Keb wrote:Yeah well the thing is people here don't realize that racism against blacks (or any other ethnic group) has come from a superior attitude of the past generations of whites. Racism towards whites by blacks (or any other ethnic group) comes from a negative reaction to that superior attitude that the minorities have had to deal with.
Ah, so racism by whites against other ethnic groups---is because whites are horrible. Racism by blacks or other ethnic groups against whites, understandable because whites are horrible. Got it.
OR, alternatively, racism by whites against blacks or other ethnic groups---appalling. Racism by blacks or other ethnic groups against whites---appalling.
I have, believe it or not, had people act in a racist manner toward me before. I know it's hard to believe, me being white and all, but yes, it's happened, (the racial slurs and threats directed toward me being a clue IMO, but yeah, I know that apparently that's probably just my own racism or superior attitude at fault there, according to the Justice Department and various District Attorneys around the country).
And evidently some others as well.
In my case, some Chinese people, (including a doctor, a truly vile person who also directed his bile toward my mother), and two blacks, a man and a woman. Now true, not nearly as much as some others here, but then I live in a suburb--- a fairly upscale area for the most part that's been rather free from that stuff overall.
I might point out that all three were certainly acting superior to me, (and my mom), but that probably was just in response to....well, I really don't know what. Personally, it sounded to me like they were just racist and nasty. And that the doctor was a bully who liked to pick on sick and old white folks who couldn't fight back.
But yeah, I know it must be in response to some white guys acting all superior to them or their ancestors at some point.
Strangely though, I've never felt the need to act in a racist manner toward Chinese people or blacks in general since those times. Upset though I was.
My own opinion is that people don't need excuses of the past actions of other people to behave in a racist manner. And that people who do tend to do so out of their own feelings of superiority toward their 'victims', rather than in response to past actions by members of their 'victims' group. I think it is a cultural thing ingrained in people who indulge in that sort of thing by their own subculture. And fuelled by personal character.
Getting back to Dean however, I did try a recipe or two of hers once, but never again. It wasn't that good and it just about killed me from looking at it. Actually eating it probably would have given me an instant heart attack.
And this from a guy who is actually looking forward to trying a Twinkie again...
Achilles is the kind of evil that hollows out a volcano for a lair, and sends killer robots after his enemies.---Lord Simian