Now that I'm back from throwing up, I'll continue with the REAL story.
In Philly last week, the Philadelphia Magazine ran an article written by author and Philly resident Robert Huber, in which he told how he FEELS in certain parts of the city. But he made two serious mistakes. First he actually said that black people in certain areas make him 'feel' uncomfortable or even AFRAID. He also said that there are areas of Philly that are populated by black people who 'look' dangerous.
Here's the original article. You really should read this, so you get where he was going. As a guy with white skin [mea culpa] I get what he meant, been there, felt that, but back to the feel of this story.......
WHAT AN ASSHOLE!!!!
SERIOUSLY, WhoTF DOES HE THINK HE IS, TELLING PEOPLE HOW HE FEELS!?
It's so bad, people are demanding retractions, apologies, FIRINGS and the Mayor has launched, an 'investigation'. I'm not really sure, how you go about 'investigating' what someone 'feels'. But if you do that, or imagine that you should or that you can launch such an investigation, isn't that damned near the definition of George Orwell's 'Thought Police'?
WHY is it that it's stereotyping to say what you 'FEEL', but NOT stereotyping to jump his WHITE ass and say he's a RACIST because HE's afraid and feels that!? Probably for the same reason saying NIGGER, in a fight is racist and a criminal act, but saying NIGGAH, about 25 times in a song is art and protected by the 1st Amendment, and by 6 body guards and lawyers working for WB Records!
This, to my white ass, proves yet again that the people on the Left, and many African-Americans, Blacks, People of Color, Negros and whomever they want to be called [I've lost track] don't want a 'dialogue' on race, they want a DICTATION, that is to be repeated back. They want a chorus, like the voices of a 3rd Grade Class, repeating their Times Tables.
1 time we ALL owned slaves
2 times the country fought, and even after they were freed, we kept 'em down.
3 times I 'felt' afraid in a part of town where I was a minority, simply because of my WHITE skin.
I see less 'race' crap happening in the Rural South than any place I've ever been in. That red neck, KKK, string 'em up South where Dr. King was sprayed with hoses and arrested. That same South where Rosa Parks was arrested and set off the Civil Rights movement for many Americans. The same South where the bodies of men named Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney were buried in a dam by the Klan, has LESS talk of race, skin color and 'da man' on a daily basis than ALL the cultured, high class cities do in an hour.
I've found more racism IN those cities, but it's not black / white racism. Every 'ethnic' group dislikes, or outright hates many of the others. Watch a show about the 'people' or history of any of the big, cultured cities surrounding 'flyover'. Half the dialogue is about how PROUD they are to be Polish, Irish, Italian, Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Russian..blah...blah...friggin' blah. And many of them HYPHENATE their allgiance to America. Polish-AMERICAN, Irish-AMERICAN, , Italian-AMERICAN,Asian-American, AFRICAN-AMERICAN. But for God sake don't say the following aloud, guinea, spic, hunky, coon, wop, chink, slope, unless of course you ARE a guinea, spic, hunky, coon, wop, chink, slope. Then, it's OK. Bullshit, it's STILL a form of racism, and some of it SCARES people of the OTHER stupid, fucked up racial groups!
So the guy felt afraid. BFD, he's human. Fear is a human emotion. At times we are all uncomfortable in certain areas of the world.
I've felt the same thing, standing in a gas station full of WHITE red neck farmers, all looking at my long hair, and my beard and my motorcycle. then REAL abject fear, when one of them grabbed my hair and said, "...snip, snip...".
But I don't think ALL farmers are like that. I don't think all country gas stations are filled with guys like that. And Mr. Huber didn't say that he thinks ALL African-Americans, Blacks, People of Color, Negros and whomever they want to be called, are bad people, who pimp, whore or sell drugs. He simply didn't say that.
But EVERYONE who defends him will certainly be painted AS a racist. And isn't THAT the definition of racism?