Truer Words Have Never Been Spoken. . as a white person i apologize As a black person, I say that you don' t need to apologize. You should not be held accountab

Truer Words Have Never Been Spoken

as a white person i apologize
As a black person, I say that you don' t need to apologize.
You should not be held accountable tor what your ancestors did. They did
bad things to people, but you didn' t. You also shouldn' t feel as though you
aren' t allowed to have problems. Just because society leans toward
favouring white people, doesn' t mean your life is perfect and stress tree
Foo chat need to feel bad for being born the race you are No one should
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User avatar #76 - bongobongo (03/13/2013) [-]
Am I allowed to say ****** now
#323 to #76 - rakoom (03/13/2013) [-]
Just to balance it out, what equivalent do we have for white people?
User avatar #342 to #323 - chucknorrisTHEGAME (03/13/2013) [-]
The general equivalent used is "Cracker"
#344 to #342 - rakoom (03/13/2013) [-]
Hm... Not that famous, and not really that insulting.
User avatar #349 to #344 - chucknorrisTHEGAME (03/13/2013) [-]
I suppose it's more well known around where I live.
And it's actually quite insulting. Slave owners coined the term " ****** " as a derogatory way of saying "negro" (Which comes form the Latin term "niger", meaning "black" or "dark"). Similarly, slaves decided to come of with a disrespectful term of their own, "Cracker", which was a shortened form of "whip-cracker", as whips were used at times to get slaves to work harder. I'm actually offended when someone calls me a cracker, because I have never owned a slave or been violent towards anyone, and don't deserve to be labelled a whip-cracker for the colour of my skin. It's also not a term white people throw around to describe each other and then flip **** when others use it (like ****** ) because that's just, well, stupid and racist.
#374 to #349 - rakoom (03/13/2013) [-]
Ah. Yes, NOW I can more properly understand it. I wouldn't want to be called a "whip cracker", which would be calling me several bad things at once. Its not exactly downgrading as much as it is calling you a true asshole.
#169 to #76 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
****** ...
User avatar #46 - jalthelas (03/12/2013) [-]
It's ok lil ***** you can do this
User avatar #161 to #46 - ilikebuttsex (03/13/2013) [-]
Love your dp bro ;)
User avatar #322 to #161 - paesani (03/13/2013) [-]
Doble Penetration?
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#367 to #206 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Perfect roll :P
#246 to #206 - unrealsurfer (03/13/2013) [-]
oh my god.........
oh my god.........
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#71 - triggathepirate (03/13/2013) [-]
Did you see those warriors from hammerfell?   
They had comforting words!   
Did you see those warriors from hammerfell?
They had comforting words!
#34 - anon (03/12/2013) [-]
"Society leans toward favoring white people"

Where's my scholarship for being white?

I get what he's saying though.
#185 to #34 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
It's called your rich dad.
#245 to #34 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Well, you have to think about it in a way like this. When people think of Black people, think about the stereotype that comes with it. Who is more likely to get a job? Even if two different people do the same work, society will lean towards the white guy just because he is white.

There are a multitude why it's much better to be a white person in society. There's no white scholarship because just being white means you have more privilege over most of the world because of the power white people have as a whole.

We're on a website that openly mocks black people (or anyone really) for doing anything remotely dumb. Why do black people get a scholarship? Because systems of power continue to hold them down in positions where they can't get out. You really think the inner city kid can just get out of McDonalds with hard work? It's not that easy.

Why don't white people get benefits? We can and we do. It's called being white.
#313 to #245 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Actually the black person is more likely to get the job. Why? Because, in America, you can sue for not getting a job by claiming discrimination. There doesn't actually have to be discrimination, you just can. Many companies avoid this by hiring the minority.

See, companies are most afraid of getting sued than anything. At least, in America, where you can sue over being retarded enough to not know "hot coffee" meant the coffee was hot.
#87 to #34 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Universities and Colleges in America usually don't give out scholarships for being certain races, those are almost always done by private groups or organizations. All though some might, the percentage is actually less than what people think.
User avatar #223 to #87 - wafflecopper (03/13/2013) [-]
Affirmative action basically.

The problem with affirmative action, why can Obama's children benefit, but the children of a widowed white woman making <40k cant
#167 to #87 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
They're are minority programs that dont allow Caucasians.
#292 - I Am Monkey (03/13/2013) [-]
MFW people tell me about what "my ancestors" did.
My ancestors farmed in Ireland and Italy, you racist **** .

