Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream
a book by David Horowitz
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says, about this 24-page pamphlet, that: The term "white skin privilege" was first made popular during the 1960s by the Weatherman terrorists as they launched their bombing run against "Amerikkka," calling on whites to give up the power their skin color gave them and join the global race war the radicals believed was already in progress. Weatherman was a fringe group most of whose ideas were rejected by the dominant culture. But unfortunately their views on race were not. In succeeding decades the idea of "white skin privilege" became the new default position for racial crusaders and race hustlers alike who believed that white skin privilege was alive and well in our society—not because white Americans were actively racist, but because they enjoyed the invisible privileges and prerogatives that go along with their skin color.
in 2010, blacks committed more than 25 times as many acts of interracial violence as whites did
In this searing pamphlet on the racial realities of contemporary America, David Horowitz and John Perazzo show that in fact the most insidious bias in our culture today is black skin privilege. Black skin privilege means the press will fail to report an epidemic of race riots targeting whites for beatings, shootings and other violence in major American cities over the last several years. Black skin privilege means that whites—as in the case of the Duke lacrosse players—will be presumed guilty of racial crimes when they are clearly innocent and then never accorded an apology by those who have stigmatized them. Black skin privilege has created an optical illusion in the liberal culture that white on black attacks are commonplace events when in fact there are five times as many black attacks on whites as the reverse. (As Horowitz and Perazzo note, in 2010, blacks committed more than 25 times as many acts of interracial violence as whites did.) Black skin privilege exists in the affirmative action programs of our system of higher education and in our culture, where a black racist like Al Sharpton could be regarded by the national media as a "civil rights leader" and then hired as a TV anchor by NBC. See 'Don't Make the Black Kids Angry': The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it.
This pamphlet gives the statistics and hard numbers the mainstream media conceal. It also probes the double standards and double talk that has come to dominate the way America talks when it talks about race. Jaded civil rights advocates or liars like Al Sharpton routinely pretend that the statistics lie or that merely mentioning them is an act of racism. Black people are 12.6% of the U.S. population, but they account for 38.9% of all violent crime arrests—including 32.5% of all rapes, 55.5% of all robberies, and 33.9% of all aggravated assaults. These are facts, but stating them gets you a charge of being a racist in the mainstream media which clings to their foolish blacks-as-victims narrative obsessively.
Stating the real facts about racism gets you a charge of being a racist in the mainstream media which clings to their foolish blacks-as-victims narrative obsessively
Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream exposes the hypocrisy and illogical politics of the racist named Obama. It demonstrates the great damage that Obama has done to inter-racial relationships. He has done more to encourage racial hatred than the Klu Klux Klan because his effects have been universal in America. It is sad that the blacks in America have been sucked in by his false promises because they will ultimately suffer the blowback from the lies, misrepresentations, racist accusations, and underlying sham of white skin privilege and black victimization. Where will they be when people come out of their PC-obsessed daze and reject black skin privilege and white skin privilege and go back to being nonracist?
Where will brainwashed blacks be when people come out of their PC-obsessed daze and reject black skin privilege and white skin privilege and go back to being nonracist?
Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream discusses some of the many programs put in place as fixes to supply racial justice, discusses what results they yielded, as well as the pros and cons. The book offers insight into why racism has outlived its truth or outlived reality itself, and it gives various perspectives on both sides of the argument. Finally it explores todays views on the right or wrong of racism, both real or imagined, as well as its effects on our current society.
Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream takes current events and shows that they clearly demonstrate the ugliness of reverse discrimination. Judicial, political, and educational standards are rigged to fit the narrative that blacks are victims—the narrative that liberals have drilled into everyone—including the media—for decades. Media double standards are discussed. Skin color, not accomplishments, sets the standards. The authors write for all of the people who think the time for double standards and affirmative action has passed. This book is for all of the fed up white Americans who think that being politically correct is for the birds. The liberals are wrecking the country—especially the universities—with their PC nonsense. See SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police (The Laws of Social Justice Book 1).
The only way to be totally politically correct is to keep your mouth locked shut
Libertarian Charles Murray says our welfare state is starting to implode. So he hopes for an awakening but expects implosion. If the U.S. devolved into three countries, we'd have liberal elites on the coasts and conservative bubbas in the middle, but a lot less classism and Culture War nonsense. (See Culture Wars: The Struggle To Control The Family, Art, Education, Law, And Politics In America.) The liberal elites would be thrilled their new country could be run progressively with no bubbas holding them back. The bubbas would be thrilled they could run their country regressively (goodbye rights for women and minorities, divorce is illegal, abortion is gone and so is birth control, school prayer is mandatory, etc.). Finally they could kiss the political correctness disease goodbye! But they wouldn't be happy—they'd find out that trying to live in the 1950s would be unsustainable and bubba women would rebel: they want careers, not just housewife duties! See The Way We Never Were.
