On The Basis Of Race

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It was only a matter of time before someone realized that being white was to be a numerical minority in the United States.  And since we have minority organizations in every corner of our society, it only makes sense that this was to happen:

Georgia State University officials say that six students have complained after seeing fliers around campus advertising a new student club known as the White Student Union.

Freshman Patrick Sharp says he started the club so that students of European and Euro-American descent can celebrate their shared history and culture. He said members can also discuss issues that affect white people, such as immigration and affirmative action.

This brings me to one of my main points in racial conversations.  If we want to eradicate the differences among the races, perhaps we should listen to Chief Justice:

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.

Hardly controversial.

The other point I make when discussing culture and history is that I have no sense of German or Swedish history, culture or roots.  I have no idea from which region of either country my family is from.  I have no idea how the governments of either are formed.  I do not know anything regarding either of these places.

My mother, whose father stepped off the boat at Ellis Island, knows that she is German but only has a sense of America as her home and native country.  She grew up speaking English, reading American history and when the Olympics were on, pulled for the Americans.  It’s the American National Anthem that stirs her, not the German Anthem.

If it sounds silly that Mr. Sharp wants to celebrate his European culture, then why would it not be as equally silly to celebrate an individuals Mexican culture, or Arab or African?

But think on these words:

“If we are already minorities on campus and are soon to be minorities in this country why wouldn’t we have the right to advocate for ourselves and have a club just like every other minority?” Sharp, 18, said “Why is it when a white person say he is proud to be white he’s shunned as a racist?”

Indeed.

 

10 responses to “On The Basis Of Race

  1. It’s not about being a numerical minority, but it’s about power and status in society. Whites were 13% of the population of apartheid South Africa, yet they had all the power. To focus on just numbers and not power is to miss completely why it’s important for groups to have studies that look into their heritage. The US culture is European. I teach an intro Honors Course which is the history of western thought (mostly white European males, to be sure). That permeates the standard curriculum and our entire culture. Yes, it’s evening out with demographic change and time, but whites still dominate in terms of money, power and status. That’s why it was so big to elect a black President. Maybe a woman next?

    • To focus on just numbers and not power is to miss completely why it’s important for groups to have studies that look into their heritage.

      I see no reason to focus on the heritage of those nations that make up our immigrant’s past. Whether it be German or Irish or Italian or Mexican.

      What we can NOT do is ignore the contributions to American history and society by the German or the Irish or the Italian or the Mexican. We should not erase significant contribution to American history based on race or nationality. But the idea that we need to focus on Mexican culture in America, or Arab culture is a fool’s errand.

      The best way to integrate into American mainstream culture is to embrace America mainstream culture.

      (mostly white European males, to be sure)

      Oh for goodness sake!

      Maybe a woman next?

      A plug for Hillary already?

      😉

      • Also, he forgets that it is white “Progressives” that have the power, status and wealth. Since no one who identifies as a Prog is going anywhere near this club, its membership will truly represent the lower status and less powerful. This stands in contrast to the average black or Latino student club which is really a career network for progressive minorities. White proles have nothing like that.

  2. Kudos to Mr. Sharp!

    The Leftist reduces everything down to “Who, whom?” (aka, “money, power, status!”) but they miss the point — their “progressive” revisionism is academic dereliction. As you prove, the modern white American has no sense of his European history — his culture is like a bird that flies in one window and out the other; no idea where it comes from, little as to where it’s going.

    Thanks goodness there’s resources now like Google Books where you can access thousands of old books and educate yourself.

    • The Leftist reduces everything down to “Who, whom?” (aka, “money, power, status!”)

      The entire argument of the left is based on identity politics. They create a “we” and then point out the “they” hates them. Or has a war on them.

      War on the poor
      War on the middle class
      War on women
      Republicans hate kids

      Never a word on how the liberal agenda is supposed to serve the interests of the “we”.

      • If “progressive” academia were honest and insightful about Western history, there might not be a need for such clubs.

  3. Oh, you guys are being a bit whiney. The whites and European heritage folk have the power and wealth. Cultures that have been poor and mistreated do deserve to have their heritage considered. Anyone advocating “white studies” is simply a racist. Nobody is better, people can certainly respect their heritage (though, frankly, I tend to be more individualist in my approach and thus don’t worry about heritage).

  4. Catholics and Jews somehow managed to go from discriminated minorities to being part of the WASP founded white majority . White Liberals and Black victimhood leaders must first destroy the country’s history and tradtions, so they can save it . Fine if it ever worked .

    • White Liberals and Black victimhood leaders must first destroy the country’s history and tradtions, so they can save it .

      I firmly believe that the race baiters are contributing to the divisions that we see in our nation today.

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