On Saturday 11th November the New York Times published an opinion piece by Ekow N. Yankah, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. He begins by painting the scene of his happy little 4-year-old boy trying to figure out how many people can be his best friend. Suddenly flashbacks of the scenes at Charlottesville play through the child’s mind. I can almost see the black and white images superimposed over his terrified face.
The writer goes on to say that “some people hate others because they are different.” Then comes the meat of the article. In his mind the election of Donald Trump, who he passive aggressively refers to only as Mr. Trump, to President of the USA means he will have to teach his boys important lessons “I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust.” He now ponders the question; can they truly be friends with white people?
This is where the blatant racism comes in, the anti-white narrative that has been working its way slowly through the media for many years now but has raised it serpent like head since 2016 and especially Donald Trump’s victory. He makes a mockery of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s speech where he said “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character” by judging white people, not on the content of their character, but by the colour of their skin.
The rant includes complaints about different levels of prescription of painkillers, though this has resulted in many whites becoming addicted to the opoids, also he is aghast that people should be held accountable for their own actions. He claims that President Donald Trump’s push to get jobs back to the Americans and lower unemployment is only as a result of white unemployment rising. President Trump is, to him, a “simple-minded, vulgar, bigoted blowhard” who has “has broken bonds on all sides.”
A special level of shaming is reserved for those who voted President Trump into office, or as he puts it “Mr. Trump’s many allies and apologists.” Accusing them of supporting racism and Trump’s “ugliness.” He does he best to drive a wedge between those who voted Trump and people of colour, that repulsive collectivist term, by asking if it’s possible for them to have a real friendship. It’s possible to like one another, but a real friendship? With his words comes the seedy, underlying mistrust that only one who wishes to cause division would wish.
Isn’t America divided enough with the toxicity of feminism, the lies spewed forth by the mainstream media, and the race baiting hatred of groups like Black Lives Matter? Weren’t there enough families and marriages that were undermined or broken completely by the attempts from the media to turn Democrat voters against their Republican kin? So now we have someone trying to stop friendships at their source, sowing the seeds of distrust. Maybe if there weren’t so many people poisoning the mind of our young, then they would be able to choose their friends for themselves.
Well, Ekow, when you say things like “I will teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible” then ask yourself the original question once more. “Can my children be friends with white people?” I would say, that it depends solely on you.
Original Article https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/interracial-friendship-donald-trump.html