I'd like to discuss a topic of interest lately, that's been circling around our media, our world, our society as of late. Racism.
In 2017, at Evergreen University, a Caucasian professor, Bret Weinstein, along with many others of European descent, aka white people, were ordered to leave campus. The minorities on campus declaring it a "No Whites Day".
In 2014, A father of African descent, aka a black man, was choked to death by a cop, who was using an illegal chokehold. His unarmed son was also shot, and killed, and left in the street for dead for four hours until a civilian saw and called the police.
These are two incidents of racism, against arguably the two main races involved in racism incidents. The Civil Rights movement, Black Lives Matter, etc. The first one is not an incident of reverse racism- because there is no such thing. It's plain racism. Yes, I said it. The unspoken taboo that in universities across America that would get me death threats. That there is, in fact, racism against white people-- and on large scales, too. Racism doesn't matter if its someone in a position of power-- its plain prejudice, against a group of people based on their skin color.
Like how people are now calling for universities to lower their standards and accept people of color who may not be deserving of getting into a good school, because of or in spite of their skin color. We should not have to write our race on job interviews, or applications, because it should not have an effect on the way interviewers see us. It should not make us get in if we are undeserving, or bar us from getting in if we are.
Like in the Dove ads, or that H&M model, the young boy who modeled a particular hoodie, and the majority of society was unable to see past his skin color. He is not African-American. No one is Mexican-American. There is also no such thing as Italian-American, or White-American, or any numerous amount of hyphenated races. That's because its time we stop identifying as our race, as our skin color, as our gender or what we are.
We are Americans, one nation, united. We are more then our skin tones, we are more then our income and we are more then how people perceive us as. What's been happening lately is wrong.
Its time to face facts-- being white is no longer socially acceptable. I am not condoning any kind of racism-- far from it. I am saying that if any of the things done to white people, such as 'Being White is Wrong' or 'No White Day' had happened to someone of an ethnic minority, there would be backlash that echoed across the entire country. We need to stop automatically perceiving certain races as the victim-- that is no way to build a world without racism, without homophobia, without sexism.
Because, as human beings, we are all equal. No matter our skin tone. And yes, I am talking about the whitest shade of Caucasian, to the darkest shade of African, to the tannest shade of Hispanic, and every other nationality, or race, or ethnicity that makes up Earth.
But, narrowing down on it and getting back to my original topic, why is it now okay to blatantly slander white people? And why, when this question is asked, is the Civil Rights Movement brought up? Or slavery? One of those was several hundred years ago, and is no longer a valid excuse for the racism against white people today. It is not tit for tat, it is not revenge. If one of the major influences of the Civil Rights Movement saw what was happening today, I believe Martin Luther King Jr. would be disgusted.
His dream was not about equal rights for just blacks, or just minorities, but for every single person. And frankly, we haven't had that, or anything close to it, in a long time.
Reverse Racism does not exist. Everyone holds power over everyone, and racism is just racism, not reverse or backwards or forwards or sideways. So I beg you, GAGers, please take my words to heart, and not only change the way you see the world, but change the way you see the people who make up the world.
We are moving backwards in the face of equality, and I do not want my children, or yours, to grow up in a world where people are discriminated against so strongly.