Nearly 50 years ago, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women, as well as ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, the workplace, and public facilities.
In 2008, Barack Obama was voted as the first (half) black President of the United States of America, after being hailed by the media as the first “post-racial” President who would heal the racial divisions and wounds that have plagued this country.
In 2012, he was reelected to a second term despite having done nothing to
improve the life circumstances of black Americans, other than consigning even more of them to a life of dependency by adding millions more to food stamps rolls. Nor did he heal America’s racial wounds or mend racial divisions. On the contrary, with provocative remarks such as “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” Obama actually worsened racial tensions, setting back America’s race relations by decades.
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous speech, I Have a Dream, in which he said: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Sadly, half a century later, Dr. King’s dream remains an aspiration to be fulfilled. Too many black Americans and their allies on the Left are still relying on the “color of their skin,” scapegoating anyone who judges “the content of their character” with the noxious label of “racist.”
Many white and even some black Americans are sick of the Left’s reflexive, default-mode accusations of racism. According to a 2013 Rasmussen survey, more Americans view blacks — instead of whites or Hispanics — as racist. Even liberals (21%) see most black Americans as racist. Even Democrats (29%) see most black Americans as racist. Even black Americans (1 out of every 3!) think most blacks are racist. In fact more blacks (31%) think most blacks are racist than blacks (24%) who think most whites are racist.