Friday, August 17, 2012

Whose being trained to fear whom?

From the Daily Mail: MSNBC host who claimed Romney engaged in the 'Niggerization' of Obama apologizes for using N-word - but not for accusation of race-baiting
TourĂ© said: 'That really bothered me. You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the "otherization", he’s not like us. 'I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is "niggerization" - you are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.'
Here's my question. Who is training white folks to fear blacks?

The news media?

Ever read a newspaper, Toure? You can read all the time about 18 -year-olds attacking someone, and juveniles attacking someone, and 30 year old raping and murdering 90 year olds...but we're never told race of attacker or victim. (But on the 1 in 10th or 1 in 15th event, when the attacker is white and the victim black, then the races of each are trumpeted to the skies and "is this a hate crime?" is asked.

The media? With commercials featuring intelligent blacks, and stupid whites? (At least, the white male is always stupid, mom is tolerant of her husband's stupidity and cute kids know everything. )

TV Shows? There's a whole host of "buddy shows" out there - Psych, Scrubs, the new one about the two young cops who dislike each goes on and on.

There's no "training" involved.

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