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Originally posted by the cynic jester
I'm going to finish a thought I put on here. I didn't really think it through when I typed it but, I've decided I'm no longer white. I'm a light skinned Caucasian, that is my genetic heritage. But I am not white, like I'm not black or Asian. I'm me. I subscribe to no racial culture because it's silly, I know where I came from but it doesn't matter. Like it doesn't matter, what shade another person is. We all think, feel and dream, to me that's enough reason to warrant acceptance as a fellow human.
Originally posted by 1984 is now
do you know what white privlege is? its the privileges we white people get from oppressing people of color. some of us dont eaven know we do it, but its there nun the less. white pride is just another form of oppresion. trying to keep people of color in there place and its f#!%# up!
Originally posted by Misterlondon
I have to agree.. For example here in the uk, we had to change the name of a blackboard because it was deemed racist (not sure how that works) we have to call it a chalkboard.. But a White board is still a whiteboard.. Also we can't call Christmas that anymore in case it offends people, we now call it the festive season..
We have the mobo awards which is music of black origin awards, but if you had a music of white origin awards, it wouldn't be allowed and would be deemed racist.. And the worst example is that we can't display the st georges cross (englands flag) or the union jack (great Britain) because that too is supposedly racist.. although you can display any other flag without problem...
We definitely can't express our culture here in England...
Originally posted by dbriefed
I think you should ask the same questions but replace "white" with other colors.
After a few generations the descendants of immigrants that came to America lose their national identity, and are proud of a less specific pool of forefathers. Therefore they're proud of what their continental background has accomplished.
I'm mixed race, by the way.
And I think people have a right to racial pride.
I also believe that people have the right to segregate themselves,
I think there should be measures in place to preserve racial pools which have developed that way for specific reasons.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
reply to post by musicbetherapy
Sure black people get profiled and are looked at with distrust and often times fear by a segment of polite society. But guess what, uptight white people look at anyone who isnt plain and Howdy Doody white like they are. I have experienced it first hand when going places with black friends. But I have lived the other side of that coin as well, having been one of the only white people in an entirely hispanic neighborhood for several years.
And being that Im a big guy covered with tattoos I have gotten the looks and the stares and the hush hush treatment many times as well. Not just by white people, but by judgemental types in general, including other whites. Prejudice isnt always exclusive to white people, and it isnt always against someone of a different race
I am probably one of the most hated and discriminated against types of people in all of entire society - a non religious heterosexual male caucasian from the American south.......according to most groups Im the scum of the Earth.