MURDOCK: Black Success Matters

Kenneth Chenault chairman and CEO of American Express from 2001 to 2018 via Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK — President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the entire Left seem monomaniacal about systemic racism. In their minds, 1958 never ended, and Bull Connor’s Birmingham, Alabama stretches from coast to coast.

Addressing a joint session of Congress on April 28, Biden said that “with the plans outlined tonight, we have a real chance to root out systemic racism that plagues America and American lives.” On February 17, Biden told a CNN town hall: “I think we have to deal with systemic racism that exists throughout society.”

For her part, Harris said last month, “America has a long history of systemic racism.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D – California) suggests “tackling systemic racism by reducing pollution.”

Hmmmmm. 

Are there racists in America? 

Yes. 

So long as any hue distinguishes one American from another, some lighter people (and some darker folks, too) will consider themselves superior. 

But it’s past time for the Democrat-Left to concede that, amid ample historical pain, Americans have labored mightily to dismantle slavery, segregation, and truly systemic racism. 

Meanwhile, myriad blacks have let none of this derail their dreams.

This entire, rancorous debate should refocus on three words:

Black Success Matters.

Blacks have thrived in America for centuries. This fact confirms black power, perseverance, and promise. These truths stand 180 degrees opposite Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory. These secular religions preach black helplessness and permanent-victim status due to ubiquitous white privilege and omnipotent white supremacy.

What a volcano of rubbish.

As I recently detailed, reputedly insurmountable racism holistically failed to stop blacks today from controlling 54 seats in Congress, six House committee chairmanships, 140 federal judgeships, a Supreme Court seat, the Pentagon, the vice-presidency, and — between 2000 and 2016 — eight years each of bipartisan black leadership atop the Justice Department, State Department, and White House.

Blacks also have succeeded in the private sector, since Republican Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, crushed the Democrat-run Confederacy, and terminated slavery.

Booker T. Washington penned Up from Slavery, founded the Tuskegee Institute, lectured widely, and in 1901 became the White House’s first black dinner guest — courtesy of Republican President Theodore Roosevelt.

Madam C.J. Walker became a self-made millionaire via black haircare products, circa 1910.

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pioneered jazz in the 1920s. Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other legends followed.

Detroit auto worker Berry Gordy borrowed $800 ($7,300 today) from his family in 1959 and nurtured it into Motown Records.

More recently, black CEOs have included Kenneth Chenault of American Express, Kenneth Frazier of Merck, and Richard Parsons of Citigroup and TimeWarner. 

Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Merck & Co. Inc., USA (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

E. Stanley O’Neal’s grandfather was born into slavery. Just two generations later, O’Neal became CEO of Merrill Lynch in 2002.

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, Black Entertainment Television CEO Robert Johnson, and Oprah are sterling broadcasters.

Kay Coles James is president of Washington, D.C.’s conservative Heritage Foundation, and Condoleezza Rice is president of Stanford University’s conservative Hoover Institution.

Neal deGrasse Tyson is America’s highest-profile astrophysicist.

Hundreds of blacks soar like rockets as actors, athletes, and authors.

Blacks manage charities, hospitals, schools, and millions of private enterprises across America.

Meanwhile, tens of millions of other black people may not run anything, but they work hard, get ahead, and support themselves, their families, friends, and loved ones. They obey the law and are some of this country’s finest citizens.

How do these black Americans, and so many more, flourish in a “systemically racist” nation? Wouldn’t such a racist system reserve such riches for whites, deny them to blacks, and stomp on uppity blacks who forget their place?

That system was buried in 1964 — 57 years ago. And the Democrat-Left must stop unearthing Jim Crow’s ghost to tell blacks: “No, you can’t.”

The Left foments racial strife, to rip this republic to pieces. This is the only thing the Democrat Party still does well.

Instead, Americans should celebrate and cultivate black success, because Black Success Matters.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of TrumpTrainNews.com

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


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Carolyn Goodin
Carolyn Goodin
1 month ago

Pushing victimization seems to be the only thing democrats do well. I hope to god people remember that when it’s the next time to vote

anniedawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Carolyn Goodin

You mean God. That is His title.

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Carolyn Goodin

The “race” and “victim” cards have been overplayed to the point that they’re being ignored. The question is what does the term “systemic racism” even mean? It certainly means nothing to me.

SDOFAZ
1 month ago

Racism is moving the other way. Whites are the only race who has no rights. Time to stand up and call this racist agenda what it is, anti while racism.

richard rutherford
richard rutherford
1 month ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

AMEN..

