“Race in America” an opinion by Sydney M. Williams

Sydney M. Williams
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Essex, CT 06426
www.swtotd.blogspot.com
Thought of the Day
“Race in America”
October 3, 2020

“It’s a universal law – intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education.
An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience,
whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)
August 1914, 1971

Bigotry in any form is ugly. Certainly, racism exists in individuals, but does institutionalized racism exist
in the United States? This essay owes its origin to an interview with Kay Coles James, conducted by Nicole
Ault in last weekend’s edition of the Wall Street Journal. The title was “On Being Black and Conservative.”
Ms. Coles was in the second class to integrate her junior high school in Richmond, Virginia in 1961. Today,
she is president of the Heritage Foundation. Could that have happened in a systemically racist country?
The concept of systemic racism stems from Critical Race Theory (CRT), which states that race, “instead of
being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to
further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of color.”1

Systemic racism is defined
by Wikipedia as “the formalization of a set of institutional, historical, cultural and interpersonal practices
within a society that more often than not puts one social or ethnic group in a better position to succeed,
and at the same time disadvantages other groups in a consistent and constant manner, that disparities
develop between the groups over a period of time.”
But does systemic racism exist in the U.S.? Certainly, there are individual racists, as well as anti-Semites,
misogynists, xenophobes, homophobes, anti-Catholics and those infected with Trump Derangement
Syndrome. To define the United States as systemically racist, however, connotes a conspiracy that does not
appear to exist. In 1948 President Tuman signed an executive order committing the government to integrate
its segregated military. The term “affirmative action,” affecting the hiring practices of government
contractors, was first used in Executive Order No. 10925, issued by President Kennedy on March 6, 1961.
Jim Crow laws (state and local laws enacted to maintain racial segregation) were abolished with the signing
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which banned segregation in public places and prohibited employment
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Voting Rights Act of 1965
outlawed discriminatory voting practices, which had been in effect in many southern states since the end of
the Civil War.
It is important to know whether racism is institutionalized in the United States, or whether we live in a
nation in which some individuals harbor racist opinions, because responses are different. If the Civil Rights
Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are inadequate to the problem, Congress must address the
issue of systemic racism. A belief in systemic racism was behind legislation just passed in California, which
requires publicly held companies headquartered in that state to have at least one “racially, ethnically or
otherwise diverse director by 2021.” A belief that systemic racism does not exist was behind President
Trump’s executive order banning all taxpayer-funded diversity awareness training, programs which teach
how America is “fundamentally racist and sexist.” If the country is not systemically racist, but individuals
1 From Britannica.com and written by Tommy Curry, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University.

still hold racist views, solutions must be found in families, schools, places of worship and civic
organizations. Morals and cultural attitudes cannot be legislated, they must be learned and emulated.
As the United States prospered, it grew more secular. Over the past twenty years, church attendance,
according to a Gallop poll, declined from 70% to 50%. A growing secularization has been accompanied by
a decline in traditional values, including marriage. In 1960, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 5% of
American children were born out of wedlock. In 2008, the number was 40.6%. The numbers for black
American babies are worse. In 1965, 24% of black American babies were born out of wedlock. Today that
number is 69%. An American Community Survey, based on census data for the years 2006-2008 and
published by the Heritage Foundation, found that “the rise in out-of-wedlock childbearing is a major cause
of child poverty.” In single-parent, female-headed families, 36.5% of children live in poverty, whereas in
married, two-parent households the number is 6.4%. Receding values have been accompanied by widening
gaps in tolerance and respect, as well as in incomes and wealth.
Too many educators in public schools, especially in inner cities and in a multicultural environment, no
longer champion virtues to be adopted by students. As racial distinctions are highlighted, gone missing are
mutual respect and tolerance for opposing ideas. Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s words in the rubric that heads
this essay found concurrence in words from Helen Keller: “The highest result of education is tolerance.”
Our universities have become safe harborsto protect “victims” against harmful words, not to teach tolerance
and respect. Students are segregated by identity: race, religion or gender, finding themselves on the march
toward a society where “skin color is placed firmly and proudly at the forefront of identity,” as the political
commentator Leonydus Johnson wrote. These students graduate knowing little of their country’s history
and civic organizations, and of the men and women who made the U.S. unique in the annals of mankind.
Making things worse, the Left discourages public school choice for the poor – charter schools and vouchers
– options available to the wealthy. Other avenues have been curtailed as well. For example, the number of
students in Catholic schools – once a viable option for the middle class – has declined by 65% since 1960.
Policies of identity obfuscate the importance of character. At heart, the progressive’s belief in systemic
racism is, in fact, racist, as it confines the individual to the group to which he or she has been assigned. In
her interview with Ms. Ault, Kay Coles James cited herself as an example that conservative values exclude
racism: “If I were walking into a progressive think tank I would have to do the calculation and determine:
Were they trying to check some boxes , am I a product of their identity politics, did they pick me because I
am black and because I’m a woman? Being a conservative, I have the comfort of knowing that at best that
was an afterthought.”
Systemic racism is not a problem in the U.S. It is the bigotry of individuals that still exists. Supercilious
members of the politically elite, wearing their BLM badges, see themselves as above prejudice. Yet,
tolerance and fairness are taught in churches, synagogues, families, civic organizations and schools,
institutions too pedestrian for coastal elites and those in Washington with their abettors in the media and
academia. James Russell Lowell, the 19th Century American poet, once wrote” “The devil loves nothing
better than the intolerance of reformers.” Ideas – not race, sex, religion or ethnicities – are what should
divide us. That division is healthy and necessary in a functioning democracy. Tolerance and respect are
needed to cure prejudice where it exists. These are characteristics that cannot be mandated by government
edict; they must be learned when young. Responsibility lies with all of us, individually.


