reply to post by Thunder heart woman
Originally posted by Thunder heart woman
White pride is not a bad thing. But having pride in white privilege is.
What exactly do you think white privilege is and are you sure such a notion exists? If it does, I'm wondering why my family, or millions of other
"white" families didn't get that memo. In fact, because I'm white, I have less privileges, such is the case with Affirmative Action or the racist
With Affirmative Action for instance, I can be denied a job or promotion due simply to the color of my skin, white. In fact, not only can I be denied
this job or promotion, but it is the law to deny me this job or promotion due simply to my skin color. An employer would actually be breaking the law
in a lot of cases if he didn't hire a black person in my stead, or promote one. We saw this with the New Haven fire-fighters (two of whom were Latino,
I believe). Sadly, what happened to these fire-fighters, happens all of the time and the only reason why the fire-fighters' case was blown out in the
open and received a little publicity, is because the racist SCOTUS appointee, Sonia Sotomayor had ruled against these fire-fighters based on their
white skin color and she was in the process of being confirmed for her appointment to the SCOTUS. Could you imagine if she was white and made the same
ruling against a Latino or Black? We'd be comparing her to Hitler and deciding on which methods we obliterate her career. Instead, she was confirmed
as a SCOTUS Judge and is regarded as a hero. White privilege? Yeah, right!
What about hate crimes, where apparently minority lives and safety now have more value? Kill a white person, no big deal, as you'll be out of prison
in time to send your kids to college (if you even go to prison in the first place). However, kill or even so much as offend a minority (and have white
skin), and you will never see the light of day again. This is in spite of the fact that white on black, white on latino or even white on any other
race violence, is statistically below all other crimes. More black people are killed or violently attacked by black people every year, than they are
by white people. More white people are killed or violently attacked by black people every year, than blacks are by whites, etc. Even still, more value
is placed on the lives and well-being of minorities than whites, through the hate-crimes legislation and policy. A white person can receive a much
more severe punishment for fighting with a black person, than a black person could for robbing and killing a white person. White privilege, you say?
Again, yeah right!
To go further but not all inclusive, not even by a long shot, I can be legally punished for discriminating against a minority, though a minority
doesn't have the same standards, and this is in spite of the very good argument that discrimination against whites takes place far more often than it
does against blacks, at least legally speaking. With college scholarships, housing and welfare programs, entitlement programs, field trips in public
education, black only schools, etc, etc, etc...
If I had to guess, this is what fuels those red-neck idiots to join idiotic groups like the KKK. White people see what is happening to them. They see
the legislation, the policy and the political correctness that is basically pushing them aside. They see their children being taught false history in
a clear effort to indoctrinate them with shame, while other kids who just happened to be born with a different skin color are taught to be proud of
who they are and where they came from.
What it looks like to me, is that all of this is done on purpose. There is a reason why we don't learn about the black slave owners here in America.
There is a reason why we only learn of the black slaves, instead of the multitude of other races who were also slaves, even right here in this
country, to include whites. There is a reason why we are falsely lead to believe that slavery was a white on black issue and that it was the fault of
white people, when the truth was that the vast majority of white Americans had nothing to do with slavery, nor did they benefit one bit from slavery.
In fact, the argument could easily be made that more blacks profited from slavery, than any other race, seeing how the Europeans bought those slaves
from Africans, then there were many, many black slave owners, who actually worked those slaves on plantations here in America. The sad fact of the
matter is that the elite are guilty of slavery, not white people or black people. I think that there is a deliberate effort to mislead the people on
our history and stoke racial tensions. It is clearly a divide and conquer strategy that has several fronts of effectiveness. For one, it keeps us
distracted. For two, it makes us basically beg for controlling legislation and for three, it keeps us from uniting together in an effort to equalize
society for fairness and justice.
When you know the true history and objectively weigh what is being taught now, it becomes painfully obvious. Then, when we are able to keep our
emotions in check and take a step back to look at the issue objectively and properly, it also becomes obvious. However, it is hard for many people to
look at the issue objectively, as we have all been indoctrinated to accept the revised version of history and alternate reality that requires racism
to blame when something doesn't go our way.
For instance, when a minority is down on his/her luck or something doesn't go their way, they are told it is due to racism, when the reality is that
everyone, regardless of color often have things that don't go our way. "They", meaning the media and education system, thus the government, are now
even saying that all white people are racist, even if we don't realize it. They say we are racist on a subconscious level. That is the most ridiculous
thing I have heard, yet they are passing that off as reality. If black people really were stricken with poverty and a poor way of life due to
discrimination, then why don't Jews share the same fate?
It is clear that a divide and conquer strategy is playing out and their tactics are to divide along races. When minorities see that there standard of
living isn't where it should be, it is due to racism, not the fact that the elites are robbing us blind. Whites are too busy walking on egg-shells and
apologizing for things that aren't their fault, thus they don't blame the elites either. All the while, we are failing to unite because of it.
Minorities look at whites with disdain because they think they are in the position they are in due to whites. On the other hand, whites look at
minorities with disdain because minorities are claiming whites are at fault, when whites clearly aren't and in fact, many or most whites are in the
same boat, though maybe even a little worse off, yet they have to cede to their legislated discrimination.
While we all bicker back and forth about this (everything listed in the paragraphs above), we are being robbed blind by the real culprits.
So again, there is no such thing as "white privilege", that is just an illusion that you and I both have been indoctrinated to believe or accept. Boy,
I sure wish I was wrong, as I would have a lot of entitlements to catch up on.
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