posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 03:47 PM
In my opinion, Blacks keep racism alive themselves. It gives them an easy scapegoat to point at for their own short-commings in life.
People immigrate to this country and work harder at their jobs and gain higher levels of education than the people brought up here, even through they
have a tougher road to follow to that success. The difference is, they don't whine and complain the whole time that all their woes are "whiteys"
If racism is to end in America, it has to start with the minorities (specifically blacks). They need to stop acting like they are different from
everyone else and entitled to more rights and privileges than everyone else. Times are tough. It’s not my fault and it’s not my ancestors fault
as they came here after slavery had ended. It’s time to move past slavery and our ugly history. It doesn’t need to be forgotten, but as a white
person I don’t need to hear everyday how their failure to hold a job, their inability raise a family with a father and mother who provide for their
kids, and their crack addiction is all my fault.
Exactly how does the history of slavery cause a modern day black man ignore his obligation to raise his children? How did it get him to commit crimes
and get hooked on drugs? Even if I called him an n-word to his face, how does it dis-enable him to be a functioning part of society?
Respect is not just given, it’s earned. Raise yourselves up from your pity party and strive for more. Mr. Obama was born a poor Kenyan, raised
by only his mother and grandmother and now he’s president. Did racism hold him back?
This thread, in addition to a-holes like Jesse Jackson is what keeps racism alive and well in America. Every time I hear a black person talk about
racism is holding him down, my knee-jerk response is to call him a lazy n-word just making excuses for his own ineptitude.
Earn my respect and I’ll stop looking at you as black and view you like I view all the other minorities in America, as just another American, with
no distinction from me.
This is my opinion. If you don’t like it, too bad, but this is common opinion amongst whites… that is, if blacks stopped complaining about black
racism it WOULD go away quickly.
Flame me if you will, but I am giving an honest response to this topic.
[edit on 3-12-2008 by JonInMichigan]