Comments:
  1. On October 4, 2020 at 6:47 am,
    Ron says:

    Where we are?
    If you ever wondered what it would be like when 98% of the people have sold out to a Luciferin System, This is it.
    The religious leaders the pastors and priest have sold out
    The Doctors have sold out
    The Scientist have sold out
    The Politicians have sold out
    The Journalist have sold out
    The Media have sold out
    The Educators have sold out
    The Corporations have sold out
    The Tech Software and Engineers have sold out
    The Justice system is run by the criminals and secret societies.
    Some sold out for money and power but most of us sold out to save our family, our Jobs, and to survive. Others sold out just because it was convenient. In 1776 survivors of religious persecution would not sell out. Today, Satan has made it so easy to sell out. All you have to do is buy an I-Phone shop on Amazon and bank at any globalist bank.
    We are living in a fake reality bobble. Fake News. Fake Science, Fake Religion, Fake health care, Fake medicine, Fake Food, Fake politicians, Fake elections Poisoned Air Water and Vaccines.
    We are at the crossroads. The future of Humanity hangs in the balance. Compliance will no longer protect you. Selling out will destroy all of us. the reason the government is corrupt is because the church is corrupt.

  2. On October 4, 2020 at 7:45 am,
    cfs says:

    Ron, that is ridiculously black and white. Yes, there are SOME people in this mercenary world that have sold out, but not all; and in some groups, not even a majority.

  3. On October 4, 2020 at 8:03 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    I thought Ron’s List was interesting, and hit every high point in society…….
    No Not One……..All are sinners……KJV…..

    • On October 4, 2020 at 8:05 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Romans 3:10
      King James Version
      10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

    • On October 4, 2020 at 10:46 am,
      Big Al says:

      Ron, CFS and OOTB.

      I agree that not everyone falls into the “sold-out category” Regarding OOTB’s comment, of course we are all sinners. Jesus died for our sins and if we accept Him we are given God’s grace. Knowing that gives me strength.

      I think that what you meant, Ron, is that America in a macro sense is in really serious trouble.

      Am waiting to see the comments on the editorial that Jim and I did about 45 minutes ago!

      • On October 4, 2020 at 11:35 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Owl……..98% was the number……so, not everyone is included…..
        Everyone , does need to get EDUCATED on what is going on in the USA, INC.
        Which is why, …..I posted RICK ADAMS tape below…..

        • On October 4, 2020 at 12:32 pm,
          Ron says:

          The 98% is from a radio preacher named Bradlee Dean. Assuming we are close to the end times, and if you take the 144,000 12×12 tribes of Israel divided by the population of Israel (9 million) that works out to be 2.6% so I think the percentage is somewhere in the 90s.

          • On October 4, 2020 at 12:34 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            BTW RON……….GREAT LIST……..and I agree……

          • On October 4, 2020 at 1:18 pm,
            bonzo says:

            Bonzo has not sold out. He had the good sense to quit law school after 1 semester. My classmates were talking about going on the gravy train after law school. They sold out and many are dead now or obese or have Parkinson’s, while I still weigh 160 and have no medical problems. And my guitar playing fills me with joy. The Kereport has many others who have not sold out, which is why I keep coming back. Throw your slave masks away and avoid vaccines!

        • On October 5, 2020 at 6:23 am,
          larry says:

          All I can say Jerry…At this stage in my life…I minimize exposure to everything on your list!…lmao

          Very few get into my world…This is also a bit dystopian, sadly…..

