Yes Black people are racist too

Elizabeth Ragad
Covington, LA

I’m so tired of Black people pulling the race card when things aren’t going there way. And YES there are racist Black people too! It’s NOT just a “White Thing”. White people do not hold a monopoly on racism. All races have good, bad, rich, poor, kind, cruel, loving, hateful, selfless and selfish people in this world—God makes all kind of people. It’s not right no matter who’s doing it! If you want or feel like discriminating, discriminate against STUPIDITY and EVIL! That comes in every shape, size, religion, sexuality, gender and COLOR!

Keep the conversation going - comment and discuss with your thoughts

  • Juliet Dorris-Williams

    Racism is different from prejudice or discrimination. All humans can be prejudiced or practice discrimination based on personal preferences. All humans do not have the power to institutionalize their prejudicial attitudes into laws and structures that favor one race over the other. This is the heart of racism.

    • battim

      You are right in cities like baltimore big boss black political machines have some of the most racist hiring policies against whites in the country.

      • Jen

        And so do Hispanics! They keep all Hispanics in office when they get positions. Blacks are less likely to do this. Asians do it and so whites.

    • Krane

      “All humans do not have the power to institutionalize their prejudicial attitudes into laws and structures that favor one race over the other.”

      So I guess hillbilly White people can’t be racist. Only university presidents can be racist. The president of the United States, he can be racist too.

    • Andrew12345

      World English Dictionaryracism or racialism (ˈreɪsɪzəm, ˈreɪʃəˌlɪzəm) — n 1. the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others 2. abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race on the basis of such a belief

      • Sasha

        You got thumbed down because some people don’t like the truth. They like to get a free pass on being racist. Anyone with any worth will at least own up to their racism and not use the bull sh1t ‘institutionalized racism,’ which I believe is a term that was created by a black supremacist.
        Dear Lord, we would all be better off just treating each other equally without bickering over who is most racist.

    • Andrew12345

      Racism has nothing to do with who’s in power. And there is no institutionalized racism in the USA. The president of the United States is black. The most powerful man in the western world is a black male. He’s been elected twice by consensus of the people. Obama attended public school in America, he was then able to attend Harvard University, and was able to attend law school. He then became a senator and then became the president of the country. There is no institutionalized racism. There are no ‘barriers’ keeping black people from prospering in the United States. 93% of homicides against black males are committed by other black males. The Asian community doesn’t do that, the Jewish community isn’t doing that, the Hispanic community doesn’t do that, and the white Europeans don’t do it either. Black people are keeping THEMSELVES down and blame white people because they can’t face the fact that black people are an incompetent, useless, feeble race. Blacks use white people as a scapegoat to divert attention away from the way blacks treat each OTHER!

      • ebonydiva06

        Racism has everything to do with power. Also you should study exactly what institutionalized racism is before you say it doesn’t exist because all of the actual intelligent people who read that statement are going to balk. Also stating that black people are the only group of people that kill within their own racial group is an outright lie. According to the FBI and Justice Department websites, blacks, whites, Asians, and Hispanics kill within their own ethnic groups at almost the same rate. For instance, take these real numbers I found from doing actual research.
        According to the FBI numbers for America in 2009 where the race of the murderer and murdered were known:
        2963 white-on-white murders
        2604 black-on-black murders

        • Ryan

          You are a total moron ebonydiva. Blacks in 2010 only made up 12% of the population, whereas the white population made up 75% of the population. According to your numbers of 2963 white murderers and 2604 black murders after doing some simple math and making these percentages equal in 2863/.75= 3817.3 where black people are 2604/.12= 21700. So if you take the black adjusted number/ white adjusted number you get 5.68.

          That’s right blacks are 5.68x more likely to commit murder. Maybe you should consider every factor before trying to blurt out nonsense

          • Johnny Vineyard

            The beauty of percentages is that they allow us to compare vastly different sample sizes. Andrew said that 93% of black murders are committed by black murderers. He did NOT say that black people are more likely to commit murder than white people.

            Therefore, Diva’s point is entirely valid that, given statistics, white people are very often the murderers of other white people as well. 84%. She did NOT say that white people are as likely to commit murder as black people.

            I’d take no issue with your point, because it’s an important one that needs to be addressed more than Andrew and Diva’s statistics, however, if you’re going to call someone a moron, you’d better be damn careful that you’re reading things correctly and arguing the right point. You aren’t. So who’s the moron?

          • robin

            you are the moron go to philly it looks like a war zone come to delaware go to 26th street lets see how long you last after what happen to me at work got harassed and beat by a black man my brother got raped by 6 black man they not only hurt there on but whites too and you give them the feel sorry for privilege because when it starts to happen in youre family you will see what a moron you really are by the way my brother died of aids

          • robin

            sorry forgot to say yes it needs to be addressed by the way my grandaughter is starting to get harassed in school she never had a problem until she went to this school who caters to feel sorry for me privilege black kids they take nice white kids and try and ruin them wow moron

          • Johnny Vineyard

            I truly wish I could understand your point, but it’s lost along with grammar and punctuation. I get that you’re calling me a moron, and that you don’t like black people, but I really fail to see how that has anything to do with the previous comments.

            Sorry your life sucks. You aren’t alone in that club.

          • karrel

            Robin I known that your old but try to remember this there is a good and bad in every race. Before you start talking about blacks look at your race.Even though you are old and just learned how to understand the computer you, had a long enough time to learn this. Lol.

          • ebonydiva06

            I just gave you real numbers and you still tried to turn it into a pissing contest. There is no logic with what you said and you resulted to name calling. You say consider every factor but did u consider why the murder rate is so high in urban cities? Overpopulation? Poverty? Lack of education? The things is, you have such a negative view of black people that you can’t extend the same understand to blacks that you want for yourself. It’s sad really. I didn’t come up with these numbers. I told you what my sources were so why lash out at me like that?

          • robin

            ok we have been hearing about black poverty for ever can you please clean it and at the same time clean up the cities you have ruined the cities didnt look like that when I was growing up and please stop with the feel sorry for me privilege how long will it take for you to do all this because we been waiting and waiting

          • mrcead

            You are a total moron Ryan. Those numbers represent the CRIMINAL population, not the black population. Statistics state less than 1% of blacks are criminals and 99% are law abiding citizens unless you believe that there are over 23 million blacks in prison or have criminal records as many people swear is true. Simple maths, calculate the hard numbers. Percentages only work with actual numbers but people like to use them as talking points. The stats also say you are unlikely to have been a victim of crime by blacks despite your assertion that blacks are 5.68x’s more likely to commit crime. Speak from your experience to sound more credible. Gaslight elsewhere.

        • martin

          and more whites are victims of black crime even thought they are two thirds more in number

          • MyThoughtsToday

            Yeah, right. That’s the lie white racists like to talk about when they all get together for their all-white parties.

        • Nick Lang

          Actually racism has nothing to do with power. Racism is defined as the belief that one race is genetically superior to another race. By that definition you would have to say that everybody in the country is racist since almost all folks recognize that blacks on average have better physical traits genetically than whites, at least insofar as regarding the abilities necessary to excel in the NBA or the NFL. That’s just one example.

