremacists would be in a literal war with the Crips. The Marxists would be in a literal street melee with the Tea Party. In many ways, the government circumvents class warfare each and every day. Also, the most tyranical dictatorships never want people divided; they want everyone united for the cause of their regime. So, it would make more logical since to me to theorize that the government wants everyone to think like a Leninist-Marxist so that it can gain autonomy over the American citizens. Divide-and-conquer makes since for an actual battle, but it does not make since for a government to use it as a tool to weaken the populace.

      But I think our government is far too intellectually sluggish, bureaurocratic, and divided into opposing though camps of its own to possibly organize itself into a disciplined, uniformly synchronized body sufficient to use the media to divide (or unite) the populace. They themselves can't even unite. If being divided is a key step needed to weaken an entity so that it can be easily taken over, then wouldn't our government be in dire danger of being taken over by the people? After all, our government leadership is arguably much more divided than the general public.

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      Mike 4 years ago

      I have always herd that the government wants people to be divided so that they don't rise up against them. That is why they promote racism and white guilt in movies, commercials, schools and other media outlets. It is obvious they don't want black people and white people to like each other very much whoever is behind all this. No question in my mind about that. Sad indeed.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      I have got some good news for white men looking for protection from racial politics. I had a brief conversation with a female that happened to work in a tanning place. I asked her if they could turn white skin into black skin and she said that there is some kind of custom air brush thing that they do that could turn a white persons skin black in one day. She said it lasts 7-10 days. I don't know how much this would cost but when I think about that white man that got fired over racial politics it would have definitely been worth it for him. He lost 50 thousand a year over racial politics. He could probably keep his skin black for $200 a month and have protection from racial politics. More respect from employees. His boss probably won't ride him as hard.

      So while this might cost money I am sure there are some white men in this world that would be well worth it to make this change. It would be like an insurance policy. And I think it would have its kick backs. Better protection. Better interacial relations. More respect. Etc.

      I am only going by what this lady told me. But it does sound like there may be some hope for white men who don't want to deal with racial politics. Who just want to handle their business and be left alone. Who don't want to have to worry about the race card and watch every little thing they say. Black skin is the answer!

      PEace!

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg— Thank you very much for the trio of commentaries you posted here from 3 to 6 days back. I appreciate your inputs.

      You write, "There are plenty of white men that would make good role models for black people. There are plenty of white cops, teachers and bosses that are qualified and in position to help black people but racial politics is holding them back. The problem is black people respond to color. There are black people out there that are willing to risk going to jail and pull out the stops to screw the white man over."

      These remarks sound like the truth to me.

      You write, "The black man is praised by the media the white man is emasculated by the media. No one feels sorry for the white man because many people feel like he is getting what he deserves. My problem with that is no white man alive today ever owned a slave. And I think 99% would not own one. And white people were enslaved by other whites, blacks were sold and enslaved by other blacks. But the white man got thrown under the bus just from having white skin."

      You have uncannily keen perception, my friend.

      You write, "If the white man dyed his skin black not only would he get more respect, but it would take that bulls eye right off your back."

      This is true.

      You write, "I mean a white man can't even criticize Obama w/o being labeled a racist. Bush was constantly hated on by black people."

      That is correct again, kind sir. Well said!

      You write, "Word is there is a game going on in America where a black person will randomly go up to a white person and punch them in the face. They will often record it and put it on YouTube. They often target senior citizens."

      That is absolutely happening. In fact the black flash mobs have a term for it but I can't remember it, for targeting white people for assault in public.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      James-- Yes, it is a Gold Top Les Paul. I get that one out of the case every now and then (like when the building needs to be knocked aloose from the foundation), lol. You actually met Les Paul?! Man, that is pretty awesome. I still haven't had a chance to read those books you recommended but will very soon. I am getting ready to start interviewing with engineering firms finally! I am so excited. But am ridiculously busy. I also hope to start back writing Hubs soon. I have 3 followers but no Hubs at the moment, I must do something about that; it's like subscribing to a blank magazine, I suppose, lol.

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      A Little TRUTH 4 years ago

      Wow, lots of good points here to think about! I learned some things and this Hub helps in putting some of the pieces together on racial issues.

      You make a good point: “The very idea of being proud to be white is impermissible.” I always wondered how ‘Black Pride’ is a good thing, but if there’s any white pride it’s called ‘White Supremacy’. Not that it matters much anyway, since most people are more proud of whatever accomplishments they’ve made than they are of their skin color. Most people were born with their skin color, so how could you be proud of something you had nothing to do with?

      You’ve stirred up some good commentary that has encouraged some learning on multiple fronts. My opinion is that white guilt is not quite so prevalent. It’s more of a treading lightly because the ice is thin in many areas.

      The opposing comments are also interesting, and I’d like to make one of my own. You write: “If blacks had left America in the 1960s and moved back to Africa …” That statement presumes that a high percentage of blacks came from Africa. What about the Moors, who were settled in America long before the whites came? What percentage of blacks has ancestry indigenous to America? Today’s education and media systems have led many, many blacks to believe they are from Africa when they are actually of Moorish dissent.

      But the most important thing to keep in mind about race is this: The elite international bankers that are controlling this world have fomented all these race issues, and they use them to divide and conquer, and to keep us distracted while they gradually advance their own agendas.

      Yes, “racial neutrality” is what we need. If we could all just turn our skin inside out, then we would all be the same shade of pink, all of this would be moot, and we could all focus on more important matters.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Red Oaks--- I enjoyed reading your comments @ B-Dawg. Hey, is that a Gold Top Les Paul you are holding in your picture? I met Les Paul once.

      James

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      Word is there is a game going on in America where a black person will randomly go up to a white person and punch them in the face. They will often record it and put it on youtube. They often target senior citizens. The white man protection plan from racism is basically 1. Hide in Whiteyville (which is not as safe from black sin as you think) and 2. Let the law take care of them. The problem with that is a lot of black men are not afraid to go to jail.

      I think whenever a white male is the victim of an assault like that they should go to law enforcement and DEMAND a race change. They should say if you can't protect white people from racism black skin can and will protect white people. If more white people do this the white man will be so much more SAFER if he is shielded by black skin moving forward.

      Whenever you hear a white person complaining that they were victims of racism or got hustled by racial politics make sure you tell them I said BLACK SKIN IS THE ANSWER! PEACE!

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      I know Red Oaks has read my ideas. He may say that he is not interested now but who knows 5 years from now he may change his mind. Maybe one day he will be a boss and he will get no respect from his black employees. He may get screwed over by racial politics. He may get sued over some bogus racial lawsuit. And if that happens he might say f*** it and get a race change.

      The point is the idea is out there. Getting a race change is not going to be the furthest thing from the white mans mind as long as I am around. And one day something may happen in Red Oaks life that makes him say it is time to darken up!

