Didn't you notice how many times, when someone is caught having racist behaviors or words, he denies and fires the ultimate argument: "I am not racist, -because- I have black friends!" And when he says so, he doesn't forget to look offended, pretending not to understand.
What a bullshit defense! Nothing upsets me more than this!
Sorry, but when you argue like that, YES, YOU ARE A RACIST!
I understand that sometimes, we can be clumsy and make a bad joke or remark, ending up sounding racist without the intention. This can happen. But if so, then you just have to recognize that you were silly, or said things without thinking. Just apologize for having hurt the feeling of someone. And that's all.
However, from the moment you begin messing around and starting to put effort to demonstrate that you are not racist, BECAUSE some of your friends are black, then to me that is being racist. Using your black friends, for this purpose, is reducing them to the color of their skin, and using it to defend yourself.
But you know, what is "great", is that it works for almost everything!
"I am not homophobic because I have homosexual/gay/lesbian friends!"
March 18, 2016
OMG that gets me so mad! You are totally right! They say something like "What do you mean? My best friend is Jewish/Black/Gay/Whatever" and then they do just like you said, they look all offended at the right moment! LOL that is funny the way you said that. I'm not laughing at you but it really is funny the way you put it. I never really thought about the added look on the kisser but yeah, it's there!
You know what really upsets me even more? The racists and bigots that actually have a minority in their own family and they go on and on about how much they love this person or love their children(the grandkids) and how much love and gifts they give them, and then the person turns around and posts awful things on FaceBook and you can also see they support Donal Trump. And don't tell me no, they are not racist because they have biracial grandkids! If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
March 22, 2016
I have an acquaintance at work(really!) who is a half-way decent friend, and he has grandchildren who are half-black. They are really cute kids, with nice parents and this man treats them like gold. But at work, wow! He says awful things about African-Americans, all the usual stuff, like how they feed off the system, and take advantage of welfare, are lazy, yada, yada, all the false stereotypes. I don't see how you can both love your grandbabies and hate their blood at the same time. I hope he doesn't bring his ideas home and spout them off in front of the children, because in my family, the men did this, and it was awful to hear!!!
March 25, 2016