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Understanding The Origins Of The Black Mindset

Understanding The Origins Of The Black Mindset

Reasonable minds are often perplexed as to why many blacks are bitter and angry at society in general and conservatives specifically. I’ve discussed the fact that many blacks harbor these feelings, but it was a former NBA super star who pulled the curtain back on this reality and allowed the light of truth to shine on it.

I was watching a sports anthology on basketball recently. A segment of the program focused on the “Fab Five of Michigan,” the enormously talented group of freshmen basketball players who took Michigan’s basketball program to storied heights beginning in 1991.

One of the freshmen players unwittingly summed up why many blacks are bitter and harbor resentment. I don’t remember whether it was Jimmy King or Ray Jackson – but the player speaking about the Duke University men’s basketball team said that he hated Duke because of what they represented, but he particularly hated Grant Hill. He saw Hill as “a sell-out and Uncle Tom.”

The Michigan player said that Hill’s father, the former Dallas Cowboys’ super star running back and Yale graduate, had “played pro-football and his mother had gone to [Wellesley] College with Hillary Clinton. They were well-spoken and successful.”

The player, who himself went on to achieve stardom, fame and fortune, hated Grant Hill in part because of the success and public stature of his parents, and because, as he saw it, Hill wasn’t black enough.

The player was angry and bitter because his own father had abandoned him, and that his mother had to work hard, and that he had had a difficult life growing up. He was bitter because he was the beneficiary of bad decisions others had made that ultimately affected him.

Think for a moment about the emotional fragmentation of that young man’s psyche because of his bitterness – directed at someone who didn’t even know he existed. Imagine for a moment the lies and fallacious myths that young man had grown up hearing that fomented bitterness toward someone who was the beneficiary of familial lessons of propriety and a two-parent home.

This young man isn’t an isolated example. I not long ago had a woman tell me that, as a young teenager, she came to resent and hate white people because of two sit-coms about white families who had taken in black children. She became bitter because, in her mind, the white families were portrayed as the savior of blacks. She felt this way even though, as she freely admitted, she had never been the subject of racial hostilities at the hands of whites. Thankfully today she no longer harbors said feelings.

The majority of whites are completely unaware of the depth of distortion and myth dispersed on a daily basis against them in neighborhoods that are predominantly black.

Many blacks are still engaged in a struggle that ended decades ago. They are still fighting to overcome. This explains their attachment to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. It explains how a Neanderthal hate-group like the New Black Panther Party can arise. It also explains why they embrace the Obamas and scorn Justice Thomas and Allen West.

White people are ignorant of the code language that permeates the black psyche, and that portrays itself in various anti-social behavioral patterns. Blacks attach their support to other blacks who example a behavior that this code-speak gives off like animal pheromones. Blacks persuaded of this mindset have become masters of exercising this to their advantage.

It is also why they so viciously attack and insult those who do not portray this code-speak. This is why no one should be surprised nor believe it a matter of voter fraud that there were precincts in Philadelphia, which voted 100 percent for Obama.

I would bet a box of Altadis Behike cigars, that 95 percent of the number of blacks who voted for Obama cannot name one policy that explains their support. That’s because the color of his skin and his code-speak (which receive infused credibility because of his wife) trumps character and good governance.

This is something that whites – and white, so-called conservatives specifically will never be able to overcome until they approach these people with the truth and not apologies. The strength of the truth must be allowed to stand on its own, absent of vapid, guilt-ridden apologies.

Just as any predator has the ability to spot weakness and turn it against its prey, so too it is with blacks. Whether or not people are offended by the truth should be the least of the concerns. That is why I have been advocating for years the need for unapologetic, fearless conservatives to broadcast programming on urban airwaves.

The voice must not be one that begins the truth with apology. It must be as bold and forthright as the gangster who never apologizes before shooting you. We need to invade urban environs with the boldness of the truth and be prepared to debate the issues as they arise.

This won’t win over all of the minds, but I guarantee that it will win over some. But, just as important, it will begin a dialogue of competing mindsets – which will begin to shatter the myths and distortions.

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59 Responses to Understanding The Origins Of The Black Mindset

  1. Chris Miller November 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    It is about time someone came out with this information and let’s keep in mind that from the works of Lyndon Johnson to the days now of Barack Obama, we have had leaders both black and white who have pimped and castrated the black community both male and female. I know this because I taught in the Bethlehem School District for 32 years. So the next time you see the likes of Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and Rep. Klymer tell them to take a long hard look at what they have done to their own people who happen to also be Americans. Unfortunately many have forgotten that.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

      chris miller: you are spot on in your assessment…

  2. KVB November 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I am laughing so hard at these comments I cannot stand it. My side hurts. Mychal, you have these poor people believing this nonsense. Man, as an African American woman I wish I knew this “code” of which you speak. Maybe it’s an ancient africanis speak that is secretly taught to every AA child.

