Originally posted by Saphronia
1) But you didn't ask about AAP you asked about a racist leaning and the leaning had lil to do with whether or not affirmative action is
2) TC: No one is getting special treatment because of the color of their skin. Its the reaction some have to people of color that created the need
for these programs.
1) I didn't ask what was the NAACP because I knew what was the NAACP. ( National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People ).
2) Ok, it's for TC, but I would like to say something.
In my country, we have 3 community :
The Flemmish, in the North, the Walloon, in the South and the German in the East. Flemmish are speaking Dutch, Walloon French and German, well,
We don't have any problems between the Walloons and the German or the Flemmish and the German. But when it comes to the Flemmish and the
I worked with a company, who was based in the North ( and believe me, when you're a Walloon, it's allmost impossible to find a job in the Flemmish
area). More than 250 workers. South-Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, Singapori, English, Palestinian (1 ), Indians....really a lot of different people from
Everything was fine. I didn't have any problem with most of the Flemmish (99% ), but I've been in troubles with 3 Flemmish
They were all from the Vlaams Block ( a Flemmish far-right Party ). They were hating us ( 2 friends and myself : only 3 walloons for +/- 80 Flemmish )
not because we had a different color skin. We were ( and we are still
) whites men, borned in the same nation as them. No, they were hating
us because we were speaking French and not Flemmish.
Racist, and they can be whites, blacks or from an other colors, will have ALLWAYS a " very good reason " to hate someone, "only " because there
is a difference. The difference can be in the skin color, the religion or the mother tongue, they don't care. They have their " very good reason
My point is that I was very proud to join this company. I didn't ask for any special right or favor. No, I had just the good skills and the good
background. I'm really happy that there was no special law ( quota ) to force the company to hire me. If I had to have job, only because there is a
special law, I would feel ashamed and diminished.
Also, I've some friends who didn't have a job because the job has been given to an immigrant. Why ? Because of a law. My friends were not racist,
but now, some of them are.
I tryed to explain them these immigrants are NOT responsible, but the policy makers who did the law ARE responsible, for what happened. But they
don't mind. So, a law has created some new racist.
That's why I don't believe in all these laws. They bend to create more racism problem, when in theory, these laws are there to solve these so-called
You'll not eliminate racism with a law. It has to come from the people themselves and NOT from a law.
I hope you have a clear pic of what I mean. I know it's, sometime ( often ?
), not so easy to understand what I mean.