At another site, a commenter argued that Anderson had “so much education,” but so little common sense. Actually, she has minimal education. All her degrees are in being a genocidal, black supremacist imbecile, as is her job.
In case a reader is tempted to say, “Aw, she’s just a specimen of tenuranus Africanus,” think again. This is the evil, seemingly insane fashion in which roughly 90% of blacks think in this country. They just don’t express themselves in the same way as Carol Anderson, who has fancier lies to choose from.
Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.
By Carol Anderson
August 29, 2014
Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University and a public voices fellow with the Op-Ed Project. She is the author of “Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.”
When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed [sic] African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless.
Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength [?] or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of [show-no and no-show] black employment. [Who are these officials? I want to know, so I can honor them. Alas, they don’t exist.] It goes virtually unnoticed, however, because white rage doesn’t have to take to the streets and face rubber bullets to be heard. Instead, white rage carries an aura of respectability and has access to the courts, police, legislatures and governors, who cast its efforts as noble, though they are actually driven by the most ignoble motivations. [Unlike black supremacist rage?]
White rage recurs in American history. It exploded after the Civil War, erupted again to undermine the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision and took on its latest incarnation with Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House. For every action of African American advancement, there’s a reaction, a backlash.
[Translation: whatever whites do, they are evil. Conversely, whatever evil blacks do, they are saints… as long as they don’t show whites any humanity.]
The North’s victory in the Civil War did not bring peace. Instead, emancipation brought white resentment that the good ol’ days of black subjugation were over. Legislatures throughout the South scrambled to reinscribe white supremacy and restore the aura of legitimacy that the anti-slavery campaign had tarnished. Lawmakers in several states created the Black Codes, which effectively criminalized blackness, sanctioned forced labor and undermined every tenet of democracy. [Since we weren’t a democracy, how could lawmakers “undermined every tenet of” it?] Even the federal authorities’ promise of 40 acres — land seized from traitors who had tried to destroy the United States of America — crumbled like dust.
[That’s a lie (actually, it’s three lies in one sentence). “Federal authorities” never promised blacks “40 acres,” and never could have. Only Congress could have stolen Southern planters’ land, and given it to black freedmen. That too would have been illegal, but would have been fine with the likes of Anderson, who no doubt loves Robert Mugabe for stealing white farmers’ land in Zimbabwe.
It was the war criminal, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who suggested stealing the former slavers’ land, and giving the freedmen “40 acres,” but he had no authority to do so, any more than he had the authority to commit the atrocities he’d committed during the war.
As for Anderson calling the Confederates “traitors,” while that condemnation has the shakiest of bases, the notion she implies, whereby the government can steal someone’s land, because he was a “traitor,” has no basis at all, except perhaps under Communism or Nazism.
But let’s go back to “traitors.” Anderson is sore that the federal government not only failed to steal the former slavers’ land, but didn’t engage in the genocide of the entire Southern slave-owner class. That is an African mentality, in its pure form. She surely supports the ongoing genocide in South Africa, and would likely deny that it is even being committed. If all South African whites are wiped out, will she instead say that they died from “typhoid”?]
Influential white legislators such as Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-Pa.) and Sen. Charles Sumner (R-Mass.) tried to make this nation live its creed, but they were no match for the swelling resentment that neutralized the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, and welcomed the Supreme Court’s 1876 United States vs. Cruikshank decision, which undercut a law aimed at stopping the terror of the Ku Klux Klan.
Nearly 80 years later, Brown v. Board of Education seemed like another moment of triumph — with the ruling on the unconstitutionality of separate public schools for black and white students affirming African Americans’ rights as citizens.
[The Brown ruling was itself unconstitutional, violated all Supreme Court precedent, ignored the law, and was based instead on fraudulent “social science” and perjured testimony by “expert witness,” Kenneth Clark.]
But black children, hungry for quality education, ran headlong into more white rage. Bricks and mobs at school doors were only the most obvious signs. In March 1956, 101 members of Congress issued the Southern Manifesto, declaring war on the Brown decision. Governors in Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and elsewhere then launched “massive resistance.” They created a legal doctrine, interposition, that supposedly nullified any federal law or court decision with which a state disagreed. They passed legislation to withhold public funding from any school that abided by Brown. They shut down public school systems and used tax dollars to ensure that whites could continue their education at racially exclusive private academies. Black children were left to rot with no viable option.
