NOT ALL BAD: Race Relations in Twenty-First Century America

It’s been fifty years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and yet for some people (particularly the Obamas, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton), it is like no progress has bee made– given the recent events in Ferguson, New York City, etc.

Why is that? The investigation in these incidents have indicated that the actions of the officers in question were justified. But unfortunately there are those who are not convinced. The race hustlers are constantly exploiting the incidents. The federal government gets right in the middle of the issue. The United Nations (which needs to be disbanded) has been petitioned on the matter. Rioting and looting have taken place. Calls for revenge have been issued, while racially motivated crimes have occurred in retaliation over the grand jury’s not indicting the Ferguson police officer (e.g. the murder of a Bosnian in the St. Louis area).

I recall being at a restaurant watching the grand jury’s announcement on the news. A customer leaving the restaurant commented that St. Louis would be burned to the ground. Fortunately, that did not happen (despite the demonstrations and the violence).

Meanwhile, it is unclear how the people of East St. Louis have responded to the grand jury’s decision, considering it is one of the most dangerous cities in America (if not the most dangerous city). By the way, the population of East St. Louis is now around 27,000. I wonder if the only residents there are the thugs and the city officials/employees.

Anyway, the federal government, the United Nations, and the race hustlers are trying to take advantage of these incidents for their own gain. Obama likes to get in the middle of anything, regardless of whether or not he (or anyone else in the federal government) has the authority to do so. The United Nations (influenced by America-hating people) will argue that America has a terrible human rights record, despite the fact that several nations (including some on the Human Rights Council) have the worst human rights records in the world. The race hustlers make a lot of noise without even looking at the facts of each incident– all they want to do is accuse people of being racists.

But despite all the investigations and accusations of racism, America has a good record when it comes to race relations and human rights. And as I mentioned in a previous article, what country is completely free of all types of prejudices?

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Andrew Linn

About the author, Andrew Linn: Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media. View all articles by Andrew Linn

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