Why do they hate us so?

Debra Brown
Sprindale, OH

My question is based on my belief that though things are better in the US between the races (by ‘races’ I mean Blacks and whites, specifically); there is an underlying animosity from white people, as a group, against Black people, as a group, that persists. I am not referring to individual relationships/interactions. I am referring to the systemic and entrenched racism that is tightly woven into the fabric of the American psyche. I am referring to the racist attitudes that define race relations in the United States. Racism is so insidious here that many times white people don’t even know they are being racist (and more importantly what informs that behavior historically); they are truly confused. Other times it so blatant that you have to accept the racist behavior for what it is. So, whenever a racially motivated incident occurs I don’t ask myself, if it was because the person was Black, I know that. I ask myself: “Why do they hate us so?”.

Keep the conversation going - comment and discuss with your thoughts

  • olblue9

    I have witnessed this behavior in people of all races at one time or another. We are all more sensitive to other races at times. I try not to blame any entire race for the actions of a few jerks. Living down south I have been offended by many “black” and “white” people over the years, yet I do not believe that they represent a majority.

  • Jenna

    I don’t hate any one black person. I’ve even really like a few of them, but I can sometimes dislike them as a group. Or more like, I feel resentful sometimes.
    I dislike that they get special treatment because of slavery. Nobody alive today suffered under slavery. Unless you were a victim of the horrific human trafficking that still happens, albeit rarely. I have Irish ancestors who were slaves, and me an my family don’t cry about it. Anyone asking for reparations really ticks me off. Who is supposed to pay for it? Me? Because I’m white? The English made my ancestors into slaves too. What whites would they figure should pay for it? What about those whites whose ancestors fought for the north in the civil war? How would you tell who people are? Not many had slaves. Only a very miniscule percentage of the population did. Would I get reparations if the blacks do?
    Also there are so many things that the money would be far better spent on. Such as helping the Japanese contain radioactive waste from Fukushima as they can’t handle it on their own. Or education. They education provided in this country is lacking.
    I dislike how they demand recognition/special treatment from everyone everywhere. They seem to want representation that is far greater then what is due for their population’s size in relation to the rest of the country’s population. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t shoved down our throats. Now companies that are only in white dominated areas will go out of their way to find blacks for their advertising. So they can be diverse. The same with jobs. They will skip over a white man for a less qualified black man, just so they can so how they don’t discriminate. It’s ridiculous with how far this all gets taken.
    I disliked taking history when the teacher basically told the white students all of our ancestors enslaved all thing blacks, so we have to be sensitive to them. Not my ancestors. Not all blacks here today were descendants of slaves. Guilt for the future generation of whites and unhelpful timidity around blacks.
    I don’t like anybody that blames whites for their problems. There are successful black people. And they didn’t get that way by blaming whites.
    I dislike the culture some of the blacks have. I hate most rap as it is usually demeaning to women while promoting drugs, violence, and stupidity. I dislike the irresponsible parents, and not just blacks, who bring children into this world for welfare, the fathers who abandon their children, and the mothers who abandon their children.
    I don’t like how scared people seem to be of race. You have to tip toe around certain words and stereotypes because the people of today are a bunch of babies. If I see whites start crying over being called a cracker, honkies, glacier niggers, albinos, recessive freaks, ghosts, and so on, I am going to flip out. Hearing about blacks beating whites and Hispanics in revenge for Trayvon Martin is upsetting. The blacks doing such things are only making fools of themselves.
    I also get angry over the double standard I’ve seen from some blacks. If your going to hate a white for being racist, make sure your not racist as well, and realize that blacks can be racist. I really don’t care at all if people are racist. So what? Someone doesn’t like a group of people. boohoo. Unless they’re hurting people. Then, of course, it matters. I just hate the double standard.
    One last thing. How we’re imposed upon. If I want to date only other whites I’m viewed as a bad person. If I want to stay in an all white neighborhood and live with only with other whites I’m a bad person. If I want my kids to marry within their own race I’m a bad person. I think of it as preserving our heritage and culture, living where we are most comfortable. It’s been this way in my family for generations and I won’t change it, even if people want to label me as an evil racist. I don’t see Asians, Natives, and Muslims vilified when they do they same. This has to be my biggest irritation. I don’t have to wish ill on anyone to want keep to my race.
    These are just the things that have me resentful at time. I know that in no way do all blacks do all/are responsible for all of these, or even any one of the issues I have. I don’t hate anyone. Many blacks that I have met have been lovely people.
    I can image that anyone who says they hate black people they may hate them for the things that have irritated me, even though it’s really a broad generalization.