      One of the pictures on this hubpage says don't fall for white guilt be proud of who you are. Now that sounds like something a black supremisist would want you to think. After all what makes the white man vulnerable to all those racial lawsuits, robberies, getting made fun of by the media and comedians? His white skin. If the white man dyed his skin black not only would he get more respect, but it would take that bulls eye right off your back. It would be a get a jail out of free card for slavery. The white man would be more powerful more respected and have a better, safer and more colorful future if he went black faced. Black skin would shield you from all your haters.

      So at the end of the day all the white man really needs is a paint job. A little remodel on his outside appearance to get the black man and the rest of the world off his back. I mean a white man can't even criticize Obama w/o being labeled a racist. Bush was constantly hated on by black people. But pulling the race card will not get black people off your back. Black skin will. Just look at Obama. Black skin has kept black people off his back. Black people are not better off than they were when Bush was in there.

      Red Oaks said that if he was black people would think he got the job from affirmitive action. Some will but some will also think that you overcame racism and that you had a bigger mountain to climb. All I know is that people would not give the white man as much s*** if he was black. That is my take PEace.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg— As always, I appreciate your comments. Thank you for all the contributions you have made to our illumination on these issues.

      You write, "When you are walking out to your car at night black skin gives you the best chance to get there without getting robbed."

      There is no doubt whatsoever that this is true. That is a brilliant observation.

      You also wrote this: "If the white man were a car all he would need is a paint job and he would be good to go. Black skin is like a shield it protects you in so many ways."

      That's funny man. ROFLMAO

      James :D

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Joe-- THANK you!! Thank you very much! :D

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg--- Thanks for that funny story from the movie theatre. I got a kick out of it. And it goes to further show that you are right in your overarching theory.

      James :D

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Red Oaks,

      Thank you for your consideration. I am sure you have read some of my ideas on here. I will give you some examples of how black skin can help the white community.

      What about bosses? Lets say you are a boss. Did you know that black people are more likely to work harder for you and complain less if they have a black boss? America is always complaining about how the black man does not work hard, complains and pulls the race card. Do you know why you never here black males complaining about this stuff? Because black people rarely try this stuff on other black males. I know of a white male boss that was fired over racial politics. Nobody with power went to bat for him. I told this man about how black skin would have helped him.

      Lets say you are a policeman. Every time a white policeman pulls over a black male he is considered racist. Isn't that racial profiling? To assume a man is racist just because he is white is as racist as racist can be in my eyes. It is no secret that black men commit their fair share of crime and some change. I think it would be a great idea to have a black faced law enforcement team out on the streets to tackle black crime. If Rodney King were beat down by 5 black cops yes they would have gotten fired but there would not be riots everywhere. Black skin would have be a shield in this situation. And maybe Rodney King would have been more respectful if there were black cops on the case. Same thing goes for the Trayvon Martin case. Black people are much more respectful to black faced authority figures.

      Lets say you are a comedian. If you were a comedian and disguised yourself as a black man you could actually criticize any race you want INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE and nobody would say a word. Black skin gives you more flexibility on what you can and can not say.

      Also I know white school board members have tried to address the high black drop out rates but get accused of racism. If they put together a black face school board faculty they could address this issue and black skin would shield them from racial politics.

      I know that there is a big shortage of good black men out there. There are plenty of white men that would make good role models for black people. There are plenty of white cops, teachers and bosses that are qualified and in position to help black people but racial politics is holding them back. The problem is black people respond to color. There are black people out there that are willing to risk going to jail and pull out the stops to screw the white man over. The truth is the white man is going to have to do something eventually. My race change proposal is the best idea on how to handle this situation. Black skin will turn the tables in a snap.

      Black skin has its perks. Don't let anyone tell different. Women love black men. If you are a black man with a good job you are set. There is a shortage of good black men so that means it would be a lot easier to find a woman if you were black. Also if you were black you would get much better treatment from the black community. Black people will work with you not against you. And if that is not enough YOU CAN PROTECT WHITE PEOPLE FROM BLACK RACISM BETTER WITH A BLACK FACE. Black skin is 2-0 against white skin in presidential elections. The black man is praised by the media the white man is demasculated by the media. No one feels sorry for the white man because many people feel like he is getting what he deserves. My problem with that is no white man alive today ever owned a slave. And I think 99% would not own one. And white people were enslaved by other whites, blacks were sold and enslaved by other blacks. But the the white man got thrown under the bus just fro having white skin. If blacks were enslaved by other blacks tortured and whipped nobody would say much about it. So when I look at all this I can't help but to think that black skin would be a gift for the white man moving forward.

      Catch Phrase of the Day! Black skin is the answer! PEace.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      B-Dawg-- You proposal is definitely interesting. I usually just "walk black" when I am walking to my car at night rather than painting myself. That usually does the trick, so complete body modifications seem like overkill. Sometimes I wear my pants low -- below my waist -- if I am parked in a really dangerous area at night. I have a shaved head due to severe pattern baldness that runs in my family, so perhaps I could get a dreadlock wig as an added measure of safety. But if I paint myself black, people might assume that I got my professional credential not on merit but on affirmative action. While playing the role of the black man, I would have to constantly prove that I never used any of the diversity programs put in place for me. I would be a pretty freaky looking black man, come to think of it, especially when I started criticizing affirmative action for blacks.

      In response to your second paragraph, on one hand I am glad that your mother had interracial children because you are here to talk to me on this forum. On the other hand, I am sad to hear that white women are copulating with black men, not entirely because they love them, but for political reasons. I don't think I would have a child with a black woman to protect him/her from a political struggle he/she might have because of his/her race. But if I did, I wouldn't be surprised if that particular child grew up to espouse the virtues of painting various human beings' skin for political reasons.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Red Oaks,

      So how do you feel about my race change proposal for the white man? In my opinion black skin is the answer to all the white man's racial headaches. If the white man were a car all he would need is a paint job and he would be good to go. Black skin is like a shield it protects you in so many ways. When you are walking out to your car at night black skin gives you the best chance to get there without getting robbed. Black skin will protect you from all those racial politics.

      A lot of white people are choosing to have biracial kids now. And one of the reasons is they feel their kids would be safer in society. My mom told me straight up she had biracial kids NOT so that we could play the racial politcs but to PROTECT us from all those racial politics. I know and understand how black skin can help the white man moving forward.

      There is nothing wrong with being proud of who you are but don't you think you could protect a white person from a black person's racial politics better with a black face?

      Catch Phrase of the Day: It is time for the white man to get Dark wit it!

      Black skin will be your shield not the white man!

      PEace.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Red Oaks--- Thank you, Ben, for the correction. You strike me as a very honest man. Good luck on your finals. God Bless.

      james

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      Joe 4 years ago

      It is what it is.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      I will give you another example where I think black skin would have been a shield for the white man. I was in a movie theatre about 3 years ago watching the movie Cop Out. I was in the top row and I could see all the other movie watchers. It was a week day so there were only about 15- 20 people there. Anyways two white guys were watching the movie. And they chatted during the movie off an on. I could see them chatting but they were not being loud or ridiculous about it. Anyways there was a black guy with a black girl a couple of rows back and the black guy went off on the two white guys and said shut the f*** up! And then he started talking about how they had been talking through out the whole movie. The first thought that went through my head if those were two BLACK GUYS he wouldn't talk that smack to them. In fact if he would have talked to two black guys like that the chances of him getting hurt would be much greater. In fact he might have gotten capped if you know what I mean.

