James Craig Anderson was run over by 19 year old Deryl Dedmon last June. James was a 47 year old blackman who had no prior connections with Deryl, he just happened to be the first black man Deryl and his group of white racist friends came across.
My personal theory on the extraordinarily cruel racism that still occur on a day-to-to basis comes from the Stanford experiments conducted in the 1970’s. They gave evidence to suggest that one is not born evil, but when one is put into a situation where he can choose evil he will be more likely to do so. Deryl had been risen in an environment where racism was able to be conducted with little to
no consequences. He had to cross a bridge to go “man-hunting” because he lived on the “white” side of town.
Yes, we have come a long way since Hiester Clymer ran on a white supremacy platform in 1866. This does not, however, mean that we have put an end to racism.
A recent exit poll revealed that only 52% of people who voted in the deep south’s Republican primaries believed interracial marriage should be legal.
The Mormon religion believed that black people were Cain’s descendants, eternally marked with blackness until 1970.
And then there are things like this:
The majority of African Americans did not vote for Barack Obama because of the color of his skin. They voted for him because he understood that schools must be improved, and for every child, not just the children whose parents could afford it. They voted for him because they knew under the current system those who inherit money do not have to work a day of their life, but can invest it and have it make money for them. They voted for him because he did not support unjustified wars.
I believe it is important to realize that this sentiment exists within people, and it is only fostered under their current environment. Please, do your best to end the cycle of perpetual poverty and unending racism.
- Deryl Dedmon, white teen, pleads guilty to Miss. hate crime murder of James Anderson (innerstandingisness.wordpress.com)
- Erase Racism NOW ~ Murder of James Craig Anderson (theobamacrat.com)