          • On October 5, 2020 at 1:24 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            larry……..I agree ………minimize the exposure……..on Ron’s list…. 🙂

  4. On October 4, 2020 at 9:16 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    PG &E……..Ran by the The Rothechilds……19 min mark…..Fires in California by design..
    https://www.republicbroadcastingarchives.org/rick-adams-uncensored-w-rick-adams-october-3-2020-hour-1/

    • On October 4, 2020 at 9:23 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Moving………might want to consider, IF you can GET INSURANCE in some areas….

      • On October 4, 2020 at 9:31 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        United We Strike ……..organization uncovering the organized fires……planned organized food shortages……POWER GRID Exercise, massive decrease in power world wide.
        Power wires have been able to be degraded on purpose……(per the podcast)

        • On October 4, 2020 at 9:49 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          International Bankers have taken over……….since 1933……USA IS BANKRUPT……
          Massive relocation……..is in process.
          Climate Action Plan, in every county….check and see if, your city….is part of this plan.
          Who is on your planning commission, building codes allow for ” dirty electricity”…

          • On October 4, 2020 at 9:57 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            We are the Enemy………We are in a Corporation…….USA INC.
            ….93549….Senate REPORT …3 min mark
            ..Your Health Organization and Health Officers are controlling the cities.

          • On October 4, 2020 at 10:15 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Rand Corporation… this corporation had a …….planned reading for the Senate…..planned agenda….USA< INC…..is corrupt as hell, they want a population reduction of 84 % of us. GONE.(per the tape)….15 min mark….
            The planned population, ties into the Georgia Stone, and Gates Foundation planning…

          • On October 4, 2020 at 10:28 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            PG&E….tied to…..Enron, Arnold Swartzy, Skilling, Milliken……Building no. 7 World Trade …..34 min. mark…

          • On October 4, 2020 at 3:53 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            Hah! I was just going to ask you if you heard Rick this weekend.

    • On October 4, 2020 at 10:47 am,
      Big Al says:

      Jerry,

      I would not disregard you opinion on the fires at all.

      • On October 4, 2020 at 11:32 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Owl, not all the above is my opinion…….concerning the fires…..

    • On October 4, 2020 at 11:54 am,
      irishtony says:

      Hell..Jerry…Thats some scary s**t , in that podcast.

      • On October 4, 2020 at 12:04 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Yes Sir…….better to know and have a heads up……..Agenda 21….5 G……Bezo, is part of the sh==along with gates……..IMF, WHO,CDC….

    • On October 4, 2020 at 3:44 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      EBO………….the above tapes are for YOU……….

      • On October 4, 2020 at 3:54 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        Hah! I was just going to ask you if you heard Rick this weekend.

        I tell you Jerry, it hits very close to home. The air has been unhealthy to hazardous for weeks. Just the way they want it.

      • On October 4, 2020 at 4:01 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        There have been days when the air here has been the worst air quality IN THE WORLD!

        Just the way they want it, too.

        • On October 4, 2020 at 4:07 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Hello EBO……….I hope you stay safe, as safe as you can……the entire thing is a sh–show, as some would say.
          One big sick joke……These criminals should be rounded up and shot……jmo
          I did not realize that Rothechild owned PG&E….the connection with 9/11 is alarming,
          the entire events are unfolding, and most are not paying attention….

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:09 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            How long have we been talking about chemtrails……like years…..

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:20 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            Jerry, check this guy’s site out. He’s been interviewed by Greg Hunter, too.

            https://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/

            This guy a couple hours north east of where Rick’s guest is from (in Northern Commiefornia).

            Regarding the chemtrails, I see them often.

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:23 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            “How long have we been talking about chemtrails……like years…..”

            Yes. When I bring it up people call me a nut case and tell me they are not chemtrails but contrails. I ask them if they realize the goooberment has been putting crap in the air for decades but they don’t believe me, of course. Goioberments have been f’ing around trying to modify the weather for over 100 years but it’s much more now.

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:25 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            You can bet they pump most of that shit into the atmosphere at night, too.

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:28 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            EBO………I have listened to him at Greg’s site…………Very informative…..
            and I get the same response , when I talk about chem trails…….the sheeple are ASLEEP,

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            Around 41:00 “Politics is the entertainment division of our overlords.”

            Ain’t that the truth and listen about attending the meetings and getting 3 minutes to speak and no answers…it’s all on auto-pilot but the sheeple think elected some politician makes a difference.

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:37 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            And JUST THINK……..those are MILITARY PLANES…….spreading that crap…..me think…

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:38 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Good one on the Politics……..entertainment……

          • On October 4, 2020 at 4:45 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Politics……..Donald out of the Hospital in two days……..hummm

          • On October 4, 2020 at 5:10 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            Wonder how Whit is doing…my recollection was he was up around here somewhere…hope the fires didn’t get him…in any event we’ve been Whitless for quite awhile.

          • On October 4, 2020 at 5:20 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Hope Whit is ok………