Hating people because of their colour is wrong.
And it doesn't matter which colour does the hating.
It's just plain wrong! (Muhammad Ali)
H.G. Wells stated, “Our true nationality is mankind.”
I'm proud to be a Canadian.
I'm proud to be a Christian.
I'm proud of my Culture and Heritage.
I'm proud of my Courage to combat Life's inflictions.
I'm proud of the Circumstances whereby I made wise decisions.
I'm proud of the Wonders in this world.
And I'm proud to be White.
Usually I steer away from controversial topics. In the following sent to me by Carolyn, I share Michael Richards comments...to which you can agree, stalemate them or totally ignore his words.
Better known as Kramer from TV's Seinfeld, Michael Richards does make a good point. This was his defence speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act. I do agree that he raises a few interesting points.
There are African Americans,
Arab Americans, etc.
And then there are just Americans.
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 racist.
You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you...so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live in?
You have the United Negro College Fund.
You have Martin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi.
You have NAACP.
You have BET.
Imagine if we had WET (White Entertainment Television)...we'd be racists.
If we had White Pride Day, you would call us racists.
If we had White History Month, we'd be racists.
If we had any organization for whites only to 'advance' OUR lives, we'd be racists.
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce...and then we have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that?
A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any colour can be in the Miss America pageant held yearly.
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 Colleges in the United States...yet, if there were 'White Colleges', that would be a racist college.
In the Million Men 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.
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange...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 running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him racist.
I am proud... but you call me racist.
Why is it that only whites can be racists?
That's why we have LOST most of our RIGHTS in this country:
We won't stand up for ourselves.
BE PROUD TO BE WHITE!
It's not a crime YET...but getting very close!
Words of Wisdom
Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud,
adopts as a last resource...pride in the nation to which he belongs;
he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies, tooth and nail,
thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.
(Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays & Aphorisms)
Be not like...the pot that calls the kettle black!
Merle Baird-Kerr...composed September 29, 2014
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