minorities

@mom341 (64)
United States
April 30, 2009 9:44pm CST
Hi I was wondering if any one out there feels trapped by stario types like I do? I am sorry I am not african american,or mexican, or of mixed race. But dont I still deserve the same treatment as they do? I feel that being white is almost a crime anymore. I dont think of myself as racsest but some of you may. Here is one exzample of why I feel this way at times. I took a person I know to the welfare office to try and get some help with getting a medical card for her daughter ( both white). She has a job and is recently divorced. Her ex isnt doing anything to help. But we were sitting in the waiting room and they give out numbers for the line. Well My friends number was called and she went up to tell them why she was there. They said she would have to wait a little longer. Ok no problem. well we were there for 2 and a half hours. There were black women who came in after us who were seen as soon as there number was called. And I mean every time!!! They werent asked why they were there, they we taken directly back to an office and seen. Wel she wasnt the only white person there that this happened to. The only white people we saw go back were white women with black children. She never did see any one and ended up calling and lodging a complaint. We did not get mad at first. At first We thought that the people who were taken in maybe had appointments set up in advance. But every african american or white with a black child??? I dont think so. So has any one else noticed this? Or had it happen to you or some one you know?
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
1 May 09
The tone in America has been set by the democrats for years now. Once in control of the Jim Crow South, the KKK, and 99.9% of the racist attitudes in the country, the democrats swiftly capitalized on the Civil Rights movement, moving in to take credit for good people's hard work. Since then, the democrats, now an unhealthy mix of hard-leaning wing-tips and progressive liberals, have systematically worked to paint white people as the enemy and every minority as the victim. I've met very, very few hard-working, regular democrats in my life that are white. The elitist attitude of the left doesn't cater to the average America. They make it about the color of your skin far too often. The majority is constantly held accountable for simply being the majority. But this is a liberal specialty. They stick it to anyone with higher numbers. Most of the country is religious: That has to change. Most of the country is white: They want that to change. They attack people with the most money -- as long as they're on the other side. And that's just the political side of it. You have millions of people in this country who go out of their way to make up for sins of the past that they didn't commit. On some levels, there's nothing wrong with this. But a lot of the time, it ends up as favoritism, which results in a painful irony. It's not like this everywhere, and I really can't say it's like this solely because the color of someone's skin. Truth be told, we're simply a country that has lifted the "victim" up on a pedestal, and some go out of their way and impose on others to "fight" for victims' rights. The only real problem here is that people aren't real victims in most circumstances.
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@mom341 (64)
• United States
1 May 09
wowsounds like you have delt with this before. and that is what it felt like. we were made to feel as we had done somthing wrong just because we were white. I also understand what you are saying abought the the victim. Sometimes I feel that they try to make every one the victim except the actual victim. You are suposed to feel bad for the crimes purpotrator because they had a ruff child hood or because they live in a bad neighborhood. The real victims are pushed aside many times, and it is not fair to anyone. I guess it was just suprising to have it happen to me and my friend for no aparent reason.
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@murderistic (2279)
• United States
1 May 09
So it's racist against whites that blacks are stereotyped as more in need of welfare?? Hunny, I think you got things twisted.
@irishidid (8724)
• United States
1 May 09
It shouldn't matter what color a person is. The treatment should be the same, regardless. I don't think that was her point though. I do know that sometimes it may seem there's unequal treatment when there really isn't, we just assume.
• United States
1 May 09
It shouldn't matter, you're right, but lets not make this an issue of oppression of whites here. I am not glorifying the fact that blacks are viewed as more in need of welfare. I wonder if it were the 1960's if this thread would be complaining that whites who are thirsty aren't allowed to drink out of water fountains for blacks. That is not the problem - the problem is that separate water fountains existed in the first place BECAUSE of discrimination against blacks. Such is the case here, the problem is not that whites are discriminated against, it is the other way around.
@mom341 (64)
• United States
2 May 09
I was not saying that they need welfare more. I said that they seamed to get better service because we were white. I think I understand a little how it must feel to be a minority. I just am try to understand why we were treated that way.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
1 May 09
Maybe you experienced some descrimination. Would that be reverse racism? Maybe you got a chance to walk in someone else's shoes. I'm not saying that it's okay that it happened. It's not. But maybe just be glad that it hasn't happened to you on a regular basis? I hope your friend gets the help she needs. Good luck.
• United States
1 May 09
What is "reverse raacism"?
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@mom341 (64)
• United States
1 May 09
You are probably right. It may just end up being a learning exsperiance. Just bothers me because I would never do it myself ya know. I try to show respect for all people and just upsets me that these people treated us like that. But you are right others get this sort of treatment all the time. Just shows how messed up people can be sometimes. Thanks for the comment.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
1 May 09
"What is "reverse raacism"?" I'm not sure if that was the "best" way to phrase it, but I was trying to describe when black people judge white people based on the color of their skin as opposed to when white people do it to black people.