If the U.S. devolved into three countries, we'd have liberal elites on the coasts and conservative bubbas in the middle (they could kiss the political correctness disease goodbye!)
The fact that the multicultural madness of Black skin privilege is supported by the university administrations, and safe spaces and microaggressions are the words de jour, is a sad commentary on bleeding-heart liberal instincts crossing the border into madness. How the administrations could have been bullied into submission this way speaks little about their moral superiority but volumes about their cowardice. The spectacle of blacks who feel victimized constantly so they are watching every word and expression of everyone in academia is made worse as nonblack students find themselves jumping through hoops to please this "victimized" class, severely interfering with learning. The problem here is that few of the blacks are victims of anything except racebaiters like Al Sharpton who keep this issue alive to enhance their own power. The way things are going is a vote for creating separate black and white universities so blacks no longer need to put up with having whites around dripping with white skin privilege (in black minds) and whites no longer need to put up with having blacks around complaining about their every expression, word, and microexpression. Finally, ACTUAL LEARNING could resume!
Multiculturalism in universities—where once there was learning there now is striking a PC pose; this fellow just caught an evil white committing a 'microaggression'
In the 2016 election circus, Obama's racism toward whites and Hillary's plan to keep the "whites are victimizers" baloney going so offended the whites who'd had a bellyfull of this nonsense that she handed the election to Trump. Neil Postman is, like us, fed up with the modern white victimizer black victim concept Obama pushed in his presidency and Hillary foolishly planned to continue. Clinton did not have an economic message that appealed to voters in the states that ended up deciding the election. Trump did—and he wasn't even a politician. See The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School.
Obama's racism toward whites and Hillary's plan to keep the 'whites are victimizers' baloney going so offended the whites who'd had a bellyfull of this nonsense that she handed the election to Trump
Ask Trump supporters about black skin privilege—they've experienced it. Over the years, that sentiment bubbled to the surface at various times as debates over "reverse racism" and affirmative action erupted. Yet something new is now happening. More whites have begun talking about themselves as a racially oppressed majority. In a widely publicized 2011 survey, white Americans said they suffer from racial discrimination more than blacks.
As the authors see it, "For decades, at the hands of progressives, white males have been the prime villains in the nation’s classrooms, and the principal targets of disapprobation and presumptive guilt in the general political culture as well.
For decades, at the hands of progressives, white males have been the prime villains in the nation’s classrooms
"Not only have we have reached a national moment when innocent whites are presumed guilty on the basis of their skin color, but blacks are often presumed innocent when the evidence points to their guilt. This is true whether the crime they commit is false witness, as at Duke, or a double homicide, as in O.J. Simpson’s murder of his wife and a stranger. . . . When a mostly black jury acquitted the murderer [Simpson], the overwhelming majority of Americans who had watched the trial viewed the verdict with horror. But not black America, which cheered and celebrated this miscarriage of justice as a racial 'payback.' No one called that racism. That’s another black skin privilege."
In the two months following Trayvon Martin’s death, black assailants carried out at least fourteen known attacks against white victims with the idea of “avenging” Trayvon Martin. But even though the white-on-black Trayvon Martin crime never left the front pages of the liberal media—even though it was only one crime—none of these fourteen racially motivated black-on-white crimes were ever reported. If that isn't black skin privilege, nothing is.
Black skin privilege means the national media will fail to report an epidemic of black race riots that have targeted whites for beatings, shootings, stabbings and rapes
As the authors say, "Black skin privilege means the national media will fail to report an epidemic of black race riots that have targeted whites for beatings, shootings, stabbings and rapes in major American cities recently." As a result, almost all Americans believe the opposite of the truth about racially motivated crimes. The average news consumer will be very sure that whites are victimizing blacks all over the place, when the opposite is true: there is an epidemic of black-on-white crime. Why do our media want us to believe a lie? Why do they fail to warn us of rampaging blacks victimizing (beating, raping, maiming) whites just for "fun," AND ALMOST ALWAYS GETTING AWAY WITH IT? The answer: more black skin privilege.
The pattern of racial
privilege for blacks persists to this day, in undergraduate colleges and universities, and in professional training schools for aspiring doctors and lawyers. At the University of Michigan
Medical School, for instance, whites are being cheated out of promising careers by having the odds stacked against them eggregiously. The odds favoring
the admission of black over white applicants with
the same background and academic credentials
have ranged between 21-to-1 and 38-to-1.
And at the University of Nebraska College of Law recently, the black-over-white admission ratio was
442-to-1. This not only means that whites are being cheated, it also means that all citizens in this country are being cheated, as less qualified doctors and lawyers are available to them while the best qualified individuals are prevented from these fields by racist admissions policies. No one pays much attention to the gross injustices done
to white students by all this insidious black skin privilege, which translates into punishing them for their crime of inheriting great gobs of white skin privilege. Isn't it time to call it what it is and quit lying about it? The actual fact is that whites now have to live with white skin disadvantage!
