White Supremacists Playing the ‘Race Card’

by on August 4, 2021 · 3 comments

in Civil Rights

By Ernie McCray

if I write something
along the lines
of, say, a little Mexican girl
curled up in her fears
of what’s happening
in her world
as she’s housed
in a cage,
or of a Black man
dying from
a racist policeman’s rage,
his knee on the brotha’s neck,
someone says
I’m playing the “race card’
and I agree
since, in America,
race cards
are the only cards in the deck.

But White America,
at large,
deals their race cards
from the bottom of the deck
as one would expect
since their ancestors,
the discoverers
and the forefathers
and slave owners,
et al,
created the game –
in a way
that deals them
a hand
with more than their fair share
of aces and kings
and jacks and queens
and tens,
the cards
with which
one is most likely to win,
leaving those of us with darker skins
to fend
for ourselves,
to take the rotten hand
dealt to us
with no fuss
as our playing the race card
fills them with immense disgust.

But they play
their hand
with reckless abandon,
at random,
as the world came to see
when they tried to steal
the vote
after folks
of color
had worked tirelessly
to get out the vote,
the U.S. Capitol Building
in Washington DC
while the people’s electees,
who took an oath
to defend the country’s principles
against “all enemies,”
no matter who they might be,
chose to pretend
it all was just
a “tea party,”
even though there wasn’t,
in the midst of all
the anarchy,
all the spraying and battering
and club swinging
and stun gunning
and smothering,
a single sighting
of anyone sipping
from cups
with pinky fingers up
and not as much
as a
quiche crumpet or savory scone
anywhere to be seen
in this scene.

But, alas,
all this will pass
as the White supremacists’
of forever being
in the majority
is gradually
coming to an end
like the forces
in a dying wind.

Leading to a
future reality
the cards being played
are not race cards
but colorblind cards
that allow everyone a chance to win.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeff Wergeles August 4, 2021 at 2:13 pm

Thank you, Ernie. Brilliant!


sealintheSelkirks August 5, 2021 at 1:08 am

This fits right in here…

Hawley’s “Love America Act” is All About Hate
by Thom Hartmann


Former-slave-state Missouri Senator Josh Hawley doesn’t want America’s white children to be exposed to the simple reality that slavery was not only legal at the founding of our country but was, in several places, written into our Constitution.

And that the rest of America subsidized the slave-owners’ states and continues to subsidize them to this day…continued at link.

NOTE: this last statement is absolutely true. For every $1 in federal taxes the slave states get at least two back (or more). If the US government quit taking taxes from them while also cancelling sending federal funds TO them, ALL of them would be bankrupt within 6 months. Hey, that’s an excellent idea…

Ernie, there’s a school board election coming up and one of the candidates put out the very bizarre concept about how ‘controversial’ teaching about slavery is and that it is ‘too much’ for the young to understand. My question to him was what good is sending our kids to school if schools don’t teach critical thinking skills and the ability to question to the young BEFORE they become adults and just when did he think it would be appropriate to teach about that reality?

He sputtered at me, got very red in the face, and literally dismissed me by pointing at another questioner wearing…a red MAGA hat.

There is a really good candidate running and I hope to hell she wins it.



Jerry Wallingford August 14, 2021 at 11:45 am

Thanks Ernie. Excellent as usual. Jerry


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