White Guilt Is Dead
- 11-13-2008, 10:28 PM
- 11-13-2008, 11:17 PM
I understand where you're coming from.....but, I just don't care what people think, only what they say and do......so if people want to entertain racism, sexism, intolerance, etc.... who am I to tell them they can't?
If they say or do something about it, I'll have an issue then.
And no, it wouldn't affect a review I write, I know from experience.
However, zero of my friends are religious, racist, homosexuals, average IQ, vegetarians, etc..... isn't that discrimination? Yes, I don't associate much with people who have these qualities.
What makes me different than a racist, race is a factor, just like intelligence and religious beliefs, how is a racist different than a person who discriminates based on the above factors? even if race is not one of them?
My beliefs, at work they are not valid, in my personal life they are and still.....I don't bother anyone to begin with, so why would it matter if I already hated their guts or disliked them, nothing wrong with that, only when you say or act on it, although the inability of most people to keep that fine line in check....is when it becomes a problem....
11-13-2008, 11:20 PM
The inherent problem in affirmative action is that it brings race to the forefront, whether it was an issue or not. The best way to end racism is not to redirect it, as affirmative action does, but to have it end naturally.
11-13-2008, 11:31 PM
Hey IMO, if you make something an issue officially, it will remain an issue, if you don't make it an issue, it'll slide away and reach equilibrium just fine.....but, like all good ideas end....DO NOT WANT.....
11-13-2008, 11:44 PM
I think that ths is the truest, clearest, most non-biased thing that has been said so far. If everyone else could realize this it would be much more beneficial for everyone as a whole. So much can come of this if people are open. I guess this is where the maturity level will come in.
11-14-2008, 12:40 AM
well i guess from being a black man this is all pretty funny to read. until you have lived the life I guess you realy cant comment on it. I dnt pay attention to race but it pays attention to me. Just because Barack is elect dosent make things better for me or my children. I have always had to work extra hard to get ahead in life. The one thing that Barack has going for him is that hes 50/50. Oh what about tiger, but he did make up his own race though. well I wonder If these guys never talked about there ethnic makeup would things turn out diffrently. I mean It does make me feel better because now I can get into a elevator with a white woman and she wont feel un easy. Thanks to Barack. Come on man lets get real. racism still is hear it may not be like in the past but its just as evident today as yesterday. I wonder how many ni***** Barack has been called since he won, In subberb white homes. Or do you think that some one isnt plotting on taken him out. The media plays a big part in this as well. African Americans are potraid as unruly thugs, true enough alot of them do it them selfs but they are not trying to show us as any dfiffrent. But all the major tv stations are owned by, we dont have to say. African americans have been the most looked down upon race that has walked this planet, not even the jewish people sufferd as mush as we have. It wasnt about religon with us it waqs simply skin color. What all people need to understand is that it takes a higher power to help us to over come our fallen nature it dosent matter who you are where theres hate theres murder where theres greed theres jealous people and strife, envy, wrath and a host of other things. thank god for his son who can set you free from these things. Im not here to argue about that, his word speaks for it self. The things he said would happen are happening befor are very eyes and some are to blind to see. I cant wait to get to a place where race dosent matter hopefukky those who read this will get there. But until that day In this world Im still a black man and will still be cosiderd lowert than most rather its voiced or not. Barack dosent have to worry about going broke, missing a meal or puttin food on his fams table as for me, well thats another story.
11-14-2008, 12:47 AM
11-14-2008, 08:21 AM
You do realize that much of the media, television included, is owned by Jewish people?But all the major tv stations are owned by, we dont have to say. African americans have been the most looked down upon race that has walked this planet, not even the jewish people sufferd as mush as we have
11-14-2008, 12:08 PM
If your teaching your children and telling your friends and family that it is a reality that black men are considered lower than most, you're part of the problem not the solution.
11-14-2008, 12:10 PM
Racism is racism... I don't consider options for it to be 'reversed'. This is why I never mentioned races or minorities in my typing. It happens at every level by all races. Of course everyone has their own reason on why it's a legit way of thinking.
