Thursday, March 8, 2007

JUSTIFIABLE RACISM ?!?!

Now of course, I don't see race, but knowing of past experiences the African Americans underwent, do you think that their racism towards whites if justifiable back then? Today? Is racism ever one of those things that can't be avoided?

16 comments:

stephen colbert said...

Today their is absolutly no excuse for racism from whites or blacks it is simply wrong. However, in those times I think in alot of cases it is justifiable. During that time period in many cases the only involvment black poeple had with whites involved whites insulting them or making them move to the back of the bus. For example, if nearly everytime time I ran into a person with blonde hair they insulted me I would certainly start to dislike people with blonde hair.

Loopfruit said...

In a lot of instances (not all the time) blacks are born into a tougher life than most whites are. They tend to grow up in harsher environments, with bad influences in their lives. With no respectable adults in their lives to teach them right and wrong, they might be more suseptible to a life of crime. Where as Whites sometimes (yet again..i'm not saying this is always the case) have had a better home life and at least one positive influence (adult) on their life. So when a white person commits a crime why is it not made into as big of a deal as when a black person commits a crime?-- Seeing as they as children and adults are more suceptible...shouldn't it be the other way around? Shouldn't Whites be looked down upon more, because it is not really part of their culture. I'm not saying this is exactly how I feel. It's just something to think about....what do you guys think? Does this even make sense?

Emily Osment said...

loopfruit.... I think this is a pretty interesting argument you have here! I guess I am not going to be able to argue with you very much because I totally agree with you! Why is it when a black person commits a crime, it has to be all over every news, but when a white person commits a crime, its not even close to being as big? I am not putting down the white race or anything, but their needs to be more recognition for the crimes that whites do commit, otherwise it is not a very fair situation.

stephen colbert said...

emily osment ever hear of Mark David Chapman, John Hinckley, John Wilkes Booth, and Lee Harvey Oswald. I'm pretty sure their crimes got plenty of attention. Even more recently plenty of crimes committed by white people have been all over the news. The last trial I can remember that was telivised that involved a black person (I may be wrong) was the Michael Jackson trail which hardly counts, as he is half white. But, I can also remember the Scott Peterson trail, the astronaut love triangle with the diaper lady, and the trails of the Enron executives. All of these crimes involved white people. Also just as many whites are born in just as many bad spots as blacks. Pain and suffering knows no color. This comment may have nothing to do with the origanal post, but I felt it necessary to point out to the people who posted that whites have it just as bad as blacks, or just as good. Its not what life your born into, but what you do with your life.

Loopfruit said...

Stephen Colbert-
Most of the whites that you mentioned that got a lot of attention from the media for crimes...did something huge. like kill the President of the United States for example, (Booth and Oswald) Or Attempt to kill the pres. (Hinckley Jr.) Or kill a very famous Mr.John Lennon (Chapman). Even in the astronaut and the executive cases...they are still famous people, high in society. So of course they are going to get media attention. I'm talking about the everyday crimes, not the ones committed by famous people. The white crimes that tend to get recognized are just the ones that have to do with high society people (with the exception of the Scott peterson case)

Oh and Colbert, you make a good point with the "It's not what life you are born into,but what you do with your life" thing, everyone has the choice to do what they wish. I was just trying to say that they might have different pressures in their lives than a lot of whites (not all of them) but quite a few.

~GeOrGeW.bUsH~ said...

Racism can most definentally be avoided! Anyone who is still racist today either don't understand what being racist is or they just want to blame someone else for their prolems! There is no excuse for racism in todays society! Everyone was created equil by God and we have no right to think that we are better than anyone else!

Emily Osment said...

Go George Bush! Woot Woot! You said it all! I agree with you totally! Everyone was created equal. For all you racists out there(not to be rude), get it out of your mind because you are not better than anyone. By being racist, it just shows how much better and more mature everyone else is than you are anyway!

Emily Osment said...

Responding to stephen colbert: I have indeed heard of those people, and you do make a good point! Have you read loopfruits comment under your last comment(the one that you showed me up on! haha), she makes a pretty good point too! Therefore, I agree with both of you. There is one thing that we all agree with and that is when you said "Its not what life your born into, but what you do with your life." That's a pretty darn good, well said line! That is so true because you do in fact choose what you do with your life no matter what your color is, so this is pretty much unarguable now. (unless someone else has a better quote than stephen colbert)!

PrincesseBelle&heart; said...

Stephen-you make a good point when you say pain and suffering know no color, that's so true. Everyone goes through hard times, and alot of whites grow up (for lack of better term) in crappy conditions..as well as blacks. Regardless of color, what you are accustomed to is what affects you as a person. But in the end it really comes down to what you make of yourself.

CaptainCrunch said...

I'm not sure that racism is ever truely apropriate or justifiable because its never the entire race that you truely have something against. There are always going to be those people who were brought up to think poorly about another race but most people aren't like that. Even back when blacks were slaves, not all whites had slaves or even thought of blacks as less than themselves. There were many whites who helped slaves escape. So, like i said, racism is never appropriate or justifiable because its never the entire race that you have something against.

Loopfruit said...

well said Captain Crunch. I totally agree

Benjamin Disraeli said...

Having any prejudice against a person without getting to know them is unjustified, whether its because you don't like their hair, their clothes are out of style, or for reasons having to do with the color of their skin

Rashad said...

Racism is wrong but it is accepted in todays society because black people always talk about bein slaves and all the racism towards them.

Emily Osment said...

If you have been reading the post, Han Solo, you would have realized that almost the same question was asked prior to your question. If you don't remember this question was if it was ok for blacks to be rascist towards whites, which is pretty much the same thing you posted right after this post. I just thought I would let you know that. I wasn't sure if you were totally aware!

Emily Osment said...

Oh Han Solo, The black racist post that was posted prior to yours was posted on march 8 to be exact!

Tourettesguy said...

I think that for most people, racism is something that we are not born with, but are taught by the people who influence us the most. For example, a white person from the deep south is more likely to be racist towards black people because many of the people who influence them have been teaching them civil-war era racism. Personally, my family has some older friends from Texas, who are in their 70s or 80s. These people are completely opposed to any dealings with blacks in any case. I also think that people who are raised around many different races are less likely to be racist in their beliefs.