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Elspeth
08-19-2013, 01:11 AM
Oprah and Five Racial Double Standards (http://frontpagemag.com/2013/jack-kerwick/oprah-and-five-racial-double-standards/)

In Florida, a 13-year-old white boy is savagely beaten on a school bus by three black thugs. Yet the incident gains not a fraction of the attention paid by the press of the whole Western world to Oprah Winfrey’s claims to have fallen prey to “racism” while perusing a fancy boutique in Switzerland.

The racial double standards accentuated by the juxtaposition of these two events couldn’t be more glaring.

Winfrey is a billionaire, one of the wealthiest, most famous, and, to the extent that she’s done more than rub elbows with the biggest names in Hollywood and American politics, one of the most influential human beings on the planet. If anyone qualifies as “privileged,” to use the left’s lingo, it is Winfrey.

The Florida boy who was beaten senseless, like the shop clerk whom Winfrey accused of “racism,” is an obscure figure of modest means. Again, parroting the left, he is among the “powerless” or “voiceless.”

The racially-oriented cruelty to which Winfrey has allegedly been subjected consists in her having been denied the opportunity to inspect a nearly $40,000 pocketbook.

The cruelty to which the 13-year-old from Florida was subjected was a vicious beating by three black cowards.

Within the last couple of days, Winfrey’s “victimizer” has staunchly rejected her accusation. Immediately thereafter, Winfrey began backpedaling, going even so far as to apologize for all of the attention that this incident has received.

...The 13-year-old, however, really did suffer at the literal hands of his assailants: he was beaten mercilessly and then robbed. The incident was caught on video and his tormentors have confessed to the charges against them.

.....Still, Winfrey’s non-incident throws the world off of its axis while the plight of this poor 13-year-old is neglected. The media rushes to elicit sympathy—and guilt—for another alleged black victim, even if she happens to be among the most fortunate human beings to have ever lived, and even if the “indignity” to which she was supposedly subjected is not exactly the stuff of which the annals of human suffering are filled. At the same time, the media rushes just as quickly to suppress the deeds of black victimizers—even when they engage in acts of sheer barbarity.

...First, loudly and proudly, we’re all supposed to decry racial discrimination when the discriminators are white and those discriminated against are black. To do otherwise is to betray one’s “racism.” However, unless one loudly and proudly endorses so-called “affirmative action”—racial discrimination in favor of blacks—one is “racist.”

...Second, it is “racist” for a white person to render judgments about “black America” on the bases of the actions of individual blacks. This explains why, say, “racial profiling” is held by the professional “anti-racists” to be morally obscene.

Yet it is not “racist” for blacks (and whites) to complain endlessly about the transgressions of “white America.” Very few white Americans—including Southerners—owned slaves or had anything but contempt for those whites, like the men who beat and murdered poor Emmet Till, who aspired to treat blacks cruelly. Moreover, if not for the gallant efforts of legions of white Americans, the injustices of the past would be the injustices of the present.

And yet whites are judged collectively while blacks are freed of such an oppressive restraint.

Third, when whites flee those areas that lower and underclass blacks begin to inhabit, it is called “white flight” and chalked up to “racism.” But when blacks do the same, it is called “movin’ on up” and applauded. Though as John Perazzo noted in The Myths that Divide Us, at least as many blacks fled the chronic dysfunction of the black underclass in the 1980s and beyond as did whites in preceding decades.

Fourth, for the scandalous rate of criminality and violence among blacks, young black men in particular, an explanation in “root causes” is always sought out. Yet “root causes” are never, ever invoked when it comes to accounting for “white racism.” It is understandable, even justifiable, that blacks should harbor a violent, even murderous, rage toward whites for centuries of oppression. But that whites may be wary of blacks is chalked up as the species of some raw, uncaused prejudice.

Finally, blacks commit a vastly larger share of interracial crime than that perpetrated by whites. Relatively rarely are they charged with “hate” crimes. .....

NJCardFan
08-19-2013, 03:09 AM
This is a great article, thanks for posting this. I'm going to repost this on Facebook for all my liberal friends who buy into the racism bullshit. This goes to show you how far in the tank the leftist media is to their agenda. Billions dollar Oprah is all butthurt and the media blasts it all over the airwaves while the kid gets zero airplay on networks not named Fox News. She didn't get to finger a $38K handbag while the kid got a broken arm. Yep, she had it worse.