Racism and Economics: Inextricably bound?

In a discussion about the attempts to convert rap/ hip hop into a blacks-only industry, the following exchange took place between Sean Hannity and Messianic Afrikan Nation leader Paul Scott (I think that is who it was)

SH: Don’t you think it is a little racist to exclude whites from that music industry?

PS: No I don’t. We [blacks] can’t be racist.

SH: Are you saying you can’t be racist?!

PS: No, we can’t. We don’t have the economic means to oppress people.

Since when is racism based solely upon economic means? There is no doubt that racism oppresses through the economy. But is that the only means of racism? Schools, businesses, and even churches around the country are receiving cultural awareness training (formal or informal) in order to minimize racism. Do high schoolers using racial slurs and bullying need economics in their favor to oppress another race?

It is really too bad that the cost for a race free of racism is economic oppression. If it’s not one thing its always another.

This brings to mind the thought that we are indeed always in bondage to something without Christ. It is Him who frees us from oppression to sin.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Benji
    Jul 01, 2006 @ 17:31:00

    Racism has never been bound to economics. It simply has a different name. Generally, when it’s racism coming from a minority, it’s called “reverse racism” but it stills boils down to the same thing, prejudice against another race. You deff. don’t have to be economically superior to have that! Good questions Daisy!


  2. Daisy
    Jul 01, 2006 @ 23:57:00

    Uh huh, that was what I thought. Scott sort of shot himself in the foot with a couple of things he said in that interview, but you can tell someone’s focus is warped when they make an incongruous hypothesis like that one.


  3. Slim
    Jul 05, 2006 @ 14:36:00

    now you have quoted Sean Hannity. Wow. Just wow.

    and oh yeah, there isn’t a link between economics and racism unless you consider that there are more rich white people than minorities, but then again, that may be where the term “minority” derives from.


  4. Daisy
    Jul 07, 2006 @ 16:44:00

    Thanks for the profundity, Slim. I quote Hannity solely for the purpose of impressing people. Don’t you love how I try to accomodate my readers interests?

    What other interests do I need to discuss to make this an all-inclusive blog?


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