Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by bayoubill, May 21, 2012.
some folks don't think it is...
It's been getting worse for the past 3-1/2 years.
maybe where you live,but not where I live.
Tell that to my White neighbor who is in her 70's and from rural Ohio who treats and loves me and my White wife like one of her own children. She's like a mother to me. Tell that to my wife's Black co-workers and friends who we love and get along with great. Tell that to my white neighbor's kids whose father abandoned them and consider me their father. Tell that to my Black and Latino family who loves my White wife. Tell that to the various people I pass by of different races while walking or playing tennis who are friends and acquaintances.
Are their race hustlers like Limbaugh, Hannity, Sharpton and others? Hell yeah! Those are the rotten apples that are trying to spoil the whole bunch. There are also some racist lying bigots who are trying to blame the 'racial divide' on Obama, that's also a crock of SHIT.
You hear this a lot -- the races all love each other, and if only that nasty ol' David Duke and that nasty ol' Al Sharpton would be quiet, we'd have nirvana.
But I think THIS is the actual crock of shit.
You do have these limited interactions that, on the surface, seem OK between blacks, whites, Hispanics. But the truth is that races do not actually get along, and when they get the chance, flee for the comfort of racial company. Interracial marriages are, statistically, much less likely to last. Racially mixed offices have these quiet but very real divides that everyone senses, but nobody admits to. Of course TV ads all feature groups of interracial buddies -- a black dude, Asian dude and white dude are all best friends. But you don't see that in reality.
People get along with their own race best, that's biological reality. You can't override that with laws, regulations, propaganda and shaming tactics. You won't erase that any better than you can kill the sex drive.
The tendency among ordinary people is to look around them and make broad judgments based on their own personal experience. You have a lot of black friends and acquaintences whom you love and who love you and your family. The reason for this is, the black people you know aren't racists. That's the ones you KNOW. You don't know the ones who hate based on race. You orbit in your own socioeconomic class. All the people you know are just like you are.
This does not mean that there is something else going on within the black community. Something that leads to random attacks, mobs beating lone white people. Bands of men armed with hammers and batons go into restaurants to beat white people and feel justified in doing so. This is also going on.
I have lived around black people my whole life and that's a long time predating the civil rights fights of the 60s. My oldest and best friend for 52 years is black. My "gentleman" friend is black. (I'm too old to have a boyfriend"). I can say with some degree of certainty that the trend towards more and more violence among black people is not endemic to color or race or the prevalence of melanin. It is there but there for other reasons as a social phenomenon. The point being it is there. Concrete, no way to argue around it. No way to pass it off as white racisim either. In fact, doing that only serves to increase the number of attacks and level of violence when they occur.
maybe in the south and way out west,cause white people aren't getting away with everything like they used to.Black people aren't afraid of white like they used to be.You see Black people were never afraid of whites up north and they know it too.
Where did I say that "all of the races love each other"? Where did I say that; "David Duke and that nasty ol' Al Sharpton would be quiet, we'd have nirvana." ?
There are plenty of interaction between the groups you mentioned, some are good, some are bad, and some are neutral. There are always some ASSHOLES willing to stir the pot up and agitate things between the races, there are always some ASSHOLES who thrive on dissension and agitation amongst the races, there are always some ASSHOLES who hope and pray for it to remain that way or get worse, fuck those ASSHOLES. Does that sound familiar to you?
I know plenty of people from MANY different races or ethnic groups who have a racial chip on their shoulders. I find it "funny" that some people seem to want solely blame "the Blacks" for the "racial problem". That's a bunch of BULLSHIT.
Can you please cite those instances? Are you stating that white people don't attack black people in the same or similar manner? Are you stating the Black on White hate crimes are on a larger scale than White on Black hate crimes?
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