Am I right to dislike white people?
The question is - Is it justified for me to dislike whitey?
Justify -http://www.thefreedictionary.com/justified - **To demonstrate or prove to be valid**
Dislike - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dislike - **To regard with distaste**
Whitey - British or of British decent (Includes Americans but they don't play a direct part in this)
I am an Indian, Hindu, Male, 19.
Disclaimer - I do not HATE whites, or dislike them on a personal level, specially since a couple of my closest mates are white. But as an ethnicity, as a group of people.. would it be justified for me to dislike them?
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This is not about just the past, what about the present. White people are making sure other white people are making it big. In the film industry, how many super famous black people do you see, compared to all the white. But, to me i think people make color the issue, they make color a reason to say on indidvidual is superior to another they give more opportunity to other races. They rejoice when toher races support stereotypes. That black people are dumb, that jewish people are greedy,
I honestly dont like people, we are so corrupt to hate and show bigotry are what we live to do. What about the curriculum of predomenately black schools vs. white. I am black but go to a white school, and my family go to black schools and they tell me that nobody cares about what they do and give little options. In my school they have 4 levels of cooking classes, they have accounting classes, tons of clubs to join, teachers that care. What also notice is that my teachers allow the black kids more freedom to misbehave and act a fool, but they make sure that their white children are acting prim and proper. Yes, you have the right to dislike any race, person or religion but hate and acting on hate is a totally different thing.
1311 days ago | Side: yes
Well, I see a lot of white people in the film industry, but they're mostly Jewish. I'd agree that Asians are underrepresented in entertainment. I don't think it's okay (oh, I'm sorry, you asked "right") to dislike white people because they are the only majority population of a country that has ever bent over backwards so much for minorities. Other races from all over the world travel to America so they can live amongst and bitch about the white man. The white man plays thought police and mutes himself, suppressing history to hide the fact that most colonist slaves were white and that Africans owned white slaves before the trade even traveled to America (Hoffman). If one white man tries to defend himself, other white men shut him up, calling it "hate speech" and removing his feedom of expression. Some white men even call it hate speech to quote crime statistics, at which last count black men killed whites at a rate of 22 times the rate whites killed blacks (FBI's October Uniform Crime Reports of 1993, cited pg. 294 of "Why Race Matters" by Michael Levin). Through government programs and scholarships, there's already an annual white to black transfer of wealth in the billions, yet whites quake when blacks speak of reparations for an institution of slavery that whites suffered as well, and evidence indicates more (both). You dislike white people cause you perpetually think they owe you more, and I dislike them for refusing to learn their own heritage, including their own sufferings. Anyway, should they ever decide to, Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist, a story about an orphan in a workhouse who narrowly escapes becoming a chimney sweep (which deformed or killed 4-year-old boys, yet they still had to beg in the streets for food). If Scrooge's question "Are there no workhouses?" has them wondering what a workhouse is, they can read the following: "They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America" by Michael A. Hoffman II, "White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America" by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, and "The White Slave: Another Picture of Slave Life in America" by Richard Hildreth. Here are some interesting links:
Also, your white school sounds like no public school I've ever heard of. If you are comparing public and private school, rest assured most whites attend public. My high school certainly wasn't as privileged as yours! If this is a public school, first of all - where? and second, that's such a major violation of the constitution that you've got a multi-million dollar lawsuit on your hands. Write to John Quinones at MSNBC and report it. He'll be at your doorstep in a heartbeat, so I expect to see your situation on TV soon.
1243 days ago | Side: No
The main seperation on this issue is ethnics mentalitiy vs. whites mentality. White people say races/groups etc. shouldn't be dislike whereas ethnics are saying it's ok to be disliked.
Yes, you have the right to dislike any race, person or religion but hate and acting on hate is a totally different thing.
1311 days ago | Side: yes
"In the film industry, how many super famous black people do you see, compared to all the white."- in the United States, there are a lot more white people than black people, therefore the amount of white superstars would be greater than black superstars.
