posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 10:39 AM
I personally could care less about any group getting together. I do think that this has gotten a bit ridiculous though. Men's only clubs are now
sexist while women's only clubs are just fine. Gay only organizations are fine, but straight only is homophobic and wrong. Same with the white only
schools being a problem while Black only universities are an issue, though white students are becoming more common at many Black colleges. We take
something that is intended to solve problems such as segregation and push the handle too far, the word balance is not found in these equations. The
all white schools of the past needed to be integrated, absolutely....that should be obvious, but things have gotten crazy lately.
As a woman that has spent the better half of my 51 years of life deeply immersed in the black community I see things in the craziest ways. I do not
have a racist bone in my body, but things are just not right in the US. It is perfectly okay for a black comic to make fun of dorky, nerdy, non cool
white people...we all laugh and snicker. Is that any more appropriate than for a white comic to get up on stage and mock a cool, hip hop loving, Roca
Wear wearing black man. Think about that for a minute....even white people don't often think about that as we have been the brunt of those
"uncool" jokes for decades. Yet let a white comic make a joke about a black man having a ton of women and his sexual prowess....it would be Imus
all over again. But let them make jokes about a white man with a small organ that can't get any...I think you see my point.
We as a society have to get to the point where we just let this crap go. People of like interests and heritage tend to group together, been around
any Italian families lately, or an Asian family. Why do we make such a big deal about blacks and whites doing it????
We all bleed red, we all have great representations of our races...and bad ones too. There are wonderful people of all races just trying to live out
their lives and love their families. Racism, as ugly as it is will not go away, prejudice is different people are able to be educated past those, but
bigots will never learn...on either side.
There has to be a way for America to find some common ground on this stuff or things are going to only become more polarized. What we all should be
worrying about together is how our representatives are robbing us all blind.
[edit on 6/2/2009 by redhead57]