    • fred

      You have received a lot of misinformation and down right lies. yet I think you have a good heart. I only wish I could help you understand how very wrong you are in many of your beliefs.

    • armoniexchange

      Jenna one major thing you are missing here is that even though we (as in blacks) did not live through the times of slavery, it still very much affects us in this day in age. That’s like playing a game of monopoly starting out with 80% of the property and 95% of the money. The point I am trying to make is no matter how you look at it whites have always and will continue to have an unfair advantage. If I saw to it personally that no one in your family could go to school, let alone read or write while I educate and create intricate systems that are specifically designed to keep me and my family wealthy and you poor. thats the quickest sum up I could do

      • Frank Reynolds

        My Irish relatives were slaves in England, and not allowed to go to school. When they came to America, they were drafted into the Union Army literally as they were getting off the boat. My other Irish relatives were debt slaves for the railroads. They were also not allowed to go to schools in America. Instead of complaining, they worked hard and got out of the situation, because they weren’t given handouts.

        • Gia Cruz

          Amen to that. Hats off to your ancestors. Im a second generation pegal immigrant. We also paid our dues and worked hard. Im sick and tired of all this nonsense about white supremacy and people keeping other people down. Such a copout.

          • Ernestine Johnson

            gia cruz your family dont know nothing about what black people in america has been through there wasnt any of your kind around when i was growing up so what are you trying to say amen to that last i heard you people just recently invaded america

        • vince coffey

          shut up you racist! don’t tell black people they have to work hard to succeed in life you horrible person!

          • Frank Reynolds

            I can’t tell, are you joking?

        • Vanessa Ray

          What exactly are you implying here?

          • Frank Reynolds

            Not implying anything, just stating facts.

          • Steel

            I’ll imply it for him. You negroes are nothing but a chronic, whinning, lazy and useless race of people. End.

          • Alan

            Simple, but well put my man.

        • armoniexchange

          Your relatives were indentured servants – Indentured servitude was a labor system whereby young people paid for their passage to the New World by working for an employer for a certain number of years. It was widely employed in the 18th century in the British colonies in North America and elsewhere. There is a huge difference in slavery and servitude. There is a case you should look up to help you out with you ignorance.. Its the John Punch case.. check that out, it should go into detail of what I’ve listed here. Please research before you go blabbing things you obviously know nothing about, You cannot take from what happened to my people just like I wouldn’t take from what happened to yours.. Why is it that no one does any research and spews out stereotypes, how about reading and talking to elders figure out whats really going on and speak from knowledge and not what you feel. This is what keeps America as a whole dumb.. This quote comes from President Lyndon B Johnson “I’ll tell you what’s at the bottom of it. If you can convince the lowest white man that he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket.Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll even empty his pockets for you”…. hmmm let that simmer on your concious

          • Alan

            OK, so 1000 years from now when blacks are still in the same predicaments(which I know you will be) are you still going to be saying, well it’s because my ancestors were slaves back in the 19th century? That’s why I can’t compete with white people. Why is it that blacks are so insistent on reliving the past. Get over it already! The opportunities are there, take advantage of them and stop feeling sorry for yourselves. Maybe the prisons wouldn’t be so overcrowded with your people if you did. And by the way, you’re going to quote LBJ? One of this countries worst presidents. Who was personally responsible for destroying the Social security system with his so called “Great Society”. Yeah, that worked out well.

        • T. Long

          There skin is still white so they were oppressed for 2 minutes

        • Sally Schroer

          Actually what happens is…. The white slave is eventually replaced with Africans. The Irish were hated because of their religion. All they had to do was convert. They also formed gangs and fought back. They were white and could blend in. Africans cannot change the color of their skin.