[First of all, the Brown strategy had nothing at all to do with getting black kids a quality education, and Anderson knows it. Southern school districts were building luxurious school buildings for black kids, but NAACP insurgents talked black communities into rejecting them.
Meanwhile, whites went broke, supporting their own private schools. Blacks could have done the same.
As Thurgood Marshal later confessed to his Supreme Court colleague, William O. Douglas, Brown was never about educational equality, but about taking over public institutions, and enslaving whites.]
A little more than half a century after Brown, the election of Obama gave hope to the country and the world that a new racial climate had emerged in America, or that it would. But such audacious hopes would be short-lived. A rash of voter-suppression legislation [lie; she just supports massive election fraud], a series of unfathomable Supreme Court decisions [?], the rise of stand-your-ground laws [she supports blacks murdering whites and the white-enough] and continuing police brutality [black supremacist fantasy] make clear that Obama’s election and reelection have unleashed yet another wave of fear and anger.
It’s more subtle — less overtly racist — than in 1865 or even 1954. It’s a remake of the Southern Strategy, crafted in the wake of the civil rights movement to exploit white resentment against African Americans, and deployed with precision by Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. As Reagan’s key political strategist, Lee Atwater, explained in a 1981 interview: “You start out in 1954 by saying, ‘N-----, n-----, n-----.’ By 1968 you can’t say ‘n-----’ — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like ‘forced busing,’ ‘states’ rights’ and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things, and a byproduct of them is blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I’m not saying that.”
[The words are true, but she completely misrepresents what Atwater meant.]
(The interview was originally published anonymously, and only years later did it emerge that Atwater was the subject.)
Now, under the guise of protecting the sanctity of the ballot box, conservatives have devised measures — such as photo ID requirements — to block African Americans’ access to the polls. A joint report by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the NAACP emphasized that the ID requirements would adversely affect more than 6 million African American voters. (Twenty-five percent of black Americans lack a government-issued photo ID, the report noted [lie!], compared with only 8 percent of white Americans.) The Supreme Court sanctioned this discrimination in Shelby County v. Holder , which gutted the Voting Rights Act and opened the door to 21st-century versions of 19th-century literacy tests and poll taxes.
The economic devastation of the Great Recession also shows African Americans under siege. The foreclosure crisis hit black Americans harder than any other group in the United States. A 2013 report by researchers at Brandeis University calculated that “half the collective wealth of African-American families was stripped away during the Great Recession,” in large part because of the impact on home equity. In the process, the wealth gap between blacks and whites grew: Right before the recession, white Americans had four times more wealth than black Americans, on average; by 2010, the gap had increased to six times. This was a targeted hit. Communities of color were far more likely to have riskier, higher-interest-rate loans than white communities, with good credit scores often making no difference.
Add to this the tea party movement’s assault on so-called Big Government, which despite the sanitized language of fiscal responsibility constitutes an attack on African American jobs. Public-sector employment, where there is less discrimination in hiring and pay, has traditionally been an important venue for creating a black middle class.
[Translation: The black middle class was created almost entirely out of show-no and no-show affirmative action jobs, which hired racist imbeciles, at the cost of qualified white applicants, and white net taxpayers.]
So when you think of Ferguson, don’t just think of black resentment at a criminal justice system that allows [?] a white police officer to put six bullets into an unarmed [sic] black teen. [Thus, white policemen have no right to defend their lives from murderous blacks.] Consider the economic dislocation of black America. Remember a Florida judge instructing a jury to focus only on the moment when George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin interacted, thus transforming a 17-year-old, unarmed [sic] kid into a big, scary black guy, while the grown man who stalked [lie] him through the neighborhood with a loaded gun becomes a victim. [This was a big black supremacist talking point at the time. Black commenters on discussion threads depicted Zimmerman as following Martin around with his gun drawn.] Remember the assault on the Voting Rights Act. [What?! She just jumped form George Zimmerman “stalking” Trayvon Martin to the Voting Rights Act, in the same paragraph?!] Look at Connick v. Thompson, a partisan 5-4 Supreme Court decision in 2011 that ruled it was legal for a city prosecutor’s staff to hide evidence that exonerated a black man who was rotting on death row for 14 years. And think of a recent study by Stanford University psychology researchers concluding that, when white people were told that black Americans are incarcerated in numbers far beyond their proportion of the population, “they reported being more afraid of crime and more likely to support the kinds of punitive policies that exacerbate the racial disparities,” such as three-strikes or stop-and-frisk laws.
