posted on Jun, 15 2015 @ 09:14 PM
Alright, I'm just going to ask a couple of questions honestly; I mean no offense to anyone and I'm truly just asking because I'd like a fair and
balanced answer. I am not American, so forgive me if these questions are culturally offensive in any way - once again, this is absolutely not my
intention to cause offense. Here goes:
Why is it wrong to be proud of being white? By white, I mean people of European descent. It is a fact, that the developed world is largely a
consequence of white people's accomplishments. There is much to be proud of. If a person can be proud of being black, or Asian, and that is okay, even
considered commendable, then why is it wrong to express pride in one's European heritage?
Why don't some people like the term "black", and instead prefer "African American"? This to me is stupid. Not all black people are American. What
about black people in Britain and Australia, for instance? It seems to me that "black" is just a general way of describing a person's non-specific
race in regards to physical characteristics. And, not all black people are of African heritage. Look at the Papua New Guineaneans, for example, or the
Maoris of New Zealand, or the Australian Aborigines. I know for a fact that Australian Aborigines refer to themselves as being black. They are neither
African nor American. So the term "African American" is limited specifically to black people who have African heritage AND live in America -
particularly the US. It's a rather specific term. So why do some consider "black" to be offensive?
As far as this deli is concerned, well I see there is no reason to celebrate "white history" specifically, because most of Western history IS white
history. I met a guy once who wore a White Pride shirt. At first I thought he might be some kind of racist, but behold, his best friend was a black
Maori fellow. I talked to him about his white pride, and he said that there is a lot to be proud of in being white, and that we shouldn't be made to
feel ashamed of it. Of course, all other races and ethnicities have their right to pride and respect as well. I couldn't help but agree, to be honest.
I'd really appreciate an answer to my questions, if anyone is kind enough to take the time.