I'm starting this conversation on several forums trying to get some oppinions from a multitude of people. I just like discussions Alright, this is basically a vexation when it comes to the view of race issues in the United States. This annoyance comes both from the Black Community and White. Each group is full of ignorant individuals that do nothing more than hurt the overall health of the entire nation. First, I'll take the more popular act of bashing white people when it comes to racial issue before I tackle the views and actions of blacks on the matter. One of the biggest things that irks me when it comes to racist white people is the fact that most of them are just plain funny. I die laughing when I see interviews of guys on welfare sitting in the back of their trailer drinking a beer while saying that Tiger Woods shouldn't be allowed to play because he's black and that Golf is a white sport. Similar comments have been said about hockey and NASCAR. Another one is the "Why don't you go back where yall came from." is a comment that almost makes me laugh. They really can't go back because well... they were born here. Where the hell would they go? Not to mention the fact that most Africans were sold as slaves by other blacks in Africa. So you're basically telling someone to go to a country that they've never been before to live with a group of people that hated them enough to sell them in the first place? How idiotic is that? Plenty of other issues as well. Employers not hiring people because of their race or creed are only hurting themselves. If someone scores 97 on a test and another scores 90 but the one that gets the 90 gets the job because he's white while the one that scored 97 is black well... you're only hurting the position by not filling it with the most capable set of hands. Now... here comes the "unpopular" part of my views. And it's actually lengthier because people are more familiar with the white on black racism than they are about the other side because it's taboo in our society to talk about things like this. But... I don't really care. Affirmative Action... yeah... those two words that make a lot of Black People very hypocritical. A man once said "If the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall." And in case you're wondering who said that, it was Frederick Douglass a great man. Affirmative Action hurts America just as much as racist employers. Why give somebody a job even though they didn't prove to be the absolute best out of the people that applied? What sort of logic can possibly govern such thinking? It's wasteful, that's what it is. Something else that hurts blacks is very limited thinking when it comes to racial issues. A lot think that racial problems, in the US are extremely bad when it comes to blacks being mistreated just because of race. I'm sorry my friends... but you're wrong. You are dead wrong. In many parts of the world, people of color are extremely mistreated. All over Europe during football games you see black players being pelted with bananas on the field while entire stadiums do monkey chants whenever a black player touches the ball. They are spit on while they're on corner kicks, they are beat if ever found in public and you see entire sections at those games where people hang black rag dolls by ropes and wear swastikas on their clothing and wave the flag. Now this isn't just.. one or two people or even a few dozen people mistreating blacks. It's entire stadiums at times. Thousands of people doing things such as that. Now answer me this... is there any possible chance that blacks can be treated like this in the US today? There is absolutely no chance. Yes, there is violence, there is mistreatment and a lot of wrong things happen and they always will but absolutely nothing to this degree. I have personally experienced a helluva lot more racism and general abuse by the government in my life than almost every single black in the United States. I was born in Romania while it was still a communist country. My parents came to the US because if they wouldn't... they'd be dead. Tell me, does any single black family have to worry about anything such as this in the US? There is a lot more black on white racism than there is white on black right now in this country. I'll give an example. I was in English class and we were reading a story. I was reading aloud and I came to a word. My teacher stopped me from reading and told a black kid to continue. I raised my hand and I asked why she stopped me. She said that I wasn't allowed to read the word "[Censored]". I pointed to the kid and asked "Well she's about to say it." Her reply was... "Well she's not white." Following was a very long (yet civil) debate on the matter. English class turned into debate. I stated facts. I asked why I didn't couldn't say the word and she said that white people shouldn't say it for what they did to blacks. I kind of smiled and I won the argument. You see I'm not American (on paper I am but anyway). I was born in Romania and my ancestral ties are to gypsies. Even though I look white to the rest of the world I'm not considered white because of the fact I have gypsy blood in me. And I asked how come blacks today couldn't just let go. She said that two centuries of slavery can't be erased so quickly. Well honestly... I don't understand that. Gypsies were slaves for two thousand years throughout SouthEastern Europe. The work was ten times as difficult, the cruelty was way surpassing any that blacks went through in America and women weren't even looked at as women. They were used as concubines. Not only that but we were right under Jewish people when it came to races of people killed and captured during the Holocaust. Numbers as high as 500,000 and 600,000 people were captured and/or killed during the Holocaust. Yes, I'm angry, yes, if I met a person that helped with that I'd punch them in the face. But do I feel any hate for the present German people? Present Turks? No. It's done, it's over with and it's a totally different group of people. Why can't so many blacks do the same when it comes to "the white man"? Want me to tell you why? Alright, here's another part that pisses a lot of people off. I think a lot of those are lazy. I go to a school where I'm usually the only white guy in the class. I have 3 AP classes and I've talked to them about racial issues. All of the students in the top percentage of the school overall don't really think that blacks are really being mistreated yet if I ask one of the kids with a 1.7 GPA he'll be more than happy to tell me how he's being held down while at the same time a black guy in my class has an overall 4.7 GPA, he's on the football and basketball team and has been granted a 4 year scholarship to UF. Full ride, he has to pay for nothing. He's even getting free housing. I'm just really getting tired of people complaining how much black people are being mistreated and they ignore everything else about racial issues. And what really irritates me is the blacks that expect you to bow your head in shame when talking about slavery. It's done, get over it! Note: I, by no means, am I generalizing. Every time I talked about something about a group of people, be it black or white, I was referring to only that specific part in the group. I am looking forward to what everyone's got to say. But please try to remain civil. I was able to debate with an entire class of African American students and a teacher and not one time did any one of them get angry or violent so please... if you think you're unable to remain civil just don't post. This goes to anyone reading this. Thank you.