          When people call others racist, they are really saying that those people are either prejudiced or bigoted against those of another race, or more simply that they hate those of the other race. By that standard I think blacks are much more “racist” if you want to call it that because they are so full of hate.

          I really think black hatred is the main problem in the USA. White people don’t leave the neighborhood when black people arrive because they hate blacks. They leave because one of the first things that happens is blacks start attacking whites. After the whites leave there’s nobody to attack except blacks so blacks kill each other. An oversimplification maybe but true enough. I have personal experience with this. We moved out of Newark, NJ in 1963 when I was 6 yrs old because as whites we were the prime targets of violence by the blacks that were moving into our city. Not much has changed since then.

          I hear all the time about how the whole white system is against blacks and how all whites (or at least 97% of them) hate blacks and conspire to keep them down. I just don’t see it. I work 12 to 14 hours a day and I don’t have time to oppress black people. If anyone can tell me one thing that I personally have done to oppress black people I would be real interested to hear about it.

        • Sarah Koch

          I think that there have been many good points made here. However, the one about privilege does make a very pressing point that I think is severely overlooked today. I have friends of many different colors. I even have black friends that love racist jokes and laugh with me when I make one- as well as make some themselves. So, before I begin, having a color does not mean that you are the same as the next guy with your same color. I believe that many think the same because that is how their parents taught them and they never heard- or rather listened- to any other points or opinions. Many black people have made race so dominant in near everything in today’s world, and, honestly, many more whites have done even worse, that the “privileges” have only successfully set racism back a hundred years. Anyone who says they don’t see color is lying because it’s almost every topic now. It may not technically be racism based on the definition alone, but having special privileges, such as scholarships allowed only for one color, is by all means some sort of discrimination. And, it goes to any color, not just blacks. You only hear it more because they go on tv more and they “speak up” more. It has even gotten so bad that I have heard black people be called “racist against their own kind” for NOT voting for Obama. As well, racism will never end so long as we are allowed our own opinion. And, you know what, that’s just fine. You shouldn’t go out there to fight the few people who actually are racist. Instead, surround yourself with people who are willing to treat you with respect as a human being. It just shows you who is and isn’t worth your time. As well, anyone out there who is going to say that a race is “incompetent” or “useless,” no matter what they are trying to solve, is only part of the problem.

        • Terry Grant

          Please oh “Intelligent” one, give me an example of your institutionalized racism. Correct me if my facts are wrong but, don’t we have a black president in a nation that according to the 2010 census is 72.4% white and 12.6% African American.

          • MyThoughtsToday

            Examples: Exclusionary housing covenants, red-lining, schools that prepare kids for prison, not a successful future; lousy, cheap healthcare in food deserts; low-paying jobs with no future for people of color, while inexperienced whites climb to the top, making big $$-need more? Do your own research!!

      • Jen

        I call such bullshit. There are plenty of unreported crimes from non-Blacks. The Hispanic community didn’t do that…now I know you need to do research.

        While I’m upset at my race’s behavior, not all Blacks are liked that. What I think is going on is that whites want to put everyone against Blacks. You need someone to be the person that you all can bully…..the racial punching bag.

      • jeanette

        This is none sense. Black people cannot be racist. In order for a group to be racisn against another they have to be able to have power and oppress others. Whites have been and continue to be the “dominant” race. Also, having a black president does not signal that racism no longer exists. Obama is used as a scape goat to prove America that racism is no longer around. If this was the case, then why are blacks and people of color targeted more by police than whites!? Based on your commet you make me want to say that we live in a country “of racism without racist”.

        • Truth

          Wrong, thats a black revisionist idea black people use to avoid addressing their own racism.

          • MyThoughtsToday

            No, saying blacks are racist is revisionist’ tea party/libertarian BS, used to support their attacks on Obama. It keeps him from responding to their racist attacks and any black who speaks up in his defense is labeled a black racist. Since most people in the US are white, they can latch on to this to feel good abyout themselves when a black kid is shot and killed by a white officer or security guard, or whenever the POTUS does anything the white/right wing hates. This keeps you focused on ”those people”, meanwhile the 1% is getting richer every day!

    • Johnny Vineyard

      I see this current movement to try and redefine racism such that only white people in America could possibly be considered racist. Knock that off. Not because I’m white, but because the constant and forced redefining of racism, in general, is partially to blame for the lack of progress toward its erasure.

      Racism can be experienced by anyone, anywhere, of any color. You are talking about structural racism, and that is different. If we learn to speak with clarity, everyone will understand the situation better. Expanding definitions only makes things less clear. Someone once told me that a black person in America calling Asians “chinks” isn’t racist.

      Is that really the definition that you want?

    • martin

      did you ever hear of a black guy named Obama? Most powerful man in the world.

    • Truth

      That’s a black revisionist idea that was started by black professors in the 1960s.

      I assume black people like it because they dont want to have to answer for their own racism.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      You mean like the Affirmative Action laws? All the “minority contract” laws that take public money and demand that it goes to only certain kinds of chosen people? Nope your a typical black racist, who tries to redefine what racism is to exclude themselves.

  • Ashley

    Wow I completely disagree with this. Yes, black people can be racist, but as for white people holding “a monopoly on racism?” Yes, that is, as you put it, a “white thing.” Black people are not systematically or politically in control in all spheres of society. white people are.

    • Krane

      “Black people are not systematically or politically in control in all spheres of society. white people are.”

      I guess now is the time when we have a “White-African American president.”

      • Ashley

        ONE black (as he is mostly considered) person as president doesnt make up for all the seats in the senate and house of reps, nor all the governors and mayors. i’m talking about those in public office. the government as a whole is mostly generated by white people…white males

        • Krane

          White LIBERALS who do much to encode racial discrimination against Whites.

    • kotowaza

      If you really think whites hold a monopoly on racism, than you’re brain hasn’t developed past a 10 year old’s intellect.

    • Truth

      Yes, white people have more power. But that has nothing to do with whether someone can or cant be racist.

      This whole thing is another case of some black people not taking responsibility for themselves. To run around complaining about racism and then be racist yourself and proclaim you cant be racist is truly pathetic.

  • s

    This conversation seems to be going in a totally nonconstructive path that construes the main idea. Racism does not belong to any group, it is practiced by everyone at least once in their lifetime. The misunderstanding comes from white people not “monopolizing” racism. This is the opinion of the writer, which you have the right to that opinion; however, it is unreasonable to shift responsibility of past generations onto “blacks [that] can be racist”. It is true some blacks are racist; however, whites do not experience hate crimes or genocide as a result of these attitudes. If you are white living in the 21st century, you are responsible for the morals and attitudes you uphold not anyone in the past. Most importantly, race is only a distraction for the real problems that need to be addressed in our community such as: poverty, overpopulation, lack of education, failing economies, just to name a few. The dividing line between any differences in any race or any trait of a group is economic enfranchisement. The ability for individuals to have equal opportunity in their countries market always points to the tensions that will be created if the issues are not addressed. In the end, race is just one of the many cards the top 1% are able to stay in power and keep everyone else squabbling over petty matters.

