4. Aug, 2020

Racial prejudice

It seems terrible that while we enjoy the syncopated music of Scott Joplin and the faultless voice of Ella Fitzgerald, because they were black they suffered irrational prejudice. I would say that Jews are more than justified to shout out against racial prejudice. But Jews are mostly white and there are even some who are racially prejudiced against black people. This is not to diminish the horrors of the holocaust and the fact that it was a white society who was guilty of the crime. But it is true to say that black history has often been romanticised or just treated as an event without any compassion. So although there is a justification for the current demonstrations against the years of grievances against black people, like all demonstrations it gathers it own destructive power. What starts off as a genuine call to arms becomes just that with the true message being submerged by opportunist thuggery gangs. Really they are a very small group and given more attention than the cause they hijack. That fact in itself supports the racial prejudice view through its narrow reportage. History should not be rewritten, but it should be as truthful as it can however embarrassing it is to parts of society today. Many countries and thus societies, became wealthy from the slave trade and maybe some form of reparations are practical. But rather than just handing over cash it should integrate all societies into a world of progress and understanding.