posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 03:19 PM
As this is diverting into a race discussion i want to add my 2 cents from an occurrance.
I went to post sec. school in Toronto and there we had MANDATORY multicultural classes. Now i knew i was in a little trouble when i walked into the
room and i saw the most stereotypical Jamaican woman ever. I knew i was in real trouble when her opening remarks were something to the tune of "Now
students do you know who runs toronto?" the class "provincial branches mixed with city officials etc." she kept saying no and kept asking so we
thought there was a correct answer. Ohh she eventually gave it alright "The people who run Toronto are the rich white men."
Now i was floored by this, okay the statement as off as it may be is fine but this was a class teaching us how to interact through different cultures
and this is how she started?
The class than proceeded to have a long discussion about how they were so sick of being the minority and that they are put down in society, the
outcasts. As this is going on i look around my classroom, myself, another gentleman and three women where the only white people in the class. In
fact visible minorites are more that 51% of the population of Toronto now.
I had such a problem with the class and teacher that i spoke to the school and told them i would not engage in such a class. We where literally
discussing ways in which people had been discriminated against by white people.
I never finished my schooling there.
Now im fine with melting pot societies different races whatever fine, but im 24 ive never known real racism and neither have any of my friends, yet
but because im white ive somehow had a more priveldged life? Because some white guys hundred years ago did? give me a break.
Yet they have some free pass to exclude themselves?
Thats the issue i have, people think the white man made society and we gte to choose who is a part of it, so if you choose not live in our society and
create your own thats fine your just avoiding our white world.
Nooo thats not the case, we all live in a society created by all of us and once one race starts excluding another we feel left out. I feel left out
from my black friends, i feel left out from my brown friends, i feel left out from my asians, and they feel left out when they are with my white
friends. If we just stepped back and realized where all left out, well %**&% all would still change because brother thats the way she goes.