Shirley Sherrod’s Racism Against White Farmers: Double Standards and Hypocrisy or Poor Choice of Words?

 

1. Black Panther’s Voter Intimidation Case Dismissed by Obama Administration

2. Van Jones’ Racist rants- Obama appointed Green Jobs Czar and only resigned AFTE his racist rants were shown

3. Reverand Wright decades long racist rants- Obama’s pastor and mentor for 20+ years + Liberal Media conspired to keep it out of the MSM for fear it would hurt Obama’s chance of becoming President

4. Cambridge Mass- Obama’s racists tone towards the white cop acting stupidly

5. NAACP calling for a resolution to label the Tea Party Groups as Racist

6. USDA employee’s spoken words at a 2010 NAACP meeting

 

Last week the NAACP chapters met and produced a resolution labeling Tea Pearty groups racist. Albeit Mrs Sherrod’s comments this past March were her reflections of what she believed and how she behave 20 years ago, does this absolve her of her racist behavior/mentality?

If this were a white man behaving in the same manner, speaking to a “white group” that is designed to solely support and promote the white community, would there be any question as to a deman for his resignation?

Let me refresh everyone’s memory: Trent Lott was ridiculed, racked over the coals with howls for his resignation from t he Democratic Black Caucus members to name a few. Why?  Trent Lott was simply making a nice gesture to a 100-year-old man at his 100th birthday party.

Speaking Thursday at a 100th birthday party and retirement celebration for Sen. Thurmond (R-S.C.) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Lott said, “I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.”

Now, Lott didn’t say he refused to help black people or that he took black people to his “own people” to help him because the black man was acting “superior to him”, no he was simply stating that he believed Thurmond would have been a better President than those who were elected instead.

But I digress- Double Standards and Hypocrisy, Double Standards and Hypocrisy!

The video clip from the NAACP meeting leaked a few days ago shows a black woman, Shirley Sherrod who “was”  employed with the USDA until this video leaked. She was speaking to an NAACP crowd just this year (2010) about how she did little to help a “white farmer” and how she sent him to his “own people” a “white attorney” to help him because she needed to “help the black farmers” losing “their land”.

In fairness, when you listen to her speech in its entirety she was speaking about how she believed/behaved 24-years-ago with respect to the plight of black farmers and then eventually with respect to the “have and the have-nots”.

The issue? This does not absolve her of her racist stance anymore than it does of any white person who would have spoken and/or behaved in the same manner.

The bigger issue? The blatant double standards and hypocrisy of todays society when it comes to how is “allowed” to behave in a racist manner and who is not-whether it is of today or decades ago.

Odd? Sure-does this occur, absolutely! Why? Because society has allowed this to manifest into a bliss of ignorance that some how those of today must pay for the past indescretions of others and in the process allow those who suffered nothing from the past perpetuate their hate and greed onto those of today.

Shirley Sherrod of the USDA’s Georgia Rural Development office spoke to the NAACP in March 2010, telling them how she had withheld assistance to a farmer because he was white:

The first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm. He took a long time talking but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing. But he had to come to me for help. What he didn’t know, while he was talking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me, was I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him. I was struggling with the fact that so many black people had lost their farm land, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land.

So I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough so that when he, I assumed the Department of Agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the Georgia Department of Agriculture. And, uh, he needed to go back and report that I did try to help him. So I took him to a white lawyer….so I figured that if I take him to one of them, that his own kind would take care of him.

The arguement then becomes, well she said and behaved in this manner 24-years-ago; and my reply, so what if this was a white man? There would be ZERO requests for the white man to resign, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Sheila Jackson Lee and their rest of the ilk would be requesting some heads to roll for this behavior out of a white man.

Why?

Case in point: This past May (2010) my son came home from school and informed me that two black boys were harrassing him at the bus stop. He had stated that they kept calling him a cracker and when he finally had enough, he told them that they needed to stop being racist. What followed is truly outstanding:

The two blacks boys proceeded to inform my son that black people cannot be racist and that if he did not shut his honkey a$$ up, they would kick his a$$.

Seeing as these boys are 11 & 12 years of age, one can only speculate that the boys learned this behavior and idealological ignorance from their hatefilled parents.

On other blogs this morning I came across responses like such:

“If the NAACP is as racially intolerant as these poor put-upon misunderstood conservatives claim, there is at least some historical understanding of the 400 year history that would have created it.”

And

“However, there is a difference between the racism inspired by the idea of white supremacy and racism which is a reaction by Blacks to having been victims, for hundreds of years, of white racism. Two wrongs, of course, don’t make a right, but the latter is more understandable than the former”

400 years of understanding why the NAACP is racist coupled with hundreds of years of white racism? Are you kidding me? Let me refresh your memory on slavery, or the fact that tens-of-thousands of blacks participated in the murdering and enslaving of Native American Indians…..I would really hate for anyone to actually research history. The kicker to all of this hypocrisy is that of the real black Africans STILL TO THIS DAY enslaving their own people…..

