(I already posted the following in the "No Go Area.." thread, because I wasn't sure the statement was tailored to this thread's topic. But since, on a forum, conversation generally goes where it wants, regardless of thread categorization, I'll post it again, here, where the idea for the post came from.)
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I generally try to stay away from talking about groups of people based on their culture or color or whatever. I figure if a guy is an asshole, he's an asshole.
Still. The tribal mentality exists. So whatever. Here's my two cents--and I'm calling out the cowards on this one (no, Cognorati001, I am NOT talking about you, though I mention you in this post).
I agree with a commenter on youtube I read today who said that the most racist people are the white-hating white people.
Next to that, if I must discern collected groups of people, I'd say that black people have quite an easy
time categorizing whites as racists. They collectively judge whites with no consequences. Mainstream media and liberal whites would not dare to call blacks racist.
A quote I read today on Cathinfo got me thinking about all this:
If you want to spew your nonsense, fine. But please do not claim to have an insider perspective on Black people or have any empathy with us -- you just don't.
I'm not interested in having a back-and-forth with you because my experience has been that you are a racist and quite vicious and abusive, but I feel the need to speak out as you're claiming to speak for people who are no longer participating in these forums (Black and minority posters are not posting here for obvious reasons: most of the members here HATE us).
I definitely don't claim to have insider perspective on blacks, or empathize with them. I don't really care. I care about celebrating Black History Month as much as I do celebrating White History Month. Cognorati001, I wonder why men choose to identify with their race. Their people. But oh well, the differences are definitely there.
Going back to the double standard, check this bull#### out. This crap was spouted off by the University of Delaware RA when a new freshman was settling in a dorm (Source: http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2008/08/12/bad-whitey-101/
):A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States. . . . By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)
REVERSE RACISM: A term created and used by white people to deny their white privilege. Those in denial use the term reverse racism to refer to hostile behavior by people of color toward whites. . . . In the U.S., there is no such thing as ‘reverse racism.’
A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called ‘blaming the victim’).
Isn't that lovely? 50% of blacks will be silent and affirm this kind of garbage.
It's okay for a black to get out on the street and say they need to start killing crackers? For some young black punk to get on the documentary Thug Life 3, and start bragging about how he needs to lock and load, kill a cracker, and take his stuff? Or for some homeless black guy to look me in my eyes and tell me that "my people" came and killed off the Indians? Yet if I look a black man in the eye and tell him that "his people" are responsible for the majority of theft, rape, and murder, he'll take offense, and the white liberal next to him will call the cops on me. It's bull####
If I have to say something about whites collectively, I'd say they've given up the struggle of civilizations.
If I have to say something about blacks, it's that they are responsible for a majority of America's crime.
If I have to say something about the Major Media and our government overlords, it is that they are doing their best to race bait, divide, and cause civil war among the population.
This video is informative. I wish I could embed it. Most people--of all colors--ought to watch it. It is titled: A Conversation About Race
Laramie is done talking about race.