Well Hallelujah! I Found Me An Honest White Racist!!
I’m so happy I could just squeeze out a big, red…neva mind?! No, for real, I’m extremely excited about this post because it has the stench of truth. This dude emailed me and he just let loose. I dug it, I really dug it. I smell truth here. The fork in his tongue seems almost at the point of healing. Perhaps he is not my ally today; but as in AA, the first step is admitting that we are powerless and that our life is unmanageable. The first step in my new 12Step group, Racists Anonymous, is “We admitted we are powerless over taking and subjugating everything and everybody; we manage our lives on the backs of black, brown, red and yellow corpses – and white ones too if ya’ll don’t act right. Amen!” I might have a convert, ya’ll! Read this shit. I’m not even gon’ comment for a while:
Laurie Pritchett’s ghost (a.k.a Anonymous) said…
You are on to something here.
I’m a white man who was raised in the Southern United States.
I’ll break it to you.
Look, just don’t get pissed at me, I’m trying to level with you and give you some REAL information.
Consciously, most whites are NOT racist (there are exceptions). We don’t start using the word ‘nigger’ when black people are not around, or start plotting to release a super-disease that only targets blacks ( I’m sure there are exceptions there, too).
We are socialized to perceive that there is a certain anti-social and criminal nature to black culture.
Unconsciously, we do not recognize the humanity of nonwhites on the same level we recognize that of whites.
In our words we care so much about black people and their welfare. We are constantly setting up programs and coalitions to help inner city youth, or help starving people and whatnot.
If we really cared about the welfare of minorities it would be self evident, and there would be no need for such ‘outreach’ (read:propaganda) programs.
(i.e.: the LIVE AID relief for the Ethiopian famine of 1984 was delivered successfully, then traded by the Ethiopian government to the Soviet Union for weapons, and it wasn’t in the news, there was no outcry.)
The ineffectiveness of our outreach is evidence that the true reason for such generosity and compassion is to appear sensitive, to make the appearance of caring.
That is because at the end of the day, it is better to have steak than hamburger, better to live in a mansion than it is to live in the ghetto.
At the end of the day, when the fog of idealism has settled and the shit has hit the fan (read: In the pursuit of power and wealth), white people don’t care a damn about your people or your problems. We would like it if you went away or became a bill Crosby.
(that’s nothing against you personally, that’s just the way it is)
There, I said it.
I am interested in your opinion, as I don’t hate or look down on a person because of their traits.
(That does not make me ‘good’. I am a white person who is definitely for preserving a situation that gives me power)