Tell me, What makes whites racist?

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posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 12:11 AM
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reply to post by dooper
 

i hope you are joking.




posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 12:12 AM
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I would say that all variants of the HUMAN RACE are racist.

It is not because of ignorance.

It is because of the lack of tolorance.

But here is the thing....it takes only 6 feet of dirt to make all of mankind equal. We all bleed the same color. We all burn the same way. In the end, we all end up the same way...dead.

There are two ways for mankind to all be equal. 6 foot under, or realize that all people ARE already equal...the HUMAN race.


Cheers!!!!



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by Amelie

Originally posted by FearSoul
Tell me, What makes whites racist?


"Whites" codified the racial terms and designations we use. Why is "Obama" considered Black if his mother is White? "Blacks" didn't have the power of self definition, they didn't create racial terminolgy. Being able to absolve oneself of racialist behavior and thoughts is one of the benefits of being Black in America.

hmmmm. actually anyone that is of a mixed race (almost everyone) has the right to choose which ethnicity they wish to represent. i am white and native american, i choose caucasion on applications, but it is within my right to claim native american as well. And white people did not create the cotton gin...does that mean we aren't allowed to use it? your argument is silly. and obviosly, obama is a man of color, wouldn't it be pretty strang to call himself a white man? i mean get real. I see a not to distant future where religious/athiest is the new racism (i know it's not technicaly race...DUH) but you see what i mean. the idea of a pure race is laughable and we all begin to look very similar in color, so the big minority would be spiritual people.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
I would say that all variants of the HUMAN RACE are racist.

It is not because of ignorance.

It is because of the lack of tolorance.

But here is the thing....it takes only 6 feet of dirt to make all of mankind equal. We all bleed the same color. We all burn the same way. In the end, we all end up the same way...dead.

There are two ways for mankind to all be equal. 6 foot under, or realize that all people ARE already equal...the HUMAN race.


Cheers!!!!

that bothers me also. we are equal in human worth, but not other abilities. It is not racist to say that obviously black people tend to be more athletic, they CAN jump higher on average, it is genetics. each race should celebrate their stregnths and weaknesses, their differences, instead of pretending that we are all "exactly the same" we are not. simple.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 12:21 AM
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Wooops, my bad!!! Its late and I have been awake for 19 hours,LOL!! After I posted I looked again and thought maybe I had erred. Sowwy!!

Zindo



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by Enigma Publius
and obviosly, obama is a man of color, wouldn't it be pretty strang to call himself a white man?


No stranger than you claiming to be White on applications.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 12:31 AM
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i LOOK white. I do not LOOK like a native american. So tell me, how is that strange? there is more european blood in me than indian blood, so i choose to write the race down that one easily identifies just by looking at me. what? oh i know...that make too much sense doesn't it?

also i identify with white culture more so than indian culture. i imagine obama feels more "black" because fundamentally he IS a man of color. this is not to hard to understand.

[edit on 5-12-2008 by Enigma Publius]

[edit on 5-12-2008 by Enigma Publius]



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 01:17 AM
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If everyone turned grey tomorrow there would still be a stratification of the populus. There would be a small group that are born rich or tried really hard and became rich. There would be a large middle group that worked to provide their family a comfortable environment. There would be a smaller group that worked hard and couldn't achieve the middle but were still trying. There would be a small group that are mentally or physically handicapped, disabled, old or temporarily down on their luck that needs help from the others. And there would be a small group that wanted everything handed to them because they deserve it for some perceived wrong.

You are what you are and have only yourself to blame for not taking advantage of the opportunities available today. I really believe the word racism is just a crutch people use to not try and to keep people down. Look at what happens when a black makes the middle or upper group, they are called uncle toms, house n...., etc. Their own race tries to tear them down instead of looking up to them as goal they can achieve if they choose to work at it. Why is that only with Obama's election is it the first time a black kid thinks they could grow up to be president? Were their family, peers and neighbors telling they couldn't? Oh, I know, the "man" won't let a black man be president. It was a self-fulfilling prosephy. Tell someone enough they can't do something and they won't try.

Instead of spending your money on some asinine car, gold chains, etc. to try and up your status on the street use it to get an education, get a good job, join the middle or upper group and then if you must you can buy those things from a success standpoint.

It has always amazed me that whenever there is a riot the first things trashed are neighborhood businesses. Yea, a looted big screen tv, radio or something else will really help your neighborhood prosper. What have you achieved? A trashed neighborhood, a little tv time, a blip on the news and go back home to a trashed neighborhood. Oh, I forgot, you have the satisfaction that we really showed them didn't we.

As a white person, I remember when there were separate schools, restrooms, etc.. OK, that was unfair but that was how it was. My sibs and I had a stereotypical mammy that helped take care of us when we were young and I know we all loved her. She taught me a lot about life in general. Was she a sell out for working for a white family? No. Were we racist for hiring her? No.

I would say everyone is racist to some extent. Get over it. Move on. Depend on yourself. Don't let others tell you that you can't achieve because you are black, yellow, purple or green. Shake off your shackles and find your own path in life.

