[quote]Standard Donkey wrote:
Why do so many people view Black Pride as racism. Blacks have had to fight for everything they have gained. Yet the pride they show in being Black is racist.
I’ve been on the wrong end of black pride. Honest to goodness pumpa fist into the air black pride. Nothing like being on the ground in the middle of kicking, spitting, “black power” and “cracker” chanting crowd. I’m just as suspicious of “black pride,” as I am of “white pride.”
Edit: Quite often it seems as though black pride is centered around the notion of “overcomming whitey”, as white people are commonly seen as the origin of black oppression.[/quote]
I see a difference here. Where there appears to be a large correlation between Extreme Pride, both black and white and racism. I don’t see the correlation with an individuals pride in themselves and their heritage and racism. Where the later is a personal approach to self understanding and individual growth. Where the first is usually a result of group activity and a responce to an outside stimulus of some form.
I’m thinking along the lines that the majority population. Feel a threat to the status quo then minorities start to show self expression, pride and and desire to achieve greater things. The response to this threat may be innate in nature or a simple dislike for change.
What ever it is. People are going to have to make a conscious effort to change the way they think. This hatred for those who are different and those that choose to be different is slowly demeaning us as a people. With our level of intellegence we should not be tolerating this type of response to others.