      • Alan

        No not true at all. Ever since the passing of the civil Rights bill in 1964 by LBJ(one of our worst presidents by the way) blacks have had more of an advantage than whites in terms of employment and the like. The problem is all blacks can do is make excuses and feel a sense of entitlement. Follow a man named Walter Williams. He’s one of the most intelligent black men I know. He doesn’t make excuses for blacks. He’ll tell you that the fact that blacks were at a disadvantage in the past should be more of a motivator for blacks to work harder now. But all you want to do is have self pity for yourselves and feel like you’re owed something for slavery! Even though not one black today lived through slavery. I can tell you for a fact that is one of the reasons your so hated by whites. Most whites believe in working hard for what they have and you all think something should be handed to you.

        • T. Long

          Forget slavery lets start more recent housing after the depression. Now lets go to education. Who pays? Ask mitt romney who pays. But it will take 100 years from this year before things are fair. My parents are good but not when i was in school. I am ok but no vacations, once my mom die i will be 70 my son like 50 his son 25 so my grandson will get insurance money so his family will start off ahead in life. My mom first generation college btw…

          • Alan

            OK, so if in 100 years from now if things still aren’t “equal”, are you still going to be blaming white people? I’ll quote a line from the movie American History X ” Christ, Lincoln freed the slaves over 150 years ago, how long does it take to get your act together? “

  • Tim Dollars

    I am white. I grew up around racists and the things that whites hold against blacks are very silly. I think whites are misinformed and for whatever reason, do not undetstand black culture. I see that life in the inner city is hard. It’s hard for everyone and it’s more difficult to live as a person of color in a crowded urban setting. I don’t feel that black people are inferior to other races but some whites do, I don’t know why, but I bet that most people would change for the better if they understood someone that is not the same as them. I think this applys to race, I wish there was more getting to know others and less racial shooting off at the mouth with no educated history to back it up.how can we come together people? We need to get to know one another and there are issues that need attention, all is not well. There are racial tensions alive today, in 2014, and I myself as a white dude would like to explore the possibility of chang.Why do white ppl hate blacks so? It is a good question, but I want to know how we as highly evolved social beings can get along and work together instead of against each other.

  • melow

    they hate us cause we r better

    • Frank Reynolds

      Racist. Learn to get along with people and stop being immature.

  • Frank Reynolds

    Just so you know, the vast majority of the slaves that built the pyramids were not black, they were from Jewish tribes and villages. By the way, you are extremely racist.

    • Ernestine Johnson

      frank whomever an the hebrews were also black nothing like these converts they have in isreal now they are nothing but white europeans whos ancestors converted to judaism moses was black your white european ancestors twisted our history so much to make it look like they created the first civilisation but the truth will prevail and reveal it self also you whites are the weakest link of black people

      • Ernestine Johnson

        which made white people albinos still to this day being birth in east africa but your ancestors left africa because the heat was to much for their skin samething still happening in east africa today with the albinos getting skin cancer an their resessive eye site your ancestors wandered east towards russsia germany,poland an into other parts of europe in east africa they kill albinos an use them for rituals they left africa your ancestors i mean because the original people shun an didnt want nothing to do with them because they say they always had problems started between the original people so they ran them out of africa

  • obamathefailure

    blacks dont value family and education their race has gone in the downward direction for years only governmernt handouts keep their society intact

    • Alan

      Good reply. Black’s just choose to remain blind to the facts. That’s why these protests in cities like Baltimore just piss me off. They break the law and don’t expect there to be consequences. And let’s face the facts, most of them are just using these incidents with police as an excuse to loot and get something for free because blacks feel like their entitled to it! Even Walter Williams (who’s an intelligent professor at George Mason university and is black) said that thugs like Michael Brown and Eric Garner wouldn’t have been killed if they hadn’t put themselves in the situation and been combative and confrontational with police. Blacks are just a plague to civilized white society, bottom line.

  • obamathefailure

    1. While people of color make up about 30 percent of the United States’ population, they account for 60 percent of those imprisoned. The prison population grew by 700 percent from 1970 to 2005, a rate that is outpacing crime and population rates. The incarceration rates disproportionately impact men of color: 1 in every 15 African American men and 1 in every 36 Hispanic men are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men.

    2. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, one in three black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime. Individuals of color have a disproportionate number of encounters with law enforcement, indicating that racial profiling continues to be a problem. A report by the Department of Justice found that blacks and Hispanics were approximately three times more likely to be searched during a traffic stop than white motorists. African Americans were twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police.

  • obamathefailure

    blacks and hispanics are violent ignorant and dangerous

  • Frank Reynolds

    Are you kidding, the Irish, especially Irish Catholics, were extremely discriminated against, but we climbed out. Same with the Chinese, they were in the same problem as my Irish relatives, but climbed out.

    • Alan

      All blacks think they’re the only ones who have been discriminated against! All ethnicities have experienced discrimination; Polish, Italian, Irish and so on. That’s just their lack of education coming out. Which is another thing they try to blame on discrimination. Even though every black high school in the U.S. spends double the amount of money per student than white schools. Blacks will never equal the academic achievement levels of whites, it’s a proven fact that can’t be told to them because that would be “racist”.

      • T. Long

        So its proven black people are what not capible of learning as much as other races? Did a black person verify thise findings?

        • Alan

          Well, apparently so. Blacks always lag behind whites in terms of education. It’s a proven fact. And as a white person I’m getting sick and tired of hearing race as the excuse. Like I said before predominantly black schools spend double the amount of tax dollars as white schools per student but they learn at half the rate as white kids. If you don’t believe me search for Walter Williams a black professor at George Mason University. He tells other blacks (in more intelligent wording) to get off their backsides stop waiting for a handout, stop making excuses and further more stop blaming white people for your failures in life.

          • T. Long

            You go to school hungry and tell me what you learned.

          • Alan

            Let me tell you, if you think I was some rich kid from the suburbs, WRONG! I grew up in Gary, IN in the 90’s when it was the murder capital of the world. We lived off government cheese and other Salvation army handouts. I still did what I had to do got my education and got out. I never made excuses.

          • T. Long

            Lol your white…it is not what you know its who you know so you poor but your uncle not…leave it alone ALAN that name alone gets you a job interview…oh black people and arabics for that matter should change or names, culture and attitudes. So the majority (whites) can like us because they cant respect us.

      • T. Long

        So you keep quoting a black republican i really don’t car…i have a degree as well and i am still telling you my name and face gets discriminated against

        • mike

          You have a degree? Why cant you spell then? Oh that’s right, affirmative action, pass them even thought they fail….

      • T. Long

        So you quote a racist motivated movie to prove you are not racist? Second i said my family, you still have other black familys without first generation college grads. Plus you just disregard the fact of things left to you like a house or insurance money from a death…black people atill living check to check barely can afford auto insurance so life insurance out of the question for most of us…but anyway i am done you enjoy your ancestors earnings they left it to you

        • Alan

          Whatever you say my man. That’s just why I believe that blacks and whites should have their own parts of this country. We just have totally different agendas, different cultures, beliefs, and directions on what way we feel this country should head. It’s the only way I feel both races will prosper.

          • T. Long

            See thats why you a racist. I am a Veteran i fought in oif 5 and 6. I served the UNITED STATES not the racially divided states. Our differences is what makes the UNITED states so appealing. You should move under a ocean i hear there are no blacks there…..YET

          • Alan

            It’s just me having pride in my race.

        • mike

          That’s funny because I’m white, and work full time and can’t pay my bills on time, no rich family, why is it only blacks think they are the only ones that are poor? I live in a mobile home, don’t use dope, I work hard and pay my bills and try to enjoy the things that I do Have. Only time I complain is when I hear you complaining. Get over it, there are way more poor whites than blacks, I guess that makes me a raysis az crackuh “n” sheeiit. Then so be it!

      • Dejah Fortune

        are they activily targeted

        • Alan

          I don’t understand your question. Is who actively targeted?

