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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    I'm aware of the context of this quote but I still don't fully understand what he means, so I'm having a hard time w/ the poll. do you think it's just about not being racist? aside from slavery, what else are only white people guilty of?
    Jim Crow. Wait that never happened though.

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    It's a line he's been giving for decades apparently. It's outdated and racist for the most part in today's world.
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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Jim Crow. Wait that never happened though.
    Beat ya too it, guy.
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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Jim Crow. Wait that never happened though.

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    It's a line he's been giving for decades apparently. It's outdated and racist for the most part in today's world.
    I had overlooked those because I figured that all groups in america had been racist towards other groups at some point, not just whites, but you're right in that it was actually legislated discrimination.

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    Depends on one's perspective. I have always embraced what *I* think is "right".
    Except for the deluded notion that the chirality of "right" is a synonym for virtue; brilliant.

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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    I had overlooked those because I figured that all groups in america had been racist towards other groups at some point, not just whites, but you're right in that it was actually legislated discrimination.
    Not really.

    Every other group has had cake.

    Let me explain :

    When the Irish, Italians, Germans, Jews, Polish etc etc were coming off boats they were given bread and hot soup. EVERY single group that came to America was greeted and told that this was their country and that opportunities were theirs even if they were discriminated against later and attacked for their heritage. None of them came to this country through the doggy door. All of them were told to keep their heads high when they were brought in by the boatload.

    Blacks, even though they had been here working(slavery) and bleeding for America(Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WII, Korea AND Vietnam) since the days of the founding fathers and before, were told they did not have the same rights as the Irish, Italians, Germans, Jews etc etc up until somewhere in the last 50 years.

    But hey. I hear German kids had it really bad because they got called Nazis.
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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Yes or no, why or why not.
    The only so-called white I have ever seen is Data, an android..
    Otherwise, this is just more racist crap from those living in the past....the 6th century ?

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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Not really.

    Every other group has had cake.

    Let me explain :

    When the Irish, Italians, Germans, Jews, Polish etc etc were coming off boats they were given bread and hot soup. EVERY single group that came to America was greeted and told that this was their country and that opportunities were theirs even if they were discriminated against later and attacked for their heritage. None of them came to this country through the doggy door. All of them were told to keep their heads high when they were brought in by the boatload.

    Blacks, even though they had been here working(slavery) and bleeding for America(Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WII, Korea AND Vietnam) since the days of the founding fathers and before, were told they did not have the same rights as the Irish, Italians, Germans, Jews etc etc up until somewhere in the last 50 years.

    But hey. I hear German kids had it really bad because they got called Nazis.
    hatuey, I am not denying any of this or trying to downplay it. what I've been trying to say is that in response to the "embrace what is right" comment, I'm trying to think of all the "wrong" things embraced solely by whites in this country. every group has been guilty of discrimination and hatred against another group at some point in history. what have whites done that no other group in america has ever done? owned slaves. passed jim crow laws. put japanese in internment camps in the 40s. which of these circumstances makes rev. what's-his-face think that whites have not yet embraced right? slavery was abolished over 150 years ago. jim crow laws were far more recent, but still have been gone for decades and decades that I'm aware of. and yet white people, according to him, still haven't embraced right. I want to know why. is it because we are intrinsically racist? do we continue to persecute minorities in less conspicuous ways? there are still little pockets of racist rednecks, but there are pockets of racist people all over the country and always will be, some of whom are black, some of whom are asian, etc.

    "whites will embrace what is right." I expect as many of us that will ever do that have already done it. and I kind of resent the implication that the majority of us haven't.

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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    hatuey, I am not denying any of this or trying to downplay it. what I've been trying to say is that in response to the "embrace what is right" comment, I'm trying to think of all the "wrong" things embraced solely by whites in this country.
    They've already been pointed out. You only knew of slavery apparently. Segregation(i.e. 'Equal' but separate') What exactly is your issue?

    every group has been guilty of discrimination and hatred against another group at some point in history.
    Irrelevant. I don't care what the British did to the Irish 500 years ago. Not my problem to be honest. It's theirs. I don't care what Arabs did to black Africans 300 years ago. Not my problem. My ancestors who came to this country are something however that I do find relevant. You'll be hard pressed to find many Irish and Scotts who don't hold grudges against the British going all the way back to the days of Braveheart. I've been to Irish bars where all they basically do is talk about how great Ireland is and how ****ty the British are. And most of them are born and raised here.

    what have whites done that no other group in america has ever done? owned slaves. passed jim crow laws. put japanese in internment camps in the 40s.
    Same as above. To my knowledge

    which of these circumstances makes rev. what's-his-face think that whites have not yet embraced right? slavery was abolished over 150 years ago. jim crow laws were far more recent, but still have been gone for decades and decades that I'm aware of. and yet white people, according to him, still haven't embraced right. I want to know why. is it because we are intrinsically racist? do we continue to persecute minorities in less conspicuous ways? there are still little pockets of racist rednecks, but there are pockets of racist people all over the country and always will be, some of whom are black, some of whom are asian, etc.

    "whites will embrace what is right." I expect as many of us that will ever do that have already done it. and I kind of resent the implication that the majority of us haven't.
    Seems to me that in a country where people are still betting on the Bradley effect so that black politicians will lose races, the same country where people claim that blacks only vote for a black man because he's black(racism claiming racism) and where one of the major political parties uses the Southern Strategy as the blueprint for the way it campaigns - that there is AT LEAST one group of white people who hasn't embraced what is right. But like I said. His statement for the most part is racist and outdated in today's context.
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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    There is no denying the oppressions of the white past here in America. It's like beating a dead horse. And there is no getting toothpaste back into the tube. The whites of today recognize this and are making honest efforts to close that ugly chapter of history and go forth doing good.

    But to bring it up at that place and time, beneath the flag of brotherhood and racial unity, to say the least, was in very poor taste.


    There is still much work to be done on the front of all races. But the longest journey begins with the first step. Many steps were taken several decades ago and now, as a result, we are all walking side by side as equals in every respect. All of those steps led up to what happened last Tuesday.


    There is still much to do. We must all do our part. And the "blame whitey" game is going to have to stop too if we want to continue to make progress and become what we are capable of becoming. All races have to rise above the past and look towards the future.

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    Re: Have white people embraced what is "right"?

    Maybe we could move towards a world where people dont think in these terms.Its a new dawn **** old white people and **** old black people.

    Lets look at ourselves individuallly and stop using terms like my people.
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