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Well I have seen far right groups trying to hold marches in predominantly black areas and claiming them to be white pride marches. I say " No Pasaran" that is why I wrote what I did. All they wanted to do ws to race bait.
Originally posted by mayabong
I've been thinking about this alot lately. Why can every other culture celebrate their culture in the US. but if whites want to celebrate their culture or if they are proud of their heritage, they are automatically a racist?
I realize that whites haven't had the best track record but neither have all these other cultures.
Whites are meant to bear the guilt of Slavery when it is a documented fact that Jews were at the Heart of the slave trade. (although you wont see this in a Speilberg movie). Newport, Rhode island was the center of the Slave trade, highest jewish population in America and the oldest synagogue in the US. (Brazil and the Carribean slave trade were also dominated by jews)
They have no problem celebrating their jewish heritage.
Hispanics can celebrate their culture freely and happily, even though their history is just a dark as whitey's with all their killing of natives in south and central america.
I'm just wondering if this guilt injected into the white race over and over again has a deeper agenda. Kinda like the catholic church instills guilt and fear to take away your power.
I think every culture should be able to celebrate their heritage freely. Just wondering why whites are not allowed by the powers that be.
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Originally posted by mayabong
Originally posted by amc621
reply to post by mayabong
I would be interested in seeing / reading something of a example. I'm not sure what a white celebration would be, so I would to hear what you see as one.
I'm not even talking about a celebration per se. I'm saying if I just say I'm proud to be white, I am a racist. But you can have all the Black Pride, Jewish Pride, Hispanic Pride you want.
I just don't think its healthy to grow up with any kind of guilt and to be honest I've grown up very ashamed of being white and I know alot of white people are ashamed of themselves deep down. Because this is whats been taught to them.
I'm with most people on here that everyone is human and should be looked at equally. I think the whole pride in race is pretty dumb.
Originally posted by michelbel
I wonder why every white (no matter the country of origin) should feel white guilt?
I mean, I'm from Eastern Europe and we have never enslaved Black people over here, the Americans and some Western Europeans did, but they are not representative of the whole white race. I don't feel any white guilt, because my country had nothing to do with slaves in America.edit on 27-1-2011 by michelbel because: no reason given
The notion of "white guilt" is a lot like "political correctness," "the war on Christmas," or "the North American Union." It only exists in the minds of people who are set to opposing it and complaining about it.
There's no movement to make white people around the world feel guilty
However, there is a need for many "white" nations to face their own history honestly and fairly.
But since racial conflict has been a strongly defining point in places like the United States and Australia, it deserves something of a special mention.
Here in the United States, it used to be perfectly okay to teach a version of history where my people were "primitive," "savage," "murderous," "war-whooping," "scalpers" who conducted "massacres" against "settlers." In these history books, I would not be Choctaw, I would just be "an indian." I would not have a culture or a language, I'd simply be a context-free foe of "progress." My people would not have been forcibly removed from their homes at the point of a bayonet, but rather we're there, and then we're not. Every crime on the "frontier" was apparently committed by "Indians" like me, never by the "god-fearing" "settlers."
The whitewashing - I use the term deliberately - of history has done nothing but leave several generations ignorant and ill-able to cope competently with world events.