    I don’t know a single black person who believes what you’ve written and I live in Washington, D.C. I can’t wait to show them this article so they can get some good laughs too.

    There are 100 reasons that I voted for Obama, all of which I am proud of. As a former investment banker, I am very well to do financially. I don’t need healthcare, that’s why I support it for others. I don’t need a handout, but I understand that others do. They have not been as fortunate as my family.

    I actually hope that you continue your rants. You become more and more on the fringe of society, which means that you will continue to lose.

    You forget that Obama won women by 11% nationally and 18% in the swing states. He didn’t win because of urban american, there aren’t enough of us in those places to win. He won because he got a large percentage of voters in the suburbs. Last time I checked, Iowa and New Hampshire were not exploding with minority voters.

    Wake up, it wasn’t just black and hispanic people. It was women, young people and progressives who understand that the world is changing.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

      kvb: I forget nothing…that said you are either dishonest and/or suffering from dementia to say I am wrong…I am right and that is what bothers you…

  3. Linda Dawson November 22, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    It's just race, Americans seem to have fallen into a xenaphobic, myopic if it's not me or mine I don't care attitude. I will tell you now, if you see someone wronged and do not stand up, there will be noone left to stand up for you if when you need help.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

      linda dawson: agreed…

  4. Linda Dawson November 22, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    I know this one black woman who supported Obama who asked me why I opposed him. I listed all the things he did to hurt the economy and she said aske me what he did to hurt me. I told her that we are all affected by the economy. I tried to get her understand that we need to see past what happens just to us. I finally told her that Obama was for big government and I was for small government. He wanted to raise tax on the rich, that ment he wanted to raise tax on the people who sign my pay check. She said how is that going to hurt you? I told her if the people who sign my pay check have to pay more in taxes that means I may end up getting less in my pay check. Obama care and the threat of higher taxes have already cost my husband his over time. During the civil rights movment white people stood up for blacks saying "the rights we fail to protect today may someday be yours" Apparently many in the black community failed to learn from that. All too often I hear I don't care about that or what he did wrong to them, it wasn't me I know know them. When this lady told me Obama wouldn't hurt noone I told her about the American's he left to die in Bengazi she told me she didn' t care about them because she didn't know them. I told her I did care, they were my country men.

    • Anonymous November 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      typical I don't care attitude. I've come across the "black I don't care" attitude numerous times in dealing with my service industry. They are often unappreciative and rude simply because I am white. However, long ago I worked for an all "black" IT company, the owner of which was a quite educated, well spoken Black Man. He hired me because he knew I was the man for the job. However as time went on, I found out the majority of his clients were black own companies or black families. They often would boot me out of the house because I was white. They called up and complained that I did something wrong, I was rude (quite the opposite) etc.., and in turn chose a lesser black Technician whom had "PAPER SKILLS" but continued to screw things up, then after the fact blame them on me. no matter how good you do for them they will always see your skin color first

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

        anonymous: it isn’t all…but it is a healthy percentage…we must be careful making blanket statements…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

      linda dawson: none are so blind as those who refuse to see…

  5. rubee November 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Thanks again, Mychal.

    This is a great commentary. I think the key word you used is “reasonable”. It appears the words: reasonable, common sense are non existent within certain subcultures!

    What reasonable person would vote for Obama, or Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid, and more, too many to mention! What reasonable legislator would vote on a bill that they did not have time to read, in other words Obamacare or seriously model the plans to validate the impact upon the economy? What reasonable person would get up in front of foreign dignitaries and not know how to properly pronounce their names? What reasonable person would follow the Unions orders to strike blindly and then loose their job because of the far reaching Union demands? Wouldn’t a reasonable person rather have a job during this time than be unemployed?

