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White Guilt...The Newest Form of Racism

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posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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Im not a fan of that insult either, last week i was spat at and called "cracker spastic" for politely asking a group to let me pass on the pavement (sidewalk!) in my wheelchair, if i had used an equal insult towards them, i would of been in the wrong, and called a racist! a reply to: KawRider9




posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:18 PM
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I have no white guilt, as my folks didn't get here until the 1950s, and they were poor peasants from way back.

What my folks gave me was the opportunity, in this country, to better myself as a citizen born here, despite other's ignorance over whether I was Mexican, mulatto, Italian, Hungarian, Hebrew, or a Heinz 57 mongrel. I am the first in my family to graduate from a high school, and a university. The opportunity was there, and I worked for it. I carry no guilt, only gratitude.

Anybody who wants to hang on to the past as an excuse for their lack of motivation or lack of intelligence will get exactly what they set themselves up for.

White guilt IS racism. Judge every person for their character and accomplishments, not by their skin color, or what others did who were related to them but no longer walk the earth. WE who are here now, are answerable only for what we do, in our lifetime.



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: billyvonhelvete

last summer i was going into a music exchange store.
i was walking in ad i had my 1 year old with me
some lady called me a nazi cracker when i walked in

only reason i could think is my head was shaved pretty close and i have a lot of tattoos...i had long sleeves on but i have tattoos on my throat...

only reason i could figure..

so yeah, that was nice



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:20 PM
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Added to that, is it just white people who should be feeling guilty, or is it also people who look white?
I mean, I'm white, but my mom has always said that there's Irish on my dads side, and Native American and Dutch on her side.
And here I am this tiny red headed pale woman, lol.

I mean, Irish and Native American... That's like. A double whammy in the history books.



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: Grovit

LMAO

I get the same thing for the same reasons - even when I'm with my Mexican GF

I've even started growing my hair out in an attempt to get better service when dining out



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: billyvonhelvete

Here in Flori-duh I am often addressed as "white boy" I respond similarly with "yes, what can I do for you black boy?" I think it gets my point across. And I have yet to be assaulted!



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: whyamIhere

Agreed. Tired of people saying that Whitey's bad, and it's ALL YOUR FAULT! Won't never tell you why, of course.

IN GENERAL: I feel no white guilt. I feel little empathy for blacks in general. I grew up in the ghetto, got sung to sleep at night by automatic gunfire, and who do I get to blame for that? Right. MYSELF. Not my Dad who put us there, not the gangbangers themselves, they are just doing what they've always done, but ME. I chose to stay in that hole, and so do they. That's the only guilt I have, and it's not very deep. I feel NO SYMPATHY for people that blame others for their own failings. I am tired of hearing about the 'uphill battle' that minorities face in this country. There are laws against racism, and courts to find out the truth of the matter and to enforce those laws, yet people act like they need special treatment to succeed. That's just not true. You want to go back 200 years and talk about what was going on then? Let's talk about all the brown people that started the slave trade CENTURIES before whitey even got the idea. Who'd they get the idea from anyways? Oh, right, more BROWN people. As a matter of fact, more whites are in bondage today, than there ever were blacks in captivity in the southern United States. I think the last number was something like 48 million slaves owned Worldwide (Google says 30 million). If only a fraction of those are white, the bigots in this country have a lot to shut up about.
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posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:27 PM
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Same here, im covered in tattoos, shaved head and love very fast heavy metal, in some peoples eyes that makes me neo nazi skinhead!!, the more that people get treated like this, the more likely that sooner or later their abuisive insults will create a racist.a reply to: Grovit



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: billyvonhelvete
Same here, im covered in tattoos, shaved head and love very fast heavy metal, in some peoples eyes that makes me neo nazi skinhead!!, the more that people get treated like this, the more likely that sooner or later their abuisive insults will create a racist.a reply to: Grovit



ive been called cracker several times and had things muttered in my general direction. that was the first time i have been called a nazi though.
music does play a part though.
depends what i am listening to when i roll up i guess.
it could be anything from frank zappa to primus to curtis mayfield...



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: billyvonhelvete

The racist hypocrisy in this country is disgraceful. Sure, let some black people hate white people, let some white people hate black people but it shows how many will scream racist while contributing to the racist atmosphere that clouds the planet. How many times have I seen a black guy with a white woman (a couple) and the guy's making white jokes? Plenty of times. Or a white person helps a black person and it's "hey white boy".

Most people are willing to move on. It's the racists who aren't. And we should not be afraid to call out the racists, in the media, on the streets, in our cliques. Progress isn't made when one group has to feel sorry for their ancestor's actions and another group shouts slurs while taking.