  • Sincerly Sade D. A

    Honestly, I feel being racist is just stupid! No one can control what was created on earth. They only thing that seperate people are languages, different shades of skin and religion. What is the same is that we all have eyes ears and etc…. Slavery has been going on for centuries and beyond to all races not just blacks. I do feel black people had it worst and when you read or watch movies about slavery whites had the most stupid reason for doing what they did to black people. I am not prejudice. I like that fact that everyone can be unique and have different features. I just wish people would stop being so ignorant. What people fail to realize is that life is to short to be hateful. If the creator wanted it to only be one race then that one race would just have existed. No matter how hard people try to bring blacks down we will not be taken down with out a fight.

  • Nazir

    I’m black and I have a crush on a white girl in middle school. I’m afraid to ask her out, cuz she might reject me just because I’m black.

    P.S. to white people if you know a girl named Mary Hope Pierotti ask if she would go out with a black person.

  • Alan

    Well seeing how my last reply to your ignorance wouldn’t get posted because of my use of the n-word,let me rephrase my response. You say blacks create civilizations? Then why is it that cities that are controlled by whites(I.e. Gary,IN Detroit,MI) prosper and then blacks take them over and they turn them into ghettos? Blacks are a majority in Africa correct? And where is the only civilized part of Africa? South Africa, and who controls that, whites. Blacks make up 70% of the prison population, creating a burden on every taxpayer in America. So there you have it, all you do is destroy not create. And by the way if you had any education at all and could read a book you would know that it’s a proven medical fact that the AVERAGE BLACK MAN’S PENIS IS NO BIGGER THAN THE AVERAGE WHITE MAN’S PENIS. End of discussion

    • mike

      Amen my friend, what you said…

  • Christopher Miller

    Black people in the U.S. hate white people so much due to the fear of possibly being forced to return to slavery. By accepting European values, we believe there is a chance that we can become subservient again. Those blacks who do accept white culture and live by it are seen as traitors and uncle toms. Even more, we are taught to be paranoid of whites from a very early age. I know growing up, the idea of slavery terrified me and I was always told that the whites are evil and lie.

    I think one of the solutions to getting rid of this fear is to start teaching children that all races had slaves at some point and some still do, including Africa.

  • Neurotic Knight

    Incompetence and ego and naivete holds black people down, Black countries suck because they are highly religious, as such low scientific education, which in turn puts them at a lower position. Intelligence wise black people can be as smart as others, but due to historical lack of democracy and lack of viable one currently too in many places, along with religiosity is what has kept down. Most asian countries have increase in secularism and atheism and those that have not like pakistan and indonesia are falling. It is the same with africa too. People who believe they are perfect and try to blame others over historic ills will be stuck doing that.

  • Neurotic Knight

    Also arabs held close to 12-18 million slaves and treated them worse than americans ever did, yet no one demands affirmative action by saudi arabia or any of the countries, none of the muslim countries will ever elect a black man into power unlike USA did. No one will even provide you scholarships and they had black slaves even as late as 1960s, yet, many coddle up to them, and run the narrative of evil white west vs blacks. If history shows us, it is that sins of mankind are well sins of mankind, so may be instead of hating up, fight for rights of all. You are discriminated and lied too, id admit, so why do it back.

  • #Donttrustthem

    All I’m going to say is research the Willie Lynch letters and then you’ll see why us blacks nevered had a chance or will have a chance to be equal. You white people say that we are just complaining that racism and that it doesn’t exist. Just the fact that you believe that and say that just confirms that racism is alive and thriving. My advise to my black people is don’t trust whites tolerate them but don’t trust them cause believe me when I say they are doing the same thing.

  • Tom Saltzman

    When you go to the zoo they have all the animals in separate cages, they do this because they don’t get along. People are no different we don’t get along. they can try to force it but it’s not gonna work.

    • Alan

      You got that right my friend. The only way the races will ever prosper and advance is by segregation. Whites & blacks just have totally opposite viewpoints and ideals for the direction of this country. Most whites believe in hard work(not all of course) and earning what they have. Let’s face the facts, many blacks still hold a grudge against this country for slavery and therefore feel that their entitled to something for nothing. Listen to many of these posts and you’ll find so many that hearken back to slavery. Even though slavery was abolished in 1864! I’m sorry, but my opinion will always be that we need separation of the races to survive.

