I get it! White people are the problem! Thanks world, you put your point across quite well. White people don't matter, we're just the problem. That's when we matter. When we can be shown as being detrimental to the human race, we're the example. When we're shown as being abusive, that's when we're in the spotlight. When we are being held accountable for everything that no one seems to want to take any responsibility for, blame Whitey.
Now if you just found the opening statement a little hard to swallow, imagine how I felt waking up this morning and seeing this meme on my social media feed:
There's so much to say here.
I don't know where to begin...I understand people attempting to start a dialogue and yet the finger is pointed clearly at 'white people' without any other dialogue attempted.
I understand that not believing in race is essential; that we are all part of the Human Race . I still feel like this meme is unhelpful to the whole of humanity.
I do believe that there is and has always been a plan to segregate us further into hating each other. I do see the media grasping at every straw they can to sink this deeply into our psyches. This meme and memes like it are part of the problem.
White abuse doesn't seem to exist. Calling out a whole culture and blaming them in their entirety seems to be OK for every culture to do to white people...ONLY WHITE PEOPLE.
If you want to take one of our less than savory characteristics that only a small percentage of us displays, and make it the centre of evil that is within all white people, it's fair game. If we did that to any other culture, we're being racist. Whether it's the worst of our behaviors or the least repugnant, it's fair game for every other race to play at. We are not allowed the same outlets but that's too bad...we're the problem...so we keep getting told.
Media tells us that white on black crime is racist but black on white crime, which we saw last week, is a mere call for gun control. O.o the lack of logic is dumbfounding. The media blitz over the shooting in Virginia last week proves as much.
I don't see humor in the above meme. I see damage being done. Rich white men and women making a bad name for all of us? No, more like ignorant, uneducated, rich, middle class and poor white people, apparently ruin it for everyone of our culture. Funny how we're not allowed to discriminate against those of other cultures that behave the same ways. Calling another culture ignorant is likening them to savages, where as calling a white person ignorant is perfectly acceptable and quite appropriate...what?
I've dealt with discrimination from people of all of my different heritage, people from other cultures as well...why? Because I'm white. Or within my cultures...not enough of one blood is in me over another. During the summer though I get treated like a Native because of my skin colour...how's them apples? But hey, that's not racist or discriminating at all.....(rolls eyes)
I don't think there isn't a racism issue....I don't believe it's a white problem either.
I'm pretty well done being told I'm the problem. Fuck white guilt....we seem to be the only culture that isn't allowed to cry foul without worse implications being thrown at us.
I'm not the problem...I'm the solution. What do you choose to be?
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