Can only whites be racist?

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  1. Email I got. Obv. applicable to US but the latest furore over the car vandal getting 'beaten up' by a copper makes me think it's relevant here too.

    Proud To Be White
    Someone finally said it.
    How many are actually paying attention to this?
    There are African Americans, Mexican Americans,
    Asian Americans, Arab Americans, Native 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
    We'd be racists.
    We 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?
    If we had a college fund that only gave white students
    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?
  2. If we lived in a world where say predominantly non-white people had lorded it over white people for a long time, im pretty sure there would be white organisations similar to those you mention.

    Its the way of the world im afraid!
  3. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    You arsehole. Just what agenda are you pushing here, BNP? KKK? To think I was appalled enough by your usual crap about English nationalism.
  4. It makes sense, ignore who's posting it and read what it says itself. A lot of its true.
  5. Some of it is, alot of it is put in the wrong context though
  6. During my service I served in many countries where white skin was in the monority. Many of the locals were just as offensive in their language and conduct as the worst racially-prejudiced conduct we see reported in UK.
  7. As a white, protestant, hetrosexual, male copper, being racist is the only thing these days I'm expected to be. Don't let the PC-brigade take that away from me too!
  8. Fortunately PC fascists like Sixty have yet to stifle free speech here on arrse.
  9. Ignore him. He's bitter because he's a civilian. If he'd ever been on a two way range against "ethnics" his views may well change.
  10. I could be wrong here (I was just a kid at the time) but didn't Enoch Powell comment that the early race relations laws state just that? And he was branded racist because he pointed it out, not because of any personal views?
  11. He was. Indeed, he was ostracised by a Tory party that was already (mid-1960s) beginning to slide into PC-ness. And posterity has been equally unkind to him. He's incessantly referred to by the BBC etc. as the man who gave the "rivers of blood speech". In fact, he said no such words, but - looking with a perceptive and prophetic eye to the race problems that were shortly to come to the surface in the UK - he said, "Like the ancient Roman, I see the Tiber foaming with much blood." That is a very different statement, and the passing of time proved him correct.

    Powell was not a racist in any respect, and I defy anyone to find a single racist remark in anything he ever said or wrote. Those who served with him in the Army (where he was one of the youngest-ever wartime Brigadiers, and also an elite-grade Urdu interpreter/ translator) gave glowing accounts of his great success with all ranks, especially in the Indian Army, to which he was passionately committed.

    As for the question that triggered this thread - Can only whites be racist? - the answer is self-evidently NO. Whites have absolutely no monopoly on racism, and attitudes and events all over the world bear this out. If in doubt, start by checking the dictionary meaning of "racist". "The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others [my emphasis]. Discrimination or prejudice based on race."
  12. I'm in no way racist, I think that being racist against white people exists the same as it does against any other race. Equal opportunities should be that. Most of the time what people percieve as racist comments are really just water off a ducks back. If I got upset about everytime people called me a porridge wog or a sweaty sock I wouldn't have much time to live life. Even in the same race we differentiate between people and a classic example of this is when southern jocks call the notherners teuchters. Most of the time, its because of political correctness, normal folks are uncomfortable differentiating in any way. Do we call black people "black" or do we call them coloured or ethnic?. Some of my best mates are from different cultures and what I call them depends on the individual. Once you know someone, you know what you can call them comfortably and in our environment, it aint usually their race that they worry about.
  13. I don't think it's that bad...although the "blackboard" was changed because it was seen as racist and to what.....the whiteboard but yet no complaints!

    I don't think the problem is of Black and White Britons...but of the asylum seekers. They tried stopping us putting up our flags during the World Cup/Euro and even went as far as trying to stop childrens stories such as the three little pigs because they can't eat pork and bah bah black sheep!
  14. Racisam my Arrse.
    Every nation is racist.
    I am a 'Frang' living in some elses cuntry.
    I accept that I am not a local born and am the butt of many local in jokes.
    I have many local friends and find that I am accepted for what I am.
    I live in Mid East for 9 years, go cry racism there.
    Someone mention on the board of late that its old Socilist policy to destroy the traditional values of the Western Capitalist states.
    i remember long ago argueing that it was Old labour policy to first destroy the education system in UK, done well haven't they, now the Heath System and the Civil Service.
    Yes racist all of yous only us good socialists left.
  15. Well I cant blame people for labelling white nationislts as racists. Hitler didn't exaclty give it a good name in his attempt to create an 'Aryan' race. Now white pride is usually associated with neo-nazism that incites hate speech towards minorities. e.g BNP

    In my opinion everyone should be allowed to take pride in their own heritage.