So here we are once again witnessing in Minneapolis yet another very clear demonstration of Negroes doing what it is that Negroes do better than anyone.  But wait, perhaps I’m being a bit too judgmental here, after all, I know that it’s every time I get upset about the death of some WHITE guy at the hands of the police, my first impulse, and I do mean my very first, is to immediately go out and rob the nearest Target or Walmart, or perhaps to even torch the nearest auto parts store.  After all, nothing makes your point better than going on a good rampage.  Kidding!

So I’m quite sure we’ve all been watching on our televisions the goings on in Minneapolis as dozens of looters, if not more, stole televisions and all manner of electronic gadgetry from a Target store located near Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct building as ‘protests’ continued Wednesday over the death of George Floyd.  Now granted, after watching the video involving the police, they clearly went too far.  But that in no way justifies what we have all seen taking place.  Perhaps all we’re really seeing here is sizable and early turnout of ‘Crooked, Creepy’ Joe Biden voters.

Besides ransacking the Target, looters were also spotted ransacking a Dollar Tree, a liquor store, and a tobacco store.  So essentially what we had here was nothing more than another Negro shopping spree disguised as a ‘protest.’  And I think we can all agree that none of these individuals will ever see jail time.  And oddly enough, it’s groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM) that whine about how the reason no stores want to open in their neighborhoods is racism, but perhaps there’s another reason for the reluctance.  Who wants to do business in war zone populated with violent hoodlums?

It’s every time a black dies while in police custody, regardless of the cause, that we see this very same kind of behavior.  Meanwhile it’s blacks continuing to kill blacks, by the hundreds, in many of our major cities that results in nothing similar.  There are no protests, no riots, no looting, nothing.   And as is usually the case this recent ‘protest’ seems to be much less about some alleged grievance and far more about the acquiring various types of free electronic gadgets, appliances and home goods from a local Target store and a number of other stores!  BLACK APP-LIANCES MATTER.

But not being black myself, I must admit that what I’m more than a little confused about is how looting stores owned by those who played virtually no role in the cause for one’s ‘protest’ can in any way be considered as a legitimate way to display one’s supposed outrage?  After all, one really has nothing to do with the other which makes this just another case of common criminals taking advantage, as they always do, of a vulnerable situation like the true cowards they are and always will be.  And it’s their own behavior that detracts from, in this case, the death of George Floyd.

While it’s difficult, after watching the video, to argue that this man, Mr. Floyd, wasn’t murdered by the police officer, it still does not give these animals the right to rob, vandalize, torch and destroy their own city and the private property owned by innocent business owners.  These people are obviously too stupid to understand that this type of behavior only serves to defeat their purpose.  This is not how civilized humans are supposed to act, but then it doesn’t appear to be civilized humans that are involved here.  It would appear to be just the opposite.  As is usually the case.

Regarding those who are the legitimate ‘leaders’ of the black community, it’s a very rare event whenever we hear a voice of reason when it comes to this type of behavior.  Most people will only remember the looting and the damage done to the community involved, and whatever message was intended to be sent or the original reason for the ‘protest’ will be lost.  Mr. Floyd, and what happened to him, will likely be reduced to being little more than a foot note or an afterthought to the resulting destruction caused by a band of brainless punks. All this is hurting the cause.

Here are just a few rather inconvenient facts for these black protesters/looters. In 2018, according to the FBI’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, there were about 600,000 non homicide violent black-white crimes each year, with 90% involving a black perpetrator and a white victim. According to economist John Lott, writing in 2014: “Based on the most recent available FBI crime numbers, black male teenagers were nine times more likely to commit murder than were their white counterparts. That’s right, nine times, and the gap in these urban areas is undoubtedly even larger.”

Blacks kill twice as many whites (500 in 2015) as whites kill blacks (229 in 2015). Blacks, at 13% of the population, commit 50% of murders, and 90% of black murder victims are killed by other blacks. The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley wrote in 2014: “Blacks commit violent crimes at 7 to 10 times the rate that whites do. The fact that their victims tend to be of the same race suggests that young black men in the ghetto live in danger of being shot by each other, not cops.” The No. 1 cause of preventable deaths for young white men is accidents, like car accidents.

