Friday, July 27, 2007

Welcome to the Racism Today blog

Welcome to the blog and thank you for visiting. We have created this blog to show and point out incidents that prove just how racist the world still is. We're hoping through this blog that the world can change and get better for everyone. We also want to bring to the attention of everyone, but mostly white people, that racism still exists.

From ADL.org:
"Racism has existed throughout human history. It may be defined as the hatred of one person by another -- or the belief that another person is less than human -- because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person. It has influenced wars, slavery, the formation of nations, and legal codes."

Just so everyone knows, I'm a white male in my mid-twenties that wants a better life for his future children and wants the world to be a better place for everyone. I hope this blog can help.

If you find any stories that interest you about race, racism, please post a comment on one of the posts on this blog. We will all appreciate it.

Update: A little more clarification for this blog. Since mainstream media doesn't seem to cover a lot of incidents that happen to non-white people that's what I try to cover. I apologize if anyone is offended by that. Obviously I don't catch all of the racist incidents in the world and I post what I find. If anyone finds things that they feel should be posted please post a comment and let me know.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

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fed-up said...

just a few things that bug me..

* blacks (section 8)wish to move anywhere without discrimination
- blacks ruin every neighborhood they live in. you say otherwise...please.
- blacks would kill/rob/rape any white person in or around any "all black" neighborhood (from now on to be referred to as "hood")..you say othersise...please

* blacks want equality with regards to city and county hiring.
- have you been to the post office, county/city hall, DMV, any transit authority lately....hmm, seems very one sided towards the blacks to me..

* education, lets lower the standards for the minority areas
- do your friggin homework and put the guns away at 13 yrs old.
-i've never heard of the "white college fund" white people struggle with money also.

i have tried not to be racist, and blocked at every curve by angry black people calling every one else racist.

fed-up said...

i doubt the blog owner has the nuts to publish negatives...if you do put me in, congrats! you really do wish to be controversial, and hear all views

Tim said...

fed-up, you say you have "tried" to not be racist, but thats what you are you sorry sad excuse of a human being. People like you we don't need here on this planet.

Anonymous said...

What would help america is if everytime a white person did something they weren't scrutinized or scared of being accused of being racist. The media also needs to help by not only posting negatives. If all you see on the news is the negative about race relations then of course you will have negative feelings. There are many many white people who love and accept people of ALL races. Do you read about this? Do you hear these stories? No. Instead you find websites like these that want to "change the world" but only insight anger and hatred. There are whites that hate blacks, blacks that hate whites, asians that hate whites, muslims that hate blacks.....but there are also lots of people in this world that love regardless of race and treat all people with respect.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

First off i have no desire to move out of any section eight because i have never lived in one. If there wasnt so much discrimination against blacks then there wouldnt be such a need for so many black college funds. and another thing if you haven't noticed mr.fed up,,,black children arent the only one who walk around with a gun at the age of 13, maybe you would also like to discuss your fellow white children which are carrying around drugs in their "christian" academies lets not keep this one sided educate yourself. does colombine ring any bells to you??

Anonymous said...

(It's about time someone said it.

)

Proud To Be
White

Someone finally said it.


How many are actually paying attention to this?


There are African Americans,
Mexican Americans,
Asian Americans,
Arab Americans,
Native Americans, etc.


...And then there are just -
Americans.




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You pass me on the street
and sneer in my direction.


You Call me 'White boy,'
'Cracker,' 'Honkey,'
'Whitey,' 'Caveman,' ...And that's OK.




But when I call you Nigger,
Kike, Towel head,
Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey,
Beaner, Gook, or Chink,
...You call me a racist.




You say that whites commit a lot

of violence against you,
so why are the ghettos the most
dangerous places to live?


You have the United Negro College Fund.


You have Hispanic History Month.


You have Martin Luther King Day.


You have Asian History Month.


You have Black History Month..
You have Cesar Chavez Day.


You hav e Ma'uled Al-Nabi.


You have Yom Hashoah.


You have Kawanza.


You have the NAACP.


And you have BET.




If we had WET
(White Entertainment Television)
....We'd be racists.




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If we had a White Pride Day
...You would call us racists.




If we had White History Month
...We'd be racists.


If we had any organization for only whites
to 'advance' OUR lives,
...We'd be racists.




We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,
a Black Chamber of Commerce,
and then we just have the plain
Chamber of Commerce.


Wonder who pays for all those?


If
we had a college fund that only gave
white students scholarships
...You know we'd be racists.




There are over 60 openly-proclaimed
Black-only Colleges in the US ,
yet if there were 'White-only Colleges'
...THAT would be a racist college.