      Anyways if those two guys had black skin I am 99.9% sure that black man would have turned down the volume on his hostility. Those white guys probably would like to do something but they are probably afraid of going to jail which is good. But having white skin can make you more prone to outbursts like this one. What I saw that day was a classic case where black skin alone would have been a shield for a white man.

      And once again thank you for letting me take you to the learning tree. I have a white co worker that I also have been enlightening. PEace.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      James -- Actually, 39% of the homeless in the United States are white. 42% are black. I was incorrect, my mistake. Maybe if I try to report more accurate information I won't inflict flashbacks to trippy science fiction shows upon my readers. Note to self: If my writing causes -- oh, I don't know -- HALLUCINATIONS AND FLASHBACKS, there might just be a problem, lol!

      I haven't laughed so hard in weeks!

      I will be back. I am swamped right now with this last semester but I wanted to make that correction at the very least. I might be mistaken from time to time, but never dishonest :-)

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg— Thank you for the trio of comments you posted here a few days ago. I was wondering about that film, "Movie 43." But I saw that on Rotten Tomatoes it only got a 4 out of 100. That is incredible! With so many big name actors, to get a 4. It must be awful.

      You write: "Then I would have the white man come back as a black man and show how much more respect the white man would get if he was black in these situations."

      That is an awesome idea! I would like to see that in a movie.

      And yes, you are right that black men should take a stand against the behavior in the own communities. Bill Cosby does. But he seems to be a lone voice, crying in the wilderness.

      james

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Red Oaks— Hello Ben. Wow, I just had flashback to "Lost."

      Anyway . . . you write "the vast majority of those homeless Americans are white men"

      Really? I did not know that.

      You write: "A big study came out several years ago that showed that women are less happy after 40 years of feminism."

      This is true. Have you read my Hub, "The Pursuit of Happiness: Everybody wants to be Happy"?

      https://hubpages.com/politics/The-Pursuit-of-Happi...

      Studies show that American women have steadily gotten less happy with their lives since the Sexual Revolution, since Women's Liberation, since the 1960s. This is simply from surveys down through the years that ask women: "Are you Very Happy? Somewhat Happy? Not Very Happy? or Very Unhappy?"

      And that stats have slowly gone downhill for over 40 years. But what about the promises of sexual liberation? The promise of happiness that would surely come from throwing away morality built up over thousands of years, getting out from under "patriarchal society," getting rid of the burdens of children and families?

      As I think you know, we are in agreeance about most of the issues that face us today. What a sad shame that a once great nation is being destroyed from within by those that hate it and all it stands for, and worse, that it is not being defended by almost anyone.

      Thank you for your excellent comments. And you are welcome (about the book recommends).

      James

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg--- Thank you!! Thank you very much! :D

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      When you think think about it black people are cowards too. People including me talk about how white people don't take a stand. But black people never take a stand either against black drop put rates. Black prison rates. If anything black people as a whole are more cowards because my gut feeling is if the white man had a black face he would be much more likely to address these issues. Most of the people that are employed to tackle these issues have white faces. If they ever do invent the race change that is going to be a good day for many white males and black females. Peace

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      I also just saw a movie calles Movie 43. This movie really made a lot of the white male characters look weak compared to the black male.

      If I was the writer I would not make the white man look that bad. I might show the black man being aggressive and dominant towards the white male. Then the white male would walk away and tell his white friends "If I was a black man he would not disrespect me like that. Ima gonna get me a race change this is BS." Than I would have the white man come back as a black man and show how much more respect the white man would get if he was black in these situations.

      I would love to show how much more respect the white man would get if he was black. ESPECIALLY those nerdy types they show in those commercials. Black skin would be their shield. If only I had those media connections.

      And there is one channel that does make black people look bad in my opionion. That channel is BET. If you want to see a black man get his butt whooped, Shot, horassed by cops, and living in poverty you will see that sometimes on BET.

      I would say 1 out of every 10 commercials has some kind of a make a white man look bad commercial in it.

      James, Are you surprised the white man has not thought about getting a race change yet? After all people get sex changes. All the technology and people will tan but no one has ever tried to go black. Have you ever heard of the saying once you go black you don't go back? I wonder if that is what the white man would say if he lived as a black man for a year. Something tells me that is exactly what the white man would say.

      PEace.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele— Hello, my friend. :-)

      Thank you very much for the trio of comments you kindly posted here for me last week.

      I don't criticize sports as if they are for dummies. I don't think I have criticized sports at all, that I remember anyway. I think it is ironic that Jesse Jackson is always spouting off how unfair and racist it is and MUST BE if 12% of any and all professions are not blacks. If only 1% of nuclear physicists are black, most blacks say it is only because racist whites "won't let us have those jobs." Couldn't be any other reason. But when sports do come up, when the NFL is 67% black and the NBA 85% black, that is pure talent. As if meritocracy only applies to sports in America, and nothing else. I do not believe that is true. I think the best athletes rise to the top. And I think the best nuclear physicists rise to the top, too.

      I certainly agree with you that in movies there are plenty of heroes who are white guys. What was mentioned to me was about commercials and, though I had not noticed it before because I rarely watched television, I made it my mission to watch for a month or so and I could clearly see what my reader was saying. It is true! And it is true so often that it cannot be coincidence. This is what somebody wants to portray to America through television commercials.

      You write, "If White men find it offensive to act like clowns as Black men play heroes, why do they do it?"

      Well, they do it for money of course. :D

      I did not recall seeing that "Some of your commenters somewhere have said that White men go to Africa and rescue black women by saving them from starvation by providing food packages. Now, that is what I call serious rescue."

      I suppose that surely does go on.

      As always, I appreciate your comments. Maybe it is time for Whitey to play Stepin Fetchit.

      James :)

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      In response to your last comments addressed to me, I think most white people just don't like confrontation much. They just want to handle their business and be left alone. Black skin would help with that tremendously. Example: Obama. And I still think a BLACK VOICE could protect a white man from racism better than a white voice.

      I saw your comments about Obama saying everyone who is not a white man should get a bigger piece of the pie. Being a white man that is wealthy and got connections and smart might be okay, But I don't see why anyone would want to be a blue collar white male working Joe. Those are the white men that definetly could use a race change.

      There are different ways to look at things. Here are some things that get overlooked.

      1. If a black man is robbed or murdered (today)it is almost guaranteed it will be by another black male. But nobody says nothing. Even the Ku Klux Klan would benefit from having black skin.

