You initiate your post by targeting some whites on Topix. Fair enough. But then, as per all extremists, you get carried away by your own pétard and sully and damn ALL whites. Do you think for one minute that the blacks' and latinos' votes alone could have carried Obama a 1st and 2nd time? SOME whites must've voted for him. Get close to those people instead of slapping other whites who voted Romney, and not all because they hate blacks. Must be a few honest ones in that group, no?<quoted text>
Amen! But the whites in this audience will NEVER own that. They can't handle the truth. They hate the idea of the Black Man Rising because they are afraid. Afraid that we will treat them the same way they have treated us. That fear is internal. They cannot rid themselves of it. They expect it and therefore know that it come to pass. All we as people of color can do is watch them self destruct because that is what "fear" does to one. It haunts you until you either confront it or you will be consumed by it. Since white people cannot look in the mirror and see themselves as they "REALLY" are, they choose to live with their fears. It must be hard for them to always preoccupied with gloom and doom. Always trying to maintain a lie. How exhausting that must be! And while they are "caught up" in their own delusions, life goes on and "change" continues to come.
Afro-Americans are about 13% of the population. If you're waiting to take over from bumbling whites, and god knows there's been a lot of bumbling going on, well, good luck with that. The latinos overtook you in numbers about 20 years ago, and without the handicap of dark skin (yes, there is unfortunately plenty of unequal opportunity in the hiring of people. One would be naïve and in denial not to comprehend that) have done better job-wise and otherwise. Racism is more xenophoby than racism per se, as those who hate and fear blacks are ignorant and uneducated. It'll take a long time for whites to be totally comfortable with blacks, and this applies to ALL countries, not just yours. I see much more integration in the U.S. than in Europe, for example.
But, having said that, the U.S. has proved itself to be not SO racist after all. It elected a black president. Name one other country resembling the U.S. that's even come close to that.