posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:41 PM
Im a white guy, I was raised in East Baltimore a few block from the prison right downtown. I lived in MacArthur park & mid city LA for 7 years too.
While I dont think white folks are more or less discriminated against, I can say from many many issues Ive had as a white guy in the ghetto, breed
hatred towards white people is very real. Racial hatred in most cases though is a breed in issue. Like the other poster here from SoCal, I have
friends of all races/religions. I've dated women of everyrace. The real issues I think with this Idea of "White people are being oppressed" is the
fact if we have "white pride" we are racist, but any other race to have pride in a race is acceptable.
For some reason racism in moderm america seems to be defined as "white people hating other races'. People spew the "reverse racism" non-sense.
Reverse racism in tolerance, but the Left side of the political spectrum likes to use that concept (btw I think Left & Right are nutters). These
issues does arise because white people cant have an equivalent NAACP or anything like that. While history is undoubtablely Euro-Centric, and obviously
because history is told by the victors (european royal familys, British, French, Bovarian, Dutch). I also have an issue with affirmitive action, it is
a solution to a problem that shouldnt exist. All people should have the same opportunities, and inner city people don't have that same access as
suburbanites (which generally is a non-white group (inner city) and white majority (suburbs). The real problem is a lack properly run government, its
biased and its easy to see. I dont think welfare is right, I knew dozens of folks who collected that check, sat around getting wasted, sold drugs, had
kids just to get more money. Some truely needed it, most though, not at all. I went 3 years making less than 12k a year. I did nothing illegal just
couldnt find solid work ( my world collapsed and emotionally i was a wreck.) But I collected nothing from the government. I make my way, a little or
alot, its all me. I didnt want to be patted on the butt by the gov. With 3 years of hard work i make 4x's that. It just took alot of soul searching
and dedication to bettering my life.
Fortunatly I feel across the board racism is waning and almost a non-topic unless someone wants to use it to highlight an agenda they have. I had tons
of friend (non-white) who voted for Obama by there own admission just because he was a black dude. I showed them facts that he was just the same and
Bush & Clinton and the long list before them...the didnt care. My white friends bleeding liberal hearts did the same thing, white guilt is real and
emotionally easily played on.
In this 21st century racism is a non issue, its classism we need to confront as humans. I dont thing redistribution of wealth is correct at all. But
true equal opportunity in a properly, ETHICALLY, run capitalist republic all should be able to live at a true high quality standard of life. This
concept should spread globally. There is no reason for the state of our earth besides greed.