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.
Actually, until racism and how and why it happens is understood by the majority, nothing will change.
It is understood why it happens. It's just not accepted by all, but within a narrow and often prejudiced perspective.
Oh, that happened a long time ago. Things are different. You need to get over it. Plus, whatever it was that made those blacks violent towards you was probably your own fault.
That's a paraphrase of shit I've been reading on this site for years. Someone has actually told me "get over" the discrimination I've experienced as a child. Do you really think the black person attacked you because he thought he was better than you? Probably not. He probably attacked you because he has been attacked by people who thought they were better than him. That's the usually the mentality when a minority lashes out against the majority. It's not a matter of "I hate you because you're less than.", it's a matter of "I hate you because someone who looks like you made me feel less than."
It's not a pissing contest. It's me absolutely fed up with the attitude that when someone stands up for a group of people I identify with, I become the bad guy that's constantly perpetuated by posters at this site.
I've told to get over it or I was at fault period all my life. Doesn't make it so. I was attacked because I was white. I was attacked for being a Jew. Some were kind enough to let me know as they did it. First time I was attacked for being a Jew was at 5 years old and by an adult. Nothing like being kicked and called a heeb. First actual attack for being white was a black kid when I was 7. It was typical kid thing, but i was still called white and a couple of other slurs. Shit happens to all folks. Oh as for people who were black and thought they were better then me? Yeah, I have met them on transit. Mind you it tended to only be verbal and in a couple of cases, funny. People will always pull shit on others and give some reason in their mind for it. Still does not make it right. I've a friend who's Filipino who's been told by told to "go back where you came from" by Chinese more then whites.
No it is a pissing contest. Both of you are trying to make the other believe the other is right, the other is wrong and here's proof of how much more the one is the victim while the other lies/exaggerates on the quantities. What you described is the same feeling that Thunderstorm and others feel. Neither of you are bad guys, but neither are you good guys since you both want to bludgeon each other with "who the victim really is". Mind you, both are incredibly civil about it which is awesome. But still sad that the impasse is there as you both have expressed the same feelings, just for the groups you belong to or choose to feel for.