I can’t wait for the liberal MSM to point out the stupidity of more black morons like Rodman. I’m sure it will happen any day now.

OK to Feel Sorry

Written By : Walter Williams
January 22, 2014

At one time in our nation’s history, blacks feeling sorry for whites was verboten. That was portrayed in Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” This is a novel published in 1960 — and later made into a movie — about Depression-era racial relations in the Deep South. The novel’s character Tom Robinson, a black man, portrayed in the movie by Brock Peters, is on trial, falsely accused of raping a white woman. The prosecuting attorney, while grilling Robinson, asks him why he spent so much time doing chores for the alleged rape victim when he had so much of his own work to do. After persistent prosecutorial haranguing, Robinson timidly admits that he felt sorry for her. That response elicits shock and dismay from the prosecutor and the courtroom: How dare a black man feel sorry for a white woman?!

As a result of the achievements of the civil rights movement, which gave black Americans full constitutional guarantees, I am free to feel sorry for guilty or timid white people. But there may be less of a need because of white people’s response to former NBA player Dennis Rodman’s bizarre interview from North Korea in which he claimed that North Korea’s evil tyrant, Kim Jong Un, is his best friend. Rodman has since apologized for some of his remarks. But he’s been a bit of catharsis. White liberals, both in and out of the media, made criticizing him nearly a national pastime. Even Sen. John McCain, who couldn’t summon up the courage — nor would he allow his presidential campaign staff — to speak ill of Barack Obama’s minister, Jeremiah Wright, told CNN’s Piers Morgan in reference to Rodman: “I think he’s an idiot. I think he’s a person of not great intellect who doesn’t understand that he really does provide propaganda for this very brutal, ruthless young man.”

The widespread and open criticism of Rodman shows that there’s been considerable progress and that I don’t have to feel as sorry for white people. But what about the weak media response to Rep. Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., who, during a 2010 House Armed Services Committee hearing concerning U.S. military buildup on Guam, told Adm. Robert F. Willard, the then commander of U.S. Pacific Command, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize”? Adm. Willard replied, with all sincerity, “We don’t anticipate that.” I’d pay serious money to know what the admiral and his white staff said about Johnson after they left the hearing room.

Then there’s Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who asked NASA scientists whether they could drive the Mars rover to where Neil Armstrong placed the American flag. Actually, Armstrong planted the flag on the moon in 1969. In 2010, Jackson Lee pointed out: “Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace.” The fact of business is that as a result of North Vietnam’s conquest, today it’s only one nation, Vietnam. Another Jackson Lee geographical observation was her reference to “countries like Europe.” But we shouldn’t be that critical of her, because President Obama also has referred to people from “countries like Europe.” Referring to “countries like Europe” is just as ill-informed as saying countries like Africa or countries like South America. Of course, they are continents.

Some might recall the field day the media and social commentators had with Vice President Dan Quayle and his misspelling of potato, some of which was quite ruthless. Esquire named Quayle among “The Dumbest Vice Presidential Picks of All Time.” That kind of field day wasn’t seen in mainstream media in the cases of Johnson, Jackson Lee and Obama. To have done so might have been deemed racist.

The bottom line is I’m glad the day has come when I can freely feel sorry for whites, who have to bite their tongue when it comes to criticism of blacks.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.


  1. Okey Dokey, so its finally all fine and wonderful blacks to feel comfortable about feeling sorry for guilty or timid white people without being publicaly castigated for it.

    How special.

    Now, it is is MORE THAN TIME for blacks to talk openly and honestly about the dire problems in the black community without being called a house nigger, a race traitor or an Uncle Tom by the libtard proglodytes and the race baiting industry (often the same thing, I know).

    When black Americans can deal honestly AND EFFECTIVELY about the mote in their own collective eyes without fear of being personally destroyed, then we will have made true racial progress in our country.

    I am pretty sure Dr. Williams has expressed that same sentiment but it would have been great to have included it here.