      2. Whites who are criminals victimize other whites almost 100% of the time.

      3. Blacks have sold and enslaved other blacks.

      4. Even back in the early 1900's there was always white people that took up for black people when they were mistreated.

      And I think some how one race got a pass. And the other got thrown under the bus. When it should have been a happy medium. No one ever says anything about black on black murders. Look at Shawn Taylor. Even the Ku Klux Klan would like having black skin because they could do more damage because there is not as much attention to black murer victims as long as it is done by another black male.

      But once again black on black crime usually takes place in areas where white people would avoid. Being a black man is the safest thing to be in america if you are smart about it. And most black men are smart about it. Don't let the high black murder victim rates fool you. They usually live in dangerous areas. They would get killed a lot quicker if they were white. That is my take PEace.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      James-- I almost forgot, I put those books on my wishlist. Thanks for the recommendation.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      James-- During the President's Inauguration Address he, indeed, said that women and minorities need a bigger slice of the pie. I think he needs to get out of the White House and visit some homeless areas of each several major cities in the US. I am talking about REAL homelessness -- not the absurdly hyperbolic use of the term to describe renters who don't yet own their own home -- but real homelessness, i.e., sleeping in a tent and keeping warm with barrel fires at best. He will find that the vast majority of those homeless Americans are white men. Of all the jobs lost during the recession, most were lost by working class white males. It was even admired and renamed the "Mancession" or the "Hecession" by the media. If the President does reach his national diversity goals, it will leave white men equally represented at the very top and overrepresented at the very bottom.

      In the 2011-2012 school year, women were 48.3% of medical school students. And, you can bet that women were nowhere near 48.3% of applicants. By "a bigger slice" does Obama mean that women need to increase by 1.7% in medical schools? Also, a huge percentage of these women will leave the profession within a few years to have children and many of them never return. That creates a shortage of doctors and we all suffer.

      If women are such a disadvantaged minority, then why do retailers market almost exclusively to women? One of the biggest qualities that women look for in men is success. They are attracted to men who are more successful than themselves. So, which is it, do women want men to earn more or not? They can't have it both ways. For a man, earning less than a woman he is attracted to is arguably an immediate deal breaker in the dating world. A big study came out several years ago that showed that women are less happy after 40 years of feminism. Who'da thunk it?!

      Also, why does our President avoid saying what he means by "minorities"? Why doesn't he speak more specifically and let us know how big a slice of the pie that Pacific Islanders are entitled to, how big a piece Latinos are entitled to, how big a slice Native Americans are entitled to, how big a slice Arabians are entitled to, and how big a slice Blacks are entitled to? Has it occurred to him that the Civil Rights Movement is over or does he think he is addressing Berkeley in the 60s? The white man is now beginning to be punished for his achievements.

      Despite a $16T national debt, the Inauguration Speech has a segment on the problems facing homosexuals: 5% of the population? Speechless.

      Ben :D

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Red Oaks— Thank you for coming back to post your additional comments. I am always interested to hear about the goings on in our universities, filled as they are with the spirit of the AntiChrist.

      Before I forget, I have two outstanding though quite disturbing books about higher education, one called "Tenured Radicals" by Kimball and the other is "The Professors" by Horowitz.

      Also I just read last week a book that is truly fascinating and highly recommended: "Finding God at Harvard" by Monroe Kullberg.

      But I digress . . .

      Your story of what has been happening at your college is interesting. It is sad that your professor, like so many today, especially on the Left, is so gung ho about suing people. The Bible tells us not to sue people so it makes sense that the spirit of the AntiChrist would give the opposite advice, as per usual.

      He is right that an employee cannot ask such personal questions at a job interview.

      Your question about men bearing the brunt of death and dismemberment in the military, while at the same time the military is complained about as sexist, is a great one. I appreciate you sharing that with us.

      I absolutely agree with these words of yours: "However, if it is okay to discuss that in this class, while all the white men simply passively nod their heads and act apologetic, then it should also be okay for me to talk about how affirmative action discriminates against me and other white men . . . "

      Indeed.

      You write: "I am just so sick of hearing about how the white man is keeping everyone else down. . . . They blame "men." But we all know what they really mean. They mean white men..."

      Yes they do. One might have noticed that during the Inauguration Speech, President Obama talked about how women, minorities, and homosexuals need a bigger slice of the pie. I ask you: Besides women, minorities, and homosexuals, WHO ELSE IS THERE?

      James :D

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Levertis Steele,

      All I know is the white man would get more RESPECT if he had a black face. You know in your heart that is true. All those business owners, Bosses, cops would get more RESPECT if they had a black face. I think black skin would help the white man so much. James Watkins would see black people in a whole new light if he had a black face. Black skin is the answer! Peace.

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago

      James,

      You wrote, "Yes, I have seen "Two and a Half Men." And I also agree with you that commercials do go out of their way to make white men look like chumps. I can't count the number of them in which the white girl must be rescued by the black guy, the State Farm guy or whatever. What you never see is a black girl in distress saved by the white guy."

      Remember, White men are not attracted to Black women, so, rescuing them would be boring! Countless movies have been made and are still being made that play white women as blonde headed, blue eyed, weak sex symbols. The few black women in movies are tough, boisterous women who can hold their own. A White guy saving a black girl! Funny. Those testosterones packing Black women would be more sensibly played as rescuers of White men, wouldn't you say? They are just not sexy and pretty enough, unless, of course, they are nearly

      White with "good hair." The many weak comments that White men make over the I-Net weaken them: "Those neck-craning Black women scare us to death. We wouldn't know what to do if we had to confront one. Geesh!"

      White men save the helpless white beauties from Indians, monsters, Mighty Joe Young, and Godzilla. Spiderman, Superman, and a thousand other heroes save helpless White women whose only roles are to provide sex, beauty, constant problems of getting in the way, endangering and slowing down the heroes. I suppose all of that builds suspense and makes their narrow escapes exciting.

      Of course, the black guy rescues the White woman because he is usually the lead character! Jamie Foxx didn't rescue the White women in DJANGO! Black men in THE HUNGER GAME were not required to rescue the White women. One beat one to death and left her on the ground. Ok, I dead woman. Make up your mind; they get rescued by black men or shot, beaten, or choked. Do you want the women looking like Nicole? Black men are D if they do and D if they do not. "D" means "dogged." :D

      Since a surprising percentage of married black men in the US are married to White women, and many others are dating them, why is it offensive and wrong for them to perform a few rescues of White women in the media? Suppose some of these women are their girlfriends or wives? Are they supposed to avoid them to please jealous White men? If White men find it offensive to act like clowns as Black men play heroes, why do they do it? No one complained when blacks played Step and Fetch It for eons. Samuel L. Jackson enjoyed playing the "godfather" of the Uncle Tom Negro in DJANGO. All of the Blacks played Niggers. You Whites are just too sensitive about submissive statuses and think that you should always be the cream of of the crop. That is not realistic. Chill! :D

      Some of your commenters somewhere have said that White men go to Africa and rescue black women by saving them from starvation by providing food packages. Now, that is what I call serious rescue. White men rock!

