posted on Jan, 16 2006 @ 08:26 AM
First I should state that I am a Whitey! I do not advocate racism in any way. I grew up in a very poor neighborhood, along with every race and
creed. My friends are a huge melting pot of whites, blacks, mexican-americans, columbians, a jamiacan, a dude from The Bahamas, a kid from London,
and a couple Brazilians here on visas. I have a pretty varied social base.
When I said I blame whitey for the subculture of blacks that was mentioned, I ment the CEOs, and decision makers of most companies that are in charge
of marketing violent, un-moral music. I seriously doubt the black leadership in this country decided to put x crack dealers like 50 Cent in the lime
light. I dont believe that is the face of racial progression that people like Al Sharpton or Farakan are trying to teach us. If this is a racist
comment, it is because you are on an island thousands of miles away that shares a language with the US, and not much more. You have no frame of
reference on America civil rights issues, because all you know is from this message board, and some books. This is my life.
Vagabond, nice post!
I do think we should remember our races, not forget them though. WHile I look forward to the day this planet will have no races, I think we should be
proud of our seperate cultures, and even stereotypes. Kinda like Dave Chappelle. Maybe not to this extreme, but you all see my point right?
We are different people. Thats not racist. We shouldnt ignore our differences. Its the animosity due to race that needs to go. I joke with my best
friend (a black guy) about racial # all the time, but it is in HUMOR, not hate.
We should all just remember that we are different peoples, with different cultures, and stereotypes aplenty. This is great. There is nothing wrong
with realizing the differences between us, just dont HATE.