Yeah, it's bull. Tired of the stupidity in this country. It's called personal responsibility. We should all have it. Can't get out of a crime ridden neighborhood? Blame your neighbors. White boy's the butt of the joke? Blame yourselves. Black boy's the butt of the joke? You know it, blame yourselves.

People whine about the nazis, the KKK but forget we have such groups as the NBPP (don't give me the "they're not racists" routine, they're completely different from the old BP) and it's acceptable.

I want the KKK and every white group to stand there at the polls and intimidate voters. Let's see how long it takes until it's plastered allover the media and the white man is evil once again.



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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originally posted by: sdubya
a reply to: tothetenthpower

Well I can see the media race baiting all the time, so I agree with you there.

As far as the economic system, what inherently makes the economic system racist? Money is money to me.


Social assistance programs are basically a voter registration program for Democrats. Social programs keep people poor instead of pulling them out of poverty. The black community suffers from this the most.

The war on drugs and the privatization of prisons had led to a "Jail for Profit" scheme, that mostly effects blacks and Latinos in much higher numbers than whites, who use drugs just as much.

You're much more likely to get scholarships and bursaries if you are from suburbia than down town Chicago.

Minimum wage laws that keep people entrenched in poverty while the cost of living increases.

There's a lot more economically that does the damage, but you get the point.

~Tenth



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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Lol!, some have tryed to intimidate me, me not on their eye level, but after telling them calmly what i could do if wanted to be nasty, they back off!! That works with all races!a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Chronogoblin

Yes and no.

I grew up in a slum too so I support what you said there 100%.

About the history part I have to disagree. My family is Scot and Norwegian. I came to grips with the fact that if I go back far enough they either owned slaves or were slaves at some point in history. Blacks didn't invent slavery nor did whites perfect it. Slavery is just a human condition. It's been part of civilization since there has been civilization (and before really).

What we need to do is stop pointing fingers, assigning blame, or screaming "woe is me". Accept history for what it was. Dark, brutal, and something we don't want to repeat. We need to move along the road and keep moving. We'll do that faster by not hobbling ourselves with anchors of guilt about things we didn't take part in.



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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Social assistance programs are basically a voter registration program for Democrats. Social programs keep people poor instead of pulling them out of poverty. The black community suffers from this the most


That is so true...

Look at Native Americans. it seems like if any group have the right to complain.

They are being used just like black folks.

Does anyone believe Natives run their Reservations Casinos ?

Does anyone believe the average Native is benefitting from Casinos ?

It's just Natives don't have 100's of groups looking for something for nothing.

I do have some guilt over the treatment of Natives. It's totally ridiculous.



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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I mix my music up, just to mess with unfair judgement of me, one moment its creadence or mountain, the next it could be dimmu borgir or impaled nazarene!, im a minority where i live, on a sunny day all you can hear is hip hop or drum n bass, until you get to mine!a reply to: Grovit



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: 200Plus

I didn't say they invented slavery, that's millenia old, I DID say, that they invented the slave trade that brought slaves from out of Africa and the ME to the rest of the World.
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posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: whyamIhere

You mean the 400 year old, on going genocide of Native Americans?

Yeah, I'd feel bad too.

Not only did we kill about 90% of them, but when we decided to stop doing that, we just changed tactics. Throw them into the most harsh, crappy environments, call them 'reserves'.

Don't investigate missing or murdered women and children. Further destroy their lands and don't own up to the treaties that were signed.

Oh yeah, and then blame them for being so disenfranchised because, let's face it, they get everything for free right?!

What a joke.

It's honestly one of the things that I am ashamed to call myself Canadian for.

~Tenth



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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Ive noticed its slowly got worse in the last ten years, im in norwich, i moved here from a village for job, now im disabled i spend a lot of time at home, so ive noticed a decline more so than when i was only at home to sleep, the drug of choice for most people was weed, not good but people got on, now the drugs of choice are crack, coke and heroin, every other day police are breaking up some kind of conflict, if it happens to involve a black and a white person, the white gets arrested, i asked an off duty copper why, he replyed its because there wont be any allegations of racism or brutality. My way of dealing with the way its gotten in norwich is to move back to a village life, boring but hassel free!a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 02:02 PM
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What about those of us who's ancestors were Irish indentured servants (slaves)?



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: billyvonhelvete

I know how it is. And all the dopes screaming about Travyon and Mike Brown have no idea what it's truly like. White privilege my rear end, what is affirmative action? Why do the cops let the black people go so they don't have to be accused of racism? Because we allowed it.

Reparations indeed. And luckily many people have shown themselves to be the racist, supremist, elitist, prejudice pigs they truly are. In America looking in the mirror is only allowed for some groups. Tolerance is a two-way street, but only certain groups are made to look both ways. Intolerant? You bet. Racist? No doubt.



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