1. I know I've said this before, but discrimination is discrimination. Period. There is no reverse.
2. I have a problem with "pride" parades. Celebrating your greatness for everyone else to see, allowing everyone else to separate themselves from you. You're creating a gap; a void between "you" and "them" and focuses on that one particular difference, not the whole. [Skin color, gender, race, ***uality preference.] Being proud of your gender is the same as being proud of your shoe size.
But as far as marching for rights, to be accepted as an equal, white people really need that, being such a historically oppressed minority. There's nothing wrong with celebrating your heritage and right to do so. It's just the wording that irks me.
and you think it's OK.
But when I call you:
you call me a racist.
3. These words are meant to offend and demean people. Words are just your vocal cords vibrating which creates meaningless noise.
Eliminate the mental interpretation and hurtful feeling associated with it, and what does that leave you?
Just another word.
Sure, there's a double standard, but you can't force anyone to give it up.
Black people themselves changed the meaning behind "******".
If I formed a German sorority, it'd be stereotyped as a neo nazi group.
If I formed an Irish only club, people would think we'd drink underage.
How is that any different from a Latin American/Hispanic club?
People assume it's all about tortillas and sombreros.
Maybe I overlooked it, but what's your point?
4. Affirmative action as a form of reparations is counterproductive, in my opinion. Entitling a person to something based on their ancestors' past doings just keeps people concentrated on the past. Let it go. I'm against AA because I believe that to be completely fair and equal, entrance should be based on merit and merit alone. But our lacking educational system plays a huge factor, so I'm all for reformation in that area.
5. My "white" color isn't where my pride lays. I'm extremely proud of my roots - being German, Polish, etc. Race doesn't even come up in the equation. It's just a stupid social barrier.