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Racism, oh boy

Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 12:26 AM by (Duzzy<3)

Despite being white, my race pisses me off. Literally makes me angry. A sorta friend of mine a few weeks ago and witnessed a racist, white, straight, Christian woman racially attack a black customer in her store, and the customer retaliated with a few choice words of her own, calling the racist out for exactly what she is. I immediately thought, "That employee deserved it", and so did my friend. We get back to my car and we discussed the employees nasty behavior a little more, and then my friend paused and then said, "I'm not racist or anything, but you KNOW if it were a black employee saying the same thing to a white customer, people wouldn't say it was racist."

Let me break that down a little bit.
1) Always, the only words that ever come out of someone's mouth AFTER they have said the phrase, "I'm not racist but..." are words of purest stupidity put into an audible form.
2) No, people wouldn't say it's racist. There is no reverse racism, and if you so much as think that there is a little bit, you're wrong, and you will be wrong.

What I love the most is when people say, "They're not even a minority anymore, there's more of them than there are white people." I want you to stop and think about that, and I mean really think. Do you honestly think that at this point in time, they're really talking about how many people are of another race other than white? Do you honestly? Because if you honestly think that, consider this: could it possibly be talking about how little power they hold in their country? In this heterosexual, white, Christian world, do you really the the amount of people has any power over the amount of oppression that exists from the white, heterosexual, Christian culture?

If you honestly have to spend more than half a second to consider why a black male would hate a white man, you make me angry. If I asked you to count how many times you've said any variant of the phrase" He/She doesn't act/look/dress/walk/sound/think/sing/rap/etc black", you make me angry. If you have ever said/heard someone say and then agree with, "Why do (insert non-white race here) get to say they don't find white people attractive, but if I say I don't find them attractive, I'm racist?" Then, I want you to sit, and think about the most physically attractive person you have ever imagined, and I really want you to get detailed about it. Then, I want you to think why. Is it because they're what you have envisioned beauty to be, or is it what you envisioned the most beautiful white man/woman to be, and then I want you to think as to why the first thing that came to your mind when making that image was a white person. If you have to contemplate that for more than a moment, you make me angry. If you rad this, and reply to it with, "I see where you're coming from, but...", you make me angry.

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  1. Old Comment
    Corvus of the Black Night's Avatar
    Fun fact most people in the world are not white and are not Christian (although you're right on heterosexuality)

    Also what your friend is saying is basically there is a huge hypocrisy in at least western culture (especially the US) regarding how white and black people are treated, this is literally a common occurrence and it happens every day - I live in metro Detroit and you literally get this crap everywhere. It just shows that racism is still at large everywhere. There's nothing even about reverse racism about what your friend said. They're basically pointing out that there's a huge double standard with how people are treated and it just shows how racism still exists, and they probably said the first thing because they were trying to be as "PC" as possible about it. I wouldn't have even said it.

    Nobody should hate based on race, EVER. Regardless of their own race. Yes, I would question why a black man hates a white person, because if it's because he's white, it's still racist. No that's not "Reverse racism", it's just plain old racism. In fact, racism was never "invented by white people" or any of that ♥♥♥♥. You know in Japan there's substantial racism against white people as well, and no it's not because they "tried to take them over or something", it's because they're different and many Japanese can be xenophobic (I lived there btw, although I heard it's getting better).

    On a related note I absolutely hate how white people have to apparently "apologize" for slavery; my ancestors actually have ancestral proof that they did not own slaves for centuries (past the point that it even matters) and many members of my ancestry were actually pro-abolition. I owe nothing to a black person and they owe nothing to me, because we just met, and we don't even know each other lol. Treat people as equals, no matter what.

    Here is a handy list that I make sure I abide for everyone including minorities.

    Generalizing is still generalizing at the end of the day, regardless of whether or not you are a minority or not, and it still makes you a dick. I'm not saying you're one but I hope you get the point. Hatred begets hatred, you know. Racism is not one sided, even though there's more traffic on one side of the street.
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 12:39 AM by Corvus of the Black Night Corvus of the Black Night is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    I know this is a bit offtopic but you posted this on facebook right after a friend of mine posted this:
    "Two Asians and a white guy go to a restaurant and they give us this cutlery... — with"

    Not saying anything about "reverse racism" because that's not what I'm focusing on in this photo, but rather, like taking this photo on its own, I wanted to ask if you would consider that like subtle racism too, or just ignorance, or stereotyping? Would it only be racism if the server was anything other than white, or can people be racist against their own race? I'm not sure what to think, personally.

    Just a bit surprising to me that this topic seemed to come up in different directions on my feed lately over the past few days.

