A friend of mine had showed me this after a friend of his posted this on Facebook. I’m compelled to post this on the Phantom Tollbooth as I agree with the crux of this message.
To any of my friends of color this is not a personal attack or meant to be offensive to you. However I do think this man has some valid points in what he says.
Why Can’t We Be Proud To Be White ?
I have been wondering about why Whites are racists, and no other
race is. Proud-to-be-white Michael Richards makes his point…
Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld does make a good point. This was his defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act. He makes some very interesting points… Someone finally said it… How many are actually paying attention to this?
There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans. You pass me
on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me ‘White boy,’
‘Cracker,’ ‘ Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’ … and that’s OK.
But when I call you, n****r, Kike, Towel head, Sand-n****r, Camel
Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink … You call me a racist. You say
that whites commit a lot of violence against you… so why are the ghettos the most dangerous
places to live?
You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP.
You have BET… If we had WET (White Entertainment Television) we’d be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.
If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives
we’d be racists.
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of
Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that??
A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant,
but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.
If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships
…You know we’d be racists.
There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US. Yet if there were ‘White colleges’ that would be a racist college.
In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re
not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.
You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug-dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.
I am proud…But you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites
can be racists??
There is nothing improper about this e-mail…Let’s see which of
you are proud enough to send it on. I sadly don’t think many will.
That’s why we have lost most of OUR RIGHTS in this country.
We won’t stand up for ourselves!
BE PROUD TO BE WHITE ! It’s not a crime yet,
but getting real close!
Now here’s the deal everyone, I’m a Black man living in North America, but I posted this because it had to be said. Sure, one could state that all North Americans learn White History in school and therefore they don’t require a month of their own. In addition, we could point our fingers at ‘White Privilege’ as to why it is that Whites shouldn’t complain and ‘spread the wealth’ as it where.
However these arguments only confuse the situation at hand. Boil things down to their core and you have one simple thing; that when a White person complains about the very real injustice they face, they are derided for it.
Folks, this ISN’T right!!!
It seems to me that due to the fact that it was mostly White’s who settled North America and stood together to forge this continent, that they are being punished for it now. I say this because of the very same reason why I stand up for Men’s rights. Complaining about so-called ‘White Privilege’ makes White’s racist about as much as complaining about Feminism makes a man a misogynist. There are very real issues being faced here, we need to take a look and see what the deal is.
Folks, if you doubt me then I need you all to follow up with this little homework assignment. Do yourselves a favor and tally up every commercial, radio advert, and television show, which displays men in a negative light. Then, I need you to tally up the ones, which target White men specifically. You’d be surprised just how much White men are made to look like dunce caps due to their ‘White Privilege’. I’m not saying that racism doesn’t exist. Nor am I saying that other races don’t sometimes get the sh!t end of the stick. All I’m saying is that NO ONE is standing up for White People, and that isn’t right to say the least!!!
It’s high time we recognized this fact and called it like it was.