Racial Closure and “The End”

An e-mail on reparations reads in part: “I worked on many projects in the inner city of Milwaukee. We kept rebuilding neighborhoods over and over again mostly with federal money. Affirmative action has been around for 50 years. I know. I had to use it enough in my business. I had a lot of good black employees but still it’s awful using it forever. It never ends.” [Emphasis added.]

Movies end with two words: THE END. Racial politics bring unending payments and unending graphic reminders of past wrongs, like lynchings. Guilt and shame are political weapons. We really need this very bad moving picture to end and for everyone to see the words: THE END.

Non-white presidents and contenders for president show no signs of ending racial politics and every sign of carrying on with more. White politicians are no different. We do not and shall not overcome via political programs.

Beyond governments, there is now a race industry, with such players as the Urban Institute and the Southern Poverty Law Center. These lift the racial high-jump bar so as to perpetuate race narratives and keep government involved. There are those in our society dedicated to keeping racism alive as an issue on the front burner, even though racism is virtually dead.

Now that slavery is gone and voting rights assured, the Urban Institute speaks of “structural racism”. What is it? “Racial and ethnic inequalities loom large in American society. People of color face structural barriers when it comes to securing quality housing, healthcare, employment, and education.”

Structural racism is racism redefined so as to keep racism alive and achieve some other agenda. Structural racism has no “THE END” because it’s based upon unreachable economic equality.

Racism is virtually dead in America, limited mainly to tiny fringe groups, but the corpse is being kept alive by racial politics and the racial industry.


8:37 am on February 23, 2019