[An] article published in one of psychology's top journals, Psychological Science... [confirms] ...that lower intelligence in childhood is predictive of greater racism in adulthood, with this effect being mediated (partially explained) through conservative ideology. [The study] also found poor abstract reasoning skills were related to homophobic attitudes which was mediated through authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact ~ Except from the article Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand? by Goal Auzeen Saedi (Ph.D) reporting on a 2012 study by Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri of Brock University.
Conservative Crackers like to cling to their accusations of reverse racism. They see Black folks claiming racism from White folks and the Crackers say "us too". It's not just White people who can be racist, Black people can also be racist. Fact is, White people are actually the bigger victims. How so? It's because Blacks whining about racism is mostly phony. They've largely become dependent on government handouts and need to keep complaining about racism in order to keep getting free stuff. Black leaders take advantage of this situation by whipping up racism (where it doesn't exist) in order to enrich themselves. These Black hucksters are known as "race hustlers" or "race pimps".
This theft (Blacks whine about racism and get free stuff from the enabling Democratic politicians) results in further victimization of the Conservative Cracker. If only the racist Dems would stop enabling racist Blacks (and force them to stop whining about racism and pull themselves up by their own bootstraps) then we would be a lot closer to achieving a post racial society. It's all the fault of lazy Blacks and Dems playing them for their votes, in other words. That's how Barack Obama got elected. A Black Dem running as a Democrat motivated all the Black folks (more than 90 percent of them) to vote when they otherwise would have stayed home.
Now the White Conservatives are paying the price. They are the true victims of this conspiracy between lazy Blacks who like laying back and relaxing in their social safety net hammock and the Democratic Party (the providers of the hammock). If not for the Tea Party and the obstructing Republicans (obstruction being a positive in this case) Obama and the Democrats would have taken this country fully Socialist by now.
At least that's how they see it (in my estimation). Me, I see things quite differently. In regards to "reverse racism", I, after a small amount of Googling, found a blog post by the (African American) singer Lauryn Hill that made a lot of sense to me. My opinion already was quite similar, but her articulation of the concept, IMO does a good job of making the case that "reverse racism" is largely a bogus concept created by White Crackers in an attempt to downplay actual racism by insisting it's all the same. Whites are racist toward Blacks and Blacks are racist toward Whites. Racism is racism - in their minds.
Following is an excerpt from the Tumblr blog post by Ms. Hill...
|Lauryn Hill: The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous. Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries. Much of the foundation of the modern world was built on the forced free labor of black peoples. The African Slave Trade, the institution of slavery, colonialism, its derivative systems, and the multiple holocausts throughout history, where whites used race as the defining reason to justify their oppression, conquest, and brutal treatment of non-white peoples, are how race became such a factor to begin with. ... In order to justify reverse racism one would have to first create an even playing field, undo the generations of torture, terror, and brutality, and then judge whether or not a non-white person is in fact a racist. (Excerpt from Lauryn Hill's Tumblr blog post on the subject of "reverse racism", July 2013).|
My takeaway is that what some Whites perceive as "racism" is actually the reaction of some Black people to the racism of some White people as well as White culture and institutions run largely by Whites (i.e. institutional racism). Certainly not all Whites are racist, and therefore any blaming of Whitey by Blacks folks (or any specific African American harboring resentment toward Whites in general) is not completely justifiable, although it is certainly understandable.
This is the point on which the Conservative Crackers strongly disagree and strongly object. And this is why the Republican Party will never attract any more than a tiny sliver of the Black vote. It isn't (by and large) because the Democratic Party gives freebies to poor Blacks (as well as poor Whites, but the Crackers ignore this reality), but because they offer respect for the very real problems Black people face as a result of racism. They don't place the blame on the Black community itself or on Black leaders with slurs like "race hustlers".
This is why our country's changing demographics favor Democrats. The Republican Party recently acknowledged that they need to adapt in order to attract minority voters. But then they did nothing and, in fact, indicated that they really have no intention of changing - new restrictive voter ID laws passed with the CLEAR intention of disenfranchising minorities being one of the primary examples of the Republican Party's recalcitrance.
At least as far as the presidency goes I think they're walking away from the changes they need to make to win it. Because of this I think it looks like the Democrats may have a lock on the White House for some time to come. Only problem is that, due to the Repubs having control of the House during the redistricting following the census... there are a number of seats that are pretty much a lock for the Repubs. Could mean more gridlock and obstruction for the next Democratic president (which could very well be Hillary Clinton).
The bottom line I think is that we aren't going to make any kind of significant progress until the younger generation takes over and the United States transitions from a majority White nation to a majority minority nation. This, by the way, is not a situation I am dreading. Fact is, if it means a shift to the political Left then this is something I look forward to, although it may not happen in my lifetime (estimates from the last census say this won't happen until 2043).
Not soon enough as far as this middle-aged White guy is concerned. Although it looks good as far as there being enough minorities and White Democrats to outvote the Repubs where the presidency is concerned. Bring on President Hillary, I say (even though I'd prefer someone a little more Progressive; someone like Jill Stein). Don't get me wrong, however. Even though I've been disappointed by a number of the positions of President Obama, I'm still going to be voting Democratic and will enthusiastically cast my ballot for Hillary (should she run). I'm not throwing my vote away on a third party candidate who has no chance of winning.
And you can bet I'll be laughing heartily if (or WHEN) Hillary defeats whatever White guy the other side nominates. No doubt then the attacks will shift from being racial to being misogynistic in nature. Anyway, to bring this post back around to the topic I was originally started with - let me just say that "reverse racism" is, in my strong opinion, largely absolutely ridiculous (I am in agreement with Lauryn Hill on this). It's nothing but a (mostly) false construct utilized by racist (largely Conservative) Whites to blame Blacks for the consequences of White racism.
(FYI: this post was prompted by a comment from a clearly racially biased individual who uses the ID Rusty Shackelford. He wanted me to author a commentary about a case of Black on White violence, and brought up "reverse racism"; although he said it would apply to *me* if I failed to write a post on the subject... even though I think, given that I'm not expressing the outrage Rusty demanded, "race traitor" may be the applicable term... the one a Cracker like Rusty would use, at least).