The problem with blackness

Problems, as with beauty, are sometimes in the “eye of the beholder.” In fact, many social problems discussed these days are created from thin air. One of our most destructive and persistent comes from the heavily polluted air of demographics with its thickening smog of “diversity” fueled by resentment, jealousy, anger and hatred—identity politics has fractured American society.

American universities have become brew pots for creating social problems or for bringing low simmering situations to a boiling point. For example, the University of Wisconsin stirs the pot of African studies feeding young minds with propaganda about “The Problem of Whiteness.” (Link 1) below) It seems that white people perpetuate “institutional racism.”

But for the past 150-plus years since Lincoln’s army destroyed the homes and livelihoods of black people in the South (and Northerners rejected them) we have had a “Negro problem.” (Link 2) below)

No matter that misguided white people have supported special privilege programs, submitted to extortion and spent trillions of dollars for physical benefits to black people, their leaders and activists complain more than ever—and become more violent and demanding. Our inner cities have become havens of black family dysfunction, crime and murder. Still, they persist in blaming whites for their failures and irresponsible behavior.

And our university “diversity” programs add to the resentments of separateness and “differences” (with the racist implications of inferiority). (Link 3) below)

Until institutional blackness is rejected in our society; black people are not excused for bad behavior; and are expected to respect the laws and standards set for all of us, we will continue to have a problem with blackness.






About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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