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Since: Mar 12

YourMomsMouth,Ohio

#1 May 12, 2012
Is it racist? And why?
Heyo

Canton, OH

#2 May 12, 2012
I don't think its racist to be proud of your race and culture...I think it only becomes racist when pride becomes prejudice and you start to think that you and your race are superior.
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Lima, OH

#3 May 12, 2012
White pride is not racist. It becomes racist when someone takes it too far. Until then it's just pride in your heritage and that's perfectly okay. Blacks and hispanics do it. so can whites.
Jim Smith

Lima, OH

#4 May 12, 2012
Well let's have a white pride march down main st and see what happens.
pride not a good idea

Orrville, OH

#5 May 12, 2012
No matter what you call it or how well intentioned it is, white pride, black pride or anything else is meant to divide people.

What is wrong with celebrating who you are, a human being? Why does it have to be black or white, red or yellow?

I understand that DNA testing has proven that all people are link together whoever they are so why do some want to divide instead of unite?
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Lima, OH

#6 May 12, 2012
pride not a good idea wrote:
No matter what you call it or how well intentioned it is, white pride, black pride or anything else is meant to divide people.
What is wrong with celebrating who you are, a human being? Why does it have to be black or white, red or yellow?
I understand that DNA testing has proven that all people are link together whoever they are so why do some want to divide instead of unite?
i agree with you on this. However, it's perfectly okay for blacks and hispanics to broadcast their pride, but it's not okay for whites, and that's bs
I Love History

Payne, OH

#7 May 12, 2012
It might not go over well due to the history of the Anglo-Saxon "White" race and its exploitation of others. Christopher Columbus was the first to exploit Natives of the "New World" and decimated the entire Arawak population of the Caribbean. During King Philips war in the North East colonies, loyal Native American villages(AKA Christian praying towns) were completely wiped out even though they were allies of the English Colonists. African Americans were obviously enslaved, but so were whites. It wasn't until Bacon's Rebellion that a clear division was made between "Black and White". Here after, the colonies and eventually, the US became a "slaveocracy".
You might think that only other "races" other than the "whites" were taken advantage, but that's not true. The Irish were once considered savage. Matter of fact, that word originated with the Irish and thus, Indians were thereafter called savage. English colonizers invaded Ireland, scalped Irish heads, raped women and children, and Irish farmers were out of work due to the English's use of ranching and not farming. Soon after, these same generals that colonized Ireland, went on to colonize the colonies of the New World. Irish immigrants declared that they were white during the NY draft riots in the Civil War when they attacked blacks.
You might be thinking what am I talking about??? But I am trying to illustrate that there isn't much to be proud of in terms of the "White" race. The main attribute whites held and perhaps still use today is to take advantage of others. I have described in the first sentences of that. Just some other things to think about.... Jim Crow Laws, Slave Codes, Black Codes, KKK(also went against Catholics and Jews)... Manifest Destiny should also ring a bell. It declared that the US had a god given right to expand. This pushed out Indians and took over Mexican land.
I've tried to give a few examples of perhaps why "White Pride" isn't popular.
But if there was "White Pride", what would you celebrate? Sure the US became one of the quickest growing and powerful countries, but it became that due to the manipulation of others not of the "same color" or even, "social status".
I've derived most of this information from my History and Ethnic Studies courses. If you have the time, I'd recommend reading "A Different Mirror": Ronald Takaki"

Since: Sep 11

Sherwood, OH

#8 May 12, 2012
Love history - I will recommend a book for you, It's in the Brumbach Library - titled "Why Nations Fail" - can't remember the author's name. It explains why nations led by exploitative elites always lead to general poverty, and inclusive economies and politics lead to economically and politically strong nations. Ethnic origins, whether white, black, or yellow, have nothing to do with national success.
WhitePrideAllway s

United States

#11 May 12, 2012
Its ok for the black and mexican to say mexican or black pride but when white people do it its racist wtf? I'm definetly proud to be white and wouldent wanna be any other race. I'm so sick of the blacks and mexicans saying it but yet whine bitch and moan about it when white people do it get over it. White pride that's something I'm proud of and represent everyday.
blue in a red state

Waynesville, OH

#12 May 12, 2012
There is a simple reason for "black pride," "gay pride," etc. groups. They came about for the same reason as "Special Olympics" - they were a response to bolster the self-image of a group of people who were ridiculed by some in society because they were different and made to feel inferior because of something they couldn't help. They are not being anti-white or saying "we are superior to straight people." They are simply affirming their right to be treated equally.
Nobody ridicules healthy children for being healthy, therefore no psychological need for a specifically "healthy children" games. No one ridicules heterosexuals for being born that way, or denies them equal rights under the law, so no need for a "straight rights" parade. Therefore, any group proclaiming such things is not created for the benefit of a ridiculed minority but is rather another manifestation of the same ridicule and "you need to stay in your place" attitude that caused the mistreatment of the minority in the first place.
ShootHim

United States

#13 May 12, 2012
With all the border jumping mexicans and boat loads of bootlip african coming over being white u feel like a minority in some places lol
susan kilbey

Tucson, AZ

#16 Sep 3, 2012
i am of german, irish, english, french, scottish, and dutch makeup. not bragging happy to b me. not racist in any way. but blue in a red state having blac k pride events is wonderful but the time for ur feeling opressed is past due to b done. blacks can and do anything they can (president, oprah, etc) yes of course bigots will always show their idiocy and are an embarrassment to my race. i realize there are inbred back hill kkk members and such.. however i get called honky, dumb ass white bitch, white ho and put down myself by both hispanics and blacks.. it exists in all creeds and groups. btw i have a daughter who is half chicana and a half black grandson beautiful smart humans not white, black, hispanic. just human race
Blackbear

Fayette, OH

#17 Sep 3, 2012
I'm Cherokee and very proud. Be proud of your race whatever it is. I'll stand behind any race and support it. We are all differnt and should be proud of it. The past should be learnt from but not put the blame on decendents.
Justaskin

United States

#18 Sep 4, 2012
WhitePrideAllways wrote:
Its ok for the black and mexican to say mexican or black pride but when white people do it its racist wtf? I'm definetly proud to be white and wouldent wanna be any other race. I'm so sick of the blacks and mexicans saying it but yet whine bitch and moan about it when white people do it get over it. White pride that's something I'm proud of and represent everyday.
That's all good for you, but what about them?? In a predominately (majority based) white community, where are their rights? If they don't speak up for them, who is going to? When you, as a white person, are walking down the street, do you, as a white person, have someone yelling racial comments to you? Do they get to celebrate Black Heritage Month (Feburary) for the 99.9% that didn't know when it was, or even knew it was something to celebrate. NOPE... Wonder why.. Too much to take the rebel flag down and get out of ur sisters room??? How did that hit you? You also are "stereotyped" because you are of a certain race, religion, or belief.. Grow up and join us in the 21st century.
Justaskin

United States

#19 Sep 4, 2012
Jim Smith wrote:
Well let's have a white pride march down main st and see what happens.
You yourself know nothing will happen. Except it may become the new Van Wert County Fair..
that guy

Big Prairie, OH

#20 Sep 6, 2012
How about Lumpy pride, Murph?
I SEE U

Norwich, OH

#21 Sep 7, 2012
FACT: NO ONE is "pure" white - check your DNA, YOU have various skin colors in your ancestry.

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