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Reverse Racism in America

Updated: Jun 4

 

Accessing the minds of students in America today is an invaluable one, and the opposers of our free nation know this well. Through very personal means, I learned that many young, school-aged individuals hold a passionate, one-sided view on racism, believing that only white Americans can be racist. This realization saddened me deeply.


To safeguard the minds of the students from becoming breeding grounds for hate and unfounded protests in the near future, we must teach them how to disarm the narratives that have been fed to them daily and by an indiscriminate force called social media, news, friends, the education system, and general propaganda. We must learn how to reject the echoing of America’s past, only this time, through the means of reverse racism. Reverse racism is very much alive today, but mum is the word, and people have been too afraid to identify it publicly. Reverse racism is being implanted through various synchronized respects, but one that is most evident in the classrooms and in the corporate workplaces is the weapon of carefully selected and repeated vocabulary that will justify the ill-shifting of America as we know it. You’ve heard the terms, “equality, equitable, diverse, inclusive, fair, fair for all, privilege, privileged, triggered, white supremacy, justice, patriarchy, racism, social justice, toxic masculinity, bigotry, fascism, nationalism, and more. We all want the equitable, racist-free nation that we have all worked so hard to get to, but those who don’t, are not the members of only one race. In the spirit of transparency, I have encountered racism from individuals of various races, including my own, as well as from different socioeconomic statuses, age groups, religions, and educational backgrounds. Isn’t it captivating that the very core of racism does not discriminate?


And how do you measure true racism? Can you measure the attitude of the hearts? How do you and I filter through a genuine encounter of disdain versus a response from an already wounded heart? While hard to hear, overcoming the spirit of racism begins with oneself. I will never enter a room intimidated by who wants me in there or not simply because I am a woman, a Latina, a middle-school dropout, a conservative, etc. I know even non-racist individuals may not welcome my presence, but where one finds my presence, it is as God’s assignment, and an open door from my Creator.


The conquered giant of racism was awakened by another initiative to gain support for their own cause, the LGBTQ+ movement. If you partner this initiative with one that has had a major historical and imperative impact such as the Civil Rights movement, then recruiting members to identify so-called racists and bigots is easy. Racism in its totality will never be extinguished, just like rudeness, stinginess, murder, and gossip. These are all hurtful to humanity, and are birthed and reside in the heart of man. Yet, these will never pass away until the earth is no more.


Every person’s intimate experience with racism is that, personal. There are stories of many good, loving people, who did not deserve to be mistreated in this manner. We will never understand the fullness of those who experienced slavery and the horrific abuses during the many years of slavery and the Civil Rights era. I think back to the many moments from the early 90s and early 2000s when obvious, and blatant, racist gestures towards me and non-whites were at an all-time high. At that moment, they wounded me, and made me feel small, and unwelcomed. That period was also marked by major acceptable, sexual harassment and misogyny, yet the shaping of a woman who would eventually surpass it all. As for the many older, white Americans that cultivated this evil in their hearts, we have seen them leave the earth and it has become a better place in the absence of that generational evil. If we are honest, as I often tell those who will listen, we all have a little racism in us. We need transparent, logical, individuals to test our thoughts as I have done with many. I have confronted the attitudes of those who believe there is no racism in them at all, simply because they are not white. I have asked them about their feelings and attitudes towards the customer service representatives who take our calls, but cannot speak English well. I have taken to task their assumption that every Hispanic-looking person eats tacos, rice, and beans each day, and that Latinos appreciate being called, Latinx. We do not! That is a term formed to erase the God-given gender assignments. I have directed individuals to evaluate the term "Karen", and its significant subtext. It is a form of reverse racism. Do we want to be part of healing this land? Then it starts with us individually, regardless of our race. For the logical and responsible citizen, we don’t get to opt out of facing the racism and discrimination in our own hearts while crucifying the ones we believe are blatantly racist. Clearly, this message will resonate with the reasonable, who understand that we truly do live in the best country in the world. Now more than ever, Americans have access to opportunity like never before, and the doors continue to open. As a Latina myself, who dropped out of school with only an 8th-grade education, becoming a teen mom, who lived an out-of-control life and regained my losses, I can tell you that racism or not, I am not held back. You, myself, and others, have no barriers that cannot be overcome. I have had the privilege, as every other American to pursue an education, business, and greater opportunities. Did it cost money to pursue a higher education, all the way to a Master’s degree? Yes. And that does not make it present-day institutional racism. Was the education process intense? Absolutely, but I made my own way by studying harder than others, yet the reward was in the determination. No one has stopped me from now having the honor of starting my podcast show, interviewing elected officials, and those running for office. Nothing has gotten in my way of visiting third world countries, providing a library for a third world nation, and more. Today, it is not racism that holds back non-white Americans. It is the idea that there still exists an institutional barrier, an all-encompassing hurdle that has the power to keep us from moving forward. Ideas so credulous, that this becomes a disservice and dishonor to our older generations. It is odious to those who endured the violent and most inhumane acts of personal, generational, institutional, and systemic racism. Now is the time to rise up and be part of bringing out the best in America, but we must first bring the best out in ourselves.


Teresa Garza Lusk, Conservative Latina








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