White is the default, isn’t it?

Robin V
Bessemer, AL

That man who helped me at the grocery store (meaning that white man) vs. that black man who helped me at the grocery store. Whites are the ones who don’t need the color description.

Keep the conversation going - comment and discuss with your thoughts

  • “Racist”

    It used to be our country.

    • thechairisnotgay

      Are you fucking kidding me? You realize that there are Native Americans, right?

      • “Racist”

        Point? There was a time when it was our country, when White was normal and there was nothing wrong with that.

        • Jay Grabow

          The old, “might makes right” outlook, eh? I’ve got news for you. White was never the “normal”. America has always been home to a wide variety of races. If you’re excluding them from your definition of “normal”, then YOU have a problem.

          • Krane

            Whites were once 90% of the nation. So White was normal. In Iran, being Muslim is normal. In Africa, being Black is normal. In America, watching TV is normal. The problem I guess is that there are two definitions for the word, the old definition and the liberal definition. In the old definition “normal” is merely anything common. In the liberal definition “normal” becomes everything morally right, thus homosexuality is normal despite only being 1% of the population and being radically different from heterosexuality.

          • Jay Grabow

            Whites may have comprised up to 90% of the population – but for a VERY SHORT time in our history (early 20th century). Whites now comprise about 73% of the population. In truth – and REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL IDEOLOGY – white population began to grow in the mid to late 19th century, and peaked before the mid 20th. (Add political ideology to the discussion, and you’ll find that liberals prefer facts and data, where conservatives just seem to “know” things regardless of what the data says.)

            I’ll play along with your euro-centric view of American history, and point out that when “Columbus ‘discovered’ America” there was still a VAST majority of indigenous people here (seems obvious, but I guess I needed to state that fact). Whites didn’t become a majority until they started to flood in from Europe in the early 19th century – correlating with the genocide of the Native Americans. Census data is confusing for me because I’m not clear if blacks were counted as “whole” people or as only 3/5 of a person, as our original Constitution required. In any case, your statement that, “White was normal” (why capitalize “white”?), focuses on a VERY narrow point in history. I suspect that you long for those days again, but the data shows that they’re not coming back.

          • Krane

            “Whites now comprise about 73% of the population.”

            Only if you include Hispanics as Whites. Non-Hispanic Whites are really 63% of the population. Yay!

            Was there any “data” I got wrong? Then why the CAPS LOCK? If you prefer facts and data, google “race and intelligence.” Also “race and crime.” On second thought, don’t do that. That would make you a “racist.”

            “Whites didn’t become a majority until they started to flood in from Europe in the early 19th century – correlating with the genocide of the Native Americans.”

            A genocide you want to repeat, against White Americans.

            “focuses on a VERY narrow point in history.”

            It’s called America. I’m proud of my nation.

            “the data shows that they’re not coming back.”

            Few nations have ever celebrated there death the way ours has.

          • Guest

            ‘America’ is a continent; one of two, actually. Your “nation” is called the ‘United States of America’.

            I suspect that, when you say, “I’m proud of my nation”, that you mean the ‘white’ part – exclusively. ‘Our’ nation is much more diverse than ‘your’ nation.

 

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