posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 11:54 AM
It's interesting that even talking about the possibility
of creating a "White History Month" brings so many racist images and words to the
Historically, when blacks felt they weren't being included in certain aspects of American culture, they took it upon themselves to create items of
"black culture" such as black magazines, black TV channels, black organizations, Black History Month, etc... in order to celebrate their culture and
history. I say Good for them!
However, when white people wish to do the VERY SAME THING
, they get slammed for being racist, inconsiderate and ignorant.
I do not understand this. White people who deign to be proud of their race are shamed and ridiculed. I believe this is because of a prominent (but
little explored) mindset that pro-white=anti-black.
If so, then why doesn't pro-black=anti white? *sigh* Yet another double standard, I'm afraid. (although it's clear that some people who are
pro-black ARE anti-white and vice versa)
But people of any other race than white can freely proclaim their pride for their race (not to mention spew racist hatred against whites) and get
"compassion and understanding". Who’s experiencing “privilege” here?
Is this some kind of payback? Is that equality? I just
don’t get it.
I don’t see the difference… And this thread was
supposed to be about White History Month!
I’d really like to understand what’s going on here… Can anyone help me?