I want to hear your opinions on something…
This white girl (who is anti-white… weird, I know) posted this status:
““For the white man to ask the black man if he hates him is just like the rapist asking the raped, or the wolf asking the sheep, ‘Do you hate me?’ The white man is in no moral position to accuse anyone else of hate! “Why, when all of my ancestors are snake-bitten, and I’m snake-bitten, and I warn my children to avoid snakes, what does that snake sound like accusing me of hate-teaching?”
— Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (263)”
I commented on it saying: “that’s actually a really good point, shit.”
Then I thought… That can apply for certain white people, too. I am in no way a racist, I am all for equal rights for all men and women of every race.
Just let me explain… If a man or womans’ family was the victim of a crime perpetrated by a person of colour, and then that man or woman was a victim of a crime perpetrated by a person of colour then that person would probably warn their children about people of colour, right?
It’s like one big vicious cycle. So what do you think of that quote?
Obviously people of colour have been treated as subhumans in the past, and still now, but that logic can apply to anything and everything. I’m not ~*proud*~ of being white… It baffles me that some people take pride in something they had no control over (their race). Like people who post things like “~*black pride*~”. Why would you be proud? We’re all equal. Then I think “wait, I’m a woman, I am seen as subhuman or unequal - but I am proud” (even though I had no control over what sex I’d be born as). I guess I’m just trying to understand this whole concept in more depth.
I also think there’s a big difference between hatred and fear - for example, if I’m walking to my car from work and I see a man or two, I will cross to the other side of the road - purely because they are men and I am afraid of being attacked (isn’t that fucked?). I don’t hate them, I just fear them sometimes.
This little rant thing is going off topic now ahah.
MINORITY PRIVILEGE: UNPACKING THE NEW INVISIBLE KNAPSACK
(…blah blah bullshit bullshit bullshit)
YOU CAN NOT ACHIEVE EQUALITY THROUGH PRIVILEGE, REPARATIONS AND BENEFIT FOR ANY RACE OR GENDER. IF YOU WANT EQUALITY, THEN ACT AS AN EQUAL, ANY USAGE OR SEEKING OF THE FORMER ENFORCE RACIAL SUPERIORITY OR ACCEPTANCE OF INFERIORITY.
Answer me this…
…and I mean this in the most non-racist way possible. I’d like this to only be a very mature, adult debate/discussion, and all immaturity be left at the door. Now, with that out of the way…
African americans can have blacks-only clubs, and this is deemed completely acceptable as a celebration of their culture. Asian americans can have asian-only clubs, Latinos have their own versions of this, and so on and so on. I do not have a problem with any of this; hell, I’ll applaud them for doing so. However… if a white person were to want to create a whites only club? It would immediately be shot down as being RACIST and supremecist and whatnot.
Herein lies my argument about that: We’re out of the era of segregation. We live in a world of equal rights now (well, at least in America anyway - which is what I’m focusing on at the moment for the sake of this discussion). No race is better than another, we’re all equals. Yet, all races except causcasians can have exclusive groups for themselves and nobody bats an eyelash, yet if a white person wants to do the same, it’s deemed wrong. Why, exactly, is this? Honestly, I’m totally curious about the reasoning behind this. I could totally understand if this were wrong back in the age of segregation becauseyes,in that context, it would most definitely be about a supremacy issue. But in today’s world, that’s not the case. Not when everybody has equal rights as everybody else. The other ethnic groups are allowed to have such exclusive groups and it’s not deemed as racist as all; if anything, it’s ethnically enriching. And yet for a white person, it’s deemed racist and wrong. I fail to quite see the logic here.
What sparked this discussion is that there’s an Italian-exclusive club in the area that my family has belonged to for about the past 60 years, and my little sister was reading an article about it today and how about for people of Italian descent, it’s a 2 to 3 year waiting period to become a member, whereas for a non-Italian, it’s 10 years. Which raised the question somehow from that of why there’s not clubs for just white people. (She’s young, folks. She’s only 13.) So my dad instantly pounced all over this topic and made it a full fledged debate. And so I’m extending it here as well, because I’m honestly curious about the logic.
Let me clarify that I do not necessarily feel a need for such a place to exist or anything or that I’m even looking for one. It’s nothing like that. I’m purely just curious about the logic and the “why?” aspect here, and if anyone can explain that to me, I’ll give them a cookie. (Actually, I don’t really have the means of giving you a cookie through the computer, but….pretend I’ll give you one? lol) But I am eager to hear different people’s opinions on this and different points of view from as many people as possible. There’s no wrong or right answers here.
Kaxbe: You really don’t know anything about racism, do you?
Name: Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Why she rocks: Patsy Mink was an American politician in Hawaii, and served in the US House of Representatives for 12 terms. She was the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected into Congress. She was also the first Asian American to seek the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party in the 1972 election. She also authored the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, thus having it named after her: “The Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act”
Quote: “We have to build things that we want to see accomplished, in life and in our country, based on our own personal experiences… to make sure that others do not have to suffer the same discrimination.”
Because of this woman… we have equal opportunities amendments for higher education, and a multi-cultural presence in politics for women and asian americans.