Backlash (n) a strong and adverse reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.
That’s what I heard somebody say in a news report yesterday.
You see, racism never goes away because of two simple problems:
- Human beings are marred by the need to be better than someone else.
- Since this is true, no one will let you be better than them.
So racism is a backlash against failing to deal with your own insecurities. If you are able to admit where you are uncertain about your own abilities and start a vigil of effort to improve your situation, you are much too busy to worry about the color of skin, the curve of a nose or the slant of an eye.
But if you feel that the definition of fairness is, “I should be fine the way I am,” then you will look for ways to diminish your competition in order to adequately uplift your mediocrity.
Here’s the truth: the white plantation owners couldn’t get their family, children and friends to bear the heat of the day to pick a cotton crop. Call it laziness or poor genetic engineering.
So they created a whole philosophy around the inferiority of the black man because of the inability to take care of their own business.
Then they punished the black man because he did the work they were unable to achieve and survived the punishment without striking back and killing them.
So what am I saying?
Racism is jealousy hidden behind superiority. “We just can’t get it done.”
It is the backlash we levy against an innocent party.
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