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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
this calls for a little Louis CK.
Was it fair? No it wasn't. But was it true that some had to fight a lot more to get fair consideration while others just walked in and were more favored based on looks?
History in America has been a lot easier for whites than any other race.
"Black Power" and "Orgullo Latino" or whatever other heritage or pride-based mentality that emerges is merely due to not being the socio-cultural format of the designators or oppressors, but rather that of the designated persons or the oppressed.
What is the context of your problems? What are the root causes?
Originally posted by Zaanny
Every other ethnic race or culture can organize together but if a group of all white people do it
Your a white supremacist ......
Originally posted by No_man4
Because 'white' isn't a culture, it's a skin color. A skin color shared by peoples of various cultures. If you want to uphold the religious traditions and practices of your antecedents from overseas, that's your right as an American, as long as it doesn't get in the way of anyone else exercising their rights. If you want to celebrate culture that's distinctly American, that's fine too. But considering that American culture is cobbled together from and shaped by cultural elements from cultures all over the world and across time, many of which aren't white, one can see how that might be difficult to do without injuring one's "white pride".
Having pride in the color of one's skin is needlessly divisive, no matter what it is, and makes about as much sense as having pride in the shirt you're wearing.
Originally posted by poet1b
Sorry, but this is a false statement. Plenty of white people have been oppressed and continue to be oppressed.
You just don't get it that the freedoms that we still manage to enjoy in this country were hard fought for and won.
The current practices of reverse discrimination are taking away those rights.
The problem is that working class whites, who have to deal with the oppression of the elitist whites are now being expected to pay for the sins of the elites. Special interest legislation is legalized discrimination against primarily working class whites which is resulting in all working people losing more and more of their rights.
The root cause is that the elites who desire to oppress the masses don't care what color you are.
The more people who figure out what a big scam this whole legalized discrimination against working class whites, the more people can wake up to the fact that they are giving away the liberties that they currently enjoy.
Sadly, most people are too happy to place the race card and take what they can get, and forget tomorrow.
Originally posted by FermiFlux
Being white isn't a culture.
And other races don't celebrate because they are whatever colour they are, they celebrate the history of their race, and the hardships that have been overcome.
But never in America has there been systemic oppression against white people simply because they're white. There was no white version of Dred Scott. There were no internment camps for white people during World War 2, even if their last name was "Hasselfbauer" or something. Entire tribes of white people were not obliterated from the face of the earth so other people could look for gold under where they were living. Nowhere in America was there a town where the stated policy was the murder white people caught there after sundown. White people are usually not targeted by screaming mobs demanding they "go back to Norway" or something. US media figures do not accuse white people of spreading leprosy and tuberculosis, and never once has a US political figure dared to claim that all white people are "welfare cases."
And the kicker? "Working class whites" absolutely love this.
Originally posted by tiger5
As a black person I do not celebrate Kwanzaa.
I have nothing to do with Black history month
nor the reactionary loons called the Pan Afrikanists.
If white people wish to practice racial pride that is their perogative I support their right to do so.
If they wish to use a "white pride event" to attempt to terrorise my community or mine well that is likely to cause them pain and suffering.
I have very close white friends who have proven themselves over decades.edit on 14-1-2011 by tiger5 because: (no reason given)
1) White people created everything good and useful in the world
2) Nonwhites are useless savages who have never contributed anything to the world.
they erase all wrongdoing at the hands of whites,