I commented a few days back on Bells obsession with racism in America, I have a few follow up comments from those who responded (thank you for all your kind comments)
I have no doubt that racism is alive in America, but I feel that Bell’s point is that “if your white, you must be a racist.”I don’t believe that is what he intends to say, I don’t think he’s an idiot, but this is what comes across, at least, to me.
I imagine his hope is to make America aware so they can stop it. So “all the white people” will wake up and grow up.
But what I’m finding is that what he is doing is perpetuating the problem. He is telling us white folk that we are racist. And when you tell someone something enough times, they tend to believe it. Or they say, “fine, you think I’m a racist? Then I’ll start acting like a damn racist!” It’s like a self perpetuation prophecy.
I challenge Bell to try to stop finding the humor in racism and help heal the “rift” between races by encouragement, not by shaming us white people …and i fear, encouraging black folks to feel entitled to something because they are being prejudged against.
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir