posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 12:37 AM
Hmm. Personally I don't really see racism in my everyday life. Blacks, whites, and browns, which make up my area for the most part, just go about
their lives. We are all polite to each other, and there is no blatant discrimination that I've ever seen. The problem I have is this, although I am
speaking as an American and about the condition as I've seen it in the US: equality has been established.
I feel that certain groups keep pushing the idea that they're oppressed, and that equality has not been reached, which simply further keeps racism
rearing its head. I am not saying it doesn't exist, but its existence is not obvious. This is because if someone attempts to discriminate in the US,
they very well could have a lawsuit on their hands, so businesses and what not don't discriminate. They are too afraid of the consequences. I am sure
there are certain police officers that do it, but discrimination works against all races.
So what exactly is it that makes one think they're being discriminated against? And another thing is that I do not believe that all African
Americans, just as an example, want equality. If this were the case then why is it acceptable to have your cake and eat it too, as they say? If
equality were the goal, organizations like the NAACP wouldn't exist. I could only imagine what would happen if a group like that were formed by white
people. And the reason such a group shouldn't exist is because any discrimination that takes place has nothing to do with the law, since equality has
already been established and the majority of people get along with those of other races.
Heck, the majority of white people are so afraid of doing something to make someone think that they're racist that they walk on eggshells sometimes,
at least in a sense. The racism is occurring amongst random people, people who don't really affect the people they don't like. They may not like
you, but that shouldn't affect you, and that is not justification for pushing an equality agenda imo, since equality has been reached. If that were
the case, then why can't white people, as an example, push for "equality" amongst individuals like this, because I have personally witnessed black
people who don't like white people...? In fact, I've seen that more than the other way around in my personal life.
And to say that the race card is not played on a massive scale is just wrong. It is. There are organizations who go around in the US just looking for
any situation where they can claim discrimination. The truth is that ANY race could do this, but they don't. ALL races are discriminated against.
Someone can say white cops don't like black people or something, which can only realistically be true in certain instances, but there are going to be
certain instances where black cops don't like white people. That is just how the world works.
My point is this: you are not going to change the beliefs of every single individual in the country. It just cannot be done. Everyone has a right not
to like someone else I suppose. So all you can do is eliminate discrimination from the law, getting jobs, etc...It just seems to me that there are
certain cases where, for instance, something happens between a white person and a black person, and a group like Jackson's will flock to the scene
before they even know the details. That to me means they are looking for discrimination everywhere, whether it exists or not, and THAT is promoting
racism in a way.
Like I said, I am not racist, and I have not seen all that much racism between the different people where I live, and I live in Texas. I went to a
high school where there were the same number of blacks and whites for the most part. And I've seen racism from all races as well, and that is the
honest truth. Another thing is that someone can do something, and they would have done the same thing no matter what race the other person was. But
there will be people who claim what was done was done because the other person was of a certain race. THAT is NOT proven to be racism. But it will be
claimed as racist, and that is exactly what is perpetuating racism, if you understand what I mean. I probably could have explained what I mean better,
but I am having a difficult time articulating just what I'm saying. I don't mean to sound callous or anything, or racist, lol, because I'm not.
That is another thing. Why can't people have conversations dealing with race, and bringing up issues like this, without having someone claiming
racism? Not everyone will do it, but some will. But like I said, you cannot expect to change every person. We should run any person who would
discriminate out of public office and law enforcement and places like that, and that is all we can do. But it must be proven that the person is
discriminating, whether based on race or something else, because racial discrimination is not the only type. So it is very important not to assume
someone is discriminating against someone else because that person is not the same race as the one who is doing the discriminating. It is a slippery
slope, and the consequences are not good for the population as a whole.