Conservative Corner: The Negative Reflection of Racism

Our founding fathers, in their ultimate wisdom, designed our Constitution to be molded along with the needs of the American people. Anyone with the will, drive and desire can become that certain person who represents the people in local, state, and federal governments.

            Most any elected official or politically active person will tell you if you want to change the laws and policies in your community, getting elected to a city council or school board is a great way to start. This fall that very thing happened in Houston, Texas. Dave Wilson claimed he was tired of “all the shenanigans”, according to www.khou.com, and wanted to change some things at the Houston Community College System. Mr. Wilson was faced with a major challenge. He is an older white conservative Republican in a predominately black Democrat area. To help with the campaign he had printed up fliers that some called questionable at best.

            The mailer featured anonymous photos of black people and an endorsement from Ron Wilson, a long time black representative in the Houston area. Unfortunately, the Ron Wilson the flier was referring to was Dave Wilson’s cousin and not the respected representative. That information was noted on the flier in small print. The flier also begged the voter to “Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson.” According to http://www.politico.com Mr. Wilson claimed “It’s a sales job. I’m trying to get votes and trying to get people to support me and I wanted to focus on the issues.”

            Maybe Dave Wilson shouldn’t have used random faces on his fliers or lead people to assume that he meant a different endorsement, but was his campaign as “pathetic” as www.chron.com, a local Houston paper, called it?

            If Mr. Wilson’s campaign was racist, what is more racist, a white man trying to connect to his future constituents who happen to be a black majority, or a community who have a black majority and may not vote for a candidate because of the color of his skin? Maybe the people of Houston aren’t as racist as they appear. Mr. Wilson won the seat on the board by 26 votes. Perhaps the people of Houston voted on the issues and not Wilson’s race. The local TV station, www.khou.com, reported Mr. Wilson as saying, “I’d always said it was a long shot,” Wilson says. “No, I didn’t expect to win.”

            Was Dave Wilson’s campaign wrong and racist? Perhaps he could have been a bit more honest regarding his endorsement, but does that make him a racist?  Some may consider his actions morally wrong, however, no more wrong than other political and social leaders.

 Calif., Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters screamed out “The tea party can go to hell!” during a town hall meeting in 2011. According to www.americanthinker.com, Texas Democrat congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said “Differ with Barack Obama and you’re a Racist”. Even during the 2008 and 2012 elections members of the Black Panthers intimidated white voters by deploying themselves outside of voting booths according to www.wnd.com.  We have gotten over black racism enough to elect a black man to the highest office in the land twice even with a long list of scandals including fast and furious, Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservative groups and many more.  

            In a way of speaking, yes, racism is alive and well in America, and the President help cement the division between the skin color of our fellow countrymen with his assessment of the Trayvon Martin case. You can see the racist views in many people when a hoodlum in a hoody violently attacked a Hispanic neighborhood watchman who tried to defend himself and was called the racist term, “crazy-ass cracker”, for trying save his own life.

            On November 11 of this year Oprah Winfrey said in a BBC interview that whites hate Obama because he’s black. She went on to say that “racists need to die”.  A few days later she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. That is one heck of an award for such a hateful statement.

            There was ugly time in our past when we judged people by how dark their skin is. There may be some white people who still do, however, when was the last time you saw a life ruined due to being racist to a black person? Today being labeled a racist against blacks is like putting a target on your forehead. Groups like the NAACP and “civil rights” leaders like Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson seem to make it a point to only target white people even if they are not completely Caucasian.

            Today’s world seems backwards from even 30 years ago. It seems as though we have went from discriminating against blacks to blaming whites for being racists. It is a shame, even after all these years we still can’t look past our skin to find the goodness in people. In the immortal words Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we need to “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I believe also applies to everyone.

 

                                                Dkhummel.com, dkhummel.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

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About D.K. Hummel
I am a dis-placed Alaskan, Ham radio operator, Broadcaster/DJ, Seahawk fan, Alaska Aces fan, U.S. Army Vet, and a conservative; but not always in that order.

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