I have been decrying the conservative rights’ need to deny that racism is a prevalent thread interwoven into the fabric of today’s American culture. The symptoms of this denial is so destructive that it infects the rights’ discourse and thinking on so many levels. And worse, this denial allows for society and governmental entities not to have to develop solutions for the negative consequences of racism pervasive in our society.
A perfect example of what I’m talking about is reflected in a 9/2/15 TPM News article by Caitlin MacNeal, “News Conservatives Are Now Convinced Black Lives Matter Is A Hate Group.” Here are a few excerpts:
“On Monday night (8/31/15), Fox’s Bill O’Reilly said he was sure that the shooting (a police shooting on 8/28/15) and the protest were in some way connected, and he labeled Black Lives Matter a “hate group” because “they hate police officers” and “want them dead.”
“They’re a hate…
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