posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 10:47 AM
Wrabbit, I'm with you on this one. I believe that racism is being kept alive and well by the same fools who pretend to care so much about the
injustice of it all. They're trying to milk this "white guilt" thing for all it's worth, to the detriment of all races.
I have olive skin and curly hair, but I am not Mexican or part black. However, as a child in the 60s, I was treated as a "minority". I have
experienced white kids in my neighborhood who were told not to play with me. I have experienced Mexican and black kids who were disappointed that I
wasn't "one of them" so they didn't play with me either. Explaining that my father was from southern Europe and my mother's family from Spain
didn't help me with anybody. They wanted to put me in a box, and I didn't fit their preconceived notions.
As an adult, I lived in a heavily hispanic area in central California. The Mexican clerks at stores would be friendly until they heard me talk and
realized that I wasn't one of them, so they became nasty. I had my baby daughter in a restaurant with me, and because she had red hair and blue
eyes, people were whispering that I had "stolen her". Complete insanity, all the way around.
My point for this disclosure is that the constant emphasis on race is having a negative effect on our society. To continue to harp on it, bring it
up, and push acceptance of different cultures in people who have been here for a few hundred years, yet there is no assimilation, only division, is
The term "reverse racism" came about because, apparently, only white people can be racist. I can tell you from personal experience, that is total
nonsense. But that is how screwed up we are in this country. The arbitrary division based on skin color and hair type is, I believe, part of a
larger agenda to keep us divided and at each other's throats.
I am a human being. I am caucasian (although I don't look lilly white, so most small brains are confused by that admission). My folks didn't get
here until 1950. We had no part in America's slave-owning past, just her future. I find it annoying as hell that it has gotten to the point when
one race has to be made to feel guilty, to keep apologizing, and to kow-tow to other races because of some distant past they had nothing to do
As far as I'm concerned, setting the bar lower so that certain races will not feel bad hurts us all, and insults them.
Get rid of all special priviledges for certain races. Stop keeping yourselves voluntarily segregated with things like "our music", "our tv
shows", and "our culture". We are all Americans. If we cannot meet on that common ground, then we're doomed......exactly as planned.