Meanwhile, the No. 1 cause of deaths, preventable or otherwise, for young black men is homicide.  In absolute numbers, Chicago often has more murders than any other city in America. The population of Chicago is approximately one-third black, one-third white and one-third Hispanic. Yet, blacks account for over 80% of the city’s homicide victims.  What we were witnessing is the decay caused by the programs pushed upon us by the Democrats whose ultimate aim was their self-enrichment. The rule of law only matters to the Democrats when it ultimately serves them personally.

If blacks want to be taken seriously, they need to stop exploiting tragedy for personal gain. This looting crap has been going on for as long as I can remember.  It gives the impression that black society is uncivilized and certainly makes the police think vastly different of them as a community.  It needs to stop because this is not how blacks should be portrayed; as opportunistic, petty thieves who care less about protesting a black man’s death and more about lining their own pockets. Most blacks are not criminals but these images go a long way toward maintaining that stereotype.

This sort of behavior will accomplish nothing other than to reinforce generational stereotypes.  It is wrong. No other ethnic group mocks law enforcement the way the black community has and does.  Black men die every day at the hands of other black men, sometimes scores per day in cities all across our country and not a word is uttered about how precious their lives were.  So don’t play hypocrite on my time. The black community deserves better than the reputation they are getting from these organized thugs and as well as all of those who condone their violent actions.



As we enter each and every election season, whether for president or for midterms, I always find myself wondering if this will be the election when blacks finally wake up, come to their senses, and at least begin to make the journey off the Democrat plantation.  And it’s always after each and every election that I get my answer…Nope!  And it’s usually then that I begin ponder what it might actually take to convince blacks that the Democrat Party is not their friend and that it most certainly does not have their best interests at heart.  Blacks are simply seen as a source of votes for Democrats, nothing more and nothing less.  And apparently that’s enough for them.

Recently at the University of Wisconsin in Madison we had someone identified as being an ‘assistant professor’ from the University of Pittsburgh, and she had a political message to deliver to students.  The title of ‘Dr.’ Shanara Reid-Brinkley’s presentation pretty much tells you all you need to know about her: “Anti-Blackness and the Political: Millennials, Black Intellectuals, and the Re-shaping of American Politics.”  And it’s in her talks that she actually suggests that blacks have less liberty in America now that President Donald Trump has replaced Barry “Almighty” in the Oval Office.  She said, “I think that we’re all screwed because white people are in charge.”

According to ‘Professor’ Reid-Brinkley, democracy was built on anti-blackness, and therefore black people will never have the same freedoms as whites.  She also goes on to allege that white people are to blame for issues, such as global warming, genocide, and colonization and that none of these “problems” will be solved until black people — not white people — are in charge.  What do you suppose may have happened to Ms. Reid-Brinkley in her life to arouse within her such a level of intense hatred for whites?  Because that’s what she is really making very clear here, the fact that she hates white people.  And apparently most, if not ALL, white people!

I’m old enough to remember when colleges attempted to open the minds of their students by at least pretending to present different lines of thought to them. However, the left has now been seized by such hysterical anti-Trump fervor and colleges these days have become one gigantic pity party over the 2016 election. They are so blinded by their own bias that they think it’s perfectly acceptable for a professor to get up in front of students and suggest that an entire race of people is unfit for public office.  However, if Obummer showed us anything, it’s that a black man should never again be elected president.  It’s far too complicated of a job.

And what continues to puzzle me, at least to some degree, is why it is that so many parents continue to shell out big money to send their kids to what are nothing but indoctrination factories.  For instance, the cost of out-of-state tuition to the University of Pittsburgh is $29,758 and the cost of out-of-state tuition to the University of Wisconsin in Madison is $32,738.  Now as far as I’m concerned that’s money that could be much better spent.  Why is it that so many parents seem so content to willingly finance the brainwashing of their own children, with the net result being having them return home to live with mommy and daddy until they’re 40?

In truth, Ms. Reid-Brinkley is really nothing more than another of those our garden variety racists who, while she may think of herself as being intelligent, reveals herself to be, courtesy of her words and actions, anything but.  Because it is nothing short of the complete subjugation of whitey that will come to satisfy vehemently racist blacks like herself.  So here’s a suggestion for her, how about we start by immediately taking away ALL affirmative action, all welfare, all food stamps, all Obamaphones and all preferential admission to college based only on skin color.  Let’s even out the playing field for real and then see who it is that comes out on top.

