I read something that really disturbed me on yahoo news. This article was posted July 2014, so it is fairly new. This article is about a New York news paper with the heading of “The Nigger in the White House.” Nigger was covered with only the N and r visible. Really? I mean really? 2014?
The origin of “nigger” means an ignorant person, which is from the dictionaries of old. Then the term went on to describe Nigerian people, but some could not spell Niger, thus spelling it Nigger. In the dictionaries now, that term means a raciest slur. How would white people like it if the title for Bush was “The Cracker in the White House?” I don’t think that would go over well.
James Collier believes the reason for this headline is because the right hate President Obama so much, they state it is because he is black. I would agree to a degree because if you search history, no other Democratic President has been more disrespected than President Obama. Even those in McCain supports believes President Obama is Arabian, which McCain did say Obama is a Christian man. People tend to judge names with the nationalities and whatever society calls it, people embrace it. The West View News refuse to comment on this headline, nor did they post it on their website. This is not the first time Collier has been in trouble with the same word he had posted this month. His literature was taken off the shelves around the city. Don’t believe me, read it for yourself:
Whatever happened to what America stands for? The land of the Free? The Civil War proves this theory of the home of the Free incorrect. Yes, if you are white or European, even Asian (Japanese, Chinese, etc.), the piece of the American pie awaits. The Civil War… a war that had over million of hot lead and metal penetrate the bodies of those called for their selected armies, rather Union or Confederate. Senseless deaths of those who are called … Americans, in which who were separated between Northern and Southern states. A country divided like Korea.
Society see what they desire to see and judge what is right and what is not. Society says President Obama is black because his father is black. If you want to be technical, he is African because his father is from African, not just black. However, his mother is white, therefore, making him of mixed race. Society does not view his mother, only his father, calling him black. This is the same in my experiences. I am of mixed race myself and my mother has always told me I should recognize ALL nationalities within me, not just the black. I look upon myself as other, but society say I am black, disregarding the white race that is within me as well. When I date or go out with a woman who is black, I don’t get looks because society labels me as black. When I date or go out with a white woman, society frowns and judge us both, calling us names; refusing to accept the fact that I am of mixed race. Who made society the boss in saying what is right, what is wrong, and what nationality or race is better than the other?
Society does not teach that most things you may use today exists due to black people. Things such as the Ice Cream Scoop – the fun making getting ice cream of the carton easier, the Traffic Light – to allow traffic their rightful turn while traveling through major intersections and highways, the Super Soaker Water Gun – something that is used on hot summer days to squirt at each other with cool water for fun, the Potato Chip – a food that was actually invented on accident, the Open-Heart Surgery – the first one was done to save the life of a stabbing victim and the same types of surgeries that have saved a lot of other people both black and white people, the Light Bulb – yes Edison invented it but Latimer perfected it making the bulb lasts a lot LONGER, the one that is of a depressed state… slavery – which made America rich from buying machinery and owning what is really called “property” not people; and the Blues – something that most every person from one point in time listens to which was developed while singing in the fields by black people. Is it safe to say black people really build America from the times of slavery, yet never received any type of compensation for their work. There are much more.
The next time a person asks me, CF Boston, my nationality, I am very tempted to say “human.”