      I am having fun with this, but I mostly mean it. :D

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago

      @B-Dawg and James:

      Correction: In my last post, I should have quoted James quoting you, B-Dawg.

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago

      James,

      You wrote: "About 2/3 of the NFL players are African American. Do you ever hear anyone say not enough white players? I see the double standards."

      That's almost true, but Whites can get through doors held by Whites, I believe. What double standards? Ha!

      Whites are forever criticizing some sports as if they are for dummies because blacks are players, "and that is all Blacks are good at." Have you heard anything about Whites who are much better being turned down? That would be wrong. Who cares about race or can see it when the big bucks cover the eyeballs? "Money talks." Who own these teams, anyway? ...just some rhetorical questions.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      James--- This might be slightly off topic, but I just got back from class. Our professor in my Mechanical System Design class asked if everyone in the class was a US citizen today. He said he really wasn't supposed to ask us that and that he may be repremanded for doing so but he has a group project for about 4 or 5 of us, which is to be conducted in conjunction with the development of a new product by a local aerospace contractor. He said that in order for us to be able to take part in the project, the company's protocol needed, at the very least, word-of-mouth assurance that everyone is a legal citizen of this country. The instructor was very apologetic and asked if he offended anyone. He assured us that he was not trying to offend anyone, but he was taking a risk by asking us only because he did not want such a great learining opportunity to go to waste.

      I raised my hand and he called on me. I politely asked him (I am just a student; he has a Ph.D., so I had to tread lightly) why it is an illegal question to ask if everyone in the class is a US citizen. He explained that he is prohibited from asking that question to his students in this public university!

      He then started talking about illegal job inteview questions. He then said, "And that's something good to bring up right now. You all are getting ready to graduate." He looked around the room of 54 guys and 6 girls and said, "Ladies, did you know that it is illegal for an employer to ask during a job interview if you plan to have kids in the next few years." He then said, "If they do, you can sue them." He then said, "when you sue 'em for those millions of dollars, be sure to come by and visit me so we can spend it (grinning)!"

      You had that hanger that time. How would you like it if you knew that local professors were telling young women this, arguably in an effort to turn them against whoever might be hiring them? Telling them that you have no right to ask if they have or plan to have children? And if you did, they should SUE you??? It's totally outrageous what is being taught in college today!

      He then started talking about bias against females by the Department of Defense (He worked for the DoD for several years). He told the girls in the class that if they wanted to apply for mechanical engineering jobs in the defense industry or its subsidiaries, they would need to know that it cultivates a culture of bias in favor of men and that their sex could likely hold them back.

      I raised my hand again and said, "So, you say that the department of defense holds a gender bias against women. What about the male-only draft, the fact that 98% of military deaths are male, and most non-combatant defense contractor deaths in hostile and dangerous areas are male? Are these examples of the DoD exercising gender bias in favor of females?" But, I said it like I was genuinely confused, rather than challenging him.

      He said that he wouldn't call it bias, but he agreed that that really wasn't a good deal for men. Then he said that we had gotten off on a tangent and that he is an engineer, not a sociologist or women's studies professor, and that I would have to continue that subject in another classroom, not his. The whole class was started to get loud. I could hear objections from the female students, and some of the men. He said, "okay, I must pull the plug on this discussion right now" and went directly into lecturing.

      So, I know this is slightly off topic, but in a way it is the same nonsense. A white man (me) wanted to chime in on the conversation about gender and racial biases and the instructor immediately pulled the plug. It caused the beginnings of an uproar. I can freely admit that women in this field actually can face employment discrimination. However, if it is okay to discuss that in this class, while all the white men simply passively nod their heads and act apologetic, then it should also be okay for me to talk about how affirmative action discriminates against me and other white men, how maternity leave is a real concern from the employer's standpoint, and most assuredly, should be able to point out that the DoD MUST have gender bias favoring men because the DoD needs men to fight the wars.

      I am just so sick of hearing about how the white man is keeping everyone else down. I particularly draw the line when a professor tells a bunch of girls that the military discriminates against THEM, while their freedoms are paid for with the deaths and other sacrifices of men. I have had all the cultural Marxism I can stand. They blame "men." But we all know what they really mean. They mean white men...

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg— You are most welcome, friend. Thank you for both sets of comments you posted here a few days back. I appreciate your contributions to our enlightenment.

      You write: "Barack Obama- Most white people are afraid to criticize him publicly because they do not want to look like racists. Most black people are afraid to criticize him publicly because they don't want to look like race traitors."

      You are right on the money! No doubt that this is true. Brilliant!

      You write: "GEORGE W. BUSH WOULD HAVE GOTTEN MORE RESPECT IF HE WAS BLACK!"

      Absolutely! I do not see how any reasonable, thinking person could argue otherwise. You have a keen eye.

      You wrote: "About 2/3 of the NFL players are African American. Do you ever hear anyone say not enough white players? I see the double standards."

      No, I never hear anyone say there are not enough white players in basketball or football.

      You wrote: "White people never take a stand."

      They sure don't. They have been cowed into quiet submission, even by other white people, who are ashamed of their race and think other whites should be too, and if they are not, should be forced to be.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      I have some new information for you. White NFL owners are endangered of being sued for not having enough black coaches. They hired 20 new coaches and GM's all white males. Now this is where black skin would help. If these owners would get a race change and live as black men that would make them a less attractive target to racial lawsuits. I disagree %100 with these lawsuits. Here is why. About 2/3 of the NFL players are African American. Do you ever here anyone say not enough white players? I see the double standards. Also just 5 years ago there was 22% black head coaches.

      I think this is an example of FALSE racism charges. White people never take a stand. White people don't like confrontation. This is why black skin would help them so much. It would take that bulls eye right off their back. I don't know how much money it would cost for a white man to live as a black man but it is probably cheaper than what it would cost to pay these lawsuits.

      This is another example of why I think they need to bring pigmentation into the white community. I had a light blue car last summer and I took it to maaco and had it painted black. People now see that as a black car. If the white men who are at risk of racial politics could only do the same thing to their physical appearance.

      Thank you for giving me the time of day on this. Most people just blow me off but there is not a week that goes by that I don't see something that proves my idea. I will continue to give you examples PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE of why I think black skin would help the white man.

      I just caught up with a friend that was in the military for 5 years. He is very knowledgeable and open minded. I am going to try and take him to the learning tree on how race really works and how black skin would help the white man moving forward. Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      Let me give you some examples of how black skin is and can be a shield for the white man.

      Barack Obama- Most white people are afraid to criticize him publicly because they do not want to look like racists. Most black people are afraid to criticize him publicly because they don't want to look like race traitors. Black skin = Protection.

      Goerge W. Bush- When Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana many black people were all over him because they didn't get helped fast enough. People used to talk smack about Bush all the time. Why? because Bush did not have protection. Black skin WOULD have protected Bush from all his haters. The white man has more haters than anybody and black skin will protect the white man moving forward No doubt! GEORGE W. BUSH WOULD HAVE GOTTEN MORE RESPECT IF HE WAS BLACK! Peace.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg— Thank you for both of your most recent sets of comments. You always make me smile with your winsome wit.

