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Thursday, October 7, 2010

"I ♥ Being White"

I'm a fan of many upon many "Like" pages. In fact, almost (now) 650 of them. Yeah, I like A LOT of different things. I'm pretty well-rounded, to say the least.

One thing that I am *not* is racist. I love people and am friends with (or have family members of) all different colors and ethnic backgrounds. Primarily Black Americans.

Over on FaceBook, under the "Discover More Pages" link in your "Other Pages" of your Info Tab, they have various other "Like" Pages to choose from. And believe me when I say EVERYTHING under the sun that you can think of is in that section.

Including "I ♥ Being Black" (Black).

What I am about to say, may slightly offend some people. Then again, maybe it will open some eyes. I'm not looking to make friends with this post.

To me, as a white person, I find THAT page hypocritical. As well as in all honesty, to me, offensive.

That to me, is Reverse Racism. Why? Because, if it were "I ♥ Being Black (Latino, Hispanic, Chinese, Japanese, ect), it is considered acceptable. If there was one aptly named "I ♥ Being *WHITE*" then someone is going to cry foul and call the page and it's members racists for having "white pride".

How is it fair to us Caucasian people to be penned as racists and "(insert race here) haters" for stating that we love our skin color, but ANY other race can do so, and not have one eye batted at them for doing such?

And don't think for a minute that my race isn't downed or 'hated'. I have seen others being called "cracker" and "whitey". But as soon as you as a white person call out a derogatory name of another race, then you are considered a race hater.

There is racism in EVERY area of the human race. And to see the hypocrisy in the "I ♥ Being Black" page, as well as out in the world is sickening to me. This is the 21st Century, people! ALL OF US need to get with the times.

We are not back in the 20th Century, or even the 19th Century, where racism was running rampant. There is no longer slave ownership and segregation. It is time to STOP HANGING HISTORY OVER THE 'WHITE MAN'S' HEAD!!!

How, after at least the last 40 years, can we as a human society still be so damn barbaric? I say it's time that we get it together and GET OVER the past, and move on in to the future.

This goes for racism, homophobia, the way that we treat (all forms of) the disabled and how we treat the sick (such as those with HIV/AIDS).

When all is said and done, at the end of each day, "I ♥ Being A Human Being of Society".


One Cluttered Brain said...

i am a member of the HUMAN race.
U say it sistah!
Human black white purple pink...

nice post.

Jill said...

I seriously ♥LOVE♥LOVE♥LOVE♥ this post.....and for the record, I am as far from being racist as anyone could be!!

pr0udmom0f3 said...

Also, I forgot to add...

I am *NOT* saying to forget about the past and our racially tensioned history. In history, we MUST learn about the bad areas, as well as the "good feelings" parts.

Never, EVER forget about historical FACTS.

But...we ALL need to put the PAST where it belongs. In the *past*. And leave it there.

We as a society of HUMAN BEINGS will *never* truly be able to move forward and make progress in Society Progression if we keep placing things of history over one another's heads.

Robin said...

Great post and something that I have said repeatedly. How racist is BET? What if there was a WET? Man, can you imagine the outcry? The closest white people get to a "white entertainment channel" is the RFD channel, which is so country I can't even stand it! LOL

While we should never forget the lessons of racism in the past, and never try to erase those times when we treated people of a different race (religion, sexual tendency) horribly, we should be able to move on and look at each other as PEOPLE rather than by skin color or gener or sexual orientation or religion.

Learn from the past, but stop re-enacting it in our daily lives. Stop making race an issue in our daily lives and we will see that it is not an issue in our national discourse. See each other as human beings, people that live and breathe, and we will have a much better society.

Just Jen said...

I agree 100% on everything you said. I'm sick of it always being "Well, look what the white man did to us." Ya know what? I'm not my great-great-great-great-great grandfather. Neither are you! What have *I* ever done to *YOU* to make you think that I'm like them.

What happened in the past is HISTORY. Nothing that anyone does now can / will change it.

Deal with it and move on.

Aunt Crazy said...

Great post!

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