Posted by: Jennifer | April 6, 2006

snobbery rears it’s ugly head

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: Nothing irritates me more than a person who uses racism to excuse anything and everything, even when it is not actually a factor. Are you listening, U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney?

I don’t think it matters what your hair looks like, or how many black women serve in Congress. When a policeman asks you to stop, you fucking stop. Period. Full stop. No arguing. When said policeman makes an attempt to physically restrain you, you do not hit him. Once again, this is a no-argument matter. Or did I miss something that makes you fucking special?

It is unfortunate but we live in a world where security is a major concern, especially in a place like Washington D.C., and especially in government buildings. Would the police really be doing their jobs if they let someone go through whom they thought they recognized but weren’t sure? Is it not possible that, given the amount of people who walk through those doors on a day-to-day basis, that not everyone is instantly recognizable? Hell, look at it this way: the sight of a black woman entering a government building is now so common that no one makes a big deal about it. She is being thought of as just another person, instead of a BLACK WOMAN. Is that not progress?

There are instances of racism all over the world, with people being genuinely discriminated against on the basis of where they come from or the color of their skin. The plight of these people should not in any way be compared to that of Cynthia McKinney, who is simply some stuck-up racist (and it is possible to be a minority and be racist) who just wants to cover her own ass and make excuses for thinking that she is better than everyone else.

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