Whiteness is now considered toxic. Academia’s ‘Whiteness Studies’ are basically anti-White diatribes. And Whites are faulted for not taking responsibility for today’s ‘systemic racism.’ Essentially the Left and its news media have made White folks persona non grata.
Once a substantial majority of Georgians were White. But Whites are currently only a little over 50% of the State’s population and may soon become a minority. News media’s coverage of recent elections in the State of Georgia focused on the Black candidates with little or no mention of White folks.
Georgia’s leading Black celebrity, Stacey Abrams has accused Whites of suppressing Black voters. But Black voters recently elected Raphael Warnock as Georgia’s first Black Senator. But we shouldn’t expect that incident to alter Abrams’ insistence that Whites are inhibiting Black progress. And we don’t expect Black complaints received by the “Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity” to subside.
Georgia’s new Black senator, Raphael Warnock has publicly stated the problem with America is “wealth, power and whiteness.” Warnock supports Reverend Jeremiah Wright who reinterpreted “God bless America” as “God damn America.” Warnock has also praised Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan’s criticism of Christian churches and he cited Farrakhan’s accusation of Christianity as a “White-man’s religion - a slave religion.
MSNBC’s Race Lady, Joy Reid traveled to Atlanta to support Raphael Warnock’s candidacy. Reid confused the day after Thanksgiving with Robert E. Lee’s birthday and falsely argued that a Confederate holiday prevented Warnock supporters from voting on a Saturday. Joy Reid doesn’t like Whites or White traditions. She describes Thanksgiving a “simplistic fairytale” to hide how the US was founded on “genocide” and “white supremacy.”
Georgia’s other Senator is also a far-left, anti-racist Democrat, Jon Ossoff, the State’s first Jewish Senator as well as the youngest at age 33. His political positions are more than just progressive, they lean towards socialism. Ossoff is heavily involved with Georgia’s Black militants and his candidacy was endorsed and supported by the late Civil Rights activist John Lewis,
Its hard to believe that leftist Democrats like Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock could be elected to the Senate by Georgians. Jon Ossoff aligns with the State’s powerful Blacks and militant Raphael Warnock has a constituency of Black Georgians. These radicals are out-of-step with White Georgians politically as well as sociologically.
The State of Georgia in the 1960s and 1970s was ripe for demeaning White folks. Social Reformers insisted that racism influenced Whites day-to- day behaviors. White Georgians felt no need to defend themselves against what they considered spurious accusations. Indeed, accusations of racism are usually based on perception. It someone expects racism, they will encounter it.
Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. He attended the University of Alabama and has a degree from Birmingham Southern College. His writing is influenced by years of witnessing how versions of news and history were distorted for political reasons. Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Society of Independent Southern Historians and his articles have appeared on various websites, magazines, and publications for several organizations. He lives in Coastal Georgia.