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From a certain non-white focused community:

Does it make me sound raceist that I don't like white people? I have my reasons not to like them....

God, damn, this just pisses me off. People rag and rag on whites for stereotypes, power games, bigotry, and all that shit, but get lumped into one great big "them" category by ethnic minorities. Hypocrite much?

Excuse the fuck out of me for not having been born with your special cross to bear, bitch! Nevermind that I have my own, including asswipes like you who just take one look at me and assume I somehow have some great privilege and advantage because I'm white.

If I have this great white privilege, where's my college degree, house in the suburbs that I own, car less than 5 years old, fat stock portfolio, and 6 figure income? Seriously, if I were a young, able bodied white male, from a rich family, I might be said to have "white privilege". But that's not me.

Yeah, some folks in some areas are assholes, judging people by their skin color, but not everyone does that everywhere. So get off the damned persecuted minority cross, we need the wood!

Seriously, if you don't like racism, stereotypes and bigotry, don't practice them yourself. What's so fucking hard about that?

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ex_ciannait
Sep. 12th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
In short: Yes, it is racist to say you don't like white people, just like it'd be racist for me to say I don't like Latinos. (Which isn't true.) Numbnuts.

(Not you.)
silverstorm2013
Sep. 12th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Its funner when you see them do it with muppets
Princeton:
You're a little bit racist.

Kate Monster:
Well, you're a little bit too.

Princeton:
I guess we're both a little bit racist.

Kate Monster:
Admitting it is not an easy thing to do...

Princeton:
But I guess it's true.

Kate Monster:
Between me and you,
I think

Both:
Everyone's a little bit racist
Sometimes.
Doesn't mean we go
Around committing hate crimes.
Look around and you will find
No one's really color blind.
Maybe it's a fact
We all should face
Everyone makes judgments
Based on race.

Princeton:
Now not big judgments, like who to hire
or who to buy a newspaper from -

Kate Monster:
No!

Princeton:
No, just little judgments like thinking that Mexican
busboys should learn to speak goddamn English!

Kate Monster:
Right!

Both:
Everyone's a little bit racist
Today.
So, everyone's a little bit racist
Okay!
Ethinic jokes might be uncouth,
But you laugh because
They're based on truth.
Don't take them as
Personal attacks.
Everyone enjoys them -
So relax!

Princeton:
All right, stop me if you've heard this one.

Kate Monster:
Okay!

Princeton:
There's a plan going down and there's only
one paracute. And there's a rabbi, a priest...

Kate Monster:
And a black guy!

Gary Coleman:
Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Kate?

Kate Monster:
Uh...

Gary Coleman:
You were telling a black joke!

Princeton:
Well, sure, Gary, but lots of people tell black jokes.

Gary Coleman:
I don't.

Princeton:
Well, of course you don't - you're black!
But I bet you tell Polack jokes, right?

Gary Coleman:
Well, sure I do. Those stupid Polacks!

Princeton:
Now, don't you think that's a little racist?

Gary Coleman:
Well, damn, I guess you're right.

Kate Monster:
You're a little bit racist.

Gary Coleman:
Well, you're a little bit too.

Princeton:
We're all a little bit racist.

Gary Coleman:
I think that I would
Have to agree with you.

Princeton/Kate Monster:
We're glad you do.

Gary Coleman:
It's sad but true!
Everyone's a little bit racist -

All right!

Kate Monster:
All right!

Princeton:
All right!

Gary Coleman:
All right!
Bigotry has never been
Exclusively white

All:
If we all could just admit
That we are racist a little bit,
Even though we all know
That it's wrong,
Maybe it would help us
Get along.

Princeton:
Oh, Christ do I feel good.

Gary Coleman:
Now there was a fine upstanding black man!

Princeton:
Who?

Gary Coleman:
Jesus Christ.

Kate Monster:
But, Gary, Jesus was white.

Gary Coleman:
No, Jesus was black.

Kate Monster:
No, Jesus was white.

Gary Coleman:
No, I'm pretty sure that Jesus was black-

Princeton:
Guys, guys...Jesus was Jewish!

Brian:
Hey guys, what are you laughing about?

Gary Coleman:
Racism!

Brian:
Cool.
ladyqkat
Sep. 12th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
For the most part the intolerances I hold are based on displayed attitudes rather than attributes.
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weofodthignen
Sep. 16th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
The notion that people of color cannot by definition be racist is simply wrong. It's bigoted. Far more bigoted than "You live in the US--learn English" (which I understand most Latinos living in the US agree with).

Giving people a by on that because of the color of their skins is condescension. It's not kind, and it's not a matter of "white people being more dispassionate about these things." Prejudiced is prejudiced, Nation of Islam members standing in Times Square calling whites the devil are committing hate speech, and racism is racism. Period. What kind of favor does one do anyone by saying "Oh, you can't be expected to be rational/not a hypocrite"?

Bah. Yes, I know people get tenure for espousing this kind of claptrap. But they also get tenure for saying males are responsible for all the ills in the world. And at some institutions, for denying evolution. Doesn't mean I respect it or them.

M
fiona64
Sep. 12th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
Seriously, if you don't like racism, stereotypes and bigotry, don't practice them yourself.

I agree wholeheartedly.

However, perhaps you will be surprised to learn (as I was) that under the law, hate speech against Caucasians is *not* considered inappropriate. I filed a EEO case against my African-American supervisor, who called me "uppity white bitch," "whitey," "cracker," etc. I was told that those remarks were not racist in nature.

When I asked the EEO lawyer who said that whether it would be different if I were speaking and called her the N-word, he said it would.

Ridiculous, I know ... but that is obviously the attitude of folks who think that they can say racially based things and get away with it because of their own minority status.
weofodthignen
Sep. 16th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
It may depend on where you are (a black supervisor in East Palo Alto was recently suspended or otherwise punished for belittling white subordinates in racist terms), but I think you should find another lawyer. The "uppity bitch" part is probably actionable even if the race terms on their own wouldn't be.

M
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