Despite the agitprop spewed out by reporters, here is what I experience every day in America, insofar as race relations are concerned.
Ordinary, well-meaning, black people and white people go shopping together, work together, dine together, joke together, and all without the kind of hatred the Left keeps trying to stir up. These weird pockets of academia and urban agitation are an isolated minority, magnified by their willing media mouths and paid organizers.
I am sure racial prejudice exists. We people harbor all manner of prejudices: we do not necessarily act these out, and Americans utterly reject that government should sort us into skin colors, and favor one over the other. Indeed, the more positive interactions we experience, the more we put our personal prejudices in perspective. It is fair to say, that in America in this decade, it is a widely-shared American value that people do not hate one another or treat one another rudely or unfairly, based on race.
That statement would spark some more of that immediate faux rage if read by some of the foaming-at-the-mouth Marxist agitators. But, that’s my experience — every day. We — generally — simply no longer care whether a person is black or white.
So, here is a note to young, left-leaning, black college students being lured into Marxist anarchy:
Your Marxist professors in these worthless academic programs you get tricked into, aim to destroy all of us through division and hate. Next time you hear one of them trying to convince you how bad white people are, be on guard: they are preaching the same racial prejudice they purport to despise, and they are trying to draw you into the same cesspool. All while keeping you economically hard-pressed and making you jealous of others who work hard to succeed.
To the extent we in America can share the same good values, skin color simply fades into a workaday harmony. How about courtesy, kindness, generosity and responsibility? Don’t steal or commit murder. Do your job. Do it well. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Leave others free, without presuming to superiority and control over their livelihood. What matters race when a people labor together under those values?
And, instead of stewing in the lie that you are a victim of some other group, count your blessings. Every one of us in America should get down on our knees every day and thank God that some ancestor got on a ship and made it to these shores whether as a peasant driven off the farm in central Europe, or as an indentured servant desperate to escape poverty in the worst streets in London — or as a slave captured by one African tribe, sold to Muslim Arab slave traders, and then delivered into slavery in America by the Dutch. Thank God that, somehow, even strangely and sometimes tragically, you are an American. Black Americans have their own unique reason for being grateful for the blessing that is America.
Because, in America, the admonition of the Holy Bible led us to believe that all were created equal by God; all have sinned and fallen short of His Glory; none is superior to any other, in His eyes. That inescapable Biblical belief that we are all God’s children, led us to reject the abhorrent notion that one might “own” another. Go to a Civil War National Park, walk among the Yankee graves in the cemetery, and thank The Dead every day, that they shed their blood to free you. Which from among the gravestones owes you “reparations”?
Modern commies aim to replace old, rusted iron chains with a new Iron Curtain. They play on the most base human motives to divide us into fighting factions. They are tearing our country apart, miring us in debt, corruption, warfare, and street fights. They intend anarchy and chaos, after which they imagine they would play some new overseer role, and the rest of us would be the field hands.
Together, we can all make America great, again.