(Article by Erin Erhardt republished from WesternJournal.com)
On Wednesday, the son of football great Herschel Walker took to Twitter to condemn Democrats and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Democrats used to be the party of the KKK and white supremacy,” Walker tweeted.
“Now, they’re the party of BLM and black supremacy. Both are equally dangerous. All lives matter.”
Walker is spot on: Any race’s assertion of supremacy is dangerous.
That used to be the definition of racism — a belief that any one race is inherently superior (or inferior) to another — until the “antiracism” crowd redefined the term to take into account social or institutional power.
In other words, the antiracism crowd believes that, because the United States was founded and historically run largely by white people, only white people can be racist. If a black person attacks a white person because that person is white, that isn’t racism; it’s merely a result of the historical power imbalance.
That is, of course, a ridiculous conclusion.
The dirty little secret of Black Lives Matter is that it is like the Ku Klux Klan. Both movements define and group people based on race.
Both use intimidation and violence to get what they want.
True antiracism would look like the world Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined — a world where people are judged not by their skin, but by the content of their character.
A world where all lives matter and are considered equal.
Unfortunately, that’s not what the Democrats want. The left wants to divide Americans, putting people in boxes based on the color of their skin and berating those who dare to think differently.
It’s important for black people who disagree with the radical left to speak out.
Black Americans are not monolithic. Like Americans of any color, they are concerned about their jobs, the safety of their communities and a myriad of other issues that are not based on the color of their skin.
The left’s obsession with race, the vilification of anyone who has a different opinion on race in America, is not progressive; it’s regressive.
Instead of bringing Americans together in a society where race isn’t important — where race is simply a descriptive characteristic like height or eye color — Democrats are attempting to divide Americans into various intersectional victim groups who are dependent on big government for salvation and equality.
That is not what America is supposed to be.
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