In the Million-Man March,
you believed that you were
marching for your race and rights.


If we marched for our race and rights,
...You would call us racists.




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You are proud to be black,
brown, yellow and red,
and you're not afraid to announce it.


But when we announce our white pride
...You call us racists.

!


You rob us,
carjack us,
and shoot at us.


But, when a white police officer
shoots a black gang member
or beats up a black drug-dealer
who is running from the LAW and
posing a threat to ALL of society
...You call him a racist.




I am proud.


...But, you call me a racist.




Why is it that only
whites
can be racists?
There is nothing improper about this e-mail.


Let's see which of you
are proud enough to send it on...

Scott Winter said...

Why is my town full of pakis? I am fed up and I challenge any paki to come to me and argue why they should be in Stockton.
My house number is 10 and my postcode is TS17 7HA. As pakis are stupid they will have difficulty finding me, hahahaha.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous (proud to be white guy), If you look back on all the things that white people have done to these different races, you will understand why we have days for celebrating them. i get what your saying, why don't we have a holiday for Whites? All the other races deserve to have a holiday, they worked hard. All those holidays are celebrating times in HISTORY. we don't have a special day in history, because whites did nothing for blacks, nothing for any race in history.

And really, Kawanza? That is just there idea of Christmas! For goodness sakes! They can't have a holiday for family and friend with out some white guy calling them raciest?! What is wrong with you?

Anonymous said...

Fed-up -
please! The only reason a black 13 year old would carry around a gun, is because they are scared that a man like you will try to hurt them!

jimmi quidd said...

to the wole proud to be wite you point out that blacks call people cracker and white slang and your angry cuz we cant say nigger

1. we've been saying that loonger then they have called us cracker

2. we've always had a white president we've recently had a black president
3. you say blacks kill eachother in the getto yet if white folks are so great why don't we try to make peace with em instead of kill em off alot of em commit murders but judge the person who is commiting the crime not the color they may have martin luther king day but we've had every day befor and after that they get one day we get the rest6
they have united negro college fund so what it used to be the blacks couldn't even go to school so let em have it you know what you seem to say that your angry i can understand that but instead let us remember black people didn't start racism in America white people did

let us eliminate racism and fear and you say black people start wars in the street white folks start wars about religion i'm white and native American and Irish but i can admit when we fuck up in order to fix our future though we must fix our past and by the way America does have a organization of only whites its called the KKK and guess what pretty sure there racist

Anonymous said...

you guys are honestly retarded...how is it possible that u think that ur smater than other people... wat do u do for a living... i would just like to point out that our president is black and he has accomplished more than u will ever do in your backwards redneck life... the only reason ur angry is because ur worried that black people will take your jobs because u would rather sit on your asses and be a fuckin idiot and make white people look bad... its not our fault ur grandfatrher was stupid and couldnt do anything without slaves...if ur really that stupid that u think that ur better than black people than that just proves how stupid u are.., by the way this was a white person

Naomi Returns said...

I think in order to properly address issues around racism we should all acknowledge that we are all in fact racist. It is impossible when we define an identity that we do not become racist within that definition. So what is the big deal around racism is it not as natural as being skinny, obese, or any other label that is thrown at us by society. Should we not rather embrace the fact that racism is here to stay? However on the other hand can we stand around, condone or accept unfair treatment of others based on superficial differences such as colour, ethnical differences or ANY other boxed definition that is used in society. What about equality even though equality by its very existence is problematic. Fairness is relative to each individual’s world view and experiences. So what is equal? See the problem. Racism is not going away; it will always exist as long as there are differences in humanity because (just to point out the obvious) no two people on this planet are alike. The point I am trying to make is that even though racism is part of human existence that cannot be eradicated it is also an evil, just like rape or murder is something which exists in humanity so does racism. I have just gone from comparing racism to any other label like obesity to calling it an evil just like rape and murder. That is because racism is not just a label it goes to the very depth of human existence and it is not superficial. Why? Let’s use the following example: someone that wishes to believe that there are people who are ‘naturally’ inferior to others, adheres to a feudal system mentality. The big issue of superiority versus inferiority is one that is rooted in evil because it is those that are the societal privileged either through birth or by acquisition of wealth, who are the superior forces in the world. To be superior means by its very definition that there is an opposite side to the scale and that is inferiority. Most privileged persons consciously (and some cases subconsciously) choose to, subjugate those that are not as privileged, into being inferior therefore crowning themselves superior to others. Persons in society that are not privileged are generally the most vulnerable. To want to wilfully subjugate those that are ‘naturally’ vulnerable is an evil; one can use the analogy of the cruel treatment of a defenceless animal to paint a clearer picture. This is why racism is an evil. The very notion of racism is pivoted on unjust and unethical practices in humanity. Yes we are all racist because human history has painted a distorted picture of the world in our minds. We have to therefore consciously try our utmost to fight the inner racism that exists within all of us. How do we do this? Next time you feel threatened (by threatened I mean uncomfortable by someone else’s presence) in any shape or kind by another person, ask why you feel threatened by this person. Is your perception of this person based on a distorted world history or is this person a true threat to your existence.

