"It'sdisrespectfulfor white people to stand up and say we need to unite to feel better about ourselves, cause we've had it great all along."
Disrespectful? Shit, man! I feel disrespected against when I can't keep pride in my own race without it being a damn PC issue! I don't have anything to be ashamed about. I didn't personally do anything wrong against black people. What's good for the goose isn't necessarily good for the gander here, Baba Fats. I'm all about equality. But when racial tension escalates because of a (once, not for much longer)minority screams Black Power and has the Equal Opportunity laws to enforce support of peace, then where does this leave our need for Affirmative Action?
When my mother was in nursing school and raising me on her own she couldn't get food stamps to help to put a few jars of peanut butter in our cabinet every month because get this... she's white. I kid you not. The social worker flat out told her this. Affirmative action is no longer needed. EO laws have done away with the need for Affirmative action and now it's killing our colleges because less qualified individuals get in just because of the need to keep up with Affirmative Action laws. I read about a lawsuit about a month ago about this very thing and the courts were PRAYING(ha ha) that the woman would drop the suit because she was due to graduate another college this year. She told them to stick it. So yes, feathers are ruffled and I think rightfully so. Equal Opportunity is just that -- opportunity. It should not be a guarantee if you are less qualified. Affirmative action WAS needed for quite a while so the racists bastards who couldn't get their head out of the sand would be forced to comply and get with the times. But it is not needed any longer and now it's starting to be seen for what it has evolved into- racism.
I read about a meteorologist(male) who was turned down for several jobs because he didn't have boobs and nice legs. He sued. Good for him, because the woman who got his job wasn't even qualified for it. But she had nice boobs so... it's the morally correct thing to do right? We'd rather look at boobs instead of an older white guy on tv telling us we're in for hail or five feet of snow. See, EO laws protect him from being sexually discriminated against. EO laws protect minorities AND majority races as well as gender descrimination.
Let's consider this not on the skin color level, instead, if that make you more comfortable. Consider North and ermm.. South? Ireland. That crap's been going on for how long?! And that's just about religion, political ties to Britain, and historically drawn lines on a map. The lines are blurring so slowly that the bombs are still going off and people are still terrified to walk their children to school but they're living in a war zone trying to get by day by day without losing their minds.
We don't live in a racial war zone in this country any more. We're encouraging tolerance in our children at such a fierce speed that I'm amazed at the things which come out of my two boys' mouths. How they refer to children and other people of a different color or set of beliefs. They're so open minded it's blowing MY mind! The emotional progress made from one generation to the next is inspiring.
We don't need to shame white people any longer. There are too many apologists as it is. History is history and if we teach our children better then that is the best way to heal and make amends. I'm not going to walk on eggshells because someone can't get over their crappy childhood or whatever. Hold onto a grudge if you want but that negativity will simply eat you alive meanwhile you'll be seen as a curmudgeon and cantankerous bastard by the more open minded people around you.