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Sep 3, 2011 brutallyhonest commented on Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race.
@count no'count

It might suppose you that I'm not some right wing, fox news listener, nor am I an "obident wage slave". Niether are most people who don't agree with socalism.

Are there evil rich people, yes, same way there are evil poor people. Do some people have more money that I ever will, yes, the same way some people have talents I'll never have.

It's simplistic to demonize though, all rich people, all buinesses, and all capatlism beliefs. You probably think people who don't agree with you are brain washed, and that we are all "parroting standard issue...responses", but if I had a nickel, being from the east coast, every time I've heard something similar to your post above, well maybe then I too could hire my own PR staff.
Sep 3, 2011 brutallyhonest commented on Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race.
One thing I cannot stand is this distrubute the wealth screeds. A person ought to have a right to do with his money as he wished, and not have to "do good". Some of you really imagine the rich, twirling the moustaches, cackling "No how can we maintain control"
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Sep 2, 2011 brutallyhonest commented on Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race.
As I mixed race person, I will admit that honestly I am kind of racist. I prefer to live in gentrified neighborhoods, I have one of two black/mixed race people I know, but really I've just sort of fallen, settled into white society, and I'm most comfortable with it.

When I take the metro home, and I hear someone speak in African American vernucalur, I discount them. When I walk home, and I see an "urban" person, I do think, is he going to mug me.

I don't look black (if anything I look Greek or Turkish). There are all sorts of privelages I have, that I know if I was tradinally black, I wouldn't. I don't have a job, but I live in a nice enough apartment, and I'm finding myself, I'm not unemployed, but I'm one of those young people finding what they want to do, I'm in a period of transition, I'm trying to self actualize. I'm taking a break from school, and just finished an internship, and plan on spending the next year abroad.

If I were "black" I'd be an conisdered a college drop out, unemployed. Why don't I get myself a job? Because my parents have means, I don't have to work, and can take time off, but somehow I'm consdiered better than someone on welfare trying to get started on their rap carrer, cause I'm trying to write short fiction, cause I may want to work in government.

It's not expected I'll ever perminatlly be in the service industry, if I was I would have failed, but if I were "black" look at him, he's making a living. The rub of it is, I'd be lying if I said, I don't consider myself better than that guy, because I do. I don't feel any kinship really. I expect certain things out of my life, others do, because socially I'm white, my physcal affections, my speech patterns, how I think, how I act, and really how I look. I don't look black. My nose is a little wide, and my lips a little thick, but nothing that really says what I am. I have a light tan, but some english people are darken than me, and I can part my hair. I could easily be Italin, or from Potragal, or Greece.

I have friends who are promiscous, and it's bohemian cause they are white, and for the most part well to do. If they were black, some other choice words would come to mind. I drink hard, but it's craft beers, and the bars are full of young proffesinals, so it's a sort of endering drunkenss.

In college I'd horse around, it wasn't look at those hoodlums, no, it was college boys being college boys (I knew a guy who stole a sign, you know things like that), if it were a black guy the same age, well you wouldn't think of it the same. It would either be criminal, or look what society does, look they act out because of oppression, not because it's an animal house-esque prank.

That's racism. Holding one group to a lower standard, for what is successfull, and a different standard for whats just having a good time, versus being a problem.
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