Originally posted by Sinny
Originally posted by drbatstein
They have insulted all African American's, whoever said this should be sacked and fined
This threads completely baffling me how's it insulting to say "First African American to win" ??
We've had input from a black person who said they are *proud*.
Isn't it more insulting that you think its insulting to be proud of being African American?
Or am I really on another planet?
Hey, well, I see your point but, if we simplify the language we get:
"i'm proud to be black"
Surely you can see that this is divisive... To be proud of oneself for achieving is one thing, to be proud of your skin colour is something I find
disconcerting as it highlights the differences that we are apparently trying to get people to disregard and suggests that being black (or white, or
whatever) is special and should be celebrated...
"I am proud to be white"
I can guarantee the kinds of assumptions people would make about me if I went round saying something like this...
It's like those groups for specific sections of society "Asian men's group" or "African American's club" etc.... How is that helping?!
I understand that people want to get together with people who share similar life experiences, culture, are more likely to have things in common etc
and that's great BUT it has the unfortunate effect of dividing society along the very lines these groups are so against....
"we want equality for the disabled, we want to be treated the same, no deficits no privileges.... Let's set up a disabled person's group!"
It perpetuates the very thing that they're against....
I can't say I have an alternative solution but... Yeah... Seems silly to me...
Another reason that bringing this woman's race into it is divisive is because it implies a victory for African Americans and, in order to have a
victory you have to be in a contest.... In this case, it's a race contest... "yay! Chalk one up for the African American's guys!"
It's like someone posted in a thread on the recent executive order by BA regarding education:
Now that a black president wants to do something for his people….JUST LIKE WHITE PRESIDENTS HAVE DONE, NOW ITS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THE
I was under the impression that 'his people' were the American people....
We need to stop seeing black people and white people and start seeing human beings... There will always be a reason to point out someone's race of we
want to, there'll always be a "she's the first African American to......." or equivalent.... For the world to change and improve it has to stop at
some point so, let's stop now....