posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:32 PM
I was just reading throught the thread about racism, diversity, self preservation etc. I would have like to post to that thread but it has been
closed and is currently under review due to the animosity of some of the posts. As I scrolled through and read the posts, I found myself agreeing or
disagreeing with this or that. What struck me the most though, is the lengths people will go through to try to force you to admit to some point of
view or opinion so that they can immediately bash you or try to show you that you are just as bad, if not worse, than they are. Why waste time
arguing? This website gives us a place to post our OPINIONS. Not to try to convince someone to our way of thinking. If someone is asking for your
opinion, they expect a response, not a diatribe. This website is the perfect example of diversity but apparently it is also the perfect example of
the problems encountered when one or more groups think that their way of thought is "THE" way of thought. ATSers should be able to post an opinion
without fear of being called names and such tomfoolery. If you disagree, that's all you need to say. You can even post how you see it, but there is
no need to insult someone because they don't think what you think they should.
I kept seeing the phrase Anti-racist is codeword for Anti-white. I am having some trouble understanding this phrase. It LOOKS like it means if you
are against racist, then you are against whites. Not exactly sure how that works but maybe someone can explain it to me. Racist means a person who
believes in racism, the doctrine that a certain human race is superior to any or all others. Racism means a belief or doctrine that inherent
differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior
and has the right to rule others. So MY interpretation of this phrase would be " if you don't like a person who thinks that their race is superior
and should rule others then you don't like white people". This strikes me as odd.
As I read more. the tone of the post degenerated more and more which is sad because I would have liked the discussion to continue, albeit in a more
My family is the epitome of diversity. My maternal grandmother is Chinese who married a black man (had 3 children) then a white man (1 child) then
a hispanic man. My paternal grandfather was american indian and black. We are a VERY close family. For as long as I can remember my family has
gotten together for every major holiday. I remember us all walking through the mall together (so we could spend our christmas money lol) and the
strange looks we got from people. It didn't matter to us, we are family. So I KNOW for a fact that different ethnicities CAN get along.
The only obstacle is ourselves.