No, sir, Daniel Cadet – we don’t need people like Donald Sterling or Cliven Bundy

Sterling&Bundy-250Daniel Cadet, editor of Black Voices at Huffington Post, wrote (read his piece) that the world needs people like Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy because “they make white people feel safe . . . white people can look at them and say ‘I’m not a racist because I’m not like that’.” He adds that folk like Sterling and Bundy “give black people gratification because black people can point to them and say ‘And you white people think we live in a post-racial society’.” Cadet concludes that Sterling and Bundy “restore world order around America’s idea of what racism is supposed to look like. . . . After being confronted by these sort of ‘monsters’ we can all come together, fight them down and ultimately proclaim that we are one.”


Cadet’s assertion is akin to saying the world needs murderers and rapists, because without murderers and rapists you and I would not be able to proclaim: “I’m not a murderer” or “I’m not a rapist.” What we need more in this world are the real boogie men: good thinkers and good writers.

About Julius Willis

A former Philippines newspaper publisher and businessman, Julius resettled in California, USA, where he simultaneously worked as an instructional and technical writer and engineering department manager and taught college for 26 years. Now retired, he serves as a member of the Alameda County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee. He also served as a member of the City of Hayward's General Plan Task Force and the city's Planning, Personnel, Citizens Advisory, and Community Services commissions.
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