And she also alleges that white people are to blame for issues, “such as global warming, genocide, and colonization and that none of these problems will be solved until black people — not white people— are in charge.”  This woman is a lunatic, but even worse is the fact that she actually believes this.  And sadly many black Americans believe it as well.  We are Balkanizing in slow motion, our country is unraveling, a process that began once we forgot about the “melting pot” and started down the road of identity politics. The only reason anyone talks about celebrating diversity is because we have no choice which doesn’t mean diversity is good.

And she goes on to make the claim that “none of these problems will be solved until black people-not white people-are in charge.”  I suppose in a way one can say she’s right.  Look how great life is in such places as Zimbabwe, Liberia, South Africa, Sudan, etc, etc.  All utopias, right?  Oh wait, that’s not the same you say?  Well then, what about Detroit, Camden, Newark, Baltimore, and a list that could go on to include nearly every big city in America.  Blacks need to take a long hard look in the mirror, they’ve caused their own problems and they should be the ones to fix them and stop blaming Whitey for their inability to live like civilized human beings!

She also makes the claim that black people are screwed under Trump?  But such a statement proves just how ignorant of the facts she really is.  Because for blacks in America Barry’s economic policies were responsible for: a 58 percent increase in food stamps, a 20 percent jump in those out of the workforce, the fact that black home ownership is 20 percent lower than the national average, the fact the black unemployment is higher than the national average, the racial wage gap being the worst in nearly 40 years, black median household income being $20,000 lower than the national average, and the poverty rate 10 percent higher than national average.

People like Ms. Reid-Brinkley all subscribe to the same twisted, and blatantly racist philosophy that is black liberation theology/critical race theory. This rise of racist black supremacism, or black nationalism is a growing problem.  These people are obsessed with race.  They are completely anti-white, racist bigots.  And don’t give me this “blacks can’t be racist because whites have the power” nonsense.  Of course they can be racist, and in fact they are racist.  They all seem to see some form or another of Marxism as being the solution.  And they seek nothing short of the complete overthrow of our current system of government based on our Constitution.

These people view our Constitution as being a racist document written by slave masters.  And therefore everything that flows from it is to be viewed as racist and illegitimate. They are organized into radical groups like BLM, OFA, Nation of Islam, the Black Panther Party, and any number of others.  They are in league with far left money masters like George Soros.  Make no mistake, these people are the enemy.  And they are not going to respond to anything short of the use of force.  They will just ignore any ruling they don’t like, and any law they don’t like.  The see the rules as not applying to them, only to the rest of us.

And I guess it feels good to jump off a cliff, the rushing wind and the sense of freedom is just like flying, but at some point they are going to come to the realization that neither the world nor whitey has provided them with a soft place to land.  I find it ironic that most Whites have embraced Dr. King’s philosophies while most Blacks have rejected them in favor of Jim Crow type laws and segregation.  Democrat LBJ said that the Democrats could control blacks through the ‘war on poverty’ and gain their votes for the next 200 years.  And as the minorities fall into the trap of government welfare programs all they do is to continue to prove him right.

And so the harsh truth of it all is that the only people who are screwing blacks, are blacks themselves.  Blacks are their own worst enemy.  After all, if it weren’t for racism they would have to blame themselves for their problems and white guilters and crooked politicians would then have to find a new angle.  Personally, I believe blacks should be treated equally rather than as a protected species. That’s what caused this problem in the first place.  If they chose to use the commonsense God gave them they would recognize what they are doing to themselves and exactly who enables and finances their behavior.  But they don’t. And so the cycle continues.



So, it’s according to a new Gallup poll, released just this past Monday, that blacks feel more mistreated while shopping in a store, at a restaurant, bar, or theater than by police.  Imagine that.  Now why do you suppose they might be made to feel that way?  Might it be because more often than not it’s a black youth running from a store with something that doesn’t belong to them?  Or that when I do chose to go out to a movie, it’s usually some black punk talking on his phone as if he, or she, is the only one in the theater.  And have you ever seen blacks in a restaurant?  My wife and I jokingly refer to it as ‘Menu Class’ because everything has to be thoroughly explained to them, and then usually everything still ends up going back 2 or 3 times in, what would at least appear to be, an attempt to get a free meal.

