Skip to comments.Why don't whites have black friends?
Posted on 08/20/2013 8:41:00 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmiEdited on 08/20/2013 8:43:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
White people are products of their own whitewashed, sanitized environment. Black people have been systematically excluded from white neighborhoods. Black stories rarely surface in popular culture. The history of race in high school textbooks has been boiled down to a handful of bedtime stories about Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks. Try to tap into the average white person's feelings on race and you won't necessarily find feelings of hate and antipathy. You just won't find much of anything, no fully formed or well-considered thoughts about race of any kind. There's nothing really there. Even white people who want black friends don't know where to start.
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I know what you mean.....I'm at the age where I just don't care to be around anyone who is against any of my values.....the heck with them.....
Just look at any neighborhood that used to be primarily white, and is now primarily black.
It will tell you everything you need to know.
My aunt and uncle lived on a pretty side street in a nice established neighborhood. When I was like 8 we used to play on the streets and have a blast.
Then they built “the projects” across the street. Within 5 years it was unsafe to walk the streets. There was garbage and graffiti all over, nearly every house on the street had been broken into.
Many moved out and within 10 years the property values had fallen to nearly nothing. I remember my aunt selling her house for $1700 cash, I was there when the lady paid her.
This is a house with beautiful old woodwork and marble stairs and amazing hardwood floors and leaded windows. In a nice neighborhood now it would be worth $400,000
10 years later I drove by and it had boarded up windows, cracked siding falling off, the driveway was oil stains and the landscaping was all overgrown with weeds.
The entire neighborhood looked like a demilitarized zone.
Now what was the question again?
My word, these folks are really getting pretty tiresome.
It like that old comedy sketch where some guy has died and enters the elevator to go to heaven, but Pachelbel’s Canon is playing, and the elevator never opens, and it dawns on him eventually that he’s in hell.
Only, in our case it’s some tired old spiritual or Whitney Houston squealing or something.
CNN-BS Babelfish Translation: “Why is Whitey an uppity-phony?”
All always 3 to 1?
If all I basically did was say to people you can't dance because your (insert non white color here) or say you wouldn't understand you're not white. It would be both racist and just an obvious sign I have some real anger issue and other psychological issues that need addressing. Mental and intellectual as well as spiritual drive to health for me is something I desire in myself and my friendships. Thus I can see myself with a conservative black friend as their is already a rebel and someone who has spiritual, intellectual, and psychological courage.
And no matter how careful you are, even totally innocent and harmless slips bring on "that look."
I have a black neighbor. We have almost nothing in common. He's a racist who once told me to my face that white people are devils. He's clever but not really smart. He has an MA degree but he's uneducated except in how to use the system. He's condescending and uses his very large physical size in a bullying way. Why the hell would I want to be friends with him? He doesn't want to be friends with me. We simply wave and otherwise ignore each other.
friends come along rarely as it is.
I'll bet Parks gets more coverage than many of our founding fathers.
That's right I said it.
White people are products of their own whitewashed, sanitized environment.
If I said "Black people are products of their own thug culture and ghetto environment." the left would castigate me. But say something similar about whites and you can get on TV and be applauded by the "enlightened" left.
Black people have been systematically excluded from white neighborhoods.
Really? Are you still living in the 1950s? Wake up and look around. Oh, maybe you are living in a liberal neighborhood...
Black stories rarely surface in popular culture. The history of race in high school textbooks has been boiled down to a handful of bedtime stories about Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks.
Um, you can't make up what doesn't exist. For much of the period covered by "history" books the US did oppress blacks. So no, there are few stories of blacks making significant contributions in history because few took place, few were allowed. This is history and fact, not some more recent plot to keep black accomplishments out of history books. The author here is a short sighted, manipulative jerk.
Try to tap into the average white person's feelings on race and you won't necessarily find feelings of hate and antipathy. You just won't find much of anything, no fully formed or well-considered thoughts about race of any kind.
Wow. Could the author be any more racist, prejudiced, and stereotype people based on race? If he said something similar about hispanics or blacks his liberal friends would faint. If I said something like that about hispanics or blacks there would be liberals calling for my head on a platter, hoping I got cancer, etc. etc. So the message here from this fool is that it is ok to be wildly prejudiced against whites? How nice. How's that tolerance and diversity thing going?
There's nothing really there. Even white people who want black friends don't know where to start.
And right there is the not-so-hidden liberal racism laid bare. See, us people who really, honestly don't care about race just want friends. But a liberal who is so racist they can't even see it categorizes everyone. "I need another gay friend." ... "Gee, I'd like to make a black friend." They don't see these people as just people, just friends. They are a check marks on their own internal list so they can feel good about how diverse and accepting they are. They don't even see how they are limiting and labeling these people. They're not friends, they're "black friends" etc. In the liberal mind they can never be anything else, never be that great friend who's good at poker. Never be the crazy friend that likes mountain biking just a little too much (and has the scars to prove it). No, they are labeled by race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. Liberals don't have friends, they have "gay friends" and "black friends" and "Muslim friends" and all kinds of labels so they can have more check marks on their diversity card than their other liberal friends. These people make me sick.
I have some friends who are black and invite into my home as I do my friends who are white and Mexican. They are also republicans who are probably more socially conservative than I am, and I'm no liberal.
BTW - WTF kind of name is Tanner? Stupid white yuppie........
Totally agree - only severe libs think like this. Like I said - the friends I have are because we have stuff in common - if you're an ass or I find you dislikable for whatever reason, you and I will not be friends, I don't care what color you are.
Great points...and nicely punctuated. These lunatics are forever keeping score. In the name of "fairness and tolerance."
How come everyone else transcends differences in community except blacks and gays?
I can understand why Farrakhan is pissed, that is one hella club of rage.
