"We need to rethink what is racist and who can legitimately call whom racist," Swain said, citing the argument that blacks can't be racist because racism requires power.
That is the stupidest thing I have read. This is just another person excusing the black community for the way they treat people. Another excuse of how only white people are racist. She is even black and she is making excuses. Sad .
What do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Sep. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by StefanieN84 at 10:47 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:53 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by amyrw at 10:55 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by 07upsydaisy at 11:02 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
If racism requires power, (I'm not agreeing with this) basically a poor white person could NOT be racist, but a wealthy powerful black person could be. A homeless person could not be racist, but anyone in middle management could.
Following that, there are many black people in positions of power; President Obama, Condi Rice, Oprah, Colin Powell just to start. There are black mayors, city councilmen, business owners, CEOs, police, and plenty of managers at various levels.
If her statement is true, that alone proves blacks can be racist. Therefore, her statement contradicts itself.
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:03 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by vbruno at 11:14 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
mancosmomma -- So true
Funny thing is she herself is a professor and has a PHD
Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Of course non-white people can be racist. What I think I find more annoying is that anyone would deny that some of Obama's opposers are just plain racist. Here in Arizona we have had people show up outside of his recent public speech carrying guns, clergy praying for his death and (I know I can't prove this to anyone..but) I have heard people my dh knows talking about how upset some people are about having a black man as president. I spoke to an old classmate around the time of the election and she actually stated to me that she was upset that she was being 'forced' to vote for a black man (she was even less interested in voting for McCain/Palin, not sure how to interpret that one).
Answer by honeyb3 at 11:50 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by honeyb3 at 11:51 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Sep. 18, 2009
Next question overall
REALLY, REALLY, THIS IS MY JOB TOO, LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE??