US left trained blacks to hate whites

US left trained blacks to hate whites. By Daniel Greenfield.

In December 1963, even after the assassination of Medgar Evers and the KKK bombing of a Baptist church that year, a poll found that 70% of black people believed that race relations between black and white people would eventually be worked out. Only 26% believed otherwise.

In 2021, after one black man in the White House, and another black woman there now, with 59 black members of Congress, and a third of America’s biggest cities being run by black mayors, 59% of black people believe race relations are doomed. … It’s not just that black people are more negative about race relations between black and white people with only 33% of black people viewing those as somewhat good, but black respondents also rated every other group’s relations with white people more negatively than the average. …

Meanwhile, reality moved the other way:

Both white and black people discarded opposition to interracial marriage to the point that opposition to it has nearly vanished.

Interracial marriage, the mixing of the races, is at the root of any notion of racism.

No self-respecting racist, whether it’s David Duke or Louis Farrakhan, can do anything but denounce interracial marriage. If 87% of Americans approve of interracial marriage, then ‘racism’ in its plainest and simplest sense effectively doesn’t exist. …

The conclusion is inescapable:

Black people have adopted a racially pessimistic mindset …

This mindset did not come from a legacy of oppression. If it were then the black men and women of 1963 would have been much more pessimistic. The mindset set in as that oppression went away. Racial pessimism is not experiential: it’s political and it’s cultural. …

Anti-white animus among black people has blossomed:

When black people rate relations between white and Hispanic people more negatively than either whites or Hispanics do, isn’t that really a prejudice against white people?

Racial pessimism toward a particular racial group is based on a negative view of that race.

When the vast majority of black people believe that race relations are unsolvable, that’s not a protest, it’s a fundamental rejection of the idea that it’s possible to co-exist with white people. …

Critical race theory:

Critical race theory, embraced by Democrat politicians and civil rights industry leaders, claims that race relations are doomed because white people are inherently and unconsciously racist.

But what if white people are not the ones suffering from unconscious racism?

Critical race theory argues that racial optimism is actually unconscious racism and that the eagerness of white people to reject racism actually conceals layers of denial about racism. But racial conspiracy theories are the most obvious evidence of racism. Believing that people are out to get you, even as they’re welcoming you, is the maladjusted reaction of paranoid schizophrenics and bigots who project their own dysfunction onto the objects of their hate.

With critical race theory, the lunatic bigots are the ones in charge of the asylum. Anti-racism tries to cure white people who aren’t racist of the racism they don’t have by convincing them that they’re racist.

Who is responsible for this?

While critical race theory has clear Marxist origins, like most leftist agitprop it’s just a pseudointellectual framework for amplifying suspicions and hostilities between groups. Marxist theories of power relations are meant to organize distinct groups by incorporating their personal grievances into its larger theoretical framework so that the discontents of class, gender, and race become indistinguishable from participating in a leftist revolutionary movement.

Critical race theory didn’t invent the crisis: it’s just exploiting it in typical Marxist fashion.

To understand the crisis, we have to come to terms with what happened in the black community between 1963 and 2021. We have to understand how MLK gave way to Jeremiah Wright …

Leftist politics corrupted both white and black churches, not to mention synagogues, but the damage to the theology of the black church was catastrophic. Jeremiah Wright, like James Hal Cone, the father of black theology and the mentor of Georgia’s Rev. Raphael Warnock, were incredibly influential bigots who viewed white people, at times literally, as the devil. …

Even as racism trickled out of America, too many black religious leaders clung to power by preaching an apocalyptic vision of national racism fueled by white otherness. When it came right down to it, many black political and religious leaders feared the loss of power that integration might bring and instead chose to cordon off the black community with fear and hatred. …

A new era of civil rights activism began even though there were no rights left to fight for, only people to hate.

America doesn’t have a crisis of racism. Most white and black people don’t genuinely believe in racial superiority or inferiority. They’re willing to marry each other and embrace interracial children. And yet at the same time a majority of black people believe that race relations can never be fixed because they suffer from a prejudiced racial pessimism about white people. …

It’s not a crisis of true racism, but a lingering tribalism nurtured by culture and religion that has been monetized by Democrat politics. Critical race theory has become a means of amplifying these same suspicions and prejudices while insisting that they represent ‘lived experience’.

Black as a group are being played by leftist politicians, as part of their coalition-of-the-fringes electoral strategy. Inevitably, eventually the left resorted to stirring up prejudice and hate against white males in order to win the votes of other groups.

Saying “black lives matter” is just another way of expressing hostility to whites and the right.