"you have the right to dislike any race, person or religion"- That is a different issue. You may have the right to do something, but does that mean it is right? No. People can say whatever they want because of free speech, but does that mean everything that people say is good? Not at all. It is not right for you to dislike someone that you don't even know.
1300 days ago | Side: No
Of course it's right. It's not very good to discriminate them. But as you being a human, it's morally right. Werther or not anybody likes it, it's your opinion to dislike a white person. It's not really racism, it's more of a "You just hate everybody equally" kind of thing... Possibly. Haha.
1277 days ago | Side: yes
It makes no sense, but you're free to hate anyone you want =/
I can't tell you your hate is "wrong".
Personally, I think it's hilarious that people constantly (and subconsciously) sabotage themselves just to blame their misfortune on whom they hate.
Not really, it makes me sad =(
1243 days ago | Side: yes
"A man who judges by th group is a pea wit."
Just because white people in the past did bad things does not mean every white person is bad. I am Irish Catholic and I know what the British did to my ancestors in Ireland I also know what Protestants in America did to my ancestors. I may dislike to people back then but I do not dislike there great great grandchildren because they had nothing to do with it.
1319 days ago | Side: No
I didn't say white people are bad.. I'm saying it's ok for me to dislike them. You choose to only dislike the actual culprits... but their descendents are reaping the rewards built off rape, murder, manipulation, deaths, starvation etc... and 'your people' are being 'punished' because of the future they are currently in.
1319 days ago | Side: yes
There's no right or wrong to whom you may dislike if you have a strong reason there are people that i dislike but none over petty things such as attitude or personality...i dislike these people because they live disgusting(not in a dirty sense)lives. and they are really unlikeable people
1297 days ago | Side: yes
Sure you can dislike whoever you want.
However without a strong basis of reasoning it is kind of pointless to dislike someone based on the color of their skin.
Unless of course you are talking about the race as a whole, see I'm Mexican and I dislike black people. However I have plenty of black friends, but I'd have plenty more if they would all act like the friends I have. So I like some black people, just not nearly all.
1131 days ago | Side: yes
I dislike whitey because everything is a strategy, how can I keep my satus quo. I know how! Says whitey. by getting my people to come over from other countries and take the hard working American jobs and give them to my relatives. While we Americans have to just sit still and trust our government to get us out of the mess they put us in the first place. I many times do we have to go through depressions to realize that whitey don't give a ---- about anyone but themselves. Selfish, wicked bastards!
1307 days ago | Side: yes
He means it's okay to dislike a culture based on ideals but not alright to dislike a race based on skin color. For example, many of us don't like the Iranians because of their threat to the world, not because they practice Islam and have tan/brown skin.
1319 days ago | Side: No
Every nation and every ethnicity have people who are dislikeable in them. How can you make such a blanket statement about "whitey" and think that it's right? It's not all right to dislike entire race based upon propaganda as it wouldn't be right if we did the same.
1318 days ago | Side: No
I don't see what skin tone has to do in measuring a person's character (Martin Luther King). It's incredible how we as Humans overlook the complexity of this very human body and its organs, nerves centers, complex brain structure, etc. Why spend time discriminating about skin color and hating people that don't have the same complexion. But I'll tell you one thing, we are all the same in physiological and anatomical structure!
Reach within your Soul because that is truly who you are!
White to White, Black to Black the ignorant will oftentimes commit crimes against people who even look like themselves.
1318 days ago | Side: No
Well I don't dislike them due to propaganda... I dislike them because of fact. You should be allowed to do that right? Something based on fact?
Doesn't mean I dislike everything about them. lol. There's just more to dislike than to like.
Whiteys would obviously misinterpret it because they're being disliked.. but in the same way they may dislike Iranians or Arabs or Africans or Bigots or Racists or Communists... or w/e.. and it WOULD be ok for you to dislike a certain group of people for the right reasons.