    • ebonydiva06

      “Most importantly, race is only a distraction for the real problems that need to be addressed in our community such as: poverty, overpopulation, lack of education, failing economies, just to name a few.” Racism is a real problem and only someone who has not experienced it to an extent can minimize it in that way. Poverty, overpopulation, lack of education, and the failing economy are often worst for minorities because of racism. It is a big cycle. I understand it might be hard for people to see that do not experience it or understand institutional racism or how it works. It is a very real thing. I thank God that I had determined and educated parents who were able to raise me right despite these types of things. It was only in the 1960 and 1970 that blacks were even allowed to attend a lot of colleges and a few more decades be the education of blacks improved enough so that they could attend college. That is a big head start for the majority.

    • psycros

      Whites don’t experience hate crimes or genocide? You lost all credibility right there.

    • Truth

      White people do not experience hate crimes? Sounds like you didnt grow up around black people because black people commit hate crimes all the time.

  • Marcus

    Black people can be racist just like any other race, but there is a difference between racism and resentment. An black person can resent the fact that they were forced into over 200 years of slavery and after that years and years of unequal opportunity and mistreatment in the U.S. Racism however is the belief that you are better than someone or they don’t deserve rights as all people do based on the color of one’s skin.

    • common sense

      and a white person can resent the fact that we are being labeled racist and blamed for the failures of other races

      • Jen

        Oh and whites didn’t have failures?

    • JP

      Whenever you talk about YOUR ancestors and YOUR history, whites get all uncomfortable and start calling you racist, which is absurd.

      To be honest give up on white people, they are totally and completely void of understanding and reasonableness. Don’t waste time trying to reason with the unreasonable.

    • Jeff Simon

      Things like scholarships, college admissions and job promotions all of which are slanted in the favor of black people in order to atone for past injustices. I find it Ironic that racism and prejudice never bother blacks or Liberals when it benefits them or serves their purposes.

  • JP

    How did this get approved with all it’s errors including those of a grammatical nature? Now I know this site is run by a race baiter.

    Anyway white people calling any other race, racist is just plain stupid.

    It would be like a serial killer calling someone a murdering scumbag for punching one person in self-defence. I mean it is just so ridicules it is unbelief that some idiot actually believes this crap, and actually imagines they sound intelligent. It is laughable.

    When whites have been enslaved for hundreds of years, identity, culture and history destroyed, made to feel self than human, brand completely ruined then you can say Afro people are just as racist. Until then, sit your pink ass down, lol.

    • Ryan Colson

      Are you seriously suggesting a “murdering scumbag” can’t recognize another person for being one?

      Watta maroon, as Bugs would say.

    • watcher

      Have you been enslaved? has anyone in the past three generations of your or any other black family in the u.s. been enslaved? you clowns make me laugh with your “we were slaves” B.S., Lol. If anything you have been handed everything, United negro college fund, welfare with the rules and regulations slanted in your favor, you have BET and black history month, you have everything handed to you and your people, you and your people have every opportunity to excel yet 90% of you choose to live in poverty and abuse the welfare system sucking off of the govt teet. You continually rob/ rape/ kill/ and maim, you are 13% of the population yet according to fbi statistics you are responsible for 65% of the violent crime in the us. So dont give this crap about racism and oppression… you are your own worst enemies…

      • Jen

        Wow I like the Polish, Asian and Latinos haven’t experienced having scholarships handed to them because of their race. What you can’t handle is when a Black person with more brain power than you comes along! So what about BET, white people dominate all other shows. Miss America is always white and she’ll never be black that’s why we have Miss Black America. And get rid of your biased statistics. I know all about people like you! Also you idiot, whites are on welfare more than Blacks. You’re a bitter racist who needs to reevaluate your soul.

        • Jeff Simon

          ” Miss America is always white and she’ll never be black that’s why we have Miss Black America. ”

          Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America over a quarter century ago you crybaby. Just another example of blacks changing definitions, ommiting facts and moving goal posts in order to advance their agenda.

    • Desean Michaels

      You’re a complete idiot. So what you’re saying is, only whites can be racist?

    • Johnny Vineyard

      Sure, if you use the completely made-up definition of racism, specifically engineered to excuse all but white people from being called racist by treating other racists poorly based specifically on their race.

      But if you use the real definition of racism, then any race can be racist. And every race is racist. Ever heard the song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”? Funny how they managed to find a few different races of people to admit that their races are also racist.

      But I guess those people just don’t know what you know.

      • Truth

        Yep. Its a black revisionist idea that came about in the 60s from black harvard professors. Probably racists themselfs.

        Its sad because it confirms the stereotype black people dont take responsibility for their own actions.

    • allen

      History will tell you that all people have been enslaved at one time or other. Given all the slavery throughout history, 200 or so years pales in comparison to the slavery that was perpetuated by the romans, for example, who enslaved all races, mostly white europeans for over a thousand years. I think we all just need to let go of the past, especially the black racists who use resentment of slavery as an excuse to be racist.

    • eli

      Historically, whites were kept as slaves by different civilizations. The world slave comes from Slavs (as in Slavic people, who include Poles, Russians, and Czechs). Romans enslaved whites (including British people) for hundreds of years.

    • Jeff Simon

      I’m glad to hear that you believe black prejudice cannot be protested until white people in America have been enslaved an equivilant amount of time. In your alternative reality to you envision the blacks of the South rising up and invading the North; waging a four year slaughter on the sons of the black masters to free whitey?

    • jfkdl

      so, are you saying you have to enslave us to give us a taste of our own medicine. maybe you should research which countries were involved with slave trades and you’ll figure out that africans were not the only ones to be enslaved… organize YOUR community, make it better, and dont talk like that bc you’ll start another civil war

  • Dracu

    Listen up, folks. Here’s the bottom line. If you physically or verbally abuse someone, because of their race, religion, ethnic background, sexual preference, social standing, physical or mental health disability, or some other related category, you are commiting a crime against humanity…and it’s just plain wrong. You can call it “Racism” or “Prejudice” or “Discrimination” or whatever word you care to use to describe this kind of hateful malevolence. But, it should not be tolerated or condoned by any civilized society. Whatever you believe in privately is your own business. As long as you don’t trespass on someone else’s human rights and dignity in public, you can believe in whatever your heart desires. The problem with human beings anywhere in the world today is their reluctance to support and advocate for a Pluralistic Society. That kind of freedom is hard to find…even here in America. But, it is almost non-existant in the rest of the world.

