The Race Card & White Guilt

Political controversy and scandal has once again been recently exposed through the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to sell Obama’s senate seat to the highest bidder. The situation was made even more sticky and colorful when Blogojevich appointed Roland Burris to fill Obama’s void. This introduced a debate in the Senate over weather or not the appointment of a Governor arrested on federal corruption charges over that very appointment should be honored. It is important to note that Burris was not one of the 7 individuals who were apparently bidding for the seat and appears to be reputable and worthy candidate for such an appointment. In light of Burris’ innocence and qualifications and since Blogojevich is still the acting Governor until he is formally impeached, questioning the appointment appears to be nothing more than “politics as usual”, especially when the issue involves one of the most corrupt political arenas in the nation… and thus (to me), by itself, is an uninteresting story.However, since Burris would be the only current black U.S. senator, the race card has been played, most blatantly by House Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.). In a press conference held yesterday, Rush seemed to focus his objection to refusing to sit Burris (which, remember, I agree with and also feel the appointment should stand), on the fact that Burris is black, stating that that gives this issue “tremendous national importance”. He even went so far as to challenge the media from investigating Burris or opposing his appointment because doing so would be “hanging or lynching” him. (Click here to see the video.)

If Burris was white and a scientologist (Church of Scientology), would the appointment of the only Scientologist U.S. Senator also be of “tremendous national importance”? Would the ACLU or Jesse Jackson get involved to fight apparent bigotry? I am so fed up with seeing the race card get played again and again. I was taught to look past skin color… but apparently that is a one way street that only whites must adhere to. If equality is what we should be pushing for, shouldn’t we seek to remove race as an issue as opposed to highlighting and dwelling on it? Shouldn’t BET and other organizations devoted to blacks be encouraged and pressured to seek diversity just as much as any other organization? Do you think a White Entertainment Television network or a white fraternity persist without being burned to the ground or sued out of existence by the ACLU? I feel the establishment of such white groups would be harmful to the racial unity we should be striving to achieve, and only make such an observation to point out an obvious double standard.

That said, and in the light of the Burris debacle, below I have posted an article I’ve been sitting on for a while. With permission by it’s author, Tom Adkins, I’ve posted the article in it’s entirety.

Disclaimer: the article is edgy and can be easily viewed as offensive. Had I written it, I probably would’ve been more careful or tactful. However, I have never been a fan of political correctness, and agree with Adkins’ general point… not to mention the extra “edge” Adkins uses, I feel, makes it much more entertaining than anything I could’ve written.

Free at last, free at last!

By Tom Adkins

Look at my fellow conservatives! There they go, glumly shuffling along, depressed by the election aftermath. Not me.. I’m virtually euphoric.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not thrilled with America’s flirtation with neo-socialism. But there’s a massive silver lining in those magical clouds that lofted Barack Obama to the Presidency. For today, without a shred of intellectually legitimate opposition, I can loudly proclaim to America: The Era of White Guilt is over.

This seemingly impossible event occurred because the vast majority of white Americans didn’t give a fluff about skin color, and enthusiastically pulled the voting lever for a black man. Not just any black man. A very liberal black man who spent his early career race-hustling banks, praying in a racist church for 20 years, and actively worked with America-hating domestic terrorists. Wow! Some resume! Yet they made Barack Obama their leader. Therefore, as of November 4th, 2008, white guilt is dead.

For over a century, the millstone of white guilt hung around our necks, retribution for slave-owning predecessors. In the 60s, American liberals began yanking that millstone while sticking a fork in the eye of black Americans, exacerbating the racial divide to extort a socialist solution. But if a black man can become President, exactly what significant barrier is left? The election of Barack Obama absolutely destroys the entire validation of liberal white guilt. The dragon is hereby slain.

