|Am I racist for this?|
A white guy is chosen over a black guy for a job because the white guy is more qualified: Racist.
A black guy is chosen over a white guy for a job because the black guy is more qualified: Not Racist.
A white guy is chosen over a black guy for a job, although the white guy is less qualified: Racist.
A college scholarship based on the color of your skin: Not Racist (as long as you’re not white).
A month dedicated to the history of white people: Racist.
Black Entertainment Television: Not Racist.
White Entertainment Television: NBC, CBS, Fox, and ABC.
Anyway, you get the point. I’m sure that there were some logical inconsistencies in there somewhere. Some of those situations are judged correctly. When a white guy gets a job over a black dude simply because he is white, that is racism, or at least prejudice. When the N-bomb is dropped, it’s probably racially charged. Those network television stations I listed do have an apparent lack of chocolate in the candy dish. Here’s where you will all shit on me: when black people are shown preference based on their skin color, that’s also racist.
“But Jack, black people have been oppressed for a long ass time. We’re just trying to make up for bullshit they put up with so that they can be on an equal footing with whites in
.” Of course black people have a right to feel indignant about how they were treated. If Jesse Jackson was simply asking for equal footing, then I wouldn’t even be writing this bullshit. But what Jesse Jackson is calling for is a role reversal. He’s asking that white people be discriminated against to make up for what they put black people through. America
Saying that I should just take it, that it’s my turn to sit in the back of the bus, is as horrifying as it is retarded. You’re not asking me to have compassion, and you’re not even asking me to be a good person. You’re asking me to do what white people demanded black people to do: give up my right to be treated equally so that someone else can. Is it so much to ask that everyone be handed a square deal without anyone having to sacrifice their rights? I’m getting increasingly tired of being expected to pay for the mistakes of my ancestors, most of whom were idiots anyway.
Instead of fucking over one set of people for the benefit of another, how about we work to secure the common good? “What is the common good?” Thanks for asking yet again, hypothetical nay-sayer. The common good is that set of conditions without which there can be no individual good. My question to Jesse Jackson, grand arbiter of all things racially unjust: does that make me racist, you asshole?