    • DJ

      Racism exists everywhere. Unfortunately it’s white people who bare the brunt of the criticism–everybody is guilty of it against everybody else, including people of the same ethnic backgrounds against one-another. I agree with everything you say except when you say “in public”, because
      public in modern times extends into the household. Your neighbor could
      hear you say “that black guy” through your window, record you on a cell
      phone, and post it on youtube. Once it’s on youtube, it’s subject to the
      court of public opinion, and even the government (president Obama loves
      to get into the spotlight on these kinds of issues). The real problem
      is that racism has been perpetuated by videos of people being “racist”,
      even though it could be a 3 second clip of a white guy using the -N-
      word, but not show the dude behind the camera who is his best friend as a
      laughing black guy who thinks its hilarious. Don’t be so quick to judge
      anything you see on TV or the internet or we end up with people rioting
      over police brutality in Ferguson, where it’s becoming more evident
      every day that Michael Brown attacked the cop that shot him. I long for
      the day when people kept to themselves. We all had a lot less defeatist
      attitudes and were, as humans, regardless of race, a lot more prosperous
      internally and externally.

    • http://batman-news.com/ patrioticvigilantie

      I do agree that it is petty and imature, but i will argue for them to argue over such petty things, as ignorant as it is, its there right to look and sound like bigots, free speech and all.
      Some times it is best to keep your mouth shut and thought of a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

  • Jen

    Listen you idiot, not all Blacks play the race card. I’m tired of the White privilege card being played. Most of the racist comments I have seen or heard come from condescending whites who think they are above others.

  • Jen

    I’d like to add there are racist people in ALL races. Any racist person regardless of race is disgusting to me. So please stop the Black bashing in your blogs. Idiots and leeches exist in ALL races.

  • Jen

    I’d like to add that I love people of all races. A person’s race has nothing to do with the way I treat him. My husband is Asian.

  • nerdygirl111

    Well based on these comments I guess we know who the most racist race is… Its the human race.

  • Random White guy

    Black people can’t be racist because racism is systematic. Blacks are in no position of power to systematically oppress other races, especially whites. Blacks can be prejudice and can discriminate but they certainly cannot restrict an entire race from being able to expand their abilities solely because of the color of their skin. Check your definition before you start complaining

    • Jeff Simon

      So… in your book Obama and Eric Holder are not black? Holding one segment of the population down IS racism but promoting one segment over the others is NOT racism. That is what you are saying… correct?

    • Truth

      Wrong. Thats a black revisionist definition started in the 60s by black Harvard professors.

  • pinoy ako

    im a call center agent from the philippines,i answer calls from mad customers and to be honest i usually get racist comments a lot.i dont understand why people keep hatin other people in america,and this is always been an issue for them,ive experienced working in an australian,british,and other european accounts but i never see or even feel a mark of racism from them,hatin other people just because they dont have the same color of the skin is immaturity,ignorance,stupidity.just remember that if you practice racism you will never be a good leader nor a good citizen which means theres no place for you.black people are good people,white people are nice people too the only differrence is some of both races do bad things,we are all just the same, humans! quit saying that your being enslave for 200 years,quit saying that someone says your racist jjst because your white,just let it pass and be an open minded person, america is still blessed afterall all colors of skin period! america is hundred times luckier than other countries unlike philippines its just like hell here but we manage killing all sorts of discrimination.love is what you lack,so love!

  • marco polo

    Slavery is no excuse today for racist actions of any sort. Blacks sold off their own, while thousands of whites killed other whites to free blacks. Its ridiculous to me when a young black gets defensive with a young white and screams slavery is why they hate whites. Blacks in Africa STILL sell of their own as they did 400 years ago for PROFIT because they were or are of different tribes or religion or region. Black people know and deny this. Whites didn’t go and hunt blacks like game, they were rounded up by BLACKS, and sold like cattle. If white people were soley responsible, it would be acceptable. But we weren’t. Own it, stop beating a dead horse. Fair is fair, and living in the past is a horrible way for anyone any color to live their lives. You can scream slavery and oppression for the next 400 years, but it’s not going to do a bit of good. Blacks still today disrespect and hate one another, you read blogs all over the net. If a single black agrees with any white on anything, they are attacked and uncle Toms and hate their own, which is complete BS. Living in the past, as well as being hateful or racist isn’t good for any group. It eats people alive . We are such a wonderful nation in so many ways, wouldn’t harmony and peace be wonderful?

    • Sarah Koch

      I agree with you in many ways except your justification. It is not that blacks sell blacks- as whites sell whites every day for profit- but that it happened so long ago that it has become unjust punishment. It is called “corruption of blood” meaning that you punish the children for the sins of the father. You cannot say that I am racist because my ancestors were. While you are correct, I don’t think you’ve argued a point that has a possibility to be accepted by most as you are attempting to argue right from wrong.

    • blackalaureate

      why do white people mention slavery so much?

      • William Dean Luke

        Why do black people still pull the race card?

        • blackalaureate

          white people invented the card.

          • Carla Guardado

            Nice one.

          • blackalaureate

            thanks.

          • Truth

            And black people use it.

          • blackalaureate

            white people do, actually.

            just saying the term “race card” is a race card in usage in itself.

            you people made the game, and you play it.

          • William Dean Luke

            Prove it.

          • blackalaureate

            who do you think invented racial categories? open a history book.

          • William Dean Luke

            cite your sources.

          • blackalaureate

            charles linnaeus.

          • Jim Youngblood

            and liberals and progressives perpetuate the use of those categories. If you dislike the categories maybe you shouldnt identify yourself as blackalaureate

          • blackalaureate

            lol, okay.

          • Jim Youngblood

            Who says you have to follow those categories. You free to do whatever you want.

          • blackalaureate

            you asked for proof and i gave it to you.

          • Jim Youngblood

            i didn’t ask for anything.

          • blackalaureate

            ok.

          • http://batman-news.com/ patrioticvigilantie

            Racial categories been around from the day man took his first step on 2legs

          • blackalaureate

            no, they haven’t.

          • http://batman-news.com/ patrioticvigilantie

            yes they have, as long as a group of people are out to defend and protect there own kin, from tribal to civilization, there will always be Racial categories. Till the media and government drop the labels humans will always see us v.s them….it is natural to protect your own kin. My self I prefer to see us as Americans, but the U.S government with the help of media, prefer to keep us divided. A divided people are much easer to control. most are too young or to blind to see the settle propaganda the American media slips in the news, t.v shows and even commercials.

          • blackalaureate

            no, they haven’t. the terms “black” “white” “asian” and “native american” were specifically coined by white people.

          • http://bradbartz.blogspot.com/ navyservant50

            you uneducated slime.where do you come up with this garbage. No WONDER you pathetic wastes are where you are today

          • blackalaureate

            ok, what you said sounds great and it has completely changed my views. thanks.

          • http://batman-news.com/ patrioticvigilantie

            How long do you think the human race been around?
            if you believe the theory of out of Africa, I do blacks were likely the 1st modern humans don’t you think there were any form of language?
            so as homasapiens moved north to the meditrainan and the mid east there skin lightened due to less light.
            languages changed, hunters became farmers, and further north we move the lighter we became during all this time of our do you not think language evolved at all by the time we hit the medertrainian

          • blackalaureate

            we’ll agree to disagree. i’m not here to convince you of anything.

          • Jim Youngblood

            Liberals invented it. Conservatives gave it a name

          • blackalaureate

            mm hmm.

