June 21, 2003
Pound of flesh
Supposedly the great civil liberties struggles are behind us. So what exactly is going on? Is this righting old wrongs, or plain old revenge? How about this? And will this help people to stop judging others by the color of their skin?
Posted by Andrea Harris at June 21, 2003 01:32 AM
s are icky Studies" link via Kim Du Toit. When School Officials Attack! link via the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler. Weary outrage via my cerebral cortex.)
For all the qoutes from Martin Luther King that have been floating around during the last year, you have to know he wouldn't be happy about this. He wanted intergration, and a whole generation of young people have chosen to separate themselves from the "white" community. Just exactly how a 13 year old girl is represenative of their problems probably never entered their empty heads.
White on black racism is something that has been a serious issue for decades. Maybe some community leaders need to look at their rhetoric and begin dealing with black on white issues. Beating up white kids out alone is not going to make dealing with the first issue any easier.
Ironically, I agree with the proponents of "Whiteness studies" when they say that the concept of a single "White Race" is a complete fiction and that "white" people in America didn't begin to think of themselves as a single "race" until decades after emigrating to America.
Of course, this would also mean that the concept of a "Black race", "Asian race" and "Hispanic race" are equally bull, and for the exact same reasons. I'm suprised that the "critical race theorists" who concocted "Whiteness studies" were so blind to their own contradiction.