Oty Rodriquez
Oty Rodriquez
1 month ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

Yes it is indeed. I am not white but I can see clearly that blacks are looking for revenge due to the slavery their ancestors went through. But they need to understand that it was the white people in the past who signed the laws for emancipation of the blacks oppressed. On doing so they recognized the unjust régimen they previously had. Blacks have come a long way ever since emancipation and many of them are even wealthier than whites. There’s no more racism in America! Democrats should stop using that as an excuse to brainwash black and minorities and trying to get their votes with pure lies.

demetri sarinopoulos
demetri sarinopoulos
1 month ago
Reply to  Oty Rodriquez

I have true African DNA BUT NONE is based on birth in the USA, HOW many con men are jump on the false slavery claim just to steal legally, most!

richard rutherford
richard rutherford
1 month ago

The Dems need to realize they are creating Racism.. Every time a Black person cries the blues there goes more of our Tax Dollars.. Its time for people to wake up.. Now the Dems are working on Reparations.. God Help Us…

Marlene
1 month ago

I would gladly pay reparations to any former slave still alive today. Other than that, get up and get a job.

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlene

Good point. Have the slave owner that is alive pay to the slave that is still alive. I would like to ask any BLM supporters how many slave are in America today, and how many slave owner are in the America today?

tharpa
tharpa
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Dahlberg

Ditto. Not to mention that the average “black” person in America today has more slave owner ancestry than the average white person.

anniedawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Dahlberg

Reparations are not simple. There were Black slave owners and also White slaves. Blacks are about 14% of the population. John Casor was the first slave sold in America. Anthony Johnson, an indentured servant from Gibraltar who indentured his 4 sons, won a case against Casor, who was his indentured servant, after the West (East?) India Tea Co changed the rules. This was in Virginia in 1654. Other considerations are the people who NEVER had slavery in their family, the welfare, paid to Blacks since the 1960 (think what Medicaid alone cost, free EVERYTHING including dental, glasses, hospital beds canes, hearing aids etc.) AND BILLIONS if not TRILLIONS in destroyed cities across America. Also I believe that the FIRST reparations should go to the Black families whose children were killed by the BLM gun fights.

trojan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Dahlberg

The slave owner in American today is the Democrat Party just as the were before civil rights supposedly changed it.

safari1024dered tooth
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Dahlberg

There are slaves in the US today, but most are Asian or Central American and are largely here due to policies put forth by leftists and globalists.

steveo
steveo
1 month ago

and let’s not forget ben carson!a world known surgeon that grew up in poverty.and look at tiger woods who is part black.probably the greatest player that ever lived.it takes persistence,hard work,practice and the most important thing a great father.too many black kids don’t have one to guide them for a great education.

Charles Russell
1 month ago

No, we are all not EQUAL to the extent of what the Intelligent Quotient each of us was born with. Who is to blame when average human beings with higher IQs do much better in life than average human beings with a lower IQs? Is it God, Mother Nature, racial genealogical history or – you name it? EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW is the only equality civilized society can provide for human beings regardless of their IQs. The rest of life’s challenges and rewards is up to each one of us. That’s the honest and fair American way. Anyone who says otherwise is cheat and a liar with an agenda out to destroy America.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago

If we could all be CEO’s and make millions, wouldn’t that be great. Not how society works, and Jesus said “the poor will always be amongst us” but success is different to everyone. I have a pretty good life, reward of our hard work.

Dr Katz
Dr Katz
1 month ago

To Deroy Murdoch, you hit the nail on the head, testify man, great factual article, the Dems are actually holding blacks back! Black Success Matters was much more on spot than blm ideas.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago

What I would love is see more of is the successful BLACKS come out and disavow this complete nonsense. The American dream is available to everyone that works hard. Of course, if you’re getting free money from the government it’s pretty hard to want to get off your fat duff and go back to work. More and more blacks should abandon the RACIST, K K K party who are the ones keeping them down.

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
1 month ago

What the real issue is that any black that makes out of the ghetto is called a Uncle Tom and is not accepted in the black community.

djea3
djea3
1 month ago

The problem with your solution is that there is NO additional money for rich blacks from the poor blacks if they agree with you.

safari1024dered tooth
1 month ago

They do not want the social beating and the threats of violence that going against the “woke mob” will elicit.

Charles Moeller
Charles Moeller
1 month ago

You write and speak truth! Please continue!

Marlene
1 month ago

If the democrats didn’t have the racist card they would be shy of 52 cards in the deck. They would only have the jokers left. The loud mouth bigot was almost extinct, there are still plenty of the small varity, I suppose there always will be, people that feel so inferior they must have someone else to feel superior to.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

All Lives Matter – – – b.l.m. is a con game !

safari1024dered tooth
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim

All Life Matters

CHRIS
CHRIS
1 month ago

DEMOS ARE SETTING THEMSELVES UP FOR COMPLETE DEMISE (DEATH/LOSS OF STATUS)

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
1 month ago

Democrats must and I mean must keep racism alive and well. Without racism the democrat party could be of the past. Now the democrat party has BLM, and Antifa are alive and well keepin racism in the news.

