how racism works at a healthcare town hall

Posted by on Aug 17, 2009 in activism, eliminationist, extremism, health care, video | 0 comments

When we think of racism our minds generally conjure up stark and frightening images – Klu Klux Klan rallies, burning crosses, and the like – but in reality, the bulk of racist activity is very short term, and deceptively simple in how it works.

Racist actions are embedded into our cultural behavior and often occur pretty much unremarked upon every single day. A reality that most white people have no clue about, and most people of color quietly endure day in and day out. People of color are simply treated differently than white people, especially by authority figures such as police officers and security.

It’s no secret. Although the fact of its existence is denied by those practicing the racial based actions.

The following video shows how it works, and captures the exact moment a person of color is treated differently for the same offense as a white person.

A black woman is at a health care town hall and is asked to show a Rosa Parks poster by a reporter. A white man walks over to her and tears up the poster. The woman responds with anger and shock and the security men escort her out. Meanwhile, how do you think whites are treated? It presents an interesting problem.

So, why treat whites with kid gloves while you quickly escort a black woman out when the offense is the same? And, aren’t we really talking about a free speech issue here? Yes, of course we are… But, skin color affects the results.

In the end, it’s clearly eliminationism – treating one group as inferior to another.

And, that IS truly Un-American.

Meanwhile, people are carrying guns to Obama events. And, these are the ones doing it in the open. How many do you think are showing up with concealed weapons? If a Liberal showed up at a Bush event strapping a handgun to his thigh, the outcry would have been deafening. That person would be in jail.

But, the extremist right has got everyone so afraid of everything that no one wants to do anything.

We’ve become a country ruled by the mob and the threat of violence.

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