Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
He does not speak for me. I will apologize for no one, not even myself, considering I have done nothing wrong. I am not sure what he is even
apologizing for. What did black people go through that was so bad that it affects people today? Slavery?
No, not slavery. Perhaps you should go check the article for context.
He apologized to someone whom was a victim of racial discrimination and basically a rough life.
Example of this context:
You: "My father got shot last night and died"
Me: "Oh man, that's rough. Sorry you had to go through that, its hard. my family and I are sorry for your loss".
In this context, I didn't feel it necessary to go ask my family before saying that, as that is the non-scumbag thing to say.
This is of similar context when a guy is discussing how cops always draw on black people (the one in the interview in specific).
I have found that, as far as average citizens who do not belong to any racial movement, black people are more racist than white people.
Programming. Culture, and just poor, ignorant idiots.
Go to a white trash part of town and you will see plenty of racist whites.
Go behind the doors of white people and listen to them talk, plenty of racism there.
Don't compare youtube videos for your worldview.
White people generally do not care one way or the other, otherwise they would not stand for organizations like the NAACP.
If you think about it, THAT organization is racist to the highest degree. If white people wanted to form a society for the advancement of white
the NAACP started to advance black people in society
Because up until a few decades ago, they were second class citizens whom couldn't do many things whites could.
Not now, but entire familys don't change overnight. read some history and look at some statistics of poverty to get a clear picture.
If we freed cows tomorrow, would you expect them to be living in suburbs by the weekend?
And the idea of slave reparations was widely accepted by many black people, who would quickly have taken any monies awarded them. Yet where is the
fairness to the rest of society?
So, if I enslave you, murder your family, take you away from your home, put you to forced labor 14 hours a day, whip you, rape you, and whatever
then let you go one day...alls good?
You get tons of money if mcdonalds accidently spills coffee on you...but murder, abduction, etc is nothing to you?
Whats your issue with reparations again?
therefore why should any white person NEED to apologize?
In the context of the article, its called manners.
I think better words could have been used, the sentence itself is screwy, but the overall empathetic moment is perfectly reasonable when hearing the
story that was being relayed.