OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Recently, Daniel Politi wrote a piece for Salon.com that began, "In the four years since the United States elected the country’s first black president, a majority of Americans express outright prejudice toward blacks." His assertion, supported by surveys conducted by the Associated Press, was repeated numerous times on the airwaves, across MSNBC and countless online news sites. Of course, Politi's claim comes as no surprise to many if not most Black Americans who, over the years, have made the same claim ad nauseum.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

But historically, claims of racism gain serious attention when a white person or white organization is making it -- like the Associated Press.

White anti-racist writer and lecturer, Tim Wise, frequently reminds the scores and sometimes hundreds who fill auditoriums to hear him that he, as a white man, can attract thousands for saying things about racism that are regularly ignored when Blacks say the same thing. If you are unfamiliar with Tim Wise, here's a link to one of his many videos - http://youtu.be/...

As a Black American, I didn't need to be informed by the Associated Press of the increased racism against Blacks in the U.S. since Barack Obama became president but I'm glad they conducted the survey and just as happy that it's getting the attention it is getting.

I write on this topic frequently for the LA Progressive with mixed reviews.

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to LA Progressive on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM PDT.

Also republished by Black Kos community.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.