Originally posted by Solasis
reply to post by traditionaldrummer
You continue to ignore what I've actually said, you know. I never denied that it was a problem. But it's only his problem. We should be concerned
for him only insofar as we are concerned for the suffering of another human being; it's not a Racism Problem as such.
Sure it's a racism problem. And it's not just his problem, it's a problem for everyone.
Any time one person denigrates a person because of their skin color, that's racism. And it doesn't matter who is doing it to whom. Why is it ok for
Blacks to call each other n*****, and call whites honky or cracker? It's a double standard.
Just check out Topix.com in the African American forum, and you will see what I mean. When I accidentally went there following a link about black men
in Hollywood, woo hoo!!!! Was I shocked! Some of the most racist statements I have ever read were being made about every race: White, Asian, Black,
even which Asians or Blacks are "better than" others depending on which culture they came from.
I mean, I have had plenty of black friends in my life, and I was really surprised to learn that more racism was being dealt out towards each other
than being received from whites. Because society lets it slide instead of calling it out, it's ok for Blacks to be racist toward each other, AND
Heck, one of my black co-workers told another white co-worker that she could get away with wearing a certain item of clothing because she was black!!!
Even other black co-workers that heard her comment thought she crossed the line.
The white co-worker complained to management, because if she had made that statement to the black co-worker, she would have been fired! But nothing
was done to the black co-worker. At the very least that was discrimination on the part of the company. Discrimination towards the white employee.
The same black co-worker told me going to the library was a "white persons' thing". What??? What would have happened to me if I would have made a
similar statement to her? I called her out on her statement to me, and didn't let her get away with it. I don't let people get away with making
racist statements around me, black, white or whatever.
I was told a lot of things by my black friends that showed me that racism against blacks BY BLACKS was pretty common. You could tell that it was
common practice because of how casually statements were made about black people with lighter/blacker skin, hair grades, etc. I mean, I didn't even
know about hair grades until being told by one of my very good friends, and she told me she constantly was getting grief about her hair because it was
a very good grade of hair, and other women were jealous!
How can people decry racism against themselves and be taken seriously when they do the same things against other races AND themselves?
All of you people who think this player is boo-hooing for no reason should think about how you would feel if this story came out and it was a black
player saying this.
Why is it any different? It still perpetuates a behavior that has no place in today's society.
We need to start looking at people as individuals.
Believe me, if I don't like you, it's not because of skin color, it's because of your individual actions.
edit on 23-1-2011 by sezsue because: spelling