Just Another Group Blaming White People
There are three lines in the movie “I, Robot” that are particularly germane to what is both about to happen and what is also taking place. The first is when the character Lawrence Robertson says: “Prejudice never shows much reason.” The next is the character Detective Spooner telling his eventual partner Susan Calvin: “You know, somehow, ‘I told you so’ just doesn’t quite say it.” And the last is Detective Spooner saying to Susan Calvin: “You are the dumbest smart person I have ever met in my life.”
I have been speaking out against racism, racial animus, and variant forms of bigotry in one capacity or another most of my adult life. That includes those being falsely accused and unjustly maligned. Specifically, I have been exposing black racism and fighting against the unjust and unGodly vilification of the overwhelming majority of white people by the media, blacks, and politicians to name but three groups.
In December of 2013, I wrote several “Behind The Political Curtain” commentaries ostensibly warning that whites were going to be blamed for black boys not being able to read and for under-performing in school. And while they would be blamed we all would be forced to ante-up more of our tax dollars to pay for black disinterest in their own education. In on-air interviews and in my “Daily Radio Rant” I said it would not be long before Obama and other politicians were brought into the paradigm, at which point it would be claimed that white schools have failed black children. Well this is where I quote the character Detective Spooner: “You know, somehow, ‘I told you so’ just doesn’t quite say it.”
There is a black organization based in Chicago called The Black Star Group. They claim to be, “Committed to improving the quality of life in Black and Latino communities of Chicago and nationwide by eliminating the racial academic achievement gap.” The group claims to “Operate with a belief in the strength of parental and community involvement in education to eliminate the racial achievement gap.” They state: “Better parents produce better communities, better schools and better students! The most accurate predictor of a student’s achievement in school is not income, race, language barriers, cultural background, education level of parents or social status, but the extent to which a student’s family is able to create a home environment that encourages learning; express high and realistic academic achievement expectations for their children; and become involved in productive ways in their child’s education at school, at home and in the community.”
Accepting this at face value one would be inclined to say that makes sense; it is something that should be strived for, and we should do all we can to help. But, I contend that this is a specious objective behind which lies a more sinister involvement.
On the surface, this group seems to be about all the things that reasonable minded people would agree on. But the bromide about not “judging a book by its cover,” could in this case be “don’t trust the book by its cover.”
I was excoriated on my twitter page for openly challenging what the group stood for and for destroying the positions of Michael Holzman who had a study posted on their website.
Here is my concern with this group, and it should be your concern, too. While it may not be transpicuously overt they are nonetheless laying blame at the feet of the wrong people. The fault of school-age blacks not learning lies in large part with Jimmy Carter for starting the Department of Education. And while you liberals are screaming and clutching your heads because of what I stated I’ll continue by saying and the Dept. of Education gave rise and power to the teachers’ unions, which resulted in students being only marginally less educated than the great majority of teachers supposedly teaching them.
With near zero exceptions, public schools are bastions of politically correct, anti-God, revisionist history institutions of perpetual white guilt. They are bastions that cater to a lack of expectations, lack of personal responsibility and lack of personal accountability. They are led by those who support the reprobate behavior and divisive mentality.
I said this in 1972, and I’m saying it again now. And just as I was right then, I am right now. These programs are black-centric, and the problem with ethnocentric programming is that within its framework of immiseration the mindset of victimology is a component. And the problem with victimology is that victims always need someone to blame. And the acceptable way to assuage said guilt is by throwing large amounts of money at it.
Obama is not without blame with either because it was his handpicked education czar who ended voucher programs that were proven successes. This is where I once again reference the “I, Robot” character Lawrence Robertson: “Prejudice never shows much reason.”
In this context the prejudice is veiled behind the facade of academic equality. But in reality academia is equal in that the overwhelming majority of public schools are bad. And tangential to that assertion the great number of these schools are administered by and taught by blacks. And they are still epic failures, so the veiled accusations that the white man is to blame for abandoning black education is an invidious bastardization of truth.
Specific to that point Obama was hailed as being open and honest and inspiring to the fatherless young black boys he spoke to. But here is where the final line from “I, Robot” is germane. Detective Spooner tells Susan Calvin: “You are the dumbest smart person, I have ever met in my life.”
And that is exactly the case for many intelligent people who fell for the spin pursuant to Obama speaking to the fatherless black boys. Obama wasn’t fatherless. Additionally he had very wealthy grandparents, and a grandfather who, if we are to believe what Obama has made a point of saying, had the wherewithal to provide him a personal companion and mentor in Frank Marshal Davis. Obama grew up in an environment that 51 percent, if not more, of America’s children do not even know exists.
Black Star Group is a program that professes good intentions but advocates division, victimology, and blame. And therein lies the problem with color-coded groups. Our tax dollars go to fund the very programs designed to divide us by fomenting blame and racial alienation.
The proof of my words is repeated often in the feature articles posted on the group’s website. Articles which blame “America for abandoning black children.” And, of course, that which they are identifying as America are white people. This message is being inculcated into the children the group professes to help. In reality, they are extorting our tax dollars to engender racial animus in the minds of the next generation. And by doing it in the poorest of neighborhoods they can succeed because they can prey upon the minds of those who do not realize their plight is the result of generational missteps and generational victimology.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here