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UYA Post time: 2015-4-7 20:28
So if I was "white" you would have no problem with that?
What is wrong being proud of your history ...
There is a double standard in the US, as I'm sure you know when it comes to racial 'pride'.
Given the history and white supremacist groups, being proud in being 'white' is synonymous with being a racist.
When I was reading your post, one of my thoughts were 'Didn't anyone teach you that its arrogant and racist to make better than types of comparisons?' But maybe not. As a white american, these are things drilled into our heads as not to do.
But when it comes to other races, cultures, religions, etc, its the complete opposite. My bf is native american. For him, racial pride is encouraged. He can make statements I would never dare to say.
So maybe its just a matter of perspective. What you are saying would be seen as terribly racist coming from a white person in america. There is a knee-jerk reaction when it comes to certain themes like this to call it racism. Maybe you grew up with different values where its okay to have pride in your race / ethnicity.
Personally, I hate the double-standard. Its unintentionally racist. Its basically saying that other races need some handicap in order to level everything out. I don't believe in white supremacy, so I don't see myself 'above' anyone. I treat all people the same - the way I want to be treated.
I think in some cases where racial pride has been encouraged, it just leads to more racism and separatism. I've struggled with the black community with a mixed daughter. I can't tell you how much grief she has gone through and basically told she had to 'choose' which race she wanted to be. And a choice that is not black - will mark you as some traitor. The whole one-drop rule, which was imposed by white racists, is now policed by black racists. Go figure.