I wrote this as a reply to a blog by a White person seemingly wishing to take the blame of historical racism off his shoulders & convey that “all” poor people would be equally “fucked” by a martial law plan like King Alfred or REX 84. Perhaps the King Alfred Plan’s origins lay in a semi fictional book named “The Man Who Screamed I Am!” Written by John A. Williams in 1967 but the REX 84 plan is very real & lays out a plan to place 21 Million African Americans into concentration camps in the event of Black Militants taking violent country wide action. More than a little frightening if your a regular working class Afro American or any Black person.
I wrote this reply( that the blogger unfortunately seems has not allowed to be posted to his site) in an attempt to briefly describe why racism effects Blacks & Whites differntly & why Whites & other ethnic groups dont think it exist anymore or doubt how systemic it is.
I thank you for your sentiment & I agree we are all affected by classim in today’s America & world. The thing is Blacks are affected by this and racism. I’ll use a brainy comparison to describe how racism effects Blacks but so many other ethnic groups & races are not effected thus doubt & or feel racism no longer exists. I hope also to explain why many Blacks are overly sensitive to issues of race & racism. Racism is like the Higgs field in physics. The Higgs Bozon is the particle/force carrier that gives matter mass. All matter is affected by the Higgs field but some much more so than others. Some pass through the Higgs field with little or no reaction but others are extremly affected by it. Racism has become part of the American cultural fabric & those not affected by it usually don’t acknowledge it. Like the Higgs field much of systemic racism is subtle nigh invisible & only those who feel its effects or those who know what to look for recognize its presence. You can also say racism is like a dog whistle. If you dont see or know a dog whistle is being blown & see a dog going nuts you just assume the dog is crazy. It is true many Blacks are uber sensitive to issues of race.They are angry & parinoid also. Some say idiotic & hurtful things out of rage. I have many White friends & associates so when a racist insults me with some pejorative term I cantlor choose not to) respond in kind due to the fact id be an insensitive asshole to my friends & I know ive hated it when White friends have said racist things out of rage & fustration in my presence so I practice tolerance & glady I know enough scientific facts & history I can respond to racism with some historical or scientific fact that usually pisses off dim witted racist alot more. I agree we all are fucked if martial law is inacted but as a Black person the fact that there is a “REX-84” plan im friggin more frightened & parinoid.