Why White Violence? From Columbus to James Holmes
Posted in the African-American Forum
#1 Sep 1, 2012
From Christopher Columbus to James Holmes-we have over 500 years of history of white male violence. In fact, one of aspects of American history that our school history books portray well is white men's inability to use anything other than violence to achieve their goals. Given a history full of praise of,or at least with minimal condemnation of genocide,slavery,exploitation, foreign invasions,wars,degradation of the natural environment,and sexual and physical assault within the family-it is not surprising that young white men would see violence as the primary way to solve problems. President Clinton,in responding to the massacre at Littleton,Colorado,said that we must teach children to solve their problems with words rather than guns. At that moment he was leading our engagement in not one,but two wars against other,much smaller countries,ruthlessly bombing Serbia,and engaging in aerial attacks and an embargo of food and medical supplies to Iraq leading to the death of ten of thousands of people,most of them children. Meanwhile,here in the United States,we continue to kill people who have killed people to demonstrate that killing people is wrong.
Entitlement,cynicism and fear coupled with a cultural history of white male violence lead young white men to sexually assault,beat up,or kill their girlfriends because they are not receiving the sex,deference,and services they feel they deserve. These feelings lead them to commit gay bashing and racist hate crimes because they believe that homosexuals and people of color are the cause of their problems. And they lead to relentless male-on-male competition,put-downs,fights and other forms of violence because every other white male is perceived to be in the way of one's success and a potential saboteur of one's efforts to succeed. Even the use of violence-the perception that one has the right to control others and force them to do what one wants-comes from a sense of white male entitlement
#3 Oct 9, 2012
really just us. what of the chinese. before being unified they were seperate kingdoms ripping themselves apart before unifiying. of china and japan has a positive history. do i have to bring up the mongols. even them and the tatars fucked russia for centuries before they were able to fend them off launching the russian empire in the middle ages. how about the ummayad caliphate(arabs and berbers) invading southern europe in the 8th century as well as the ottoman empire with their invasions in southeastern europe including the barbary raids which lasted for centuries before ending in the 1800s. the natives in the americas was ruthless against eachother before europe got involved. the spanish was a small number of people(though more advanced) that took down the aztecs. other native groups in mexico also helped out because they were already enemies toward the actecs. the native tribes in north america were also fighting eachother before the brits and french descended upon them.white people(europeans and russians) aren't the only ones with a brutal history.
#4 Oct 9, 2012
I think you should read the US census stats and see how more crimes in murder and rape occurs by blacks and hispanics rather than by whites. I'm just taking about the US african and latin countries are in even worser numbers. I know it sounds like I'm making excuses for whites but people like you forced my hand.
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#5 Oct 9, 2012
I think all violence is WRONG REGUARDLESS of what race committed the crime. Violence is unforuntely part of the human race and has existed since God created the Earth now, ALL races are capable of being violent WHITES as well but crime is NOT always REPORTED but since our CJS is biased it focuses more on Blacks than Whites
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