posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 04:20 PM
Originally posted by CityIndian
You still don't get it.
You are part of the class that enslaved them, as a white person you are of the majority class.
Racism is when you feel you are superior to another race and discriminate against that race. When a white person discriminates agianst a black it's
from what? Hate of their skin color or culture?
When a black calls you whitey it's because of the years of oppression from whites, a huge difference.
Thanks, I KNOW that I am part of the race that did a lot of terrible things.
And yes, there is the type of racism that is based on disliking a skin colour or culture, and another that is based on years of oppression, abuse,
I have no problem admitting that my race did some terrible, unspeakable things. And yes, it IS indeed a huge difference. None of this applies to what
I am saying though.
I wasn't ultimately complaining about somebody calling me whitey. The groups that I was taught to be nice to my entire life feel fine about hanging
out with my sister because she looks more like them but can shun me. That there is a double standard. It's ABSURD. In case you didn't notice.
They're allowed to feel justified in treating people differently because of skin colour, because they were the oppressed group in the past?
What's next? Look how we were treated, therefore we have a right to cause physical harm? Or murder? Race specific hate crimes...
Then you become no better than the people that started the problem. You're starting on the same damned path...Congrats.....
Don't we want this sh*t to stop?
I'm not saying that somebody should not fight for equal rights and proper treatment, if a group is clearly still oppressing them. I'm not saying
that a group is not justified to fear that these things may still be happening and look out for them, and try to change them. I am saying it's
backwards that harmful racist activity is supported and justified in many cases because of double standards (And I have personally not experienced
anything that reaches the level of 'harmful', I can take being judged for not having the right shade of skin, but I have seen much worse here, which
I find concerning. )
Fighting for rights and proper treatment is not what I am calling racism here. In case that is what you're worried about.