How to Put an End to Racism in America
To All My Black Friends
Dear Black Friends,
I decided to start this article with this greeting for the same reason Black writers think it’s ok to start articles saying, “Dear White Friends.”
Let me be clear, I actually have black friends. I have friends of all cultures and ethnicities. What I don’t understand is why some black writers think beginning their articles with “dear white friends” is less offensive than me starting with the greeting that I wrote.
(For the record, I know “dear black friends” is offensive)
I am fully aware this article might ruffle some feathers and also might put me on the radar of the censor police, but frankly I’m just sick and tired of the racist, anti-racist movement.
The reason racism still exists in America is because there are a few lasting vestiges of systemic racism. But they are not the type of systemic racism that you will read about on Medium or the New York Times. In fact, I am betting you won’t want to end these systemic racist programs, even after you read this article. Isn’t that the irony of anti-racism?
In 2022, there are a few old remnants of a racist America still left. Systemic racism is different than plain old racism, which there is nothing we can do about legally.
If people want to be bigots and racists, we just have to live with it. In a free society, people are free to think and believe whatever they want to believe. Just like people are allowed to think Hillary Clinton is an honest person. Or Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
Both of those statements are untrue, yet millions of people refuse to believe in reality. It’s a free country.
But what people think and believe is very different from what our government does legally to its citizens. And this is where systemic racism still exists in 2022. Here are a few examples of systemic racism still left in our country:
Systemic Racist Census
Did you know our government counts people based on race? They don’t have to, but they love to know every little detail about you and your life, don’t they?
All the government needs to collect during a census is how many people live in a city or state. And then they aggregate that data to come up with the total population of the country.
Why do they need to know your skin color?
The truth is our government does not want racism to go away.
Racist Labor Statistics
Did you know the Department of Labor tracks American workers by the color of their skin? It’s not necessary to know that information. All the government needs to know is how many people are employed and unemployed.
So why do they go one step further? Why does the government invade your right to privacy and force your employers to notify them of your skin color?
If you think traffic cams are a problem, then why aren’t you hopping mad that the government forces your job to spy on you?
Racist College Admissions and Enrollment
Let me be clear. After the fall of Jim Crow laws in the South, it was necessary to implement affirmative action programs to rectify a massive inequity in higher education opportunities for minorities and women in this country.
But we are no longer living in the 20th century.
At some point, the benefits of tracking race and skin color in colleges has become less important than the systemic racist tracking of young citizens. Let’s be honest here. Do SAT scores matter? Does high school rank matter?
Not really. College admissions offices are focused 100% on race. They are focused on skin color and nothing else. In fact, they are more focused on race and less on gender in 2022. Which means, there might be an imbalance now for men and women on college campuses.
What does a college need to know about you? They need to know if you are qualified to handle the academic rigor of their curriculum. That’s it. If they want to have a diverse student body, they need to interview students. But that would force colleges to do work and research on students, and it’s much easier to track young people with data.
But this data is an example of systemic racism.
You can’t have an equal society, when people are tracked by colleges and the government based on their skin color.
Will Systemic Racism Ever Go Away?
In the current state of our nation, I humbly predict that systemic racism is here to stay. Here’s why I think that way.
The WOKE Left likes systemic racism, as long as it promotes their narrative. They are less concerned with equality and more with retaliation. Take for example #BLM. Why didn’t young black people protest the collection of race data by the US Government, when that data can be used by the FBI, CIA and the IRS to target black people?
Just in case, you aren’t aware the police also track race on every citizen in its jurisdiction. And this is all legal.
“Dear Black Friends, you need to prevent the government from tracking you.”
I know the joke is subtle, but let me be more clear. When I say “Dear Black friends,” I’m not talking to my actual black friends. I’m only speaking to young black people who are being misled and fooled into thinking they are supporting anti-racism, when in fact, they are supporting more racism.
My real black friends don’t trust the government. Most of them did not get vaccinated. And the last thing they would ever do is sign a petition or voluntarily give the government any information they don’t legally need.
But that’s the problem. The census is legal. The Department of Labor is legal. College admissions is legal.
When the law forces people to give up privacy data, like the color of your skin, then that’s the definition of systemic racism.
Let me know how you feel about systemic racism and this article. Leave a comment below.