Racism Exploits White Racists Too

I know white racists hate blacks. They hate me because I am black. But, I don’t hate them. To do that would spread hate and I sure would not want to do that. Such a response to hate with hate would be retaliation and I do not believe in retaliation. Retaliation is one of the curses of our present culture of which I write in three of  my books, “Boycott Money And Save Your Soul – Launching the Goodwill Revolution”, “Leave The Rat Race To The Rats” and “A Jamaica Poor No More”.  In the Goodwill Revolution, instead of retaliation, we should seek reconciliation.

I believe that we were all born good. It is natural to have a conscience to guide us along the right path. It is natural to feel guilt and remorse about doing bad. So, I believe that even these horrible racists were once good. Unfortunately these natural qualities can be overcome to follow the path of evil such as racism. These racists are being manipulated and exploited by ruthless power-hungry politicians for their rich, powerful corporate masters.

Why are racists picking on black people who are much worse off than they are? Blacks in the US,  compared to whites,  have worse education, higher unemployment, lower wages and  life expectancy, inferior housing, lousy healthcare, and so on.

Do these racists really want innocent blacks to be killed and be subjected to all sorts of brutality by police? Do they believe that blacks should not receive equal justice? Do they believe that less qualified  whites should always get the job and promotion over more qualified blacks? Do they believe that blacks should not get equal pay for equal work?

I think I have a higher opinion of these racists than they themselves do. I don’t believe they really believe in these grotesque acts of discrimination. As I said before, these racists are being manipulated and exploited by ruthless power-hungry politicians. Unfortunately hate is a powerful political tool, often obscuring reason. There is an epidemic of hate in our politics right now like never before.  Lots of whites do not have healthcare. Lots of whites do not make a living wage. Lots of whites stand to be deprived of money in the low Stimulus payment. But they are so blinded by racism, that they vote for racism-exploiting politicians who oppose these beneficial policies. White racists had better wise-up.

If white racists come to their senses and abandon their racism, we should forgive and welcome them aboard. To my dismay, often this is not done. Saul persecuted Christ until that day on the road to Damascus when he had a revelation and became Paul, one of the greatest disciples of Christ. Let us bear that in mind. Converted racists might become Saint Pauls.

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About the Author
Michael Irving Phillips has kept abreast of Jamaican and the rest of the Caribbean by his one-man production of Hot Calaloo, a newsletter about Caribbean news and views. From April 1992 to December 1999, it was published monthly and was transferred to the web at hotcalaloo.com since then.

He was born in Jamaica and left home for Howard University in the US where he received MA (Education) and BS (Chemistry) degrees. Previous books includes :"A Jamaica Poor No More", "Boycott Money And Save Your Soul – Launching The Goodwill Revolution:, “Leave the Rat Race To The Rats” and “Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs

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