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Can You Believe There Are People Who Try To Justify Racism?

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This may need to be moved to No Holds Barred. I just really needed to vent. I'm sorry if this creates any trouble, but at the same time, I'm not.


First off, let me say this right now. I'm white. (Irish and German to be exact.)


Second, I understand how things work in the US, blahblahblah white people everywhere in tv and media blahblahblah black people are oppressed, yeah, I understand that I'll never "feel oppressed" even though i'm gay and there's now law in Indiana where businesses can refuse service to gay people and whatnot. I get that.


But let me explain three things.


ONE. You cannot justify calling a white person "cracker" or "igloo" or anything listed here. The same goes for all races, but for some odd reason, I've seen a huge majority of people (mostly on tumblr) saying "white people do this" or "white people ruin everything", usually accompanied with the slur "cracker".

I find it offensive. Just as a Middle Eastern person would be offended if someone were to call them "Bin Laden".

Yes, I understand that a majority of Caucasian people have said racist things and weren't ashamed of it, and that makes that specific person disgusting. But that doesn't excuse any other race for doing the same thing to someone that's white.

Because no one should be calling another person a racial slur. Why is this such a hard concept to grasp?



TWO. There were white slaves. Yes. 

  1. You
  2. Cannot
  3. Deny
  4. That

No, it doesn't justify that America enslaved African people. But it doesn't justify the Irish being enslaved either.



THREE. My ethnic origins matter as much as yours.


I see people ridiculing people for saying they're "one third German, one third Irish, one third Danish".

Which is really fucked up, because those are different countries, each with different characteristics - just as the Koreans, the Japanese, and the Chinese have different traits and characteristics. Same goes for Algerians, the Siddi, or Moroccan or Turkish people.


So rather than ridiculing me for knowing where my people came from, why not just tell me where YOUR people came from so we can exchange stories of our cultures?

(Like how my people almost died out)

I would love for someone to go into an in-depth explanation of how they descended from an ancient tribe, or whatever their case may be - but they shouldn't ridicule me for knowing where I came from and what historical events happened among my people.



The reason I wanted to make this post?

I saw this.


Okay. End rant.

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