posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 11:42 PM
You bring up a very important and, in my opinion, prevalent issue. Everything I am about to say goes to the heart of the issue, and we need to see
social change, plain and simple. There is nothing "racist" or "discriminatory" in my following opinion, rather this is a social issue that is
commonly ignored and censored when it should be investigated. It is somehow socially acceptable for groups such as the NAACP to promote an individual
race of people, and to promote pride and awareness for that racial group, and this is not thought of as racist or unacceptable. Yet to claim that it
would be socially acceptable to do this with the white race is simply false. To me this seems like discrimination, plain and simple. The
discrimination against black individuals in the past should not somehow make discrimination against whites acceptable today. The various races in
America today are all equal. Any inequality that exists is only present due to personal discrimination, not legal discrimination. For instance, there
are no longer segregation laws or anything like that, and under the letter of the law all people are equal. And again, any discrimination that exists
is due to a person in a certain position using their personal racism against another person. You cannot abolish that via the law, and equality is all
about the law. That is all you can do, change the law, considering you cannot make anyone believe anything they do not wish to believe.
And this personal discrimination that takes place is not solely directed against non-whites, not by a long shot. I'm sure there are just as many
black or brown racists as there are white racists. And this should not be a topic where one need tread lightly. That is part of the problem in itself.
White people especially are so afraid of being labelled "racist" that they do not stand up when they see discrimination against their own race.
Everyone, including the media, is quick to point out such inequality when it concerns a non-white, and why is this acceptable considering we are all
supposed to be equal? The state of the US today is one that promotes racial divisions. For instance, take the term African-American. Everyone's
ancestors came from somewhere, yet we do not use similar terms for the ancestry of any other individuals. If you are a US citizen, you are an
American, plain and simple. So why promote this racial division? What is the purpose? That is just one instance of placing different races on
different footings. The terms black, white, or brown seem fine to me. I have no problems with being identified by the color of my skin, because it is
a convenience. I can guarantee you that the majority of black individuals refer to white individuals as being "white." I only mention this because
for some reason we are supposed to use the term African American instead of black. I don't get it. It is not racist in the slightest.
I completely understand the Civil Rights Movement, and how the establishment of equality was necessary. Everyone is equal, and the law should
stipulate as much. No race of people should have any more rights than another, therefore I say if one race is allowed to have national or even
governmental groups to promote their race, then all of the others should as well. And then there are those people who will actually get angry at
someone taking pride in the fact that they are white, and they wish to make people like you fell bad about themselves for saying as much. This is
ridiculous, and is in itself racist. And I've noticed that many black people do not care in the slightest that white people are being discriminated
against, and is that not racist in itself? How is that equality? Many of these people who claim they want to achieve equality truly mean that they
want to achieve superiority. I think the above facts alone point to as much.