Who wants “race dialogue”?

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones a Negro victim of “racial taunting” recently was featured in an Associated Press article by reporter Jim Suhr. According to Suhr’s report Jones was the target of “ugliness and hate” at a baseball game in Fenway Park, Boston, where someone, he says, called him “the N-word and had a bag of peanuts thrown in his direction.”

A careful read of the AP story reveals that 34 rowdy Boston fans were “kicked out of the game,” only one for “using foul language toward a player” (not clear it was directed at Jones). And the bag of peanuts someone threw hit a police officer (no report on whether he was injured or offended). Still, Jones claimed victimhood.

Jones chose this incident as “just a great time to talk about (race)”—two weeks later in front of the Kansas City Negro League Baseball Museum, “announcing his $20,000 donation to the shrine.” Hey, Jones; what would you say if white people started a Caucasian Baseball League? Would that be “racist”?

In the modern socially dysfunctional US of A it’s always a great time for racists to talk about race relations to focus attention on victim status; some choose rioting to gain notice. Race conflict is like the weather; many want to talk about it but no one can do anything about it–largely because it’s a figment of imaginations– an illusion.

That’s why some racial agitators want to stifle talk about the subject, especially from those rational people with some truthful ideas about it. But the truth won’t set race victims free; they will never forgive and forget presumed slights.

Ironically, our universities—once bastions of the “bedrock value” of free speech—have been infiltrated by ignorant subversives hell-bent on preventing race dialogue, or any talk that they say offends them; and encouraged by radical faculty and administrators.

Protesters (some paid) have aborted campus speeches by rudely disrupting the invited speakers; sometimes violently. This month “students” at a predominately black Florida university tried to shut down a commencement address by U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos because they said she “doesn’t understand the importance of historically black schools.” Of course, they don’t even understand the importance of civil behavior and common courtesy.

Many scholars and thinkers concerned about attacks on speech warn that we risk losing that precious right. According to an AP article by Collin Binkley, as reported from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): “Since the beginning of 2016, nearly 30 campus speeches have been derailed amid controversy.”

These unruly brats should be hauled away, put in cages and expelled from school. Fortunately, a few State legislatures in Wisconsin, Virginia, Colorado, California, Michigan and North Carolina are considering expulsion or suspension of these nasty, immature perps. Young adults with this primitive mental attitude, lacking social skills, should never be admitted to any university.

For a more complete accounting of the miscreant’s activities within our colleges and universities see the article below published at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal in Raleigh, North Carolina:

https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2017/05/free-speech-threatened-ever-must-respond/

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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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