Skip to comments.White People Are Also Victims Of Racism. I Have Been Multiple Times
Posted on 09/18/2020 6:02:18 AM PDT by Liberty7732
by Rod Thomson
Theres a deeply inconvenient truth that the Black Lives Matter, Inc. left does not want Americans to hear. Anyone can be racist and anyone can be the victim of racism. Weve seen this over the past months with multiple videos of black people attacking white people because they are white, even with police investigating some as hate crimes. The media doesnt care to report those, but fortunately they are not the lone informational gatekeepers anymore.
This bookends with obvious racist acts against black people. The true number of incidents on both sides are small, but the point is they are on both sides and involve other ethnicities as well. This is just an ugly part of human nature not a one-race-specific act, which is a racist assertion.
But you dont need to be physically attacked or even killed, as the young man in Milwaukee was to be the victim of racism.
I grew up in Flint, Michigan in the 1960s and 1970s. Flint was a racially divided city in those years, experiencing the riots of 1967 and general racial distrust. There was just a lot of racism to go around.
In elementary school, I was a majority but there was a sizable and growing minority of black kids. In around fifth or sixth grade it was a long time ago I was over and over again chased home by two black kids, one who was my size and one who was huge for our age. They made it abundantly clear they hated me because I was white. More than once they caught me. I recall being held down and punched under some bushes next to a corner house one time. I wasnt the only kid to get this treatment, and pretty sure it went the other way, also.
Pretty ugly stuff and obviously reflecting what they heard in the home and by other adults and kids in their milieu. But I also remember some dads talking, frustrated with the rioting and destruction, and one of them said, Ill vote for any president who will send three shiploads of them back to Africa. Also pretty ugly stuff.
We moved out of that neighborhood and to Flint Township before junior high began because of the fights I was getting in. By 1982, I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism after working sometimes full-time while carrying a full load, just to get through. White privilege, you know.
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In the late 1980s, we wanted to live in the Twin Cities and I applied and was interviewed for a job at the St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch newspaper. At the end of the interviews, I was sitting in the office of, I think, the Managing Editor, but I dont recall for sure. He was an old-time newspaper guy with a jar of cigars on his desk and one in his mouth. And he let slip and by slip, I mean he straight up told me that I seemed like a good reporter and qualified, but I would not be getting the job because it was reserved for a minority journalist as part of affirmative action. I think he was trying to make me feel better, but it really didnt.
For the second time, I had been victimized by people or a system for having white skin. I strongly suspect this happened more in my newspaper career, but I have no evidence of it.
While it is possible that whites face less racism than blacks, I strongly doubt that is the case in journalism and other fields dominated by leftists. But as I understand the current most woke thinking, which may change by the time this column is completed, lived experiences trump any of that data.
I dont really believe that of course, because I operate in the realm of common sense. But the reality is I am far from alone in experiencing racism that is utterly counter to the dominant cultural narrative. My story, and thousands like it, put a stake in the heart of white privilege. I represent one bookend of the lie of white privilege and one-way racism in America. Sasha and Maya Obama already have the lived experiences representing the other bookend.
And in between the bookends? The lie remains a lie.
I have been the victim of racism as well but, I laughed at them.
They denied me service or tried to thwart my purchase and each time I simply laughed and left.
I spent my money somewhere else, that store was denied my money, those losers probably still live wherever they live and I still move forward...
By now, they probably have diabetes too...
Me, too, but in my case, forgiveness was more in order. Handed it over to God to deal with.
When I was in grad school, my program had 2 scholarships that I could have applied for:
— The Minority Student Scholarship
— The Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship
I didn’t bother with the paperwork because it was pretty clear I was going to be discriminated against.
When I was in my late teens, I had a nice car and got profiled and pulled over numerous times. My car searched for drugs, questions asked about the last time I did drugs and even offering to take a drug test to prove it. Every time I cooperated and every time I was let go without even a citation. It almost seemed like the cops were surprised that they didn’t find anything and that I acted civil towards them. Funny how that works.