So today, I’m feeling a little “uppity,” if you will. From this day forward, my tolerance level for having my skin color hustled is now exactly ZERO. And it’s time to clean house. No more Reverend Wright’s “God Damn America,” Al Sharpton’s Church of Perpetual Victimization, or Jesse Jackson’s rainbow racism. Cornell West? You’re a fraud. Go home. All those “black studies” programs that taught kids to hate whitey? You must now thank Whitey. And I want that on the final.

Congressional Black Caucus? Irrelevant. Maxine Waters? Shut up. ACORN? Outlawed. Black Panthers? Go home and pet your kitty. Black separatists? Find another nation that offers better dreams. Go ahead. I’m waiting.

Gangsta rappers? Start praising America. Begin with the Pledge of Allegiance. And please, no more ebonics. Speak English, and who knows where you might end up? Oh, yeah, pull up your pants. Your underwear is showing. You look stupid.

Black Fraternities? Seek diversity. Race Card? It’s now the joker. Miss Black America? Get in line with all the other lovely ladies. Reparations? Paid.

To those Eurosnots who forged entire careers hating America? I’m still waiting for the first black French President.

And let me offer an equal opportunity whupping. I’ve always despised lazy white people. Now, I can talk smack about lazy black people. You’re poor because you quit school, did drugs, had three kids with three different fathers, and refuse to work. So when you plop your Colt 45-swilling, Oprah watchin’ butt on the couch and complain “Da Man is keepin’ me down!!!” allow me to inform you: Da Man is now black. You have no excuses.

No more quotas. No more handouts. No more stealing my money because someone’s great-great-great-great grandparents suffered actual pain and misery at the hands of people I have no relation to, and personally revile.

It’s time to toss that massive, obsolete race-hustle machine upon the heap of the other stupid 60s ideas. Drag it over there, by wife swapping, next to dope-smoking. Plenty of room right between free love and cop-killing. Careful, don’t trip on streaking. There ya go, don’t be gentle. Just dump it. Wash your hands. It’s filthy.

In fact, Obama’s ascension created a gargantuan irony. How can you sell class envy and American unfairness when you and your black wife went to Ivy League schools, got high-paying jobs, became millionaires, bought a mansion, and got elected President? How unfair is that??? Now, Like a delicious O’Henry tale, Obama’s spread-the-wealth campaign rendered itself moot by it’s own victory! America is officially a meritocracy. Obama’s election has validated American conservatism!

So, listen carefully … “Wham!!!”

That’s the sound of my foot kicking the door shut on the era of white guilt. The rites have been muttered, the carcass lowered, dirt shoveled, and tombstone erected. White guilt is dead and buried.

However, despite my glee, there’s apparently one small, rabid bastion of American racism remaining. Black Americans voted 96% for Barack Obama. Hmmm. In a color-blind world, shouldn’t that be 50-50? Tonight, every black person should ask forgiveness for their apparent racism and prejudice towards white people. Maybe it’s time to start spreading that guilt around.

Tom Adkins is the founder of
He can be contacted at

With permission, an edited version of this article appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sun Nov 9, 2008.


2 Responses to The Race Card & White Guilt

  1. garrettmyler says:

    “I don't totally disagree that those realities factually exist. I am only insulted by the fact that you seem to be unaware or in denial of a harsh history against minorities that is often connected in our minds to "liberal". I don't think anybody should be playing the victim card. Well… except for gays. They are still boldly being objectified and victimized. I know you'll love that!”

    Liberals have focused on fixing the “harsh HISTORY against minorities” to the point that TODAY’S reality is that the White Christian “majority” are the ones being discriminated against. Just look at the white dyslexic firefighter who worked his tail off to do well on a promotion exam and ended up not being promoted because no blacks did well on the test (Ricci v. DeStefano). Based on skin color (or sex) alone, minorities today have an easier time getting into colleges (and getting scholarships to pay for it), getting business assistance (SBA loans, gov’t contracts, etc.), and more.

  2. Roxann says:

    I thank you so VERY much for posting this! You made my day! It expresses how I have been feeling. 🙂 Roxann

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