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White Men Mooching Off the Civil Rights Movement

October 3, 2010

White guy Rick Sanchez is mooching off the Civil Rights movement by claiming that other white men like John Stewart hate on him because he is Latino. Listening to Rick Sanchez, and I have attempted to watch him on CNN more than a hundred times, nothing comes out of his mouth EVER that does not sound like a typical white man yapping. The same goes with Jon Stewart. White dudes talking white dude talk. Sometimes their rhetoric will lean right and sometimes left. Essentially they both fall in the same frame, and that is an ideology that benefits white men.  That’s all I ever hear from either one of them.  However, both Stewart and Sanchez will dip in the Civil Rights Movement well (as if there is no bottom) in order to act like they are being mistreated (by other white men). Sanchez will claim his mistreatment is at the hands of being Cuban-American and Stewart will claim his is at the hands of being Jewish. In the meantime, while the Liberally Approved Successful Civil Rights Movement is aiding white men, black people (the very reason the Civil Rights movement was created) are ignored.

People are not stupid.  Gone are the days when Republican automatically means bad and Democrat automatically means good.  Or the other way around if that’s how you saw things before.

  1. la redactora permalink
    October 3, 2010 8:50 pm

    “Liberally Approved Successful Civil Rights Movement”


  2. October 4, 2010 3:17 am

    Well, this is exactly what I was talking about that day over at TBL’s, when I told Daisy that the movement for American black folks’ rights was in shambles. Now it’s all about white males (and other folks who aren’t black Americans) using the laws passed and rights gained by black folks in order to get into the country, file discrimination suits against blacks, and make money and/or liberal social clout preaching civil rights to other white males, who don’t give a shit about black folks.

    Of course, the same thing is happening to the movement for women’s rights – it’s become a recourse for effeminate white males looking to file discrimination suits against women, and make money and/or liberal social clout preaching “feminism” to other white males who also don’t give a shit about women. Yet white women will scream to high heaven that the movement for American black folks’ rights is a shining success story, while they can see that feminism is floundering.

  3. Liberate-her permalink
    October 4, 2010 7:28 pm

    I’m SOOOO glad someone posted this! Sanchez says, oh yeah, Jews are really oppressed! Not realizing the irony that both he and Stewart are pretty much white guys for all intents and purposes.

  4. October 5, 2010 6:36 am

    Kitty…you already know how I feel about this pretty much. I was reading about it over at HuffPo and came across this comment:

    “the firing was stupid ..Rick is not the first, nor the last to acknowledge the truth …
    some in the media are biased because of race ..and most media is run by very intellegent Jewish people who got in the door of entertainment by changing their names …or americanizing them ..
    my grandfather did and as a result they hid in plain site.

    I FOUND OUT I WAS JEWISH AT age 50 when my mom died … my mother hid it from me …
    So there is still a bias to being what we were born into. Or is it fear?

    And the tea party, who are aging white boomers … hate anything different than them .. ”

    This person was “white” until she was 50!

    • Liberate-her permalink
      October 5, 2010 6:19 pm

      I can’t remember where I read it now, but I remember someone saying to a Jewish man, “You’re just another white man walking down the street when you remove your yarmulke.” Same idea.

      I love that Sanchez doesn’t see the irony that they BOTH are white guys, essentially. Yikes!

    • October 6, 2010 3:50 am

      Liberate-her… (as Kitty knows, I’m obsessed with James Baldwin. From – “On Being White And Other Lies”):

      “But this cowardice, this necessity of justifying a totally false identity and of justifying what must be called a genocidal history, has placed everyone now living into the hands of the most ignorant and powerful people the world has ever seen: and how did they get that way?

      By deciding that they were white. By opting for safety instead of life. By persuading themselves that a Black child’s life meant nothing compared with a white child’s life. By abandoning their children to the things white men could buy. By informing their children that Black women, Black men and Black children had no human integrity that those who call themselves white were bound to respect. And in this debasement and definition of Black people, they debased and defamed themselves.

      And brought humanity to the edge of oblivion: because they think they are white. Because they think they are white, they do not dare confront the ravage and the lie of their history. Because they think they are white, they cannot allow themselves to be tormented by the suspicion that all men are brothers.”

    • October 8, 2010 3:57 am

      Well, I don’t know where you heard it, but I told a college professor of mine that exact same thing once. He said, and I quote, “I’m talking to you as a person of color to a person of color.” (This, as he tried to coerce me to write a paper on Black English for a linguistics class, when what I wanted to write about was the effect of feminism on American English [firefighter instead of fireman, that sort of thing].) And I just couldn’t take it. I told him that, no, he was coming to me as a white man with a yarmulke on his head to a black woman, and that if he took the yarmulke off his head, he’d just be white man. The nerve of that man.

      If there’s anything good in this world, the decrepit old geezer is dead now, or at least retired.

    • Liberate-her permalink
      October 8, 2010 4:28 pm

      That is beyond offensive–just utterly demeaning. I love you for coming right out and telling him. The gall! I mean, look, it becomes somewhat of a liability if you’re running for president or for a lesser office in, like, Kansas, but everywhere else in every other context, Jewish men couldn’t be any more the privileged white man. Ha!

  5. October 8, 2010 4:07 am

    White people love their labels as well as the definition/characteristics they apply to those labels. In order to keep blackness defined how your professor defined it; he needed your black self to illustrate black language how whites define/expect black language to be. And I can imagine what he said (or thought) of you for not wanting to. He probably accused you of the same thing that tyrannie did who was crying about us over at Pam’s House Blend. Remember that cracker-trannie was crying because you were not embracing your mammy heritage. LMAO! You know the heritage that he as a white person defined as your heritage. As if, you know, you don’t have any say in the matter.

    You are going to take your language and heritage defined by whites, and like it!

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