      Yes, I have seen "Two and a Half Men." And I also agree with you that commercials do go out of their way to make white men look like chumps. I can't count the number of them in which the white girl must be rescued by the black guy, the State Farm guy or whatever. What you never see is a black girl in distress saved by the white guy.

      I appreciate you writing this: "Most people don't feel sorry for the white man. They think he is getting what he deserves. But my problem with that is no white man alive today ever owned a slave. Many white men gave their lives to free slaves."

      Amen.

      James :)

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Jen Card— I apologize for taking so long to respond to your outstanding comments. My pastor asked all of us in the congregation to take a three day technology-free time—no computers, no telephones, no texting, no radio, no music, no television, and no movies. It was refreshing but put me about 70 comments behind in my responding.

      Anyway, yes, this article did stir some emotions. I am glad it proved thought-provoking to you. I appreciate your gracious compliments and you are most welcome as well. Thank you for taking the time to read my work.

      I surely agree with you that the President should never be above the law. And yes, the office must be respected, in particular by its occupant. :-)

      I agree with you wholeheartedly that it is too late to inculcate or absorb a moral code of conduct once you become the most powerful man in the world. I would not disagree with you either that some people are born with noble souls.

      Your opinions and thoughts are well received here by me. Thanks again for visiting; and for commenting with such thoughtfulness.

      James

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      Thank you for letting me take you to the learning tree when it comes to race. I invite you to share this information with anyone you want to. I will continue to give you examples of how black skin would help the white man.

      Other Infromation- Like I said black skin over all does not help black women. Middle eastern men and other minorities get picked on and made fun of just as bad if or worse than white men. Black skin is the only shield for the white man.

      Most people don't feel sorry for the white man. They think he is getting what he deserves. But my problem with that is no white man alive today ever owned a slave. Many white men gave their lives to free slaves.

      I will continue to try to put the idea out there that black skin would help many white men. That EVERY WHITE FAMILY SHOULD HAVE ATLEAST TWO BLACK FACED MALES IN IT FOR PROTECTION. And for public relations. PEace

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      Everytime I turn on the television all I see is white nerdy males who who benefit from having black skin. Television is loaded with weak looking white males. I guess thats why this topic is always on my mind. Everyting from T.V. commercials to movies to citcoms. I am surprised that white people allow themselves to be portrayed that way.

      Have you ever seen the show two and a half men? The man that plays Alan Harper would definetly benefit from having black skin. google . I can tell just by looking at Alan Harper this guy would benefit from having black skin.

      I am not joking I think every auto commercial I have seen lately has a nerdy white male in it? I know most white males are not as masculine as most black males but they seem to be consistantly making the white man look like a joke.

      Now what this does is send a message that it is okay to push to white man around. It is okay to bash the white man. He is an easy target. The white man has a bulls eye on his back and it is getting bigger every year. Black skin would be a shield for these types of white men. Right now the joke is on the white man. He is the laughing stock. But the white man is only one race change away from having that black shield. White couples are only one healthy black male sperm sample from their kids having that black shield protecting them. I think the white man should darken up!

      Disguised as a black man, the white man could handle his business without dealing with those racial politics. I am surprised that the race with the high IQ has not cracked this code. WHITE SKIN IS THE WHITE MAN'S #ONE WEAKNESS. That is one of the reasons why white women like black men so much because they feel so much safer. I am sure most white men would feel safer with a black face. Peace

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg--- Hello again, my friend. It is always good to read your latest thoughts. I enjoyed these stories, especially the one about the dishwasher. I can see how that woud be so. Thank you for your contributions to this thread.

      James

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      One Drop Rule— That's a great story. Thank you for sharing it with us. I appreciate the visitation and your comments.

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      Jen Card 4 years ago

      James~ As I have read some of the comments, it is obvious this article stirred some emotions. This was a good article that really gave a "different" set of eyes and mind-set to the reader. Bravo! I do agree and disagree with it. What struck me the most was the part you wrote:

      "Consider for a moment what would have happened if President Eisenhower had been caught getting a blowjob in the Oval Office by a young intern, and then lied about it under oath? The answer to that question is simple; he would have been removed from office. America would not have tolerated a president who committed adultery and perjury, not to mention taking advantage of his office or position to gain sexual pleasure from a subordinate.

      President Clinton’s defenders argued from a position of moral relativism. They believe that what adults do consensually is nobody else’s business, and that there is no objective moral code or standard"

      I have hope the current President does not "follow" this same "moral code" being un-moral does not have to follow the same frame as Clinton to be an act of immorality. Being black or white has nothing to do with the "position" or "responsibility".(However I will add, that the current President Obama is "equal" parts of both white and black). I believe that Clinton as a moral "person" was flawed. His so called "defenders" are obviously part of his "Moral-less Tribe" as well. Being President should not put you in a special place to uphold a select set of rule to abide by, those set of "rules" aka morals should be within each and everyone of us. Not for any purpose of "restrictions" but what about "RESPECT".

      I believe those moral codes should start with the "individual" long before they gain the responsibilities, such as President, Dali Lama, Christ...etc. I think you get my point. From here is where I will take on a "spiritual" view and continue to say that there are those that come into this world with the "moral code" already in tact and then! yes afraid so...there are those I believe are here to learn morality. Clinton is a "perfect" example of an "individual" in one of the highest positions and what does he do? WOW! Yes I do believe there is a flaw or lack of moral maturity in there some where. Just my opinion. Thank you for a great read. ~ Jen

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      There are a lot of black men with criminal records so it would be hard to prove that it is easier to find a job if you are black. A white man without a criminal record and a good attitude that has been overlooked (I know quite a few) would benefit from being black.

      There are about 3 white men where I work at that would benefit from being black. I will give you descriptions.

      White Man #1 - He is a dishwasher. He works and moves real slow. You can tell just by looking at him that he is a little slow. Managers are hard on him. Coworkers yell at him. This guy just don't get no respect. I would love to see how everybody would turn down the volume on their hostility if this guy was black skinned.

      White Man #2 This guy is an assistant manager. People don't really like him. He has a nerdy look to him. I knew as soon as I saw him he could use some black skin. People talk smack about him behind his back. Other managers talk about him behind his back. I know in my heart if he was black nobody would mess with him.

      White Man#3 This guy is the new Boss. I think he would have been promoted a lot sooner if he was black. I think people overlooked him because he was white. I think the black employees would work harder for him if he was black. He carries himself well but black skin may have gotten him promoted sooner.

      I actually wrote an anonyomous note in the Managers comment box saying that if the dishwasher had black skin nobody would mess with him like they do. Nothing ever came out of it.

      I sure have met a lot of white men in my life that would benefit from having black skin. I have told some of them over the years. Some agree with me. A couple of white men admitted to me if they got the chance they would live as black men.

