THE TRUTH ABOUT RACISM: Solving the Problem Starts with Defining the Terms, Pt 2

Published on March 22, 2015

by E.A. Coleman
Clash Daily Guest Contributor

To read Part One go here:

The prominent, 19th-century English biologist Thomas Huxley (“Darwin’s Bulldog”) was even more direct in his remarks. In his 1865 essay, “Emancipation—Black and White” he remarked: “no rational man, cognisant of the facts, believes that the average Negro is the equal, still less the superior, of the white man.”

Huxley unequivocally believed the “negro” is not equal to “the white man.” He alleged that the “smaller-brained, big-jawed ‘Negro’ ” could not compete on the same playing field with the white man. He espoused the false notion that “[t]he highest places in the hierarchy of civilisation will assuredly not be within the reach of our dusky cousins.”

Darwin and Huxley quotes from: aspx?category=9&article=2724

The stellar achievements of blacks in our society certainly show the fallacy of Huxley’s belief in the superiority of the white race. There is not an office or occupation in our land that does not include highly successful blacks among its members.

Now, we know that our modern society does its best to “disavow all belief” in those specific statements, but for there to be what is called racism, they have to be substantially accurate. Those quotes no longer, as they like to term it, “fit their narrative,” but there is no getting around it. While no one leveling charges of racism these days would dream of admitting to believing that those statements are true, their charges have no basis unless they are true. One cannot hate another for being a different race unless there is a different race!

Another aspect of the Problem

Grievance politics has convinced a significant portion of blacks that Racism does exist and that by definition ONLY WHITES are racists. The accepted belief is that whites are inevitably, always have been and always will be racist by virtue of being white. The corollary, by definition, is that blacks are NEVER racists; it is impossible for them to be racists.

But look at this in the light of simple reason and see where that leads us. If whites are inherently racist and it is impossible for them to not be, then how can whites ever be a part of the solution? If whites can’t be a part of the solution then, by default, the only ones able to make any changes are blacks. But contrary to simple reason and logic, the charge of racism is hurled at whites as if THEY are totally at fault for every ill that falls under that label and only THEY are responsible for fixing things. Sorry, but it cannot be both ways.

What is going on?

It is not Racism but it is a festering sore of complex problems with fault, blame and responsibility for change resting on the heads and shoulders the whole human (and one) race—from the lightest light skinned to the darkest dark skinned of all of us. Only when we expose the fallacy of this incredibly divisive idea and then quit making policy and personal decisions based on false information is change and progress possible.

Are all of the above just more examples of racist whites? Let us get an answer from two members of the black community.

In 2001 African-American State Representative Sharon Broome of Louisiana sponsored a resolution in which she states: WHEREAS, empirical science has documented an indisputable commonality among all people groups, or races, and has demonstrated that normal variations in the human gene pool account for our differences, of which racial differences are a trivial portion… darwin_nazism.htm

From the February 2015 issue of afa Journal, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and director of African American for Priests for Life was asked (re: race relations) “What does reconciliation look like? How do we get there?”

Her answer:

…the human race (emphasis mine) comes together as brothers and sisters—there must first be repentance: “Father, we believed a lie, that we are separate races. We’re sorry. We know we’re of one race. You made all people of one blood. You made all people to dwell on the face of the earth. So we repent for thinking that we are separate races.”

In summary, let’s follow the lead of these two brave and intelligent women. Let’s all set aside emotionally driven fallacies and look to accuracy and truth to make headway on the horrible issues most often labeled as racism that threaten to tear our society apart.