Are my comments racist? To make a point probably. I have many different races as neighbors. Are some of them idiots? You betcha.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 02:42 AM
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Truth be told, racism is passed through the generations. Being of mixed race, my parents raised me to judge a person on their actions and choices.

There will always be ignorance.

No race is innocent of this. But, you have a choice. Break the cycle.
You want it to end? End it with your children.

Show them that we're all sharing this rock, so we better get along and work together, or perish.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 03:14 AM
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I don't have an answer to your questions, but I have a suggestion. A lot of people will post replies to your threads without ever actually reading anything except the title, so you should be careful how you word titles, and make sure they actually convey the question(s) being asked in the thread.

Otherwise you will end up with a lot of nonsense replies mixed in with the good ones, that make it obvious that your original post was not read, as is seen here.

EDIT: Let's see if I can help you out with this a little bit, but if they didn't read what you originally said, I doubt they'll read this either:

THE OP IS ASKING ABOUT HYPOCRISY AND DOUBLE-STANDARDS!!!!!



There ya go, I tried...I swear this site gets worse every day...

If this post gets deleted for being OT, I'll vomit!

[edit on 5-12-2008 by maus80]



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 03:59 PM
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well put. my thoughts exactly.
idiocy and ignorance are an equal-oppurtunity employer.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 04:14 PM
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I believe what makes whites racist in the eyes of others, is history.
Some people tend to hold on to the past sooo tight, even if they were not part of the past.

Therefore, they are extremely over sensative over the actions, words and thoughts coming from whites.

It is fact that blacks can be racist. I dont care how much someone tries to say that is not true. It is. I, being white, have been subject to racism by blacks MANY times. Especially living in the WDC area for 15years. Just walk down or drive down certain streets in Washington DC, racial and hateful slurs and threats will be thrown at you for absolutely no other reason then.....you are white.

When I was 20 I worked in a retail store in the WDC area and was ringing up a couple of black girls. I am nice to EVERYONE no matter race, religion, etc....so when their American Express card was declined, I called Amex and was told the card was stolen and to hold on to it. I received so much hateful flack from these girls calling me every white slur you could thing of and screaming at me because they knew I was doing this because they were black. WTF?


One of many many many stories.


Whites are racists because [some, not all] blacks can not get over the past.


With all that said....I do not believe all blacks feel all whites are racists. I believe the ones that do, it is more of a upbringing/environmental factor.


[edit on 12/5/2008 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 04:44 PM
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Anyone else beside me getting sick of all the racism threads popping up here lately?

To answer the op's question, it's because black racism will never compare to white racism. Seriously, do you think blacks will ever force whites to become slaves, rape white women, cut their babies out of their stomach, and stomp the unborn babies head into the ground?

You make the call.

[edit on 5-12-2008 by The Scarecrow]



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 04:49 PM
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To answer the op's question, it's because black racism will never compare to white racism. Seriously, do you think blacks will ever force whites to become slaves, rape white women, cut their babies out of their stomach, and stomp the unborn babies head into the ground?


Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. The black men of today were NEVER slaves. So the excuse is null and void. That excuse will never fly with me, for I never owned a slave nor did any of my family.

And blacks do rape white woman and other various horrible crimes. Just like whites do it too. So, again, that excuse is null and void.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by greeneyedleo
reply to post by The Scarecrow
 




To answer the op's question, it's because black racism will never compare to white racism. Seriously, do you think blacks will ever force whites to become slaves, rape white women, cut their babies out of their stomach, and stomp the unborn babies head into the ground?


Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.



And this isn't an excuse?


Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Whites are racists because [some, not all] blacks can not get over the past.
[edit on 12/5/2008 by greeneyedleo]





posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 06:04 PM
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I grew up watching comedy and the more black comics I liked and watched the more they keep talking about white people and white people do this and white people do that.
If a white guy says black people do this and black people are like that then hes a rasict.
I love Will Smith and Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.I love Dice Clay and Sam Kinison and Rodney Dangerfield.
The black comics get away with it while the whites can't say anything without the old tiptoe thru the tulips kinda thing.
You tell me what makes them rasict bcuz i have wondered that my whole life.
Good luck with that one buddy!!



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 06:06 PM
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Also i love Carlin and Bernie Mac but again...White people do this and white people do that.Its supposed to be comedy not racist crap.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 06:08 PM
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The same thing that causes all forms of racism, it all begins with one word...

Ignorance



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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every race can be racist,
as humans we tend to gravitate to similar people as ourselves and that in itself can look racist, like bankers hanging out with other bankers, or doctors hanging out with doctors, you don't generally get the local supermarket assistant hanging out with the wall street high flyer.
now all you have to do is put a color on a person and it looks like racism.

A black corporate high flyer and a white bus driver would not hang out together, so which one is the racist?

of course there are always exceptions and you may get a high flyer with a laborer and they may be of different color.

that is not to say that there arn't true racists out there, but racism is not just a white thing, it may look that way in a predominant white community, but if you are the minority an an asian country, you would also see similar racism, same as a person of different skin color in an african country.

Racism is geographical, just look at the small wars going on in the world right now.
even the American civil war gave each side a color as in red versus blue.

how welcome do you think a blue was in a red camp or visa versa?



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 06:25 PM
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Calling me NIGGER is a start





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