    We have been heading in the right direction over the last 30-40 years to go beyond racism until Obama became president, now we are continually being called a racist if one disagrees with Obama and his ilk. Now we have an increase in racism, gender and class warfare. We have to step out of this mode and vote on substance and quality rather than race, gender, or class.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

      rubee: reasoned and common sense are not color exclusive…they are absent across the board regardless of color…and I argue that racial animus hadn’t gone away to the extent you seem to indicate…it was going unnoticed…

  6. Kia November 21, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    I find it very refreshing to read Daily Rants, obviously its not easy to make a positive difference in our culture of welfare and handouts that has been taken to the next level of non workers feeling the government owes them a living. I’ve noticed that feelings of entitlement and bitterness surface when one feels inadequate and useless.
    Mychal, you are making a positive difference, you don’t allow for whining and excuses from the disenfranchised, for those who understand, no explanation is needed, for those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
    The best leader will lead by example, their followers will rise up and become & stay as assets to our society , lousy leaders are followed by losers who blame others for their problems, they are the deficits of society and as with life there is positive and negative to deal with…Who voted for Hitler ? obviously they were people who blamed the Jews

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

      kia: you have spoken well…thk you…

  7. renee November 21, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Michael, there is no logical explanation in discussing the juvenile mindset of most blacks. When I see intelligent and honest blacks like David Webb, Denene Borelli, Angela McGlowan & Larry Elder who routinely appear regularly on Sean Hannity’s program, it’s quite a blessing.

    These individuals have attested that they have become perennial pariahs within the black community just as Alan West and Herman Cain have due to the fact that they have not ascribed to liberal ideology & placed their race above their decision making process.

    Most blacks accuse white people of being “racist” if they criticize the too often morally corruptive and reckless behaviour which permeates all throughout Democrat run, poverty stricken urban communities. They allow white liberals like the Clinton’s, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid & many other Democrat cretins to literally control their entire being on this earth. What’s more, they have turned themselves into present day slaves by allowing these fiends to direct their thinking process. So clearly, most of the problems affecting blacks today are clearly self inflicted!

    As far as I can see, blacks who identify themselves as “Christians” while supporting a political party which adamently rejects Jesus Christ, Chritianity & God’s morally ordained laws are simple hypocrites who have no idea of what it means to be a true Christian. Christian charity does not motivate one to accuse an individual of being a racist while blaming them for the sins committed by repeatedly making bad decisions.

    At this point, there’s no visible hope for the black community because along with most anti-Christian, wealthy white liberals they have rejected Christ and subsituted Obama as their earthly god!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      renee: I have no respect for david webb…he threatened to make sure an event was cancelled if the promoters followed through on their plans to have Lloyd Marcus, Myself and a couple other truly conservative men of color spk…I was to be the keynote spkr and because of david webb the promoter contacted us the week before the event was to take place in philadelphia on july 4th two yrs ago and uninvited us…he also co-opted another event and then savaged Mrs. Frances Rice who planned the event but needed outside help to pull it off…Frances is a solid conservative of color who did not deserve what webb did…he is an opportunist who uses conservative to pad his chkg account and promote himself…

  8. carpenter November 21, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Your the MAN Mychal, because you are unafraid to speak the Truth.I am white and have friends of every race there is and when I lived on the mainland always had a mixture of friends of many races. Black,Mexican, Asian and White girlfriends over the years too I’m happy to say. But whether it’s my size, 6’4″ or my upbringing, I’ve never been fearfull of anyone, nor been a guilt ridden appologist or ass kisser, or affraid to go to throwing fists if you get in my face for whatever reason. The reason I say all of that is my friendships I felt have been true and not bought by sucking up like the liberals do.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

      carpenter: nor should you…but repiublicans do their share of sucking up just like liberals…

  9. Mindy Robinson November 21, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    I already knew what you have written. They have been enslaved and degraded by those who pretend to be thier friends thru brainwashing. I have faith they will throw off this shroud of enslavement and become independant Americans! I have known many black Americans, mostly older, who never bought into the manipulation and slavery that has been bantered as "truth". They were wonderful people, brave and loving. They protected me in environments that were hostile to my color – I am a half breed(Indian and White). They were and are great people, people of God , God's love shone thru them.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

      mindy robinson: if they voted for obama they probably are not as forward thinking as you suppose…

  10. Marilyn November 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    You have well described Obama’s mind set about skin color and his background of feeling that the affluent and colonizers have left the poor blacks stigmatized and held back. He has not been able to overcome the fact that he was abandoned and left to be raised by his white grandparents while his white mama stayed in Indonesia and God knows where else but never to raise her only son, Bar-rack. What of the young black children who are caught in the swamps of despair and have no self-worth? Who keeps them there? Has it always been the white race that has done this? Or, now, is it the Jacksons and Sharptons and Wrights who insist on blacks being thugs to redeem their forefather’s past? My friend and neighbor and I tried to figure this out and she thinks it is the black people like the Jacksons of this country who keep blacks from furthering their education and becoming productive citizens. I tend to agree with her. When there is enough intimidation and demoralizing, it works very well to surpress people without them realizing what has happened. Street Organizers know how to do this very well…now, also all races, nationalities and religons. Divide and Conquer!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

      marilyn: for the most part what you are saying is true…sharpton and jackson are just the out growth from hte so-called “talented tenth” who were the early pioneers of the “you us” mindset…