I'm racist for mixing up Mexicans and Guatemalans, but you can refer to all white people collectively and fault them with some **** England, Spain and France did centuries ago.
User avatar #293 to #292 - satrenkotheone ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
Well that's true enough. My ancestors never did anything... unless you go like a thousand years back in history then they were probably farmers, vikings or... slaves.
User avatar #296 to #292 - zzzeppelin (03/13/2013) [-]
true thing.
My ancestors were normal craftsmen (except from 1939-1945)
They did nothing racist or cruel to other races or religions (except to the slaves or to the jews (and propably to some ******* )).
So shut the **** up about "our ancestors".
I'm proud to be white and German and to have such great ancestors, even if i only know about the last 3 generations of my family.
User avatar #294 to #292 - gokombwantu (03/13/2013) [-]
Its estimated that only 2% of White British people have ancestors who owned slaves.
User avatar #11 - icameheretotroll (03/12/2013) [-]
And now the ******* are telling us that we shouldn't fell bad about our races

User avatar #44 to #11 - yetiyitties (03/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #136 to #44 - bighairyfart (03/13/2013) [-]
#264 - shodaihokage (03/13/2013) [-]
I'm at the point where the concept of race is become less and less meaningful. Seriously, when it boils down to it we are all the same. Why classify ourselves?
I'm at the point where the concept of race is become less and less meaningful. Seriously, when it boils down to it we are all the same. Why classify ourselves?
User avatar #272 to #264 - aerosol ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
I think the preservation of ethnic/cultural tradition may play a role in the reason why people classify themselves.
#277 to #272 - aerosol ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
Besides, some racial culture is really interesting and educational. It's when we let that culture become a source of division and hatred that it truly threatens our unity.

Not trying to sound all high and mighty. These are just my thoughts.
#9 - pappathethird (03/12/2013) [-]
This made me very happy
This made me very happy

#7 - awildniglet (03/12/2013) [-]
I certainly don't feel bad for whatever race I am when people pull the race card. If only more people were actually like this and didn't use something that happened 200 hyears ago as an excuse for poor behavior
#310 - phsionix (03/13/2013) [-]
The thing that I always love in regard to racism, is that they ignore the fact that African warlords have been conquering and enslaving other tribes, and other cultures, since time began. And who do you think sold all those black slaves to the white slavers? That's right, African's did. And those African's had slaves of their own. Plus, slavery isn't something that is unique to blacks. Hell, a form of "slavery" happened during world war 2. The Japanese would capture the women from conquered villages, and use them as "comfort wives". Basically, sex slaves for their troops/officers. All this **** . All this horrible, inhumane ******** , isn't something that any one person, or even one race, LET ALONE skin colour, is guilty of. It's a horrible part of the human condition, where people have exercised power over others, to make their own lives easier. After all, just look at how a manager in a fast food restaurant treats his subordinates. Like they're scum, generally, because in his mind, he's better than them. It's a very human thing, to try and elivate yourself above others. Of course, this is all terrible, especially violation's of human rights, and especially any kind of destitute that is sexual in nature, such as the way women are treated in some male dominated Muslim societies (I'm aware that the Koran doesn't say this **** , but some dick-bag Muslim males have corrupted it, like, for example, the west Baptists have done with Christianity) Slavery, or forms of it, are still very real today. However, we're not to blame. And these people who whine about it, don't have a damn clue. Just because we shouldn't feel guilty of the actions of a few people, hundreds of years ago, doesn't mean we're not aware of histories lessons. Just because it's not our fault, doesn't mean we think it's right.

Anyway, I suppose that's my wall of text over with. Sorry for you tl'dr people.
#255 - cabbagemayhem ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
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#233 - jujuface (03/13/2013) [-]
And the white guy sighed in relief. Feeling no longer burdened by the atrocities his ancestors committed, he could now focus all of his energy on hating Muslims.
Now every white guy aka every guy on fj is about to release a sea of red thumbs on me. My body is ready
User avatar #236 to #233 - xxbutthurtxx ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
You are not prepared.
#96 - infinitereaper (03/13/2013) [-]
If only American society could get this...
Black History Month... History class... The Slaves... The Slaves... The Slaves....
Obama... Black President.... no... he's a mutt like me... He's just as much white as he is black. To think otherwise is true racism.

Then we have the parade of black people who think society owes them something... as if you'd rather have had your ancestors never be taken from places like Africa... I'm sure you'd rather be living there... a black friend told me that once.

"just because society leans towards favoring white poeple" ... I'm not sure how to feel about that.

The world ain't black and white, maybe Obama is but there are countless other races. All of this racist talk is nothing but delusion.
#288 to #96 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Dude, slavery and the colonization are pretty much the main reasons Africa is the hell hole it is today. If whites wouldn't have treated blacks like apes back then and exploited the hell out of them, things never would have gotten as bad. And, yes, I explicitly mean whites, because asians never were as bad about this. As a matter of fact, look up the history of Mogadishu. The Arabs back then treated the people as equal and traded with them eye to an eye and as a result the area flourished. But the Europeans and Americans never had any interest in that. They just came and shat all over the place, feeling all superior.