Racism is like an unreliable car. It is but one of many annoyances we all have to deal with on a daily basis - some more than others.
But only a fool defines him or her self by their race and the attitudes of those that define them the same way. That is, unless they really are a slave due to their race and the one that define them by that is their owner.
But there is not a lot of that going on any more.
Race is but one of many attributes that can be used against you by those that don’t know you or don’t like you. I’d worry more about making sure my house payments are up to date and that I treat others with respect, regardless of their race.
He finally gave up and resigned in disgust. Stories which showed Republican corruption were accepted with glee. Stories which showed Democrat corruption were spiked.
He could not take it any more.
That is how the Progressive media kept control of the narrative and how they deceived the American people for decades.
If you did not tow the party line, you were got rid of.
Critical race theory? Racist against whites.
Welfare system? Racist against whites.
Affirmative action? Racist against whites.
Talks of equity? Racist against whites.
Don’t talk to me about racism against blacks.
We have to end BLACK racism as well as WHITE racism, or yellow, or brown. In other words, all racism...
Ten years ago I got a job at a factory in Camden, NJ.
One the first day, I walked about a block to a deli to get some lunch.
The owner behind the counter flat out looks me in the eye and says “We dont serve white people here.”
Ate my lunch in the factory cafeteria ever since.
In grad school only black students and students from China were allowed to be teaching or lab assistants, even if their English was not understandable. Several white students were thrown out of the program for complaining about it.
I worked over 30 years at a government research lab. We could not interview a white male candidate until we had interviewed minorities and we had to hire or at least make offers to minorities before we could hire a white man...
Yup, only white men are racist.
I was once told by a hiring manager “We’re not hiring right now, but when we do, we’ll be hiring Blacks.” Actually happened. Around 1977.
The fallacy is that one White is the same as any other White at any time in the history of the world. One White in 1648 or whenever had a slave and so one White in 2020 is attacked and killed for being White.
There is no group guilt. Only individual guilt.
Any “White Boy” who has ever competed at the HS or College level in a “Black” sport knows all about racism...
Black comics, black politicians, black talk hosts, black journalists and on and on, refer to whites as “crackers”, “honkeys”, “whitey” and never a scolding word. In TV ads and sitcoms, the “foil” or “boob” is always a chubby white guy. It used to be called reverse discrimination. Now it’s the norm.
Everything I need to know about blacks, I learned from staring down the barrel of a Glock.
I had a contractual requirement to design, build, test and deliver a test station to the Army. I found an experienced white engineer and told him to apply. A week later i called him as i had not received gus résumé. He said HR told him he wasn’t qualified. I went to HR to inquire and was told he wasn’t qualified. Turns out their basis was he was not black. Test station design is above and beyond normal design problems. They were dead set, no more white engineers until we had a few blacks. I had Asians, Hispanics, Indians and some Eastern Europeans. None of that counted. We ended up hiring a decorative black and splitting the work uo among others.
race card + bigoted card + sexist card + homophobe card + xenophobia card + islamophobe card + cultural imperialism card + colonialization card + white privilege card + white supremacy card + white nationalism card + victim card + oppressed card + discrimination card + marginalized card + diversity is good card + marginalized card + exploited card + powerlessness card + selfish card + outraged/appalled card + self-pity card + pity me card + uncaring, insensitive, hardhearted & uncompassionate card + President Trump nuts, completely crazy, narcissist., mentally declining card + its Trumps fault card + Trump voters are bad card + shame on you card + blame game = excuse/rationalization to justify leftard anti-effort mentality parasites (looters/moochers), who choose not to think and take self responsibility, and who want to be able to gain the unearned, the undeserved, and something for nothing
I would suggest that the shoe is now on the other foot. The fact that blacks can commit criminal acts with impunity, attack white people with complete indemnification, ignore the law at every level, and get preferential set asides based upon their race demonstrates that THEY ARE THE PRIVILEGED, ABUSIVE OVERSEERS and guilty of racism in their every thought, word, and deed.
They have become what they claim is wrong.
Camden makes Philly look decent...
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