[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
I think what this guy did is wrong, so please dont take this the wrong way. What if this was the other way around? A black man not wanting to marry a white man and black woman, or a black man and white woman, take your pick. Would this even be reported on? Racism goes both ways. We only hear about the racism that the white man perpitrates.
You can’t be serious. After all of the hell surrounding Rev Wright, you think people would ignore this if a black man wouldn’t marry an interracial couple?
I live in the south and I never saw mixed kids being treated any different than anyone else. Hell, if anything, mixed girls were often the finest girls in the class.
Shit, until Wesley Snipes hit the scene, El Debarge and “beige brothers” were getting more ass than anyone else.
I have to agree with you that mixed girls were some of the finest girls in the class. My wife is one of them.
Rev Wright was using a pulpit to spread racism under the name of Christianity. The same can be said for the KKK. I get very angry when people spit hate from the pulpit in the name of God.
Lets remember the quote from Ray Nagin about a Chocolate City. Did that really matter to everyone? It came and went 2 days later, and he is still the Mayor of New Orleans. If a white mayor would mention a Vanilla City he would not be the Mayor much longer.
So, historical references and slow social change are all foreign concepts for you? Wait, let me guess…you see no difference in society and racial issues in terms of say, 1990 to 2009?
While things may be more equal right now than at any other point inn this country’s history, for anyone to truthfully have the opinion that ALL vocalizations of racial preference are completely the same is a little naive and not even worth further discussion.
If you see “Chocolate City” on the same level as denying two people from spending their life together, so be it.
For the record, New Orleans sure as hell ain’t “vanilla”. Maybe Rocky Road or Napoleon.[/quote]
Well said X. I dont think it is equal in any stretch of the immagination. I hope one day it is.
We all need to work together to make this country a better place.
Just so you know my daughter one summer was at the YMCA day camp. She would come home crying almost every day. 3-4 times a week. I would ask what was wrong, and all she would say is the kids and the councilors were making fun of her. I went up there one day to see what was going on. No one could give me a reason what she did to get made fun of. The councilors were teenagers just watching children. 95% of the councilors were black. When I talked with the head guy over the camp he told me my daughter needed to grow some thick skin. He was also Black. It really hurt my family to see my daughter go through this. I now have more of an appreciation, even though it is not the same, of what you all have to go through every day. My daughter’s and everyone’s children are the next generation and I really want this to change. It is going to be hard.
Sorry for the story.