Yes, there is black racism – Toledo Blade

Share

Share

Email

Print

Some progressives say black Americans cant be racist against whites. They should tell that to Kori Ali Muhammad.

Or better yet, they should tell it to the survivors of the people hes accused of murdering because they were white.

Fresno police stand next to a pile of clothes in front of a corner market in the neighborhood where shootings occurred in Fresno, Calif. in May.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge

Police say Mr. Muhmmad killed a white security guard at a motel. A few days later, they say, he killed three random white men in Fresno, Calif.

Mr. Muhammads father said his son was trying to do his bit for a race war. The Los Angeles Times reports that someone calling himself Kori Ali Muhammad of Fresno had a Facebook page marked by black nationalism and the claim to be a warrior.

If he committed such crimes from such a motive, he is a racist. No other word could apply.

But progressives in America argue that racism in the United States can only run in one direction against minorities because racism is a matter of power and the power structure of society.

Websters defines racism asa belief that some races are by nature superior to others. Also,as discrimination based on such belief.

And it is largely because of those definitions that the word is so emotionally loaded more so than segregationist, which refers unambiguously to policies and their supporters. To judge individuals, and especially to condemn them, merely on the basis of physical features is dehumanizing. It disregards the individuals mind, character, actions all the attributes that make someone a person.

By reducing people to attributes they never chose, racism denies the significance of their free will and everything they achieve with it.

Often, and murderously, the people guilty of racism have been white. But not always.

If Mr. Muhammad indeed murdered people in the name of racial warfare, he was treating them as if the only thing that mattered about them was the color of their skin as if that were enough to make them his enemies and unworthy of life. That is surely racism.

See the rest here:

Yes, there is black racism – Toledo Blade

Related Post

June 11, 2017   Posted in: Black Racism |

Fair Use Disclaimer

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Under the 'fair use' rule of copyright law, an author may make limited use of another author's work without asking permission. Fair use is based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism. The fair use privilege is perhaps the most significant limitation on a copyright owner's exclusive rights.

Fair use as described at 17 U.S.C. Section 107:

"Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phono-records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

  • (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for or nonprofit educational purposes,
  • (2) the nature of the copyrighted work,
  • (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole, and
  • (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work."