Now granted, not all blacks behave in the manner that I outlined above, but a great many do.  And those who do not are, unfortunately, made to suffer a little guilt by association.  To them I say, “That’s life, get over it.”  Anyway, it was according to this poll that 18 percent of blacks said they felt like they were treated unfairly because they were black “in dealings with the police, such as traffic incidents.” However, 24 percent reported discrimination in a store where they were shopping, and 20 percent felt that way “at a restaurant, bar, theater or other entertainment place.”  Putting myself in the position of a business owner, I’d tell these folks that perhaps if more blacks chose to act like adults and not like spoiled children with a sense of entitlement, blacks might begin to be viewed differently in such venues.

And it was also in this very same poll that 18 percent of blacks surveyed felt they were treated unfairly at their “place of work,” which was the same percentage as those who felt discriminated against by police.  Meanwhile, 12 percent felt they were treated unfairly because they were black “while getting health care” for themselves or a family member.  The issue of being treated unfairly when receiving healthcare or in their place of work, I have a hard time buying.  Because I’ll tell ya, the blacks that I’m around during the work day tend to be able to get away with murder.  They play with their phones, compare baby videos, talk about what they did over the weekend, or do just about anything but what they’re actually getting paid to do.  And rarely if ever is anything said to them, usually out of fear of being accused of racism.

Also, according to this poll, younger blacks were more likely to report discrimination than are older blacks.  Among blacks aged 8-49, 21 percent responded that they felt discriminated against because of their race while dealing with police, compared to 13 percent of those over 50. (Excuse me, but why do we really care about what an 8 year old has to say?)  Furthermore, 23 percent of men compared to 13 percent of women reported such discrimination by police.  Among respondents under 50, 29 percent of black respondents felt discriminated against while shopping, while only 18 percent felt that way while shopping. Furthermore, 26 percent of men and 23 percent of women felt they were treated differently because they were black while shopping.  Now if they are treated differently, I think there’s a rational explanation for it.

Also among young blacks, 23 percent reported discrimination while at a restaurant, bar, or theater, compared to 15 percent of blacks 50 and up. Meanwhile, 20 percent of men and 19 percent of women felt discrimination in the same setting.  In the workplace, 21 percent of younger blacks experienced discrimination, the study found, compared to 13 percent of blacks 50 and over. More women, however, reported discrimination based on race in the workplace (18 percent), compared to 16 percent of men, who reported experiencing the same thing.  But I’d be very curious to know what exactly it is that they base this sense of racism on.  I mean, is it simply because they didn’t get the raise or promotion they thought they were ‘entitled’ to?  Or does it go deeper than that?

Also, 10 percent of younger blacks reported being treated differently because of their race while getting health care for themselves or a family member, while more blacks 50 and older (14 percent) felt discrimination while doing the same. Among men, 13 percent compared to 11 percent of women felt they were treated differently while getting health care for themselves or a family member.  Meanwhile, 88 percent of blacks reported satisfaction with their lives, while only 87 percent of whites felt that way, the poll revealed. Such was not the case, however in 2013 when 89 percent of whites reported greater satisfaction with their lives than blacks, who had an 87 percent approval at the time.

The survey said, “Blacks’ satisfaction with their lives is now higher by one percentage point than at any time over the past 14 years and well above the low point of 80% measured in 2008. On the other hand, whites’ personal satisfaction is now essentially tied with its lowest point.”  And it added, “Blacks’ reports of satisfaction with the way their daily lives are going is at its all-time high point, providing additional evidence that U.S. blacks’ views of their general life conditions have not recently deteriorated.”  Personally, I have a hard time trying to figure out what it is that blacks have to be so unhappy about.  Life is made so easy for them, and they have a built in excuse when it comes to failure.  That being, or course, the world is against them because they are black.

As I have said before, on more than one occasion, when I come back in my next life, it is my intent to come back, black.  Because how nice must it be to feel to feel justified in living off your fellow Americans or to get a tax ‘refund’ every year even though you’re not made to actually pay any amount in federal income taxes.  And being black would also entitle me to a free education, be guaranteed to graduate, and to then get a high dollar job, usually with the government, be it local, state or federal, or with the local school district.  And while it would likely be a job for which I would be nowhere near qualified, that would matter very little because I’m black and would likely be needed to fill some quota.  And I wouldn’t be able to be fired also because I’m black.  I mean, where else can you get a deal like that?

