--- On Fri, 11/14/08, Traci
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008, 8:09 AM
This is that email I was talking about, Jamie. Not that I completely agree with all of it, but some of it.....
To Be White
Someone finally said it.
How many are actually paying attention to this?
There are African Americans,
Asian Americans, Arab Americans,
Native Americans, etc.
...And then there are just -
You pass me on the street
And sneer in my direction.
You Call me 'White boy,'
... And that's OK.
But when I call you Nigger,
Kike, Towel head
Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey,
Beaner, Gook, or Chink
... You call me a racist.
You say that whites commit a lot
Of violence against you,
So why are the ghettos the most
Dangerous places to live?
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 Ma'uled Al-Nabi.
You have the NAACP.
And you have BET.
If we had WET(White Entertainment Television)
... We'd be racists
If we had a White Pride Day
... You would call us racists.
If we had White History Month
... We'd be racists.
If we had any organization for only whites To 'advance' OUR lives
... We'd be racists.
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,
A Black Chamber of Commerce,
And then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce.
Wonder who pays for that?
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-only Colleges in the US ,
Yet if there were 'White-only Colleges'... THAT would be a racist college.
In the Million Man 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
Who is running from the LAW and Posing a threat to ALL of society ... You call him a racist.
I am proud. ... But, you call me a racist.
Why is it that only Whites Can be racists?
There is nothing improper about this e-mail. Let's see which of you Are proud enough to send it on.
John A. Emrick
I deleted her email address and the email addresses of the family members she sent this to, I'm not going to out them for the racists that they are, they already know it, and should be ashamed of themselves. This is so fucking wrong on so many fronts, I don't even know where to start. But I can tell them all this, being a racist when you're white and have all the fucking privilege in the world and then saying those people of color (against whom you are being a racist) are being racist against you? THAT is just so damned wrong, and you are so scared that giving equal rights to everyone is going to cost you the rights you've always had. It doesn't work that way! Grow up and get a fucking clue, people, racism is WRONG!!!!!!!!! I can't be emphatic enough about that. Everyone on this whole fucking planet deserves to be treated as a human being with all the same rights and responsibilities as every other person, and it doesn't matter what color you are, what religion you are, what gender you are, what size you are, or what your sexual orientation is. It doesn't even matter how smart or stupid you are, you still deserve equal rights.