Anonymous said...

I just have to let everyone know that I moved to Washington, D.C. 2 years ago for a court reporting position and the black court reporters have treated me so badly. I am not a racist at all. I have tried to be friends and actually thought that I had broken through the barrier with my office mate. But then I found out my office mate was conspiring with all of the other black reporters and accusing me of things that weren't true. I couldn't believe it when I was accused of walking too fast therefore I must be on drugs. I was devastated! My son had been to Iraq twice and now he is in Afghanistan and somehow a rumor was started that it was a lie. They tried to say that I was unfriendly and that I wouldn't say hi to them when I would pass them in the hall, when I know that I did. I am not the kind of person who would ever not say hi back to someone who had said hi to me. So when you speak of racism, it works both ways. I am the perfect example of black people disliking me because I am white. If black people want to promote anti-racism, they need to look at themselves and realize it works both ways and stop treating white people badly.

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone,
I would like to begin by saying, I am a white male. I am 26 years old. I grew up in Va, and have been around racist my whole life. I would also like to note, I myself am NOT a racist, however that brings me to my whole point of posting this comment. First of all, I want all black people to know this, I am sick and tired of hearing about how bad you have it in this world. The other day I was in a court room, and the judge let a black woman, walk all over his ass, Im talkin about cussing, and hollaring, and everything, because she got a speeding ticket. Needless to say, she claimed racism, and her ticket got dismissed. Well, that pisses me off. All white people, if they were to do that, they would have been thrown UNDERNEATH the damn jail. It is first off, NOT FAIR. So I dont appreciate when I hear a black person talking about racism. And that leads me to my second commment. The black community of America think that white people have done all these bad things to them, and its all because we are racist, and what not.. Well honestly it makes me fuckin sick to my stomache. Not only has slavery and, racism been drove into the damn dirt already,(mainly to just get your way), but, it is over with, and has been for almost 150 years. In other words, GET THE FUCK OVER IT. And not only that, but, Why are black people even blaming white people for slavery? Granted, Yes my ancestors used black people for slavery, and yes, it is a very terrible thing, and I would never personally approve of such things.. But I honestly think the black community of today should take a few things into consideration. The first and main thing being, Black people of Africa are and were the main reason black people were enslaved to begin with! Yes, black people of america, I want you to go to your local library and get a history book and read it. Please. Im sick and tired of hearing about poor old pitiful black people... it makes me sick, so please stop it. You did it to yourselves.. Africa sold you all to america as slaves, For GUNS.. thanks, im out. Have a nice day.

ummmm said...

well... i have a half white half black mother and a black father. my SKIN color is perfect lol. i lived in Europe and traveled all parts of the world. im only 20. i have gotten racist things said to me from every race you could imagine! whites say you're a N***** and blacks call me an Oreo or yellow lol. the only place I've been called these words was in AMERICA!!! i lived in Switzerland, and visited Germany for some time. NEVER NOT ONCE WAS I LOOKED AT AS N***** OR OREO. if they had any discrimination against me it would have been because im an AMERICAN FROM AMERICA. "you live you die. everything in between is LIFE. so live it and don't give in to something you don't believe in(Racism) ;)

Ms. Chavelle said...

Female, BLACK, 25- An upstanding citizen of OUR Country

People fail to realize the History of this country. Blacks has always had a foot on there neck. Blacks have been beat, hung, in slaved, raped, lied to, and led a stray. Im not making excuses for the action blacks take but it has had impact on it. Whites have always had a upper had on all the other races, period.

It was mentioned that blacks rape, carry guns and are very dangerous people. Really, when it was a learned behavior. HISTORY People. Blacks, any race for that matter, learned how to be really neagtive. but it is up to that person if they are going to continue in history.

But i have a question.... Why is that white people think that every one is on welfare but them?
Facts show that Whites are on welfare just as much as any other race.

Maddi said...

