Blacks, Crime, and the Bended Knee

Ronald E. Yates is an author of award-winning historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy.

I am reposting this article by journalist Shari Goodman. She makes many inconvenient, but valid points in this piece about the irrationality and absurdity of “white guilt”–of which I (and millions of other “European Americans”) have none. Zilch. Zero. Nada. The inane notion of “victimhood” in our country is growing tiresome, as is the concept of “white privilege” of which I (and millions of other “European Americans”) have had none. Zilch, Zero. Nada. Nobody in this life gave me anything I didn’t earn–except my mother, who gave me life. White privilege is a fabrication perpetrated by minorities convinced they are victims. About the only white people I know with white privilege are those individuals who are the offspring of billionaires. And then, not all of them are even white! Read on. I think you will be enlightened by some indisputable facts.

By Shari Goodman

Fresh off the heels of the march on Charlottesville and the destruction of historical monuments in the South by Black Lives Matter, new protests are occurring–this time against our National Anthem and our flag in stadiums across our country. “Taking the knee“ was first introduced by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick about a year ago, but has since gained in momentum as many other black athletes with million-dollar salaries have joined in solidarity with demonstrations against white oppression and racism.

Colin Kaepernick and friends

Whites comprise about 75 percent of America’s population, and they have had just about enough of the offensive accusations, protests, and moral outrage directed at them. Yes, blacks were brought here centuries ago as slaves, but America did not originate slavery nor do we still practice slavery, as do parts of Africa and Muslim nations today.

In fact, America fought a civil war to end slavery. It’s been over 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation, thus, the fate