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Bigotry's explosion: The race war bubbling to erupt

SUSAN K. SMITH | 11/26/2018, 11:22 a.m.
I read a story this week about a government official in Texas, a White man, who said, “We’re a part ...

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I read a story this week about a government official in Texas, a White man, who said, “We’re a part of the master race.”

He was talking to what looked to be a Black woman. He said to her that she had a gap in her teeth and followed that up with his “master race” comment.

This week, we also heard the Republican Mississippi congresswoman, Rep. Cindy Hyde-Smith, say that she would go and be in the front row if cattle rancher Colin Hutchinson were to invite her to a public hanging.

She has refused to apologize or take the statement back, and she was defended by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who said she meant no harm by what she said, and further eluded that what she said was a joke. This, in a state with one of the worst records of lynching in the entire United States. Hyde-Smith is running against an African American, Mike Espy.

And then there was the statement made in September 2016, by Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who suggested that conservatives might have to resort to bloodshed if Hillary Clinton won the pending presidential election.

Speaking at the Values Voter Summit that year, Bevin said conservatism needed to be protected. “America is worth fighting for ideologically,” he said. “I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically. But that may, in fact, be the case.”

These are just a few of the racist statements that are being spewed by – no less – people who run our governments. These situations are not decreasing. Those who believe in the rightness of white supremacy are saying these types of statements more and more.

They seem to have a resentment against anyone and everyone who is not a part of what they have described as the “master race,” which in its purest sense includes White people with what are described as Nordic features: pale skin, blond hair, sharp features and blue eyes.

Many believe that there is supposed to be a race war, where the undesirables will be sifted and separated from the master race. They not only despise people of color – Black and Brown people, which includes Hispanics and Asians and other non-White groups, but they also despise Jews and Muslims.

They profess to be “Christian,” which in their minds is the religion of the master race. They declare that “God is White.” Recently fired NBC personality Megyn Kelly said as a matter of established fact in 2013 that both God and Santa Claus were White.

So often, these racist statements are blown off by others who believe they are the same as “jokes.” Those who are offended by the statements are accused of “playing the race card,” and attempted to be made to feel guilty for objecting to obviously targeted, derogatory statements. And they also declare that they are not racist and are offended by being accused of being racist.