Re: Glenn Beck: Racism not a big deal before 1861
posted at 7/8/2010 12:26 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Glenn Beck: Racism not a big deal before 1861
In Response to Re: Glenn Beck: Racism not a big deal before 1861 : I think it is easy to discuss race relations and racism in America. The biggest issue I see is the notion that only white males can be racist. Race relations would go a lot further if we were all honest and admit the double standard. Also we should admit righting a wrong from 100+ years ago today isn't going to "fix" anything. It will/is creating a new group of wronged who in 50-100 years will have the same points to argue and be angry at society. The day we no longer have "Miss Black America", United Negro College Fund", "Black Music Awards" etc. is the day race relations will have come a long way in America. When we can agree "Miss Black America" is racist is the day we will be working with honesty.
Posted by brat13
Well if anyone really thinks only white males can be racist, they need to be beaten with transcripts of Black Panther / New Black Panther speeches, etc.
But frankly, the notion that most racism is white makes sense in absolute terms: There are still a lot more white people in America than black people.
Percentages? Who knows. You can't get accurate results with an anonymous drug use survey, so I really don't think you can survey whether or not people are racists (ie, "oh, this is an anonymous poll? Well put me down for racist!")
Of course, this does ignore that there are many minority vs. minority racist views. I'm sure you can find some Italians who don't like Black people, and some ex-Eskimos that hate Tibetans.
As for "Miss Black America" being racist? Huh? Perhaps they wanted their own "Miss America" because "Miss America" is usually white (assumption)? I mean, if you never have any blacks win Miss America, why is it racist for them to start one for their own?
If all white restaurants in a city exclude blacks, would it be "racist" for blacks to start a restaurant and exclude whites?
But the problem I see is that when white racism is pointed out on this board, it usually earns a response of "that's a race card!"