Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
….You’re joking, please tell me you’re joking.
Coming from a white whose brother has been rejected multiple jobs because of his criminal record. He’s also been beaten for the cops for no reason other than for walking, in TWO different states.
I’ve been called many different racial slurs because I’m white. As a white female, most people expect me to be ‘dumb’, at least the people I’m around. It’s bad when people are shocked when a white girl has a brain.
Racism DOES exist, but don’t overrate white privilege. There is racism against all races, white, black, Asian, every race you can think of. Saying whites are ignorant isn’t good, saying that whites have privilege is also foolish.
Especially when a white family lives so South in America, where there is twenty Mexican/American-Mexican families to one white family.
I went to a school where I was the ONLY white girl, and no one else had colored eyes. They called me cracker, white bitch, dumb white bitch, a long list of slurs and names in Spanish, I was horribly teased because I couldn’t speak Spanish, and I was also teased because I had a brain and I defended whites in history from slurs.
I can understand simple racism still going about. However, think about certain things.
Interracial marriages are reaching a spike. Blacks and other races are being given special treatments. People find no problem insulting whites. When a white wants to stay within their race, they are called racist.
So, is there racism? Yes. Is there privilege in some areas for certain races? Yet, but not only for whites. Can people that aren’t white be racist? Yes. Can whites be racist too? Yes.
Also, most of the time the news only makes it big if it’s a white killing or harming someone of another race. Just saying…
Now, please stop insisting whites are ignorant and horrible like you’re implying here. This is a bunch of bullshit, and I refused to be titled ignorant because I understand all of this, and I don’t want to be entitled to things, but neither should others.