posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 09:35 PM
Originally posted by Justanotherperson
I have never heard of brown pride? Wouldn't they usually celebrate the region they come from. I have never heard anyone complained about oktoberfest,
although I have heard people complain about cinco de mayo.
Would that be considered "brown pride" in your book?
You're right on target here. I think most reasonable people respect the right of a person to honor their heritage. Race is another story.
When its acceptable for one race to glorify itself, but not others, the implications are undeniably racist. This is why the slogan "brown pride"
tends to create a stir among some whites. (I'm surprised you haven't heard that slogan, unless there aren't many hispanics in your area. Here in So
Cal you'll see it on clothing and hear it used mainly by politically oriented minority interest groups such as the student organization MECHA.)
Here's what it comes down to. I try hard to be PC when it comes to race because that's something society is big on these days. I want to show these
people respect because they've asked for it and they deserve it.
Now how am I supposed to feel when those who would have me be racially sensitive go around referring to themselves as "La Raza", literally The Race?
How can you say that race shouldn't matter then say "brown pride"?
I don't mean to present any justification for racism, because I was just saying in my last post that we need to unify rather than divide, but I have
to say that racism against Mexicans isn't like racism in the past against other groups. This time its mutual. You could almost say that some people
are inviting racism against them by using racist slogans, just the same way that KKK rhetoric has invited the "redneck" stereotype upon them.