“Is black racism a real problem? Or is it pure politics?” asks an analytical Associated Press piece today.
The answer is simple: Politics. Pure. And simple.
It gets the white supremacists off to assert that blacks (or other non-whites) actually are the racists. Never mind that whole slavery and post-slavery oppression thing: Blacks should just wuv whitey, because hey, we’re all equals now! (Except that we’re not, not in terms of sociopolitical power, we’re sure the fuck not.)
The charge of “black racism” is just projection, which is all that the right wing is capable of: seeing wrongs in everyone else except themselves, and accusing others of the exact same wrongs that they’re guilty of themselves.
And, of course, the plutocrats just love it when the masses are fighting amongst themselves instead of going after the real enemy: the plutocrats.
Which pretty much is what “black racist” Shirley Sherrod actually was saying in her wildly misrepresented speech at the NAACP banquet in Georgia. She said in her speech that she came to realize that socioeconomic class, not race, was the real problem, and that she found solidarity with a poor white farmer through their shared lower socioeconomic status — which is exactly the message that the plutocrats don’t want you to hear, so they’ll assert, as the lying right-wing traitors on Faux “News” did, that Sherrod is a “racist.”
(Faux “News,” owned and operated by a fucking billionaire, exists entirely to keep the dipshit, easily duped mouth-breathers mired in their ignorance and to ensure that they never correctly identify the actual cause of their misery: their corporate overlords and their own fucking stupidity that prevents them from being able to tell friend from fucking foe. Instead, Faux “News” instructs its zombified viewers to blame undocumented immigrants, non-heterosexuals, Muslims and others for all of the nation’s ills.)
Sherrod also says in the full video of her speech at the NAACP banquet — but not, of course, in the dishonestly pared down and carefully deceptively edited video that white supremacist scumbag human dog shit wingnut he-should-donate-his-organs-now-so-that-someone-else-can-make-better-use-of-them neo-Nazi Andrew Breitbart passed off (quite successfully, initially) as “evidence” of Sherrod’s “racism” — that her father was slain in 1965 by unknown white men.
But yeah, really, Sherrod should just love whitey, and we should fucking lynch her if she doesn’t sufficiently kiss white neo-Nazi ass.