What Do ISIS And Many American Minorities Have In Common?

They hate America.

When I think about the Americans who surged on to the street to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden, they were 99% white. Other groups, in general, don’t feel the same way about this country. And the more of them we have in our country, the less love our population shows for America.

Let’s face facts. Many American blacks, perhaps half, hate America. American latinos, in general, have at least much hatred for America as love.

When Michelle Obama said in 2008 that this was the first time she felt proud of her country, she spoke for many perhaps most non-whites in America who only love America to the extent it gives to them.

For many non-whites in America, this country primarily symbolizes oppression and racism while for white citizens, in general, America symbolizes freedom and opportunity. White Americans vote Republican about 60% of the time in 2012.

Report: Some firefighters at a west suburban fire department have been relieved of their duties, for refusing to remove patriotic flags from their lockers and helmets.

Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh says there’s a culture of racism in the department and issued memo saying all decals and stickers, including American flags and military stickers, be removed from lockers and helmets. He shows a picture of a monkey smoking a cigarette that was taped on a locker, to prove it.

“As a fire chief here, I cannot afford nor tolerate,” he said.

But these firefighters, an African American, a Cuban and two white men, say the chief’s allegation of racism couldn’t be further from the truth. That the picture is about ten years old and isn’t even up anymore. That it was all a joke between two firefighters. And that the firefighter in question is now a lieutenant and doesn’t have a locker like that.

Those tell WGN the tension started with the chief ordering an American flag be removed from the inside of Fire Station 2. It was a new flag the firefighters had bought with their own money to replace the tattered one that had been there for three years.

When they weren’t told why, firefighters put American flags on their lockers.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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