I fear that the accusations of racism against Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Officer Crowley and the participants of the Tea Party, are doing more harm to race relations in America than anything that I can think of in modern-day history.
Playing the “race card” has frustrated and angered both conservative and independent Whites as well as conservative African Americans who feel that these false accusations of racism will eventually have the same affect as the little boy, who consistently cried, “wolf.”
When attacked by the left, conservative whites often defend themselves by saying, “When it comes to people, I don’t see color.” Although I hear what they are saying and understand what they mean, these words will not stop the liberal left from playing the race card, nor will it bring us together as American citizens.
Before I address the issue of race card, let me say that the colors in God’s creation is one of the most beautiful things that we possess on earth, whether it is the vivid colors of the fall leaves, the variety of colors in the early spring or the diversity of colors of those whom God made in his image, every person should recognize, respect and appreciate the beauty and the diversity of colors no matter how it is displayed.
In my award-winning children’s storybook on race relations, the story ends with children of all colors embracing each other and singing:
We are all pat of one family,
It doesn’t matter what our color may be.
We may be red, yellow black or white,
We must live in peace and never fight.
We should help each other whenever we can
And treat one another as our fellow man.
It doesn’t matter what our color may be,
Because we are all part of one family.
Now back to the race card. Conservatives must not run away from the race issue. Instead they must stand strong and defend their track record in the area of Civil Rights. We must fight these accusations with truth – rather than with ineffective statements like: “I don’t see color.” The facts are on our side. According to congressional records and our nation’s renowned black and white historians, the founding fathers of today’s liberals were the progenitors of racism in this country.
It is time to expose the liberals and their racist history. It is time to tell Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and President Barack Obama that it was their racist party, the Democratic Party that supported slavery, Jim Crow, Segregated Schools, lynchings, the Dred Scott Decision, Plessy v. Ferguson and every other racist institution in America; and as of this date, they have yet to issue an apology to African Americans for their past racist practices.
Attorney General Eric Holder says we need to have a dialogue on race. Well, if he really wants to have this dialogue, tell the liberals to bring plenty of salt and pepper, because we will make them eat their race card.
Rev. Wayne Perryman