It seems that after eight years of having a black president, we’re further away from racial harmony than we have been in the last 40 years or so.
While many are quick to blame President Trump for the current racial tensions, they started long before that. Names like Trayvon Martin should illustrate that perfectly to all.
However, activist Ashleigh Shackelford does us all a favor by showing us just how far we are from ever seeing racial harmony.
Honestly, Shackelford’s comments are among the most vile, most racist comments possible. She’s arguing white people are evil, and will always be evil, but we can lessen our evil by following her advice…but don’t you dare forget your place, cracker!
Please tell me how that’s different than telling someone to get to the back of the bus because of the color of their skin.
Allow me to save you the effort. It’s not. Not at its core. In both cases, it’s pure, unadulterated racism.
She’s guilty of the same racism as Richard Spencer. She’s judging people collectively, rather than individually, and she’s doing it poorly at that. If she can judge me as a racist because I share a superficial characteristic with a racist, then can I judge all blacks as racist because they share superficial characteristics with her?
We view Ashleigh Shackelford as scum and see her as no better than a cross-burning Klansman. They’re simply two sides of the same coin.