Why are only White people racist?
I recently took a vacation down South to visit my family. I spent almost two weeks in Alabama and Florida. I saw family and I also went to Universal Studios Florida. Unfortunately I had several run-in’s with youths while on my venture. These were rude youths that would spit, curse, and break in line with no respect or cares towards anyone else. Out of fear of reprisal and a fear of being called racist, I simply ignored them and walked the other way. With the Ferguson, MO riots fresh in my mind, I found many people had varying opinions on how Caucasians should interact with minorities. On the other hand, and with what I have learned in my newest interactions, I have found that the attitudes have changed. It seems that Black Americans can curse and be rude to me, but it is not acceptable for me to return the insults. I have been wondering why Whites are considered racists, and no other race is……
Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld was in hot water a little while back about making insensitive comments while doing a standup routine. In his defense and apology speech he made comments about why only white people can be considered racist and no other race can. The “Black Leaders” in this country such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton speak with so much hatred and vitriol towards any other race that is not black. But they get a free pass to talk down to everyone that is not black. I have many black friends that are true Americans. They believe same as I do about the freedoms of this country was meant for everyone.
There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, and many other American people here in this country. We’re “the melting pot.” There are Americans who try to live the “American Dream” and assimilate, get an education and advance themselves… and there are the others. They pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. They call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’… And that’s perfectly OK… But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head, Camel Jockey, Beaner, or a Gook .. You call me a racist. You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you…. So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?
You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET…. If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d certainly be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we’d be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that??
A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists.
There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US . Yet if there were any ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college. In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.
You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. I am proud…… But you call me a racist.
Why is it that only whites can be racists??