    I really like this point that you wrote:
    9. Just because I am not you doesn’t mean that I’m not allowed to try to understand your challenges and try to reconcile our differences with a common ground.
    11. Just because we are not you doesn’t mean that we cannot sympathize with your condition.
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 1:35 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Jellicent♀'s Avatar
    To Kura: I would call that subtle racism. I would call that stereotyping. I would call that ignorance. So all of the above, really.

    I like the points you brought out a lot, too. But I'd like to touch into the number 11 one. Can we honestly say that, though? People of minority go through their lives every day experiencing these types of things, whether it be outright or subtle. I am an openly gay, semi-flamboyant man. There are MANY differences between me and a straight black man. But the main two things are these: our orientation, and our color. Should I choose to hide my orientation, "man up" my voice, change the way I walk, and wear "straight male" clothing, to the point where my orientation is completely hidden, I have the right to make that choice and do it. I would then look like a Christian, straight man, who's white. That black man can change the way he walks, talks, and do the same thing I did, but still be persecuted because he is black. People of color do not have the freedom to change their skin color, and people of no color have all the freedom in America to persecute those of color, and get away with it. So I do not believe that I can sympathize with that black man. I can try, but I will never know. Personally.

    To daigonite: I did say "world", and I believe that was my American ego getting to me. I really did mean country, which is the United States. But if my point from above didn't make any impact to you, all I can say is that I recommend Jane Elliott's Brown Eyes Blue Eyes Experiment on YouTube, because I don't believe you and I will see eye-to-eye.

    I also don't want anyone to think that I believe I'm in the clear. I was born and raised in racist country Louisiana. Racism was very prevalent where I lived, and was raised to believe only some of it is ok, and I unfortunately think that today. I work everyday to deprogram myself from that brainwashing, and I fear that the day will only come after my death. I also want to express that I don't actually hate anyone. I don't literally hate my race, I hate the racism it supports, and lets itself get away with in my country.
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 2:02 AM by Jellicent♀ Jellicent♀ is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    Yeah agree.There is a difference between sympathy and empathy.

    Obviously we cannot empathize with everyone due to obvious circumstances but we can certainly sympathize and make the effort to understand and relate to others. I think showing compassion is the biggest thing.
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 2:18 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Jellicent♀'s Avatar
    Originally Posted by Kura View Comment
    Yeah agree.There is a difference between sympathy and empathy.
    Oh. I didn't know the difference really too much. ;A;
    ty for this <3
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 2:25 AM by Jellicent♀ Jellicent♀ is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    You're welcome! I find that a lot of people aren't aware there is actually a difference and it can make a big impact on meaning, you know? When I say "I completely sympathize" it means like "yes maybe I can never completely relate because I am not in your shoes/ cant be in your shoes, but I can understand your feelings and feel compassion and respect for them." :3
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 3:50 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Corvus of the Black Night's Avatar
    I live in an area notorious for racism as well (although probably not as bad as down there). Thankfully I was raised in a household that was cut off from all that garbage but oh my god is it everywhere when you live in a conservative evangelical area like where I live. Here it's against everything that isn't white, but a lot of middle-eastern hate, moreso than even black hate (but they're still there)

    Basically I feel like that just because I'm white doesn't mean that I particularly have any sort of "duty" to anyone else. It actually goes with everyone of any race, or any differentiating factor really, because we should be looking at people for what they bring to the table, not the clothes that they wear. It's a really simple concept really and it just allows people to judge on who they are, not the skin they're wearing.
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 5:44 AM by Corvus of the Black Night Corvus of the Black Night is offline
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    Crux's Avatar
    Let me just point something out.

    There are still people alive today who survived the holocaust. Who went though that horrific bloodsmear of human history.

    How many Jews do you see that act entitled to something because of the holocaust?

    There are still people alive today who survived the WW2 internment camps. Which was honestly more racist than slavery, because every race on this planet has been enslaved at some point.

    How many Japanese people do you see who act entitled to something for being thrown in a prison for their race?

    There are no people alive today who's parent were even a black slave.

    How many black people do you see who act entitled to something for their ancestors being slaves?

    That's not even to mention the fact that the Irish people were enslaved far, far more brutally. However, Irish people have white skin, so I guess that doesn't count.
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 6:08 AM by Crux Crux is offline
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    Belldandy's Avatar
    I know in Japan, xenophobia is a thing, but I thought they were more lenient for certain "types" of white people. The way their media popularizes blonde hair, blue eyes and French culture, you're made to think that a grand majority - or at least, a lot of them - idolize white French people.

    I'll be going to Japan in a few years (six or seven probably, lol), so I'm definitely curious about that.
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 7:11 AM by Belldandy Belldandy is offline
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    YEAH, YOU GO, BOi! :D

    End this racist year of crap where a black man/woman can't go out without being harassed and victimized. >:C
    Posted March 30th, 2014 at 10:41 PM by Nakala Pri Nakala Pri is offline

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