1318 days ago | Side: yes
hey ass wipe :) me again. well as far as im concerned. now you can dislike me as a whitey, because, IN FACT, i abused you for your racial attack. SOMETHING BASED ON FACT?.ie;like my personal experience at the guest house and also out there in society.I live in the here and now and here and now you are calling us "whitey" and yes you are applying this label to white people, you say so yourself.and yes you also say that its because of what "Whitey" did to your anscestors. hmmmm well here and now let me say; yourve given me the right to hate, oops, dislike indians, oops, dislike you
1287 days ago | Side: No
It's not right to dislike a group based on something they cannot control. It's okay to dislike the way that white skin looks, I suppose; that's just an aesthetic preference. But to dislike white people because of their skin is wrong, because they cannot control it, and because what is on the outside of someone does not determine their worth.
1318 days ago | Side: No
In a way, I kind of understand the negative views/feelings towards white people. I have read history books written by non-whites and learned a lot about the race that I belong to. White people have tried to dominate the world, basically, throughout history. White people even subjugated and enslaved other white people. I am of Irish decent and the Irish were discriminated against by the British and, when they came to US, the Americans.
There were signs posted at public establishments, such as restaurants and pubs, that read No Irish Allowed. Employers refused to hire them because they were viewed as "lazy and drunkards". The only fields that were really open to the Irish in the US were those invovling public service such as firemen and policemen. That was because they were dangerous jobs and didn't pay well. They were considered like 2nd class white people.
But I have relatives that are non-white including cousins that are of Latino and African decent. I was taught by my parents to judge people based on their character and not skin color, religion, etc. I have passed that lesson to my own children. With each generation comes a new understanding, as long as parents are willing to teach their children respect for all human beings.
In conclusion, I think with all the communication tools we have available to us, all people should be able to find some understanding about the people and cultures that surround them. They should be able to see that there are good and bad people in every race.
1311 days ago | Side: No
no let me explain:
if you close ur eyes and hold two different hands from two different races they feel the same.
if two people from two different races lose a loved one they both cry
we are all people with differences no matter if its skin color or hair color or gender or age or size. we have the same hopes and dreams and likes and feelings.
1242 days ago | Side: No
What if there was a white man, similar in personality and looks (besides skin colour) to your black brother, for example.
Would you still dislike him then? Just because he is white?
You are only disliking white people because of their leaders. The majority. History. And propaganda.
1233 days ago | Side: No
I would say not. Just like it would be wrong for me (an American, of European descent) to say I disliked Chinese people for communism, Indian people for pollution, African-Americans for living in socio-economic constraints, it is wrong for you to dislike a people for decisions not their own.
You could dislike past decisions of the English government, potentially. You could dislike corrupt officials, oppressive systems, etc. However, disliking the people is racist, and probably inaccurate. You seem to dislike policy decisions of a government, instead.
1318 days ago | Side: No
I don't hate policy decisions of a government.
I'm looking at it from a birds eye POV. When I judge the Brits, you look at them now, their past and how they got here. I'm looking at it from my side. When you judge peoples (i.e. whites, blacks, browns etc.), you judge them as a whole... from their politics, technology, policies, laws, economy etc. everything, past and present.
So... as a Indian Hindu, looking at all of those things, should I not have reason to dislike them?
Difference with saying you dislike Chinese for communism etc. is that there wasn't terrible unjust and immoral acts done against your people. That's the biggest difference. However you're only looking at one thing. I'm looking at it all. I have reason to dislike the Chinese.. Pakistanis etc. You're telling me you think it's justifiable for me to dislike Pakistan but not Britain???
1318 days ago | Side: yes
Britain, yes. White people, no. The policy decisions of BRITAIN< yes- just like you can hate the policy decisions of Pakistan. however, putting out a blanket statement is stupid, shortsighted, and pointless. Not all Britons are the same, just like not all Indians, Pakistanis, Americans, or Chinese people are the same.
I'm American, by-the-by, which i think i mentioned before, but that's not really the point here (other than I'm not, in fact, British).
Also, past and present behaviors aren't the same. Policy, culture, and viewpoints change of a half-century, and it's unfair to judge a nation on past deeds. For instance, i might call all Indians terrible people for enforcing a rigid and unjust caste sytem- but that wouldn't necessarily be fair. Because I think that social inequality is important, should I hate all people from India? No, because that would be idiotic.