  11. Susanna November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    I grew up in a mostly black neighborhood and saw the rage all the time. It was often directed at me and my blonde hair. I grew up just as poor, in the same neighborhood, but I had educated parents who pushed me, and I never gave in to the “poor me” attitude I saw around me, despite the rampant sexism I’ve had to overcome. While I believe there WAS fraud on a massive scale in the election and do not believe there wasn’t a single vote for another candidate, I do agree that the majority likely voted based on race. I saw that attitude of “you owe me” all the time. Sadly. They didn’t realize that, while racism surely existed, they were only hurting themselves by thinking that getting an education to better themselves or trying to fit into the larger society was being “white.” Until they change their mindset, they’ll always be enslaved. I’d love to see more Allen Wests in the world. Being black does NOT mean inherent inferiority or poverty, nor does it mean that success is outside their bounds. Once they understand that, they’ll rise from their circumstances in the same numbers as anyone of any other race. But with the divider-in-chief at the helm, I don’t see that happening anytime soon, despite the efforts of many well-educated and successful blacks. (Yes, they were proud to be called black back in the day–insisted on it, actually. Not sure why that’s now considered a slur in some quarters.) Keep speaking the truth, Mr. Massie! Maybe you’ll get through to people little by little.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

      susanna: you are spot on…that said there are people like spike lee and johnson who owns tv network b.e.t. who are quick to promote race-mongering…

  12. Pamela Arnold November 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Personally I judge people by their character, not skin color. So, when I say I cannot stand the fraud that occupies the White House, that does not mean it’s due to his color. He could be any color, and I would still think of him as a despicable being.(Truthfully, I think he’s from another planet!) Unfortunately, we do still have some people, and organizations that seem to thrive on creating chaos and diversity. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright, Maxine Waters, Rep. Marcie Fudge, and that lady whose name I can’t think of off hand. The one that generally wears those fancy cowboy hats, and came out on National tv saying “Trayvon was hunted down like a dirty dog”. Oh my, how I will never get that womans voice out of my head. And there are others that will just not stop trying to create a racial divide, and hatred in some instances. The Black Panthers. The Congressional Black Caucus. The NAACP. There is Black History Month. Ok. But where is White History Month? Why do we have to seperate historical events by color? There is Ebony Magazine for blacks. There is not a Caucasion magazine just for Whites. There is still a Black Miss America. Why? Aren’t we all Americans? I know, in years past, black people were not treated well, or equally. Neither were the Chinese that built most of our railroads. No, we have not always been a nice group of “white people”. And we do still have the White Supremist, those vile creatures. And I think there are still a few chapters of the KKK in the US. They too, are putrid! But, as in all races, there is good and bad, and just pure evil. But, I thought we had evolved over the past years? And began seeing people for who they were, not judging them by skin color. But now, this “thing” in the White House, has taken us back to the 50’s/early 60’s. And as soon as one negative remark is made against a person with dark colored skin,(and that is usually a jihadist muslim), we once again hear the call of “racism”. I, for one, am over it! I also do not believe it should be “African-American, “Caucasion-American”, Native American, etc. If we are here legally, we should all just be considered Americans. And that goes for the Hispanic population as well. If, they are here legally. I don’t think God judged us, when he stirred the pot, so why must we? If you do not live in America, and have legal citizenship, then call yourself whatever you’d like. Just be kind and treat others as you would like to be treated. We all have our prejudices in some form or another,and it does not always entail “color”, but that’s not always a bad thing either. And for those that can say they do not have any, I would have to beg to differ. I am not perfect, and neither is anyone else. I am prejudiced against sexual predators, in any color, size, shape or form. And now that I believe I have gotten way off subject and rambled on for far too long,just in case I don’t get the opportunity to post tomorrow, or for a couple of days, I would like to wish you all a peaceful, safe, content, and fullfilling
    ~Blessings To All~
    P.S. No wonder this is called The Daily Rant. I sure took advantage of mine today. ;-)

    • SunnyVee November 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

      The name of the hag you cannot remember is Sheila Jackson Lee! And boy do I agree with you…on everything! I feel calmer and cleansed, having read your rant. Thank you!

