September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Racism in America



8 comments:

iriegal said...

Wayne..sadly it is all around us..

in every corner...

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

The learned responses of ignorance are everywhere. We just have to keep dipping into infinite love and overcome conditioning. Happy WW

DNLee said...

It's a two-fer a wordless and watery wednesday post. Enjoy!

Villager said...

Iriegal - I agree, however, I am encouraged that former president Carter brought it out into the open for everyone to see and discuss.

Sukhmandir - Your spiritual approach is uplifting. If only the vast majority of humanity could feel that infinite love...

Danielle - Your photos of your European trip were outstanding!

Michelle at #!/usr/bin/mom said...

I think it's very sad that some people refuse to see past the color of a person's skin. A person tries to fight for what they believe is right, for something that many Americans believe in, and other people respond with vitriolic attacks based entirely on that person's race and place of birth.

Shame on Maureen Dowd and Jimmy Carter attacking Joe Wilson just because he's a white man from South Carolina.

Villager said...

Michelle - Truth to tell, I had never heard of Rep. Joe Wilson until his rude and inappropriate outburst last week during our president's speech.

I now learn that he was one of only 7 state senators in South Carolina to vote to keep the Confederate flag flying over the state capitol. That is a strong indication of the lack of respect he has for his African American constituents and fellow citizens.

I also see that he is a proud member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans ... an organization with a documented history of racist behaviors, policies and actions.

I didn't know Joe Wilson before last week. I don't much care for him this week. I do agree with former president Carter that much of the protest movement in the Republican Party seems to be personally targeted to President Obama as a person ... not his policies. Just looking at the signs and listening to the rhetoric of people at Sarah Palin rallies or Tea Bag Parties confirms it.

I think that we eliminate and overcome racism by talking and dealing with it ... not by ignoring it.

righteouschoices said...

I simply wanted to say that I have heard a great deal about racism, and I have lived it, and seen its devastation in the lives of black people. But I have also seen my people rise up out of the ashes,and the dunghills to accomplish great and significant things. Now, I believe that it is time for national healing. Black African Americans need to be healed from the wounds of the past, and then look within to see the greatness of God, and experience the true freedom that such knowledge brings. Then,we can look to our individual families and communities and let the healing flow. Let the goodness and greatness of God flow from heart to heart and breast to breast and strengthen us. That has to be the last leg of our journey together as a nation of beautiful, suffering, yet resilient people. That is the real solution to racism. God Bless You, to the awesome nation of black African American people, wherever you are in the world. I sure do love you.

Villager said...

RighteousChoices - I enjoyed your comment! All I can say is A-M-E-N !!!!