Racism or Difference of Opinion?

The accusations of the past 8 years that white people are racist when they disagree with President Obama’s policies and actions, have reached a level of absurdity.

Many were shocked when an overwhelming majority of white people voted to put Obama in office.  Were they racist to vote for him?  Why didn’t people yell racism when so many non-blacks voted for him?

Was it racist when some voted for him simply because he was black and thought it was time for a black man to be President?  Yes.  Racism is a belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another. Those who voted to simply put a black man in office were saying that his race was superior to others and therefore a black man deserved to be President. It was not racist if one voted because he was the most experienced candidate for being President.

Is it racist when non-black people are critical of Obama’s failed health care program, that was to give us more options, choose our own doctor and cost less?  No.  The criticism is based on poor planing, lack of leadership and dishonesty.  These are typical issues in a job evaluation, white or black.  It is not racism.

Is it racist to criticize Obama and his staff for abandoning Americans in Bengazi and then lie to the American public about who did it and why?  No.  This criticism is again reflective of dishonesty and lack of leadership, white or black.  It is not racism.

Is it racist to disagree with Obama’s gun control goal?   No.  In a majority of recent gun violence cases, the shooters are often mentally ill or out to kill Americans because of Islamic extremism.  Obama seems to be focusing on taking away guns rather the underlying issues of mental illness, Islamic extremism and the effects of violent video games.  One has to wonder about his ulterior motives.  Guns are not the problem.

Is it racist to ignore the large number of black on black shootings and only report on or protest the few white on black shootings?  Yes.  If people are sincerely concerned about the importance of black lives,  why aren’t they raising hell, doing something effective in those neighborhoods and cities where there is a high incidence of blacks killing blacks?

According to FBI data, 4,906 black people murdered other blacks in 2010 and 2011. That is 1,460 more black Americans killed by other blacks in two years than were lynched from 1882 to 1968, according to the Tuskegee Institute.

Is it racist for non-blacks to disagree with Obama and his policies? Absolutely not.

Is it racist when black people criticize  Obama, George Bush or Clinton? No.  It is not racist when anyone disagrees with another’s actions, poor decisions, failed policies, poor judgement,  poor job performance!

In America, we enjoy freedom of speech and the right to disagree regardless of skin color.

Those who falsely cry racism over matters of disagreement, are trying to shut down those who disagree with them.  Think about regimes around the world and what they have done when they don’t want disagreement or criticism of their administration.  They try to intimidate, squash and eliminate those who believe and think differently.

Americans are now being intimidated because no one wants to be called a racist.   The intent is to make non-black people who may disagree with Black Lives Matter’s agenda, or Obama’s policies,  to shut up!

Study some of history’s lessons and you will see where we are headed.

This issue becomes downright personal.

drp © 2016

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