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

        sunnyvee: she is a scab…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

      pamela arnold: I cannot stand obama or the hateful scab he is married to…

  13. Deborah Lynne Redmon November 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I grew up in the 70's/80's and race was NEVER spoken of in my home. We had a diverse group of friends that came to the house, my parents also had friends of every color. I never gave it a thought. I don't have white guilt syndrome as Kim P suggests, but I know a lot of people who do. They will allow all minorities to do things to them that are terrible all in the name of trying to "make it up to them." Well, I don't feel the need to make up anything to anyone. And I am sorry that so many whites do feel this. I know plenty of black people who do not feel victimized by racism. They have gone out into the world and worked hard, and done right by themselves. NOT because of their color, but because it was the right thing to do personally. I am a little tired of the race card being pulled when anyone of color gets called out on their wrong doings, such as Susan Rice. For God's sake the woman told AMERICA a bag of lies and because she is being called out on it, we're all of a sudden racist? This is what I mean by my above statement of minorities getting by with things that no one would allow a white man to do. Anyway, so tired of all the crap and I am NOT going to stand by and keep quiet. Thank you Mychal for being one of the few black men that has the gonads to tell the truth.

    • Jim Lefkowitz November 21, 2012 at 12:40 am #

      Deborah please contact thanks!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

      deborah lynne redmon…well you have spoken…

  14. doublesmith November 20, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Recently, at church mind you, we sat down by two black ladies and my husband turned and spoke in a very friendly manner to one of them asking her how she was doing. She looked him up and down with as hateful and disgusted look as you can imagine and did not respond. I just shook my head at her behavior, but at the same time it irritated me and I wanted to say something like, “Why are you here at church? Obviously, you don’t have the right attitude nor any fruits of the spirit. I didn’t do that because I realize it would have been futile. However, it surprised me and made me sad. I thought we were making progress in race relations and I see how foolish I have been. Obama has only nurtured and used to his advantage the very thinking you discussed here. I heard that Paul Ryan was kept out of inner cities and I wonder how that was done.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

      doublesmith: I am inclined to disagree…in church is exactly where those women belong…it’s the preacher that needs to be called out for not preaching Christ…which is the only way to begin to remove the scales from their eyes…

  15. Dale Little November 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I long for a day when no one will be judged by the color of their skin and while I know that racism and prejudice cannot be completely eradicated until the return of Jesus Christ, we can work to eliminate as much as we can. Two things need to happen though. The attitude by some whites that they are somehow superior and blacks inferior, or not as smart must be countered by God's people and bitterness, unforgiveness and, yes pride needs to be addressed in the black community. I have heard African-American pastors talk about their black experience being a part of their Christianity. Some hold on to a victimization mentality with a sense of pride. There is no place for white or black experience in following Christ. "…Let us lay aside every weight"… All needs to be left behind or else we water down the Gospel of Christ and remain a stumbling block toward racial reconciliation. ROMANS 12:9-10 (ESV) MARKS OF THE TRUE CHRISTIAN "Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor."

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

      dale little: we all say that but until we take steps to make it happen they are just empty words…

  16. Virginia J Hudgins November 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    The first time I was a victim of this type of hatred, it hurt so bad. I couldn't understand it, and I was trying to assist the person who verbally assaulted me and accused me of racism. I must admit that now I have to guard my own emotional reaction to that incident and not paint every incident with an equally racist brush. Thank you for this fine column. It does much to explain and help us in this time of confusion and despair.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      virginia j. hudgins: very well stated…you are spot on in not painting all situations w/ the same brush…

  17. fullcirclethinker November 20, 2012 at 11:09 am #


    Indeed you are among those within the black community that get it. However, just as it is within any community, it will take those who get it to be the shining light to a better life. In the meantime, those who are on the ‘outside’ need to be there as well. May God continue to bless you in your endeavor to shine the light of truth.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

      fullcirclethinker: subscribing to a black community mentality is segregative mentality…as long as we view people as belonging to such we will send the message of accepted subset of people…as long as we send that message those profiting and using same for selfish purposes will continue you to promote it…our communities must be viewed as american communities…it begins w/ how we think…and it is a necessary small step that begins to turn things around…