11-14-2008, 09:15 PM
I recognize differences, but have an over all sense of equality with everyone. Stereotyping and what not to me is not racist. All people stereotype each other into "groups" where they feel safe. I think it is not only to put others in groups, but also themselves. Your faults are your own and no one elses. FTW!
11-14-2008, 09:26 PM
11-14-2008, 10:57 PM
11-15-2008, 09:07 AM
First thing. If you look at a network like BET, it perpetrates that image of inner-city thug life. And secondly, the attempted genocide of a whole religion collectively and the placement of those people in death camps is much more horrible than a situation where tribesman/woman who had small societies that weren't on par with what was then modern standards of socio-scientific development, were captured by people of enemy tribes or foreigners and sold off which would ultimately give their descendants a chance to not get eaten by jaguars, lions, or have to live in a third world country.
11-24-2008, 11:49 PM
11-25-2008, 01:45 PM
The above, is to break in, assault and kidnap people and families from their homes, from their loved ones, from what they know, taken to be slaves and that's better?
Only good thing about that is if they escape, rape everyone who contributed to their capture and enslavement and then kill them...I know I would....What if I kidnap you because I think your life is bad and take you somewhere I think is better? would you like that?
Let's not forget, most people are not enslaved because their masters thought "Oh, look at those poor people, I want to help them......let's kidnap them! "..........yeah....I'm sure that's what they were thinking, not free labor......
Plus, on a scientific side, studies show that primitive hunter gatherer societies are happier, have more leisure time, face less stress, live healthier lives and without environmental stress, they can easily live longer than domesticated corn fed humans.
And sh*t, you're talking about death by a f**king lion, like it's bad?
How bad is having rape, murder, robberies, gonoreha, syphilis, AIDS, DUIs, Car accidents, fires, slave economy, marriage problems, health problems caused by advancements, flesh eating bugs, addiction, pollution, prisons, wars, etc... etc...etc....etc.....
What makes you think that they would be happier just because you think you like the place you're at now? maybe they hated the white man's world, ever think of that?
Probably the worst post I have seen on AM so far.........
11-25-2008, 03:05 PM
However, as others have said, superior technological and sociological advances are no justification for slavery. I feel that any rational moral justification for slavery is intellectually dishonest.
That being said, many of the cultures in Africa where slaves came from engaged in slavery often with barbaric treatment toward their slaves. The slaves did not come from peaceful societies and essentially the same fate could of befell many of them even if they were not abducted by Europeans. Again this is not a justification for the treatment the slaves received, just the reality of the situation in West Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries.
11-25-2008, 03:19 PM
11-25-2008, 03:25 PM
11-25-2008, 03:29 PM
11-25-2008, 03:32 PM
Arabs, Egyptians, Frenchies, English, etc.... all had slaves before Americans ever did........some before America was even a thought.
He's just stating a fact, that they did not come from the garden of eden, some of them were in hell to be taken and again put in more hell.
Something like that Rob?
11-25-2008, 03:32 PM
11-25-2008, 03:33 PM
In no way do your premises here correlate to the conclusion of the slavery in question. I.e., it is a fallacy.
Oh, as well, the attrition rates for North American Indigene are estimated to be somewhere in the area of 80-95% (depending on whom you listen to); this rate of attrition actually does outpace the relative scope of Nazi Germany.
11-25-2008, 03:35 PM
11-25-2008, 03:38 PM
As I said enslaving another human being can never be justified on a rational moral level.The slaves did not come from peaceful societies and essentially the same fate could of befell many of them even if they were not abducted by Europeans. Again this is not a justification for the treatment the slaves received, just the reality of the situation in West Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The statement I made was to highlight that in many societies in West Africa, slavery was a way of life prior to the Europeans coming. We can inject our modern day sensibilities back 400 years ago all we want, but the fact is that slavery was not seen with the same repugnance then as it is today.
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