Skip to comments.It can be hard to see racism if you’re white
Posted on 01/30/2012 2:29:07 PM PST by YankeeReb
I work very hard. My parents worked hard. Everything I have is because we all worked for it, right?
I was raised to believe that. And I do believe it. But about six years ago I saw a video that opened my eyes to the possibility there may be other ingredients to success.
It was after worship services at First United Methodist Church one Sunday. A bunch of us all white, educated, and, I daresay, comfortable watched a video. In it, people of all races stood in a line in the middle of a room. The leader of the group asked several questions, telling people to respond by moving forward or stepping back. She said step back if you had ever been followed around a store. Step forward if you expect to inherit at least a little money when your parents die. Step back if youve ever been denied housing because of your race. Step back if you worried that your hairstyle was too ethnic for an employer or if youve ever been stopped for driving your car in the wrong neighborhood.
As I watched the video, I realized that even though I have worked hard most of my life, Ive never had to put up with problems like that. Ive felt accepted no matter where I went, and if I didnt, it wasnt because of my race.
I realized that even though my father had literally put blood, sweat and tears into farming land in southwestern Minnesota, that had he been Native American or African American his parents probably wouldnt have even owned land in the first place. And my life would have been much different.
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Words fail me when garbage like this actually gets published in a newspaper.
Hey, Naomi, don’t be dissing me wit’ yo’ White Guilt. Homey don’t play that game.
And what the heck does inheriting even a bit of money have to do with race. Yeah, this is typical tripe.
ask a Rhodesian if he or she sees much racism
And conversely, it’s easy to see racism if you are a minority, even if it isn’t there...
No we do see it, like getting into college competing against affirmative action candidates. Hell white males are the most discriminated against people on the planet. Cripes everything is skin tone.
Ah hah! So, THAT'S what it is...
Yes, it is hard for blacks to notice the anti-white racism that pervades all workplaces (and has for the past 25 years.
It is hard for blacks to notice that the 85% of America that is white chose to vote for affirmative action in 2008, and that is how we got the clearly incompetent black boob as president.
It is hard to see anti-white pro-black racism when you are black. I do agree.
“It can be hard to see racism if youre white”
And mighty easy to see it if you’re not.
It’s easy to claim racism when your opponent is white. It takes no thought at all.
“And conversely, its easy to see racism if you are a minority, even if it isnt there...”
Especially if you’re making a profit from it. Then it’s just everywhere.
Possibly the lady’s cable provider doesn’t carry BET.
The author needs to get out more. Say take a trip to Baltimore, DC or Philly and walk down the inner city and feel the love. Then get back to me.
Take the A train uptown on Friday night if you’re white. Get off at the end, walk around the block, and come back downtown.
Let me know how that goes.
Heck, the man currently in the White House is currently a poster
boyperson for this kind of racism.
Simple question: would Mr. Obama had ever been considered qualified to run for office (President, Senator, Legislature) if he was a mere white man?
Why was he given the brass ring? Racism.
Black Entertainment television (BET)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
I could go on and on but as a white guy see black racism all over the place.
This is how they took over Zimbabwe and ran all the white farmers out....and turned to starvation.
It’s hard to see anything BUT racism when you persistently look at the world through race-colored glasses.