          • Kay Mattoc

            Are you guys foreal arguing about the “race card” y’all are no better than the the people who actually use “the card” your trying to blame one race when it was both races and you know some Asian people are racist and some Spanish people and Some Mexican people (and no Spanish people and Mexican people aren’t the same Spanish people are from Spain and Mexican people are from Mexico). It’s not just black people and white people. You can be biased and blinded by your opinion with the rest of the racist people but whatever you think you know are stereotypes and they’re ignorant.

          • blackalaureate

            have you checked at the top of your screen? please read the name of this site.

          • Kay Mattoc

            But yall gon sit here and try to blame white people or black people I don’t understand…. Like I get that it’s responding to the topic and voicing ur opinion but Fr…..

          • blackalaureate

            if you don’t understand the conversation, reread or try another site. thanks.

          • http://batman-news.com/ patrioticvigilantie

            some people just are mad to be mad, no matter what is done or said, dialoged become useless, and thus the circle continues.

          • http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/ Dennis Gutowski

            wow, you hit that nail right on the head.

          • blackalaureate

            i don’t care about parties. it’s white people who invented it and it’s white people who toss it around like a football.

          • Jim Youngblood

            what do you want white people to do to make you feel better?

          • blackalaureate

            nothing.

          • Jim Youngblood

            then stop complaining

          • blackalaureate

            ok.

          • http://batman-news.com/ patrioticvigilantie

            ahhhh thank you…..he was talking in circles. he would do well in Washington.

          • http://bradbartz.blogspot.com/ navyservant50

            they didn’t invent anything of the sort,you idiot! please stop spending your days reading jet magazine and watching pathetic rap videos and try reading credible news and history for a change.

          • blackalaureate

            ok, i’ll do what you said.

          • Gregory Bennett

            LOL. That sounds made-up. Did you make that up?

            Many like to claim that the ancient Egyptians were black. I don’t know. Well, they enslaved Israel. At any rate, neither side was white.

            That’s just one painfully obvious example. SMFH.

          • blackalaureate

            white people created the rhetoric of “race cards” to silence black people, just like what is happening on this thread now.

          • Gregory Bennett

            So you double down on stupid?

          • blackalaureate

            i don’t converse with people who call names.

          • Gregory Bennett

            Good for you. Enjoy being a perpetual victim. You’ll accomplish nothing in life, unless you find a way to make trolling pay.

      • http://apd.com/ Sergeant_Mike

        it is the blackies that mention slavery, nitwit..

        • blackalaureate

          yawn.

        • http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/ Dennis Gutowski

          Did you really just use the word “blackies”…. seriously?
          That statement was so utterly stupid… And I’m a fat white pasty nerd from the mid west!

      • Michael J. Day

        LOL WHITE people mention it so much? You sure about that?

        • blackalaureate

          read the thread we’re on.

    • mrcead

      To address your first point, trying to rationalize slavery is reprehensible. Just because Blacks did it didn’t give Whites a reason to. Europeans bought slaves because they wanted to, period, no voodoo sales tactics required. No forcing of slaves at spearpoint necessary. That doesn’t change with circular logic nor does what other people did diminish what those Europeans did – which was create an entire ethnicity that doesn’t fit anywhere so get that straight. If you rob a bank, the judge won’t go easy on you because some other guys robbed a bank in the next town, if anything, the judge punishes you harder for it so stop with that kind of rationalization – you can’t rationalize the past because it already happened. European society was worlds more advanced than African society being that slavery was illegal so why the sudden reversion of law in order to use slave labor? Answer that. Besides, American society considered blacks subhuman for centuries after then granted blacks equal rights in the 1960’s – that’s only 50 years or so ago so get your facts straight. Whites were living in slums until the world wars and the American dream movement (a government handout/hand up that eased tax burdens on new homeowners and injected money to build highways and suburbs – where blacks were not invited and systematically kept out btw – know your history). If people want to hate, it is their business honestly as reprehensible as it is. Europeans went through their dark ages and slaughtered people for wearing the wrong colors and worshiping the wrong gods. White Americans were killing each other over liquor in the 1920’s. White people riot to this day over hockey and football games. Europeans were killing themselves in world wars over money and power, not freedom like the history books want you to believe so criticizing blacks over how they treat each other is merely the pot calling the kettle black in this instance. You want to forget, your business but the problem isn’t about remembering or forgetting. It’s about rebuilding a destroyed culture and dismissive whites don’t help matters because when you see blacks, all you see is the negative, that’s unfortunately how America’s culture has been shaped. Nobody can make you feel or think whatever you currently feel or think, that is all your choice. Telling people to get over it is a slap in the face and only shows you either don’t care or don’t get it.

      So if you want to make your point, telling people they are just as bad and should stop won’t work. Shame only works on people who believe as you do. If you want to make a difference rather than simply rant away, tell YOUR story of how it hurts YOU personally from YOUR own account because it means more. I think many people get on the web and are too comfortable talking about accounts of other people’s lives and how other people do this or that which is nothing more than hearsay and we all know you can’t rely on that. I challenge everyone I meet to speak from their own experiences, not what happened to so and so on whatever day, regardless of race or whatever. most people clam up at that point because these incidents only happens to a small number of people and most people have no idea so they use talking points to sound important or informed but in reality, with out the experience to draw from, it’s just a bunch of words that won’t make their point. Using hearsay to back up your argument is reckless and the improper way to debate any issue. The reason why these arguments get so heated is because people don’t have actual experiences to draw from so they grab at straws by using the most heinous of acts in history to feel anger and to feel empowered but the arguments are all the same. So all of these people experienced the same things in the same way with the same wording? Of course not. It’s all talking points to win a debate as if it is some kind of game and we are all guilty of that. Speak from your experiences only and I guarantee your speech will tone down drastically. That goes for everybody, all races, creeds, colors, natioality amnd geneder.

      • jon

        We seem to be seeing a lot of “sub-human” behavior these days.
        Slavery? Get a life!

      • John Miller

        You’re missing the point completely, black people are the most racist people there are and when you call them out their answer is literally ” I can’t be racist I am black!”. That is the STUDIST thing I have ever heard, they also say white people hold all the power, NEWS FLASH, racism has NOTHING to do with power! Racism is the thought that your culture/religion/color of your skin makes you better than others. Straight from Oxford English Dictionary!

        • Guest

          “Black people are the most racist people there are”… stereo-typing much? Also, check your spelling while you’re checking that Oxford English Dictionary.

      • Akuin

        My history books when I was in elementary to High school were vague about how Slaves got from Africa to America. I was left to assume that Slave traders did go to Africa chase down the natives and dragged them back to be sold. I also was left with the knowledge that only blacks were slaves, which as it turns out is historically inaccurate. It left me feeling like I owed them something because my people were assholes back in the day.

