Skip to comments.Are You An Authentic White Person?
Posted on 03/25/2008 8:06:12 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
Are you an authentic white person? For the answer to that, we need to go to the current authentic black community. They are the ones who define who is and who is not an authentic member of their race. Be they black or white. (Since Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc., have not yet amassed political clout, they're excluded from being categorised by their skin color.)
The reigning Black elite have decided that authentic 'typical white people' are inherently racist. As Obama so blithely stated, this prejudice is inbred and rears its ugly head every time a white encounters a black. For those whites who believe reparations to date, in the form of trillions of dollars, affirmative action, special dispensations and a color-coded justice system, have adequately addressed the shame of their ancestors' sin of slavery, well, it hasn't. We are informed that racial prejudice is still rampant in American society. If you don't see it, its because it has taken the more insidious form of 'institutional racism.'
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I know I’m not quilty...not enough time and I prefer knitting anyways... ;)
I’ve got a little “olive” in me to go along with the “white.” I’m of Italian heritage ya know... I bet there’s some garlic “color” in my blood too ;-)
I can't understand why? Makes me giggle just reading it.
On a related note, When I filled out my census form for the 2000 census I wrote down how many people lived at my house and that was it.
A census worker kept calling leaving messages saying I needed to fill in the rest of the info. I ignored the messages finally they came calling. The lady asked if she could come in so she could get my vitally important info I told her no but we could talk on the porch.
She asked all kinds of questions how many bathrooms bedrooms etc. income all kinds of crap I Answered all of them "I don't know."
Finally she got to racial make-up of the people living in my house. She asked what race I and my wife and daughter were so I looked her directly in the eye and told her "I am Jewish-Irish-Australian Aborigine, my wife is Swedish and my Daughter is Inuit. She looked at me and said "so your daughter is adopted?" I answered "Nope, she is our natural born child."
She wasn't a happy camper when she stormed off the porch.
About 12 years ago, my hubby had a co-worker from South Africa who did the same thing. I wish I could have been there when this blonde Afrikaner walked in. LMAO! They were a little more forgiving of the faux pas. LOL!
Hey, I know a couple from Chile who are as white as white can be. They went to get their Social Security cards for their temporary employment as visiting scientists at the University of Chicago. At the SS office, they filled out the application and by “race” checked “white.” The SS person crossed it out and wrote Hispanic.
I have a similar example. A guy in our office with the last name of Liftshietz who is Jewish to the hilt, happens to have been born and raised in South America, (Spanish is his first language) but the HR people count him as Hispanic. He laughs about it.
BTW, since they started asking the idiotic ethnic questions I have always checked Native American. Hell, I was born here, so I figure I'm a native.
Maybe someday, I can get a casino. ;~))
I tan like an Hispanic, I have hazel eyes, my hair is brown(what's left of it), I can't dance(But love music), I sure as hell can't sing!, I'm a little too tall do be a midget and yet still can't reach the top shelf in the cabinets. My mother described me as Heinz 57!
I would’ve said “None of your business, now leave or I’ll have you removed.”
I suppose the descendants of slaves that were owned by free black men (in America) that came from Africa, and there were many, would also be eligble for reparations.
Right now, after 5 months of winter here in Vermont I'm as pale as the snow which continues to cover the ground
Come July, when the sun finally makes its appearance and I bask in its glow at the beach, I will be a nice light-brown, probably due to my 1/4 Canadian Mohawk, ancestry
Now is B.O. Black?
Glad you "aksed" me
Barack ("Peace Be Upon His Middle No Name") Obama is 50% Caucasian, that from his mother. What those who want Mr. Obama to write history by becoming "America's first African-American president" ignore is that his father was ethnically Arabic, with only 1 relative - a maternal grandparent, ethnically African Negro.
That means that Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side, and 43.75% Arabic, and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side
I know someone who got a minority scholarship to a state university because her last name ended in -ez though she couldn’t speak a word of Spanish and you wouldn’t have been able to pick her out of a line-up as the sole Latina. In the lab I worked as a post-doc there was a grad student who was there on a minority scholarship. His last named ended with an -o. I wasn’t sure, though, whether it (the minority scholarship)was because someone in his ancestry was Hispanic/Latin or because he was gay. In that same lab, the PI (principal investigator) had an African post-doc coming in from England classed as a minority so he could get minority funding (meaning that he would have to spend less for the guy out of his own funds). It was all a total freaking scam.
Lots of us Americans are mutts - because America is an idea - not a race or ethnicity... so we can all qualify if we decide to embrace the idea.
My ancestors include Cherokee from both sides (different distances) and then Finnish (least part but the patronym) Scotch Irish English French, and also someplace called “the old country” but no one knows what the heck that means... Germany or Austria or someplace like that, we suspect...
typical white guy...
I must not be a typical white person since my great grandfather arrived at Ellis Island in 1910 on a boat named the Florida. He came here from Sicily all by himself at the age of 18 and made a good life for himself. He worked hard and raised my grandfather to be an American who still new how to make wine and cook good food.
That makes two of us...or at least, that is what most my Lib (former) co-workers always accused me of being.
Christian; Republican; Conservative; Bambi killer; salmon catcher & eater; SUV driver = Neanderthal! (And proud of it.) d:-)
I have a friend who’s son-in-law is the same. He’s a white South African immigrant who is now very proud American citizen.
Socialism is indivisible. When any goobermint can give away any part of the public weal at will and at its own choosing, and without regard for law (in our case, the Constitution), it is socialist.
As Mrs. Thatcher once noted so trenchantly, ''Socialism works, until the socialists run out of property to steal.''