  18. LoneStar November 20, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Attitude makes all the difference in the world. One of my personal heroes is Dr. Ben Carson, who happens to be black. His parents divorced when he and his brother were very young and his mother only had a 3rd grade education and was illiterate. She worked very hard, set high standards for her sons and wouldn’t allow them to use the excuse of racial discrimination as an excuse for failure. When Dr. Carson entered Yale, he saw the beautiful houses that the professors and many of the students lived in. Instead of being jealous or resentful, he told himself that he too could have all that if he was willing to work hard for it. He is now the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and is widely regarded as one of the finest neurosurgeons in the world. What an inspiration!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

      lonestar: you are spot on…

  19. Dale Little November 20, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    After reading over the letters the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP wrote to Franklin Graham and looking through their website, this attitude is evident. They brought up things from 6oo years ago that made it evident that their professed Christianity has not gotten to their heart to end their bitterness and unforgiveness of things that happened that long ago. They want to raise awareness of what they see as social injustice and poverty, but I see no evidence that they contribute any money or goods to the poor. They posed for photo ops with the homeless during their Poverty Tour, but I could find no evidence that they handed out any goods or money.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

      dale little: I agree w/ you…

  20. Dusty Smith November 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I appreciate this thought-provoking article. You are absolutely right about white's not being aware of the enmity toward us (white, middle-aged females) held by blacks. I will never forget the shock and embarrassment I felt several years ago when approaching and speaking to a black man who I thought I knew from my workplace at a social function. His scowling reply when I apologized to him for mistaking him for my acquaintance was "Well, we all look alike, don't we?", thereupon he spun on his heel and walked away. I didn't deserve his racist sarcasm for merely being friendly. From now on I will keep my conversations with blacks to my more trusted and tolerant friends.

    • Annie Hamer November 21, 2012 at 12:50 am #

      A thought came to me when I read this that you had posted:
      His scowling reply when I apologized to him for mistaking him for my acquaintance was "Well, we all look alike, don't we?"

      I'd have been tempted to say, "Funny, you don't look Chinese."

      A little humor can often diffuse a situation–on the other hand…


    • Pamela Arnold November 21, 2012 at 11:54 am #

      Hi Dusty! I try to be a civil human being, and go out of my way to be kind, friendly, helpful, and just an all around decent person. But…..I have my moments. I think after that um, er, gentleman, would have spoken those words to me, I would have caught up to him and said, “No, not exactly. You don’t remind me of any of my black women friends”. Then, I would have turned and walked away. Smirking! Maybe not nice, but I don’t always handles ignorance, and arrogance to the best of my ability. ;-)

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

        pamela arnold: that’s the least I would have done…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

      dusty smith: I would have answered “obviously not”…and let him try to figure out what I was saying…

  21. Kim Parigoris November 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    In addition, you also have a generation of white people my age who grew up in the 60's and 70's, who were indocrinated to the fact that the white race is cruel, evil, exploiting and should pay for the sins of the fathers (even though my father came to the US from Ireland in the 1920's- long after slavery ended. We suffer from an extreme case of White Guilt Syndrome and people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are quite aware of that. I have gotten over my afflication but my liberal relatives back East still suffer greatly from it.

    • Deborah Lynne Redmon November 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

      Kim, you are SO RIGHT on about the White Guilt Syndrome.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      kim parigoris: you are absolutely right…but it’s time to get over white guilt…for that matter it’s time we get over all guilt…the thing I feel guilty about is not buying the box of cigars that my instincts told were very good…they were and I didn’t hence I feel guilty…lol…

  22. James Reed November 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Thank you for this informative article. It should be read by all the people. And yes, Allen West would be a fine addition to the GOP.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

      james reed: I like Allen he is personal friend but he is pro-choice which means he is pro-abortion…

  23. Linda Woodham Witt November 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    I think Allen West would be a great new leader for the GOP, and he, like you, would have no problem telling the truth! Thank you for this informative article.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      linda woodham witt: as I ssaid to james reed…Allen is a personal friend…but he is pro-choice which means he is pro-abortion…I will never support anyone who is not solidly pro-life…

  24. Jim Holmes November 20, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Sorry, the software removed my quote between brackets … I actually wrote: The attitude of ‘insert color here’ first reveals a scary future for America.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      jim holmes: can’t disagree w/ you…that’s why we have our work cut out for us…

  25. Jim Holmes November 20, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    MLK once said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” His dream doesn’t seem to be working out too well as it appears that most of the black voters cast their vote because of the ‘color of the candidates skin’.

    I was sorely disappointed with the results of the 2012 election, I expected more out of people. The attitude of first reveals a scary future for America. God bless America!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

      jim holmes: point made…

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