According to a recent Rasmussen poll, nearly half of African Americans think it is inappropriate for white people to be white. Responses to this shocking statistic have ranged from shock to fury. Dilbert creator Scott Adams launched into an emotionally charged diatribe on the subject, which quickly went popular online and stirred discussion among many. In their conversation about race in America on Monday, conservative commentators Sonnie Johnson and Scott Adams went into great detail regarding the subject.
It was discovered after additional analysis of the poll results that just 130 of the 1,000 respondents polled identified as Black Americans, which is a startling statistic given the size of the country’s overall population. Also, five years ago, White Supremacists coined the statement “It’s acceptable to be white,” which may have tainted survey results.
During the past few years, progressives have vilified “whiteness” through narratives that condemn people who identify as such. But, doing so will not advance racial harmony in America or serve to ease racial tensions among the various races. Instead of focusing on demonizing whiteness as a whole, we need to pinpoint the specific White Progressives who relish taking advantage of African Americans and utilizing them to further their own self-serving agendas.
The reasons why racism still exists in our country today are many and uncomfortable. For fear of being branded as politically incorrect or offensive, people far too frequently refrain from discussing these topics openly. In order to move toward a more peaceful society where everyone feels respected and appreciated regardless of skin color or history, it is crucial that we start having conversations about race. We can only hope to achieve peace inside our country and meaningful change by doing this.