Saturday, June 10, 2006

Article:Why White People (KKK/GOP)Are Afraid....

I saw this as one of the comments in a story on SOHH:

You ignorant hood rats and your gangs make me sick. I hate ghetto people. WHo pays for you internet bill you slum dwellers? get a life losers. i hope all the ignorant people kill each other off so the upstanding citizens can thrive and prosper in this great nation of ours. we need a hurricane katrina in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, detroit, and anywhere else stupid niggers destroyed. why dont you all just go smoke some crack, fuck a HIV-infected "breezie", shoot your guns a "some bitch ass niggers", and just bascially DIE!!!
The commment was totally off topic, the article being about the NYC thug rapper Tru Life. But, for me, this commentary by a white web surfer showed that the sentiments of the white Republicans all across the country parallel those of their old school KKK counterparts. But why do they feel this way? Read on......
It may seem self-indulgent to talk about the fears of white people in a white-supremacist society. After all, what do white people really have to be afraid of in a world structured on white privilege? It may be self-indulgent, but it's critical to understand because these fears are part of what keeps many white people from confronting ourselves and the system.

The first, and perhaps most crucial, fear is that of facing the fact that some of what we white people have is unearned. It's a truism that we don't really make it on our own; we all have plenty of help to achieve whatever we achieve. That means that some of what we have is the product of the work of others, distributed unevenly across society, over which we may have little or no control individually. No matter how hard we work or how smart we are, we all know -- when we are honest with ourselves -- that we did not get where we are by merit alone. And many white people are afraid of that fact.

It only gets better....Read the rest on Alternet

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