      Over all people seem to like black males better than white males. I don't think the media wants this exposed. I do not understand how everyone has overlooked this. Black skin would be a shield for those 3 white men that I worked with. And would probably help them with the ladies also. Peace.

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      One Drop Rule 4 years ago

      If a black person pulls the race card on you all you have to do is say you are have a black blood relative in your family. I am not joking I knew a man that was a quarter black because he had a black grandpa or something like that. Anyways you could not tell by looking at him that he was a quarter black. So what happened was this man was a manager and he had to fire a black woman for something. She tried to pull the race card and the man said that he could not be racist he was a quarter black. So the case was dropped. He was saved by the one drop rule.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg— Thank you very much for the 4 sets of additional remarks you made here a few days back. I appreciate your participation in our conversation.You wrote:

      "1. Black skin will reduce your chances of getting robbed walking down the street compared to a white male.

      2. Black skin will reduce your chances of getting fired from a job. Black people and white people are less likely to mess with you if you are a black man.

      3. Black skin attracts a lot of FINE women. White women feel much safer with a black man. Nicole Simpson might still be alive today if she chose a black man after she left O.J.

      4. Black skin will give the white man much more flexibility on what they can and cannot say.

      5. Black skin will protect you from racial politics. A black faced business owner and black boss can fire a black employee who does not want to work without dealing with racial lawsuits."

      I must say, you make a compelling case.

      You asked me: "Are you still thinking about inventing something to turn a white man black?"

      I am not much of an inventor. I did find a website that says: "Turning your skin from white to black is easy as long as you have the right equipment. Usually, this involves some sort of make-up that can penetrate and cover the skin well. They are several forms of make-up to choose from, but most performers use grease make-up."

      I also found a site that says white people can turn their skin black by using "a prescription drug of a class of medications called Psoralens " OR with "an injection called Melanotan or Melanotan II. This is a synthetic peptide MSH Melanin Secretion Hormone. Many country's have banned it."

      Interestingly, I found a website that shows you how to photoshop yourself and turn your skin from white to black in a photograph. That could come in handy for college applications or employment resumes. At least until you have to show up in person. :D

      James

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Red Oaks— Thank you for the trio of additional comments you posted here. At least you are courageous enough to take a stand for what you believe in.

      You write: "White men are very openly hated here."

      I have not been to your campus but in our current social climate I do not find your assertion to be far-fetched at all. I don't know if you saw this Hub of mine, but it relates to what you are describing as your experiences at university.

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Multiculturalism-in-...

      On another note, I am still working on my book. I do hope to finish my first one before Spring.

      You write: "When I took Anthropology here, we were taught that race is merely a social construct. However, some minority students are awarded special grants, sometimes from Indian Reservations. . . . do you know how they determine if the applying student is of the correct race? They give him or her a blood test!

      "Now, as we let this glaring hypocrisy sink in, let's see if we can strain our minds enough to think like a good liberal by holding the two contradictory thoughts in our heads at the same time. Here goes:

      "Race is a social construct.

      Blood tests are needed to verify race.

      Race is a social construct.

      Blood tests are needed to verify race.""

      Isn't that ridiculous. Liberals claim not to see color. They claim race is nothing but a social construct. Yet they have assembled their entire economic/political/social system around race. They work hard to get out the Black Vote, the Latino Vote, yet they do not see color and claim race is just a social construct. The Left yells "racist" all the time. Just yesterday I say some white liberals on television saying that if you are against legalizing—by which they really mean give voting rights so the Democrats can pick up millions more instant votes, enough to keep them in power forever—illegal immigrants, then you are a racist. As if being a Mexican was a race!? There is no race called Mexican. The Left has set up all this apparatus for college slots and employment quotas around race and ethnicity—for anybody but a white male heterosexual, in other words, who is viewed as the enemy, the oppressor—and claims they don't see color and race is a social construct. Crazy!

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      Are you still thinking about inventing something to turn a white man black?

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      If you know any white males who fit the profile of someone who would benefit from having black skin you should tell them. They could go to a doctor and ask questions. Maybe invent an african spray tan. Black skin would be good for a white male who is passive and weak because people are much less likey to mess with you if you are black. The darker the better. Black skin would be good for a white man with a dominant personality because people would take him more seriously and black skin would protect him from racial politics.

      Maybe you have a white male friend or a son or a brother that would benefit. If anybody asks why they dyed their skin black they could just say they had a medical condition where they needed pigmentation. you could cut all your hair off. Brown contact lenses.

      And I must say it again. Black skin is GOOD for attracting women. Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      Most black people would probably be offended. But there are ways around it. How can a black person be offended if you have to darken your skin for medical purposes? How can the black community stop a white man from asking a healthy black male friend for a sample of his sperm for breeding purposes? In my opinion if there is anything at all worth fighting for as far as the white man is concerned it would be black skin. The white man is just wasting his time trying to prove that he is not racist.

      I agree if you want to do this you should keep it on the down low. Maybe just put the idea out there. All those white women and white men who breed with black partners are giving their kids a free race change. Those biracial kids are found NOT GUILTY by society for previous white sins. If you are not born with a silver spoon in your mouth you should not be white faced. Unless you are a female perhaps.

      PEace.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg-- I, for one, am not afraid to discuss it. But I do think that if white men don black skin and black folks find out about it? I don't think they will see it as a compliment but as an insult. Of course, come to think of it, they see most everything as an insult.

      :D

      Just kidding!

      James

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Red Oaks,

      This is what black skin can do for a white man.

      1. Black skin will reduce your chances of getting robbed walking down the street compared to a white male.

      2. Black skin will reduce your chances of getting fired from a job. Black people and white people are less likely to mess with you if you are a black man.

      3. Black skin attracts a lot of FINE women. White women feel much safer with a black man. Nicole Simpson might still be alive today if she chose a black man after she left O.J.

      4. Black skin will give the white man much more flexibility on what they can and can not say.

      5. Black skin will protect you from racial polotics. A black faced business owner and black boss can fire a black employee who does not want to work with out dealing with racial lawsuits. Black skin would be a shield for the white man moving forward.

      6. Black skin will give the white man a much better relationship with the black community. Black people are MORE LIKELY to work harder for you and help you if you have a black face. Black skin is the answer to all the white mans problems. But the question is will the white man ever realize it?

      Bottom line is I think that there are a lot of white men out there that would benefit from living as a black man. The white man is looked at as a joke. Do you ever watch auto insurance commercials? Who do they always make look like a weak nerd? The white man. I think the white man should make a statement by going blackfaced. Take your man card back. Black skin will only protect you. Don't look backwards look forward. Black skin would help the white man moving forward. My mom(white) literally confesssed to me that she chose a black partner to have kids with because she felt like we would be more protected in society. And I listed above the main things black skin protects you from.

