Race in America


The battle cries of America

“Black Lives Matter”

“Hands up, don’t shoot”

“Boycott the Oscars”

The new cry is

If trump wins, I’m moving to Canada”…

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Is this the America we want to live in? An America that runs, an America that see’s everything in Black or White, or better yet, as Black or White? I think not!

To me, America is much more than that, to me America is a country that has shown great strides and growth. A little over 7 years ago we elected the first Black President, Obama, he won twice. Yet some still cry racism…

Did the election Obama eradicate racism in America, no? Will anything eradicate racism in America, sadly, no? Racism in like a cancer on America, yet we are defeating it, but like a cancer, it never truly will go away.

Why, you may ask… Because we will always have ignorant people in this country, on both sides; Racism is not just a white person’s problem, its every living souls problem. All cultures and raciest have been and still are raciest. Does that mean we ignore the problem? Do we just sit back and stop calling out the raciest for what they are, ignorant people filled with hate?

No, we fight it, but to win the fight, we need to stop calling things and people raciest if they are not. We need to stop looking behind every motive and event to try and find that one thing, that one issue that we can call raciest. We need to start seeing and understanding that people can have differences, and they can dislike someone just for who they ate and not what color they are. I dislike Obama, not because he is black, but because his policies are hurting America. I dislike Obama because, in my eyes, he does not have the best interest of America in mind. He promised to fundamentally transform America, yet I feel there is no need to do so. America, at its core, is a strong nation, one with a good and solid backbone. Is she perfect, no she is not? America has lots of work to do, but division is not the way to accomplish it. And in my eyes, Obama has done more harm to race relations in this nation that any living person I know of. Granted, I do not know every American, but of all the people on the big stage of American politics, Obama is the most divisive by far.

Some may be saying, Hey Trump is a raciest… I truly have not seen that. Some will say he won’t condemn the KKK, sorry, I say him say it several times, that he disavowed them… Now, do I know Trumps or Obamas heart, nope, I can only go on what I see on the news or read.

NOTE:  Just so you know, I read both liberal and conservative reports and watch both conservative and liberal news cast. Also, I am not a big Trump fan, I do like some of his stances on issues, but overall, and he is not my top choice for President.

Having said all that, back to the main point:

To the Oscars, Hollywood is one of the most liberal places in America, yet they still seemed to be called raciest… Odd really… Do we really want a quota at the Oscars? Could it be that the voting panel just didn’t see any worthy performances? Could it be that the actors and actresses of color just didn’t have any stand out rolls? I don’t know, I don’t go to the movies a lot, but I am inclined to believe that that is the case. Why do I feel that way…

Because Hollywood would be the first to jump on the bandwagon on race relations, they love looking like the great healer of the nation, and they are extremely liberal and will pick up any opportunity to make the conservatives look bad.

The battle cry of “Raciest” is strong, but if we keep using the word to describe any white person who dislikes any black person, of any perceived “white” organization snubbing blacks, then we will never get over racism. All we will do is cheapening the word. I have seen this already, the term raciest and come to mean, “You don’t agree with my point of view”. We have cheapened the value of the word, and soon it will have no meaning at all.

Words have value, they meaning. If we use words incorrectly, the value and meaning get lost. Epic is a great example. For a long time everything was epic. Someone went to lunch and had a good burger, all of a sudden, that burger that lunch becomes Epic… Nope I think not… Or how about the word fuck, do you realize that it was not even a word in the beginning, it was an acronym, it was originally spelled F.U.C.K… Each letter representing a word, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Yet, now, the word is common place and has not true value to it.

Race relations will not improve until we learn that we cannot have the concept of “The Same but Different”… What does that mean…

  • Why is it racist to say I have white pride, yet not to say I have black pride?
  • Why is it not raciest to have the BET (Black Entertainment Television station), yet it would be if there is a WET?
  • Why is a White shooting a Black raciest yet a Black shooting a White not?
  • We have the NAACP, yet no WAACP

I could go on, but I will not, I think my point is made.

The argument that Blacks cannot be raciest, is, in-of-it-self raciest. You cannot disqualify on group from the act because of their color and state that that’s not a raciest act.

Our roads in America where paved with good intentions, over the years and throughout history, America has strived to right the wrongs, yet some of the acts where, in-fact, raciest.

Example, when a collage entrance exam for Whites and Blacks are the same, but the points needs differ based on color. That, my friends, is raciest. If Blacks and Whites are to be equal, then all test, exams and interviews must be conducted and counted equally. We cannot have 2 sets of standards and call ourselves non raciest. The very fact that we are applying two different criteria for the same position is, inherently, raciest.

America has a lot of work to do, but it will not change based on the governmental actions, it will only change with the conversation of the intellect and heart. Until we are willing to step up to the plate as individuals, take responsibility for our own actions, and understand that others may not like us, for a multitude of reasons, one being our skin color, and until we learnt that, hey, that’s OK, you don’t have to like me, and that does not make me any less of a person.

This is how we will change and grow. We neeed to keep calling out the bad in the America, we just don’t need to see bad in everything, there is a lot more good in America than bad.

