in response to: 'The Whites' of today never created nothing Ninja. That's quite a statement you make.
Your view is limited. Do yourself a favor. Close your eyes and then open them. Tell me what you see. Do you see the Kurds? Did you personally do anything to them? Of course you haven't personally done anything. You're innocent. Right?
And by this same logic I was never a slave and therefore I shouldn't be able to tell you a story about how a coworker just last week got fired because he was black. You may be thinking, 'no, he couldn't have possibly been. You're just imagining that.' and I would understand if you thought that, if you think all whites are innocent and group dynamics don't exist or play any role in anything that happens. But he was asked to go to a trade show and he's a sales guy. He's on the phone all the time because that's his job. But a big customer saw him on his phone at the trade show (that he was asked to go to but wasn't really his job to be at) and decided to complain/police an employee of a totally different company. And because they had the power to influence, this black man was fired. Now you are innocent. You didn't do that. But someone else did and I guarantee you it wasn't a black person. And now this man suddenly doesn't have a job and probably doesn't have $5,000 in savings for this kind of scenario. He's just expected by society to always be able to bounce back and pick himself up by his bootstraps. Better luck next time.
White people never do anything wrong. They are always victims of someone crying foul. It's always everyone else's fault and responsibility. You're not responsible for US foreign policy. You're not responsible for US domestic policy. You're not responsible for anything, past, present, or future. You're innocent. You would never do such things. You don't know anyone who would. And there's nothing you could do to make things better for people who don't look like you.
Whenever black people are stereotyped and blamed it effects all of us. It's often the reason why white people visit sites like this, often to push their own ideas and "correct" black people with their superior knowledge and intellect.
And certainly, the forum at blackvisions.org wasn't taken over by racist hackers and trolls because racism is a thing of the past and black people need to hush up and work together with whites for the future and stop acting like victims. Right?
Whites aren't responsible for anything that happens to black people. Especially when black people are getting the police called on them for just basic things like working, driving, cooking, swimming, having a meeting at star bucks, mowing a lawn, selling lemonade, falling asleep in a library, trying to get into your own house when the door is jammed, pumping gas, calling your mom in a hotel lobby, playing with a toy gun, playing video games with their nephew, and the list goes on and on.
And of course I as a man, shoulder the responsibility for the historic treatment of women to the degree that I can make sure that I condemn patriarchal misogyny and intellectually contest and debate the ideas that contribute to it. There are men today who devalue women because they believe the bible. I could be like you and claim no responsibility for what other men do, but if the whole world simply sat back, sat on the sidelines, while humanity destroyed itself in so many ways... what would life be like for anyone?
When my kids make a mess do you really think I care exactly which one did what? No... they all need to clean up the house if they expect me to take them some place. In other words, they have to learn to be responsible for more than just themselves. Because where were the rest when this mess was made? Were they in some other house? Were they some other kids siblings? Were they some other man's daughters and son? NO. Because I also have to clean up after them when they don't there's no way I'm going to allow them to simply say "I didn't do it." Miss me with that logic.
Man up. Woman up. Whatever you may be. Be that. But don't cry foul when you are treated a certain way as a group when, as a group, you've done something wrong; especially when your group has wronged another group over and over and over and over and over again. Because you don't cry foul, as an individual, when you get the benefits of being part of that group. Power comes with responsibility. If you don't want that power, cool, give it here. Give it to us. We'll take it. We will be responsible for it. We will use it with no apologies for the benefit of mankind and the planet we call home. If you don't want it, give it. Puff puff pass.
You don't want to do anything to stop racism or confront other whites who have racist ideas? You want to come here and tell us what's wrong with us instead of addressing the 2x4 in the eye of your own brother or sister? But if we came to your web sites people would cry about how innocent they are. Why don't you go take down one of those nazi websites? Why don't you confront the ideas of the alt right and white nationalists? How do you have so much time on your hands that you tell another group of people how wrong you think they are? How wrong are you?
With power comes responsibility. While whites chant "white power" the truth is they already have it. But the majority of that power is in the hands of wealthy whites. The rest of us are competing for about 2% of the wealth in America while the richest 1% own half the wealth in the whole world. And if you, with the white power and privilege you have can go without even feeling this benefit then what hope does the poor black kid have whose father was locked up or killed because a white person thought he was up to no good? How many black men have gotten evidence planted on them just to support an arrest?
Give me the power and let me fix this. Give me the power and I will take away racism. I'll start locking up racists and put laws in place that punish false arrests, both the arresting officer and the person who not so innocently called the police. I'll make it easier to sue racists and make sure they get majority black juries. I'll make sure my people have opportunities but I'll lock up the ones who abuse the opportunities they have. But I'll also rehabilitate people and make sure they can survive outside of jails and prisons. And that's just the beginning. Give us the power that you clearly do not want. Let us be responsible for what America does around the world.
Not going to shoot your shot? Pass the damn ball!