President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the entire left seem monomaniacal about systemic racism. In their minds, 1958 never ended, and Bull Connor’s Birmingham, Alabama, stretches from coast to coast.
Article by Deroy Murdock from Daily Signal.
Addressing a joint session of Congress on April 28, Biden said that “with the plans outlined tonight, we have a real chance to root out systemic racism that plagues America and American lives.” On Feb. 17, Biden told a CNN town hall: “I think we have to deal with systemic racism that exists throughout society.”
For her part, Harris said last month, “America has a long history of systemic racism.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggests “tackling systemic racism by reducing pollution.”
Are there racists in America?
So long as any hue distinguishes one American from another, some lighter people (and some darker folks, too) will consider themselves superior.
But it’s past time for the Democrat left to concede that, amid ample historical pain, Americans have labored mightily to dismantle slavery, segregation, and truly systemic racism.
Meanwhile, myriad blacks have let none of this derail their dreams.
This entire, rancorous debate should refocus on three words:
Black Success Matters.
Blacks have thrived in America for centuries. This fact confirms black power, perseverance, and promise. These truths stand 180 degrees opposite Black Lives Matter and critical race theory. These secular religions preach black helplessness and permanent victim status due to ubiquitous white privilege and omnipotent white supremacy.
What a volcano of rubbish.
As I recently detailed, reputedly insurmountable racism holistically failed to stop blacks today from controlling 54 seats in Congress, six House committee chairmanships, 140 federal judgeships, a Supreme Court seat, the Pentagon, the vice presidency, and—between 2000 and 2016—eight years each of bipartisan black leadership atop the Justice Department, State Department, and White House.
Blacks also have succeeded in the private sector, since Republican Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, crushed the Democrat-run Confederacy, and terminated slavery.
- Booker T. Washington penned “Up from Slavery,” founded the Tuskegee Institute, lectured widely, and in 1901, became the White House’s first black dinner guest—courtesy of Republican President Theodore Roosevelt.
- Madam C.J. Walker became a self-made millionaire via black haircare products, circa 1910.
- Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pioneered jazz in the 1920s. Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other legends followed.
- Detroit auto worker Berry Gordy borrowed $800 ($7,300 today) from his family in 1959 and nurtured it into Motown Records.
- More recently, black CEOs have included Kenneth Chenault of American Express, Kenneth Frazier of Merck, and Richard Parsons of Citigroup and Time Warner.
- E. Stanley O’Neal’s grandfather was born into slavery. Just two generations later, O’Neal became CEO of Merrill Lynch in 2002.
- “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, Black Entertainment Television CEO Robert Johnson, and Oprah are sterling broadcasters.
- Kay C. James is president of Washington, D.C.’s conservative Heritage Foundation (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation) and Condoleezza Rice is president of Stanford University’s conservative Hoover Institution.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson is America’s highest-profile astrophysicist.
- Hundreds of blacks soar like rockets as actors, athletes, and authors.
- Blacks manage charities, hospitals, schools, and millions of private enterprises across America.
- Meanwhile, tens of millions of other black people may not run anything, but they work hard, get ahead, and support themselves, their families, friends, and loved ones. They obey the law and are some of this country’s finest citizens.
How do these black Americans and so many more flourish in a “systemically racist” nation? Wouldn’t such a racist system reserve such riches for whites, deny them to blacks, and stomp on uppity blacks who forget their place?
That system was buried in 1964—57 years ago. And the Democrat left must stop unearthing Jim Crow’s ghost to tell blacks: “No, you can’t.”
The left foments racial strife, to rip this republic to pieces. This is the only thing the Democrat Party still does well.
Instead, Americans should celebrate and cultivate black success, because Black Success Matters.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
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