God Bless

Paul Sposite

Rand Paul supports individual rights – not gay rights – and the distinction is important | Rare


“I am for equal rights for individuals, but I am not for judging individuals based on their behavior. I don’t think I’ve ever used the word gay rights, because I don’t really believe in rights based on your behavior.” Read more at http://rare.us/story/rand-paul-supports-individual-rights-not-gay-rights-and-the-distinction-is-important/#jB5Bb0zCCThTLUwl.99
“I am for equal rights for individuals, but I am not for judging individuals based on their behavior.
I don’t think I’ve ever used the word gay rights, because I don’t really believe in rights based on your behavior.”

Buzzfeed published a story today proclaiming “Rand Paul said he doesn’t believe in the concept of gay rights.”

At first glance, the headline would understandably seem inflammatory to many. But how fair is it?

Many libertarians believe in the fundamental principle that rights aren’t inherent to one’s lifestyle, skin color, gender, or class, but rather the simple fact that we are all individuals. Senator Paul told a reporter in a 2013 interview that he does not believe in rights based on one’s behavior.

via Rand Paul supports individual rights – not gay rights – and the distinction is important | Rare.

Ted Nugent Just Spoke the TRUTH About RACISM in America – Liberals Are ENRAGED | Top Right News


“By the late 60s, the 70s, I couldn’t find racism. I never saw racism. I never heard of racism. I thought it was a thing of the past in isolated pockets of inbreeding and cannibalism and spiritlessness.”
“By the late 60s, the 70s, I couldn’t find racism. I never saw racism. I never heard of racism. I thought it was a thing of the past in isolated pockets of inbreeding and cannibalism and spiritlessness.”

Just when you think Ted Nugent has said every eye-popping — but typically dead-on — shredding of liberals that there is to say, he manages to surprises you yet again.

This time Ted has sparked liberal fury by blasting the “Reverend” Al Sharpton and Obama for their obsession with making race the issue on nearly every issue.

On conservative Mike Broomhead’s  show in Arizona, Nugent remarked on how he has never experienced racism like this in his 66 years on Earth — until Obama came into office.

Nugent said that he was “shattered” to learn of racism against Black Americans as a young man, but that:

via Ted Nugent Just Spoke the TRUTH About RACISM in America – Liberals Are ENRAGED | Top Right News.

CHICAGOLAND: School’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ event excludes whites, Latinos – EAGnews.org


Is this fair? I think not…


Segregation lives at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

The Chicagoland school held a “Black Lives Matter” assembly, but only black students were invited to participate.

White parents were upset after their children were “turned away” from the event commemorating Black History Month. They say they were offended because the school reportedly prides itself on being diverse and inclusive.

“(Some) students and parents expressed confusion and concern about the event being for black students only,” a press release distributed after the event by the school states.

“Information about the event lacked clarity about this aspect of the conversation, and the high school is committed to improving communications in the future.”

via CHICAGOLAND: School’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ event excludes whites, Latinos – EAGnews.org.

Black, White – Boy, Girl… Does it matter?


Let me ask you all a question….

Do you think it is productive or counterproductive to always refer to race?

Do you think it is productive or counterproductive to always refer to gender?

Examples:

Unemployment is 9% and black unemployment is 12%…

or

Black teen killed by white teen

or

Black America

and I could go on, but I think you see what I am saying… Ask yourself this, why bring color into it? Unemployed is unemployed, dead teen is a dead teen, they are no more dead because they are black nor no more unemployed then they would be if they where white.

I find it offensive that we tend to break everything down to color. If we are one Nation, then there is not Black America nor White America, there is only America! We don’t need to categorize our problems by color, we to find solutions to our problems, for all Americans.

It’s not just Black and White, its also Boy and Girl.

Years ago the nation decided girls needed to do better in Math and Science, so they set out to make a plan, they implemented the plan, aimed at girls. In doing so they neglected the boys. The outcome, more boys drop out of school, are less likely to attend post secondary school, and if they do attend, they are more likely to never finish.

Once again we looked at one segment of America and not all of America…

We are doing again with College… We are pushing all our kids to attend 2 and 4 year institutions. Nothing wrong with college, for those that want to or need to attend. But not everyone needs to. Last time I checked, the garbage collectors do not need a PHD, nor do most, if not all, small business owners. Yet we keep pushing, the result, Michigan is in need of Skill Trades workers. We have none, because we kept pushing 4 years of post secondary schooling… Because we keep saying to our youth, you will never compete in this world unless you are educated. Well, not true, never has been and never will be… Don’t get me wrong, yes, you need education, and yes lots of kids need and want college, but some, do not.

Why do we do this? I think we do it because it makes us feel better about ourselves. When I can say, Look at what I did, I helped that Girl do better in math or Look, I enacted laws to lower Black unemployment. Both are good things, but neither of them are truly helpful. We can not neglect one over the other.

When we started looking at girls and education, we stopped looking at boys and there education. Example, with reading, they decided to bring in books girls would enjoy.. Great idea, but at the same time they removed books boys would enjoy, in the name of diversity, bad idea. Now boys are less likely to read into adulthood. Sad… We just robbed our future men of they pleasure of reading, and stunted the imaginations of millions of boys.

