When he was growing up in Virginia in the 40′s, a friend of his Grandfathers was Biracial; yet chose to pass for white. The one problem with this was that everyone in their small town knew that the man’s mother was an African-American.
The man decided one day that he was going to leave town and start his life off fresh in a new place; where no one knew him. The man moved all the way to California and he met a Caucasian woman. The woman never doubted the “whiteness” and purity of this man’s “white-blood”. The two married and decided to have a child.
The child was born and looked nothing like the man and woman. The couples baby had took back after the Mixed mans mothers family. That man kept his secret, and continued to pass for white. He viciously abused his wife and people shunned her because it was clear to everyone else that she must have messed around on her husband with a “Negro”.
The race against racism is the chance and opportunity in which a race pulls the race card first.
I bothers me that racism is always reflected towards blacks and whites as a white individual being racist to someone who is black. If you really want to work up society and stir up a controversial issue, all you need is someone like Don Imus, a radio personality to take a bad joke too far.
A white man, Don Imus is known to make humorous jokes on his talk show. Yet I take it as though he took it to far when he crossed the color line;; refer to a majority black female basketball team as “nappy-headed hoe’s”. Would this joke had been more acceptable if it was between one white person to another? Or, is it tabboo because the mind set is still establish that all whites are bonded to ancestry of slave owners and we must have some sincere hatred for blacks deep down inside?
It is not acceptable in our society for a white person to say something towards a black person; without the race card being pulled. But what about when some blacks engage in name calling and degrading all white people because of what some white people did in the south years ago.
When a black person is called a Nigger the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People swoops in to give all whites a bad name. What happens when whites are victimized by racism? Do they have a National Association for the Advancement of White People? No they don’t. Are the feelings and image of a white person invalid in society since slavery time?
Racism comes in all color and form. We should not overlook it, nor should we contribute to it. Make sure you view a situation from not one, but two spectrums.