Only then does Ferguson make sense. It’s about white rage.
Read more from Outlook:
The Talk — a poem inspired by Ferguson, Mo.
11:35 AM EST
Over 5k comments? It could only be expected that an article such as this would bring out every race-baiter on the interweb either denying that race is an issue or blaming the victim for his/her victimhood. It also seems to imply that the author struck a nerve. They "protest too much".
Over 150 years post-civil war and the more things change, the more they stay the same.
In 10 or 15 years when whites are the numeric minority in this country, what happens then? Do we go full on Apartheid? Haven't we done that already ala Jim Crow? It's really scary when you think about it.
NS: Your comment was at least as bad as the black supremacist screed published here, because while Anderson lied in everything she said, all you did, anonymous coward, was make carte blanche ad hominem attacks on thousands of commenters.
11:34 AM EST
“Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown aren't poster boys. They were unarmed young black men who were killed respectively, by a white vigilante and a white police officer.”
NS: Trayvon Martin was a racist, aspiring black murderer, while Brown was apparently a racist, aspiring black serial killer. Martin wanted to murder George Zimmerman because Martin mistakenly identified him as white. Zimmerman was also getting in the way of Martin’s possible burglary. (While you have deliberately misrepresented Zimmerman as white.) Neither black felon was unarmed. Martin was using the ground as weapon, with which to beat Zimmerman to death. In Brown’s case, a 6’4” 292 lb. body is a weapon. Brown was also attempting to grab Officer Darren Wilson’s weapon, with which to murder him.
You leave no doubt that you believe—as did Martin and Brown—that blacks have a license to kill anyone they deem white, and that the latter have a duty to die.
2:24 PM EST
Hahahaha. Oh god, this is pathetic. A dumb thug with a criminal record, who had just participated in a strong arm robbery, attacks a cop, and gets shot. Then his "supporters" all show up, and loot and burn the place. And this is white peoples fault? Are there secret white signs in black neighborhoods that say " go ahead, attack a cop, its ok!" What, exactly is next? Gravity? When a black person falls down will it be white peoples fault b/c of "gravity oppression" or "ignorance in the black community of gravity" while white privilege has allowed a deeper understanding of gravity and supposedly less injuries?
And if any of you are curious, google "1400 children raped" to see just how far the miserable left will go to promote their narrative, and just how ethical people like Carol and her friends really are.
2:12 PM EST
Carol - it's not clear where to start on your John Belushi like rant (see Animal House), but let's start with Connick v. Thompson. The SCOTUS held that the prosecutor's office was not liable for damages because an untrained prosecutor did not disclose exculpatory evidence. The SCOTUS did NOTrule that it was "legal" to withhold evidence.
11:28 AM EST
The Ferguson PD has 26 times the percentage of officers under investigation for excessive force as the national average. The mostly white police force was responsible for there being more outstanding warrants than citizens. Not the kind of stats that would be tolerated in my town. Any wonder why a straw might break the camel's back?
11:31 AM EST
Just 'cause someone complains don't make the complaint valid.
Look, no doubt police brutality exists and is prevalent. I agree there.
But the racism thing this essay observes is undermined by having poster boys like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. That's like complaining about discrimination against Muslims by citing Osama bin Laden and ISIS!!
11:34 AM EST
Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown aren't poster boys. They were unarmed young black men who were killed respectively, by a white vigilante and a white police officer.
11:30 AM EST
Joshdude1200, African Americans would like to have more control over their lives, particularly as regards to not getting shot by police. While Ferguson is 70% African American, its police force is predominantly white.
African Americans have been under siege in this country for the last 400 years. Yes, we have made progress, but we still have a long way to go.