American
American
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Dahlberg

That is correct !!! Democrats are the ones who made SLAVE of blacks because they are afraid of them !!! Systemic racism systemic means comes from the word system . Ok now democrats are the ones that sold black people for slaves . PRESIDENT LINCOLN WAS A REPUBLICAN!!! HE STOPPED SLAVERY IN OUR COUNTRY!!! AND THIS IS A TRUE FACT. NOW TELL ME WHY DO RHE DEMOCRATS THINK THE BLACKS SHOULD ONLY VOTE FOR THEM. ???? I SURE WOULD LOVE A REAL ANSWER TO THAT PLEASE. NO ONE SHOULD EVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT FOR THAT REASON ALONE. EVERYTIME I ASK FOR THE REAL ANSWER ABOUT WHY DEMOCRATS BELIEVE BLACKS SHOULD ONLY VOTEFOR THEM NO ONE EVER SEEMS TO KNOW. I MAY NOT BE THE BRIGHTEST BULB IN THE PACK. BUT I’M NOT A DUMMY EITHER!!! I AM SMART ENOUGH HOW EVER NOT TO BE A DUMOCRAP. AND ONE MORE QUESTION I CAN NEVER GET A ANSWER TO. THROUGH IVESTIGATIONS. THEY HAVE FOUND SO MANY GUILTY RICH PAYING A 19 YEAR OLD BOY. TO WRITE A BUNCH OF COMMENTS TO HELP CHANGE LAWS BY DUMOCRAPS. PLUS THE FRAUDULENT BALLOTS AND DEAD PEOPLE VOTING AND NOW WE HAVE SOME COMMUNIST IN OUR WHITEHOUSE BECAUSE OF CRAP LIKE THIS WHY HAVE THET NOT THROWN biden and kamala and the REST OF THAT CLAN IN PRISON ???? WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER THIS FOR ME. ????PLEASE!!!!

American
American
1 month ago
Reply to  American

Democrats ARE THE RACIST . IN THIS SO CALLED SYSTEMIC RACISM IF IT WAS NOT FOR THEM THERE WOULD BE NEAR THE PROBLEMS. I WOULD RATHER LIVE WITH 100, 000000 BLACKS THAN WITH THESE DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS. THE REAL RACIST.

H. D.
H. D.
1 month ago

It has been the Democrats who have caused this “systematic racism”. In the 19th Century, the Democrats were saying that slavery is good for the black man because they are not smart enough to take care of themselves. Then when slavery was “abolished” (it’s still legal per the Constitution in once instance), they formed the KKK. They have passed laws to ensure minorities can not better themselves. Even the so-called “Welfare” system is set up to prevent improving your position by penalizing you if you attempt to better yourself or your position in life. They back and/or support domestic terrorists, such as BLM and Antifa (while claiming to abhor violence, ya, right Mad Maxine). Are there racists in the USA? Of course, but racism is not ‘systematic’ or there would be NO “minority” CEOs, elected officials, Police Officers, etc.

Douglas Oldfield
Douglas Oldfield
1 month ago

Democrats wrote the Jim Crow laws. The Republicans need to demand that Democrats apologize for Jim Crow, segregation, and slavery.

soupy
soupy
1 month ago

Thank You Sir!

George
1 month ago

I have no idea “what”systemic racism is. Aside from Blacks, Asians, all Spanish speaking people, Arabs,& various religions, I just don’t get it! Obama started this MESS. Divide & Conquer. Rome & Caesar did this & look what happened to them! America is “the land of opportunity” & EVERYBODY wants to come here. Leave behind your troubles & start anew & make a better “LIFE” for you & your family.With the Dems in control, you are inheriting “what” you left behind.This party breeds nothing but HATE, division, & racism. In America, “WE” are all ONE. We “used” to have FREEDOM. NOW “we” are beholding to a HUGE Federal Gov’t. who could care less about YOU & your aspirations.

djea3
djea3
1 month ago

We need a new mantra for blacks and for every race that wants to make everyone “woke”. You CAN’T! You can’t blame others. You can’t call others racist. You can’t be racist. You can’t tell others there is no opportunity. You CAN’T get something for nothing. You Can’t be owed for that which you did not work for. You CAN’T collect from one for the sin of another. You CAN’t blame one for the racism (like your racism against all others) of another person.
Time to let rational thought rise up and RULE.

demetri sarinopoulos
demetri sarinopoulos
1 month ago

BLM does what it does best, enriches the pockets of the black elite founders whom USE BLM patsies to lie the big lie that uses these patsies as nothing more that cannon fodder fools.

Hank
Hank
1 month ago

Even Heels up Kamala’s grandfather owned slaves,something the communist liberals don’t talk about.

Judith Rousseau
1 month ago

Racism of any kind is wrong. Slavery existed in all nations of the world for centuries-it did not matter what color a slave was. those who were in power made slaves of the [people they conquered. people who treat others as inferior are always wrong.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

The best way to get rid of racism is for all the demoncrates and libturds to move out of the country.

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