The New York Times says “Sotomayor’s focus on race may be hurdle”
The New York Times headline is a true statement.
Evidence of the supreme power of the White Supremacists can be seen in the publicized speech regarding this nomination and similar topics. For about the last twenty-five years, as racism (White supremacy) has become more refined, there have been far more broadcasts of non-white persons being charged with being racist or “reverse-racists” than broadcasts in which white persons are charged with acts of participation in real (functional) racism (white supremacy).
It is extremely rare for a non-white person to publicly charge a specific white person with being a Racist. Non-white people are terrorized into avoiding such speech. When such a rare instance does occur, other non-white people are terrorized into disassociating themselves from and/or condemning the remarks and/or the non-white person who made them. Further, the charge of racism will not “stick” against a white person unless it is validated by one or more other white persons. And, that validation is astronomically rarer. The non-white person will, as a result, suffer harsh consequences such as harassment on and/or loss of his/her job. Usually, there will be a counter-accusation by one or more white persons that it is actually the non-white person who is a racist. These white persons will make this counter-accusation with IMPUNITY. And, in most cases this charge of “racism” or “reverse-racism” will be made against a non-white person who has not made a charge of racism against any individual but has simply made clear statements or asked clear questions about the subject of racism (white supremacy).
On the other hand, a white person is very rarely charged by anybody of actually being a Racist. What is said is that something was “racially charged,” or “had undertones of race,” etc. Whereas, Ms. Sotomayor and innumerable other non-white people are actually charged with being a “racist.” Even after Mississippi Senator Trent Lott said we’d all be a lot better off if Strom Thurmond had won his 1948 bid for the presidency, I do not recall any white person being quoted as saying that Lott is/was a Racist (White Supremacist). Many white people stepped forward to say that Sen. Lott’s statement was “unfortunate” and/or “insensitive” but that they knew he was not a Racist (White Supremacist).
Persons with the power and intent to mistreat other people will do so and will make it a crime for any person to defend himself/herself from the mistreatment. This includes punishing any speech that brings attention to the mistreatment.
The term “racist” can reveal truth and promote justice when used in the following three ways ONLY: 1) to describe the actions of those white persons who have helped establish, maintain, expand, and/or refine the SYSTEM of White Supremacy, and/or; 2) (If the person speaking is non-white or white) to describe such persons in general but not specifically, and/or 3) (If the person speaking is white), to describe one or more specific persons who are also white.
- During the reigning system of White Supremacy, to avoid the kangaroo court that disposes of any charge of racism made by by a non-white person against a specific white person who admits no guilt, it is best to use the term “suspected racist.”
- Non-white people are not members of The Race. The SYSTEM of White Supremacy (Racism) is the dominant socio-material system of the known universe. The only purpose of a “race” is to mistreat persons who are not members of it. When the Race-ists established their system, the tribal identifications of non-white people were functionally preempted. However, under the current refined stage of White Supremacy (Racism), non-white people are encouraged to take pride in their supposed “race” or “ethnic identity” in the same way that inmates are encouraged to take pride in their cell blocks and for the same reasons.
- White Supremacists (Racists) have told non-white people that we are members of a race so that they can confuse us into believing that we can be “race-ists.” But, the true Racists know very well that they are the only people who have demonstrated that they are qualified to be a race because their power to mistreat people on the basis of not being white is supreme among people in the known universe. There are many shades of black: brown, beige, yellow, red, etc., but there are no shades of white. One either functions as white or one does not. White Supremacists (Racists) have the language working for them by setting up deceitful and/or shape-shifting definitions that serve the SYSTEM of Racism (White Supremacy).
Remember the old “Native American”/red-people/Indian saying, “White man speaks with fork tongue?” The point made in that old saying is that a fork has one starting point with several different prongs to which it is attached. Without one clearly defined meaning, racists can use a word all day long to keep us running up & down those prongs with no end in sight. This is done with the word “race” itself, then “racist,” then terms like, “segregation”, “integration” “reverse-racism,” “social justice,” “liberal,” “conservative,” “moderate,” “communism,” “capitalism,” etc.
That’s why victims of Racism (White Supremacy) have to redefine words to better reveal truth and promote justice.