      Here are a list of white males that would benefit the most from having black skin:

      1. Policeman

      2. Bouncers

      3. Anyone who looks like Napoleon Dynamite! (LOL)

      4. Any white man in prison/or who lives in the hood

      5. Many bosses

      6. Anyone who gets picked on/ a fall guy

      Black skin makes you less of a target. Don't be fooled by the black mans race card. Black skin protects you 99% of the time in society. I am challenging the white man to make a statement. Don't rise up Darken up! Don't get mad get black! I am seriously trying to help the white man. Women actually benefit from being white. So this does not apply to women. that is my take Peace.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      B-Dawg,

      It's funny you say that. . . This is no joke -- there is an option on each student's account information page that says "Update My Race or Ethnicity". I wish I could screen capture it and post it here. Apparently, people actually do change their race from time to time.

      When I took Anthropology here, we were taught that race is merely a social construct. However, some minority students are awarded special grants, sometimes from Indian Reservations. I find absolutely nothing wrong with that, as long as tax dollars aren't used for minority grants. However, do you know how they determine if the applying student is of the correct race? They give him or her a blood test!

      Now, as we let this glaring hypocrisy sink in, let's see if we can strain our minds enough to think like a good liberal by holding the two contradictory thoughts in our heads at the same time. Here goes:

      "Race is a social construct.

      Blood tests are needed to verify race.

      Race is a social construct.

      Blood tests are needed to verify race."

      I think I need the witch doctor to give me some more of that liberal mantra babbling peyote. It's still not working.

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      James-- Actually, scratch the part about my desire to appear in the MSM, lol. I definitely don't belong there. When you get your book written, hopefully I will see you on the big silver screen, however!

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      James-- That would have been a great response to their interview questions in which they asked me on camera to explain my position on workplace diversity. I will definitely read the Hub you have provided there.

      I want to tell you how bad it has gotten here.

      White male students are being forced by their fraternities to put on women's high heels and collectively apologize for incest (although arguably none of them actually committed such a heinous crime -- they are just part of the alleged class that promotes it according to the status quo around here) over an amplified outdoor sound system by the hundreds on this campus just before they march one mile with placards attached to their back, while being led by a female student fashion model, in which they walk 5 paces behind. If they refuse to do so, they can be reprimanded by their fraternities. If enough of them refuse, the fraternity itself can be penalized by its overseeing organization.

      White men are very openly hated here. White men are regarded as a danger to the family, women, and children.

      I have begun conducting counter rallies here at Mississippi State and have chronicled some of my work on my YT channel. Some of it still remains, but I have deleted some of it because I have had bouts with depression and have deleted all my work from time to time due to the constant hatred of white males here. I plan to continue to protest, although I get zero support and get shouted at. Campus police surround me in order to protect my safety. I simply set up a table and distribute information critical of affirmative action, diversity, radical gender feminism, and try to make people think independently on things. I do satire, sometimes. But it is a very dangerous business.

      This next semester which starts in less than a week -- which is my last -- I plan to conduct an anti-affirmative action rally in response to our Provost's declaration in a local newspaper that MSU will be implementing diversity quotas for the faculty on this campus that he will aggressively try to meet.

      I am going to literally picket outside the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center on the lawn of Mississippi State in a few weeks. The local news channel has come and interviewed me on camera, but have failed to publish any of my quotes, exhibits, or work as far as I know. I hope to appear on FOX or some major network before I graduate.

      Anyway, I must get some sleep now. Happy New Year to you and God Bless You as well!!

      Ben

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Red Oaks— It is great to hear from you again, my friend. Happy New Year!!

      Thank you for the kind compliments. I am shocked to read your reportage as to what is going on at your university.

      You should ask your ThoughtPolice what proof they can show that "diversity" has any positive benefits whatsoever? I wrote about the fact that diversity makes people feel unhappy and unsafe and less community oriented. You can read that section here:

      https://hubpages.com/politics/The-Pursuit-of-Happi...

      Francis Fukuyama says: "Social trust determines prosperity in any culture." This is a serious problem in America because today we have a far lower level of Social Trust than at any time in our past: Trust that the people around us will do the right thing.

      As much as we are preached at about the wonderful benefits of diversity, it does not match reality. Studies show that Social Trust is eroded by ethnic diversity in all neighborhoods—the opposite of what liberal elites (who rarely live in diverse neighborhoods) predicted.

      People who live in communities with the greatest diversity have the lowest trust in local government; and they trust their neighbors less—even those of the same ethnicity. They are less likely to give to charity; to work on projects for their community; to perceive that they have a good quality of life; and they even have fewer close friends. The more diverse a neighborhood the higher rate of crime it suffers. Most of its problems must then be solved by the police or social welfare bureaucracies.

      I appreciate your struggles against oppression, brother. God Bless You!

      james

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Red Oaks,

      It might be easier for the white man just to figure out a way to go black faced. I think the white man is afraid to discuss it because of racial politics. But if the white man wants a quick fix then to live as a black man is the best option. And I know they could figure it out if they wanted to. They could just say that the sun is too hot and that white males need to get pigmentation. The white man could really make a statement by getting a race change and living as a black man. On the down low if a white man and white woman want to have kids you could ask the hospital for a sample of a healthy black mans sperm. Black men have good strong genes. Something that many white males are lacking. Black skin will protect the white man from racial politics and give him more flexibilty on what he can and can't say. Peace

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg— Thank you for both of your comments. Your game plan is quite clever indeed, friend. I wish you the best of luck in 2013.

      I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that you have a Happy New Year.

      James

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      Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

      James: Outstanding article! I am getting ready to graduate in May and can confirm that Marxism and white guilt are ubiquitous here. I wish I could write about the issues as powerfully as you; maybe one day I will have the gift.

      Quick example: I am battling a crucible of a senior year (that's why I have been absent from your discussions for so long). We are required to do video taped mock job interviews as we embark on graduation (finally!). Several of the inteverview questions are on -- you guessed it -- diversity. I am so tired of the PC thought police around here. Not only are ideas critical of the Cultural Marxist worldview shunned from being spoken in academia but we are now required to give actual video taped testimony of our views on workplace diversity.

      I was considering talking openly and honestly about my concerns about affirmative action at that point in the interview. I am not one to exercise cowardice in the face of being challenged by PC ideologues but I can't allow them to extract views from me that can be used against me before my career even gets started.

      Keep up the good work!

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      Merry Christmas! I hope that by next year you have a black christmas and a colorful new year if you know what I mean! LOL!

      PEace

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      James Watkins,

      My game plan in 2013 is to leave notes in public restrooms about how black skin could help the white man.( Kind of like how people leave booklets of how to be saved). My goal is to just get the idea out there. Atleast I know people will read it.

      Keep me informed James. If you see any situations where you think black skin would have helped someone or even yourself let me know. Peace.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      B-Dawg--- You know that I appreciate all of your contributions to this discussion. Your latest comments are truly thoughtful and thought-provoking. Thank you for your participation in our little conversation here.

      In answer to your questions, I would say, "Maybe; Yes; Yes; Yes; Yes; and Yes!" :D

      Thanks again, friend.

      Merry Christmas!

      James