I recently found out that I am a white racist male.I now believe that I personally oppress people in minorities. It must be true as I am white and male. While I endeavor to treat everyone who I meet with courtesy and mirror the respect shown me it would seem that doesn’t matter. I am white and male so I must be racist.
The “white” values I have been raised in must be intrinsically evil. My family is not native to this land and are fairly recent immigrants. As a result of research into my family’s history I can be certain that we did not enslave or persecute any people’s. Despite my findings, just being white is reason enough to ensure my racism.
Unbelievable. If I am racist should I act like one? What things, what actions would I undertake. Wear a sheet and burn a cross? That doesn’t fit with my fashion sense, sorry. Shall I call people names and if so, what? Names that I hear come from some of these very groups of minorities? That certainly doesn’t seem appropriate. Their own exhortations embarrass me. I don’t understand why they call themselves names that they so vehemently reject from whites.
I have been in a positions in the past that have caused me nightmares to this day. On involved a group of white males in a car who tried to run me off of the road. That encounter ended when another car stopped. Good thing for me. When I was nineteen and on my way to enlist into the Air Force (and quite naive) I was expertly lured out of the bus station in Kansas City and robbed by two black males. I was equally scared by both encounters. This was the very first time I even met a black person I will say that they made a big impression.
I’m going to make a supposition at this point. Because I am white and male, then I must be racist. Isn’t that like racist me making a statement that black men are all criminals because they are the majority of inmates in prisons This no-win scenario where all white men are racist, and who are completely responsible for the woes of minorities and where minorities are entitled because of atrocities committed largely by whites mostly in the past 2-300 years sickens me. No wonder depression, anxiety, anger, bigotry and discrimination have engulfed the world.