The word “Racism” is thrown around a lot these days… okay, over the last few hundred years and it’s usually aimed at White folks – understandably. Racism however, is a human condition; it is not regulated to just “White folk”. White people do not own the monopoly on racism no matter what some people might think.
Every race believes it’s the best. Every ethnicity believes theirs to be the best. Every country believes they are the best. Before we even get started, we all think we’re the best. No shortage of egos here on planet earth.
Some countries go out of their way to brag about how grand they are to the point where they piss off other countries who throw things at them.
Racism and discrimination go hand in hand, and in some way, shape or form, everyone experiences the feeling of being looked upon by our human brethren as a worthless piece of scum. Welcome to the human race ya’ll.
But Black people for some reason win the prize of being the number one target of racism, and it doesn’t matter which country you’re from, it’s open season. (See video)
On the topic of who has more players on their team, Blacks and Whites are almost at the same number these days but our Asian brothers and sisters outpace the whole lot of us hands down.
Then there’s Israel and their version of “racism”. And by version, I mean something that is remarkably similar to the Hitler-sanctioned, Nazi-approved approach to “getting rid of the infiltrators”.
The Israelis are not known for playing well with others in the hood but this display of Netanyahu-sanctioned, Israeli-approved racism against the North-Africans is frighteningly similar to their own injustice so many moons ago.
Hey Netanyahu… it’s been done.
About the Video
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as "infiltrators" by right-wing politicians and activists.
About the Author
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, the Independent Film Channel, Salon.com, Al Jazeera English and other publications. He is the author of the bestselling book Republican Gomorrah. His new book, just published, is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel (Nation Books).
Image: Screenshot from video - "We've succeeded in halting the entry of the infiltrators from Africa to Israel." - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.