For the first time in forever (no, don’t you start singing that song from Frozen) I have been offended and insulted because of my race. It felt personal, even though it was a joke. Point taken.
“You wouldn’t be Native Americans, because you killed all of them.”
Like wow, burn much, I mean… that actually stung my feelings, felt like I was being blamed for something that I didn’t even do and not all white people did do that either.
It’s like… I’m white and therefor should be punished for all the crimes that bad white people did and everyone forget the good that white people did.
- Let’s forget how Natives raped and tortured the pioneer woman and other Native tribes.
- Or how Africans and Nigerians sold their own people for money, not just us, or that they’d enslave them unto themselves.
- Let’s also forget that Egyptians enslaved Jews.
- Let’s forget that white people enslaved White people.
- Let’s forget how white people fought and died for the freedom of black people.
- Let’s forget that white people were slaves to people in other places.
Racism is racism. Regardless of color or nationality or where you were born.
Every race has been enslaved by their own and by others.
We can’t blame “white people” for everything.
Some people are still being enslaved, but let’s forget about them too and focus on how much we all hate and blame white people for everything. I hope people realize that blaming solves nothing, action does.
Like a friend of mine said: “The issue is that people keep bringing things up from the past to justify their actions for racism.”
(This is what she said after I wrote all that stuff above… but she’s right, regardless of whether or not we are racist, we can’t keep bringing up the past to support our actions. We are supposed to learn from the past not live in the past.)
“Racism; the only way it’ll get better is when people stop bringing up the past to justify their actions in the present. This goes for everyone. I may be white but that doesn’t mean I deserve anyone’s hate if I didn’t personally hurt them. Your color doesn’t define you. Your words do not define you. Your actions define you. Peace and freedom cannot be found through hate and force. Again, applies to everyone, regardless of color.”