        I owe no one anything they don’t owe me in return. That being basic respect and common decency. All of that even the Jim Crow era. It was all before my time. I’m 30, I’m mentally disabled, and a woman. I have some pretty horrible things in my past just like they do, and I have some pretty horrible things happening to me -NOW-. My people, you know those who are mentally disabled, have historically been treated pretty horribly. We were imprisoned against our will by family members who didn’t want people to know we existed, Abused and tortured, lobotimized to keep us from fighting back, experimented on for the ‘greater good’ like animals. We were sterilized to keep us from having families. My people didn’t get rights in the US until 1990 and even then it was just protection against people banning us from working (which by the way, still looking for a job since I turned 18, still discriminated against for my disabilities). Hell my people are still treated like that in other countries even today. And I’m not the only mentally disabled person here in the US who still worries every time a crazy person goes out and kills people that they’ll bring back insane Asylums and take me from my friends and family and lock me away because I ‘might’ be dangerous even if there’s no evidence I would ever be.

        I had my education completely destroyed and had to pay out of my own pocket high college rates to basically go back to school because I was denied access to objects that would put me on a level playing field with all the other kids in my class. I’m treated like a third class citizen in daily life. People mock me, insult me, treat me like I’m ignorant and lazy. I’m not a person to them. I’m okay to abuse.

        The government says I’m not disabled enough to get financial assistance to get me independent, but has admitted I will probably never find employment because of my mental disabilities (They have a sliding scale 1 not disabled, 5 severely disabled and will never work and need people to do basic care. I’m a 4 which is severely disabled but I can still take care of myself.)

        When I went to Vocational Rehabilitation (and I still have the e-mails) I was played constantly. I told my counselor (The person that helps evaluate the best plan of action) and my Job Counselor (The person that is supposed to help me find a job) that retail was a terrible idea for me. They don’t train you (at least in my town) and I suffer powerful anxiety so dealing with customers in a no training situation would be too much stress for me. They both made me feel like I was ungrateful to their assistance. My counselor decided that the only job he would allow me to look for with my job counselor was retail. They did this until I got a seasonal job at K-mart, (it was the biggest mistake of my life and set me back YEARS in my managing my disabilities, as in I don’t leave my house unless I’m with someone and I barely venture from their side, before that incident I was able to go places by myself.) The fourth day of my employment I called in to quit and they refused to entertain the idea (My mother would have to call them and make them listen that is how little respect as a person I am give by normal people.) I had never suffered a near fatal mental breakdown in my life until that day. The day before had been rough on me and I’d broken right there in public in front of customers, and fellow employees, I started sobbing because I just couldn’t take the stress anymore, I was completely overwhelmed, I didn’t know what I was doing, and every customer that day had yelled at me for being stupid and slow and it was a constant barrage with no breaks. And that next day I nearly killed myself because no one was listening to my cries for help, the boss wasn’t going to let me quit and made me feel guilty (please don’t sue us for not accommodating your disabilities that we had full disclosure on!). It scared the every loving out of my mother who had to go out of town for a doctors appointment and wasn’t there when I snapped after getting off the phone with my employer who expected me to be there that day despite my desire to quit. I broke down so hard my grandmother marched over to our house because she could hear me and pushed me that much closer to the edge by degrading me and reprimanding me for breaking down where the neighbors could hear (My grandmother still hasn’t forgiven herself for it). My best friend is the one that saved my life that day, she left work to come to my house, force me into her car, and I ended up sitting in the back room of her cousin’s small shop all day while she worked there. Because she couldn’t leave me alone and there was no one else she trusted to keep an eye on me (Her cousin by the way was amazing about it).

        When I told my Job counselor about what happened, and told her my mother was scared out of her mind and we both agreed that I should -not- work retail because I would not survive the next one. That woman told my Voc Rehab counselor that I refused to work AT ALL. And the situation escalated where they were playing me off each other twisting my words to hammer me with guilt and make me take another retail job, until I told them to close my case because it was stressing me out, I hadn’t recovered fully from the breakdown and it was scaring the crap out of my family and friends because these two people didn’t care if I died. I was the only person in those conversations that cared about my health and safety. And you know what their reaction to my saying ENOUGH was? It was my fault, I just didn’t want to work at all. They went out of their way to help me try to find a job and I was being unreasonable.

        And that’s just a couple instances of injustice I’ve suffered in my life.

        Some of us know what injustice is like. Some of us know what being hated and abused is like. but there are those of the minority community who would say I don’t know what real injustice is like because I’m white, straight, etc. Not all of them would say it, but I’ve had the experience. I’ve also been called a white devil deserving of all the suffering I get and not a real person like they are.

        The idea that someone pointing out historical fact that keeps getting covered up, is not rationalizing slavery. There is no rationalizing slavery, but people should be educated on the reality of slavery. White folks did not invent slavery to enslave and destroy black folks. It was a common practice everywhere, until recently, though even now there are still some countries where slavery still exists. And there are some that actually believe that America invented slavery. Slavery, all of it, all it’s horrible darkness should be common knowledge and no one should attempt to cover it up and force people into silence with absurd comments like telling them they’re rationalizing slavery.

  • Chris Cross

    BLACK PEOPLE CANNOT BE RACIST, ITS IMPOSSIBLE. RACISM IS DIFFERENT FROM PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION. BLACK PEOPLE DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT RACISM WHITE SUPREMACY IS….RACISM WHITE SUPREMACY HAS DO TO WITH RACIAL POWER AND CONTROL AND MONOPOLY, SOCIAL ECONOMICAL ENGINEERING. THE REASON WHY BLACK PEOPLE CANT BE RACIST IS BECAUSE AS A RACE WE DONT OWN ENOUGH PROPERTY, DONT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO CONTROL OTHER GROUPS OF PEOPLE. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME BLACKS WENT TO ANOTHER COUNTRY STOLE A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THAT COUNTRY WITH THE BACKING OF EUROPEAN POWERS AND CHURCHES , AND A PROMISE OF “FREE” LAND ABOUT 300 ACRES, HAD THE ABILITY TO FORCE FREE LABOR ON THOSE GROUPS AND NEVER HAD THE ABILIY TO ENJOY THE BENEFIT OF WHITE SOCIETY. ” DOCTRINE OF EXCLUSION” of 1638. This is just a fraction of what racism is. OF COURSE THIS IDEOLOGY HAS BEEN PAINTED PINK SO THAT ITS HARD FOR YOU TO RECOGNIZE WHAT RACISM WHITE SUPREMACY IS!

    • Truth

      Wrong.

      Youre stating a black revisionist definition of racism started by black Harvard professors in the 60s.

  • Boe

    In my opinion, african americans are some of the most racist. Cracka is stated in the african american community more than nigga in the white. I dont care if your purple and look like the grimace. I also feel most african americans cannot be mad about slavery anymore. That was before the current populations time. If we still wanted slavery we would have it but we know its wrong. Everybody needs to learn we are all equal and get off their sense of self entitlement. Nothing is given only earned.

  • k

    this is the dumbest thing i have ever heard in my WHOLE FREAKING LIFE YES SOME AS IN VERY FEW AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE RACIST AND HATE WHO THEY ARE NOT MOST!! Last i checked african american were slaves and had NO RIGHTS NOT WHITE PEOPLE SO SHUT UP YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL YOUR TALKING ABOUT!! TRUST ME IF SOMEONES PULLING THE RACE CARD ON YOU ITS BECAUSE YOUR RACIST ITS NOT JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT

    • Truth

      Actually last I checked slavery was outlawed ages ago.

