Haven't posted in a long while, but have been lurking every now and then.
This site is turning really ugly, and there have been countless posts that made me want to break my silence (trying out this whole detached,
non-confrontational approach) but this seems to be the best time to air it all out.
Racism won't be dying any time soon, because we minorities are just too uppity. There, I said it!
All these problems are in our heads: 'blacks' aren't profiled, that's ridiculous! We certainly aren't oppressed. Bloody hell, we can just cry racism
and we get a free yacht, a billion-dollar mansion and a harem of white women! Life is good...
Yeah, I don't really feel privileged when I travel to work. Really don't when I'm there, and certainly not on the way home. It doesn't matter that I
wear a suit, either. Unfortunately, the closer you move into Zone 1 in London, the more uncomfortable people will be with your presence. It's not in
my head - not when I get interrogated with stupid questions about my heritage by customers at work. On a regular basis, no less!
It doesn't even stop when you get home. Imagine, I log on to ATS to catch my daily fix of doom porn, and what does one encounter? 'Foreigners
shouldn't be telling indigenous whites what it means to be British'. Really? Like, even though I'm third generation, can name a good portion of our
Prime Ministers since good old Sir Bob, and even though I love complaining about this country so much that I'm going travelling for a year to complain
about the host country while telling them that London is the center of the universe, I'm still not British enough?
Black privilege at its finest.
Now I expect to get flamed and shamed for this post. I truly don't care - come at me. But this is just one gripe among many. It's becoming
increasingly acceptable, and at an aggressive pace, to denigrate minorities for things they aren't even doing or saying because some armchair social
pundits are 'allergic to PC BS'. There are many ethnic minorities, women, working class people, disabled people, non-heterosexuals and others that
will tell you that they don't support affirmative action... not in its current form, anyway. (Mainly talking about the US here, because I've never
benefited from it in the UK, lol.) But the question is, are they the ones with the collective power to enforce ridiculous band-aids of safeguards that
pretty much make life worse for everyone?
So, will racism die? If one observes the current climate, it looks like it will get worse before it gets better, and right now, many of its victims
are the ones being blamed for its ostensible potency. If they don't have the power to change people's opinions by just shutting up, which I did for
many years to no avail, then... well...
edit on 26-4-2014 by ihavenoaccount because: Orginially meant to post this in another thread, but it
was a little too off-topic, methinks.