Friday, April 15, 2011

Racism & You

I subscribe to a regular newsletter from Coert Coetzee of www.lightminded.com who asked I pass this mail forward.

I love how realistic Michael Richards is.

Fascinating.

One of our members sent me the following thought provoking article about racism in America. Maybe all South Africans, black & white, can learn something from it;

Sad Truth about Racism!

Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld does make a good point. This was his defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act. Someone finally said it…

How many are actually paying attention to this? There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans.

You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’… and that’s OK..? But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink …. You call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you… so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET….. If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we’d be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.

You have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that?

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.

If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists. There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US .. Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college.

In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

I am proud…. But you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites can be racists???

There is nothing improper about this e-mail.. Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on. I sadly don’t think many will. That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country. We won’t stand up for ourselves! BE PROUD TO BE WHITE! It’s not a crime YET… but getting very close!"

1 comment:

BYGODYOUARESPECIAL1 said...

"Kramer" said : "You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you… so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?"

A laugh on the "poor" black folks.

That's an answer showing a shallow understanding by "Kramer" of the very REAL and sad reality of everyday life for the typical African-American and many other ethnic families. This family's members are likely low-or no skilled in an increasingly polarised society, the upper class and the lower class (as the middle class is being eroded.) And I'm sure you can properly guess (no prizes,sorry) on which side of the fence this African- American family sits. Shame on "Kramer", and "not funny" except maybe to delusional faux "chosen people" types.