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White

September 27, 2009
By Anonymous

I'm white.
Am I racist?


I'm White.
Am I unimportant?


I'm White.
I'm last on the list.


I'm white.
Can I speak my mind?


I'm white.
How likely am I to get into college?



I'm white.
What did I do to deserve your hate?




I'm White.
I've never owned a slave plantation.



I'm White in the 21st century
Why do you accuse me of promoting slavery?



I'm white
I have a job.
Why don't you?



I'm white.
I deserve to be treated JUST AS GOOD AS YOU!



I'm white.
Why am I discriminated against?




I'm white.
AND PROUD OF IT!


The author's comments:
I'm sick of poeple getting special treatment JUST because of their race. Black and Hispanic people are just as good as me. Why are they treated better? What about "All men are created EQUAL?" I'm sick of hypocrisy.

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on Jul. 10 2011 at 8:44 pm
easycheese303 BRONZE, McDonough, Georgia
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I'm pretty sure CMT is the equivalent of BET...

sabine SILVER said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 11:05 pm
sabine SILVER, Wilmette, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Follow your bliss"

Sure, just because you're white, you're not evil. But let's not forget that just because you're colored, you're not given more privileges. I would say... there is such thing as white privilege! Accept it, it's true.

SunnyWinter said...
on Feb. 20 2011 at 10:14 pm
I am not trying to be rude but this article makes me slightly angry becuase i go to an extremely diverse school but the white students are treated the best and some people don't have jobs becuase they were raised thinking that they were inferior to white people and that they couldn't becuase of all the rasicmsm if anything it is truthfully the minorities that are discriminated against, becuase america was made for the white and were chanigning it but and your side comment what do you mean about black and hispanic people getting treated better everybody i know gets told that they won't get jobs and that they not as good so i think that you should really look around you and open your eyes becuase your attitude is the heart of the problem not white people not black people and not hispanic people

on Nov. 28 2010 at 3:39 pm
WrItEr2010 BRONZE, Durango, Colorado
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Kudos!! Well said. 

on Oct. 21 2010 at 3:21 pm
kristina-marie SILVER, Olla, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Fool, said my muse to me, look in thy heart and write." (Loving in Truth) written by: Sir Phillip Stanley 1554-1586

What happened to your ancestors did not happen to you. And you can't judge us based on what whites did over one hundred years ago. believe it or not there were many whites who died because they were trying to end slavery. And just like all the whites in America aren't from America like my family which is from France, not all blacks are from africa in the slave times. Can you trace your ancestors back to a ship in the 1800s? There is no proof. Its a proven fact that less than 40% of blacks in america are actually from the slave ships of africa. Its unlikely that you are a direct decendent of a slave. you are being racist. not us

on Oct. 21 2010 at 11:45 am
susu.ali BRONZE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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FIRST OFF, ITS NOT WHAT YOU DID ITS WHAT YOUR GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDPARENTS AND ANCESTORS DID. AND IF YOU LIVED IN THAT ERA YOU WOULD HAVE OWNED SLAVES TOO. SO DON'T LIE AND SAY YOU WOULDN'T. EVERYONE IN THAT TIME PERIOD DID: THOMAS JEFFERSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON ETC. AND SECOND DID YOU JUST HAPPEN TO  FORGET THAT 12 MILLION AFRICANS WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR HOMES FOR 300 YEARS AND FORCED INTO SLAVERY. YOU CHOOSE TO IGNORE JUST HOW SEVERE, CRUEL, RACIST, IMMORAL SLAVERY WAS. IT HAPPENED AND YOU AS IN WHITE AMERICANS CAN'T JUST CHOOSE TO FORGET ABOUT THE PAST. AND SO THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSEDLY "TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR WHAT THEY DID" BY HAVING DIVERSITY IN THEIR COLLEGES ETC. SO STOP ACTING LIKE HISPANICS AND BLACKS GET BETTER TREATMENT. AND THAT WE'RE TREATED NICER, CAUSE THATS NOT NECCESAIRLY TRUE. LOOK AT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, THEY ARE MORE BLACKS AND HISPANICS IN JAIL, INCARCERATED FOR DRUG CHARGES COMPARED TO THEIR POPULATIONS. THAT'S DEFINETLY FISHY. THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM DOESN'T TREAT MINORITIES FAIRLY AT ALL. AND THE THING YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER IS ABOUT THE WHOLE COLLEGE TID BIT WHICH IS WHAT I THINK YOU'RE REALLY UPSET ABOUT IS THAT MOST WHITE FAMILIES ARE ARE MIDDLE CLASS, AND LIVE IN A TWO PARENT HOUSEHOLD, WHERE THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION MIGHT BE STRESSED AT AN EARLY AGE. WHILE SOME OTHERE MINORITY HOUSEHOLDS MIGHT NOT. AND FOR COLLEGES WHO WANT DIVERSITY IN THEIR SCHOOLS, SOMETIMES FOR THE RIGHT REASON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IS USED, AND THEIR IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT.