      And your avoidance of the OP point and proclaiming they must be racist makes you look like a fool.

  • http://www.ebay.com/ ahandout

    Well this a sad discussion. We are the human race, just stop.

  • openlyblack

    As I see, it a racist is anyone who can either oppress or benefit from the oppression of another. Calling Blacks “racists” because they disparage, dislike or disrespect Whites is silly in light of how laws were passed in this country to prevent non-Whites from the full advantages of citizenship; where the judicial system has statistically demonstrated a willingness to disproportionately punish and incarnate non-Whites; where redlining and racial profiling still occurs in many American communities; where the 1954 Brown decision of the SCOTUS has yet to be fully implemented in some American communities, etc.

    Non-Whites have not been the beneficiaries of these practices … they have been the targets. American non- Whites – your fellow citizens – are the ones who have had to have laws passed – laws that in the 21st century are still under attack – ensuring the right to vote; equal educational opportunity; equal employment opportunity, etc.

    Too often in America people conflate “desegregation” with “integration” … be clear: we live in a legally desegregated country with an ostensibly segregated society. More often than not what you hear is White people saying to non-White people “Stop talking about race” or “You’re playing the ‘race car'”. You rarely, if ever hear White people saying to White people, “Stop being racist”. If you think hearing talk about racism is exhausting, try living as the target of it.

    Again: As I see it, a racist is anyone who can either oppress or benefit from the oppression of another. By that definition, do you really think Black people in America can be racists?

    • Truth

      Well you dont like black people being called out for being racist because youre black.

      But you seem to have no problem calling out white people for being racist.

      Thats known as hypocrisy.

  • Oscar

    Wow… I just skimmed through a few comments, and my mind was blown away. Honestly, I believe there is just no hope for this world. Here we are in the year 2014, and we have become so far advanced, that looking back at how far we have come seems almost scary. Despite how far we have managed to come, I can’t help but notice the large amount of people who for all their worth can’t seem to find their way through, around, over or under this brick wall engraved with racism or unfair judgement towards those whom are different than them. You know I happened to be at the park not too long ago, and I was talking to a friend of mine, while at the same time just watching the young children running around and laughing and just have a very good time, and if you just saw how much of a great time they were having you could tell by the excitement and happiness expressed on their faces that they were not worried about how long Jacob’s hair was, or how big Ashley’s eyes were, or the color or Juan’s skin. Now reading through several of these comments and looking back upon that day, I find myself wondering about how would life be if everyone dropped the whole discrimination act, and kicked it aside, and came together as one unity instead of fighting against one another because of greed, ignorance, stupidity, power, etc. Imagine how much more we would be able to accomplish together instead of killing each other segregated and divided. Is it so hard for each and everyone one of us to extend a hand out to the person next to you without looking and at least try to understand that person, and for that person to try to understand you and both try to meet the other half way? Are we really full of that much hatred? I believe we should all try placing ourselves in each others position to try to see things from not only our point of view but theirs as well. And another thing people… I do understand we have our trying experiences with those whom are different than us and depending on the situation we sometimes find it safe to “mark” others who may fit some sort or similarity to that experience in one way or form or another, but try to keep in control of that feeling. I’ve been assaulted and robbed by two African american males, and until this day I still despise those two for what they did, but I refuse to label every African american guy I see the same as those two. God put us all on this planet and until he says otherwise we are stuck with each other, get used to it.

  • Arlington Ccc

    Racism against the few remaining whites happens everyday @ the world’s biggest phone company. Management is black except for the one token white guy ( who makes a fool of himself daily for acceptance ). 95% of employees are now black as whites have been systematically driven out ,one way or another. Everyday when we walk through those doors, we are expected to apologize for being white . White service anniversaries are not celebrated unless we request it ( even though our black managers get an email for each person’s anniversary ). Average work/ less than average work by a black is always celebrated & if a white person should excel @ their work it’s diminished or sabotaged. We are spoken to in ebonics “because it’s the culture ” – Yes, the racist exclusionary culture that local management has created. Incompetent black managers are protected and revered & the subordinates who sleep with them ( in the office & get caught ) are given special privleges. The only people who are valued are: blacks, whites who have relationships with blacks ( like the token white married manager who has sex w his subordinates ) , otherwise you will never be good enough.

    • don caretr

      I am ashamed of the crap going on in Engalnd.
      We have no issue with blacks – just pull your weight.
      All I have encountered is laziness.
      Let us know you are moral.,
      and stop pulling the slave issue – that is now over a 100 yeras old – and you never knew it.
      It is not our fault.

  • Tasha Jaii

    Nope. Nope. Nope. I have the need to contradict with this. To start off with my objection I can already tell that a white person wrote this invidious blog. I very much don’t understand why this was written. Yeah, I am very aware that there are some black people who are racist. SOME not all but some. So limit that down to all black people. Secondly, I don’t blame black people for being intensely racist towards white people or anybody for that matter. If I remember right, the white people were the ones who made African Americans their slaves. White people were the ones who beat African Americans while being their slave. White policeman where the ones who for no purpose beat African Americans to death. (Which is still going on today) And George Zimmerman pointlessly shot and killed Trayvon Martin. OH! And the situation of Michael Brown which just recently occurred in August, was shot and killed by a white police officer. So I think this little thing goes both ways. I myself am black and native, and I do have aggressive attention towards white people myself. So white people aren’t the victims. I mean maybe if the whites never treated the blacks so wrongly back then, then maybe there wouldn’t be so much racism going on now. :)

    • Truth

      Than you have no room to complain about white people being racist if you support racism yourself.

    • Ghetto Baby

      know your history and stop blaming the white man…

      All races kept slaves all throughout history.

      Most of the American slaveships and American slave-markets were run by Jews. But no one blames modern Jews. Because if anyone today says anything was “run by Jews”, they’re immediately dismissed as a crazy anti-Semite, regardless of whether or not it’s true.

      When the Trans-Atlantic slaveships docked at African slave-markets to buy slaves, they bought slaves who were already slaves. It was Arab Muslims and Black Africans themselves who captured members of rival tribes and took them to the coastal slave-markets to sell to the Whites and Jews. White people didn’t go into Africa and kidnap free black people. They barely needed to get off their ships to buy slaves, it was like buying McDonalds at a drive-through. The slaves were already at the slave-market in chains, ready to go.

      In the 16th – 18th century, Africans enslaved 1.5 million White Europeans in the Barbary Slave Trade. African Muslims raided up the coastlines of Europe, particularly the British Isles but even as far as Iceland, kidnapping and enslaving White European Christians. The men were galley slaves, and the women were sex slaves. This was more brutal than working on a plantation or as a domestic servant.

      Native Americans and Jews owned Black slaves too, but no one seems to assign a collective guilt to modern Native Americans and Jews for their slavery. In fact, Jews were the biggest slave-owners in America per capita.