Just my thoughts, what are yours?

God Bless

Paul Sposite

My Thoughts on the Trayvon & Zimmerman Show


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A lot has been said and posted concerning the Zimmerman verdict, some like and some do not. I think this will always be the case when we have a society that is trained to be polarizing. The media worked overtime to make sure the American public had a tainted view of the case. Starting with the edited 911 call to make Zimmerman sound like a racist, to the photo used of Trayvon and not forgetting that they created a new race category just for Zimmerman, White-Hispanic or better yet, self-proclaimed Hispanic. And as predicted, Americans fell for it, our dependency on main stream media and there left leaning agenda has been a disservice to all, but mostly to the left. They have disgraced the media, and made all left leaning politically minded people seem like nut cases. They have turned a tragedy, the death of a young man and the demise of another, into a circus. They have dishonored the memory of Trayvon and ruined the life of Zimmerman and have made any advancement in race relations have just been pushed back 20 years.

And this helps Trayvon how? This Helps Zimmerman how? This helps America how?

All three are valid questions, and all three deserve equal attention, but as things are in the this country, with the media the way it is, only the Trayvon questions will get asked, and sadly it will get asked in all the wrong ways.

It will get asked in the light of hatred and political agendas and not in the light of love and humanity, it will be asked by an uninformed media that sees only ratings and not people with souls. It will be plastered on our TV’s and blasted through the radios in voices and images of intolerance and make-believe. Fairytales will be spun and grandiose stories will be told. But in the end Trayvon will still be dead and Zimmerman will still be persecuted, and nothing, nothing will have changed, for the better.

What happened was a tragedy, for both, two people in the wrong place at the wrong time. Do I think Trayvon was up to no good, no, I don’t think so, but I was not there. Do I think Zimmerman was out to kill, no, I don’t think so, but I was not in his head at the time. What do I think, I think both men, and yes Trayvon was a man, not the 12-year-old often shown, I think both men reacted badly. Who started it, I don’t know, I was not there, but I do know it ended badly, for both, one is dead and the others life has been taken from him.

Some would argue that its ok the Zimmerman’s life is, for all practical purposes, taken from him, he is a killer and lucky to be free at all. But according to Florida law, he is not, and as far as I understand law (trust me, I don’t) the jury did the right thing.

Many have argued that Zimmerman was at fault because he followed Trayvon, and if he did not follow him, he would not have killed him. True, bad judgment on Zimmerman’s part, yep, but bad judgment and following someone are not breaking the law. Some would also argue that Trayvon should have just kept walking home, not turn around and confront Zimmerman, bad judgment on Trayvon’s part, yep, and sadly it got him killed.

Both men are at fault here, neither broke the law, but both made stupid decisions, and both have paid a price. Yes the loss of a young man is tragic, and I mean no disrespect for Trayvon, but in the end, their own choices defined what happened to them. Should Zimmerman have been convicted, no, the law in Florida is clear, should Trayvon have died, no, his life has/had meaning.

I read a lot of comments on Facebook from ignorant people, on both sides of the issue, some calling for vigilantly style justice, calling for the death of Zimmerman, and some claiming that Trayvon was nothing but a punk-ass kid looking for trouble. Was Trayvon a punk-ass kid, got me, I didn’t know him, does that mean he deserved to die, absolutely not. No more than Zimmerman deserved to be hunted down and killed vigilantly style.

I have heard it said the Zimmerman is racist, the facts don’t prove it out, I have heard it said that Trayvon was totally innocent in this, the facts don’t prove it out. Emotions are high and the rhetoric from the talking heads on main stream media is in full swig, can we expect truth from them, no, but what we can expect is more spin and political agendas, how is this honoring Trayvon? It’s not, its disgracing him and our nation. Want to honor Trayvon, set up a anti-violence campaign in his name, set up a scholarship fund, perform community service to better the lives of our youth, do something constructive and not destructive.

You want to help race relations, stop making up race issues, we have enough real ones we don’t need to fabricate them. Stop labeling people as White-Hispanic (whatever that is), African-Americans, Black, White or Yellow, we are all Americans, labels only divide, they do not unite. Ask yourself this, Is President Obama the first Black President or the first  1/2 Black 1/2 White President? And really, does it matter the color of their skin, or is it the character of their souls? Race relations will never improve if we keep injecting race into the equation when we find it convenient. To me President Obama is just American, I disagree with his polices not because he happens to be 1/2 black, but because I don’t like socialistic policies. Different political views does not make me a racist, it makes me American.

In the end, no one really wins in the Trayvon & Zimmerman show except TV networks and the ratings they will receive. The outcome of the fateful night will not change, a young mans life was cut short, his family will always suffer the loss of Trayvon and Zimmerman’s life will forever be altered, he and his family will never be the same. No winners in this, only tragedy, for Trayvon, Zimmerman and America… Sad… So very sad…

Lets hope and pray that cooler heads will prevail in the days, weeks and months to come…

 

God Bless

Paul Sposite

Guided Insight Life Coach