posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 04:36 PM
Originally posted by summerbreeze.ddp
reply to post by MaxBlack
As a black person, I am highly insulted that you would equate black people with apes. WTF dude? 2011 and we still have this crap to deal with. I
own a gun, am a law abiding citizen, pay taxes, and go to work just like normal people. I am not an animal running rampant in the streets looking for
white people to kill.
I think it sad though there are things white people cannot get away with, just like black people, no matter how innocent it may be. For instance, I
can't listen to the theme song of Hang "Em High when riding through certain parts of certain cities, because that may be misconstrued. I am a
filmmaker and have a lot of movie themes that I listen to. I am older, and usually call young men "boys", not that they are black or white, but
because they are so much younger, but I can't call young black guys that because it might be misconstrued.
I have a nephew that has a black mother, she and my brother have been married for 16 years and are very happy, but I can't say fried chicken and
watermelon (two foods I enjoy very much) because it might be misconstrued.
I have a niece whose father is Native American from North Carolina. I can't say certain things around her because it might be misconstrued.
The reason that anything is misconstrued is because we believe certain words or phrases carry such intrinsic meaning that when a person hears them,
they automatically assume the person is racist and there may be underlying meaning. When I say my nephew is a boy, it is because he is young. And that
is the position many white people are put into.
What bothers me is when my nephew hears the word Cracker, does he apply it to his father that loves him? When he hears the words "white trash" does
he apply it to my brother? Racism is ugly but racism occurs from all sides. Not all white people are racist, and certainly I would never say a black
person is an ape or even intimate anything like that. There are white people who do say things like that, and the person who would even try to say
something like that should be punished. But if we are going to address racism, it needs to be addressed from all sides. This is 2011, and racism still
I would stomp the living crap out of any one who called my niece and nephew names.
You don't have to justify to anyone that you work and that you are productive. You are a person, that's all we need to know.