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First, I believe that the racial tensions you are describing are a lot bigger in your head than in reality.
Second, if Obama did mention "racial tensions" it would be presidential suicide.
Will there always be someone in this country that is racist? Yup. Do I think the majoity of Americans (keeping in mind elections are run by the majority) are racist? Hell no!
What do you really think? White people were not racist on election day, but suddenly have had an epiphany and are racist? Or do you think that the white people that voted for Obama only did so to show they are not racist? C'mon.
Originally posted by someneph
Originally posted by daddyroo45
reply to post by EMPIRE
I'm sure this question sounds daft: Would you explain to me exactly what white privlege is?
The ability to be oneself without being looked at in a negative light. Its a viscious cycle. Blacks are never FULLY accepted into the white community (no matter what anyone says). Therefore seek acceptance among blacks. The image of blacks has been molded by the media for hundreds of years as being cool, tough, musically and physically talented, and dumb. If you seek to go outside of your back box, you are ridiculed by blacks, and never fully accepted by whites. Whites on the other hand, have the freedom to think for themselves and be themselves without necessarily being looked at strange. Hope I put that in a way thats easy to understand.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Don't blacks care about the same issues as whites?
This might be a real problem if the PTB have divided us
down the lines of color to the point where whites and blacks
have oppposing political viewpoints.
[edit on 14-9-2009 by Asktheanimals]
Originally posted by die_another_day
Oh come on, white people have never bullied by other races.
We're just too sensitive. If you're white in a predominantly white country, then you have not seen racism.
[edit on 9/14/2009 by die_another_day]
Originally posted by EMPIRE
@mhinsey, you should educate yourself on the topic before you make such dramatic posts. You're speaking from your experiences, but have you witnessed these things outside of your comfort zone?
Originally posted by cenpuppie
The sad truth is that if the majority of white people don't see or experience the racism that black folks do, then they won't acknowledge it's a problem.
Comfort zone?...there is no comfort zone - on a daily basis....
What is YOUR COMFORT ZONE? Mine is multiple states and cities: Dallas, Nashville AND Montgomery, AL... for starters, how about you?
I attended a black college in Montgomery, AL... have you?
I am educated... however, just as YOU post your OPINION... so do I.
Comfort zone? If you have ever been talking to a black guy about a paper due in class and have a black female step in front of you within an inch of you and start talking to him with her back to you... there is no comfort zone - on a daily basis....
Yes you are entitled to your opinion, however warped and misinformed it may be, but you should do yourself a favor and follow the advice given.
No, you don't have a clue what it means to be white. Seriously, you are lying to yourself
Sorry, but whites are the only people who have succeeded in throwing off the yoke of the PTB
The Egyptians worshiped their leaders like gods, in Germany, when Mad King Ludwig spent too much money building fancy castles, the people broke into his castle, and hung him. That is the difference.
The same is also true that whites are the only people who, while still in a position of complete control, have willfully chosen to end slavery.
Also, as school kids we are raised up celebrating other cultures, so why are you upset that in college they have parties that celebrate being Black or Mexican.
It's alot easier for a black man to walk through a white neighborhood, than it is for a white man to walk through a hood.
If white folk thought that blacks were friendly, loving, non-racist people then please explain "white flight" to me.
You shouldn't be too hard on mhinsey. Yes, she may be young with limited experience, but you shouldn't make her out to be the bad guy. She'll soon learn manners, and her jaded outlook will one day change.
I just love how O is embraced by the black community when my half black and half white children, now adults, are always called "white" by their black peers. Not black enough for most blacks and certainly not white enough for whites. But the POTUS, now he is all black man...please