I’m Not a Racist But…

So I saw the following copy-and-pasted email going around on Facebook and the more I read it, the more I just kept shaking my head, saying, “Wow. WOW.”

I’m going to post the original text first. Then, my response to it that I wrote on Facebook.

I cannot stress this enough… I did NOT write anything in “The Original Email” section below. I’m not correcting spelling or grammar…I did add some paragraph breaks because, shit, I can only take so much.

The Original Email

“Against my better judgment I’m posting this anyway. Please read it you may comment on your point of you. I didn’t write it I just copied and paste did it to my wall.

“I have often wondered about why Whites are racists, and no other race is……???? Someone finally said it. How many are actually paying attention to this? There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans.. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’… And that’s OK.. You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you…. So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

“You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi.
You have the NAACP.
You have BET….
If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.
If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.
If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists. We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that??

“A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists.

“You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us.

“But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. I am proud…… But you call me a racist.

“Why is it that only whites can be racists??

“There is nothing improper about this e-mail.

“Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on.
I sadly don’t think many will.
That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country. We won’t stand up for ourselves!
BE PROUD TO BE WHITE!
It’s not a crime YET…. But getting very close!
Had to share!”

My Response

There is so, so much to unpack in that email I had to weave my response in and out of all that bullshit. The entire original email is listed below in italics, interspersed with my comments in bold.

“Against my better judgment I’m posting this anyway.”

See, if you’re going against your better judgment, can we really trust your judgment in the first place?

“I have often wondered about why Whites are racists, and no other race is……????”

This is the first error. Of course other races can be racist. But the bulk of racism, proportionally speaking, comes from whites.

“Someone finally said it. How many are actually paying attention to this?”

You better believe that I am.

“There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans.. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’… And that’s OK..”

First off, I call bullshit. Where is it you’re walking that people are calling you such things and sneering in your direction? I can’t tell you the last time I got called a honky. I think “Call Me” by Blondie was #1 at the time. Second, none of those terms is pejorative, except for maybe “caveman” and after reading your little essay here, I don’t think that descriptor is far off the mark.

“You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you…. So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?”

That is not what blacks are saying at all. They’re protesting about police brutality toward blacks, about systemic racism, which is something you can never understand.

Because you are not oppressed.

At all.

We could get into lengthy spiels about socioeconomics and the existence of ghettos, along with what causes crime among poorer people, but I don’t think you care. What you’re really saying here, first, is that blacks are the only people living in the ghetto. Second, blacks are simply predisposed to commit crime and whites are not.

To both of those, you are proving the very point you are trying to DISprove… that you’re a huge racist. And likely a bigger asshole.

“You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi.
You have the NAACP.
You have BET….
If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.
If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.
If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.”


This is all true, though you’d be racist without it. Curious, what would the White Entertainment Television network look like, anyway? Isn’t that pretty much just…TV?

My main response here is EVERY FUCKING DAY IS WHITE HISTORY DAY. Every MONTH is White History MONTH.

Every day is White Pride Day.

Because America is 72% WHITE PEOPLE. That’s why when you say something like ALL LIVES MATTER or WHITE LIVES MATTER you’re proving what an enormous racist prick you are.

Whites are not oppressed. So sit your ass on down and shut your Klan hole.

“We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that??”

Probably not you.

“A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists.”

Again, pretty sure you’re a racist regardless of pageants and scholarships and Chambers.

There are reasons why there are all-black colleges and scholarships. Because if there weren’t, whites would get all the college slots and scholarships and grant money.

You know why? Because of this little thing that has existed since before the dawn of this country: systemic racism. Whites have had the power for many, many centuries. They continue to have it now. And people like you can’t stand the thought of sharing that power, let alone everyone being on equal footing. The thought is SO offensive to you, in fact, that sharing that power makes you feel like you’re being oppressed.

“There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US . Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college.”

Yes. It would.

Listen, when white people comprise just 14% of the population, then you can have your precious segregation, okay? Sowwy for your hurt feelings.

“In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.”

Believed? They BELIEVED they were marching for their rights? Fuck off.

But, yes, you’d be a racist if you marched for your race. Because there is no NEED for a white march. How much privilege do you need to gorge yourself on? But you might as well go on your little pissy march. No need to hide your racism at this point.

By the way, EXACTLY WHAT RIGHTS ARE YOU MISSING OUT ON? Being discriminated against? Being put in jail disproportionately to other races? Cops killing whites 2.5 times more often than blacks? Does that sound amazing? How about effigies and burning crosses on your front lawn? Bet you’d love being black, huh? All those special rights and privileges…

“You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.”

White pride. Yeah, doesn’t have the best connotations because of people like, you know, Hitler, David Duke, Tucker Carlson, etc. And what is it about your skin color you’re proud of, exactly? Has it been so difficult to survive as a white person in America? Have you known persecution as a white person? Please do go on about the trials and tribulations associated with being a Caucasian.

Minorities are proud of their skin color and heritage for a number of reasons. And I don’t want to speak for them because I’m one of the whitest people there is. But I will venture to guess that one reason they are proud to be black, brown, yellow, or as orange as your boy in the White House, is because they HAVE survived in this world despite all odds being stacked against them by people like you who bitch about not being able to be more racist.

“You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us.”

Oh, wow, I take it back. You’re not racist as fuck at all.

“But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.”

No. No. No, you fine, fine person you. Cops doing their jobs is not the problem.

It’s when a white police officer takes down a black man who was restrained in handcuffs and kneels on his throat for 9 minutes – the last 2 of which the man was unresponsive – while other white cops help hold him down…THEN we call those murdering bastards racists. Yep.

There is no justification for that. And what people are upset about – good people, at any rate – is that George Floyd was not an isolated incident.

When was the last time you feared for your life from the police because of your proud whiteness? I’m willing to bet somewhere around NEVER.

“I am proud…… But you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites can be racists?? There is nothing improper about this e-mail.”

Um, there is nothing improper about this email…

If you’re at a Klan rally.

Pride alone doesn’t make you a racist. It’s what you feel pride IN that can make you a racist. Mostly, though, it’s your disdain for other races that you delusionally feel have it better than you…that is what makes you a racist. And a pretty big one.

The fact that you feel oppressed or discriminated against when we whites very much are NOT says all I need to know about you in terms of your feelings on race.

“Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on. I sadly don’t think many will.”

I’m sure many people will pass it on. Many of them are about to go to a Trump rally in Tulsa in 4 days.

“That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country. We won’t stand up for ourselves!”

Again, what fucking rights have you lost, you piece of white trash? Specifically, explicitly, point to this dolly and show me where the mean black people have hurt you. 🙄

Show me on the dolly where the black people oppressed you.

“BE PROUD TO BE WHITE! It’s not a crime YET…. But getting very close! Had to share!”

Translated: BE A RACIST FUCK, KEEP AMERICA GREAT, AND TRUMP/PENCE FOREVER!

PS: If you agree with this piece of shit, unfriend me. Seriously. Do it. I have more than enough shit to deal with and don’t want to put up with hateful, racist crap from anyone.

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