Seriously, it seems like they almost try to convince themselves that it's easier being black than it is being white. They get almost childishly defensive when you mention "white privilege" (it isn't being wealthy or happy, it's the privilege to be born without disadvantages attributed to racial discrimination). They compare a black person calling them cracker five years ago to the little micro aggressions and deliberate racism (which usually results in the black person's death) black people face. They mention that slavery was 200 years ago, happily ignoring the consequences of that and the Civil Rights Movement (which was less than fifty years ago). And then all the whining about affirmative action (btw, the group that benefits from affirmative action most is white women). It's like they enjoy comparing, essentially, a bandage being torn off to a gunshot. I'm so sick of it, they complain about political correctness as if it's actually a law and not just people calling you an asshole, they complain about the sparse white jokes (usually jokes that are more or less backhanded insults to minorities anyway), and have formed this bizarre narrative where they are now the oppressed victims. Hell, why would you even want to be a fucking victim? Believe me, it's not fun.
And, yes, I know it's obviously not all* whites, but, it seems the vast majority online are extremely biased if not outright racist, just going by that I can infer that most in general are, and that's depressing. Remember kids, whenever you want to say that blacks are far more racist, just remember to compare:
1. How many anti-black sites there are compared to anti-white sites
2. Hoe your friends react to a black joke and a white joke
Most Helpful Girl
Alright before I say anything just know you posted a question with a lot of debate centered around it and everyone has a differing view point. I'm not attacking what you're saying or disagreeing with you. I'm sharing an opinion.
Now my boyfriend is black and we argue about this all the time. I agree that people are racist. We live in a racist society. I've seen the discrimination and the looks I've experienced the outright racism but at times I thinks its over exaggerated.
All racism stems from the idea of a stereotype. And a stereotype is our brains way of organizing quickly and efficiently. When someone we know or meet falls into that stereotype it reinforces the idea. Which in turn makes us think the stereotype applies to everyone, which leads to racist actions. (no, I'm not saying racism should be excused)
And while I wouldn't say I'm racist I will readily say that my job (in a predominantly Asian community) has lead me to believe certain stereotypes and act on them.
Racism is something that our society will never be free of, because we will never be free of race, we will never be free of stereotypes. Its something we all need to work towards. We all need to try to see the person not the stereotype, we need to realize that not every person is going to act the same as other people in the same race.
But because of culture there are always going to be differences in different races. There is a different black culture, and Asian culture, and white culture. The way we live and act changes with our level of income and where we grew up. What religion we practice and were raised with.
We are never going to be the same. There is no way for us all to be the same. I dont want us all to be the same. But there is always going to be someone who doesn't agree with someone else. Or someone who thinks they are better than someone else, race or otherwise.
Racism isn't going anywhere. But we can all work to reduce the effects.0
Most Helpful Guy
Umm, when it comes to this topic or anything related to it. You may as well shut up cuz in the end it #doesn't matter to them nor do they care because oh yeah, it's not them. So until they've somehow been put into the same predicament as us. This whole "topic" is even worth discussing IMHO. Since they don't know the struggle anyway, right?
Oh boy, don't get me started on racist white people on Xbox Live or just in general. Read my post on there (I'm mistninja314) www.girlsaskguys.com/.../q1292716-why-do-white-people-get-called-racist-even-if-they-are-not I've noticed that white people are the main 1's to call me a racial slur if and when I make them mad (which commonly happens after I embarrass them in an argument). Ya know AS IF THAT SHIT WAS #IMPRINTED INTO THEIR #DNA. i1127.photobucket.com/.../ezgif.com-add-text.gif
If I argue with any non-white person they'll call me a bitch or something #cool. But they wouldn't dare drop the N-bomb on me unless I called them something equally as bad 1st (which I never do since I was taught better than that at home).
Heck, sometimes I'll join a Xbox live party full white people and this is how I'm greeted "OMG DUDE you SOUND BLACK... OH WAIT YOU'RE BLACK GET YOUR N-BOMB ASS out of here" like the nerves of some people -_-. They're the only group of ignorant mf's who do that shit HAHA
I'm going to finish it off with this. I still remember this 1 time in the 4th grade where GYM teacher called me an N-bomb all because I wouldn't pick up a dodgeball -_-. Here's the thing though I never heard him because we were allowed to wear MP3 players back then. He also knew that I had mine on that day. But instead of shouting or waiting for me to turn around he chose to say " pick up that fucking balll *insert n bomb here* I know you heard me".
I'm not going to lie back then I was kinda shocked because I was 1 of those ignorant "RACISM IS OVER" kind of guys. But yeah that served as a wake call to me since he was my fav teachers in the whole school/thought he was trustworthy.0
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