And I wish I could have some level of sympathy for blacks, but I just can’t. And let’s be honest, here, the major issues that many in the black community are forced to contend with on a daily basis, such as, the number of black males in prison, the number of unwed mothers and the number of blacks in poverty, the number unemployed are all pretty much self-inflicted problems.  Meaning, of course, that they have brought this all on themselves by choosing, consistently, to vote for the very people who have essentially made sure that blacks would never be able to get ahead.  The black family has been decimated, and with it went the opportunity for more blacks to enjoy what used to be, pre-Obama, the American dream.  They’ve repeatedly been played for saps, and show no interest in changing things.


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Aren’t blacks, I mean other than the race profiteers like Barry, Sharpton, Farrakhan and Jackson, the least bit curious about why it is that Democrats, and apparently some RINOs as well, seem to be so determined in their efforts to remove every last vestige of the Confederacy?  Are they really stupid enough to think that it’s simply because Democrats are just so concerned about any remaining stigma of slavery and racism that it may create?

Hey black folks, you really do need to wake up and smell the deceit which has also been laced with more than a dash of treachery being added in!  What’s it’s really about is the Democrats doing their best to rid themselves of their own history.  It was Democrats who ran the south, it was Democrats who supported slavery enough to go to war over it, it was then Democrats who were behind the Jim Crow laws, the Ku Klux Klan and segregation.

And then came 1964 when with nothing more than a mere stroke of a pen, by a Democrat president, blacks somehow became convinced, whether out of ignorance, stupidity or maybe just laziness, that the Democrats were somehow guilty of none of that and were the party worthy of their loyalty.  And what have those years of loyalty?  Yet in spite of all that the Democrat Party has put them through for the last 50 years, blacks remain loyal to this day.

Slavery by any other name is still slavery.  And it’s because of their blind loyalty that, in many respects, blacks are no further ahead today than they were 50 years ago.  And it has nothing whatsoever to do with whatever racism by whites that may still exist.  It has everything to do with their allegiance to one political party, the same party that has been stabbing them in the back for decades.  And yet all we continue to hear from blacks is, “Thank you master, may I have another!”




I’ll admit there was once a time in my life when I actually bought into the myth that those whom home was the black community were, some ho much more religious, than the rest of us.  But keep in mind the part of the country in which I grew up had very few blacks.  In my high school of roughly 1000 students there was but one who was black.  But then I left home, departing for what’s been called the cold, cruel world I very quickly came to realize just how wrong I had been for a large portion of my life.

What I quickly came to find out was that within the black community there seems to reside a very deep-seated hatred of anyone that is not like them, but especially of whites.  Strangle though it was in looking back in history that I found that that had not always been the case.  Even in the days of slavery hated of whites was nowhere near as intense as it seems to be today.  And I also found that once blacks were given the vote it was far more often than not that they chose to vote for white Republicans.

The flames of hatred for whites began to grow, I would argue, from a spark created by the Democrat Party back in the 1960’s.  And it was the passage, and then enacting, of LBJ’s ‘Great Society’ and the war on poverty that would act as an accelerant of sorts.  Johnson’s goal was to bring slavery, always supported by Democrats, back into existence.  Only this time to put a different spin on it.  This time around there would not be individual ‘masters’, only one.  And that master would be the Democrat Party.

But the Democrats were going to need some help, some cheerleaders, if they were to ever have any hope of succeeding in their goal of enslavement.  What they would need would be some blacks working on the inside who could convince those blacks who may be a little hesitant in becoming slaves to the left.  And, sadly, they had very little trouble in finding plenty of suitable volunteers who, for the right price, were only too willing to throw their own people squarely under the Democrat bus.

Now fast forward to the election of our first black president.  Americans, both black and white, had high hopes that by electing a black man as our president, a man that would be uniquely qualified to bring all Americans together, we could finally move beyond the issue of race.  But sadly just the opposite occurred.  But then I suppose we shouldn’t be all that surprised.  We should have known that by electing a community agitator what we’re witnessing today was the only possible outcome.

