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Chavah ("Little Raccoon") bat Sarah [userpic]
"drunken negro face cookies"???????


uh... i'm speechless.




i shouldn't be surprised. i hear that shit all the time; "nigger means stupid person. that's how i mean it. white people can be niggers, too, if they're stupid. i call stupid white people nigger, too."

which is a direct lie. because they don't. they only ever use the word when talking about people of african descent. stupid white people get called "redneck", only it's part compliment when they use it.

That's not entirely true, but certainly is in some cases. When I was growing up the middle class and rich white kids called me white trash, and it wasn't complimentary in any part. Race issues especially when you look at poor and working class racism from white people toward some other group can get complicated because the "white" identity is very much a product of classism, bust very fewwhite people understand that or understand the way racism has been used to drive a wedge between the poor and working classes.

I'm not excusing it by a long shot, nor am I saying that racism is completely a class issue, but there is this reflex on the part of poor whites to say "well fuck you my life is no cake walk either" whenever you bring up racism and especially white privilege. Too often a distinction is not made between some poor white kid and paris hilton.

I'm not white like Paris Hilton is white you know?

I feel like white folks (esp poor and working class ones) need to make a concerted effort to get over their kneejerk reaction to the idea of white privilege and they also need to stop falling for it when people in gated communities tell them to blame blacks for crime or mexicans for unemployment.

Tome it's all about knowing your enemy, as Immortal Technique said:

"My enemy is not the average white man, it's not the kid down the block or the kids I see on the street; my enemy is the white man I don't see: the people in the white house, the corporate monopoly owners, fake liberal politicians those are my enemies. The generals of the armies that are mostly conservatives those are the real Mother-Fuckers that I need to bring it to, not the poor, broke country-ass soldier that's too stupid to know shit about the way things are set up.

In fact, I have more in common with most working and middle-class white people than I do with most rich black and Latino people. As much as racism bleeds America, we need to understand that classism is the real issue. Many of us are in the same boat and it's sinking, while these bougie Mother-Fuckers ride on a luxury liner, and as long as we keep fighting over kicking people out of the little boat we're all in, we're gonna miss an opportunity to gain a better standard of living as a whole."

It drives me nuts that so many people take pride in calling themselves rednecks!

That's not racist because his brother in law is Cuban.

Edited at 2009-01-23 08:03 pm (UTC)


And I'm Irish and disabled so I know all about black people and the persecution and oppression they've faced over the years.

These "I'm not racist" comments get stupider and stupider.

I wish he had literally said "But I have black friends."

Some of his Cuban brother-in-law's best friends are drunk negros.

it's a little-known fact that the main reason Turkey refuses to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide is because Enver Pasha had a Cuban brother-in-law, thus officially excusing the whole thing.

I made my un pc post about this on my own lj. :) I think I'm in the minority in this issue.

In New York? I guess I'm too naive to be allowed. I'm absolutely stunned.