I understand this. But I think that it has gone far beyond simple "No, I am not!" and has gone off the deep end. Best example I can think of offhand is the New Black Panthers when they put a hit out on Zimmerman. I saw a lot of people ignoring it or making fun of it (iirc some even supported it) or just blowing it off. Yes there were a few that condemned it, but when compared to how this thread proceeded....the whole NBP thing was a drop in the ocean.
True, but let's be real; the NBPP is a.) a dozen or so pissed off racist black losers and b.) has been disavowed by original Black Panther party members and c.) black racist groups are far outnumbered by white racist groups.
I'm talking about more mainstream, black-only organizations, like a Black caucus or the Negro College Fund.
In part, but not wholy. He played the game the way it should be played, all out. He never took a shift off. He did not have the top skillset, so he found ways to make an impact with what skills he did have, and in fact he made every team he played for better. He reminded me alot of a Chris Draper kind of player, who is glow in the dark white and yet also one of my favorite all time players.
Oh, so WHHHHHY did you pick the white player? To make up for your token inclusion of a BLACK PLAYER???
No one except Empirica is a racist here. We all understand the implications of Black only colleges and Brown pride t-shirts and all that. Yes, on the surface, it's not a good thing to divide people along racial lines, and one could see how something like a Black caucus could be construed as such. But the underling issue is the long history of black and brown people being treated like second-class citizens-- in fact, they were legally second -class citizens in many ways. The black power movements and other racial movements weren't totally out of hatred for white people (yes, it was there and still is); it was done as opposition to a society that said "You are not as good as white people". Well, they heard that and said, "No, I am not!" Black pride came out of a situation in which society at large said black was less than. Racial movements from that situation we're meant as proof that we are humans, we are just as good as you. As this idea progressed, many black people living in similar situations said, "We're not being represented, or we will not be represented, by a government that sees one race as lower than the other". So they formed their own political parties, caucuses, organization, college funds and so on.
Now why do yo sound like an apologist for black racism?
Is it because you are racist--only in an approved direction? Yeah. I think so.