Who gives a rat’s *ss.
I’ve had black friends from HS through present time. The only person I have talked to tonight besides family is my Jamaican friend who i have known and trusted for 8 years now.
BUT, I’ll bet this somehow makes me racist...for even mentioning it.
You know that is a great point.
Libs love to divide and conquer in the name of diversity and social injustice, but the big dogs still live on the hill.
“Many black writers responded to the Reuters poll with essays on why they didn’t want white friends, and didn’t need them. White friends weren’t worth the bother.”
How come this wasn’t the headline and buried deep in the article?
I’m white and I’ve had black friends for decades. We don’t think anything about it!
I was recently with a black friend barbecueing on his deck. He looked over and saw an old white neighbor barbecuing on his deck a couple houses down. He told me the old white guy was a dick. I asked him why he thought the guy was a dick. My friend said that one day when he was trimming the hedges and doing lots of yard work the old white guty was walking by and made a crack about the joys of home ownership.
What me and you would interpret as a joke or small talk about how much work you have to put into your house and yard, he interpreted as a racist statement that this must be his first time living in a home and not an apartment because he's a black guy.
It wasn't worth the headache of me telling him that he read way too into the innocuous statement.
That said, geography is important. Blacks and whites tend to live in different places. Some states have almost no Blacks. Then, there are cultural differences, preferences in food, entertainment. Finally, especially since Obama, there is an ever present atmosphere of touchiness and sensitivity. Hard to relax: if you lament that boys were left to die alone in Benghazi or that our kids can’t find jobs, you hit a raw nerve. Who needs it?
That is the sad tale of every neighborhood that flips from majority white to majority black, yet it is allegedly somehow racist to state this obvious truth.
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Tanner Colby, you have a stupid name and write stupid shit. Go up in the forest and drink a jug of anti-freeze. Seriously.
I get condolences for being with him, or get lectured on being careful of the company I keep... ;-)
We all have a good time in fellowship and praying for each other, the church, our community, the schools and their staff, the kids, etc.
Let's say I stand out like a bright star on a dark night. No one cares. We pray with our eyes closed, so maybe we don't notice each others' skin color...
Why don’t whites have black friends?
Because I detest lazy people who feel they are entitled to my hard earned money. That unfortunately leaves only a small pool of blacks that could be my friends. If I eliminate those blacks that hate whites, the pool shrinks even further. Whats left is just a small percentage of blacks that can be my friends which means they have to like hockey, classical music, and Benny Hill. I have yet to find someone with black skin that likes what I like. But hey, Im always open to anyone being my friend, skin color not important.
"Birthed from a simple question asked out of total ignorance, Some of My Best Friends Are Black offers a humorous yet unsparing take on the tortured legacy of Jim Crowand lays bare the hard truth of what it will take to see that legacy undone."
I wonder what opinion the "enlightened" author might have on the overwhelming black on white crime statistics were he asked?
Very stupid article. For one thing, IMNVHO, it completely ignores the class structure. Economically responsible, educated people of all the races tend to pal about together from time to time. Common interests, etc. etc. Lawyer to lawyer. Brain surgeon to brain surgeon, after races at the Yacht Clubsort of thing.
But lower middle class Negroes may be bound by language and culture and thus may tend to associate less with white people in their socio-economic bracket because they don't share a common customs.
As for lower end white people and lower end Negroes, the gulf separating social customs seems immense. Would you invite some dread-locked asshole with his droopy shorts exposing his boxers to dinner at your place? What are you going to talk about? His Baby Mammas? His prison record? The better classes of black people won't be inviting him either, so you needn't get all guilt-trippy about it. Although I must say, as time goes on lower class white people seem to adopt many lower class black customs, social mores, and even dress.
So, in his next fatuous article maybe the author will report on growing friendships between the delinquents of all races.
Why don’t black people havd white friends?
Why do black people kill so many white and black people?
Why do blacks commit so many crimes?
Why do blacks have so many fatherless babies?
Why are black females so trashy and sleep with so many useless black males?
Why are blacks so unsuccessful in spite of being given so many benefits?
Why do black and white and Latino trash turn everything nice they are provided into a cesspool?
Why are blacks willing to live in their own trash and excrement?
Why can’t people just do right and be respectful of one another and have some dignity no matter what station in life they are in?
What’s the frequency, Tanner?
You nailed it.
They cannot perceive our pain or laughter.
Is Barry Obama gonna mandate that every white person have a black friend or else pay the Being White tax?
This write-up was designed to put white people on defense and look foolish. They are hoping to reinforce the “I’m not racist, I have a black friend.” phrase that has become a joke for the leftist elite.
The author of this article is an idiot.
Many black writers responded to the Reuters poll with essays on why they didnt want white friends, and didnt need them. White friends werent worth the bother.
How come this wasnt the headline and buried deep in the article?
Exactly. Race talks from Liberals are always one-sided lectures filled with double standards.
If black people have no white friends, it’s OK.
If white people have no black friends, it hints at racism.
If black people don’t have white friends, it’s white people’s fault because white people aren’t worth the bother.
If white people don’t have black friends, it white people’s fault for not trying hard enough.
It’s always white people’s fault.
To answer the author’s question, perhaps it’s because I have no interest in basketball.
Horse hockey. Over the past few years my neighborhood has become a melting pot. Surprisingly, I have not had a problem with that. My chief concern is that of rental properties that dot the area.
My list of friends cover the races and a few nationalities. I chose my friends by the continent of the character and I trust them to treat me likewise.
Those that say they are excluded should look inward. There is probably a problem that exists between their ears.
I do believe y’all are on to something.
Why don’t Blacks have White friends?
What liberals have are 'pets', in whatever is the most 'popular' breed.
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