Over the past 60-years, civil rights for black Americans improved tremendously. Under the 8-years of Barack Obama, civil rights for blacks has been set back by nearly 50 to 60-years. Instead of wanting equality, many have begun demanding superior and preferential treatment over other ethnic groups. They demand tolerance and equality from others and yet they are completely intolerant of the same people they want to tolerate them. An example has been seen by black radicals with the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s also evident in the recent written rant by New York Times writer Greg Howard that went off on a rant against white women for not giving way to him on the sidewalk. He wants them to move out of his way, but it’s doubted he would give way to them.
Is it racist to not cede space on overcrowded New York City sidewalks?
New York Times reporter Greg Howard, writing in the paper’s “Race/Related” newsletter, penned an essay singling out white women for not moving out of his way.
He writes that in his seven years of living in the city, “most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not.”
My response to Howard is that I’ve seen the same failure to move out the way from many black Americans, white Americans, Hispanics and others. It’s not a problem of racial disrespect but more of a lack of respect and courtesy that is no longer taught by many parents or in the public schools. I see this is stores, on the streets and on the road, no one respects anyone else, nor does anyone seem to be courteous to others any longer. Howard needs to take is racist glasses off and start looking at the real world. Had he been a white writer ranting about black women, he would have lost his job, but since he’s black, he won’t.