It Could Be Worse, You Could Still Be In Africa
Every now and then - well, with increasing regularity it seems - white social conservatives will let you know EXACTLY what they think of you. Such was the case when the mentally and physically decrepit Adele Ferguson wrote a piece that questioned the intelligence of her "black brothers and sisters" for remaining loyal to the Democratic Party. I strongly encourage you to read it but, if you're pressed for time, I'll sum it up for you..
a) You Negroes need to stop acting like victims and take some responsibility for yourselves.
b) Black folks can learn a thing or two from Ronald Reagan - great white race prophet that he was.
c) SLAVERY was God's way of dragging black savages from the continent of Africa to the divine shores of
d) Slavery was the equivalent of indentured servitude.
e) If the white ancestors of indentured servants managed to 'get over it,' you Negroes should be able to do the same.
f) The reason why blacks don't get respect from others is because they don't give it.
g) You Negroes ought to be ashamed of yourselves for the way you "dissed" (this is her word, not mine) George W. Bush at the funeral of Coretta Scott King.
h) The very same Negroes who disrespected Dubya at the funeral treated
i) Blacks claim that they value education but this obviously isn't the case because they eschew vouchers and charter schools.
j) Teachers' Unions are an impediment to black progress because they also eschew vouchers and charter schools.
k) Black students lag behind white students academically because of incompetent teachers.
l) You Negroes need to get yourselves a Cesar Chavez, ironically enough, to challenge the teachers' unions. If one cannot be produced, then you should make collective effort to dismantle them.
m) Basically, you Negroes are dumb.
Unlike many black folks, I'm not angered by these neo-con guffaws. I find them illuminating. Under the guise of offering advice to misguided Negroes, white conservatives often reveal themselves to be the ignorant racists that many of them are.
One more thing, Ms. Ferguson can be reached at