Thomas Sowell: The history of slavery across the centuries and in many countries around the world is a painful history to read — not only in terms of how slaves have been treated, but because of what that says about the whole human species — because slaves and enslavers alike have been of every race, religion, and nationality.

If the history of slavery ought to teach us anything, it is that human beings cannot be trusted with unbridled power over other human beings — no matter what color or creed any of them are. The history of ancient despotism and modern totalitarianism practically shouts that same message from the blood-stained pages of history.

But that is not the message that is being taught in our schools and colleges, or dramatized on television and in the movies. The message that is pounded home again and again is that white people enslaved black people.

Just as Europeans enslaved Africans, North Africans enslaved Europeans — more Europeans than there were Africans enslaved in the United States or in the 13 colonies from which the nation was formed.

The treatment of white galley slaves was even worse than the treatment of black slaves who picked cotton. But there are no movies or television dramas about it comparable to Roots, and our schools and colleges don’t pound it into the heads of students.

The inhumanity of human beings toward other human beings is not a new story, much less a local story. There is no need to hide it, because there are lessons we can learn from it. But there is also no need to distort it, so that sins of the whole human species around the world are presented as special defects of “our society” or the sins of a particular race.

If American society and Western civilization are different from other societies and civilizations, it is in that they eventually turned against slavery, and stamped it out, at a time when non-Western societies around the world were still maintaining slavery and resisting Western pressures to end slavery — including, in some cases, by armed resistance.

Only the fact that the West had more firepower put an end to slavery in many non-Western societies during the age of Western imperialism. Yet today there are Americans who have gone to Africa to apologize for slavery — on a continent where slavery has still not been completely ended, to this very moment.

It is not just the history of slavery that gets distorted beyond recognition by the selective filtering of facts. Those who mine history in order to find everything they can to undermine American society or Western civilization have very little interest in the Bataan death march, the atrocities of the Ottoman Empire, or similar atrocities in other times and places.

Those who mine history for sins are not searching for truth but for opportunities to denigrate their own society, or for grievances that can be cashed in today at the expense of people who were not even born when the sins of the past were committed.

An ancient adage says: “Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.” But apparently it is not sufficient for many among our educators, the intelligentsia, or the media. They are busy poisoning the present by the way they present the past.

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4 responses to “Shirley Sherrod’s Racism Against White Farmers: Double Standards and Hypocrisy or Poor Choice of Words?

  • UnPoliticallyCorrect2010

    Great Post! My two cents:

    Someone remind me what happened to Trent Lott when he simply made a gesture to the 100 year-old Strom Thurmond. Lott did not say he longed for the years of segregation, he did not say that he wanted blacks to go back to the back of the bus or have separate bathrooms; he simply stated that Thurmond would have made a better president than those who were elected instead.

    Because liberal white guilt and political correctness decided to dissect it and read into it does not mean what he said was racist.

    I mean, it is not like he said “I did not want to help the black man” or “I sent the black man to his own people for help”; or “The black man was acting superior to me so I was only going to do the bare minimum so he would go back and say I helped him even though I could have and SHOULD have helped him more”.

    Right…….Trent Lott had to resign from his position, but I digress.

  • ReverseRacism?

    Some murderers have remorse after commiting the crime, does that make them any less guilty? This woman felt guilty and did the right thing in the end? Does that make her any less guilty of commiting racism? Unfortunately for her, I think not.

  • brent

    Ok, your definitely right about almost all of this here. The only slight part I will disagree with is that former racists (of any color) should be made to carry any stigma for their prior opinions, that is, assuming they never crossed the line and committed a violent act on anyone. Everyone deserves a chance to change their ways.

    Now, if they committed a violent act against someone, that needs to be punished regardless. But even then, I can’t condone punishing anyone’s opinion, just their actions. Hate crime legislation is thought crime legislation. Granted, a racist is an ignorant bigot, regardless of what race they are. But, they have the right to be an ignorant bigot if that is what they choose, so long as they don’t act on it…. But even if they do act on it, punish the crime, not the opinion.

    Your definitely correct though about the fact that blacks (and other races) can be just as racist as whites are. And we as a society should stop making excuses for them, and we should stop the double standards when it comes to this issue. Minorities are taught that it’s ok for them to be racist because of some junk that happened 200 some odd years ago, or even because of what some other white person may have done even it today’s age. Which is once again, something that you or I have no control over. But this illusion of racism will die off if and when people grow the hell up and stop looking at race, take the person for the person.

  • brent

    also, screw the term reverse racism. It implies that there is a “norm” among racism, and that this “norm” is whites. The very usage of the term “reverse racist” is racist itself. Just call it what it is, it’s racism. Period.

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