Re: Definition of Racism (was "Vicious Racism")

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 10:03:58 MDT

Michael Wiik wrote:
> Mike Lorrey <> wrote:
> > Loree Thomas wrote:
> > >
> > > --- Jerry Mitchell <> wrote:
> > > > labeled racist (neat trick for a black cop to be
> > > > racist of blacks).
> > >
> > > Not such a trick at all. Happens constantly.
> >
> > Yeah, anyone who doesn't support rent-a-riot politics must be racists,
> > and if they are black, they are Uncle Toms....
> Uh, I'm not sure I understand. However, I think there's more to the cop
> dynamic here. From some article relating to the local PG police my
> impression was that black police officers become cops first and black
> second, and that displays of racism against other blacks serves to meld
> them into the police force and make them more acceptable to fellow white
> officers.

That's the claim, allegedly supported by black officers saying "I ain't
your brother" to black criminals trying the 'yo brother' routine.

What I want to know why black leaders have a double standard here:
apparently they don't mind that criminals put their criminal activity
ahead of their ethnic background by committing most of their acts
against other blacks. Aren't black criminals 'racist' too?

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