Keorythe, it is about doing the right thing. What do you think of what the WHITE MAN has done for the Native Americans? You dislike that too?
Anybody that does not think the black folks in this country deserve something because their ancestors were treated worse than we treat animals in this country has some serious problems. Also anybody that thinks there are no living relatives of slaves left in this country need to think again because they do exsist
You are part of this problem and sadly do not "get it"..
HELL NO! All people matter and nobody is better than others! You are no better than anybody else and you best know that is true
This thread is making me sick and I am gonna back out because I do not wish to get in trouble.
All I will say is that I have been on a high what with Obama being elected and posts like this only kill that high and make me know that our struggle is not anywhere near over! Sad.. But True..
Last edited by Kali; 01-25-09 at 11:58 PM.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Because you have reaped the benefits of white privilege, whether you know it or not, even if your ancestors did not participate in slavery.I have some serious problems. the primary one is that my ancestors happen to have been abolitionists and Union officers. why should I now be forced to accept the blame for slavery and pay reparations? they're rolling over in their graves.
While most reasonable caucasian people will admit that blacks have been underprivileged and systematically discriminated against within the past couple of generations (even if they won't admit that they currently are), many whites refuse to accept the correlating fact: that they themselves have, within the past couple of generations (if not currently) benefited from white privilege, from unearned and undeserved advantage due to nothing more than their membership in the white race.
Even if one cannot make the cognitive leap to seeing that white privilege still exists, one can hardly deny that one's parents and grandparents reaped the benefits of it; they did not have to rely on a "civil rights movement" to provide them with basic civil and human rights. They had them all along.
And if one cannot see how being born to unfairly overprivileged parents and grandparents gives one an unearned advantage in life just as much as being born into generational poverty, to unfairly disadvantaged parents and grandparents, gives one an unfair disadvantage, then one is simply refusing to see it.
It is a willed blindness on the part of many if not most white people.
Last edited by 1069; 01-26-09 at 08:33 AM.
Your struggle to put my children at a disadvantage simply because of the shade of their skin?
We are all one race. The Human race. When people like you and 1069 live in the past you are setting back progress. Simple as that.
And as far as what is being done for the native americans... I'm sorry that you can't see that it is nothing more than legal segregation. Both on the part of our government and the native americans.
The only thing you could do for native americans that would be "proper" is leave this country. Giving them "Sovoreign" land and allowing them to discriminate how they see fit on that land, in the middle of the United States is no different than giving white people a chunk of land and letting them tell blacks they can't live on it. Or insert race vs. insert race/s.
America needs to see each other as Americans, not "Prefix"-Americans. Not white, black, yellow, brown, JUST AMERICAN.
And any privelage extended to one "Form" of american, needs to be extended to every other american.