When an assistant professor of sociology at Fresno State writes about “taking a knee,” she then gives the answer: systemic racism and systemic police brutality.
This is given as apriori. But what if this statement is built upon a false premise? What if there is no systemic racism and systemic police brutality in America?
There has been a constant bombardment and relentless propaganda building a guilt trip on many Americans who subscribe to the false premise. The propaganda effort has been so effective that some police officers have been demonized and murdered by convinced dupes.There are even little white kids wearing “white privilege” tags, another brainwashing example built on a false premise.
My view of racism in America is that it’s like a forest fire of epic proportions that has finally been stopped, but the many hot spots need to be extinguished.
This is a decent nation and we should question terms used to denigrate it and perhaps think.
Ted Messerlian, Fresno