Okay, since I have a blog, I kinda want to talk about something that you really can’t talk about other places. Definitely a very controversial subject which might actually cost me followers, but what can I do? Post it quickly and ignore my blog for a couple of hours to not get a lot of the backlash.
Here we go.
Basic Psychology teaches us that we all have small stereotypical impulses embedded in our brains. For example, I have small preference toward fat people and gay people.
Psychology also teaches us that when certain ethnocentric groups come out, it just create more prejudices. I’m sort of feeling that way right now.
Not a day goes by where I don’t have to hear about the minorities in this country. What the minorities deserve. What the illegal immigrants deserve. What we as a country can’t do because it might offend the minorities. What we need to start doing to make minorities feel more comfortable in our country.
You know what? And here is where I am going to get really controversial here, I sort of don’t feel like they aren’t minorities anymore. I actually feel like we have kind of gone full circle with the minorities.
You can’t hear me nervous laugh when I say that.
You see, I understand that there is still racism in this country, but how could there not be when we so blatantly set minorities apart from everyone else. Daily we talk about how different they are pretending that we are trying to make them “equal”. And then at the same time minorities have laws protecting them from anyone treating them like they are different. I don’t.
For example, every time you apply to a job you get the tax questionnaire which asks what race you are. I always decline to answer. You know why? Because there are laws stating that an employer has to hirer a certain number of minorities and I don’t want to be passed up on a job interview because I am simply not one of them.
See, the way we are set up now in this country, if I start crying racism, no body really cares. No body cares when they say they hate white people. No body cares when they use derogatory terms about us.
But I know. I know that if a minority turns around and for whatever reason calls me a racist, I am in deep trouble. So I have to toe the line and try not to say anything controversial for fear that someone is going to accuse me of being a racist.
I have never committed an act of racism in my life, yet I have been accused of it more than once.
You see, I was born white. Which means that I am immediately entitled for some reason. It means that I am a part of some oppressive “majority” that needs to be stifled by laws, because I am natural-born dominating, discriminator.
And everyday I hear about minorities and what they deserve. No body will ever care how that makes me feel. It actually makes me feel like I am a minority.
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