  • Tom Saltzman

    Mexicans come to this country from extreme poverty, willing to do anything to give their families a better life. blacks are already here handed everything and what do they do with it? nothing lazy good for nothing people. that’s why whites hate blacks.

  • Nikcole

    I think it all really just started with slavery. Most slaves were poor,dirty and black. It was looked down by whites as some people look down at the homeless, but harsher because they were owned. Some even took their own self hatred and frustrations on their slaves and started hating and harming them instead like some high school bullies. Freedom for slaves came but the thoughts stayed and easily identified to black people because of their skin. Some worried about how they will prosper without a slave,some worried about the revenge the slaves will have and some were simply happy they were free. Those three thoughts were taught throughout generations, either hate them to make yourself feel better, fear them because of what they may do or simply understand they’re human and not really thinking about you. But after decades of these thoughts and actions came the actions and reactions of blacks in three different groups. Hate blacks? Black pride! Were violent/uneducated? Blacks become violent and act uneducated from being told they are constantly are through media or constantly accused for doing violent/uneducated things. See blacks as simply human? Blacks will see you simply human as well.

    We didn’t get our culture from our African countries. We were taken from our African parents and given american slave “parents”. We learned from the people we lived with. Its not black culture, its old/current southern united states culture. Don’t hate America’s slave children because of bad American slave owner parenting.

  • Michael

    Here is the problem with all those who claim that their race were slaves and they got out alright. What race and nation of people lost their identity, language, culture and heritage because of slavery?

    The Irish still have their identity, culture, heritage and language. The Irish people were never discriminated because of the color of their skin, but they were held as indenture servants for owing a debt that needed to be paid off in full. Today no white person can discriminate against them for being white because the racist people themselves are white just like them.

    Every other nation that some of their people went into slavery never lost their land or their heritage, language and Identity.

    The only nation that went into slavery as a nation were the ancient Israelites who just happen to be black people. Read deuteronomy 28:15-68 – it explains why the white people hate black people so much.

    The God of the universe chose these people who look just like him, whom you think are the low scums of the earth. They are God’s special chosen people and he will put them above all other nations upon the face of this earth when the time comes for the last roman empire to finish its rule upon this earth which is the U.S.A and they will acknowledge that these are the children of God.

    Deuteronomy 7:6
    6. “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”

    Hosea: 1:10
    10. “Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.”

  • mike

    I’m laughing so hard I’m going to puke, You really believe this bs? Oh that’s right you had magical powers and could move objects with your minds when you built the pyramids. Then the white man came and stole all of your knowledge and powers. Oh and the reason you don’t get skin cancer, is so the hyenas have an ample food supply, hahahahahaha…

    • Alan

      I don’t know where they get their logic. It’s insane. Let’s forget the past and look at the present. Anytime you watch any news program(I.e. 60 minutes etc.) and hear about the latest breakthroughs in science, medicine, technology, whatever and they interview the person responsible, it’s a majority of the time someone white. And if not white it’s Asian. The only time a black makes a breakthrough is introducing a new dunk in the slam dunk contest!

  • Michael

    Racism is here to stay! That is because we still live in the Matrix of white supremacy. Get unplug from the matrix of european culture and you will see the real TRUTH on why white people hate black people so much.

    They know who you are, but unfortunately you don’t even know your ancestry and your history which the powers that be are most afraid of; if discovering who you are, they will lose everything and become slaves like you are. My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge about self and not knowing the Creator who made them in his image and likeness to be a special people.

    When you take a young lion cub from the wild, it first become tame, but when it grows old it remembers its instinct and the one who tame it becomes afraid of the lion he tamed.

    The Lion of Judah has awaken.

    Read Deuteronomy 28:15-68, You will find the answers there to set you free from the Matrix of white supremacy.

    The time will come and now is when 1/3 of us who are blind will be given the gift of sight and those who have eyes 2/3 will be blind and not see. The 1/3 will bring in salvation with the chosen one and the kingdom will be established on earth again as it was done in time past. “For Esau is the end of the world and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.” – 2 Esdras 6:9.

 

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