“IF YOU’RE WHITE, YOU’RE RACIST” WRONG PHRASE, BUT RIGHT IDEA

“IF YOU’RE WHITE YOU’RE RACIST”….. IDIOT MEDIA TYPES CAUSED IMAGE TO WINOUT OVER SUBSTANCE…..Local radio talk shows, the News Journal, and some bloggers, dealt with only the image, and neglected the substance, regarding the need for a racism discourse at U. of D.
I have never seen an issue about which so many people who knew so little, talked so much. The University of Delaware should have held the mandatory orientation session for its students on the subject of racism. I’m disappointed that the U.of D. caved in by canceling the event; just because some know-nothing talk show hosts, some twisted thinking liberal callers, and some real racists called to vent. All of the formentioned people, perhaps unintentionally in some cases, mocked the reality that racism is one of the most important areas of concern…especially when it comes to college students; who are still forming their attitudes and behavioral patterns. Talk show host to caller, “Are your white, caller? Because if you are, you must be a racist”. I had more than 25 calls from members of the Black community who were insulted by the tone of how the entire topic was being discussed. The title of the orientation should have been an occasion to honestly discuss the racism issue in detail. At long as you only deal with the wording of the orientation, you don’t have to deal with the real issue….what to do about the serious racism problem we have in this country, in this state, and apparently at U. D.

There were two days of talk shows, and a clueless News Journal editorial, all demonstrating that “not getting it” permiates all levels of society. The phrase; “if you are white, you are racist” was merely an attention-grabbing sound-bite; hyperbole, if yu will. It substituted for more lengthy boring statements: “If you are white, you probably don’t have a clue about what racism is, and you are probably praticing racist actions regularly, maybe unintentionally. Racism doen’t really offend you. You probably dont care that racism exists, as long it doesn’t effect you, and frankly, you probably don’t give a rat’s ass about what happens to “THOSE PEOPLE,” as long as it doesn’t cost you any money..

The U.D. has an obligation to impart knowledge. U.D. has an obligation to contribute to the safety and security of the campus. Such an orientation could have contributed to both those goals. U.D. has a right to mandate attendance to certain orientation meetings. U.D. obviously chose to cave-in to air-head-loud-mouths, rather than meet its obligation to students.

I will anticipate your immediate reaction of “Who the hell are you to presume superiority on this topic, Fulcher?” I’ll answer, if for no other reason, than to have you stew about it.
1. Born on 124th street and lived on 128th street right in the heart of Harlem. 2. Worked as a police officer in several totally African American neighborhoods. 3.Taught and coached more high school black students than many of you have probably ever met. 4. As Director of Campus Security at the State University of NY (Farmingdale campus), I taught a course, just like the one which the U.D. planned, to my 50 person campus security force. Some professors were impressed enough to have me teach it to students in their social study classes.
5. I taught the course at Alvernia College in Reading PA; which was the headquarters for KKK in mid atlantic area. 6. I taught the course at Wilmington College to Criminal Justice Students….mostly cops (unfortunately the police college students didn’t do half as well in the course as the non-police students did; which is interesting). 7. Of course, the Malcolm X phone tapping experience was my important source of information on the subject. So, if all those documented experiences aren’t enough for you….go pound sand!

The real problem here is that Whites and Blacks have two different definitions of racism which do not dovetail. The Whites’ definition is based on perception and supposition; while
the Balcks’ definition is based on daily reality. Too many Whites believe that you are racist ONLY if you use the word nigger/ agree with the Jemma Louisiana prosecution/ believe that Blacks are by nature inferior people/ believe that cops should be allowed to shoot fleeing unarmed Blacks/and generally believe that slavery wasn’t all that bad, with rare exceptions. Racism goes what beyond that. You can perform many racist acts regularly without subscribing to only those above mentioned extreme examples. Blacks know what racism is in real life.

