posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 01:17 AM
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.