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A Need to Protect the Status Quo

By Jay Thomas Willis, Correspondent/Columnist

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Chicago, IL , May 24, 2012 -It’s amazing how other groups sometimes feel a need to protect the system of White supremacy against such things as miscegenation, or simply some other laws that Whites have set up. These other groups seem to feel some of the same need to dominate in competition for control of goods, services, and resources. Because of competition for this access, other groups get involved in the process of preventing Blacks from improving their position in society.

            It seems that some other groups feel as much a part of the system as Whites. Therefore, they feel they’re protecting something dear to them when they take sides against Blacks.

            I consider why George Zimmerman, a mixed race, half-Mexican-American male, would feel the need to protect a community against a perceived threat from Trayvon Martin, a seventeen-year-old Black male. Martin wasn’t bothering anyone, simply walking down the street.

            I can recall a number of years ago a Mexican-American male attacked a Black male with a baseball bat because he was simply walking down the street with a White girl.

            Both White and other groups have always taken advantage of the resources they encountered, in the lands they’ve invaded. They took whatever they wanted.  When they went into Africa they took the women, land, minerals, and other resources. In slavery they had unlimited access to slave women. At the same time, they protected their women from Black men. They even went as far as passing laws to protect their women.

            White men thought nothing of sneaking out to one of the slave cabins and having their way with a slave. At times they would even put the male-slave companion out while taking care of business. If this companion did say anything about it he would either be whipped or killed. Yet, Black men would be severely punished if found to be having a relationship with a fair maiden.

Other groups have always felt the land and resources belonged to those who conquered the territory. However, they still feel a need to restrict minorities to certain communities, to certain mates, and to certain economic opportunities. We’re all immigrants with the same so-called rights and privileges. One person shouldn’t have any more rights than the other.

            When I was in college I recall a White boy who would hug, kiss and make out with his Asian girl friend of some variety. I remember thinking, why couldn’t I do the same with a White girl? Knowing, if I had been hugging, kissing and making out with a White girl, there would have been a cry of outrage. But other groups feel no sense of shame about having whatever women they want; they feel it’s somehow their birthright. Yet, Blacks are supposed to restrict themselves to their own kind.

            Much of the protective effort of other groups has been to keep their women from the sexual transgressions of Black males. They fear that Black males will somehow gain access to their women; part of their effort has been to keep Black males out of their communities for this reason. Evidently, they somehow feel that Black males will treat other groups the same way they have treated them.

            The whole effort is also to keep Blacks from gaining full access to certain aspects of society: having access to good jobs, better education, better housing, will give Blacks across-the-board access to society. There is every effort to prevent this from occurring.

Even though we have a Black president, other groups feel a need to restrict Blacks to certain areas. And it’s not just Whites who want to restrict us; other groups feel the same compulsion to keep us in this box. It’s time for Blacks to break out of this box.

It’s time that Blacks demanded their complete rights in this society: to go and be anywhere we want, full access to economic opportunity, and to be with anyone we want to be with.


The above is on the Black Paper lane on the Black Information Highway and The Mid-South Tribune ONLINE. Mr. Willis is the author of twenty-three books, fifteen professional journal articles, a number of magazine articles, and over 300 newspaper articles. His books can be reviewed at www.jaythomaswillis.com .  Email him at jaytwillis@gmail.com  or MSTnews@prodigy.net or BlackInfoHwy@prodigy.net . Welcome, Travelers!





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