The year is 2013. Cops in Detroit shared their sense of humor with the world: They forced a black guy to sing and dance like a monkey. Naturally, most people were not amused.
For some reason, black people like to be treated as people. Not monkeys. Perhaps that’s a bit of common knowledge police officers should be taught need to know.
Also, the Republican National Committee (RNC) issued a tweet, commemorating Rosa Parks and her role in ending racism.
Yes, while Detroit cops were busy mocking the human species, the RNC celebrated the end of racism.
I’m an alien. I traveled the universe. I’ve seen some black holes up close, but none were as black and frightening as the brain that coughed up the words end of racism and deeming it fact.
One has to wonder: who in their right mind could think racism is a thing of the past?
I mean, the RNC apologized and all, but the fact remains: they tweeted the end of racism and posted it. That means they only started thinking about it when other people told them to.
To illustrate the RNC’s
logical fallacy stupidity, I took the liberty of taking their statement and replacing the words ‘Rosa Parks’ and ‘racism’:
“Today we remember Oprah Winfrey and her role in ending obesity.”
“Today we remember Macaulay Culkin and his role in ending burglaries.”
“Today we remember Lance Armstrong and his role in ending cancer.”
“Today we remember Al Gore and his role in ending global warming.”
“Today we remember George W. Bush and his role in ending Al Gore.”
“Today we remember the condom and its role in ending AIDS.”
“Today we remember the pope and his role in ending condoms.”
“Today we remember Buddha and his role in ending violence.”
“Today we remember the RNC and its role in ending intelligence.”
Sounds kinda silly, doesn’t it?
Sure, Rosa Parks had a positive influence on human rights, the same way condoms prevented a lot of AIDS victims, the same way the pope caused a lot of AIDS victims on account of ignoring science.
But to say racism has ended is beyond stupid. It’s ignorant.
Actually, crediting Rosa Parks for her role in ending racism IS racism. It’s letting the world know you don’t REALLY care about minorities.
The RNC is not stupid. They’re racist. You can’t simply praise black heroes and their struggle. Just because history has proven them right, doesn’t mean their struggle is over.
If those Detroit police officers taught us anything, it’s that one has to be blind to think racism is a thing of the past. Blind or just not interested.
So what to do about the RNC?
I have an idea: RNC members should become bus drivers. Honest working bus drivers. I’m sure being a bus driver in Detroit, Los Angeles or Chicago will teach someone a thing or two about racism. And the plus side: they’d get to sit in the front of the bus all the time!
Enjoy your journey, but beware of fire, for it had a role in ending Joan of Arc.