      Whites were the first people to stop slavery in modern times, whereas slavery still continues in Africa to this day. In Mauritania slavery was only made a punishable offense in 2007!

      Less than 2% of Whites in America ever owned slaves

      Only 5% of the black slaves transported across the Atlantic actually went to the modern U.S. Most in fact went to Latin America to serve Hispanic slave-owners. But we don’t look at modern Hispanics as evil slave-owners.

      White people were responsible for slavery in the same way that someone who smoked Pall Mall cigarettes for a few years is responsible for the entire tobacco industry. Yes the Pall Mall smoker bought Pall Mall cigarettes from a shop at the end of the process, but they didn’t grow all the tobacco, harvest it, roll the cigarettes and distribute them to the shops.

      • Gregory Bennett

        Thank you.

  • Truth

    Lol.

    Its so funny listening to black people talk about how other forms of slavery were ok.

    Theyre so consumed with hate for white people they will abandon all logic to feed their hate.

  • Ghetto Baby

    Know your history before you blame the white man…

    All races kept slaves all throughout history.

    Most of the American slaveships and American slave-markets were run by Jews. But no one blames modern Jews. Because if anyone today says anything was “run by Jews”, they’re immediately dismissed as a crazy anti-Semite, regardless of whether or not it’s true.

    When the Trans-Atlantic slaveships docked at African slave-markets to buy slaves, they bought slaves who were already slaves. It was Arab Muslims and Black Africans themselves who captured members of rival tribes and took them to the coastal slave-markets to sell to the Whites and Jews. White people didn’t go into Africa and kidnap free black people. They barely needed to get off their ships to buy slaves, it was like buying McDonalds at a drive-through. The slaves were already at the slave-market in chains, ready to go.

    In the 16th – 18th century, Africans enslaved 1.5 million White Europeans in the Barbary Slave Trade. African Muslims raided up the coastlines of Europe, particularly the British Isles but even as far as Iceland, kidnapping and enslaving White European Christians. The men were galley slaves, and the women were sex slaves. This was more brutal than working on a plantation or as a domestic servant.

    Native Americans and Jews owned Black slaves too, but no one seems to assign a collective guilt to modern Native Americans and Jews for their slavery. In fact, Jews were the biggest slave-owners in America per capita.

    Whites were the first people to stop slavery in modern times, whereas slavery still continues in Africa to this day. In Mauritania slavery was only made a punishable offense in 2007!

    Less than 2% of Whites in America ever owned slaves

    Only 5% of the black slaves transported across the Atlantic actually went to the modern U.S. Most in fact went to Latin America to serve Hispanic slave-owners. But we don’t look at modern Hispanics as evil slave-owners.

    White people were responsible for slavery in the same way that someone who smoked Pall Mall cigarettes for a few years is responsible for the entire tobacco industry. Yes the Pall Mall smoker bought Pall Mall cigarettes from a shop at the end of the process, but they didn’t grow all the tobacco, harvest it, roll the cigarettes and distribute them to the shops.

    • it might never end or it might

      True. Ignorance is filled inside peoples brain.

      They can’t see the TRUTH. Maybe they want to avoid it. Or maybe its a touchy subject. Or maybe they dislike the truth. Maybe its a lie…. Then again what if… If… Its the truth.

      Then we have to re-write history. I believe everyone can be racist. “This blog already supports that statement” agree to disagree?

      Wake up Neo. I mean people!

  • Kai Thorsen

    I don’t feel that I’ve been “oppressed” by anyone because I’m white, but I most certainly HAVE been treated badly and discriminated against by some blacks, and believe it’s because of my race. I live in a racially diverse city by the way, and CHOSE to live here. Here are examples of what I’m talking about: Every few weeks, I seem to encounter a black person on the sidewalk (never a white or Asian person) who makes a point of walking AT me, stopping me in my tracks, then insisting that I go around him or her. I could be on the opposite side of the sidewalk from them, or carrying a heavy box, makes no difference. They intentionally do this and I think it’s a control and power trip thing. Pretty pathetic if your only “victories” in life come from behavior like this. Young black men walk in the streets here, refusing to move for cars, for the same reason. When I first moved to this city, I went to a local nightclub once that had a black and Hispanic clientele. I was told at the door that the club was “full”, but non-whites behind me got in, no problem. I realize that not ALL black people behave this way, but it’s still racism, “payback” to an individual who no more represents ALL whites than do they represent all blacks.

  • Melissa Stewart Hancock

    On the topic of slavery, those freed in America who had the opportunity to go back to Africa, CHOSE not to go back because they knew they could be trapped and sold as slaves again, because slavery was (and still is) practiced in Africa. I feel like the only reason racism exists is because the government coddled them instead of giving them all their constitutionally protected rights and liberties and let them rise or fall on their own merits, just like any white person.

    • bad white guy

      Oh my god really lol. No seriously why can they not see that and blame whites, thank you so much for pointing out what I have been saying. I mean just Look at the Gill Collar shootin at the University of Southern Alabama and you will see black on white crime are covered up by the media and I know this is not what your comment was on but just please check it out. It is just nice too see some like minded people for a change, and again thank you and I support your comment 100%.

  • Chris Hopson

    I wish people would STOP using the word “racism” for every situation involving a racial element. There’s a difference between being racist, being prejudiced, and being a bigot.

    While racism does include elements of prejudice and bigotry, prejudice and bigotry do not include the elements of inferiority or superiority.

    Prejudice – Prejudice is prejudgment, or forming an opinion before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case.

    “All we see on TV is violent Black people so all Black people are violent”. Granted, this is false logic but this is an example of prejudice. This is not racism.

    Bigotry – Bigotry is a state of mind where a person strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, races, etc.

    “I don’t like Black people because they’re different than me.”

    Again, not racism.

    Racism – The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

    “I don’t like Black people because they are inferior to the White race.”

    THIS is racism!

  • mattafact

    Slavery isn’t the only reason for black issues today. The assasination of 21 civil rights leaders, imports of cocaine from overseas into black neighborhoods “The Crack Epidemic”, lack of positive black role models in the media, the psychological damage that happens to one’s brain when they are seen as less than or less important. American hoods and ghettos that help the privately owned prisons. I encourage all white people watch the Brown eyed Blue eyed experiment by white psychologist Jane Elliott to.understand where the white privilege derives from psychlogicaly. Most black people don’t hate white people, we just wish you were more aware and empathetic. Black on Black violence didn’t rise until the late 60’s .

  • DaTBoYQ

    We never hear about the genocide of the indians, why is that.

  • U p s

    Yes, blacks can be racist. My work place hired a black regional manager and all of a sudden he hires his family members to be terminal managers. The funny thing is if you aren’t black at work you will get blamed and wrote up for the stupidest made up reasons. Then they will make up reasons to modify work conditions to their benefit. I have notice they want to move up in society but to screw a work force for their benefit these days is immoral. They like to downplay people and play games as they please all for their benefit. I am Asian and I feel discriminated by these group and I am not the only race at work to feel this white people take the crap they give at work too as do Mexicans (too many to push them around) the dominate work force at our region.

 

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