LunaLives GOLD said...
on Oct. 17 2010 at 8:29 pm
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne

I was thinking the same thing about 4 or 5 hours ago.

on Oct. 14 2010 at 11:26 am
Of_The_Broken SILVER, Bradenton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
God is a comedian, playing an audience to afraid to laugh.

This is great and so true, why is it that we have to stand on heads to keep from being called racist. I find it funny that there is BET but if there was WET it would be called discriminative.

on Aug. 16 2010 at 10:08 pm
earlybird_8 BRONZE, Roberts Creek, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Really refreshing article. Thought provoking and SO TRUE.

on Jun. 11 2010 at 12:09 pm
MisplacedTexan14, Saratoga, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If you can't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them."- a Bumper Sticker
"If Obama was the answer, it was a stupid question." - Another Bumper sticker

THANK YOU!! to add to what you put down, I'm white, so i can't join the black homeschool group, but I can't start a white homeschool group. I never discriminated against anyone. Nothing I could do in my whole life would stop slavery from happening, since I wasn't even alive when it happened. So why should the place I might get in college be taken by a black person who was never a slave, whose parents were never slaves, just because they are balck. isn't that racism? treating them differently because of the color of their skin?

on Apr. 28 2010 at 10:32 am
morgan_e SILVER, Callaway, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Live life to the fullest.

i love it and couldnt agree more

Jesse4658 said...
on Feb. 21 2010 at 11:15 am
You just made my day. I agree.

Lostinbooks said...
on Oct. 30 2009 at 11:25 pm
Lostinbooks, Arcadia, California
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I have to disagree. 1st, I probably am almost as white as computer paper...

2nd, there truely does exist this discrimination. It is just as real as discrimination against any other group. And I'm not trying to sound important, that's just the way it is.

on Oct. 16 2009 at 1:06 pm
ElizNieves PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
36 articles 13 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." The Catcher in the Rye

My facvorite color is pink! My best frien's fave is blue. Together, we make PURPLE! :)

on Oct. 13 2009 at 10:12 am
PurpleFeather BRONZE, Canton, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"The pen is mightier than the sword." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

i would love 2 be purple! it is my fav color! plus no one is racist of purple ppl lol

on Oct. 13 2009 at 7:20 am
ElizNieves PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
36 articles 13 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." The Catcher in the Rye

I agree! People have nothing better to do.... who cares if you're PURPLE?? Seriously, real people judge a person on two things: how they speak and how they act.

on Oct. 10 2009 at 4:32 pm
PurpleFeather BRONZE, Canton, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The pen is mightier than the sword." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

true. its so dumb. i am black and many times over the years i have been called poop or bunrt or something like that. i mean what black person ACTUALLY is the color of super burnt toast? and what white person matches computer paper?

on Oct. 4 2009 at 4:27 am
ElizNieves PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
36 articles 13 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." The Catcher in the Rye

White and black are not even races! Who started this racism crap??

on Oct. 1 2009 at 9:16 am
Yourahypebeast-.- BRONZE, Inglewood, California
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Favorite Quote:
Your a hypbeast.
-Dantley Brown

Although i am black, i agree. We should all be treated equally. Not anyone better than the other. That is supposed to be the way of "America".