Seriously, this whole "slavery was good for dem people coz they got out of Africa" is some of the most ignorant **** out there.
User avatar #290 to #288 - infinitereaper (03/13/2013) [-]
You do realize slavery was common before the British or anyone else came in right?

You do realize that had there not been taken out their bloodline would have likely not gotten far right? Like not far from Africa right?

You do realize, I mean, you do realize that black slaves were often defeated enemies sold into slavery right?

What I'm trying to say is... I actually know what the **** I'm talking about anon.
#308 to #290 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
See, it's your second point (and the second paragraph of your original post) I totally disagree with. It makes it sound as if the people of Africa are innately inferior. That's why I gave Mogadishu as an example. They got pretty far exactly because the Arabs viewed them as more than mere slave material. But the Europeans never gave them the chance. They had no interest in cooperating, they viewed them as inferior and that was it.

And that's why I hate this "They'd rather live here, than there" argument, because the colonization damaged the continent lastingly. We'll never know what really would have become of Africa if things went differently (i.e. more cooperative), but simply assuming it would be as backwards as it is today (or as it was some centuries ago) just seems ignorant to me.

And, yeah, sorry for lashing out. Wasn't the best way to express my views on a subject that's actually important to me...
#319 to #308 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Afirca's different in that they live on a hell hole where everything wants to kill you. Africans couldn't do well on their own for that reason. Saying the colonies ruined it is silly - look at the rest of the world up to the point of the colonization. Europe/Asia were basically separated but they still advanced on their own. Also the colonized part of Africa wasn't anywhere near ALL of Africa. Plenty of whites in the south.

Asians, esp the Jap and Chinese, are racist ***** (as a whole, not the exceptions) who hate the **** out of ANY other race so much they don't even interact with them. Or marry them. Still. They offered no assistance to anyone but themselves throughout history - still did pretty well in advancement.

In this world, it's not who oppresses who. It's who advances fast enough on their own to steal information and power from others. Africa advanced too slow and got left behind.
User avatar #371 to #319 - infinitereaper (03/13/2013) [-]
Maybe, but what if Japan never lost the war? Things probably turned out better then they would have had the military factions taken over. My point is that geopolitically you never truly know, so lets say Africa was never touched by anyone--it coulda been in worst shape just as much as it could have been in better shape.

And I'm speaking largely about America and slavery--the colonization you speak of has little to do with the U.S.
#328 to #319 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
You're wrong about the state of colonization - by the early 20th century almost all of Africa was de facto colonized.
User avatar #291 to #290 - infinitereaper (03/13/2013) [-]
Furthermore this has little to do with my original point.
User avatar #117 to #96 - Necrophelia (03/13/2013) [-]
This is kinda true with the natives in Canada. They think that since their land was taken from them, they can strut around demanding that the government gives them money. Millions of dollars that could help EVERYONE in Canada (medical care, military, etc) goes into a bunch of drunks and druggies. They dont pay taxes, they get free money. Practically treated like GOLD just because of the ******* treaties
#165 to #117 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Yeah man how dare they demand recompense for land that was wrongfully taken from them.
#320 to #165 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Except the land wasn't taken from them, it was taken from their ancestors.

Your grandfather shot my grandfather and called him a ****** , give my 15 million compensation.
User avatar #134 to #96 - karson (03/13/2013) [-]
yeah, they try to say media and society leans towards white males, but it seems to me to be the exact opposite.
for example, the shooter in the trayvon shooting case. he was half hispanic, and half white. the media actually whitewashed his skin in his mugshot and released that as his picture to make him more white, and pretty much called him a white man even though he was mixed.( but for trayvon, they used a picture of him when he was 8, when at the time of the incident he was dressed like a thug and had a grill in his teeth.) obama is mixed too, but because his is the president, he is black.

TL;DR: mixed race people who do something bad are white, while mixed race people who do something good are black, (hisapanic, etc, you get it.) either way, white people are ****** .
#104 - greenthegunstar (03/13/2013) [-]
Finally a fellow black who gets it!
User avatar #102 - DiabloStrawhat (03/13/2013) [-]
In second grade, we learned about the slave trade, and our teacher had us simulate conditions by all getting on the floor side by side, and one by one she'd say "okay, you and you are dead, now they toss you overboard" and they would leave the group and it would continue until everyone was dead and we continued with the lesson. I hated myself for being white for years afterward.
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