Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's still racism.

We just don't call it that.

If it's something that black people want to keep for themselves, and are jarred off about because they were beaten by a better squad, apparently that's not racism, that's cultural.,0

This is an email that was doing the rounds a few months ago, possibly longer ago than that.  It says it all for me.  It is American based - I would say we don't have so much of a problem in the UK, but that's me lol!

Am I a Racist

You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.

You call me 'Whiteboy,' 'Cracker,' 'Honkey,' 'Whitey,' 'Caveman' and that's OK.

But when I call you, nigger, Kike, Towelhead, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink 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 Yom Hashoah

You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi

You have the NAACP.

You have BET.

If we had WET (White Entertainment Television) we'd 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 an organization for only whites to 'advance' our lives, we'd be racists.

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 '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, carjack 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.

When I was at Uni we wanted to start an English society.  It was a bit of a joke, and would have involved lots of sticky puddings, watching Ealing comedies, and of course warm beer and cooked breakfast.  We were told we couldn't because it was seperatist and racist.  When we queried how this could be so when every other nationality had their own society, we were told that that was the way it was, the college didn't want any trouble, and off we were to go.

That's racism, inherent in our society, but not in the way one would think.

Anyway, I should do some work!

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