Now while Democrats will never admit this, it’s really they who will never allow racism to die in this country, so they work to inflame and incite.  So, were it not for the Democrat Party racism would have long ago gone the way of the dinosaur and the do-do. But the Democrats refuse to let it die, because the party ‘NEEDS’ it.  Because without it, if it were suddenly to disappear, they would lose what is their most effective weapon in convincing their most reliable voting block to vote for them.

Which, I guess, brings me to the topic that I had initially intended to discuss.  That being the continuing myth that blacks are so religious.  I’ve always thought it odd that some of the most vitriolic, hate filled speech about race has always come from those who profess to be men of God.  Men like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan and, more recently, the ‘pastor’ of the church that our black president sat in for 20 years, the esteemed Rev. Jeremiah Wright.  And these are but a few of the men.

And in what would, I’m afraid, be the perfect example of what may be typical of what is heard in far too many black churches today, is the recent, and most vitriolic speech at the Metropolitan AME church in Washington D.C., by Nation of Islam leader ‘Calypso Louie’ Farrakhan.  It was in this ‘speech’ that he actually called white people “sinful by nature” and said that the cops who arrested the man who killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. last week were happy he did so.

It was in referencing the nine people murdered by white supremacist Dylann Roof at the historic Emanuel AME church last Wednesday that Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city. They don’t give a damn about them nine.”  He went on with his racist rant saying, “When they arrested him they took him to the Burger King.”  And he added, “You know what they were saying? ‘You did a good job. Killed all them niggers.’”  This from a man of God?

Farrakhan, who is known for racist and hate filled ‘sermons’, was on hand at Metropolitan AME to announce plans for the Millions for Justice Mobilization event to be held on the National Mall in October. The event marks the 20th anniversary of Farrakhan’s Million Man March, which was also held in Washington.  The original event attracted far less than what the name of event implied.  And it was Farrakhan who threaten to sue over estimates of crowd size that he claimed were purposely too low.

During Wednesday’s speech, which was posted in full to the website Justice or Else, Farrakhan addressed the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag.  Roof, 21, had posted numerous pictures online of himself waving and carrying the flag.  South Carolina lawmakers have since called for it to be removed from the state house, and numerous retailers such as Wal-Mart and Amazon have decided to no longer sell the flag or apparel bearing it.  Despite the fact that they still sell Nazi paraphernalia.

But Farrakhan said he saw little difference between that flag and the Stars and Stripes.  The 82- year old Farrakhan aid, “I don’t know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag.”  And he went on to say, “We need to put the American flag down because we’ve got as much hell under that as the Confederate flag.”  And to no one’s surprise, I’m sure because it’s what he does, Farrakhan also devoted much of his speech to attacking whites.

He said, “White folks, you’ve got to get out of your sinful nature,” while at the same time asserting that black are “not sinful by nature.”  And it was to a cheering audience that he said, “You are righteous by nature,” adding, “but made sinful by your intercourse with a sinful people who rebel against God.”  He said, “Everywhere the white man has gone his nature drove him to kill. Kill the brown. Kill the red. Kill the yellow. Kill my own white brother, and kill the black and make sure that the black never rises again.”

Farrakhan’s two-hour rant took a rather bizzare turn when he began discussing white peoples’ birth rates and stereotypes about white women’s anatomy. He said that “the white man” is “coming after the black woman because that’s the way he’s going to have a future.”  He said, “Because your womb is what’s going to give him a future. Because right now whites are dying a natural death. Their birth rate is down under zero meaning that more of them are dying and less of them are coming to birth.”

I would argue that when it comes to being sinful, to say that one race is more sinful than another makes it very clear that even as a man of God, Farrakhan doesn’t possess even a basic understanding of what sin is.  And apparently neither do those who were cheering him on.  That racism still exists in this country, there is no doubt.  But while there are whites who are racist, they are vastly outnumbered by racist blacks.  Despite the fact that blacks are still very much a minority population.

So I have to wonder how much the intensity of their racism toward whites has to do with what they may be hearing in their church every Sunday.  And it is basing my assessment of things on nothing more than my daily interactions with those who are black, I have come to the conclusion that blacks are far more likely to be people of hate rather than people of faith.  If not, then how do you explain the ease with which so many continue to be so easily manipulated by the purveyors of hate?