Because of the recent outcome of the Trayvon Martin trial, I’ve decided to post my views on racism in this country. Whenever you bring up race or religion people go berserk, so I thought I’d throw my 2 cents in and see if people get all riled up. As you know, I love that.
First of all, can we all just agree that this is a racist country? To pretend it isn’t is just silly because this country was started with a mentality of “we are superior to you.” When you enslave an entire group of people for 200 years, I think it’s safe to say that it would take many more years than that to repair the damage done to that group of people. And it’s not like once slavery was abolished everyone got along and was happy. Segregation didn’t even end until the 1960’s and we’re trying to tell ourselves that just 50 years later, black people are treated completely fairly and equally? C’MON! Just because we have a half-black president doesn’t mean racism disappeared.
I’ll be the first to judge a negative stereotype of any race I run into, but I put these people into a specific group that I refer to as “trash.” Every single race in the world has trash in it. These are the people that make society worse because they share characteristics that affect other people in a negative way and they are the reason racism exists because they keep reinforcing the negative stereotype and bring everyone down.
For example the “white” stereotype: A stereotypical white person is motivated by greed, has a sense of superiority towards minorities, and yet ignorant of the life of minorities, has a sense of entitlement, and worst of all, can’t dance. Also, let’s not forget, the trailer-park type of white trash that is really dirty, stupid and likes country music. You can find both these types on plenty of reality TV shows, which is probably why we refer to it as “Trash TV.”
These are the white people that other races hate. I do too and sadly, I know plenty of these types of people. It’s nothing but fear and ignorance, which is why I judge them as idiots. Educate yourselves for chrissake! Face it, WHITE PEOPLE HAVE IT EASIER IN THIS COUNTRY THAN THE “NON-WHITES.” That’s a fact, deal with it. I know plenty of white people that would argue with that statement, but it’s true! Whether it’s catching a cab, checking in at a hotel or browsing in a store, a white person will always be less suspect than a black person. Shoplifting taught me that.
I’m not going to get into the negative stereotypes of other races, but believe me, I’m aware of them and judge them as harshly as I do the white trash in my own race…that way, I spread my hate out evenly. Unfortunately, many people of all races paint the whole wall with the same brush, and judge EVERYONE by the same negative stereotype without considering that maybe not “all of them” are like that. It’s so annoying when people defend their racism by saying “Well, I had numerous bad experiences with the Whites, or the Blacks, or the Mexicans, or the Armenians or whoever, and I just kept coming across the same bad stereotype.” My answer to that is then YOU are the bad stereotype! If you think your negative, little experiences with a small group of a people mean the rest of the group is that way, then you are dumb…and dumb goes into the trash pile. Sorry, you’re part of the problem.
And racism isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, unfortunately. It’s an ugly part of this country and it stems all the way back to the beginning. I remember watching “Roots” when I was a kid feeling horrified realizing that that was what really happened to black people. They really don’t teach the truth about slavery in schools, and I don’t care what anyone says, black people have had it harder in this country than any other group.
Racist white people will often say that minorities act like victims, as if white people haven’t victimized every minority in their path. But of course, we’re not all bad, and any minority that hates all white people are doing the same thing that they hate, which makes them dumb too. See how stupid racism is! Jesus!
Yet, I think we also can agree that there are really good people in EVERY race too. The good people want everyone to be treated fairly and equally, even the trash. If only we could recycle the trash and turn it into something useful like Walmart (instead of just giving them a place to shop).
Sadly, I believe Trayvon Martin was assumed to be a negative stereotype of a young, black man, even though he wasn’t, and I think ultimately that’s why he was so tragically killed. There are so many racially motivated things that happen in this country and it’s because people are stupid, fearful and ignorant. It’s that simple. How can we change that? All you can do is know what your race’s negative stereotype is and NOT be that.
But unfortunately, I think white people will always struggle with dancing.
Have a great day and go hug someone from another race. After all, we all have to share this stinkin’ planet!
P.S. Zimmerman is trash!