I just read an article from The Economist, concerning the black voters of America and the Democrats who are trying to appeal to their beliefs on subjects like racial discrimination, criminal injustices, and racial wealth gaps.
While responding to this article in a journal, I asked, "Why are white people being looked down upon by colleges, universities, politicians, and people in general?" To be clear, I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY; that idea that white people are above every other race is just wrong. Everyone was created to be equal and that is right. Equality should be taken for normal instead of a goal we are trying to achieve; we should have already achieved it by now.
Anyways, I thought that white people have been looked at as "perfect people" but also "nasty, radical Americans who treat everyone else like trash and get anything that they want. However, being a white male is even harder to get into colleges today. Colleges and Universities have been focusing on "diversity" which is a good thing, but in general, colleges should be looking at all aspects of a student and not only the color of their skin "but rather the content of their character"(as MLK Jr. put it).
Police officers who are white are immediately thought of as racist people when in fact they are trying to do their job. What if the suspects had a gun? (that's the real question) . And if they did, and if the officer was shot, he or she could also die and never see his or her family again. It's all about survival in the police field and when it comes to life, it's either you or the suspect and as the officer, everyone usually chooses their own life. What pains me though is that when a black officer shoots a white boy or girl, no one cares to even flinch. It's like they don't care about one side when it's their own race doing the bidding. But that's just an observation; don't mind that.
I have less of a chance getting into a college because of my race instead of getting into college based on what I have done and achieved through hard work and perseverance. The same has been happening to Asian communities. Because so many Asian students do well, places like Stanford have accepted a majority of its Asian applicants, but now the diversity at Stanford has a majority of Asian students, forcing the university to limit spots for great, studious, and hard-working Asian students.
This is just an observation but I want to see what other people have to say on this topic. I'm not trying to attack anyone; I'm not trying to be a racist, and I just want to hear if other people have noticed or are noticing things like this. Thanks and have a great day!
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I agree with every word you said. At first I rolled my eyes thinking this is another post where white people want a special treatment, but after reading the points you stated Im 100% with you. Especially about the police officers I'm not saying all of them are saints but to take a case out of its context just to paint them as the devils without taking in consideration all of the contents, is morally wrong. Cops get killed everyday by bad guys but no one talks about them or condemn the people who did it, but once a cop shoots someone ( who otherwise would have killed him ) the media and people attack him for doing his job, and get him fired and ruin his and his family's life.
How are you expecting the cops to go through their lives doing their jobs, protecting the people, and stopping the bad guys without having to shoot those who aim their guns at them? Should they let them go and commit more crimes or get killed because obviously their lives don't matter as much as those thugs? In a lot of cases cops kill white people too cause they had it coming but since it's not the hot topic that would get people pissed and interested the media don't put spotlights on it, therefore people never hear it, but when it's a black guy the media uses real issues like racism and discrimination to make a propaganda out of it.
In no way I'm saying that black lives don't matter or that racism doesn't exist, I'm all the way with kicking out racist cops who discriminate people based on their color. All I'm saying is when you hear that a cop shot a black guy don't jump to conclusion that it was because of racial prejudice but give the people benefit of the doubt and whait to hear the other side of the story. or otherwise you're saying that cops shouldn't shoot a black guy their entire career just so they won't face such accusations. Which is also racism; treating people differently based on their color.
I really hope that someday people will learn to be moderate and use common sense instead of being extremist about everything they do or believe in.
I know it has been a while but I was re-reading my myTake and re-read your comment too. I just want to thank you for your comment/opinion and let you know that it makes me feel really good about my myTake. Thank you for that because I really appreciate it. : )