my first comment and it wasn't nice:(
I agree, they are taught to hate themselves. And that is no bueno. Everyone should be taught to love, especially yourself. When you have a hatred or love for anything about yourself, you tend to turn it out onto other people. So why not turn the love out? And the racism and prejudice goes *both* ways. I think people who are racist these days aren't inherently racist, they are inherently *taught* to be racist or prejudiced, whether it's by family, or by society. I'm a mutt. More of a European mutt, but I'm still a mutt. I hope that one day everyone will realize we have all been stolen from in some form or another, and make a promise to each other to give instead of take. :/ I also hope that one day everyone will realize they were born perfectly, just the way they were supposed to be.
Desirae Rose said:
I gotta disagree with you on this part, though. Black people aren't taught to hate white people, they're taught to love white people and anything associated with white people and hate themselves. It's true, though most will never admit it.
As for thinking anything 'black' is theirs, well look at the history. Can you really blame black people for feeling threatened? Stolen from their ancestral homelands, forced to abandon most of their ancestral cultures, enslaved and constantly told to this day everything about them and associated with them is ugly and inferior. Most don't even know where they come from, and black people are told they have NO history and didn't even exist until slavery by non-blacks. Then history is constantly rewritten to make black people look worse, look stupid, and everyone else look good. When black people DO 'claim' something it gets bashed and dismissed as 'ugly' and 'Ghetto' and 'less-than' and just another thing to further separate them from everyone else. That is, until non-black people start liking the same thing and then people want to act like it's so 'new' and awesome and wonderful and beautiful and great and then pretend THEY made it up, even though black people have known about the very same thing for YEARS. To black people, that can be seen as ONCE AGAIN having something taken away from them, not being able to have something that is truly their 'own'. Not only that, but then the blatant disrespect that comes with it; like the rest of the world is saying to them "This is only 'good' if non-black people are involved with it. When black people are associated with it, it's bad and inferior".
I'm not saying it's right or okay, but instead of just dismissing a lot of black people as just hateful racists, try looking at the history and the issues black people have. Black people have a LOT of issues, sadly due to the continued racism and prejudice and stereotypes they have to constantly deal with daily.
If you're still not sure what I'm talking about, I'd be glad to give examples.
well..in the U.S.A. the GREATEST country ever on earth they tell us anyhow.. a lot black people are taught to hate white people and that everything that is generally a black thing is theirs all theirs and everyone else is just an asshole racist of some sort...
updated by @heathen-hippie-o: 02/14/15 04:26:07PM