Not A Chance!
April 12, 2007 11:21am CST
To me, it is interesting the way that Caucasians say that African Americans are racist. We never had the chance to decide to hate anyone. We are simply reacting to what has been done to us. Our prejudice came from being hated. I am not saying that this is right for us to react with hate against hate, because it makes us just as wrong as the Caucasians are. All I am saying is that we act the way we do, because you act the way you do. No one ask to be hated or disliked, especially for something as pety as the color of ones skin. This is so sick and sad. I just wish that people were mature enough to look beyond all of that and see the person for who they really are. This is the way I look at people. I don't care what color they are or anything else that hast to do with them physically, I look at what is on the inside. Are they genuine? I wouldn't care if a person was a green martian as long as their heart is right, they are my sister or brother.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I have a story to share with you. I need to pick some groceries up from the grocery store. I took my then 3 year old daughter with me to the store. As we were shopping a couple of African Americans were walking in front of each other. THe one kept calling the other "N" word. I decided to turn down another aisle to get away from them so that my child wouldn't have to listen to those words which we do not speak in our home. We finished shopping and headed up to checkout. Those two gentlemen were up there as well. The one pushed the other in a playful way. My daughter asked my why were those "N" fighting in the store. I never taught my child that word. It was a couple of African Americans that did so. So explain to me whos fault is it. How do we teach our children that it is ok for certain people to use certain words but not ok for them to?
• United States
12 Apr 07
I agree with you. I heard 2 teenage boys saying the n word to each other, and I asked them to stop saying that word. I find that it is a double standard because they will tell you it is okay since they are both black, but if I were to use the word they would be all over me. It seems like a lot of black folks have a chip on their shoulder about white folks.
12 Apr 07
I have to agree with you on this one. One of my best friends is white and she is often begging me about this question. She says that we can't have it both ways. Either everyone can say the word or no one can. I can tell you that it is not the same exact word, but it is too close to it to try to get away with that. I know for me, the first tie I was called that was about a year ago and I was ready to fight. A white guy called me that and told me to go back to Africa. Well, after praying about it, I found the courage to forgive him, but I also learned not to let people use that word to control me. To tell you the truth, I don't know why my people took up that word as endearing, maybe just to take the sting out of it. There are actually white people who are able to call black people this, it all depends on where you are coming from when you say it. Not all black people hate whites, in fact, for the most part we accept them, unless they show hate toward us. Now I'll admit that there are some ignorant black people who are still trying to wage war over the past, but for the most part, I can say with certainty, our attitude is live and let live.