I have spoken to hundreds of Black people about racism as they deal with it every day, in many aspects of their lives.
1. Seeing how the New Orleans flood crisis was so mishandled by a lackluster effort by the federal government, as opposed to the excellent, quick federal response to the California fire victims.
2. Jump-out sqaud arrests in Hill Top neighborhood, while a Delaware study proved beyond a doubt that there is as much illegal drug use by school kids in Hockessin, Centerville, Greenville, Brandywine hundred, and many othout outlying neighborhoods; but there is very little, if any, police reactions to deal with the drug issue in those areas.
3. Watching Judge Peggy Abelman give 5 years in a maximum security prison to a Black youth who killed a dog with a baseball bat, and give only 6 months in a halfway house to a non-Black who purposely drove at outrageiously high rates of speed and killed a person in the process; (true case, check it out).
4. Blacks are fully aware of the documented reality that a Black is five times more likely to go to prison, than a White person who gets probation for the same crime (same prior record, etc.).
5. Blacks see the documented school district differences between Black and White education efforts; with regard to school building conditions, supplies, teachers (in some cases). Why do Black kids have to be bussed. I was always against busing because I saw it for what it was. Why not let Black kids stay near home for schooling; with the same quality of education efforts as white schools? A City our size without a senior high school of it’s own; why?
6. Blacks have watched for years, that 8 times as many Blacks convicted murder get a death sentence, while Whites convicted of murder get a life sentence…. for the same type killings.
7. How about the 48 Hours TV show demonstration? They took two Ivy League top graduates; one White, one Black. They both dressed and behaved like Ivy League graduates would do, They placed them is several situations:
a) Applying for a job: the Black person had a better record than the White person. In all the attempts, the White man was hired.
b) Renting an appartment….keep in mind now that they both looked and acted the part of what they were, well educated and extremely proper: The Black man was told that the appartment had just been rented. The White man entered the next day, asked about the appartment and was told; “Yes it’s available, and you had better grab is quickly, because there was a Black guy in here yesterday; and he might be back.”
c) Then they sent them to a new car dealership…Black man first…he waited 20 minutes before a salesman came out to him and the salesman tried to talk him into a used car, questioned has ability to meet the loan payments (might have to pay higher rates if credit was questionable), and acted like he was not a serious buyer.
Next day; the White guy shows up: salesman on him in less than 30 seconds; tried to talk him into something more expensive, never mentioned funding alternatives, and was very interested in making the sale.
d) Finally, they placed the Ivy Leaguers half a block apart from each other in the street tryng to catch a cab. The Black man up front and the White man a half a block away. so the cab drivers could actually see both people with their hands up signaling for the cab. It was in a swanky lower park avenue neighborhood in the mid morning. They tried the experiment nine times. Each and every time cabbies drove past the Black Ivy Leaguer with his expensive attachee case, and rushed to pick up “Whitie”. I drove a cab in New York City…believe me, you take the first hand that raised. The only people I wouldn’t pick up were those with blood all over their ripped T shirt, with only one shoe on, and holding an axe.

The above facts are only tiny, tiny examples of the daily examples of rasism.

How about the studies that show some bank managers will OK a loan to a White client, while refusing a loan to Black person with a better credit rating?…That has happened locally many times.
How about all the studies done, which proved that if a job applicant gives a name of African origin, the applications were totally ignored. How about the study which proved that if two equally qualified Black persons applied for the same job…the most light skin person was chosen 5 times more often than the darker skin Black person.
How about you professed non-racists, who would never let your daughter or son date, or God forbid, actually marry a Black person? Where do stand on that issue?

It’s so easy to deny being a racist, if you stick to just the extreme examples of racism….But, beleive me, the Black community is well aware of the hidden signs of racism. Given all the examples, which they experience day after day, hour after hour. Don’t they have a right to come very close to being able to justify the expression….”If you’re white, you’re racist”?

Hubert Humphrey, presidential candidate, was a great person whom I had the hornor to bodyguard when he campaigned in New York City back in the sixties. He got in a lot of trouble, when he told the truth about the White-on-Black vicious physical attacks during civil rights demonstrations. He said, “If I were the victim of these kinds of racial attacks, I would be throwing fire-bombs myself”. Which of us wouldn’t?
That’s it folks….the U. D. should have had the orientation meeting about the racial issue…and the hell with “Whities” political correctness freak-out about the title.
HERE IS A STATEMENT WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY ACCURATE…..
IF YOU’RE WHITE, ABOUT 90% OF YOU DON’T “GET IT” WHEN THE TOPIC IS RACISM. Say it loud and proud; “I’m not a racist, I just act like on”.

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7 Responses to ““IF YOU’RE WHITE, YOU’RE RACIST” WRONG PHRASE, BUT RIGHT IDEA”

  1. Duffy Says:

    All those qualifications and a *real* writer and you’re still using the wrong words.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racism
    1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bigotry
    1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.

  2. Duffy Says:

    p.s. what’s with the commercial at the end of the blog post? Very odd.

  3. NosyNeighbor Says:

    He’s probably getting paid for the ads. He is unemployed now, right?

  4. DoesItMatter WhoSaysIit Says:

    Race baiting?

  5. DoesItMatter WhoSaysIit Says:

    What a writer!

    2 Pages
    1,874 words
    8,919 Characters
    10,754 Characters and spaces
    38 paragraphs
    115 lines

    It is still Bullshit, Lies and Obfuscation = typical Gerry

    I guess a little advertising bucks makes him a professional writer.

    Gerry is still race baiting.
    .

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