On December 10th, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. One of his most famous speeches was given in front of 250,000 civil rights supporters and was titled “I Have A Dream.” In the speech he makes the following statement, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This month, the Marxist terrorist group Black Lives Matter (BLM) has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The irony here is that the former award recipient called for peace and nonviolence while the latter has burned, looted, and destroyed cities throughout the United States. This organization has not contributed anything towards peace. Furthermore, those associated with BLM disregard Dr. King’s quote and in fact judge everyone by the color of their skin and not the content of their character.
Admittedly, laws and rules did exist that supported racial inequality and injustice in our nation’s history; our founders were not perfect people. But, the America of today compared to the America during the civil rights movement is different. Today, BLM more or less dismisses the progress that our country has made and projects that we still live in the days of Jim Crow laws; It is not accurate. How can Nigerians and South Africans be some of the most educated ethnic groups in a country that is systemically racist, as it was before or during Jim Crow? How can the buying power of black people continue to increase in a country that doesn’t offer equal opportunities to all of its citizens? Why does BLM overlook the success of black athletes and those in the entertainment industry? BLM and the “woke” left will continue to disregard individual virtues and deem everyone to be part of a collective mob.
Black Lives Matter and the liberal left push terms like “white privilege” and “white guilt” on all Americans to explain racial disparities. The truth of the matter is the term “white privilege” is racist itself. The very definition of racism is “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.” It doesn’t matter what I believe in or that you didn’t ask to be born to white parents, we are all simply racists if our pigment is white or non-black. The left will continue to use racism as a way to destroy individual liberties and reject the ideals that our country was founded upon. This country will not be uniting with an organization like BLM or the “woke” left while they categorize all Americans as being racist, and our system of government as systemically racist. Everyone should stop relying on the government to solve their problems and adhere to the liberties that our founding fathers wanted us to have. President Ronald Reagan once said, “The problem with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, they just know so much that isn’t so.” In analyzing the progress of our country and its citizens, the left believes they know so much that just isn’t so.