Written by DML
There is no doubt our society has made huge strides when it comes to race. “Blacks” were once treated in a way that is unacceptable, cruel and inhumane. However, in my opinion, the situation is nowhere near what it once was. I think racism, for the most part, is dead.
I defend this statement by saying if race was still a major factor, America would not have elected a person of color as president twice.
Is racism a problem today? Ask Black Lives Matter and they’ll say yes. Ask most other people in America and they will say no. That said, it would be irresponsible to ignore that small pockets of racism still exist. But it’s no longer a one-way street.
There are plenty of situations where whites are discriminated against. Point in case is a tweet that is making its rounds on social media this morning. (see below)
Let me first say I cannot confirm the authenticity of this tweet, meaning, it could be something that someone made up. That said, it’s possible the tweet is 100% real.
Assuming for the moment that it is real, it’s not the first of its kind by any means. I’ve seen tweets and comments like these that have made the rounds on social media. This particular tweet indicates that people who are white are being graded differently.
When a tweet from a white person shows racism against blacks, all hell breaks loose. People get fired, marches take place, and the media shines a great big light on the person who did wrong. Rightfully so. There is no place for racism in our society.
However, when it’s the other way around — when it’s a black person blasting down on whites, the bright light from the media appears to lose it’s batteries. Do you agree?