  2. I’m not sure what blacks feeling sorry for whites has anything to do with anything. More than 60% of blacks openly admit they dislike or hate whites. They knock ’em out, shoot small white children in the face, light white teenage girls on fire, strangle white girls after raping them and dump their bodies in trash cans, rape and murder elderly white women and leave them lying on the floor while for two days their buddies clean out the house, stepping around the corpse. No, the real problem is white people feeling sorry for black people. White guilt and shame cost us $1 trillion a year or more, feeling sorry for minorities and women started affirmative action and quotas. So, white dudes can’t get jobs anymore because they’re not women or minorities, but at least they feel sorry for something they didn’t even do.

  3. While Washington seems to have its share of half-wits, both black and white, what they all have in common is a complete lack of conscience. They lie, cheat and steal with impunity. Killing people by the thousands doesn’t bother them in the slightest.

    In short, politicians are sociopaths. That anyone would place their trust in them should scare us all.

  4. AWD, ” No, the real problem is white people feeling sorry for black people. White guilt and shame cost us $1 trillion a year or more, feeling sorry for minorities ”

    There is no way this Marxist in Chief would have ever been elected if it were not for “white guilt” and it makes me want to puke.


  5. Blacks will never feel sorry for whites.Blaming whites is their excuse for everything wrong in the black community and many white liberals like feeling sorry for blacks because it makes them feel good.So.nothing will change until the white middle and upper classes start to feel real pain and hardship.Once we enter the financial ruin stage with all the crime and violence whites will change and hold blacks and white liberals accountable.

  6. “My stepson worked at the Whitehouse. ….he said Dan Quayle was truly an idiot.” ——Buckhed

    They’re all idiots. Including, no especially, Congress. But they are us, a reflection of the collective populace of America. One of my favorite quotes:

    ““The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.” ——Anonymous

  7. I’m sure blacks feel sorry for whites when:

    They get no-bid government contracts because they’re minority
    They get into a selective school because of their skin color
    They get promoted over more qualified whites because of their skin color
    They billions in Obamacare grants because they’re minority community organizers
    They get to spew hatred and blame and victimization 24/7 with no consequences
    Get preferential scholarships, grants and freebees because of their race
    Get government jobs with huge salaries because of their skin color

    I’m sure the “feeling sorry for whites” crosses their minds (ha), despite all the laughing and hatred at white people.

  8. Zara

    “I like Rodman and I don’t see that anything bad can emerge from his trips to N. Korea.”


    I think he is a physically repugnant drunken halfwit whose sole claim to fame is that he was moderately good at throwing a ball through a hoop. He has no business elbowing his way on to the international political stage.

    He is the rough equivalent of those gorillas who ask for grapes with sign language… nothing more.

  9. The correct word for “to feel sorry for” is, pity.

    Blacks don’t pity whites (except in old movies). Pity invokes an emotion born of compassion. You won’t find that in the at-large black population for whites EVER. Pity also stems from the one giving pity being in a superior position. How is that possible got the at-large black population? (although the reason God gave black men big dicks is because he put pubic hair on their heads.)

    We had to go to a Regional Division of Motor Vehicles yesterday. We went to the Newark office because it was the closest. I swear on my soul it was one of the filthiest, SMELLIEST, and most depressing buildings I’ve ever entered. At the desk we were told it would be a 4 hour wait. Out of at least 200 people there I saw two other white people. The people looked like People-Of-Walmart on Steroids … only with guns, probably. You would not fucking believe the stares we got.

    So, we left. We drove 50 miles (in the snow storm) to the Eatontown DMV office just to get the fuck away from that shit-hole because there was no pity there ……..only looks of disgust, and Hate.

  10. Billy I am trying to help Z, but its kinda like pulling your own teeth, very painful, requires determination and staying power.

    That fucking Rodman is a solid freak.

  11. Sensetti says:

    “Billy I am trying to help Z, but its kinda like pulling your own teeth, very painful, requires determination and staying power.”

    Z man has changed his game a bit. He now makes bb look like a serious writer.

    The article said that while whites might take umbrage at a black man feeling pity for them (because they reserved to themselves the right to pity the lower races), they might agree with his view that they are in a pitiable situation now, since they can no longer tsk, tsk publicly about a foolish black person as that would seem racist. Too bad because there are plenty of black fools to feel sorry for.

    That is what the article said. Once again, whites jumped up like orangutans at the mere suggestion a black person would feel sorry for a white person.


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