I am white, born here in the US and lived in the same small town my whole life. My boyfriend is from Veracruz, Mexico and has lived in the US for almost 9 years. When we go out on dates or even just to the grocery store, people stare and point and I often catch them talking about us as we walk by. People assume that he got me pregnant or that I am helping him gain citizenship (which he already has) and it absolutely frustrates me that we can't just be together because we love eachother. Red or yellow, black or white, we are all human, we all have the same insides and we are all created equal. I am no better than the next person as they are no better than me. I love him because of who he is, not where he comes from. In the beginning of our relationship, he was afraid for me because of what people said about us. It hurt me, and it still does, that the things that people say could have broken up our relatioship. Someday this counrty will no longer be predominantly white and hopefully people come to their senses and realize that your race doesn't make you any less of a person. I try to tell him not to take it to heart but I can see that it still hurts him. I am in love with the most wonderful man I could have ever imagined. He makes me incredibly happy, he can make me laugh like nobody else can, he is my best friend in the whole wide world and he has completely captured my heart. That is what is important to me.

Anonymous said...

We have black history day because whites enslaved blacks not cause we are racist

arbitqubit said...

Maddi : I totally understand your situation. But it is not just one country, instead as Naomi Returns points out, most people in this world are racist. I hope we will get rid of this problem some day. It is not just the race that divides people but also gender, money, nationality etc. I have experienced these prejudices in real life and can totally connect with you. One major problem is that most people don't go out of their comfort zone. One person who has spent his entire life in his country with his "own" people might not know what it's like to be a foreigner. and while you may think that you're superior in your geographical area, in another country, people might think you're inferior.

Here're some thoughts on this issue -

http://arbitqubit.wordpress.com/

thomas said...

I really do think that racism is for uneducated hillbillys that cant get outa the past. Im a 14 year old freshman in wisconsin. Racism is almost unheard of here. Really people. Your all pathetic. To hate somebody because of their skin color is absured. (i cant spell for shit) i have to asain brother in laws. And they are the best brothers i could ask for! There is nothing different about them. They are also living and breathing human beings. Anybody with a functioning brain shouldnt care if there skin is dark. Why do we (whites) wish to be tan in the summer? Should i treat tan people different? There skin is darker than mine? So does that mean somthing? No! Other races skin has changed because of the climate, or region they lived in over a course of millions of years. It is not a defect. And who the fuck cares about relgion. Religon is all different. Each one started with one nutcase spreading bullshit. As far as im concerned, there is no "god" or "gods". We are simply walking chemistry labs put here by the act of science. So really. Any racist asshole out there, get off your high horse, look around, and realize whats comin out of your mouth sounds uterlly incompetent. Long story short, your all a bunch of self concieted brainwashed assholes.

Danielle said...

Im black and 15 and I am taking AP European History. I've learned that the Europeans and white people have ruined societies and cultures including the Africans, Native Americans ( Northern and Southern) and even their own societies. Racism is not a black -white thing. Everybody wants to blame things on white people because of their past and the hatred that destroyed and built nations. Even America was created with racism. I have been called a nigger before, I have been called an Oreo from my own people and I know that being judged hurts. I understand that today and white person was born and he did nothing to be called racist by a person of color because of something that his ancestors did YEARS ago.

That being said, people are still ignorant today and want to blame everything on another race. The only way racism will stop is if...

Our Media Changes. Black people will not be represented by some drunk negro on welfare who is clearly not educated in any form and is making a fool of him/herself for everyone to see. White people will not be viewed as dumbass rednecks with no form of education who is racist and lives in a trailer. Indian people will not be represented as some rural tribal people who smoke, paint faces, sit around a fire and yodel all day. Mexicans will not be viewed as drunks who only know how to do a hat dance and be dirty mechanics. Asians wont be viewed as lowsy drivers who are either really smart or work at a nail salon and can barely speak any English...... well you get the picture.

Another thing is don't talk about that conservative Christian shit because thats a load of bologna. If you are Christian, you are taught to love EVERYBODY. God loves everyone too. Don't be one of those retards who blame their beliefs on the Bible. Show me the passage where it says interracial couples are disgusting, or you should be afraid of black people because they are dangerous...

I could go on and on like this but instead I will leave you with a sociology, physcology, and theology book. It's so funny that humans are the only species that can't figure out their own species.

Deuces you guys and think about it.

about blank said...

I seen it.

I.m A GA. CRACKER. born 1955. I grew up in the south. I seen the marches, watched the Fires. and heard all the Threats from black and whites. is this what it was for, so white and black can ware their pants down to there knees. the grab there nut sack. while axing you some thing