Exactly. I’m horrified of every tiny part of racism that every has happened and that is currently happening right now. It is used and encouraged by toxic people who try and make themselves feel superior by putting someone else down – the easiest target being their race.
I AM FUCKING WHITE. BUT IM SICK OF BEING LABELLED A RACIST
Reverse racism is real, but people will refuse to believe it because they are so stuck in the past, and not about progression and coming together. I think I re-call tons of movements in the 60’s / 70’s of every race coming together and celebrating, and now people have the nerve to say that we are the only racists to ever exist? No hunny, nooooo……
I can also probably say that the racists of the black community, who probably don’t even realize what they are saying is racist, (but this is no excuse) will turn around to us and pop their top. How dare we suggest that something a black person is racist? Then somehow we get shat on for being overly sensitive or we’re once again called racist somehow because apparently something as little as that doesn’t amount to the racism that the black people suffered in the past? YES I KNOW THAT IS TRUE. But if you guys know how bad racism hurts and negatively affects someones life, why the hell are you pushing it to other peoples races too? I am not responsible for the disgusting actions taken by my ancestors. They were wrong and inhumane. BUT THEY WERE NOT DONE BY ME. I’m honestly starting to get hurt by the amount of work I put into sticking up for anyone and being there for anyone who suffers from racism, because it’s such a disgusting thing, and then to have it thrown back in my face and be called a racist myself because I’m goddamn white. (I also bet some people are sat there thinking ‘well, at least you know how the blacks felt/feel!’ BUT THAT MAKES YOU A RACIST. JUST AS BAD AS THE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WHO STARTED ALL THIS BULL SHIT)
Racism is the act of making a whole race of people second class citizens. Such as denying them employment, housing/mortgages, racial profiling etc. So, there is absolutely no way in America that a black person can be racist towards a white person. If someone says something to you that you do not like, that is not being racist. As a white person, there comes a certain amount of privilege that renders you unable to understand situations that happen to people of color in first person.
Now, that last sentence is important. No matter how hard you try to stick up for us, you are unable to fully grasp what is happening. That is why I think there is a major divide in America despite everyone being “enlightened.” You have no idea how blacks and people of color feel. Racism has been evolved and restarted with every baby born.
NOW, back to my thesis. White people still get flack, they are still subject to prejudice (all white people do x or y) but white people do not experience racism in America. As a white person, you do not know the deep seeded experience of subconscious hatred and microaggressions BUT most people in general know that mass genocide is wrong as well as enslavement.
For example, you have heard of the “school to prison pipeline” correct? Did you know that the thirteenth amendment states that prisoners are slaves? Racial profiling is proven by the fact that blacks are charged more punishingly and charged longer sentences than whites? Just because someone hurts your feelings doesn’t make them racist.
Feeling that racism is wrong is great, but you will not get a pat on the back for it. This is something you are supposed to be doing, like wiping your butt after using the toilet. However, talking in such a forum will warrant a couple hours research. It will mean that you will have to find out what’s going on and not expect a reward.
In my opinion, it just seems like you are contradicting yourself. “There is a major divide in America.” And Black Lives Matter instead of All Lives Matter is supposed to solve that (as an example) Telling someone to go and do their research doesn’t necessarily make you any more correct either. As I said before, all races have been slaves at one point in history. How come everyone is just focusing on black, and not the other races? Because they get treated the worse? No, I don’t think that’s 100% correct. Considering the fact that other countries in the world are going through mass genecides as you stated. It’s time to forget about the past and focus on progressing together and that won’t happen when people say “White’s don’t expierence racism.” I’m pretty sure I am beginning to feel the subconcious hatred, and microagressions. This is how major dividies happen, honestly I find it unbelievable how anyone with commom sense could even begin to deny that’s it’s not seperating people more…
How come everyone is just focusing on black, and not the other races?”
All lives are important, but we are focusing on the black ones right now. We are highlighting the injustices of one people because it’s never happened before.We are shouting for your attention.
“Telling someone to go and do their research doesn’t necessarily make you any more correct either.”
Doing research makes you have more information to formulate a more thoughtful opinion.
“Considering the fact that other countries in the world are going through mass genecides as you stated. It’s time to forget about the past and focus on progressing together and that won’t happen when people say “White’s don’t expierence racism.”
We are not progressing. There has been racism in America from the get-go. We cannot progress until all PoC are equal here. How can we go to another country and dictate what they do when we can’t even have equal representation ON OUR SOIL.
“I’m pretty sure I am beginning to feel the subconcious hatred, and microagressions. This is how major dividies happen, honestly I find it unbelievable how anyone with commom sense could even begin to deny that’s it’s not seperating people more…
Put someone’s father, brother, breadwinner in jail, exclude their families from opportunity in this day and age while white forefathers excluded their families from setting a proper foundation for generations to come and then spout how you are enduring racism on a public website. People will probably start disliking you.
As I stated before, whites can experience prejudices and etc, and that is wrong, but you have no idea what racism is, you’ve never felt the experience in your bones. We are already divided and there are multiple reasons why.