Note: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the only current black Justice, wisely and rightly opposes affirmative action. He believes the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbids consideration of race, such as race-based affirmative action or preferential treatment. He also believes it creates "a cult of victimization" and implies blacks require "special treatment in order to succeed". He took the words right out of our mouthes. (Source: Affirmative action in the United States, Wikipedia)
Clarence Thomas wisely and rightly opposes affirmative action as a cult of victimization and implies blacks require special treatment in order to succeed
[In] the UK, affirmative action is rendered illegal because it does not treat all races equally. This approach to equal treatment is described as being "color blind." In such countries, the focus tends to be on ensuring equal opportunity and, for example, targeted advertising campaigns to encourage ethnic minority candidates to join the police force. This is sometimes described as "positive action." (Source: Affirmative action, Wikipedia)
When national samples of whites are asked if they personally have experienced the loss of job, promotion, or college admission because of their race, 2%-13% say yes. (Source: Reverse discrimination, Wikipedia)
A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. "If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said 68-year-old Tim Hershman of Akron, Ohio, "and, basically, you know, if you want any help from the government, if you're white, you don't get it. If you're black, you get it." More than half of whites — 55 percent — surveyed say that, generally speaking, they believe there is discrimination against white people in America today. (Source: Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination, NPR)
Can we blame whites for voting in a man—Trump—with the courage to say he doesn't subscribe to this PC nonsense? Did we really need a white lady beating us with the whip of our "white skin privilege" for 4 or 8 years? All the pro-black racist hiring policies, testing policies, and scholarship policies which set low standards for blacks have empowered incompetence and sown resentment, and ensured that racial tensions persist nearly half a century after the Civil Rights Acts outlawed racial barriers. This sheds light on the 2016 election. Nearly 2/3 of whites polled wished for all this anti-white racism to discontinue, since the way "affirmative action" is implemented screws them unfairly out of money, scholarships, and jobs.
Nearly 2/3 of whites polled wished for all this anti-white racism to discontinue, since the way 'affirmative action' is implemented screws them unfairly out of money, scholarships, and jobs
Racial bias is now so integral to America’s political culture that a black person used black skin privilege to get elected to the Presidency of the United States. He wasn't qualified. The scandals he was involved in once in office paint a sad picture of people voting for the politically correct candidate and getting such wonderful consequences as his harrassment of U.S. citizens; his egregious whistleblower persecutions; his real record on the economy; the disaster that is Obamacare; his shocking abuses of taxpayer dollars; his bitterly divisive style of governing; his shameless usurping of the Constitution; his scandals and cover ups; his policy failures at home and abroad; the unprecedented expansion of government power. And let's not forget ISIS—created via OBomb'em's incredible bungling in the Middle East.
Obama wants you to believe I AM NOT A CROOK, but you know better!
Barack Obama used IRS audits to punish his political enemies, which is an impeachable offense. His administration was overrun with flagrant cronyism and corruption. The same black skin privilege that is the hidden agenda of the PC-obsessed social justice warriors got an unqualified racist elected to an office where he spent most of his time in office giving the finger to the law, the Constitution, the courts, the investigative journalists, and the American people (especially the white ones).
Obozo spent most of his time in office giving the finger to the law, the Constitution, the courts, the investigative journalists, and the American people (especially the white ones)
See How Obama Betrayed America....And No One Is Holding Him Accountable, The Corruption Chronicles: Obama's Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington, The Left in Power: Clinton to Obama: Black Book of the American Left: Volume VII, and Obama's Enemies List: How Barack Obama Intimidated America and Stole the Election.
Horowitz politicizes the income gap as if the Democrats are responsible, which is ridiculous. BOTH parties are equally in on, and culpable for, the long con of robbing the nonrich to enrich the overrich
Horowitz politicizes the income gap as if the Democrats are responsible, which is ridiculous. BOTH parties are equally in on, and culpable for, the long con of robbing the nonrich to enrich the overrich. Horowitz needs to memorize the short book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power, the best book of the 21st century, so that he henceforth will understand that the two parties share equally in the blame for the U.S.'s loss of democracy and gain of a corrupt oligarchy that has concentrated wealth into incredibly greedy hands that couldn't care less about the fate of the American citizens—even though they love to pretend otherwise. Horowitz's politicizing of these matters merely muddles the matter.
BOTH parties are equally in on, and culpable for, the long con of robbing the nonrich to enrich the overrich
As the authors correctly see it, "In a free society, composed of individuals who are unequal by nature, the highest government good is neutrality in the treatment of its citizens before the law. One standard and one justice for all. This is the only equality that is not at odds with individual freedom. It is the only equality that can make a diverse community one. A nation that respects individual rights and protects individual freedom cannot be sustained if there is one standard for black and another for white; one for rich and another for poor. It can only be sustained by a single standard: one law and one justice for all." Well put, Horowitz!