Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Whites not allowed
It's a bit like a boy wanting to join the Girl Scout's! I don't understand why the newly elected Representative from Tennessee, Democrat Stephen I. Cohen who is white, even considered for a moment that he might join the Congressional Black Caucus. But no matter, a white is not welcome to do so. And is there a Congressional White Caucus? Why not?
I received an email a few weeks ago from a friend that was one of those emails people are urged to pass around. This one was about the hypocrisy of many, so called, minorities who have a hypocritical view of what is appropriate for them versus, so called, whites!
I don't believe true racist attitudes are dominate in America...sure there are stereotypes that people hold, but if we call that racism then some of those who claim to be its constant victim need to rethink things.
Why is ok for there to be a United Negro College Fund and not a United Caucasian College Fund? Or how about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, would you be ok with the National Association for the Advancement of Caucasian People? Is ok for me to call blacks "negro" and "colored"?
Why is ok for there to a Black History Month, Black Entertainment Television (BET) or Gay Pride Day? Can we have a White History Month, WET and White Pride Day?
There are all kinds of black, African-American, Hispanic, Asian and other race labeled organizations in every community. But, if there was a Caucasian or white versions of these organizations with the same goals...that is to be advocates for, to advance the standing of, those Caucasians and whites....it would be racist. Apparently only whites are racist.