American Sociology

I had to take sociology in college.  It was required.  It had to be, no one would ever think up or fall for that crap otherwise.

I distinctly remember reading about “African-American culture.”  This was the early 90s and I had never heard of that before.  And not because I am some elite white liberal.  My mother had been married to a black man for almost a decade at that point, I had a black step-brother and the in-laws were all black.

Still are.

The sociology book was explaining that black people like to travel around together in large packs.  They also like to talk loudly in public, to call attention to themselves.  The book cautioned not to be alarmed when seeing large groups of black people shouting and making a ruckus in public, it is all part of their “culture.”

I thought, at the time, and still think right now, that that is the most idiotic and racist thing that I have ever heard.


So, did some elite white liberal travel to a remote African village (like Jeremy Wade in River Monsters) see their pagan, tribal customs and then condescend to ascribe the same behaviors to Americans?


Are you kidding me?  How could you possibly attribute those behaviors to people who were born and raised in America?  Their ancestors for at least 3 to 5 generations have all been born and raised in America.


You know, just like my ancestors.


This is the most insulting, demeaning, racist thing that I have ever heard and can only be accepted in an ivory tower situation by elite, idiotic liberals.


For some unknown reason, this racism has been perpetuated for the past two decades, insulting and degrading every single black person in America.


The philosophy that I am describing is creating and then demanding acceptance of a lower set of standards of behavior for one class of people.


How can anyone accept that?  Not only is it being accepted, the torch has been taken up by college professors, our first black president, our first black attorney general and the entire administration.


If I believe that the government shouldn’t run healthcare, that means that I am racist.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  I don’t like socialism; that has nothing to do with race.


I don’t believe in amnesty for illegal aliens.  That doesn’t make me a racist either.  I believe in limited government and low taxes.  You got it, that has nothing to do with race.


I don’t think that politicians should lie.  Accepting a lower standard of behavior for one group of people is racist.


Why don’t they teach that in sociology?


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