1318 days ago | Side: No
"When I judge the Brits" ... "When you judge peoples"- that is the main flaw in your argument. You cannot judge a group of people you don't know without inaccuracy. Stop trying to justify the notion that people are right to dislike other people they don't know. Its pathetic and ignorant.
1301 days ago | Side: No
Disliking is a negative value judgment, which can turn into aggression. By lumping people into such vast categories as race, gender or ethnicity you simply show your own prejudice, and you are imprisoned by it, your perspective being skin deep. One would have hoped that history of 20th century with its explosion of both prejudice and information had taught us something. We are in this world, on this planet, interrelated and interdependent. Nationalism and racism are the things that cause us most harm.
1317 days ago | Side: No
I think it'd be more accurate to say HATING can turn to aggression... But the rest of it is wrong. I don't go up to every white person I see and say he's the cause of suffering etc. cause he'll just stand there looking dumbfounded.. it's not true.
But as a group.... they are.
Nationalism and racism isn't things that cause us most harm... it's greed and violence. I don't really mind mild racism as long as there's tolerance side by side.
1317 days ago | Side: yes
Yes ok, whitey may have done what you said. But they also done a lot of shit. Based on the two, am I right to dislike them. IT's that simple. Tell me seriously. If someone gave you an icecream but punched you, you can choose whether or not you like them. I chose to dislike them because that punch was worse than giving an ice cream. It's that simple. You just can't understand it.
1310 days ago | Side: yes
it's fine to dislike someone as long as you don't broadcast it, because then it'll cause problems.
but then again if someone said i am i right to dislike indians alot of people would have taken very badly to it.
You cannot dislike a race as a whole, how is it possible to dislike such a number of people without even knowing them? To dislike based on color or culture is racist.
1306 days ago | Side: No
I'm not disliking people individually. I'm disliking the group. That means when I'm walking down the street and there are Brits.. doesn't mean I dislike them. But if you were to ask me what I thought about the British nation then I would say in general I dislike them because the negatives outweigh the positives. It's that simple. It's also opinion. With all those same factors, an American or Canadian or other people might like Brits as it didn't affect them.
So, to dislike ON colour or culture is probably racist. To dislike A colour or culture based on facts etc. is NOT racist.
1306 days ago | Side: yes
WHO THE HELL CARES!!!! You want to hate somebody, go ahead. Whatever the reason. It is your life. Do with it as you please. If you want to spend the rest of it harboring on the past misdeeds of a few limey bastards, go right ahead buddy. Again, WHO THE HELL CARES!!!!
1296 days ago | Side: No
The ideologies and general culture of white-skinned people is different for different groups/ locations. I don't think you've interacted with every group of white people. As such, you probably shouldn't discriminate against a white person on the basis of their skin exclusively.
It may be a general indicator of their social upbringing if you can ascertain where they grew up and correlate that to the personalities of white people in a specific area (with a large enough sample). That applies to everyone, of course, but if you've (hypothetically) found that you dislike all white people in a certain area, well... you know. Go nuts.
1293 days ago | Side: No
Just because some one is a certain race doesn't mean its okay to hate them. What about their personalities? Like sure, there are those annoying redneck people, but there are always those cute little girls that have a dream. They can't choose their race. It's the personality that makes it okay to dislike some one. A race does not completely define the person.
749 days ago | Side: No
and as for your fukn debate asshole and telling people to read what youve posted i have and you ought to as well maybe youll see how pathetically hypocrytical you are!!!!!!!! people excuse me for responding with backlash in this debate but i for one am fed up with people like this shit stirring head fuk who thinks the world owes him.im fed up with copping the brunt of shit for something that took place before i was even born. im sick of people like this asswipe who IS racist. thanks to wankers like kinda i have gone from being non -racist to racist and although i say this i do not directly apply it to those people who dont first offend me with racial slurs. but for the sake of my arguement in this debate i will put this one man accountable for all the ass-hole indians ive met
1288 days ago | Side: No