We have to overcome our racist past, but we’ll never do so was long as something this profoundly stupid and racist is allowed to exist, unchallenged. And really, it is profoundly stupid and ignorant, as well as being racist.
What is it about ignorant white people, that they keep trying to prove there is racism against whites in the United States of America, when such a thing is absolutely impossible? And isn’t it fascinating how they all end this stupid shit by inviting others to “copy or paste” – they need validation that badly?
This is the post. I have added answers below each statement, in parentheses…
I have often wondered about why Whites are racists, and no other race is……
(That’s easy. Anyone can be prejudiced or bigoted – and minorities are often that – but racism requires inherent power that only white people have, at least in this country.)
Someone finally said it. How many are actually paying attention to this?
There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc.
And then there are just Americans.. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.
(This is purely ignorant. March is “Women’s History Month” and “Irish-American Heritage Month,” May is “Jewish-American Heritage Month,” and there are others. Every ethnic group except WASPs has had to try to attract attention to the fact that their heritage has been all but discarded. More than 400 years ago, we started kidnapping Black people from Africa and bought and sold them as property for almost 250 years. Part of that process included stripping them of their previous identity. Most of these people have seen “Roots;” what do they think the scenes in which Kunta Kinte was beaten severely until he said his “new” name, Toby? Their original identity and ethnic heritage was stripped from them and “Jim Crow” didn’t exactly do its best to restore that. The fact that so many Black people are named “Johnson,” “Jackson,” and Irish names like “O’Neil” and “McTavish” should serve as a bit of a clue.)
You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’… And that’s OK..
(No, it’s not okay. And it’s also not happening, especially “Honkey” and “Whitey,” which just indicates that these people are watching a LOT of “Starsky and Hutch” reruns. Except for “white boy,” none of those names is even feasible as reality.)
You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you….
(No one says that. “Those” people are tired of being targeted by POLICE. They are too often harassed by police, even when they do nothing, and far too many Black men are being killed by police while IN CUSTODY.)
So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?
(First of all, “ghetto”? They obviously don’t know what a “ghetto” is. But worse than that, if they are referring to Black or brown neighborhoods, they are statistically only marginally more dangerous than the average suburb. BTW, have you ever been a Black man trying to walk through Beverly Hills at night? Just asking for a friend…)
You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi.
You have the NAACP.
(We have the KKK. We have the “Heritage” of the confederacy. White people usually have our ancestry, unlike Blacks. All other groups were all white up until the 1960s. Not the 1860s, but the 1960s. And even after that, to the present day, Black people are confronted with reminders of their slavery with monuments to Confederate “heroes,” who were actually traitors, given that their mission was to kill Americans from the north, so they could continue owning other Americans as property. Until relatively recently, virtually ALL groups were “whites-only;” only now do you get pissed.)
(BTW, just as an aside, the United Negro College Fund is not race-restricted. White people can apply. Given the ignorance of this post, you might consider it.)
You have BET….
(Which has been owned by Viacom for years. And BET was created because all other cable channels WERE “white-centric.”_
If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists.
If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.
If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.
If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.
(How is it possible anyone could not understand why that is? Until 1964, there were “whites only” bathrooms and water fountains, and Blacks were not allowed in most places of public accommodation for many years. I don’t mean they were discouraged from going into “whites-only” hotels, I mean they were prohibited from it, often by law. They weren’t even allowed to vote in many “Jim Crow” states, even though they were granted that right in the 15th Amendment. White people have never had a legal barrier to the exercise of their rights. Sure, sometimes, some white ethnic groups were discriminated against locally, but it was never part of regional or national law.)
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce.
Wonder who pays for that??
(Chambers of Commerce are not government entities. They are associations of businesses with a common cause. IOW, if you’re implying that your tax money goes to them, that would, again, be ignorant. Doubly ironic since Chambers of Commerce tend to be right-wing in nature, and not at all liberal.)
A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.
(That’s true now, but it hasn’t always been the case. In fact, the Miss Black America Pageant was organized in 1968, as a protest to the lack of Black women in the Miss America contest.)
If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists.
(Good thing the United Negro College Fund is open to anyone, of any race, then, huh?)
There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US .
Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college.
(Again, this is pure;y ignorant. The historically Black Colleges and Universities were created specifically because Black people were barred from most other colleges and universities. In other words, all other colleges were “white colleges” and Blacks were barred from attendance.)
In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights.
If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.
(Yes, we would, since white people already have all of their rights and the privileges that come with being white in the United States of America. We can do almost everything we want without being harassed or killed by police and others. Since the Million Man March was to demand equal rights, what would be the white man’s purpose for such a march? It would essentially be a Klan march.)
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it.
But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.
You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us.
(I am 62 years old, and have only been menaced by Black kids once. On the other hand, white people have menaced me thousands of times. Statistics show that all of us are more likely to be robbed and shot by a white man. Again, basing opinions on ignorant bullshit makes your opinions worthless. )
But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.
(NO ONE has ever said anything bad about a white police officer who killed a Black man when his life is imminently threatened. The Black men who are being murdered are not a threat. In fact, most of them aren’t even violent criminals, let alone “gang members” or “drug dealers.”)
I am proud…… But you call me a racist.
Why is it that only whites can be racists??
(Because racism requires power, and only white people have inherent power in this country. I’m not sure what you’re proud of, though. White people came to the continent and committed genocide over its previous inhabitants – you probably still call them “Indians.” From 1619 until the Civil War, white people owned other humans and declared themselves superior to them, just because they had dark skin and would be easy to spot if they escaped. Even after slavery was finally abolished, for 100 years, Black people (and most other brown people, but mostly Blacks) were relegated to second-class status, and denied most of their civil rights, based entirely on their skin color, and few white people combatted the problem because they didn’t see it as such. Even now, we treat “immigrants” who come here for a better life as something akin to insects who should be swatted and sent back. As a fellow white American, I can’t see much for us to be “proud” of, especially when I see shit like this post.)
So in fact while you have all of your race Pride groups/colleges/awards/days and months you are actually being racist yourself against whites.
(This explaining that they don’t know what racism is.)
There is nothing improper about this post.
(Except that it’s fact=free and displays incredible ignorance?)
Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on.
I sadly don’t think many will.
(Because it’s asinine.)
That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country.
(Name any rights you have lost to any non-white; I dare you.)
We won’t stand up for ourselves!
(You always stand up for yourselves. You simply have no point to make.)
BE PROUD TO BE AMERICAN!
(So are most Black and brown Americans and immigrants. So?)
It’s not a crime YET…. But getting very close!
Why can’t we all be proud of who we are and not let race be the divider.
(People like this are completely irony-deficient. This entire post divides people by race and they can’t see it because they’re blinded by the white.)